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Author Topic: Advantages of Rico Drilling  (Read 2518 times)

notsohotshot

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Advantages of Rico Drilling
« on: December 30, 2008, 04:33:50 AM »
What are the pros and cons of this drilling? I am really having trouble with my carry this season.I am hitting the pocket with plenty of angle but just don't carry the whole rack.Any ideas?

 

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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 12:43:00 PM »
Ric told me that it should smooth out the backend reaction and have a stronger mid-lane. What ball is it?
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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 12:43:58 PM »
i did that too an original inferno.  that ball was the definition of smooth
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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 12:51:04 PM »
ya I just went Rico on my Bruns Swarm. I wish i had found that layout sooner on middle of the road pearl equipment. I don't see myself using the layout on solid reactives unless they are weak solids suck as something like a Villain or that nature.

I see really smooth ball reaction that lets me play small swing or strait up the boards with awesome carry. I have shooting lights out with my Swarm since I got it and a Track kinetic that i got which is almost a Rico drilling, just slightly altered, same shape in reaction though.

I think if you haven't tried it you should. I was real skeptical at first, but I now see myself using it on alot of other quipment in the future.
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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 12:52:51 PM »
kinetic is asym.
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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 12:53:12 PM »
oh BTW with my PAP they come out with it modified because of my track we place the pin 1in up of standard placement. It comes out 5 1/2 pin to PAP. So everyones will be different unless you modify it yourself to get a desired pin to PAP distance.
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notsohotshot

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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 12:56:42 PM »
Thanks guys that have answered so far!!!

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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 12:00:14 PM »
Iíve put the Rico on two of my bowling balls. One is the Resurgence but I never find enough oil to use it. Last night I had the Perfect Rival drilled up with it. The PR is more of a skid/flip ball but since Iím more of a speed dominate player I thought this would smooth out the reaction. I was correct. The PR has a very smooth roll but it is a hook monster to say the least. Being a lefty I was targeting around 17 at the arrows and at the break point was six. Now for me thatís a huge swing. Iím going to put it on some milder equipment and see how that works. Overall, I like the drilling.
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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 12:16:32 PM »
If I went into a proshop and said, "I'd like this ball drilled RICO."  Would they know what I'm talking about, or is RICO ball reviews lingo?
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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 12:18:45 PM »
I think Ric's legacy is a good test to see how educated your pro shop is. Even around here, the RICO drilling is known (at least to insiders) at both pro shops and players, and pops up in discussions in local boards.
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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008, 12:39:12 PM »
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you rico'd a resurgence? and a Perfect Rival? Way to just defeat the purpose of a) getting these balls in the first place and b) using the rico drilling for its intended purpose.  


Explain?
Rico on the Resurange is for heavy oil or when the lanes are hard for me to get anything else tracking to the pocket.
I.E. Iím speed dominate so I tend to over throw the ball. The Rico helps me get the ball to recover in the slick stuff.
Rico on the PR was something I wanted to try. Again, speed dominate, so I would throw this ball through the breakpoint if I didnít have a drilling to get the ball to read further down the lane.
Anyway, works for me.

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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2008, 01:48:44 PM »
Frankie's an idiot and a troll to boot, if you haven't seen his postings before.  Just ignore him.  He's probably one of those guys who thinks you have to drill an inherently skid/snap ball with a skid/snap layout (which just makes it TOO long and TOO snappy for 90% of conditions) and vise versa.  You drill the ball to match the motion you want, working with the natural tendancies of the ball.

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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2009, 07:55:37 AM »
Here's the page where you can find some pics to add to the text above....

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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2009, 08:29:55 AM »
One comment on this...

It was said that the individual used the layout on the wrong ball or defeated the purpose...I am not sure what this meant, but if I assume that the bowler used the layout on a skid flip type ball and this was wrong. When Parker won last year in NC, he used the layout on a Twisted Fury Pearl. I believe, if I remember correctly, that ball was designed and advertised as skid flip. It seemed to work there.
And at one time or another, I used this layout on every ball made by Brunswick, over the past 5 years or so and they are known as rollier type equipment, wouldn't that defeat the purpose?
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Re: Advantages of Rico Drilling
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2009, 10:30:17 AM »
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Frankie's an idiot and a troll to boot, if you haven't seen his postings before.  Just ignore him.  He's probably one of those guys who thinks you have to drill an inherently skid/snap ball with a skid/snap layout (which just makes it TOO long and TOO snappy for 90% of conditions) and vise versa.  You drill the ball to match the motion you want, working with the natural tendancies of the ball.


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