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Date: 29 May 2005 01:17:46
From: leo gone
Subject: whats in your bowling bag ?
was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?

this fall ill have 4 balls with me at all times they are ,

1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
2. brunswick monster green/black
3. brunswick speed zone
3. ebonite maxim iv

so what you think is this a good arsenal or would you change something ?
just curious of your opinion





 
Date: 02 Jun 2005 09:17:40
From: Dan The Man
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
Ha! Do you know anyone with a CSI Hypower or Critical Mass? Someday, my
equipment will wind up in the same museum as those balls.

Dan



  
Date: 02 Jun 2005 18:27:06
From: Polarhound
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
Dan The Man wrote:
> Ha! Do you know anyone with a CSI Hypower or Critical Mass? Someday, my
> equipment will wind up in the same museum as those balls.

I owned a Critical Mass well after I had my Nitro and Red Hammer. Now
they sit with my Ebonite Rainbow and this 45 year old rubber AMF ball
that noone will redrill because it keeps snapping drill bits.


   
Date: 02 Jun 2005 18:27:25
From: Darby
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?

"Polarhound" <Polarhound@comcast.net > wrote
> Dan The Man wrote:
>> Ha! Do you know anyone with a CSI Hypower or Critical Mass? Someday, my
>> equipment will wind up in the same museum as those balls.
>
> I owned a Critical Mass well after I had my Nitro and Red Hammer. Now
> they sit with my Ebonite Rainbow and this 45 year old rubber AMF ball that
> noone will redrill because it keeps snapping drill bits.

I have a Critical Mass also, it has been retired, but I keep wondering how
it would work on our lightly oiled heads/w short oil and dry backends. I was
told that it was hard to drill but probably not as dense as your AMF.
Dar




    
Date: 02 Jun 2005 19:53:54
From: Polarhound
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
Darby wrote:
> "Polarhound" <Polarhound@comcast.net> wrote
>
>>Dan The Man wrote:
>>
>>>Ha! Do you know anyone with a CSI Hypower or Critical Mass? Someday, my
>>>equipment will wind up in the same museum as those balls.
>>
>>I owned a Critical Mass well after I had my Nitro and Red Hammer. Now
>>they sit with my Ebonite Rainbow and this 45 year old rubber AMF ball that
>>noone will redrill because it keeps snapping drill bits.
>
>
> I have a Critical Mass also, it has been retired, but I keep wondering how
> it would work on our lightly oiled heads/w short oil and dry backends. I was
> told that it was hard to drill but probably not as dense as your AMF.

The only thing that I wonder about is if all these supposedly superior
balls keep coming out, why aren't averages rising? All the newer balls
are doing is providing a substitute for skill and knowledge.


 
Date: 01 Jun 2005 09:44:01
From: Dan The Man
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
For the summer (at AMF Hiester Lanes, Reading, PA):
1. red Track nrG - it's about nine years old but it worked well on the
short oil I was seeing.
2. red Sledgehammer - five years old, but it was still too aggressive
for this place.
3. maroon Columbia Shadow/R - my first reactive ball, probably ten
years old, useful for scorched lanes.
4. aqua Brunswick Axis - my first-ever ball, hard plastic, works best
for the dreaded ten-pin. Purchased at Kmart, of all places.

In my closet, I have:
5. Ebonite Savage - two years old, FAR too unpredictable at Hiester
Lanes, usable at other houses with long oil.
6. Brunswick ProMax - my only urethane ball, also bought at Kmart.

Dan
6.



  
Date: 01 Jun 2005 20:05:52
From: Polarhound
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
Seeing this list makes me want to pull my original Nitro and Purple
Xcalibur out of storage :)


 
Date: 01 Jun 2005 08:01:23
From: Mark
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
>Mark, no Roto Grip Spare Tire? They're so cool :)

I'm too cheap but they are really nice looking.

Mark



 
Date: 01 Jun 2005 02:01:47
From: Tony R Smith
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
1) Storm Fear Factor (Heavy oil ball)
2) Storm Depth Charge (Medium oil ball. Best ball for the money I have
bought in many years)
3) Storm Hot Rod Hybrid (Dry lanes ball)
4) Storm Purple/Royal/Silver Polyester (Spare Ball)

leo gone wrote:

>was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?
>
>this fall ill have 4 balls with me at all times they are ,
>
>1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
>2. brunswick monster green/black
>3. brunswick speed zone
>3. ebonite maxim iv
>
>so what you think is this a good arsenal or would you change something ?
>just curious of your opinion
>
>
>


 
Date: 31 May 2005 19:34:56
From: Lisa
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
Right now:

El Nino X-It
Ebonite Crush/R
Yellow Dot Legend
White Dot

There are also a few balls sitting on the bench until I figure out the lanes
on Wednesdays (Hi Ed!) ;)




  
Date: 02 Jun 2005 12:31:10
From: Eldred Pickett
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
On Tue, 31 May 2005 19:34:56 -0400, "Lisa" <eyeshot300@yahoo.com >
wrote:

>There are also a few balls sitting on the bench until I figure out the lanes
>on Wednesdays (Hi Ed!) ;)

Hey, what time do you guys bowl? I may come down and cheer you on...
Bowl One, right?

