Just got this one punched out yesterday. Specs on ball are 15lb,
3" pin, 2 7/8 oz top. Went ahead and maxxed this one out with a
12:00 leverage. Don't know if it's actually 3 3/8 X 3 3/8, but
I'm sure it's close enough. I'm a tweener with good speed and
good hand (avg 199). Usual shot is to stand 25 throw 7-10 board
down and in.Used the Pearl tonight on a freshly oiled house shot.
They claim they oil all the way down, but I don't know the exact
length, but anyways it was flooded tonight. The crankers struggled
all night but the tweeners had it made, myself included. Understand
I had it drilled yesterday but I did not get to throw it until
tonight. Shot 188 first game (couple of splits, 4 strikes) 200 even
second game(yes it was a Dutch). 259 third game (8 strikes, 2 single
pin spares) My line only changed one board all night. Finger grips
were a bit tight so getting consistent release was a problem until
the third game. If I hit my mark the ball went long and flipped
right into the pocket and hit hard. Very strong hitting ball when
thrown right. Something I noticed was that although the lanes were
flooded and you could clearly see the tracks of all the other balls
on the rack, I could barely make out the track of my Pearl. Maybe cuz
it's brand new, but I don't think I could tell when I wiped it (which
I do after every throw) if it was picking up any conditioner. Well to
make a long story short, I love this ball. I have to give it a solid
9 out of 10. Will update after I get some more games on this one.
People made fun of it cuz of the color "Hey, cute ball!", but they
weren't laughing much that third game!!('cept my teammates, who said
"Maybe Hammer made a good ball after all!) Course, I had the last laugh!
Pick one of these up if you can find one. You won't be disappointed.