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The 11th Frame: Looming new ball technology limits from USBC could ignite industry war

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:00 am

Some of the bowling balls in my arsenal that could be banned by looming new USBC ball technology rules, left to right: Storm HY-ROAD NANO, Storm SURE LOCK, Roto Grip DARE DEVIL DANGER. Photo by Jeff Richgels.
As I detailed in this story back in April, the United States Bowling Congress has made it clear that it is working toward proposing more stringent ball technology rules, likely in early 2018. In a message after I asked for an update on the ball rules on Thursday, Murphy said that “I would refer you back to my comments from last January on the technology research project” — comments that were the basis for that April story. And as I wrote in this recent story, the topic was...

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