i think i have made some earlier reviews of this ball. since the time that i have owned this ball, my house conditions have hence become dry, so dry that throwing this ball is the equivalent to rubbing 2 pieces of sand paper together. my average has dropped from the 199 that it once was to the heart breaking low of 170. this has happened in the last 5 or so months and the "alley guy" (this is what we call him) says that the lanes will be this way, a christmas tree pattern (heads being the base of tree) till probably early spring. the lanes i bowl on are 100% brunswick synthetic.
a block pattern was used at the time i bought this ball and both it and I felt like a sure combonation. now, the ball seems as if it starts to check up just as soon as it touches the floor. i can throw my red/blue Apex on my regular line (standing on 2nd dot, throwing over 8 board) and it does fine, pull this one out and im lucky if it hits the 2 pin (right hander), and flattered if it "accidentally" touches the head pin.
i am not a drill pattern wiz but I'll tell you what i can about my pattern:
pin is about 1 1/2 inch out, about 5 o'clock in reference to my ring finger hole
cg looks to be directly on my center of span line (from finger holes to thunbhole) or maybe, actually, a little to the left???
bomb is actually on the LEFT side of my thumbhole at about 8 o'clock (my driller said this would give me want i "wanted", which was a ball that didn't react at all in/on the heads or the midlane, and took a hellacious backend turn.
instead i got a ball, that breaks about 4 boards by the time it leaves the heads, 5-8 boards in the midlane (pines), and still breaks fairly hard on the backends. nevertheless, i have scooted and scooted and am actually clueless of whatelse to do. i have polished it with particle polish also...
in closing, if anyone would instruct me, in Layman's terms, on how to have this ball redrilled and it do what i want, please reply to this post, very, very sorry for the long post
thanks in advance