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#142210 - 12/23/10 10:26 AM Re: A few shots with my L/M Black Diamond [Re: jpleboeuf]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9820
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
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LM - Black Diamond 15#
Lord Field - Exodus Pearl 15#
Legends - L/M New Terminator 15#
Legends - L/M Xtreme Damage 15# Strong pearl




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#142316 - 12/24/10 02:20 PM Re: A few shots with my L/M Black Diamond [Re: jpleboeuf]
Dennis Michael Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9820
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
OK, I used my Widow Maker for the first time in league last night. I am on the roster of a team, and 1 bowler couldn't make. So, I got the call. What I found:

First, this is a second shift league. The first league is a bunch of house ball rollers, and the oil is everywhere. You don't know what condition you will find until you hit the lane. I rolled a practice with my normal ball, then changed because I felt the Widow Maker could go longer and around the straight bowler tracks.

1. This ball did carry long. I stood 30 and rolled out to 5 at the break. Then, like a truck, it turned and hit, and hard. I had very few light hits. Most were solid pockets.
2. The only real surprises were a couple of 9-pins when the ball came in too strong.
3. The ball handled the used lanes really well. I stayed outside ot the track area and it came back every time.
4. Spare shooting was my concern, as with this strong backend, I didn't know where to play. So, I relied on my spare ball for most. Missed only 2 10-pins to the left all night. So, pretty clean for me.
5. I see this ball as slightly stronger then the Black Diamond that I used to roll, but goes longer. It is a particle-pearl hybrid cover.
6. the ball gave me confidence and easily repeated a shot.
&. I can swing this ball and rely on it coming back.

Summary: I now have a Terminator for Heavy, an XTreme Damage for medium to heavy, and the Widow Maker for those shots that are spent or used.

Oh, 658 on a poor condition.

1 more lesser reactive L/M ball would fit for those light lanes, but I don't see that very much.


Edited by Dennis Michael (12/24/10 02:21 PM)
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LM - Black Diamond 15#
Lord Field - Exodus Pearl 15#
Legends - L/M New Terminator 15#
Legends - L/M Xtreme Damage 15# Strong pearl




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#142360 - 12/26/10 12:52 AM Re: A few shots with my L/M Black Diamond [Re: jpleboeuf]
jpleboeuf Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 69
A/S/L: 27 / M / Cut Off, LA
I would love to see a video of you and that Widow Maker (great name for a ball, btw) in action. The video you posted doesn't exactly show much in my opinion, since his style is exactly nothing like mine, haha.

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#142367 - 12/26/10 10:00 AM Re: A few shots with my L/M Black Diamond [Re: jpleboeuf]
VFF57 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/08
Posts: 1636
A/S/L: 50's/M/NJ
I'm in limbo about buying another ball right now. The center where I bowl all my leagues in is now putting down lighter shots. Outside of ten burns-up by the middle of the second game causing my oil balls to roll-out. From what I hear it may be like this the rest of the year. thumbsdown This is what the controlling people want because they can't handle oil.

I'm at a point now where I'm reaching in the back of my closet for the light oil balls. I just resurfaced my Hammer CV and Psycho so I can keep them in my bag. I was real close to buying either the BD or TR last Thursday. Now it looks like I'm not going to need oil balls so I don't know what to do.
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League:
High Game 300
High Series 803
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Motiv: Raptor P7
MoRich: Aggressive Motion
Storm: VG,Crossroad,NP
Hammer: Spike,Psycho,Raw Anger,
Cherry Vibe,Taboo Plastic/Spare,
Black Hammer
Columbia: White Dot

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#142374 - 12/26/10 01:45 PM Re: A few shots with my L/M Black Diamond [Re: VFF57]
Dennis Michael Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9820
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Senior travel this morning was in a Chain house. Said they hadn't oiled because the workers couldn't get in because of a snow storm.

Oh well. None of my equipment would work on this dry. So, I relied on my XTreme Damage and my Slingshot. Even the Slingshot hooked 9-10 boards, and I use it as my spare ball elsewhere.

At least, I stayed consistent with a low of 185 and a high of 198 over 4 games.

It gave me another chance to move deep inside and roll a line that I normally don't use.
_________________________
LM - Black Diamond 15#
Lord Field - Exodus Pearl 15#
Legends - L/M New Terminator 15#
Legends - L/M Xtreme Damage 15# Strong pearl




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