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Black Cherry Bomb
on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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After creating the most powerful reactive ball ever made, Lane #1 kicks it up a notch, combining our powerful, high flaring Cherry Bomb core with our super aggressive, solid Carbide Resin coverstock. When your Super Carbide Bomb is hooking too early, and your Pearl Cherry Bomb just wont cut through the oil, Lane #1s new Carbide/R Black Cherry BOMB gives you an explosion thats unheard of.!!


Color: Black/Cherry Swirl
Cover Stock: CarbideTM Resin Solid
Core: Diamond flip block W/ Dual Stacked Mini Diamond Nuggets
Hook Rating: 25
Flare Potential: 8
Pin Placement: 12 O clock 1-4 out
Construction: 5- piece
Finish: Polished
Available Weights: 13,14,15 & 16lbs  

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #1 on: August 17, 2003, 02:52:54 AM
First off let me say this ball looks awesome!!!!! Richie and the guys did a great job coming up wit hthe color combo for their first swirled ball...AWESOME !!!!

Ball specs...pin 3-1/4"
Top weight: 3.2
Gross wt: 15-3

Drill pattern...4-1/2 x 2-1/4, weighthole 1" above midline 1-1/16 x 2-1/2"

All I have to say is this ball is awesome!!!!!! I know I have used that word before but this thing rocks.

The pattern was a broken down lane condition where the oil had pushed, carried down and the humidity level was HIGH.

The deeper I moved, the harder the ball finished. It was insane!!!! I had no problem taking hand out of the ball and playing it up 10. So I moved in 5 and 5 kept the same breakpoint...strike. I moved some more and finally I got it come light but this ball is WAY stronger than my Blueberry.

I moved over to some fresher oil (oiled today) with the house shot....forget it!!!! I threw 3 shots. Ball 1 stood 25, threw 15 to whereever it stopped...turned left at about 40 feet and went from 5 board to the 7 pin. Shot 2 I stood 35 and threw between 3-4 arrows out to like 10....clipped the 2-3 on the way by. Shot 3...stood 40, played 5th arrow to 10...WOW!!!! finally found the pocket!!!! But left a stone 9 pin.....

Moved onto another pair that had our house shot...pretty flat oil 3 to 3 down the lane 38 feete and buffed to 42 if I recall. They had some open play on them but I got a similar result. The ball read the midlane super strong and finished like a train. This may be the shot for the ball. I was able to play deepr than either my Blueberry or Inferno and the hit and carry was unreal. It read the midlane a hair better than my Blueberry with a backend stronger than my Inferno....absolutely incredible.

This ball rocks. I am considering leaving it in box finish and selling my Super Carbide Bomb...I think this ball will be more versatile and playable on most lanes.

Lane 1, gotta give you a solid 9-1/2 out of 10 on this one.
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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #2 on: August 23, 2003, 07:32:05 AM
Hey,Ballreviewyittes,Im back,I dunno why,but Im back.This time to tell you all about the newest Lane #1 ball,The Black Cherry Bomb! I bought it NIB,its 14lbs 4ozs w/Top weight of 2lbs,7 ozs.I think the pin was a 1-2.My ball was done Stacked Leverage,with the finger holes and thumb going 12:00 straight down and the pin is 1 inch away from CG.Also there is a drilled hole 4 inches on the right side of the ring finger.I noticed this ball is less shiny than its cousin Cherry.Now its test time,this pair I bowled on was Medium Oil.This ball Is a trip!! I threw it on the 7 board and its slid and rolled,its hard to explain,but I was liking this.I tried another area,this time,the middle main BIG ARROW,then I swung out the BCBomb to the 12  board aiming in the gutter department.This ball comes back!I did this several times getting many good strikes and a couple of deflective strikes!I forgot ta mention,Im using a 14 as opposed to a 15/16,which give more revs and junk like that.On a ok note if you miss your mark,you will get solid  6s ,7s even  8 pins.This ball is very versatile,I only picked up two 10 pins tonite,but I just got it drilled very recently.Other than that it makes a pretty neat emergency spare ball.I pulled a RARE tonight,for tha first time in a year and a half,I only used 1 ball,this Black Cherry Bomb!Ok,later I bowled in a NEW TEST condition for new balls,I decided to bowl this on Cosmic Bowl Night!!!! Ok,this time the lanes are getting a bit drier,they still have oil on them,but its scattered throughout this pair Im on. Man!!This ball is very cool,I  walked straight  from the 3rd board on left side and swung it out to the 12 to 15 boards on the right group of arrows,it rolls/slides then CAAARRRRRAAASSH!!! Comes in the backends like a runaway truck!! When the lane got more drier I moved on the left side a scosh more with simaliar Swinging out in 2nd arrowland! Dang if I didnt get strikes there too!!Hahahahhaha,so far this ball is a keeper.On me I noticed wherever I throw whether it be the 4 board kinda fast or a monster swing hook at the far left almost walking into the gutter line in leftsideland!This ball hooks so differently on several lane conditions.The only conditions I havent tried on is Sport Shot and Heavy Oil.Im sure other future reviewers will type that in.I bowled 21 games on two totally different conditions tonight and feel this is a very neato ball.Im looking forward to using VERY often.The only problem I had with this ball is on light or dry,I was CLOSE but I couldnt get 10 pins .I forgot,I only brought one ball!Ummm,but I bowled a lot of strikes and had my highest game in the DARK(kinda),a  299!Ugg!A solid "6 pin"! Yayayayaya it dont count,BUT on COSMIC Bowling,hey,thats a fun thing to accomplish!I have proof on a printout so my oddball friends dont think I'm lying,LOL!. Especially with all that LOUD MUSIC,COURTSEY LANE BREAKING,DANCING PEOPLES and I still keep my cool with the BC Bomb.Thats my fun(aka hokey,but a little informative review).Hey!I try to tell what I exactly experienced,give or take a sentence!!.I give this ball an A solid!Even if I type my explanations a bit odd,TAKE MY WORD FOR IT,its a cool ball!BTW this ball actually took me 7 games to break it in!Lastly plz dont cyber tease my review on another post,thanks.

