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PBA Viper
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
The PBA Viper offers superior performance on the PBA Viper Oil Pattern, PBA Regional Tour / Senior Tour Pattern #3, USBC Sport Bowling Leagues, USBC Sanctioned Leagues, and a variety of other conditions. Elite''s PBA Viper is designed to get into a smooth roll allowing the ball to read the lane correctly and evenly. The Viper features Elite''s all new Thermal Contact Technology – T.C.T. which gives players more forgiveness and maximizes hitting power.

Core: Coil
Cover Stock: Venom featuring T.C.T.  
RG: 2.55
Diff: .042
Color: Black with Yellow Pin & Engraving
Ball Finish: Matte
Hook Potential: Medium Arc
Lane Conditions: Medium - Oily



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Re: PBA Viper
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006, 07:53:49 PM »
I've grown very fond of this ball.

I bowled a baker team tournament a few weeks ago and went to this ball late at the suggestion by the Brunswick rep I  was bowling with.

The next day it was the first ball out of my bag for a doubles tournament in Waterloo , IA. I threw it all 6 games of qualfying averaging 250.

I did shine it. And drilled it 4x4 w/ a hole on the val.

It is worth  a try.

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Re: PBA Viper
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2006, 11:53:10 PM »
I just recently recieved my viper along with the other lane pattern balls... I placed the pin under the middle of my two fingers and kicked the cg off to the left about 3 1/2 inches. I had 1 1/5oz side no finger no thumb in it and put a weight hole in my PAP with a 3/4 in bit taking it down to 7/8 oz side ... I shined mine with elite polish and without sanding the ball at all so it wasnt that shiny...
I am a cranker/tweener and this ball only works great on a down and in look or a look that requires less boards to cross. This ball is super predictable and dont overreact like some particle balls. The strokers looking for a ball to get down the lane but able to play the track will love this ball. Beware this ball comes dull also and I dont see anybody using this surface often.

I think this is a ball every bowler needs when hitting screaming backend but I wouldnt recommend this ball to someone with alot of hand because of the price u pay. I realize most people dont like heavy rolling balls and this one is just that. Still a wonderful product by Elite that everyone should recongnize!!! John Davis