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Anaconda
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
- Coverstock: Activator Plus
- Color: Black Pearl/Emerald Pearl
- Hardness: 76-78
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad Rough Buff Finish
- Weight Block: (14-16#) Ultra Low RG Inferno
- RG max: 2.511
- RG min: 2.464
- RG diff: 0.047
- Average RG: 2.6 of 10
- Hook Potential: 155 (Scale 10-175)
- Length: 105 (Scale 25-235)
- Typical Breakpoint Shape: 70 Angular (Scale Smooth Arc 10-Angular 100)
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Medium-Oily
- Description: This is one SERIOUS snake of a bowling ball! CRUSH... no wait, SQUEEZE your opponents with the the new Brunswick Anaconda until they have nothing left. Activator Plus Coverstock - The Anaconda is the first ball with Activator Plus coverstock available at the Advanced Performance price point. Activator Plus is a more aggressive version of the original Activator coverstock formulation that maintains the durability and longevity of ball reaction that are characteristic of the Activator coverstock family. The rough-buff, pearlized version of Activator Plus coverstock used on the Anaconda creates more traction in the oil, increasing the ball’s midlane and back-end hooking action, while still being clean through the front-end.
Ultra Low RG Inferno Core - The Anaconda uses an updated version of the Original Inferno core. The Ultra Low RG Inferno core revs quickly providing mid-lane traction control with a strong predictable back-end motion.
Ball Motion - With its Rough Buff finish, the Anaconda will rev quickly in the mid-lane with a strong continuous back-end reaction that matches up on medium to medium-oily lane conditions for a wide range of bowling styles.
Reaction Setup - The Anaconda can be drilled using the standard drilling techniques developed for symmetric bowling balls.
Lightweight Engineering - The unique core shape of each Brunswick ball is used for weights from 14 to 16 pounds. This approach to lightweight ball engineering provides bowlers with consistent ball reaction characteristics across this weight range. The same drilling instructions can be used for 12- and 13-pound balls. This is because Brunswick uses a generic core shape with an RG differential that is close enough to the 14-16 pound shape.

 

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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 07:56:19 PM »
Ball specs:

15lb. 3oz.
2.75 top weight
4 1/4" pin

Drilling specs: 45 X 5 X 70. This places the pin directly below my bridge approx. 1" up from grip center. X-hole on the CG 1" X 3" depth.

An updated Inferno core with Activator Plus coverstock? Oh yes! I love this ball. My most used ball the past six months has been the Python. I have found it useful on a wide variety of conditions that I encounter. I like it so much that I keep two with different layouts in my bag. Well, now comes along the newest snake line edition, the Anaconda. Wrap that more agressive coverstock around the proven Inferno core and I knew I was going to love this ball. I drilled it up same as one of my Python's with the pin in the down position.
Took this ball to PA State tournament right after drilling it up. Immediately found a good line playing down the boards between 3 and 5 (left-handed). The Anaconda revved up so nicely off the hand and the coverstock read the lanes with ease. The ball never went through the break point. Consistently read the end of the pattern and made a strong move off of it. Pin carry was excellent. The other left handers on my lane and the lanes adjacent to me were talking about how tight the lanes were and how they could not get enough traction downlane. The Anaconda was having no trouble and shot after shot made a strong move to the pocket. As the pattern broke down a bit I was able to move 2 & 1 to the right and continue with no loss of carry.
The Anaconda is a great addition to the snake line. The ball is reminiscent of the Absolute Inferno. As the Summer progresses and the Fall league season approaches I anticipate seeing many more of these during competition. This will be a benchmark ball for many different style bowlers. Get one before your opposition does!
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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 07:31:06 PM »
Ball Review: Anaconda
Date: 06/20/10

Bowler Information:

Initial ball Speed: 16.5 - 17 mph
Tilt: 12 Degrees
Axis Rotation: 35 Degrees
Rev Rate: 300-350 RPMs

Coverstock - Activator +
RG min - 2.464”
Differential - .047”
Core Type: Symmetrical

Drill Specs:
Pin to PAP - 5”
Degree From VAL: 70"
Vertical Pin Orientation: Down
Drill Angle - 60"
X Hole low on Val halfway between fingers and thumb


