I ordered this ball to help round out my arsenal. I have never really used much thane in my game, but figured it would be a piece to use at certain events to keep control, or be able to adjust surface for a beat up pattern. The burn up has not disappointed. Out of box, the pearl thane had great control, but was not as early as what I typically see in thane play, which was great. I have taken surface down as far as 1500 and as high as 5k/w polish to adjust for different tourneys. In each case, the motion remained smooth and controlled, mostly moving the breakpoint based on desired action. Loved it on short, loved it on dry. I have not used it to break in a line on heavier pattern, but will see about surface and this step next time needed.