I laid out my Lucid 50 x 4 x 35, as I was looking for a ball with a strong midlane roll and continuation. I found the Lucid (with this layout) to be really strong in the mids. When bowling on a fresh pattern with a decent amount of head oil, this ball was a monster. The sanded pearl cover had enough teeth to dig through the oil, and the core made the ball drive through the pins like nothing else. When this ball decides it wants to go, it goes.
As the lanes started to break down and I had to move my feet further away from the track area, carry started to diminish. The more I tried to roll it off my hand, the more it would finish, but as I moved in and got around it to create more angle, the ball would seem to lose “umph.” This is 100% a product of the layout, as balls that read the midlane are better for playing less launch angle. For shorter patterns, this cover is just too strong, even with the earlier/smoother layout. I would have to try some polish to tame it down.
Overall, I think the Lucid is a terrific ball. It would fit in anyone’s game, and is very tunable through layout. If you want a ball that is clean with some serious kick, widen that drilling angle and move the pin further away. If you want early roll, drill it similar to mine. Either way, you won’t be disappointed!