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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 urethane ball thread
 Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:57 am Post Number: #41 Post
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Just got my hands on another Red Sorcerer and my second Crow came today. Ready for the fall season!


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 Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:42 pm Post Number: #42 Post
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I added The Crow to my arsenal for short sport shot patterns (Sydney, Stockholm, etc.). As a rev-challenged lefty, I have not been able to use urethane to combat the shorter patterns the way others have. However, after having absolutely no success with mid-level resin during my Summer sport shot league, I was able to use The Crow on Stockholm with success. It was shocking to see how much traction it has in the front part of the lane compared to other urethanes while laying off on the back part and hitting the pocket effectively. A completely new look/ball motion for me!

Not sure if it will see any house shot duty but The Crow will be in the bag for any pattern on the flatter side and shorter than 37 feet.


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 Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:02 pm Post Number: #43 Post
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LookingForALeftyWall wrote:
I added The Crow to my arsenal for short sport shot patterns (Sydney, Stockholm, etc.). As a rev-challenged lefty, I have not been able to use urethane to combat the shorter patterns the way others have. However, after having absolutely no success with mid-level resin during my Summer sport shot league, I was able to use The Crow on Stockholm with success. It was shocking to see how much traction it has in the front part of the lane compared to other urethanes while laying off on the back part and hitting the pocket effectively. A completely new look/ball motion for me!

Not sure if it will see any house shot duty but The Crow will be in the bag for any pattern on the flatter side and shorter than 37 feet.



What weight is your Crow? What layout did you put on it?

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 Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:51 pm Post Number: #44 Post
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Viper wrote:


What weight is your Crow? What layout did you put on it?

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15 pounds.

I went fairly aggressive - CG kicked left, 4" pin to PAP, and 30 degree VAL angle with a p-3ish balance hole. In the past I have put weaker layouts on weaker equipment and have been burned. Given my speed dominance and rotation, I feel more comfortable with smaller VAL angles on my equipment - something that I feel has worked well with this ball that has not altered it's overall smooth reaction and transition from skid to hook to roll.


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 Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:07 am Post Number: #45 Post
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LookingForALeftyWall wrote:

15 pounds.

I went fairly aggressive - CG kicked left, 4" pin to PAP, and 30 degree VAL angle with a p-3ish balance hole. In the past I have put weaker layouts on weaker equipment and have been burned. Given my speed dominance and rotation, I feel more comfortable with smaller VAL angles on my equipment - something that I feel has worked well with this ball that has not altered it's overall smooth reaction and transition from skid to hook to roll.


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 Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:09 pm Post Number: #46 Post
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http://bowlerx.com/Lord-Field-Old-Schoo ... SCHOOL.htm

new one on the list available in the us


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 Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:57 am Post Number: #47 Post
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gunso wrote:
http://bowlerx.com/Lord-Field-Old-School-Bowling-Ball-LFOLDSCHOOL.htm

new one on the list available in the us

Looks cool, wonder how strong it is compared to The Crow.

I am happy to hear you guys are having great success with the Crow.
After a ton of experimentation on modern house shots with many types and styles of balls with differnt layouts I think I have finally settled on an arsenal that seems to give me the most consistent and dependable reaction day in and day out with no surprises.

I am only using urethane now. There is no need for reactive in my game. I do not score higher with it, but I definitely can score much lower with it. It is just too undependable for me.

For the first game I use my Visionary Midnight Scorcher particle urethane at 320 grit.
It never fails to roll hard regardless of the amount of oil.
If the shot breaks down by the end of the first game, I drop down to my Crow also at 320 grit.
I use the Grizz also at 320 grit for right side spares.

These are all the balls I need now for Parkway or Kearny or any normal house shot.
The Scorcher is a miracle ball that just ignores over/under, or really the lane condition in general.
I just know it will roll and find the best arc to the pocket. Now it is just up to me to be consistent.
Once things dry up a little bit, the Crow becomes just as strong and rolly as the Scorcher and I can basically just stay on the same line with it or maybe move a tad right if needed.

If things burn up then I can use the Grizz and for right side spares it is perfect.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2017 urethane ball thread
 Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:21 pm Post Number: #48 Post
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here is a video of the hot cell from roto grip. looks strong to me. the color kinda reminds me of a faball red hammer

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 Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:33 pm Post Number: #49 Post
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Looks like Jesper is using a Storm Natural Pearl in the Weber Cup.

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