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The 11th Frame: Proposed USBC oil absorption test for balls ‘not scientifically valid’ in current form, technical experts say

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 9:00 am

Oil rings on bowling balls. Kegel photo.
The proposed oil absorption test for bowling balls that the United States Bowling Congress has sent to ball manufacturers for review is “not scientifically valid,” two technical experts who are familiar with such matters and have spent years in the bowling industry told 11thFrame.com. An oil absorption test is designed to measure the strength of a coverstock and is one of two new specifications USBC is looking at as part of new ball technology rules USBC Executive Director Chad...

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