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Ultra Zone
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
Coverstock: EnMotion Hybrid Reactive
Ball Color: Black Solid/Blue Solid/Silver Pearl All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Ball Finish: Rough Buff
Hook Potential: 135 (Medium-High) on a scale of 10-175 Low-High
Length: 90 (Medium) on a scale of 25-235 Early-Late
RG Differential: 0.046 (Medium) on a scale of 0.0-0.080 Low-High
RG Average: 2.504 (Low) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
Breakpoint Shape: 75 (Angular) on a scale of 10-100 Arced-Angular
Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium to Oily
Description: The Ultra Zone brings the new EnMotion reactive coverstock from the Twisted Fury into the Zone line and combines it with the updated Phantom core to create an ultra-low-RG alternative that complements the reaction of the Twisted Fury. The Ultra Zone uses a Solid / Pearl Hybrid version of the EnMotion coverstock. EnMotion combines the best elements from our PowerKoil, Activator and NíControl coverstock systems to create good length combined with excellent mid-lane recovery and strong back-end hooking action. The Ultra Zone unites EnMotion coverstock with the ultra-low-RG updated Phantom core. Ultra-low-RGís are known for strong mid-lane recovery moves and their controllable back-end hooking action, Brunswick has created an early revving counterpart to the Twisted Fury that will match-up better on lane patterns that create over/under reaction problems for skid/snap balls.

 

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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 01:27:41 PM »
Well, I guess I will be the first to review this ball.

PAP: 5-1/8 over 1/2 up
Layout: 50 5" 70 (pin under, mb on VAL)
Surface: Box finish
Lane Condition: House Shot

Well, this ball did pretty much what I expected. It picked up the midlane extremely well. Very continuous roll and hits solid. As early as the ball reads, it still gets through the heads extremely well and gives me a variety of different angles to play. Overall, another great ball from Brunswick.
Doug Morton
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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 06:08:12 PM »
I punched my ultra zone up two days ago, I wanted to get a few games on the ball before posting...

My specs.
PAP: 5 1/2 > 1/8 ^
Speed: 17 mph
Revs: 500 rpm

Ball specs.
15 lbs 3 oz
1.9oz Top weight
3 3/4 inch pin.

Layout.
Pin is 3 1/2 in from my pap.
PSA is 5 1/2 in from my pap.
Pin is slightly higher than fingers.
No weight hole was necessary.

Lane conditions: full synthetic lanes typical house shot.
Ultra cleared the heads nicely, had an excellent mid-lane read and made a very smooth but powerful move at the break point. Pin carry was excellent, I left a few flat tens but that was operator error. What I really like about this ball is I saw absolutely no over under reaction which alot of other guys were having to deal with. Finished out first night 720 then last night 680. All in all its a very predictable ball that will be great on medium to heavier patterns.
I will post more next week after trying it out on some tougher conditions.


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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 01:42:02 PM »
5.5" pin to pap
pin over fingers
60 degree primary, 45 degree secondary angle
No hole
OOB finish
House Shot

The very first thing I noticed about this ball was the smooth roll and continuous motion to the pocket. This is what I want in a ball. It didn't matter if I played straight up the out side, or deep inside the ball rolled up to the pocket and didn't hook out. The Enmotion coverstock with this core is a good match up. The flare rings are about 1/4" apart with the 5.5" pin to PAP distance, and I didn't need an extra hole.

If you're a higher rev player, don't be afraid to go with a 5"+ pin placement. It works well with this super low RG core and clean cover.




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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 03:39:02 PM »
Layout 3 3/4" from PAP, Below fingers, Mass Bias at 45 degrees, balance hole, factory finish.
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After seeing how clean the Twisted's enmotion cover was I decided to drill this one strong.

After putting roughly 15 games on it at two houses I'm quite comfortable with this review/recommendation.  This Ultra Zone appears to be a "can't miss" purchase for anyone wanting a strong midlane and finish without being too sharp off the breakpoint. It handles medium oil easily and when the shot starts breaking down you simply cross more boards!
 
