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Artimis72

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Looking for a great NON-Particle ball.
« on: July 21, 2003, 05:43:26 PM »
Can anyone help me with some advise? I am looking for a new ball to start my season. I want a long lasting NON-particle ball. My last 3 balls were particle and I got about 80-90 games out of them before they started to die on me.  I always cleaned them. and would take them into the pro shop once an a while for a good thorough cleaning. but I have never had any luck with keeping them alive.

I have been looking at some balls and the X-Factor Deuce looks good. can anyone tell me if it is a particle coverstock or not? and has anyone had it long enough to see how it holds up?

Any other recommendations would be great. I don't limit myself to only storm. So any and all suggestions are helpful.

Thank  you

JASON

 

omegabowler

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Re: Looking for a great NON-Particle ball.
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2003, 09:08:27 AM »
dynothane. anything with the soaker coverstock. Plus buy a bottle of Doc's elixir.
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Jeffrevs

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Re: Looking for a great NON-Particle ball.
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2003, 09:10:31 AM »
Jason,

More info please! What conditions do you want this ball for ?

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Gene J Kanak

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Re: Looking for a great NON-Particle ball.
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2003, 10:10:56 AM »
Artimis,

Like the others have said, it would be much easier to give you a recommendation if we knew the conditions you  were looking to cover and reaction you want. However, I'll give you a couple of suggestions just off the top of my head.

First of all, the Deuce is reactive and seems to hold up pretty well. I have a friend who uses his all of the time, never cleans it, and the ball seems to be just as strong as the day that he got it.

Aside from the Deuce, I would suggest the following balls:

Cherry Bomb: You'll be able to use it on everything but extreme dry or extreme oil. The ball is easy to maintain, very user and driller friendly and it hits like a ton of bricks.

Hammer Blade Pearl: Can use it on some moderate mediums if the backends are clean or if you have a lot of hand, and it can be used effectively on lighter conditions also. This ball is neck and neck with my bomb for the title of the best ball I've ever thrown. Plus, you can't beat the price!

Lastly, although you said you don't like particles, I'd consider the Granite Gargoyle from Visionary also. First of all, Visionary's particle equipment does not break down like those from the other companies. If you ask around, I think you'll see that several people report that these balls still maintain their reaction after 100-200 games. The ball is very versatile, in that polishing it up can give you a completely different look then it gives when dull. It is also one of the hardest hitting and best carrying balls I've ever seen. The only drawback to the ball is that it picks up dirt very easily. However, a little bit of Doc's Elixir and routine cleaning help to make this a non-issue. I am not a fan of particle balls myself, but this one is different. Plus, you can get one from Buddiesproshop.com for just $95.50 shipped!

Hope this helps you a bit.

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Artimis72

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Re: Looking for a great NON-Particle ball.
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2003, 03:38:56 PM »
thanks for all the advise. I am going to make a choice soon.

I roll on heavy oil lanes. they are synthetic. with wood aproches(thank god)

I through a moderate hook. and like a ball that snaps hard at the back end.


Artimis72

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Re: Looking for a great NON-Particle ball.
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2003, 03:39:24 PM »
Also where do I get doc's elixer?

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Re: Looking for a great NON-Particle ball.
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2003, 04:25:13 AM »
I throw both X Factor and Inferno, 2 excellent balls.
X factor more length, more flippy and more difficult to
control than inferno that revs up sooner and covers
a few more boards with the same strong layout.
I've read many, many reviews on the Deuce and it seems
that this ball is less over/under than the original X Factor
and, according to me, presents about the same characteristics
in reaction of the Inferno. All these 3 balls are not particles.

Jeffrevs

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Re: Looking for a great NON-Particle ball.
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2003, 07:17:57 AM »
quote:
thanks for all the advise. I am going to make a choice soon.

I roll on heavy oil lanes. they are synthetic. with wood aproches(thank god)

I through a moderate hook. and like a ball that snaps hard at the back end.




OK, let's see, Storm NON particle ball for heavier oiled lanes...I'd say the Duece is your choice.  However, if you have good backends, the the RELoaded may work too.  Duece is choice one though....drilled to roll earlier, a 10:30 type layout.  BTW, enter a profile please!
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