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Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
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In 1991, Nu-Line unveiled to the world the very first reactive ball,
the X-Calibur. That ball forever changed the way the game is played. Today
Nu-line is proud to announce the X-Calibur Legend. The Legend takes the
original characteristics to the next level. This new chapter in Nu-Line
history delivers a powerful hook and a violent snap at the break point. The
specifications are: Reaction: Skid/Snap; Recommended condition: Medium to
Heavy oil with clean back ends; Ball Construction: Two Piece; Cover stock:
MicaTak; Flare Potential: Medium to High; Radius of Gyration: 2.56;
Differential: .0447; Color: Sparkle Red with Yellow logo fill; Finish:
Polished; Pin Placement: 0-5"; Hardness: 75-78; Available weights: 14-16
lbs.

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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #1 on: December 11, 2000, 11:02:29 PM
Drilled mine with a 5x3 drill pattern and an extra hole 7 inches out from center of grip. I used this ball along with my TiHawk (which is polished now). Even though this ball is characterized as a skid/snap ball, I must say it doesn't turn the corner as hard as it says it should. Tested on a fresh strip shot, with decent head oil, the Ti-Hawk (drilled the same way) finished much stronger, but also went longer down the lane. The Legend seems to roll more in the midlane, rather than a violent backend flip. Excellent carrying ball, just not exactly the reaction I was expecting out of the ball.

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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #2 on: December 13, 2000, 07:06:13 AM
I laid this ball out with the Pin above my finger on my gripline, and the CG 1 1/4 of gripline.



The condition that I used this ball on was a 2nd shift with 40 feet of oil and some light carrydown.



Well, if you are expecting a New Purple X-Calibur, DON'T.  I drilled this ball because I liked the X-Calibur core design and I loved all the old X-Caliburs.  I threw it in practice and had a great shot with it, so I went with it the first game and threw it all three games.  Myself, along with three other pro shop guys watched the reaction and everyone said that it had a great read of the lane and good hitting power.  The ball was able to get through the heads very easily and started reading in the midlane.  The hit power of this ball is right up there and I threw some messenger throughout the night.  This is a great ball.  It isn't a heavy oil ball, but it is a great medium oil ball.  The Legend will skid/flip when you have an over/under condition, or when you have crisp backends.



On a scale of 1-10, I would say this ball is a solid 8.  The pearl coverstock will give you good length, with great midlane roll and reaction.  If you want a solid ball that will be great on medium condition, then don't be afraid to add this to your bag.  I think the Legend is a great addition to the X-Calibur name.



If you have any questions, or comments please email me at Bill@buddiesproshop.com



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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #3 on: December 22, 2000, 06:40:37 PM


The first thing I noticed about the ball, right out of the boc, is that it has the Cuda 2000 Holoflex resin coverstock.  Right then I knew that the ball would get through the heads well without overskidding, and that it would read the dry well without overhooking.



Although the X-Calibur Legend is not the biggest hooking ball out there, it defintiely is a great product.  it does more at the breakpoint than either of the two new Cudas do.  Anyone who likes their Cuda or Cuda/C 2000 but wishes it had a bit more guts to it, this X-Calibur Legend is the ball for you.



Once the ball flips, it gets into a nice roll and takes a nice dive into the rack.  THe most impressive thing to me was the amount of flat hits it carried.  On shots that I was sure would be a 10-pin, the 10 just kind of went straight back.  Not sure how to explain it, but it's done it in 2 different houses (one synthetic, one wood) from two different lines (13 out to about 7 and 21 out to about 5) so I'm not going to complain at all.



A nice ball for medium to medium oily conditions.  Every pro shop should stock them.



JP


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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #4 on: January 09, 2001, 11:54:44 AM
Initially, for me this ball was great. I have a fair amount of hand and I get pretty good roll. I drilled it 4x4. First game out of the box I shot 279 with the ball. I went on a 7 day tear with games of 263, 278 on Monday, 296 (please, don't even ask) on Tuesday, and rounded out the week with 290 on Saturday. Needless to say, I cleared a little bit of pocket change that week. I cleaned and polished the ball after league after league that Saturday and it's been downhill from there. I still shot good score, posting a lot of 240's and 250's, but that something extra the ball had intially wass gone. This ball sent messengers like no other piece I'd ever thrown. Now I get the occasional flat 10 on a shot that would have carried before I touched the surface. It's kind of the reason I'm not big on proactives and all other balls with mica, PET flakes, or some other type of additive. It seems once you alter the surface, even just polishing, you get a different ball.  Overall, this ball is a great addition to your arsenal, and if you like what you've got out the box use Windex or a cleaner like that. Keep it off the spinner.

