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Equipment Boards => Brunswick => Topic started by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 12:37:51 AM

Title: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 12:37:51 AM
Im curious....Maybe some of you out there can clear this up for me. Everytime a Cherry Bomb comes up for sale on Ebay people go nuts over this ball. Whether it is new or used their seems to be a love affair with this perticular ball. I dont own any Lane#1 equipment.....but i have friends who swear by it. Ive seen the Carbide Bomb,Carbide Plus,Dirty Bomb,XXXL,Gold Nugget and other Lane#1 balls in action.....they all hit the same..."hard", But I have noticed that the Cherry Bomb seems to be the cream of the crop. My question is....Is the Cherry Bomb really that great of a ball?


Earl
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: thfonz98 on February 28, 2007, 08:45:34 AM
wrong forum

get the flame suit on though
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Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 08:50:55 AM
My fault...just wanted some feedback.
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Sir Bowl-A-Lot on February 28, 2007, 08:52:37 AM
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"Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?

I didn't know it was.  I actually disliked mine when I had it.
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My 06-07 Arsenal:
  • FURY (box finish, 4 x 4) = Heavy to Heavy/Medium

  • Cobalt Bomb Solid (box finish, 4 x 3.5) = Medium/Heavy to Medium

  • Agent (box finish, stacked lev) = Medium *Cracked - Storm Is Replacing*

  • DOOM (box finish, label lev) = Medium to Medium/Light

  • Power Groove Dry/R (box finish, 5 x 4.5) = Light/Medium to Light

  • Red XXXL (box finish, label lev) = Dry


For Sale/Trade:
  • *NIB* 15# Brunswick Inferno (3" Pin)

  • *Like New (Only 1 Game)* 15# Vendetta Maxx (box finish, label lev)
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: triggerman on February 28, 2007, 08:53:41 AM
awesome cover, awesome core, was a pearl that moved hard on the back, hit was exceptional, softer handed people loved this combo, it was not my favorite but at the top,

just something about it those that had it love it and are always looking for a back up and those that never had it are looking to try it, thus supply and demand catch up and it goes thru the roof
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Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 08:56:42 AM
Wow!!!...Well there are plenty people here around the Houston area who have them.....and they feel its their go to ball. Whenever it comes up for sale used as is.....this thing can go for as much as 150.00

Just wanted to know what all the fuss is about


Earl
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Charles on February 28, 2007, 08:58:31 AM
I agree with trig.....alot of hype from those that loved it. I personally didn't like mine. Did shoot 300/795 with it first night out but found it very inconsistent for me afterwards. I gave it to my wife as she has alot less hand and she loved it for light oil lanes. I replaced it for her with a pearl Viper and sold it to crazyyankee and he swears by it. I personally liked the Cherry C/2 much better.
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Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Ragnar on February 28, 2007, 09:00:13 AM
I'm one of the folks who had one and didn't care too much for it.   But it was more the layout  than the ball.  I found that drilling this ball stacked just didn't work well, at least for me.  Too touchy or over/under for my taste.  When it was good, it was very good, but more often than not, it just wasn't good (for me).  I've thought about getting another and using a different layout, but I already have 10 or so 'Saws and have sworn to lay off buying for a while.
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Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 09:06:36 AM
Flogg...ive noticed the ones who do have them are softer hand players....my hand is not soft...."im working on it"......Maybe i need to throw one to get a good visual. From the way this thing rolls...it reminds me of my Depth Charge.

If its like that...i may be interested..LoL!


Earl
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Sir Bowl-A-Lot on February 28, 2007, 09:10:16 AM
The Cherry C/2 is my all-time favorite ball from any company.  I wish Lane#1 would re-release it, but I guess that will never happen with them moving to Columbia and now Ebonite owning Columbia.  
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My 06-07 Arsenal:
  • FURY (box finish, 4 x 4) = Heavy to Heavy/Medium

  • Cobalt Bomb Solid (box finish, 4 x 3.5) = Medium/Heavy to Medium

  • Agent (box finish, stacked lev) = Medium *Cracked - Storm Is Replacing*

  • DOOM (box finish, label lev) = Medium to Medium/Light

  • Power Groove Dry/R (box finish, 5 x 4.5) = Light/Medium to Light

  • Red XXXL (box finish, label lev) = Dry


For Sale/Trade:
  • *NIB* 15# Brunswick Inferno (3" Pin)

  • *Like New (Only 1 Game)* 15# Vendetta Maxx (box finish, label lev)
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 09:14:02 AM
Sir Bowl a lot....tell me more about your Cobalt Solid. Do you start off with it? Game 1?


Earl
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Sir Bowl-A-Lot on February 28, 2007, 09:27:28 AM
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Sir Bowl a lot....tell me more about your Cobalt Solid. Do you start off with it? Game 1?

