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earlyrolling

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X vs. Solid Boost
on: November 02, 2017, 07:14:38 PM
Has anyone thrown both the X and the Solid Boost (same/similar layouts) and can give some feedback on how they compare?

Which is smoother (not weaker)?
Which would be a better overall ball on a higher friction house pattern?

Thx.

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iamone78

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Re: X vs. Solid Boost
Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 01:22:22 AM
X will have a smoother overall reaction having a medium strength cover with a weaker core. The Boost Solid will have more length and significantly more motion downlane. You could make a case for either ball. I would tend to go with the X being smoother overall.
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Re: X vs. Solid Boost
Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 05:10:17 AM
Appreciate the input. Thank you.

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Re: X vs. Solid Boost
Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 08:45:09 AM
+1, Hans is spot on. My X is butter smooth. Almost like a strong urethane motion.
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Re: X vs. Solid Boost
Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 03:50:45 PM
I don't have either ball, but I recently threw the X2 and is smooth, controllable and very predictable.

I have thrown a Columbia piece in the past with that Boost core engine  and it was a high-revving ball on the backend, which is considerably different than the motion you'd see from the X2!
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Re: X vs. Solid Boost
Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 04:29:36 PM
Thanks all for the feedback.  Was considering the Hustle Ink too but i think that one won't be as smooth as the X2 on the backend.

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Re: X vs. Solid Boost
Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 05:52:38 PM
Thanks all for the feedback.  Was considering the Hustle Ink too but i think that one won't be as smooth as the X2 on the backend.

X^2 is a solid choice. All of the equipment in the Tour Preferred Line are excellent balls for all bowlers.
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