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Title: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: beeks1305 on March 23, 2019, 10:52:50 AM
Need some help filling out my bag for the open. My current arsenal consists of almost all asymmetrical balls. Give me your thoughts. Thanks
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: Impending Doom on March 23, 2019, 11:28:32 AM
Find yourself a Sumo SE. Lots of cover, great core.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on March 23, 2019, 08:06:32 PM
Idol or Phaze 2 if going Storm/Roto.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: avabob on March 23, 2019, 10:02:38 PM
Phase 2 is still a good choice
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: Walking E on March 23, 2019, 10:11:41 PM
Columbia Chaos would also be good
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: beeks1305 on March 24, 2019, 11:17:20 AM
I was also thinking of the Motiv Forge or the Hammer Web Tour as well. Any thoughts on how those might be? This will be only my third trip so Iím still kind of a novice and trying to figure it out.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: nolesftw on March 24, 2019, 11:19:01 AM
I think the Forge would be a great choice. I was going to get one myself to take to nationals but I got a sweet deal on a Super Sonic, which isnít a bad choice either.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: Dave81644 on March 24, 2019, 05:12:05 PM
Symmetricals I'm taking:
Pin up Track Triton Elite
Pin Down Hammer Web
2" pin above axis GB2
2" pin above axis Columbia Nitrous

Pin down Hammer Web tour or pin down Hammer flawless or Columbia Sideswipe Solid
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: beeks1305 on March 24, 2019, 05:50:46 PM
Anyone have any experience with the Scanadal/s? Trying to narrow it down but it seems like there a lot of good choices!

This is what Iím thinking of taking so far
Pin down venom shock
Pin up revolt vengeance
Pin up choice
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: Dave81644 on March 24, 2019, 09:03:17 PM
Scandal/S is a good stronger rolly piece
Controllable downlane with the right surface
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: Average Joe Reviews on March 24, 2019, 11:57:16 PM
Definitely the Forge. Strong, predictable and a smooth rolling piece.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: chrisleftwich on March 25, 2019, 07:06:35 AM
Method Solid
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: Bowl_Freak on March 25, 2019, 07:55:56 AM
Id be interested to see what Rash (792), Kurt Pilon (800), and Ryan Muow (802) used to shoot in singles at Nationals this weekend.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: CPA on March 25, 2019, 12:40:04 PM
Forge
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: DP3 on March 25, 2019, 01:13:21 PM
Considering scores are popping in singles, I'm assuming guys are starting around 7-10 with a ton of surface and hopping inside around game 3. A friend of mine said he had an Awesome look like singles with Quantum Bias after throwing a Ludicrous Solid the first 2 games at 500 grit.

Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on March 25, 2019, 02:14:30 PM
Considering scores are popping in singles, I'm assuming guys are starting around 7-10 with a ton of surface and hopping inside around game 3. A friend of mine said he had an Awesome look like singles with Quantum Bias after throwing a Ludicrous Solid the first 2 games at 500 grit.

Forest Green would be what I bring as I trust that ball the most on heavy fresh (remake from a few years ago).  I know supposed to answer with some new ball but underrated ball back when it was released imo and glad I grabbed one.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: beeks1305 on March 26, 2019, 10:40:46 AM
Id be interested to see what Rash (792), Kurt Pilon (800), and Ryan Muow (802) used to shoot in singles at Nationals this weekend.
It would be interesting to know what they're using to put up scores like that
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: DrBob806 on March 27, 2019, 07:12:28 AM
Id be interested to see what Rash (792), Kurt Pilon (800), and Ryan Muow (802) used to shoot in singles at Nationals this weekend.
It would be interesting to know what they're using to put up scores like that

Firstly, some serious talent.

Looked like they were finishing Singles with some polished weapons in the video I saw. It's been beaten to death over the years, but these guys work together and break 'em down correctly. I'm sure they have some info they gathered prior to bowling as well, but that's just a smidgen of why they post great scores.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: beeks1305 on March 27, 2019, 09:41:31 AM
Id be interested to see what Rash (792), Kurt Pilon (800), and Ryan Muow (802) used to shoot in singles at Nationals this weekend.
It would be interesting to know what they're using to put up scores like that

Firstly, some serious talent.

