I finally got a chance to do a ball comparison of the Lord Field Exodus (2.7” Pin in RF, No WH, CG 1" RT of CL, 1/2" above midline, Dual Angle: 65* X 4" X 50*) and the Pin Hacker (2.4” Pin in RF, No WH, CG 1-1/2" RT of CL, 1/8" Above midline, Dual Angle: 55* X 4" X 45*). I compared them to my Lane Masters Masterpiece, Buzz Premium Edition and Blue Diamond Particle Pearl. I used them on my THS (37’ of oil using a new Kegel oiling machine and new Twister Pins on a newer synthetic Brunswick surface).
I first started with the Exodus throwing 18 at the arrows to 7-8 at the 40’ Range Finders and was hitting the pocket successfully. Then pulled out the Pin Hacker and had to tighten it up a bit, more like 18 at the arrows to 10-11 at 40’. Both balls from this line hit the pocket consistently (on this day….) and convinced me that this was the line to play for the comparison. Next I pulled out the Lane Masters/Legend Blue Diamond Particle Pearl (3” Pin above RF, No WH, CG 1-1/2" RT of CL, 1/2" Above midline, Dual Angle: 50*X 4" X 30*), from this line it was somewhat comparable to the Lord Field stuff except it didn’t quite recover as aggressively as the Exodus and Pin Hacker would but would strike if I tightened the line.
Next I pulled out the Lane Masters Buzz Premium Edition (2-3/4” Pin in RF, No WH, CG 1" RT of CL, on midline, Dual Angle: 65* X 3 7/8" X 45*) and Lane Masters/Legends Masterpiece (3-1/4” Pin above/RT of RF, WH 2-1/4" past VAL, 1" up, CG 1/2" above midline, Dual Angle: 38* X 3-1/4" X 30*). From the same line, the Buzz Premium Edition was very comparable to the Lord Field equipment and gave the best look of the 3 Lane Masters/Legends balls from this line and it’s shape was very similar to the Exodus . The Masterpiece was way too long for this part of the lane as it had a ton of polish over a 2000 grit abralon finish. It is my “so-called” dry/med ball at this particular house and probably wasn’t a good ball for this test. Although it does have it’s place on the right condition, today was not the day from this part of the lane.
Overall, the Exodus was the most aggressive of the 5 balls used, with the Buzz Premium Edition coming in 2nd, with the Pin Hacker next followed closely by the Blue Diamond and then a distant 5thwas the Masterpiece. I did have very good success as well with the Exodus at an older center in town, it was pretty much unstoppable once hitting the pocket and netted me my best scores of: 5-250+ games, 2-240+ games and several 230+ games. The Pin Hacker didn’t fair well in this older bowling center as it was little to over/under. I need to tweak the coverstock on it for the two centers I have been bowling in to make it useful and successful as the Exodus. Although, on this day the Pin Hacker performed admirably on my THS, it does seem to be a little “squirty” at times.
Final thoughts on the Lord Field bowling balls is they are excellent carrying and impressive balls when used on the right condition and are top-notch performers second to none. I look forward to the next two Exodus balls to add to my arsenal in the Exodus Pearl and the Exodus Iron, I would love to take these two balls along with the Exodus and Pin Hacker with me to Nationals in May 2012.
Good Job Lord Field Bowling and again, thanks to Tony Martin!
Lord Field Staff