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xxZonexx

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Tournament drillings.
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:06:26 AM »

looking for a drilling that is consistant and even rolling something i can use when the shot is over under, and my other equiptment is to flipy. I really needed something like this yesterday i shot 185 200 226 171 250 at a tournament finished 21st top 16 made it.... I noticed a few things, i need a ball that will help smooth out over reaction, second I need a ball that will get down the lane then hook. I have a gravity shift right now its stacked and a rapid fire pearl and it has 3/4s oz of thumb weight. Any sugestions.

I was thinking Street rod pearl, and a street rod solid Polished. Not sure yet.
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Re: Tournament drillings.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 01:25:56 PM »
Just get away from those "league bowlers" drilling and your problems will be solved. Work with your driller to match the balls/layouts to your needs for tournaments.

Ric Hamlin wrote this, the creator of the Rico...
The RICO is best used on more challenging patterns, longer and flatter.  Ric Hamlin makes it clear that this layout has bailed-out many pro staffers on patterns such as the Masters and US Open. It is best for those who are speed dominant or have a lower rev rate.  Specifically, the layout will get the ball to react sooner on the lane.  These type of players tend to get too much length on these type of patterns.   In addition, this is a good layout for players with a higher rev rate.  For this type of player, the layout helps the ball to react sooner and smooth-out over/under ball reactions. Ric recommends that all tournament players have a ball with this layout in their bowling bag.  It is very good to help bowlers get through transitions into the pattern breakdown. I tend to use the layout, as I mentioned above, on tougher patterns,”
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Re: Tournament drillings.
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 06:04:55 PM »
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Just get away from those "league bowlers" drilling and your problems will be solved. Work with your driller to match the balls/layouts to your needs for tournaments. ...

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What do you mean match ball to layout? That's unheard of. It can't work. You must drill every ball full stacked leverage, pin next to the ring finger, no matter where your PAP is located, no matter how much tilt or ball speed or revs you have. You're talking heresy, man! How could you? What do you want to do - start a revolution or something?  Stop talking common sense already. How dare you????
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Re: Tournament drillings.
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 06:23:53 PM »
Thanks for all the info guys, Right now I just the gravity shift, and the Rapid fire pearl. I bowled on the cheetah last night and both balls worked well. The Gravity is more of a stacked drilling, and the Rapid fire pearl has negitive side weight and 3/4 oz of thumb This was a test ball for something I was trying. Im suprized this ball worked quite well the thumb weight helped the ball roll off the spot instead of snaping off the spot. But however when the shot dried up this ball was not effective. I need a ball that will go longer so i can stay straight. Im looking at a street rod pearl , with a 5" pin to pap drilling possibly. The gravity worked good when the shot was fresh giving me a consistant read but once again when the shot broke down, and carried down i started leaving 2 8 10s. It just didnt have that backend i needed.
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