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Battle Zone Cannon
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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The Battle Zone Cannon is a new weapon in the Battle Zone arsenal that allow you to more effectively attack medium to drier lane conditions. The Battle Zone Cannon uses a low RG core combined with a reactive coverstock that has been specifically formulated to be cleaner through the front part of the lane. This core/cover combination allows the Cannon to be a heavy rolling ball that still gets down the lane, preserving its power for a strong backend attack on the pins. Battle Zone Cannon packs a new spin on reactive coverstocks with a core design that will roll as you order.  Plus a low price that is right on target to fire. The specifications are: Part Number: 60-103221; Coverstock: PowerKoil 17XD (Extra Distance) Factory Polished; Color: Two Color Purple/Silver; Hook Potential: 16.5 - 8.5  (dull/shiny); Typical Length: 5.5; Typical Backend: 9.5; RG Max: 2.552; RG Min: 2.498; Average RG: 3.6 RG Differential: 0.054.


 

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Re: Battle Zone Cannon
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2000, 02:00:00 AM »
The Cannon was my third effort at finding an option in place of my stronger equipment when the lanes break down, or there is just too much back end for my game.  My first try was the eraser which is a good ball in its own right, but not what I was looking for.  The second was the Columbia Scout, that I recently reviewed.  The low rg Cannon offers an interesting contrast to the 3 piece, high rg Scout.  Both balls definitely live up to their billing as dry lane options, but with totally different looks.  While the scout is best for us strokers when we play more squared up angles, the cannon will allow us to swing the ball and still get some hitting power.  They both have their place.  Last night I used the Cannon on a long oil block where the track betweeen 10 and 15 board gets scorched very quickly.  I had previously been fairly successful hugging the oil at 15 board with an ARC.  However, the downside was a 1 board pull gives you a 5-7 or 8-10. Move 1 and 1 to the right and you are looking instant hook. I was able to play the Cannon right down the track at 10 to 13 board.  The result was a very high carrying percentage where slight pulls ended up high pocket.  If I drifted and over swung the shot it was usually a flat 10, but that was a mistake I just didn't make very often.

In summary, not all dry conditions are the same and both of these ball have their place.  The scout is at its best when you are playing outside 10 and really want to point the ball without too much flip.  The Cannon will rev up a little more and would be my choice on flying back ends or broken down inside shots.  For you heavy handed guys the scout might be a better all around choice of the two since you can supply the revs.  The low rg cannon might give you guys too much over/under.          

Chuck West

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Re: Battle Zone Cannon
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2000, 02:00:00 AM »
The Battle Zone-Cannon is an excellent length and dry lane Reactive from Brunswick.  This ball has a high differential and does roll early, but its strength is in its pearl reactive coverstock (PowerKoil 17 XD).  I also must say it is an awesome looking ball!  It's the look of the old 'tude III.  This is an excellent combination of strong, heavy roll, but excellent length at the same time making it ideal for the medium-dry to dry lane conditions.  The carry power of the Cannon is tremendous as well.  The Cannon's core is the old Johnny Petraglia LT-48 Gold core, and that was a very strong core.  In comparison to the Command Zone, the Cannon is not as flippy on the backend and is much more smooth in its breakpoint.  Both are excellent balls, but have a different look.  The best thing about the Cannon is its price.  It's a mid-priced ball, but has premium performance.  Between the Monster, the MVPs, and the Battle Zones you have all the different reactions you could ask for.

My Cannon is drilled leverage-stacked with a 2" pin and about 3 oz. of top.  I polished my Cannon up with Finesse to get the most length out of it I could, and the Cannon takes really well to Finesse.  Once again, excellent job Brunswick as always...you guys have never felled me yet!

Bob Hanson

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Re: Battle Zone Cannon
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2000, 04:41:44 PM »
I reviewed this one earlier but have to say more.  This ball has emerged as a much better dry lane option than my scout reactive.  I think the shell is the key.  Even though this is a low rg ball it is very clean through the heads.  The cannon isn't a ball that I will move to 4th arrow with, unless we are talking beastly dry. What it does real well is allow me to hang around out at 10 or 15 board long after the shot has broken down for my other equipment.  Normally such a tactic is not my first option.  I would much rather stay with aggressive stuff and follow the oil.  However, this ball makes staying right viable.  I was averaging about 230 on a totally walled up, but broken down, long oil shot using an ARC and hugging 3rd arrow.  I have bowled on this condition a lot and and the deeper angle was alway my best option.  I started throwing the cannon up 10 board, and found some hold area that was not at all apparent with more aggressive equipment.  8 weeks later my average was approaching a ridiculous 240.  Admittedly we are talking about a bizarre condition here, but getting a dry lane ball to carry that much on anything was impressive.