Got the chance to throw the shined up Reign of Power last night. Second shift league, 4 lefties on the pair, including myself. Ball is drilled 4x4x1 with a small hole on the val, a couple of inches below my PAP.
Got lined up pretty quickly in practice, standing 26, hitting 13 at the arrows, going out to about 8. Ball revved up nice, made a nice pronounced move, and faced up really well. Went front 8 first game, hit a little transition, left a 3-9,picked it up, moved a board to my left, then went to the fill ball where I left a solid 7 for 277. Ended up moving a little further left, took a piece of tape out of the thumb, and shot 258 the 2nd game. Had to chase the oil back in a little the third game, as carry started to get squirrelly, but threw the last 4 for 223, so 758 first night out.
With the OOB 1000 finish, this shell is really aggressive. I put some Storm Step 2 polish on it to get it to read the friction correctly, and it did just that on the 41' THS pattern. I was a little hesitant to shine it, as I was hoping to use it at nationals with the OOB finish, but the only time I can get use out of that much surface is on a long, heavy pattern such as the Shark, and the patterns out there aren't quite that long. Plus, I'm bringing my Sync in case I need an aggressive shell. This one will fit in nicely.
Edited by Fin09 (05/03/13 10:11 AM)
Experience is something you get immediately after you need it most
Bowl up a Storm!