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Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil
Typical Conditions: House Shot
Type of Lane: All Wood
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Weight of bowling ball: 15
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
What grit was the surface of the ball? 800
Likes: Uncompromising recovery capabilities. Insane hitting power. Evil pin-crushing brute.
Dislikes: Puts more power on a shot than I ever thought possible. With all of that power, comes 9-pins.....
3 oz. TW
Drilled 4x4 w/ small, deep fourth hole 1/2" past my PAP to bring the ball back to legal.
Had a chance to receive one of these beauties from Ron Bragg at Brunswick Bowling. Aside from the fact that it took nearly two weeks to get here, wonderful people to work with. BTW, it's not his fault that Brunswick cannot keep up with production of their equipment, otherwise the ball would have gotten here sooner. I was a tad worried, to say the least, about this ball. I had just had the honor of being the fourth person in North America NOT to like their Zone Classic while tearing it up with a new Impulse Zone(nearly 245 for first six weeks of ownership) and was aprehensive about trying a new piece of equipment while performing so well with another. Hear this now, if you're not confident enough in your game or your ability to properly strategize a layout on a new ball, you'll may never find a new piece of equipment that you'll score better with. A motto that's seen me try an infinite amount of equipment while maintaining a solid average and tournament monies won over the past six or seven years. So, after seeing most Big B staffers push women and small children out of the way to throw these pills in the past two months, I simply had to place my faith in the product and put it to work. The 4x4 drilling is a favorite and it plays right into the ball's intended theory of use for my game. Drill strong equipment to hook, drill weak equipment mildly, etc. This drilling allows for just the right amount of bounce off of the cushion if I'm dialed in. If my speed is off, the ball with come back with a vengeance and bisects the head pin and leave a grocery list of pins to pick up. Not the ball's fault, by any means. This thing is still not "PBA player in a box". You're still responsible for the ball's performance. However, if you're an accurate and consistent player, strap in and hang on for the ride's about to start. Smooth through the heads, gentle midlane read, gathers momentum at the transition, then it's hide the aforementioned trampled women and children. The entry angles that are created with this ball are simply awesome. That's where your carry is established. When thrown correctly, Brunswick's Absolute Inferno freight trains through the hole and pulverizes everything in it's path. Sometimes, it is too powerful. Leaving a fair amount of 9-pins. I know, I know. Complain, complain, complain. I'm left with the hope that the USBC increases pin weight and our house puts out more oil so I can sweep every pot game and bracket I enter. My advice, get together with your local drilling guru, pony up the ching for this bling, and make it happen.
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Brunswick Midwest Region Test Staff Member