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 Post subject: What RICO ball do you have?
 Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:14 pm Post Number: #1 Post
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Surface?

...and where and how do you use it?

(mine: Brunswick BVP Mammoth 1000/4000)

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 Post subject: Re: What RICO ball do you have?
 Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:17 pm Post Number: #2 Post
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None.
I tried it on a Raging Red Fuze years ago, hit like crap because it never rolled.
VAL angles that high are unnecessary and the Pin to PAP distances are a shot in the dark.

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 Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:31 pm Post Number: #3 Post
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I tried it on a Raging Red Fuze years ago, hit like crap because it never rolled.
VAL angles that high are unnecessary and the Pin to PAP distances are a shot in the dark.


It uses the weakest pin placement with a strong balance hole. Seems contradictory to me. Take it away, then give it back. Why bother? The only time I've seen it work well is on stone wall overblocks by rev dominant players.


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 Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:03 am Post Number: #4 Post
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Varies by bowler. Ive had it on a Sapphire Zone back in 1997, then later on a Chance Zone, Smash Zone, Wild Card, Revolution Pro, Rip Zone, Awesome Revs, Sling Shot, and two Strike Kings.

All rolled great. Surface was typically box. Some of the higher polished balls i adjusted to 1000 or 2000 for best results.

Contradictory is often seen in bowling. You never have to look far.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:14 pm Post Number: #5 Post
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i just picked up a red vibe......not sure what to do with it. i thought of drilling it for short but i only see it maybe 3 weeks a year. i might try the RICO or modified RICO on this one sicne ive never done it before......or maybe a motion hole......i hate buying balls without a plan or real hole to fill in the arsenal haha

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I buy a lot of equipment. If you have no need at the time don't drill it. Its worth more money undrilled if you change your mind later.

For me the Rico layout is 5.5" from my pap. Ive drilled a few with 4.5" pin to pap for a more aggressive look. Forgot ive drilled a too reckless and power groove on the rico as well. Also a groove urethane modified.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylplbarn8GQ

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i may have to adjust the pin up a tad because i have a vertical component to my axis point. although ive never mapped it out, with the pin in the center of my grip i think the VAL angle would be 95-100

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Had it on the original Hyroad and it rolled great.

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oath i use it on short oil with medium volumes. pull that break point closer to the foul line lol 1000 - 2000 surfaces

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