Surface:
Factory Finish Polish

The Anaconda is the ball that I have been waiting for for quite sometime.  The balls I have had the most success with have been the Ratter, the Inferno, and the Absolute Inferno.  This Brunswick release takes some of the best aspects of all three and improves upon them.  The Anaconda has length, controllability, monster strength at the breakpoint, combined with more continuation at the breakpoint.  As the lane pattern breaks down, many brunswick balls in the past have begun to hook early and stop, not this ball.  The Anaconda will square up and carry at the pins, but as the pattern breaks down the ball continues to gets stronger and stronger.  As long as you move left it will continue to strike, no ten pins from this one. I copied the layout off of my favorite Rattler when I drilled the Anaconda looking for a slightly stronger but similar reaction and that is exactly what I saw on the lanes.  This ball is 4 and 2 stronger than my Rattler, which has more surface on it, and has more continuation at the breakpoint.  The further left I moved, the more the Anaconda came back and the harder the messenger came off the wall to get the 9 pin!  This ball is usable for most bowlers on most lane conditions and is a must have.  Stand left, throw right, and destroy the rack with the Anaconda!
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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 01:08:40 PM »
The Anaconda is another great release from Brunswick this summer.  The Anaconda is very clean through the front with a strong continuous motion on the back-end.  I tested this ball on a 41ft Scorpion like pattern and loved what I saw.  On the fresh this ball was probably a little too clean down the lane I wrapped a few tens and the strikes I had were of the light mixer variety.  But once the pattern broke-down a little this ball was just awesome.  I have never thrown an Absolute Inferno before, which is what this ball is comparable to, but I wish I had.  This ball is easily one of my new favorite balls, the easy length and strong motion on the back make it very predictable and controllable.  This is a benchmark ball to go to.  If it is not the right ball for the pattern you will know within a few shots, compared to other balls that you might waste a half or a full game with not knowing.  I would recommend this ball with its oob surface for medium oil, and medium length patterns.  If you are looking for a great benchmark ball, the Anaconda is the ball for you!!!

Pin to PAP- 4 1/2"
CG to PAP   4 1/4"
Pin under ring finger

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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 02:39:25 AM »
I just got my Anaconda and threw it tonight on a league pattern. I must say this ball really suprised me. It was much harder on the backend then i thought it would be. The ball revs up and reads the mid lane very well without hooking early. Those who are looking for a little more backend then the Diamondback will love this ball.

Layout: pin above the ring finger, CG in the center of my grip.

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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 05:57:58 PM »
The Anaconda is a great ball for the fresh medium patterns. When the pattern begins to break down depending on bowling style the carry may begin to suffer. That is when a quicker response ball would be better.

Ball 1 is drilled 60x50x80 with a P2 hole. I wanted this ball to be something like my benchmark ball. I will use this alot on the medium patterns on the fresh to see what and where I need to play the lanes.

Ball 2 is drilled 45x 5 1/4x25. I copied a drilling off my Python and Rattler. This allows me a ball to go to when I need to move in but don't need the ball to clear the fronts with no effort. The layout allows the ball to still conserve energy and get around the corner.

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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 12:24:09 AM »
Layout - Pin was placed 4" from PAP and slightly below the fingers. X hole was placed approx. P2 position with 1" bit 3 1/2" deep (almost to China).

This ball just seems like an every day ball for me. Clears the heads with ease and makes a very smooth/strong turn to the pocket. I've used it on a freshly oiled ProLane surface 3 times now and I just love the reaction. I am so glad Brunswick brought this Absolute Inferno remake back to the market. Great colors, great price, great read on the lane, and great carry! We're gonna' sell a ton of this one.




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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 11:38:58 PM »
Ball: Brunswick Anaconda

Layout:

Pin 5” from PAP, below ring finger
CG 1 ½” below and 1 ½” to right of grip center
XH on VAL, 3 ¼” below PAP

Initial Surface Preparation:

Box finish

Purpose:

I’ve been wanting to drill something that would be a step down from the Diamondback, but with a similar shape, to handle medium to drier medium conditions where I need to get the ball to start up some but still have some continuation at the break.  On these conditions, the Python can be too pushy in the oil, and the Rattler tends to be too even at the break to give me a good carry angle from inside.

Why this ball?

The Anaconda, with the Activator Plus cover and ultra-low RG Inferno core, is intended to give the bowler an aggressive reaction with a medium response to friction, resulting in a smoother and more predictable trajectory for playing more direct angles.

Observations:

I wanted to go with a layout in the Anaconda that was similar to the 5” pin-under layout in my Diamondback.  The Anaconda that I got has a 3 ¼” pin, so I had to drill a balance hole to get the statics legal.

Before I drilled the Anaconda, I had heard the rumors that this ball would essentially be an updated version of the Absolute Inferno.  The Absolute had that combination of hook-laziness and overall strength that made it great on conditions that had good coverage in front and a blend from front to back and side to side.  When I threw the Anaconda for the first time, it navigated the front part of the lane with ease, and then faced up to the pocket after making a defined move at the break.

However, the proof of the pudding was in how well the Anaconda would perform when I ran into transition, and had to move inside and give it some room.  The Anaconda proved to be well up to the task.  In fact, I was able to get a good reaction and maintain a carry angle as I continued to move left on the lane.

