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Aviator
on: October 16, 2015, 05:29:15 PM
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Aviator is Jet Bowling's newest Mid-Performance Bowling Ball. 


SPECIFICATIONS: Mid-Performance

COVERSTOCK: Hyline-S

Finish: 2000 Grit Polished

Lane Condition: Light/Medium-Medium

Hardness: 72-76

Color: Flame Orange/Cadet Blue

CORE: Asymmetrical

Mass Bias: 0.004

RG Min: 2.580

RG Max: 2.618 RG

Diff: 0.038

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Re: Aviator
Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 07:46:57 PM
LANE CONDITION

Length:39

Volume:

Type THS


COMMENTS

Likes:this ball reads the midlane like no other than turns hard. alot stronger than expected for a weaker ball.

Dislikes:


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Re: Aviator
Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 02:44:17 AM
Hello everyone. My name is Nick Pollak and I am a member of Jet Bowling as well as a staff member at Brooklyn Ball Reviews.

I have been throwing Jet equipment for probably around 3 months and all I can say is WOW! For a small company, Jet has put out some really fantastic products, one of them being the Aviator, Jet's newest release.

This ball features the Hyline-S CoverStock and an Asymmetrical core. This ball I have found to be extremely versatile and fits into my hands very well on medium to light oil lane conditions.

The Aviator is a ball that offers length and will hook off the backend and go sideways. I find myself mostly throwing this ball on a fresh medium pattern or on a burnt dry pattern. When I need a ball that will get down the lane for me without turning early, the Aviator is it. I can send this ball outside and trust this ball more than I can with any ball in my bag. When you have this ball on the lanes, you'll leave your competition wondering what ball you're throwing, you can reply saying it's an Aviator, it's a Jet ball, and it HITS LIKE A TRUCK! If you don't have an Aviator in your hands you are definitely missing out. I highly recommend drilling one and taking your scores to new heights!

If you want to see me throw this ball on a THS as well as PBA Shark, watch the video below. Thank you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN8PIJNW80A

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Re: Aviator
Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 01:43:37 PM
Ball Review: Jet Bowling "Fighter" The ball is a medium strong pearl, box finish 1000
grit polished. RG 2.549, diff 0.49 3" pin, 3.75 oz top weight. Layout 4.5 x 2 x 4.5 with a higher weight hole (ball came with 3.75 top) Bowler stats: 5.24 left (left handed) .0125" up 16mph release speed 400rpm variable 35 degree axis 10 degrees tilt.

This review is based on a medium oil volume 40' house pattern inside temp 77 degrees, 14% humidity absolute control lane conditioner.

First off you'll notice this ball is drop dead gorgeous. There were many comments, all the same ball looks great. The look of a ball certainly won't help you score, but it will make it want to fairly jump out of the bag and get used. The upper medium RG would imply good distance and ease through the heads (which it likely does have, but the heads at this house were very light volume and had been oiled the evening before (this is a 40' stripped and conditioned shot, filled to 35' in the afternoon, this has been the lane maintenance program for a couple years at this house. This pair had minimal lineage before the test. Rolling the ball at a slower but still near normal speed, it read the lanes a bit early, not much, just a bit, and finished strongly, forcing a large move deeper, in fact deep enough that I was throwing across the dry right side of the lane. Seeing this reaction I squared up to lane center, and bumped the speed up to slightly higher than I would normally use. This woke up the beast within. The ball skidded through the fronts, started slowing and rolling in the later midlane and made a very strong but smooth move to the pocket. There was no jumpiness, and no "wonder if it's going to hook" it simply slowed down and hooked strongly. Energy retention was great even at lower speed, it did not tend to roll out, it simply hooked too much to hold pocket.

Hooking across lane (lefty for 10 pin) was a no brainer, ease up a touch on the speed and let it walk over, no jumping, no unexpected skidding, just picked up and rolled where I wanted it to, and went where I expected. The reaction of this ball was compared to a medium strong big brand pearl that I am replacing due to extensive damage (very high lineage) The Fighter is very similar to the ball I'm replacing, both in numbers (though the RG is a bit higher and the diff is higher) the cover strength is very similar, and this is a great thing, as the old ball was my benchmark, and usable nearly anywhere on nearly any condition but shined on patterns shorter than 41 feet. This ball is so similar in reaction (with a bit stronger move through the hook phase, and much more continuation) that it will be the new benchmark, and will spend most of it's life on the lanes doing what it does best, and for me that's striking.

This is a ball that has a place in anyones bag, low rev players will love this on light to medium oil, tweeners will find a friendly smoothness coupled with a strong contiuous move through the pin deck on Medium to lighter heavy. Higher rev players will "need" this reaction on medium and higher concentrations of oil. This ball will attract attention for it's looks absolutely, and will attract as much attention for it's performance on the lanes as well. Jet has a real top shelf winner on it's hands here, really hats off to the ball designer, this is one great piece of equipment, and you couldn't pry it out of my dead hands! I can't wait to have some Sport Shots layed out to try it in my comfort zone, and will update this review once done! 

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Re: Aviator
Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 01:44:51 PM
elusive
confidence that as long as I threw a halfway decent shot, I would be rewarded for it. This is the feeling that fosters great relaxed shot making, and really helps
your confidence.

I shoot spares occasionally with the strike ball, using the pinky, ring finger, and thumb instead of the normal 3 finger grip, and this ball was very controllable this way
(this is not always the case)

In all I'm incredibly gratified that this ball has done for me exactly what I wanted and expected based on the numbers and coverstock. The cover is very easy to adjust,
it shines really well and easily, and it sands very easily and smoothly. I wanted a high RG ball to clear the heads easily, and good differential to flare (I have a thumping
on finger and thumb problem) and an adjustable solid reactive cover that was strong enough to carry well, and mild enough to be able to use most often.

This ball is seriously, exactly what I would have designed if given free reign!