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Top of your bag
« on: July 04, 2018, 10:22:45 AM »
A little fun yet interesting topic here. So what 1-3 balls would you consider at the top of your bag and when and why do they actually get to come into play. One thing I've noticed is people will have stuff at the top of their lineup that they never even get to throw. I've been that person before. I feel like I've found a pretty good setup now.

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No Rules Pearl. First 2 games of league in my wood house. All 3 games of league in my synthetic house. Option for first out the bag on sport if I have it sanded to 1-2k. Easy length and very hard sharp turn on THS when I have the oil. Requires playing deep.

Phaze II. Not in league in wood house or maybe game 1. All 3 games of league in synthetic House but deep. Competes for first out of bag when sanded and if the NRP is too much off the spot. Blends heavier THS well. Smooth on sport but quick to show where the oil has depleted if it's gone in the mids.

Code Black. All 3 games of league both wood and synthetic houses. Later games of sport of sport to get in and wheel it with Polish still on it. Easy length and excellent recovery.
Prospect Rotation ('18-'19 Season):
Code X
No Rules Pearl
Phaze II
Code Black
Marvel Pearl
IQ Tour Solid
Hy-Road Pearl


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Re: Top of your bag
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 09:32:58 PM »
As of last season....
HyRoad Nano pin down.. She is smooth and powerful and great on the flat patterns I usually see. If she starts hooking more then ten boards I put her away as that means flat tens are coming. Not much adjusting needed as this ball is either on or off.
Street fight pearl. An absolute sleeper this ball was after reading all the bad feelings this ball left with so many bowlers. reaction can be smooth on the flatter patterns or a nice strong but not to crazy move off the friction. Drilled pin down I find it a great compliment to the HYN.
The Honey Badger. This one is pin down also but don't let that fool you.Can you say Yo-yo? when the right side tracks up I'm 4th-5th arrow with this beast! very strong but not flippy backend. Downside is I can leave some really funky splits with too much angle.
and I know you didn't ask but in the number 4 slot and probably my most important ball in the bag is my avalanche pearl urethane pin up. great spare/dirt ball,just point and click ;)
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Re: Top of your bag
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2018, 09:30:31 AM »
Idol with lane shine, Hyper cell fused and an All out Show Off if needed :)


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Re: Top of your bag
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2018, 06:43:55 PM »
in bag at this moment

1 Rip'd Hybred
2 Pure Adrenaline
3 Mission Unknown
4 Black Widow Urethane


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Re: Top of your bag
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2018, 08:58:23 AM »
In my Bag #1

1)  Black Quantum - light/medium keep this shined up a ton with a pin up drilling
2)  Intel - Medium and control
3)  Method - Heavy/Medium Heavy
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Re: Top of your bag
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2018, 04:49:07 PM »
Current house shot bag

1) - Storm green/white/black ball that smells like spearmint. No joke, it's grown on me for some reason and works really good now.

2) - Storm Code Red - A ball down from above
3) - Motiv Jackal LE - In case I need to smooth it out in the back.

I have 3 other bags as well for different venues.
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Re: Top of your bag
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2018, 08:44:11 AM »
Wed bag
X pin down @2k
Chemical X pin down @ 4k+polish
Bost Hybrd pin down @ 4k + polish
Taboo spare

Fri bag
Respect pin up OOB
Protocol pin down @ 2k + polsh
Compass pn down @ 4k
Shadow Ops OOB

14# bag (eDream On xperiment)
Dream On pin down @ 2k
SpecialOps pin up OOB
Shadow Ops oob
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Current arsenal

Repect  60x5x30 OOB
Protocol 65x5.5x70 @2k+polish
Break Down 60x4.5x60 @3k+polish
Chemical X 60x4.5x60 @4k+polish
Boost Hybrid (green/purple) 60x4.5x60@4k+ polish
coming soon X,Desert Ops,Special Ops, Shadow Ops.Compass,Absolute Truth, Truth Pearl,Dream On ,Drift


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Re: Top of your bag
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2018, 04:57:07 PM »
The very top of my bag:

1. Hyper Cell Fused with a double thumb layout at 500 wet sanded
2. A Sure Lock with a p3 balance hole that alternates between 500 and 1000 wet sanded

The Hyper Cell Fused was an experiment to see what would happen if I laid out a ball with the Nucleus Core with a double thumb balance hole.  At 500, I have found the ball is completely unusable for anything less than 25.0ML of oil - so obviously no house shots.  I have only used it a handful of times and have not been completely thrilled with the ball motion.  But like I said, it's an experiment and I am not fully done testing...

The Sure Lock has been a winner, mostly at 1000.  It is usable on many patterns for me except for really short patterns and house shots. 

For the most part, my sport pattern bag is looking like this:
Sure Lock
Hyper Cell Fused (polished p2 hole - not to be confused with the double thumb monster)
IQ Tour Solid
The Crow

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Re: Top of your bag
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2018, 05:46:11 PM »
Currently, because its summer league:

1.  15lb GB3, pin up, cg kicked right at 50* OOB
2.  15lb Blue Paradox, pin up over middle kicked right, 2000 no polish
3.  15lb Red Alert SE, pin up and right of ring, surface fluctuates between 800 & 1000
depending on need at the time
4.  15lb Mag035, pin up and stacked, OOB (my "Get me out of Trouble" ball)
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