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Danger Zone HPC
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Danger Zone Pro High Performance Control (HPC)* is the latest offering in
Brunswick's "HP" series of high performance balls. The HPC delivers more control than either the HPH or HPD, with a smoother breakpoint than
violent skid/snap reactions and more length than most aggressive, early
arcing particle balls.

The Danger Zone Pro HPC features Brunswick's successful Proactive(tm) cover
stock at an MTX 4 traction rating. This places the HPC between the earlier reacting HPH (MTX 1) and the later reacting HPD (DTX 1).

To create length with this cover stock while retaining control, the HPC
employs the highest Radius of Gyration (RG) core system ever utilized in a Proactive ball. To create this high RG level, The HPC uses a low-density nucleus placed near the center of the ball. Unlike high density materials which lower the RG when placed close to the center of the ball, this low-density nugget helps distribute mass toward the surface of the ball, raising the overall RG. The core and cover stock technologies developed for the HPC combine to produce length and backend characteristics between
the Danger Zone HPH and HPD. More length through the heads than the HPH with stronger mid lane reaction than the HPD.

The specifications of the Danger Zone HPC are: Part Number: 61-103269;
Proactive MTX - 4 Cover stock; 10 Micron Trizact finish; Color: Black; Core: Large Doorknob w/low density nucleus - high RG core system; Hook
Potential: 21-13; (dull/shiny); Typical length: 3.5; Typical Backend: 11; RG Max: 2.655; RG Min: 2.612; RG Diff.: 0.043; Average RG: 6.7; Hardness: 78-79; Weights: 12-16 lbs.

 

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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2000, 02:00:00 AM »
I used my HPC (which I got from the Senior Tour Pro/Am in Hammond, IN) for the first time today.  I don't know all the numbers and pin positions and all that stuff but I asked my driller for a long skid/hard snap reaction.  This ball suffered in the carrydown for me the first few games.  It just seemed to die on the backends.  So I decided to add more speed and get some more revs into it (which I normally don't do).  Then I started to get the reaction I had been wanting.  I was getting such a hard snap and the end, which I usually don't get out of my Elite and Control Zone.  Then the scores began to light up.  Overall for my first try with a ProActive/Particle ball, I was happy.  Once I try this ball on some heavy oil, I will post again on this ball.  Thank you Brunswick!

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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2000, 08:55:27 PM »
The Brunswick HPC is a very reliable and versitale bowling ball.  I have played a comfortable shot with this ball from house to house with many different lane conditions.  On a heavier shot, I just have to slow down the speed a little bit to play a comfortable swing shot, and on a drier shot, crank it up and watch it fly on the backends.  Carry has been good, but not great.  My first experience on fresh oil wasn't as good as I expected it to be, the HPC was not coming up and leaving washouts, but by the next game and slowing it down, I had a comfortable shot once again.

Great ball by Brunswick

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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2000, 07:03:19 PM »
I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge fan of the "ball of teh month club" but I'll give Brunswick their due....they do make some good equipment.



The HPC is an excellent fit between the HPH and the HPD. The ball does what they said...moves later than the HPH but earlier than HPD. The backend is more than the HPH but less than the HPD. Hit and mix are excellent but that comes at a price.



The balls require constant maintenance. I drilled out one for one of the local high school kids and within 2 weeks he had a defined track in the ball. Within 3 weeks I had to break out the TriZact and resurface the ball. We are now keeping track of the number of games before it needs done again.



The ball also seems to soak a lot of oil....which is normal for the high performance reactives and proactives but this one especially. I have been cleaning with Squeeky Clean cream cleaner/polish on my ball spinner after every set for 2 other customers. They love the ball and have shot well but it definitely requires more upkeep than others on the market (like the SuperPower).
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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2000, 02:24:48 AM »
This ball is exactly what it's supposed to be, hook with control.  It does have all the early roll characteristics that Brunswick has been know for over the past few years with better than average hit.  I like selling this ball to the weaker handed bowler with lower ball speed but still needs strong hook.  I've seen this ball used dull and shiny, and i still think it is a lot more user friendly shiny.  It will be a ball that is looked over this year cuz of the UGLY and I mean UGLY labels.  Come on guys, everyone has been in the proshop and heard "what other colors does it come in", this is no exception.  Black ball with aqua and orange labels, yuck.  I promise one thing, if ball companies made some of these balls look better they'd sell better.  Just one proshop owners thoughts.

