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Meanstreak
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:06:18 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Description: Brunswick has revitalized their bowling balls, and they continue that trend by replacing the C-Sytem line of bowing balls with the new Meanstreak high performance ball. This ball shows off it's newest technology by adding a High RG symmetrical core with the Addaptive f(P≤) Pearl coverstock, which produces a bowling ball that will be loved by bowlers looking for a ball that skids easily down the land and maintains traction through the backend. If you are looking for a Brunswick ball that is going to excel in medium to light oil conditions, the Meanstreak is here. The red and black colorway compliments the Meanstreak name. "Streaks are good, mean streaks are better!!"
Brunswick Meanstreak Ball Specs:
- Core Type : High RG Symmetrical (14-16#)
- Coverstock: Addaptive f(P≤) Pearl
- Color: Red and Black Pearl All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad; Rough Buff; High Gloss Finish, A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- RG max: 2.593
- RG min: 2.545
- RG diff: 0.048
- Hook Potential: 125 (Scale 10-220)
- Length: 160 (Scale 25-235)
- Typical Break-point Shape: Angular 95(Scale Smooth Arc 10-Angular 120)
- Recommended Lane Condition: medium to light oil conditions

 

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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 11:25:41 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:42 Feet Kegel's Stone Street

Volume:50 units

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


COMMENTS

Likes:I drilled my Meanstreak 45 X 5.5 X 65 to compliment my Aura. This ball allows me to play straighter through the front part of the lane. Had to move 4 and 2 right of my Aura to hit the pocket with my Meanstreak. Even with the pin down and under my middle finger, 1 1/4 inches away from my first oil line, this ball still makes a strong move on the back of the lane. Gets as far down the lane as my Aura, but not too far. With this layout it is very predictable and a great compliment to other balls that will hook too early. Might have to get another one of these and drill it stronger. These new releases by Brunswick are the best work they've done yet. Go get one!

Dislikes:none yet


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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 11:59:11 AM »
Ball Reviewing              Meanstreak
Layout Used      55 x 4 x 35
                                             
Ball Surface              Factory Finish     

Oil Pattern Reviewed On  Fresh THS, Kegel Middle of the Road, WTP Los Angeles 36í
                                             
The Meanstreak is like a Karma Solid on steroids.  It breezes through burnt heads just a little better than the Karma Solid, is just a little quicker to respond to the dry thean the great Karma Solid, and the backend is explosive compared to the Karma Solid.  This ball will be many peoples league ball or the ball you go to during transition on PBA or Sport conditions.  You can wheel it as much as uyou like without losing too much energy through the pins.

I compared this against a Karma Solid and C-System Versa Max with similar layouts and factory finishes.  The Meanstreak was stronger than the Karma off the spot by a full arrow and a little cleaner through the fronts than the Versa Max with the overall hook on a THS being similar.  In the puddle of oil theVersa Max seemed comparable in overall hook to the Meanstreak but off the dry the Meanstreak was stronger.  On the THS this ball made the conditions look like they had a funnel to the pocket.  It was almost cheating how much room the ball created.  On the Sport conditions this ball looked much better on the transition and burn than it did the fresh, which should be no surprise given the length the cover provides.

This is a league bowlers dream ball and a tournament players savior for late in the block.  A definite must have in the bag.
                         
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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 12:02:10 PM »
BALL SPECS

Layouts: 50 x 4.5 x 70 and 50 x 5 x 35

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 400

Ball Speed: 18.5

PAP/Track: 4 5/8 over 7/8 up


SURFACE PREP

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): 500 rough buff, high gloss


LANE CONDITION

Length: 40

Volume: medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS




COMMENTS

Likes: Let me tell you about my new favorite ball! This ball is by far the cleanest ball that I have ever put in to my hands. I love it because I can close my angles down with it and it just shoots down the lane no matter how much they are hooking. This ball is awesome in league because you can stay straighter and eliminate all of the over under that a typical league condition gives and still goes through the pins very well for how clean it is. Another great feature of this ball is that it does not overreact to dry and it does not hydroplane in oil. This ball, to me, is a versa max that is farther down lane. It is more backend than the versa and is one of its best compliments. If you loved the versa you have to grab one of these on November 14th. The two are a great 1-2 punch. 

Greg Piper
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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 01:18:38 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:3"

Starting Top Weight:2.64

Ball Weight:15.3


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:5

CG to PAP:4 1/2

X Hole (if there is one):None


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:400

Ball Speed:17-18 MPH

PAP/Track:5 1/4 1 1/8 up


SURFACE PREP

Grit:box

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):Polish


LANE CONDITION

Length:42 Ft.