Im going ta Snoozeville,be COOL everyone,I gotta get up later today and go used bowling ball hunting at the local flea market!
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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #3 on: August 24, 2003, 08:45:55 PM
WOW , all i can say is, this ball is awesome. It can play a wide variety of oil patterns. Got it with in box cover. Depending on oil conditions and wrist and hand adjustments you can use this ball on most all conditions except dry. You could even use it on dry if you can throw alot of speed. Now to talk of carry. WOW again. Very few 10's( actually left more 8's and 9's). This ball hits VERY HARD from alot of different angles.I think lane 1 gets a "10" on this one.

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #4 on: August 25, 2003, 11:25:22 AM
man this ball hooks!i'm a heavy handed righty bowling in a house with 38 "of oil thick in the middle and of course outside of 8 is dry.i started playing 20 on a fresh shot but was going left way toooo much .so i put a gloss on it and now its much more controllable and hits like my original cherry did.awesome ball and im sure ill sell tons in my shop!more about me my pap is over 5 and 5/8 and up 1 inch .i layed the ball out with a 5x5 layout to make sure ball wouldn't be too strong but its still screamin. for people with less hand this ball should rule for anyone needing help to hook.only question will be will the coverstock last or will it die in a couple of months i will check in a few to give updates!

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #5 on: August 30, 2003, 08:15:22 PM
wholly crush the pocket!!!!i got this ball last wednesday, also the first night of my new league.i'm a righty that bowls with no thumb(ring finger and pinky) and i shot 224,300,245 with 20 in a row!i never moved all night.this ball NIB is wonderful but we will see as time rolls on.its drilled to flat out hook and i have good ball speed to back it up.i havent used a ball that made pins fly like that in a long time.even though i us no thumb, it felt good off my hand.i recommend this ball for anyone.

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #6 on: September 01, 2003, 09:04:12 PM
shot 300 the first block in a regional on the a pattern.this ball
is a great addition to the cherry.stronger hook overall whith great carry
i have 3 layed out differently and all three roll great

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #7 on: September 08, 2003, 01:18:57 PM
Me - Right Handed Tweener, medium ball speed.

Ball (before drilling) - 15 lb. 3 oz., 3.7 oz. top wt., 3" pin

Layout - Pin 4 1/2" from PAP (over ring finger), stacked.  5/8" extra hole, 2 1/2" deep, 6" from grip center.

The Black Cherry clears the heads very well, revs in the mid lane and makes an extremely strong move on the back end.  In fact, with this layout, the back end move is too angular on a house shot.  It often results in back row or 4 pin leaves.  I tried wet sanding with 1200 to take the shine off of the ball and it did seem to tame it down briefly.  However, once the lane oil shined it back up, the results were as before.  I suspect this ball will play much better for me on a condition with carrydown or where a deep line is required.  I will also probably try sanding with a lower grit (maybe 800).

I would suggest that most should have this ball laid out with the desired PAP to Pin distance and keep the CG near the palm.  This ball will be plenty strong without a lot of help from exotic layouts.

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #8 on: September 14, 2003, 04:19:24 PM
WOW! I've had this ball a litle over a week and that is the best way to describe it. Had it drilled with the lane 1 length drilling. This ball skids a good 35 feet, if not more. When it starts to rev there is no stopping it. I have never had a ball i could play this deeply with.  Make no mistake, it is very agressive, but you sawheads know what i mean when i say it's a smooth agressive. Rolls more like a pearl for me than a solid. This might just be the ball that gets other guys in my house rolling lane 1. Right now i'm the only one out there. Shop here charges too much so I go elsewhere to buy. Great ball by the guys and i'm looking forward to buying the xxl next.

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #9 on: October 21, 2003, 06:47:04 PM
Don't ask me why I bought this ball...

I guess I figured that since it was a solid, that it would be less prone to over/under like the Cherry BOMB pearl was.

I was wrong again.  I drilled this one 4x4 stacked and it did hook a little more than the Cherry BOMB pearl, but still nothing to get excited about.  The hit was decent, but nothing spectacular.

