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302efi

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Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« on: August 09, 2007, 04:27:58 AM »
I got a NIB Jolt Solid thats been sitting here for a while and I'm iching to drill a new ball for lighter patterns. Is this really a lighter oil ball ?

My specs are in my profile.

Nt rally sure what kinda layout to put on it.

Anyone got any exp with the Solid ?

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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007, 12:35:38 PM »
The cover is not super weak, but it can be used on lighter patterns.  The core is very weak to it doesn't burn up as bad when the heads start to go.  To me it is a good ball for when the heads start to go and I'm trying to stay in one part of the lane.
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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007, 12:42:10 PM »
Thanks for the reply Jabs

I know Storm under-rates their covers and when they a soild for lighter oil, it made me think.

I like to swing the ball a bit so I might do a 5 1/2 pin to PAP. Depending how it rolls, I'll put the CG somewhere where I can add a X-hole if I need to adjust the reaction.
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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007, 12:46:14 PM »
Trade it for a pearl...I had a solid and retired it!
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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 12:50:24 PM »
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Trade it for a pearl...I had a solid and retired it!
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Why did you retire it ?
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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 12:51:46 PM »
My friend has one, and works very well for him on lighter oil patterns.
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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007, 01:22:19 PM »
It was to rolly when the fronts went to me. The pearl version just seemed to push down the lane with no effort and still hit plenty hard.

Get your hands on a Big Hit if you want a better light oil piece. Just my 2 cents!
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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2007, 01:47:43 PM »
I've got a friend who bought this ball to replace the old Trauma he was getting ready to retire.

  After drilling, then re-drilling, then re-drilling again, a total of 4 full plug and re-drills, he never did get it to the point it wouldn't out hook the old trauma by quite a bit.

  He has slower speed and good release angle, but for him, the jolt solid was WAY stronger than the old trauma.

  He never did use it and finally gave it to his son who is a stroker with decent speed and he loved it.  It looks to be sneaky strong, even with the milder core in it.

  Remember, this was the same cover used on the original Trauma ER and that was considered Storm's high performance ball of the time.  Given that coverstock and surface is considered to be responsible for 90% of a balls reaction, I would say that it COULD be pretty strong.
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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2007, 02:24:39 AM »
The Jolt Solid is one of the better choices for a THS is Storm's lineup.  It's not the strongest but it is the most forgiving at the breakpoint.  

Reactor does give a great skid and flip when asked for but you have to give it some surface to tame the breakpoint down.  

Accu-Tread I find is almost the same strength and will give the more controlled breakpoint of a solid while getting down the lane like a shiny ball.  Thus, the Jolt Solid will allow you to play closer to worn area of a pattern and not over nor under react as the lane transitions.


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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2007, 12:09:59 PM »
I don't know if this helps, but I have a jolt pearl. Seems like a step down from the fired up. I think for me its more of a medium-light ball. Its not a true light oil ball in my opinion. It will move as long as their is dry.

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Re: Jolt Solid...Hows this ball ?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2007, 07:33:32 PM »
The Jolt Pearl is a Great Ball for medium to light oil pattern.
It's a good step down from the Thunder Struck Pearl.
Hot Rod Hybrid is a step down from the
Jolt Pearl. Shot 300 with the Hot Rod Hybrid!!!
I would go with the Jolt Pearl...

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