Yes, it has been the first ball out of my bag since I got it drilled about a month and a half ago.  I usually can use it all night on our THS with minimal moves or changes in hand position.  It gets through our oiled heads, revs in the midlane, and takes off when it hits the dry backends.  Just destroys the rack.  Very good ball.  If you get one, just be sure to kick the CG out at least an inch because I have heard that this ball doesn't work too well with the CG under the grip center.
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My 06-07 Arsenal:
  • FURY (box finish, 4 x 4) = Heavy to Heavy/Medium

  • Cobalt Bomb Solid (box finish, 4 x 3.5) = Medium/Heavy to Medium

  • Agent (box finish, stacked lev) = Medium *Cracked - Storm Is Replacing*

  • DOOM (box finish, label lev) = Medium to Medium/Light

  • Power Groove Dry/R (box finish, 5 x 4.5) = Light/Medium to Light

  • Red XXXL (box finish, label lev) = Dry


For Sale/Trade:
  • *NIB* 15# Brunswick Inferno (3" Pin)

  • *Like New (Only 1 Game)* 15# Vendetta Maxx (box finish, label lev)
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 09:32:50 AM
Thanks for that....Ive been looking for a Game 1 ball.....They have put some sort of a reverse block on our mens league here. I bought a Smash time particle....its alright, but im still looking.

I have had my eye on the Cobalt Solid though


Earl
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Sir Bowl-A-Lot on February 28, 2007, 09:40:08 AM
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Thanks for that....Ive been looking for a Game 1 ball.....They have put some sort of a reverse block on our mens league here. I bought a Smash time particle....its alright, but im still looking.

I don't bowl on a reverse block but I can tell you that my Bomb Solid will hold the line if I tug it inside.  If you like to play the boards closer to the gutter, I don't think it will make it back to the pocket though.  You might want to look at the new Fury also.
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My 06-07 Arsenal:
  • FURY (box finish, 4 x 4) = Heavy to Heavy/Medium

  • Cobalt Bomb Solid (box finish, 4 x 3.5) = Medium/Heavy to Medium

  • Agent (box finish, stacked lev) = Medium *Cracked - Storm Is Replacing*

  • DOOM (box finish, label lev) = Medium to Medium/Light

  • Power Groove Dry/R (box finish, 5 x 4.5) = Light/Medium to Light

  • Red XXXL (box finish, label lev) = Dry


For Sale/Trade:
  • *NIB* 15# Brunswick Inferno (3" Pin)

  • *Like New (Only 1 Game)* 15# Vendetta Maxx (box finish, label lev)


Edited on 2/28/2007 10:38 AM
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 09:47:42 AM
The Fury is that strong?.....didnt know that....I will difinitely look into it....thanks

By the way...it`s not a total reverse block...but it seemed like one. They have a flood from ten to the gutter at times.


Earl

Edited on 2/28/2007 10:45 AM
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Charles on February 28, 2007, 09:52:10 AM
Have you thought about adjusting the surface on the Smashtime Particle? That is suppose to be a great ball and stronger than the Solid CObalt Bomb of which I do have one also.
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Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: BrunsNick on February 28, 2007, 11:18:18 AM
Get some Jack N The Box and then try the GUT BOMB!

GUARANTEED 20% more explosions!
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Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 12:33:20 PM
Charles....I have my Smashtime Particle already at about 800. I dont know if i want it any lower....Im looking for a naturally strong coverstock for heavy oil.


Earl
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Brickguy221 on February 28, 2007, 12:38:57 PM
quote:
The Fury is that strong?.....didnt know that....I will difinitely look into it....thanks


Yep. With it's Diamond core, you will raise your average 15 Pins.
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Edited on 2/28/2007 1:37 PM
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: earlthepearle on February 28, 2007, 12:48:25 PM


Yep. With it's Diamond core, you will raise your average 15 Pins.
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You got me thinking now Brickguy...im not big brunswick guy, although i do have the Intense that ive shot well with under the right conditions.....

Thanks though


Earl
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Sir Bowl-A-Lot on February 28, 2007, 12:54:18 PM
quote:
Get some Jack N The Box and then try the GUT BOMB!

GUARANTEED 20% more explosions!

Ole Jack N The Crack
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My 06-07 Arsenal:
  • FURY (box finish, 4 x 4) = Heavy to Heavy/Medium

  • Cobalt Bomb Solid (box finish, 4 x 3.5) = Medium/Heavy to Medium

  • Agent (box finish, stacked lev) = Medium *Cracked - Storm Is Replacing*

  • DOOM (box finish, label lev) = Medium to Medium/Light

  • Power Groove Dry/R (box finish, 5 x 4.5) = Light/Medium to Light

  • Red XXXL (box finish, label lev) = Dry


For Sale/Trade:
  • *NIB* 15# Brunswick Inferno (3" Pin)

  • *Like New (Only 1 Game)* 15# Vendetta Maxx (box finish, label lev)
Title: Re: "Cherry Bomb"...Why is it the most popular Lane#1 ball?
Post by: Brickguy221 on February 28, 2007, 12:57:10 PM
earlthepearle, I don't throw much Brunswick mostly for personal reasons, but they do have some very good balls and you can't go wrong with balls such as the Vapor Zone, Absolute Inferno, and the Total Inferno. A lady I bowl with in a mixed league has a new Total Inferno and she has been bowling like there is no tomorrow with more high games and series with it than she has ever had since she got it about 6 weeks ago. For her, that ball "rocks".
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Brick