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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Hard Core Particle is the largest hooking ball introduced by Circle to date. The HCP utilizes the proven Hard Core weight block and is wrapped with Circle''s new DURAGRIP715 particle coverstock to produce aggressive early-mid lane roll with strong continuous backend reaction.


Weights:  14-16 lbs.

Cover Stock:  DURAGRIP 715 Particle

Surface:  600 Matte

Core Design:  Symmetric

RG:  2.515

Differential:  .058

Lane Conditions:  Heavy Oil



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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005, 11:42:08 AM »
The HCP is a great compliment to the original Hard Core.  The HCP even though it is particle gets down the lane very well.  It also creates quite a bit of angle on the backend for a particle coverstock.  I have thrown the HCP dull and shiny, there is a place in my arsenal for both surfaces.  People who are looking for a ball with a lot of versatility form heavy oil to medium oil will find the HCP performance a great value.


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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005, 06:31:22 PM »
I was pretty skeptical to try Circle equipment at first, and let me tell ya...what a pleasant surprise addition to my arsenal the HCP has been.  

I've had trouble in the past with particle equipment burning up early and not retaining energy on the backend...NOT SO with this ball!! The continuous driving power this ball has is like nothing I've seen in a particle ball before. Also, I took the surface up to 1000 grit and it works awesome!
The layout I've got in this ball is: pin is 4 1/2" from my axis at 60 degrees with no hole.  I don't hook the ball a whole lot, and I was bowling on a fresh shot and I started at 12, ended around 22 and the ball hit as well at 22 as it did at 12...and SO CLEAN TOO!

I'll post more reviews as I try more of their equipment...Circle, keep putting out some great stuff like the HCP!!!

Gene J Kanak

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2005, 02:46:51 PM »
I haven't thrown the gear myself, but since I have seen several people throwing Circle stuff since they've agreed to sponsor the PBA Senior event at my local house. Anyhow, here goes:

Of the Circle balls that I've seen in action, the HCP is probably the most impressive. It revs up nice and quick, sort of like the polished Ultimate Inferno I used to have, but it retains a nice amount of energy to give some strong pop on the backend. In terms of overall movement, it reminds me a lot of my Real Deal (which I love). The ball digs in nicely and gives a strong but controllable move on the backend. The only caveat is that I don't really think the ball is meant for heavy oil. Unless you have zero speed, my assessment is that this ball will not handle anything more than medium heavy. For those conditions, however, it is a very impressive ball with a strong, predictable motion and very good carry. If you've been looking for a particle ball that still gives some movement on the back, this one may be just what you're looking for.
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