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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
- Core Type: .042 Total Diff. Awakening
- Asymmetrical Differential: .010
- 60 Degree Avg. Spin Time: 7.3 seconds
- Coverstock: Vigor
- Factory Finish: 2000 SiaAir Grit
- Flare Potential: Medium
- Differential: .042
- RG: 2.534
- Color: Purple All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- Description: Powered by a lower total diff. version of our patented Awakening core and surrounded with "Vigor" (our brand new and "most hookingest" cover) the MoRich Craze is our largest hooking ball ever and it is all on the backend!!!



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Re: Craze
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 08:14:12 AM »
Bowler stats:  Rev/speed matched, 350 rpm, 15.5-17 mph (Qubica), PAP:  5-1/4" over, 5/8" down

Drilling:  Very similar to my Siege: Pin 5-7/8" pin to PAP above middle finger, MB 1-1/2" off of my VAL, no weight hole (Siege was 5-7/8" pin to PAP, MB 1/2" off VAL, small weight hole off of PAP)  Two cg's were marked, found the correct one to be kicked off pretty far to the right of the pin to MB line.  Top weight was 1.5 oz prior to drilling, so finished side weight was just under 1 oz.  I bought this off of  There were signs of yellow pencil on the ball.  Apparently someone didn't like how the cg was offset, THEIR LOSS

Surface prep:  Out of Box 2000 SiaAir

Lane conditions:  medium oil, shot started off tight.  

First game, I tried my usual rev/speed matched release.  I stood right slightly right of center, started the ball at 12 in the arrows, ten at the range finders.  Ball rolled good, snapped hard when I hit ten.  Anything tugged was through the face or Brooklyn, anything right didn't come back.  I moved left with my feet and switched to a more rev dominant release.  16 in the heads, 10 at the range finders and this ball came alive.  Tugged shots laid off and misses right started to recover.  Second game working this line produced a 268 in a house where I average 201 and have been struggling.  My carry seemed to be better than most on the pair:  one ten and no nine pins, which is amazing considering the backend on this ball.

My first impression of this ball is that it is everything the Siege should have been and more.  I've had a lot of luck with Mo in this past and this ball is definitely the strongest backend motion he has delivered.  The backend is even sharper than my Virtual Energy.  

All in all, I was very happy with the results.  The ball/drilling/surface acted as I predicted, which is more than I can say for the Siege.  This ball definitely lives up to the hype and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for the elusive reaction that can only be characterized as "asymmetrical flip".  

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Re: Craze
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 05:47:50 PM »


I throw the ball around 18 mph with 350 to 375 revs.  I would consider my style to be speed dominant.  I like to play up the second arrow but depending on which MoRich I'm using I can move in around 3.5 arrow out to around 10 board.  


Craze #1 - 80 x 3 x 45 (1500 finish)
This ball is long and strong.  I use this ball around the 2nd arrow and it keeps me in play.  The ball finishes very hard just as the ads say it does.  I tried it at 2000(oob), 1500, and 1000.  The more surface I seem to put on the ball, the less it hooks.  This is the same reaction I got from the Frenzy.  If I move inside this ball struggles to make the corner if I throw it 18 mph.  If I slow it to 16 mph, It will turn the corner and not over react.    

Craze #2 - 55 x 4 1/2 x 40 (2000 oob)
I can open up the lane quite a bit with this drilling.  I can pull it inside and it will hold.  If I throw it into the dry boards it will finish really strong.  With the pin over the bridge, I can't get too lazy with this ball.  I really get out of it what I put in to it.      


The Craze doesn't seem to hook as much as the Frenzy.  Despite the two different drillings, both Craze's are very controlled.  The Frenzy and the Craze do not hook like the MoRich's and Brunswick's of years past.  They have easy length and finish very hard.  If you're looking for a new ball, consider MoRich.  With dual angle layouts and changing the coverstock, they can be extremely versatile.  


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Re: Craze
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 11:07:13 PM »
SPECS: Pin under and to the right of the fingers, MB under the thumb hole. OOB Surface

T&O Lanes: Dry outsides oil in the center Guardian for the first 20 feet pretty much a Standard THS. Craze allows me to play much farther right than alot of the rest of my gear. Usual line is around 12 at the arrows out to about 5 at the Break point smooth and controlled motion to the pins. I actually move right as the lanes break down. Try to stay away from the other righties on my team. ( four right handed crankers on one team in a house with over the top returns and flippy backends can make adjustments interesting)

USBC Masters Pattern: Wooden lanes in about mid life. Lots of hang outside of around 8-9 or so. pretty strong move in the middle of the lane. After Starting with my Bench mark ball the Hercules I couldn't keep it on the right side of the pins no matter how far left I moved. Went down to the Craze, and I got great look. Going about 17 out to around 11-13 I had a great look and amazing carry. As the pattern transitioned I bumped deeper and still had a great look keeping the BP in the same spot and moving target at the arrows into around 22 I still had the pocket easy. Felt very comfortable on a pattern that can bite you very easily.

