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Frenzy

Frenzy
Frenzy
Frenzy
Frenzy

Bowling Ball Specifications

Ball Line Frenzy
Release Date August 01, 2009
Discontinued Yes

Coverstock Specifications

Coverstock Name Rebound Reactive
Coverstock Color Red/Yellow
Box Finish 4000 Grit
Coverstock Type Reactive Pearl

Core Specifications

Core Type Asymmetrical
Minimum RG 2.526"
Total Differental 0.045"
Intermediate Differential 0.011"
Pin Color Yellow

Not since the introduction of the first Reactive Resin bowling ball over 17 years ago, has a breakpoint this dramatic been introduced!

Using the NEW stronger, more angular cover stocks and combining it with a core that allows the ball to skid further down the lane producing the desirable later, sharper break point. Easy skid through the front end of the lane to create a later revving, sharper backend reaction Our most versatile core yet. Changing the drilling layout makes for substantially larger changes in ball reaction than traditional cores. Using a balance hole increases the strength of the ball reaction. Drill the ball without a balance hole for more control of the break point.

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Overall rating: 
 
4.6
Performance:
 
4.5   (2)
Versatility:
 
5.0   (2)
Durability:
 
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4.5   (2)
 
 

Frenzy: A Great Match for the THS and Most Tournament Conditions

Overall rating: 
 
4.2
Performance:
 
4.0
Versatility:
 
5.0
Durability:
 
4.0
Longevity:
 
4.0
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Reviewed by jbungard
March 05, 2011
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An excellent benchmark ball for the league bowler: An important piece in the tournament bowler’s arsenal.

Box Gross: 15 pounds, 5 ounces, 1.3 ounces of top weight, pin out 4 1/16”

Dual Angle Layout: 45x4.5”x50 with a P2 weight hole

My Morich Frenzy is almost a year old: Plenty of time to evaluate the ball on many different conditions using several surface finishes. I picked up the Frenzy at the same time as my Craze and Mania. In preparing for nationals and other tournaments, the Craze and Mania garnered most of my attention. In the ensuing months, I made use of the Frenzy more and more and, in doing so, gained more respect for the versatility and capability of the Frenzy.

The Frenzy uses essentially the same core as the Craze but with a less aggressive coverstock, one that seems most similar to the ‘NSane LevRG. The combination of the Awakening core with the versatile pearl reactive coverstock is strength #1 of Frenzy. This ball is useful over most of the conditions a league bowler will encounter. In locations where the predominant house conditions run from medium-dry to medium/medium-heavy, the Frenzy covers all of these with ease. For those who predominantly bowl on medium-heavy to heavy conditions, heavier sport conditions and the like, the super cover balls, Craze, Mania, RipR and DestroyR are probably better choices.

The core/cover combination provides easy length, which is surprisingly good at P1000 and P2000-grit. P2000 and P4000-grit seem to be the sweet spot for the Frenzy in providing good length with a strong back end reaction. There are longer balls on the market but the Frenzy is ideal when considering length along with repeatability in reaction at the second transition (break point to some). Every surface between P500 and P4000 is useful. P360 followed by Rough Buff compound and P500 followed by Rough Buff are also useful surfaces with a more pronounced break point. I didn’t like polished surfaces as I saw too much skid/flip. This ball will turn the corner without any extra help to retain energy.

Pin carry is always a subjective matter. I see carry more as an indication of proper ball surface to lane surface match. In any case, the Frenzy hits and carries as well as any ball in my arsenal and experience. The side boards stay in play, messengers abound, etc., in other words, the Frenzy matches up easily with most of the conditions I encounter.

Surface reaction longevity is very good. The Frenzy maintains P2000 and P4000-grit finishes well with just a Siaair/Abralon hand sand touch up needed after 20 games or so. The compound surfaces needed a touchup after 10 games or so to maintain strong reaction. I didn’t stay with the polished finishes and the P500/P1000-grit finishes long enough to comment on longevity but I’d expect these to maintain for 20 games or so with just normal cleaning.

Durability is also very good. The Frenzy coverstock is easy to clean and adjust, and shows little wear after more than 100 games.

Similar balls? Within the Morich line, the ‘Nsane LevRG comes to mind when the 'Nsane is drilled to reduce flare. Outside of the Morich line, the Vapor Zone comes to mind.

The Frenzy fits nicely between the Mojave and Craze/Mania/RipR. In some ways, it fits in a similar space as the Perpetual Motion but the shot shape Is different.

For many of the moderate skill league bowlers, I would recommend the Frenzy over many of the more trendy choices. The Frenzy is simply a better match to the conditions league bowlers most often encounter. It will retain energy and will not roll-out like many of the $200 and up balls do at average speed and revs. I have and will to continue to recommend the Frenzy to many of my friends and bowling acquaintances.

Review Ball Specifications

Games Used 130
Coverstock Finish P4000-grit Siaair/Abralon
Drilling Angle 45
Pin to PAP 4.5
Pin to VAL Angle 50

Reviewer Specifications

Bowler Type Tweener (275-375 RPM)
Hand Right
Ball Speed 16
Axis Rotation 50
Axis Tilt 19
PAP Horizontal 4.25
PAP Vertical -0.25
Staff Member No

Lane Specifications

Lane Surface Brunswick ProAnvilane
Lane Condition THS, THS with Head Run, USBC Nationals and Various Sport Patterns
 

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Having anticipated the purchase of this ball for quite some time, the day of its arrival was one of great trepidation! I decided to drill this ball up 60° / 4" / 50°, to give me more control on our shot, which is typically very over/under for me. Having bought this ball to complement my LevRG Response, which is currently my benchmark, I almost went with a 40° VAL angle, because I was a little worried about getting enough back end. I needn't have worried about that...

I intended to have this ball pick up where the Response left off. Even with the control drilling, this ball is a little stronger on our house shot than the Response, so I ended up with the reverse of my intention. Oh well...

This ball gets through the heads clean, picks up a little in the mid lane then absolutely unleashes on the back end, without being skid/snap. While I didn't quite get the reaction I was looking for, I am very happy with this ball so far. Even at 4000 Abralon, I'm getting a lot of back hook. I'm considering going down to 2000 Abralon, or even 1000 Abralon just to smooth out the back end and give me a little more mid lane.

So far, this ball is every bit as strong as advertised and has just become my new go to ball, with the Response to pick up the slack. Morich to the rescue, again.

Review Ball Specifications

Games Used 20
Coverstock Finish 4000 Abralon (Out of box)
Drilling Angle 60
Pin to PAP 4
Pin to VAL Angle 50

Reviewer Specifications

Bowler Type Tweener (275-375 RPM)
Hand Right
Ball Speed 17
Axis Rotation 60
Axis Tilt 17
PAP Horizontal 4.5
PAP Vertical 1.25
Staff Member No

Lane Specifications

Lane Surface Wood
Lane Condition Wall