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Carbide BOMB
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Coverstock: "Carbide Particle Formula"

Color: Army Green

Hook Rating: 24

Core: Bomb shape diamond

Flair Potential: 8 +

Pin Placement: 12 Oclock 2-4 out

Construction: 3-piece

Hardness: 75-77 D-scale

Finish: Light Buff

Increased Dynamics: 15-13 lbs.

Available Weights: 13, 14, 15 and 16

 

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2002, 08:32:49 PM »
Carbide Bomb super backend reaction.  Monster when entering the pocket
total destruction of pins.  Not another ball that hits harder.
Ball goes really long then goes left I'm right handed, and I turn the ball up quite a bit.

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2002, 11:00:12 PM »
After much anticipation and study I decided to purchase the bomb. I set this one up with a very aggressive drill pattern, its 3x3/8 by 3x3/8 with thumb weight, a balance hole was needed to keep it legal, this is max leverage according to lane ones drill sheet. The ball was set up to roll early and finish strong, and I was very surprised with the amount of leanth I was able to achieve using this set up.  I was able to line up about 10 boards left of center and roll over and through the third arrow out to about the 45 foot mark, and then it made a defined strong move towards the pocket with great entry angle and very little if any deflection, the end result was a powerful finish with great continuation through the pins.

I purchased the bomb to compliment by Pro purple and XL, the bomb has a heavier particle load than the Pro purple so it will be the ball for heavy oil or with extreme carry down conditions on medium oil.  The bomb will need some head oil to keep it in play but as I mentioned earlier, it has great distance for a aggressive ball.  The hitting power of the bomb is something to write home about, it just defies and has no respect for the pins, it crushes the deck sending messengers on flush shots, caves them in on light hits or swish zone shots.

I was concerned about lane one adding a flip block to this ball, it was asked of them why they would take a very precise, controllable ball and add a flip block, the lane one rep stated that the ball will still be controllable but with the added dimension of torque, they were absolutely correct, I am once again saying nothing hits harder, stays on line longer, and boost a bowlers average more than equipment from lane one.


My first 300 game was bowled at Century Lanes in Park Layne, Ohio using the Pro Purple, Im quite sure the bomb will reward me as well.  My next review will be the XL.

Any questions please feel free to send me an email:  vx800@juno.com

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2002, 11:11:46 PM »
The New Carbide BOMB is another Great Lane #1. Product!

It amazes me how Lane #1. can keep getting stronger and better!
With one of the best weight block designs in the bowling business,
the Lane #1. Carbide Bomb finds a new way to reach new heights!

The Carbide coverstock on this one is easy to adjust, and it comes
out of the box with some polish on it already!
The ball will "bite" threw the oil with NO Problem! at Box Finish!!

Strong Hook! and Explosive hit at the pins!
Be careful! This ball will need lane oil to perform at its best!
This will not be a ball to use when the lanes breakdown!

But if you need a great first ball, or when the lane oil is piled
so high that you can see rooster tails, this ball will do the job!

We label drilled our ball with the pin at 2:00 and the
CG. in the palm. This drilling provided for a controlled
hooked and strong backend finish! We had no problem playing inside
and getting the ball to recover strong. (On the Fresh oil that is!)

We Love this New BuzzSaw!! and we Highly recommend this ball to all
Our Proshop Customers and to all bowlers.

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2002, 11:19:43 PM »
I really didn't think I would find a better ball until I bought the CARBIDE BOMB. I've been using the BOMB for two weeks now. The ball has been nothing short of awesome. It carries almost everything (must have oil or don't even bother taking it out of the bag). Monster hook -- will get through the heads cleanly yet easy to read and control. The pin action is like nothing I've ever seen. Explodes when it hits either light or flush in the pocket.
   I have the ball drilled leverage weight, 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 maxxed out (I can always back down). I throw fairly hard, stand at 20, throw out to the 5th board and easily make it back to the pocket.
   The CARBIDE BOMB out hooks my REACTION ROLL by 8 boards and my ARC by 5 boards.
   I tried the ball on synthetic lanes for the first time on sunday in a charity tournament. The CARBIDE BOMB could not have performed any better on freshly oiled lanes - averaged 252 with it and ended up winning the tournament.
   If you throw with some speed and bowl on somewhat oily lanes this ball is for you.

