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2handedrook12

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If the IQ Tour Series Changed Covers...
« on: April 06, 2017, 06:11:18 PM »
I've noticed that the IQ Tour Solid has become longer and stronger compared to what it was back in 2012. I have no complaints of that ball still being around. However, I do feel like it's not as good of a control piece anymore as the oils are changing. Many others on ballreviews and other forums/social media sites have made comments on the IQ Tour's reaction nowadays and seem to agree with me. My question to everyone is: What coverbase would you like to see next for the C3 core to use? R2X? R3S? R4S? R3X? ERG? Etc.
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Re: If the IQ Tour Series Changed Covers...
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2017, 11:28:07 AM »
The "perceived" change in reaction some of you are noting is highly likely the result of newer, more viscous lane conditioners coupled with the virtual elimination of a length-wise taper in the today's patterns.

The IQ Tour is still a favorite of almost all Storm/Roto players on both the "kids" and Senior Tour.  If you feel it's not strong enough then hit it with 500 then lightly with 1000 while using a flippy pin length and a wider pin buffer.
I didn't make this post to complain about the IQ Tour. It's in my top ten favorite bowling balls. I was just simply saying if they made another one with a different cover, how can they improve?

I only have about 10-12 games on my iq tour solid

Over 60 on my fusion
Had 20 on a iq nano

And missed the boat on the rest of the IQs.

The fact is I'm sure it's been made overseas with just a out ever cover and and definitely tested.

I feel like I'm the only guy who thinks R2X solid and the R2X hybrid (polished) ...A la VG and VE...Would be enough cover for anyone. It's absolutely my favorite cover...As the R2S is a bit squirty on fresh....

I'd love to see the original colors from the VG and VE on em....I think they'd sell, a ton!

The ball line is missing a sanded pearl oob finish Release as well as a solid dominant hybrid (like the rogue cell)


The lock cover would be cool...


I can keep going haha.

It's a great tournament ball when u need control, or it's a 5:1 or less.  I truly enjoy using different hand positions with the ball, it's great.

Long live the IQ!!
I agree with you especially when I had a longer transitioning layout. Hope it sticks around for sure! Just I wonder if they are willing to continue the IQ Tour series.
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avabob

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Re: If the IQ Tour Series Changed Covers...
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2017, 07:45:45 PM »
Most people don't remember but the IQ tour solid is basically a remake of the early 2000's Tour Power.  Probably a different shell, but low rg, low diff, and the tour power was very similar on the conditions back then.  It also became something of a cult favorite, but never widely popular like the IQ of today.  The problem with that ball was that it was marketed as a strong ball and came with a factory 600 grit sanding.  It quickly lane polished, but was a much better ball for tougher conditions when it did.  I remember using it in a senior masters in Tucson.  One of the Storm staffers hadn't even seen it at the time.  However, a former tour pro was crossing  with me and also using it.  We both made the cut playing way out on a very low scoring condition that took minus to make the cut. 

Sorry for the ramble, but the point is the IQ Tour will resurrect itself again, even if discontinued.  There is always a place for a low rg, low diff solid

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Re: If the IQ Tour Series Changed Covers...
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2017, 08:02:37 PM »
Absolutely. Hope the sales continue the way they have recently.
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Re: If the IQ Tour Series Changed Covers...
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2017, 09:15:03 PM »
+1 avabob, I remember the tour power back then as well...