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Command Zone ARC
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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The Command Zone ARC combines the N-Control PowerStock cover used on the Command Zone with a lower RG core system to produce a ball with improved mid-lane recovery and better utility on heavier oil than the Command Zone.  The ball will be preferable for higher speed players who typically struggle to get the ball into a roll, and those players who like to see more reaction in the mid-lane than reactive coverstocks typically deliver. The ball is clean through the front, with a strong even reaction through the mid-lane and backend.



The specifications are: Color: Navy Blue; Coverstock: N-Control Reactive Powerstock; Surface Factory Finish: Shiny; Available Weights: 10-16 lbs. (including 11 ); Part Number: 60-103168; RG Diff: 0.050; RG Max: 2.560; RG Min: 2.510; RG Avg.: 3.9.


 

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2000, 01:00:00 AM »
Too much hook is all I can say, if everything you have is weak then this is the ball for you. I have sanded this ball up to 1,200 and then polished to 5,000 and it doesn't matter where you play the lane this ball comes back. I was hoping to get the ball down the lane by polishing but as soon as this ball hits the dry and by dry I mean 12 units outside this ball flips. If the Command Zone just won't flip how you would like it to then grab the Arc and let it work. It kind of reminds me of a Blue Azure but with a harder flip on the backend.

Have fun with it!

Drill

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2000, 01:00:00 AM »
A perfect complement to the Command Zone!  Drilled with leverage weight, I'm surprised that area can be created with this ball, especially for a solid reactive (as opposed to a pearlized reactive).  The ARC has put my faith back into reactive technology after so much reliance on Proactive for nearly a year and a half!  It works well on both wood and synthetic lanes, and the ARC is a readable ball with midlane recovery and strong backend reaction!  In terms of a success:  Brunswick, you have done it again!
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Bob Hanson

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2000, 02:00:00 AM »
I just drilled this one up yesterday.  Box condition was polished and it had about a 3 inch pin with a little more top than I like at 3.7. I drilled it basically 4x4 and it required a balance hole which I put about 1.5 inches below the axis.  Interesting ball.  For 40 feet it goes down the lane better than anything I have had from Brunswick, although maybe I have just been throwing too many particle balls and anything reactive looks like good length.  When it makes the turn it leaves no doubt however, as it stands up quick if you have a lot of back end.  If you are one of those people that is starting to get a lot of particle balls in your arsenal and are looking to add a reactive with some pop this wouldn't be a bad choice.  I got this one to replace an aging El Nino. It has a different look than the El Nino going down the lane but will probably be my ball of choice when I move deep and don't want to send it super wide.  I threw it alongside a Riot Zone and an El Nino 2000 on a couple of conditions, and the 3 seem to compliment each other.  Although they all get similar length, maybe a little less for the Riot Zone, they all have a different tip on the back which gives me some carrying options.

           

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2000, 02:00:00 AM »
I don't usually do 2 reviews on a ball, but for this one I can't resist.  I finally got a chance to throw the Arc on the condition I wanted it for yesterday.  It was a wood house with terrible heads, but a big puddle of oil in the middle and moderate back ends.  When I play my particle balls in this house I am moving every shot.  I got the Arc out and went right to about 16 board.  Swing it a couple and it still clears the heads and booms hard to the pocket.  Tug it in the oil and it revs up, and hits hard without even moving much.  

In my mind there are two basic strategies to playing lanes.  The most popular is to try and find a way to open the lane up and hook the ball as much as possible to the pocket.  For those of you who subscribe to that theory, the particle balls were made for you.  ON the typical wet/dry league condition the reactives always over/under for you, but the particle balls are controllable.  The other theory is to play as direct as possible while still getting a strong roll on the ball.  I fall in the tighter line category and the Arc makes me remember why I fell in love with reactives in the first place.  The funny thing is that Brunswick somehow came up with a cover that gives you the best of both worlds on the Arc.  It not only lets me hug the oil in typical reactive style, but it is controllable when I lose it a little far to the right.  In an era when everyone is trying to develop particle balls that give the skid/snap of reactives without losing control at the mid lane, the Arc is a skid/snap reactive that still mangages to give a little particle like mid lane control.  They could have called this ball the Danger Zone 2000.  It may go down as one of the best Brunswick efforts yet.      

