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yo

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2D, Nomad Pearl, or Hy-Road?
« on: July 14, 2009, 03:40:23 AM »
so i put this post in the storm section as well but wanted to get some of the roto input as well.

looking for a good medium lane condition ball that i can use on a lot of conditions. basically a go to ball. i have a rouge cell but that is WAY too much ball to use on a medium lane condition. i just got into storm and roto grip and cant be any happier. i used to throw ebonite and the one pearl was my favorite ball. looking for something similar. thanks!

 

Jay

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Re: 2D, Nomad Pearl, or Hy-Road?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 05:53:09 PM »
Out of those, I'd say Hy-Road.  Since you're basically looking at a benchmark piece, my opinion is that solids or hybrids are generally a safer bet.  I have heard, however, that the 2D rolls a lot like a solid with a little more pop.  I'm surprised you didn't mention the Nomad Solid, that would be an option as well.

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Re: 2D, Nomad Pearl, or Hy-Road?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 08:31:10 PM »
If you choose the HyRoad, be careful how you drill it. My HyRoad is drilled pin under, 4x3 and is just as strong as my Virtual Gravity drilled pin up.
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Re: 2D, Nomad Pearl, or Hy-Road?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 02:42:58 AM »
what if i were to add the cell pearl in the mix? i can get one of those from a friend that doesnt want his anymore. think thatll work too?

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Re: 2D, Nomad Pearl, or Hy-Road?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 07:09:45 AM »
Yo:

If you want a benchmark, Nomad Solid.  HyRoad is a nice compliment too.
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ccrider

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Re: 2D, Nomad Pearl, or Hy-Road?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 12:17:26 PM »
I had a Cell Pearl and sold it---didn't match up with my game. Either over/under or too many ten pins (burning out). I tried adjusting the surface and just could not find the right fix. It is a strong ball, skid flip and very angular. I am a stroker, ball speed around 15mph quibica.

I would reccomend trying a Cell Pearl before purchasing one. Some guys in our league love it. For me, the Gravity Shift and Virtual Gravity worked much better.

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Re: 2D, Nomad Pearl, or Hy-Road?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 01:02:58 PM »
If you get your hands on a Grand Illusion, that might be a safe bet also. pin above the fingers is the way i pefer, but i dont know yor game. So for a true safe bet that wont be too jumpy or a dog, a Grand Illusion.
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Re: 2D, Nomad Pearl, or Hy-Road?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 02:43:13 PM »
For me the Cell Pearl is money.  I have several, all different layouts, pin up or pin down.  I did keep the surface OOB. No issues what so ever and this is coming from someone who is known as "Mr. Bracket" cause I have been known to clean up and take a good number of brackets as they say.

Cell Pearl or the Phone Booth Ball as I call it,  is a geat ball.  It just seems to fit my game.

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yo

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Re: 2D, Nomad Pearl, or Hy-Road?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 03:13:30 PM »
sounds like a plan. i think im gonna try it since it wont hurt nothing.

also why do they call it a phone booth ball?