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dmonroe814

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SonIQ
on: February 10, 2018, 02:24:09 PM
Tried my new SonIQ today.  House shot.  Averaged over 200 with it.  Good ball, but I still haven't found my "Magic" ball.  If I throw it right, I strike.  If I don't, then sometimes I strike, but usually not.  Now, I have 5 good rocks that I can average over 200 with in my house.  SonIQ, Code Red, Code Black, Intense, and Hy-Road.  All different with the same results.
14lb 15.5 mph at pins 325 Revs. Silver Coach, Ball Driller. In Bag:  Storm SonIQ, Code Red, Intense, HyRoad.

HackJandy

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Re: SonIQ
Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 04:45:33 PM
>If I throw it right, I strike.  If I don't, then sometimes I strike, but usually not.

Welcome to the club and same conclusion I have reached with my now nearly 30 ball arsenal.  And yet some old whiner will say durr modern equipment has ruined the game durr in my day ... yawn.  Modern equipment is cool but has also in a lot of ways just made things more complicated.  Still when you are on, ball doesn't matter too much (within reason) and when you suck also doesn't matter what ball you throw.  Sometimes a ball will match up perfect and give you a little bit more miss room but if you need the miss room that often doesn't much matter.
Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 04:55:20 PM by HackJandy
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jkirkerx

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Re: SonIQ
Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 05:59:48 PM
5 good rocks! ;)

Im searching for the golden BB as well, or magic ball.
Perhaps we already own them and just dont know it yet.
But good review of the SONIQ, I get it.

Today at clinic the Intense was the magic ball. My love hate relationship with the Intense today was one of why are you rolling so well for me today? And mystery.
Perhaps it was because It was the only ball I brought that matched up to the condition on the pair. My Marvel Pearl rolled really good for pocket 9s so I picked up the Intense. Just practicing with Marvel S and Pearl for sport shot league Thurs on Dragon. Surface.checks. Trying to get my Marvel S surface to match up closer to my Hyroad Nano.

As I rolled my Marvel Pearl and Intense today, I was thinking what the hell do I need a SONIQ for. Or even a Code X.

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dmonroe814

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Re: SonIQ
Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 07:21:15 PM
Thanks for the replys, HackJandy and jkirkerx.  I bought the Code Red because I got beat in league by a guy with half my talent and skill.  With a little extra polish, it is about as strong a ball as I dare to roll in either of my two houses.  I have finally gotten back to my normal average by moving way left and shooting 15 left.  No further right than the 10 or it looks like it hit a bumper.  Hy-Road when the fronts are burnt and there is some carry down.  Intense when I am at a normal Fresh house shot.  Code black when the lanes begin to dry a little.  Code Red when the lanes have a little more oil.  Now my SonIQ will be for fresh and will carry me though the 2nd game into the 3rd will just a small adjustment.  It is a good ball, but too much speed from a little inside and the ball will leave me 8 or 10 pins.  Too little speed or too much come back will leave me 9 or 4-9 splits.  I have too much hand for my speed, so a high flush will leave me with a 4-10 split.  Overall I like the ball and through 4 games it gave  me a little miss room to the pocket both inside and outside.  Now I have 5 good rocks that will all last a little longer, because I can swap them out at will.  Remember, this is all on a med-light house shot.  A sport shot will be another story.  I recommend the ball if you need a more versatile ball or you like the colors.
14lb 15.5 mph at pins 325 Revs. Silver Coach, Ball Driller. In Bag:  Storm SonIQ, Code Red, Intense, HyRoad.

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Re: SonIQ
Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 10:57:53 PM
Yeah love my Hy-Road but sadly looks like its getting benched at least for league.  In a mostly mixed double first shift league with pretty decent oil so hard to find enough friction where it isn't laboring especially with my low rev, high tilt, high speed style.  Have an IQ tour but that ball doesn't give me a great look on THS and also have a 16lb Hy-Road pearl that needs even more friction plus don't throw 16 when I have to score.  My go to ball these days is my Green and Black Quantums with a Fire on the way.  SonIQ does look interesting but really do greatly prefer 2 piece balls.   Its too bad the Hy-Road Nano wasn't great for THS or might have had one of those.
Last Edit: February 10, 2018, 10:59:35 PM by HackJandy
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jkirkerx

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Re: SonIQ
Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 11:09:28 PM
Gosh, I wish I could be that static with what ball to use when. I use to be years ago.

The SONIQ description sounds like the old days at my house, but we cant create a bumper outside 10 anymore. Now we get carry down and outside 8 is the silly slide; that long yellow plastic sheet you hook the garden hose up to on the lawn.

Sounds like the ball is new, and your playing with speed, length, entry angle, loss of energy or loss of drive through the pins; and figuring out how much oil you need under the cover.

My Marvel Pearl today would not carry well today. I rolled great shots with it and just stoned single pins. Chalked it up to lose of drive and deflection through the pocket and balled over to the Intense as an experiment. The Intense just cleared the deck with ease. Asymmetry? Stronger cover? Better entry angle? Or all of the above?

Ill probably get the SONIQ  after I get back from Vegas sweeps on March 8th.
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Re: SonIQ
Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 10:21:31 AM
I got a Soniq over the weekend. I decided to sell my Intense (good but too condition specific, much like the timeless) and Danger to get this ball. The IQ30 was really good for me in 15, so figured this would be good in 14. I threw my PSO's last Tuesday after league and knew I needed to get one.

So far I've only used it on sport shots. I had match play for a big local tournament on Saturday, bowling on a 40-41ft sport pattern. I was able to play out near the gutter with this ball. Perfect length and the core would rev up at the right time. I heard comments from a few people that said there shouldn't be a shot out there. I didn't end up advancing to the finals, but I bowled fairly well. Especially considering I've been battling the flu or something and usual back/joint issues.

Despite feeling crappy and should've been resting, I used it again on Sunday while bowling with the kids in their league on sport. This time a 45ft pattern. I was still able to play outside, but a little more direct. Near the end, I jumped inside and the ball looked good from there as well.

I will try it on the fresh THS in league tonight. I suspect it will be good there as well. I even left the box surface on. I usually hate the factory polish, especially on symmetrics, but it was fine on the IQ30 and it seems to be fine here.


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Re: SonIQ
Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 08:10:19 PM
For the past few months, you would need a crowbar to get the Code Red out of my hand. That was until I punched up the Son!Q and Drive. I picked up the balls last Monday and threw the Son!Q for a 680ish set. On Wednesday I threw the Drive for a 690ish set. I was impressed with what I saw in the league. Today I went to practice with them I started with the Son!Q and before I knew it I had the front 7 and ended up shooting 279. Wanted to see how long I can stay with this ball before moving I shot 268. At this point, I have bowled two games with two others on the lane and this ball still hasn't moved. I proceeded to bowl another game without a move. The 5th-frame of game three I had to move a board with my foot and finished with a 258 and 805 series.
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Re: SonIQ
Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 10:19:55 AM
My son bowled an 8 game tournament Friday with his. I dont  think he moved more than a couple boards, that was to get settled in. I thought he should have been moving more left as the day progressed but he said it was him, not the ball, that was causing the shots to cross back over. Kept coming around it, slight spin. When he does that he pulls or pushes the shot. When he released it right, thing was money. Ended up 4th in doubles, missed 3rd by 4 pins, 7th for the all-event side.

He loves the IQ series, except for the Tour Pearl. He never liked that one for some reason.