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Crazy Antics
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:56:59 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Columbia Crazy Antics Ball Specs:
- Color: White/Orange/Purple Hybrid All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Hi-Dynamix
- Coverstock: AR300 Flip
- Factory Finish: 500, 500, 500 Abralon®, 1500 Abranet™ Soft, Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish @ 300 RPM
- Reaction: Strong Breakpoint
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.50**
- Differential (Diff): 0.054**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

 

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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 07:25:41 PM »
used it on a modified house shot. i have it drilled 55x5x60 with a p3 hole (7/8bit 2.5inches deep) and hit the surface with 2000. out the box it was too sensitive to oil and to the dry. the ball is very clean thru the fronts and definitely gets down the lane even after a few games has been bowled. this ball reads the backend very well and makes a strong move off the spot. this ball is a great compliment to the original antics. once the original antics starts to burn up thru the fronts this crazy antics is a great ball to switch to. the color schemes are also a plus. you'll never have to check to see if you picked up the wrong ball or not!
« Last Edit: December 16, 2013, 07:40:16 PM by Iyee85 »
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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 08:24:31 AM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 3-4

Starting Top Weight: 3

Ball Weight: 15


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:  4 1/2  Puts the pin outside the ring finger and up about 1 1/2 inches.

CG to PAP:  4

X Hole (if there is one):  x hole placed just above PAP.


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:  300

Ball Speed: 17-18

PAP/Track:  5 over 1/8th up


SURFACE PREP

Grit:  OOB

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):  Polished


LANE CONDITION


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS


BALL REACTION

Length:  Length of the this ball with this layout really surprised me.  Went just about as long as the Eruption Pro, but handles more oil.

Back End:  Along with the length this ball has a great backend reaction and continuation through the pin deck.

COMMENTS

Likes:  For me the best like I can give is that there is now a high performance ball in the columbia 300 line that is pearlized and will push through the heads before making a move.  Great move in the backend and very readable down lane.  The colors also add a little something as this ball looks great on the rack and going down the lane.

Dislikes:  So far i do not have any, but will follow up once bowled with on a tournament condition.


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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 01:29:26 PM »
Drilled 110ºx5.5x30º
No change to surface on this one.

Suuuuuper clean through the front, and great angularity past the pattern.  This ball perfectly complements the new Take Down.  It really allows me to get inside and open up the lane. Certainly a head turner. The color really grabs attention of other bowlers. I must have had 10 people ask me what ball that was the first night I threw it. All the new stuff is rolling really nice. Make sure you get two of these bad boys


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Crazzzzzy Antics!!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 08:34:16 AM »
Crazy Antics:
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Rev Rate 450
Layout:50x4&7/8x35

                              CRAZY ANTICS:
 So Just in enough time Columbia 300 has come out with your new years resolution fix of the CRAZY ANTICS, it will definitely fulfill you new years resolution of striking more. This bright colorful ball features the AR300 cover with the famous Hi-Dynamix core. This allows for the ball to have clean mid-lane motion with the powerful hook off the back and great continuation through the pins. This ball is smooth it handles league and tournament transitions well making moves very limited. The CRAZY ANTICS also is good it tough spots where you may find what they call "over under" reactions it will allow you to move either in or out and still carry the corners. Thanks for reading good luck and more importantly HAVE FUN!!!

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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 05:35:34 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: This ball is extremely clean through the fronts. It really surprised me given that some of Columbia's higher end stuff has liked to roll early so this was a nice change in my opinion. I drilled my Crazy Antics 65 x 4 1/2" x 35, which puts the pin above my ring finger and sits the mass bias in my thumb. I like this layout because it slows the tradition down lane just enough to restore some extra hitting power. A lot of higher end asymmetric balls like to yank left and die for me so seeing this ball continue through the pins was a godsend for me. Out of the box I had a little too much length so i hand sanded it with a 3000 Abralon pan and gained about a foot earlier roll without sacrificing carry or entry angle. Bowlers of all sorts will enjoy the amount that this ball hooks and it is very versatile across the lane. Power players will be able to stand left and throw right, while bowlers who are rev challenged will be able to stay farther right and still see good recovery from this piece. All in all another solid piece from the minds at Columbia 300!

