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General Category => Miscellaneous => Topic started by: carlos on March 04, 2018, 03:24:33 PM

Title: Ball Options
Post by: carlos on March 04, 2018, 03:24:33 PM
 What ia a good bowling ball to consider when wanting to play down and in. Just something up the boards. Thanks for ideas
Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: Brunswick_fan_BrandonH on March 05, 2018, 09:20:54 AM
Brunswick True Motion or the Brunswick BTU solid or the Brunswick BTU Pearl would be good options for playing down and in.
Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: Bowl_Freak on March 05, 2018, 09:35:00 AM
I just drilled up a BTU and a BTU Pearl. I normally throw my Fanatic, blue pearl,  and wanted something to go to when the Fanatic, started hooking to strong off spot. I highly polished the BTU and BTU Pearl and they are a great combo when lanes start hooking and you still want to go down and in and stay in the same area as the Fanatic. Im happy with the 2 and allows me to play THS up the boards. Only issue is carry but as long as you get "some" belly in the heads and allow them to roll, you should be fine. The first BTU solid i had, i kept at box and hated it. So i highly polished this one and absolutely love it.
Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: Impending Doom on March 05, 2018, 10:42:06 AM
For playing up the boards, I love my X. Current ball in the lineup is the X2. Low RG, low diff keeps everything in front of you. Definitely not a ball I can't go left to right with, but it is great when control is what you need. It's even better than my urethane IMO
Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: avabob on March 05, 2018, 11:08:27 AM
Ball will only do what your release dictates.  If you can stay behind the ball and not create to much axis rotation (side roll) you can use a lot if different balls depending on the oil pattern. 
Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: Jesse James on March 08, 2018, 12:33:13 PM
Ball will only do what your release dictates.  If you can stay behind the ball and not create to much axis rotation (side roll) you can use a lot if different balls depending on the oil pattern.

Yup! Pretty much agree with this. I have a Mag .035 which, based on my experience throwing an X2 ....is very similar.

Changed my release to give it more side rotation and was shocked at how many more boards it traveled!!

Changed release again and got a completely different hook shape! So...release does matter. I will say that it carries best, when I keep it in front of me though. Since control is what it was originally designed for, so this makes sense!
Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: Dave81644 on March 10, 2018, 07:54:34 AM
For me right now, that ball is the TRACK ULTRA Heat. IMO, It needs to have some friction to be effective, but it has been really good for me so far..
Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: giddyupddp on March 10, 2018, 08:41:46 AM
Avabob stated it best, below, and add your normal ball speed. My buddy is able to play down and in on any house shot with a Sure Lock as he is speed dominant and averages 220. I bowl on the same shot and have to use a Hustle Ink as I only dream of having his speed (210 avg). So it really depends on your game and the pattern.
Good Luck!!
 
Ball will only do what your release dictates.  If you can stay behind the ball and not create to much axis rotation (side roll) you can use a lot if different balls depending on the oil pattern.
Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: notclay on March 10, 2018, 09:44:41 AM

The Magnitude .035 pearl would be my first choice, especially if there is friction.  Drilled mine pin down and it's very good playing straight, with a controlled arc to the pins.

There are several others that have been great, but with a little more "pop" on the back such the Black Quantum, Edge Pearl, Vintage Inferno, and the newer Tenacity (much stronger late).  Good luck.


Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: strikeking12 on March 10, 2018, 07:55:26 PM
I have tried them ALL through trial and error and hands down, the very best is the Spare+ from Track. It is the only polyester ball that I found that has a weight block other than a pancake.
Title: Re: Ball Options
Post by: HackJandy on March 11, 2018, 01:34:04 PM
I have tried them ALL through trial and error and hands down, the very best is the Spare+ from Track. It is the only polyester ball that I found that has a weight block other than a pancake.

Black Widow spare also has a weight block and not just any but the gas mask so if had to guess would say its a bit stronger even (slightly bigger diff but may not be noticeable).  Love my Purple Sumo (super soft with an enormous core) also but not easy to find these days.