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n00dlejester

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Gifted an Unhinged - What to Expect?
« on: September 11, 2019, 03:51:21 PM »
Hey guys, I was recently gifted an Unhinged in really good shape - maybe 10 games tops. I've never thrown this ball, nor really seen one go down the lane. What the heck does this ball want to be?! What's your experiences with this ball?
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Re: Gifted an Unhinged - What to Expect?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 03:57:02 PM »
I really liked mine before it mellowed out too much. The reaction was pretty much what you would expect from the core - late roll and a lot of punch on the backend. The cover complimented that. Not particularly weak either. This was a step above mid-level ball for me.

Just wish it lasted longer (and yes, maintenance was performed regularly).

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Re: Gifted an Unhinged - What to Expect?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 04:16:09 PM »
I really liked mine before it mellowed out too much. The reaction was pretty much what you would expect from the core - late roll and a lot of punch on the backend. The cover complimented that. Not particularly weak either. This was a step above mid-level ball for me.

Just wish it lasted longer (and yes, maintenance was performed regularly).

Good info here, CoorZero. What ball(s) would you equate it to in today's market?
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Re: Gifted an Unhinged - What to Expect?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 04:26:36 PM »
I really liked mine before it mellowed out too much. The reaction was pretty much what you would expect from the core - late roll and a lot of punch on the backend. The cover complimented that. Not particularly weak either. This was a step above mid-level ball for me.

Just wish it lasted longer (and yes, maintenance was performed regularly).

Good info here, CoorZero. What ball(s) would you equate it to in today's market?

Eh... hard to say without having seen many in this mold. Maybe a White Hot Badger's slightly younger brother? It's not as much on the backend, but still potent.

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Re: Gifted an Unhinged - What to Expect?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 06:11:30 PM »
I really liked mine before it mellowed out too much. The reaction was pretty much what you would expect from the core - late roll and a lot of punch on the backend. The cover complimented that. Not particularly weak either. This was a step above mid-level ball for me.

Just wish it lasted longer (and yes, maintenance was performed regularly).

Good info here, CoorZero. What ball(s) would you equate it to in today's market?

Eh... hard to say without having seen many in this mold. Maybe a White Hot Badger's slightly younger brother? It's not as much on the backend, but still potent.
If that's the case, I need a White Hot. I loved thtowing the Unhinged with surface before going to a Hy-Road Pearl.
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Re: Gifted an Unhinged - What to Expect?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 07:09:57 PM »
Alright, sweet. That's great to hear! This might become a useful ball when I need to keep myself out of trouble.
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Re: Gifted an Unhinged - What to Expect?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 07:26:18 PM »
If that's the case, I need a White Hot. I loved thtowing the Unhinged with surface before going to a Hy-Road Pearl.

Still not sure it's an apt comparison. Core shapes are fairly different, but I guess that's where the not as strong on the back comes in.

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Re: Gifted an Unhinged - What to Expect?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2019, 08:16:49 AM »
It was basically the Roto Grip Hyroad for all intents and purposes. 
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Re: Gifted an Unhinged - What to Expect?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2019, 08:32:34 AM »
It was basically the Roto Grip Hyroad for all intents and purposes. 

Hey Luke, thank you for this! I had a hard time with the original HyRoad - the R2S cover for me goes *real* long. Think the Unhinged's cover is comparable to an R2S pearl?
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