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PJM300

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What did you use at Knoxville
« on: April 11, 2003, 02:03:49 PM »
Seeing that it is a shorter pattern with a short buff area just wondering what type of ball was working best and what drill pattern.  Im assuming a pearl or highly polished resin with a medium arcing backend.

Any comments are appreciated


 

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Re: What did you use at Knoxville
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2003, 08:29:59 PM »
Ron Bahr used an old Red Pulse and we all know how he did!
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Re: What did you use at Knoxville
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2003, 10:51:41 AM »
Thanks Bob. I think i'l bring those two balls.
Drilling up an inferno today. But still debating if i should
drill it with the pin under with the cg kicked out and a weight hole down or
drill it 4 x 4. Since i don't have a pearl off label i'll drill it up with the pin under and cg kicked out. I know you said you drilled yours similar. But surface with should i leave it shiny or dull?

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Re: What did you use at Knoxville
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2003, 12:15:37 AM »
Still waiting to drill my Inferno. My pro shop
guy got a bad one in. It was a Blem ball you can say.
The CG and Pin was backwards. So you couldn't tell which is which for
sure. But i hope i get a good one tomorrow.

The ball seems very mellow from watching my friend using it. He's a stroker and his ball was drill 6 x 4 since he is left handed. By changing the Axis tilt the ball reacted exactly how you wanted to. I can't wait to try one out.

What drill patterns do you like on the Inferno?

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Re: What did you use at Knoxville
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2003, 01:32:12 PM »
Update, finally got my Inferno. Drilled
it 4 x 4 with the pin under the ring finger.
This ball is aggressive on short oil and
dry. It seems it works better on a longer
pattern. Heading off to Knoxville this Saturday.
I'm set on bringing my Solid Vortex 2 polished and
Inferno.

What do you guys think?

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Re: What did you use at Knoxville
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2003, 02:13:33 PM »
I used an EBonite Tornado solid, sanded to 1500 grit then polished to about 2500, drilled 3x5, with CG dead center and 3" pin to CG, on teams, playing around 17 at arrows out to 10 at breakpoint. Breakpoint moved several times due to other team having 5 fluffers using all polished pearls goin up 5 board, 10 board and one plastic going up the middle. oil moved left and right like a Banshee, carry-sideways, if you will.

Doubles and Singles I used a Storm Bolt Pro, pin above the finger with same finish as the Tornado above. Stood about 40 throwing between 4th and 5th arrow,
ball going out to 6/7 board. As dry as lanes conditions are here in NJ, I've never covered so many boards with this ball.

BJI and Storm Sports Challenge oil patterns are NOTHING like the ABC. BJI and Storm are significantly more oil. I actually used my oiler (Pro Purple Buzzsaw) on the BJI, swinging 12 at arrows, out to 9/10 at breakpoint; that was beautiful, lovely, wonderful. Only shot 620 in 3 games of doubles, but I was happy except for missing 2 easy spares - brain farts - too excited over the wonderful oil pattern.

ALl in all, the ABC *TEAM* condition was challenging. You had 3 boards, 1 board left and right of your breakpoint; there were at least 3 legitimate breakpoints depending on your ball and release. Speed and release consistency were the prime requirements.

Singles and doubles: that shot you had was almost entirely dependent on who shot before you in team, IF you bowled at 5:30 and 11:30, the D/S which followed teams. I did not see any of the early morning (7 AM, 9:20 AM, and 11:30 AM squads), but since there were no preceding teams to those squads, I imagine they had the most consistent oil pattern.

In ensuing years, if they keep these times, I will try to bowl D/S at 9:20 or 11:30 AM. As long as they fresh oil before each team squad, 2:30 or 8:30 PM shouldn't make any difference.
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Re: What did you use at Knoxville
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2003, 03:58:54 PM »
Teams- used a Vortex II particle 19-14 but was clueless and spraying the lanes like a hair drier so don't use this as a litmus.

S&D - used polished V2 and V2 particle for most of both conditions, played mostly the gutter. 6 to 4 played ok but having the right axis rotation and speed was key. I actually switched to a Sonic X the last game of singles and threw the last five in a row.

I did much better than last year but more due to making spares. I had a better look on the gutter but couldn't get a ball to the right break point inside and form was bad. I tried anywhere from 15-22 inside with not much luck but again if your form breaks down, you get penalized big. I feel in retrospect I should have played the gutter in teams also. Drill patterns depend on style. Inside I like balls with pin settings of about 5-6" either pin above or below finger depending on your style. The people with more axis rotation having it below, less rotation above. I did not see benefits to kicking out cg much but again it depends on your style. Weak reactives are good. Saw good scores with balls like Jeckyl, TI Pearl, X factor(drill weak), D2Z, ScreamR - just generally weak or medium reactives. High lustre or very fine surface also seemed smarter.

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Re: What did you use at Knoxville
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2003, 12:54:21 PM »
In team event, I used a Monster SmashR drilled stacked leverage, playing up the outside, with good speed.  Singles and doubles was much drier, and used the SmashR also, except played in around 40-42 hitting 4th arrow.  Tried my Monster Frenzy which is also stacked leverage, but highly polished, and didn't have as much room to the right with it.  Outsides were too dry to use even the plastic Buzzsaw up the outside that day.

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Re: What did you use at Knoxville
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2003, 04:44:54 PM »
i used a yellow sunstorm sanded to 400 and polished
up 5th arrow

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Re: What did you use at Knoxville
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2003, 02:38:13 PM »
Started team with my Partical Pear Eraser drilled with the pin over the ring finger and CG out 1" towards PAP. Should have bagged it after about 7 frames, too strong. Switched to my Trimax III drilled with pin above bridge and MB strong, ball is polished with BlackMagic. Used this ball until middle of second game of doubles and switch to an Eraser which also has a coat of BlackMagic on it. The pin on this one is also above the bridge, but with the CG out 1" towards PAP. I was playing around 22 out to 13/15 most of the time, but in doubles the group in front of us burned up the inside and had to move between the 5th and 6th arrows. My only really bad game was the second of doubles and I did not move deep enough, fast enough and got in trouble.