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Author Topic: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17 (Read 11896 times)

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Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
on: April 30, 2017, 03:49:05 PM
Cover S71 pearl
Finish 1500 polish
Color Gold  Pearl
Core   Grapnel asymmetric
Flare potential 4-5"
WEIGHTS 14-16

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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #16 on: May 01, 2017, 08:52:20 PM
This may be a no filler/all coverstock ball. Would explain the big differences in numbers between the weights.

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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #17 on: May 02, 2017, 01:42:09 AM
This ball is going to get a lot of people to switch brands. I love my EBI stuff right now, but anything Gold & pearlized makes for an awesome "look" on the lanes.

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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #18 on: May 02, 2017, 04:29:16 AM
This may be a no filler/all coverstock ball. Would explain the big differences in numbers between the weights.

True, but unfortunately, as much as that may make the 16 and 15 lb. versions desirable, it still leaves the 14 lb as the sad, ugly sister. If the 15 & 16 handle medium oil, those numbers make it seem like the 14 is a light oil ball.
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #19 on: May 02, 2017, 04:30:54 AM
Just a friendly reminder, the Clutch weightblock and the Pearl weightblock are different numbers. This is closer to the solids numbers.

Understood. I didn't look closely at the numbers that late at night. I was trying to find which AMF ball used that core.
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #20 on: May 02, 2017, 06:36:18 AM
It's much closer to the Solids numbers than it is the Pearl
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #21 on: May 02, 2017, 07:22:36 AM
It's much closer to the Solids numbers than it is the Pearl

I did say I understood. I accept that. :)
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #22 on: May 02, 2017, 08:16:49 AM
It's much closer to the Solids numbers than it is the Pearl

I don't understand how you can say this. what diff does the core numbers make between what type of cover it has?
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #23 on: May 02, 2017, 08:19:12 AM
It's much closer to the Solids numbers than it is the Pearl

I don't understand how you can say this. what diff does the core numbers make between what type of cover it has?

The Clutch Pearl had a lower RG and higher diff than the Solid Clutch, along with a stronger cover.
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #24 on: May 02, 2017, 08:41:52 AM
The core numbers will truly matter after it is drilled. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #25 on: May 02, 2017, 08:54:24 AM
unfortunately the core number's don't always relate to how the ball performs. was the clutch a smooth ball or skid/flip? I'm thinking a pin down 14 with some surface would make a nice versatile piece.
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #26 on: May 02, 2017, 09:54:16 AM
unfortunately the core number's don't always relate to how the ball performs. was the clutch a smooth ball or skid/flip? I'm thinking a pin down 14 with some surface would make a nice versatile piece.

The original Clutch was stronger than advertised.
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #27 on: May 02, 2017, 10:13:39 AM
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/6376494025ddb31730fed7ac5/files/b0847078-b785-4ef5-a3ef-09fdec264ad7/Honey_Badger_Global.pdf



http://www.ballreviews.com/bowling/?topic=1072.0

 Check out the rg and diff for the scout and tell me it was a good, all around versatile ball.

 Im not trying to pick a fight, but I know what the numbers mean. At the 14lb level, the HB is going to go pretty/really long, not flare a whole lot, and be a lighter condition ball, even when the surface is at a matte finish.

 Now, it may be GREAT at what it is intended to be, but I am inclined to believe it would be easier to make it a dart than a boomerang, especially with those weak core specs (at 14lbs).

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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #28 on: May 02, 2017, 12:06:32 PM
probably not but my 14 lb. Venus has been a very pleasant surprise. I've been able to cover ten pins,roll straight up the track or crank it deep inside with good results. sometimes you just don't know what these balls will do.
I have a pin down GB2 that despite what finish is on it it just wants to boomerang,polish it and it's a dart.
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #29 on: May 02, 2017, 02:08:41 PM
unfortunately the core number's don't always relate to how the ball performs. was the clutch a smooth ball or skid/flip? I'm thinking a pin down 14 with some surface would make a nice versatile piece.

The original Clutch was stronger than advertised.

Oh, It is/was. I bought one for my friend because his DT Threshold (same core & cover, I thought; turned out the cover was different) was so worn from use. The Clutch, with the same drilling was at least 5 full boards stronger overall, with possibly 3 more boards at the backend.
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Re: Honey Badger WWRD 6/26/17
Reply #30 on: May 02, 2017, 02:11:53 PM
unfortunately the core number's don't always relate to how the ball performs. was the clutch a smooth ball or skid/flip? I'm thinking a pin down 14 with some surface would make a nice versatile piece.

My friend's 16 lb. Clutch was almost skid/flip and NO ball he has ever owned and thrown can skid/flip: he has too much ball speed and not enough revs, a down and in player, almost exclusively. 3rd arrow is nose bleed territory for him.
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