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Absolute Power Review
« on: January 22, 2024, 10:59:13 AM »
Layout: 5 x 3.5 x 2.5 and 5 x 4.5 x 4.5
Surface: 4000 Abralon

The New Absolute Power brings back the Sentinel Core with the new R2S deep Solid Coverstock.  When this ball was announced, I was pretty excited for it because the lane surfaces in the North East tend to be older and hook earlier.  This makes using the stronger solid coverstocks tough to use in general.  The R2S deep solid coverstock is much cleaner through the front than the DNA while still being strong in the midlane.  This is a perfect combination for me because it gets through the front part of the lane and continues better through the pins well as a result.  I have drilled a pin up and pin down version of this ball.

The pin up version is still clean through the front but reads the midlane significantly stronger than the pin down version.  This make the ball about 2-3 boards overall stronger.  The pin up version will be better on fresh or where there is more volume on the lane on older lane surfaces.

The pin down version is naturally smoother and slightly cleaner in the front part of the lane.  The smoothness actually allows for more versatility and can be used on both the fresh and the transition depending on the lane conditions.  On my typical 44ft House Pattern, I prefer the pin down one as it continues better than the pin up version.  If you have a little lower rev rate or ball speed but need a stronger ball that doesn't burn up as fast as a DNA, a pin up Absolute Power definitely makes sense.   Drilling this pin down makes more sense on lighter oil conditions or higher rev rates when more control is needed.
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