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Element Zr40
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Often it is in the subtle changes that can make a great ball into an amazing ball. This ball is a fine example of how the DT team sweats over details. The first ball release for 2006, Dyno-thane is proud to introduce the Element Zr40.
The Element Zr40 has the same motor as the other Elements, however this time it is inverted for a tighter level of predictability. To compliment this progression, the wildly successful Soakerô coverstock was tweaked for the most aggressively controlled reaction in the MAX Performance line. Dyno-thane is most excited to reveal the Soaker XTC (eXTra Control).

Oil Condition

Backend Reaction


Lane Condition Recommendations

Medium oil with medium carry down.
Other Details

Finish: 800 Grit Polished
R/G: 2.540
Differential: 0.054
Flare Potential: 4" - 6" (Med - High)
Coverstock: Pearl Reactive Soaker XTC
Oil Condition: 13 out of 25
Backend Reaction: 20 out of 25
Length: 15 out of 25
Weight Block: Dynamic FBT (Inverted Element)
Colors: Silver Pearl
D-Scale: 76-78
Weights: 12-16 lbs



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Re: Element Zr40
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2007, 06:34:55 PM »
Lane Conditions: Medium-Light Oil
Typical Conditions: House Shot
Type of Lane: All Synthetic
What part of the lane did you play? Second Arrow
Did the ball track out? Normal
Weight of bowling ball: 15
What grit was the surface of the ball? 1000
Gets through the lane with ease with strong and  controllable backend continuation.
Dislikes: Without sanding:
Throw it in heavy oil, and it will skid 40ft.
but this one definitely better with some dry boards to grab
But for anything other than heavy oil, it's a keeper

Dyno-Thane - Element ZR40
Compare it to its predecessor the AU 79.
The Element ZR40 is much smoother at the breakpoint. But still angular,
Even on drier Condition it seemed to recover without reacting early
Itís smooth and controllable without sacrificing the backend
No loss of hitting power.
I only had to move my feet a couple boards right to play the same line as with the AU79 but with one noticeable difference,
I did not have to adjust as frequently as with the AU79
On a variety of shots,
Element ZR40 worked best on medium to light oil
I was able to throw this ball on heavy oil but itís Factory finish is a little too shiny
This ball is best suited for a medium-oil, carry-down house patterns
I recommend sanding it with a green pad and you wont be disappointed.
This Increase will surprise you
You'll have to move your feet left.
The ball really impressed me with the ease of length and the hitting power.
The ball actually as good if not better than the AU 79