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Visionary Arsenals! Post up what ya got
« on: March 09, 2017, 09:31:27 AM »
Trying to get some traffic back to the VBP forum. If you have some Visionary stuff, post up what ya got, pics, etc.

I know I am drooling over some of the gems some of you have NIB...

Attached are pics of my VBP stuff...VBP is all I use. The rack is my spare stuff and the other pic is what I take to league with me.

Waiting on a new Crow to arrive. I went from using grips to no grips late last year and just had not replaced it yet.



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Re: Visionary Arsenals! Post up what ya got
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2020, 01:32:02 PM »
VBP fans, thought/comments? What are you guys throwing this year?

Sad to say since VBP is no more....I have moved on.  I kept the best of the old school VBP, got rid of the modern last few years of VBP as they did nothing for me and using mainly Motiv but a few others.  Venom Shock is my go to medium bench mark, T10LE for medium-heavy and going to add a Hammer Orange Vibe this year.   

I notice Spike you listed all older VBP that also worked well for me.  The new stuff was poor performance for the most part. 

I guess it depends on what you call older.  I wouldn't consider the Gladiators a retro ball whereas the Charcoal, yeah, that's retro.  Granted, they aren't new either.

I know for me, I've gone through my fair share of Visionary balls, and I do have a Frankie May sitting NIB that will be drilled (maybe...), but for me over the last 3 years it's been a steady dose of the Raven (Particle Pearl) and the Warlock Pearl on all lanes.  Every so often I'll put out the Gladiator Pearl, but it's not often enough.  And all 3 balls can handle most of what's out there for a heavier house shot to a drying one.  So, for me not all of the 'newer' balls had issues.  Some I will admit didn't match up with my game at all though. - Accept no substitute for the very best there is!!

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Re: Visionary Arsenals! Post up what ya got
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2020, 04:21:07 PM »
I don't have any pictures but here's what I have (all RH 16lbs):

1 Bronze Centaur AMB (short pin layout) killer ball, one of my favorites, rarely ever leave it at home
1 Bronze Centaur AMB (double-thumb layout) have not had a chance to use since recently plugging WH
1 Bronze Centaur AMB (NIB)
1 Centaur AMB Solid    (pin in middle finger MB 45) good length, not much hook but really does carry
1 Centaur AMB Solid    (NIB)
1 Immortal AMB Pearl  (pin down MB 45) good length, shape, & carry
1 Immortal AMB Pearl  (short pin layout) recently drilled looks promising but Bronze Centaur won't let me use (lol)
1 Blue-Green Centaur  (pin next to ring finger CG in center) awesome control, strikes for days when lined up
1 Blue-Green Centaur  (pin up MB in thumb) doesn't over react on backend
1 Green Gargoyle        (pin next to ring finger CG in center) skid/sharp flip for me
1 Green Gargoyle        (NIB)
1 Ogre SS                   (pin next to ring finger CG in center) length w/++carry
1 Ogre SS                  multiple pluggings/redrills, don't use anymore

Too many balls taking up space probably need to part with some of these but it's nice that these ball last, and last, and last. 


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Re: Visionary Arsenals! Post up what ya got
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2020, 03:36:00 AM »
I have three Visionary bowling balls:

15 lbs Ogre Solid: Smooth-rolling ball that is good on Fresh THS and medium to shorter sport conditons.

15 lbs Midnight Scorcher (burgundy pad): Found this one recently on eBay with about 10 games on it. This is the ultimate short but flooded the **** out sport pattern ball where you want to play up the boards. It picks up even in the juice and arcs gradually with a heavy roll and hits like George Foreman.

15 lbs Granite Gargoyle (burgundy pad): This is the ball I go to when I want more length and backend than the Scorcher but still want tons of traction on heavy oil.   
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