Layout: 60 x 5 1/4 x 25
PAP: 5 1/2 Left : 1 1/2 Up
The Nirvana line has been an interesting one for me, starting with the Original Nirvana. When I first drilled each of them (the Original, Ultimate, and Absolute), I didn't really see what everyone else was seeing right away. It took me a little time with the ball to really see its potential (currently, the Ultimate is my ball of choice). The True Nirvana broke this mold. Right away, I saw what I was seeing in the ball demo videos: really clean through the front and hard off the spot.
I decided to lay this ball out with the first two numbers pretty close to my other Nirvanas, but the last angle I decided to go a little lower than I normally do. This was to have a ball with that big core, but still be able to use it late in the block. What I noticed was this ball is really good at getting through the fronts later in the day, and still saves the energy to turn and go through the pins. The only negative to this is I want to use it more at the beginning of the block, but it is too clean for that, and I notice a little over/under with it (which I believe is mainly due to the layout/surface I chose with it).
This ball gives me a great alternative option to one of my all time favorite balls, the Mastermind Brainiac. I find when one ball isn't going through the pins the right way, and I need a similar look, but a slightly different shape, these two balls complement each other very well. I also find that this is the perfect ball to ball down from the Ultimate Nirvana. When the Ultimate is either hooking a little early and burning out, or turning the corner a few feet sooner than you are looking for, the True Nirvana lets you stay where you are and give you the adjustment you need.
If you are looking for a ball that will give you that "Big Ball" hit that you have on the fresh later on in the block, the True Nirvana is the answer you are looking for.