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2000, 02:00:00 AM »
I have already reviewed this ball twice, but I was reviewing an ARC with a stacked 4 by 4 in box condition.  I used that ball some in Albuquerque and still like it a lot.  Although I shot my best numbers down there with an El Nino 2000 the ARC actually gave me a little more back end and would probably have worked just as well on the very slick masters condition.  However, this review is of another ARC I drilled with a 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 that I dulled to 400 for the Masters.  Some people call this a half leverage, but whatever it is called I have had very good luck with it on Masters conditions.  Not this time however.  Even though everyone was going dull this particular combination of surface and balance did not work at all for me.  The interesting thing is that back home I found that I actually got a little more length with the dull ARC than the shiny one when I had head oil.  I am going to polish this one back up and use it for a control ball but it goes to show that the convential rules don't always apply.

I still think the ARC is one of the best reactives on the market and with a little tweaking a lot of people should find a way to really get good results from it.    

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2000, 04:48:32 PM »
I just recently purchased the Command zone ARC. The layout I have on the ball is 4x4 and it rolls very good on a given condition. The pin on this ball is 2-3 so the ball has quite a bit of flare. The ball starts to get into a roll earlier and has a nice continuous arc in the backend of the lane. The command zones are some of brunswick's balls on the market and if you could get your hands on one you I would recommend purchasing one. I currently have 2 of them and I wish brunswick still made them! This would be a great ball for a cranker who needs a ball with a nice arc. If you are going to be bowling on a (real condition) I would not recommend this layout because it rolls too early. You might want to go like 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. putting the pin somewhere around your fingers.

Good Luck and Good bowling,
Michael

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2001, 01:17:39 AM »
Pin set above fingers, drilled for early roll (wanted it for 1st shift synthetics).  I have used a lot of Brunswick equipment over the years, this is not one of my favorites.  The more you hook it, the worse it hits.  On dry lanes it will hook early, but on oil, it gets too muck skid/snap for it's cover and how it's drilled.  6 ou of 10.

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2001, 06:57:55 AM »
Zone Heads,



I got this ball to couple with my Revolution Rebel ECX.  Both balls have the same coverstock N control powerstock.  This stuff is awesome!



The Rebel ECX has so much backend and continuation that it now allows me to handle carrydown in tournaments and generate backend where there is none.

All this year I've performed great until they strip.  



That's where this ball comes in.  This ball purchased used from a lady tour player has a 4 inch pin out.  It is drilled with a 4 1/4 X 3.5 Pin to Pap,

CG to Pap drilling.  CG ends up below the grip center line and a weighthole is drilled on a line thru the grip center and the CG on the VAL.



This ball revs up so fast it looks like a 2 inch pin to PAP.  However the clean coverstock gets down the lane and turns very smoothly and covers a lot of boards if there are backends.  If carrydown it just goes pretty straight.  The ball is starting to hook more as it is now getting a left handers track on it.  



Not enough testing has been done to see if this ball or my Reaper will end up being the ultimate couple to my Rebel ECX.  Both of these balls are intended to replace my very versatile but now dead Hammer Sledgehammer(crimson red).



Smooth is the goal, this may be too aggressive on fresh backends and too weak on carrydown.  



I'll report back soon!



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Luckylefty  
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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2001, 02:34:18 AM »
Lefty med revs above avg speed
PAP 51/2 over 1/4 up

Ball is drilled 4 1/4 X 41/2
Pin just under and to the right of ring finger.
Cg closer and to the left of thumb.

Ball has a real nice strong arc.
Revs up nice with real good carry.

Drier boards will have it arc real hard.
Not for heavy oil in box finish ( never tried dull)

Had 300 in match play championship match with it
(so kinda biased) Excellent ball from Brunswick

