I have a World Class Particle and really like that ball on fresh oil that is fairly heavy. When the lanes transition, I can't get the World Class to turn the corner very well and carry. It just favors less lane coverage for maximum carry.
So with Anne Marie Duggan's recommendation, we drilled this ball. I used a similar layout as the WCP, aproximately 4 X 4, or the pin is 4 inches from my PAP with the mass bias in about an 80 degree position. The pin is above the fingers, above my ring finger, slightly right of it.
I didn't get many of the details of this ball, I just wanted to bowl with it. My take is it has less particle load in the cover material. I have used it for two weeks now, with the box surface.
It is awesome!! It only has a little more length than the WCP, which surprised me considering how shiny this ball is. The break point is noticeably more than the WCP. About 5 boards total hook less, not much. It still has that heavy Lane Masters roll to it, but a sharper hook at the spot.
The carry power is tremendous. I have left a couple stone 7 pins, a 7-9, and a 4-7-9, the ball just does not deflect. Back to back solid 8 pins the first game in league, just had me shaking my head.
I think this ball could handle much more oil with a little surface adjustment. With the box finish, it will handle most any medium to some oil conditions. The straight players will like this ball because of the better back end movement. The high speed guys will like this ball because it revs up quick, doesn't go too long. Slower speed players are going to want some fresh oil in the front part of the lane, but this ball should still have plenty left.
After these two weeks of league and a number of practice games, all on wood lanes, this ball shows almost no wear at all. You can't tell I have even thrown the ball, these Lane Master shells are super durable!!!
Special thanks to Anne Marie Duggan for letting me use her shop to drill this ball!!!
Hope this helps ya....
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