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 Post subject: Justin -> Need advice on your recommended layout
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:35 am 

Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:20 pm
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JustinWi wrote:
SigT: 55x40@4.75" Hole 2" down VAL
Backdraft: 60x50@5" No Hole


Hi,
I drilled both balls according to your recommendation.
The Backdraft is a great ball but I have problems with the SigT.

On every condition (except fresh oiled lanes just for me before practice) and on different lanes (old, new, middle aged) the Sigma Tour is about 3 feet to short.

I tried a ton of different starting positions, increase of speed, different hand positions but so far I was not able to get it to the pocket constantly.
My guess is that 85% of the shoots are on the Brooklyn side of the Headpin.

What would you recommend for increasing length?
Taking it to 4000 Abralon or apply polish? Or both?
Don't like to redrill it if possible.
I don't have a real pro-shop in town and no access to a ball-spinner and before sending the ball away I would like to have some input what could be done.

Thanks for your help.

Motiv_German

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Specs:
PAP 4 7/8; Revs 250; Tilt 15-30
Rotation 45-60; Speed 14.2mph

Raptor 45x4x35 P2.5
Sigma Tour 55x40x4,75 VAL hole
Cruel C51 40X4,5x30
Backdraft 60x50x5
Brunsw. Americana


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 Post subject: Re: Justin -> Need advice on your recommended layout
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:20 pm 

Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:14 am
Posts: 806
Location: Iowa Falls, IA
Well, I'm not Justin, but I'll take a shot.

You can do one of two things-
1. Make sure you have the correct size hole for your x-hole; the larger the hole, the more the increase of differential (meaning the sooner the more the ball will flare). If you are happy with how much flare the ball presents, then
2. I would agree that if you are 'stuck' with the layout/hole size you have, a surface change would be much easier. I would definitely try the new surface, but do this-
* cut the surface with 500 abralon on 4 sides, 15 seconds each side;
* do 2000 grit on 4 sides for 25 seconds each side;
* do 4000 grit on all 6 sides for 30 seconds per side;
* finish with Power Gel Polish to a light luster.

This should gain you some length over your current setup. Good luck!
Alles gut!

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 Post subject: Re: Justin -> Need advice on your recommended layout
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:03 pm 

Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:20 pm
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Thanks Mick.

Would like to try all helpful surface changes before the last option (refill and a new drill).
Will talk to my ball driller the other day. Let's see what his recommendation will be.

Have a great day. Alles Gute!

Motiv_German

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Specs:
PAP 4 7/8; Revs 250; Tilt 15-30
Rotation 45-60; Speed 14.2mph

Raptor 45x4x35 P2.5
Sigma Tour 55x40x4,75 VAL hole
Cruel C51 40X4,5x30
Backdraft 60x50x5
Brunsw. Americana


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 Post subject: Re: Justin -> Need advice on your recommended layout
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:20 pm 

Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:43 pm
Posts: 1701
Location: Rochester NY
4k and shine will easily get the ball 3' farther downlane then box surface, I would try that first.


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