TruCut pads, left to right, 500, 1,000 and 2,000. Photo by Jeff Richgels.
Ron Hickland’s new TruCut pads work as advertised, which is good if what they deliver is what you are looking for.
Abralon pads have served bowlers well for years, but they have one huge weakness: they wear out very quickly: While a pad may be 1,000 on first use, after a couple of uses it’s more like 2,000.
That essentially is the rule I tell folks to live by: once your Abralon pads are used a bit, just consider whatever grit they are listed at to be one level smoother. That...