One of the things I noticed last night was that my Hy-Road was struggling to get off the break point even though I had the ball cleaned and re-polished a couple of months ago, and have been using the ball only moderately since then. My thought after that was to update the Hy-Road, and I told Ray today that my choice would be the IQ Tour Fusion.
After coming into the shop, I told Ray that my thought was another stacked leverage layout, and what he came up with was a layout of 4.5″ X 3.5″ X 1.25″, which was between two of the “standard” layouts and would be suitable for a variety of lane conditions (my thought with the Hy-Road). Getting three games to try the ball out, I needed a couple of games to sort my physical game out, but, after that, I got a better idea of what this ball would do. It does, indeed, come off of the spot better than the Hy-Road, and also carries better, as I left not a single flat 10 on my good pocket hits, and carried the 7 most of the time on my swishing hits. My last game was a clean 223, starting with a double and with a turkey from the 5th frame, standing 34 and going about 12 at the arrows on the house shot.
This ball will probably be the one I pull out on my next league night. 😀