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Joined the Test Staff, Now what to buy?
« on: April 12, 2010, 03:24:13 AM »
So I took the plunge and signed up for the test staff and now I'm wondering what the first ball to buy should be. I'm currently running into trouble when my break solid (drilling in profile) starts burning up a little early and leaving corners. I have a big gap from that down to a Hot Rod Pro Stock Pearl which is very long and snappy. The shot we bowl on tends to be very wet/dry with almost no blend and is a longer pattern (not sure on exact length). I've tried using an original inferno but it seems to be jumpy and I'm migrating down to 15# anyway.

About me, lefty, ball speed approx 15.5, stroker with med/low axis rotation. I tend to struggle kicking out corners when I move in.

I was leaning towards the NBP with a milder drilling on it but I've not seen anyone in my neck of the woods throwing anything from Visionary. From all the reading it seems that the numbers aren't the whole story so I'd like some feedback from those of you with some more knowledge than myself.
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Re: Joined the Test Staff, Now what to buy?
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2010, 10:01:27 AM »
Sounds like you would still have a big gap there. Maybe go with the Blue/Green and the Urethane if you are afraid of the overlap. Don't sleep on the Ogre Pearl as well, Great Ball.

And all of the VBP covers are adjustable so don't be afraid to change surface, if oob is not quite the reaction you were looking for.
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