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keegan.mier

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Fever Pitch
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:37:20 PM »
Showed up on the approved list, and Jesper was seen throwing something of a similar colour, which means it's a domestic release. Anybody have anymore information?
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 10:17:26 PM »
This is so annoying, 95% of population has too much “swing” (left to right or right to left) in their games and/or doesn’t have 550+ rpms needed to use urethane with any semblance of  success, yet jerk their cocks anytime a “new” urethane is released.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2019, 11:41:39 PM »
For the vast majority of bowlers, urethane will look like a pile of dog $hit on almost anything because they want to read in the front part of the lane (even polished) and skid on the back end. Oh damn, don't talk about carrydown or longer oil patterns! Urethane becomes an utterly useless sack of $hit on those type of shots. Okay, I will admit, urethane can potentially work if you are on a short pattern playing the ditch with a lot of grit on the cover and have 400+ revs.

Honestly, extremely weak reactive covers equivalent to early-mid 90's reactive resins are a much better proposition for most house bowlers if they are looking for less hook than the modern reactive covers because they clear the heads AND still respond to friction on the backend. Ball companies should stop flooding the market with urethane. Just one dull urethane in the line-up should be good enough.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2019, 11:49:48 PM »
I understand why the hate for urethane exists, but this isn't your typical urethane motion. This is much more viable than a Hot Cell. It would be nice though if bowlers understood when they should be throwing a mild reactive instead.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2019, 03:45:35 AM »
Companies are not flooding the market with urethane. In fact, going to Buddies, and searching for how many urethane balls are out right now (excluding the spare ball Mix), there are 8. Yeah, there are few recently discontinued, but I don't think there is an epidemic people using urethane for wrong reasons.

Of these 8, the Fever Pitch is the second pearl urethane. Storm's other urethane was released in 2014. Pitch Blue discontinued a while ago and the Purple Hammer has been seen so much on TV. Storm was due for another urethane release, and considering the purple hammer's success, this seems to be way to go for what is needed on today's conditions from a urethane.

Obviously, the for the typical league bowler, with a rev rate in the mid 200's on their THS, they don't need a urethane for league night.

Last  year I switched to bowling thumbless, so I have a 400 rev rate, 4 degrees of axis tilt and avg. speed. This makes me rev dominant and with trouble getting ball down the lane (which is a problem compounded by urethane).

I was considering Purple Hammer, but Fever Pitch has a much higher diff. so think will go with this one. I also loved the Supernatural a few years ago as a urethane that got down the lane with great shape at the end. I'm glad Storm is bringing out a another pearl urethane with similar specs.

I do bowl a sport shot league and there are some tournaments I like to use. With my rev rate, ave speed and low tilt I needed to use Track Spare+ on short oil, so I do need a pearl urethane.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2019, 10:32:00 AM »
This is so annoying, 95% of population has too much “swing” (left to right or right to left) in their games and/or doesn’t have 550+ rpms needed to use urethane with any semblance of  success, yet jerk their cocks anytime a “new” urethane is released.

+1 but trying to be PC on a Storm board. 

>and the Purple Hammer has been seen so much on TV. Storm was due for another urethane release, and considering the purple hammer's success

They always forget the when thrown by Buttruff part.  Actually not worth complaining as many on here probably make good money off dumb house hacks throwing urethane when they shouldn't and also have the revs and knowledge to properly use urethane themselves.  I can understand Storm releasing it if nothing else for their staffers though to be fair.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2019, 11:03:21 AM »
What is this nonsense about flooding the market with urethane? Absolute nonsense! Look at all the resin balls on the market. A good portion of these are absolute hook monsters that few need in league, yet that is what sells (Phil confirmed that to me on these very boards).

I'm glad for these urethane options. My best look has been with urethane balls for the past year or so. Resin has been really inconsistent. And most of that time was bowling one handed with only a decent rev rate. But I also realize I'm the exception because I play the lanes front to back - not side to side. This year, our house shot has forced me in and there isn't hold usually if you miss left.

I decided last month to give 2 handed bowling a go again. I first did so about 7-8 years ago. Bowled pretty well but it started to bother my hip (2+ years in). I welcome these urethane options. Right now, my best look is with the two BW Spare balls I have, even though I've been still seeing what I can do with resin. This league season hasn't gone so well, so might as well experiment. I have my eye more on some tournaments.