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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 02:24:52 PM »
The first thing I noticed with the Crazy Antics was just how crazy the colors are, the Orange/White/Purple combo looks awesome going down the lane and everyone wants to know what I’m throwing! I had some good success with the original Antics from Columbia 300 on fresh or heavier oil lanes. This Crazy Antics was a lot stronger than I thought, gets into a real strong mid-lane roll with a big continuous arch all the way through the pins! Perfect ball to go to when my Antics begins to hook a little too early! This ball is Crazy good! #letsbowl

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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 07:07:26 PM »

DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:5"

CG to PAP:75 Degrees with a 35 degree VAL

X Hole (if there is one): On VAL line


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:375

Ball Speed:16-17mph

PAP/Track:+5", -3/16"


SURFACE PREP

Grit: Box Finish






BALL REACTION


This ball is clean through the heads with a strong motion to the pocket.  On the house shot for me this ball a little has a little to much length to start with but once transition hit and the inside was beaten down this ball worked well.  I took the polish off and took it to 3000 and had a better look to start the night off and was able to stay with it all night and still carry.

On the sport patterns I threw on, this ball (out of box) worked best on medium to shorter patterns (39 to 42ft range).  I was able to play the outside and even with being polished I didn't get a real jerk once it left the pattern, just a strong move to the pocket.



COMMENTS

Likes: 

First you cannot deny the CRAZY colors on this ball, it is a real eye opener going down the lane.
If you liked the reaction from the Antics but need to get some more length this is a great choice.

Coverstock versatility is a plus also with this ball without sacrificing carry.

Slower ball speeds will be able like this ball as it is clean through the heads with a good motion to the pocket.

Higher ball speeds will like it later in the set when their of equipment is burning up and losing carry.


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Crazy Antics
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 07:20:25 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:3-4 in.

Starting Top Weight:3.25 oz.

Ball Weight:15 lbs 3 oz.

DRILL PATTERN: 65x5x35

X Hole (if there is one): none
 
BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: About 350 rpm 

Ball Speed: 17 mph off the hand
 
PAP/Track: 4 1/2" right, 1/2 up

SURFACE PREP

Grit: OOB

Breakpoint Shape: Angular

Description: The Crazy Antics provides a crazy amount of length and backend motion for a polished high performance ball. This ball has the new Hi-Dynamix core and is one of the most dynamic cores C300 has produced.  With a medium RG, High Differential and High Mass bias, the core helps the ball produce awesome mid lane and backend motion.  This dynamic core handles the transitions and will work great on most medium volume conditions.

Reaction: I haven’t a lot of success with Asymetrics in the past since they have a tendency to roll early for me and don’t have good movement on the backend. I’ve thrown this on 2 different patterns (35 ft Boardwalk and 40 ft Bear) and scored very well on both playing 2 very different lines. On the 35ft pattern the pearl cover allowed me to play up the gutter and have a strong move off of the spot. On the flat Bear pattern the cover allowed me to get through the heads playing 30 to 15 and made a strong motion through the pins. When compared to the Antics on a THS I was able to play 5 right and have a much stronger backend motion due to it storing energy.

Summary: I can say that this is the best Asymetric ball that has matched my game. The colors are eye catching and will garner plenty of attention, pick one of these on 1/7/14

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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 09:39:01 PM »
Drilled mine pin up 5" from PAP. Mass Bias and 35 degree angle. This ball compliments the original Antics very well. I see almost the same amount of overall hook from a like drilled Crazy Antics as I do the Antics. Difference is, the Crazy Antics reads a few feet later and has a stronger move of the friction. If you hit it with a little surface it will actually out hook the Antics. This ball compliments Columbia 300s lineup very well. It fits between the Vow and the Smackdown easily.
Everyone should get a little crazy and put one of these in their bag!

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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 12:23:27 PM »
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Drilled my crazy antics 60x5x60...left it box finish... used on house shot in league and a small tournament on basically the house shot...this ball gets down the lane with ease...revs up in the midlane and corners and continues very well...and is not allergic.to oil like some box finish shiny balls.. and it hits very well...I only have about 10-15 games on it and have a 300-831 with it second time I used it...I.would highly recommend anyone to have this awesome ball in their arsenal

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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2014, 07:36:49 PM »
I was fairly impressed with the Crazy Antics..I haven't thrown a C300 High Performance Ball that I've really liked since the Enigma.. The original Antics was not anything more impressive than the Enigma..What separated the Crazy Antics is the breakpoint shape.. Very clean through the front part of the lane, very angular on the backend.

