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Equipment Boards => Storm => Topic started by: Geigs on December 28, 2018, 09:06:00 PM

Title: Marvel pearl vs idol pearl?
Post by: Geigs on December 28, 2018, 09:06:00 PM
Anyone throwing both of these? And can give me a comparison. I have a marvel pearl pin way up with a small cg kick. Just ok for me. Kinda violent off the spot and checks, stops.. leaving lotta flat tens. Iím sure alot is due to the high pin, making it to strong off the spot, dry. Yet to find a condition that I can get locked in with it. Bowled a few tournaments watching guys throwing the idol pearl and it looks awesome. Been thinking about drilling an idol pearl pin down, since Iím not crazy about the marvel pearl pin up. Been drilling more storm stuff pin down lately and love how it smooths them out. Just wondering how close the two balls are, if there is a need for both in an arsenal. The numbers are close, but I would imagine the idol pearl being a touch stronger with nano in the cover. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Marvel pearl vs idol pearl?
Post by: Slim9839 on December 28, 2018, 10:07:07 PM
I drill my idol pearl pin up .Great ball .I think you would like it. I also think you would like Hy road X if you go with storm.
Title: Re: Marvel pearl vs idol pearl?
Post by: avabob on December 30, 2018, 12:03:57 PM
I had 2 marvel pearls, and just drilled an Idol Pearl.  I had good success with the Marvel's out of the box, but  both were a lot more condition specific than I wanted.  They tended to burn way too fast off the end of patterns unless I could find some hold area.

Idol Pearl with similar layout to my last MP has a much different look.  It is still  rolly, but moves much stronger off the end of the pattern.  I honestly havent thrown it a lot yet, and not tried it on any flatter patterns, but I think it will be a nice compliment to my Hyroad Nano, and more useable than the Marvel on a wider variety of patterns.

Idol and second MP were both lsyed out similar, pin down,  4 in to pap
Title: Re: Marvel pearl vs idol pearl?
Post by: JamminJD on December 30, 2018, 10:15:16 PM
For me the MP hits better than the Idol pearl. I have come to the conclusion that the Idol's just don't match up to me. I do see the stronger back end with the IP but I just get better carry and scores from the MP... The MP for me is the great equalizer on tougher patterns, I have not thrown my IP on anything other than a house shot.. MP is more smooth hence the sport shot better choice.
Title: Re: Marvel pearl vs idol pearl?
Post by: BeerLeague on January 02, 2019, 08:15:45 AM
Honestly, they are pretty similar.  The Idol seems to be a bit more angular but both fill the same spot in the bag.