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Apero

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Smart Zone 1
« on: October 18, 2019, 01:23:20 PM »
I have the opportunity to buy a bowling ball(International Zone - Smart Zone 1). Not used. Not drilled. The ball was produced in 2003. Is it worth it?

 

avabob

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Re: Smart Zone 1
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 04:45:28 PM »
Depends.  If it is activator shell, or even PK 18 with strong core might be good
  Most of the domestic zones in that era were pretty good

Bowler19525

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Re: Smart Zone 1
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 05:25:27 PM »
Coverstock is SS Extreme reactive, an international cover.  At the time, it was designed as a ball for medium to medium-dry lanes.  These days it would probably work better for a later shift or light oil conditions.
 
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Apero

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Re: Smart Zone 1
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 07:42:33 PM »
 Will the reactive surface of a 16-year-old ball work? I worry that she went bad for 16 years.

dizzyfugu

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Re: Smart Zone 1
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 06:19:21 AM »
If it has been stored well (e .g. the ball kept in its OOB bag), old stuff can be "as good as new". I recently had a Storm Banshee from 2004 punched up, and I cannot tell any deficiencies.
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Jesse James

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Re: Smart Zone 1
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 02:23:58 PM »
Will the reactive surface of a 16-year-old ball work? I worry that she went bad for 16 years.

Not even a problem! Them Zone balls from back in the day are TANKS!! I have about ten of them that I still use today! No worries!!

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avabob

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Re: Smart Zone 1
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019, 02:40:02 PM »
Also ,  Brunswick had more names for coverstocks back then than you could count.  I will bet the cover was actually PK 18, or a close derivative.

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Re: Smart Zone 1
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2019, 02:40:47 PM »
Main league ball is a Morich Mojave with a Brunswick cover stock first released over 20 years ago and the ball itself is over a decade old.  Older Brunswick stuff at least for me tends to be better than the new stuff on lighter house shot.
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