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lefty50

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IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« on: June 13, 2019, 01:27:36 PM »
I really try to avoid hype, and the original IQ Tour Pearl fell into that category (for me). I just don't see my stroker style working with .029 diff in a pearl! But, I admit I'm dangerously close to the abyss on this one. Since they've admitted this one is a straight re-release of the original, color notwithstanding, are there are strokers who had success with the original? I do remember seeing one senior in our area who seemed to absolutely kill it with the original, but I'd like to hear from others.......
Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2019, 11:03:02 AM »
Just ordered my Emerald today!   :)
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Re: IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2019, 10:12:36 AM »
See: Norm Duke in PBA league.  Once again Northface hits in on the head, the Emerald creates ENOUGH change of direction down lane to create effective shape without driving you deeper on the lane like most shiny balls will.  It's great for the heavy hands because it allows them to hit the ball and control it themselves, but it's also great for the lower rev rates because it lets you do what you do best while not forcing you into a catch 22 like other balls will.  Either you don't have the punch down lane, or you DO, but you have to move inside to get it down the lane, which negates the punch down lane by creating angle that your game isn't built for. 

I've been meaning to come back to this thread for a minute. 

This ball has been a beast for me on THS.  I've been able to start most nights going pretty straight with fairly closed angles and then moving in and projecting out as the night goes on without losing control or drive. 

For someone like myself with a middling rev rate but with accuracy and speed control to make up for it, this ball does not scream off the dry unless I throw it too slow and it will skate a bit if I throw it inside the oil line.  With that said, I have not had any over/under issues whatsoever.  I'm totally hyped on it.

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Re: IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2019, 12:18:25 PM »
I have the Emerald.  It is a good ball, but so far I cant find a place where it distinguishes itself compared to my Hero, snd Honey Badger.