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n00dlejester

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Flux vs. RG Halo Solid & Dream On
« on: July 21, 2019, 08:56:19 AM »
Hey fam, after looking at plenty of vids on the new releases, I'm highest on the Flux. I currently own a RG Halo (55* x 5.5 x 30*) and a Dream On (45* x 3.5 x 65*). Do you guys think there will be a lot of overlap in owning all three?

The Dream On starts up a lot earlier than my Halo, and has strong continuation. This allows me to play straight up the boards or a little belly on heavier volumes. The Halo is pretty versatile, and lets me play anywhere on the lane - as long as there's enough volume.

I guess my question is really this - can the Flux handle as much volume as the Halo & Dream On? I'm hoping it can't, so I can own this orange beauty.
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Re: Flux vs. RG Halo Solid & Dream On
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 11:05:47 AM »
Hey fam, after looking at plenty of vids on the new releases, I'm highest on the Flux. I currently own a RG Halo (55* x 5.5 x 30*) and a Dream On (45* x 3.5 x 65*). Do you guys think there will be a lot of overlap in owning all three?

The Dream On starts up a lot earlier than my Halo, and has strong continuation. This allows me to play straight up the boards or a little belly on heavier volumes. The Halo is pretty versatile, and lets me play anywhere on the lane - as long as there's enough volume.

I guess my question is really this - can the Flux handle as much volume as the Halo & Dream On? I'm hoping it can't, so I can own this orange beauty.

The drill on the On is probably causing it to start up early, and I'd put the Flux as a different shape, and if you drilled it with the Halo layout, you could put it in the lineup. My On is a lot of ball, and can be fast off the spot. With the lower diff, the Flux is... More controllable? I like the motion I've seen out of other people's, and I'm waiting to punch mine. Been moving so dust making had to wait.
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Re: Flux vs. RG Halo Solid & Dream On
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 01:27:17 PM »
Thanks for chiming in, Doom.

My Dream On is a wonderful tournament ball for me. It's pin down, with the MB on my VAL. It starts up early and once it tips, it doesn't quit. It gets lazy once I'm inside 3rd arrow, or the heads start to go. And when that happens, I can confidently go from Dream On to the Halo.

Looking at the core numbers, and all things equal, it looks like the Flux will want to push further down lane then a Halo or Dream on, and transition a liiiiitle quicker. I've seen a few videos out there, and the shape of the Flux is incredible. It reminds me a lot of the original Black Widow - a fairly quick response to friction with wonderful continuation.

My concern is that the cover strength will be similar to that of the Halo. As long as it's weaker, and still stronger than my trust Inception Pearl, than I'll have a nice home for it <3.

I'm thinking about putting something like 55 x 5.25 x 40 - chill out the backend just a bit with a slightly larger VAL angle. With how continuous the ball looks, I want it to always see a breakpoint because the cover will do the rest of the work.
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Re: Flux vs. RG Halo Solid & Dream On
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 10:36:12 PM »
Thanks for chiming in, Doom.

My Dream On is a wonderful tournament ball for me. It's pin down, with the MB on my VAL. It starts up early and once it tips, it doesn't quit. It gets lazy once I'm inside 3rd arrow, or the heads start to go. And when that happens, I can confidently go from Dream On to the Halo.

Looking at the core numbers, and all things equal, it looks like the Flux will want to push further down lane then a Halo or Dream on, and transition a liiiiitle quicker. I've seen a few videos out there, and the shape of the Flux is incredible. It reminds me a lot of the original Black Widow - a fairly quick response to friction with wonderful continuation.

My concern is that the cover strength will be similar to that of the Halo. As long as it's weaker, and still stronger than my trust Inception Pearl, than I'll have a nice home for it <3.

I'm thinking about putting something like 55 x 5.25 x 40 - chill out the backend just a bit with a slightly larger VAL angle. With how continuous the ball looks, I want it to always see a breakpoint because the cover will do the rest of the work.

Interesting that you have the Dream On above the Halo, because the Halo is a much earlier cover. The Identity core is a beast, isn't it? With that layout, I'm not surprised that you can't get left of 15 with it. I like your layout on the Flux, I may drill 2.
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Re: Flux vs. RG Halo Solid & Dream On
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 10:51:37 PM »

Interesting that you have the Dream On above the Halo, because the Halo is a much earlier cover. The Identity core is a beast, isn't it? With that layout, I'm not surprised that you can't get left of 15 with it. I like your layout on the Flux, I may drill 2.

Yeah, the Dream On surprised me a ton. I was hoping for something rolly and continuous, and I picked the absolute right ball for my pin down layout. I keep it at a pretty fresh 1000 or 1500 when I use it, and it's off to the races. That Identity core is an absolute monster. Honestly, if I happen to come across an extra few bucks, I'd love to drill a Dream On with a backend-heavy layout to see what it can really do.

The Halo, for me, is surprisingly useful - when the volume is there. I think at a fresh 2000 surface, the Halo has this neat ability to get down the lane and tip without rolling out. It's very helpful when I have to move left and there's too much volume for shiny.

On the same pattern, I'd have to play a bit further left with my Halo to help with the stronger backend.
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