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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #5 on: April 23, 2001, 03:47:56 PM
On this ball, the pin is out 3 1/2in. and it is drilled stacked leverage, with the pin at 2 o'clock, and a balance hole 6in from PAP.  My ball speed is 17-19 mph, with more than average revs(14-17).  I was throwing this ball on a freshly double-oiled, christmas tree house shot, oiled 10 to 10.  I was standing on 24, thowing 13 to 10-9.  The ball would go about 40-45ft, and then make a left turn to the pocket.  When I tugged it into the oil, the ball slid a little, but still gripped the lane when it needed to, to hit pocket. I then pulled out the Rock On to compare, and found that I had to move 2 boards right to get it to the pocket. My X-Calibur is drilled stronger than the Rock On, but I was still surprised to see what it could do.

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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #6 on: May 10, 2001, 04:09:50 PM
I have had my X-Calibur for about 3 months. i got it drilled using nuline's 3rd drill pattern. 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 with a balance hole 1 inch beyond my PAP. at first i left it in it's box condition and wasn't satisfied. it was lacking carry and i couldn't get the backend i wanted. i went to my pro shop, hit it up with a scotch brite, now i was loving it. i was getting about 4-6 more boards out of it and it was ripping the rack. then, after getting more equipment, i polished back a little, and it is all backend now. u think it is gonna slide and roll out, but then it turns the corner about 45-50 feet down the lane. nuline's best ball so far.. a solid 8.5

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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #7 on: June 27, 2001, 02:38:31 PM
I am huge Nu-Line fan. The Original Excalibur was my first reactive ball. I even owned a "Genusis". I was very excited to see the Excalibur Legend come out. I have thrown it a for about a month now, using it a Nationals and my state tournament. DO NOT expect the same reaction as the original Excalibur. This is no where even close. I find that this ball works on medium-oil conditions without a lot of carry down. If the lanes are too dry, it does have the typical Excalibur overreaction. If there is heavy oil or carry-down. The ball will not turn up for me. On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 6. When you find the right shot for it, it is a great ball, just not as versatile as I had hoped. This becomes one of the secondary balls in my bag, not the one I start with every night.
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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #8 on: August 20, 2001, 02:05:53 PM
Ok well i just bought my legend about a week ago had it drilled for only 4 days, and im madly in love with this ball. I have owned mostly AMF balls and some Zones but this ball puts them all to a shame, minus my Assassin ball this is the best ball i have bought in many years. I have throwin in 6 games with it a personal best of 275 and in 3 games rolled a 634 series. Now this ball is not one for everyone, if your not a natural rev thrower you wont make this ball do what it was made for. My bowling partner has the new Truama ER from storm and that ball, in his hands has a nice carry and perfect backend. When i throw this ball with my natural rev i make that ball move down the lane like a drunkin sailor, with a backend that would be off the charts. So in my opinion this ball is great for the high rev thrower if your not among these people maybe a ball like the Assassin with its hook rating would be better for yourself. I for one love this ball and once i figure out its sweet spot it should do nothing but win me money which in my book makes this ball a 10.

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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #9 on: January 03, 2002, 04:46:30 PM
Ok after owning this ball for some time now i can say this is the hardest hooking ball i have seen anyone throw. Im about 6'4 and flirting with about 270 and i throw a 14.5 lb ball, trust me i love the lower weight a lot more. I can make that ball move down the lane with a some times murders backend, many people say i have the hardest hitting ball in our league. Im not sure about that but i can make some 7 pins dance around like drunken fools, and i dont miss pocket often. This ball on good lanes is just great, im still learning to bowl and i have changed throws since getting this ball. I throw two arrows left of the center to the one arrow right of center and snap back to pocket. If the lanes are dry i cant make that ball stay right of the head pin, it just spans to hard. I have it drilled some the dot is about 1 inch northeast of my ring finger, and it still breaks to hard for my high revs. On good lanes and clean back ends this ball dose nothing but magic in the pocket, i can bowl 200 games just playing around. Anyway just wanted to update everyone on this ball, in league im bowling about 173 i think and this is in a house that changes its oil pattern every week. Anyway City Tourny is coming up i'll post how i do there maybe it will be a litte better.

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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #10 on: February 15, 2002, 08:49:59 AM
15#  Label shift 1 o'clock safety drill.  Very readable.  Skid/roll/hook.  Good power, it carried the corners very well for the house I was in.  Slight overreaction if it swung into the dry too soon.  Wasn't quite as big of hooker as I was expecting but that is a plus.  It liked medium oil very well.  I would put it away when the oil lightened up but if it's medium or even toward heavy, this ball will handle it with good power.  A very good ball to get a read of the lanes with.

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Re: Nu_Line X-Calibur Legend
Reply #11 on: March 13, 2002, 11:46:30 AM
solid ball for a bad company never really get a solid performer from a small company not this ball is not yet challenging trauma monster angle evolotion zone  yet it needs a bit more overall shapping up