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#69650 - 10/28/08 08:03 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: Rack Wrecker]
Calvin Pistorio Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
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A/S/L: 32/m/maryland
I believe Lane Masters still puts out a few particles.
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#69821 - 10/30/08 09:45 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
slap Offline
USBC Bronze Certified Coach

Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 10
A/S/L: boston, ma
If I'm rolling on an oily wet/dry there is nothing better than my particle WMB. That ball is (still) silky smooth.

#71761 - 11/30/08 03:16 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: Rack Wrecker]
whiz Offline
League Bowler

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 51
A/S/L: 25/M/OK
Originally Posted By: Rack Wrecker
Since we're on the topic of particle balls, anyone know how to find retired balls in today's modern ball market?

i see alot in my proshops sale ball rack. i also see some on ebay. best bet would be to goto different proshops that you never visit that have used/on sale balls.
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#71766 - 11/30/08 03:52 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: whiz]
Rack Wrecker Offline
Team USA Contender

Registered: 10/24/08
Posts: 460
A/S/L: 19/M/Cleveland, Ohio
Thanks! I knew ebay had some, but they haven't seemed to be that common or in that good of shape. But honestly, I didn't realize that the proshops really had sale racks that often. Maybe I just haven't been to the right ones lol
You haven't hit the pocket well enough until you've Wrecked the Rack!

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#72484 - 12/09/08 05:38 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: Rack Wrecker]
TheDemolitionMan Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 2840
A/S/L: 23/Male/California, US
My arsenal is getting changed but I hope for it to look something like this:

Roto-Grip Cell=Heavy oil
Storm Hy-Road=Medium
Roto-Grip Venus= Medium-Light
Columbia 300 Scout Reactive=Dry
Columbia White Dot=Spares

I might throw the Virtual Gravity and/or a Pearl ball like the Illusion or the Twisted Fury in there as well. And maybe get two Hy-Road and two Cells one with pin up and the other with pin down. But that is in the very ditant future right now.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Don't be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

#75053 - 01/09/09 03:11 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: TheDemolitionMan]
bchinfoon Offline

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 18
A/S/L: 23/M/Austin
What do people think about a Hy-Road vs a Black Widow Pearl for a medium oil ball? I'm having trouble deciding what to pick for my next ball.
14# Storm Hy-Road
14# Tropical Storm (Drilled by IBPSIA Certified Driller)
14# 900 Global Link
14# Ice Storm

HG: 193

#75057 - 01/09/09 03:27 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: bchinfoon]
AmpleSound Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 10/17/07
Posts: 1225
A/S/L: 34/M/CO
bchinfoon, that to me is all about preference really. A lot of people agree that the BWP is probably the best ball in the BW series. Though you then have to decide how you want to drill it for a specific lane condition, in your case medium oil.
In the bag:
DV8 Thug Unruly - (Heavy)
DV8 Ruckus Schizo - (Medium)
Columbia Plastic - (Spares/Dry)

My best:
HGS - 300
HSS - 769

#77908 - 01/30/09 09:23 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: AmpleSound]
Fgreco Offline
Bracket Donor

Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 176
A/S/L: 25/Male/Brick, NJ
I should have came to this thread instead of posting a new thread about arsenals. SORRY.

I need help building an arsenal. Just for my bowling center and fun leagues at the same bowling center. As you can see I have the Storm Street Rod Pearl and the Ebonite which moves a lot. The culombia ball I am going to retire it is too old now I think. So I have 2 balls I want a third but which one?
High Game: 290
High Series: 757
Average: 190

Ebonite Mission 2.0 16#
Ebonite V2 Sweet 16#
Ebonite Maxim Spare ball 16#
Colombia 300 Shadow/R 16#

#80429 - 02/17/09 11:37 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: Fgreco]
IndyBowler Offline
League Bowler

Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 56
A/S/L: 24/M/Indianapolis
I could use some advice guys. I wouldn't say I am a cranker, but I hook the ball quite a bit. Usually play twenty out to ten and back.

Right now this is what I currently own:

Dimension that is dull so it hooks more(16 LB w/ even hook)

Venom that is dull (16 LB w/ 12:00 pattern goes too long so I dulled it)

Neptune (10 pin ball/Heavy Dry; 15 LB so I can get less hook/extra ball speed)

Tour Power that has heavy shine ( 16 LB; a little more hook than Neptune; one of my first favorite balls like ten years old)

Backup Options:

Over Time that is dull (16 LB; Similar to Dimension with less hook)

Phenom that is dull (16 LB; hooks a little less than Dimension and Over Time)

I am looking to add a ball that will be stronger than my Dimension. I need suggestions on an extremely strong hooking ball and drilling style. Thanks!
HG: 299
HS: 778
Average: 210-215

Tour Power

Over Time

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USBC Indianapolis City Champion (Doubles)

#80432 - 02/17/09 11:50 PM Re: Building an Arsenal [Re: IndyBowler]
TheDemolitionMan Offline
Virtual League Champion

Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 2840
A/S/L: 23/Male/California, US
The Rogue Cell, Virtual Gravity, Cell and maybe the Cell Pearl would be the way to go then. The Rogue Cell is supposed to be the Hy-Road of the Crown Line. Having both more length and overall hook than either of its predecessors. The VG is a skid/snap monster, although I've seen it with some rather weak drillings and it goes up the boards rather nice as well. The Cell and Cell Pearl are the new standard in heavy oil balls in some people's eyes. The Cell is more of an arching heavy oil demon while the Pearl is more skid/flip.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Don't be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

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