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AlonzoHarris

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Thunder Line
on: July 21, 2018, 02:23:54 PM
I'm very intrigued by what core they drop in this line. I don't need another R2S Pearl ball, but an R2S Hybrid with that lines core characteristics could be a fun piece for this upcoming season. When do we think the next ball will be announced for that line?
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Re: Thunder Line
Reply #16 on: July 30, 2018, 10:44:51 AM
I think between the HP3, Master, and Thunder lines. I can build an arsenal to cover almost anything. Just wouldn't have an Asymmetric in there unfortunately.

Here's a thought provoking question.

Does your game need an assym in there?

For me, I've been using a lot of symmetrical stuff (except the Ops, because it's a Break, duh) and just adjusting the surfaces. Only big ball assym in the bag is my On, and that rarely comes into play unless I see volume.
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AlonzoHarris

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Re: Thunder Line
Reply #17 on: July 30, 2018, 11:01:47 AM
I think between the HP3, Master, and Thunder lines. I can build an arsenal to cover almost anything. Just wouldn't have an Asymmetric in there unfortunately.

Here's a thought provoking question.

Does your game need an assym in there?

For me, I've been using a lot of symmetrical stuff (except the Ops, because it's a Break, duh) and just adjusting the surfaces. Only big ball assym in the bag is my On, and that rarely comes into play unless I see volume.


Doesn't really need an asymmetric solid, but I do enjoy asymmetric pearls. I'm venturing into more tournaments that aren't all THS though, so one asymmetric solid/hybrid with surface might become a thing.
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IQ Tour Solid
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Re: Thunder Line
Reply #18 on: July 30, 2018, 03:48:33 PM
I remember when the Rocket came out and I scratched my head on that; a ball with extra punch in the back. In my area nobody really bought the Rocket but many bought the SkyRocket.

I thought it was the Crossdoad, Victory Road, T-Road or Frantic.

Must admit I would buy a Frantic remake if it was available today.

+1 on picking up a Frantic remake (granted Hot line so sorry off-topic).  Finally got a Marvel Pearl remake and love it so far, so all about the Storm classics and remakes (only newer Storm/Roto ball I have is a Hustle Ink,  rest pre 2015).  R2 forever baby.
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Re: Thunder Line
Reply #19 on: August 04, 2018, 09:42:06 PM
Blue Thunder was a very under rated ball.   A pearl that was great on dirt,  and controlled the back ends on fresh flatter patterns.   

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Re: Thunder Line
Reply #20 on: August 05, 2018, 09:10:32 AM
Blue Thunder was a very under rated ball.   A pearl that was great on dirt,  and controlled the back ends on fresh flatter patterns.   
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Re: Thunder Line
Reply #21 on: August 05, 2018, 06:26:43 PM
I didnt buy one at the time, but many had them. One of those balls in hindsight after looking at the numbers recently, that looks pretty good. Thats the ball that Pete Weber won with and raged hard about the win, never mentioned the ball.

Im starting to use my Marvel Pearl remake more now. Its a nice ball.

I remember when the Rocket came out and I scratched my head on that; a ball with extra punch in the back. In my area nobody really bought the Rocket but many bought the SkyRocket.

I thought it was the Crossdoad, Victory Road, T-Road or Frantic.

Must admit I would buy a Frantic remake if it was available today.

+1 on picking up a Frantic remake (granted Hot line so sorry off-topic).  Finally got a Marvel Pearl remake and love it so far, so all about the Storm classics and remakes (only newer Storm/Roto ball I have is a Hustle Ink,  rest pre 2015).  R2 forever baby.
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Re: Thunder Line
Reply #22 on: August 06, 2018, 04:14:52 PM
I have an original blue thunder nib from 1998. 1 inch pin. Had three of them back then. All awesome. Been debating selling it or drilling it. I know some of the storm tour guys would kill for this ball. Off weight though. 15lb.13 oz. I went to 15lbs last yr, so I dont know how the 3/4 extra lb. would effect me.

AlonzoHarris

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Re: Thunder Line
Reply #23 on: August 06, 2018, 10:41:30 PM
Leagues starting very soon, so I must say I'm surprised we haven't heard what's coming yet.
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No Rules Pearl
Phaze II
Code Black
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Solid
Hy-Road Pearl