Length: Around 40 ft.
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS
Likes: Easy push up front, strong, yet controlled, down lane
Dislikes: Maybe a little too strong down lane for what I wanted
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Ron Bragg and the folks at Brunswick were nice enough to send one of these my way. As I am still trying to assemble my Open Championships arsenal, I was anxious to put holes in it.
I am currently a no-thumb bowler, so I placed the cg in my ring finger hole, put the pin about 2" from my PAP, and drilled the fingers to 3.5" deep (per Mo's suggested layouts for two-handers/no thumbers).
I tried at few shots at the 500/2000 box finish, but I wanted the ball to pick up a bit sooner and be smoother off the spot. As such, I knocked the surface down to 1000 with the scratch marks going 12-6 as opposed to 3-9. With that surface, the ball picks up a bit sooner and is tamer on the back.
My hope is that this can be something I can go to on the fresh when I need something smooth and even. I need to do more testing between now and my trip to Vegas, but I definitely see potential in this ball.
Now, for those looking to just let it rip, the box finish and a stronger drilling can definitely make this ball longer and stronger, which I know is what many bowlers want to see.