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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
- Core Type: Unique
- Asymmetrical Differential: .013
- Coverstock: Vigor HT Pearl Reactive
- Factory Finish: 4000 Siaair
- Differential: .042
- RG: 2.545
- Color: Blue/Black/White All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- Description: By combining the new patented UNIQUE core with the VIGOR HT coverstock. MoRich takes a big step forward in ball reaction to lead bowling ball technology into the future.



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Re: RipR
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 10:51:56 PM »

SPECS:Magic Lay out, Pin over bridge mb out 1 inch cg nomadah. Surface is 4000 SIAAIR pad.

T&O Lanes Oshkosh WI.: THS Enough oil to hold in the middle, dry outsides and screaming backend due to the Guardian in the first 20 feet of the lane, also Over the top returns to make life extra interesting for us crankers on the right lane. I had been using a AZO Ultima rp with the same layout and having good luck, playing about 13-14 out to about 5 and letting roll back in, Enter Rip/R Everything bumps left playing 17 at the arrows still going out to five at the break point had a great look, Ball got easy punch through the Guardian and went alot longer than I expected it to. Move off the spot was angular and easy to read.

On the Right lane, once I see transition, I break my wrist and stay with the same line, I get enough length with that adjustment to keep the ball where I need it, Rip/R is not as speed sensitive as the LevRG line was much easier to use at this house all around. On the Left Lane when I see transition I bump left. (No ball return next to me on this side) Going 20-22 at the arrows and the break point around 7-10 board about 44 feet down lane. Move off the spot is the same still easy length and easy to read.

Keglers Manawa WI.: More of a Top hat the T&O's THS. Brunswick Synthetic lanes well kept and small house though six lanes total. Overall Manawa is more over under than T&O, From time to time carry is not nice lots of nine counts. Tried Rip/R for the couples League I bowl in with my GirlFriend and Another couple we are friends with. Started shallower than what I thought I would be only, 12 out to about 7, Moving much deeper made the over/under rear its ugly head. Motion was sweet off the spot Rip/R made a strong move off the spot at about 45, Motion was still easy to read and predict, length was effortless.

In Transition I ran into issues, The outside with what little oil was out their fried and I was forced inside due to the strength of the ball, Playing deep around 18-19 out to 10-11 I had little luck with carry, got to the pocket easily though. Third game I moved out right ov where I started Played up the back of the ball, attempting to get a little extra push through the heads and carry better, didn't help much Carry was a hair better but not what I want it to be. Overall IMO their was not enough volume left on the lane to use Rip/R with any real luck. That is part of bowling though.

HIT/CARRY: Mo's typical power in the pins, this thing hits so hard you cringe a little...well maybe not cringe I like to see pins suffer. Rip/R as the same amount of power from all spots on the lane from straighter up the boards and swinging it around the corner I have the same punch when the ball gets to the pins. Carry was devastating Rip/R keeps pins down very little goes up in the air. Very few Ten Pin leaves at T&O lanes where the backends are good for creating wrap tens often. Carry as with hitting power is pretty much equal from all angles of attack. Amazing continuation through the pins also, I don't think it slows down until it hits the back of the pit.

PBA Chameleon: Played Chameleon  and decided to try Rip/R, I made alot of mistakes in lane play i.e. starting to deep not adjusting properly but Rip/R almost made up for my mistakes.

Started the first game with a good look (much to deep) With Rip/R going 18 out 12 I had carry and area to miss with, I Kept bumping in until I was about 25 and going to 15 still had easy carry and area to miss with I was very impressed. Once I got to that line I fell apart with the line, When I bumped deeper I couldn't hit my marks. I went out and tried Rip/R out their and didn't have luck the line was burnt to much for the power of Rip/R I balled down and Rip/R went into my bag. I was impressed with the room it game during the first game and the power it had in the pins even with my ball speed it turned the corner easily and got back to 1-3 with plenty of power. IMO if I would have started out and worked in I would have been able to use Rip/R for most if not all of the night.
OVERALL: Rip/R earned its stripes in my bag, Seismic dominates my bag and Seismic is very under rated but Rip/R holds its own easily with the other gear. The new core/cover Combo is perfect as good as the Total Annihilation Combo or Shock and Awe cover/core combo. This will have a spot in my league bag for quite awhile I think.
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Re: RipR
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 01:15:13 PM »
65x4x40 p3 (2000 grit)

