Balls with the Reactive Pearl Coverstock
AMB Centaur Pearl
This version of the AMB line gets down the lane further and easier than the AMB solid with a sharper break. The pearlized reactive cover would normally make this a skid/snap ball but the core forces the ball into an earlier roll – resulting in a strong, sharp break but not a true skid/snap. Usually pearls tend to squirt through the breakpoint when you get carrydown, but the Bronze AMB rolls sooner and recovers better than most pearl reactives.
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 uses a modified version of the Centaur core design, and a new line of coverstocks.
*** This is a modified version – not the original Centaur core. The bottom arm was lengthened, the densities changed, the top flip cap was made heavier and the ultra-light “AMB” cap was created on the back side. The result is a very high differential core producing high flare (usually 5″ or more). The core produces much backend than the Green/Blue Centaur ***
The Immortal Pearl will go longer and flip harder on the backend than the Immortal Solid (still not a true skid/snap reaction). Even though the cover on the Immortal Pearl is more of a skid/flip style reactive, the high differential causes it to get into an earlier roll in the oil than typical pearl reactives resulting in better handling on carrydown and less erratic snap on the back.
The IMMORTAL is an adaptation 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. Due to the extremely high differential, this ball flares a ton which creates an earlier and harder arc reaction compared to other balls with similar covers.
The IMMORTAL'S can create a strong reaction for those bowling styles that need help getting a ball into a roll, but may burn up for bowlers without much speed or side rotation.
The AMB-IMMORTAL core has a heavy cap added to the bottom of the original AMB core design. This allows the density of the top cap to be increased significantly. The result is a core that produces an extreme flare potential with it’s 0.078″ differential.
To Layout the AMB-IMMORTAL 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 dynamics originally designed by the core. ***
The Crimson Executioner harnesses the power of the Green Gargoyle's cover stock and inserts a totally new core. By combining a medium differential with a low RG, this core allows the ball to rev easier and recover sooner from longer oil or carry down, while still getting through the heads cleanly. When the Green Gargoyle isn't quite turning the corner soon enough, this ball is what you need. The reaction is in between the Green and Granite Gargoyles (closer to the Green). It clears the heads easily like the Green. It's breakpoint is sooner than the Green but not as early as the Granite. It packs the hit and powerful drive along with the predictable reaction of the Gargoyles; but with a more dynamic - high performance core, it offers greater drilling versatility. Great on everything but heavy oil.
This ball features another core from Visionary. This time it's a low RG core with built in mass bias by taking the bottom neck and shifting it at a 30 degree angle from being opposite the top neck. The mass bias can be ignored and drilled like a standard two piece with great results, or the angled neck can be treated like any mass bias for exotic drillings. The angled neck is located on a line from the Pin through the CG at a distance 11-1/4" from the pin past the CG.
The Orange Pearl "Graphite" Warlock is a very strong reactive with a triple-density core designed to go long and finish hard.
By combining dynamic technology along with new materials in both the core and the shell, this ball is engineered to produce a very repeatable ball path with an aggressive but controllable finish, capped off by a "pocket pounding" hit with reduced deflection. This ball isn't just for the power players. With appropriate drillings, anyone can take advantage of this new technological breakthrough from Visionary Bowling Products™.
Purple Warlock DC
The Purple Pearl Warlock - DC has an aggressive reactive coverstock paired with the DC core (Differential Control), to produce a high torque ball with a large flare potential. Bowling This Month listed this ball as one of the top contenders for Balls of the Year 1998.