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charlest

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14 lb. Honey Badger
on: July 25, 2017, 04:19:25 PM
Given the specs of the Honey Badger's 14 lb. core, I strongly suspect the 14 lb. ball will be almost completely different in ball reaction and in oil handling from the 15 lb. and 16 lb. versions.

Has anyone yet drilled up a 14 lb. HB and what did you find:
- how much oil can it handling?
- what does it breakpoint look like, on true medium oil?

Of course, we need to know your release/delivery specs and how you drilled it

Thanks.
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Re: 14 lb. Honey Badger
Reply #16 on: July 26, 2017, 02:45:17 PM
Charlest, forgive me if this is hijacking the thread.

Impending Doom, you mentioned that the core will push easy, and not overflare. Do you believe that will be the case even for the 16 lb model?
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Re: 14 lb. Honey Badger
Reply #17 on: July 26, 2017, 02:56:24 PM
Charlest, forgive me if this is hijacking the thread.

Impending Doom, you mentioned that the core will push easy, and not overflare. Do you believe that will be the case even for the 16 lb model?

I've used the Clutch Pearl for years, and the numbers for the 15lb CP are almost identical to the 16lb HB. .051 will flare more, but not in the area of higher diffs. If I threw man weight, I would drill it a little weaker to get some more lope, but not too much. The core is what makes that ball great.
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Re: 14 lb. Honey Badger
Reply #18 on: July 29, 2017, 06:31:38 AM
I recently watched Pajak win the PWBA Greater Detroit Open with the HB and the ball looked good and flippy. I don't know if it was 14 or 15 but if it was 15 then I'd imagine it will only be more extreme in 14.
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Re: 14 lb. Honey Badger
Reply #19 on: July 29, 2017, 11:24:28 AM
I recently watched Pajak win the PWBA Greater Detroit Open with the HB and the ball looked good and flippy. I don't know if it was 14 or 15 but if it was 15 then I'd imagine it will only be more extreme in 14.

I saw that show; she got a lot of breaks that the others didn't. Wonder if they were related to her use of the HB and her balls speed. Could almost guarantee it was 15 lbs. though.
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Re: 14 lb. Honey Badger
Reply #20 on: July 29, 2017, 11:29:11 AM
That ball did look great in her hands.
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Re: 14 lb. Honey Badger
Reply #21 on: July 29, 2017, 09:07:53 PM
a few good breaks but also converted some tough spares so I won't give the ball all the credit. It looks like a great skid/flip ball though.
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