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After Dark Pearl
« on: October 21, 2019, 12:47:51 PM »
I took the plunge and ordered one today even though I tend to stick with Storm/Roto and have for a while.

My Friday night league this year is at a different house, older wood and a pattern that sort of blows up in the front after around game 1.  I have an Idol Pearl at 4000 and it's useable for a game, but then it transitions radically fast.  My Hectic died as the mileage added up and I have an older MoJave in the bag for this situation.......but I definitely need to add some diversity to the more mild end of my bag.

I've heard good things about the After Dark Pearl.  I like the high RG and lower diff numbers with a mild coverstock on it (as it seems like this is the condition this ball is targeted for). 

Let's get this $$
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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 01:05:48 PM »
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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 07:33:06 PM »
You won’t regret it....

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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 12:26:00 AM »
Is there any appreciable difference between the two After Dark pearls?

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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 11:22:57 AM »
Is there any appreciable difference between the two After Dark pearls?


Nope.
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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 04:13:47 PM »
Is there any appreciable difference between the two After Dark pearls?


Nope.

Thanks, Doom. I'm looking to get one this weekend and just wanted to be sure.

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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2019, 03:05:54 AM »
I took the plunge and ordered one today even though I tend to stick with Storm/Roto and have for a while.

My Friday night league this year is at a different house, older wood and a pattern that sort of blows up in the front after around game 1.  I have an Idol Pearl at 4000 and it's useable for a game, but then it transitions radically fast.  My Hectic died as the mileage added up and I have an older MoJave in the bag for this situation.......but I definitely need to add some diversity to the more mild end of my bag.

I've heard good things about the After Dark Pearl.  I like the high RG and lower diff numbers with a mild coverstock on it (as it seems like this is the condition this ball is targeted for). 

Let's get this $$

Please let us know how the ADP compares to the Hectic.

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2019, 09:19:32 AM »
Let me get some games on it and I'll report back.  I'd like to throw it for 4-6 sessions in this environment (and others if the opportunity arises) before making any statements.

Someone send a friendly PM me or bump this post if I fail to....
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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2019, 10:42:23 AM »
More I've been looking at our line, the more I really want to take a pearl and go 5*65 and a Hybrid 2.5*50 to really complement each other on a shorter pattern. I have always been an advocate of shorter pins to control response downlane, so this may be able to keep the lane in front of me without having to use urethane.

Our low end is great.
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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2019, 12:35:07 PM »
Our low end is great.

+1.  400 series especially.  600 (especially when had Ops but still good) and 700 are other best series imo so mid range darn solid as well.
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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2019, 12:42:15 PM »
Our low end is great.


+1.  400 series especially.  600 (especially when had Ops but still good) and 700 are other best series imo so mid range darn solid as well.

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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019, 10:26:48 AM »
697 Friday night and threw the ADP all night.  What a much-needed look for this place.
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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2019, 11:22:20 AM »
697 Friday night and threw the ADP all night.  What a much-needed look for this place.

S30 ftw.

So the house shot at the center in town is tough in that I have to go left to right and can't go straighter outside. Pulled out my X yesterday (which is a very slow response ball, drilled 5*65 ) and when I thought I had it straight enough thru the heads but not into the puddle, the ball would check at my foot. It's nice when I need a control ball on something with oil in the heads, but left to right on the big puddle isn't it's wheelhouse. S30 would at least allow me to get some response off the friction.

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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2019, 09:54:19 AM »
Let me get some games on it and I'll report back.  I'd like to throw it for 4-6 sessions in this environment (and others if the opportunity arises) before making any statements.

Someone send a friendly PM me or bump this post if I fail to....


Got enough to compare/contrast with the hectic yet?

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Re: After Dark Pearl
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2019, 10:29:42 AM »
Let me get some games on it and I'll report back.  I'd like to throw it for 4-6 sessions in this environment (and others if the opportunity arises) before making any statements.

Someone send a friendly PM me or bump this post if I fail to....


Got enough to compare/contrast with the hectic yet?

Not entirely yet, but I have thrown it for about 6 games on older high friction/low volume wood as well as 2 games on Brunswick HPL's during the last game on high street....needing to shape it more in that situation.

It's looking more like my MoJave when it was newer as opposed to the Hectic, with a touch more tip on the back.  I think the Hectic was "more" overall. 

Very clean through the fronts and really blends the mid-lane well when they're starting to cook.  I do want to throw the ball with more open angles to see how it reacts and to see it's versatility.  On the older wood I'm more up between 1st and 2nd arrow just letting it come to.......staying up the back of it.

I enjoy throwing it.  I think the versatility of it is what will make this a good tournament ball. 
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