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Title: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: HackJandy on March 06, 2018, 09:43:50 PM
Finally broke down and bought me a second Hy-Road which I haven't decided if I am going to drill different than my current one (which with a balance hole may need plugging anyway eventually) or keep NIB to someday replace it.  Its the first ball so awesome (GOAT for THS is the truth) I had to re-buy it of the 30 or so I have bought so far.  Just curious what balls other people have re-bought and also if anyone has multiple different drillings of Hy-Roads and whether glad they did it?
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: JDVisualz on March 06, 2018, 09:55:28 PM
Hustle INK. Never thought Iíd buy duplicates but my INK has been reliable for me in league and I just got so comfortable throwing it. Especially when it went on sale a few weeks back for $72 I didnít hesitate lol.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: HackJandy on March 06, 2018, 10:01:21 PM
Hustle INK. Never thought Iíd buy duplicates but my INK has been reliable for me in league and I just got so comfortable throwing it. Especially when it went on sale a few weeks back for $72 I didnít hesitate lol.

Mine is on its way as well.  Probably not the type of ball I re-buy (tend to need stronger pieces with my style) but definitely worth having at least one in the arsenal especially at that price point.  Have a lot of low RG and even more high RG (love 2 piece) but good medium RG pieces aren't always easy to find.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: Gill Man on March 06, 2018, 10:07:28 PM
Hustle Ink for me also. My first was drilled pin down. I liked it so much I drilled a 2nd one drilled pin up. The pin down is 1000  which I really like as my benckmark. First time I ever purchased 2 of the same ball. I'll be looking to add more Roto pieces in the near future.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: jkirkerx on March 06, 2018, 11:56:54 PM
Hyroad Solid
Bought the first and drilled it pin up; and it was fun and I liked it.
Then people started giving me their Hyroad Solids, I took 1 that was left handed. Plugged and drilled it pin down. I was pretty low skilled in bowling back then but they came in handy and I learned from them.

If I were to duplicate, it would be a low price ball like the Hyroad Nano.
Good question and topic!
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: Impending Doom on March 07, 2018, 12:46:38 AM
I have multiple multiples (is that right?)

I have a NIB Clutch Pearl to go along with my drilled one, a Freight Train because I never really figured out that core, a Mamba Hybrid and green because I like the Src core from the Banks, a second Look, and had 2 incinerates and 2 night hawk SE before I gave my brother 1 of each.

Coming up, I plan on drilling 2 Covert Ops. One 50*5*65 and one 45*4*30 with lots of surface. Will also get one or 2 more Dream Ons.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: BeerLeague on March 07, 2018, 08:10:22 AM
I have 2 iQ Tour Solid.  I will add a 2nd SONiQ. 

I wish I had a 2nd Marvel-S !!
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: giddyupddp on March 07, 2018, 09:52:37 AM
Bought a second IQ Tour and Sky Rocket (first ones were used off my buddy) and drilled this season. IQ mainly stays home waiting for when I get back to tournaments. Sky Rocket I use in one dry house when I ball up from my Ink.

Hustle Ink bought a couple used ones end of 2017 and love one which is my primary ball in one house. Other one hasn't been touched yet.

Motiv Ghost bought to use this season but haven't drilled as my buddy gave good deal on his at beginning of season.

Coulmbia Deep Freeze, love it when really dry and bought a couple new ones on Ebay this season as back ups since it hasnt been produced in years.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: rocky61201 on March 07, 2018, 10:30:38 AM
I carry 2 OG HyRoads wherever I go.  Right around 4 inches pin down and 5 inches pin up.  Both have about the same surface; lightly scuffed up with 2k before every match.  I would rather use 3k instead but I keep procrastinating on buying some more abralon pads.

I am a naysayer when I read articles saying pin location doesn't have that much of an affect on ball motion.  My two HyRoad's couldn't be more different. 
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: LookingForALeftyWall on March 07, 2018, 10:39:54 AM
I've had:

2 UpRoars
2 Frantics
2 IQ Tour Solids (1 is still in the arsenal)
And now 2 Hyper Cell Fuseds in my current arsenal. 
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: billdozer on March 07, 2018, 10:51:27 AM
Usually if I rattle off a few 300s/800s with a ball I try and snag a 2nd one. Usually it's long after it's discontinued.

