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themagician

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Balls getting better with Lane Shine?
« on: November 10, 2018, 08:12:32 AM »
General observations of late.

Quite a few of the releases that are dull have seemed just okay at best out of box (locally), and with all the push about maintaining equipment (which I agree is very important) i've seen a lot of people keeping up on sanding the dull balls, and not being overly impressed them, and some giving up on new releases pretty quickly.

However, the guys that are buying the new stuff, and either just using cleaner, or nothing at all, and letting the balls lane shine seem to be falling in love. Couple balls to note for example being the Idol, Rogue Blade, and Choice in my neck of the woods.

I'm sure it's something more to do with Volume on the house patterns, though the one local house pattern has the heaviest pattern I've ever regularly bowled on, but anyone else seeing the same thing?


 

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Re: Balls getting better with Lane Shine?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 09:31:38 AM »
The guys using cleaner and going with the lane shine are the smart ones imo.  The guys using nothing at all are the guys who whine about how all Storm balls die after 100 games.  Balls will usually naturally settle down some regardless but they don't usually die if you clean them after every session (have yet to have one die).  I think its still a better idea to buy a middle of the road ball (cheaper too) for THS and clean it religiously (91% rubbing alcohol if nothing else is dirt cheap) than buy a top shelf hook in the box and let it get oil logged.  Some lane shine is fine and even helpful as you mention but eventually you do get a bad track that forms.  When I get rid of tracks I will often use Royal Compound to kind of emulate lane shine on some of my balls after the resurface.  Still I can understand especially for guys without a spinner how lane shine could be very useful.
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Re: Balls getting better with Lane Shine?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 09:54:36 AM »
Surface blends the conditions and responds slower to friction.  As it lane shines it gets a little more length and a faster response to friction. Right surface for the condition. Most cant see ball shape from the foul line,  only the last parts of the lane.
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Re: Balls getting better with Lane Shine?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 11:58:15 AM »
Lots of vids on u tube of solid balls being scanned after some lane shine and they all seem to end up around 5000 grit. I got a turmoil for a heavier shot and the oob was not enough for my shot but I have an old Swerve with lane shine thats money for the medium patterns with some friction,probably around 5000. I figure surface to how the ball performs for me on certain conditions kinda like cooking to taste vrs. Just following a recipe.
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Re: Balls getting better with Lane Shine?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 12:39:45 PM »
Not uncommon for balls to respond better for me with lane shine.   Best example ever was my Virtual Gravity.   Lucid was snother example, snd currently my hyroad nano appears very good with some lane shine.  I have had balls go the other way too.  Manufacturers perceive that people want hook monsters and tend to put very aggressive factory finishes on their solids.  Not always the best match for my game.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2018, 12:41:52 PM by avabob »

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Re: Balls getting better with Lane Shine?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 12:57:44 PM »
I am quite the opposite, as I dislike the reaction of shiny pearls out of box.  A few games of wearing down the polish (or a trip to the spinner) give me the look I like.
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Re: Balls getting better with Lane Shine?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 01:07:31 PM »
Pearls are the other end of the spectrum.  I knock the factory shine off them too.  Big difference with solids that have a 2000 grit or stronger out of the factory.