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Avalanche drilling question.
« on: July 24, 2008, 12:30:19 AM »
I'm getting an Avalanche Pearl to use on med. dry to dry lanes, or on the Cheetah. I was wondering whether I should get it drilled pin up or pin down.
Stats: Rev Rate: 250-300 (measured at 300, but I'm not sure)
Speed: 14-14.5 MPH
PAP: 3-7/8 over and 3/16 Up

I like having all of my equipment drilled strong, but that's hurting me because I keep struggling to keep my equipment on the right side of the headpin on most conditions under medium. Unless there is decent carrydown.


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Re: Avalanche drilling question.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 09:04:29 AM »
The Avs have a diff of .020. a strong drill is recommended for most people. It's very sensitive to carrydown, mine only comes out on toast.
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Re: Avalanche drilling question.
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 09:53:21 AM »
I haven't thrown one, but from what I have seen and read about the AvP: do not drill it too weak! It goes very long by design as long there is a little oil left. The differential is very low, so the ball would IMHO be drilled best with a high pin in a stronger position, if you do not want a ball that goes almost dead straight.
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Re: Avalanche drilling question.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 10:10:13 AM »
I have the Avalanche Solid drilled pin over middle finger, ~5-3/4" from PAP, CG under ring, no weight hole and box finish.  This is a great drier condition ball for me.  Gets great length with a nice arc on the backend, and very controllable.
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Re: Avalanche drilling question.
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 10:19:13 AM »
Drill it strong and let the ball do what it was designed to do. That was Ric Hamlin advice to me and he was right.

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Re: Avalanche drilling question.
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 01:54:54 PM »
I wonder what the layout on my Avalanche Solid is about  :-[
Haven't rolled for quite some time and want to restart. Lanes are mostly medium dry to completely dry.
The driller told me that He watched my game for like 15 minutes and this layout is "the one you need".   :o
As far as i remember, i was standing at the second point and aimed at the 2nd arrow.
I've always struggled to get many revs and i am not the strongest, so the ball is not the fastest, i guess  ???
Best game was a 219 most of the times i am struggeling to convert my spares.

And as second question i wanna ask what can happen to a ball when it's in the bag and not rolled for about 10 years? Never did anything to the surface, so it's still OOB.
Oh, and it is my first ball after my spareball, and it's the first drilling on it.