Today, Phil talks about the differences you'll typically see from balls with higher intermediate differentials vs. balls with lower intermediate differentials.
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What does intermediate diff mean
On asyms it’s the high rg axis aka the mass bias so the higher that number the stronger the mass bias is on the core
If I’m not mistaken it’s the difference between high RG and Low RG numbers on a bowling ball.
@Adrian Bradley that’s just differential
How is this different from “Max differential”
I’ve always gravitated towards the higher inter diff balls (asyms), but I’ve started throwing the Bonus and like its shape.
With my low tilt, I mostly go for the max flip or most versatile layouts, which typically increase the diffs. But I like the shape that the max flip layouts give. I can stand left, throw between 20-25, and still have the ball come back.
As far as patterns go, I think that balls with a higher int diff work better on longer and heavier patterns where you don’t have as much time for the ball to hook off the end of the pattern. On a long pattern, 45ft plus, you need that quick flip and roll motion to get the ball to the pocket.
Likewise on shorter or lower volume patterns, I think the lower int diff balls or even a symmetrical ball works best. That way you get an earlier but less violent ball reaction that will keep the ball continuous through the pins instead of a roll-out reaction.