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n00dlejester

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Cover Prep vs. Cover Strength
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:52:18 PM »
Aloha BR,

Tonight, I had an interesting thought at league and I'd love to get some feedback. I have two solid balls drilled identically - a 900 Global Truth Tour and a Storm Match (that red/grey one).  My thought: "What's the difference between the weaker coverstock (the Match) at 1000 and a stronger coverstock (Truth Tour) at 3000? Is there a meeting point where the Match at XXX surface would nearly mimic the Truth at XXX surface?"

What do you guys think?
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keegan.mier

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Re: Cover Prep vs. Cover Strength
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 10:51:58 PM »
Maybe in total hook, but not in shape, which may be obvious, but essentially, you can have the Match read really early with a lower surface, and cover a similar amount of boards, but have the Truth go longer and turn harder. I have tried this out with a Phaze II and a Hustle INK, and I found they were very similar, with the Phaze II at 5000, and the Hustle INK at 2000.
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Re: Cover Prep vs. Cover Strength
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 09:00:25 AM »
Maybe in total hook, but not in shape, which may be obvious, but essentially, you can have the Match read really early with a lower surface, and cover a similar amount of boards, but have the Truth go longer and turn harder. I have tried this out with a Phaze II and a Hustle INK, and I found they were very similar, with the Phaze II at 5000, and the Hustle INK at 2000.

Thanks for the feedback, Keegan. That's a neat experiment you tried out. I'm sort of/kind of trying it with the two balls I mentioned. I want to say that coverstock chemistry is a prominent factor in determining how far a ball travels down lane? Even at fresh 1000, the Match read later, went longer, and had a quicker response to friction than the Truth at fresh 3000.

Let's add another variable-here are the core numbers for each ball:

Match has RG of 2.55 and DIFF of 0.030
Truth has RG of 2.53 and DIFF of 0.38

Writing these core numbers triggered two new questions for me:

  • What's a more important determining factor in reaction shape (arc vs. hockey-stick vs. hook on a dime: RG or DIFF?
  • Does a lower or higher RG determine what part of the lane the flare potential happens? Take these two balls for example: does the Match flare later down lane than the TT due to the RG difference?
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