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Dave81644

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California Bowling LLC
« on: July 26, 2021, 05:20:11 PM »
Based on JR Raymond video review, Ive ordered this ball.
https://www.californiabowlingllc.com/index.php/products/balls/joker-wild
Any opinions?

 

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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2021, 05:51:53 PM »
Low RG and big Diff so should be a big hooking ball if the cover has any teeth.


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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2021, 06:32:57 PM »
I don't know about this ball in particular. I just know that my teammate who is on another team in summer league just bought one of these Swag balls and that thing hooks a TON!!
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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2021, 09:44:55 PM »
Website flyer says 2.49/.061
Website ball details say 2.49/.051

I'm not sure I've seen .061 diff out of a symmetrical piece yet, but admittedly I don't look at alot of numbers any more
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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2021, 10:07:19 PM »
Website flyer says 2.49/.061
Website ball details say 2.49/.051

I'm not sure I've seen .061 diff out of a symmetrical piece yet, but admittedly I don't look at alot of numbers any more

I think the max diff allowed by USBC is .060, so it's probably .051
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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 09:08:26 AM »
Low RG and big Diff so should be a big hooking ball if the cover has any teeth.


There are reviews on the page. And they ALL sound soooo believable.   :o ;D
At least we don't copy and paste every review like some companies staffers do.

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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2021, 09:10:24 PM »
Bowl_Freak - Have had a chance to throw this one yet?

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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2021, 12:43:13 PM »
Bowl_Freak - Have had a chance to throw this one yet?
I have not. But i have seen a few from other staffers and the reaction looks good.

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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2021, 10:20:48 PM »
I've drilled a few of the Swag Joker Wild for some bowlers, they find it to be quite strong in comparison (i.e. Volatility,  HB Extreme, Hy-Road Max to name a few).  I personally do not throw the stronger Swag stuff due to my decrease in ball speed over the years due to multiple back surgeries.
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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2021, 07:05:54 PM »
I've drilled a few of the Swag Joker Wild for some bowlers, they find it to be quite strong in comparison (i.e. Volatility,  HB Extreme, Hy-Road Max to name a few).  I personally do not throw the stronger Swag stuff due to my decrease in ball speed over the years due to multiple back surgeries.

Pat---Got any idea of LM/L/Lordfield 14 lbs ball numbers?
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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2021, 07:17:03 PM »
I've drilled a few of the Swag Joker Wild for some bowlers, they find it to be quite strong in comparison (i.e. Volatility,  HB Extreme, Hy-Road Max to name a few).  I personally do not throw the stronger Swag stuff due to my decrease in ball speed over the years due to multiple back surgeries.

Pat---Got any idea of LM/L/Lordfield 14 lbs ball numbers?

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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2021, 07:18:46 PM »
I've drilled a few of the Swag Joker Wild for some bowlers, they find it to be quite strong in comparison (i.e. Volatility,  HB Extreme, Hy-Road Max to name a few).  I personally do not throw the stronger Swag stuff due to my decrease in ball speed over the years due to multiple back surgeries.

Pat---Got any idea of LM/L/Lordfield 14 lbs ball numbers?

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I'll PM you Pat.  Thanks!
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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2021, 12:21:01 PM »
I drilled this pin above my bridge which 4.5Ē from PAP
Itís a pretty dry house shot.
Extremely predictable and not very responsive off the friction.
Cover shines up quickly.
For me, itís lower volume type piece thatís very easy to hit the pocket with
It makes me be softer and have a bit of a stronger  hand position to shape properly
In the part of the pattern that has volume, it went down the lane to far.
Hit the cover with a used 1000 pad in this video.  Itís also shined up in about 10 shots or so
https://youtube.com/shorts/gFQcCdkRIYI?feature=share

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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2021, 01:43:39 PM »
Low RG and big Diff so should be a big hooking ball if the cover has any teeth.


There are reviews on the page. And they ALL sound soooo believable.   :o ;D
At least we don't copy and paste every review like some companies staffers do.

Thank you!!!!!  The reviews on here by some staffers is a joke.  Showing just how much pride they have and appreciation to the companies they represent.  Guys like Luke Rosdahl and a few others are pretty good and informative.  But most of the ones that show up in the feed instead of the actual reviews section are pretty laughable.
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Dave81644

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Re: California Bowling LLC
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2021, 02:44:42 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.
I used to test and do reviews for the EBI folks for a few years until Brunswick acquired them.
I was instructed to give my thoughts on equipment, good or bad
I had no issues explaining what I liked or didn't like.

I had asked a few folks about this piece and where it was poured, and I didn't follow up enough on that information. was hoping USA made, but not the case, made in Korea.
I had experience with  pieces made in Korea, pieces through Jet some years back.
the covers were hard and slick. These has a similar feel to me.
I could have easily drilled this to a max strength pin distance and been able to still use it on house shots.
I'll mess with the cover and see what happens, good piece though