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Weapon of Mass Bias
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Featuring our new Vanguard Core Technology, a "HOLE" new concept -- More Continuation, Less Deflection, and Better Pin Carry; it is truly a WEAPON OF MASS BIAS.  WMB offers a 75% Stronger Mass Bias and a 20% Faster Spin Time than our previous core designs, and is surrounded by an all new Versatile Particle Cover.  It's SO dramatic, you can SEE and HEAR the difference!


Track Control Sharp Break Point Forward Roll
High
(PAP > 5-1/4")      
Medium
(PAP 4-1/2" to 5-1/4")    
Low
(PAP < 4-1/2")    
 
Core Type:
 Vanguard Strong Asymmetrical  Mass Bias Differential:  .026
60 Degree Avg. Spin Time:  5.8 seconds  Coverstock:  C4 Enhanced with MoRich Particle
Factory Finish:  500 Matte  Flare Potential:  Medium/Large
Differential:  .044  RG:  2.518
Weights (pounds):  12, 13, 14, 15, 16  
Color:  Charcoal

 

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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2004, 12:13:18 AM »
Another winner for Mo.   Drilled this ball for aRight Handed  high track player  5 1/2> x 1/2^

Did not use any of the prescribed drillings as I was afraid the player wouldn't be able to control the ball.   If you look at the ball you would think the ball is a left hander   Pin under Middle Finger CG kicked to the Left  Mass Bias in the bowlers normal track.

The ball likes lots of oil Once it hits the dry it is going left. If the bowler does not hit the ball it tens to clip the middle finger but there is no real effect on the roll other than the noise  If the Player properly executes the shot the track moves away from the fingers.   Very tight flare.   The ads dont lie  you can hear the difference when the ball hits the pins.

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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2004, 05:07:07 AM »
PBA....perhaps the condition you used the WMB on just wasn't the right match up?  That happens from time to time.  Mine hooks the freakin' world and seems to carry 20 pins.  Just the right match up I guess.  Hope it works out for you.  I have found mine to be ALL it was advertised PLUS some.
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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2004, 12:04:37 AM »
Ball Weight: 15.4
Pin: 2-3
Top Weight: 3.0
Layout: 6 1/2 MB, 2 1/2 Pin, Pin 1 1/2 above mid line, X hole on PAP
Stats: RH 16mph, PAP of 4 3/4 x 3/4, Tilt of 13deg., Above avg rev rate.


This is my frist test of a Mo-Rich ball, I was looking for something strong out of the box to use on a flatter tourament type condition, I did not find that but found something much better in this ball.  Out of the box it was way to strong on any league type condition, on the flatter tourament type shots it was good for about 3 games before it started to lose its stong recovery reaction.  The ball absoutly does not like swing, the straighter the great with this one.

I'll finish this one later...

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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2004, 05:34:46 PM »
PBA...np bro.  I know here in Atlanta, several 210-225 players RAVE over this ball.  Don't claim the ball is the problem.  Perhaps the matchup to your customers just isn't there.  I haven't seen ANY owners of this ball....myself included suffering from taps.  Maybe its a geographical thing?
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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2004, 01:33:10 PM »
My specs are in my profile.

Ball info

Weight: 14 lbs
Surface: Box (500 matte)
Pin to PAP distance: 2 1/2"
MB to PAP distance: 6 3/8"
Pin height above the midline: 2 1/2"
Ball was drilled as recommended by Fred Carroll, Jr of Morich as a high track control drill


Conditions Bowled On


  • Shot 1 - Fresh 36' Medium house block. Maybe 30 units in center of lane and bone dry outside of 7. Buffed to 40' with screaming backends. Synthetic lanes.

  • Shot 2 - Chopped up (second shift) 38' medium house block. The first shift started out with 45 units in center of lane and bone  dry outside of 5. Buffed to 42' with slight carrydown. Synthetic lanes.

  • Shot 3 - Fresh medium heavy 38' shot.  Buffed out to 42' or 44'. Around 60 units in the center and at least 10 at the gutters.  No dry boards whatsoever to bounce off of. Synthetic lanes.




