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 Post subject: Re: What Ball will you Never Get Rid of?
 Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:59 pm Post Number: #41 Post
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On the other hand I have an undrilled burgundy Columbia U Dot that somebody gave me that I will be keeping just for histories sake, since it is undrilled.[/quote]

My wine-dot was a boat anchor...used it for a few years and it ended up on the rack at the bowling alley
But no way any one is ever going to get my burgandy hammers or the urethane turbo

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 Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:12 pm Post Number: #42 Post
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MOTIV SX1.Love this ball.They are stopping production on the SX1,so if
you have never tried one ,and wanted to ,this may be the best time to do so.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:34 am Post Number: #43 Post
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my black widow solid. when all else isnt carrying i can pull out old reliable and get those needed strikes.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:06 am Post Number: #44 Post
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the Hy-Road; still as awesome as the day i got it

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 Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:37 pm Post Number: #45 Post
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The one I just bought after not bowling for about 5 years. I went and bought a 900 Global Bank and what a great ball. I've bowled about 15 games with it so far and have about a 215 average.Not bad for being away for awhile. Maybe its just re-beginners luck. Only time will tell.


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 Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:46 pm Post Number: #46 Post
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The spare ball.


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 Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:45 am Post Number: #47 Post
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The Columbia (Tec2) Rock Pearl ,,, bowled my first 278 game with this ball in 2001. The Columbia Rock Pearl coverstock has a light load of particles and it has LowRG of 2.506 and a medium differential RG of .047. Great ball!
http://www.ballreviews.com/Reviews/Reviews.asp?ManufacterID=3&BallID=133

I wonder if Morich or any other ball company has something very much like this ball, but with a stronger coverstock for longer oil pattern.


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 Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:09 pm Post Number: #48 Post
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Closest product, I would think is the Ntense.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:44 pm Post Number: #49 Post
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I have to say, I used to be more attached to bowling balls than I am now. I don't like carrying around too many, so I replace 1 for 1 now in my 4-6 ball arsenal. But, I am keeping the ball I shot my first sanctioned 300 with, the Fuze Igniter.


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 Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:30 pm Post Number: #50 Post
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Only have three that I've clung to over the years, even though they're 16's I still toss em in the bag now and again. My Ebonite Omega Lion has about a million games on it, and has been resurfaced to the point that there are no labels left just a serial number. My original Red Pulse is still the best ball ever built for over/under conditions and has traveled to nationals every year since 1999. I also have a black 3D Tour Offset Hammer that has helped me make a ton of money over the years.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:23 pm Post Number: #51 Post
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I'll never get rid of my Columbia Icon 300, love that ball and it worked on every type of lane condition, as well as my Black Widow pearl and my MoRich Colossus.


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 Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:14 pm Post Number: #52 Post
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My Craze with double thumb drilling...First two league nights this year 697 and 707... went to my Mania with double thumb in the last game of the 707 set... SWEET ! I just bought another Craze to put away for future use ! (Got one for the wife too)


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 Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:58 pm Post Number: #53 Post
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2 Motiv GT1 - My first 2 300 balls
AMF Xtreme courage - First ball I ever drilled for myself
Brunswick Vapor Zone - Shot 733 in Doubles my first time at Nationals
Storm Secret Agent - First 800 Ball, 818
Storm Atomic Charge - First Sweeper Win
Storm Super Charge - Something super funky with this ball, it flares 16" the rings are separated by 1.25" 'tis a novelty
Storm Super Power - First 299
El-Nino X-it - Second 299
Randolph Classic - First polyester 2-piece
Storm Fire Power - Signed by Pete Weber


Those are just the permanent collectibles, I really need to clean the others out of the garage.


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 Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:45 pm Post Number: #54 Post
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blue vibe! have two of them and love them both. very smooth and can handle transition of any pattern you throw at it.

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 Post subject: Re: What Ball will you Never Get Rid of?
 Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:50 pm Post Number: #55 Post
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interesting topic could go on for awhile because I think all of us have had bowling balls that have lasting memories.
I have had a few I would never get rid of.
1. the track triton elite pearl had highest series ever with including 30 strikes in a row for 836.
2. morich colossus pearl this ball gives me a look on any lane condition especially sport. I owned over 3 ebonite vortex's and they were good balls, but colossus pearl just does a little better for me especially on the tough stuff. Still in the bag today.
3. morich onslaught Had one sitting in the pro shop for about 5 years undrilled even tried selling it off for less than we paid for it drilled. but no takers, thank god. Best THS ball I ever owned rolled 300 in 3 different houses with ball. wood synthetic short long if its a house shot it will score. still in the bag.

A couple I wish I didn't get rid of morich hercules and original colossus. I had near misses with colossus including 796 with 587 for first 2 games. The person I sold this ball to shot 300 with it.

some balls that I'll give honorable mention to for the sake of viewing that I have drilled for myself:
amf king cobra
amf white xs
track synergy
track darkside (covered more boards in backend than any ball i ever drilled for myself just didn't always add up on the scoresheet )
morich ravage
could be a keeper but to early yet morich mania 806 end of last year


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 Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:44 am Post Number: #56 Post
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The ball I WISH I hadn't gotten rid of is the Brunswick Black Diamond that I shot my first (also last and only) 300 game with in the summer of 1972. I had it plugged and redrilled with different grip specs and didn't like it. Left it on a ball rack in Louisiana. -- JohnP


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 Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:07 pm Post Number: #57 Post
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Brunswick Wild Ride.

It's the only Big B ball that I still have left that hasn't cracked and it's my only ball with a pin down layout.

Now, regarding the cracking, I can only blame myself. I live in a hot desert climate and left my gear in storage while I was deployed to Afghanistan.

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 Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:03 pm Post Number: #58 Post
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Columbia Arch Rival :
The cover doesn't require a lot of maintenance, and always seems to react the same. I've had a few and still have one undrilled in the closet. An excellent THS ball, but pretty useless on PBA patterns. I don't throw any other Columbia equipment other than this one.


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 Post subject: Re: What Ball will you Never Get Rid of?
 Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:59 am Post Number: #59 Post
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OMG lol :)

Brunswick Danger Zone HPD - First 300 Unsactioned back in they day's of middle school lol
AMF Night Hawk (Original) - Gave to me by a Local Pro Daniel Miyamoto, Shot 299 haha
Manhattan 300 Rubber Ball - My Grandfathers Undrilled Ball, Something about they gave it for shooting 300 :)
Hammer Blue Hammer Pearl - My dads 299 ball :)
Brunswick Pulse Zone - Signed by Tony Reyes and the Pro's that came down to our Pro-Am a while back
Brunswick Vapor Zone - Signed by Robert Smith and the Pros's a while back
Mikasa Clear Green - Just cause its Single Drilled lol (Mom's old ball)
Storm Soccer Ball - Love this ball :) and it has that Aggressive Full Roller Layout bwahaha!
Storm Black Ice - Favorite ball in my current arsenal and i love to throw it ^_^
Ebonite Mission 2.0 - First ball i drilled with no help lol xD
Ebonite Nitro-R (The Purpleish Pink Ball) - My first 7-10 split pick up :)
Track 607A SE - It just looks sooooo nice going down the lane for some reason lol


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 Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:24 pm Post Number: #60 Post
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