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Ultra Zone vs. Smash Zone
« on: July 11, 2008, 06:21:32 AM »
The Smash Zone utilizes an updated Inferno-like core and pearlized enMotion coverstock.  The Ultra Zone uses an updated Phantom-like core and a Hybrid enMotion coverstock.  Which of them provides a better marketing campaign?  In the past, the Infernos have led the way with coverstock changes and the Zones have inherited coverstocks a few months down the road.  This time, it's a little bass ackwards albeit with proven a coverstock.  Will the Smash Zone turn out to be one of the year's best releases?  In doing so, has Big B rendered my NIB Ultra Zone, all but, obsolete?  Anyone wanna trade a Smash Zone for an Ultra Zone?...lol.  The answers these and many more questions, up next!
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Re: Ultra Zone vs. Smash Zone
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 04:46:44 PM »
Since the EnMotion cover is on the Furys and the ZOne already, I'll bet most people won't look twice at the Smash Zone. I'll bet it remains a hidden, overlooked gem.

Brunswick seems to be following Ebonite and Storm on the route that killed Columbia: too many overlapping balls, far too many!
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Re: Ultra Zone vs. Smash Zone
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 04:56:21 PM »
charlest, that is, indeed, another way to look at the lineup.  Still another would be to continue in the hope that this might be the "next, latest & greatest Inferno".  Big B has pigeonholed themselves with the success of the Inferno lineup and may forever have to compare their introductions to the Mother-ship to get some of their past customers to give the new pills a shot.  IMHO, the new products stand very well on their own merits.  The re-introduction, or mixing & matching, of proven cores & coverstocks, does tend to overlap.  However, with so many ball whores out there eager to put the latest pill in their bag for all to see, they've struck marketing gold!
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Re: Ultra Zone vs. Smash Zone
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 06:06:47 PM »
I understand where you're coming from I just think all that subterfuge is necessary.

As far as the Ultra Zone is concerned, the mass bias strength of the Phantom core is a major concern to my way of thinking. It is too high (.024"), as it enforces a ball reaction and breakpoint angle that is very difficult to change. It is only good for very high ball speed bowlers. That is a problem for all such cores. TO my way of thinking, this creates more problems than it solves.
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Re: Ultra Zone vs. Smash Zone
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 06:51:12 PM »
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I understand where you're coming from I just think all that subterfuge is necessary.

As far as the Ultra Zone is concerned, the mass bias strength of the Phantom core is a major concern to my way of thinking. It is too high (.024"), as it enforces a ball reaction and breakpoint angle that is very difficult to change. It is only good for very high ball speed bowlers. That is a problem for all such cores. TO my way of thinking, this creates more problems than it solves.
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Well that maybe true but I love my Ultra Zones. I have one drilled pin up 5 x 4 and one drilled Rico and I can cover almost every condition I face except the extremes (oily and dry condition). The Twisted Fury was condition specific for me but the Ultra Zone is a deceptively powerful and predictable ball and is a big hit in my area.

I had been buying Lanemasters balls for my arsenal but I have not had this much confidence in a Brunswick ball since AI came out and I will be taking a look at current and future Brunswick releases now.

Edited on 7/11/2008 6:53 PM