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Intense Inferno with Rico1 drilling...very nice!!
« on: May 25, 2005, 02:57:11 PM »
Just put 8-9 games on the PBA pattern that will be at the Wild Turkey Bourbon regional in Lombard in June.  The main reason for the practice was shooting at spares a LOT straighter than the way I'm used to.  I was VERY impressed with the read of the Intense on this pattern.  Standing at 30-35, laying the ball down nice, with a fair amount of hand over third arrow, with the breakpoint at 38-40 feet outside of the five board.  Very smooth read off of the buff and impressive carry.  I only had about two games on the pattern with the Intense as I was pummeling the hole with the Absolute.  Shot just under 2000 with only four opens and three splits.  The key, accuracy and ball speed...duh..but not as much as I though it might take.  I  had to find out exactly where the out of bounds was to the left by forcing myself to tug the ball towards the 16-17th board or playing a tighter line.  The Intense really liked playing a little deeper than the Absolute but not as much as my Impulse Zone.  I found myself searching for several different lines with the Impulse and the Intense but kept coming back to the AI like I hadn't skipped a beat.  My only concern now, shooting 1800+ and missing the cut.  It would really blow if I thought I left it all on the table and came up short.  But, let's not erect my statue just yet.  All of this horn-blowing and I'll post 1650 and never be seen or heard from again...lol!  Like I told our local proprietor, I'll still be the same house hack whether I win or lose!
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Re: Intense Inferno with Rico1 drilling...very nice!!
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 11:35:02 PM »
My ball speed doesn't allow for too much excess over/under with any piece of equipment.  I was hoping for a smooth, controlled reaction off the buff area with as much ball "drive" that I could muster.  What I was most surprised with was the finishing attitude of the ball.  Very little deflection while only putting about 65-70% of my hand in the shot.  The ending imbalances were around 5/8ths-3/4 negative side and around 5/8ths positive finger weight with an average width/depth fourth hole.  I can only imagine how this ball will work on a THS.  I'm gonna plug up a Zone Classic, do a little coverstock tweaking, and give this drilling a shot on that.  I want to see if a more aggressive coverstock will still glide through the heads as well as the II.
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