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2001, 11:02:55 PM »
I have had the Command Zone ARC for over a year now, and I finally feel I have enough input on it to review it.  The ARC is unlike anything in Brunswick's arsenal.  It is a high-performance Reactive, but like the Red Alert it has its own distinct reaction.  This ball needs backends and/or hand to make it move on the backend of the lane.  This coverstock, which is also on the Command Zone and the Revolution Rebel and Rebel Pearl, is extremely clean through the front part of the lane.  It is not a coverstock for the heavier oil like the PowerKoil 18.  I have no problems ever with this ball over-reacting to the dry boards on the lane, and this ball is also great to point up at the pocket from the corner and let it set back in.  Heavier-handed players will and should love the ARC because of its clean nature through the heads.  It reads the dry very well and is never uncontrolable.
The main reason why it has taken me so long to get used to it is because I thought it would be the replacement for the Red Alert.  Well, this ball is not a Red Alert by any means.  The N'Control Powerstock coverstock on the ARC is not a cover for when the oil is heavier...that is where the PowerKoil 18 covers come into play and then the ProActives.  Bowlers Journal gave a review of the ARC when it came out and it is right on.  I just won a tournement tonight using the ARC most of the time, and I am really starting to fall in love with it.  You just have to know when to use it.  The more hand you have, the more usable the ARC will be.  BTM said this ball was very clean through the heads with no force to keep it online...this is also correct.  Again, overreacting in the heads is not in its nature.  Not a ball for carrydown.
My ARC was drilled leverge with the pin kicked away from the grip at a 10:30 pattern.  This was a 0-1" pin with around 3 oz. of top.  My type of game is listed in my profile.  Coverstock has been left in box condition, and touched up every-so-often with 800 grit Squeaky Clean.
Again, clean through the heads, picks up roll in the midlane, and will react nicely to the dry on the outsides or backends with a nice smooth arc.  Needs some dry for a good reaction, and not a good ball for carrydown.  More usable for those with more hand, and a nice complement to the Command Zone.  Brunswick really has a great High-Performance Reactive series right now:  Danger Zone 2000, Red Alert, Demolition Zone, Command Zone, and Command Zone ARC.  All five of these have different reactions, and can hit almost all conditions except for extreme oil.  Keep up the excellent work Brunswick!

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2001, 09:22:04 PM »
I am a tweener!

above avg. speed and revs.

 I loved this ball so much had to get another one! I had the arc drilled 5 1/2 x 4 1/2. It is a very good ball. It gets through the heads great.  It has a nice smooth backend on it with very little skid snap. I had it drilled with the pin over my bridge. This ball was not maxed out at all. I would really like to see what the ball could do if you maxed it out. Just another reason to get another. I would recommend this ball to anyone especially strokers, and tweeners. This ball is very strong dynamically and can give you a great reaction.


Good Luck and Good Bowling

Michael

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2001, 07:21:02 PM »
just started using it and it hooks alot more than i thought it would but not very consistantly ( maybe its the house its not kept in the greatest condition )  but over all im pleased with it  just wished it wasnt so damn expensive ( 170 bucks geez ) - rob

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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2001, 11:19:51 AM »
I have used this ball about 60 games and like every shot i have made with it. they all have been good ones. This ball is exceptionallt popular i my centre and have drilled a lot of these, about 10 maybe more. I have seen how it preforms and from personal testing and it likes the med oil best. I have mine drilled Control with the Cg and Pin at 1200. The drilling is aggressive enough for me with the amount of revs and speed i give the ball. The ball is realiable and strong, I think it has a lot to do with the great coverstock and core. This ball will sit in my arsenal for a while. I ranks with my Eraser, as a verstile ball. I have used a ball 15lbs, with 2.6 ounces of top weight and a second one with 3.7 ounces of top weight, and is no difference, the second ball was drilled stacked. and the cover was in the same condition. One of brunswicks few sucesses, and the fuze series has bought my confidence back in brunswick. I have seen the Red Fuze and the Proactive Fuze, but the Purple Fuze is the one that i'm pressed me the most and it is my next buy.
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Re: Command Zone ARC
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2001, 04:59:08 AM »
A second review.

This ball reminds me most closely of the storm tour power or the Vortex II with a little less backend than the Vortex II.

All 3 balls rev early and then make a smooth but large backend move.
They are particularly good on conditions with good head oil and strong backends.
The Vortex II being a little stronger in the back than the other two.

This particular ball is a 5 inch pin out and is drilled with a 4 1/2 inch pin with the CG stacked straight down about an inch above the thumb.  A weight hole placed down the VAL to remove thumb weight.  This is called a revs leverage or thumb leverage drilling.

This ball rolls so hard and so early that it may be rolled out by the time it reaches the end of the oil pattern on lighter volumes.  During this test session it could not strike before oiling and then just crushed them after a quick oiling before an easy league.  

If I had to do it again I would not put this drilling on this ball unless bowling in a competition or league with a long or heavy volume pattern.  Coupling the very low rg of this ball with revs leverage is overkill.

Interesting this ball in its current setup compares very similarly to my Pro Vone Violet with Black magic polish.  This Arc makes its midlane move thru early revs whereas the Pro Zone does its early move thru coverstock.

If I get some time I may just redrill this ball with the CG moved back up to the grip center midline.

Regards,

Luckylefty
PSS I have a Pantera drilled this way and it is much more reactive and packs more punch.  This one is more predictable.
PS I'm sure this ball is better than I drilled it,
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