General impressions

This is a very powerful and smooth rolling ball with this drill.  Its Performance in the heads amazed me.  It just seemed float through the heads with the box finish, started reading nicely in the midlane and arced hard to the pocket at the breakpoint.  On all three shots, the ball hit like Mike Tyson on crystal meth and provided amazing continuation at the pin deck. It just sounded different.

The ball was also very responsive to adjustments in hand position in rev rate.  Small adjustments produced small and easily readable changes in reaction.

This is not just an oil ball.  It works well on a heavier shot, but it also works very well on all the mediums. With the layout I had, you needed some head oil, though.


Shot 1

Started out trying to play down the 10 board but went brooklyn every time.  Someone with more speed than may could probably have made this line work.  Moved in a bit and played 20 at the arrows to 8 at the breakpoint and I was off to the races.  Got a strong arc at the breakpoint and just crushed the pocket.  Light hits, high flush, middle of the pocket, it just didn't seem to matter. I saw multiple messengers when I didn't even need one. Want a stronger move? Rev it up a little more.

Shot 2

The league before us blew away everything outside of 12 so I started out playing 18 at the arrows.  This worked for about one game, and then I needed to move left.  The problem was that the other team had three major crankers who started out at 24, so there was wasn't a heck of a lot of room to move.  I threw it for 4 more frames and then found myself in "tweener hell", so I had to bag it. Also, the ball appeared to completely ignore the carrydown we had.

Shot 3

Yeah, Baby!

Oh. Wait. Wrong ball

I'm not kidding people. Hide your women, children and small pets, because this ball is an absolute monster on this type of shot. I started out playing straight up 10.  I got the following reaction:float, float, rev, arc, BOOM!  The carry was amazing.  I don't think I left a single 10 pin in 3 games.  I did, manage to leave a few nines, though.  This ball just doesn't deflect much at all.  Only had to move 6 boards all night.


Dislikes

Picks up more dirt than my 6yo daughter at a playground


Misc

The ball has so many markings on it, it makes you look like your revving it like Robert Smith


Overall

Another great one from MoRich.  Usable by just about anyone.  Extremely versatile and controllable.  Unbelievable hit and continuation.

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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2005, 03:31:29 PM »
Poor Quality failure for MO Again!!!!Ball rolled at my feet and hits like a marshmellow 40 ft top with anvil lane lane conditioner was kegel offense.
Ball was layed out pin over ring.
Statics if you care half side quarter ring.
BALL ROLLED OUT IN OIL AND ROLLED OUT IN THE DRY YUCK.


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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2005, 10:28:13 PM »
TO START OUT, I AM LEFT HANDED AND THE LAYOUT OF THE BALL IS PIN UNDER THE RING FINGER AND THE MB IN THE STRONG POSITION.
ALRIGHT ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW, MO HAS SOMETHING GREAT HERE. REALLY PUTS MEANING TO THE TERM SHREDDING THE RACK. THE BALL OUT OF BOX IS AN ANIMAL. SO I PUT A HIGH POLISH ON IT BUT KEPT THE SAME GRIT. I PLAY SPORT SHOT FOR MY LEAUGE AND SHOOT SECOND ARROW. THE BALL MAKES IT ABOUT 35-40 FT BEFORE IT MADE ITS MOVE. AND AS LONG AS YOU ARE NEAR THE POCKET IT USUALLY CARRIES. I USUALLY CARRY ABOUT 90% OF HIGH SHOTS AND NEVER GO IN TO DEEP. BALL REALLY INCREASES CONFIDENCE AND YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CAN DO NO WRONG. ALL IN ALL IT IS A GREAT BALL 10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERY ONE, DO YOUR GAME A FAVOR AND BUY THIS BALL!!!!!

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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2005, 03:47:38 PM »
One word: AWESOME!  Ball corners very, very hard.  Mo punched up this and my Ravage a couple of w/e ago.  With a little help from him on getting the ball down the lane, I have been very, very impressed.
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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2005, 07:46:13 PM »
Got this to replace a defective track rule. So far I like it. Out hooks my ebonite xcel. Can't tell the difference in sound but as hard as I through (20+mph) it's no wonder.

