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Haven't seen a good one yet, fyi.

Very unpredictable motion. 

I have seen about 12 roll now.

On beat up wood, beat up old synthetics, and newer synthetics.

No one, absolutely no one, will admit it's not "that good."

I mean most of the proshops have charged top dollar for em, and many Preordered them, many got it just cause of belmo (except their short 500 revs)...Yet no one will say it sucks. 

Very weird. Most people will say yeah I hate it.

One poor guy went from the original batch phaze--his worn out VG nano hooks and carries circles around it btw-- to the timeless...I feel so bad!

Anywho...I threw one with my favorite layout very close to my span...All I can say is that it was so-so with my hyroad rolling much better.  Very marvel pearl like

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Re: Funniest thing I'm noticing with bowlers who have the timeless
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2017, 07:30:14 PM »
I bought a used one and redrilled pin up with a stronger pin.
I will say that on the right condition, the ball looks good.  If it's not the right conditions...  Well - can't out bowl a bad reaction.

What I have seen is that the ball is a bit more of a hook/set.  If I try to get too far inside or too steep of an angle through the fronts, I don't see the continuation. 

My guess is because I have the ball at 1000 Abralon and factory finish polish...a strong surface.  But it does get decent length and lets me play straighter, as long as there is some oil.

I feel like if I smoothed out the surface, the ball would play better from inside (once lanes transition), but be would be over/under on the fresh.
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Re: Funniest thing I'm noticing with bowlers who have the timeless
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2017, 08:45:09 PM »
I watched when Belmo s ball and he did not get one single flush pocket hit with it and to me that doesn't say a whole lot for the ball.
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Re: Funniest thing I'm noticing with bowlers who have the timeless
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2017, 06:01:38 AM »
I watched when Belmo s ball and he did not get one single flush pocket hit with it and to me that doesn't say a whole lot for the ball.

I don't know how a person can base whether or not a ball is good watching Belmo throwing it down the lane. You have to compare apples to apples.

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Re: Funniest thing I'm noticing with bowlers who have the timeless
« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2017, 10:46:49 AM »
+1

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Re: Funniest thing I'm noticing with bowlers who have the timeless
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2017, 03:03:18 AM »
I bought the timeless based on a recommendation of my driller because I was a fan of the hyroad. So far they aren't really that similar. I like it thus far but I'm not in love. I have medium revs/speed. I carried shots I shouldn't have and I didn't carry shots I thought I would've. I'm intrigued with the reaction though, it reminds me of the hammer venom from a few years back. I like storm but their stuff is kinda pricey. It's too early to say if it's worth the money, but I'd say the hype is real.
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Re: Funniest thing I'm noticing with bowlers who have the timeless
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2017, 03:24:30 PM »
The great thing I'm seeing about this ball, is whenever my team is bowling against 1 or more players throwing one, it's an automatic win every time. The window that this ball makes it's move in is way too small for the average league bowler to control. We bowl on a 2nd shift league with a re-oil of the heads so right away the lanes are too wet in the front, too choppy in the mids, and depending on what zone you're in you either get too much motion off the spot, or too much push from inside.

When I'm bowling against someone throwing a Timeless, I can always count on them going  Light pocket strike-> washout-> Trip 4 strike-> Big 4.

I could actually see them making a "Tour" version that's a little more predictable for many different styles and them touting it as the greatest ball ever made. .....wait, they already have a Hyroad.

...Too many balls. Sheesh

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Re: Funniest thing I'm noticing with bowlers who have the timeless
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2017, 04:50:55 PM »
I bowled against a senior who used a timeless. the ball does look really nice. I also bowl second shift, but with no re oiling. The first game he was fishing. Just like what DP3 mentioned, he came in light, wash, late 4 or 4 9 lol, 5 7 and strike..... Second game one frame 9/ for 279. Last game was decent but the timeless seemed to not get into a roll on time, or roll out early...

When the ball is on line to the pocket, it's really fun to watch though....

I've seen The CB, it's a heavy hitter but too much ball for the THS we bowl on. but seems to be popular among the seniors with decent revs and speed. not the kind of speed where you can walk to the bar and order food or beer and come back in time for your second shot.

« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 04:52:36 PM by xrayjay »
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Re: Funniest thing I'm noticing with bowlers who have the timeless
« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2017, 08:01:55 PM »
I watched when Belmo s ball and he did not get one single flush pocket hit with it and to me that doesn't say a whole lot for the ball.

I don't know how a person can base whether or not a ball is good watching Belmo throwing it down the lane. You have to compare apples to apples.
Well Belmo is a pro and the ball was made for him and although he won the reaction was anything but good. If a pro can't get the ball to the pocket then I personally would be leary of purchasing it
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