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Title: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: billdozer on May 07, 2018, 12:05:23 AM
Wow, it's like one of the best pearl assyms I have ever thrown. No wonder it's getting the good press!!!


Kinda upset they went with a new core in the badger...
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Impending Doom on May 07, 2018, 12:31:32 AM
Grab another NIB!
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: 2handedrook12 on May 07, 2018, 01:03:57 AM
Wow, it's like one of the best pearl assyms I have ever thrown. No wonder it's getting the good press!!!


Kinda upset they went with a new core in the badger...
I don't get why they made that decision knowing a direct hybrid to the HB would sell.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: billdozer on May 07, 2018, 03:26:44 AM
I think I know..
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Freddy on May 07, 2018, 07:11:54 AM
The HB is really really good!
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Impending Doom on May 07, 2018, 08:02:23 AM
I'm hoping they bring back the lower RG higher diff Clutch Pearl core. Put some big tires on that engine and you're gonna see some stuff!!
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: westtex on May 07, 2018, 08:58:42 AM
I think I know..

don't be a tease, spill it! ^_^
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: tburky on May 07, 2018, 12:16:47 PM
Iíve got 2 honey badgers drilled. 1 shined and 1 with surface. Also have 2 blanks. Ball rolls really sweet. Also drilled a badger and I can say that ball is really close to a hy-road. Rolls sweet too. Also picked up an x-2 and dct pearl to drill.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: AlonzoHarris on May 07, 2018, 01:46:04 PM
Any similarities to a Hy-Road Pearl or Code Black?
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Impending Doom on May 07, 2018, 01:50:40 PM
Any similarities to a Hy-Road Pearl or Code Black?

IMO, Code Black is close to a Black Ops, and the HyRoad Pearl would be closer to the HB.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: AlonzoHarris on May 07, 2018, 02:33:09 PM
Any similarities to a Hy-Road Pearl or Code Black?

IMO, Code Black is close to a Black Ops, and the HyRoad Pearl would be closer to the HB.

Hmm interesting.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: HackJandy on May 07, 2018, 02:56:02 PM
Asym (slightly at least) pearl 2 piece are not easy to find.  900 knew how to reel me in.  Great ball.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: LuckyLefty on May 07, 2018, 03:42:03 PM
Everybody knows that!

A good one!  Don't see many of them(Y?) but they all look good!

Very similar to the Clutch Pearl and Clutch in movement and core shape!  But even better!  Dang!

Regards,

Luckylefty
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Impending Doom on May 07, 2018, 03:53:39 PM
When I get my HB, I'm also drilling my NIB Clutch Pearl.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: max revs on May 07, 2018, 04:28:14 PM
I'm in the minority here, I really didnt like the honey badger, i just love my inception pearl so much I cant seem to take that ball out of the bag. I drilled up two honey badgers too LOL I was like everyone loves it maybe it was layout LOL oh well I'm glad its a big seller for 900 Global been with them since the bounty had me hooked since then and I still have a bounty LOL  I was shocked by the core in the badger but it rolls great now I broke the coverstock in some
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: tburky on May 07, 2018, 10:06:38 PM
Any similarities to a Hy-Road Pearl or Code Black?

IMO, Code Black is close to a Black Ops, and the HyRoad Pearl would be closer to the HB.

I agree with Doom that the hb is similar to hy-road pearl. I have a code black that I really like and havenít thrown a special ops. Badger definitely reminds me of a stronger hy-road.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: billdozer on May 07, 2018, 10:43:15 PM
The reason they went with the jewel core HAS to be the fact that the HB is 2 peice. From what I know, a 2 piece ball since it has no filler. You gotta make 14lb, 15lb, 16lb cores....just like the quantum's...

With a normal core like what's in the new Badger I feel they don't have to make as many different weights for the cores--right?

