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AlonzoHarris

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Mako
« on: January 08, 2017, 05:50:47 PM »
Track board is pretty quite about the Mako launching. Anyone looking to add this piece or is it overshadowed by other heavy oil EBI options?
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Re: Mako
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 07:57:52 PM »
Looks like a great ball, but between the Mako, Maverick, Gauntlet, and Tyrant EBI has flooded the heavy oil market.  It's just too much at this point. 
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Re: Mako
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 08:26:25 PM »
Looks like a great ball, but between the Mako, Maverick, Gauntlet, and Tyrant EBI has flooded the heavy oil market.  It's just too much at this point.

I agree.
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Re: Mako
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 08:58:56 PM »
Looks like a great ball, but between the Mako, Maverick, Gauntlet, and Tyrant EBI has flooded the heavy oil market.  It's just too much at this point.

Then there's the Cash, Pitbull, and Jackal Ghost releasing soon too. Hard to focus in on any one of those with all of them having that "new and the greatest!" stigma still attached. Out of the major ball companies I think the Storm brand in particular has the "oldest" heavy oiler in the Alpha Crux. Crazy.

Though for what it's worth the Maverick seems to be a different ball than the others. It's cleaner/longer and really strong off the back. Especially for a solid with surface. Wouldn't quite lump it in with the snow tires and wouldn't buy one if that's what you're looking for.

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Re: Mako
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 10:19:14 PM »
Dom Barret won't put the Mako down, he just loves it
And he has all those to pick from.

Saw Shannon Pluhowsky throwing the Gauntlet at Team USA trials today on livestream, what a beast

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Re: Mako
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 07:08:00 AM »
I have been patiently waiting on the Mako.  I passed on all the others waiting on this one. 

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Re: Mako
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 10:58:39 AM »
So I know it's a crazy small sample size but this ball didn't look great for Dom and Mitch on USA vs The World this weekend. Could have just been the pattern or the bowler themselves but seemed over/under The Jackal Ghost looked great for Dick Allen though, held line and carried.
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Re: Mako
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 11:00:39 AM »
If you are able to Facebook or Twitter Dom, he will tell you that if all the balls he has access to, this is the 1 he is most excited about right now
What you saw on TV was a very small sample size

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Re: Mako
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 06:33:58 PM »
If you are able to Facebook or Twitter Dom, he will tell you that if all the balls he has access to, this is the 1 he is most excited about right now
What you saw on TV was a very small sample size


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Re: Mako
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 06:38:10 PM »
I have no affiliation with any brand.  When a guy who makes a living likes something and makes no excuses for why. I just repeated what I had heard from someone who knows
I have used many different brands like many of us have.  I feel like EBI has the best stuff out there for MY game
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Re: Mako
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 06:39:38 PM »
I received 2 Ghosts yesterday. I feel this ball is exactly what Motiv has been missing on the high end for about a year now. More to come as we put more games on them.

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Re: Mako
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 07:05:44 PM »
I received 2 Ghosts yesterday. I feel this ball is exactly what Motiv has been missing on the high end for about a year now. More to come as we put more games on them.

Please do report back what you think. Still on the fences with it. 
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Re: Mako
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 08:52:19 AM »
So I know it's a crazy small sample size but this ball didn't look great for Dom and Mitch on USA vs The World this weekend. Could have just been the pattern or the bowler themselves but seemed over/under The Jackal Ghost looked great for Dick Allen though, held line and carried.

I was going to say the motiv stuff and even storm/roto made the EBI stuff look bad lol. As good as Mitch was on TV recently....The mako isn't a ball I'd even look at.  And Dom isn't doing a thing with track.....All this publicity and he was better throwing the Optimus!!!!

Trying not hate here just my speculation of new equipment.... Probably was a bad match up and they HAD to throw the balls.
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Re: Mako
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2017, 02:07:09 PM »
I finally watched the show and I don't think the Mako looked bad, I think it showed the difference between the Mako and Jackal Ghost.

Mako definitely looked more angular than the Ghost and it forced Dom and Mitch into a spot of over/under because of the strength of the cover. T

The Ghost, Chronic Paranoia, Alpha Crux, and IQ Nano were all smoother than the Mako. Quintero switched to a Code Black that was angular but the weaker cover had a much better look than the Mako
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Re: Mako
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2017, 03:31:03 PM »
I finally watched the show and I don't think the Mako looked bad, I think it showed the difference between the Mako and Jackal Ghost.

Mako definitely looked more angular than the Ghost and it forced Dom and Mitch into a spot of over/under because of the strength of the cover. T

The Ghost, Chronic Paranoia, Alpha Crux, and IQ Nano were all smoother than the Mako. Quintero switched to a Code Black that was angular but the weaker cover had a much better look than the Mako

Just like Lebowski says, that's your opinion, man. They're pros.... Any ball should work well, but the mako probably is good...But how do u account for dom not really dominating anymore.

I think belmonte out of the spotlight has everything to do the newer x hole rules....
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