CtD Launches the CtD Bowling Ball Floor Scanner v1


Creating the Distinction is the chief in bowling ball floor expertise. With its TruCut Product Line together with the collaborative Turtle Wax Hand Utilized Polish, CtD has continued to develop accent merchandise for bowling.  CtD pioneered the TruCut sanding pad; which is a sanding pad made for bowling balls that cuts the ball on the grit written on the pad. Now, CtD has added a brand new instrument in measuring the floor of a bowling ball: the brand new CtD Bowling Ball Floor Scanner v1.

This floor scanner takes glossmeter expertise and has tailored it to suit the precise wants of bowling ball floor measurement. A glossmeter is an instrument which is used to measure specular reflection gloss of a floor. Gloss is decided by projecting a beam of sunshine at a set depth and angle onto a floor and measuring the quantity of mirrored mild at an equal however reverse angle. This creates an excellent estimate of the end of the bowling ball extraordinarily quick, with out being damaging. There isn’t any change to the floor of the bowling ball by utilizing this gadget.  CtD partnered with a world chief in gloss meter expertise to develop this new product. The CtD Bowling Ball Floor Scanner v1 works on practically all bowling ball supplies and surfaces. There are two exceptions to this rule: white coloured bowling balls and clear bowling balls is not going to learn correctly normally.  White causes an excessive amount of reflection for the gadget to “see” it clearly. Clear does not enable for the sunshine to mirror again sufficient into the gadget. This product works exceptionally effectively for greater than 98% of the balls in the marketplace.  There are different applied sciences that might remedy this downside however they’re 4 occasions the value and never practically as simple to make use of. 

The CtD Ball Floor Scanner v1 is a quick and straightforward resolution to the troublesome downside of figuring out what floor is definitely in your bowling ball. 

The arduous fact is bowling balls change floor by means of use. Relying on the beginning grit it could possibly change very quick. Watch this video to study extra.

Sanded bowling balls go up in floor; whereas polished bowling balls go down.  A bowling ball will usually cease altering floor as soon as it reaches 4700 grit. We name this grit STABLE on the scanner.  This transformation is usually referred to as lane shine. CLICK right here if you wish to study extra about the actual motive your bowling ball adjustments.

Listed here are some examples of bowling balls that went from 1000 grit Trucut to Steady and the way lengthy it took for them to succeed in that time.

Bowling ball floor is crucial side to general efficiency. This video teaches concerning the 4 efficiency components in ball movement: CLICK HERE

Bowling Ball Floor can also be the least measured and understood of those components. That is primarily as a result of there are just a few gadgets to measure floor. Many of the present choices accessible are both costly, require further software program and setup or they’re made for professional outlets and never customers. The CtD Bowling Ball Floor Scanner v1 is designed to resolve all of those points. It may be used so rapidly, that it really works nice for checking the floor of your ball in between frames, if wanted. It additionally works effectively in a professional store to assist prospects perceive their tools higher. The most effective half is that it’s lower than half the value of different scanners. It sells for $450.

Ceaselessly Requested Questions:

What about a number of coloured bowling balls? 

The gadget works nice on each shade besides white, just like the Hammer Black Widow Ghost.

Does it learn pearl balls?  

Sure, it can learn the floor on pearl bowling balls. 

Why would a shopper want a Bowling Ball Floor Scanner?

Ever battle with transition? What if you happen to knew how rapidly your bowling ball was altering and will have a sport plan to deal with it earlier than it began occurring?

Here’s a widespread state of affairs:

For instance you go to league and scan your bowling ball to know what the floor is. For instance you used a 2000 grit TruCut sanding pad and it reads 2000 grit on the scanner. Now, each 5 frames you seize your ball and rapidly scan the floor. If you happen to strike, simply wait and seize it from the ball return, take it again to your sofa space, scan it and convey it again to the rack in your subsequent flip.  You could discover the ball remains to be 2000 grit after 5 frames however 3000 grit on the finish of sport one. Perhaps you bowled regular to above common within the first sport. The second sport, your ball could also be at 4000 after 5 frames and 4500 and even Steady (4700) by the tip of the sport. Now this sport, you might have bowled beneath common due to the “transition.” This occurs usually. In fact, you regulate and in sport 3, your ball is secure each on the fifth body and finish of the sport. Due to the adjustment, you bowled effectively once more.

