December 6th, 2011 | Published in Ball Reviews
52 Hook 13 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape
Manufacturer’s Intent: “In designing the Aggressive Motion, we created a hooking symmetrical ball to complement our Perpetual Motion,” Morich’s chief guru, Mo Pinel, told us. “The Aggressive Motion has a much more aggressive, but versatile, cover that is finished 500/2000 from the factory. It is a slightly milder version of the DestroyR cover. MoRich now has a milder (Perpetual Motion) and an aggressive (Aggressive Motion) symmetrical ball in its line, plus a milder (RipR) and most aggressive (DestroyR) asymmetrical ball.”
Core Design: The Aggressive Motion shares the symmetric core found in Morich’s first symmetric ball, the Perpetual Motion. The large mushroom-shaped design has an RG of 2.47 and a big Diff of .054. The low RG revs fast and steady and produces nearly 6 inches of track flare with strong layouts. My benchmark layout used a 60x4x35 dual angle configuration.
Coverstock: The Hi Trac hybrid coverstock showed an unusual amount of versatility and performance. Its 500/2000 grit factory sanding created very good oil traction, followed by a moderate response off drier boards.
Test Results: The Aggressive Motion has the word “benchmark” in its DNA. We saw extreme versatility, a consistent and continuous breakpoint shape and above-average forgiveness on less-than-perfect releases. Its overall hook motion was a touch stronger than the Perpetual Motion (February 2011) but with a very similar shape. The balls share a slower response off drier boards which helps you keep your breakpoint in front of you, thereby keeping your angles more closed.
When to Use: The Aggressive Motion is best with oil volumes in the medium range. We had great looks playing just inside the oil line and feathering it near the friction areas. Speed-dominant players should use lower drilling angle sums to help start the core up sooner. Slower speed or rev-heavy types can use higher sums and longer pin distances to help retain the axis rotation (perceived energy) longer. Heavier oil volumes will be better served with the Morich DestroyR, as it houses a much stronger asymmetric core and more aggressive cover formula.