The Strike Zone brings the popular reaction of the Ultimate Inferno to the Zone Asymmetric line. The Strike Zone combines the same 800-grit Activator solid coverstock used on the Ultimate Inferno with the Ultra-Low-RG Asymmetrical core system from the Zone Classic. This core/coverstock combination produces an Ultimate Inferno like ball reaction with the drilling options of an asymmetrical core.
In the front-ends: The Activator coverstock is clean through the fronts, saving more reaction for the back-ends. This provides improved hitting power and back-end recovery while reducing sensitivity to breakdown in front-end lane conditions and lane surfaces that are less than ideal.
In the mid-lane: The Ultra-Low RG core provides strong mid-lane recovery while the Activator coverstock provides improved traction in the oil with a smoother, more effective reaction off the dry. This combination reduces over/under reaction by making the wet play less wet and the dry, less dry, effectively allowing the bowler to create more area.
On the back-ends: The Activator coverstock is powerful and continuous from the breakpoint through the pins. Improved traction in the oil allows the Strike Zone to bite through the carry down and aggressively change direction without breaking loose from the lane. The strong rolling characteristics of the Ultra-Low RG core make this move more readable allowing the bowler to open up the lane.