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2handedrook12

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« on: February 20, 2015, 01:07:13 PM »
What's the scoop on the Rocket? Is it close to any of the past "hybrids"? Hoping it is similar to the Frantic!
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Re: Rocket
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 01:27:12 PM »
I am hoping it is better than the Frantic.  That ball was not good to me.  Over/under nightmare.

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Re: Rocket
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 01:38:22 PM »
"None are so blind as those who will not see."

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Re: Rocket
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 01:47:55 PM »
Imagine a stronger, bit cleaner Punch Out.  It revs up a bit sooner than the Punch Out, but the shape is very similar, just about 4-5 boards more hook overall. 
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Re: Rocket
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 02:12:22 PM »
So how much, if any, is it different from a Hy-Road?  Besides that one is blue and one is orange.

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Re: Rocket
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2015, 03:42:45 PM »
So how much, if any, is it different from a Hy-Road?  Besides that one is blue and one is orange.

According to one Storm "person" in the above thread I quoted, the Rocket is slightly earlier, reading the lane "slightly" earlier than the Hy-Road. So, I'd assume this is the 49th attempt by Storm to replace the Hy-Road and generate new sales.
(This is the jist I got from that thread; I don't own one and haven't compared it to a HR.)
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Re: Rocket
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2015, 03:54:16 PM »
I'm actually shocked at how different the two are.  The Rocket is 3-5 boards stronger, it revs stronger in the mids, and the reaction shape is very different.  While the Hyroad is very smooth and continuous, the Rocket I think is actually cleaner through the heads, with a quicker, cleaner read off the dry.  I thought I was going to have a ton of overlap there, but I really don't think they're anywhere close.  The difference in shape is what really stands out the most. 

To make another comparison, to me it's like the difference between the Revolt and the Revolt Vengeance, or maybe better yet the IQ Tour Fusion and the Tour Solid, those two act nothing alike. 

So how much, if any, is it different from a Hy-Road?  Besides that one is blue and one is orange.
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Re: Rocket
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 03:54:53 PM »
Except storm is quoted in saying its cleaner through the fronts that the hyroad.
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Re: Rocket
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2015, 04:00:47 PM »
Yeah that's right, cleaner through the heads.  It does however rev stronger in the mids. 

Except storm is quoted in saying its cleaner through the fronts that the hyroad.
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Re: Rocket
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2015, 04:04:42 PM »
If you want a replacement for your Hyroad, don't get a Rocket.  If you want a ridiculously good ball that does exactly what they intended in bridging the gap between the IQ series and the Hyroads, then get a Rocket.  But I can say very definitively that if you get a Rocket expecting a slightly stronger Hyroad, you're going to be in for a surprise.
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Re: Rocket
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2015, 04:35:54 PM »
Thanks.  Just looking for a real world comparison.  I wonder what the comparison would be if they were the same color.  Dark colors always look "smoother".

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Re: Rocket
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2015, 04:46:01 PM »
True.  The difference stands out enough that I think it would still be pretty obvious. 

Thanks.  Just looking for a real world comparison.  I wonder what the comparison would be if they were the same color.  Dark colors always look "smoother".
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Re: Rocket
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2015, 05:18:44 PM »
How old is the HyRoad you are using to compare?

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Re: Rocket
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2015, 05:27:25 PM »
The newer version, but it's got some games on it.  I'm putting in an order for a brand new one next week to make a better comparison. 
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Re: Rocket
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2015, 12:16:02 PM »
Just from watching Duke throw it on the 47 foot pattern, I would say that the rocket likes end over end roll.