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    So wife read on Facebook today that some guy had his fathers ashes inserted into his ball then rolled a 300 with it first time out. Would that even be legal for USBC use? Not sure how true it is but it came from Facebook so has to be...lol. Maybe as long as the weights are within spec it would be legal? Either way it is a cool story

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    So wife read on Facebook today that some guy had his fathers ashes inserted into his ball then rolled a 300 with it first time out. Would that even be legal for USBC use? Not sure how true it is but it came from Facebook so has to be...lol. Maybe as long as the weights are within spec it would be legal? Either way it is a cool story

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    When I first saw the story, I immediately thought the same thing. Technically, this ball would be totally illegal.

    No foreign materials may be placed in a hole prior to plugging. Additionally, the density of human ashes do not fall in to the density range of plug material specified by the USBC for plug material. Also, the USBC states that "Plugs and designs must be made of material like, although not the same as, the original material out of which the ball was made." Mixing human ashes with plug material creates a material not like what a ball is constructed of, which makes it illegal.

    It's a great human interest story and seems like an innocent enough tribute to his father, however from a technical perspective the 300 rolled with the ball cannot be certified if bowled on a sanctioned league. Although, the USBC probably isn't checking as closely as they used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    So wife read on Facebook today that some guy had his fathers ashes inserted into his ball then rolled a 300 with it first time out. Would that even be legal for USBC use? Not sure how true it is but it came from Facebook so has to be...lol. Maybe as long as the weights are within spec it would be legal? Either way it is a cool story

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    Technically the ball would be illegal for certified competition, But Judging by the video that particular 300 appears to have been bowled during open bowling. So it doesn't matter if the ball was legal or not.

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    Has it really come to this?

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    I'm just annoyed that yet ANOTHER person has rolled a 300 and I'm no closer to it than I ever have been!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aslan View Post
    I'm just annoyed that yet ANOTHER person has rolled a 300 and I'm no closer to it than I ever have been!
    to make it worse: A dead man, literally rolled a 300...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aslan View Post
    I'm just annoyed that yet ANOTHER person has rolled a 300 and I'm no closer to it than I ever have been!
    Lol same. Seems like everybody can do it now

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyCatFace View Post
    Lol same. Seems like everybody can do it now
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    Except for me and Aslan
    and me
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