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2handedrook12

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vivid vs defiant vs sync
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:01:20 PM »
What is the difference between these bowling balls?
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Re: vivid vs defiant vs sync
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2013, 07:18:03 AM »
Do you think storm will release a vivid/lucid hybrid with 1500 grit polished similar to the virtual energy?
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Re: vivid vs defiant vs sync
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2013, 12:35:15 PM »
Yeah it seems like it does. Many times NRG is too much cover for most conditions. Don't be afraid to take it up step by step or to put some shine on it.

I would assume a ball like the vivid would work better at 4000 or 1500 polished.
Noone around here liked the Vivid. It did not matter what the layout or cover was. The cover/core combination did not work well. Too weak for medium to heavy and too roley for drier patterns.  This ball was a dud. Definitely the worst release by storm in years.

Storm should have conducted a recall on the Vivid.

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Re: vivid vs defiant vs sync
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 03:53:33 AM »
Not enough to need more than one of these...

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Re: vivid vs defiant vs sync
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2013, 10:21:42 AM »
Vivid had a unique core that tended to be very rolly, yet angular.  The core was taken from the old AZO Area which was a very under appreciated ball.  However for most bowlers the strong solid shell on the Vivid is a poor matchup with the core.

The pearl lucid with the same core is much more popular, yet still very strong.  I think a relatively tame hybrid might be the best shell yet.  I told a couple of guys at storm, before the Lucid came out, that they should put the frantic shell on the vivid core.  Still think it would be a good core shell matchup, although my Lucid is a great ball for me 

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Re: vivid vs defiant vs sync
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2013, 07:38:29 PM »
Define rolly and angular.
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Re: vivid vs defiant vs sync
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2013, 07:14:16 PM »
By rolly, I mean not so much of a skid flip look.  It starts to stand up fairly early, but gets a very strong entry angle.  A rpto grip staffer told me that when they tested the old Area, it created the most entry angle of any ball in their line on many conditions