Home Up Contents

CSM Ball Rejuvenation
CSM Ball Resurfacing CSM Ball Rejuvenation





The Rejuvenator  

The best way of removing oil and bringing life back to those reactive balls.

Key Benefits

Oil removal using a proven safe system that does not harm the ball nor leach out the reactive resin polymers - $10.00  
It can be said that rejuvenation may actually prolong the life of the ball since the "perceived" lifespan may be shorter only because the ball contains so much oil that the bowler thinks the ball has "worn out".
Because reactive balls soak up oil so efficiently, there comes a point where even surface cleaning and even sanding doesn't affect the ball. That's when its time for Rejuvenation.

Just about everybody who’s ever owned a reactive resin ball remembers the great pocket opening reaction they got when the ball was new. We also remember that as the ball was used the reaction and effectiveness diminished. So, what happens to these $200 marvels to make them act like just another $85 urethane ball.

First we need to look at the features that make for the great reaction. #1 these balls are very porous. To look at a shiny ball we wouldn’t think that it could be very porous but under magnification we see that it is so. Because they are so porous they tend to soak up oil like a sponge. In a recent article by Billy Hall in Bowling This Month magazine he states that it takes 40 to 50 games to saturate the average resin ball to the point that the heat generated by the friction between the ball and the lane surface will cause the oil in the ball to wick to the surface. Instead of the nice dry ball track on a nice dry backend which causes a sharp entry angle we end up with an oily surfaced ball that doesn’t recover at the hook point like it used to.

Reactive resin balls are so named because they have an extra chemical in the cover stock that makes the ball sticky and thus higher friction. The warmer the ball gets the stickier it gets. A strange phenomenon occurs with these balls aside from the fact that they soak up oil. They tend to glaze in the track area with normal use especially on synthetic surfaces. The effect is that the track self seals not allowing the resin to bleed to the surface thereby making the ball progressively less reactive.

Since it isn’t too feasible for most of us to go out and buy a new reactor every 40 to 50 games what can we do to maintain this terrific ball we already own?

The oil can be removed by applying heat to the ball. If you’ve ever left your ball in a hot car you know about the puddle of oil left in your bag. Caution must be exercised in removing the oil as many balls have been destroyed by using too much heat for too long a duration. Cracked cases and core separations are too common when using ovens and microwaves. It is recommended that this task be done by a pro shop with the correct equipment.

Contact Information

Postal address

c/o Pro Am Sports

5504 Alworth st.

Boise, Idaho 83714

Electronic mail
General Information: information@cookspheremachine.com
Sales: cook-sales@cookspheremachine.com 
Customer Support: csmmfg@cookspheremachine.com
Webmaster: chipsnbits@cableone.net