Realizing that data, right here is the sport plan for subsequent week:

You’ll take 2 balls which are related. They do not should be the very same ball and even the identical firm. You simply need the two balls you’re feeling are closest in efficiency. You’ll sand them each to 2000 grit. This time you already know your floor is altering quick. So within the tenth body of sport 1, ideally the final ball (fill ball shot), you turn to the opposite ball that has 2000 grit on it. It will decrease the influence your bowling ball floor change has on sport two and the transition. Now you’ll nonetheless have the lanes altering however you do not have the lanes and your bowling ball floor altering collectively. The 2 issues altering collectively is what makes the transition arduous to learn.  Hopefully now, you bowl higher sport two and since your ball is already approaching secure, try to be nice for sport three.

This technique can work for any sport as soon as you realize what your floor is. The purpose is to reduce the variables that you simply can’t management. The scanner helps you perceive extra about floor and information is energy.

Ever go to a match with 6 balls and marvel why you do not have a very good ball response with any ball?

Test the surfaces of every of them to verify they’re totally different. If they’re the identical you then actually introduced 6 of the identical ball which are totally different colours, Lol.

The CtD Floor Scanner v1 will measure the next grits on all varieties of bowling ball coverstocks

<500 Lower than 500 grit. 







Steady (4700) – The grit a ball will find yourself at; aka Lane Shined


>5500 Larger than 5500 grit

This vary is vast sufficient to assist the bowler perceive the significance of figuring out the place their ball floor. Observe: if you happen to use non TruCut Sanding pads, the quantity you get from the scanner might shock you. The competitors sanding pads have a tendency to chop considerably larger than TruCut and don’t mirror the grit quantity left on the bowling ball.

Here’s a record of various sanding pads and the grits they left on the ball throughout our in depth testing over the previous 4 years:


How do I take advantage of the CtD Bowling Ball Floor Scanner v1?

Listed here are the steps to start checking your bowling ball

Step 1: Take away the floor scanner from the case.

Step 2: Take away the calibration plate from the scanner.

Step 3: Take away the white paper from the calibration plate.

Step 4: Place the scanner again on the calibration plate and click on it in place. 

Step 5: Push the facility button till the gadget activates and let it calibrate.

Step 6: Pull it from the calibration plate. 

Step 7: Loosen the screws on the locking mechanism to permit the aluminum items to take a seat barely recessed behind the blue plastic.

Step 8: Align the blue plate with the indentations on the scanner.

Step 9: Screw the aluminum bracket into the indentations on the scanner to verify the opening within the backside of the gadget matches as much as the opening within the blue plate.

Step 10: Place the scanner on the ball and push the facility button. 

You’ll hear a beep every time the gadget scans. A quantity will show on the prime telling you the floor within the scanned space. As you proceed to scan, the display screen will present the final 3 scans always.  After three scans, any new scans will present up in yellow on the backside of the display screen.   If it says secure, that signifies that the floor is at a spot the place it mustn’t change by means of bowling.

You solely have to calibrate each 100 scans. To calibrate, be certain that the attachment plate is faraway from the scanner and repeat steps 3-9. To energy off, push and maintain the facility button.

What number of scans ought to I take?

You may get a good suggestion of the floor from 3 fast scans.

What if the numbers are totally different?

If you happen to get totally different numbers, scan 3 further occasions and take the typical. The scanner seems to be at a small a part of the ball.  There could be loads of variation in bowling balls from use.  You may additionally be shocked what number of bowling balls you will have which are Steady (4700). This can be a reflection of not adjusting the floor of a bowling ball. 

Will the scanner work on urethane balls?

The CtD Floor Scanner v1 will work on any bowling ball coverstocks or materials.

How usually ought to I scan my ball?

We suggest scanning your ball each 5 frames or between 5 and 10 throws initially. It will assist you to start to know the time it takes on your floor to alter. After you will have a greater concept on the precise change, you possibly can start scanning after each sport as wanted.  Keep in mind to not disturb or decelerate the method of bowling. Individuals might marvel what you’re doing to your bowling ball so it is best to allow them to know forward of time. In doing so, chances are you’ll make a brand new pal.


Don’t use the CtD Floor Scanner v1 on something aside from a bowling ball.

Don’t look into the opening on the underside of the CtD Floor Scanner v1 whereas urgent the scan button. This may be dangerous to your eyes.


The CtD Bowling Ball Floor Scanner v1 comes with a one yr guarantee for manufacturing supplies and defects.  You should buy an extra elements and labor guarantee for $199.


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