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Bowling Ball with Handles

Bowling balls would be easier to grip if they had some big, solid handles
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Are those little holes really a good way to grip a bowling ball? Seems like it could cause some strained tendons. Bowling balls weigh a lot. If they had big handles, one could use larger muscle groups to manipulate the ball.

This would be good for basketballs, too.

unfettered, Sep 11 2009

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       Actually, this isn't as stupid an idea as it first sounds.   

       A ball is fairly easy to roll in a straight line, and even to curve. However, imagine a sort of dumb-bell, which would be gripped by the axle and rolled like a pair of wheels.   

       I imagine this would be far, far harder to roll predictably, especially if the "wheels" were free to roll on the axle.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 11 2009

       Yes, MaxwellBuchanan, I admit one would have to adjust one’s technique. But otherwise you like the idea, right?
unfettered, Sep 11 2009

       So, you attach a click on handle, which releases the ball when a red button is pressed (or when a hook on the handle passes over a kind of bar on the ball, thus releasing the ball)?
danman, Sep 11 2009

       Fixed handles will make them hard to load into the muzzle ......
8th of 7, Sep 11 2009

       Maybe the handle could be made to retract into the ball, by spring action, as soon as you let go of it, leaving a smooth surface.
Jim Bob of Merriam Park, Sep 11 2009

       I like [MB]'s idea of the two hemispheres gripped by the joining axle. Especially if two hemispheres had different friction coefficients. This is cool. +
jellydoughnut, Sep 17 2009

       Having done manual work, I noticed it was a lot easier to bowl than when I was a student and gripped nothing heavier than a pencil.   

       You'll probably find that a little practise or gripping exercises make it easy to grip the ball.
Bad Jim, Sep 17 2009

       Explosive bolts release the ball from the handle when the ball acheives a trajectory perpendicular to gravity.
Sparkyplugclean, Sep 19 2009


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