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Heat Stroke
« on: June 19, 2013, 09:31:22 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
AMF Heat Stroke Ball Specs:
- Color: Fire & Brimstone All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: F55 Pearl
- Core: Symmetric
- Factory Finish: Polished
- Reaction: Controlled
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.49**
- Differential (Diff): 0.033**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Dry-Medium
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

Description: The Heat Stroke will help bowlers see a longer and more controllable reaction on drier lanes while still maintaining a controlled drive to the pit. Be sure to drink a lot of water, this ball will give you a heat stroke!!

 

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Re: Heat Stroke
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 07:24:17 PM »
I drilled my Heat Stroke 1/2 side 1/2 finger to use on my house shot.  The ball was very smooth with a controllable arc. This ball will be good for bowlers with slower speed or a high rev guy looking for something to get down the lane. I shot a couple of 230's and a 216 on the 40 foot house shot, but would not make this the first ball out of my bag. On a house shot the Solar Flare will be the ball of choice for me.  Good Luck and keep hitting them hard JMD878

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Re: Heat Stroke
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 10:25:02 AM »
AMF's new Heat Stroke is a must for the bag!  Drilled it 5 x 3 pin up left in OOB condition for summer league and it shined immediately.  228-300-247. Great rolly pearl.  Easy to read and hits super hard.  Loved that I could play track area without any over reaction.  My ball speed is only 15mph and I have trouble with balls jumping.  Not this one.  True roll, no early hook, no jumpy backend.  VERY predictable.  The symmetric core gave me continuous roll into the pocket with great results.  This ball is a winner for lighter volume conditions, slower speeds, heavy handed players big time!   Nice compliment to the AMF line.

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Re: Heat Stroke
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 11:09:50 AM »
Drilled 65 x 4 3/8 x 75

This has quickly become one of my Favorates from the new AMF releases.  The ball is clean through the front but make a strong predictable move move(not weak).  The Lower RG core allows you use the ball on more then just Lighter patterns.  I have used this ball on a Number of PABX patterns after a few games when the lanes start to transition because of how predictably it finished.  As the lanes get tricky the Heat Stroke makes them play easier. 

If you bowl on lighter sport patterns this ball is a must.  On the THS this paired with the Solar Flare make a great one two punch that will get you through everything except desert dry lanes.

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Re: Heat Stroke
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 03:15:48 PM »
Drill Pattern: 65*x 5x 60*

Length: The Heat Stroke is simply amazing on the dirt. When you need the ball to get down lane and recover(but not abrupt flip) this is the ball you want.

Volume: Anything medium or more and the Heat Stroke should be put away.

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Very good on a late shift sport shot, or on a house shot that has free hook to the outside.


COMMENTS: Second shift tournament bowlers, or late house shot leagues this is the ball you should have in your hand this season. If you have slower ball speed or higher rev rates and have trouble getting most balls to match up for you on your house shot, give this ball a try.

Likes: As advertised this ball is AWESOME on the dirt. Most of us have some issues getting the ball down the lane when the track area starts to go away, so this ball has a spot in every bowlers bag.

Dislikes: Just the fact that it does not like oil at all, but it is not supposed to.


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Great Ball for Medium to Light Conditions
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 09:16:26 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:38-41'

Volume:Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


COMMENTS

Likes:I laid this ball out with the same lay out as my Solar Flare which is 5 ½  x 3 ½ x 3 ¼ . This lower F55 Pearl Cover Stock is the perfect combo with the low to medium flaring core shape! I am able to play a variety of lane conditions with this ball! If conditions are heavy I can move right and play up the boards with it and if wet/dry I can easily play the fine line of friction without seeing the overreaction! The Lower flaring core shape as me to get the ball down the lane without losing its integrity through the pins! The 1 – 2 punch I have with the Solar Flare and Heat Stroke is perfect for any typically house shot condition a bowler may come across!

