win a ball from Bowling.com

Author Topic: Why can't I replace my Impact Zone????  (Read 3015 times)

louie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1008
Why can't I replace my Impact Zone????
« on: April 18, 2004, 06:40:55 AM »
When I first dropped down to 14 lbs I purchased several used balls to play around with. One of these was an Impact Zone with what looks like several hundred games on it. I think I paid $40 shipped for the ball. It's drilled pin next to ring and cg in span. I bowl very well with it on a longer fresh house pattern. I can stand way left and send it out over the 15 board at the arrows to around the 7 board at the breakpoint and crush the pocket until the lanes break down. The ball gives me area and carry like you wouldn't believe.
I like to play with new equipment and have probably tried about 8 different balls this season. Of these the ball I have had the most success with is a Sonic X. I can play a nice shot from about 12 at the arrows out to about the 7 board at the breakpoint and score very well on a medium house shot. There are times when the Sonic isn't quite enough ball and that is where I have run into problems. Everything I have drilled up that is stronger than the Sonic either just plain hooks too much to keep the ball right of the head pin (Vortex 1, Sharp Blade), or over/unders ( Elixir Pearl, Plum Power Groove). What is so unique about the Impact Zone that allows it to give area when no other aggressive balls will.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
--------------------

Why does everyone laugh when I bowl?


louie



Edited on 4/18/2004 10:09 PM

Edited on 4/18/2004 10:10 PM

Why does everyone laugh when I bowl?


louie


 

jensm

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 644
Re: Why can't I replace my Impact Zone????
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004, 10:54:55 PM »
Louie,

My guess would be that the high RG of the core (2.64) and the strength of the PowrKoil 18 coverstock is what makes the Impact Zone unique today. Perhaps you should drill a Bruiser for length. Same coverstock but lower RG in the Bruiser. Or try to get a used Impact Zone.

--------------------
Regards,

jensm
Regards,

jensm

BowlersAidProShop-Wells

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 343
Re: Why can't I replace my Impact Zone????
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2004, 01:27:41 AM »
Or maybe even a Time Zone.  Same cover but a higher RG weight-block.  Using a weaker layout on it could also probably negate the asymmetrical qualities and give you something closer to your Impact zone, but I wouldnt bank on it :0

LuckyLefty

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17343
Re: Why can't I replace my Impact Zone????
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2004, 02:06:36 PM »
Yes I loved the Impact Zone too!!!  In fact anyball with that core I loved!

Pro Zone Violet, Impact, Battle Zone Bullet, and Bowl America Atomizer!

That powerkoil 19 in impact zone had a lot of mica in it!

I now have both a BZ Bullet(pk 17) and an Atomizer with that core above in it!
However Atomizer is pearl PK 18 I've been told!

REgards,

Luckylefty
It takes Courage to have Faith, and Faith to have Courage.

James M. McCurley, New Orleans, Louisiana

jensm

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 644
Re: Why can't I replace my Impact Zone????
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2004, 07:12:23 PM »
Suddenly remembered that I have some of the details about the Impact Zone. Got them from Bill Orlikowski a couple of years ago.

"Specifications
16# - 3 part design, with a 2 component compound core
15# - 4 component design, with a 3 part multi density core
14#-12# 4 - part design, with a 3 component compound core
Reactive Urethane Cover Stock
Burgundy Sparkle Polished finish
Hook Potential: 18.5 - 10.5  (dull/shiny)
Typical Length: 4.5
Typical Backend: 11
RG Maximum:  2.620”
RG Minimum:  2.573”
RG Differential:  0.047”
Average RG:  5.6
Track Flare Potential: 9.2

Reaction Characteristics
Brunswick is pleased to introduce Impact Zone™, an
all new addition to the most popular and best selling
reactive ball line in the world.  The Impact Zone uses an
all-new core system and features an exclusive urethane
formulation developed by Bayer Laboratories that
produces the highest RG/high flare reactive ball that
Brunswick has ever developed.  The Higher RG creates a
reaction that provides a smooth and straight front and mid
-lane trajectory with the strongest backend available from
any reactive ball."


--------------------
Regards,

jensm
Regards,

jensm

louie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1008
Re: Why can't I replace my Impact Zone????
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2004, 09:27:05 PM »
Thanx to all!
--------------------

Why does everyone laugh when I bowl?


louie

Why does everyone laugh when I bowl?


louie