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# In ten pin bowling which coloured ball is the heaviest and how heavy is it?

Question #84649. Asked by nibbles0011. (Aug 17 07 9:45 AM)

dino335

The heaviest ball allowed under the rules is 16 pounds and a ball can be any color -- my 15 pound ball is blue

 Aug 17 07, 7:44 PM
MonkeyOnALeash

16 pounds is the heaviest "regulation" ball.

"Regulation ten-pin bowling balls must weigh no more than 16 pounds (7.2 kg) (governing bodies do not regulate how light a bowling ball may be) and have a diameter of 8.5 inches (21.6 cm). Since the physical size of regulation balls is the same, while the weight may differ, lighter balls are much less dense than heavier ones. Thus, balls under 10 pounds will actually float when placed in water."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_ball

The color of the "House Balls" vary by manufacturer. Notably AMF, Ebonite and Brunswick.

 Aug 17 07, 7:55 PM
McGruff

In UK ten pin bowling alleys what colour is the heaviest ball used?

zbeckabee posts:

The circumference of the ball must not be more than 2.25 feet (0.69 m), and the ball cannot weigh more than 16 pounds (7.26 kg). No mention of color assignment based on weight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_pin_bowling

Aug 17 07, 4:00 PM

 Aug 18 07, 8:19 PM

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