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Author Topic: Loaded Revolver  (Read 6680 times)

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Loaded Revolver
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Coverstock: Propel X 
Color: Black/White Pearl 
Hardness: 76-78 
Factory Finish: 500; 1,500 Siaair Micro Pad; Rough Buff Finish 
Weight Block: Jack Core Symmetrical Core (14-16# only, 12 and 13 # have a generic core) 
RG max: 16#-2.558, 15#-2.574, 14#-2.596, 13#-2.625, 12#-2.648 
RG min: 16#-2.504, 15#-2.520, 14#-2.542, 13#2.585, 12#-2.608 
RG diff: 16#-0.054, 15#-0.054, 14#-0.054, 13#-0.040, 12#-0.040 
Average RG: 3.8 of 10 
- Hook Potential:
 150 (Scale 10-185) 
Length: 110 (Scale 25-235) 
Typical Breakpoint Shape: 85 Angular (Scale Smooth Arc 10-Angular 100) 
Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium-Oily 
Description: PROPEL X COVERSTOCK - The Loaded Revolver maximizes its performance by using Propel X reactive coverstock technology. Propel X features an enhanced pore structure to provide Xtra consistency from shot to shot and Xtra workability on a wider variety of lane conditions 
JACK CORE - The Jack core was designed as a low RG symmetric core with a high differential. The low RG engages in the mid-lane assisting in ball motion, and the high differential increases track flare potential giving the ball more opportunity to grip the backend while using standard layouts. 
BALL MOTION - With its Rough Buff finish, the Loaded Revolver unites the proven Propel X coverstock and the Jack low RG core to produce a ball motion that clears the front with ease and is aggressive in the mid-lane with a quick, continuous response to friction on the backend. 
REACTION SETUP - The Loaded Revolver 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: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 11:05:20 AM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 3-3.5 in.

Ball Weight: 15 lbs.

 
DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 5 3/4 in.

CG to PAP: 4 3/4 in.

X Hole (if there is one): No Hole
 

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 425 rpm

Ball Speed: 18.5 mph
 
PAP/Track: 5 1/4 right and 1 1/4 up

 
SURFACE PREP

Grit: OOB

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 500, 1,500 siaair w/ Rough Buff finish 
 

LANE CONDITION

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

 
BALL REACTION

Length:8.5 out of 10

Back End: 8 out of 10
 
Overall Hook: 8.5 out of 10

Midlane Read: Ball motion begins at the end of the midlane

Breakpoint Shape: Strong, angular arc

 
COMMENTS

Likes: This ball is the ultimate mix of the Wicked Siege and the Revolver. Brunswick took the strong, continuous Jack Core that was in the Revolver and matched it up with the  Propel X coverstock that was so popular on the Wicked Siege. The matchup of these two gives us a ball that stores enough energy through the ends and the front of the midlane in order to have a very strong, distinct motion down lane. The low RG of the Jack Core gets the ball motion started while the Propel X coverstock gets the ball down lane with enough energy to get out the corner pins. I drill this up with a longer pin (above my middle finger) to fit the ball between the Wicked Siege and new C-System Alpha-Max. The ball clears the heads with ease and turned the corner when the Revolver began to run out of steam.

Dislikes: None yet, but I have only used it on a THS.
 
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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 09:56:30 AM »
BALL SPECS


Pin Length:3-4   


Starting Top Weight:2.5


Ball Weight:15


 


DRILL PATTERN


Pin to PAP:55X4.75X25


CG to PAP:


X Hole (if there is one):None

 





BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate:300


Ball Speed:18.5

 

PAP/Track:4 1/4


 




SURFACE PREP


Grit:Out of Box


Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):Rough Buff

 




LANE CONDITION


Length:42   

 

Volume:


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Modified White #2


 



BALL REACTION


Length:7


Back End:8

 

Overall Hook:8


Midlane Read:


Breakpoint Shape:Strong Angular Arc


 



COMMENTS



Likes:I was very impressed with this ball.  The ball was clean through the front, however I never worried about the ball skidding past the breakpoint.  I wouldn't say this ball is angular, however it isn't really an arc either.  This ball for me fits in between a Wicked Siege and a 4.5 C system.  Even as the lane broke down and the back of the lane tightened up, I still had plenty of hitting power as time went on.  This views are of the reader and not of Bruswick Bowling.
 

