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michael.willis9

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I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« on: July 16, 2019, 05:56:21 PM »
So Iíve had a lot of success with my after dark pearl but Iím noticing that I have more consistency when Iím up around 17.5 MPH and I get my best look with the After Dark Pearl around 16-16.5 but even the high side is pushing it. I hit it with 3000 pad and itís better but I feel like it loses what I loved about the ball roll. Iíd love to get it back up to 5000 grit, but I need something to start with and can transition to the AD Pearl.

I like 900 global but they donít pay me or give me discounts so Iím not married to them. Price and color are always considerations for me, but theyíre more for deciding between two balls as opposed to what I base a purchase off of.

Like I said, I like to throw around 17.5, I donít crank on the ball but I have some revs and my house shot and game matches up well with playing up 3ish.

Note. I have a hyroad live(overseas hyroad) and it works well but itís a heavy 14, not a true 15 so I get lost overthrowing it sometimes. I need a true 15. From there I have a turmoil solid and halo pearl at 1000 but those are more for sport shots so they donít come out much for league.

 

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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2019, 08:35:33 PM »
Glad I grabbed a Black Ops as that would probably be a good step down from the White Hot.  Pretty versatile I hear.  Might still find new ones on ebay.

Black Ops is not a step down from the White Hot. There's a lot of muscle under.that cover.

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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2019, 10:14:13 PM »
Glad I grabbed a Black Ops as that would probably be a good step down from the White Hot.  Pretty versatile I hear.  Might still find new ones on ebay.

Black Ops is not a step down from the White Hot. There's a lot of muscle under.that cover.

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michael.willis9

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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2019, 08:01:26 AM »
Ok so after bowling again last night, had similar issues again. The AD Pearl just wasnít quite enough ball. I could get it to the pocket but back pins galore.

Iím thinking something slightly stronger, while not much stronger. Iím thinking Boosts, Hustles, counter attack pearl, Motiv thrill, vibes and destiny(donít know much about either), maybe the new beast but that may be more nostalgia than anything.

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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2019, 01:38:02 PM »
Ok so after bowling again last night, had similar issues again. The AD Pearl just wasnít quite enough ball. I could get it to the pocket but back pins galore.

Iím thinking something slightly stronger, while not much stronger. Iím thinking Boosts, Hustles, counter attack pearl, Motiv thrill, vibes and destiny(donít know much about either), maybe the new beast but that may be more nostalgia than anything.

The Beasts would be good, or even the Messenger remake.

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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2019, 07:53:43 PM »
Match up black pearl?

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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2019, 09:12:43 PM »
If thinking Motiv just punched up my Tag Cannon so can give the skinny on that soon in the local dry house.  Lot of people on here also swear by its replacement the Hydra.
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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2019, 01:48:20 PM »
Not trying to hijack, but Donuts I would be interested in your evaluation
of the Tag Cannon in a separate thread. 
I have one NIB and have been thinking it may be time to drill it before the start of the fall season.

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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2019, 02:24:07 PM »
Not really threading jack because I would not hesitate to recommend the Tag Cannon to the OP so far.  Granted only have 3 games on it but carries about as well as any 3 piece ball I have ever seen on heavy friction especially on light pocket hits.  Ball is super controllable, doesn't read friction early, holds awesome if tug into the oil, with virtually no over under and won't blow through the break point even with my high axis tilt.  Guessing if have hand could probably even use on medium conditions.  It would be a great step up from AD Pearl imo.  Motiv is where its at for medium light to light conditions.
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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2019, 03:54:32 PM »
Not really threading jack because I would not hesitate to recommend the Tag Cannon to the OP so far.  Ball is super controllable, doesn't read friction early, holds awesome if tug into the oil, with virtually no over under and won't blow through the break point even with my high axis tilt.  Guessing if have hand could probably even use on medium conditions.  It would be a great step up from AD Pearl imo.

I agree. I believe I have a little more hand and low tilt  so definitely useable on medium conditions and a step up from an After Dark Pearl

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Re: I need a ball up from the After Dark Pearl
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2019, 04:32:42 PM »
Donuts and SVstar,
Thanks for the comments on the Tag Cannon.  Will definitely be drilling it for fall season.