So, after last night, I believe I have found the ball that has fit me the best since the original Black Widow.
It's been a long time since I could actually release the ball and actually know what's going to happen with it. Most of today's stuff I have to be careful with, because it's likely to shoot off if it checks up, or do nothing if it hits a slick. Yes, I throw mostly Hammer, and pearls at that.
That being said, on the THS I normally bowl on, I kept the Dominion in play for 3 games. This is something I haven't been able to do in a very, very long time. When mine "checks up," it just rolls a little sooner, and hits flatter. Ten pin gets left, convert, slip a board left, strike.
I started out 25-15-5, blowing the pocket out. Left a 9 pin, 4 pin, and a 7 pin after 3 in a row, got 2 boards deeper, and back to par. The only thing that stopped me from a decent set last night was missing the moves and footwork in the third game.
The one thing that I can say I have a problem with, while it's an amazing thing, is the amount of pins it throws around. It took a few things that went high and were going to be simple leaves, and threw pins to make some very harsh splits. This happened in the third game, so going high was my fault, but the power this thing packs threw a little too much.
I did have quite a few people asking me what I was throwing, and got the center's proprietor to watching. He fully admitted it was a great matchup for me, because I've been going through far too much skid/flip in his eyes. My Delta was even rolling, but it has more backend than the Dominion, making it unusable after 1 game at the house I bowl at.
I'll be likely going all Seismic from here, depending on how I match up with other pieces.
Going to be ordering the Blackout soon as a ball-down for the Dominion, as soon as I get all of my bills in a row. So, on that note, should I get the Blackout drilled the same as my Dominion for a similar shape, or stronger, or weaker?
And Gunny, should I wait to look at the Raging Bull line for the new pieces, or maybe go ahead and get one? I'm honestly looking at the Stampede, as it looks like it gives good length with a strong roll, much like my Dominion is giving me, but more of the same shape.