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#14830 - 01/15/06 08:57 PM Relatively new bowler
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Well Just recently ive gotten more seriously into bowling. I bowl every week in a league with my friends. I just got my own shoes and im in the process of getting a new ball. The problem is im not sure what to do. Im 16 and I use a 14 lb ebonite 300 series. I like the ball alot but I want a new one. Back to the ball issue, I plan to learn to hook the ball the correct way but im happy with bowling straight. I average 140 and my highest is 190. Id like a ball that would be good for bowling straight and hooking a little bit. Thanks for all the help!
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#14831 - 01/16/06 01:30 AM Re: Relatively new bowler
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Maybe the Fire or Ice. If you want to step up from there go to the Over Time, Big Time. If you want to go up from there, to to the Xcel line, the XXCel is a good choice. The V2 line is also a good choice. Slow ball speed, get the pearl V2 Sweet, higher ball speed get a V2 Power or V2 Strong.

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#14832 - 01/16/06 08:22 PM Re: Relatively new bowler
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If you can, go to a 15#, better carry then with a 14#.
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#14833 - 01/17/06 05:11 PM Re: Relatively new bowler
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Well they definately look good but, what would a cheaper auternative be? $100 is a bit too much for me. Could you suggest something a bit cheaper like $70 or under undrilled. Would this be decent? Brunswick Groove Reactive. Also would the fact that its hook rating is high affect me while im bowling straight?
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#14834 - 01/17/06 05:21 PM Re: Relatively new bowler
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The power groove or any other ball in that class is about the same. None of them hook a lot and they are considered entry level balls.

If that's what you're looking to spend, all the options are about the same..

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#14835 - 01/17/06 06:07 PM Re: Relatively new bowler
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sounds good to me thanks for the help.
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#14836 - 01/17/06 07:07 PM Re: Relatively new bowler
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I think you should go to your local Pro Shop, tell them what you have, what you want, and how much you want to spend and let them give you advice from there. Most good pro shops, at least were I bowl at because I've overheard them making ball suggestions, will look at your old ball and how your grip is. After that they can determine what ball will do what you want for the money or if you just need to make adjustments. Believe it or not, I have seen my Pro Shop guy teach his way out of a new ball sale just by helping with technique, or just making drilling adjustments.
Hope I didn't overload you with info. Good Luck and high rolling!!!! thumbsup

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#14837 - 01/17/06 07:30 PM Re: Relatively new bowler
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I have my own ball now. Its a alley ball that they sold to me. The reason I got it was that it was only $4. Its not drilled just for me. I might consider going to the Pro Shop and asking them for help. If they find a ball for me ill just get it off the internet. One quick question. Since I throw straight would a ball made for curve sqrew me up? Should I just grab a plastic spare ball. From what I hear Plastic spare balls dont have as much power as reactive balls. Is this true? Also would my speed change which ball I should go for? My average speed is probably around 26 mph.
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#14838 - 01/19/06 07:49 PM Re: Relatively new bowler
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Just for an update I decided to go with a brunswick power groove reactive ball. Will be recieving it shortly!
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#14839 - 01/20/06 07:53 AM Re: Relatively new bowler
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">
My average speed is probably around 26 mph.
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Are you sure about that? That's insanely fast. You're going to have a hard time making anything hook with that type of speed.


Also, did you talk with a Pro Shop about what they're going to charge you to drill the ball if you didn't buy it there? The prices at pro shops usually include drilling. A lot of places will charge $50 or more if you bring in a ball purchaced elsewhere. Just don't be suprised...

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