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AlonzoHarris

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Simplicity
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:37:33 AM »
Spark to this thought is how Jesper basically only uses urethane. My favorite ball is the Hy-Road Pearl. If I could just use two of them to cover most conditions that would be bliss. Anyone ever try it with 2k on it?

I REALLY prefer darker/solid(ish) colored equipment and I wonder if I could run with one of the lineups like below and cover THS (of course) but also a majority of sport.

Code Black OOB
Marvel Pearl OOB
IQTS OOB
Hy-Road Pearl 2K (Maybe larger VAL Angle)
Hy-Road Pearl OOB
Hustle Ink OOB

Or

Hy-Road Nano OOB
Hy-Road OG OOB
Hy-Road Pearl OOB
Hustle Ink OOB
Prospect Rotation ('18-'19 Season):
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No Rules Pearl
Phaze II
Code Black
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Solid
Hy-Road Pearl

 

amyers2002

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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 09:27:15 AM »
I'd think that would handle anything other than a very heavy condition

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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 09:37:37 AM »
This is in no way an attack on you my friend but just as an outsider as someone who reads the boards and sees all of your posts, I think you way over analyze your arsenal. You seem to have more second guessing and debating on switching this or that for this ball etc.. rather than just concetrating on the actual bowling. Don't make it harder on yourself than it needs to be.

I do agree with amyers, both look good other than a true heavy oil ball. I like option 2 better.

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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 10:08:43 AM »
This is in no way an attack on you my friend but just as an outsider as someone who reads the boards and sees all of your posts, I think you way over analyze your arsenal. You seem to have more second guessing and debating on switching this or that for this ball etc.. rather than just concetrating on the actual bowling. Don't make it harder on yourself than it needs to be.

I do agree with amyers, both look good other than a true heavy oil ball. I like option 2 better.

I have to agree with you. I've went down the rabbit hole of buying this ball or buying that ball out of curiosity of how it'll play for me. I have a decent grasp of what does and doesn't work for my style though through this ball wh*re journey.
Prospect Rotation ('18-'19 Season):
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No Rules Pearl
Phaze II
Code Black
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Solid
Hy-Road Pearl

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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 10:42:14 AM »
You could probably have an arsenal of IQTS, with two different layouts, and a bunch of different surface preps.

Out of the above options, I'd say take #2 and throw Phaze 2 with extra surface on it, and you're golden.
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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 10:43:38 AM »
This is in no way an attack on you my friend but just as an outsider as someone who reads the boards and sees all of your posts, I think you way over analyze your arsenal. You seem to have more second guessing and debating on switching this or that for this ball etc.. rather than just concetrating on the actual bowling. Don't make it harder on yourself than it needs to be.

I do agree with amyers, both look good other than a true heavy oil ball. I like option 2 better.

Well said.
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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 10:47:11 AM »
This is in no way an attack on you my friend but just as an outsider as someone who reads the boards and sees all of your posts, I think you way over analyze your arsenal. You seem to have more second guessing and debating on switching this or that for this ball etc.. rather than just concetrating on the actual bowling. Don't make it harder on yourself than it needs to be.

I do agree with amyers, both look good other than a true heavy oil ball. I like option 2 better.

I have to agree with you. I've went down the rabbit hole of buying this ball or buying that ball out of curiosity of how it'll play for me. I have a decent grasp of what does and doesn't work for my style though through this ball wh*re journey.

I can’t ride you too hard, I was slutting it up years ago for balls. Eventually you find out after much trial and error and lots of money, they’re more or less the same. The better I’ve gotten the less balls I’ve drilled.
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AlonzoHarris

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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 11:34:10 AM »
This is in no way an attack on you my friend but just as an outsider as someone who reads the boards and sees all of your posts, I think you way over analyze your arsenal. You seem to have more second guessing and debating on switching this or that for this ball etc.. rather than just concetrating on the actual bowling. Don't make it harder on yourself than it needs to be.

I do agree with amyers, both look good other than a true heavy oil ball. I like option 2 better.

I have to agree with you. I've went down the rabbit hole of buying this ball or buying that ball out of curiosity of how it'll play for me. I have a decent grasp of what does and doesn't work for my style though through this ball wh*re journey.

I can’t ride you too hard, I was slutting it up years ago for balls. Eventually you find out after much trial and error and lots of money, they’re more or less the same. The better I’ve gotten the less balls I’ve drilled.

Haha - yeah I think I'm reaching that point about now. I watched Hi-Sp new reviews of the Drive and Son!Q..remarkably similar...
Prospect Rotation ('18-'19 Season):
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No Rules Pearl
Phaze II
Code Black
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Solid
Hy-Road Pearl

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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 11:37:14 AM »
This is in no way an attack on you my friend but just as an outsider as someone who reads the boards and sees all of your posts, I think you way over analyze your arsenal. You seem to have more second guessing and debating on switching this or that for this ball etc.. rather than just concetrating on the actual bowling. Don't make it harder on yourself than it needs to be.