Eldred


   
Date: 02 Jun 2005 21:41:24
From: Edward \(300\) DeGraaf
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
"Eldred Pickett" <epickett@NOSPAM.umich.edu > wrote in message
news:e1du919bv16b4ffkqcfe6rccqptqba2l0a@4ax.com...
> Hey, what time do you guys bowl? I may come down and cheer you on...
> Bowl One, right?

Eldred,

Nope. Five Star Lanes on 16 Mile east of Dequindre. We start at 7:00pm on
Wednesday.

Edward DeGraaf,
USBC Certified Bronze Level Instructor.
Latest 300 Game - 09/30/2003.




  
Date: 31 May 2005 21:27:22
From: mhood
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
Lisa wrote:
> Right now:
>
> El Nino X-It
> Ebonite Crush/R
> Yellow Dot Legend
> White Dot
>
> There are also a few balls sitting on the bench until I figure out the lanes
> on Wednesdays (Hi Ed!) ;)
>
>
...and where, pray tell, is Pinky?????

mhood


   
Date: 13 Jun 2005 18:42:17
From: Lisa
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
"mhood" wrote in message:

>and where, pray tell, is Pinky?????

Pinky is sitting on my ball rack. The lanes aren't dry enough for it. I'm
waiting for dry lanes to get that ball out of dry dock so I can use it again
:)




    
Date: 13 Jun 2005 22:07:51
From: Darby
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?

"Lisa" <eyeshot300@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:WaOdnRlIBdZZljPfRVn-1g@wideopenwest.com...
> "mhood" wrote in message:
>
>>and where, pray tell, is Pinky?????
>
> Pinky is sitting on my ball rack. The lanes aren't dry enough for it.
> I'm waiting for dry lanes to get that ball out of dry dock so I can use it
> again :)

"Dry dock", heh, heh, get it. ;)
Dar




 
Date: 31 May 2005 16:08:50
From: Wade Graham
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
I've got 2, looking for a third.
1. Columbia 300 Total Chaos (typically 1st game and sometimes 2nd game
depending on lane breakdown.)
2. Brunzwick SpeedZone (usually 2nd and 3rd game depending on lane
breakdown)
3. ? something for drier lanes (any suggestions?)


"leo gone" <leogone@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:27121-4299507A-90@storefull-3155.bay.webtv.net...
> was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?
>
> this fall ill have 4 balls with me at all times they are ,
>
> 1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
> 2. brunswick monster green/black
> 3. brunswick speed zone
> 3. ebonite maxim iv
>
> so what you think is this a good arsenal or would you change something ?
> just curious of your opinion
>




 
Date: 31 May 2005 14:48:01
From: Mark
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
>>You like RotoGrip eh?

Yep. I know a few of the fellows at the factory and think they are
doing a very good job putting out exceptional equipment at good prices.
Obviously Roto is a sub-brand of Storm which gives them access to
substantial core and coverstock technology and a topline manufacturing
platform. Personally, I match up very well to the Sonic series balls
and the Rotary core balls have fantastic for me (silver streaks,
ressurection, RS-1). Until the Oracle Vision I didn't have as much
success with the Cyclotron core balls but the Vision is currently the
ball I throw whenever possible.

What's cool about Rotogrip as a brand is (1) the price points on the
various balls and (2) how easy it is to develop a 4-6 ball arsenal
where you actually get a different reaction from the different pieces
of equipment. Of course you can do that with gear from each of the big
manufacturers, but I think Roto, because they have a limited new ball
release schedule, puts a bit more effort into making sure every new
ball has a purpose in the line up.

