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Big Jake

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dry lanes
« on: June 22, 2014, 08:06:53 PM »
Hey Group, what do you guy's use for very dry conditions? Today in practice after about 7 games and I got there kinda late I started using my plastic ball up the 8 board and I did really well but normally when I do that there is just a pinch of oil still left at the breakpoint that the ball breaks a little late so does Brunswick have a plastic with a core like Hammer has???

So what do guys use for very dry conditions and what drill patterns would you recommend?  Thanks
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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 08:17:33 PM »
My favorite ball is the bronze/black Brunswick Nexxxus drilled 65 x 5.5" x 60 with a small p3 xhole. Extremely clean through the fronts with great backends.

I use this to keep chasing the oil in deep when playing the 4th and 5th arrow.
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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 08:04:53 AM »
I have used the Melee for drier lanes because it clears the front part of the lane and has a smoother transition off of the dry. Another good ball might be an LT-48 because of the big core and "weaker" cover. Both have solid coverstocks and take well to surface adjustments so that you could dial in the reaction.
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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 01:50:11 AM »
I think I have exactly the same experience before. I used to have the same problem with plastic ball when it hits a pinch of oil. I have the plastic hammer true blood but couldnt quite get used to it. It recovers tiny bit better compared to plastic pancakes, but the margin for error is still very small.
What solved the problem for me was a slingshot drilled 90x2 1/4x70 with a balance hole at PAP, surfaced to 4000+beans sauce. I could combat the dryness and have the extra recovery needed when it hits tiny patches of oil downlane. Point is that, margin for error is very big for me this way. I can miss inside/outside and still get the job done.
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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 02:30:06 PM »
I tend to throw my Platinum Ringer when the lanes start getting toast. Chase it left. i laid it out to push down the lane, but retain energy to "pop" in the back as to not run into carry issues.

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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 09:02:38 PM »
I was in a tournament today, last shift of the day. They did not re-oil. 8 people on the pair, everyone shot relatively well the first game and were able to get to the pocket. Fluffers and true bowlers alike. Speeds ranged from 16mph to 12 mph. Np problems.

Second game, the transition…….lanes really started to break down. I am struggling to get to the  pocket without burning up, with an older LT-48 Gold. The shiny ball. leaving all kinds of back row pins, and/ or splits. i go from shooting 180 to a 143. My anchorman goes from shooting a 227 to shooting a 134!!! 2nd game was horrible for the entire team.

I pick up my spare ball and shoot 246, with ease! If I had carried a 4 pin and a soldier 7, it would have been 276, easy. Never missed the pocket once. I use an old polished FATMAN by AZO as my spare ball. This ball does not hook on regular conditions….just goes straight, but on this drying condition this ball made a nice slurve to the pocket and carried the world. It is not a pearl. When I tried to throw the LT-48 with speed, the fastest I got was 13.5mph. Too much friction!!


When throwing the FATMAN, suddenly my speed jumped to 14.5-15mph.
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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2014, 09:14:17 PM »
Wrecker and pipe it hard up the track...or...

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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2014, 09:18:35 PM »
Yeah, but I don't like throwing a Wrecker on regular house conditions. For me this ball is a skid-flip monster.

A Shout I could do, with no problem, but……my FATMAN allowed me to stay in the track area, with no ill effects, so I did not leave my comfort zone.
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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2014, 10:10:12 PM »
Yeah, but I don't like throwing a Wrecker on regular house conditions. For me this ball is a skid-flip monster.

A Shout I could do, with no problem, but……my FATMAN allowed me to stay in the track area, with no ill effects, so I did not leave my comfort zone.

These doesn't mean the lanes are dry, this means you are unwilling to move your feet.
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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2014, 08:42:39 AM »
Kid Lost your Nexxxus?  Drilled 65 pin down.  Does this put your mass bias in track or under thumb? cg negative side?

Just curious....

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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2014, 10:02:36 AM »
If you're wanting to use a TZone or a polyester, to increase flare just lay it out stronger and use a weight hole...do a simple 2" shift and place a weight hole at 6 3/4", like a 1" bit X 2.5" deep and then lightly scuff the surface too create some traction...
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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2014, 01:59:42 PM »
I don't usually try to play 8 board on hooking condition unless my urethane ball is really hitting out there, which it often does.  If it isn't, I usually find something in toward 4th arrow with a pearl resin ball. 

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Re: dry lanes
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 03:49:01 PM »
Yeah, but I don't like throwing a Wrecker on regular house conditions. For me this ball is a skid-flip monster.

A Shout I could do, with no problem, but……my FATMAN allowed me to stay in the track area, with no ill effects, so I did not leave my comfort zone.

These doesn't mean the lanes are dry, this means you are unwilling to move your feet.

@ Northface: I was playing 22 to 8 with the LT-48!! If I had moved outside with the LT-48, I might have hit the 7-pin only! I have no problem with moving my feet! As I implied, with a Wrecker, which for me is a skid-flip ball, I would expect some over/under problems moving in deep. My new comfort zone became the track area, which indeed was dry.
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