Who knew?! We file this under the 'WTH?' heading - bowling balls can float!
Chris Warren calls us, and asks what we do for bowling balls that float. Our response - 'Balls Float???' A quick check with Larry & Marilu at Larry's Pro Shop and sure enough - it seems this is a common phenomenon! Marilu would just set another ball on top when she encountered one of these while using her Detox machine (now removed).
Well - golly! So some quick checks, and SOME 12 lb. balls and all balls less than 12 lbs. DO float! 13 - 16 lbs don't have this problem. Now as coach points out, on a percentage basis, very few reactive balls are sold in these lighter weights. However, teens and seniors DO commonly acquire balls of this size! And BTW - this did happen to us back when we were still designing the tank - we just thought it was a wierd ball with a cork center!
While we don't have a solution YET, we're working on it!
- A weight ring.
- A spring / snap to the ball caddie.
- Modification to the caddie.
Our brilliant product manager, Mr. KC Jones is scouring the world for the best answer! We'll update this post as new information comes forth.