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Dave81644

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BW Pink - how good is this ball?
« on: May 17, 2019, 11:23:00 PM »
Have to say, I have had zero luck with any of the past gas mask cores.
tried several of them over the years, couldn't sell them fast enough.
Had several people rave about the Pink, its different they said
Gave in and got one, so far, its incredible from where I thought it would be for me
The cover makes this ball shine IMO, its angular, but predictable.
Not at all over under for me.
Keeper for sure

 

Steven

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Re: BW Pink - how good is this ball?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 09:41:57 AM »
I recently attended an EBI Demo Day. The Pink is a favorite of our local high rev staffer running the event. He's been killing our THS leagues with it, and he pushed me to try the Pink out first.
 
I was really impressed on the fresh. I could square up, throw up the boards, and the angular turn to the pocket was nice. I threw several strikes in a row hitting all areas of the pocket. I put it down and tried out some other balls for a while.

When I started throwing the Pink again, I lost much of my original look. The heads/mids were breaking down the ball started hooking earlier. Going up the boards left me going through the nose. When I moved in to catch more oil, I got too much skid and tended to blow through the break point. I had to be perfect playing the wet/dry to get to the pocket. My medium revs were not enough to overcome this reaction.

The players I've seen have success with the Pink tend to be higher rev styles. Based on my experience with with ball, I understand why now.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2019, 09:43:39 AM by Steven »

themagician

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Re: BW Pink - how good is this ball?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 11:28:21 AM »
The cover on the ball came from the Statement Pearl which has been absolutely great in my area (solid as well, but Pearl is pretty special).

The BW Pink seems a little longer than the Statement Pearl and tad more pop downlane, and like Steven mentioned, it seems the more rev dominant bowlers like the Pink more, but thats at box finish. I really think just knocking the shine down on the Pink would get it to be great for most bowlers.

I skipped the Statement Pearl, and got the Pink, and am a little rev dominant and really like it, but haven't got to use it a ton, in a little break from bowling before summer league starts, but as a point of reference. The BW Pink is about 4 boards with my feet stronger than my Idol Pearl on the same house pattern.

Dave81644

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Re: BW Pink - how good is this ball?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 11:32:09 AM »
The gals at the queens right now are using it quite a bit. Not much rev rate for a majority of them. The shape looks good and it it retaining energy for the limited few I have seen video of

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Re: BW Pink - how good is this ball?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 12:19:50 PM »
The cover on the ball came from the Statement Pearl which has been absolutely great in my area (solid as well, but Pearl is pretty special).


As you stated, the Pink shares the same cover as the Statement Pearl. The cover is also used on the Rip'D Pearl. I have both. It's amazing to me how different the three balls are, even at the same surface grit.


When I was about to leave, one of the other staffers at the Demo Day suggested I throw the pearl Columbia Savage Life. That ball wasn't on my radar, but I gave it a try anyway. I was impressed with the versatility of the ball. Where I couldn't get inside third arrow with the Pink, the Savage Life read the lane transition without any difficulty. I then tried it on a fresh pair that was just made available, and I was able to go up the boards just like I had with the Pink. Long story short, I ended up buying one.  ;) 

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Re: BW Pink - how good is this ball?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 12:26:13 PM »
Itís the best asymmetric pearl out of Kentucky in a good while.  The core is legendary and when they nail the cover on it, it becomes a sensational bowling ball.  The aggression pearl cover seems to match up better than than a lot of the pearl covers that they have tried in the past.  It takes cover adjustments very well so it can handle medium to medium-heavy patterns like a beast. Itís not too angular but it goes through the pins very well. Iíve yet to see someone who didnít like it. Iíd recommend it for any style if they see a decent amount of oil.  I wouldnít throw it on burn or heavy oil, but itís a great upper benchmark ball.  The hype is well deserved imo. #TeamEBI
« Last Edit: May 18, 2019, 12:29:43 PM by themachine300 »
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Re: BW Pink - how good is this ball?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 02:00:31 PM »
I too, never had any luck with the Gas Mask cores, regardless of the cover configurations used in past releases. I have not had the opportunity to try the Pink. I will give it a try at the next Demo Day.

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Re: BW Pink - how good is this ball?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 11:15:28 PM »
There are a lot of Black Widow Pinks being used in leagues and tournaments in the Phoenix area. Practically everyone I've seen rolling the BWP is doing so successfully and with personal high games and series to show for it. Strokers, tweeners, crankers, moderate speed and revs, higher speed and revs. Out of the box, the BWP just seems to match up well with typical conditions. The BWP seems to be one of those transcendent pieces that moves an entire market from time to time. Virtual Gravity, Black Widow Pearl, IQ Tour Pearl, Paradox, Mastermind, Conspiracy, Mission, etc. come to mind.