HIT/CARRY: Hit was MoRich hit but the pins stayed down more than his older stuff, still plenty of messengers flying at the ten pin. Carry was pretty good alot better than the LevRG line probably the best carrying balls since Seek and Destroy, or Shock and Awe I did notice though that if it gets to much dry the carry goes away, but what ball doesn't have that issue these days?

COMPARE: to Ravage VII also using a control drill pattern. Ravage specs are pin over middle finger mb out around 3 inches OOB surface. Ravage VII has much easier length, a little more pronounced roll and backend, probably a little faster off the spot. Craze rolls about a foot or so sooner and smoother off the spot, handles a hair more oil, Craze could also be a little tougher to read than the Ravage VII, IMO.

OVERALL: Great piece for when the backends get fast, great ball to go a little straighter with in a THS Situation. If I were to drill another one I would setup to be more aggressive on the backend. MoRich has been a favorite of mine for years but the LevRG line really let me down, The Craze has restored some of that confidence. But MoRich has some tough competition in the Seismic gear that is taking over my bag. But Mo still has my respect and this ball is a great, and will stay in my bag for a long time. Who knows the ball after Mania might be in my bag also.
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Re: Craze
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 02:17:08 AM »
Craze: The Total Package with a Great Core-to-Cover Match

Excellent length and strong recovery with a durable, easy-to-maintain surface

Out of the box, the Craze was 15 lbs, 4 oz with 1.5 oz top weight and a 4 1/4" pin. I mapped this one out per Mo Pinel’s recommendation based on my roll characteristics at 40 x 4.25" x 40 with a P3 weight hole. My pro shop of choice, Impact Bowling in Sun City, Arizona fitted a thumb mold, finger inserts, and hit their drill marks for another perfect fit. The Craze comes at 2,000-grit FEPA Siaair from the factory. This surface is an excellent match to most of the medium conditions encountered. The Craze exhibits excellent length and a strong, consistent reaction at the second transition. Its reaction reminds me of a thumb-positive Complete NV that I had excellent results with a couple of seasons ago. The Craze gives me a similar look to the CNV (but with an easier to maintain coverstock). I can send it to the dry. It doesn't over-react, just turns the corner and homes in on the pocket. If I tug it a board or two, no worries: The Craze has enough cover to recover, make it to the pocket and carry. I’ve had several friends and competitors ask what I was rolling when they saw how well the Craze reacts. I like playing outside the track but the Craze is also great from the inside with the length to send it to the track in the mid-lane and impressive recovery from deep inside. In several long-format tournaments, I’ve been able to move deep with this ball and project it to the track, where the Craze recovers well and doesn’t over-react when it sees the dry. All-in-all, the Craze is my favorite MoRich ball to date. The core doesn’t dominate ball reaction. Instead, the core and cover work well together to achieve good length and consistent recovery.

Games Used: 93
Coverstock Finish 2000-grit FEPA Siiair (factory box finish)
Drilling Angle 40
Pin to PAP 4.25"
Pin to VAL Angle 40

Lane Surfaces: AMF HPL9000, Brunswick Pro Anvilane, Brunswick Anvilane, Murray Pathfinder
Lane Conditions: THS 1st and 2nd shift, and various sport-compliant conditions

MoRich Mania, 25x4x25, P3.5 hole, 1000-grit
MoRich Craze, 40x4.25x40, P3 hole, 2000-grit
LM Legends Black Diamond: 55x4.5x30, P1 hole, 500-grit, then Resurrection followed by Snake Oil
LM Xtreme Damage, 35x5x30, 500-grit, then Resurrection w/light LM FF polish
LM Hornet, 45x5.25x25, LMFF polish
Columbia White Dot Spare Ball
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Re: Craze
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 01:17:17 AM »
First, I have been using Morich Balls off an on since 1993. I shot my first and only 300 with a Minotaur. It soaked up oil and died on me very quickly. Anyway, about the Craze.  I have been using this ball in both my leagues for three weeks now and it seems to be the best ball I have ever owned (I have purchased more than 30 over the years).  It is clean up front and just gets stronger through the mids and even stronger on the back-end.