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Centaur AMB Solid
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Visionary Bowling Products is proud to announce the continuation of our highly successful Anti-Mass Bias core design. Unlike other balls which use dense materials to create a mass bias, the AMB design utilizes an extremely light cap opposite the desired mass bias location. This AMB flip cap creates a negative mass bias on the side with the cap and also creates a positive mass bias at the desired location. This allows the bowler to drill the ball in just about any possible manner, without affecting the core shape or dynamics.
.....Our first fall release will be the Centaur AMB Solid. This ball combines the power of the original AMB core design with our React-A-Tack coverstock; considered by many to be the most versatile coverstock on the market. A perfect compliment to the Bronze Centaur AMB- Pearl and the Dual-Blue Centaur AMB-Particle, the Centaur AMB Solid will cover nearly all medium to heavy oil patterns.

Finish: 1000 (matte)
Hardness: 74-77
RG: Med (2.56")
Flare: High (.062" differential) 5-7" flare
Length (1-100): 56
Back end (1-100): 82
Hook (1-100): 78 (oil) - 84 (dry)
Avail. Wts: 13-16# (Centaur AMB core)
10-12# (on request - light wt. core)
Lane Conditions: Medium to Heavier Oil

To Layout the AMB properly, you must first mark the "Virtual Mass Bias" by drawing a line from the 1/4" locator pin on the backside, through the 1/2" White flip pin around the ball. Mark an "x"180 degrees from the AMB pin (13 1/2" from the AMB pin which puts the "x" 6 3/4" from the black pin. This Virtual Mass Bias point can then be treated using the same general rules that apply to other typical mass bias spots.

*** By using the AMB cap to create an Anti-Mass Bias (negative mass bias on the back side) it allows the ball to have a lower RG than the original DC core while maintaining a high differential. It also helps maintain more of the core dynamics for most drillings. In the case with most strong Mass bias balls, when drilling the thumb - you remove a large portion of the heavy core or cap used to create the bias, resulting in less of the core''s original dynamics. BUT, with the AMB core, you drill into lighter coverstock and save almost all of the original core shape - retaining the true reaction originally designed by the core. ***

 The Centaur-AMB Solid uses the same large differential, high flaring dynamic core as the Antique Bronze Centaur-AMB and Centaur-AMB Particle but encases it with our extremely versatile React-A-Tack cover used on the Frankie May Gryphon.

This ball handles more oil and carrydown than the Bronze Centaur-AMB pearl, yet gets down the lane much easier than the AMB Particle.


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Re: Centaur AMB Solid
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010, 08:38:04 PM »
I've have got this ball the same time as the Immortal solid! I had this one drilled the same as my ogre solid(Love the way the ball rolls)!..However i was quite surprised by the way that this ball moved off the dry to destroy the pocket!!!I moved two(2) boards left(from were i was rolling the immortal), and when this monster hit the dry, it moved like a pearl! And a another resounding hit that cleared the pins from the deck! Wow from a company that is not on the pba! I'm glad that maybe I can scarf up some of this amazing stuff before there gone! This was another ball that helped me in the Bluegrass state games, and in the last game of league i shot a 266 game with the back 9 pack! Man i can't wait for the winter leagues to start!

update 1-11-2011, last night in league, shot 216-216-211, for an 643! In the last 8 weeks, I had shot 7 600's, and a 598 series! Started out with the solid, never fails! And slowly move left, or change to the centaur pearl, to finish out! What a great combo. Can't say enough about the core/coverstock of theses two weapons. If we were on better lanes could have shot 700/800! Not one ball out of pocket, had a lot of bad racks, stupid bowling management! I would give this ball a great rating, for being first outta bag!

Mr. Old School
If you can''t swing it, Your probally throwing brunswick!

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Edited on 1/11/2011 at 12:39 PM