In using the Anaconda on a number of conditions on several different lane surfaces, I’ve noticed that the progression from the Diamondback to the Anaconda bears some similarity to the progression from the Siege to the Evil Siege.  The Diamondback works well for me on blended oilier to medium conditions, as long as I can chase the oil inside and still have a clean ball path.  When I notice the Diamondback starting to flutter, I can pull out the Anaconda and get the clean reaction in front that I need to carry corners.

Conclusions:

All in all, I must say that I am very pleased with the reaction of the Anaconda, and that it should fit well in that “weaker pin down” spot in the bag.  I could probably also use the Anaconda on fresher conditions in a pinch, but on longer patterns or conditions with some push, I’d have to be careful with my ball speed if I want to get a consistent carry angle.  For me, the strong suit of the Anaconda has been its ability to maintain a favorable reaction shape as the condition breaks down.

So now I’m thinking that I can pair the Anaconda with the Evil Siege in the tournament bag, using the Evil on medium to broken-down conditions that favor a more direct trajectory to the pocket or on which I can fall back the inside oil, and the Anaconda when I need to generate more angle at the break or hook around the push down lane.

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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010, 05:52:50 PM »

The Anaconda is the first ball in the Advanced Performance to use the Activator Plus cover. Activator Plus cover is more aggressive than the original Activator cover but still maintains the durability and longevity of ball reaction that is the staple of the Activator coverstock family. The pearl version of Activator Plus cover is finished with 500 siaair pad and rough-buff polish allowing the the Anaconda to create more traction in the oil, increasing the ball’s mid-lane roll and back-end hooking action, while still being cleaner through the front.The Anaconda uses an updated version of the Original Inferno core. This Ultra Low RG core revs quickly providing mid-lane traction with a strong predictable back-end.This ball matches up well to medium and medium-oily conditions for a variety of bowling styles.

I used a 45X4 3/4X70 dual angle layout so that I could create moderate length and a more controlled ball motion. I was try to compare this ball with my Wild Ride (has the same dual angles). What I saw was that the Anaconda and the Wild Ride were both very clean in the front but the Anaconda read the mid-lane stronger and had a slower response to the friction at the end of the pattern. Though the Anaconda had a smoother ball motion the continuation through the pins was very strong. The Anaconda handled the lane transitions well and I was able to stay with this ball for an entire league set with out sacrificing any carry. This is a must ball for those looking to add a strong, predictable ball motion to their arsenal.

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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 01:47:44 AM »
Bowler Stats:
Right Handed
Speed: 17-18 mph on Qubica
Revs: 350-375
Rotation: 60 Degrees
PAP: 5 and 3/8 straight over

Lane Surfaces:
House 1- 30 year old wood with guardian overlay
House 2- 35+year old wood

Ball Layout:
30 x 5 3/8 x 68 (Pin under the bridge)
Surface 1=OOB (500 grit Siaair and Rough Buff)
Surface 2=1000 Grit Abralon and Polish
Weight hole: Placed on PAP

Intended Purpose:
I wanted this ball to be the benchmark ball in my arsenal.  I know that some say you need a solid for a benchmark piece, but anyone that has thrown the Absolute Inferno in the past, knows that, though it was a pearl, reacted just as well as most solids of its time.  With advances in oil, I figured that this ball would not be as strong as it used to be, thus making it a good benchmark.  For me, this particular drilling has given me an easy to read reaction that is controllable (everything that I want out of a benchmark ball).
 
Comments:
Carry - This ball hits very hard and keeps the pins low on the deck. Considering the fact that this ball uses a modified version of the Inferno core, carry is quite good. Due to the higher RG, the ball maintained carry/angle slightly better than my Absolutes had in the past (for me, this was the only downfall of the Absolute Inferno).

Likes - Works very well on multiple conditions depending on the cover stock prep. Cover can be easily altered for various conditions. Cover and core seem to be very complimentary.  The ball maintains energy well.  For me, due to the cover stock, this ball is great at blending the oil pattern from front to back (due to the medium reaction to friction).  I can use this for most of a set with easy adjustments.
 
Dislikes –For me, I would like for the cover stock to be slightly stronger (if I pull it inside the oil line, it can get a little skittish).  This causes me to be a little more careful with side to side adjustments (this might blend a little better with a stronger drill).

Overall: A good ball for any bowler (league or tournament). It is smooth and it easy to read when to throw it and when to put it away. Carry is above average. At this price point, this ball will surprise many people. This ball was exactly what I was looking for when I drilled it.  That is really all you can ask for.

