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#197562 - 05/28/17 09:58 AM Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5)
BOSStull Offline
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List of the Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) from BowlersMart.

10) Blue/Onyx Vibe

9) Ebonite Mission

8) Brunswick Vapor Zone

7) Storm Marvel Pearl

6) Storm IQ Tour Solid

5) Ebonite The One; released 2005

4) Storm Virtual Gravity; released 2008

3) Hammer Black Widow; released 2006

2) Ebonite Gamebreaker; released 2007

1) Storm Hyroad; released 2008

Last week I decided to finally order a Hy-Road from my PS. This ball has been on my to buy list forever and I always seem to get something else. Well seeing this article today I thought I would post to see what everyone's favorite ball on the list is.

On the list would be the Hy-Road although I have never owned one it is on the list and will be in my bag soon. I did have a Storm Dark Thunder Pearl when I first got back into bowling which was very similar to the Hy-Road. I have never owned anything else that is on the list.

If you could buy one of these balls which one would it be?
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#197563 - 05/28/17 10:13 AM Re: Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) [Re: BOSStull]
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Cool list. Interestingly, I didn't like most of them.

The Hy-Road for me was too skid/flippy and anything but the versatile benchmark ball everyone called it.

The black widow was good for me, but I preferred the black taboo when it came out.

The IQ Tour was flat 10s and 4-9s for me. Rarely usable. But I did love the gold IQ.

Marvel Pearl...never found a time where it was better than something else in my bag. An OK ball for me, but never a good one.

Onyx vibe was very strong and for me, roll out prone. The best of the Vibes (and I've thrown them all) was the Cherry. Hands down.

My list would be new Green Quantum, Cherry Vibe, Gold IQ, Black Taboo, and Venom Shock. I don't think I've had ten I loved to make a whole list.
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#197564 - 05/28/17 01:51 PM Re: Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) [Re: BOSStull]
Dennis Michael Offline
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I rarely use Storm balls. Most have been too angular for me.
However, I have seen the Hy Road used with much success.

Gotta agree with the Black Widow. I have one and will use it occasionally. Did have 2-300 games in a week with it.

Put Lane Master balls on the list for me. And, I have quite a few.

I really prefer a high RG, low diff, arcing ball. And, symmetrical cores, please.
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#197567 - 05/28/17 02:52 PM Re: Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) [Re: BOSStull]
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I have the Game Breaker 2 which is sort of a reissue of the Game Breaker. I absolutely love the GB 2, it is my benchmark ball. If given the chance, I'd love to try the original GB.

I had the IQ Tour Solid, I never developed a feel for the ball and then it cracked in half.

The Motiv Venom Shock has me spoiled with its smooth arc. Apparently others feel the same way as its been on Motiv's active line for a number of years now.
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#197649 - 06/10/17 09:21 AM Re: Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) [Re: BOSStull]
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Looking at this list most of the balls have been released again as the original or very close to the original. Companies continue to recycle the old equipment. Here comes the VIBES again.

BLUE VIBE

CHERRY VIBE

and a DIESEL
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#197652 - 06/10/17 05:27 PM Re: Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) [Re: BOSStull]
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I have a hy-road in rotation but, currently out of the bag. I STILL have an Onyx Vibe, but it suits a very specific purpose for me. It handles carry down better than any other piece I have ever had. I do have an IQ Tour 30 that get a ton of use after the shot breaks down. I couldn't get myself to buy a piece with "vapor" in the title...I guess I should get over that sorta thinking LoL
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#197693 - 06/15/17 08:40 PM Re: Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) [Re: BOSStull]
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Originally Posted By: BOSStull


Last week I decided to finally order a Hy-Road from my PS. This ball has been on my to buy list forever and I always seem to get something else. Well seeing this article today I thought I would post to see what everyone's favorite ball on the list is.

[
Finally got it drilled yesterday. Yes I like it. Compliments my New Standard very well.


Edited by BOSStull (06/15/17 08:59 PM)
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#197694 - 06/15/17 09:22 PM Re: Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) [Re: BOSStull]
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Congrats, I've had a 16 lb Hy-Road for about five years and bought a 15 lb several months ago. Considering getting the pearl version just because I can. smile
Good luck with your new ball. Looks like it likes you!

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#197703 - 06/17/17 08:15 AM Re: Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) [Re: BOSStull]
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I should of bought the HR awhile back. I went to a storm Demo a couple of years ago and was really impressed with the Hy-Road Solid. It was the best ball for me at the Storm Demo. At that time I was planning on buying both the HR and HR solid but just kept putting it off. Now the HR Solid is no longer available. Who knows maybe it will be back in some form in the future.


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#197704 - 06/17/17 03:01 PM Re: Top 10 Bowling Balls Since 2005 (Balls 1 5) [Re: BOSStull]
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With all this discussion about the Hy-Road, I've decided to pull my Hy-Road Pearl out of storage. I bought the HR Pearl a couple years back not knowing that the ball is a flip monster and quickly came to dislike it. I had the PSO take it down to 2000 grit which I am hoping will help control the flip. I'll try it in league tomorrow and if it still flips hard, go 1000 grit.
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14lbs Ebonite Gamebreaker 2
15lbs Motiv Venom Shock
14lbs Columbia 300 Antics (Weak)
15lbs Columbia 300 Antics (Agg)

Secondary

15lbs Blend10 OSW
15lbs Motiv Venom Panic
15lbs Motiv Rebel Tank

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