Cleaner through the heads than the Blast Zone, and a stronger move late. Earlier read than the Twisted Fury.  The Ultra hasn't even thought about rolling out - it just continues on through the pin deck.  Pin carry has been quite good with the exception of "bowler error".  

BUY THIS BALL!!





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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008, 10:31:54 PM »
i love this ball just shot my frist 300 game ever with it i'am a high rev player and this ball is so good no over under at all the ball dosen't know what roll out is. this ball rolls and never stops. dont know anything about drilling but the pin is above my fingers all i can tell you

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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 09:26:23 AM »
alright.... i haven't left a review in a long time, but this ball is very deserving of one.  here is how it is drilled

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---f f
-------cg--x-hole
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this ball hooks!!!  extremely controlable, great length, clears the heads, midlane recover is fantastic, then just hits like a truck.  the ball turns over so hard in the back end it leaves nothing left.  out of 20 complete frames with the ball, i left one stone 10 pin, but i am pretty sure it was all me on that one.

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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008, 12:34:04 AM »
Ultra RICO
Pin in Palm, X-Hole on PSA

This is my second experiment with the RICO drill. The first was with the Twisted, and because of the core/cover combo the Twisted still reacted quickly to friction. The RICO in the Ultra gives me the look I want.

THS and to give you an idea how much smoother;

Fury Pearl high pin standing 30 looking 18
Ultra high pin standing 25 looking 13
Ultra Rico standing 20 looking 8

It's very continual through the pins but doesn't jump off of the dry. I could come off the side more and push it right into the dry and it arcs hard back tot he pocket. I am looking forward to using it on a heavier volume and I'll report back.
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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008, 10:26:50 PM »
I am not sure what the problem is but drilled this ball for maximum hook and arc and it does one, but not the other.  This ball just floats, floats and floats and hits like a wet noodle.  This is a typical reaction I have gotten from Brunswick equipment so maybe it is just me but this ball hits like crap.  I will likely sell it now and let someone else deal with it but this ball neither hooks or carries.  On the same shot I threw my Wrath and it not only outhooked it but carried 18-20 shots.  I would say this ball is a 5 out of 10 easily, but just my opinion.  Good luck.
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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2008, 06:54:47 PM »
Drilled  4" pin high (60 x 45) dual angle layout.
Cover is out of box, tested with and without balance hole.

First test with the Ultra (no balance hole) was on a 34 foot house shot. The ball was pretty clean through the front part of the lane and strong and continuous off the backends.  The transition off the dry is not overly sharp and fairly easy to read.  Carry was excellent.

I tried the Ultra Zone on a much longer 44 foot pattern.  We had to play the lanes very tight going up the boards,  the ball managed to pick up a decent roll even on the heavier oil pattern.  Carry was ok but not the best on this condition.

We decided to add a flare increasing hole to see how the Ultra would react on the 44 foot pattern.  This change made the ball a bit more aggressive and actually gave me a little more room on the lanes (pin carry was better).
I think with the right surface adjustment, this ball might be OK for oilier shots.

The Ultra fits in between the stronger balls like the Total Inferno and the more angular balls (Pearl Fury).  I would recommend buying this ball if you are looking for a strong rolling ball that is not overly angular on the backends.  If you liked the Vapor Zone or Absoulte inferno give this ball a try, the ultra has the same versatility with a little more roll.

Thanks again to Rich @ Strike-Z Pro Shop (IBPSIA ADVANCED TECHNICIAN).

