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#28964 - 09/10/05 09:23 PM Ball Question
Bryant Offline
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I'm thinking about getting a ball of my own, a brunswick power groove. The thing i cant decide is if I should go for the reactive or particle coverstock. I mainly bowl in two houses, both med-heavy oil. One usually has a fresh coat of oil on it, dry backends. The other has a bit of oil carry down.

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#28965 - 09/21/05 11:40 AM Re: Ball Question
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Hi Bryant,

I just got my first real ball after debating that same question. I'm a beginner, so I can't tell you for certain which is best, but all the pros I talked to recommended particle to me, so thats what I went with.

Hope that helps you.

Good Bowling!
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#28966 - 09/21/05 03:24 PM Re: Ball Question
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In most cases the particle ball will have a more subtle reaction. The ball may hook as much as a reactive ball but it in most cases is a more gradual arc instead of a snap or skid/flip reaction. Also the amount of oil is rarely significant unless it is a house that places less than normal amounts. There are very few house shots that are heavy oil because of the cost to put that shot out. When people say they are bowling in heavy oil they often are playing the middle of the lane where the highest concentration of oil is placed.

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#28967 - 09/21/05 04:23 PM Re: Ball Question
Bryant Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
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Thanks guys,

I was just wondering though, if i got a ball, would it be better to go with a entry level ball like the power groove or move up to something with a more dynamic core like the bvp line?
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#28968 - 09/21/05 04:33 PM Re: Ball Question
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Well depends on your budget and what you can afford really. Personally, I think you would get more satisfaction out of a more "performance" type ball. Just my opinion of course...
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#28969 - 09/21/05 04:37 PM Re: Ball Question
Bryant Offline
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Thats the biggest problem (budget)...it doesnt help when your 14, jobless... undecided ..o well...Christmas 3 months away!! lol
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#28970 - 09/25/05 12:57 PM Re: Ball Question
rackattack Offline
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Registered: 09/23/05
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I think you will find the reactive easier to maintain than the particle.As you put games on particle equipment the track area smoothes out and the reaction will fade.You will have to rough up the ball with sand paper or scotch brite pads more and more to bring the particles back.

A reactive,on the other hand only requires regular cleaning to maintain the surface.

I use particle equipment for extreme oil conditions and reactive stuff for everything else.If your goal is control over a wider variety of conditions I advise the Power Groove reactive,a good cleaner and an oil absorbing towel.

As your skill progresses you may want to move to more condition specific equipment.

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#28971 - 09/26/05 10:26 AM Re: Ball Question
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Originally posted by Bryant:
Thats the biggest problem (budget)...it doesnt help when your 14, jobless... undecided ..o well...Christmas 3 months away!! lol </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="VERDANA,ARIAL,HELVETICA,TAHOMA">Hey Bryant, you might check eBay for bowling balls. I bought two new undrilled balls over the weekend for less than the cost of shipping them. There are some great deals on premium equipment. I got a Track Rule, Track Phenom Unleashed, and I'm hoping to win an auction on a Track Aresenal Aggressive too. I don't really need so many bowling balls for sure, but when you can pick up a ball that sells at a pro-shop for $100-$150 for only $15 thats a pretty good deal.
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