joking is a good thing.
ironically, my cousin, Don Was is a multi-Grammy award winner...but i think film-makers get Golden Globe's (or something), not Grammys.
while i have you on the phone, and since you're a Storm pro...what is the deal
with the Uproar?
it's kind of billed as a dry lane, possibly short oil or sport shot ball. it's pretty much the opposite of that. but it's definitely not a heavy/long oil ball.
you can see my 'arsenal' in my sig., and avatar, and i can't figure out where the Uproar fits in with the rest of my stuff.
it came in handy last night. because i don't like carrying a lot of balls to league (lazy), and was picking up a new Low Flare, and last week the lanes were playing real long i needed to bring my dull Oath with me...so...i had only the Uproar, Fusion, Oath and Low Flare with me.
i was playing a good zone with the Fusion, around 13 out to 5, but by game 3, that track got burned up, and i had to slide left just a little. just moving from 13 in to about 17, the Fusion couldn't make the final turn. (i've found, and a lot of other guys, too, that the Fusion isn't all that great when you move inside. i didn't want to move all that deep (i still had a good zone going), so, no Oath. i tried the Uproar right where i was with the Fusion, and the Uproar made the last flip with no problem, and i went pretty big with it...buncha strikes.
so...what the heck is the Uproar? it reacts violently to dry...so no good on dry lanes. it likes to cover boards, so no good on burnt/sport conditions where i'm trying to narrow the strip of lane that i'm playing. no good on oil, because it's just not made to read heavy oil.
i thought it might be a ball down from my IQs, but it out-hooks them, especially the last 10 feet...and if i get the ball right just a tiny bit too early, it makes a sudden left turn.
it's great for moving just a few boards in when the IQs don't make the final flip, but other than that, given all the other balls i have, i'm not seeing it getting a lot of lane time.
Have you thrown it? What have you seen or heard about it? What do you think about it, and what is it best at?