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Author Topic: Drilling an asym with a ~2" pin to pap (Read 3447 times)


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Drilling an asym with a ~2" pin to pap
on: June 05, 2017, 12:53:55 PM
I have a 2" pin to pap GB2 that I really like the motion of but I want a little more core.  I want to use a similar layout on an asym, but am a little confused on what this will do to my ball reaction.  From what I've been able to read, short pins retain tilt on asym balls (where on sym balls it burns tilt off faster) so if I put the same layout on say a legion solid I should in theory not get the same general shape.  Instead I'm supposed to use a 5.5+ pin to pap if I'm looking for a early round shape out of an asym piece?  I have a hard time wrapping my head around this because every ball is asymmetrical once there are holes in it, so the intermediate dif is having that big of an effect?   Does anyone have experience with short pin to pap layouts on asym pieces they would be willing to share?
Current 'go-to's: 
- Legion Solid 60 x 4.5 x 75
- Inception Pearl 60 x 5.25 x 75
- Legion Solid 45 x 4.5 x 30


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Re: Drilling an asym with a ~2" pin to pap
Reply #16 on: June 17, 2017, 04:07:05 PM
I had a Mastermind Strategy with a 2 inch pin, 90 * 2 * 35 if I my memory is correct, with a big x-hole on the VAL straight out from my grip center (P2). Probably one of the best balls I've had, especially for fresh sport patterns or whenever the conditions crave a decent amount of midlane read and controlled break point. Extremely easy to get the ball into a defined roll phase. Great option for short patterns when you need to switch from urethane and start moving inside.

I haven't tried it on a stronger piece, but I imagine it could work pretty good unless you put too much surface on it.