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LuckyLefty

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Raging Bull Stampede = Black Widow Original?
« on: August 07, 2019, 12:08:58 PM »
So I picked up this greatly used Raging Bull Stampede about a year and half ago, and not much!

It seemed to be oil logged!  Now all of a sudden after a few additional applications of my Adrenaline wipes it all of a sudden is giving me a really great look! 

Almost like my much loved Ebonite Signal Pearl this ball is giving me that discernable Assym look that comes from a slightly pin up/next to ring.  Stacked drill.  Say 4 X 4 1/2  pin to Pap and Pin to MB .

Unlike the usual kick that comes from pearls this thing reminds me of my 14 pound Black Widow original that I own with a similar drilling.  Both have a fairly mild midlane to the breakpoint and then a smooth hard read off the friction either at the end of the pattern or from the side.

3 nice/decent league sets in a row off of a very jumpy pattern for soft lefties often leads to soaring tournament results for me off of more blended patterns.

I have been able to obtain decent results from 12 to 5 at the arrows to the breakpoint to dryer nights 15 to 10/9 with carry both straighter and from the inside.

Sincerely,

Luckylefty
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James M. McCurley, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

BowlingForDonuts

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Re: Raging Bull Stampede = Black Widow Original?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 12:21:45 PM »
Glad to hear working for you.  Also just ordered a Desperado TSE (other end of the spectrum) as wanted to try Seismic and gave up on scoring a MoRich Mojave.  Had a feeling those balls with a cow on the side might be sleepers even if the Solaris line is top billing.
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LuckyLefty

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Re: Raging Bull Stampede = Black Widow Original?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 12:32:11 PM »
I have a couple of TSE's laying around undrilled!

Including the Desperado!  Dying to hear your opinion of it!

Thank you,

Luckylefty
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James M. McCurley, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Re: Raging Bull Stampede = Black Widow Original?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2019, 05:14:40 PM »
Finally drilled up that Desperado TSE and went with a long weak layout on it.  Just threw my first set with it OOB with some Black Magic slapped on and not too bad.  Still stronger than I would have liked for purpose I had in mind (game 3 ball after my strong drilled Mojave is too much, bowl in the desert on a desert) so will try putting as little surface as possible with some slip agent.  Ball does have a very nice pop down lane and didn't really surprise me and carried a few things I didn't deserve and even recovered a few times when I thought it wouldn't.  The color of the ball is almost more brown than jet black like the pictures. A little lighter even than the Black Quantum.  Smart move would have been to re-drill my Slingshot fingertip but really wanted to try a Seismic ball.  Initial impression is it does overlap quite a bit with the Mojave.  Stronger response to dry and about the same length OOB I would say (gets more of it umph from cover stock whereas Mojave more core dominant but do have different drillings on both).
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Re: Raging Bull Stampede = Black Widow Original?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 12:24:35 AM »
Just as a footnote decided to put about as little surface as have ever put on a ball including a final layer of slip agent on the Desperado and it actually benched my Mojave in league this week after the first game (worst of night too, had to dig deep at end to make average).  Wow is it awesome if you keep your angles in front of you.  It doesn't quite carry as well as the Mojave on pocket hits or recover as much on shots leaked right (which to be fair Mojave had more surface) but never seen a ball I could be so straight without fear of splits (not the case with Mojave).  None all night on at least a half dozen balls I could have earned one.  Last two games were clean and ball just gave me a ton of confidence with no worries it was going to do anything in the last 20 feet but cover my not so great shots.  So smooth down lane.  I wonder since 900 poured it if perhaps its using S30 or something like it.  Very impressed so far with that TSE cover stock and the core is well matched as well.  Very nice dry lane ball.

(edit:  like that cover stock so much I bought the whole line (except Euphoric which isn't available looks like).
« Last Edit: November 02, 2019, 07:29:52 PM by BowlingForDonuts »
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