It's more cost effective, plain and simple.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Gunso on May 08, 2018, 03:04:27 AM
its the same core. the numbers differ  greatly between weights and the Badger is also a two piece so there goes that theory
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: billdozer on May 08, 2018, 05:00:20 AM
its the same core. the numbers differ  greatly between weights and the Badger is also a two piece so there goes that theory

You're right. I haven't been sleeping the past two days due to traveling and time changes 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

Totally didn't realize that the badger is 2 peice too.

So the jury is still out!?!?

I just have never seen a popular ball change cores...

Perhaps it was too similar with the the hybrid still being polished...and they wanted more midlane/continuation --or something..
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: billdozer on May 08, 2018, 05:12:50 AM
Maybe being it was a dynothane core in the HB???
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: 2handedrook12 on September 10, 2018, 08:44:21 PM
Just got a Honey Badger a few days ago. Didn't test it at all before taking it to a tournament. Ended up bailing me out in one of the games. Going to update my feedback once I throw it more. Rolls really well though that's for sure. Reminds me of the Hy-Road Pearl, but not as round of a motion.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: jelt2359 on September 10, 2018, 09:07:32 PM
I love this ball. Very versatile. Has a big move downlane, great continuation, but also has nice length and so can be played on many oilings.

The AD series is also turning out to be really fantastic for me. I don't care what series it's in, that ball can move!
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on September 10, 2018, 09:25:17 PM
It is legit.  Doesn't move on the back end as much as my BW Red Legend but also is less condition specific, more controllable plus has that 2 piece hit.  Only 900 ball I own as was a pretty unique piece that stood out then and now.  Probably be last non gem I plug motion hole on as well.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: suhoney24 on September 11, 2018, 04:10:49 PM
Honestly not impressed so far... Used it as my free ball from summer have a ball and haven't been thrilled... Going to give it more time though
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: jelt2359 on September 11, 2018, 11:13:59 PM
Honestly not impressed so far... Used it as my free ball from summer have a ball and haven't been thrilled... Going to give it more time though

What hasn't thrilled you about it?
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: suhoney24 on September 12, 2018, 06:19:43 PM
Honestly not impressed so far... Used it as my free ball from summer have a ball and haven't been thrilled... Going to give it more time though

What hasn't thrilled you about it?
It just isn't the strong roll that I expected... Its very over under for me so far...
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: 2handedrook12 on September 12, 2018, 07:20:10 PM
Honestly not impressed so far... Used it as my free ball from summer have a ball and haven't been thrilled... Going to give it more time though

What hasn't thrilled you about it?
It just isn't the strong roll that I expected... Its very over under for me so far...
What surface fo you have it at? I took mine to worn 2000 on a spinner because polished finishes are usually over under on a ball like this.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Impending Doom on September 12, 2018, 07:52:53 PM
You need to touch the surface. Trust me. #evilpolish
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on September 13, 2018, 12:18:07 AM
Honestly not impressed so far... Used it as my free ball from summer have a ball and haven't been thrilled... Going to give it more time though

What hasn't thrilled you about it?
It just isn't the strong roll that I expected... Its very over under for me so far...
What surface fo you have it at? I took mine to worn 2000 on a spinner because polished finishes are usually over under on a ball like this.

Have mine currently at Maroon Scotch Brite followed by 30 seconds a side with Royal Compound so probably equivalent to 2000 to 3000 lightly polished.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: jelt2359 on September 13, 2018, 12:25:35 AM
I have mine at OOB, and I can use it in a pinch at burnt lanes, and really like it for that use.

If you're trying to get strong roll from it, yeah, definitely tweak the surface.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Impending Doom on September 13, 2018, 01:18:16 AM
Honey Badger is the very definition of skid flip. It's intended use is to open up the lane. Sometimes you have to use the ball for which it's intended. If you want a little more control, go Truth Tour.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Geigs on October 10, 2018, 07:31:38 PM
Hey doom! What do you think about putting a real weak pin on a honey badger, say 6 inch pin from pap and using it for broken down, late block, hooking conditions?
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Impending Doom on October 10, 2018, 07:36:36 PM
Hey doom! What do you think about putting a real weak pin on a honey badger, say 6 inch pin from pap and using it for broken down, late block, hooking conditions?

