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Date: 26 Aug 2007 19:21:22
From: Jack
Subject: Hammer Black Widow Pearl
I just ordered a Black Widow Pearl from my local pro shop after
reading much positive feedback about it. I am debating with myself
about the drilling. There's the skid-flip layout, the all purpose
layout, the strong layout, and the label layout. My shot is normally
between 12 and 16, out to 5, and into the pocket. Basically it is a
medium oil house. Has anyone used a Black Widow Pearl, and if so, what
is your opinion?





 
Date: 27 Aug 2007 17:14:14
From: Jack
Subject: Re: Hammer Black Widow Pearl
On Aug 27, 3:01?am, PromptJock <102151.3...@compuserve.com > wrote:
> > I just ordered a Black Widow Pearl from my local pro shop after
> > reading much positive feedback about it. I am debating with myself
> > about the drilling. There's the skid-flip layout, the all purpose
> > layout, the strong layout, and the label layout. My shot is normally
> > between 12 and 16, out to 5, and into the pocket. Basically it is a
> > medium oil house. Has anyone used a Black Widow Pearl, and if so, what
> > is your opinion?
>
> Perhaps the best "judge" on how to drill it is ** YOUR DRILLER **!
> IOW, have the person who's gonna drill the ball watch you deliver a
> few shots with what you currently use. This way, he/she can map out
> your track, PAP, etc. and then suggest one or two possible layouts
> that could best match Your Style Of Bowling.
>
> That's my input - I look forward to what The Others might suggest. :)

Thanks for the feedback. I have to agree with you on that. Since there
is no longer a pro shop at the house I bowl in, perhaps I should bring
my current arsenal to the house where the pro shop is located. I have
recently made adjustments which have resulted in my ball track being
higher than it was. I used to throw a spinner, now it's basically a
semi-spinner, and I'm confident that before long, I'll be throwing a
semi-roller. I have been averaging between 175 and 180 the last few
months in my league since I made the adjustment. My current Storm
Atomic Charge has over 250 games and has recently lost it's original
energy, resulting in more weak 10's, which I don't ordinarily leave. I
will get it re-surfaced and keep it for days when the lanes haven't
been oiled, or when the oil breaks down by the third game. I guess the
only drilling I'd have to rule out is the strong layout drilling,
which is for a heavier oil house.



 
Date: 27 Aug 2007 00:01:19
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Hammer Black Widow Pearl
> I just ordered a Black Widow Pearl from my local pro shop after
> reading much positive feedback about it. I am debating with myself
> about the drilling. There's the skid-flip layout, the all purpose
> layout, the strong layout, and the label layout. My shot is normally
> between 12 and 16, out to 5, and into the pocket. Basically it is a
> medium oil house. Has anyone used a Black Widow Pearl, and if so, what
> is your opinion?

Perhaps the best "judge" on how to drill it is ** YOUR DRILLER **!
IOW, have the person who's gonna drill the ball watch you deliver a
few shots with what you currently use. This way, he/she can map out
your track, PAP, etc. and then suggest one or two possible layouts
that could best match Your Style Of Bowling.

That's my input - I look forward to what The Others might suggest. :)



  
Date: 27 Aug 2007 12:59:55
From: newsreader
Subject: Re: Hammer Black Widow Pearl
PromptJock wrote:
>> I just ordered a Black Widow Pearl from my local pro shop after
>> reading much positive feedback about it. I am debating with myself
>> about the drilling. There's the skid-flip layout, the all purpose
>> layout, the strong layout, and the label layout. My shot is normally
>> between 12 and 16, out to 5, and into the pocket. Basically it is a
>> medium oil house. Has anyone used a Black Widow Pearl, and if so, what
>> is your opinion?
>
> Perhaps the best "judge" on how to drill it is ** YOUR DRILLER **!
> IOW, have the person who's gonna drill the ball watch you deliver a
> few shots with what you currently use. This way, he/she can map out
> your track, PAP, etc. and then suggest one or two possible layouts
> that could best match Your Style Of Bowling.
>
> That's my input - I look forward to what The Others might suggest. :)
>
Agreed ! especially as the OP talks about 'his' shot. It is not the
bowlers's shot it is the lane's.
Trying to drill a ball to work 'where you usually stand' is doing things
backwards IMV. The rest of the bowler's arsenal also relevant - there
may be no benefit form the ball if the arsenal already ready covers the
reaction type.
OP should talk to his driller/coach.