JHo


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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2008, 04:59:25 AM »
14lbs. Pin below and between fingers, about 60 degrees mb placement. no x-hole.
Definitely clean in the front, strong in the midlane and smooth and off the breakpoint. By no means flippy or erratic. However, this ball does need a fresh amount of oil to keep it on line. Get it to a dry spot too early and it will run away. This one quickly replaced my stacked ebonite big time for my benchmark because of its better ball motion at the end of the lane. This is my first brunswick ball and certainly not my last.

videos - ideal oil condition(2) vs. not(1) :
1. afternoon house shot, bone dry on the outside and carrydown in the middle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVZm6MX_dQY
2. 4 hours later, Nighttime (after re-oil) THS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzee2MaB_c0

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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2008, 07:14:35 PM »
Ultra Zone
Ball Specs
The ball being drilled was a 3Ē pin out with 3.00 oz top weight.
Drilling: Pin 4 1/2" from PAP and Mb 45 degree angle from PAP. Pin is above ring finger. Weight Hole on my axis. Factory Rough Buff.

Bowler Information:
Track diameter is 10 1/2.
PAP is measured at 5 1/4 over and 3/8" up.
Average ball speed (foul line to head pin) is 16 mph.
Axis rotation is typically 90 degrees
Initial rev rate is typically 300 rpm, "Tweener"
Lane Condition and Pattern:
Bowlero Lanes, HPL 9000 Panel. Oil Pattern: Fairly Flat condition from edge board to edge board, semi clean backends.

Review:
Same cover as the Twisted Fury, same core as the Blast Zone. A ball that gets through the heads clean and has a strong but smooth break point. Reads the lane well for medium to dry to medium to oil lanes. Big core gives this ball a hard hitting action, as long as the outsides are dry and the back ends are clean the ball hits as hard as anything I have thrown. Crankers will like this ball for oil strokers will like it more for drier conditions. Thanks for reading my review.

Dwight

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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2008, 05:53:41 PM »
Well I drilled this ball about a month ago, and oh my. What a great match-up for me. The lay-out used was a 40* by 4in by 70* with the PSA drilled out with an x-hole. My first set I used it I had 813 (267,259,287) in my Saturday youth league. The ball gets down-lane pretty well, good midlane, and is pretty forward at the breakpoint. For me, it seems like my best chances of scoring is to get the ball into a nice roll at the pocket. And this ball does exactly that. I used it to win the Ohio High School Singles Championship, had 1487 for 6 games that day. Then I used it this past Saturday for the Pepsi State and had 1480, while using my Twisted Fury the last 2 games. Great ball for the fresh. Ball is kept at the out of box surface.
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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2008, 01:09:52 AM »
Arced-Angular
Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium to Oily
Description: The Ultra Zone brings the new EnMotion reactive cover stock from the Twisted Fury into the Zone line and combines it with the updated Phantom core to create an ultra-low-RG alternative that complements the reaction of the Twisted Fury. The Ultra Zone uses a Solid / Pearl Hybrid version of the EnMotion cover stock. EnMotion combines the best elements from our PowerKoil, Activator and NíControl cover stock systems to create good length combined with excellent mid-lane recovery and strong back-end hooking action. The Ultra Zone unites EnMotion cover stock with the ultra-low-RG
updated Phantom core. Ultra-low-RGís are known for strong mid-lane recovery moves and their controllable back-end hooking action, Brunswick has created an early revving counterpart to the Twisted Fury that will match-up better on lane patterns that create over/under reaction problems for skid/snap balls.
Has trouble with oil carry down,  and some additives,
The Ultra Will  react weak with hook and hitting power
On these conditions

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Re: Ultra Zone
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2008, 11:24:15 PM »
This is a short review.  I wanted to make this ball stronger then my twisted but not as strong as my blast zone when its at 1000 drilled pin down.  I drilled this ball pin up and just a shade right of the ring finger.  Cg is in the palm just right of center.  The mb is to the right of the thumb about an inch.  The lane was a litte dry on the outside but had plenty left in the middle.  I started a 4th arrow out to about 8 and the ball was smooth of the spot and would come up light.  I would roll my twisted in the same spot and it would go flush I was confused to say the least.  So I got real deep and played 5th arrow out to 10, this is where the ultra was a star.  It rolled up in the mid-lane where the twisted would just keep going and crushed the whole.  At the break point it would just rolled hard and killed the pocket.   So far for three games of bowling the ball is really good but i want to see it on so real oil.

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