Mark



 
Date: 31 May 2005 13:40:45
From: John811
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
Primary out of the bag is - AZO Fantasy X - polished at 1200 - drilled
to go long and snap
Secondary when they start to move - Storm Tour Power - Matte Finish -
drilled leverage
If they're just too wet - Track VooDoo - Matte Finish - drilled for
HEAVY arching roll
Spare ball only - Ebonite Skull

Ball Price is what keeps most people from updating and going to a new
ball every year. I got my AZO on a 2 for $105 deal (I got the Drastic
but didn't like it's reaction). I usually find one ball that I don't
use as much any more, post it on e-bay and use the money to buy a new
ball. That might happen once a year, if I'm lucky.

John
Owner of 8 rings (1-800; 3-300; 4-299)



 
Date: 31 May 2005 07:16:03
From: Mark
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?

Always interesting to see what folks are throwing - It's interesting to
see some of the older equipment that folks are using. Some very good
"classic" pellets being listed.

Here is my current arsenal:

The following go to league and make a very fine four ball arsenal:

RotoGrip Oracle Vision
RotoGrip Ressurection
RotoGrip RS-1
RotoGrip Ultra Sonic

Here are a couple tournament specific balls, or for when I feel like
carrying an extra bag around:

RotoGrip Cosmic Polyester
RotoGrip Silver Streak Partical

Here are last year's pellets:

RotoGrip Solid Silver Streaks (two of these)
RotoGrip Pearl Silver Streak
RotoGrip Streak Partical
RotoGrip Top Fuel
RotoGrip Rush
RotoGrip Sonic-X
RotoGrip Solid Sonic-X

In the basement I have a few extra's which need holes:

RotoGrip Sonic Boom
RotoGrip Solid Sonic
Visionary Slate Gargoyle Urethane (won at the BTM tournament in Baton
Rouge)

For the fall I'll probably drill up the new RotoGrip RSX solid which
looks like a pretty good pellet and might need another Vision (which is
a killer ball).

Mark



  
Date: 02 Jun 2005 12:28:43
From: Eldred Pickett
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
On 31 May 2005 07:16:03 -0700, "Mark" <twobowlers@aol.com > wrote:

>Here are last year's pellets:
>
>RotoGrip Solid Silver Streaks (two of these)
>RotoGrip Pearl Silver Streak
>RotoGrip Streak Partical
>RotoGrip Top Fuel
>RotoGrip Rush
>RotoGrip Sonic-X
>RotoGrip Solid Sonic-X
<snip rest of RotoGrip line... >

I take it you *like* RotoGrip...?<g >

Eldred


  
Date: 31 May 2005 19:33:05
From: Lisa
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
"Mark" wrote in message:

> RotoGrip Oracle Vision

::snip::

Mark, no Roto Grip Spare Tire? They're so cool :)




  
Date: 31 May 2005 15:45:16
From: Chuck Mularkey
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
On 31 May 2005 07:16:03 -0700, "Mark" <twobowlers@aol.com > wrote:

>
>Always interesting to see what folks are throwing - It's interesting to
>see some of the older equipment that folks are using. Some very good
>"classic" pellets being listed.

I don't know how you guys do it. There is soo much new stuff out there
and it is soo tempting to want to try them out, how can u stick with
the classic "pellets" without wanting to recycle them? I've sold or
given away at least 3-4 balls this year and bought about 3 to refresh
the arsenal. I do wait until the balls are on closeout though before I
buy them.

>
>Here is my current arsenal:
>
>The following go to league and make a very fine four ball arsenal:
>
>RotoGrip Oracle Vision
>RotoGrip Ressurection
>RotoGrip RS-1
>RotoGrip Ultra Sonic
>

You like rotogrip eh? Talk about a classic pellet, my dad has a
Rotogrip RH Urethane from the 70-80's or something. Here is a website
with a pic of the ball:

http://www.bowlingballreviews.com/ball.asp?ballid=1645

He sanded it in hopes of using it on current lane conditions but he
does not use it anymore. It is track worn but has never been
resurfaced to my knowledge...it could have a lot of miles left in it.
I was considering ebaying it.....

Chuck



   
Date: 02 Jun 2005 12:29:41
From: Eldred Pickett
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
On Tue, 31 May 2005 15:45:16 -0400, Chuck Mularkey
<chuck@mularkey.com > wrote:

>>
>>Always interesting to see what folks are throwing - It's interesting to
>>see some of the older equipment that folks are using. Some very good
>>"classic" pellets being listed.
>
>I don't know how you guys do it. There is soo much new stuff out there
>and it is soo tempting to want to try them out, how can u stick with
>the classic "pellets" without wanting to recycle them?

Easy - no money to buy new stuff...

