This era also saw a great increase in bowling technology. Pins had previously been set by human pinsetters or "pin boys", but with the invention of the semi-automatic pinspotter in 1936 (usually just the "spotting table" component), the process became much easier. In 1946 AMF Bowling launched the first commercial fully automatic pinspotter , the AMF Model 82-10 , followed closely by the more developed 82–30 model (still in common use in the 21st century) to replace the earlier Brunswick semi-automatic and fully manual bowling establishments. Brunswick itself introduced its own "Model A" automatic pinspotter design to bowling centers in 1955, and its successors (A2 and "JetBack", both with quicker delivery of returned balls over the Model A) are still in widespread use. The television age of the 1950s also helped to increase the popularity of ten-pin bowling, as images of the sport began to enter the homes of millions across the United States. Nationally televised programs like Jackpot Bowling and Make That Spare became popular on Friday nights from the late 1950s into the early 1960s. Following many years of debate over what constituted a professional bowler versus an amateur, Eddie Elias founded the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) in 1958. The PBA's Pro Bowlers Tour became a permanent part of ABC 's sports lineup by the early 1960s, airing through 1997. 
No question, the Rip’D Solid is a big strong ball. It’s got an aggressive cover with a big core. That is a natural recipe for heavy oil if you want all that to store enough energy to hit strong and continuously. On the house shot, all testers felt like there was a decent look but it would go away quickly as the lanes broke down. Sean and I would find this ball too much to start with on the house shot. Bryan could start with it to even out the lanes and quickly go to the the Rip’D. On the sport shot, it definitely showed it’s colors, providing the control everyone wants and needs early in a set when the shot is fresh. Sean would want more volume and more length to start with the Solid. I can start with the Rip’D solid on this shot fresh. The Rip’D Solid would definitely be first out of the bag for Bryan on this. All in all, it’s clear that the Rip’D is a strong continuous ball and with the right volume, it’s going to be a beast. You have to be wary of when it’s passed it’s sweet spot and then quickly jump to the Rip’D. I think it was smart of Hammer to release both pieces giving fans two options with the new stuff, avoiding lots of mixing and matching.