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xxZonexx

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Setting up new tournament arsenal
« on: May 30, 2008, 12:41:31 PM »
Im planning on a new arsenal for next year, how much over lap would this be

Dimension
Gravity Shift
Rapid fire
Rapid fire Prl
Spit fire
Street rod Prl
Spare ball

Im a medium track tweener with about 16mph speed and 300 revs. If there is any changes you would make to the list above please let me know. Thanks


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greenefam

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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 10:16:09 PM »
Common question - IMO the right way to set up a tourn. arsenal is to come up with a list of ball reaction characteristics that you will need and then backfill into available balls.  You should look at length, reaction shape, and reaction speed.  A good mix of pearls, solids, pearl particles as well as differing RG / Diff. cores should work.

Initial reaction is you have 2 solids and 4 pearls. Rapid Fire, Spit Fire, and Street Rod Pearl are relatively close.  I would consider dropping the Spit Fire for a Shift.

SVstar34

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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 10:52:28 PM »
i agree with greenefam, the Shift is great for a tournament arsenal
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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 11:22:21 PM »
Well, I'll 3rd the Shift.  Great ball
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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 11:37:27 PM »
i'll 4th the shift.

also, i think you need a ball weaker than the street rod. it's a lot stronger than advertised. i'd say either a jolt solid or pearl.
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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008, 08:53:34 AM »
don't bother with the spitfire

pick up another rapid pearl or street rod pearl

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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2008, 09:15:55 AM »
go more solids keep the pearls for the dryer that way you get a much smoother controllable move to the pocket which Imo is much better on a tournament shot


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xxZonexx

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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 09:27:52 AM »
Dimension
Gravity
Rapid fire
Shift
Rapid fire prl
Street rod
spare

Would that be better ?
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greenefam

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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008, 10:39:40 AM »
quote:
Dimension
Gravity
Rapid fire
Shift
Rapid fire prl
Street rod
spare

Would that be better ?


Looks good to me.  Remember all that matters is that it is a good arsenal for you - not for me or any of the other people on this board.  I think you have a good mix.  

The topic of a weaker ball for drier conditions was brought up earlier in this thread.  This really depends on what works for you.  The weakest ball I own is my T-Road Pearl (4000 abralon 5x3).  I know that for some people this is NOT weak enough for them on drier shots but I have yet to find a condition that I needed less than this ball.  Really if the Street Rod Pearl works for you on the driest shot you will ever see then you are good.

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xxZonexx

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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2008, 10:48:34 AM »
I will most likely buy a spit fire aswell just because that ball reads so well for me, really like the inverted core gives me a nice midlane read and a controlable reaction, really a great ball.
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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2008, 10:56:18 AM »
that would be a pretty good arsenal, except...all storm bowling balls hook the same amount..and they suck

i would just buy 7 good bowling balls?

Dan Belcher

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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2008, 12:08:31 PM »
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that would be a pretty good arsenal, except...all storm bowling balls hook the same amount..and they suck

i would just buy 7 good bowling balls?

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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2008, 12:20:46 PM »
...sounds like someone has swallowed some sour grapes!!!!
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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2008, 12:54:55 PM »
How about the Attitude Shift and/or the T-Road Solid. I don't own them, but rolled them at an Open House.  Both were very smooth and controllable.  I own the Horizon Solid, which as similar numbers to the T-Road Solid.  The HS is a great benchmark and takes surface adjustments very well.
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Re: Setting up new tournament arsenal
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2008, 01:12:30 PM »
hey chatnboy

bet you won't give me your address and say that
im like 6'4, i could take you