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Demolition Zone
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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The Demolition Zone combines bowling's most successful Reactive cover stock,
PowrKoil18, with a new "Bell-Cap" core system that distributes more weight
toward the perimeter of the ball. This cover and core combination work
together to create a Reactive ball reaction tailored to the majority of
players with mid-range revolution rates and speeds. Using a higher Rg core
system (4.5 Rg avg.) than other balls with the PowrKoil 18 cover, the
Demolition Zone achieves a good balance of length through the front end
without sacrificing the aggressive mid-lane and back-end recovery that the
Zone Reactive Series is famous for. This combination of length and strength
makes the Demolition Zone a great all around ball for typical league
conditions. When the Demolition Zone finds the dry boards on the outside of
the lane or in the back end it reacts fast and hard to change direction and
seek out the pocket.  The Demolition Zone isn't for the driest or the
oiliest lane conditions, but on everything in between it can't be beat.
Compared to the other balls within the "Zone Reactive Series," the
Demolition Zone overall hook potential is similar to that of the Danger Zone
Red Alert, but since Demolition Zone breakpoint is farther down lane it
generates a more skid/snap arc. Compared to the Command Zone and Command
Zone Arc the Demolition Zone rolls stronger through the oil, giving a more
even arc with a higher overall hook potential. (See the Brunswick Ball
Comparison Chart for comparative ball reactions.) The specifications are:
Part Number: 60-103381; Cover stock: PowerKoil 18; Hook Potential: 105;
Length: 105; Typical Breakpoint Shape: 75; RG Max: 2.579; RG Min: 2.531; RG
Diff: 0.048; RG Avg: 4.5; Hardness: 75-77; Color: Black; Surface Finish:
Factory Polished; Weights: 10-16 lbs.

 

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2001, 02:32:47 PM »
Another great ball from Brunswick, the ball goes long and carries like no other Zone around. I thought the Command Zone and the Arc were great balls but this one beats both of them. I drilled it up with a 5x5 and it didn't matter how far right I threw it the ball came back and smashed the pocket. I usually change the cover before I even attempt to throw anything but curious about the Demolition left it alone. Cleared the heads nice and had a nice easy push to the right. I never moved all night to keep the same break point, the ball pushed so easy it amazed me.

Great ball



Drill

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2001, 12:55:52 AM »
For those who think that this new Reactive Zone will be another Danger Zone since it has the PowerKoil 18 coverstock, think again.  The Demolition Zone is a much later rolling ball than the Danger Zone.  I compared them side-by-side bascially in league tonight.  

My first game I threw my Danger.  Lanes had medium to heavy oil from the second arrow in, and light oil outside of about eight.  My Danger Zone was rolling up much sooner, and got into a quick heavy roll by the time it got to the midlane.  I picked up my Demolition Zone throwing it for the first time on the fill ball of my first game.  I left the bucket.  I was amazed to see a ball with the same coverstock as the Danger Zone and Red Alert get through the front part of the lane and get into a roll so late.  It skated easy through the heads and mid-lane.  

The second and third games I threw exclusively with the Demolition Zone and shot 212 and 246.  This Zone got threw the heads so cleanly, and never wanted to roll early.  When it got into its roll it moved smooth and strong for me.  I didn't see the tremendous backend others have said, but it moved strong and predictably and its carry was awesome!

This ball can be used by bowlers of all styles I feel because of what I saw by its rolling nature.  It did not pick up a roll to quickly, and heavy handed bowlers will love it!  

Brunswick has found a winner with this new core, and they just might have the next Danger Zone with this Demolition Zone.  I will post another review of it when I get to bowl on more conditions.  Again, this ball is much later rolling than any PowerKoil 18 coverstock Brunswick has put out.  Its higher RG will win over many heavy-handed bowlers wanting a Reactive for oil, and it will be an awesome medium ball for anybody on most all medium conditions!

My style is listed in my profile.  I had this drilled up stacked-leverage with the pin/CG at 12:00.  The pin 1 3/4" and is about an inch right of my ring finger.  There was 3.6 oz. of top weight in this Zone, and 16lbs.

Good luck everyone, and thanks Brunswick for the Demolition Zone...excellent job!

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2001, 11:50:48 PM »
I just threw my Command Zone ARC and Demolition Zone side by side tonight to compare them, and here is the results. Both are drilled leverage, but the ARC has the cg kicked out at 10:30 and the Demolition Zone is stacked at 12:00. Now of course the Demolition Zone is the Danger Zone coverstock (PowerKoil 18)with a lengthier core.



