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Title: Arsenal build around OG Hy Road and Hy Road X
Post by: Nietvam on March 10, 2019, 10:44:53 AM
Got the approval to add a ball to my arsenal around an OG Hy Road and Hy Road X. Had hit the HRX with a 2000/4000 pad and have been loving it but wouldn’t mind restoring the polish if it made more sense filling a gap my next ball could fit into.  I was looking at the IQ tour but I’m sort of lost as to what my needs are. My goal is yo really be equipped for league play down the line.

- RH with med revs and 15-16mph speed.
- 10-12 board midlane and a breakpoint at 5-6 downlane.
Title: Re: Arsenal build around OG Hy Road and Hy Road X
Post by: BowlingForDonuts on March 11, 2019, 04:01:24 PM
Got the approval to add a ball to my arsenal around an OG Hy Road and Hy Road X. Had hit the HRX with a 2000/4000 pad and have been loving it but wouldn’t mind restoring the polish if it made more sense filling a gap my next ball could fit into.  I was looking at the IQ tour but I’m sort of lost as to what my needs are. My goal is yo really be equipped for league play down the line.

- RH with med revs and 15-16mph speed.
- 10-12 board midlane and a breakpoint at 5-6 downlane.

Best always talking to good PSO first.  IQ Tour would slot between 2 you already have but might think about a much cheaper Hustle Ink to go under both the balls.  If going to bowl tournaments or sport patterns would go IQ Tour but if find the OG Hy-Road is sometimes too much ball would go Hustle Ink.
Title: Re: Arsenal build around OG Hy Road and Hy Road X
Post by: leftybowler70 on March 11, 2019, 05:08:20 PM
Good information bowlingfordonuts; To add to it, it also depends on what conditions you bowl on. You certainly may need something that picks up earlier and smooths our downlane ( the hyroads push far down lane, reading later and sharper).

So if you see more oil, a hyroad nano would fit the bill also, lighter oil, bowlingfordonuts nailed it.

Provide the conditions you see to help out more.
Title: Re: Arsenal build around OG Hy Road and Hy Road X
Post by: jkirkerx on March 11, 2019, 06:48:48 PM
IMO, if the HyroadX works well for you, then just keep it the way it is. That's when a ball is dialed in.

I'd go the other direction and get something earlier. The IQ Tour is a nice ball and very conservative. Look at a pearl perhaps.

Watch some of the videos that Storm produces, this one is pretty good.
It compares 3 different bowlers with 3 different layouts and shows how each layout is affected by each bowlers style. Code X and PhysiX.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbz4Sf2fRZs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbz4Sf2fRZs)

Title: Re: Arsenal build around OG Hy Road and Hy Road X
Post by: billdozer on March 11, 2019, 09:34:15 PM
Code X or idol would be nice at the top of the arsenal.

Title: Re: Arsenal build around OG Hy Road and Hy Road X
Post by: 2handedrook12 on March 11, 2019, 10:04:50 PM
I would go Phaze 2 or Idol (if you see the volume). Would not recomend the IQ Tour as I feel the Phaze 2 is the better tournament ball. Ask the pros or check Storm's latest Facebook live video to see what I mean.
Title: Re: Arsenal build around OG Hy Road and Hy Road X
Post by: AlonzoHarris on March 12, 2019, 12:56:09 PM
I agree with some of the above. The Code X, Phaze II, & Idol could all be options for something that rolls earlier and can handle more volume. Hyroad X and OG Hyroad all tumble pretty far down the lane and sometimes you need something to pick up and read sooner.
Title: Re: Arsenal build around OG Hy Road and Hy Road X
Post by: Nietvam on March 14, 2019, 09:39:34 AM
Thanks for all the awesome feedback and advice.

I ended up opting for the idol and I absolutely love it.  I put the shine back on my X as well to bring it back to box as close as possilble.

Definitely let's me play a bit more left on the THS and I can play off the X when it starts to dry up.

Probably will add an Ink to the mix eventually when I can convince the wife to buy a bigger bag  ;D