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 Post subject: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:57 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:26 pm
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I might be kind of a weirdo, who knows, but I like taking pictures of the ball & the layout before and after I put some holes in balls. Anyway - I feel like this forum is sometimes "strictly business" and figured maybe we could spice up conversation! I like to see what other's use(grip wise) whether its grips or no grips and bare everything like me! Anyway - show off some "fresh off the press" equipment and maybe start up some conversation between balls/grips/whatever it may be.. I'll start it off!

2 Cruel #2 - 80* X 6" X 30, P2.5 - 4000(box)+Power Gel Polish(picture taken before surface adjustments)
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Ascent Solid #1 - 40* X 4.5" X 55*, P2 - Box surface
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Ascent Solid #2 - 70* X 6" X 45*, Dual Thumb - 4000+Power Gel Polish(picture was taken before surface adjustments were made)
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Ascent Pearl - 60* X 5" X 50*, P3 - Box surface
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I'm really anal retentive on the way the ball feels on my hand. I generally like "the feel of the ball" more than grips/urethane slugs because (to me) I come out of the ball cleaner with no grab, etc. Thumb is 29/32 with .035 mill. Middle finger 43/64 with .040 mill and Ring finger is 41/64 with .060 mill. Span cut to cut is 4 13/16 by 4 13/16. Also, I'm really weird about my beveling/sanding/texture of each hole as well. I find it frustrating at times thinking to myself that switch grip/iT grip would be entirely easier than doing everything/repeating everything to be identical on bare holes.

I just thought I'd try something new and get some conversation started! Keep MOTIVated folks!

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:40 pm 

Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:13 am
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All of my stuff stays in a locker or I would throw some pics up.


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:41 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:07 pm
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All 6 of my Motivs

http://m1086.photobucket.com/albumview/ ... g.html?o=0

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Lefty PAP: 5.5x3/8 up, 16 mph, 300 rpms
Raptor P7 (45x4.5x35)(1000)
Raptor Attack(50x4.5x25)(360/1000/1500)
Sigma Tour (65x5x35)(box)
Thrash (50x4.375x35)(2000/factory finish)
Primal TV4 (60x3.5x30)(360/1000/factory finish)
Silver Recon (45x4 3/4x40)(box)


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:20 pm 

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@Stroke - did you use any polish on your raptor attack? Trying to find a good surface that I can get some use on the lanes out of. Mine is really rolly, midlane type of heavy roll and I'm looking for a surface that will give me that heavy roll but also produce enough hit to carry through the pins.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:54 pm 

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Funny story about my attack. To answer your question, it is currently 360/1000/1500. Plan on putting some polish on it before the fall season as i dont see a huge amount of oil in my home house. The attack is a rolly piece for me anyways. It carries the pocket extremely well but just never turned the corner as i expected. I went with a really strong layout (50x4.5x25) because i felt that the cover was weak and it needed a strong layout to get the most out of the ball. This (according to Justin) created a hook/set reaction. The current house that i am bowling in this summer has a tremendous amount of oil in the mids and backend so anything polished, especially on the left side, was going 60ft and just pushing through the pins. With the current surface, i went into my home house and couldn't keep the ball left of the head pin (home house is drier and cleaner on the backend). So i will be hitting it with some polish and it will be accompanied by my thrash and primal tv4.

I have found that you have to treat these covers like big b covers, meaning low grit then high grit pads and/or a coat of polish. Had the same issue with my primal, loved the carry, hated the reaction but couldnt stop striking. So i hit it with 360/1000 then brunswick high gloss and the ball rolls extremely well and still retains the incredible hitting power that i fell in love with.

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Lefty PAP: 5.5x3/8 up, 16 mph, 300 rpms
Raptor P7 (45x4.5x35)(1000)
Raptor Attack(50x4.5x25)(360/1000/1500)
Sigma Tour (65x5x35)(box)
Thrash (50x4.375x35)(2000/factory finish)
Primal TV4 (60x3.5x30)(360/1000/factory finish)
Silver Recon (45x4 3/4x40)(box)


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:32 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:26 pm
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Yeah I myself was looking for that "defined" movement and didn't catch it with 60 X 4.5 X 35, P1 - Very mellow piece. I need something with its type of roll, but nothing upcoming with tournaments down the way a bit will let me get to use it. Right now I have changed the surface to 2000 with a coat of black magic XL. I want to throw it on a fresh house pattern and see how it will roll, but in all reality I don't want that type of reaction in league play. We'll see how it goes. It'll be a condition specific ball for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:54 pm 

Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:39 pm
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Here's some of my collection ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:07 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:07 pm
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Lol! Josh, you should send me a couple of those 3 ball bags. Your living room is real * right lol!

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Lefty PAP: 5.5x3/8 up, 16 mph, 300 rpms
Raptor P7 (45x4.5x35)(1000)
Raptor Attack(50x4.5x25)(360/1000/1500)
Sigma Tour (65x5x35)(box)
Thrash (50x4.375x35)(2000/factory finish)
Primal TV4 (60x3.5x30)(360/1000/factory finish)
Silver Recon (45x4 3/4x40)(box)


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 Post subject: Re: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:17 am 

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:28 pm
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Here is everything minus my sniper and one other Cruel LE

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 Post subject: Re: Pictures? Everybody Love's Pictures!! Post your equipment!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:03 pm 

Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:43 pm
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Location: Rochester NY
This week I will be rearranging the garage, it might be time to snap that long promised family picture of all the balls.


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