The N'Control Powerstock coverstock (Command Zone and Command Zone ARC)  slides through oil more than PowerKoil 18. My Demolition Zone would not roll in the midlane like the ARC did, but once it hit the dry it reacted much more aggressively than the ARC did. The ARC was very smooth when it hit the dry, and it did not over-react at all like the Demolition Zone would once it hit the dry. When it hit the dry it started to move and make it's turn, the ARC would react to it, but would do it smoothly and with control and no snap. The ARC rolls sooner than the Demolition Zone, but over-reacting to the dry boards too quickly is not in its nature. Now this is where I think the Demolition Zone is going to be big as well. If you are playing inside and swing it out to the dry it will turn, and its recovery is OUTSTANDING! Power Players will LOVE the Demolition Zone! It will get through heavier oil (better than the ARC will), and recover excellently once it starts to make its move. Just like the Red Alert, and the Danger Zone, the Demolition Zone's hitting power is awesome! Now of course the ARC and Command Zone are just plain awesome as well. To some up the ARC, well just look at its name...ARC. It does do that, and has the most unique roll and hooking pattern of any Zone I have ever seen or thrown. Very smooth, controlled, but at the same time can have a big backend, but there is no snap whatsoever with the ARC.

Of the two I think the Demolition Zone cuts through oil a little better than the ARC. Which is true that the PowerKoil 18 coverstock is a better Reactive coverstock for heavier oil than the N'Control Powerstock coverstock is. I hope this helps. I had a real good test of both when I was practicing tonight, and was impressed with what I saw.

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2001, 02:53:49 PM »
Lefty Med revs above avg speed
PAP 5 1/2 over 1/4 up

Drilled 5 1/2 X 5
Pin in grip center CG kicked out

Ball is long and snappy.
Carry is good

Longer than the ARC
Not as snappy as the X High

I have not found a place for it yet in my
arsenal. May be up for sale very soon.
I personally like the Gold Titanium much better.

If interested Kidace1@aol.com

Bob Hanson

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2001, 08:47:31 PM »
I drilled this ball out with a 2x2 drilling that I have used on other Brunswick stuff including an Impact Zone and a Danger Zone.  The 2x2 gives strong early roll and good control on the back end.  It is great on some of the more demanding Christmas Tree patterns where there is some back end.  This particular ball is an interesting matchup of core and cover that might not prove to be the most popular.  The advertising talks about the Demolition Zone being a great medium condition ball that reacts strongly to the dry but gets great length on oil.  Put another way you are talking about a real over/under ball.  In the shiny box condition thats exactly what this ball did for me.  Admittedly the drill pattern didn't help things.  I first tested this on a wet dry house shot at 10 board.  Outside 10 this ball chained up so quick I couldn't keep it off the nose not matter what.  Tug it to 11 or 12 and it skidded right into a 2-4-5 leave, even though there was decent back end.  After fighting this for a few frames I touched the cover with a scotch bright to take the factory shine off.  I was immeditately able to go down the oil line and pick up a strong but controlled roll into the pocket.  The early roll drilling I put on this particular ball makes it very condition specific.  However I think Danger Zone fans will like this ball with the Powerkoil 18 cover on a fairly wide variety of conditions.  My recomendation is to scuff the cover just a little or you will really fight the over/under on a 10 to 10 wall.

For information purposes I am a medium speed stroker.

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2001, 01:20:37 AM »
I just cant give this ball enough praise!  It rolls true and hits hard! I have firgertip grips with the pin 1 1/2 in above my ring finger. I love this ball and recomend it to anyone beginner through advanced.  My highest series so far with this ball is a 674.  Ths ball is not for dry conditions though but every other condition its great.  Overall i give it a ten.
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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2001, 12:17:08 PM »
I posted a review in April on this ball, but have since redrilled it.  I originally had this set up in a 2x2 that required a balance hole.  I was not a particularly good matchup of core and cover with this pattern.  I redrilled it with a 5x5 stack in the middle of my grip.  With the new pattern the ball still gets the same tip, but the flip is delayed until well down the lane.  This ball has more over under than the ARC although the roll pattern seems similar.  The both stand up plenty on the back end.  The Demolition Zone won't go into my tournament arsenal because my Trauma is normally playable on similar conditions and creates a stronger entry angle.  However, for Danger Zone fans this one should be nice.  I will probably use it on league conditions.

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2001, 09:10:49 PM »
This ball is the best ball i ever bought. Ive averaged 200 for the past 4 years and never a 700.When i first got this ball 660,right out of the box.Then a 696.Finally i got my first 700.706.I love this ball.

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2001, 07:12:27 AM »
Beauty!  Ever get something that does everything it is suppossed to do and more?
Don't you just love it!

Ball Specs:
15.1 lbs.
Top weight 3.1 ounces
Pin out 2 3/4 inches.
Drilling 4 1/4 X 5 Pin next to ring finger (label drill).

Picked up this black beauty from my good friend Nicanor on this forum(a class act and a nice man to do business with).

Ball is suspposed to be on the aggressive side for all mediums.  It looks like it does that perfectly.  Until this time I had never used a powerkoil 18 ball from Brunswick but I had used the Lane 1 Rasberry(powerkoil 18).  I had predominately used powerkoil 17 balls from Brunswick and particles.  Battle zone Bullet, Parker Bohn, Battle Zone Missile and I had used powerkoil 19(impact zone).