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Dislikes: None yet.



 


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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 01:02:18 AM »

 


BALL SPECS



 


Pin Length: 4.5 in



 


Starting Top Weight: 2.5 oz



 


Ball Weight: 15.2



 


 


 




DRILL PATTERN



Pin to PAP: 5



MB/CG angle to PAP: 60 degrees



VAL Angle: 45 degrees
 

 

 


X hole: Small X hole on VAL halfway between fingers and thumb 

 

 



 




 






BOWLER STYLE




Rev Rate: 325-350





Ball Speed off hand:16.5-17 mph 



 


PAP/Track: 43/4 over by 7/8 up



 

Axis Tilt: 10 degrees 

 


Axis Rotation: 35 degrees
 
 

 


 








SURFACE PREP




Grit: Box finish with added Polish




Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polish



 









LANE CONDITION



Length: 41 foot house pattern


 



Volumes: moderate to heavy





Types (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS




 







BALL REACTION



Length: Late



Back End: Strong


 



Overall Hook: Moderate




Midlane Read: late and not very pronounced




Breakpoint Shape: Moderately angular with a moderate response time




 









COMMENTS


 

   The Loaded Revolver is a versatile ball designed for medium conditions.  This ball is one that quickly found its way into my bag because of its ability to provide several useable ball reactions while clearing the heads.  Propel X has quickly become my new favorite coverstock because of the motion it creates through the pins, and this ball provides that motion with a little less hook than the Wicked Siege.  This one was usable in box finish but I found it was too close to a pin up Wicked Siege that I have, so I shined it up.  After applying polish, the ball hooks about 3 and 2 less, while providing several more feet of length.  This release reminds me the most of my favorite ball of all time a pin down Rattler with a hole and will find lots of use.  I threw the ball in league for the first time and shot 793 with a 290 while throwing the ball poorly.  The Loaded Revolver recovered from every miss right, scattering the pins and providing a strong but predictable ball motion.  If you need a ball for moderate lane conditions that will give you above average length and mix the pins look no further.  Take advantage of the rebate and GET LOADED!


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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 09:20:18 AM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:43 ft

 

Volume:med/heavy


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


 



COMMENTS





Likes: i drilled this ball with the pin down on the mid line with no hole. I was very suprised how angular this ball was with this layout. I thought it would be more smooth over all. I have found that i can use this ball when i need good mid lane with very good backend. The ball blends out the house shots very well.



Dislikes: With this cover core combo...the ball need oil in the front of the lane. low volume  is not good for this ball.
 

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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 11:21:32 PM »

Layout:


 


Pin 5” from PAP, above ring finger


CG on midline, ¾” to right of grip center


No XH


 


Initial Surface Preparation:


 


Box finish


 


Purpose:


 


To add a reaction to my arsenal that would allow me to play more direct on medium to drier conditions. More specifically, I wanted something in the bag that I could use when the Anaconda was starting to burn up too early, and when the Damage was either pushing too far through the midlane or bouncing too hard off of the dry.


 


Why this ball?


 


The Wicked Siege has been a good ball for me, with its midlane control, back end power, and versatility. So it seemed to me that the combination of the Propel X cover from the Wicked and the Jack core from the original Revolver could give me the reaction that I was seeking.


 


Observations:


 


I have an Anaconda and a Damage that are drilled with the pin above the fingers, 5” from my PAP. Both of these balls let me keep the ball on a line through the front part of the lane, and I wanted to be able to do this with the Loaded Revolver as well. I thus chose a Loaded with a pin-to-CG distance of 3 ½”, so that I could use the same layout.


 


I’ve been throwing the Loaded quite a bit in both of my leagues. One of these leagues is at a center with a new SPL lane surface. At this center, we usually have quite a bit of friction to the outside and in back, and the reaction at the end of the pattern can be quite abrupt at times, so I’ve found it to be a good idea to carry something in the bag that won’t overreact to the dry. The Loaded is right at home on this condition, as it will move effortlessly through the front part of the lane, and when it does pick up the dry, it does so more gradually than the Anaconda and Damage. Because of this, I can play this pattern more direct, and when we do start to encounter some push, I can make small moves to the outside to get the ball up into the pocket.


