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 Post subject: Brunswick BTU Pearl?
 Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:39 pm Post Number: #1 Post
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I bowl on wood lanes that are most of the time are on the dry side. I have found that reactive and even my blue hammer urethane snap to hard on the back end. I have been using my Columbia white dot with much success. I am a lefty and my favorite line is right down the five board which works great for the plastic ball. The down side is the carry can be a little shaky.
i am looking into the BTU pearl for more carry with the same type of reaction as the plastic. Thanks for any advice.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick BTU Pearl?
 Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:16 pm Post Number: #2 Post
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Track Spare Plus, a plastic with a real core (the Paradox core)... drill according to your specs.


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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick BTU Pearl?
 Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:35 pm Post Number: #3 Post
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Thanks Tony!


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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick BTU Pearl?
 Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:23 am Post Number: #4 Post
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Welcome to BowlingChat

Getting the layout done correctly is especially important when drilling one of the Asymmetrical Plastics being offered today. Knowing your release specs will help a great deal.
Check out this link for the information needed...

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=373

While the BTU Pearl could be a good option it will not react like Plastic. It will require a different lane play strategy.

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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick BTU Pearl?
 Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:04 am Post Number: #5 Post
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I've switched over to no thumb a few months ago and anyway, to try something more controlled I got a BTU pearl on sale for a urethane type reaction. It may be better than urethane, but that would be because it's not urethane. I then found a used blue hammer. The BTU is much stronger with a reactive reaction on backend.

The ball that ended up using to practice on my no thumb conversation (my ball was hooking crazy all over the place) was the Track Spare plus. It's like plastic, but with shape for better carry.
So I've used all 3 of these, and don't think there is much comparison at all.

Track spare plus is a great ball. It doesn't have the early roll and carry down problems of urethane. I think much more of a dry lane ball.


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 Post subject: Re: Brunswick BTU Pearl?
 Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:59 am Post Number: #6 Post
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slmrcs wrote:
It may be better than urethane, but that would be because it's not urethane.


In my own empirical research I’ve found that when compared to true urethane balls, only thing better in BTU is included in the name of the ball. Always either very snappy at the back end or just plain roller to me. :lol:

But really your situation sounds that it has a lot of potential for urethane balls. Something with a controllable, smooth arc motion. Some urethanes are snappy, some very smooth so dont judge them too soon.

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