win a ball from Bowling.com

Author Topic: worst bowling ball  (Read 23310 times)

2handedrook12

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1702
  • Be yourself and keep it simple.
worst bowling ball
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:27:18 PM »
Often on this sight every bowling ball is often said to be a good bowling ball. So what is considered a bad bowling ball? And why was it the worst bowling ball you've ever thrown?
League: Pitch Purple, Destiny Magenta
Testing: MVP
Interests: Black Widow, Proof Solid, Idol Pearl

 

Gene J Kanak

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3005
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2013, 01:34:22 PM »
For me, the worst of the worst came during the early days of particle when they overloaded them. The La Nina, Trauma Response, Hammer 4D HPT, and Animal were all absolutely worthless for me. The Hammer Vicious gave me fits. With the box shine it went 50 feet and then banked straight left, leaving me more 2-8-10 combos than I care to remember. Then, when I knocked the shine off, it rolled immediately and did nothing down the lane. More recently, the Hammer No Mercy was an absolute dog in my hands as was the Deep Purple Taboo.

As others have said, I believe that just about any ball can work if the right matchup is found between layout, surface prep, bowler style, lane surface, and oil pattern. Sadly, I never found the right matchup with any of the balls listed above.

Impending Doom

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6288
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2013, 01:36:54 PM »
+1 on the Intensity. Also, Ebonite Riptide, Brunswick Intense Inferno, and Morich Awesome Hook.

Best ball ever? Columbia 300 Messenger Titanium Light Weight. :)

Monster Pike

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19904
  • Be careful what you wish for...;)
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2013, 01:51:58 PM »
I'll have to say the Storm Dimension.  Not that it's a bad ball, but it is for me.  :(

cav

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 246
  • Baseball, Chess, and Bowling...in that order
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2013, 02:14:24 PM »
Swamp Monster.........
Teacher and Chess coach from Cleveland, Ohio..Go Tribe!

Global 900 Protocol, Storm mostly

lifted rillo

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 312
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2013, 03:16:48 PM »
MoRich Solid LevRG. That ball was a turd for me at two drillings and four surfaces on each drill. Never turned, puked at the pins too.

As a side note, I was very inexperienced when I got this ball, and had no strategy other than to grip it and rip it. Most likely this was my problem, not the ball's.

milorafferty

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11047
  • I have a name, therefore no preferred pronouns.
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2013, 04:24:17 PM »
I have a nice single drill Solid LevRG if you want to give it another try.  ;D


I hated the ball as well. Just didn't seem to matter what I tried, it wasn't worth the effort to haul to the lanes.

MoRich Solid LevRG. That ball was a turd for me at two drillings and four surfaces on each drill. Never turned, puked at the pins too.

As a side note, I was very inexperienced when I got this ball, and had no strategy other than to grip it and rip it. Most likely this was my problem, not the ball's.
"If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?"

"If you don't stand for our flag, then don't expect me to give a damn about your feelings."

swingset

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 96
  • Captain of the Short Bus
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2013, 04:41:15 PM »
I've never owned a bad ball, or seen one frankly. I've seen a lot of balls that don't match up to a particular bowler's style, but I'd bet every single ball listed in this thread was used to success by someone else.

What's that say?

Unless it's egg-shaped or falls apart when it hits the pins, "bad" is very subjective.
The only sports worth playing serve alcohol during gameplay.

J_Mac

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6778
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2013, 04:51:23 PM »
Brunswick Grizz...

Impending Doom

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6288
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2013, 08:16:56 PM »
Jmac, don't tell BrunsNick!

900DJ

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 272
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2013, 08:31:40 PM »
The worst ball match up for me was the critical theory.  I like to play straight and hard, to much snap and if I moved in over/under.

kidlost2000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5789
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2013, 08:45:11 PM »
When a company cancels a ball and replaces it as fast as possible ahead of normal production because of its reception by the public and lack of sales its likely a bad ball. Never say say never on a bad ball. They are few and far between but they exist
you can't  add a physics term to a bowling term and expect it to mean something.

2handedrook12

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1702
  • Be yourself and keep it simple.
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2013, 09:12:42 PM »
The iq regular?
When a company cancels a ball and replaces it as fast as possible ahead of normal production because of its reception by the public and lack of sales its likely a bad ball. Never say say never on a bad ball. They are few and far between but they exist
League: Pitch Purple, Destiny Magenta
Testing: MVP
Interests: Black Widow, Proof Solid, Idol Pearl

kidlost2000

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5789
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2013, 09:50:08 PM »
A columbia high performance ball from two years ago.
you can't  add a physics term to a bowling term and expect it to mean something.

billdozer

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4574
  • Goin' Global!
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2013, 10:50:40 PM »
COUGH STRIKING MOTION COUGH!...man did it suck! Lol
In the bag [Zen, HB, WHB, Burner Solid, AD pearl]
*Now Testing* Volatility Torque
Coming soon... Infinite Physix, Night Road

vlan1

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 35
Re: worst bowling ball
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2013, 08:30:15 AM »
I absolutely Could not stand my Ebonite Playmaker.  With and without a weight hole two different surfaces, two different houses.  Way too over under.

Lane 1 G-Force sucked for me as well. I don't think I was ever able to shoot 200 with that Piece.  That ball turned me away from Lane #1 as well.