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EAJuggalo

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Coming back, need ball help
« on: November 24, 2017, 09:14:23 AM »
I stopped bowling for 8 years and it's been probably 12 since I bought a new strike ball.  I know the technology has changed and I'm looking to upgrade my arsenal.  I currently throw a 16lb Ebonite Tornado and a 15lb Hammer Blade.  The Blade feels better on my hand but I can't make it turn without slowing it down to around 14mph.  The Tornado seems to turn better in the heavier oil than I used to bowl in and reacts better at speeds of 15.5-16mph which is where I'd like to be.  Any recommendations as to where I should start my search for a new ball?  I generally throw a pretty tight line with it not getting out too far from where I start it.

 

leftybowler70

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Re: Coming back, need ball help
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 09:23:56 AM »
What’s your speed, rev rate, axis tilt, axis rotation, and what conditions do you normally bowl on?   Providing this info will help give you informative recommendations.

EAJuggalo

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Re: Coming back, need ball help
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 07:43:42 AM »
Speed is generally around 15.5mph, rev rate is fairly low.  Axis tilt and rotation I've never checked on.  Conditions are synthetic lanes with quite a bit of oil out to about board 7 and 40 feet down.

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Re: Coming back, need ball help
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 10:31:08 AM »
Welcome back to bowling!  From what you describe, I'd suggest something like a stronger solid. 

In the Brunswick line-up that could easily be the Magnitude .055 or even the Kingpin, which has an asymmetrical core.  Both are plenty strong for me, with the Magnitude being a tad more forgiving when my release isn't zoned in, so to speak.
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HackJandy

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Re: Coming back, need ball help
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 12:12:36 PM »
I just bought this ball (Radical The Fix also a Brunswick company).  Its really good for heavier oil for us strokers and tough to find a stronger ball under $100 (Black Friday price).  Plus you can drill it to be asymmetric (more angular) or symmetric for a smoother arc and can change the overall strength of the ball with the drilling over a wider margin than almost any other ball.  Have a Radical More Cash I use as my current strong ball and that is my 2nd favorite ball.  Radical does strong balls better than about anyone else IMO which is why I couldn't resist a Fix at that price to store for covering any holes in my arsenal in the future.

https://www.buddiesproshop.com/shop/radical-bowling-radical-the-fix-bowling-ball-2
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