Why was this ball called a hook monster by all of the same folks that you see review these new Lane#1 balls regularly(they know who they are)?  Unless Lane#1 does something about their crappy BOMB cores, I will never buy another ball from them again.  I am not the only one either...many of the people I bowl with that use Lane#1 feel exactly the same as I do.

Good luck in the future Lane#1...

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #10 on: October 22, 2003, 12:33:04 AM
I got this ball from Doug Sterner NIB.  It had a 2-3" pin and I believe a 2.75 oz top. I had it drilled Label 1:30 with a small weight hole just below my PAP

I got it a few weeks ago and needed time to make a good review.  On the right conditions(Medium/Heavy), I typically stand 25 drift to about 27 and roll around 20.  I get it over the 3rd and eventually about to about 7, where it reads the back end and makes a very hard turn left.  It's almost a snap, but not quite.  Aside from the very rare pocket 7-10(seems to happen when I don't release it clean), I rarely leave 10 pins... maybe 1 in a 3 game set.  If I can adjust and get the ball to the pocket, this ball is devastating.  HOWEVER, if I tug it inside just a little too much, this ball is so strong, I better pray it doesn't ignore the oil and go driving into the head pin.

Overall this ball fits my game to a tee.  I have short video clips of what my ball looks like lane wise when I roll it right.  PM me and I will e-mail you the clips.  

This ball is a 9.5 out of 10 in my book.  Compliments my Cherry Bomb very well.  The only ball to get a 10 so far is my Emerald Pearl.

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #11 on: October 25, 2003, 09:50:03 PM
Bought this ball from Drillwizard.  Ball is 15.2 lbs, 3oz topweight, and a 2-3 " pin.  Discussed at length with Drillwizard, along with reading several posting about this ball and finally drilled it to a 4.5 to 3 3/8 pattern.  Pin is above my ring finger, 7" weight hole by my pap, ball wound up having 7/8 side and  7/8 finger, after drilling the weight hole.  Figured that I would try it like that before we went any bigger with the hole.  Ball has a very nice move to the pocket, does not or is not jumpy like many resin balls that I have tried.  Threw 225, 227 out of the box with it.  Next night, different house, ball skided, but still wound up shooting a small 600 with it, next night (back at the original house) threw 223, 267, 264 with it.  Ball for me is a keeper.  Rate it a 9.  Not the strongest ball out there, and definately not the weekest.    

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #12 on: November 12, 2003, 10:15:09 PM
Box specs:

  15lbs, 15oz
  3-4" pin
  2.7 oz Top
  Drilled stacked leverage with small weight hole
  Took surface down to knock the shine off
  Condition: fresh oil before leagues.  I'm not sure of the pattern, but it seemed like a typical block pattern with clean backends.

  Anyhow, I only got to throw about four games with this ball so far, and this is not the condition that I intend to use it on most often, as my pearl cherry bomb already does just fine on fresh with clean backends, but I like what I see thus far. This ball clears the heads very easily, revs up strong in the midlane and makes a strong and remarkably continuous move through the deck. I tried several different lines and hand positions with this bad dog, and it was very receptive to each and every one. I was able to crank the ball up and swing the lane, and I was able to play the ball with less hand straight up second arrow and the ball walked in and absolutely smashed in both cases. From what I can tell, this ball will be perfect for squaring up when the pearl cherry encounters too much oil down the lane. The only downfall that I can see is that this ball can have the tendency to hit too hard. If you miss inside with this one, forget about it. The hit is so continuous and strong that it will just blast straight through with little deflection. However, on the flip side, light hits and swishers just throw pins out of the way. It's too early to assign a rating for this ball, but I have little doubt that I'm going to love this one every bit as much as its pearl brother, if not more. Another great product from Lane 1.
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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #13 on: November 13, 2003, 12:29:44 PM
Drilled with Pin beside ring finger cg kicked out 2 and hole near my pap. Initially this had a over/under reaction for me. I sanded off the factory polish and shined it back slightly to a matte finish. The reaction is much improved. I like to use this ball to play slow and deep (not my typical style). The hit is good not great. I like the older original bomb better.

11/16/03-Revised Review. I got to play this ball on shot where the center did not strip the backends and had fresh fronts. Skid City for my other equipment. I tried this ball with a Matte finish, and it hooked up and carried very good.
Mike Whitacre

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Re: Black Cherry Bomb
Reply #14 on: November 23, 2003, 09:17:58 PM
I have used this ball for several months so I thought it was time to post a review.

Ball Specs....
Pin: 2-3"
Top Weight: 3oz
Gross weight: 14-3

Drill Pattern. 1:30 Label

I use this ball on wood lanes with a 43 foot Christmas tree pattern. I like to stand at 25 and throw between the 2nd and 3rd arrow. My break point is around the 7th board. My ball speed is 18 - 18.5 mph with about 250 revs. When I first got this ball I tried using it with the box finish on it. However, I had a lot of over/under reaction with it. I took a grey scotch bright pad to it and took the shine off it. After that it was very controllable. The best way to describe the reaction of the ball is...it clears the heads very well (as long as you have oil), revs up in the midlane, and makes a strong arcing move to the pocket. The cover stock has been very durable and shows very little signs of wear. I would recommend this ball to anyone. Thanks.