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PBA Platinum
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
- Core: F38
- Coverstock: ER600 (Reactive)
- Color: Purple/Red/Green
- RG: 14llbs - 2.510 / 15lbs - 2.489 / 16lbs - 2.478
- Diff: 14lbs - .038 / 15lbs - .038 / 16lbs - .038
- Ball Finish: High Gloss Polish 3000
- Best Lane Conditions: Medium
- Description: "I have been testing this ball for almost five months and I am very excited to finally see it hit the market. This ball is unbelievable!" - Brian Voss, 25 Time Denny''''s PBA Tour Champion and Hall of Famer

"When I need something to get through the front part of the lane and still be strong enough to finish strong the PBA Platinum is my ball of choice" - Robert Smith, 2007 CLR Windy City Classic Champion and 7-Time Denny''''s PBA Tour Titlist



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Re: PBA Platinum
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 07:47:09 PM »
I received this ball as a Christmas present (my wife and nephew went halves on it). I had asked for it because I was looking for a ball for true medium to when the lanes are starting to disintegrate.

My stats: Medium speed, revs and hand, tweener, bowling on synthetic lanes with THS. I had this ball drilled label leverage.

I can say confidently and happily that this ball does what I wanted. I wanted something that didn't hook a ton but still hit hard, with a strong motion and good carry. That describes this puppy to a tee. So far I've shot a 660, 667, 654, and 754. I've used it both first shift (frsh oil) and second shift (where I shot the 754).

Tis ball turns fairly hard, has GREAT forward roll, and wonderful carry. It is also pretty forgiving--miss a bit left and it holds the line, miss a bit right and it walks right into the pocket.

I have a pretty big arsenal, but a guy could have this ball and a spare ball and bowl well in just about any condition. Highest recommendation. (And that's coming from a guy who throws Lane Master and Visionary almost exlcusively!)

"Love God, laugh more, spend more time with the ones you love, play with children, do good to those in need, and eat more ice cream. There is more to life than bowling."

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Re: PBA Platinum
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 11:27:07 AM »
I won this ball in an auction at a bowling clinic with Brian Voss. I drilled it according to Elite Drilling Specs #3. I have a high rev rate and high ball speed and that was the suggest ball layout from the Elite website.

This is one of the few I have thrown that doesn't over react to dry backends. The ball gets down the lane before it starts to hook, and it doesn't have a hard snap at the end. And this ball hit hard, I seem to get better pin action resulting in fewer corner pins when throw it.

The only downfall to this ball is on oily lanes. I find it to be for medium to light oil patterns. The coverstock simply is not aggressive enough for heavy oil.