Game Description
Speed 16-18mph
PAP - 4 5/8" by 3/4" up
Revs - 350+

At 4000 grit this ball couldn't be controlled.  It hooked more than my LevRg Responses, Crazes, Frenzys, and N'Tense LevRg (most of them low grits 500-1000).  I took this ball to 2000 so I could actually use it.  At 2000 it is more arching than snappy.  That being said, it still covers a lot of boards.  The RipR reminds me of the Craze but with better traction.  It picks up more midlane with great backend.  

Throwing the RipR reminds me of guys using a Virtual Gravity over 2nd arrow on a THS by the 3rd game.  Some how it gets to the break point and has retained a bunch of energy to make a move.  Except I'm about 15 boards deeper.  Unfortunately, I haven't tried this on any sport shots yet.  Our local tournaments have moved to the USBC Red, White, and Blue patterns.      

If you're rev challenged or bowling on a flood, I'd give this one a try.  Check out the video on for some great demonstrations and comparisons on drillings and surface changes.  Thanks for reading.

PS: It hits like a truck and it changes directions like it was hit by Chuck Norris.


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Re: RipR
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 01:30:38 PM »
35x4x75 P3 (2000 Grit)

Speed 16-18mph
PAP 4 5/8" by 3/4" up
Revs 350+

This layout puts the pin below the ring finger with the PSA way out there.  I've had a bunch of success lately with a pin down layouts on synthetic lanes.  I wouldn't normally suggest pin down layouts on asymmetrical balls because it can cause them to wobble in an inconsistent way.  Oh, well it the Indian not the arrow anyway.  

This layout did what I wanted it to do.  It starts to want to hook fairly quickly and by the end of the pattern it is rolling and moving very predictably.  The ball has a sweeping motion on the back end and its very controlled compared to my other two RipR's.  Despite being a controlled drilling, I still have a lot of miss room with this ball.  The carry is really good thanks to the fast spin time on the new core and great entry angles created by the cover.

RipR videos can be seen at  They have good comparisons between other balls in the Mo line, drillings, and surfaces.  

PS:  This ball hits like Jeff Goululi crushing Nancy Kerrigan's knee.


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Re: RipR
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 01:46:45 PM »
80x4x40 p2.5 (2000 grit)

Speed 16-18mph
PAP 4-5/8" by 3/4" up
Revs 350+

This is the skid snappy layout suggested on the RipR drill sheet.  It does just that.  This ball, during the last few feet, seems to really crash hard.  In the beginning, I was leaving a lot of 7's and 9's because I wasn't use to that kind of backend.  On a THS, I typically play 18 board at the arrows out to 7-9 at the break point.  

OOB on this ball is 4000.  4000 grit is tough for me to manage because I'm slightly speed dominant.  At 1000, the ball still has great length but you can tell at the 35' mark it wants to start moving.  2000 grit is where I have it now.  Its at homeostasis.  It gets great length but doesn't go through the break point when I try to muscle up.  

This ball has great carry now that I anticipate the sharper than normal moves on the back end.  From my name, you can tell I'm a MoRich honk but I really like the RipR line.  RipR's match up with me better than the Frenzys despite the honor scores I shot with them (300/299).  They take surface changes much better and they can handle more oil.  

Check out the RipR videos on  They are pretty informative and show the versatility of the current line up.  

PS - This ball hooks more than Henry Waxman's nose.


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Re: RipR
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011, 07:36:10 AM »

Length: 38+
Volume: Heavy in the heads, with excessive carrydown.

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS, but harder.


Likes:  Ball seems to transition very well, before making the turn to the pocket.

Dislikes: Wish it would pick up more mid lane.

 I like the way the ball moves when there's a fair amount of oil.  Sometimes, when there's a flatter pattern or heavier down the lane, I wish it would move harder.  It's drilled stacked, 4 x 4 off my pap.  Pin carry is good, when the ball moves into the pocket, the entry angle is very strong. 

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Re: RipR
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 01:15:06 AM »

MoRich RipR

One of the most versatile balls I’ve ever used with a great core/coverstock match.

