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Bruce

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Fire Quantum
« on: June 24, 2003, 09:14:21 PM »
I just picked one up on Ebay.  Anyone have any experience with this ball?  I know that it is powerkoil 18 and that it has the two piece mushroom core...but I'm looking more for what type of reaction, lane conditions it is good on, and any personal experiences with it.

TIA,
Bruce

 

charlest

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Re: Fire Quantum
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2003, 01:07:44 PM »
Can be used for medium to medium-dry (medium-light) oil patterns. (Unless you sanded it to 60 grit and left it dull, I can't imagine using it on a medium heavy oil pattern. Besides that is not what it was intended for.)
Core is medium-low RG with lowish differential.
Wrong drilling in the  wrong hands or on wrong oil pattern can make the ball very skid/flippy.
This same characteristic is what made the ball so popular, as it has a lot of "kick" to it, with good carry.  
The low-ish RG differential (and resulting medium-low flare potential) generally makes it more appropriate for lighter oil patterns than most other PK 18 cverstocks. (Kind of similar to the Lane#1 Silver Diamond in that respect.)

A friend used one sanded to 2000 grit this past season to reduce the wet/drt, over/under characteristics of the house we bowled on. I also have one, but like yours, not yet drilled. I am very leary of what would be a good drill pattern for my release on my conditions. So I can't offer personal suggestion (which is rare) on a drilling.
"None are so blind as those who will not see."

Bruce

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Re: Fire Quantum
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2003, 09:41:22 AM »
Thanks for the info guys.

I will update you as soon as I have mine drilled up.

Bruce