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heavy oil VS light/medium

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All of my balls are light /medium oil and my center is putting more oil out there now and I'm having an issue with my equipment. I have to move more right and it takes me completely out of my game. Are heavy oil balls worth it as far as controlling the heavier oil?
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Re: heavy oil VS light/medium

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Have you tried a lower grit surface on any of your equipment?

What is exactly the difference in a Heavy oil and a Light oil ball?
I would think that a Heavy oil ball will absorb oil faster.
Keep the oil wiped off the ball in between shots.

Or use this as a good excuse to buy a new Heavy oil ball that you will probably need a dull surface on.
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Re: heavy oil VS light/medium

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I sanded @500 abralon and the ball ( the one) seemed to be good in the 1st game . 2nd and 3rd games,I still had oil rings and wiped ball off after every shot and we never had that problem being labeled a dry house and just wondering if a heavy oil ball might make a difference…..
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Sounds to me like they not only changed the volume but also changed the pattern as well.

The One is not a weak ball and it has been labeled as a Med to Heavy oil ball.

Do you have optimum layouts on your equipment?
Maybe a new heavy oil ball with an optimized layout.
If your arsenal is tuned to your release specs then to answer your question if a heavy oil ball would make a difference. Probably not.
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Re: heavy oil VS light/medium

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you're probably right on a heavy oil ball. I'm going to ask around tomorrow to see what might be going on with the conditions. also, living in Florida I realize that that the humidity plays a negative reaction also ....and it's been hot down here living by the gulf and Tampa Bay. when I lived up north, I never had these humidity issues. My other balls are black widow 2.0, Brunswick Melle jab se, the Hammer Ghost and i have them at 2000 and 1000 grit abralon when the lanes start to wear down...
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Re: heavy oil VS light/medium

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Your arsenal is plenty strong.
You are fighting a tougher than normal condition.
While equipment choices are important, the ability to adapt to a different condition is going to push you outside your comfort zone.
This is an opportunity to gain some confidence in a different part of the lanes.
I would relish a change like this.
I struggle on dryer conditions and when I am up against more oil I get back to a comfort zone that I used to have back in the day.
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Re: heavy oil VS light/medium

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Other thing is trying to get the ball rolling more forward. This will get it started up earlier and help it roll sooner to help combat the heavier oil a bit. While having versatility in terms of speed and rotation control is great, sometimes it comes down to matching the right ball to the lanes.
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