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milkshake227

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um... wtf!? help plz
« on: December 19, 2007, 05:02:00 AM »
so i got some coaching and my coach recommended an attitude shift, but my mom being the cheapskate she is decided to order online at bowling.com

well it came today and this is what it looks like

ive never seen a ball like that before, is it okay? do i need to send it back?

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2866/attitudeshiftro9.jpg

 

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Re: um... wtf!? help plz
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 01:03:02 PM »
Looks like a "Pro CG" blem ball.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 01:05:16 PM »
You can use it but you really can't do much with it. If you looking for a pin under the fingers the ball is ok but if you are needing it up above then its not what you need.
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milkshake227

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Re: um... wtf!? help plz
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 01:05:28 PM »
meaning?

is it still good?

i need this ball for sport shots / pba league / tournaments

so i want to drill it as aggresive as i possibly can

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 01:07:27 PM »
You're going to need to consult your coach and/or driller to see what types of reactions you can get with that ball.
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Re: um... wtf!? help plz
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 01:19:19 PM »
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You're going to need to consult your coach and/or driller to see what types of reactions you can get with that ball.
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What Ken said & also you might try talking to a rep at Storm.  Did it come with a drill layout sheet with specific layouts?  The Storm box it came in should have it & also what the pin distance is.  Also, I don't think it's a Pro CG.  I have a Storm Perfecta (overseas release of the Trifecta) & the CG is kicked left of the pin & MB.
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Re: um... wtf!? help plz
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 01:25:41 PM »
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i need this ball for sport shots / pba league / tournaments

so i want to drill it as aggresive as i possibly can
Before you punch up the ball, remember that "more aggressive" is not necessarily good for sport/pba/tournament shots.  Often on those flatter, more difficult oil patterns, you need control and predictability moreso than an "aggressive" reaction.  The solid R2S coverstock is pretty strong, and the RG is fairly moderate, so you may not need to have that "aggressive" of a drill to get a good reaction on a flatter oil pattern really.

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 01:26:21 PM »
It doesn't look like a "pro CG" since every thing is in line, just a short pin which will limit your drilling options a little.

You don't necessarily need to "drill it as aggressively as possible".  Flatter patterns don't necessarily mean a ton of oil.  What's the top weight of the ball?  If it's in the normal range, you can place the pin anywhere near your ring or middle finger, keep the MB in the strong position, and you should have no problem finding a weight hole size/location to keep it legal.
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Re: um... wtf!? help plz
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 01:28:32 PM »
correction: i just need it for heavy oil

i already have a max drilled like this.

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/646/bowlinglayoutwtfly7.jpg

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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2007, 01:52:16 PM »
I agree that the pin in ball will limit options in drilling, but if you want the ball for sport shots where control is the answer, the pin in ball is not bad.  If you want to see a lot of back end reaction, the pin in ball is not the best option.  I say that because someone will post that they have a pin in ball and can go coast to coast, but they are those with tremendous releases that can hook a plastic ball in heavy oil.  For us mere mortals, a pin in ball is a good control ball that will help when you other equipment is reading the lanes (break point) too hard.

I also agree to talk to your coach, pro shop operator and a Storm rep to get as much information possible before drilling the ball.




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Re: um... wtf!? help plz
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2007, 02:04:58 PM »
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its like having mom buy your jock strap for gym class
does she know what size you need?



Hilarious!  Good pt!

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Re: um... wtf!? help plz
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2007, 02:07:25 PM »
rather than blame your mom, realize that the situation could be prevented if you got a job and bought the ball yourself.
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Re: um... wtf!? help plz
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2007, 02:08:09 PM »
its my christmas present.



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Re: um... wtf!? help plz
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2007, 02:10:27 PM »
Couldn't you put a Rico on that ball?
I have a Delta 1 like that with the pin
in the middle of my span.  It works
really well on heavy oil.