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dmonroe814

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Looking for Drilling advice for HyRoad X
« on: March 10, 2019, 08:57:40 AM »
41ft THS Medium oil

I have had the original Hyroad for a couple of years.  I love it, but I didn't buy the Nano because I thought it would be too aggressive for me.  I thought the HyRoad X would be great for me.
I drilled it 4.5 x 5 x 3 the same as my original HyRoad.  I was hoping it would be good in a little more oil, but it may as well be plastic.  Figuring it may be the OOB surface, I resurfaced it worth a worn 360, 1000, polish.   It helped a little, but going cross lane at spares, it looked like a plastic ball.  Going to resurface it 500, 1000, 3000 with no polish.  If this doesn't work  I will redrill it.   The pin on my original is above an between the fingers.  The X is above the middle finger

Update:  Resurfaced to 500, 1000, 3000 with no polish.  Ball tried to bite in the midlanes, but when it got to about 45 feet, it straightened out and died.  Going to try another drill next.

Any suggestions or should I swag it?
14lb 15.5 mph at pins 325 Revs. Silver Coach, Ball Driller. In Bag:  Storm Pro-Motion, Hyroad X, Matchup, Code Red.

 

leftybowler70

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Re: Looking for Drilling advice for HyRoad X
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 09:28:21 AM »
By-Road Nano would solve this problem your having with the X; Won’t hurt to plug and redrill, but likely you won’t see much, if any difference.

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Re: Looking for Drilling advice for HyRoad X
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 09:34:03 AM »
Agree, surface would dictate 70% of ball motion, and the Hyroad X would be considered a medium oil ball at best. Typically most shiny surfaces will "skate" a bit crossing the puddle in  the middle.

Jesse James

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Re: Looking for Drilling advice for HyRoad X
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 12:06:43 PM »
I have the Hyroad-Nano! It is indeed a monster, however after 30 or so games the cover has developed a bit of oil in it and it is now very usable on most THS's.

I deferred from getting the Hy-Road X specifically because of the shiny cover, and after I saw a buddy use his. It was extremely over/under.

My suggestion would be to put some surface on yours to get rid of that polished look. I have used my Nano successfully in a multitude of situations.

It is drilled pin over bridge, with cg kicked right at 45* angle. It gives me a bit of a skid-snap move in the pocket area. I'm right-handed.
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Re: Looking for Drilling advice for HyRoad X
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 08:59:19 PM »
Update 2 to my original post:  Redrilled.  Corrected a mistake I made in the original drilling.  Resurfaced to OOB.  Ball works exactly as I had hoped.  Same general shape as my Original HyRoad, but smoother and a little stronger.  Very Happy with it.
14lb 15.5 mph at pins 325 Revs. Silver Coach, Ball Driller. In Bag:  Storm Pro-Motion, Hyroad X, Matchup, Code Red.

Jesse James

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Re: Looking for Drilling advice for HyRoad X
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 11:35:24 PM »
What did you change the drilling layout to?? Stronger?
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