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


BALL REACTION

Length: Great

Back End: Very Good

Overall Hook:Medium

Midlane Read:Good

Breakpoint Shape:Angular


COMMENTS

Likes:For a ball that is for lighter volumes of oil it sure make a good move to the pocket. I am able to stay in the track area and play straighter longer on the THS. It is really clean through the front part of the lane but will make a good move to the pocket. If you are bowling on old beat up wood you need one of these in your bag. It will really work well on the burn.

Dislikes: None

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Joe Elam
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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 08:31:50 PM »
The Meanstreak is the new release in the High Performance ball in the Brunswick line up. The Meanstreak takes the Versa Max and makes it even better. They have designed a new core  and created a new cover. This new combo makes this ball blow through the fronts cleaner than any Brunswick ball to date.

I have drilled 2 of these,
First one is drilled 55x5x40 with a hole 1.5 inches down on my VAL. With this ball being so clean and very angular off the spot I wanted to drill it to utilize it that way. This ball is super clean and comes off the spot very nice. It has more back end than a Versa drilled 85x6x25 with more continuation.

This ball is so clean I really wanted to test it. I drilled the 2nd one 30x4.5x70 with a hole on my PAP. This ball really shocked me. The ball is still really clean and really angular down lane. I have a Versa drilled 30x5x70 with a hole on my PAP. The difference is unreal. Much cleaner and more angular compared to the Versa.

The Meanstreak is just as good as the Versa Max is. Where is separates itself from the Versa is the legnth of usability. The ball will start off a few boards weaker than the Versa but will last longer and will eventually be a few boards more when the pattern burns up. This is a great addition to an already amazing line. Be sure to get yours when they are released on November 14th!!
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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 03:21:37 PM »
BALL SPECS


Pin Length: 4.5


Starting Top Weight: 2.4 oz


Ball Weight: 15 lbs 5 oz


DRILL PATTERN


Ball: 65 x 5 3/8 x 35


X Hole (if there is one): No Hole




BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate: 375 rpms


Ball Speed:17.5 mph



PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up



SURFACE PREP


Grit: Box Polish


Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished



LANE CONDITIONS


Lengths of patterns: 41 foot



Volumes:  moderate



Type: house




BALL REACTION


Length: Clean through the heads strong late backend



Back End: late and angular


Overall Hook: moderate


Midlane Read: very little


Breakpoint Shape: skid/snap



COMMENTS


Likes: The easy of which the ball gets through the fronts



Dislikes: None



The Versamax was my favorite of all the Brunswick releases last year because of its versatility and easy length but there were certain situations where I could use a little extra movement down lane.  The Meanstreak is the answer to this issue.  It is a little weaker on the fresh conditions but a little stronger on the breakdown with a stronger move at the breakpoint.   I have an early laydown point and prefer to slow hook the ball and the Meanstreak is just the ball for this type of application.  It clears the heads with ease and makes it to the ideal breakpoint even when I let up on the speed a little or get it down early.  It also allows me to feed the ball a little further right as the lanes breakdown and it hooks up to the pocket area with authority.  The pin carry is well above average as the ball saves lots of rotational energy and as long as there is enough friction the Meanstreak will return from almost any where on the lane.  This ball has quickly become my new favorite go to ball on medium conditions as it suits my style of play perfectly.  If you are looking for a versatile ball with a strong breakpoint on medium lane conditions check out the new Meanstreak from Brunswick!
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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 10:16:50 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40

Volume: 24 ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes:  What a wonderful compliment to the Aura!  If you like to play straighter up the boards this ball is for you.  The "kicker" is that it retains so much energy that the pins haven't a chance. 

Once again, feel free to lay it out strong and let it perform for you. The higher RG core and super clean cover will get all the length you need, and the finish will impress.  Love the colors, too.

Dislikes:  I cannot think of any.  Very impressed with this one!


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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 10:52:02 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 41 ft

Volume: 19.3 ml (medium-medium/light)

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS (Kegel Main Street)


COMMENTS

Brunswick continues releasing balls that most players like to see, long and strong.  The Meanstreak is that kind of ball.  We assessed this ball to be a perfect stepdown from the Versa-Max.  It goes a bit longer with the higher RG but makes a strong angular move on the backend.  We absolutely love the Versa-Max and never thought it lacking backend.  However, the Meanstreak is very punchy on the backend.  You can square up with this ball and let it do the work punching through the pocket.  It could be a nice stand-alone piece on the typically lighter volumes most people see, but we still like the more controlled Versa reaction to start with as the benchmark. 
In the High Performance line, the maxxed-out is clearly the biggest hooking ball, the Versa-Max being the everyday benchmark, and the Meanstreak being the step down when lanes start to dry up and chasing the Versa-Max too far in leaves you corner pins. 

