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 Post subject: First impression GT1
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:02 pm 

Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:35 am
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Well, here goes my first mini ball review.
Some of you may have followed the thread that started out with me asking about a Rico drill for the GT1. captmike and Justin convinced me to go with something more conventional and so I did.
We had to adjust Justin's suggestion a bit (for reasons of keeping the ball legal and not drilling the pin out, which I really hate to do).
The GT1 ended up at roughly 4x4 pin down with a P3 hole. This makes the GT1 roll early, smooth and continuous. No dip, no flip, no sideways. Really cool, calm and collected. Ball looks like it can well be the future benchmark ball. What I think I will do, however, is knock the polish off with 1000/2000 Abralon to see what it does in slightly heavier oil than what was on the lanes tonight.
I also just recently purchased a TZ3 and drilled it 5x5 pin up with no hole. And what a different ball reaction! TZ3 goes long and turns the corner like a Ferrari in a chase scene. Incredible. I've not had a reaction like that before.
Now the next MOTIV ball needs to be something in between. Perhaps a new QZ2 or even another TZ3 with a "calm" drilling, maybe something like 4.5x5.5 pin down.
But the GT1 and TZ3 prove that I made the right choice in switching to MOTIV and I'm really glad I did.
Thanks again to Justin for his valuable help in ball selection and drilling (another reason I'm glad I made the move!).
Glidemeister


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 Post subject: Re: First impression GT1
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:13 pm 

Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:43 pm
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Location: Rochester NY
The T cover responds very well to surface adjustments. You'll see a bit more overall hook, while maintaining the controllable nature.

The QZ2 would be a good fit between the GT and TZ. The QZ and TZ do share the same cover, but the Quadfire block in the QZ is significantly tamer than the MEGA-Thrust in the TZ. A mixture of the layouts you currently have on a QZ would give you a great 1-2-3 combo.

Very glad to hear the balls are rolling well for you!


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 Post subject: Re: First impression GT1
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:01 am 

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I love how I get through the frist line or two in spam posts, start to think "what?" then scroll down abit and start to see the odd text. I was thinking at first, so he read about us in SHONE JUMP? Then I think "What kinda mag is tha.... oh.. nvmd.." LOL

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 Post subject: Re: First impression GT1
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:43 am 

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Glidemiester, don't be afraid to drill the pin out. I do it frequently w/my layout as well as others. I feel that is better than drill real close, next to the pin. Most of the time the small shift of moving the pin (usually 1/4") will not make a significant difference in your ball reaction.

As far as the "odd text" . . "the russians are coming, the russians are coming" :o :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: First impression GT1
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:07 pm 

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If you do drill the pin out of any ball, make sure to pilot with a couple of drills smaller as the pin assembly will make the bit skip around a bit and mess up your hole.

If you use a 31/32" insert, pilot with a 25/32" first then use a 29/32" then a 31/32".


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 Post subject: Re: First impression GT1
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:26 am 

Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:35 am
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Thanks much Bob and Justin. I won't shy away from from drilling the pin out in future. Thanks for the advice.
Glidemeister


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