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Helluvahobbybowler

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REAL Dry Lane Ball
on: December 03, 2017, 09:45:35 PM
I'm looking for a real dry/burnt lane ball.  I'm not interesting in the ultra long and angular "entry" level balls that end up covering the same amount of boards as the high end stuff.  I want a good length without the overly strong hockey stick reaction.  I don't need to think "someone kicked it left".  Any suggestions?

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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 09:56:12 PM
How dry is dry? Plastic with a core would work. Plastic with a pancake weightblock and surface would work. New Combat Tank might fit the bill. Brunswick Rhino, Hammer Purple Pearl urethane, Arctic sniper if you can find one.
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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 10:24:16 PM
Doesn't get longer and more mild on the backend than Blue Hammer remake (Lane #1 Bullet and plastic aside).  Plus is a viable spare balls on THS.  My Ogre Urethane is also awesome for dry lanes but not as long as the others (but oh so mild on the back end) and nearly impossible to find these days.
Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 10:31:23 PM by HackJandy
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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 05:46:32 AM
Black widow spare, track spare plus, or blue hammer are your best bets for true dry conditions.

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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 09:30:16 AM
No offense to the OP, but it sounds like you want a magic ball that makes burnt shots play like fresh shots. That ball really doesn't exist BUT a Tropical Storm (black/red hybrid) will get you close.

Urethane IS NOT for dry lanes, it is for hot backends and control ... big difference.

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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 10:21:32 AM
Ogre Urethane is a different beast like the old Faball Pink Hammer.  Its not great for burn (but about as good as non pearl urethane gets) but it does really well on fresh short light patterns.  Guess should have clarified.
Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 10:24:24 AM by HackJandy
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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 05:34:55 PM
The only ball I find suitable for "dry lanes" is one with a low differential and a polished cover.

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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 05:38:00 PM
Look for something that has a LOW differential and a polished cover.

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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 12:27:54 AM
Shine a Blue Hammer Remake.  Purple Pearl Urethane is way too strong for dry lanes. Plastic with a core can also definitely work.
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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 03:35:33 AM
Get something polished/pearl reactive resin about 20 years old that was made to be mild then, and drill it weak.

I'm using an Ebonite Matrix Conquest right now on dry lanes, drilled 5.5 x 4 with the MB almost right in the thumb. Doesn't flare much, and that ball's cover was mild to begin with. It's about 8 boards weaker than a polished urethane ball (Visionary Slate Blue Gargoyle). But it's got just a bit more on the back than my plastic ball (Lane #1 XXXL) thanks to a more consistent midlane read.

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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 10:33:00 AM
Blue Hammer less than $90, good as spare ball as well.  Comes polished, goes long, fairly low diff, very mild backend, problem solved.
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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 03:41:34 PM
If you can find a lane #1 Bullet...get one ....I use mine as a spare ball when I find I need one.

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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 04:02:06 PM
Nobody has mentioned Columbia 300 Scout.Pancake weight block very mild cover the old superflex from early reactive days.They are on the cheap too.

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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 04:56:25 PM
I love my blue hammer for lighter/dry conditions,  best of both worlds; Clean and smooth motion, no over/under at all.

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Re: REAL Dry Lane Ball
Reply #14 on: December 08, 2017, 09:55:19 PM
Nobody has mentioned Columbia 300 Scout.Pancake weight block very mild cover the old superflex from early reactive days.They are on the cheap too.

The Scout is a good dry lane piece. I still have one, but it is condition sensitive. Once a big transition starts happening, it becomes a ten-pin magnet, and you may struggle to carry. I altered the surface on mine and went to a barbell drill to make it more effective and prolong its use, when that happens.

For dryish lanes these days, I use a Strike King and an Azo piece with a motion hole. They both give me more downlane pop, without reading the dry too much at all.
Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 09:57:36 PM by Jesse James
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