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low end ball help!
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:05:53 PM »
I am looking for a ball that is very similar to the t road pearl. I have a frantic but I don't really enjoy how spotty it is considering my rev rate is at least 475. With the rg of the NOS core 2.52 it is too quick off the dry. So I am looking between the roti grip shatter, victory road pearl, and tropical heat. Please do not recommend anything weaker than the avove listed as that would create a huge gap between the hy road and t road solid.17 mph, 475+ rpm, rotation about 85 degrees. 
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Re: low end ball help!
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 09:55:02 PM »
I think you've done some homework and have thought of some good options. 

The Victory Road Pearl is going to be the most angular of the 3 options you mentioned.  If you love skid/snap types of balls, you would love this ball.  It also does not use the N.O.S. Core, instead going with the Inverted Fe3 core (only slightly different than the T-Road and Hy-Road).

The Shatter uses the Neutron Core, which is a higher RG symmetrical core.  It will help rev up earlier and does provide a good skid/snap reaction with great carry power.  It will be slightly less angular than the VR Pearl.

The Turbine Core in the Tropical Heat line is good to work with, but seems to be a little less versatile overall.  Don't get me wrong- the Tropical Heat is a good line, but may potentially cause a bigger gap than you want because the core/cover will tend to handle slightly less volume, giving you a little less versatility.

One option you didn't mention but one you may want to consider with the Neutron Core is the Rising Star.  This ball is a good choice on medium-light and it works well on some longer and higher volume medium patterns too.  It also has a hybrid cover, which will be smoother overall in reaction and can be easier to read.  With your rev rate of at least 475, it may potentially give you something that can be more versatile across a wider range of patterns.  Also, since it is soon to be discontinued, you can probably get it a nice price too.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 10:38:12 PM by tommyboy74 »
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Re: low end ball help!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 10:27:41 PM »
+1 for the Rising Star.  It is a fantastic ball for medium to medium-dry.  For tweeners and crankers it has a fairly angular shape but is VERY controllable.  The Shatter is the same core with an updated pearl cover is similar but a bit more angular.

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Re: low end ball help!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 01:25:50 PM »
FYI - The T-Road Pearl cover lives on the IQ Tour Pearl, R2S.

I don't know if you own a IQ Tour but it is a surprising ball when it comes to performance. My rev rate is over 500 and I have not had any problem peeling either ball back from the break point. The pearl cover just provides a more aggressive shape than the IQ Tour. For me, the T-Road Pearl is still one of the most angular balls I've tossed.

The Roto Grip Shatter will give you a clean look through the fronts and really just bring it down the lane!
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Re: low end ball help!
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 02:07:11 PM »
I say bandit!  I picked up a outlaw and boy oh boy that thing is versatile...I don't feel the cover is any stronger than the r2s at all...the motion is very controllable off the spot...if anything its very comparable.  I only say bandit because it won't be as much off the spot, compared to the vr solid.  Plus it looks cool! 

The shatter would also work but from what I'm seeing from my outlaw, I gotta say bandit. 
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