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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2000, 10:03:12 PM »
Thank you to Bill Wasserberger from Brunswick for his continued support. Brunswick definately has a winner here if you are looking for a Proactive or particle ball that has moderate length and stresses control on the backend. This Black HPC "C" stands for control is one of the most even arcing strong balls I've thrown. I drilled this ball with the Pin 4" from my P.A.P. and put the mass bias at a 90 degree angle. This combination gave me good length and strong arc on the backends. It is a truly impressive ball when going from wet to dry. It tends not to over snap off the oil into the dry but still have some hit. A great fresh oil ball or 1st shift ball. I would not suggest it for dry inside angles or extremely heavy oil, but it definately falls under a great "Bench Mark" ball. Hats off to Brunswick and Bill Wasserberger for continuing to produce a wonderful variety of "Break Point" balls for the big variety of Bowlers out there. Thank you for reading this review and enjoy your HPC.

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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2000, 05:38:49 PM »
Drilled up with the pin above and between the fingers (about 5 3/4 from PAP) and we think the CG is kicked out about 1/2 inch.  I say we think because the ball came with no marked CG.  We spent a bit of time weighing it out trying to find the true CG, and I guess we came close because the ball is legal  :)



Anyhow, reaction wise the ball is kind of what I expected.  I thought it would hook a bit more in the backend and a bit less in the midlane but it hooks just a bit earlier than I was hoping.  We put a little bit of shine on it using Ultimate Quick-Cut (works well as a mild polish if you haven't tried it yet).  I'm thinking of glassing the ball up and finding out how much flip I can get out of it on the backend just so I know what its upper limit is for future reference.



The ball is built for control, which is not a problem.  The HPC is very controllable.  It hits pretty well.  I was just hoping for a bit more of an angular movement on the backend.  I can probably get that just by tweaking the coverstock a bit, so I'm not concerned.  All in all this is a very good ball and I'm pleased with it.



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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2000, 10:38:50 PM »
This will probably be my last review in the little "series" of reviews on the Brunswick Danger Zone HPC.  To let you know more about my game and the ball drilling position:  I would say I get around 13 mph on ball speed with a good amount of revolutions.  Usually swing the ball out quite a bit if the condition is right, but can hold a tight line if needed.  I don't have the exact drilling specs on my HPC, but I asked my local driller for a skid/snap reaction. I didn't change the surface either.

After using the HPC for 2 months now, I have realized that it doesn't work out for my game as it seemed to a while ago.  I've never been a fan of the proactive/particle balls and still don't like them, but I had to try one out before I could hold that opinion for much longer.

After comparing the HPC to the other balls in my arsenal and throwing the other balls in my arsenal, the HPC just hooks too damn much.  Doesn't get enough skid and gets a little too much snap for my liking.  I needed oil for this ball and that's something my alley doesn't provide alot of.  Most days it's used only for 7 pins (it's still fun swinging it out though for that shot), and that type of ball shouldn't be used just for 7 pins.  

It took 2 months, but I have finally seen the light, and it's shining on the mid-price reactive range, which would suit my game much better.  The HPC is still a good ball, but just not for me.

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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2001, 03:09:18 AM »
Excellent ball. Mine is drilled for max hook, with no extra hole. I throw over 15, out to about 5-6 and this ball on my normal house condition will ride back into the pocket and gives lots of carry. I leave more solid 8's and 9's compared to 7's. Probably best ball in mmy bag right now.

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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2001, 11:15:59 PM »
About the way I bowl: I like to play a down and in shot, but if it's to dry for that I have no problem with swinging it out. I keep my hand under the ball throughout the entire shot and follow through strong. I get around 13 or 14 mph's on the ball.

This ball is still drilled the same way it's been for all my other reviews, skid long then snap hard, not sure on the exact pin placement or drill pattern.  The oil pattern I bowled on today had a good amount of head oil and around 40 or 45 feet the lanes began to dry out.  I stood right around center at an angle throwing over 10.  The only difference from every other time I've bowled with the HPC was that I had it shined up at Galka's Pro Shop (thanks guys) and it made quite a difference from the dulled up HPC.  It actually had a long skid then snapped extremely hard.  It hit the pocket pretty hard to.  Carried well.  With this change in reaction this ball is going back into my everyday bowling arsenal.

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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2001, 03:39:16 PM »

Great ball for dry outside boards.  Works very well for 10 pins when middle of the lane is dry.  Not for the heaviest of oil, but sufficient for you arsenal.  The FuzePurple has replaced the Danger Zone HPC, but you can probably find it cheap somewhere.  I stand in the middle on the back of the approach and roll out to between the 1st and 2nd arrow when the lanes dry out.  When the lanes are heavy, move to the right and throw for the same mark.  This ball will work fine.  Thanks for reading.

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Re: Danger Zone HPC
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2006, 09:18:26 AM »
All I have to say I am impressed with this ball. I purchase this ball from cheapbowlingballs.com. This ball has great length and good backend reaction on oily condition. It has a nice arc to it. I was playing on the 28 bd and swinging to 10 and nice length. The thing I like most is the arc reaction and seeing it change direction is truly amazing. I give this one 9.5 rating for oily conditions. I am gong to get the original danger zone , I have my sources and make this a 1-2 punch for fall league.