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1C3 MAN

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Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« on: May 01, 2008, 04:53:00 AM »
Okay let me start off by saying i love my gravity.
But if i need to move in really deep the ball just wont make th turn.
It always hits light an leaves the 2-8 or the 2-8-10.
So i was wondering if the shift will be a good ball to play in deep with?
being that it is partical pearl i figured it will bite the lane a bit more.
any other suggestions will be appreacited.


Thanks in advance

 

pegleg42090

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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 01:07:05 PM »
To my knowledge, the Gravity Shift is stronger than the regular Shift. If you can't play deep with the Gravity, then don't play deep with it. Move right. IMO, the regular Shift would not be better to play deeper than where you would be playing with a Gravity Shift. I don't normally throw Storm equipment. It's just the way their balls read the lanes for me, I don't like em'. Maybe try a Secret Agent.

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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 01:09:11 PM »
I have a Shift - if you are looking for a ball that will hook, this is one of them. Mine is 16 lbs. 3.5" pin placed at 2 o'clock about an inch from ring finger, CG is swung out a bit and balance hole about 5 oclock about 3 inches from thumb. This is a ball for fresh shots that have good oil in the heads or it will burn up quick. I like it but it needs oil.

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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 01:12:21 PM »
You could potentially get an Attitude Shift and sand it down.  That works for me if I know I am going to be on an oily pattern that plays deep like the shark.  The attitude sanded with the red storm pad is actually pretty strong.  I can barely control mine playing in deep, has to be really slick to use it.
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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 01:24:39 PM »
attitude shift would be more aggresive in oil, shift would be more aggresive in midlane gravity shift is more backend

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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008, 01:59:26 PM »
i would try adjusting the surface on gravity 1st it is much stronger than both the other shifts i dont have a problem with mine playing deep and like pegleg42090 said just take couple steps right to get lined up becuz i have to move left and kept speed on mine in order to keep it on the right side how do u have yours drilled
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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008, 02:24:02 PM »
If you can't play deep with a gravity, then you were never meant to play deep. I don't know how else to say it.
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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008, 03:26:33 PM »
I have 2 gravity shifts and a shift. One gravity is 4.5 inch pin to pap under fingers 45* mass bias. the other gravity and my shift are 5.5 inch pin to pap over fingers 65* mass bias.

with the shift having a less dense and higher rg core it gets down the lane easier and saves a lot more energy for a big pop on the back. The shift is perfect for getting deep inside as long as ur swinging it enough to the dry boards. the gravity is better if ur not going to hit so much dry and trying to keep it tight in the oil

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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 04:53:37 PM »
You can play deep w/the Shift.  To me, it's one of the under rated balls by Storm.  PDW almost threw a perfect game w/it against J.C. at the 07 US open playing deep.  Duke played 3rd arrow when he beat Doug Kent in the 08 US open w/the Shift.  Loschetter against Duke in the next round was playing between 4th & 5th arrow using the Shift.  I've played inside but not as deep as PDW & Loschetter w/the Shift.  So to answer your question.  YES it's a great ball to play in deep with.
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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2008, 05:13:43 PM »
Just my 2cents, the shift was terrible for me. The ball never really retained energy, rolled okay, flared a decent amount. Just never matched up on any condition for me. It seemed to bleed off a ton of energy through the lane, and on heavy patterns it just never did much reaction wise and still didn't hit well.

I may have had a dud, but It just didn't work very well for me.
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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2008, 10:16:38 PM »
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If you can't play deep with a gravity, then you were never meant to play deep. I don't know how else to say it.




Ya until the ball dies after 30 games like it did on me.

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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2008, 11:13:39 PM »
It could be the drilling on the ball. I have a Gravity that is drilled pin 4 1/2, mb @ 60 and most important val @ 30 degrees (Dual angle drilling). The val degrees at 30 degrees allows the ball to rev up faster at the break point. My gravity has no problem turning the corner at all. I play 3rd or 4th arrow and have no problem with this ball at all. Drilling makes a big difference on a ball.

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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2008, 09:28:22 AM »
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If you can't play deep with a gravity, then you were never meant to play deep. I don't know how else to say it.




Ya until the ball dies after 30 games like it did on me.
Balls don't die after 30 games, stop the lies and BS

Dan Belcher

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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2008, 09:29:07 AM »
If you're bowling on wood lanes, you might need a fresh coat of polish to get the out of box reaction back, but yeah, it's not going to "die" in 30 games even if you never clean it.

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Re: Thinking of getting a shift. need advise.
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2008, 06:53:31 AM »
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If you can't play deep with a gravity, then you were never meant to play deep. I don't know how else to say it.




Ya until the ball dies after 30 games like it did on me.


This is a ball made by storm, not Ebonite.