I've only thrown this for about 6 games in practice, but I am soooo glad I bought this ball. I needed a solid in my bag. everything I have is pearl or polished. I didn't want a big hooking solid and this was exactly what I Was looking for. Smooth, controllable and hits hard. It will more than likely be the first ball out of my bag, my benchmark ball. I've played this ball up 10 and out to the 4-5 area and it just holds, after the shot burned up, I played it standing on 25, over 20 and out to the 10-11 area and it hold there also, just a great overall ball.