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C-G ProShop-Carl

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Mutant vs X deuce--confirmed
« on: June 30, 2003, 10:39:51 AM »
I have not thrown the Deuce, but I have had 2 Mutant and it is a great ball.

Anyways, I suggested the Mutant to a guy that wanted a ball for heavy oil. He bought a X Factor Deuce for this purpose and it didnt work.

His first time out with the Mutant he wanted to compare. He threw the Deuce first, 15 out to 8 the ball walked into the pocket. Standing in the same place he threw the Mutant. WOW- it hooked over and took out the 4-7-8. He had to stand 11 boards deeper with the Mutant.

I know, I know. You are thinking ok, well how where they drilled? Exactly the same specs before drilling. The balls were laid out exactly the same, except the pin is about 1/8 of an inch different in location. That would not have made that much of a difference.
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Re: Mutant vs X deuce--confirmed
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2003, 03:17:38 AM »
First off, it is good to see somebody following up on their own comparison instead of just asking for information and semi-blindly trusting the information given (i.e. what I always do).

Second, I understand that the Mutant hooks more than the Deuce...that's because it's supposed to!  The Mutant is a fairly strong particle ball (from a company who has stormed to the forefront in particle coverstocks as of late) whereas the Deuce is a very strong reactive resin ball.  I myself cannot offer a sound comparison of either ball (as I have not thrown either the Mutant (but have thrown the Freak) or the Deuce (which I may pick up as a v2 sanded replacement, that or a Turbo Diesel or a Top Fuel...any suggestions??)) but I can offer a decent explanation of your fairly sound discovery.

It would be unfair to compare those two balls based solely on coverstocks...now if you are just looking for pure hook, obviously the Mutant is the choice, but it's a Track particle ball, and all particle balls seem susceptible to death.  

Supposedly the Phenom is going to outhook all of that, and apparently it does, but I can't access the quicktime video of it from Track's site for some reason.  Hopefully, Storm will come out with a particle X-Factor (which would be logical in the line, especially following the Trauma trend...x-factor:trauma-er, deuce:trauma, re-loaded:recovery, particle x-factor:response...but we'll see)

So once Storm comes out with a ball that is a solid particle in the X-Factor line, or once Track comes out with another reactive resin ball in ANY line (hopefully the Darkside will stay now as it seems to have some potential) then we can have a very fair comparison, not that yours isn't totally just, it's just kinda unfair to expect a resin ball to outhook a particle ball.


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Re: Mutant vs X deuce--confirmed
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2003, 02:51:06 PM »
The only problem with this test is that if you went to drier conditions or possibly a different pattern, the Mutant may actually hook less due to the fact it is a particle ball.

Another large factor in this is the bowler. A bowler with more hand may get the Deuce to turn the corner better whereas with the Mutant he may burn it up.

I enjoy hearing about these sorts of tests & hope that there is a follow up to this on different conditions.

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Re: Mutant vs X deuce--confirmed
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2003, 04:15:23 PM »
Basically, as of now the Deuce is Storm's heavey oil ball, replacing the Trauma Response.

A dull reactive on any given condition can hook more than a particle. But one thing I will honestly say about the Mutant (with the experience I had with 2 of them) is that it almost gets dull reactive kind of length.

I personally am very interested in seeing the X Factor core in a dull particle. With what they have to offer right now, you are better off with a couple of the older balls that have out for the heavy stuff.
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