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Stormroto22

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Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« on: October 06, 2015, 06:28:51 PM »
Hey guys, I'm currently using some storm and roto grip equipment and have been interested in brunswick for a while. Wondering what you guys think would be a good league arsenal and maybe some tournaments as well? Currently I have a storm rocket, iq tour solid, ride, and a roto grip hysteria. What do you guys think would be good for brunswick? I don't have my exact parameters, but my rev rate is higher than average, my ball speed is 16.5, right handed. Thanks in advance!

 

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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2015, 11:02:18 AM »
I noticed TKKSHOP asked how'd these balls do on tour? Just wondering. Well seeing how Parker Bohn is Fifth on the money list.Sean Rash and Walter Ray in the top ten.And two of those are guys over 50.Seems to be they are doing fine with Brunswick.Does not really look like any company is dominating.Don't understand why the hate toward Brunswick.Just got the Einstein in yesterday and can't wait to put some holes in it.Kinda nice to see some activity in the Brunswick posts.By the way if we all bought made in usa we would all be walking around naked.What a scary thought.

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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2015, 11:34:29 AM »
I noticed TKKSHOP asked how'd these balls do on tour? Just wondering. Well seeing how Parker Bohn is Fifth on the money list.Sean Rash and Walter Ray in the top ten.And two of those are guys over 50.Seems to be they are doing fine with Brunswick.Does not really look like any company is dominating.Don't understand why the hate toward Brunswick.Just got the Einstein in yesterday and can't wait to put some holes in it.Kinda nice to see some activity in the Brunswick posts.By the way if we all bought made in usa we would all be walking around naked.What a scary thought.

I could eb wrong, but I don't think there is that much hate for Brunswick... I think that is just a small handful of people that attempt to make it look that way at times. Although I am not currently throwing Brunswick, I still like Brunswick.
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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2015, 01:32:48 PM »
I noticed TKKSHOP asked how'd these balls do on tour? Just wondering. Well seeing how Parker Bohn is Fifth on the money list.Sean Rash and Walter Ray in the top ten.And two of those are guys over 50.Seems to be they are doing fine with Brunswick.Does not really look like any company is dominating.Don't understand why the hate toward Brunswick.Just got the Einstein in yesterday and can't wait to put some holes in it.Kinda nice to see some activity in the Brunswick posts.By the way if we all bought made in usa we would all be walking around naked.What a scary thought.
the balls in question were/are the guru balls Nick mentioned.  Thanks.

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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #79 on: October 11, 2015, 09:39:43 PM »
Anyone else have anything to add? Bowled on league tonight, couldnt get anything going (granted this was mainly my issues and not equipment) but I'm sick of not doing well and I have an itch I need to scratch and I'm set on trying anot her company and committing to it.

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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2015, 11:44:39 PM »
Start with the Vandal or Einstein...enjoy the new composite technology!  Both are versatile stronger balls that are very good!
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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #81 on: October 16, 2015, 10:47:15 AM »
I just purchased the Johnny Petraglia LT 48 Vintage and my first night throwing it right out of the box was a 665 series on a Kegel Fire and Ice oil pattern. I know others who have said they found the bowl to roll well whether you have high rev to a full roller like me. I found that it rolled really smooth with a very nice arc into the pocket. This will be a great addition for me for tournaments for sure

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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #82 on: October 16, 2015, 08:27:00 PM »
to the OP,  I don't have any current Brunswick balls so can not help you there I do have 1 piece of advice.

your title says "thinking of switching companies"  unless you are paid to represent a single company and are contractually obligated to use only their equipment you shouldn't just feel obligated to use one manufacturer. 

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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #83 on: October 16, 2015, 09:02:58 PM »
Start with the Vandal or Einstein...enjoy the new composite technology!  Both are versatile stronger balls that are very good!

