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hailmaizeandblue

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I haven't owned enough balls to be disappointed by any..yet..but my best is the Black Widow Pearl by Hammer. I can scuff it or polish it and it works well on any PBA condition..just change the angles to play different patterns

it is pin above the ring finger with the cg slightly kicked out with a weight hole halfway down the vertical axis line just to make it legal..

great ball..stores plenty of energy and still has pop on the back
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it is pin above the ring finger with the cg slightly kicked out with a weight hole halfway down the vertical axis line just to make it legal..


Can I get that in english?  You kids these days talking about your PAP and VAL...!

Pretty soon, it won't even matter.  Finally, the USBC realized that modern technology makes static weight obsolete.
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Can I get that in english?  You kids these days talking about your PAP and VAL...!


Yeah, no kidding.  It's almost like making the drilling as complicated as possible is a badge of honor or something. 


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that was as plain english as i could give, lol..

i dont understand when somebody says their layout is 80x5x60 (for example)..thats what i dont get..




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that was as plain english as i could give, lol..

i dont understand when somebody says their layout is 80x5x60 (for example)..thats what i dont get..






lol.. I totally speak all of that, I was just joking.  But seriously, ball drilling has become way too complicated.  I drill my things simply, but I do have people who ask for the degree layouts who really don't know what the hell they're asking for.
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I knew u were joking lol. when I get stuff drilled I ask for what I want the ball to do..plain and simple
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I knew u were joking lol. when I get stuff drilled I ask for what I want the ball to do..plain and simple


couldn't agree more with this statement. Sometimes this sport is just overanalyzed to death. All of this terminology and ball physics lingo just gets in the way of the fact that many times the simplest way to get a ball to do what you need it to is to.........Lord forbid........change hand positions! It's really NOT the rocket science, for the most part, that it's made out to be. Just personally, I'd just as soon have a ball drilled straight up, where a simple change in hand position will allow me to use that ball on a variety of conditions, as to nickel and dime the layout to death to where I have to put the ball back in my bag the first time it goes thru the face.

Of course in my old age, I'd much rather keep it simple. Lol!

And, btw, my vote for the best ball I've ever used goes to the original black Danger Zone. I've never found another resin ball that could be thrown on so many different lane conditions, no matter how much or how little oil. Nice controlled, even, predictable reaction. Just me though.

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Just personally, I'd just as soon have a ball drilled straight up, where a simple change in hand position will allow me to use that ball on a variety of conditions, as to nickel and dime the layout to death to where I have to put the ball back in my bag the first time it goes thru the face.


Without trying to slide down the slippery slope a "new vs. old" debate can lead to, there's definitely a difference between the way younger people see the sport, and the way us older folks see it.  I agree that having more skill in the sport negates the need for a large arsenal of equipment...there are guys in my league averaging well over 200 with old hard rubber bowling balls.

Speaking in a broader sense, I think younger folks are more willing to allow technology to accomplish things for them that us older folks used to do with personal knowledge and/or skill.  Whether this is a good change or not is open to debate.  Personally, when I see a teenager pull out the calculator on their cellphone because they can't add 9+7 in their brain, it makes me cringe (and no, I'm not making this example up).


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And, btw, my vote for the best ball I've ever used goes to the original black Danger Zone.




First 300 and my only 7-10 conversion with that ball at the age of 12.
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My favorite ones have been the Black Hammer and Storm Domination.

Storm Ace and the Storm Virtual Gravity get an honorable mention.

I owned a Danger Zone, and it was one of my least favorite balls.
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