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Brickguy221

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Nexxus & Versa-Max Question
« on: May 02, 2012, 12:46:56 PM »
I bowl in a house with Brunswick Pro Anvil Synthetic Lanes that are very well maintained. the lane conditions are usually THS with the oil varying from medium light to medium heavy, depending on when a person bowls on them. Normally on the medium light oil, the heads are a bit worn and spotty but still have some oil and of coarse on that condition there is some carry down.

My question is .... Can the Nexxus and Versa-Max be drilled for a 2 ball arsenal to successfully cover these conditions? (I have a plastic ball for RH corner spares that I am happy with)

My health permitting, I hope to buy 2 new balls before fall leagues. I currently throw all Ebonite plus a Storm Nano of which I really love. I am seriously thinking about dropping back to 14# balls and I am looking at Brunswick and "maybe" Storm for my next purchases. I have been really impressed with what I have seen in the 3 balls in the Nexus line up plus the Versa-Max.
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Brickguy221

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Re: Nexxus & Versa-Max Question
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2012, 10:06:05 PM »
Nexxus - 50x5x35 without an x-hole if you can. Depending on your PAP, that'll put the pin up over the bridge for most people.

Versa - Honestly, the best I've seen roll have been 4.5-5" above the fingers without an x-hole. If you're trying to play the inside when there's friction to the right, this ball will be very usable a lot of the time.

Nick, I haven't checked my PAP for a long time, but it used to be 4 3/4 x 1/2 up. Based on that, my Nano is drilled ( I think ) 60 x 4 1/2 x 45 with no weight hole and pin is over RF and almost slighted the bridge, so 5" as you suggest would probably put it over the bridge. Ball gets good length and moves strong on the back end.

4.5" and over fingers on the Versa-Max would be close to the Nano Drilling? Would the Nano drilling be ok on the Versa-Max?

I have new ball fever bad and may have to go ahead and buy at least one of the two before I see my Dr. on May 22 and if I did that, it would be the Versa-Max first and then the Nexxus after.

I really appreciate your input in helping me here.
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lbss831

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Re: Nexxus & Versa-Max Question
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2012, 08:18:33 AM »
i have a nexxus and versa drilled same when nexxus becomes too much i can go to versa square back up and keep going, so yes it would be a nice 1-2 punch

avabob

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Re: Nexxus & Versa-Max Question
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2012, 10:25:30 AM »
I drilled my Versa Max with the ring finger taking out the pin ( 5 in to PAP ) and an extra hole on PAP.  It gives me a hook stop look that really flushes up solid when I can get to the right on house shots, or need to control the back end.  Not so good if I have to go away from the pocket.  I like the Nexxus with the pin up, right of ring finger.  Also 5 in to PAP but no extra hole.

I am a medium speed senior stroker with about 275 RPM.

LuckyLefty

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Re: Nexxus & Versa-Max Question
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2012, 03:58:12 PM »
Brick,

In our house the Versa Max out of box is tearing it up for guys who perceive a very strong wet dry.  Either slow speed or rev dominate.

One slow speed guy in our house was using urethane and pinging for a couple of years(he is REAL good).  All of sudden he switched to Versa Maxx and is claiming he has the control but now the hit!

To my eyes the Versa Maxx reminds me of a higher flare version of the smooth moving Walter Ray MVP which cannot handle my house shot though it moves very smoothly off the side to side wet dry.

On the senior pro tour a guy named Walter seems to like them.
http://news.pba.com/post/2012/05/02/PBA-Senior-Don-Carter-Memorial-Open-presented-by-Ebonite-Match-Play-Rounds.aspx

I understand most of the above tournament was spent shifting back and forth between the Nexxus and Versa Maxx.

One interesting point, I heard he was using the Versa Maxx duller than box polish.  Another interesting point I heard he was using the Versa Maxx at the 5th arrow for a fall back shot and KILLING it!  The pin was up over his ring which I think fits his up the back roll pretty good!

Either he is real good, or those are great balls,  or both!

Regards,

Luckylefty
PS I liked the look of the Versa So much that I actually purchased one....gulp,...NIB!  2nd NIB ball in years!  Haven't decided how to drill it yet!  It's lookin at me!  Well? it says...

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