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Antidote NEW ITEM

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
48 of 51 people found this review helpful
5
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When oil starts to spread, the Pyramid Antidote is the perfect solution.

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 4 3/4"
Relation Weight Layout - 4 3/4" x 4 1/8" x 4 1/8"
Balance Hole - n/a
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (2000 grit Abralon/Factory Polish)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
The Antidote from Pyramid is the follow-up release the most popular ball in Pyramid's history, the Pathogen.

The Antidote is designed to smooth out that super aggressive motion of the Pathogen. Getting the ball into a slightly earlier roll and cutting down on the massive change of direction from the Pathogen. The Antidote features the same great coverstock from the Pathogen with the ball new New Era 149 symmetric block.

I drilled this one identical to my favorite Pathogen just to see the direct differences in the two balls. Based on initial testing we should see a earlier start with a more controlled motion downlane.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Pyramid has achieved exactly what they wanted from the Antidote. Just because we keep saying a more controlled motion, do not think this ball is weak by any means. Basically imagine a Pathogen that you can play a little straighter with and control the motion off the spot better. That's an Antidote.

Off my hand the Yellow/Black/White cover looked great and visibly picked up a stronger roll then the Pathogen. As the ball transitioned it kept up a really strong rolling type of motion and set up for a great move downlane.

I still saw plenty of movement downlane but it was much more controllable then the previous release. The Anthidote allowed me to play 5-8 boards further right then my Pathogen and open up the pocket quite a bit compared to it.

All in all a great follow-up release to the Pathogen and great addition to any bowlers arsenal.

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20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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Worth every penny. Face shipping. Easy drilling service.

Wish I would have found you guys last year before I spent $500 at my local shop only to have him mess up the balls.

The price is crazy good.

Hits and carries like nothing I've had before. Averaging 22 pins over my current average during the first three weeks of using the ball.

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20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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Looking for more hook and carry and I found it.

Ball was even more aggressive through the pins than I had hoped for.

This ball carries better than three of my "high" end balls from major manufacturers.

No way you can beat the Antidote especially at this price.

Recommend higly

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19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Just to give a bit of feed back on Pyramid, I'm finding now quite a few enquiries.
I personally find the chosen one, one of the best balls I have ever had on my hand but the antidote is another ball I use and that ball is just brilliant. because of these two balls my average has gone up 12.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Recently purchased a Antidote bowlingball from pyramid and my second set of three games in league play.I had games of 182 the first game when I got lined up 300 the second game and a 247 the third for a three game total 729 series .That was first week of trying the all new Antidote. Thank you Pyramid for ending my three year drought.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
215.00
PAP:
4 1/2 x 0
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Pin to PAP (4 1/2" over) – 5 1/4"

Relation Weight Layout – 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 2 7/8"

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (2000 Grit Polished)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:

The Antidote is the follow up to the extremely popular Pathogen from Pyramid. The Antidote features the “brand spanking” New Era 149 Symmetric Core with the same coverstock as the Pathogen. I absolutely loved the Pathogen so I was excited to see how they complemented each other.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:

The Antidote is unlike any Pyramid ball up to this point. In my opinion this is the ball that completely rounds out the Pyramid lineup. The Antidote allows you to control the back part of the lane. This is such a big key on short oil or medium oil conditions. The Antidote reads the lane quite early which allows you stay farther outside than you normally would on these types of oil patterns.

Did I mention that this ball looks AWESOME?

I loved that I could hit this ball as much as I wanted and it wouldn't overreact on the backend. It was so easy to read and so controllable. This is your go-to ball on difficult lane conditions. The Antidote really is the perfect solution! #chooseyourpath

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9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Pyramid Antidote is the one of the new releases from Pyramid. Drilled mine 4x4x2 this layout is strong for me. Love the ball motion starts a little early in the front and the control in the backend was awesome. I also tried it at 500 abralon this gave me more ball for the heavy oil. The ball motion is so easy to read with the yellow and black on the ball they match up so you can see the ball when it flips. If you have any questions about the Antidote call the shop e-mail me.

