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BowlingForDonuts

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Just curious to the Visionary pieces people swear by perhaps even to this very day?  My top three are Warlock XV, Immortal Pearl and The Crow/Ogre Urethane (tie).  When I punch up my Centaurs list may change though.  Was also curious what people thought of the New and Mixed Breed cross overs (Z spin controversy aside). 
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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 04:03:43 PM »
Still get some use from the FRANKIE MAY
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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 04:46:00 PM »
Still using Violet and Green Gargoyles.(And still have some NIB)

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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 05:31:59 PM »
Purple Ice Executioner is #1 for me, had all of my highest sets with it, and the Midnight Scorcher is #2, had my highest game ever with it.

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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 07:16:38 PM »
Mixed Breed solid and Gladiator Pearl were special for me. Very sad Visionary is struggling to survive, I hope they find a way to keep going and make balls like this again.

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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 07:35:25 PM »
Blue/Green Centaur.
I've used it in 16 lb., 15 lb., and 14 lb. versions, consistently since 2004, one has always been in my bag.

Next favorites were the Green Gargoyle and the Silver/Blue Ogre Pearl.
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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 07:36:57 PM »
Out of the one's I've owned the Ogre SS was my Fav.
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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 11:44:31 PM »
My favorite Visionary ball of all time would be the Blue Warlock.  It was a good benchmark ball for me before my shoulder injury. 

My high game was with the Immortal Pearl and my high series was bowled on a second shift (no re-oiling between shifts) tourney with the Green Gargoyle.
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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2018, 02:19:56 PM »
The Ogre Line is GREAT. B/G Centaur is the most versatile ball I have ever used. The Gargoyle line was good. Gladiator pearl and solid were good. Z spins are good when you understand how to drill them. I really like the Crow. Lots of good stuff for sure...

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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 08:24:44 PM »
Just about any older VBP was great.  B/G Centaur, Orange and Blue Warlock's,  Charcoal and Crimson Executioner, whole Ogre line, Gryphon's and all of their symmetrical balls were good for me.  It seemed like the weight blocks and covers were very well matched on the symm's.  (Anything less than .011 inter. diff. I count as a symm.)  The asymm's not so much and the newer stuff I didn't like. 

Best factor about VBP was the Wonders family great people! 
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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 08:26:48 PM »
Centaur AMB Solid with the DC Tour right behind. I also really liked the Ogre line and Green Gargoyle. Last, but not least is the Executioner line! Sorry, but I couldn't pick just one! Back in the day I called Visionary and talked to John Wonder, he told me his favorite ball was the Green Gargoyle for house shots. Just my $.02, Bruce
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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 07:33:18 AM »
Loved my Violet Gargoyle.  Shot my highest set with it.  Unfortunately I didn't have enough oil to throw it so I gave it to my step father to continue to throw it.  Got it when it came out and it is still going strong.

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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2018, 10:45:27 AM »
I carry a B/G Centaur and a Bronze Pearl Centaur all the time. The Bronze Pearl Centaur is ungodly the way it hits sometimes. The B/G is my way Better-than-Urethane ball. Love to watch the way both balls seem to plow through the pocket and finish between the 8-9 pins.

I believe Visionary was ahead of the market in some ways and could bring these balls back unchanged today; maybe they don't get the marketing like some other brands but they are as good as any...plus they last and last and last and last.

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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2018, 10:56:35 AM »
Yeah I love Visionary's quality and imo their pearls just really stand out.  Decided to avoid the z-spin balls (except for a gladiator pearl) but was getting an idea of the real stand outs for stashing.  A luxury to be able to throw 16 as so much easier to find NIB stuff reasonably priced. In general Visionary is scratching my retro itch as came to the brand late but going to be throwing them probably long after they are gone.  With their quality wouldn't be surprised to see a AMB Centaur honor score in 2030 lol.
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Re: What is everyone’s favorite Visionary ball(s) of all time?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2018, 11:45:04 AM »
I've only thrown seven Visionary balls (two OG Ravens, Invasion, Attack, Crow, both Warlock XVs) and my clear favorite is my pin-up OG Raven. It's been the most versatile of the bunch, though each of the others have had their moments.