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Freak-A-Zoid
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Freak-A-Zoid

We combined cutting-edge Track technology to produce a ball like no other - the Freakazoid. We took our popular Morpheus core and made it symmetrical to provide more controllability without losing power. Then we paired this new core with our Power Plus Reactive coverstock and lowered the overall Rg to increase the rev rate. The results? Freakazoid's unbelievable control and amazing performance... and your winning game.

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Freak-A-Zoid Specs
Hook Rating 27-20  
Length 6.0  
Backend 7.0  
Core Technology Morpheus Radical Symmetic  
Core Power 6.5  
RG 2.46  
Differential 0.048  
Determinator Spin Time N/A  
Flare Potential 6  
Coverstock PowerPlus Reactive  
Friction Rating 6.5  
Finish Compound  
Polish Magic Shine  
Reaction Shape Arc  
Lane Condition Medium  

 

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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2004, 08:55:02 PM »
Track Freak-A-Zoid

The ball being drilled was 3” pin out with 2.75 oz top weight. Top weight and CG location were verified via scale prior to drilling.

The drilling chosen was pin 5” from PAP and CG 3” from PAP ; pin is above fingers 3.5 inches above grip midline. A 47/64” weight hole was drilled 2.5” deep 6” over from center of span.

After drilling the ball was weighed at 0.75 oz positive side weight, 0.50 positive finger weight and 0.5 oz bottom weight. Spin time post drilling was recorded at 13.5 seconds.

Bowler Information:
Track diameter is 10.25”.
PAP is measured at 5.5” over and 0” up/down.
Average ball speed (foul line to head pin) is 17 mph.
Axis rotation is typically 45 degrees
Initial rev rate is typically 350 rpm

I’ve had my Zoid now for about a month and had the chance to use it on several different conditions and lane surfaces. I knew I was going to like this ball when I first heard it was going to be released. To me this is a good benchmark or utility type of ball because it offers a balance of control, power and predictability. It’s very easy to read the pattern with the Freak-A-Zoid because of this balance. Each lane surface and condition I’ve used this ball on has given me a good reaction. As far as a description of the ball reaction I would have to say it is more than I see from my Havoc and similar to what I get out of my Animal Untamed in hook amount but more versatile most likely due to it’s symmetric core design. I like to keep my Zoid in my bag for when I go to a new center because I feel confident no matter what I find when I get there be it synthetic or wood, THS or sport condition I’ll be able to get a decent reaction from it.


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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2004, 09:08:10 PM »
I finally got around to drilling this ball and all I can say is
I waited way too long.

This ball does not stop.......

I drilled it with the pin above the fingers 5 1/2 from PAP
CG 5 from PAP no extra hole. For those concerned with static weight it had
1/2 positive side and 1/4 finger.

I threw it on a house condition I'm not sure exactly what the pattern was but I'm guessing it was 40 feet with fresh backends.

All I know is that this ball continued through the pins.

It didn't over hook in the dry and when I threw it into the oil it didn't over skid.

This ball struck from everywhere light, high flush, trip four,
1/2 pocket Etc Etc...

I can't wait to try this ball on PBA or tournament patterns. As soon as I do I'll post more on the Track forum.

As for my bowling style I'm straight through the front with a little tilt.


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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2004, 01:54:20 AM »
I layed this ball out , 5" pin,under ring,cg out slightly.Ball is 2" pin out,starting top wt.,2 1/2,left box finish. Vitals are ball speed 17, tilt 12 degrees, revs 300,axis co. 5 3/4 and  1/2 up.Lane condition is typical top hat,do not know specifics but it is for sure drier to the right ,and left, with heavier in middle.Nice blend to bowl on,not the under reaction when you move inside the oil line.Ball reacted very nicely on this cond. Very clean through heads,  reved up nicely in mid lane with good arc on back end. Had a little room both in and out.After hitting it on the spinner with a very worn green scotchbrite, went back on the lanes and gave it a whirl. I really liked the reaction I got. Slightly earlier roll ,where I could get into the goo a little more.Had much stronger mid lane with very continious arc.Even with the surface altering it had very good backend which was very impressive.Did not lose energy with the duller surface.I see this ball as a very readable,predictable piece with good hitting power, which could be very usefull as a benchmark for many people.Should be very good on everything from med heavy to med dry,depending on layout and surface. Comparing it to some other Track balls,the Sheer I have has similar layout with extra hole.Sheer has earlier reaction but more even down the lane,probably due to the particle.FAZ semms to normally give me a little more room to the right and more continuation on back end.
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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2004, 06:21:06 PM »
I have 2 balls. One drilled 5 X 1"Cg with a small hole deep, And one drilled 3 1/2 X cg in the center of grip Pin 3 1/2 above midline.

