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#198626 - 12/08/17 05:39 PM "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball
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I recently got the Tag Cannon from Motiv for when the heads start to get a little burnt up. It has OTB finish of 5500 LSP. I have to play it about board 13 down and in. The other option is I pull out my Storm C2 wrist brace and really crank my release to get the revs to get it to read the friction better. I have the brace mainly to help when my arthritis has my wrists hurting to the point where it is hard to keep it strong behind the ball. When I crank it like that, it is not natural for me nor is it overly comfortable. I use the Motiv Venom Shock as my first ball out. This has an out of box finish of 4000 grit sanded and I have no trouble getting the action I want out of it with a strong hook. My question is if I bring the pearl cover stock on the Tag and make it something close to the 4000 grit sanded will it still clear the heads like a pearl ball should? Would I be better off bringing to 1500 polished or 2000 polished which is the finish that Storm and Roto Grip have on the majority of their pearl balls. I am not sure what the right move is to make sure it can still clear the heads but I get a good hook on it. I expect it to be weaker than the Shock but I was expecting to get more hook out of it than my spare ball...haha. I have a low track and I know this makes it harder to get higher RG pearls to read the friction sometimes But I need some advice on what to do with the surface. Any help is appreciated. Thank You


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#198629 - 12/08/17 08:42 PM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Jason_C]
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When I was one handed I would sand my pearl balls to either 2000 or a 1000-polish... Id try 2000 and see how it goes!
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#198630 - 12/08/17 10:01 PM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Jason_C]
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That is enough to get through the heads even if they are a little burnt right? The ball is technically skid flip (RG of 2.56 and diff of .038 and the cover stock is Motiv's SFP which stands for Skid/Flip Pearl at 5500 polished) I just want it to clear the heads and have a nice late break into the pocket with a good angle of entry. I was worried dropping from 5500 polished to 2000 polished but it seems like Motiv is the only company to use grits as high as 5000 polished and 5500 polished regularly.

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#198632 - 12/09/17 01:31 AM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Jason_C]
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It should be... If nothing else different finshes are an easy thing to test
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#198634 - 12/09/17 07:40 AM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Jason_C]
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Thank you Dylan I appreciate the advice. By the way I see in your signature that you have a paranoia in your bag. How do you like it?. I was thinking of getting a Chronic Paranoia to try out. I am getting the Forza SS for a new benchmark. I love my Shock But I have seen a couple of people throw the Forza SS and I love the smooth nature of the ball and the continuation through the pins is awesome as well.

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#198635 - 12/09/17 07:50 AM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Dylan585]
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I was also curious. How long did it take you to convert to two handed? I am thinking about trying it or trying a style like Tom Smallwood. There are days with my Rheumatoid Arthritis I have trouble fitting my thumb into the ball. So I am thinking of switching to a no thumb delivery of some sort

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#198639 - 12/09/17 04:53 PM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Jason_C]
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The paranoia is pretty good... I have a forza GT that I like a lot more... I just love that ball! As for converting, It took me about a year... The biggest thing is trying to get your ball speed up and not just put a thousand revs on the ball straight off the side. The biggest thing I did to convert was change my slide pad... The less I slide and more I plant it really helps to rip through the ball... IF you are going to change let me know and I can give you some advice!
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High series: 710
Average: 197

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#198640 - 12/09/17 04:57 PM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Jason_C]
Dylan585 Offline
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Your not by chance near Rochester are you?
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High game: 288 (2 times now!)
High series: 710
Average: 197

Bag: Original Burgandy Hammer, Genesis the judge, motiv Forza gt, motiv Arctic sniper

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#198643 - 12/10/17 01:38 AM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Dylan585]
Jason_C Offline
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no I am actually in the Capital district. Near Catskill. Thank you for the offer for advice... I may end up taking you up on it if I keep having thumb issues.

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#198653 - 12/11/17 08:15 AM Re: "Knocking the Shine" off of my Pearl Ball [Re: Jason_C]
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Dylan,
When we getting together? I am in Churchville, and am retired, so anytime I am not already bowling is good!
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