 


The other league is a second-shift league at a center with an older Pro Anvilane surface. Because of the way the back ends can tighten up at this center, taking a more direct line to the pocket is the best approach for attacking the condition. Here, the Loaded Revolver was also very useful, as I can square up and float the ball through the front part of the lane, and let it tumble off of the end of the pattern. Because of the smoother reaction of the Loaded off of the dry boards, I can get the ball right of target and not have it break sharply and go high. When I do encounter a transition in the pattern, I only need to make moves to the left, and the Loaded will react strongly enough in back to give me a good carry angle.


 


Conclusions:


 


So far, the Loaded Revolver has done a good job of giving me a more even reaction for mediums and drier mediums. One concern that I had before I drilled the Loaded was that its reaction shape would be so smooth that it wouldn’t have the strength to recover when I got the ball wide of target, but I haven’t found this to be a problem. The Loaded will surprise you with its ability to recover without overreacting, as well as with the way it goes through the pins.



For me, the Loaded Revolver has been a great complement to the Damage. The Damage is straighter through the midlane and has a strong change of direction for me, thus making it well suited for conditions where I have to give up the pocket, or keep the ball on a line to a breakpoint that is further outside and further down the lane. With its more even trajectory, the Loaded works best when I need to tame down a condition that is more wet-dry from front to back or side to side, or when I want to play direct from closer to the oil line.


 


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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 12:40:53 AM »
BALL SPECS


Pin Length: 2.5 Inches


Starting Top Weight: 3 oz.


Ball Weight: 15 lbs.


 


DRILL PATTERN


Pin to PAP: 40 x 4 3/4 x 65 (pin under the ring finger due to measurements based on pap)


CG to PAP: NA


X Hole (if there is one): On Axis

 





BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate: 350-375


Ball Speed: 17.5 on Qubica

 

PAP/Track: 5 3.8 straight over with no vertical


 




SURFACE PREP


Grit: 1000 Abralon with Factory Finish


Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polish

 




LANE CONDITION


Length: Multiple Patterns

 

Volume: Multiple Volume


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


 



BALL REACTION


Length:At OOB, ball was really clean down the lane.  Changed to 1000 w/polish to give more bite and keep the break point more consistent.


Back End: Ball is very aggressive at the end of the pattern.  This ball excels at being able to read the pattern front to back. 

 

Overall Hook: Strong on medium to medium heavy. 


Midlane Read: Due to the core, this ball reads the mids very well.


Breakpoint Shape: Hockey Stick.  It is not a true skid snap, but it makes up a lot of boards on the backend of the lane.


 



COMMENTS



Likes: The cover is very clean and the combination with the core saves a lot of energy to turn the corner on the backend. This ball is reminiscent of the original Inferno for me.  It is clean, but very hard off of the spot.  The ball still rolls heavy enough that it will still carry when you take hand out of the ball. This ball has been very consistent from house to house and pattern to pattern. 

Dislikes: With how clean the coverstock is, the ball can be a little skittish on oil if you are not careful. That is the reason that I changed the original OOB surface.  This can lead to some over-under in the reaction.  With the new surface, this ball is more predictable for me.
 
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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2011, 12:22:49 AM »
 

Brunswick Loaded Revolver


 


Bowler Stats:


Speed: 18.5 mph


Rev Rate: 425 rpm


Tilt: 12 degrees


Rotation: 40 degrees


 


Layout:


50* by 5 by 50*


 


Patterns bowled on:


39’ THS, USBC White #2, 2007 Shark


 


Purpose:


Color me weird when it comes to how I like my arsenal but I really like to have 2 benchmark balls in my arsenal, one that rolls more in the midlane and one that is more on the backend. Therefore, when I realize that the lanes call for a more angular look, I have a more angular ball that I can rely on for a good idea of how the lanes want to be played with that look. The same could be true for when the lanes call for a stronger midlane read. Currently my “midlane” benchmark ball is my 2” Wicked Siege. When I saw the stats of the Loaded Revolver, I knew I could put my favorite symmetrical layout on it and have it be my “angular” benchmark. Regardless of the low RG core, I knew the cover alone would give me an angular look that I wanted. It’s hard for me to not trust the same cover that is wrapped around the Wicked Siege!


