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 Post subject: are Manhattan rubber urethane balls any good?
 Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:31 pm Post Number: #1 Post
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saw this on ebay and was wondering if its worth the price: $500
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 Post subject: Re: are Manhattan rubber urethane balls any good?
 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:15 pm Post Number: #2 Post
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I have kept a rubber ball in my bag for at least 20 years, although not a Manhattan. With a little surface on burn, it's a great alternative to get some control.

I don't think $500 is reasonable though...


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 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:36 pm Post Number: #3 Post
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To someone it might be. But that person would have an intimate relationship with the ball with it representing something to them.

For someone who knows nothing of the ball or the ball has no meaning to them, then maybe it isn't worth it.

Ultimately, it is an old urethane just like a lot of other older urethanes. It didn't hold any significant historical value or popularity like some others (U-Dots, Phantoms, Ultimate Weapons, Quantums, etc..)


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 Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:00 pm Post Number: #4 Post
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Purchased a Black Manhattan Rubber 16 lb. when I moved from Italy to my relatives in Long Island in 1971. I bought it at brick & mortar proshop in Walley Stream, Merrick road ( L.I.)
Would pay 500 bucks only if it could take me back at age of 20 ! :lol: :lol:


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 Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:02 pm Post Number: #5 Post
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clatara wrote:
Purchased a Black Manhattan Rubber 16 lb. when I moved from Italy to my relatives in Long Island in 1971. I bought it at brick & mortar proshop in Walley Stream, Merrick road ( L.I.)
Would pay 500 bucks only if it could take me back at age of 20 ! :lol: :lol:

Claudio, You are still young at heart.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:58 pm Post Number: #6 Post
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JimH wrote:
Claudio, You are still young at heart.

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Claudio, did you mean Valley Stream perhaps?
I had an Aunt and Uncle who lived in Valley Stream.
Come to think of it, the last time I was there I was in my twenties ...
I bet a few guys could have used one on that Wolf Pattern, last week ...

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 Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:53 pm Post Number: #7 Post
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kajmk wrote:

Claudio, did you mean Valley Stream perhaps?
I had an Aunt and Uncle who lived in Valley Stream.
Come to think of it, the last time I was there I was in my twenties ...
I bet a few guys could have used one on that Wolf Pattern, last week ...

Yes Kajmk it was exactly Valley Stream. the proshop owner name was Al Olivieri.
My aunt and uncle lived in Freeport. I was there end of 1971 and beg. 1972.
I bought my Manhattan for 29 $ ( drilled). In Freeport there was a 48 lanes center.


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I have several Manhattan rubber balls. they do take you back! I use them for spares.

not sure if pba allows them.


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