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Zach M

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Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« on: July 01, 2008, 02:53:23 PM »
Hey, just wondering if I could get some suggestions on what ball would be good the Cheetah pattern on my PBA experience league.  I was thinking Spit Fire, Rapid Fire Pearl?...  Any advice is appreciated.  Thanks,

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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 10:55:52 PM »
both of those would jump too hard, i would go with something like the street rod pearl or street rod solid. if ur low on hand u can try something like a sure fire, or what i would have to use, a secret, special agent, gravity shift, shift, attitude
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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008, 10:58:30 PM »
Spit Fire might work with a weaker drilling. You're probably better off with one of the street rods, the solid for when the Cheetah is fresh and the pearl after its broken down, and then you can just switch back if you get a sizeable amount of carrydown
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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008, 10:59:47 PM »
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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008, 11:03:50 PM »
Actually I throw the Special Agent usually straight up the 2 or 3 board and it works.  I am talking about synthetic lanes when it doesn't hook too terribly much off the gutter but anything left of that is a super hook fest with any ball.  I am coming from a lower rev perspective though.
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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 02:43:42 AM »
I agree with some of the other suggestions, it does sound like the street rod solid would work because of the mild core, but semi strong cover. I personally have a original hot rod drilled pin right below ring and cg just to the top of my thumb and slightly to the right, basically a 5x5 layout for me. it is really smooth but is very continueious, so basically the street rods from my point of view are like the hot rod and too hot, but with a slightly stronger cover and a core that is about the same in flare potential, just my thoughts though. I also agree with FBM about the t-road pearl, has a very good cover but a core that is very use friendly when it comes to drilling options. Maybe another suggestion would be one of the tropicals?
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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 05:21:56 AM »
It really depends on a ton of things to decide what to throw.  Since the pattern isn't very long, something that will have a smooth transition in the back works best for me.  And don't be afraid to play straight up the gutter, like 2-3 board.

Give those two a shot, and work with them from there.  Honestly, I've seen everything from a Tropical Storm to Twisted Fury work well on that shot: it's all up to the bowler.  

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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 06:55:39 AM »
The Cheetah is so hard to pick equipment for because the pattern never plays the same twice, even in the same center.  It's so heavily dependent on the lane surface and how the oil migrates on your pair, etc.  I've only bowled on the Cheetah in a lower friction surface, and I had trouble getting the ball to come back from outside.  We did not have the free hook off the gutter this year that we had previous to the pattern being tweaked over the last year.  I never did figure out the Cheetah, so I'm not going to give any advice other than don't bring all weak stuff.  Bring a couple weak pieces and a couple stronger pieces.  It's a short pattern, but there's a very, very high volume of oil you have to cut through.

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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008, 07:58:40 AM »
I personally have had good success with a pin-in DBL Agent directly under my ring finger (I finished second in the York, PA east regional last year, with a 300 my last game of qualifying with this ball) as well as an over the label pin 1.5" out Special Agent, pin also under ring. I have tried weaker balls, all the way down to tropicals, and playing the roll out game has given me more consistent success when going from lane to lane, and center to center on the cheetah pattern. I have had good games with a Spitfire, as well as other balls, but my most constant performances have been with the DBL and Special.

One thing to remember about the cheetah, is although a short pattern it may be, there is a lot of oil up front to contend with. It is trying to manage the transition as easily as possible to keep a constant scoring pace.
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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008, 08:25:56 AM »
both of the street rods have given me a great look on cheetah...solid when i want to control the angle off the dry and for when the backend tame down a bit, and the pearl when i need some more "kick"

My rapid fire has also worked well...
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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2008, 04:20:40 PM »
Throw the Ice. I hear it goes pretty straight
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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2008, 04:34:46 PM »
Not really familiar with Storm but I'll throw in my .02 my experience with the cheetah is all around surface shined gave me way too much over under. my best reaction was with a dulled down Raid. In my PBAX league there is an exempt bowler and in talking to him he rarely uses anything finer than 2000 unpolished. I would say Street rod solid and even the new Dimension.  With the right surface if the playing wide will kill the strength of the ball, and the surface will beat the carry down.
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Re: Good Storm ball for the Cheetah pattern?
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2008, 11:09:12 PM »
I bowled on it tonight, i used my Gravity shift drilled pin to the right of my ring finger MB next to thumb, and my Rapid fire pearl , pin under ring cg above thumb, this ball has Negitive side weight and 3/4 oz thumb weight. I shot 219 233 190 170...I saw two trasitions, oil carried down, started to go long with both balls, leaving 2 8 10s... second it dried up as expected. The gravity worked really good as well as the rapid fire, i was standing on 15 hitting 4 and shot really well. From I need a ball that will clear the heads better and have more back end, I would consider a Rapid fire Pearl with a 5" pin to pap drilling, above the fingers.. A Street rod pearl, same drill,  Or  A Polished street rod solid... Also a spit fire if I can still get one, because that ball was really good playing out side.

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