 


On the lanes:


This ball is EXACTLY what I was looking for. On my medium-dry 39’ THS, although it was more ball than what I prefer for this pattern, it still gave me a steady and predictable look with TONS of room on the backend. I don’t really consider myself to have that much hand although others do. Regardless, on the fresh THS, I was starting out left of 4th arrow, sending the ball out to the 7-8 board area. The one thing that set this ball apart from any other ball I’ve thrown this deep to start on the pattern was its ability to practically turn the corner from anywhere and still be able to come back and hit the pocket with authority. Not only is this ball powerful, it was extremely versatile with changes in hand positions. I could go straight up the back of it up 2nd arrow or loft the gutter and still have a predictable ball motion and strong roll through the pins. This amount of versatility is exactly what I want from my angular benchmark ball. On the same pattern, my 5” Wicked Siege was about the same amount of overall hook but with a little more midlane roll. The new C-System Alpha-Max (same layout as the 5” Wicked but only with a 4.5” pin distance) was about 5 boards stronger on the THS.


USBC White #2 at 50uL per board turns out to be about 27mL of oil for the entire lane. As a 41’ pattern at that volume, this will more easily let me see what this ball can do on more of a “real pattern”. Starting out on the fresh pattern, it played a lot tighter than I imagined. I had a really good look with this ball playing straighter up the lane with a laydown of 11, over 2nd arrow, and out to about 8-9 at the breakpoint. This ball at this line gave me tremendous strength in the back quarter of the lane. It was snapping 10s out like crazy. I seriously might have left more stone 9 pins than I did 10s and 4s combined. As the lane transitioned, I never once had a problem getting the ball downlane to the breakpoint. Once again, another great quality of a benchmark ball. On this pattern, the Loaded Revolver was about 1 board stronger overall than the 5” Wicked Siege (Wicked rolled more in the midlane) and the Loaded was about 8 boards less overall than the 4.5”Alpha Max (the Alpha Max just flat out hooks a ton!!!!).


The Shark pattern was rather interesting with this ball. The backend strength was a little too much for this pattern until I started experimenting more with it. This ball worked really well playing a fade shot from 5th arrow. What surprised me about this is that this is normally a type of shot I’m not comfortable with, but the pin action that the ball roll of the Loaded gave me playing these angles definitely loosened up the armswing. Not sure if it was the go-to ball on this pattern for the fresh in comparison to the Alpha Max, but it gave me a great second choice of laneplay if needed. On this pattern, the Alpha Max hooked about 4 boards more overall.


 


Conclusions:


            This ball definitely gave me the look I was looking for, especially for an angular benchmark ball. It’s strong of the friction, but versatile enough to let you play the lane more of how you want to play it. I know that the lane always tells you where it wants to be played (whether you can figure it out or not) but it’s nice to be able to have that ball in your hand that lets you push the boundaries of what the lane gives you to work with. Overall, in my opinion, the Loaded Revolver is comparable in overall hook to the Wicked Siege but with a more defined breakpoint. In comparison to the C-System Alpha Max, the Loaded is about 5 boards weaker on average.


 


So if you have the Wicked Siege and love it, but want a slightly different reaction off of the breakpoint, then you’ll love the Loaded Revolver. If you have a gap to fill in your bag that you want to fill with a symmetric, versatile, all-around ball, then you’ll love the Loaded Revolver. If you have the need for a consistent ball reaction on medium to medium heavy patterns, then you’ll love the Loaded Revolver. If you are a speed dominant bowler that still needs some pop on the backends, the you’ll love the Loaded Revolver. With all of these great traits of the Loaded Revolver, it seems like you can’t help but love it!!!


 









 

 


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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 10:12:10 AM »
BALL SPECS


Pin Length: 4"         


Starting Top Weight:


Ball Weight: 15


 


DRILL PATTERN


Pin to PAP: 4 3/4" and below the fingers


CG to PAP: 3"


X Hole (if there is one):  down about 3" from grip center on the VAL

 





BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate: Guess around 250-300   


Ball Speed: about 15 mph   

 

PAP/Track: 4 1/2 over and  1/2 up


 




SURFACE PREP


Grit: 500, 1500 then Rough Buff


Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Rough Buff from the factory

 




LANE CONDITION


Length: 41 ft.   

 

Volume: ?


