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Thread: What is the oldest ball that you use now?

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    Preior to quiting bowling because of my amputation I would use a 1963 gold metal flake crown Jewqel as my spae ball. aso ad a Beast/C uretane i plugged and was getting ready to drill for my Wednesday league third game
    Still love the game but had to quit because of my left leg amptation
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    If we're talking about parked equipment, I have an original LT-48 (approx. 43 years), and a GemStar clear red plastic ball (40 years old) that I was still using for spares up until 3 years ago.
    Old guy with power (15.5-16; 325). Current arsenal--Storm Phaze III, Storm SureLock, Storm IQ Tour Nano and Motiv Rebel tank (spare/dry). High sanctioned game - 299. High sanctioned series - 772. A.V. 300-s - 8. Longest string - 19.
    2019/2020 YTD highs--High game; 279--High series; 772

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    I still have my old Storm Thunder Road and a AMF Amforce2 still out in the garage. The Amforce2 was my first real ball, and to this day I'm still looking for something with the same look. There is not a lot of info on that ball unlike everything on the market today. With my knowledge of today's game looking back, that ball was a pearl asym drilled with a short pin to the VAL. Now, I realized that was a crazy ball to get into the sport with, but it really reminded me of the Fab Blue hammer I gave up years ago. I wish I had let the Amforce2 go instead of the Blue Hammer. I guess I will try a newer asym with a short pin.

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    Before the CV break, I started using my original pink hammer, date code 1990. It is polished and a great spare ball. Fun to throw on really dry conditions too.

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    Last year when I finally had to make the transition to two-handed bowling due to repeated wrist injuries, the cut in speed forced me to step back to older equipment. So for my strike ball, right now I'm using a Track Arsenal Angular (2005). It's not the oldest ball I have by far, but it's the oldest one in the bag.

    But that's nothing compared to my spare ball. In order to be able to continue to shoot spares one-handed, I dropped all the way from 15 pounds to 10 pounds -- and into my late father's 1981 K-Mart-drilled Galaxie 300. It still has his initials inscribed into the ball. So every week now, I go bowling with Dad again, I guess you could say.

    Jess

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    From 2008-2009 Roto Grip Cell Pearl

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    every once in a while I break out my Ebonite Grey Wolf. It's great when the lanes are on the drier side. I think it's 25 years old now.
    Style: Power Stroker/Tweener - 16.5 - 17.5 mph, PAP 4 1/2 x 0

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    The archives: Ebonite Grey Wolf (first 300), Red Wolf (first 700). Just can't let them go.

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    6 year old Storm IQ Nano. Just used it last night. Been resurfaced so many times you can't see the logos anymore.
    Old guy with power (15.5-16; 325). Current arsenal--Storm Phaze III, Storm SureLock, Storm IQ Tour Nano and Motiv Rebel tank (spare/dry). High sanctioned game - 299. High sanctioned series - 772. A.V. 300-s - 8. Longest string - 19.
    2019/2020 YTD highs--High game; 279--High series; 772

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