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Cook Sphere Machine Information and Instructions
Each Cook Sphere Machine by Jayhawk Bowling Supply comes fully assembled, adjusted and tested by professionals at Jayhawk Bowling Supply. Included with your Cook Sphere Machine are the following items.
One of the most popular services you’ll be able to offer with your Cook Sphere Machine is the ability to sand the coverstock on any bowling ball. Sanding a ball increases friction between the ball and the lane, increasing hook. Your Cook Sphere Machine will give a more uniform sanding than sanding by hand with a ball spinner. Customers will appreciate the quality of work that your Cook Sphere Machine produces, and you may be able to charge more than normal for this service.
To sand a ball, simply fasten a desired grit of sandpaper to the abrasion blocks (we recommend 400 or 600 grit), and mount the blocks onto the red mandrills. Hold the ball inside of the 3 abrasion blocks and tighten the tension regulator until a firm pressure between the abrasion blocks and the ball is achieved. A properly mounted bowling ball will sit flush on all 3 abrasion blocks. Next, turn the water on and cover the surface of the ball with water. Finally, start the sanding process by turning the timer switch on. To sand a ball, you should set the timer for at least 3 minutes. A ball cannot be sanded in any amount of time shorter than this because the machine must oscillate enough to sand the entire surface of the ball.
Once the machine shuts off, simply loosen the tension regulator and dry off the ball. Make sure to clean out all gripping and weight holes for the customer. Also, be sure to ask the customer if this new surface is what they want. If not, simply adjust the surface until the customer is happy.
Suggested Price: $3.00 to $5.00
Resurfacing bowling balls is probably the main reason you will purchase the Cook Sphere Machine. By resurfacing a bowling ball, you are actually removing a very small layer from the ball, giving the ball a new and fresh surface to roll on. This will normally increase skid in the front half of the lane, because of the smoother surface, and will also increase backend in the ball, because of the energy conservation that occurred in the first 30 feet of the lane. The ability to resurface a ball quickly with a high degree of quality is something that every customer will pay a premium price for!
When doing a full resurface on a bowling ball, always start with either 220 grit sandpaper or with diamond cutting pads. Both of these materials will cut the surface quickly and will remove the larger cuts and scratches from the surface of the ball. These products should be used for approximately 3 minutes and should never be used for more than 5 minutes. Using these products for more than 5 minutes will increase the chance of sanding too much of the ball away, causing large sanding marks and sometimes sanding away the factory engraving.
After this initial step, you should progress through the other grits of sandpaper for approximately 5 minutes each (320, 400 & 600 grits). Each step must be completed in this process, as moving up in sandpaper too quickly will leave sanding marks in the ball. Depending on what finish your customer wants you have 3 options with the newly resurfaced ball at this point:
Suggested Price: $25.00 to $40.00
Polishing a ball is another popular service in pro shops. Customers often want to combat drier lanes with more polish on their bowling balls. Some even just want their ball to look shiny! The Cook Sphere Machine by Jayhawk Bowling Supply will give balls a high gloss in just a short time!
To polish a ball, it is important to make sure that the surface is clean of any belt marks, lane oil and dirt. Polishing these substances will simply embed them under the coat of polish, and this will look very bad to the customer. It is often best to either clean the ball with an approved ball cleaner or actually sand the ball with 1200 grit sandpaper for approximately 3 minutes. Make sure that the ball is completely dry before placing it in the polishing pads, as water will mat the fibers of the pad down, making them ineffective.
Next, simply place the polishing pads on the contour abrasion blocks and mounts them to the mandrills. A higher tension should be placed on the ball than is used with sandpaper pads. This higher tension will buff the olish into the ball and will also increase oscillation. Simply start the machine and then spread a small amount of polish on the ball as it is oscillating. Set the timer for approximately 3-5 minutes when polishing a ball.
Finally, make sure that you have cleaned out all of the gripping and weight holes, and return the ball to your satisfied customer!
Suggested Price: $4.00 to $6.00
Marketing the Service
Marketing your Cook Sphere Machine properly will make a substantial impact on the success of your business. As a pro shop operator, you have 2 options with the Cook Sphere Machine:
Use the machine as a way to keep your hands clean. Be sure to place it in a location where your customers can’t see it. This will ensure limited success with the machine, as customers will be unaware that this technology is available through their local pro shop. The revenue brought in is sure to be of limited impact on your business.
Use the machine as a service offered to your customers. Promote the Cook Sphere Machine as something offered only in your pro shop and treat it as something unique. By pricing the services around the suggested prices in this manual and marketing the service properly, the amount of work you can create with the Cook Sphere Machine can have a significant impact on your year-end bottom line. It will also act as an extra set of hands in your pro shop, as the machine will work on one ball while you are working on another.
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|Jayhawk Bowling Supply and Equipment, Inc.
355 North Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66044