Anyway, I had already given my son my Purple Hammer (and Black - regretting both, but oh well), so I'm looking forward to this release. I have my Hot Cell in getting my thumb and balance hole plugged. Might pick up a Pitch Black as well.

Enjoy your mass selection of resin balls. Let those of us who want urethane, have at least some options to choose from.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 12:48:44 PM »
You know, it’s really funny, this “human perception” thing. Depending on whatever the “popular” belief is, the perception totally changes.

 I remember when urethane first hit the market. People complained almost vehemently that they hooked way too much, and “ruined” the shot. Yet, many “weaker” players now had an option that let many of them now “keep up” with people who formerly had run over them.

 More people found them beneficial than not, and they soon dominated the game. People even began to think of rubber and polyester balls as being troublesome, and little more than a spare ball.

 Then, along came resin, and the process started all over again, and soon, the vaunted great urethane ball soon became the “ shot wrecking and oil smearing” spare ball with little, if any, value in the eyes of most bowlers.

NEWSFLASH!

 The laws of physics never changed, and rubber, polyester, and urethane bowling balls still do what they always did. It was lane conditions, and people’s perceptions that changed.

 I can average (or at least have for many years) over 200 on league conditions throwing nothing but urethane. A few years back, I actually bowled an entire summer league with a white dot, and finished at 204.

 Granted, I choose to throw a resin ball, not because I have to, but mainly so I don’t get branded as “that” guy. You know, the one considered an ignorant, shot wrecking, neanderthalistic luddite that simply refuses to move into the modern era, and is so self absorbed that he ruins it for everybody else. THAT guy.

 I really wish that people could understand that not everyone needs, or wants, a reactive resin ball. And, on most THS shots, you don’t have to be a mega-rev, double jointed, two handed wonderboy to use urethane.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2019, 06:07:01 PM »
You two are more the exception than the rule but urethane has its place even for us lower rev guys.  For example at the lanes next to the college that are a desert and whose equipment tends to eat my reactives.  Though I probably wouldn't go there if I didn't have so much urethane.  Still good to have options.  Agree the shot wrecking argument is a lot of bull for most part as well.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 12:34:50 AM »
You know, it’s really funny, this “human perception” thing. Depending on whatever the “popular” belief is, the perception totally changes.

 I remember when urethane first hit the market. People complained almost vehemently that they hooked way too much, and “ruined” the shot. Yet, many “weaker” players now had an option that let many of them now “keep up” with people who formerly had run over them.

 More people found them beneficial than not, and they soon dominated the game. People even began to think of rubber and polyester balls as being troublesome, and little more than a spare ball.

 Then, along came resin, and the process started all over again, and soon, the vaunted great urethane ball soon became the “ shot wrecking and oil smearing” spare ball with little, if any, value in the eyes of most bowlers.

NEWSFLASH!

 The laws of physics never changed, and rubber, polyester, and urethane bowling balls still do what they always did. It was lane conditions, and people’s perceptions that changed.

 I can average (or at least have for many years) over 200 on league conditions throwing nothing but urethane. A few years back, I actually bowled an entire summer league with a white dot, and finished at 204.

 Granted, I choose to throw a resin ball, not because I have to, but mainly so I don’t get branded as “that” guy. You know, the one considered an ignorant, shot wrecking, neanderthalistic luddite that simply refuses to move into the modern era, and is so self absorbed that he ruins it for everybody else. THAT guy.

 I really wish that people could understand that not everyone needs, or wants, a reactive resin ball. And, on most THS shots, you don’t have to be a mega-rev, double jointed, two handed wonderboy to use urethane.
I have seen some lower rev bowlers have success with urethane but they almost always play up the boards and/or have very low ball speed. In the modern bowling game, most people would struggle to match up with urethane unless they really go out and practice and the get a feel of urethane ball motion. I say f**k what other people think if urethane or polyester works for me on a particular shot. I find the idea of urethane ruining a shot a bullshit excuse. There are many ways where a bowler can work around excessive carrydown created by urethane. You are absolutely right about the "human perception" thing, Jugg.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2019, 12:58:34 AM »
I have seen some lower rev bowlers have success with urethane but they almost always play up the boards and/or have very low ball speed.

