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vindo27

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Starting over
« on: January 18, 2022, 08:04:26 PM »
Had to hang it up for the past couple months due to injury and ended up selling most of my stuff or giving to my nephews. Might get back out there in March and want to buy two balls for league. Ball 1 debating between x1, alert, and Helios. Ball 2 between spectre, wolverine, hyped pearl or something else. My speed is around 17, revs about 400. Thoughts and opinions please

 

SVstar34

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 08:40:06 PM »
It really just depends on the league conditions you'll see.

I think if you go X1/Alert/Helios I'd pair it with a Wolverine/HyRoad for decent separation.

If you bowl on a higher friction surface and/or not a lot of volume maybe something like Zen/X2/Spectre with a Hyped/Hustle

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2022, 10:07:50 PM »
Donít sleep on the Hustle Camo if you bowl on high friction conditions, probably the best bang for your buck on the market. I knocked the polish off by hand and let it lane shine, clean through the front with a strong arch motion downlane controls the pocket nicely.
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TWOHAND834

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2022, 07:17:28 AM »
Had to hang it up for the past couple months due to injury and ended up selling most of my stuff or giving to my nephews. Might get back out there in March and want to buy two balls for league. Ball 1 debating between x1, alert, and Helios. Ball 2 between spectre, wolverine, hyped pearl or something else. My speed is around 17, revs about 400. Thoughts and opinions please

If you are only getting two balls to start with; I would stay away from asymmetric unless you are really speed dominate which you are not.  Honestly; you cant go wrong with just picking any 2 balls in the mid performance category. 

Control ball:  Helios, Power Torq, Scorpion, Burner Solid, GB4, Phaze 2
Angular ball:  Hyped Pearl, Burner Pearl, Web Pearl, Eruption Pearl, Phaze 4

If it were me; I would go with the Phazes or Burners.  That way you get the same core in both balls and you can just use layout and surface to create separation.  On the Solid, you could do a layout like benchmark 45 by 4.5 pin to PAP and on your pearl, go with a 25 by 5 pin to PAP.  Leave the solid at around 2000 grit and keep the pearls at 4000 plus polish. 
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leftybowler70

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2022, 10:23:48 AM »
I am so open to returning myself; I retired last year, because of bad arthritis in 2 places in the same leg.  After losing a few pounds, and meditating taking stress off of my body, Iím so tempted to return.

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Re: Starting over
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2022, 11:44:59 AM »
After the feedback I'm getting
Ball 1 Helios
Ball 2 wolverine

Solid and a pearl.  Keep it simple.
In the bag [Zen, HB:Re, HB, WHB]
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Re: Starting over
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2022, 03:03:03 PM »
Tour iq solid drilled medium to strong, low pin say 4-4 1/2 pIn to pap.Probably the best benchmark ball ever made. Then I would go wolverine or hyroad with a high pin for when the fronts go and the back ends tighten up.