Dislikes:None


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Re: Heat Stroke
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013, 10:00:20 PM »
The newest entry from AMF is the Heat Stroke it is a must for everyone’s bag! This ball has great eye appeal and it rolls as good as it looks. The ball is easy to read and hits extremely hard. One of its great strength’s is that you can play the track area without any overreaction. The symmetric core gives you a continuous roll into the pocket with great results. This ball is great for medium to lighter conditions and it fits everything from slow to high speed players and strokers to high rotation players. Great compliment to the AMF line

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Re: Heat Stroke
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 11:31:34 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:I drilled up my AMF Heat Stroke with pin up above bridge. This ball easily cleared the heads with a strong backend motion. The Symmetric core gave me a smooth but strong reaction on the backend. The great part of using this core design is that it very easy to read easy to read off of the spot. It has a strong continuous roll. This ball should be used for medium to dry lanes. Even on a scrorched house shot the still cleared the heads well. Another great looking ball with great results.

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Re: Heat Stroke
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2013, 11:33:22 AM »


DRILL PATTERN

Dual Angle: 55 x 4.25" x 45

X Hole (if there is one):


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:375

Ball Speed:18.5

PAP/Track:4 5/8" over 5/8" up

Rotation: 45-60

Tilt: 12


SURFACE PREP

Grit:OOB

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished


LANE CONDITION

Length:38-41

Volume: medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


BALL REACTION

Length:8.5

Back End:7.5

Overall Hook:7

Midlane Read:7



COMMENTS

About Heat Stroke: The Heat Stroke is very continuous and is going to be the type of ball that will eat up THS. Because of the great continuation the Heat Stroke gives plenty of back end on medium oiled patterns. The low RG/low diff core gives a different type reaction that gives plenty of recovery without being uncontrollable. The Heat Stroke for me can be played on dirt but definitely forced me deeper than a ball like the Desert Hook. For me it is best used on medium oiled conditions but for higher speed players they will love the reaction on the lighter side of medium. Anser great piece out of San Antonio. If you haven't given the new 900 Global/AMF stuff a try, what are you waiting for???


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Re: Heat Stroke
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 12:49:53 AM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:4 inch pin

Ball Weight:15


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:5''

CG to PAP:5''

X Hole (if there is one):none


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:340

Ball Speed:17.50

PAP/Track: 5 1/4 over 1/8 up


SURFACE PREP

Grit:OOB

LANE CONDITION

Length:40

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


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I love the Heat Stroke!  If you want a ball that can be used on light/medium oil without worrying about overreaction.  This is your ball!  Due to the low RG and .033 differential, the Heat Stroke gets into a roll in the mid-lane and has a great continuous back end motion without overreacting or rolling out.  This ball will be in my bag all the time!  Great job AMF, you put out another fabulous ball!

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Re: Heat Stroke
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2014, 05:49:25 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 2.5" - 3"

Starting Top Weight: 3-1/4oz

Ball Weight: 15.1


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 5"

CG to PAP: 5"

Dual Angle Layout: 80* x 5" 39*

X Hole (if there is one): None


BOWLER STYLE

Ball Speed: 15.5 - 16

PAP/Track: 5-3/8" (right), 11/16" (up)


SURFACE PREP

Grit: OOB

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished


LANE CONDITION

Length: 39' - 41'

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS, Modified House, USBC Blue #2


COMMENTS

This is a great ball for the price! I was surprised for a mid-priced pearl on how it rolls like a solid and has a fair amount of pop on the backend. When you need a ball for a broken down THS or when the sport shots become unpredictable, enter the Heat Stroke. This is a perfect compliment to the King Cobra or Grip It. Drilled the same as my Hook Pearl, the Heat Stroke is a bit smoother with about the same length. If you are looking for a mid-priced pearl you won't go wrong with this one. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a ball with easy length and yet still has a controlled move off the dry to the pins.


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Hans Schell
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