What really impressed me however was that I could get reaction from different angles. I could play straighter on fresh oil, but still maintain solid ball motion as I moved my feet left into the lane. The more I opened my angles, I never really struggled to get the ball back to the pocket. Reminded me a lot of one of my favorite releases, the Hammer Taboo Jet Black. I used this ball on a Pro-Anvilane surface that is about 10-11 years old lightly scuffed out of box with a 2000 grit abralon pad.

I can see Crazy Antics not performing great on low friction lane surfaces like DBA-IQ or newer Pro-Anvilane. Would definitely need to be sanded a little bit to give the ball some teeth.

A little wild on the colors, but that's why they call it "Crazy"..The Orange, Purple, and White blended well while rolling down the lane so it didn't have that "beach ball" effect that I usually see with bright bowling balls. The colors also make real easy to see the transition points of the ball in motion. I could definitely tell when I missed at the release and when I over juiced my rotation.

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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 11:39:20 AM »
Crazy Antics
One word describes this ball, and that is Crazy! This ball defines that word. From the bright and colorful white, orange, and purple color scheme to its ball motion, crazy is what this ball is. This ball keeps with the theme of having bright and fun colors, and I love the color combination. It stands out from all the others, and everyone knows what ball is in your hands. 

I have drilled 2 Crazy Antics now, one is drilled 5.5 from positive axis point and 3 from VAL with a small hole, essentially putting the pin over the bridge.  This ball is extremely clean through the fronts and mids, and then goes crazy in the backend. This is one of the strongest balls in the backend I have seen in a while. In comparing this an original Antics, the Crazy is cleaner and retains more energy than the original.

My second Crazy Antics is drilled 4.5 from positive axis and pin is 2.5 from VAL. I adjusted the surface on this one to a 2000 Abralon. The idea behind this was to get the ball to start revving up sooner and still have the backend motion of the first one. This does exactly that. Now the 2 play off each other real well, when this starts to lose too much energy, I can go to the first one I drilled and be fine.


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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2014, 08:28:59 AM »
After having success, but a limited chance to use the original Antics due to the aggressive cover and strong asymmetric core I opted to drill the Crazy Antics pin down, approx. 5.5 x 5, with a small P3 hole.  I was hoping this would keep the ball from flaring as much and allow me more opportunity to use it due to my higher rev rate.

After having used this ball on both AMF HPL and Brunswick Pro Avilane, and both house and Sport patterns I can say this was the right layout for me.  This keeps the flares tight, still lets the cover get through the front part of the lane almost as easily as the Eruption Pro, and then read the friction with a hard, quick, but controllable move.  Lower rev players will probably want to go with pins up and larger weight holes to take advantage of the strong core, but for higher rev players this type of layout makes this ball a versatile piece with excellent pin carry.  Not to mention it’s always going to be the best looking ball on the rack!

Overall this ball is about 5 and 3 stronger than an Eruption pro with a similar layout, with a much stronger move on the back end.  It’s also about the same amount of overall hook as a Take Down also with a similar layout, but with much more of a skid/flip type move than the Take Down.  And then this is about 2/1 less than a similar drilled Smack Down.

I would recommend this ball to anyone looking for something clean through the fronts with a strong move down lane to open up a pattern.  Also be sure the match the strength of the layout you choose to your rev rate to get the most out of this Crazy ball.

Thanks for reading,
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Re: Crazy Antics
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014, 03:11:40 PM »
It may be hard to believe, but the Crazy Antics performs better than it looks! There is really only one word that I use to describe this ball and that is “powerful”. This ball provides the motion that bowlers love to see—one that very easily clears the front part of the lane and hooks a ton at the back. I drilled my Crazy Antics with the pin above the middle of my bridge and mass bias kicked out about an inch from the center of my grip. With my high speed, I decided to knock the surface down to a smooth 4000 grit finish. Even with the polish removed, this ball still pushes very far down the lane and hooks a bunch off of the break point. Although this isn’t my favorite ball on a house pattern because the backend motion quickly forces me left, which isn’t my choice area to play, it still strikes a ton. For me this ball really shines on sport conditions. While bowling on the WTBA London and Paris patterns the Crazy Antics proved how good it is. I was able to move left and continuously watch the power of the ball; I was very impressed as most “long and strong” balls quit for me and the Crazy Antics never did!
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