win a ball from Bowling.com

Author Topic: Warp Zone  (Read 9674 times)

admin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1241
Warp Zone
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Description:

Warp Zone, the second ball in the Zone-Asymmetric series expands on and complements the original Time Zone by using a medium-load particle coverstock over the Time Zone core. The medium-load particle coverstock increases traction in the oil and improves control on dry boards. This complementary ball reaction creates a better match up on heavy oil and over/under lane conditions. Bowlers with faster ball speeds and/or large amounts of axis tilt (low track, spinner release) will benefit from the Warp Zones increased traction in the oil.

When drilling the Warp Zone, placement of the Riser Pin and the PSA locator (relative to the bowler’s axis) influences the amount of track flare created, contributing to the on lane ball reaction. The unique “ellipse” engraving* around the riser pin on the Warp Zone allows the bowler to easily see the orientation of the core and the PSA when looking at their ball, making it easier to identify the choice of layout.

Utility
Out of the box: The Warp Zone is an ideal heavy oil ball. The medium-load particle coverstock increases traction and hooking action in the oil, reducing skid and maximizing playability in heavy oil.

When shined: Using Brunswick’s Factory Finish High Gloss Polish the total hooking action of the Warp Zone can be reduced and the arc made more skid/snap. Changing the surface finish in this way allows the Warp Zone to be used to smooth the over/under reactions seen with Reactive coverstock balls on wet/dry lane conditions.

Reaction Setup
There are additional layout considerations for a ball with a significant Preferential Spin Axis (PSA) such as the Warp Zone. The distance from the riser pin still determines the overall strength of the layout the same way it does in symmetric core balls that have an insignificant PSA. In the Warp Zone, placement of the PSA locator relative to the riser pin and the bowler’s axis can be used to modify the reaction created by a given riser pin position. See the attached sample layouts for the most popular drilling options.

WARNING – Both the Warp Zone & Time Zone have a large amount of asymmetry designed into the core. Do not place the PSA locator pin on the negative side of the ball, you could track over every hole on the ball!

The Warp Zone is finished with a dull 400-grit surface finish which increases its hooking action in the oil. Dull surface finishes can sometimes hook too early resulting in reduced backend reaction and hitting power. To increase length, polish the surface with Brunswick’s Factory Finish High Gloss Polish

Coverstock
Particle Medium-Load
Color: Sapphire Blue
Hardness: 76-78
Glow Engraving
Factory Finish
400-grit wet sand
Core Dynamics
RG Max: 2.600
RG Int: 2.585
RG Min: 2.553
RG Diff: 0.047
RG Asy: 0.015
RG Avg: 5.5
Performance
Hook Potential 150
Length 45
Breakpoint Shape 50
Available Weights
12-16 Pounds

 

MAHONEYRM1

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2004, 05:53:04 PM »
Good ball, but due to hook potential it really is only good on high oil lanes. Dont even think about using it to pick up spare balls. Hits hard.

SAR1stuNNa1

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 53
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2004, 01:45:52 AM »
This ball is very versatile, I actually use it on a variety of lane conditions. I have it scuffed to 800 so it doesn't completely burn up. I have it drilled label with the mass bias below the thumb. This ball destroys the pins and is one of Brunswick's better balls.

-Shawn Ryan-

gmp029

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2004, 10:33:13 PM »
I have only bowled about 10 games with my warp zone but I am not getting the reaction that I want out of it. It almost seems like my Attitude 3 gets more hook on my usual shot - line up with left foot in the middle, throw it at the second arrow. Is the warp zone not drilled properly? Or shoud I just work with the ball a little more and find a new shot? I was expecting the warp zone to hook alot more than the tude.

My Attitude 3
My Warp Zone

MENDOZA

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2004, 06:25:47 PM »
"EVERYBODY LISTEN UP"
Well i know there's been some scuffle about this ball and everybody didn't get what they wanted out of this ball at first but i think that my idea "MIGHT" work for some of you "HIGH REV" bowlers out their. what did was shin the ball for a better roll and added some tape in the thumb and i'm happy to say that it worked and now the ball everybody including myself hated now works. The first time i used it i shot 630 which is unusal because i used it for all three games.The second i shot 655, then 694,633,634,713,640. Im very pleased with my results,so give it a try and if it don't work then get your pro shop to sand it back to fartory finish and try something else that fits your game....
--------------------
MENDOZA

laner7pin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1574
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2004, 09:51:06 AM »
Havent posted a review in a while so here we go.

15lbs
3-4" pin
approx 3oz top weight

Drilled 3 3x8 X 5 1/2, recommended by Scott Pohl (who drilled his Supreme like this and loves it).

Used it first out on Pattern "B", tried to play up the boards with some hand, ball revved up nicely, but didnt quite make it back all the way. Carried a few light hits, but too far outside. Moved little more in (up 8-9 board instead of 5-6) and ball was now finding the pocket and carry was better, but not great. Next week on pattern b, hit it with a red pad just before practice started and I was able to play out a little further and get it to come back. Once the shot broke down a bit, ball seemed to burn up and leave flat 7's, made a ball change.

Next time out.....Pattern "C", which was for me a shot that I want to forget. Tried playing outside with speed (20+ at the pins), ball either skidded too far, or hooked early and went high (aka over/under). Moved in a little more and couldnt get the ball out far enough before it hooked. Tried a couple from way in (4th-5th arrow) out to 10 with slower speed (16mph), and seemed to be ok, but couldnt throw the same shot twice to have any consistency with it. Put it away and switched to another ball, then I could score.

