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DP3

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AMF Cold Fusion question
« on: March 03, 2014, 02:57:31 AM »
I found this ball at Goodwill for $7.99 and had to pick it up since it had hardly any track wear and had a span and thumb that felt really close for me.  The pin is in line with the cg in a typical "stack leverage" drill, but the mass bias is about 3-4" above the pin and not below it in the typical 6 3/4" placement.  I don't remember these balls coming like this and this ball is not marked as a blem.  Has anyone seen a ball like this?  I remember it being a superflex pearl resin, but this mass bias marking has me dumbfounded. 


 

charlest

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Re: AMF Cold Fusion question
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 07:07:27 AM »
I remember Ebonite making a bunch of balls like that. I don't recall AMF doing that, but I was never interested in the Fusion series.
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Re: AMF Cold Fusion question
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 12:12:01 PM »
I remember the Ebonite bombs away cores as well. Those were in a 13 1/2" position from where the "normal" mass bias marking was.  So in theory a pin over bridge, CG/Mass kicked right for a RH player would put the bombs away mass bias around the 10-11'o clock position.  This one is straight up from the pin about 3-4 inches.  I'm going to just throw it and take whatever reaction I get.  It is what it is.  I remember the Victory series, and Fusion Hook Monster balls having the same core and these were all marked with a traditional mass bias.

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Re: AMF Cold Fusion question
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 12:50:13 PM »
I remember the Ebonite bombs away cores as well. Those were in a 13 1/2" position from where the "normal" mass bias marking was.  So in theory a pin over bridge, CG/Mass kicked right for a RH player would put the bombs away mass bias around the 10-11'o clock position.  This one is straight up from the pin about 3-4 inches.  I'm going to just throw it and take whatever reaction I get.  It is what it is.  I remember the Victory series, and Fusion Hook Monster balls having the same core and these were all marked with a traditional mass bias.

I think you're safe in any case. If I recall, the PSA strength was relatively low for this core, a minor modification of an upside down light bulb. I believe it was AMF's test core prior to the Nighthawk's asymmetric core (which also had a low PSA strength).
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