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milorafferty

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Rogue Assassin First Thoughts
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:48:28 AM »
I had a chance to use the Rogue Assassin last night for the first time. Sweeper night for a four game, three member team league. We bowl two games against one team, then change pairs and bowl two more games against a different team. Sweeper night, we still change pairs.


I have had decent success in this league with the Villain and Villain Scorn and of course, the Venom Cobra.


I didn't intend to use the Assassin, but took it to toss a few times in shadow to see what it looked like. I liked what I saw so stayed with it the entire night.


253-268-235-269 for a 1024 set, which gave me 1st place in sweepers. It's a walled up house shot of course.


As for the ball reaction, the first time down the lane I recognized a familiar motion; Sigma Sting, which was a ball I loved. A big sweeping arch from start to finish if you give it some side roll and a hard charging, controllable motion if you stay behind the ball and give it a lot of forward roll and play a more direct line.


I haven't been a big fan of the ball with the Sigma core since the Sting. I like the Rogue(first one), but it wasn't the Sting. The Forza SS was useless to me. The Assassin has a VERY rough surface(at lease mine did) so I thought it would need a ton of oil, but it worked great for me on a regular medium house shot. In short, Ghost cover + Sigma Core looks like a real winner.


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tkkshop

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Re: Rogue Assassin First Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 12:26:20 PM »
Throwing the Rogue Assassin tomorrow night. Probably won't be another one in the house
Its a good one...
I told ya in another thread. This ball is really, really good.

Gill Man

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Re: Rogue Assassin First Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 11:46:27 AM »
How would this ball compare to the Venom Shock?

milorafferty

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Re: Rogue Assassin First Thoughts
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 12:01:18 PM »
About half an arrow more hook with more of a rounded shape.

The Venom Shock is still the better ball in my opinion. If I was limited to only one ball, it would still be a Venom Shock. The Assassin doesn't change that, at least for me.
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Gill Man

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Re: Rogue Assassin First Thoughts
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 02:35:37 PM »
Thank you Milo