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2002, 03:30:32 PM »
The Bomb


Follow up review on the bomb. Century lanes has just recently changed the oil they use, they are now using a really good viscosity based blend called, offense .  This was promised to stay longer with out breaking down, allowing you to stay lined up longer using the same line. They are oiling down to 41 feet in a true Christmas tree pattern, and 5 out is out of bounds. This new set up has offered a true challenge, and has given many people fits just trying to get their ball to finish strong enough to carry the pocket with consistency. This application being used will qualify as heavy oil and the scores around the house are reflecting it as they have been much lower over all.  

Up until now I have not been able to use the bomb in most houses because it is just to aggressive for anything less than heavier oil.  On a fresh set up using the above mentioned oil lay out I was able to play 20 out to 10 and finish light in the pocket while kicking the ten pin out just about every time.  I moved my feet and target playing 15 to about 8, a more direct line with a little more speed and the results were astonishing, time after time the end result was nothing less than a very impressive demolition of pins.  

The normal characteristics of all lane one balls are to roll true and smooth, they will not be jumpy or hard to read, and will hook very strongly while still offering great control. The bomb has taken lane one to a new level of performance, this is not just another bowling ball, it is a ball that is backed by cutting edge technology that more than lives up to its advertised claim.

If you have any questions feel free to roll me an e mail:  vx800@juno.com

Thanks, Mike

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2002, 10:44:00 PM »
Hi,
 I got this ball about 3 weeks ago. These past 3 weeks have been great. I do not know the exact specifications but i got this drilled to go 8 length and 8 back end. First few games were ok and then i found a line and threw 249 the 4thgame i had it. I threw it 2 days later and averaged 203 over 6 games which was good because i was slumpin'for the past weeks. This ball has been thrown on
oily patterns to flooded patterns and I had to put it away in medium-dry lane conditions. Over all great ball. Bravo Lane#1 for an excellent piece of work!



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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2002, 06:52:39 AM »
Purchased a Carbide BOMB for oily conditions on the wood lanes in the house where I bowl in a league.The house shot is 5 board outbounds with a slick midlane and head oil, with the Christmas tree sport condition. In other words, hardly no backends to play in and out. I had the Bomb drilled with a label drill spec with the pin to the left of my ring finger. I figured this would created a tighter line and roll to the pocket without playing in and out. I used the BOMB fresh out of the box with shiny surface on synthetic lanes where I purchased the ball. The ball reaction was awesome, I was impressed the way it went long and made a slight arc to the pocket killing everything in its path. I went to my league house and struggled with it in the first game due to the above mentioned conditions. I had it sanded with 220 grit paper and it resulted in a better reaction on the lanes. I shot games of 169-180-220 for a series of 569. I know my scores will become a lot better and look forward to letting you know the improvement in my game. If anyone one of you Gunners out there have any suggestions feel free to send them to me. Thanks Lane#1 for giving me back my speed and accuracy in shooting down the pins.

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2002, 10:55:32 PM »
All I can say is "WOW".  I have this ball drilled up with stacked leverage, and it out hooks my el nino 2000 by 8 or 9 boards.  I shot 235 and 255 out of the box.  I didn't know quite what to do with it a little later in the night though.  As I learn when to put it away and how exactly it reacts, this ball will be the best in my bag.

The shot I bowled on was synthetic with oil 40 feet heavily with nice backends, but carrydown is a huge problem.  You have to move right about every 4 frames.  This ball had no problem getting through the heads and made a huge arcing turn towards the pocket and carries everything.  I am a righty with medium revs and faster speed (16-19 mph).  I recommend this ball to anyone who needs a little more aggression in their game. I will post a follow up as I get more games on it.

