frederik øhrgaard

HMR_Arson_High_Flare_Solid_warrantyFinish: Box
Layout: Pin over
PAP: –
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The Arson High Flare is a great addition to the Arson series. I loved the original Arson and the Low Flare (and Solid) series for its predictability, where I found the first Arson High Flare to be a bit in between.

The solid version of the Arson High Flare removes that tendency to over/under reactions, and is just as smooth and predictable like the other Arsons – just a bit stronger overall. Mine is drilled with pin over, providing me with some length but it still a ball with a lot of midlane roll.

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bad_intensions_hybridFinish: Box
Layout: Pin under, hole down to the right
PAP: 
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.048

Ball review:

If you like the original Bad Intentions (which I did), then you will also like the Bad Intentions Hybrid. I find the motion to be quite similar, just with a little more energy at the backend. Where the original Bad Intentions is a killer bowling ball on the fresh on longer oil patterns, the hybrid version is more for when the lanes breaks down and you need some more length.

It is a very strong ball in general and good value for money. It is a shame however that the surface takes in a lot of oil, meaning that you will probably give it some more surface underway.

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EBO_Warrior_EliteFinish: Box
Layout: Pin under ring finger
PAP: 
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.47
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:

This is probably the strongest ball on the market right now. I was surprised on how early this ball hooks and I find it amazing on longer patterns. It needs a lot of oil unless you polish it.

I liked the first Warrior and its motion, but I actually never used in competition that much. That was probably because of its shiny cover, and I had quite a lot of 10 pins with it. With the Warrior Elite I am 3-5 boards left on the fresh, compared to the Warrior.

I would recommend this ball to higher speed players and to those playing on lanes with a lot of oil

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Track Heat

by Frederik Øhrgaard on 26. November 2015

in Track Bowling

TRK_Heat_1Finish: Box
Layout: –
PAP:  –
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.038

Ball review:

Track Heat is a “new” interesting release from Track. Or in fact just a welcome back, since this ball is a reproduction of the Heat from years back.

I find the Heat to be a good supplement to the stronger bowling balls that we test during the year. The Heat is great for shorter and dry lanes, as it is not so strong overall. I find it to be controllable with great length and a decent backend motion. I don´t get those over under reactions, which I tend to have with other similar balls.

The video is from a 40´feet tournament pattern

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TRL_Legion_solidFinish: Box
Layout:
PAP: 
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.046

Ball review:

The Legion Solid is one of the better solid bowling balls that I have tested for quite some time. I find the Legion Solid to have an earlier and better reaction down lane compared to the original Legion. It is not as angular in the last part of the lane as I thought, but I think it works very well when the lanes break down and you need a ball in the transition games (e.g. game 2-5).

To sum up compared to the original Legion: It is more predictable, it is stronger, it goes better through the pins and it is better looking.

P.s: I mean that with better looking – black bowling balls with gold inscription is just a good combination 🙂

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HMR_Viral_Solid_smFinish: Box 
Layout: 
PAP:3 15/16 out – 1 1/4 up


Speed: 29 kmh
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.51
Diff: 0.042

Ball review:

Hammer Viral will be a ball that I use on the shorter patterns. It will come into play when the heads are hooking and the last part of the lane is really hooking. The layout will smooth out the over/under reaction downlane. When I need a smooth reaction, this will be my go-to-ball!

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Ebonite Code of Honor

by Frederik Øhrgaard on 10. November 2015

in Ebonite

Surface finish: 1000EBO_Code_of_Honor
Layout: 
Pin over
PAP: 3 15/16 out – 1 1/4 up
Speed: 25 km/h
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.049

Ball review:

Code of Honor is a great supplement or step up to the original Honor. I never used the Honor that much as I had a hard time knocking down all 10 pins with it, but the Code of Honor is much more versatile and stronger through the pins. Where the Honor was strong in the front part of the lane, the code of Honor both reads the front nicely and really strong in the backend.

I have used mine mostly on heavy oiled conditions, medium to long patterns between 40-45 feet. Giving it a fresh 1000 grit paper, you can easily use it on fresh and stay with the same ball for most of the block.

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HMR_Red_LegendFinish: Box / 2000
Layout: –
PAP: 3 15/16 out – 1 1/4 up
Speed: 25 kmh
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The Black Widow Legend has been an absolute “moneyball” for me. I used it for my victory in Egypt in May 2015, and not least when winning my two European Championship gold medals in Aalborg 2015.

At first I was actually a bit sceptic and didn’t like the motion that much, but after a few games it has been amazing for when the lanes gets dry and you have to go left and start to curve it a bit more. It is very similar to the other Black Widows in its overall motion, yet this ball is a bit different as it is a pearl version. It goes a bit further down the lane than the original Black Widow, but it recovers with an impressive backend reaction. Normally I do not like this type of reaction, but as I never get over/under reaction with it, I can play deeper and with more angle than with other balls.

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HMR_Arson_Low_Flare_SolidFinish: Box
Layout: –
PAP: 3 15/16 out – 1 1/4 up
Speed: 25 km/h
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.020

Ball review:

I was a big fan of the Arson and the Arson Low Flare, and the Low Flare Solid is just as great. The Arson Low Flare was the ultimate tournament for me when playing on shorter oil patterns, as its low rg and differential enabled me to play with a reactive ball where others played with urethane. The Low Flare Solid is actually a lot like the Low Flare, the motion is the same but just with a little read overall.

For oil patterns 38 feet and under, I believe that this ball is one of the absolute best in its class and very “unique” in its motion.

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Track LX10

by Frederik Øhrgaard on 17. September 2015

in Track Bowling

Track_LX_10Surface finish: Box
Layout: –
PAP:  3 15/16 out – 1 1/4 up
Speed: 25 km/h
Revrate: 350
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.049

Ball review:

This ball is strong! I was surprised of how much this ball rolls in the first part of the lane, and I find it a perfect ball to use on the fresh. I have never really liked the 10-series, but I find this one different way in its motion down lane and through the pins. Where the other ones have been very much over-under reactions, this one is more reliable and good when you need a ball with heavy midlane motion and yet with backend reaction.

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