I do agree with amyers, both look good other than a true heavy oil ball. I like option 2 better.

I have to agree with you. I've went down the rabbit hole of buying this ball or buying that ball out of curiosity of how it'll play for me. I have a decent grasp of what does and doesn't work for my style though through this ball wh*re journey.

I can’t ride you too hard, I was slutting it up years ago for balls. Eventually you find out after much trial and error and lots of money, they’re more or less the same. The better I’ve gotten the less balls I’ve drilled.

+1.  Collect balls for fun basically but in general short of plastic on the flood or something when you are on your game you are going to throw a good game regardless of which ball you use.  If the ball matches up better maybe you get more miss room but if you need much miss room often probably not going to have a great session anyway.
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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 11:54:37 AM »
Simplicity is underrated.

Most league bowlers who bowl in competently run centers can get away with a 2 ball arsenal (not including a spare option):

- an early rolling smooth ball
- a later transitioning ball with more back end

I get wanting more options - we think we're covered better when we have more options.  We also like to throw new equipment - who doesn't?  However, we use having more options as a crutch against making target, release, speed, and other adjustments that are probably more beneficial. 

And just for the record, Alonzo I'm not saying this is you - I'm just speaking generally.

AlonzoHarris

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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 01:10:30 PM »
Simplicity is underrated.

Most league bowlers who bowl in competently run centers can get away with a 2 ball arsenal (not including a spare option):

- an early rolling smooth ball
- a later transitioning ball with more back end

I get wanting more options - we think we're covered better when we have more options.  We also like to throw new equipment - who doesn't?  However, we use having more options as a crutch against making target, release, speed, and other adjustments that are probably more beneficial. 

And just for the record, Alonzo I'm not saying this is you - I'm just speaking generally.

Very true - good stuff Lefty
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No Rules Pearl
Phaze II
Code Black
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Solid
Hy-Road Pearl

HackJandy

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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 02:36:54 PM »
Simplicity is underrated.

Most league bowlers who bowl in competently run centers can get away with a 2 ball arsenal (not including a spare option):

- an early rolling smooth ball
- a later transitioning ball with more back end

I get wanting more options - we think we're covered better when we have more options.  We also like to throw new equipment - who doesn't?  However, we use having more options as a crutch against making target, release, speed, and other adjustments that are probably more beneficial. 

And just for the record, Alonzo I'm not saying this is you - I'm just speaking generally.

Yep 25 balls but come league time its a Green Quantum for the early smooth ball (need stronger pieces due to low revs and high tilt, especially on the fresh), a Hy-Road for the late transition ball with backend and my Ogre urethane for spares.  Pearls are fairly hit or miss with my style but if did add a pearl would be my Honey Badger.  When in doubt its a 2 piece ball for me.  For whatever reason they do help my carry and save me from splits.
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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2018, 02:51:23 PM »
On a THS, I only take 1 ball and my spare ball.  I'll alternate them every 2 or 3 weeks when I get bored or if I'm bowling league at a house that 1 ball matches up well for me (summer league) I'll just stick to that.

Don't get me wrong, having the wrong ball on the wrong day has cost me some pins, but having 5 balls to choose from all the time would cost me a lot more than a few.

I also bowl on a modified shot, and I tried at the beginning to take 1 and a spare, but they get squirrely quick.  It's nice to have a smooth solid or a late breaking pearl to alter the reaction.

I, am however, a member of the ball wh*re club as well.  I have a bunch sitting in many places of my home.  It's really just a waste of money at this point, but it's my money to waste :)

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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 02:58:31 PM »
On a THS, I only take 1 ball and my spare ball.  I'll alternate them every 2 or 3 weeks when I get bored or if I'm bowling league at a house that 1 ball matches up well for me (summer league) I'll just stick to that.

Don't get me wrong, having the wrong ball on the wrong day has cost me some pins, but having 5 balls to choose from all the time would cost me a lot more than a few.

I also bowl on a modified shot, and I tried at the beginning to take 1 and a spare, but they get squirrely quick.  It's nice to have a smooth solid or a late breaking pearl to alter the reaction.

I, am however, a member of the ball wh*re club as well.  I have a bunch sitting in many places of my home.  It's really just a waste of money at this point, but it's my money to waste :)

Won't lie have majority of arsenal in my closet (in racks and totes, etc) and picking out ball you feel like throwing that day is one of life's little pleasures.  Deciding what gets benched to the garage isn't easy lol.  That said when I need to score simplicity and familiarity are name of the game.
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Re: Simplicity
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 07:58:05 PM »
Most guys on these boards have a way bigger arsenal than is necessary, especially for house shots.