The lane #1 Rasberry hooked off your hand and then exploded at the back!
The biggest hooking and reacting ball I ever used.(I guess like they say the Danger Zone Red Alert was).  This ball on the other hand with it's higher
RG pushes down the lane very easy and then makes a controllable move at the pocket that results in an explosion!!  It reminds me of a Mike Tyson uppercut,
It happens quick, short, and you don't necessarily see it, but the pins feel it!  Or as Mike Tyson might relate, it's move is similar to an Evander Holyfield head butt!!!

On a just(first bowler on the oil 10 to 10) oiled league pattern this ball is perfect.  Medium length, 4 1/2 inches of flare (that's a lot for me) for this medium handed lefty, and recovery off the dry boards if you swing too far and skid in the middle on a league 10 to 10 this thing will hold and still punch.

I've bowled with the Trauma and find these balls somewhat comparable.  The trauma a foot or two longer the total move of the trauma maybe three to four boards bigger and the hit of each humungous.  I was actually considering the Trauma and this came up and I took it.  I don't think I'll be disappointed,
I prefer a smaller move and all this punch I can't believe.

Very similar to a Messenger Titanium in specs or an eraser.  This move again is more concentrated than either.  Sort of like the Messenger titanium length and total curve with the eraser backend but even a touch more umph!

I'll be comparing this ball to my Revolution ECX in future days to see how both stack up over a wide range of mediums.  My ECX has a dead zone in the middle of my transition I'm not sure if this one will.  My ECX also has N control powerstock so sometimes it will back off and hold the pocket where I think powerkoil 18 cannot be stopped once it starts its move.

I think I'm going to order a backup of this one soon before they go away.
Don't order before I do!

Regards,

Luckylefty
PS regarding Powerkoil 17 vs Powerkoil 18.  Powerkoil 17 once it finds dry just keeps moving  and moving and moving right once it initially finds dry in a very continual movement(it continues to move in lighter carrydown).  This powerkoil 18 stuff almost seems to accelerate the speed of the ball when encountering dry.  It looks like it is flung in to the pocket!  I was carrying hits that made me look like a cranker!
The end!!
It takes Courage to have Faith, and Faith to have Courage.

James M. McCurley, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2001, 02:58:18 AM »
I just recently purchased this ball. I layed it out 6x3 and put the pin over my bridge, kicked the cg out. I also polished this ball to 1500! This ball gave me a great reaction. I am a tweener. It worked very well on a house shot, but on the sport condition it was a different story  it was a little squirty when it saw oil  but when the area you were trying to play dried out just a little bit the ball rolled great. Another great brunswick ball.

good luck and good bowling,
Michael

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2002, 12:16:54 AM »
i drilled this ball with the pin one inch to the right of my ring finger hole.  out of the box the ball gets good length but not too much. the ball gets into a nice roll at the break point of the reaction. the ball has great hitting power. you can also polish the ball with black magic to a high gloss on the spinner and it gets about 5 more feet in length, backend snap, and retains a lot of extra power for pin action.

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2002, 06:08:49 PM »
A league bowler at my work has one of these and it got damaged.  So after i fixed it, i got to take it on the lanes for a few games, haha.  The ball was drilled similar to most of my equipment with the pin 1/2" away from the ring finger and the cg kicked to the right about 1/4."  This is by far the best brunswick i have thrown.  I used to have one of the blue proactives that had stupid hook, it started hooking somewhere in my backswing.  The demolition zone gets down the lane very well and breaks into a hard arc at around 40 ft.  There was a lot of room for error and it cleared the deck every time i got it there.  Sweet ball, i think i will pick one up for myself.

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2002, 07:31:32 AM »
Another note on this great ball!

Yesterday I used my arcing and medium condition ball my pro zone Violet and it just kept hitting the pocket.  At first lots of strikes and then it started pinging 7s.  (looked like a little slop getting down near the break point.

I grabbed this baby and carried everything that hit the pocket.  A couple of tired brooklyn shots were thrown.  But other wise this thing almost always sweeps the rack, and turns this smooth revver in to a power player!  7 pins be gone!

For Control and good hit the the Pro Zone Violet.  For explosive ripping the rack action there is no better ball than this!  Maybe this will get me my first tres!  Why don't I use it more often!?

The Red Fuze looks very similar but achieves it's result in a different way!

Regards,

Luckylefty
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James M. McCurley, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Re: Demolition Zone
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2002, 12:03:21 PM »
I finally purchased one of these for myself.  Ball has a 4" pin so i put the cg in the center of the grip and the pin above the ring finger.  Factory polished the ball is very smooth and has more of a arc to the pocket.  A little speed sensitive and a few ten pins but all right on a fresh shot.  I took the polish off with some 400 grit sandpaper and now it is perfect.  A lot more hook a little earlier with more of a snap reaction.  Kicks the ten out every time.  Sweet ball, one of my favorites second only to the spirit.

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