Storm Nation - November 27, 2012 IQ Tour Pearl™ Review by Staffer Garrett Richardson
Name: garrett richardson
Storm Product: !Q Tour Pearl
Accomplishment: Hand: Left Ball Speed: 16-17mph Ball Weight: 15lbs PAP: 5 left 7/16 up Degrees of Tilt: 17 Layout: 5 x 4 x 2 I drilled my IQ Tour pearl pin above my ring finger with the cg out with a very small hole about 1 ½ inches down from my midline. For a pearl cover it is super smooth and controllable like I have never seen before. The IQ Tour pearl is very predictable and you know when the ball is going to make a move and when you have to move when the lanes transition. The first time I used it at a tournament which was basically a house shot but modified a little bit with a little more oil outside the 10 board. I played up the boards and let the oil take it and once it hit the back ends it does not jump hard it makes a nice smooth roll to the pocket, hits hard and mixes the pin ups as if it was a big asymmetrical weight block ball. I bowled 2 squads and shot back to back 279's on game 1 of each squad and avg a little over 240. Compared to the IQ Tour, which is drilled the same as the pearl, the pearl it gets down lane and can be used more on a burn pattern once the IQ Tour starts to hook too much or gives you up and down reaction. Depending on the pattern I am about 5 to 6 more boards left (being left handed) with the pearl than the solid which is good because I can play more of my comfort zone and once it dries up even more I can just move right and still be around the pocket and not giving it away too much and having to worry about corner pins.
Pro Shop/Driller: Pinole Bowler's Supply
Bowling Center: AMF Pinole Valley Lanes
"If you love the IQ Tour solid then I recommend you get the IQ Tour pearl!You won’t go wrong! If you have any questions about the IQ Tour pearl email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org"
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