You could do that, but a stronger drill on a Boost or After Dark would be better
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Geigs on October 10, 2018, 07:44:26 PM
Makes sense. Was always told, driil strong balls weak, weak balls strong. Been really struggling in league this year. Lanes have been hooking a ton. May try that. Someone suggested a match up pearl to me. Know your a global guy though.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: billdozer on October 11, 2018, 04:34:08 AM
Honestly not impressed so far... Used it as my free ball from summer have a ball and haven't been thrilled... Going to give it more time though

That sucks man. I went 300 game 2 oob... And mines a 2nd quality off eBay 😂😂
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: duvallite on October 11, 2018, 02:21:33 PM
billdozer,

what kind of layout are you using on your HB since it is more of a skid-flip ball?  If I remember right, you generally like a 4x4x2 layout.  Wondering if your HB is different.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: billdozer on October 11, 2018, 11:48:48 PM
billdozer,

what kind of layout are you using on your HB since it is more of a skid-flip ball?  If I remember right, you generally like a 4x4x2 layout.  Wondering if your HB is different.

Yes 4x4x2 on this one. Gives it a revvy midlane and controllable backend.  I can really get around it and focus on rolling the ball, almost like an old school reaction. Not to say the ball is weak by anymeans--many today you are fighting to keep it on the Lane and from going Brooklyn. The HB is perfect for medium conditions for me.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: tburky on October 14, 2018, 02:10:15 PM
How about the honey badger claw(solid at 2000) and new respect ( same color blue silver with a new cover) thatís going to be released in the near future.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on October 14, 2018, 04:00:20 PM
How about the honey badger claw(solid at 2000) and new respect ( same color blue silver with a new cover) thatís going to be released in the near future.

At least the Claw is using the original HB core.  Still would probably pick up a Hy-Road X instead.  Whole edge to HB for me was it being a skid flip 2 piece but understand why 900 would want to cash in on the name.  HB only 900 ball I own but if only going to own one not a bad one to pick imo as pretty unique.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: SVstar34 on October 14, 2018, 04:05:17 PM
How about the honey badger claw(solid at 2000) and new respect ( same color blue silver with a new cover) thatís going to be released in the near future.

Everything I've seen shows the same 79 Alert Hybrid cover on the Respect
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: tburky on October 14, 2018, 05:02:53 PM
How about the honey badger claw(solid at 2000) and new respect ( same color blue silver with a new cover) thatís going to be released in the near future.

My bad...same cover

Everything I've seen shows the same 79 Alert Hybrid cover on the Respect
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Geigs on October 14, 2018, 05:30:40 PM
Drilled the honey badger pin in my track, mb drilled out in thumb. Love this ball. Smooth, Lopey with no flare.Very controllable for hooking lanes. Ball doesnít really jerk off the dry. Fills a gap in my arsenal. Great piece.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: AlonzoHarris on December 20, 2018, 04:48:51 PM
How similar are folks seeing the Honey Badger to the Code Black?

Iíve wondered how similar S-71 Pearl was to an R2S Pearl. Obviously the RAD4 Core is stronger, but numbers on paper arenít always the end all be all in bowling as weíve learned haha.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Impending Doom on December 20, 2018, 05:13:25 PM
How similar are folks seeing the Honey Badger to the Code Black?

Iíve wondered how similar S-71 Pearl was to an R2S Pearl. Obviously the RAD4 Core is stronger, but numbers on paper arenít always the end all be all in bowling as weíve learned haha.