Eldred


    
Date: 03 Jun 2005 13:06:39
From: JohnO
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
>>I don't know how you guys do it. There is soo much new stuff out there
>>and it is soo tempting to want to try them out, how can u stick with
>>the classic "pellets" without wanting to recycle them?
>
> Easy - no money to buy new stuff...
>

Exactly. I think my bag contains:

Track Stomp
El Nino Gold (mmm, grape)
Track Assassin

My fourth is a Columbia Rock, set up for oil.

No plans to buy new balls this fall, either.

-John O




 
Date: 31 May 2005 08:49:48
From: mhood
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
leo gone wrote:
> was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?
>
I like the Ebonite V2 stuff:
1. V2 Strong oil ball,
2. Original Storm X Factor as close to an inside shot as I can play,
great fresh shot ball,
3. V2 Sweet nice tame ball when 1 & 2 over react,
4. V2 Dry second set ball,
5. Old Pearl Blue Hammer (drilled pin on pap) for bowling in the
parking lot.
6. Blue Dot for spares.

YMMV,

mhood


 
Date: 31 May 2005 08:01:34
From: Eldred Pickett
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
On Sun, 29 May 2005 01:17:46 -0400, leogone@webtv.net (leo gone)
wrote:

>was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?

You know what? I can't remember... It's been so long since I've
bowled consistently that the equipment slips my mind. I know I have a
Columbia Rock, but I can't remember the other one. Both are more than
4 years old.
Egads...

Eldred


 
Date: 30 May 2005 19:43:55
From: duffer
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
Storm Triple X ........Medium Oil
Storm Wrath........Fresh house condition........Its been resurfaced and
thru Ebonite Hook Again (BTW ...Great product)
Roto Grip Top Fuel (will hook on almost anything)
Roto Grip Apocalypse.............Goes thru fried heads easily
Storm Football for spares

If you can't tell by my choices, I'm in Utah where Storm/Roto Grip products
are plentiful.



"leo gone" <leogone@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:27121-4299507A-90@storefull-3155.bay.webtv.net...
> was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?
>
> this fall ill have 4 balls with me at all times they are ,
>
> 1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
> 2. brunswick monster green/black
> 3. brunswick speed zone
> 3. ebonite maxim iv
>
> so what you think is this a good arsenal or would you change something ?
> just curious of your opinion
>




 
Date: 30 May 2005 04:36:57
From: BigRedWingsFan
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?

"leo gone" <leogone@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:27121-4299507A-90@storefull-3155.bay.webtv.net...
> was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?

1. Storm Tour Power
2. Ebonite Tombstone
3. Faball Sledgehammer
4. Faball Blue Hammer
5. Columbia Yellow Dot (15#) for 10-pins


>
> this fall ill have 4 balls with me at all times they are ,
>
> 1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
> 2. brunswick monster green/black
> 3. brunswick speed zone
> 3. ebonite maxim iv
>
> so what you think is this a good arsenal or would you change something ?
> just curious of your opinion
>




 
Date: 30 May 2005 01:42:33
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
> 1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
> 2. brunswick monster green/black
> 3. brunswick speed zone
> 3. ebonite maxim iv

My current arsenal:

NuLine "Gauntlet" (matte finish, pin 1" "down and in" for earlier
roll)
Columbia "Wow" (matte finish, "max leverage" drilling)
Columbia "White Dot" (corner pin ball)
Storm "Super Charge" (polished finish, similar drilling as
"Gauntlet")

I usually take 3 balls ("White Dot" and 2 others), depending on what
center I'm bowling at. Lately, I've been taking the "Gauntlet" and
"Wow" for "traction". Their dissimilar drillings give me the variety
of reaction I need, depending on the shot, etc. :)



  
Date: 30 May 2005 22:02:10
From: Ken Zwyers
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
1. Storm X-Factor Deuce
2. Storm X-Factor
3. Wine-colored Columbia U-dot. This was one of my two primary bowling
balls 15 years ago. Now, polished well, it's a good 7-pin ball (I'm lefty).

"PromptJock" <102151.3223@compuserve.com > wrote in message
news:1117442553.831690.23620@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> > 1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
> > 2. brunswick monster green/black
> > 3. brunswick speed zone
> > 3. ebonite maxim iv
>
> My current arsenal:
>
> NuLine "Gauntlet" (matte finish, pin 1" "down and in" for earlier
> roll)
> Columbia "Wow" (matte finish, "max leverage" drilling)
> Columbia "White Dot" (corner pin ball)
> Storm "Super Charge" (polished finish, similar drilling as
> "Gauntlet")
>
> I usually take 3 balls ("White Dot" and 2 others), depending on what
> center I'm bowling at. Lately, I've been taking the "Gauntlet" and
> "Wow" for "traction". Their dissimilar drillings give me the variety
> of reaction I need, depending on the shot, etc. :)
>




 
Date: 29 May 2005 19:18:53
From: Mark D
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?

