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Gladiator Pearl
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
#  RG: 2.51
# Diff: .044
# Lane Conditions: Medium - Dry
# Coverstock: Pearl Reactive
# Core: Mohawk



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Re: Gladiator Pearl
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2010, 12:55:07 AM »
Nice looking ball, coloring like this would sell the ball even if someone didn't need it.  Well I just got mine and did some practice today at my local house.  I didn't have any idea if this would be a weak pearl or a strong pearl so I started at 15 and threw out to 5 and it didn't move much.  Weak I thought , so moving more straighter, 13 to 3 and boom everything went great and I got the back 10 strikes boom boom boom.  Guess what the very next game, another 5 strikes back to back!!  I found home!!!  But that was all.  The shot moved and this pearl couldn't follow it inside to well.  I got a few light hit strikes but the line tightened up.
I don't throw much visionary and never thought about it but I have 3 others and I think I should try them before selling them.  not a bad ball but I know to be big with this I'd need conditions that like the ball.
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Re: Gladiator Pearl
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2011, 08:56:13 PM »

I got my GP used and was able to just shift the fingers a little and make it work for me.   Set up seen in the pics  here.
Ball Speed: 13-15mph
Revs: 250-300
I like when you can find the right line with this ball because nothing will stand.  It has a super hard hit!  If you cant find the line though, move to a different ball.  I've had my best games ever with it, but that was on a burnt up lane.  So I would suggest this for more use on drier lanes unless you're comfortable playing the ditch.  I've had success using this in league on a THS as well, but definitely a down and in.  It's the 7 board that works for me.  When it's dry tho, you can swing it and it'll work great! 
All in all, I would recommend this ball, just use it in the right place.  I would say if you have heavier oil, maybe the gladiator solid would be a better fit.  
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Re: Gladiator Pearl
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2011, 07:31:51 PM »

Length: 39

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Tougher house pattern.



Likes: Ball gets very good length without being overreactive. My PAP is 5 1/2 over and 3/8 up. I drilled it with a 5x4 1/2 with the layout shifted up. Have not changed the cover and it holds up very well. The power through the pins is very good and consistent.

Dislikes: None so far.






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