My next ball will be Brunswick or DV8, so how do the Vandal & Einstein compare? ... and ... on what conditions do each work best?
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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #84 on: October 19, 2015, 08:59:37 AM »
Brickguy221, The Einstein will handle more oil and start up a little sooner than the Vandal. Both will have improved continuation compared to the previous releases because of the composite coverstock technology which will last longer and won't absorb the oil as quickly. The Einstein is a good first ball out of the bag, and the Vandal would be good for when you need something cleaner through the fronts when the lanes break down. Also, the surface can easily be adjusted on both to obtain the desired reaction.
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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #85 on: October 19, 2015, 11:04:58 AM »
Brickguy221, The Einstein will handle more oil and start up a little sooner than the Vandal. Both will have improved continuation compared to the previous releases because of the composite coverstock technology which will last longer and won't absorb the oil as quickly. The Einstein is a good first ball out of the bag, and the Vandal would be good for when you need something cleaner through the fronts when the lanes break down. Also, the surface can easily be adjusted on both to obtain the desired reaction.

Being a Senior bowling in senior leagues on THS and fresh oil to start, then the Einstein to start and then the Vandal as the lanes start changing like for example mid or late second game?

.... and if starting on used lane, the Vandal to start?
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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #86 on: October 19, 2015, 12:47:53 PM »
OK, I am going to ask the stupid question here...

Why do you only stay with one company?

I have success with multiple balls from different companies.  I may like Storms light oil line, Hammer's mid oil line, and Brunswick's heavy oil line for example.

I don't see one advantage with sticking with one company.

I will see posts that say I wish company X would come out with a ball that fits between A & B.  When company Y makes it.  So buy company Y.  Unless you are under contract, you don't get discounts for loyalty.

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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #87 on: October 19, 2015, 01:11:06 PM »
OK, I am going to ask the stupid question here...

Why do you only stay with one company?

I have success with multiple balls from different companies.  I may like Storms light oil line, Hammer's mid oil line, and Brunswick's heavy oil line for example.

I don't see one advantage with sticking with one company.

I will see posts that say I wish company X would come out with a ball that fits between A & B.  When company Y makes it.  So buy company Y.  Unless you are under contract, you don't get discounts for loyalty.

I throw balls that have the specs that I need. Two years ago, I switched to Motiv because their balls had the rg's and differentials that fit my style plus they had the same but less dense cores in their light weight balls as heavier balls. Today, with an exception or two, their balls all have differentials too low for me and Brunswick meets what I need, thus my plans to switch to Brunswick.
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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #88 on: October 19, 2015, 08:37:33 PM »
Brickguy221, The Einstein will handle more oil and start up a little sooner than the Vandal. Both will have improved continuation compared to the previous releases because of the composite coverstock technology which will last longer and won't absorb the oil as quickly. The Einstein is a good first ball out of the bag, and the Vandal would be good for when you need something cleaner through the fronts when the lanes break down. Also, the surface can easily be adjusted on both to obtain the desired reaction.

Ok. What about the new Nirvana?

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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #89 on: October 19, 2015, 09:33:46 PM »
Brickguy221, The Einstein will handle more oil and start up a little sooner than the Vandal. Both will have improved continuation compared to the previous releases because of the composite coverstock technology which will last longer and won't absorb the oil as quickly. The Einstein is a good first ball out of the bag, and the Vandal would be good for when you need something cleaner through the fronts when the lanes break down. Also, the surface can easily be adjusted on both to obtain the desired reaction.

Ok. What about the new Nirvana?

Nirvana ... for me, I don't see that much oil often enough to get it. It appears the Einstein and Vandal may hopefully cover most of my needs. I still have some time yet before settling on 2 new balls.
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Re: Thinking of switching companies, need ideas on a new arsenal
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2015, 08:11:38 AM »
Ive always been a fan of sticking with one company because its easier to adjust within the line. Ive had success with alot of different companies but when it all comes down to it, 900global/AMF300 have really been good. Just ordered my new arsenal yesterday from AMF and cant wait for tournament saason to come about. Cant go wrong with whatever you choose as long as your confident with what you are throwing.