Dislikes: None that I've been able to find so far
First, I want to thank Ryan and the group at Seismic for having the contest that allowed this ball to end up in my hands. It was fun and challenging. Now, on to the good stuff.
This drilling gave me an 35 X 4 1/4 X 70. I was looking for a ball that could handle a lighter volume, but still be a smoother reaction without as much over/under as many of my stronger drilled "light conditions" balls have given me in the past. Not only did I get everything I was looking for, I got more. I got a ball that will do exactly that, but will also continue to let me chase the oil line deeper and still turn the corner with enough power to get the corners out.
First night out with it was an experiment. Not being familiar with the ball, it seemed "squirty" after the lanes started transitioning, so I gave up on it rather early. Carry was impressive, ball just seemed touchy. The second outing was not the same.
During practice, I noticed the lanes seemed to move well, so I thought I would try out the Euphoria. The ball cleared the heads easily, picked up a bit midlane, and the reaction continued to build all the way into the pindeck, clearing it with authority. The reaction was very arcish, yet surprisingly strong and predictable. The ball was strong enough it fooled me several times. First game was bad, but totally my fault for underestimating the ball
Second game, I was much more mentally prepared, and was able to utilize the balls potential much better with a move of the feet and targetting. If it wanted to hook, I would let it. I was able, from that point forward, to make normal "2 and1" adjustment towards the inside as the oil line moved, and never once did this ball even act remotely like it had one ounce of quit in it. By the last frame of game three, my feet were lined up on 37 with my target being 18 at the arrows. The Euphoria would run out easily to the breakpoint with no sign of burning early, then make its turn into the pocket, running off the deck directly between the 8 and 9 pins.
I WILL be using this ball a LOT. For those of you on a budget wanting a good symmetric piece, this ball is well worth a look.