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C-G ProShop-Carl

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Mini Review: Oracle
« on: August 15, 2004, 04:45:17 PM »
Layout: Pin 4 1/4 from PAP, above ring finger, slightly right. CG stacked below, I left the ball with the factory finish.

Lane Conditions: My first time out with the Oracle was the Hoinke. SO it is basically a guess. What I saw was OB 8 board and out, dry inside...so dry that it is difficult to get the ball down the lane before it would react.

Line: I had lines all over the lane. I was able to play the OB when others had to keep the ball inside of 10. My best line with the Oracle was standing on 29, getting it 18 at the arrows and I had as much room right as I need, but the target was 9 board down the lane.

Reaction: The ball gets into an early roll, very strong roll. HOWEVER on the backends you cannot really tell that the Oracle is particle. It had more backend movement than any reactive that I saw thrown all weekend.

Impact: This ball hits better than any Roto Grip I have thrown. It keeps the pins really LOW. I had the entire pocket....meaning if I was high, or lite, or flush this thing still hit and the pins still went down and then back.

Readability: This is not the ball that you want to use for reading the lanes. It is far too strong for that. You will certianly know if you have enough head oil for it.

Overall: The Oracle is a winner!!!! The reaction, impact and everything about this ball is what I wanted when I tried the Dyno Thane Anomaly and the Brunswick Ultimate Inferno. It gets good length (ofcourse with the assistance of oil), and has a strong backend, stronger than most oil balls will offer. I mentioned an out of bounds earlier in the review.....I did not have one with the Oracle. I sailed a few outside of 5 board and that was "no man's land" for everyone else. The Oracle shocked everyone bowling with me when it turned the corner and FLUSH....right in the pocket. The only draw back I had was missing inside, the lane did not have enough oil inside to hold the Oracle's muscle back!!!!!

Great ball. The Oracle would kick Neo's TAIL!!!!!! Great job Roto Grip!!!

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Re: Mini Review: Oracle
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2004, 09:23:55 AM »
EX,
Saw another mini that said this is like a Rush on steroids....agree ??
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Re: Mini Review: Oracle
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2004, 12:47:34 AM »
Jeff, I am not sure I would call the Oracle a Rush on steroids. They are two totally different kind of reactions. With the layout that I have on my Rush (stacked leverage) it gets into an earlier roll and a smooth arc/snap on the backend. The Oracle is strong in the backend, but not quite a "snap" as the Rush is. The Oracle rolls much sooner than the Rush and requires more head oil.

The term "Xball on steroids" has been used far too often when it comes to describing equipment lately. The Rush (for me) gives me a very simliar reaction to the urethane days but stronger. The Rush can cover many different conditions for bowlers, The Oracle (note: left with the factory surface) needs head oil and will more than likely not be able to be used on conditions medium/medium or lower.

I see these 2 balls as a very good compliment to eachother. For a Roto Lineup I would go:
Heavy-Oracle
Med heavy/med- Rush
med/med light- Ressurection
light-anything in the sonic series.
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Jeffrevs

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Re: Mini Review: Oracle
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2004, 09:25:49 AM »
quote:

I see these 2 balls as a very good compliment to eachother. For a Roto Lineup I would go:
Heavy-Oracle
Med heavy/med- Rush
med/med light- Ressurection
light-anything in the sonic series.



Thanks EX,....
Yes, I'm going with:
Oracle
Rush
Apoc for carrydown
Super Sonic

I know theres a gap there but the Super should be good enough for what I see...the Rush and Apoc complement each other perfectly, and the Apoc is great for carrydown too......
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Re: Mini Review: Oracle
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2004, 02:54:31 PM »

A friend of mine bought the Oracle NIB yesterday and drilled it just before League last night and without even throwing it one time before league, he shot 243-225-268 for a total of 736 right out of the box. How many of you have tried this ball and what is your opinion, as it's performance has caught my eye.

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