That’s me, and that’s why I will get one these balls. I love to go down the outside and urethane allows me to do that on all but the longest and wettest oil patterns, which honesty I never see. Weak reactives also work well too.

I remember about 5 years ago playing on a pair in a tournament with all of these guys who had big reactive balls they were struggling to keep  in the pocket. I went down the twig with a Faball Blue Hammer and cleaned up. One guy got furious and walked around bitching about how I burned up the shot. Oh well.

I’ve also thrown new urethane but right  now I have a Faball Blue Pearl Hammer. I missed out on a Pitch Blue and feared the Pitch Black would hook too early with my slow speed. The Fever Pitch is going to replace the Faball.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2019, 01:10:32 AM »
What is this nonsense about flooding the market with urethane? Absolute nonsense! Look at all the resin balls on the market. A good portion of these are absolute hook monsters that few need in league, yet that is what sells (Phil confirmed that to me on these very boards).

I'm glad for these urethane options. My best look has been with urethane balls for the past year or so. Resin has been really inconsistent. And most of that time was bowling one handed with only a decent rev rate. But I also realize I'm the exception because I play the lanes front to back - not side to side. This year, our house shot has forced me in and there isn't hold usually if you miss left.

I decided last month to give 2 handed bowling a go again. I first did so about 7-8 years ago. Bowled pretty well but it started to bother my hip (2+ years in). I welcome these urethane options. Right now, my best look is with the two BW Spare balls I have, even though I've been still seeing what I can do with resin. This league season hasn't gone so well, so might as well experiment. I have my eye more on some tournaments.

Anyway, I had already given my son my Purple Hammer (and Black - regretting both, but oh well), so I'm looking forward to this release. I have my Hot Cell in getting my thumb and balance hole plugged. Might pick up a Pitch Black as well.

Enjoy your mass selection of resin balls. Let those of us who want urethane, have at least some options to choose from.
Ok, the statement of urethane flooding the market isn't accurate but the word I was looking for was "redundant". We will agree to disagree on that point. Reactive resins provide a much more varied reaction than urethane and have much more use for most bowlers on your THS. I find an old slow response reactive like a Track Nrg more effective on dry lane than just about every urethane I have thrown (even the Blue Hammer which is a lot better ball than the Nrg overall).

It is all about personal preference. When the heads are torched, I move way inside and play a fallback shot with a weak old resin. On the other hand, if I have fresh, short oil with FLYING backends, I would definitely pull out dull urethane and play up the ditch (at least as close as possible to the ditch).

I know a few older guys in one of my leagues who swear by urethane because they have very slow ball speed and just about every resin they throw wants to grab the dry backends too hard and roll out for them.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2019, 11:55:21 AM »
Showed up on the approved list, and Jesper was seen throwing something of a similar colour, which means it's a domestic release. Anybody have anymore information?

Can't help but think this ball was made for Jesper exclusively..

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2019, 09:15:34 PM »
Showed up on the approved list, and Jesper was seen throwing something of a similar colour, which means it's a domestic release. Anybody have anymore information?

Can't help but think this ball was made for Jesper exclusively..

 
Probably, but I'm not sure the Fever is hitting the mark.
 
I wasn't impressed watching Jesper throw it in the Hall of Fame Classic. Even though Jesper won his first game, the ball didn't look consistently great. In Jesper's second game when the oil started to push, his carry began tanking. The Urethane wasn't driving the way he needed at the time.
 
That doesn't translate well to the 99% of bowlers who don't throw 500-600 RPMs.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2019, 09:25:58 PM »
Jesper has made the first 2 shows of the year throwing the Fever Pitch, avg over 240 for both tourneys so its working for him. Jakob avg 245+ the last 2 tourneys leading throwing Purple Urethane go figure. I dont think they would just come out with a ball if they didnt think there was a slot for it. I like throwing urethane occasionally and like the variety that comes out.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2019, 10:07:06 PM »
I wonder if some Asian spinner starts winning on tour with a 12lb plastic ball if the polyester hype train will leave the station.  Love my Purple Sumo so I'll ride.  Be funny watching people bid up yellow dot bleeders again.
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