Ormond Pro Shop Manager Mike
ormond@bowlingball.com
386-672-2529

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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About the Bowler

League Average:
216
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
WOW! This ball is impressive! I am completely blown away by it. This ball has massive hook and hit. It blows my roto grip no rules away. The price point on this ball is even better.. it is easily a $200.00 powerhouse. I wish I would have bought it first and saved money over my rotogrip. I have always been a rotogrip and hammer guy... but I think pyramid has just earned a fan. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this ball. If you are looking for massive hook and bang for your buck... look no further. You will not be disappointed. shot on heavy oil synthetic lanes. If bowlingball.com has this ball listed as an advanced performance ball.. I can only imagine what pyramids pro performance balls would do. Give this ball a chance. It is amazing. I will try to upload a video when I get a chance.
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11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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About the Bowler

League Average:
0.00
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Wow, the Antidote really surprised me to tonight. I've rolled every pyramid ball with the exception of the Force which is arriving tomorrow.

Recent Pyramid symmetrical releases have been slam dunks. I feel both the Dark Path 19.5 and Blood Moon were under rated and wish they were still on the market. The original Blueprint was a statement ball. The statement was simply Pyramid is great, not just good or possible, so spend less for great. The Blueprint Pearl was a great sequel. The Pathogen comes along and outsells them all, it's another great Pyramid bowling ball.


If the Blueprint put Pyramid on the map, the Neon green Pathogen turned even more heads.


The Curse is the strongest of all their symmetrical balls the first with an RG under 2.50. If you look at the entire symmetrical line non of the balls are redundant. The path rising, Pathogen, origin series, blue print series, blood moon, dark path, and Curse all offer a unique motion and function well as an arsenal, one thing all of these balls have is snap on the backend. They very in length and motion but once they turn they turn hard.

The Antidote breaks this trend, as its lack of snap or abrupt and sharp change in direction is actually what makes this ball such a great addition to the arsenal. I Received it today, drilled it 60 x 4 x 25, started the night with the Curse but rolled the Antidote for the last two games for a 197, and 207. The motion is very unique and not just compared to pyramid balls. You open the box and see this highly glossed solid (as compared to the other polished pyramid balls which generally have more of a subtle sheen) and it would seem the ball would be more of a skid flip ball for transition or burnt lanes, but this is not the case. In my opinion this is Pyramids true benchmark with the Curse and Blueprint being stronger in terms of overall hook, and the Pathogen, dark path etc... being options to turn to after the Antidote.


There was a good amount of oil out there tonight and I was immediately impressed in practice with how the Antidote handled it. The high gloss polish is misleading because this ball gets moving early and simply never stops. I will get a second one and add surface and i expect it would be an absolute beast that could handle heavier conditions.

It is Pyramids most predictable ball. I am a lefty and I could have gone with the Antidote all three games easily starting left with a nice straight shot, and would only have to make mild adjustments. Like all Pyramid balls, the Antidote sends pins into a frenzy, it was carrying both flush and light shots.


Because it was knockdowns I chose to start with the Curse because it has been my go to ball since I received it and I just felt more confident using it out of the gate. But I fully expect that the Antidote will be the ball I use most for the duration of this season.


Pyramid is great about assessing what they have, and trying to fill arsenal gaps or give new motions with every release. I'm looking forward to trying the Force.

This was Pyramids most brilliant fall in terms of releases,

The Curse and Antidote are both polished solids, they both are versatile and can handle oil, but their motions could not be more different from each other. They both provide motions that are completely unique to the Pyramid line. This is why I get so excited about Pyramid releases. I don't staff with anyone, I enjoy the freedom to try any ball that looks fascinating to me regardless of the label, but I really could roll Pyramid exclusively.

The only thing missing from the Pyramid arsenal ar this point is a true light to dry oil piece. The Path Risings are beasts priced like entry level balls.

