The following copy and paste is a posting I submitted back in early Aug. I hope you find it worthwhile to glance over:
#32487 - 08-07-2006 18:14 My review of the Infinite One
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Loc: 39/M/Atlanta Ok I will try to get around the fact of being an ardent fan of Ebonite and try to give a somewhat unbiased approach to this review. Ball is at box finish of 500 grit Abralon. This ball is definitely a keeper and is designed to go a little longer than the Big One. However; BEWARE! This ball has got to have oil to keep it on the lane. It does hit extremely hard if it's flush. A few light pocket hits also resulted in excellent carry. A couple of high flush kicked the 4 pin out. although I dod not get the opportunity to throw this ball in the house I actually bought this for since their computer
were down and they couldn't turn on any lanes, we did take this to another house that generally has a horrid shot. Keep in mind that I am no big cranker but can swing the ball if need be. I'm more the down and in tweener if anything. First game out of the bag was 224. Nothing major but since I was test driving it, I thought the 224 to be good. First ball I set up for: Standing 25 (I'm a righty) and released the ball over 17 and swung it to 7. Came in high. Next full rack: Standing 29. Swung it over 19 and out to about 4. Light hit but carried. 3rd full rack: Standing 28, rolled it over 18 out to about 5. SMASH! Can't wait to actually get this one broke in a bit so it'll really perform. As the day progressed and the lanes made their transition I had to change balls because I simply couldn't get it down lane far enough before it would bite hard.
Definitely have to get this ball down the lane and out far enough. There is NO ROOM for error. Try to grab one at the bottom and pull it 2 boards? It'll run left on you in a hurry. As the oil breaks down you need to expect big moves left (or right if you're a lefty) meaning that a 2-3 board move on the approach and a board on the lane will not be enough. Change it to a 4 board move on the approach and 2-3 boards on the lane.
Polish this one up and it will move a little further down the lane so make sure you set up on the right adjustment accordingly. Personally, for me I love this ball and may even think of getting a couple more with diffferent layouts to go just a little longer but still rev up and turn over hard.
My critique?: 10 thumbs up and I've only got 2 thumbs. LOL.