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strikestriketapped

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Spit Fire
« on: August 11, 2006, 02:27:12 PM »
How weak could this ball be made?

 

Djarum

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Re: Spit Fire
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 10:08:00 AM »
If it's anything like my fired up, I have been able to polish it and use it on med-light successfully. I'm sure it won't handle toast, however.

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Re: Spit Fire
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 10:15:50 AM »
There are better choices in Storm's line.  Jolt and Jolt pearl are weaker than the Spit Fire, and therefore make for better pieces on drier conditions.
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Re: Spit Fire
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 12:41:40 PM »
Yeah it depends what you are going for.  Maybe Jolt Pearl would be in order?

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Re: Spit Fire
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 01:59:30 PM »
I've never been all that fond of the idea of taking a bowling ball and deliberately making weaker then it should be. To me it makes more sense to buy a ball for that particular condition rather then try and make a bowling ball into something it's not really designed to be made into.  Just my idea. I'd go with a Jolt Pearl if I were you and not a weakened Spit Fire. Of course, if you happen to have extra bowling balls around, then it would make some sense to try a much more weakened drilling on a ball. That I could see doing. But to buy a ball and deliberately weaken it doesn't make a lot of sense to my way of thinking.

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Re: Spit Fire
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 02:50:55 PM »
I agree with Chuck, if you want a weaker reaction, why not go with a Jolt Pearl or Thunderstruck Pearl.  I have never bought a ball and drilled it weak right out off the bat.  I've redrilled bowling balls with more controllable drills (Fired Up because it was way to jumpy for me when drilled for length)

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Re: Spit Fire
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 03:11:12 PM »
Just a comment on drilling strong balls weak.  It's extremely beneficial because you are still taking advantage of the cover of the stronger ball since that controls majority of your ball reaction.  Weaker covers are very prone to wiggle downlane and can suffer from carry issues.

9 out of 10 times, I'll take a weakly drilled strong ball (i.e Reactor on a Fired Up) vs a strongly drilled weak ball (i.e AccuTread on a Jolt).  I'll go with a long enough pin to controll the flare in the fronts and mids and get all the strength from the cover downlane.  Only when it's obvious that the strong cover is just too much then I'll drop down a cover.

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Re: Spit Fire
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006, 05:07:02 PM »
OK, I guess it depends on what he means by "weak",  if by weak he means hook later, than achappy has a point about using a long pin and a tamer drill on a stronger ball (like the Fired Up)to get better carry.  If by weak he means smoother, than maybe something like a Tropical Storm with the same Reactor Pearl Cover and a weaker core would be a better option.