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Kingpin Max
on: March 07, 2018, 05:19:10 PM
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Brunswick Kingpin Max bowling ball is taking everything to the max! This bowling ball offers maximum hook, continuation, as well as overall performance. We didn't know it was possible but this ball offers more hook and continuation than its predecessor. The Kingpin Max was designed to react earlier in the mid-lane in order to provide more overall hook and the increased continuation through the pins. This ball introduces the ECA-X coverstock which offers max traction. This ball also features Brunswick's DynamiCore which is exclusive to Brunswick. This outer core technology boast to be more durable and has increased hitting power that translates into pin carry. This outer core is uniquely blue and surrounds the Kingpin Ultra Low RG core.

Color: Navy/Green/Light Blue
Core: Kingpin Ultra Low RG
Coverstock: ECA-X (Enhanced Composite Adhesion)
Finish: 500/1,000 Siaair Micro Pad
Reaction: Earlier mid-lane reaction with more hook and max continuation
RG: 2.518**
Differential: 0.055**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Hook Potential: 310 (scale 10-250)
Length: 100 (scale 25-235)
Breakpoint Shape: Angular
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil

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Re: Kingpin Max
Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 01:51:56 PM
Drilled my Kingpin Max 70x4.5x70 (pin below bridge on a 0-1" pin ball)
The easiest way to describe my ball reaction with the Kingpin Max is snow tires.  This ball gives me that 4 wheel drive reaction through the heaviest of oils with a controllable rounded motion down the lane that is ideal for fresh HEAVY oil conditions.  I personally love early rolling equipment as I have a tilt/roll that naturally pushes well down the lane and is very responsive to friction.

The slickest house in town uses Anvilane with a Flex Machine + Ice oil and with challenge patterns is tough to create the correct shapes as most balls want to push too far down the lane.  We are currently on 41' Tower of Pisa (which is a high volume pattern) and the Kingpin Max has given me the kind of roll and early recovery to give me room even when the track is flooded.  As the league session goes on, I can open the lane up by getting my hand around the ball for a little while before it is time to swap to something a little cleaner through the fronts (lately it has been my pin down Tremendous or original Kingpin).

On our house shot (42' Stone Street) I have had a great look on fresh these past couple of weeks.  I start further into the puddle around the 3 arrow and can trust this ball right without much concern about over reaction.  What I like most about the Kingpin Max (especially with this layout) is how controlled it is off the friction keeping me in the pocket on balls that I either hit or get into the dry early.

The Kingpin is the earliest rolling ball in my arsenal and can handle the most oil in the heads/mid lane.  When balling down to my Tremendous or original Kingpin, I typically move 3 boards right with my feet and am able to back off on the axis rotation.  The last time I have seen a ball hook this much compared to anything else in my bag would be the Endless Nightmare (which was far more hook/set than the Max).

As great as this ball has been for me, it has its kryptonite:  dry lanes.  The Kingpin Max has given me amazing looks in practice and through the first game or 2 in that slick house, but after that the ball either starts picking up too early for flat 10's or forces me to move too far left trying to work my hand too far around the ball to be playing the pattern ideally.  Use the Kingpin Max exclusively on the slickest of oil patterns and it will be a very welcome addition to your bag!
Brandon Riley
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Re: Kingpin Max
Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 12:15:55 PM
Drilled mine 40 x 5 1/2 x 40, basically pin above bridge for me.  Small hole on my axis.  I have used this ball for a few weeks now consistently. Very strong rolling ball allows me to play the oil line on my house shot.  New dynami-core seems to be proven in this ball and og Kingpin.  Looking for a oil ball with good over all strength this is the one for you.  Great ball upcoming Nationals