I’ll first start by saying, I am not a fan of urethane on today’s conditions. If everyone had to use them, then fine, I’m game. I see it as a disadvantage to use a urethane ball while someone else is using a reactive ball. Now, if I were left handed, then this entire theory would change…but i’m not. :-)
When I shot the video for this ball on the house shot I saw exactly what I expected to see. Smooth, predictable reaction but lacks midlane and back end motion needed to maximize pin carry. It goes back to what I was saying, if I want to just hit the pocket…great. I just feel like other choices will yield higher scores for me.
Now, when I used it on the 2013 USBC team pattern, I had a lot more fun with it. More oil overall but much cleaner back ends allowed this ball a little success. I could see it working well on shorter sport conditions but any amount of length or heavy volume and I would go another route. This ball would also be successful used on a High friction surface with little to no carrydown or wood lanes. Overall rating for this ball is 4/10.
Shelf appeal on this ball is GREAT! I don’t even like red but this is a beautiful deep blood red pearl that is just gorgeous. This alone has earned it a permanent spot in my bag as a spare ball and a possible condition specific choice. Shelf appeal is 8.75/10
COVERSTOCK: U3S Hybrid Urethane
WEIGHT BLOCK: Turbine Core
FACTORY FINISH: 1500-grit Polished
BALL COLOR: Lime/Violet DUROMETER: 75-77 Rex D-scale
FLARE POTENTIAL: 3” – 4” (Medium)
RG @ 15LBS: 2.55
DIFF @ 15LBS: 0.038
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