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Monster Stitch

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Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« on: April 28, 2003, 11:31:08 PM »
I know they both have the same core but the
cover stocks are different. The THREAT is Particle and
The Heat is Mica. For those who have both
what is the difference you see? I have the red
heat and is one of my favorite balls.

Please give me your insights?

Would a pin under the ring finger with the CG kick out
and weight whole roll well? I have a 4 x 4 on my heat.

 

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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2003, 04:37:16 PM »
Thanks George. I agree the ball has
a strong arc but the ball can really hook also.
Awesome ball. I think i will pick one up.
Maybe i'll drill mine different if i get one so
my heat won't be so similar.

Jon

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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2003, 08:27:08 PM »
The Threat is an awesome ball!! I would highly recommend it. Mine is drilled label leverage and hits like a truck!!

Get one..

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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2003, 10:39:11 PM »
Mine just DIED!! Have had it since it came out and has always been great for me, is now dead for some reason. Always clean it, and just resurfaced it, don't think i've had it long enough for it to be oil logged, but i will try bleeding it to see if it gets it pop back. Have/have had 6 red heats, loved them all and never had any of them die.

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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2003, 05:37:10 AM »
Particle or no particle, the Threat is so highly polished that it skids like there's no tomorrow; it does not seem anywhere close to the overall evenness of the original Heat. If you want a true replacement for the Heat, try the Dyno-Thane Thing; the same guy designed both.

The Threat seems more just like another skid/flip pearl.
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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2003, 06:54:30 AM »
From what i've seen the Threat is more like a juiced up Pearl Elite. Although i guess even a stack leveraged Heat would get good length on some oil these days. Maybe the Threat should have been the Ko punch core in the Holoflex/Pegaxis pro cover instead of the Special.
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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2003, 07:19:46 AM »
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Adrian wrote:
From what i've seen the Threat is more like a juiced up Pearl Elite.


From the few Pearl ELties I saw, they were less flippy than the Threat is. I think its that darned high gloss finish.
 
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Although i guess even a stack leveraged Heat would get good length on some oil these days.


I think we bowlers would have liked the Heat replacement to act with respect to today's other balls and lane condition the way the original Heat did with respect to its comptemporary balls that the lane consitions of 1997 and 1998.
(Hard to believe we've had so many changes in relativity in 5, 6 years.)
We do not want an exact Heat, we want a relative Heat.

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Maybe the Threat should have been the Ko punch core in the Holoflex/Pegaxis pro cover instead of the Special.


I loved the reaction of my Heat2 pearl, LOVED it. But it died within 100 games and no variation of surface adjustment and/or re-surfacing could restore it. That's the 2nd time I was really peeved about a ball dying too soon. I could have bought another, but why, when I knew it would die soon. FOr the same reason I saw no reason to even try either Cuda/2000 or a Ricochet.

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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2003, 09:51:31 PM »
I'll go a step up from comparing with the old tritons and put this question out. How does the Threat stack up with a Polished Heat2 solid or polished Assasin?
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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2003, 01:50:27 AM »
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I'll go a step up from comparing with the old tritons and put this question out. How does the Threat stack up with a Polished Heat2 solid or polished Assasin?


The Assasin was a very strong ball, polish or no polish. I think it is/was stronger than the other two.

I drilled my Heat2 pearl to flip, used it on medium-dry (or medium-light oil) and while it turned over beautifully, it hardly ever flipped. Strong or very strong arc, but I'd always call it an arc (until it died, then I'd call it somehtign else!). The Threat definitely flips; it might be the effect of the particles. They tend to get slightl ymore reaction out of a ball than plain resin, especially when polished like it is.
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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2003, 07:44:03 AM »
Whoops, forgot to put a comma in there. I actually meant a Shined up Heat2 solid
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Re: Old Pearl Red Heat vs Threat
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2003, 06:00:37 AM »
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Adrian: Whoops, forgot to put a comma in there. I actually meant a Shined up Heat2 solid.


Major WHoops!
I thought we were talking pearls here. Boy, that sure messes up the picture!!
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