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Strapper_Squared

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AZO Outbreak Solid
on: January 02, 2016, 01:54:26 PM
I picked up an Outbreak Solid, shortly after Thanksgiving.  Was looking for something a little stronger than my 900 G Chemical X, both overall and downlane.

Ball was:
14lb with a 2.5" pin, and 2.8oz top.

I'm rt handed, 16.5 mph at the pins, and 350 rpms.  PAP is 5 3/8 over and 3/8 up.

I layed the ball out with a 65 X 5.25 X 45, which puts the pin above my ring, and CG below and just right.  We were able to drill the ring finger a little deeper and not require a weight hole (for statics anyways).

When I saw the ball out of the box, I didn't think there was a chance that I would be able to throw it on my league shot.  This thing looked dull!  During an initial practice session with the ball, I threw it in box condition.  For being as dull as it was, the ball got surprisingly good length.  Even more impressive was the backend.  This was the first time in a while that I felt like I had extra recovery from wider than normal shots.  I found a nice line crossing 18 at the arrows and sending it out to the 10 board range marker down lane.  I probably could have used somewhat less surface on this shot as any slight pulls, would jump high and I left a few 9 pins...and even a 4-9 on one shot.  The ball turned the corner and really drove through the pins nicely.

Since this was a lot more surface and a little more ball reaction than I wanted, I decided to hit the surface with a blue Trizact pad (~1500 grit) and Powerhouse Factory Finish polish.  The ball took surface changes easily.

With the new surface, I am now able to play quite a bit further right one the lane.  On a fresh shot, I am able to play 12 out to 5 and get a strong roll on the backend.  This was the interesting part.  Changing the surface and polishing didn't seem to increase backend all that much (this is a good thing).  It just seemed to reduced the overall amount of hook, allowing me to square up more.  Although the ball has a strong backend, it doesn't seem to overreact on shots a little wide that hit the dry earlier...  It just seems to roll up strong.  The hit and drive through the pins is top notch. 

I bowled on a pair with three others, all throwing new Tour IQ's 30ths.  They were all asking what I was throwing because it was hitting so well and didn't over react.

I've thrown two sets with it since polishing...658 and 730.      Both solid sets for my 205 league average.

Scott
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RevLefty

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Re: AZO Outbreak Solid
Reply #1 on: January 02, 2016, 02:45:17 PM
solid man. I have had the cheater for about two months ago and I brought surface to 4000 and threw high polish on it with beans secret sauce. I have avged 250+ since I drilled it it is my benchmark ball. I have since ordered the solid outbreak and the legit and also are ordered the outbreak pearl. I get the two I ordered Tuesday and look forward to getting them in my hand. the cheater is by far my favorite ball I have thrown in a long time and look forward to getting the other azos. have thrown multiple award scores with it and hope for many more.

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Re: AZO Outbreak Solid
Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 01:13:48 PM
Thank you guys for the reviews and the support! We know there are a lot of options out there and truly appreciate the spot in your bags.

AZO

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Re: AZO Outbreak Solid
Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 01:14:58 AM
I was wondering how the AZO Outbreak Solid compares to other symmetrical solids on the market today?  Is the cover equivalent say to Storm's R2X (on the Optimus Solid)?
Does the cover have quick or slow response to friction (for a solid)?
Thanks.

Strapper_Squared

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Re: AZO Outbreak Solid
Reply #4 on: November 28, 2016, 08:10:51 AM
It's been about a year now...but I remember it being a faster response cover
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Re: AZO Outbreak Solid
Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 06:34:53 PM
How does the IQ Tour Solid compare to this ball?