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2handedrook12

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tropical question
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:47:03 PM »
Is the tropical heat the same ball motion as the tropical storm? I realize the only major difference is the cores with one having a three piece and the other a light bulb (storm style.) So, is the pearl tropical breeze a symmetrical core version of the tropical storm? Just asking because I absolutely love the way reactor rolls down the lane. Not as weak as I expected but in a good way.
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Re: tropical question
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 05:00:17 PM »
Simply put to answer your first question, no the reaction shape is a little different. The Tropical Storm has a different look. It was smoother due to being cover oriented and very weak core. It falls in line with the the tropical breeze. The breeze's cover is stronger however. The Heat is stronger and more overall ball than both. All the balls have symmetric cores in them.
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Re: tropical question
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 05:32:26 PM »
While the Tropical Storm core was never labelled as asymmetric, the undrilled  balls will spin up on a DeTerminator consistently and fast enough to to fall into the mild asymmetry range of the spectrum.

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Re: tropical question
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 10:18:22 PM »
I own the Tropical Heat solid Indigo and a Tropical Storm pink black.

The Heat is a lot more ball all the way down the lane!  Midlane and smooth backend.

The Tropical Storm is a mostly backend ball that retains a lot of energy and moves hard on friction and even on some carry down and moves and hits very energetically.  I use later or wider.

I like both!  Used in different ways and usually at different times.

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Re: tropical question
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 08:34:42 AM »
I own the Tropical Heat solid Indigo and a Tropical Storm pink black.

The Heat is a lot more ball all the way down the lane!  Midlane and smooth backend.

The Tropical Storm is a mostly backend ball that retains a lot of energy and moves hard on friction and even on some carry down and moves and hits very energetically.  I use later or wider.

I like both!  Used in different ways and usually at different times.

REgards,

Luckylefty



Actually, Lucky, since the Tropical Storm only came as a polished pearl, the more appropriate comparison would be to a polished Tropical Heat Pearl, not the dull solid. In that case, if both were drilled similarly and used by an average speed, average revs bowlers on the right amount of oil for each ball, then their shape would not be very dissimilar.

The Tropical Storm was a light oil ball.
The Polished Tropical Heat Pearls and Hybrids are medium-light to medium oil balls.

UNLESS YOU ARE SPEED DOMINANT or ARE USING THE BALL ON A LOT OF OIL,
the polished Tropical Storm and almost all balls with the polished Reactor coverstock have very strong backends.

I have and use a Tropical Breeze SOLID (discontinued). When I first got it, I put a 3000 grit + medium dose of non-abrasive polish on it, in order to use a known surface and see how it reacted. On a fresh medium-light oil pattern, it had an extreme skid/flip reaction, shocking for a solid, but not for a polished Reactor coverstock. And this was with a relatively even-reacting drilling for me: pin in the ring finger. I have since left the 3000 grit surface but hazed the polish quite a bit. It is now much more even reacting but still has a good backend & excellent carry on medium light oil, due to the solid coverstock.
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Re: tropical question
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 09:18:12 AM »
Charlest,

I can confess to knowing nothing about the Tropical Heat pearl.

I can confess to knowing a little about the Tropical Storm(a bunch of nice numbers with it), Hot Rod Super Sport pearl(love it as does my son who now whirls it down the lanes better than I ever did!) and my new Tropical Heat Solid.

I can imagine it is another great medium light condition pearl  from Storm however.

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