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wbronco63

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XFactor Ace
« on: January 05, 2006, 03:50:11 PM »
What kind of reaction does this ball have?  I have never thrown a particle pearl.  Does this go long and snap or start grabbing right away?  What ball would you get to compliment the ACE?
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dizzyfugu

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Re: XFactor Ace
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2006, 02:45:04 AM »
No true particle ball will snap... particles are used to enhance lane friction between the ball and the lane, to reduce the influence of oil. Any particle should recat smoother than a comparable "normal" recative ball as a guideline, although I think there are exceptions to this.

Well, what I can tell about the ACE is that is a pretty strong ball for medium-oily conditions which can move a lot on the backend. Its coverstock base is Accu Tread, a strong and smooth coverstock, although it must be considered last generation's technology. Nevertheless, those ACEs I have seen in proficient bowler's hands make a rather smooth, arcy turn, but not too eraly. Not the skid/flip pattern you might expect from a (reactive) pearl ball like the Paradigm or recently deceased Triple X-Factor.

By the way, I think that on Storm's website, there is a video which compares the Master line balls, among them the ACE, the Vertigo and the Trifecta. This should give you a good impression of the ball. I hope it is still online?

Ah, found a link:
http://www.stormbowling.com/stormtips.asp?page=1&towid_display=59&towdate_display=10%2F17%2F2005&towdesc_display=Master+Line+Review

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greenefam

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Re: XFactor Ace
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2006, 08:47:06 AM »
I agree with DizzyFugu.  I own an ACE and I typically use it on med-oily longer oil patterns.  The ACE makes a strong turn torwards the pocket but it is more of an arc move... not a snap.

As far as a companion ball may I suggest a Depth Charge.  My Depth Charge has a very similar reaction when a longer oil pattern breaks down to more of a med-dry shot.

wbronco63

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Re: XFactor Ace
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2006, 10:43:14 AM »
Alright i threw the Ace and after a few games it grabbed the lane too quick but then slid through the carrydown and wasnt hitting hard.  Could have been mechanics but i was still wondering if there was a ball that could get through the head and combat carrydown?
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Ozzy Fudd

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Re: XFactor Ace
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2006, 01:20:31 PM »
I had to strip the factory polish off my Ace to get it to come to life.  Took the cover down to 800 grit and it is a steamroller now.

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Re: XFactor Ace
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2006, 06:08:57 PM »
Starfox wasn't kidding. I took mine that i just bought off of Mrnothumb and got it sanded to about the same, found my line and rolled 30 pins over my average!

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Re: XFactor Ace
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2006, 01:10:11 AM »
i would pick the reloaded also a particle pearl i think. My ace sucked...went to long and didn't hook very much.
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Ozzy Fudd

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Re: XFactor Ace
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2006, 10:18:24 AM »
I took the factory polish off my Ace, took the cover down to 800 grit and now it is a machine!  It would not turn at all in the out of box finish.  Now I can throw it down the lane and it will arc right to the pocket.  Not a real heavy oil ball.  More medium-heavy to medium-light but I can throw it all 3 games in a series and it won't lose it's backend.

Hamburglar

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Re: XFactor Ace
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2006, 11:03:51 AM »
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Alright i threw the Ace and after a few games it grabbed the lane too quick but then slid through the carrydown and wasnt hitting hard.  Could have been mechanics but i was still wondering if there was a ball that could get through the head and combat carrydown?


With it grabbing the lane too quick, it sounds to me as if the ball is too strong and burning up in the heads...that is why there is no reaction on the backend (has lost all of its energy) and hitting like a marshmellow.  Sanding it would only make things worse.  Go the opposite way and take the grit up (polish)...
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Re: XFactor Ace
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2006, 07:04:54 PM »
my ace goes long and then makes a nice smooth move back to the pocket. it seems to be very high maintence, i have to clean it regularly and still the ball absorbs enough oil that i have to take it to the shop to sit in a revivor machine every 120 games or so.