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Tripcee

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Grenade
« on: May 09, 2013, 10:36:19 AM »
So, Bowlingball.com had Grenades on sale for 65 bucks. Been needing a urethane for the burn, picked one up.

I'm averaging 17-18 mph, and my revs have gone up to around 400. Should I drill this thing weak, late, or strong? I'm not entirely sure what to expect out of it, as i've never watched anybody throw it on something comparable to what I normally bowl on.

Also getting it for a 9 game I'm going to be bowling in August, as urethane is what constantly saves the other guys in the tournament.

What I bowl on:
44 ft. house shot, with medium-light oil placed due to the length, on worn synthetics. Each shot with a reactive is different, so you have to keep moving each frame almost. At most you get 3 shots in one place.
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Jesse James

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Re: Grenade
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 12:10:26 PM »
I would drill it weak, since you have avg speed, and a lot of revs. This would give you the option of adding or subtracting hand as needed. Just my 2 cents.

P.S. Most of the guys in my league, using today's technology urethane on dryish patterns have been really surprised by the overall strength of new urethane covers. They still hook like crazy!
« Last Edit: May 10, 2013, 08:47:12 AM by Jesse James »
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Tripcee

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Re: Grenade
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 11:32:23 PM »
I'm definitely going to make it a short pin-pap. Cut out a lot of the flare from the ball and make it relatively stable. Thinking pin up to get it down, because when the lanes I bowl on burn out, they burn out. I know it'll get to the point I'll make a Taboo Spare look like an og Taboo on the lanes, been there before...
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Jesse James

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Re: Grenade
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 08:49:12 AM »
I just re-read your original post. I see you have a 44ft. house shot. Your short pin-pap idea is probably the best way to go, especially if the lanes change as fast as you have indicated.
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Re: Grenade
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 03:04:35 PM »
I have a son who is on the bigger handed side of big handed two handers!

His driller put a 2 X 2 on a Red Pure Hammer (almost urethane)....can you say DUD!

His shot is not burnt but very wet dry!  I have seen a comparison video of the Grenade versus the Natural versus the Blue Hammer. 

For my money and 20 extra bucks the only one that would make it in my bag after my already owned dud Storm Natural would be the Blue Hammer!

Many on here have opinined that the Blue Hammer it has a bit of reactive blended in.  Needed I think on today's oils.

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Re: Grenade
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 04:04:52 PM »
"None are so blind as those who will not see."

Tripcee

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Re: Grenade
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2013, 08:12:12 PM »
Looked up the comparison video, and the Grenade is what I'm looking for. It's above plastic, and isn't a backend machine. It looks more controlled overall, rather than motion at the back. I don't care if I don't carry a ten out, as long as I'm in the pocket I'll be happy.

And charles, I think he was talking about the remake of the Blue Hammer. From the looks of it, I think Storm may have blended the Natural, too. I've watched people throw the Natural, and it's a bigger mover than I thought urethane to be. So we'll see what happens.

The 40 dollar difference was a good selling point for the Grenade, too.
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charlest

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Re: Grenade
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2013, 04:42:15 PM »

And charles, I think he was talking about the remake of the Blue Hammer. From the looks of it, I think Storm may have blended the Natural, too. I've watched people throw the Natural, and it's a bigger mover than I thought urethane to be. So we'll see what happens.

I replied to "His driller put a 2 X 2 on a Red Pure Hammer (almost urethane)....can you say DUD!"

sorry; Didn't mean to sidetrack your thread.
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Re: Grenade
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2013, 05:10:38 PM »
I realize I may be getting a little off topic, but I love my Grenade.  I bowl in a center that is very slick between the 10s and very dry on the outs, so I play my Grenade 9 out to 5 and its money.  Lot of power when it gets back.  I don't remember having this much continuation in a urethane.
I have mine drilled label with the pin just over my ring finger.  I also hit mine with a 4000, because I didn't really like the reaction of the box finish.
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Tripcee

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Re: Grenade
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 10:39:27 PM »
Got it drilled up with a 3" pin, and man am I glad I got this piece. It's absolutely controllable, and rides the dry boards like there's a good amount of oil. Never over hooked, always moved a consistent amount of boards. Played down 10, in the hole every shot. Carry may not have been perfect, but that is what I will work on next.
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Artimust

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Re: Grenade
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 11:46:25 AM »
I have my grenade drilled Rico and love it on the right conditions.