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Misfit Red/Orange Solid
« on: December 30, 2013, 02:07:39 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
- 2 Year Warranty
- Color: Red/Orange All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: Class 1C Solid Reactive
- Weight Block: Misfit High RG
- 500 Siaair Micro Pad / Royal Compound / Royal Shine
- Hook Potential: Medium-Low
- Length: Medium-Long
- Breakpoint Shape: Arc/Angular
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.577
- Differential (Diff): 0.032


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Re: Misfit Red/Orange Solid
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 07:26:52 PM »

Length:  40' Bourbon Street, 42' Stone Street, 44' High Street

Volume:  Medium

Type: THS

Drilled the Misfit 60x4x60 (pin below ring) to closely resemble my Yellow/Magenta that has had 200 games and is in need of being replaced.  I have thrown all the Misfits, and there are clearly differences in ball reaction between the different colours. 

A recap of the Misfits as I see them:
Yellow/Magenta - The earliest, most even
Orange/Blue - A little weaker but unfortunately squirtier than the yellow/magenta
Green - Overall the strongest, stronger than the lane than the Magenta or Orange
Yellow - The most skid snap.

The Red/Orange Solid is what the Orange/Blue should have been.  It clears the fronts just fine, rolls up in the middle of the lane and makes a soft move off of the friction.  With 400rpms and a low track, I really appreciate how this ball lets me stay right and not have to worry about seeing sharp angles in the back end of the lane. 
This ball compliments my Dude which is a little longer, but more responsive to friction by helping me blend out wet/dry lanes and fits directly under the Madness with a similar shape, but considerably more length.

The Red/Orange Solid is a return back to the reaction of the original 2 Misfits and offers bowlers an option to stay nearer the track and play easier angles to control the pocket.  I highly recommend this for rev dominant players who normally create strong back end motions


Likes:  Gets through the front, slow response to friction

Dislikes:  A solid, low end ball drilled pin down that is slow off the friction is just not designed for deep inside angles.  For the inside shots, try the Diva Pearl, Ruckus or Mutiny

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Re: Misfit Red/Orange Solid
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 07:40:46 PM »
Misfit Red/Orange
By: Bryan Bannach DV8 Regional Staff Member
DV8 describes the Misfit Red Orange as a ball that “Finished with a Royal Shine Polish, the Misfit Red/Orange skids very easily through the front part of the lane providing extra length with a more controlled backend reaction on light oil lane conditions.”
Finally we have a true dry lanes ball!  This ball is the motion I have been looking for when the lanes get very wet/dry or the backends are crispy. 
I put my favorite control layout in my Misfit Red/Orange.  70x4 ¾ x 70.  This gets the ball down the lane for me, but doesn’t go sideways off the backend. That is exactly what I got!
I used the new Misfit Red/Orange at a house that I have had a very hard time controlling the backend.  The backends hook so much that even my most controllable stuff usually is hard to control.  The new Misfit clears the heads effortlessly, and is SO SMOOTH on the backend.  I cannot stress enough how smooth this ball is on the backend.  When it gets to the spot I am used to the ball jack knifing on me.   This ball blended off the back of the pattern very easily. 
The other thing that surprised me about this ball is that it can handle more volume that I expected.  I would not be afraid to use this ball on a medium high volume pattern.  I used it on a slightly burned up White 2 pattern.  It read the midlane well, and still contained enough energy to carry.  It then allotted me some miss room up front in the choppy heads.
This ball is perfect for a wide range of bowlers.  It will be great for the high rev guys when they want a ball they can control.  It will be good for the tweaner when they want something for drier lanes.  And finally it will be great for bowlers with slower ball speeds.  They will be able to play much squarer for much longer.         
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Re: Misfit Red/Orange Solid
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 03:18:52 PM »
The new Red/Orange Misfit features the same low-diff weight block from the Misfit Pearl, but utilizes a new solid cover that is less aggressive than the original solid covers from the first three Misfit balls.  This combination yields great length and a smooth move at the breakpoint.  This ball is a little cleaner through the front than the original solid Misfits, and much more controllable on the backend than the Misfit Pearl.

Mine was punched up 55 x 4 1/4 x 75 with a big hole down my VAL.  On the fresh house shot, I was able to play on top of the friction without the ball over-reacting. When I moved into the middle of the lane, the ball didn't quick dig through the soup that the oil machine puts down in the middle of the lane.

Players who struggle with carry as their league pattern breaks down will love the new Misfit.  It will allow the bowler to stay close to the dry part of the lane, without diving through the face. 

On a shorter sport or challenge pattern, the Misfit Red/Orange gives me the best ball reaction I have ever had.  I was able to stand on top of the gutter, which is where most short patterns give the most room for error, and the Misfit gave me a smooth, predictable, and consistent arc to the pocket, and the strike percentage was incredible. 

If you're facing some trouble with dryer lanes or struggle on short patterns, the Misfit Red/Orange is the ball for you.
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Re: Misfit Red/Orange Solid
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 10:29:11 AM »


Volume:26 units

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes: I like that I can play on the outsides of the lane where there is less oil and it still gets down lane well.  Hits very well for a light oil ball as long as it has a good breakpoint.  Wouldn't recommend for heavier oil unless you have a higher rev rate to get to the pocket well.  Doesn't underreact.  Gives a good quality shot everytime.




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Re: Misfit Red/Orange Solid
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 12:33:11 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


Likes:this is my weakest ball. I use this for low volumes or broken down lanes. I have it drilled pin up over ring to conse4ve energy. With a negative cg to keep it weaker. This is slightly more angular than my dude but longer and overall weaker. Which is what I needed. Love this ball. I am able to use it on heavy oil by playing up the gutter and I still get a nice angular move. I will be trying it at 4000abr to see about smoothing the reaction. Overall great and versatile. If I could only pick two balls to have for everything it would be this and either the hr terror or dude


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