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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 04:19:57 PM »
Meanstreak 4.5" pin to PAP 40 degrees to VAL
3000 abralon pad to just knock down the shine
Pattern; custom 42' sport pattern

I've had this ball for a few weeks now and I absolutely love this ball. On a the medium pattern above and in a higher friction house, I started with this ball and never changed the whole 10 game block(I eventually won the tournament). The core/cover combo is a perfect match IMO. I started playing right and chased the breakdown left and this ball read the lanes very well.

The ball responds well to changing hand positions, and still went through the pins the deeper I got. I would struggle a little with the Karma's when the shot got really deep, but the Meanstreak has excellent skid with a strong back end.

Definitely not as strong as the Nexxxus, and a more skid snap look than the Pink Karma.

I highly recommend this ball to anyone and it is a great ball at this price point.
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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2012, 04:39:14 PM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length:1.5

Starting Top Weight:2.5

Ball Weight:15


DRILL PATTERN

Pin to PAP:

CG to PAP:

X Hole (if there is one):


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate:320

Ball Speed:17

PAP/Track:


SURFACE PREP

Grit:polish

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):


LANE CONDITION

Length:42

Volume:75

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


BALL REACTION

Length:

Back End:

Overall Hook:

Midlane Read:

Breakpoint Shape:sharp


COMMENTS

Likes:This ball is perfect when the shot with my Aura breaks down. I can stay on the same mark and adjust my speed and keep the same angle. This ball really slides thru burnt heads and still has plenty left on the back to crush the pins. I drilled it with the pin down because of the shortness of the pin to start and I thought I would not get the reaction I wanted but I was really surprised and pleased with the reaction I got. I can play this ball straight up the boards or move in and get a sharp angle. This is the perfect ball for medium to dry lanes. Thanks Brunswick keep up the good work.
First series out of the box  765
David Rogers
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Dislikes:none


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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2012, 10:25:17 AM »
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 1/2"

Ball Weight: 16 lbs


DRILL PATTERN

Dual Angle: 65 X 4 1/2" X 70

X Hole (if there is one): none


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: Higher, between 370 and 410 rpm, aka Cranker

Ball Speed: 16.50 mph

PAP/Track: 5 3/8" over and 7/8" up with a high track


SURFACE PREP

Grit: 500, Rough Buff

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished


LANE CONDITION

Length: multiple

Volume: multiple

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


BALL REACTION

Length: 9/10

Back End: 7/10

Overall Hook: 7/10

Midlane Read: 6/10

Breakpoint Shape: 7/10 (Angular)


COMMENTS

Likes: The length and strong snap when reaching the friction

Dislikes: None

This ball is a great addition for when the lanes are hooking too much with stronger balls. The Meanstreak will clear the front part of the lane with its Higher RG, and recover strong when reaching the friction with the rough buff and polished finish. I like how this ball allows me to play straighter on the lane. It allows me to play farther right even with my higher rev rate. I have used this on shorter oil patterns and on a house shot. On a house shot, I can play farther right and still keep a controlled reaction. This ball is a great compliment to the C*(System) versa-max. It will allow you to keep the reaction in front of you and not have to loop the whole lane. If you area looking for a ball that gets down the lane with a sharp turn to the pocket, then Meanstreak is the right one for you!
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Re: Meanstreak
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 10:16:11 AM »
Ball Roll - The Meanstreak was very clean through the front part of the lane and seemed to pick up well in the mid-lane, and had a strong arcing reaction on the backend.

What did I compare this ball too?  I compared this ball to my C-System Vera Max.  On the fresh the Versa Max seemed still outperform the Meanstreak as it provided a little more controllable reaction.  When the heads started to go away and the Versa-Max started to lose its energy I could go to the Meanstreak and it would retain itís energy and turn the corner.

Strengths Ė Very sharp looking color scheme.  Very nice shelf appeal. With the Meanstreak getting through the heads so clean, I can play move in a bit, and throw it to the dry and have confidence itís going to come back with vengeance!  The way this ball drives through the pins.  I believe this ball is one of the hardest hitting balls Iíve thrown!

No weaknessís at this time.

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