Have a good one. Hope the surface adjustment works out. Plugging and redrilling is no fun.
While this is true, plugging and redrilling is better than taking a $100 to $130 hit on selling a used ball (and double that if you buy another one to put a different layout on it).
I struggled with this during the weekend I ran a couple of Test Drive events. I stewed for 2 days, before I decided to just bite the bullet and plug it. I was even offered $100 cash for my Raptor on Saturday, but held off. I started plugging it on Sunday night late, and had it ready for bowling by Tuesday. And now, it is my go-to ball for Tuesdays (and the only ball in my bag that allows me to throw it for all three games, albeit with a few adjustments).
My point is that when you reach the end of the rope with tinkering with surface, one shouldn't be afraid of plug and redrill, if your pro shop is worth their salt. Just sayin'.
BTW, here is a link to me throwing said re-drilled Raptor in a video I made for oviewan. He was/is contemplating some of these same ideas. I apologize if it is a little self-indulgent; I haven't had an eight-bagger in quite a while. Damn slumps anyway.http://youtu.be/bSbBpc1EBrs