HB is going to be straighter thru the fronts and mids and more angular on the back. Code Black is going to be comparable to the Black Ops.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Geigs on December 21, 2018, 06:15:19 PM
Doom is right on about the code black, and the black ops. They roll almost identical for me. Though my code black is pin down, and my black ops is pin up. I tend to hit my black ops with 1000 pad and use it for heavy oil patterns. Ball really takes well to surface adjustments. Used  black ops at nationals with 1000, ball worked great. Got me a 9 th place finish at the bowlers journal with it. So I would say ops is probably stronger, more versatile with its stronger solid cover. Both great pieces.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Snakster on December 22, 2018, 06:49:40 AM
Drilled up a HB about a month and a half ago for my son. Itís his first non motiv ball in years. It instantly became his alpha ball for house shot.  The shape it provides really is his bread and butter look and he has a couple 700s with it.  Subsequently we drilled up a Marvel Pearl for him and that became his co-alpha. A few 700s with that and an 800 even (albeit in practice).  The two of them have become great either/or options. Slightly different looks. If one isnít quite the right ball for a particular house, the other one is. 

He has a lot of confidence in that HB. Great first impression from 900G. He qualified for Jr Gold a few weeks back and we are looking ahead to Arsenal development. More 900G is a consideration as is storm/Roto.  Motiv has left him underwhelmed the last year or so.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: BigDavesDeluxe on January 03, 2019, 03:36:08 PM
My question kind of fits here.  Thinking about picking up a HB was curious what would be a similar ball from Motiv. 
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Impending Doom on January 03, 2019, 04:06:14 PM
My question kind of fits here.  Thinking about picking up a HB was curious what would be a similar ball from Motiv. 

I'd say the closest may be a Lethal Paranoia.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Snakster on January 03, 2019, 07:45:37 PM
My son threw strictly Motiv before we drilled the HB.  If motiv had something like it, we would have drilled it.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: tkkshop on January 03, 2019, 08:08:20 PM
Gold ball is incoming. But it won't roll like a HB.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: Snakster on January 04, 2019, 03:49:05 PM
Gold ball is incoming. But it won't roll like a HB.

Color wasnít the criteria.  :D

But I guess it was just a matter of time before they came up with a gold ball; everyone else seems to have.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on January 04, 2019, 03:50:41 PM
Motiv doesn't have a 2 piece ball if I remember right.  Color less important than the RG and the hit imo.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: tkkshop on January 04, 2019, 04:16:07 PM
I was more or less hinting at an upcoming release more so than reaction or 2 piece. If 2 piece balls were the save all to pin carry, then that's all that we would have to choose from.

The closest ball to the HB would have been an Octane Carbon or a Primal Rage LE with a coat of secret sauce on top of OOB finish .
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: billdozer on January 05, 2019, 08:50:01 PM
I was more or less hinting at an upcoming release more so than reaction or 2 piece. If 2 piece balls were the save all to pin carry, then that's all that we would have to choose from.

The closest ball to the HB would have been an Octane Carbon or a Primal Rage LE with a coat of secret sauce on top of OOB finish .

Meh... I'm a few hours away from motiv HQ and there isn't a ball on any rack in sight.

No thanks.

I keep seeing more and more global now that I'm tossing it. Funny... Lol

Globals the company to watch...

Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: tkkshop on January 05, 2019, 08:59:36 PM
Our area is all Storm, Motiv. Very little Global. Actually, only 1 guy throws 900G in a 32x4 competitive league.
Title: Re: Honey Badger is LEGIT
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on January 05, 2019, 09:04:37 PM
I was more or less hinting at an upcoming release more so than reaction or 2 piece. If 2 piece balls were the save all to pin carry, then that's all that we would have to choose from.

The closest ball to the HB would have been an Octane Carbon or a Primal Rage LE with a coat of secret sauce on top of OOB finish .

Meh... I'm a few hours away from motiv HQ and there isn't a ball on any rack in sight.

No thanks.

I keep seeing more and more global now that I'm tossing it. Funny... Lol

Globals the company to watch...

Seems like the quality issues out of that San Antonio plant are a thing of the past and have nothing but good things to say about my HB so might be right.  Also have nothing but praise for Motiv's Venom balls which are their killer product line imo.