Thanks for reading my review.
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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 05:02:39 PM »
I'm really happy with the overall motion of this ball. I don't really need to force this ball to do things because it rolls well through the lane and still gives me a very strong move off the friction and doesn't give the pocket away when you move left. I haven't seen the ball lose it's energy when I'm deep and need to cover alot of the lane. This ball is really good on your medium patterns and is a great choice for a league shot.
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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2010, 02:59:54 PM »
Layout: 70x5.5x45
Surface: out of box

The Anaconda uses a modified version of the Inferno core with the Activator Max coverstock.  The ball is pretty similar to the Absolute Inferno from a few years ago, but it gets cleaner down the lane with a sharper turn in the backend.  It reads the mids nice and turns the corner hard when it finds friction.  With proven technology at an affordable price, you can’t go wrong with the new Anaconda.  

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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 01:25:54 AM »
The Anaconda in my opinion brings Brunswick into the new generation. This ball is one of the best Brunswick balls they nave put on the Market in quite sometime.  I have bowled in several different houses and a tournament this weekend.  I bowled in a doubles 2 game tournament and shot 258-269 on the White pattern. if not for bad shots by my part I can honestly say that I would have been very close to shooting 300 both games. When I hit may mark the ball JUST STRUCK AND STRUCK.  The tournament has a weekly scratch and handicap prize and I won the Handicap and 2nd in the Scratch. out of hundreds of bowlers.  All I can say is BUY THIS BALL, or get beat by it.  I suggest you put your favorite drilling on it. You will not be disappointed. The control is amazing and the hit is absolutely great. Welcome brunswick to the new generation of bowlers.  



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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2010, 04:43:51 AM »
Brunswick Anaconda
15lbs
5.5”pin
3.3 oz top

Layout:
0* by 5.5” by 80*
1 1/16” by 4”  hole on axis

4000 abralon

Bowler stats:
PAP: 5” right
Speed: 18ish mph
Rev Rate: 350

Lanes:
3 year old Pro-Anvil
Kegel Kustodian
A22 oil

For the past month or so, I’ve really been looking for a ball that would have an early read of the midlane but not hook off the lane once it read friction. Basically I wanted a stronger look but similar shape of my Avalanche Urethane. When I first heard about the Anaconda being similar to the Absolute Inferno, I knew this would be the ball to fill that spot in my bag. The layout used is one that I dug out of the closet that has always worked well when I want a smooth arc that starts in the midlane while still allowing me to play more outside lines.

Please note that this is a trick layout that I’ve had success with in the past and my ball roll with this ball is not that of what you’d see with a more “traditional” layout on the Anaconda. I chose this ball for this layout because of the core properties seen in the Inferno core.

On my 39’ medium-dry THS, the Anaconda gave me a look that only urethane could come close to. I was lined up at 12 at the laydown out to 8 at the breakpoint. The ball motion was very “urethane-like” except with a more pronounced shape at the breakpoint. Even with starting so close to the friction, the Anaconda was super smooth in reading the pattern. This ball is probably the greatest ball I’ve thrown that fights over/under reaction seen from THS quite like this. When sent wide, the ball ignored the earliest of the friction, read the middle of the pattern, and came back to the pocket with plenty of energy stored up. When pulled inside, the ball still rolled heavy but held line thanks to the pattern and struck hard. League bowlers commented that the “CRACK” heard at the pindeck was unlike anything they’ve heard.

I have yet to throw this ball on a more competitive condition but I expect this ball to be golden on patterns 37’ or less when playing an outside line. It really makes me want to test it out on the Cheetah!!

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Re: Anaconda
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2010, 02:06:45 AM »
I got a 15lb Anaconda, drilled pin above ring finger, cg in center of grips with a small weight hole left in OOB surface(rough buff). Conditions bowled on were THS on synthetic lanes.

Years ago I got a chance to bowl with a friend's absolute inferno and I loved it but for some reason I never bought one. I was determined not to miss out on the updated version of it this time in the Anaconda. This is the type of ball you can have confidence in every time you throw it, that you know what it is going to do. It simply rolls smoothly down the lane and makes a powerful, but smooth move to the pocket and rips the rack. I get all sorts of carry with this ball: light hits, crossovers, can openers, messengers, etc. I can easily bowl a three game set in league with this ball without hardly moving but 2 boards or so the whole night, and this is the only ball I need for league since I also shoot my spares with my strike ball.

I was slumping this summer and averaging less than 210 in my league, with this ball so far I am averaging 230 over the past few weeks. Adding to the reputation of longevity/durability in performance that the Activator coverstock has, I can see myself not needing a new ball for a while which is not the case with other high performance equipment I have had. The Anaconda is quite amazing for a ball in this price range, even if it is based on old technology, I highly recommend it.