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giddyupddp

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Best Dry Lane Reactive
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:57:09 AM »
Question: What do you think is the best dry lane reactive ball currently in production?

My team moved to a new house this season and the lanes are dry. I use a Columbia Deep Freeze which I personally love for dry lanes and have bought a couple back-ups off ebay recently. But I still use 16# and my teammates use 15# and can not find them in that weight as they were discontinued yrs ago. Would like to recommend something for them if we return next season.

Thanks in advance

 

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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 10:18:34 AM »
Question: What do you think is the best dry lane reactive ball currently in production?

My team moved to a new house this season and the lanes are dry. I use a Columbia Deep Freeze which I personally love for dry lanes and have bought a couple back-ups off ebay recently. But I still use 16# and my teammates use 15# and can not find them in that weight as they were discontinued yrs ago. Would like to recommend something for them if we return next season.

Thanks in advance

Its slightly weaker with a little less back end but a Tropical Storm is probably one of the closest balls.  Personally I love my Blue Hammer (way longer than true urethane) and my Path Rising for dry lanes but hear the Rhino is very good as well.
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Faball Burgundy, Blue, Black Hammers
Faball Red Razor 
AMF Sumo
AMF Gunsmoke Cobra
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Visionary Ogre Urethane
Amflite MagicLine
C300 EPX T1 and some boring reactives

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don coyote

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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 11:14:16 AM »
My best look is with the BTU Pearl.

hammajangs

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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 12:48:52 PM »
My favorite is the Storm Ride.  Need to start looking for something similar, anyone got any suggestions?

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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 01:08:07 PM »
My favorite is the Storm Ride.  Need to start looking for something similar, anyone got any suggestions?

I loved my Ride and threw it pretty much non stop on our drier house shot for a year. I got a Radical Rack Attack Pearl as a replacement which is pretty similar for me but those are also tough to find now
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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 01:21:40 PM »
I've been using a ridiculous pearl for a while now it works well for me and I'm lower speed rev dominate.

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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 03:54:48 PM »
Blue hammer

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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 04:57:45 PM »
I’ve been searching for a drier lane ball for a while. On the Storm front, my Joy Ride is too inconsistent. The Tropical’s usually aren’t enough, and the Match Up line is too much. I recently drilled up a Blue Hammer, and it’s too condition specific to be a general use drier lane piece.
 
I recently read a review of the Ebonite Turbo/R. It has the proven Gamebreaker 10.7 cover with a low differential core. It comes in a pearl or hybrid version. I got the hybrid drilled up, and it’s been very impressive so far. On an extreme wet/dry, I can still square up in the dirt and not have the ball overreact. In the nutshell, it’s a winner for drier or short sport patterns.

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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 05:55:15 PM »
My favorite is the Storm Ride.  Need to start looking for something similar, anyone got any suggestions?

I loved my Ride and threw it pretty much non stop on our drier house shot for a year. I got a Radical Rack Attack Pearl as a replacement which is pretty similar for me but those are also tough to find now

Just so happens that my daughter has both the purple and red Rack Attacks, and she quit bowling and we throw the same weight (14#), so I may plug and redrill. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 06:02:14 PM »
No single answer.  It depends a lot on your style.  Higher rev players are going to match up better with different equipment than lower rev players.  It also depends on what you mean by dry.  A shorter pattern with flying back ends presents different issues than a burned track where you are trying to keep from following the remaining oil in. 

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Re: Best Dry Lane Reactive
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 08:11:57 AM »
I think the correct answer (as stated above) is "It Depends".  I know that seems to be a common answer, but it's pretty accurate considering how many variables there are to take into consideration.  I'm a slightly rev dominant tweener and I've had good success on burned lanes with the BTU pearl personally.  If I need just a little more the Ride fills that slot nicely.  But, to be fair I can change my hand position to shape either of those how I want to.  I think if you're using weaker pieces, you'll find that making them shape is a super necessary thing for sake of carry.  Of course, your mileage may vary.