win a ball from

Author Topic: Urethane vs short pin  (Read 4376 times)

Impending Doom

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6288
Urethane vs short pin
« on: November 19, 2019, 03:30:49 PM »
I've been thinking about how to best showcase the differences with this.

Then, I remembered that we have the ability to compare and contrast!

Would anyone be interested in seeing the difference between a Honey Badger Urethane and a short pin to pap Claw or Money Badger Tour? I'm leaning more towards a Claw because the core is exactly the same as the HBU.

Drill the urethane 50*4*40, Drill the reactive 50*1.5*40. Angles would be the same, just the pin to pap would be different.

What say you, 900 G brothers and sisters?



  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1120
Re: Urethane vs short pin
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2019, 10:20:13 AM »
Yeah unless you are lefty with a rev rate of 400+ urethane is going to be very condition specific.  As mentioned getting deep with urethane is not really an option.  Still enjoy throwing urethane in practice though but to score with yeah not so much.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2019, 10:24:34 AM by BowlingForDonuts »
Here today.  Gone tomorrow.


  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1699
  • Be yourself and keep it simple.
Re: Urethane vs short pin
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2019, 10:33:39 AM »
I've used a Purple as deep as 5th arrow, but that's not something I would normally do. The condition I saw allow me to start around 2nd arrow and just continue to chase and keep my angles more closed. (Note: This was also in college, near flat bowling alley at a center where the gutters don't hook.) But I do agree that short pin reactives are more versatile. Urethane is definitely oversused in leagues though from the complaining I hear from others.
League: Match Up Black(MUBP) up, MUBP down, Scream
Testing: Badger Infused,
Interests: Beast, Messenger, Afterburner
Note: I have a fully plugged Saber and Choice for sale if anyone is interested.


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 73
Re: Urethane vs short pin
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2020, 11:31:23 PM »
I've been struggling badly with wet/dry this season but lack the requisite amount of hand to use urethane. Drilled a Tactical Ops 80x2.25x40 that I grabbed off clearance. Shot 745 last week and 738 tonight (after shooting zero 700s the first half). This is a damn good ball to use for a short pin layout. The motion reminds me of urethane with it getting into a roll early and not jumping off the dry but with the added benefit of not carrying down the oil and having just a little bit more down lane to get those pesky corners out.
"There's no reason to practice, you just bowl good when the left's walled"
Patrick Allen