Thanks for your reply. Let's forget about the rev to speed ratio and start again. Here's my overall problem.
I've been to two different pro shops and don't feel that I've been matched up properly with ball or layout. The last four balls I've had are Dominator, Fuel, Vendetta Black Solid and most currently Blade Solid. Most of the time the balls hook too much and never seem to have enough energy in the backend.
I'll try and give you as much info about myself as possible.
Slow speed (11-12) and low revs - throw hook style
PAP - 5 7/8 over 1 3/4 up
Axis rotation - 45 degrees (I believe)
Stroker style - fairly good control and accuracy
Pretty good spare shooter
Average - 170ish
Line played - usually stand on 18 and play 2nd arrow bellying ball out a bit on league conditions. Move right and play between 1st and 2nd when oilier.
Bowl on synthetics medium to medium heavy and encounter some carrydown.
I can get the ball to the pocket most of the time but I never seem to have a lot of backend finish and leave a lot of corner pins.
A high school coach watched me bowl about a year or so ago and told me that I should be a 180 average bowler. He said I needed a skid/flip ball that breaks early. What falls into that category and does layout come into play?
Please keep in mind that I throw 13# equipment so my selection is somewhat limited.
I'm currently using a 13# Blade Solid Reactive. It was originally drilled with pin above the ring and CG kicked way out. The ball flared out way too much and broke too early. We then polished it up which brought it under better control but it never had a great backend reaction. I spoke to Hammer and they suggested I redrill it. It is now drilled pin above index finger and CG in palm. We took the polish off because it was sliding too much.
I now have more length but even less backend than I had before. Now I'm leaving some 5 pins which were never an issue for me.
Any suggestions or input would be appreciated. Let me know if you need any additional information.
Please forgive me for the overly long post