The 5" pin is shiny and works great on typical house patterns (wet/Dry).
The more the outside opens up the more I just move in and throw it right.
The ball has more at the backend then I expected, and hits the pocket strong.

The 3 1/2" I have grey scotch brite finish and works well on heavier oiled patterns. Even with the scuffed surface the balls reacts great in the backend, but is not skid/flippy. The half pearlized cover does not overskid the oil.
It has a smooth but strong transition from the oil to the dry part of the lane.
The Freak-A-Zoid is a great first ball out the bag.

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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2004, 12:04:50 PM »
Ball: 1- pin 5 1/2 from PAP above middle finger CG 5 from PAP, Ball 2 Pin 3 3/4 pin from PAP and CG 3inches from PAP. Both left with the factory finish.

Lane Conditions: Various

Reaction: Ball 1 gets down the lane well, but left with factory finish it will cut through carrydown very well. Ball 2 gets into is roll quick and maintains energy for the backend. Ball 1- skid/flip, Ball 2-skid/strong arc

HOOK: Ball 1 is awesome on medium conditions, its backend move is strong enough that it will allow me to open up the lane when that line seems to be where I need to play. 8.5
Ball 2 gets the job down on mediums through medium/heavy. It rolls up sooner than every ball I have other than the Animal Untamed and Animal, but it can be used when the other 2 have to be put away. It gets into its roll so soon, that I really wonder what it would do if I dulled it down a bit. 9.0

Control: NOT with ball 1. It is far too strong on backend to try to control the breakpoint. If there is any control in ball 1 it is through the heads, because it gets into a roll pretty good, but saves the energy for the backends explosion. 5.0
Ball 2 is where the control comes into play. Its quick rev action reads the midlanes well, and does not allow the ball to overreact in the backends. Right now this is my benchmark ball. When I throw it if it moves too quick I switch to freakazoid #1, if it does not quite make the turn I switch to the Animal Untamed. 9.5

HIT: I am not going to use any seperation here. Both of these balls hit the pins HARD....and what I really love about them is that they keep the pins really low. 9.5

READABILITY: Ball 1 considering its reaction shape is not bad at reading the lanes because as I stated, it still gets into a good strong roll before its backend reaction. 8.0
Ball 2 is the ball to read the lanes with, if it overreacts in the backend I know that the backends are REALLY freash, and it just has great read through the entire lane. 9.0

OVERALL: I am only going to give one overall rating for the FreakaZoid. I stated in my mini reviews of this ball that I was not excited about it coming out, but I am presently suprised with this ball. Currently I can cover most conditions with just the 2 Freakazoids.

9.5
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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2004, 08:26:06 PM »
Ball specs:  15lb 3, Pin 3 inches, top weight 3 ounces

I drilled this ball for strong flare and really wanted something to replace me succesful Sheer Havoc, I drilled this ball 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 with a balance hole at 5 1/2 from my centre of grip.  Final static weights gave me 1/2 positive side and with 1/8 finger.

This ball comes factory polished and I was very impressive how this ball revved off my hand.  I've used this ball a few times now and feel box finish its a great medium condition ball.  The strong core allows you heaps of options when drilling.  

With a strong and defined movement, this ball is awesome from inside for me. Sort of reminds me of the Heat 2 solid but on steroids in regards to movement and boards covered.  Still falls about 4-5 short of my polished rule but it truly has a completly different look.

I think this ball will soon become my no.1 league ball, its kick from the dry is strong and defined.  A ball for all types of players, strong core with a strong cover, another hit from Track!
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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2004, 09:44:42 PM »
Hi everyone in bowling land, haven't posted in awhile but have some really good info about this ball. First off my specs, Ball speed 21mph+ revs 450+, 10.5 to 11 inch track. drilled freak-a-zoid with pin 5 inch cg 4 1/4 pin 1 3/4 above midline low top to begin with pin was about 2.5 end up with 1/4 side 1/8 thumb and 3/8 bottom. normal house shot and this ball moves. very nice move on back but strong enough to get through carrydown. another good product from track keep up the good work Del.
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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2004, 04:25:01 AM »
I am on International staff with track here in Australia.

I recieved this ball 3 weeks ago and it has been incredible. It is drill 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and left with the box finish.

The ball gets thru the heads very cleaning and then has a very controlled backend which really drives thru the pins.

First night in league bowled 1016 for 4 then second tournament bowled a perfect game.

Very good ball for medium to oiling conditions.

