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Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:12:17 AM »
Got a message from my distributor today about a couple of new balls coming out, optimus solid and sky rocket.

I had a feeling that we would be seeing a solid Optimus pretty soon but wasn't sure if they would release a hybrid first. 

US release date for both is 22nd June.

http://guernseyproshop.co.uk/sky-rocket
http://guernseyproshop.co.uk/optimus-solid

I can't wait to get my hands on the Optimus Solid, i did like the original Optimus but found it too condition specific and a little jumpy for my liking, I'm hoping that the solid cover will solve that issue.

As for the Sky rocket, I've found that the original is useful after the lanes start to break down and at the moment can't see that i would have the need for it.  But saying that I'll probably somehow still end up drilling one up...  :-\
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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2015, 12:54:09 PM »
I don't know why Storm is releasing the Sky Rocket after releasing the Rocket Power (both R2S Pearl)...

As far as Roto Grip goes... I think there will be a new solid with the Cage core  ;)

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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2015, 01:45:30 PM »
Summer...

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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2015, 01:56:12 PM »
Summer...

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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2015, 03:30:48 PM »
I don't know why Storm is releasing the Sky Rocket after releasing the Rocket Power (both R2S Pearl)...

As far as Roto Grip goes... I think there will be a new solid with the Cage core  ;)

Maybe the rocket power had really good reviews...so they went forward with a very similar variant. 
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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2015, 08:14:09 PM »
Is it me or does the Optimus Solid have the same color scheme as the Robo-Rule from a few years back?
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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2015, 01:11:03 PM »
Here's a video I found on the Optimus Solid on youtube. 

It's not in English...  :(   LOL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFtVqdhfa_c


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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2015, 01:50:31 PM »
Is it me or does the Optimus Solid have the same color scheme as the Robo-Rule from a few years back?

It looks like an awesome revs to me! Or a taboo spare or a 715t!!!!
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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2015, 07:40:53 PM »
Yep. Looks exactly like the Robo Rule. Had two of 'em. That was my first thought too.

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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2015, 10:34:43 PM »
The second bowler always put some tape on his ball.....does the tape run from his PAP to above the fingers?

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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2015, 03:05:45 PM »
Couple of things I saw in video:

1) The announcer guy needs to go to an orthodontist.
2) I really like the overlay of the pattern over a few of the shots, that is really cool and helps show why they are playing the lanes where they are.
3) I was surprised they had the Solid so low in the line-up, I was thinking this would be more on the heavier side of things, but they have more towards the middle.
4) I think I enjoyed this video much more having the sound muted.

Just my thoughts, yours may differ wildly.
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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2015, 09:23:03 PM »
While watching the video I noticed at 54 seconds when they show the layout of the ball, to the left of the middle finger it looks like the cover says NRG, even though the R2X Solid is suppose to be on the Optimus Solid.

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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2015, 11:23:36 PM »
It does have NRG on it lol
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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2015, 04:48:30 PM »
It does have NRG on it lol
are you sure?? lol
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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2015, 11:25:45 AM »
You think you're funny with the comment about the announcer?  You're not.  Try to just comment on the topic matter without the failed attempts at humor. ::)

Couple of things I saw in video:

1) The announcer guy needs to go to an orthodontist.
2) I really like the overlay of the pattern over a few of the shots, that is really cool and helps show why they are playing the lanes where they are.
3) I was surprised they had the Solid so low in the line-up, I was thinking this would be more on the heavier side of things, but they have more towards the middle.
4) I think I enjoyed this video much more having the sound muted.

Just my thoughts, yours may differ wildly.

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Re: Optimus Solid & Sky Rocket
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2015, 04:09:36 PM »
Storm's official video for the Sky Rocket is out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiitV0MyKMY

The guy who's in the video lacks any sort of charisma or personality, though.  I wish Steve Kloempken had done it.  But it's still an opportunity to see the ball roll a little bit.