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Control Zone
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Color: Navy;  Coverstock: NControl Reactive;  Surface finish:  Polished;  Available weights:  10-16 lbs.;  Hook potential: 18.5-10.5;  Typical Length: 4.5;  Backend: 11; RG Max.:  2.594;  RG Min.: 2.645;  RG Differential: 0.048;  Average RG: 4.9;  Track Flare: 9.3

 

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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 1999, 02:00:00 AM »
Very mild ball, if your looking for something to play up the ditch or anywhere outside on a blocked shot this is the ball. If you swing the ball this one is not for you unless you bowl on dry conditions. I have drilled up 3 of them with different pin layouts and even the stacked leverage finished with an arc, the ball does hit like it has a bumper attached to the front of it. Great tournament ball on medium to dry lanes.

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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 1999, 02:00:00 AM »
Oh man this is a great ball.  I had the number 4 drilling so that it would go long with a sharp break at the end and that's exactly what I got.  On very heavy oil this ball polished came back to hit the pocket like a cement truck.  Best ball I ever owned.  

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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 1999, 02:00:00 AM »
This review is a follow up to the one I wrote several weeks ago.  I throw a big hook but am not a cranker.  This ball is great on heavy oil for me, but it is very hard for me to find a line on dry lanes.  All the leagues I bowl in have heavy oil so it worked out nice, but I have bowled in leagues with dry lanes.  So if you are NOT a cranker and need something for oily lanes, this is a great ball.  

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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2000, 02:00:00 AM »
I have had this ball since September and after some rough times with the Control Zone I finally got it working for me.  I changed my hand postion and release one too many times with this ball.  But the more I stuck with one way of throwing the ball this ball worked out nice.  It gets great length and has a nice quick snap at the end.  Doesn't carry that well for me, leaves a lot of 7 and 10 pins, but hey, I can pick up spares.  I'm not a big fan of Brunswick's, but this ball is great.

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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2001, 11:50:32 AM »
I have thrown this ball way more then i should have.  I like most of the Brunswick ball as i have 4.  This ball is drill axis leverage with the pin out 2 3/4.  All i can say is the hook isnt there for me.  Id have to really slow this ball down to get it to come back,  but after the lanes are wore down a good bit an a few of my other balls are going to much, i can throw this ball an get a little out of it.  I can always get the 10 with it as i cant seem to make it wanna grab for me.  I hope someone else has better luck with it then i did cause i didnt like this ball...........good luck an high scores               Dean
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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2001, 12:01:12 AM »
Had the ball drilled for max length and hook.  The pin is parallel to the ring finger, about 1/2 inch away.

This ball does everything i thought it would and more.  A very strong ball on fresh backends and hits extremely hard.  It waits to about 45 and makes a stong cut in.  I have had great success with the ball on medium and dry oil.  On heavy oil however, the shot with this ball goes away with the carrydown.   Before you know it the ball has an over under that cannot be fought off.  Overall, a great ball when used on the right conditions.

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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2001, 01:14:04 AM »
This ball is sick. I am still learning how to hook the ball but this ball smashes pins all over the place and i only bowl 20 k.
8/10

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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2001, 10:04:51 AM »
I don't know, I drilled this ball at the roller a couple of years ago and it was good for about 5 or 6 games.  It's just so unpredictable.  Combining mica and Brunswick doesn't really work in my opinion.  That's probably why you don't see too many mica "B" balls around.  It got me to the pocket pretty alright on drier patterns where you have to get it right off of your hand, but it hit like a wet marshmallow.  It was also pretty hand sensitive, drilled at 1:00 and the CG kicked out with a 1X2 weight hole.  Yeah probably not the best way to drill it either, but I haven't heard much good stuff about it.  Don't drill it this wa.

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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2003, 12:24:20 PM »
Nice ball, Have it 15lbs. with leverage drill, pin right of the ring finger.  The ball on heavy oil with a 1500 polish has a strong roll in the middle of the lane and has a big smooth backend.  To me it doesn't seem to be much like a brunswick reaction since it is smoothe and doesn't roll out like my HPD does and my P.B.III MVP.  Very good ball consisten on short, medium, with fresh oil.  It loses power on a flood, and on dry lanes it takes off in the backend and gets unpredictable.  I think its a great league ball though.

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Re: Control Zone
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2004, 03:22:21 AM »
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Picture of Ball: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v393/InfernoZone300/controlzone1.jpg

Layout: Pin below bridge, cg is stacked underneath in the center of my grip. With this layout I keep the ball at a good shine.

Reaction: This ball gives me a good arcing reaction. Not really violent and also doesn't go 70 feet. It does what I make it do. I think it reacts the way it does due to the N'Control Coverstock.

Side Notes: In the first month I had this ball, whenever I'd throw it and hit the pocket, I had a pocket strike percentage of 96.7% using Frames OS for Palm

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