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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Optimum's high energy retaining core gives you plenty of length with devastating hook and backend reaction. AZO is the only manufacturer to make a 2-piece ball using a urethane weight block. This deadly combination creates an unparalleled hitting power by keeping the pins low at impact and driving through the pocket.

Specs are:
Back End Rating 9 (scale 1-10) Hook Rating 19 (scale 1-20) Flare Potential 4-6" Skid 7 (scale 1-10) Radius of Gyration Medium/High Differential Medium Coverstock Reactive Resin Color Green with Yellow Logo Finish 600 sanded Available Weights 14 thru 16lbs


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Re: Optimum
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2001, 10:53:45 PM »
Just drilled the new Optimum. I run a pro shop so I do drill many balls, but I will tell you this is the first one that I am really excited about. I drilled this one stacked leverage 3-3/8X3-3/8. Gets exceptional length with one of the hardest rolls I have seen from the breakpoint. I personally think it is the hardest hitting ball I have thrown to date. Pins literally explode when it hits the pocket. Lane conditions are Oiled to 40ft with a general Christmas tree pattern. Backends have slight to moderate carrydown. Will post follow up from next league night.


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Re: Optimum
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2002, 12:14:07 AM »
I have this ball drilled with the pin just above my ring finger for skid/snap reaction to medium-oiled lanes.  I was throwing it 15-17th board on synthetic 38' med oil with tight backends.  It was great!  I bowled a 232-237-212 my first 3 official games on it.  It hits like a Mack Truck and the backend is craziness, yet not over "the edge" so I can have a little control over it.  I did hit a few Brooklyn strikes, but on a scale from 1-10 I give this ball a 9!  Great Ball!
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Re: Optimum
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2004, 08:44:04 PM »
I have this ball drilled Max Hook with consistant backend. WOW.. I love the reaction it gets in the back. This ball goes through the head like nothing and hits like a TRUCK!!!. I used this ball on last friday for my league, and I shot my first 800 series. The 3 games I shot 279, 267, 258 a total of 804. This ball rolls very consistantly. I had a couple of shots that were light and high and still carried everything. You will also see a lot of messengers flying across the lanes!!!! GREAT JOB AZO.

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