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LuckyLefty

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Crimson Red Sledgehammer still a beaut!
« on: May 07, 2004, 09:58:52 AM »
Yesterday after a miserable game to start league!

I switched to the old Crimson Red Sledgehammer drilled with the cg out.

I went from where's the pocket to how can I miss the pocket!!!

This ball is still going!!!!!  And going!!!!  Over 2000 games on it!!!!
I may have been near high in league for last two games in a league where lefties have basically packed up and left on this overreactive backend shot!

REgards,

Luckylefty
Oh, PS I've got another one in a box ready to be drilled closer to stacked!
Then I'll have two of this beaut on the lanes!


Edited on 5/8/2004 0:51 AM
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Re: Crimson Red Sledgehammer still a beaut!
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2004, 06:38:34 PM »
Come on Luckylefty, be honest the Sledgehammer stunk!

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LuckyLefty

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Re: Crimson Red Sledgehammer still a beaut!
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2004, 11:17:04 PM »
Well original out of the box was 500 grit!  But it seemed to shine up with use.

Also hits better on many conditions as it shines up.

I often sand to 1000 or 1500 on balls like this and polish.

Back when I saw more head oil on left I sanded to 600 and then used Hook it!

Ummmmm, Mmmmmm!

Then it really died and I Sledgehammer souffled it a couple of times.

Hooking like a lot again, but very smooth(that's the drilling(hook/set).

I have had one's near stacked and they did not do much for me!  Others say it is very snappy.  I found that with the Hammer 4D reactive it's first cousin!

REgards,

Luckylefty
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James M. McCurley, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Re: Crimson Red Sledgehammer still a beaut!
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2004, 11:41:32 PM »
I have it shined, and it hits very hard. It revs up pretty fast, but I found out that I have to play more down and in to get the ball to recover hard in the backend. It rolls too much to play a swing shot, unless you are Robert Smith. All in all, I'm glad Lucky Lefty and g_thing convinced me to keep the ball. Thanks guys!
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LuckyLefty

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Re: Crimson Red Sledgehammer still a beaut!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2004, 12:48:37 PM »
Burgundy pad is 320.  Stronger than box.

It will want to grab early and may be too much surface for many conditions.

Green pad = 600 is closer to a wide usage surface for that ball in the medium to medium heavy range.

REgards,

Lcukylefty
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James M. McCurley, New Orleans, Louisiana