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n00dlejester

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Loads of Surface?
« on: April 18, 2019, 08:43:03 AM »
Hey BR Gang, for those that went to Nationals, how much surface are we using for Teams and S/D? I'm curious to which Abralon pads I'll have to buy :D
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Re: Loads of Surface?
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2019, 10:11:16 PM »
Anyone use or see anyone having success this year using strong urethanes, say purple hammer, fever pitch? I知 on the fence with bringing a urethane.

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Re: Loads of Surface?
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2019, 11:42:01 PM »
Anyone use or see anyone having success this year using strong urethanes, say purple hammer, fever pitch? I知 on the fence with bringing a urethane.

Craig Tuholski a former PBA guy was using a purple hammer during doubles and singles a few pairs down from me. He made it work pretty well shooting 730ish in doubles, I didn't see his singles score as they were the last pair done

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Re: Loads of Surface?
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2019, 07:32:20 PM »
Anyone use or see anyone having success this year using strong urethanes, say purple hammer, fever pitch? I知 on the fence with bringing a urethane.

Craig Tuholski a former PBA guy was using a purple hammer during doubles and singles a few pairs down from me. He made it work pretty well shooting 730ish in doubles, I didn't see his singles score as they were the last pair done

to be fair as a PBA guy he could probably role a cube shaped ball down the lane and make it look good.

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Re: Loads of Surface?
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2019, 08:09:20 PM »
Anyone use or see anyone having success this year using strong urethanes, say purple hammer, fever pitch? I知 on the fence with bringing a urethane.

Craig Tuholski a former PBA guy was using a purple hammer during doubles and singles a few pairs down from me. He made it work pretty well shooting 730ish in doubles, I didn't see his singles score as they were the last pair done

to be fair as a PBA guy he could probably role a cube shaped ball down the lane and make it look good.

That is true which is why I mentioned it. They were painfully slow

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Re: Loads of Surface?
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2019, 08:12:21 PM »
Great point. I知 not accurate enough, nor repetitive enough with my release to use urethane on a tough usbc national pattern. A lot of you are saying symmetrical pearls are working for team cause of all the hook. I may throw an ebonite affinity pearl pin down in my bag instead of urethane. Ball is smooth, but still real clean. Similar motion to my iq tour, only a little cleaner, with a couple boards less overall hook.
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Re: Loads of Surface?
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2019, 10:06:39 PM »
Just got back as well.
For team, the key (IMHO) is slower response covers, which for me was the Web Tour with about 2000 on it.
I think urethane is in play, but your going to have unhappy teammates unless you are in a different zone. Rev rate with urethane helps, if not, you may not get it to carry
For minors, 500 grit 1' pin-axis symmetric
Then switched to Statement Pearl at 2000
No matter what ball you end up with, you need to make really good shots every frame.
Most important piece in the bag is your spare ball.
go to the booth with your equipment, get their advice on what they think will work and what surfaces.
This was advice I chose to follow and it gave me the shapes I was looking for.
These guys at the Hammer booth know what types of equipment is working and what surfaces to use.
Did the same thing before minors and they were spot on for both events in my case.
I watched multiple squads prior to get an idea and did the BJ and practice lanes.
the practice session was worthless
the BJ I got some value from, did not use much if any surface and played straight up the boards, you need to be able to be soft or the ball will not read. I did not use the BJ to try and score, just me though.

just my .02$

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Re: Loads of Surface?
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2019, 02:21:14 PM »
Great info Dave, thanks.  :)