 After rolling the RipR for several months using a range of surfaces, what stands out about this ball is the versatility of the coverstock and one of the best, perhaps the best, core-to-coverstock match I’ve encountered.  

My RipR was 15 pounds, 5 ounces out of the box with 1.7 ounces to top weight and 4.5” pin. It’s drilled 45x4.5”x40, which is close to my dual angle layout sweet spot. After rolling the RipR for a few games, a P2 gradient line balance hole was added to maintain the reaction and flare; no fine tuning needed. First impressions were, “this ball gets exceptional length at the box P4000-grit Siaair finish and is more forgiving with minor release variances than other asymmetrical balls I’ve used." I was a little skeptical that the RipR was really a “super cover” ball as I was expecting it to read earlier on the aggressive HPL surface. The RipR was not as borderline flippy as is my Craze at P4000 but it was certainly close. 

The next surface I tried was four sides of P1000 Abralon followed by four sides of P2000 Abralon. This change was my first indication of how special the RipR coverstock truly is in that the coverstock seems to magnify surface changes. Whereas the RipR and Craze were similar at P4000, the RipR at P2000 was closer to my Craze at P1000 in reaction and every bit as strong as my mania at P2000. Even at P2000 on HPL, the RipR had easy length but a more pronounced late midlane reaction with excellent continuation through the backend and pin deck.

As winter settled in and the ambient temperature in the local bowling centers decreased, conditioner evaporation decreased and the patterns played longer with higher volume. The mania at P1000 was becoming a beast in matching up on Pro Anvilane (though a little too much on HPL), so I decided to add more surface to the RipR: P500 Abralon on four sides followed by P1000 Abralon on four sides. Again, the change in surface seemed to be magnified. The RipR was strong on a 41’ blue pattern but was equal to the mania on HPL and Pro Anvilane. The RipR’s shot shape was different in that it still was able to get down the lane with uncanny length and make a strong move at the second transition. The mania covered as many boards but with a different shot shape; a couple of boards strong in the midlane and a board or so less on the backend.

Recently, I’ve had good success with my Craze by taking the surface down to P500 Abralon on four sides followed by Rough Buff compound: Excellent length and strong backend response even with carrydown. Perhaps the RipR would respond well to this surface? You betcha’! The RipR at P500 Abralon, four sides, followed by four sides of Rough Buff gets excellent length on HPL , Anvilane and Pro Anvilane, with terrific response and carry on the back end. A big plus with this surface is that I am able to use the RipR for several games with few line adjustments. I’m able to play outside the track with good recovery, down the track for a couple of games, followed by moving deeper inside while bumping the track at the breakpoint with near equal carry and success with strong recovery at the breakpoint. Teammates on two leagues call my RipR, “The Chameleon” as it is capable of several different personalities and shot shapes.

Reaction Longevity: Very Good at P4000, Excellent at P2000, Very Good at P1000, Good at P500, Fair at P500 followed by Rough Buff. (Consider reapplying Rough Buff after nine games or so to retain backend reaction through carrydown.)

My perception is that Morich balls using the EZRev cores had evolved to a point that the core dominated the coverstock which was amplified by those who drill standard layouts in balls without consideration of axis points, rotation and tilt. The newer Morich balls (Frenzy, Craze, mania, RipR and Perpetual Motion) have excellent core to coverstock matches that really shine when the layout is in tune with the bowler’s measurables but are forgiving enough to work well for those who slap on a label-leverage layout without regard to bowler variances.

The RipR is an excellent benchmark ball and is capable of covering multiple spots in your league or tournament arsenal. The RipR along with the Perpetual Motion make a truly versatile two-ball arsenal. For a three-ball Morich arsenal, I’d consider a mania, RipR and Perpetual Motion.

In comparing the RipR to other manufacturer’s bowling balls, I see the RipR as close to the Ebonite Mission 2.0 (but more versatile), and stronger but with a similar shot shape as the Hammer Taboo.

My measurables:

Weight: 15 lbs

PAP: 4.25" over, 0.25" down

Ball Speed: 18 mph, 16 mph down lane

RPM: 315 rpm (300 to 330 rpm range)

Axis Rotation: 45 to 70 degrees (usually ~50 degrees)

Axis Tilt: 19 degrees

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