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#52074 - 03/15/08 11:20 AM New Ball decision
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9820
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Well, I have decided on 2 new balls to bring to Nationals, The Black Widow Bite, and the Ultra Zone. The problem I will have is that this overloads me with heavy oil balls.
The only ball I will have is the Storm Shift for medium play, and that is really squirty.

I don't play in a lot of tournaments, maybe one a month. I do bowl on a House Sport shot and sub in a PBA league. But, for a regular league THS and especially in dryer practice, I think I am [censored] myself.

Given my arsenal, and the prospective purchases, what are your thoughts?
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#52078 - 03/15/08 12:43 PM Re: New Ball decision [Re: Dennis Michael]
CoachJim Offline
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Registered: 09/19/06
Posts: 4665
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Dennis, What balls do you already have that work well on the pba and sport shots?

I think the Ultra might have too much back end for many of the shots at the Nats and other tournaments.

The Fresh, National shot will require a heavy oil ball with 1000 or 2000 dull surface played up the 7 or 8 board out to 5 or 6 until the shot opens up, then a shiny surface in a similar ball will probably get you through. If you bowl on a second or third squad singles and doubles, the Ultra might come in handy though. Your Shift will also play well from straighter angles.

The BTM is 2ft longer with a flatter 1 to 1 pattern with less oil than the national shot, similar to the US Open. If you get there early and bowl on fresh, you will have to be accurate and use a the same dull piece you use at the National team shot and Open up a shot from yourself from the second arrow, be ready for quick ball and line changes. The Ultra may be too jumpy off the break point on this one. The Shift might be more controlable.

The Bowlers Journal is also 43 ft, but has less volume of oil than the BTM, but is a 3 to 1 pattern, here the Ultra might be a good ball if you end up covering a bunch of boards.

I have heard that the Storm Sport Bowling Challenge is a short pattern, so bring your shift for that one.

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#52080 - 03/15/08 01:54 PM Re: New Ball decision [Re: CoachJim]
Dennis Michael Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 9820
A/S/L: M/Barrington, Ill
Coach, both the Conqueror and the Terminator are great on oil, sport shots, tournaments, and PBA league. You won't find much info on the Conqueror, since it was a limited edition, (500 balls only). It is drilled for early arc. The Terminator is drilled with pin over the ring finger, about 3 1/2-4 inches.

I use the Conq. to play the middle 15 to 10 with enough for the backend. The Terminator is a great straight up shot 8 out to 5. I had the Shift for an inside line, but gave up on the ball, and use it only for med-lite shots. The BW Bite is intended for an inside-out line as I need it. And, I thought the Ultra, for a reactive cover, would play more in the middle with a strong back end. Trying to cover all bases.
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