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AlonzoHarris

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Idol Pro...
« on: June 25, 2019, 02:36:51 PM »
Just calling out what's on everyones minds. Do I need the Idol Pro if I have a insert "Phaze 2, Idol, Code X", or how does this compare to the Storm Pro Motion??

Obviously all speculation...but lets discuss this?..

I like the ocean blue color and simplicity of the design. Halo Vision actually received the cover eTrax-H19 that I thought was going to be on the next Idol ball. Schlem states it's pure resin, no nano added. Dare Devil Trick cover? Hmm.

I do think the Storm Pro Motion and the Idol Pro will act as bigger brothers to the IQ Tour.
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Re: Idol Pro...
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2019, 08:40:03 AM »
I have trouble understanding why anyone could think that a pure reactive cover that's cleaner to begin with could actually outhook the Idol . . but I guess that's what they show on the website . . there's more visual hook up to medium heavy volume because of the super strong friction response.  Once you get up around 27-28 ml and 42'+ you'll see the Idol overtake it because the nano in the Idol cover has more traction.  So 95% of people are going to swear it hooks more because it has more backend . . but the Idol is still technically stronger, but just by a couple boards at most.  If you took the Pro to 2000, you might not see an appreciable difference though. 

The marketing is misleading in my opinion.  Take the Hustle Ink, add an arrow's worth of hook and that's the Idol Pro.  Much more shape than the Idol, even if you took the Idol and mirror shined it, still not the Idol Pro.  Covers are a lot different.  The Pro maybe even shapes more than the Idol Pearl.  Not as clean and long, but it's pretty nutso on the backend.  This is the definition of a league shot killer, still usable on tougher stuff, actually looks pretty good as like a 2 or 3 ball depending on volume and length, but the reaction out of this ball is really visually impressive and attractive.  It's in Venom Shock and GB3 territory, it's going to be a monster on 95% of what most of us see on a daily basis.  Super super heckin excitement for this one.

Where does it slot? Above or below the OG Idol?
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Re: Idol Pro...
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2019, 10:12:13 AM »
I have trouble understanding why anyone could think that a pure reactive cover that's cleaner to begin with could actually outhook the Idol . . but I guess that's what they show on the website . . there's more visual hook up to medium heavy volume because of the super strong friction response.  Once you get up around 27-28 ml and 42'+ you'll see the Idol overtake it because the nano in the Idol cover has more traction.  So 95% of people are going to swear it hooks more because it has more backend . . but the Idol is still technically stronger, but just by a couple boards at most.  If you took the Pro to 2000, you might not see an appreciable difference though. 

The marketing is misleading in my opinion.  Take the Hustle Ink, add an arrow's worth of hook and that's the Idol Pro.  Much more shape than the Idol, even if you took the Idol and mirror shined it, still not the Idol Pro.  Covers are a lot different.  The Pro maybe even shapes more than the Idol Pearl.  Not as clean and long, but it's pretty nutso on the backend.  This is the definition of a league shot killer, still usable on tougher stuff, actually looks pretty good as like a 2 or 3 ball depending on volume and length, but the reaction out of this ball is really visually impressive and attractive.  It's in Venom Shock and GB3 territory, it's going to be a monster on 95% of what most of us see on a daily basis.  Super super heckin excitement for this one.

Where does it slot? Above or below the OG Idol?
Website is totally screwed up. Idol OG and Idol Pearl are showing exactly the same reaction  :D
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