One of the best i have had !

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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2004, 11:59:53 AM »
My forays into Track territory haven't produced great results over the past few years.  In fact the last great go to ball I tried from Track was the Blue Triton, which goes back a good 7 years.  Not sure what made me try the Freak a Zoid, except I like low rg pearls, and I was looking for something to give me some pop from deep in side on a late league.  This ball gave me some of what I expected, but also some real surprises.  My first surprise was that it came with a 5 inch pin out.  I normally like pin out balls, but decided to lay this out with the pin above and right of my ring finger at about 4+ inches to PAP.  The cg was still well below the midplane, and I kicked it out about an inch.  This required a decent sized balance hole 2 inches below my PAP.  My first effort with the ball was on a fresh 10 board wall that plays notoriously wet/dry on the oil line.  I expected this to be the worst oil pattern for a shiny pearl resin, but to my surprize the Freak a Zoid really reved up and let me get well inside the oil line.  Still not my ball of choice for this condition, but certainly very playable.  The downside to this surprising strength came on my late league.  The ball was so strong that I was forced to go to a weak release and chase the last remnants of oil in close to 5th arrow.  Not really any different than how I attack the condition with the Uranium or Inferno, but I wasn't expecting this strong of a shell.  

In summary the ball is a great choice for tweeners and strokers looking for revs, but is much stronger than you would expect.

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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2005, 04:44:28 PM »
Pros:  Great ball for medium heavy to medium conditions, morpheus core is good reving and strong!  
Cons:  leave it in the bag when it comes to dry heads or light oil. this ball is to strong for that!!  
 

Lane Condition bowled on= fresh oil 42ft on new synthetic hpl lanes.


Bowling style= Right Handed semi Cranker, 18-19 mph ball speed.


Ball condition= Brand new in box surface condition


layout= drilled fingertip, pin above and in between the fingers, cg moved right toward pap, 1" My PAP is 5" over, and 3/4" up.


comparison= the freak a zoid is a strong reactive ball. It out hooks my crunch time by 5-7 boards, allowing me to move deeper and open up the lane more, thus creating more area, or "error zone"!! I would say it's a good ball for medium heavy to medium lane conditions. Not for when the heads go away, and i'm not sure about real heavy onoly because i have yet to see that!
 
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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2005, 03:17:17 PM »
syle and specs.
 15 Lbs 2.5 oz top Pin 4-5
 House conditon is 40 Ft buffed to 45ft
 throw it about 18-20 mph decent amounts of revs.


 Put the pin above my ring finger and it is kicked about 2 inches to the right of my thumb. First night i used it right out of the box on fresh shot 680. Gets down the lane and reads the break pint very well. And even had some room for error. This ball works greast in my center. And as we all no the morpheus core is very strong. Thus ball gives u high performance at a mid price point.
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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2005, 11:39:15 PM »
Freak-A-Zoid
Specs
15.6 pounds
3.in pin
3oz. top weight
Drilling
4 1/2 x 3 1/2

Lane Conditions- Various different house shots, allot of sport conditions.

First off, I will say that this ball is just a plain monster, and it deserves to wear the Track logo

Anyways, this ball performs exactly how I wanted it to. Travels down the lane with a nice sharp turn at the end.
I used this on a Sport Shot, of course I couldnt hook it from East to West, but I played straighter and this ball just cut through the oil like BUTTA! Also, this ball will handle almost any condition except where the lanes are so dry, house balls hook. VERY VERSATILE!
OVERALL
The Freak-A-Zoid is a caged beast when its sitting NIB, do yourself a favor, and drill one of these up, and start turning heads with some real pin percussion!
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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2005, 10:14:15 PM »
I started with a 4" pin. Drilled this ball 5 1/2 x 4 pin above fingers on grip midline and hole on the axis. This ball is very smooth and works for me on the fresh. When the heads start to go you can move left and still get recovery. This ball carries very well for me.
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Re: Freak-A-Zoid
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2005, 09:32:39 PM »
This is ball is a very even ball.
What I mean is that it doesn't over or under hook
in the front, midlane or backend.

I have 2 FAZs.

1st one I drilled with the pin below my ring finger
CG 1 1/2 inches to the right x hole 1 inch below
PAP. Surface, wet sanded with a grey pad

2nd ball I put the pin above my fingers cg 1/2 inches
to the right no hole. Surface, shined with Magic Shine

1st ball rolls up nice in the midlane with a nice arc in the backend.
2nd ball goes a little longer with a slightly stronger arc.

The ball continues through the pins with both drillings and surfaces.

It seems what ever you intend this ball to do it will do.

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