BJ Moore gets it. Listen to what he says about pin-up vs. pin-down starting at 1:23:
No talk of pin-up going longer or pin-down getting into a roll quicker (although there is marketing talk of CONTINUATION). I like that the old way of thinking is beginning to give way to a better understanding of ball motion.
I don't understand. Both of your statements above are TRUE! Whether he stated them that way or in a way that he understands them. A pin-down ball reads the lane earlier and smooths the backend, which still can be interpreted as getting into a roll quicker. To me, it's all the same.
Now the part about his pin-up reading the lane quicker..........hmmmm, that makes me think there was a surface tweak done with this ball vs. the original Dare Devil.