Hey buddy - I've been trying to reach you............ I've got a question about "baking" my ball - I've already tried smoking out of the thumb hole, but that didn't work..........kidding. Seriously - I'm thinking about having you do it, but I need to know what I can expect after it's done. My ball is totally dead where I'm bowling now - it's got no back action at all. I have a columbia reaction arc - that I bought brand new like 4 or 5 years ago, used for 1 year (rolled my 300) and this is my first year back........and this ball acts like a plastic ball now!!!!