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LaneHammer20

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12lb Tropical Storm core??
« on: June 08, 2009, 03:38:57 AM »
I am going to buy my girlfriend a bowling ball, I want to get her a low priced reactive with some kind of core in it.

What i am wanting to know is if the 12lb ball has the same core as the 14-16 in the Tropicals? Thanks
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tomgriffin

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Re: 12lb Tropical Storm core??
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 12:19:11 PM »
Not sure about the core but you may be able to get a Rapid Fire Pearl for cheap being that they're going to get rotated out of the catalog. I got my girlfriend a 12lb Rapid Fire Pearl (first fingertip ball) and she loves it Moderately more expensive than the Tropical, but it outperforms it by a long shot

Went with the pearl to help her get it down the lane. If you think your chick can hurl it down the lane, might want to go with the solid.

LaneHammer20

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Re: 12lb Tropical Storm core??
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 12:22:30 PM »
she doesn't have much bowling game yet. This is just a beginner ball, I am still trying to teach her how to hook it. Or keep it out of the gutter, haha.

I do want something with a core for cheap, going through pro shop, so they ,ight now have RFP for cheap like you have found. I have heard Tropical stores are suprisingly strong.
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Re: 12lb Tropical Storm core??
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 12:38:49 PM »
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I have heard Tropical stores are suprisingly strong.




Its not the cores. its the coverstock thats strong.
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tomgriffin

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Re: 12lb Tropical Storm core??
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 01:22:07 PM »
Yep - I think you still need a good amount of hand to get movement out of a tropical (unless bowling on dry). RFP, if you can get it for cheap, is the way to go IMO.

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Re: 12lb Tropical Storm core??
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 04:22:39 PM »
Hello,

I'm looking for the same thing at the moment, but then in 13lbs.
I searched a lot and there are options enough for light bowlingballs with a decent core.

Sorry, can't help you with the Tropicals.

If she could go up in weight to 13lbs, then your choice gets bigger.
If it has to be Storm, then you could take a look at the Hot line. Not a entry level ball, but still very interesting.

If you are not limited by a brand then let me know.

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jbuzz31

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Re: 12lb Tropical Storm core??
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 04:31:10 PM »
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Yep - I think you still need a good amount of hand to get movement out of a tropical (unless bowling on dry). RFP, if you can get it for cheap, is the way to go IMO.


Tropicals are actually more of a medium ball.
They use the reactor cover which was on the Agent, Paradigm Dominatiion, thunderstrucks and the street rods.


Were any of those weak balls?
I dun think so.
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AlexShibata

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Re: 12lb Tropical Storm core??
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 05:40:48 PM »
I bought my girlfriend a 12 lb tropical storm and found out that it does not have the same core as the other ones.  It just has a pancake block in it, but its still a good ball for a beginning bowler, when you get a new ball it'll make a great spare ball or dry lane ball.  The Fury pearl has the real block for the 12 lb ball and also works great for beginning female bowlers.  If you can find them they're pretty cheap now too.

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Re: 12lb Tropical Storm core??
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2009, 04:42:28 AM »
"The Fury pearl has the real block for the 12 lb ball and also works great for beginning female bowlers. If you can find them they're pretty cheap now too."

Brunswick developed two generic cores for their light weight balls. One symetric and the other asymetric. They use these for their whole line including the Fury's.

So, it has a weight block, but not the same as the 14-16lbs balls.