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Ball Review


THE SKINNY ON THE LATEST AND GREATEST


AMF: PURE ADRENALINE 54 Hook 16 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape


Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Pure Adrenaline is intended to provide a strong skid/flip reaction in relation to the original Pure [March 2015] release,” says AMF Director of Marketing, T.J. Restey. “With the addition of a flip block to the Combustion core, we’ve been able to increase the RG while maintain- ing a high differential. These core numbers, matched with a polished pearl F74 cover, will provide length and backend on medium-heavy lane conditions.”


Core: The Combustion symmetric core produces an RG of 2.55 and a differential of .055. We saw about 5 inches of flare.


Coverstock: The violet purple F74 Pearl reactive coverstock is sanded with 1500 grit and then pol- ished. We measured an effective surface grit of 5470 and an RA of 2.21.


Overview: The Pure Adrenaline pearl cover has enough teeth underneath to cut through a longer pattern. This was especially true on Stone Street, where we did not see much over/under reaction. If we missed in the oil, the ball would still pick up and roll through the pins. We had to play more toward the track area on this pattern, crossing 10 at the arrows to seven or eight at the 46- to 47-foot breakpoint. We were about four boards right with our feet and eyes from the Pure. It was easy to see the ball push through the fronts, whereas the original Pure picks up more in the midlane. We got a lot more kick in the backend with the Adrenaline. On the USBC Open team pattern, the strong angle off the end of the pattern was controllable. We started off crossing 13 or 14 at the arrows, and once again getting the ball to the 46-foot breakpoint at


“THE PURE ADRENALINE PEARL COVER HAS ENOUGH TEETH UNDERNEATH TO CUT THROUGH A LONGER PATTERN.”


seven or eight-board. On the lighter house pattern, we were able to get in and really open up the lane, crossing the arrows at 16 to nine or 10 at 46 feet. We had a strong recovery motion off the breakpoint and easy push through the front part of the lane, with hold to the left if we missed in. In a longer format tournament on longer patterns, you could go right down the line with the Unreal (reviewed next), Pure and Pure Adrenaline.


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