Practiced with my newly drilled Rattler for the first time. It's not as strong as I thought it would be, but that's good because it fills a hole in my arsenal. I was playing on a nearly fresh house shot. The first game I shot, I was just warming up and didn't shoot spares. The first 5 frames, I shot with my go to ball, the Copperhead, and the last half I started throwing my Rattler. I shot a 247 which isn't bad for not making any spares.The next game was with my Rattler only, and I shot a 255. I was shooting 9 to about 7 or 6. The next two games, I was just shooting around to see how the ball would react on different part of the lanes. The fifth game I went back out to my original line and shot about a 220. Halfway through the that game I felt the ball rubbing against the back of my thumb. Three frames after I noticed that, some skin was torn off my thumb. The thumbhole didn't feel wrong, but apparently it is. I'll have to check out what's wrong with it later. I want to see what the ball can do on burnt up and short shots. It sucks that we ust finished shooting on the Cheetah on the sportshot league.