Looked like they were finishing Singles with some polished weapons in the video I saw. It's been beaten to death over the years, but these guys work together and break 'em down correctly. I'm sure they have some info they gathered prior to bowling as well, but that's just a smidgen of why they post great scores.
Oh for sure! No doubting the talent level. I guess I just thought it would be interesting to know what kind of pieces they were using to give those of us without that kind of talent a little more insight on how to do a little better.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: timw on March 27, 2019, 12:37:11 PM


     Sean Rash used a Tenacity Grit.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: DrBob806 on March 27, 2019, 12:49:16 PM
Id be interested to see what Rash (792), Kurt Pilon (800), and Ryan Muow (802) used to shoot in singles at Nationals this weekend.
It would be interesting to know what they're using to put up scores like that

Firstly, some serious talent.

Looked like they were finishing Singles with some polished weapons in the video I saw. It's been beaten to death over the years, but these guys work together and break 'em down correctly. I'm sure they have some info they gathered prior to bowling as well, but that's just a smidgen of why they post great scores.
Oh for sure! No doubting the talent level. I guess I just thought it would be interesting to know what kind of pieces they were using to give those of us without that kind of talent a little more insight on how to do a little better.

Yeah I know lol. I've struggled the last few Nationals after a few good ones before that. Sometimes I think it's a mindset. Look forward, not back during the rough patches.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: Maine Man on March 29, 2019, 08:44:12 AM
The Radical Squatch is a pretty strong symmetrical solid, and I would compliment it with the Radical Intel, a benchmark symmetrical solid. Both would be a great 1-2 punch at nationals. Good luck out there!
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: DP3 on March 29, 2019, 11:33:20 AM
I heard Pilon used the Halo Pearl last block
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: T889 on March 29, 2019, 04:15:00 PM
From video and talking to a few people I believe Kurt Pilon was throwing a Rhodman Pearl and Ryan Mouw was using a Vapor Zone in singles
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: Rightycomplex on March 30, 2019, 10:46:14 AM
To answer the OP,

Web is a little more ball downlane than the Scandal/S. Both are really good but I just threw more strikes with the Web consistently so that's what ill be taking. The Chaos is another 4 more than the Web and a couple feet sooner.

Pilon I believe is on EBI staff and threw the Rhodman Pearl I believe. Great piece especially when you have some not so defined friction as it doesn't touch it and go sideways but still plenty strong to be used on more than a House Shot. It was my favorite piece.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: Geigs on March 30, 2019, 12:43:13 PM
Storm iq tour @ 1000 will be a factor for me. Along with my black ops. Just got some radicals drilled,  I agree, my squatch with a low pin may be in my bag as well,  ball gives me a ton of midlane roll with some surface on it. Got to narrow it down to six. As my two 3 ball rollers fly for free on southwest.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: sneaky PETE on March 30, 2019, 05:39:05 PM
surprised nobody put up the hy road nano
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: 2handedrook12 on March 31, 2019, 12:25:53 PM
The Radical Squatch is a pretty strong symmetrical solid, and I would compliment it with the Radical Intel, a benchmark symmetrical solid. Both would be a great 1-2 punch at nationals. Good luck out there!
The Squatch is a solid?
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: DP3 on March 31, 2019, 04:53:54 PM
Bad info on my part. Sorry.
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: beeks1305 on April 09, 2019, 12:56:19 PM
Well I did an EBI demo day this past Sunday and talked to my PSO who also happened to have a Forge that he let me throw. After talking with him and throwing the Forge that's what I went with. Picking it up tonight. Really really liked the way it rolled and it was very continuous. Where I could see several of the other pieces rolling out as the shot started breaking down the Forge never did. It was pretty impressive. Now I just need to make good shots when I get to Vegas in a couple weeks LOL!
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: michael.willis9 on April 10, 2019, 07:58:46 AM
im gonna keep touting this rock.  turmoil solid.

great smooth reaction, handles even more surface than it comes OOB, and you can't beat the price point
Title: Re: Looking for recommendations for a strong symmetrical to take to nationals
Post by: tritonj on April 12, 2019, 02:58:03 PM
Idol
Phase II