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Shoutout33

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2-Piece bowling balls
« on: January 09, 2019, 04:03:11 AM »
Hello all! Been away from the game for a while now, but plan to start playing again soon in the near future. I know that I want to throw some Lane Masters stuff, basically because of the 2-piece construction.

Don't know if that's a big deal anymore, but I always wanted to throw their stuff. That being said, what other companies make 2-piece balls? I saw Brunswick's Quantum BIAS and got excited, but realized that it's the only ball from that line right now.

Many thanks in advance for any and all help.

 

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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 05:07:52 AM »
Hyroad series. Honey Badger.
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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 06:00:48 AM »
A man after my own heart. I owned about 10 Legends/ Lane Master 2 piece balls. I stopped bowling for 7 years and my wife asked what I wanted for Christmas. Oh a Honey Badger..... had to start again just wanted to throw one that much.

I think itís the whole line of Badgers. DV8 Poision is too I think. All the new Quantumís, Iím almost sure they are.

But the Honey Badger is a no brainier. I just love throwing it, when Iím fit to do so.
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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 08:01:02 AM »
Quantum Bias - asym.
Poison - sym.
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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 08:13:41 AM »
900 Global: Honey Badger, Honey Badger Claw, Badger, White Hot Badger
Storm: Hyroad, Hyroad Pearl, Hyroad Nano, Hyroad X, Fever Pitch
DV8: Poison
Brunswick: Quantum Bias
Hammer: Black Urethane (Black Hammer), Purple Pearl Urethane (Purple Hammer)

I might be missing a few but these are the ones off the top of my head. I love throwing 2 piece balls. In my opinion it drives much more and has less over under reaction

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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 08:37:52 AM »
You can still find a few Lane Masters balls that are two piece. I think there are four Hy-road balls currently available too. Brunswick not only has the Quantum Bias but Buddies still has the classic black quantum on their website in the sale section if you want a 14 or 15.

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 08:42:26 AM »
Oh, and a few urethane if you are interested in that.

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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 10:00:49 AM »
All the "Badgers" (there's 4 of them) from 900 Global are 2-piece balls---2 asymmetric and 2 symmetric

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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 10:39:28 AM »
The easy way to look for 2 piece balls at a glance is generally to look for an RG min of 2.57 or greater (or occasionally 2.56) for a 15lb ball.  Not every 2.57 is two piece (so have to look closer) but every 2 piece I am aware of has an RG > 2.55.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 01:59:22 PM »
The largest issue for bowlers that use different weights in 2 piece design.  The bowler must be aware of different performance when selecting the ball weight and how to layout to get good performance.  I get the idea that many bowlers don't even consider this.  IMO this is a huge mistake.

16 lb. 900G Honey Badger 2.52 .054 .011
15 lb. 900G Honey Badger 2.57 .041 .008
14 lb. 900G Honey Badger 2.64 .020 .003
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 02:48:51 PM »
The largest issue for bowlers that use different weights in 2 piece design.  The bowler must be aware of different performance when selecting the ball weight and how to layout to get good performance.  I get the idea that many bowlers don't even consider this.  IMO this is a huge mistake.

16 lb. 900G Honey Badger 2.52 .054 .011
15 lb. 900G Honey Badger 2.57 .041 .008
14 lb. 900G Honey Badger 2.64 .020 .003

Can't speak to 14lb but can say from experience even though the diff of a 16lb Hy-Road Pearl is much larger it will still hook less than a 15lb OG Hy-Road at least for me.  Coverstock still is the more important consideration but yes one drawback to 2 piece balls is often the differences in the core between weights or even a lack of the lighter weights.
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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 05:27:05 PM »
Quantum and Poison maintain dynamic integrity 14-16. The only way to do it is design 3 cores.
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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 06:07:00 PM »
If you think a HB doesn't hook, then we need to have a chat. Just because a ball has .041 diff doesn't mean it's a light oil ball.

I'mma start a thread "How much diff do you really need?"
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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2019, 06:38:44 PM »
The largest issue for bowlers that use different weights in 2 piece design.  The bowler must be aware of different performance when selecting the ball weight and how to layout to get good performance.  I get the idea that many bowlers don't even consider this.  IMO this is a huge mistake.

16 lb. 900G Honey Badger 2.52 .054 .011
15 lb. 900G Honey Badger 2.57 .041 .008
14 lb. 900G Honey Badger 2.64 .020 .003

Can't speak to 14lb but can say from experience even though the diff of a 16lb Hy-Road Pearl is much larger it will still hook less than a 15lb OG Hy-Road at least for me.  Coverstock still is the more important consideration but yes one drawback to 2 piece balls is often the differences in the core between weights or even a lack of the lighter weights.

Since I use 14 lb. I can speak to the difference in the majority of 2 piece designs.  I applaud manufacturers that do design different 2 piece weight blocks to keep the integrity if the designed ball.  LM/L/LF don't even put out 16lb and 14 lb. information you have to dig that info. out of CAL Bowling which I have done with help from them.

In the OG Storm Hy-Roads it's exactly what I seek but in most other 2 piece designs 14 lb. are woefully lacking in total differential this means a 14 lb. user would have to use much different pin to PAP distance than 15 lb. users.  Being that I will do the research I tend to shy away from these specific balls and don't consider them.  The 900G Badger line would be one such line as an example. For those that don't do the research and then find through usage that a ball didn't perform for them as expected that could be one large reason.   
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Re: 2-Piece bowling balls
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 08:26:46 AM »
I own that 14 lb. core in the new Badger Claw version it hooks plenty for me lol. Numbers are important but I personally have never seen much difference in differential. Maybe it's just my style but from my understanding they should flare less. I've never seen that equaling less hook despite throwing many different low differential balls.