"leo gone" <leogone@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:27121-4299507A-90@storefull-3155.bay.webtv.net...
> was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?
>
> this fall ill have 4 balls with me at all times they are ,
>
> 1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
> 2. brunswick monster green/black
> 3. brunswick speed zone
> 3. ebonite maxim iv
>
> so what you think is this a good arsenal or would you change something ?
> just curious of your opinion
>

What I'm currently carrying as of the last couple weeks:

Hammer Blade - Primary first out of bag ball
Visionary Charcoal Executioner - Brand new, only have thrown it a few times,
HEAVY oil ball.
Brunswick Sapphire Zone - Out of retirement for lighter oil drilled to go
long.
Ebonite Maxim - 10 pins.

Granite Gargoyle - polished - and Columbia Spirit rotates out with the Zone.

Mark D.




 
Date: 29 May 2005 10:59:00
From: C D
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?

Ebonite Cougar
Lightning Storm
Pink Hammer

Oldies but goodies


leo gone wrote:
> was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?
>
> this fall ill have 4 balls with me at all times they are ,
>
> 1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
> 2. brunswick monster green/black
> 3. brunswick speed zone
> 3. ebonite maxim iv
>
> so what you think is this a good arsenal or would you change something ?
> just curious of your opinion



 
Date: 29 May 2005 11:58:06
From: Edward \(300\) DeGraaf
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
>leo gone" <leogone@webtv.net> wrote in message
>news:27121-4299507A-90@storefull-3155.bay.webtv.net...
> was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?

In my bowling bag:

1) AMF Triumph TNT (heavy oil).

2) AMF Valor-P (medium oil).

3) AMF Courage (light oil).

4) AMF Boogie (spare ball, no oil ball).

Edward DeGraaf,
USBC Certified Bronze Level Instructor.
Latest 300 Game - 09/30/2003.




 
Date: 29 May 2005 10:59:32
From: Man of the Right
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
Well, given the variety of houses and conditions:

1. 4-D Reactive Drilled 4" stacked (Fresh Shot, Heavier)
2. 4-D Reactive Drilled 5" with MB on PAP line (Ususally 1st ball out)
3. 3-D Super Flip Offset driller 5" Strong (1st out if lanes drier then
normal or used on a spotty shot)
4. Reaper 2 drilled 2" off pap (Dry/Worn out shot)
5. Target Zone (Right side spares)

had a bunch of others, but traded them in for:

6. Storm Recharge - Pin 1" off PAP (Mojave desert ball - it doesn't move)
7. Sotrm XXX factor drilled 5" with MB around thumb (wanted an arcing
ball)

I can't complain averaging 205+ wherever I bowl.




 
Date: 29 May 2005 14:21:38
From: Blue Hound Technologies
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
I have two balls.

A Something or rather Pin Breaker I got at the Thrift Store for $3 that
works really well (Urethane)
And a Lady Brunswick given to me 20 years ago by an old lady who quit
bowling around the 50's. Nice swirl to it.


"leo gone" <leogone@webtv.net > wrote in message
news:27121-4299507A-90@storefull-3155.bay.webtv.net...
> was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?
>
> this fall ill have 4 balls with me at all times they are ,
>
> 1. storm x factor deuce is brand new
> 2. brunswick monster green/black
> 3. brunswick speed zone
> 3. ebonite maxim iv
>
> so what you think is this a good arsenal or would you change something ?
> just curious of your opinion
>




 
Date: 29 May 2005 05:29:53
From: Chuck Mularkey
Subject: Re: whats in your bowling bag ?
On Sun, 29 May 2005 01:17:46 -0400, leogone@webtv.net (leo gone)
wrote:

>was curious what balls everyone has in there bowling bags ?

Sorry I can't comment on what you have in your bag. I am unfamiliar
with those balls but whatever works for you.... :) Here is my arsenal
and what I use it for:

1) Track Super Freak (600 Grit Sanded) - inside shot on heavy oil

2) Brunswick Nemesis (polished) - 1st ball out of bag on Fresh House
shot w/Dry outside boards, 2nd ball out of bag when super freak
overhooks

3) Brunswick Monster SlayR (polished) - med/light oil, 2nd ball out of
bag when Nemesis starts overreacting

4) Ebonite V2 Dry (polished) - Dry/fried lanes ball

5) Columbia 300 White Dot - spares, extremely dry lanes :)

Chuck