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Gifted an Infrared - What to Expect?
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:40:07 PM »
I'm getting myself an Infrared that's in good shape! Maybe 30 games on it, and the cover was well maintained. What type of ball was this for you guys?
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Re: Gifted an Infrared - What to Expect?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 01:55:36 PM »
Smooth AF. Medium kinda ball, very rolly
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Re: Gifted an Infrared - What to Expect?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 03:01:34 PM »
Very nice! How's it compare to an X2?
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Re: Gifted an Infrared - What to Expect?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 07:33:41 PM »
Very nice! How's it compare to an X2?

I would say picks up a little more in the mid lane than an X2. Probably 3-5 boards stronger. It can definitely fit above an X2. I absolutely loved my 2.
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Re: Gifted an Infrared - What to Expect?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 07:39:50 AM »
When the core was in the c300 formula, it was my favorite of all time, and the first time I bought 3 of the same ball.

I'm excited to get holes in one.
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Re: Gifted an Infrared - What to Expect?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 08:53:35 AM »
So I got to throw the Infrared for a bit - woohoo! I drilled it 4.5 pin-to-pap, 35* VAL angle. This puts the pin around 1:30 from my middle finger, maybe half an inch away.

First thoughts: the ball rolls REALLY nice! It can handle a bit of oil, and has no problem turning the corner when playing a steeper angle. I've seen go through the pins well from a few different spots. I'm pleasantly surprised by this ball, to be honest. It's definitely a different shape than my pin up X2, and seems to dig in a bit earlier.

Here's a vid of a few shots with it. I moved left 2+1 with each subsequent shot to see what it would do. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cohG5cJYXOgsDPDLhPy4VqYMdc_e4neS/view?usp=sharing
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