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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Coverstock Type Particle
Hook Potential 7 (10 range)
Box Finish Matte
Particle Load Light
RG 2.59
DRG .024
Ave. Flare Potential 5 in
Hardness 75-77
Color Blue Pearl

This ball works best on medium to light oil conditions.


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Re: Mirage
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2004, 03:16:39 PM »
I figured I'd give this ball a try. I'd been contemplating
for a long time about buying a ball from LaneMasters since
they're such a small company and in my area (Dallas) I hadn't
seen anyone throw anything of theirs.
What intrigued me about getting this particular ball is the
high RG and low differential .024 and it being a particle.

I am absolutely loving this ball.
The smoothest and cleanest (through the heads) ball I've
ever thrown, especially since it's particle and we know
most particles burn up in the heads if there isn't enough
head oil.

Layout is 4 x 3 1/2. Pin is 3" out. Starting TW = 3oz
PAP = 6"
Pin under ring finger and just to the right. Cg ended up
being under midline just slightly.
1/2 oz Thumb 2oz side before weighthole. I threw it before
I put a weighthole in it and loved the reaction I was getting
so I figured I'd just put the hole on my axis instead of
putting it in the thumb/pos quadrant to maintain the roll.

A+ to Johnny down at LaneMasters.


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Re: Mirage
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2005, 05:50:04 PM »
Style-power stroker
Weight- 15 pounds
Box finish- polished
Lay out

Mani house- Lake Bowl Folsom Ca
Lane Type- 1/2 synthetic, 1/2 wood
Oil Pattern- reverse block about 35 feet(very similar to the viper pattern)
Other shots Heavy oil
Medium oil
Light oil

Reverse Bock pattern: this ball did well on this condition. the line i was playing was between the 2nd and 3rd arrow. this line worked well for about the first 2 games. as the heads dried up it made it very difficult for the ball to get far enough right. so i switched lines. i played around the 1st arrow trying to find a good shot. it gets the job done on this pattern

Heavy oil: this ball isnt built for heavy oil. while playing on these conditions you need to play a down and in shot. if the ball gets to far right it will not come back.

Medium oil: these conditions were ideal for the Mirage. i was able to sing the ball out from the 15 to the 8 and it would come back perfect. didnt need to do much adjusting on this condition.

Light oil: the Mirage is built for medium/heavy conditions so it did alright on light oil conditions. i need to move alittle deeper in. still the mirage gave me a smooth control arce on these conditions.

Dry: when i comes to dry this is not the ball u want. i got pushed to the end of my comfort zone(around the 4th arrow) it got way to snappy on the back ends and if u got it too far to the right it wouldnt come back and you would leave a wash out.

Hook Potential: i would give this ball a 7 out 10 on hook potential

Control: im giving it a 9 out of 10. this is a very nice acring ball. it gives you good length and control

Hitting power: as with all Lanemaster it hits extremly hard 10 out 10

Over all i would say this is a great ball for medium to medium/heavy conditions. this is my bench mark ball because of the smooth arce. it gives you a good read of what the lanes want. Crankers would most likely do good on light/dry conditions with this ball because of their speed. this ball HATES FLOODS

i give this ball a 9 out 10