I wish I still had that bowling ball.
I found it at a antique mall, the Astroscan mount that is, the ball came with it, and I had no choice
but to buy both.
What in the world was I going to do with a bowling ball? I definitely had a use for the mount, I had
been using a dog food bowl up to that point.
You cannot use 'old' balls at the lanes. I thought about making a counterweight out of it, hillbilly yard
art, etc. in the end I gave it away.
I should have made a alt/az mounting out of it, I had it all worked out after it was gone.
You see, I thought I would take it on a field trip, like to Bed Bath and Beyond, and find a close fitting
spherical bowl going about half way up the ball. I would attach a mount head to the ball. Fill the bowl
with little self-adhesive Teflon dots.