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ryguy119

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Best Benchmark ball out today?
« on: January 29, 2016, 07:20:30 AM »
I currently have a Lock for oil and a Ride for dry. Been using my IQ Tour and my IQ Tour Nano for medium conditions. Both balls have tons of games on them. Looking to replace both IQ's. I would not be against switching to a different company if I can find a true benchmark ball. I also can just buy a new IQ Tour and Nano but thought I would see what you guys are using today as your benchmark ball. Black Ops or the IQ -30 are a few of the balls I have in mind. I also thought about buying another Lock and polishing it up to use as my benchmark ball. Tournament time around the corner so I want to get my arsenal in shape before then. Thanks

 

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2016, 09:59:49 AM »
In theory, I know what a Fight is supposed to due based on the marketing, but I have not seen it thrown in person (so I can't truly give a properly educated opinion).  Guessing from Storm's intentions though, depending on the surface prep you keep the IQ Tour and the Fight, they could in theory be a good combination for medium conditions.  I would wait to see how the Fight looks like in person though before going that route.  You may see something that might make you lean in another direction.

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2016, 10:08:07 AM »
I use my Haywire  or Vandal as benchmark

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2016, 12:38:16 PM »
Disturbed from Roto has been very good to me...if you can find one, good stuff.

For a benchmark, I tend to like stuff that is not highly polished or pearl as I want the ball to be able to read the lane and tell me which way to go, if I need to go away. Also, don't want anything too sanded or gritty (particle/etc) as that can also mask reaction.

Thus, a nice full solid cover (no hybrids) around 2000 abralon. Thus the Disturbed, but depending on what weight you throw, the Storm Wipe Out fits nicely in that slot, also the Hy Road solid (if you throw 14 - check out the specs if you throw 14#...you will see why) or the new Fight as that ball looks real good, but who knows for sure until some get delivered, drilled, and used.

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2016, 02:06:58 PM »
Out of the 900 Global lineup, Chemical X is where it's at.

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2016, 09:00:53 AM »
Chemical X is pretty awesome.  I bought one at the beginning of the season and have consistently scored well with it.  It needs some dry to hook, but doesn't jump or overreact.  For me, its great from the outside, in the track area, and playing a small swing (on a THS).  Quite honestly, the cover is such that I rarely need to move a ton ove the course of a typical night.

Really, the only thing I don't like about the ball is the yellow/lime color ;-).

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ryguy119

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2016, 11:17:22 AM »
Thanks everybody for the advice. Ordered a Fight to use as my benchmark ball. Can go up to my Lock or down to my Ride if need be. Also have IQ Tour and Tour Nano as my tournament balls. Will let everybody know how she rolls. My pro shop guys know my game and suggested the Fight.

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2016, 08:32:56 PM »
You can't miss with either the IQ Tour Solid or the Track Tour Sic.  Both are even rolling, smooth revving, predictable pieces with the ability to strike a lot, also.  IMHO, benchmark balls should be symmetrical and Solid.
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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2016, 08:25:47 AM »
You can't miss with either the IQ Tour Solid or the Track Tour Sic.  Both are even rolling, smooth revving, predictable pieces with the ability to strike a lot, also.  IMHO, benchmark balls should be symmetrical and Solid.  <-----Great comment!
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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2016, 03:38:20 PM »
I'm on my 2nd Storm Rocket. I hated the first one with a 6" pin high. Just way too much angle too late. I drilled a second one pin down 5" with a low x Hole and this is the best benchmark motion I've ever seen. I bowl on quite a bit of oil, but this ball gives me enough motion to square up and give a strong continuation. It's one of those balls that finishes hard from every angle. Very versatile ball.

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2016, 12:02:07 AM »
The Motiv Forza is a great benchmark ball.

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2016, 01:10:00 AM »
The Motiv Forza is a great benchmark ball.

+1 Motiv forza great benchmark smooth and smooth and smooth

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2016, 06:22:32 PM »
Grease Monkey POW is mine, but sadly discontinued.

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2016, 11:55:35 AM »
IQ Tour Edition (solid) - no other ball can compare.

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Re: Best Benchmark ball out today?
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2016, 09:59:40 PM »
I've seen the fight and wouldn't consider it as a benchmark type of reaction, the ball tries to hook at the arrows, don't cover that many boards as the jackal carnage, which is the ball motion I could identify from seeing it roll downlane.

I know one is asym and the other is sym, but the motion was pretty similar but again, less boards covered, it's a good ball for the fresh, strong cover and BIG core, maybe polish it and could work as a benchmark, plus solid polished balls roll great, at least for me
Motiv Paranoia 40*4*55
Motiv Jackal Carnage 40*4*55
Hammer BWRLS 50*4*55
RG Haywire 40*3.5*50
Storm Rocket 4.5*4*2
Motiv Burn 50*5*40
Motiv Tag 50*5*40
RG Devour 55*5.5*60
Motiv Venom Shock 45*3 3/4*35

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