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Subject: Question about New World Record From: email@example.com Date: 1996/06/25 Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Planet Access Networks - Stanhope, NJ Newsgroups: alt.sport.bowling I have a question that I'm certain has never been asked here on a.s.b. A little background first. I work with the Guinness Book of World Records as the world judge for juggling. I am responsible for designing and authenticating all juggling records. As part of my research on two new "juggling bowling balls" records, I have a few questions for you folks: 1) In order to standardize a record and make it possible for *anyone* to try to break a standing record, I need to know about weight availability in a normal pro shop. It would be really easy to say that you must set a record with "16 pound balls". That's a nice, round number. But can someone just walk in and be absolutely certain to find three (3) inexpensive balls that are "AT LEAST" 16 pounds? Or are most balls more likely to be 15lb 12oz or something like that? Any pro-shop owners have any input here? 2) The British Broadcasting Corporation has a TV show called "Record Breakers" for whom I am to design a challenge. They want two jugglers to go head-to-head, each juggling matched-weight balls (all six must weigh the same). So does anyone out there have either: (a) a suggestion as to which ball company I should approach about sponsoring this event and supplying the balls, or (b) a personal connection within a company who can get me into the company quicker or make the decision themself? Would a small-ish company (Storm, Track) be more likely to do this than a bigg-ish company (Brunswick, Ebonite) or vice-versa? Steve S. PS, since my newsfeed sucks and there seem to be posts which I completely miss, would anyone responding to this thread please copy them to me via email along with the post to the group? Thanx.