Anyway, the Antidote is truly unique from any other Pyramid ball, from any ball on the market. It's just what I needed.

It is not the ball id recommend to someone getting their first Pyramid ball. The Blueprint, Pathogen, Curse, or one of the divergents Are more likely to blow your mind, Even the Path Rising will turn you into a Pyramid lover (the path rising is better than the Hy Road Pearl). The Antidote is the Perfect compliment to the Pathogen, Blueprint, or curse.

Love it!



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9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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About the Bowler

League Average:
0.00
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I need to update my review of this ball as I purchased a second one and have gotten to know it better, While I really like doing my first Antidote it was a mistake for me to give it such a strong pin up drilling. I was getting a surprisingly sharp and strong backend out of this ball, which is fine and serves it's purpose. But Pyramid touted this as an earlier rolling smooth finishing ball, the antithesis of the Pathogen.

I was wrong to say that this shouldn't be the first Pyramid ball one should try. While it I absolutely has a unique motion, it hits insanely hard. That is the common denominator between Pyramid balls they all hit incredibly hard.

The Antidote is dollar for dollar the best deal in bowling. For under 100.00 you will get a ball that is incredibly predictable in all conditions and hits absurdly hard.

With my second Antidote I've rolled 637, 669, 647 in the three series where I've used it for all three games.

For some reason I want my new Blueprint to be my go to ball. I love the way it rolls and hits, it I don't have command of it the way I do this ball yet. The Curse has been incredible for me also. The PathogenX, the Force, they are all bowling balls that would enhance your arsenal .

In my opinion this is the cream of the cop. That is saying an aweful lot, and it may contradict things I've said in other reviews. I have 2 Antidotes, and i have no doubt that I will buy more.

This is a ball I intend to use to increase my average and achieve milestones. I also want to stock up on a few to keep for tournaments overtime.

This is the ball. Get it!


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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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About the Bowler

League Average:
221.00
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I just want to let bowlingball.com know that I bought the antidote and I love the ball it hit just as hard as any ball I ever owned keeps the pins low and has good carry to it I like it so much I am going to order another one and have it drilled different thank you pyramid for coming up with that bowling ball
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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Have had this ball 4 weeks now.Bowled in league 3 weeks 8th game was a 300 this ball is fantastic.Easy to control hits like a mack truck.You can not miss it going down the lane beautiful,easy to read what it is doing.You need this ball.Thank you Pyramid and bowling ball.com
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About the Bowler

League Average:
165
PAP:
5" X 5/16 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This is a great ball, as is the Curse. When the Curse is too strong, this is the next ball out of my bag. I had this drilled 4x3x3 to allow for more control, and this ball delivers - predictable, controllable and hits hard - highly recommended.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Pyramid Antidote is a really impressive middle range bowling ball and offers a quite distinct shape. It proved to us that despite layout, the cover and core combination dictates this symmetric ball reaction. The cover has what I call a "matched" finish where it looks like a solid with lane shine. With easy length and strong and distinct hook set motion, it's a very predictable ball that carries quite well and looks to be versatile enough for both house and sport shots.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
192.00
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Couldn't have asked for a better ball. This is actually my first ball that isn't a Columbia 300. This ball hits like a truck! Pyramid balls will now be an option for my next ball.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
195
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Just received my ball today and this ball is amazing. I bowl with two hands so I'm never sure which ball to buy. But this didn't disappoint. The video shows a gradual curve but this was curving like crazy. This performs better than some of the high end balls I have used. I easily broke 200 the first game I bowled, and the control is insane too.
I would buy this again and recommend this to everyone. Don't pass this deal up, its worth every penny.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
218
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball for the price point is well worth it. I had the ball drilled with a 40 X 2 1/2 X 40 and I've bowled three sets with it and have upped my average to over 230. It starts in the midlane and just stands up at the pocket and has no trouble carrying and also carries mid and light hits just as well. Don't be fooled by the numbers, this is a lot of ball. First Pyramid ball but it sure won't be my last!!!
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