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thedjs

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Vibe questions
« on: June 12, 2019, 11:37:52 AM »
Please correct me if I'm wrong but it is my understanding that the Cherry Vibe has a "skid flip" motion, the Blue has more in the mid-lane with a smooth rear end, and the Onyx has both mid-lane and a "flip" down lane.  So, what does the Orange do?

Also, how do these balls compare with the Ebonite Destiny Pearl and Hybrid or maybe even the Turbo/R?

 

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Re: Vibe questions
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 11:43:20 AM »
To my understanding the Orange is a re-make of the Onyx with an orange coverstock.  As for how the Vibes compare to the Destiny series, I am not sure.  My guess is the Vibes would be a step up.

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Re: Vibe questions
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 12:05:57 PM »
Vibes are a step down from the Destiny series using the GB 11.2 covers. I'd say pretty close to the Turbo/R

The Orange is same cover as the Blue Vibe. My understanding from a couple of people is the lighter Orange color allows the ball to be very slightly earlier and smoother than the Blue
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Re: Vibe questions
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 03:46:32 PM »
Please correct me if I'm wrong but it is my understanding that the Cherry Vibe has a "skid flip" motion, the Blue has more in the mid-lane with a smooth rear end, and the Onyx has both mid-lane and a "flip" down lane.  So, what does the Orange do?

I would not say the Cherry has a skid/flip motion. Too much depends on the bowler, the oil and the drilling. It is a pearlized version of the Blue (technically a solid) so it goes longer with a sharper breakpoint than the Blue.

I'd also not say the Blue has a smooth breakpoint; it may or it may not, depending on the same factors above. With the same bowler, the same drilling and the same oil, it will have a smoother, earlier breakpoint than the Cherry.

The Onyx has a slightly grippier coverstock than the Blue; so, again, same bowler, same drilling, same oil, it hooks earlier and smoother and more than than the Blue.

The Orange, according to Hammer web site,
https://hammerbowling.com/products/orange-vibe
has almost the exact same specs as the Blue, near as I can tell. So it should be very close to the Blue in overall reaction (with tiny discrepancies depending on the effect of the color difference).

Hammer does describe the reaction slightly differently: "REACTION Length w/ Continuous Backend", compared to the Blue's "Length w/ Controlled Backend".

With their cores' specs being identical, the coverstocks' being identical , and the surface finish being identical, the only difference accounting for Hammer's descriptions is the color.
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Re: Vibe questions
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 04:21:22 PM »
Thanks all.

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Re: Vibe questions
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 08:35:31 PM »
I have the blue, black and now the orange

love the blue, matches up very well as long as there is defined friction
Black is a good foot earlier and 3-4 stronger than the blue. A bit faster reacting to friction.
The orange is right between those 2 and definitely has a slower response to friction.
I will get rid of the black and keep the orange, been able to use it our of the bag last 2 weeks on summer lower volume patterns.
Best vibe to date IMO and I really loved the original blue
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