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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.......
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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.

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Re: IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2019, 09:47:39 AM »

Per BTM, the Emerald is the exact same ball as the Gold, just a different color...
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Re: IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2019, 03:21:00 PM »
Luke hit it on the head. Drill iq tours with stronger pins say 4 inch. Nothing more controllable than my iq tour solid with a low pin. Money for tournaments. Even great for league as long as the backend are fresh. Canít wait to drill an emerald to compliment my original iq tour solid.
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Re: IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2019, 05:27:24 PM »
Luke hit it on the head. Drill iq tours with stronger pins say 4 inch. Nothing more controllable than my iq tour solid with a low pin. Money for tournaments. Even great for league as long as the backend are fresh. Canít wait to drill an emerald to compliment my original iq tour solid.

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Re: IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2019, 11:38:40 PM »
Well I finally drilled my iq tour emerald with a 4 inch pin to pap. This puts the pin under my ring finger stacked. I consider myself a stroker, tweener with 310 rev rate and 14 mph speed. Iím shocked how aggressive this ball is. It hooks 4-5 boards more than my iq tour solid on the house pattern. I left it in oob condition with the factory 1500 grit polished finish. I mean this thing is clean thru the heads then makes a strong midlane move off the spot, I wouldnít consider it a skid flip reaction because it rolls through the oil without squirting. It has incredible continuation thru the deck with no quit even with an up the back release. This thing really hooks. This will be a good ball for me on heavier volumes or carry down when my benchmark iq tour solid starts leaving weak tens. Most of the reviews say how smooth, controllable the emerald is. So thatís why Iím a little surprised by my ball reaction with it, especially with a low pin arc type drilling. For me itís a hook monster. Has anyone else found this aggressive reaction with their emerald, or maybe I just got freak one?





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Re: IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2019, 08:41:31 AM »
Well I finally drilled my iq tour emerald with a 4 inch pin to pap. This puts the pin under my ring finger stacked. I consider myself a stroker, tweener with 310 rev rate and 14 mph speed. Iím shocked how aggressive this ball is. It hooks 4-5 boards more than my iq tour solid on the house pattern. I left it in oob condition with the factory 1500 grit polished finish. I mean this thing is clean thru the heads then makes a strong midlane move off the spot, I wouldnít consider it a skid flip reaction because it rolls through the oil without squirting. It has incredible continuation thru the deck with no quit even with an up the back release. This thing really hooks. This will be a good ball for me on heavier volumes or carry down when my benchmark iq tour solid starts leaving weak tens. Most of the reviews say how smooth, controllable the emerald is. So thatís why Iím a little surprised by my ball reaction with it, especially with a low pin arc type drilling. For me itís a hook monster. Has anyone else found this aggressive reaction with their emerald, or maybe I just got freak one?

No, you are not.

 Mine is too responsive for me to go up the boards, unless the heads are flooded, because it wants to read the friction early, but hard to get around the corner after transition because the core doesn't flare enough to get it around there from inside angles.

 Heavy shots with backends are great. Otherwise, I end up further inside, and something with a little more core strength works better for me.
 
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Re: IQ Tour emerald and stroker player type
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2019, 09:27:48 AM »
Good response juggernaut.. yes mine is definitely too responsive off the dry, spot, certainly more than what I expected from an iq series ball. I know doom and others on this site say the 1500 grit storm polished finish is death. I may experiment with surface adjustments say 4000 wet sand with abralon to calm it down.