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bigdawgwill44

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Venus vs. Neptune
« on: January 22, 2008, 09:27:46 AM »
Ok, so i'm going to make my final decision on either these two balls. I throw about 16-17 mph, medium amount of hand, looking for something with nice hook, but nothing unmanageable or unpredictable but yet still don't want a wimp. I bowl on a 34 pattern with light medium-dry oil. Out of these two balls, what do you think would work best from the info i've given? Thanks

 

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Re: Venus vs. Neptune
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 06:06:54 PM »
Venus fits your description to my mind and eye.
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bigdawgwill44

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Re: Venus vs. Neptune
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 06:23:57 PM »
anybody else? haha

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Re: Venus vs. Neptune
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008, 08:05:46 PM »
I have been debating this too, but I have narrowed down my choices to the Neptune with a RICO drill (so I can get it out of the skid and into a roll with back end control)
 or the Cherry Vibe since it has the weaker coverstock.  

I am looking to replace my Desert Heat, which is a great dry lane ball, but lately has not been carrying or rolling very well.

I figure the pearl coverstocks would match up better on dry lane conditions, I need a ball for the right lane, I don't and can't stand in front of the ball return.  Hopefully one of the balls will give me the reaction I am looking for.




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Re: Venus vs. Neptune
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008, 08:23:55 PM »
I'd go with the Neptune.  Very smooth reaction and it will not over react on you unless you are bowling on torched lanes.  For the lanes conditions you are talking about, it will let you straighten up a bit if you need to...I have also swung mine on dryish lanes with good results.  Great ball, all around.
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Re: Venus vs. Neptune
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008, 08:41:24 PM »
My Venus has been more useful then I ever would have expected. What I like best is that it doesn't rubberband off the dry. I can open up the lane pretty well with mine on Medium light.
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Re: Venus vs. Neptune
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008, 08:54:32 PM »
is the Venus unmanageable when lanes are super dry compared to the Neptune? Will both still provide long smooth arch to the pocket?

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Re: Venus vs. Neptune
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2008, 10:21:16 PM »
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is the Venus unmanageable when lanes are super dry compared to the Neptune? Will both still provide long smooth arch to the pocket?


On "dry"-ish lanes where my Hornet would just cleanly go right through to the breakpoint, my Venus would hook early in the heads. It is a particle pearl and RG's cover are far from weak. The Hornet is 1 full notch, at least, weaker than a Venus in oil handling.

That said, if you have higher ball speed, or are ball speed dominant, of course, you can use stronger balls on light oil patterns.
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Re: Venus vs. Neptune
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2008, 05:29:03 AM »
I don't have the Neptune, but I do have the Venus.  Mine is drilled pin next to ring finger, 4" from PAP with the CG swung towards grip center, no weighthole.  In OOB condition, the ball was too strong for light oil.  I have taken the surface to 4000 Abralon and added a coat of Beans' Secret Sauce.  I bowl on a 38 ft THS, buffed to 40 ft.  In my estimation, it is medium-light oil.  My ball speed is 16.5 mph off the hand with a rev rate of 325 rpm.  The Venus, with this layout and surface prep, allows me to play the track area.  I have had my highest series of the year with this ball.

I would not classify the Venus as a light oil ball.  Depending on the layout and surface prep, it could easily handle medium oil down to medium-light.  Because of the low differential core, unless you have a lot of hand, the Venus isn't made to cross lots of boards.  It just doesn't have the motor to do that.  No knock on the ball at all, as it is one of my favorite releases from Roto-Grip.
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