Havent tried it on a house shot yet, but I am sure from others who have thrown it, it will work well for me. Carry when I hit the pocket was good until the lanes broke down, then it seemed to burn up as expected. Going to put some shine on it and try it on pattern "E" this week and see how it reacts. WIll probably try it on a house shot this weekend as well and get an idea on what it will do for me on a daily basis. So far, an 8 out of 10. The bad shot making is all operator error, the ball hooks a lot and hits fairly hard, even when the ol red pad is applied. Hopefully the hit increases with a little shine on short oil. First Big B ball since the Blue Zone Pro, so far, so good.
--------------------
Swallowing a quarter is nothing to worry about.....if she craps out two dimes and a nickel.....then I'd worry.

super_phil

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2004, 12:54:08 PM »

Loved this ball put about 10-15 pins on to my average, however does struggle for me on very wet lanes as i don't put that many rev's on my shots, also leaves allot of 10 pins put does it hard and gets a good mix from the pins rating out of 10 - 7

InfernoZone300

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 5
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2004, 12:04:52 AM »
Check Profile for Specs

Picture of Ball: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v393/InfernoZone300/warpzone.jpg

Layout: This ball is laid out with the pin under the ring and the cg is above and to the right of my thumb hole. No weight hole was needed. The Warp has a 3-4" pin.

Reaction: This ball gives me such a smooth reaction on the three paterns I have thrown it on. The coverstock, layout, and surface is a amazing  matchup, espacially on Medium - Heavy oil.

Side Notes: The Warp Zone reminds me of my old HpH. This ball was my Heavy oil ball but the Warp don't cover as many boards in the back as my Raging does so it is now my Medium - Heavy ball with a litlle less surface.
--------------------
-William Welch : Formerly KrazedInferno and Whatashooter2005

djones

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 161
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2004, 04:59:09 PM »
I purchased this ball in Jan. 04. I have used it sparingly due to it being a condition specific ball. However, I have enough use to give a decent assessment. Guessing approx. 50 games on it.

Quick bio - RH/power-stroker/high tracker (PAP 5 3/4 over, 3/16 up)

Ball - 15 lb., 3 inch pin, drill 5 x 3 with wt. hole 1 inch below PAP. No surface alterations.

I got this ball for heavier/fresh shots, and it shines under this condition. This is what the ball was made for, don't try to make it something it isn't. It rolls early and smooth and does not overreact when it hits dry. From the outside, I try to stay behind the ball to promote early roll. Let the lane allow the ball to roll up. With early transition (carrydown), I may have to move slightly to the right and/or slow down, but carrydown does not effect this ball's reaction as much as something shinier or weaker. I can follow breakdown for awhile, but I try to come around the side more with the release for more skid. If the heads and/or the midlanes start hooking, put it away.

This ball hits and carries well when used under the right conditions. It fits for what I bought it for and I would recommend it to someone who needs an oiler for their arsonal. For strictly a league bowler with any hand, there are probably better, more versatile options.

One more thing, if I were looking for an oiler today, I would most likely opt for a Goliath, if for no other reason than the cost factor.

kcmoreese

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 11
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2005, 02:07:00 AM »
I just recieved this ball and am amazed at its hooking power, Its 12lbs yes I have a 12lb because I do construction work. Its easier on the arm and hands. I left it factory dull 400grit.

Actually I drilled it myself in a basic configuration without the thumb. I dont need it. I always been a 2 finger bowler. I can finally high rev the ball and have it hook into the pocket like a monster. I use the center dot on the lane and throw  ita little of center. People are amazed by the amount of brooklyn strikes I can do. Down the center it either goes to the pocket or brooklyn its way to a strike.

This ball really loves oil,  but when the lanes break down you have to pay attenion to where your ball breaks. I read many reviews on this ball and you guys put it away on bone dry lanes. This ball is even more aggressive at the correct angles. I was striking all night at cosmic bowl. When the lane broke down I made adjustments like any bowler should. With my ball being as light as it is I can still curve it after 15+ games. At times the pin action is not all that great but this ball is forgiving, My average has gotten better since I had this ball. I will probably get a 13lb flavor of this ball with the thumb for tournaments.

806JC

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: Warp Zone
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2006, 01:24:24 PM »
SPECS
DRILLED WITH PEN ABOUT 2 INCHES RIGHT OF RING FINGER (HEAVY OIL)
13.5 POUNDS

THE FIRST NIGHT I THREW THIS BALL I DIDNT BOWL GOOD AT ALL (IT TOOK ME SOME TIME TO GET USE TO IT) THE SECOND DAY I STOOD ON 2 DOTS LEFT OF MIDDLE DOT
THREW A INSIDE LINE RIGHT TO THE POCKET FOR A 247 IVE GOT ABOUT 30 GAMES ON IT
SO FAR AND I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE BEST BALLS I HAVE EVER THROWN.IT TAKES SOME
TIME GETTING USE TO. I DIDNT THINK IT WAS GONNA HOOK MUCH THE FIRST NIGHT I
THREW IT LANES WERE MEDIUM DRY-MEDIUM BUT IT WAS JUST ME IT WASNT THE BALL

GREAT BALL FROM BRUNSWICK
BOWL TO WIN OR GO HOME