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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2005, 10:11:19 AM »
I am i 218 avg . bowler in 2 different houses . got this ball for christmas and pretty much have not used any other ball since . over last 21 games in both houses i have avg . 228.0. ball hits very hard , not allot of corner pins , can play inside and swing it or go straight up 10 .
would recommend this ball very much

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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2005, 02:17:45 AM »
WMB
16lbs 1oz - 1.7oz Top
Drilled Pin 3 3/4 Mass Bias 5 1/4 strong (Small X-Hole on my VAL 1" below my PAP)

Holy $#!t, this ball is unreal.... with some tweaking.
I chose an agressive, but not crazy layout for this ball because I respected that fact that this ball just looks like it was going to hook at my toe... and thats what it did out of the box.  I put it away for a few weeks, was even going to sell it.  I went to practice and pulled this off of my rack in my room and decided to work with this ball and give it some serious attention.
I brought the surface UP to 1000 Abralon, to try and get a little more smooth reaction out of the ball.  It's been uphill with this ball ever since.  The ball revs up in the early part of the lane, but with a smoother surface it delays the roll causing a more even roll and hard backend push.  On a wet/dry overwall I had a problem out of the box with it rolling out when it touched dry too early.  Since I've smoothed out the surface I've seen a drastic improvement in the overall performance of this ball.  740 in the next league session after my coverstock adjustment.
To those of you who bashed this ball for hooking early, don't give up on it. DO NOT SHINE THIS BALL!!! Bring it UP to 1000 Abralon or 1200 wet sand.  If you have to, use a light coat of Storm #2, which brings the balls from 400 to 1500 sanded.  Don't use too much compound, or the ball will shine too much.  But try to get your pro shop operator to smooth the surface out for you.
The ads don't lie, this ball smashes through the pins.  My first of many MoRich balls.
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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2005, 02:31:54 AM »
This ball is amazing I have had it for just a couple of weeks now. This ball will carry just about anything near the pocket. Light hits, half pockets, high hits, and even the flush shots. My avg is 202 and 212 in two different houses. Since I got this ball I have shot 718, 778, 665, and a 703. This ball is a must have for any bowler. Great Job Morich.

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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2005, 08:54:40 PM »
Lane Conditions: Heavy Oil
Typical Conditions: House Shot
Type of Lane: All Wood
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Did the ball track out? Normal
Weight of bowling ball: 16
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
Likes: Everything about this ball
Dislikes: only dry lanes but hey it isn't for dry so why throw it on dry

This is the best heavy oil ball I've ever thrown. It's by far better than my Raging Inferno on really tight lanes, but the inferno is still the best medium to heavy oil ball ever. I think the color of this ball is awsome even though some say it's ugly. But that's when you ask them if a prettier colored ball helps you knock pins better than my ugly ball. That's when they usually walk away. Overall the best ball made by Morich today. Morich Rules!
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Re: Weapon of Mass Bias
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2005, 11:54:15 AM »
ok i have been here a time or 2 before and in the past reviews i have been less then pleased with my choices ,but i kept reading about morich balls and their joint ventures with brunswick and how they were the hookiness balls out there,and then one night i bowled against a guy who was bowling this charcoal grey dull ball on a med to dry wood 35 feet used pattern and everything he threw carried, i mean everything. Went spare ,split, to the wall, and then i asked what is that u r shooting when he told me i almost cried.it was the ball i was reading about the wmb. A week later i bought one my driller drilled the ball for backend flip since i have very little hand and low revs, and i have to say of all the balls i have purchased this is the ball that has delivered as advertised. i went down in weight to 15 for more control,all i can say is wow. i love this ball with oil in the heads to allow the ball to get right, just stand back and watch it flip, the only thing i don't like is if its not wet enough i cant use it. Gonna have to get another one and change the surface so it will go longer in drier conditions, same drilling though ,man i love watching this ball roll,i strongly recommend it for anyone looking for a heavy oil ball that with tweaking u can probably use on anything,will trade all my equipment for any morich any takers