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Amoyensis

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Searching new Benchmark Ball
« on: January 07, 2018, 07:40:25 AM »
Hi all,

Started to play with 14 lbs, but I want to sell my whole arsenal to get on 15 lbs as I am starting to throw to fast and whiping around the side.
I am totally unsatisfied with the balls, I current have. So I need help to find my new benchmark ball and based on this, set a league starter arsenal for high-mid-low conditions.
Arsenal now:
Storm Timeless
Dv8 Vandall Destroy
Rhino Black Pearl

My rates
Axis Tilt avg. 12
Axis Rotation avg. 58
Axis Point (PAP) 5 Side 3/8 down
Revs avg. 321
Release: Tweener

 

djgook

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Re: Searching new Benchmark Ball
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 07:11:36 AM »
You throwing the Timeless on the fresh, it will not work. I have the timeless and it works for me when it is friction. I have the IQ tour as my bench mark. I am looking at the OG Hy road but I do not know if it will overlap something.
My Weapons for WAR: 15LBS. Hammer Black Widow Gold, Storm IQ Tour, Storm Timeless, Storm Drive, Hammer Black Urethane, Hammer Gauntlet 14LBS. Gold Widow Spare

Bigpoppa3000

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Re: Searching new Benchmark Ball
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 03:55:29 PM »
I would say if you want a ball that tells you what the lane is doing, the storm torrent sanded to 4000 or 3000 is an absolute gem of a consistent ball from what I have heard and seen, and its on the cheaper side. Or, you can get a urethane (Id suggest an old faball, just look around at how many still people use them, including me), but that would be less so a benchmark and more of a consistent nonflippy ball, but if 44ft is what youre bowling on then the storm torrent is probably much more useful than urethane.

kuba_kakes

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Re: Searching new Benchmark Ball
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2018, 11:08:29 AM »
The GameBreaker 2 and GameBreaker 3 both have a nice benchmark reaction at an attractive price. The GB3 is on the stronger side, but still has a great shape down lane. The Storm Torrent is a great option too, but it does cost a little more.
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2handedrook12

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Re: Searching new Benchmark Ball
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2018, 03:54:49 PM »
You can definitely find a Torrent for a pretty decent price on Facebook or online pro shops. Believe I have a buddy that is currently selling one for like $110. I'm sure I'll regret mentioning that at some point since the Torrent is becoming one of my all time favorites due to it's true and consistent shape. Definitely recommend it over the GB2. GB3 is in another realm in terms of overall motion.
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marsden74311

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Re: Searching new Benchmark Ball
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2018, 07:58:58 PM »
Its so weird seeing so many people bash the timeless and praise the hyroad. Its the same cover. And i remember reading on here that cover prep is 80-90% of your ball reaction

Geigs

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Re: Searching new Benchmark Ball
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2018, 08:10:17 PM »
Gb2 solid, original hyroad. My two favorite benchmark balls of all time. Gb2 solids die quicker though. Just tougher to maintain the solid cover. Still throwing my hyroad today with 300+ games on it. Minor resurfacing along the way, still great. Just drilled a new, fresh  hyroad, so may finally be retiring the old one. Careful not to drill your equipment to strong. 4x4x2 is real strong for today’s balls. They may not be cornering for you  because they’re puking at the breakpoint. Gd luck kid.

AlonzoHarris

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Re: Searching new Benchmark Ball
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2018, 08:14:40 PM »
Its so weird seeing so many people bash the timeless and praise the hyroad. Its the same cover. And i remember reading on here that cover prep is 80-90% of your ball reaction

I believe the cover was altered flipping the pearl to solid ratios.
Current Rotation:
Code X
Phaze II
Halo Pearl
Code Black
Hy-Road X
IQ Tour Solid
Hy-Road Pearl

Geigs

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Re: Searching new Benchmark Ball
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2018, 08:20:47 PM »
You may be right Alonzo. Definitely has som swirling, pearl look in the cover. Noticeable when it is shined up. Thick hyroad shell blows every ball away for longevity imo. Probably why they are still making them, selling them after 10 years. Go with the hyroad kid. You won’t regret it.

CoorZero

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Re: Searching new Benchmark Ball
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2018, 08:31:25 PM »
Its so weird seeing so many people bash the timeless and praise the hyroad. Its the same cover. And i remember reading on here that cover prep is 80-90% of your ball reaction

On paper, sure. Reality on the lanes? Nope. Totally different balls... much to the chagrin of the Timeless.