I have tho with the vivid, Azo area check, hyroad, rogue cell, hammer no mercy beat'n, c300 formula (3), and probably a few others.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: 2handedrook12 on March 07, 2018, 12:18:42 PM
I've had multiple Hy-Roads, Marvel Pearls, IQ Tours. I have a second Wipe Out to drill at some point since my current one is quite best up (still rolls well though).
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: AlonzoHarris on March 07, 2018, 12:42:38 PM
New Hy-Road Pearl coming soon after wearing one down then making a span changing and not wanting to plug and re-drill it. I'll end up with another IQ Tour as well since my current is a second drill and is getting some heavy use.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: six pack on March 07, 2018, 01:00:24 PM
I dont have multiple anything but Ive been really thinking about picking up another street fight and drilling it just like the one I have. That ball has been so good at any surface for me I cant go wrong
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: DP3 on March 07, 2018, 01:43:02 PM
I have 3 GB2's and 2 Legion Solids that I throw a mix of 90% of the time.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: Spider Ball Bowler on March 07, 2018, 02:24:52 PM
Mine was the Ultimate Inferno.  One Polished and one dull.

Miss that ball :(
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: bcw1969 on March 07, 2018, 02:42:50 PM
I currently have  2 Visionary Midnight Scorchers
                         2 Ebonite Tombstones
                   and 2 track Flare's

Brad
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: stormed1 on March 07, 2018, 04:51:22 PM
2 Covert Revolt
2 Break Down
2 Boost 

Had 2 Deranged till they cracked
Had 2 Respect till I gave 1 to my son
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: Metal_rules on March 07, 2018, 06:38:54 PM
I have had 2 Critical Theory's  --- I have 2 Defiant Soul's  --- what I might add to the list is the Intense because it's that good!
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: mattypizon on March 08, 2018, 08:11:59 AM
I have never liked 2 of the same ball. I always end up loving one reaction and hating the other. Tried it many times and just can never keep 2 of the same in the bag
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: cheech on March 08, 2018, 10:26:04 AM
i havent always had duplicates at the same time but in my life ive had 2 vapor zones, 3 OG blue vibes, 3 IQ solids,
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: Jesse James on March 08, 2018, 12:26:23 PM
Boy oh boy! Good topic:

I have 2 AMF Ninjas
I have 3 Roto Grip Saturns
I have 2 MoRich Ravages
I have 3 Roto Grip Ultra Sonics
I have 2 Roto Grip Sonic X's
I have 2 Brunswick Infernos
I have 2 Brunswick LT-48's
I have 2 Brunswick Shockzones
I have 2 Storm VG's and I have a couple dupes in the Track line as well.

When I really match up with a piece, I immediately duplicate it if possible. I drill one pin-up and one pin down. If I have three of the same ball the third drilling is Rico. I too have learned through much experimentation, that the idea of pin location NOT mattering is bullshit.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: HackJandy on March 08, 2018, 02:43:18 PM
Boy oh boy! Good topic:

I have 2 AMF Ninjas
I have 3 Roto Grip Saturns
I have 2 MoRich Ravages
I have 3 Roto Grip Ultra Sonics
I have 2 Roto Grip Sonic X's
I have 2 Brunswick Infernos
I have 2 Brunswick LT-48's
I have 2 Brunswick Shockzones
I have 2 Storm VG's and I have a couple dupes in the Track line as well.

When I really match up with a piece, I immediately duplicate it if possible. I drill one pin-up and one pin down. If I have three of the same ball the third drilling is Rico. I too have learned through much experimentation, that the idea of pin location NOT mattering is bullshit.

I honestly think how much pin location matters is somewhat style dependent as well as skill dependent.  If you are really consistent then fine tuning ball motion and carry is important.  If you are spraying the ball all over the place you can drill the thing for a full roller and it will hardly matter.  I am fairly consistent but for my style I have found layouts to not matter as much as it does for others.  Never did a 1" pin 2 pap on a reactive so with-in reason.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: kingofthisplace on March 08, 2018, 05:48:01 PM
I've got 2 Super Beast Ti's, 2 Track Sensors, 2 Fire Quantums and 2 Roto Grip Saturns. For me, some of the titanium and ceramicore balls are just impossible to replicate with today's balls as far as hitting power.
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: Bowlaholic on March 08, 2018, 07:51:43 PM
I have
2- 900 Global Black Eagles, one drilled and one NIB
2- Motiv Venom Shocks, one pin up and one pin down
2- Motiv Forza GT's, one drilled and one NIB
Also had 2 Motiv Chronic Paranoia's, but both completely cracked.  Really liked the ball, but could not muster the courage to buy a third one. (Note: only Motiv ball that ever cracked on me.)
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: kiefenstien on March 09, 2018, 01:48:47 PM
2- Circle Hard Core Particle
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: Bowl_Freak on March 09, 2018, 03:54:58 PM
FANATIC x 4
FANATIC SS x 2
Title: Re: What are your duplicate pieces?
Post by: Jesse James on March 09, 2018, 03:55:21 PM
I've got 2 Super Beast Ti's, 2 Track Sensors, 2 Fire Quantums and 2 Roto Grip Saturns. For me, some of the titanium and ceramicore balls are just impossible to replicate with today's balls as far as hitting power.

I am with you on that! I had a Cuda-C that I absolutely LOVED! Nothing hit like that ball ever!!