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#33298 - 09/01/06 12:33 AM dare to compare
jellybellyy2k Offline
Bantam

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 17
A/S/L: texas
I'm back in the saddle after a ten year layoff.I lost my gear in a fire and have sense found a used purple quake to replace the one I had it's a 15 lb plugged an redrilled works as good as the old one does anyone know of another quake out there or a new ball thats even close to this balls ability.I would like to find another one and drill it a little different but I have no clue on the new balls that have come and gone in the last ten years.

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#33307 - 09/01/06 11:17 AM Re: dare to compare [Re: jellybellyy2k]
Atochabsh Offline
USBC Bronze Coach

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 6567
A/S/L: 50/F/California
There's really nothing out there now with that "lightbulb" core with an inverted puck core. And everything new is going to have a stronger coverstock then the Quake. And in most cases a stronger core. But if you like Columbia equipment, you might look at the mid range performance balls they have out now. The new Apogee has a football core with a large flip block. That's about as close as I found.

Erin

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#33317 - 09/01/06 06:41 PM Re: dare to compare [Re: Atochabsh]
jellybellyy2k Offline
Bantam

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 17
A/S/L: texas
Thanks for the info I've only had the quake and a cheetah years ago and being out of it for ten years I'm just not up on all the new stuff yet have alot of catching up to do .

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#33319 - 09/01/06 09:51 PM Re: dare to compare [Re: jellybellyy2k]
Atochabsh Offline
USBC Bronze Coach

Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 6567
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Along with the equipment, the lanes are now dressed differently too. Most have gone synthetic lanes which play very different for me. Plus a lot more oil is applied then 10 years ago.

Erin

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#33324 - 09/02/06 12:25 AM Re: dare to compare [Re: Atochabsh]
bigwavedave Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 318
A/S/L: 33/M/Seattle
there are a few balls that have light bulb cores. Ebonite makes one and so does storm. The whrilwind from ebonite and the storm agent line has a light bulbesk weight block. I'm not a storm fan, but it seems to be a good ball. yeah as far as balls you have a bit to catch up on. What area of the lane do you usually play?
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#33330 - 09/02/06 11:58 AM Re: dare to compare [Re: bigwavedave]
jellybellyy2k Offline
Bantam

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 17
A/S/L: texas
I stand dead center take it out to 2nd arrow give or take a board put a little finger in it and depending on the oil this old ball still works good just have to move a little with the oil. I throw 16 to 18 mph rev I guess would be 15or16 not sure on all the tech stuff.

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#33335 - 09/02/06 07:17 PM Re: dare to compare [Re: jellybellyy2k]
bigwavedave Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 318
A/S/L: 33/M/Seattle
I'd probably go with something symetric like the brunswick inferno line or with one of the hammer symetric like the doom series or pure hammer or the whirlwind from ebonite. Something strong, but not too strong. It all depends also on how much oil too, but one of those should do fine.


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Dave
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#33336 - 09/02/06 10:37 PM Re: dare to compare [Re: bigwavedave]
jellybellyy2k Offline
Bantam

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 17
A/S/L: texas
ok thanks I'll check them out sunday the Pro Shop is closed today

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#33358 - 09/04/06 12:20 AM Re: dare to compare [Re: jellybellyy2k]
jellybellyy2k Offline
Bantam

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 17
A/S/L: texas
checked the Pro Shop out an I seen all the hawg balls the black widow and all the action line 270.00 plus is just to much for now but he is looking into it for me league starts wed. I'll play with the quake till they set a weekly shot for us. thanks folks for the info.

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#33363 - 09/04/06 01:50 AM Re: dare to compare [Re: jellybellyy2k]
Jdhaze Offline
Action Bowler

Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 235
A/S/L: 35/M/NH
$270, even drilled up with finger grips and a thumb slug seems a little steep to me. IMHO I would shop around if you can. The most ive seen the Black Widow, drilled up for, was $220, and that included tax. Ive seen them for $180, including drilling and shipping, offered from online proshops. However to use them you would need to either know your drilling measurements or ship them a ball they can copy.


JD

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