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  • Buzzsaw - Michael Haugen, Jr. wrote:
          I was throwing a Purple Pro Buzzsaw. The pin is above the ring finger and the cg is swung out towards my axis. The axis hole is 4 1/4 " from the center of grip it has a little surface on it, but not much.

  • Faball - Jeff Mark wrote:
          Walter Ray Williams Jr. used two different Black Hammer 2001 balls. Both balls were drilled the same but used with different surfaces. This layout is a 4 inch stack layout off Walter's axis, which is 6 inches. The pin is next to his ring finger and the cg is next to his thumb. No weight hole is needed because of a starting top weight of 1.70 before drilling.

        O    O o

           O   cg

          On the left lane the surface that was used was out of the box, and on the tighter right lane it was 220 sanded and clean and dulled.

  • Storm - Steve Kloempken wrote:
          Ryan Shafer was using an El Nino X-It with a 5" pin from his PAP and mass bias in the strong position. Medium size extra hole 2" off his axis point on his axis midplane. Surface was Xtras #1 compound - 800 grit and this was the ball he used most of the week. He also used a Super Power with the exact same layout and surface when the heads broke down later in the day.

  • Track - Billy Yinger wrote:
          John May started with a Stomp Black/Gold drilled like this;
    O O
        o
        cg       xh

    O
          The pin and cg are stacked under his ring (4 inches from his axis)the extra hole is on his axis taking the ball back to 1/4 negative side, this was for length with a strong even backend.

          He switched to an Avenger drilled like this;
    O O
      o
          cg     xh
    O
          This one goes long and comes around hard on the back.

    Jeff Lizzi started with an Avenger like this;
       O O
            o
       cg
           O
          This has a negative cg, it also is for length with a strong controlled backend, he switched to a Solid Elite drilled the same way, it reacts a little smoother than the Avenger.


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