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Cure Pearl
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Coverstock Reactive Pearl

Core 2-piece

Factory finish Polished

Weights 12 thru 16lbs

Lane Conditions Medium-Light Oil



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Re: Cure Pearl
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2002, 12:44:08 AM »
Cure Pearl Hook More Than Vendetta For Med- Oily  Lanes!!!
 Still Have great Hitting Power At The End!!! Grab One Now!!!
                           DYNO-THANE THE BEST!!!

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Re: Cure Pearl
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2002, 02:51:34 AM »
If you need the length........get thru the front part of the lane and still get the strong hitting power in the backend here is the ball for you!  You will be amazed with the power it can deliver.  You don't have to worry about getting too much length or too much backend reaction as the ball surface can easily be fine tuned for your needs.....and of course still get that hitting power you want!


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Re: Cure Pearl
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2004, 07:21:29 PM »
This is my first dynothane ball, I was looking for a ball to use in a tournament that I bowl in every year where the first 10 boards are totally out of bounds and the inside from 11 in are at best lightly oiled.

I wanted to drill a ball to give me a skid/roll look since I have used equipment in the past that was more skid/flip and it was very easy to leave some nasty splits, and then if you get too aggressive and miss a bit to the right your may get an 3 or 4 drop.

Drilled this ball with a slightly strong pin location and the cg kicked slightly. What I was greatly amazed with was the fact that along with a smooth predictable roll, was that when this ball hit the pins the flight of the pins was very low giving me a lot of action and carry on even off hits.

The only downfall I see with this ball was if there was heavy oil it would not be a ball to go to, but then again this isn't what this ball was designed for.

overall this is a great ball when used on the condition it was made for.


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Re: Cure Pearl
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 12:42:19 PM »
Ball 15-13  
Top 2.5
Pin 5 inches

Drilling: CG set dead center of grip with pin directly behind the bridge.  

This is an older release but well worth consideration if you can find one.  The ball works best for me on medium oil conditions.  I have a strong arcing backend finish with this ball.  The carry was simply phenomenal.  The best attribute I found with the Cure Pearl was that the carry holds up when you move deep into the lane.  I found the Cure Pearl has the broadest scoring range of anything I ever threw.  Make a major move deeper where other balls begin to fade and the Cure Pearl continues to deliver X's.  

I bowl a fair number of tournaments.  The Cure Pearl has impressed me so much that I have added this ball to my tournament bag.  The quality of the performance of this ball is such that I will trust it when money is on the line.    


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Re: Cure Pearl
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 03:58:52 AM »
The ball: 16 pounds, 3-inch pin, 4.28 oz. top
The drill: Pin over bridge, CG kicked out towards the VAL 1.5 inches, weight hole just inside and below left of the PAP, very near the VAL. Finish is box.
Me: PAP 4 over 3/8 up, tweener revs, good speed, good circumference coverage


Got this ball cheap off eBay ($21), NIB. I bought it because I've got an original Dyno-Thane Cure solid that I love, and is absolutely one of the most aggressive bowling balls I've ever thrown in my life.

So I figured the Cure Pearl, which is a particle pearl, would be a good complement. I selected a drill pattern that would give me some aggressiveness, but with the pin over the bridge I thought it would allow the ball to lay off just a little bit in the backend.

Well, not quite. This ball barely moves. It moves less overall than a couple of balls I've drilled specifically to be dry-lane balls.

This ball's best attribute is that it is smooth off the spot. No matter how it's thrown, there's almost no snap in the backend of this ball to speak of. In fact, the ball the Cure Pearl reminds me of the most is my Visionary Slate Blue Gargoyle, which is a urethane pearl.

I tested this ball on two shots. The first was a medium- to medium-heavy, mostly flat shot with decent volume outside 10. I tested it late in a test session after having already burned a spot with some more aggressive equipment. This ball still didn't move. In fact, I had with me an old AMF Pro XS II pearl that I threw back-to-back with this ball, and the Pro XS II may have actually moved more.

Shot No. 2 was a modified THC with decent volume outside. Again, no real movement. The ball was dead inside and had trouble turning the corner from outside. I was surprised to see no real change of performance despite the change in shots.

Carry was good on full, high and Brooklyn hits (don't ask), but light hits into the pocket produced strange leaves. A light-pocket 2-4-6-10, for instance.

It's almost like this ball has either no core, or it was from a batch run of severe blems. There have been a lot of Cure Pearls hitting eBay lately and I'm beginning to think this ball has something wrong with it.

The best thing I can say about it is that it gives me a true dry-lane ball. Unfortunately, I have several of those already. I was hoping for something that would do well on mediums but medium oil is far too much oil for this ball. The summary follows:

Positives: Good dry-lane performance from outside angles, nice looking coverstock, since they're still being sold new on eBay this is the last chance to own a Storm-poured Dyno.

Negatives: Substandard performance all around except on very dry conditions from outside angles, doesn't respond to changes in hand position well, carry on light hits is abysmal.

Overall: Something may be wrong here, but if it isn't, this ball either needs a major surface adjustment to be playable or it's limited to dry lanes only.