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Author Topic: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad  (Read 1619 times)

BeerLeague

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I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« on: March 12, 2018, 07:48:22 AM »
I drilled my 3rd one, hoping that layout/surface changes and changes in my release would deem this ball a winner.  I hear everyone rage about it, so I though I must be doing something wrong......... WRONG.  It just plain isn't for me.  Maybe it can work in my challenge league when I need push and recovery with a bigger stupid angle, but how often do you see that?  I'd rather get right and stuff it anyway.

I guess my eye prefers earlier, smoother stuff.  The best Storm stuff I have is a Marvel-S, Marvel Pearl, SonIQ (this ball is stupid good), Punch Out (when I need push - another stupid good ball), all the iQ's with the low diff core.  My pro shop guys tell me it's my release, and my old school eye.  I like to get control of the midlane and the HyRoad just doesn't do it for me.  It tumbles too long and generates too much angle - ending up in over/under hell for me.  It also seems to be very unforgiving when I miss it at the bottom.

For guys that need help getting the ball down the lane, I can see how this ball could be useful ...... any other thoughts?
« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 07:51:04 AM by BeerLeague »

 

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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 08:18:21 AM »
Ever try one with a large VAL angle drilling @ 2k surface?
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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 09:00:07 AM »
My A game is fairly high axis rotation. To me, the Hyroad was finicky. Loved the motion, never actually scored well with it. It magnified any mistakes i made in my release or accuracy. I had a shorter pin (3”), high VAL layout on it and tried it OOB and at 2000.

I decided the layout could’ve been the issue (I haven’t liked pin down on syms for the most part) and tried a Hyroad Pearl with my go-to layout (50x5x40). Beautiful motion and beautiful through the pins... when I hit the pocket. It’s still incredibly finicky, and I still can’t actually score with it.

Meanwhile, I’ve never had a better THS ball than my IQ Tour Solid, which everyone else seems to hate (on THS especially). I guess there’s something for everyone.

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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 09:08:09 AM »
I drilled my 3rd one........... I hear everyone rage about it........ WRONG.  It just plain isn't for me.



...... any other thoughts?

Yes, If you need another ball, get one that fits the need and your style.

This is a perfect example of why you don't buy a ball just because everyone else says it's great.


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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 09:29:45 AM »
I never matched up well with it either, was an over/under nightmare. 

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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 09:38:54 AM »
I did not match up well with the HyRoad and gave mine to a teammate.  He has liked it so much, he is kicking himself repeatedly for not getting one earlier.  Needless to say, he will be getting another one.

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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 09:55:30 AM »
I drilled my 3rd one........... I hear everyone rage about it........ WRONG.  It just plain isn't for me.



...... any other thoughts?

Yes, If you need another ball, get one that fits the need and your style.

This is a perfect example of why you don't buy a ball just because everyone else says it's great.




I had a HyRoad Pearl and I've thrown my buddies HyRoad. The core lopes too much for me.

I also agree. I get trying a ball because everyone else likes it but I don't think I'd try 2 let alone 3 times
« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 08:59:18 PM by SVstar34 »
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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 08:44:08 PM »
Love my Hy-Road but everyone matches up different. People rave about the IQ Tour but that was largely a wasted $150 for conditions I see and my style.  IIRC beer wasnt a fan of Quantums either. Maybe high RG that is required for 2 piece just arent his thing.  Pretty much the exact opposite myself.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 08:48:48 PM by HackJandy »
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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 09:21:55 PM »
Have to admit the Hyroad was hit or miss for me.  Most of the time I could not get a good mid lane read (@ 2000 grit) and the ball skidded to long before reacting.  When I would soften my release and reduce my ball speed it would hit like a marsh mellow.
I just never had the success that so many raved about.
As far as matching up to a specific ball, I know the Storm Fight never got a lot of love, but for me that ball @ 800 grit was a match made in heaven.  As the old saying goes....to each his own!

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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 09:35:30 PM »
I never liked the hyroad either, the cover/core never matched up well. I do have a streetfight that's been very good at any cover prep I use. Knowing I didn't care for the cover/core of the hy road I decided to try a hy nano and the ball is pretty good. Higher rg and stronger cover of both the nano and the SF seem to work well with me.
I bought my wife a hy road and she loves it,less speed less revs.
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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 10:08:51 AM »
I never liked the hyroad either, the cover/core never matched up well. I do have a streetfight that's been very good at any cover prep I use. Knowing I didn't care for the cover/core of the hy road I decided to try a hy nano and the ball is pretty good. Higher rg and stronger cover of both the nano and the SF seem to work well with me.
I bought my wife a hy road and she loves it,less speed less revs.

Funny how that works, for sure. My teammate has a Hy-Road and loves it! He is a tweener! Just a few revs with moderate to slow speed. The ball hits like a freight train for him when he throws it right. For me it was...meh! Okay, but nothing to rave about.

I too, have a Fight that was given to me....that I almost gave right back to them! LOL! I did find it useful on long oil and heavy oil, though. Other than that, I don't use it much!
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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 11:22:49 AM »
Hyroad and hyroad pearl were both bad core shell matchups for me.  As a lower rev low speed stroker, I didn't get much carry unless I could find a way to stay more squared up which was tough on house shots.  Now, the hyroad nano is another story.  Haven't used it on a house shot yet, but it gives my a nice look on some sport patterns.  Similar yo my Phase ll, but a little more versatile.

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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 12:08:28 PM »
Same here with both Hy-Roads. I am a higher speed -to-low rev stroker and the high RG ratings on these balls did not work well for me. I threw the Hy-Road Nano, which was a tad better at picking up the midlane for me but still, not one I would have in my bag. I had the Storm Agent ( and Special Agent) and this ball was over-under, despite numerous surface changes and drillings. So, I gave up on Storm and moved over to the Ebonite brands and I haven't looked back. There can be no doubt that Storm makes good equipment, but at least out of their balls I have tried, they just do not work optimally for my style. There may be balls in the Storm line that I haven't tried (and will not), due to the scents they embed in their balls. The smells are a huge turnoff for me.     

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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2018, 01:17:06 PM »
Never saw a ball that didn't work somewhere or for somebody.  Never saw a ball that worked good for everyone. 

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Re: I must be in minority - I HATE the Hyroad
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2018, 02:08:35 PM »
Never saw a ball that worked good for everyone. 

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