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Hustle INK to play in dirt?
« on: October 12, 2018, 12:06:31 PM »
It seems this year I am having issues battling over/under on a house condition.  I can take hand out of the ball and play the dirt but I would like to find a slower response, smooth shape that I can use in the drier areas of the lane and manage the over-reaction. 

Currently, getting too deep puts me into 2-10 hell and moving right can be a crossover shot.  If you get in and keep it in, its 10 pins forever.  I have used a Hyper Cell Fused at 3000 abralon, a SONiQ at box shine and 4000,  and a Hyroad at 4000 ...... its all the same story.

I have heard good things about the INK ... is this a ball that is good in the dirt?



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Re: Hustle INK to play in dirt?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 12:59:27 PM »
I don't have the hustle ink, but like you described when all else fails and I feel like playing down and in around the 5 board I use my Track Spare + at 3000. The polyester cover gives me the length I need and the asymmetric core gives me the punch I need on the backend.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 05:37:45 PM by rocky61201 »
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Re: Hustle INK to play in dirt?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 01:20:57 PM »
I'll go the opposite way and say Truth Tour and bump the friction. That way, enough cover if you miss in, not too much overreaction if you miss left
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Re: Hustle INK to play in dirt?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 01:25:17 PM »
All of those balls you list have some diff.........I'd probably go to something like my Hectic or Mojave with a taller core and lower diff if you're committing to go out where cacti grow.....

If you move in you're definitely going to want to have some shell and continuation. 

Regardless, whether you decide to move in or play out away from the headpin make the commitment to it.

I know the type of pattern you're talking about, we had a pattern in one house I bowl a couple years ago that was like 44ft and the outsides were smoking dry but if you moved in they were juiced AND long.
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Re: Hustle INK to play in dirt?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 06:50:02 PM »
Hey beer league! just saw this post, so Iím late to the party here but I feel your pain. I just drilled  a storm tour iq solid, pin down, under mid finger.  Iím a righty! 6 inch pin to pap 4 me. With 2 oz side weight, big cg kick no hole. Ball doesnít flare, and with the oob strong cover itís so smooth, doesnít jump off the spot. The positive side weight makes it continue through the pins, not burn up in the dirt. Iím amazed how long this ball goes. Great piece for wet dry house shots or even tuff tournament conditions. You will need one with a pin out at least 4 inches to get the side weight with no hole. Give it a try, you wonít regret it. Ball is money with this drilling.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 06:58:53 PM by Geigs »

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Re: Hustle INK to play in dirt?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 03:49:16 PM »
If you want a slow response, easy to control piece with good pop, pick up a Global X-2. One of the better balls for this condition that I'v seen.

Personally I use an AZO Gold Fantasy X for the dirt. This is a 3.5"pin ball, drilled stacked with a Mohole on the backside! No polish!

The nature of this ball is to go long, long, long but the Mohole gives it dynamic pop at the backend!

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