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS. One league is a 2nd shift on ProLane so they can get quite toasty. The other is usually fresh, but on older synthetics.


 



BALL REACTION


Length: Typical for a strong pearl


Back End:  Above average

 

Overall Hook:  Surprisingly strong for me


Mid lane Read:  Perfect


Breakpoint Shape:  I classify it as a "strong arc" but not flippy.


 




COMMENTS


Likes:  As long as I have SOME oil, this is as good or better than any pearl reactive that I can recall. The cover will respond aggressively to friction. The symmetric core helps stabilize the reaction. I know where this ball is going, which is exactly what I like. Too many pearls become difficult to predict on the last 5 - 10 feet before the pins, but the Loaded grips the lane and holds on.


Dislikes:  If the lanes are truly fried I usually opt for a weaker ball. Other than that, I can't think of any. 


 


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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2011, 04:31:56 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 2-3"

Starting Top Weight:1 oz

Ball Weight: 15

 
DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP: 2 1/2" with a 50 degree secondary angle

CG to PAP: CGNOMADDAH

X Hole (if there is one): No hole
 

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:

Ball Speed:
 
PAP/Track:

 
SURFACE PREP

Grit: box

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): polished
 

LANE CONDITION

Length: 37
 
Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Viper

 
BALL REACTION

Length:

Back End:
 
Overall Hook:

Midlane Read: excellent

Breakpoint Shape:

 
COMMENTS

Likes: The short pin position really brings the break point closer to you. On the Viper, it read the midlane well and allowed me to stay farther right than everyone else. The ball has a strong even move to the pocket. It doesn't go long and snap like a longer pin placement. I could control the pocket, and keep my angles closed. Once I had to start moving left and swing it, the ten pins started ringing and it was time to switch balls. The cover is surprisingly strong for a pearl, and I have been able to use it on heavier fresh patterns with success.

Dislikes: Not a dislike, but be careful not to open your angles too much with this layout because the ball won't recover on errant shots to the outside.

 
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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2011, 05:15:35 PM »
LANE CONDITION





Length:35 and 42 feet

 

Volume:50 ml



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Kegel Boardwalk and typical house shot.
 



COMMENTS





Likes:



I have two of these balls drilled up and I have to say it may be the most versatile ball Brunswick has made to date. I have one drilled condition specific for shorter patterns at 45 by 6 by 80. This is pin down just below and left of my middle finger. The other is 50 by 4.5 by 25. This is pin up above and right of my ring finger.


The two balls are vastly different in their roll and reactions. The six inch ball goes straighter than my Damage and is terrific on short patterns. On Kegel's Boardwalk, I am able to stand 11 on the approach and play straight up the outside 3 without any early hook. I can get it left and it doesn't over react on the backend and holds pocket. This is the perfect ball and drill for drier or shorter patterns.


The 4.5 inch ball gets down the lane better than my Wicked Siege and hooks as hard on the back. It probably covers 8 to 10 more boards in total hook than the 6 inch ball. This ball rolls great on typical house shots or conditions with mild carrydown, regardless of buff length. Drives through the pins very well. I cannot remember when Brunswick has made a ball that reacts so differently based on pin placement. Extreme versatility to say the least. Thanks Brunswick!


 

Dislikes: Kidding right? None!


 


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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2011, 12:14:22 PM »
BALL SPECS


Pin Length: 3" Out


Starting Top Weight:  3.1 oz


Ball Weight: #15


 


DRILL PATTERN


Pin to PAP: 4"X PAP


CG to PAP: MB 4"X PAP


X Hole (if there is one): on axis

 





BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate: 260 rpm


Ball Speed: 15 MPH

 

PAP/Track: 5 3/8 X 1/4"


 




SURFACE PREP


Grit: Factory Polished


Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished

 




LANE CONDITION


Length: 40 feet

 

Volume: 24 ML


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): House shot, 3 units on outside, 20 units 10 to 10.


 



BALL REACTION


Length: 6


Back End: 9

 

Overall Hook: 7


Midlane Read: 5


Breakpoint Shape: Strong Arc, smooth snap


 




COMMENTS


Likes: Wonderful bench mark ball, if you looking for a strong polished ball, this is it. Big hit on the pins, slaps them silly with this jack core. All styles will like this ball, hits incredibly hard. Shot 794 with this ball 3rd time out.


