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yo

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VG vs. Rogue vs. Cell Solid
« on: June 10, 2009, 03:45:20 AM »
im looking to get a ball for heavy oil for my tuesday night league that usually has a lot of oil. i was originally looking at an ebonite gamebreaker, but then a member of my league recommended the VG. after a couple weeks of contemplating, my own teammate got one and threw it last night for the first time. honestly, it didnt look like it hooked or hit very hard... on the same lanes with a rogue cell, he was able to open the lane up more, play different parts, and hit a lot harder. same layout. he said that his cell solid hooks more than his VG.

i guess the question is, which of these 3 balls is REALLY the best ball for oil? also open to any other seggestions. i wanted to stick with ebonite before since i love the way they roll and hit, but after hearing so much good things about storm/roto, i may have a change in heart. thanks in advance!

 

tomgriffin

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Re: VG vs. Rogue vs. Cell Solid
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 12:51:49 PM »
In order of what's best for oil:

1. Cell Solid
2. VG
3. Rogue

mctho1

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Re: VG vs. Rogue vs. Cell Solid
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 02:03:21 PM »
I have a Solid Cell and a Virtual Gravity. I use the Cell when the lanes are oily and the Virtual Gravity when they have a little less. The Cell has quite a bit more backend for me, but it depends on how you drill them too. Have not thrown the Rouge but it looks to have alot of backend too.

justinmill14

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Re: VG vs. Rogue vs. Cell Solid
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 02:14:18 PM »
I have it narrowed down to either the original cell or the virtual gravity for heavy oil. I have read reviews on both of these balls about them dying out. Which one do you think will last longer as far as coverstock and dying out goes?

tomgriffin

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Re: VG vs. Rogue vs. Cell Solid
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 02:32:44 PM »
A ball designed for heavier oil is always going to need more maintenance than other balls because the cover is more porous (and therefore soaks up more oil). It's also going to due quicker (in terms of games) than other balls because its rolled on heavy oil (compared to a dry lane ball).

I don't think you can go wrong with either the VG or the Cell Solid. The VG tends to go a bit longer and have more of an angular backend whereas the Cell has more midlane roll and less of a defined snap. If it's a really wet league shot or one of the longer sport patterns go with the Cell. If it's more on the medium/medium heavy side (or if the shot breaks down quickly) then go with the VG.