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Big Hit Pearl
on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
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Coverstock: Reactive Pearl

Core: 3-piece Asymmeterical

Finish: Polished

Storm Staff Dominic Green

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #1 on: June 16, 2002, 11:57:52 PM
This ball fills the gap between over reactive mid-performance and lame-hitting low performance. Dispurses backend power after breezing through broken heads. On drying conditions, this ball gives control and power. That's all you need.

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #2 on: July 21, 2002, 06:36:39 AM
I recently drilled up a Big HIT pearl. This ball was drilled cg in grip and pin over index finger for length. The house I bowl at went to Anvil lane synthetics so I have screaming backends. Ball was left box finish. Big Hit went down the lane and made a very mellow move to the pocket. This pattern would be great for someone who really turns the ball. I found my second or third game ball, I am going to spin the ball to 1200, just to see how the ball will react, I need it to move a few feet earlier, thanks.

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #3 on: September 13, 2002, 09:52:38 PM
Well i had this ball drilled up 9-10-02 and it was so i had something when the lanes are super dry, which is what they are putting out for the three leagues i bowl on.  The oil pattern is a simple Top Hat 38ft, i believe, and dry backends and dry outside 10. I was using a Trauma drilled weak, with the CG and MC2 in the weak position, with the pin under my fingers. I had the big hit drilled Storm #2 layout, with the pin under my fingers and CG kicked out in the Positive
to make it able to turn the corner, and a 1oz of negative taken out to kill it. i know it sounds weird but, well the ball still turns the corner when it hits the dry backends, or dry outside.  But i will say that this ball does hit with power! i left several solid 9's but, for someone who has alot of hand, and bowls in a house that has dry backends, or uses short oil patterns this ball is good for it. And i myself only payed 80$ for it. So i look at it this way, at least i didnt pay 250$ for it! But anyways i was bowling on lanes that was oiled for women, and it was after leagues was done, so i will post another message, monday night so i can see how it works on my saturday league and monday league. But so far i like the ball because it gets down the lanes and makes a nice smooth but big turn. But this ball is gives you more than what it seems, and the 80$ you pay for it is well worth it!
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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #4 on: September 17, 2002, 12:06:38 AM
this ball has a 3 1/2 pin and a 3.2  ounce topweight.

i drilled this ball with the pin under the ring finger. and the cg kicked out 30 degrees with a 29/32 weight hole drilled 3 inches deep located 4 1/8 down and 2 1/8 out from my axis. the ball gets great lenth and takes a strong left turn in the backends but most importantly its still controllable. it hits great the carry is not perfect but it is good. this ball is great for dry lanes and playing up the boards on a wet/dry block. overall a great ball at a graet price.

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #5 on: September 20, 2002, 10:32:18 PM
Ok, well this is my second review on this ball.  Well I havent used on a league since the first time, but i have been using it in practice, and i notice that when the temp drops and the oil doesnt move as much, the ball works great and i can play how i intended to with this ball.  And when i could play 15-10 the ball does hit with power, the problem i had was, the night i used it i was playing 4th arrow out to 10, and it was losing its power when it would make the turn, because i had to throw the ball harder than i wanted to, when it was warmer out, because the oil in the house i bowl in was breaking down fast. But anyways this ball is great for playing inside of 3rd arrow, thats where the ball will be most effective.
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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #6 on: October 11, 2002, 01:32:28 PM
Med speed high rev player pretty much 45 degree semi-roller. Got thsi ball for dry and driled it with the pin over my middle finger. I like Storm balls but this thing hits like a bag of marshmellows. Haven't thrown it on a really dry shot but i am dissapointed with the jumpiness when it does manage to grab. I think I prefer my Blue Hot.  5 out of 10

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #7 on: October 13, 2002, 03:49:56 PM
needed a ball for dryer condition,with screaming backends
picked up a b.h.p. with 4 oz. top drilled with pin over bridge for length.
ball gets down with very little effort,but has a good strong move back to pocket.
very surpised for a 80.00 ball. off the drill press started league with 1st 9 and a nice pocket 7-10....
but if you run into a dry house can complain for the money.
dont expect the hit like your gonna get from the traumas and erasers,
but it is a hard hitting ball for the condition you are on.

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #8 on: November 20, 2002, 04:04:55 PM
This ball is amazing on dry lanes. This is one of the best pearlized balls I have ever seen. I got this ball at a pro shop for 90$. You can't go wrong with that price. I got it with the pin 2-3 inches out. I got the ring finger hole drilled about a half an inch diagonally down to the left with the center of gravity about three inches down from that hole. This ball will go extremely long with a little backend. Perfect for dry lanes. I was averaging in the high 170's and my next league night I averaged 216 with this ball. Good choice for entry level bowlers also or bowlers with slow ball speeds. The Big Hit Pearl is a must have for your bowling arsenal. It belongs in every bag.

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #9 on: November 25, 2002, 01:58:59 AM
This Big Hit pearl is an excellent ball for the price goes long, enough backend consistant roll with impressive carrying power. On 8-13-02 shot a 300 with it not bad for 70.00 ball

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #10 on: October 14, 2003, 03:08:26 AM
This ball hooks a bit more than advertised. I got it for toast, drilled it with the pin over ring finger, CG kicked out a bit. It doesn't seem to go long enough for me, nor does it hit very well on a consistent basis. I'm getting rid of it.

Okay, I punched a hole on the PAP to take it back to negative, about 1/2 oz. This made it more controllable, and somehow made the hit more consistent. It hooks earlier but smoother. I may keep it a while longer.
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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #11 on: December 07, 2003, 11:06:30 AM
I've been looking for a reactive ball for fried lanes for a loooong time, and man have I found it. Drilled mine with pin over middle finger and cg close to center of palm. I can almost play up the boards on toast with this thing. Example: Using a polished ultra hot drilled pin over ring finger, played 17 to 5 at break point. Same lanes, was light playing up 10 and hitting it. Perfect ball for what its drilled for. Any cranker will love this ball with this set up.
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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #12 on: January 02, 2004, 12:20:52 AM
I bought this ball a few months ago with hopes that I'd be able to raise my average.  Now, I'm not huge into the drill patterns so I'm not even going to try to tell ya how it's drilled.  

In the few months I've had this ball, I've experienced the good and the bad.  First off, when the lane conditions are right, this ball is great.  It hooks a little more than advertised, but a small adjustments fixes that.  It hits well and seems to carry the pins when in the pocket, but be just a little high or deep and you're stuck.  

If there is oil, FORGET IT!  This ball hates the oil more than many I've seen or used.  You might as well be using a plastic ball.  The only other thing I don't like about this ball is it seems to "gash" very easily.  The second time I used the ball, I had a nice 2" slice in the side that appeared to just keep chipping if not fixed.

I've raised my average almost 15 pins with this ball so I can't say too many bad things about it.  Hopefully with a little more practice, I can figure out how to use this ball in all conditions.
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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #13 on: January 02, 2004, 01:17:06 AM
This ball is good for dry lanes. I've had the ball for about a week and it goes down the lines with a big backend hooks. my pin on the ball is 2- 2.5

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Re: Big Hit Pearl
Reply #14 on: January 02, 2004, 06:27:09 PM
I purchased this ball a while ago.  I needed something for extreme fried lanes.  I was suprised by how much it hooked at first but then i got used to it and it turned into an excellent ball for my league.  This ball has good length and decent backend. This ball can be used on medium oil playing direct lines or crankers can swing it on medium oil.  On dry you can make this ball do whatever you want.
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