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2002, 10:48:21 PM »
I got this ball 2 weeks ago. 15 pound, 4" pin 4oz top wt, drilled with cg slightly off center, pin just above the ring finger. For me if there is some head oil this ball will go long then have a real strong hook to the pocket. So Far it does not seem to matter if there is carry down or not. It reacts well just before the pocket. I'm a tweener/stroker med rev, normally shooting from 9 out to 5 or 6 and hooking back in. This is the 1st ball that I can shoot out from 15 to about 7 and have it come back and have good carry. This ball is the hardest hitting ball I own or have owned. I'm a 210 avg or so bowler. Last week I shot 30 of 35 strike ratio with it on a typical house shot. I love it! Its the 1st lane ball I have tried. I have been using Storms and Columbias. I don't know about the rest of the Carbides, but this one is great.
Mike Whitacre

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2002, 06:42:32 PM »
History: Please see my last post on this ball for drilling pattern.
After about 4 months of heavy use my Bomb died . It just quit coming up and the hit became poor. This could have happend because of oil soakage or because of resurfacing, not to mention I had left it in the sun to bleed oil out of it. One or all of those things probably had a influence on the death of it.

Well, since I like the 1st one so much I bought another on. This time I went for a much more aggressive drilling hope that it would live longer. New ball drill pattern was pin under ring finger and cg kicked out alot, hole in side to bring it back to legal.

With this drilling and being new the ball still hits HARD and has plenty of hook. I still love this ball and hope the second one will live longer.

Thanks

Mike Whitacre
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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2002, 09:58:37 PM »
By far the best ball Lane#1 makes in my book.  I have drilled 3 of them and each one rolls excellent and has plenty of energy left to "hit". I have one drilled 1:30 5" pin (cg in middle of my grip) and it is the most versatile ball/drilling in my bag.  It allows me to square up to the patterns (with speed),  And yet if I get inside (15-25 board) it allows me to soften up a little bit to allow it to recover.  Just get it to the pocket and it will strike!

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2003, 08:00:42 PM »
This ball sold me on Lane #1 products.  I like to swing the ball 18 to 8 and none of my other balls will allow me to do this on a fresh heavy oil condition.  This includes Trauma ER, Assault, and Colossus Supreme.  The Colossus Supreme will cut through more oil but it does not have the ability to make it back to the pocket.  The flip block at the top of the BOMB is doing its job.  If the heads are not oily keep this ball in the bag unless you can get the ball across the entire lane and bring it back with some energy left.

Overall Rating 9.5
-I'll give it a 10 if I bowl my first 300 with it.

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2003, 06:32:11 PM »
This ball is terrible and I just wish I had saved my $250 that I spent on it when it was released.  So over/under that it was scary!  Tried scuffing it and polishing it.  Didn't matter.  Didn't work good on even a typical house shot.  Would skid too far in oil, and the backend was nothing near what Lane#1 advertised.  Stay away from this ball if someone offers to sell you one either NIB (rare) or used.

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Re: Carbide BOMB
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2003, 05:43:24 PM »
Well, I've gotten enough games on the BOMB to give it a review, so here it goes.

It is 16lbs with a pin out of 3-4" and drilled 4.5"x3.5" according to my axis coordinates.

The Green BOMB was a hit or miss, more so a miss with many bowlers, but with me it's a hit.

I've used it on both lane surfaces, and only fresh patterns.  The wood condition was a flatter upper medium pattern buffed out, but I don't know the length.  The synthetic pattern was oiled 40ft walled ten to ten flat no buff in the backends.

On the wood I played slide foot over 25 using the ten board as my breakpoint.  The BOMB got easy length in the oil, and revved up later than my other Saws, but recovered harder when it encountered the drier areas.  I was throwing the ball comfortably and had no problems getting to the pocket.  I varied my release and moved deeper and shallower and found the BOMB to adjust easily with no extra input.  I found the ball not to be very speed sensitive either.

On the synthetic wall I played straight up ten, throwing no faster than 15 MPH because once carrydown set it, getting to the pocket repeatedly was an issue.  As long as I paid attention to what I was doing it walked to the pocket and either left a nine count or a strike.

Overall this ball isn't as strong as it was advertised to be, I even took mine down to 800 grit with Liquid Sandpaper.  It works well on upper and regular medium conditions, and has a decent backend reaction for a particle ball.  It could easily fit in between the Blue Solid Carbide/Super Carbide and the Pearl Bomb...obviously.

Notice I left out the hit and carry like the last "S" in savings.

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