When I first began to read about this ball everything seemed as though I had found the answer to my equipment needs, considering I only comprehend about 20% of the information contained in many of the posts ["drilled 5x5, Stacked, Leveraged, etc., etc., etc.]. Decided to forge ahead anyway and bought the ball two weeks ago, and decided to treat this like a trip to my Dr.--when I go to see the DR. I don't need to understand or comprehend the biology of my illness, I just want the Dr. to treat me in a manner to cure (if possible) what ever ails me. So I let the local Hole Puncher observe my bowling, measure me up, and set the ball up as they thought it should be. Honestly, it is a very controlable hooking ball, with what seems to be a lot of power, and the ability to clear the deck when I get within sight of the pocket. Now if I can only correct my timing to the point where I can consistently hit my mark (7-8) I'm looking for big things from my new Bully. Oh, yeah, I am moving up from a Columbia Spirit which was proceeded by a Manhatten Rubber circa 1961. Don't laugh, back then I was able to carry a composit 186 in three leagues, before Uncle Sam called me away. Was able to bowl here and there for a while before a 25 year lay-off. And now after starting up again 2 years ago, I've been able to struggle my way back up to 170 in two leagues.