Dislikes: None, truly a great ball.


 


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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 09:40:50 AM »
LANE CONDITION






Length:40ft

 

Volume:heavy/med


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS/Sport


 



COMMENTS





Likes:Very clean with a smooth continuous motion



Dislikes: Can be a little to Smooth for me at times

 

 

I drilled one of these to compliment my ALpha Max... 60x6x50. I drilled the other one 80x5x40.

 

The 60x6x50 layout was used to ball down to when the Alpha was too much. This layout helps the clear the fronts with a medium response off the friction. When compared to the Alpha it is about 4 and 2 weaker. In a tourney over last weekend the Alpha was starting to hook early I could go straight to this ball and not move to stay in the same zone.

 

The 80x5x40 layout is something I use quote often. This layout provides me with adequate length and a good strong motion off the spot. I tend to use this layout when there is a hook spot to throw the ball to and not worry about the ball coming off the spot and going through the pins. I have a Wicked drilled similar and wanted this to be a pinch weaker. The wicked is drilled 70x4.75x40.  This Loaded is about 2 and 1 less the the Wicked with a similar motion off the spot.

 

The Loaded revolver uses the same cover as the Wicked Siege with the JAck core also found in the Revolver. The core has a low RG and the cover gets the ball through the fronts. This creates a clean and smooth reaction. This is a great ball for those medium patterns typically found as THS. Don't miss out on this great ball.



 


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Adam Baer
Brunswick Regional Staff
Vise Regional Staff
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation
Adam Baer
Brunswick Regional Staff
Vise Staff

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.

mckbowler

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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2011, 09:48:52 PM »

Loaded Revolver


Ball Review


The Loaded Revolver is the new go-to ball during late transition. The smooth reaction of this ball will not over hook on any shot that I have seen.  If you are looking for a ball that reads the lane, when the shot is unhittable, then this is the right ball for you. The smooth down lane reaction to friction will knock down the 10 pin all day. I see similar attributes with this ball to my Evil Siege, with which I have had much success. The Loaded Revolver will give you the opportunity to score, when the rest of your competition can not.      


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dman79

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Re: Loaded Revolver
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 04:44:20 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 35 - 41ft
 
Volume: Med - Heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS, 2011 USBC National pattern, PBA Cheetah

 
COMMENTS

Likes: Clears the heads with ease, makes a predictable move off the friction

Dislikes: Nothing yet

 
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Since bowling in a PBA Experience league over the past 6 months, I've learned that much of my equipment just wasn't cutting it on some of the patterns. My old Charcoal Executioner provided a smooth, predictable arc, but wouldn't recover so well on shots missed to the right. My Onyx Vibe worked fabulously well on the Viper and Cheetah, but battled over/under on the longer/heavier patterns. My Triple X factor either hooked sideways or did absolutely nothing.
 
What I was looking for was a ball that would be versatile enough to play on multiple patterns, and provide enough recovery to get me out of trouble when my ball missed right - a very important thing, since I'm a lower rev player with a lower degree of axis rotation (200 rpm and maybe 30 degrees at best). Needless to say, I got my wish and then some! this ball absolutely rocks!
 
Don't know much about the drilling, other than it's a slightly pin up stacked leverage. My other stuff is drilled fairly tame - stacked neutral and basic label, so I thought I'd try something new
 
On a THS, I had a great look throwing 15 to about 8 or 10. Shots missed to the right usually recovered, and left me with easy spares. On the new USBC national shot, I was able to do what I do best - square up and fire it straight up the boards. Had to slow down a little on the fresh pattern, rolling straight up the 8 board or so. Once the outside started to break down, I just increased my speed and it held nicely. On the PBA Cheetah pattern, I had an absolute blast! As long as my speed was at least 14mph, I couldn't miss the pocket as long as the ball stayed right of 6 and didn't get to the edge too early. During the transitions, I just moved a couple boards left, kept my target and just let it fly - I could throw that baby clear out to the 1 board, and it just screamed back and ripped the rack apart! I am proud to say that I shot my first 600 series in this league with the Loaded Revolver - 177, 184, 250 for a 611!!!
 
If you're looking for a strong piece that you can throw virtually anywhere, this is it! Of all my purchases, this is by far the one I'm most proud of. Way to go, Brunswick!!!