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 Post subject: New Cleaner Rule
 Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:42 pm Post Number: #1 Post
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First of all, if this has been discussed already, sorry; I haven't been on the site as much recently.

Why on earth has the USBC outlawed all cleaners during competition, even the ones that do not change the ball surface whatsoever?? It makes no sense to me at all.

Please, enlighten me. :?:


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 Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:00 pm Post Number: #2 Post
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pjape wrote:
First of all, if this has been discussed already, sorry; I haven't been on the site as much recently.

Why on earth has the USBC outlawed all cleaners during competition, even the ones that do not change the ball surface whatsoever?? It makes no sense to me at all.

Please, enlighten me. :?:


One reason would be because there are some cleaners, that while approved for anytime use. Do alter how the ball performs, one example would be ole roys late shift which would while cleanng the ball would reduce how much it hooked or the some ctd products that supposedly increased hook.
Also a lot tournaments such as the nationals already didnt allow use of cleaners during competition. So Extending that rule to leagues would be a logical extention of that.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:29 am Post Number: #3 Post
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One reason would be because there are some cleaners, that while approved for anytime use. Do alter how the ball performs, one example would be ole roys late shift which would while cleanng the ball would reduce how much it hooked or the some ctd products that supposedly increased hook.
Also a lot tournaments such as the nationals already didnt allow use of cleaners during competition. So Extending that rule to leagues would be a logical extention of that.


You used the word "Logical" when referring to the USBC...…………
THAT"S HILARIOUS!!!!!!


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 Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:39 pm Post Number: #4 Post
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All you had to do is pour out the "Approved" cleaner and pour in whatever you wanted into the "approved" bottle. There goes my strategy on the Bear pattern. jk :roll:
Seriously my best look was with urethane and wiping it with Approved cleaner every frame.

There was no way to police what people were using.

Allowing them in the first place was another short term money grab to get people to buy ball cleaners.

I predict they will repeal the 3 oz limits and not give back the balance holes in a few years so they can sell more balls again in the future. That is what kind of forward thinking this industry has.

edit for spelling

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 Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:36 pm Post Number: #5 Post
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I just downloaded the USBC rule book for 2018-2019 and the section on approved cleaners during competition still exists. If anyone has a source for this rule changing, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:02 am Post Number: #6 Post
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Viper wrote:
I just downloaded the USBC rule book for 2018-2019 and the section on approved cleaners during competition still exists. If anyone has a source for this rule changing, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

https://bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=23622331019

This was the article that stated "The change allowing only a dry towel to clean bowling balls during competition becomes effective Aug. 1, 2019. It eliminates the use of liquid cleaners of any kind during competition, which aligns with other changes to ensure equipment is not manipulated during competition. "

It is about half way down in the article.

So you won't see it in the rules until 2019-2020 season.

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Metaphorically, if the sport of bowling is pregnant, the new rules make it only a little pregnant.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:12 pm Post Number: #8 Post
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EricHartwell wrote:
https://bowl.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?id=23622331019

This was the article that stated "The change allowing only a dry towel to clean bowling balls during competition becomes effective Aug. 1, 2019. It eliminates the use of liquid cleaners of any kind during competition, which aligns with other changes to ensure equipment is not manipulated during competition. "

It is about half way down in the article.

So you won't see it in the rules until 2019-2020 season.


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