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Hero Solid
« on: November 13, 2020, 03:32:14 PM »
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Following the success of the Hero Pearl, Brunswick is introducing the Hero Solid. The solid version of this ball is better paired with more oil than the pearl. The versatility of this ball makes it a good benchmark bowling ball for a wide range of bowlers. The Brunswick Hero utilizes Brunswicks Durability Optimization Technology (DOT). This technology by Brunswick was developed to reduce the chance of cracking by enhancing the ball's durability. The Activator Plus 2.0 Solid coverstock and Contra core pair up to give this ball an all-purpose ball reaction that is great for all types of players.

Color: Black/Pink/Purple
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Activator 2.0 Plus Solid Reactive
Core: Contra (Featuring DOT)
Finish: 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
RG: 2.474 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.047 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium



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Re: Hero Solid
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 04:40:07 PM »

Length: 41-ish

Volume: 23 ish

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): ths


Likes: The Brunswick Hero Solid out of box read the lane a little early for my style of bowling. For bowlers with a low rev rate or high speed or low tilt this ball will be just fine the way it is out of box. I was able to dial it in for me by shining up the surface to add a little length and save a little more energy for down lane. Now I really like the way this ball shapes. It has a strong controlled motion that hits hard. All bowlers are different and sometimes a little surface tweaking can make all the difference.




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Re: Hero Solid
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 11:25:38 AM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes: My first impressions of this ball were that it had a really good midlane roll, and a decent amount of recovery for the amount of midlane, but that may have been more a characteristic of the house shot than the ball. For those of you in a similar position to myself, having used Storm for forever, but transitioning to Brunswick, but this ball instantly reminded me of a Phaze II.

Dislikes:I can see this ball needing to be prepped at lower surfaces as the cover really settles in, but that will take time to know.

Arsenal: Hero Solid, Pink Widow, Quantum Bias Pearl, Paradox Red, Tactix, Resurgence, Black Widow 2.0, Fugitive, Web Tour Solid.
Coming Soon:(Open to suggestions) Knock Out, Uppercut, Aero Dynamix, Proof Hybrid, Web MB, Bonus Pearl.

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Re: Hero Solid
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 01:18:25 PM »

I went 40x4.5x55 (pin in ring) on the Hero Solid with the intention of having a control ball to go below my Method solid and to attack the short pattern in our challenge league. 

The Hero Solid was very easy to get lined up with.  I used it for the first 2 games on 37' Broadway and so long as I didn't give it any extra fingers while the back ends were still fresh I was all over the pocket.  The Hero Solid is a good match up on short as it is dull enough to roll up off the dry boards, yet calm enough down the lane to give me a little bit of forgiveness when I execute marginal shot (in my case that is usually a 2 board pull or a spinny release).

I was able to shoot a little video on the Hero Solid along with the Zenith on 42' Stone Street (our house pattern).  The pair had about 30 minutes of wear by myself, a no thumber and a soft speed stroker so I would expect this to be comparable to how game 2 would be in league.  The Hero Solid once again made finding and controlling the pocket easy.  The closer I got to the track, the better I carried as the ball would not jump off of the dry boards.  Shots inside of target still tractioned a little bit but held line to give me some decent carry in the pocket.

Compared to other balls in my bag, the Hero Solid is a step weaker than my Method Solid yet stronger than my Cutting Edge Hybrid.  I wish I still had my Vintage Danger Zone as it would have likely been even closer to the Hero Solid than the 2 aforementioned balls. 

I recommend the Hero Solid for moderate to high rev players looking for a ball for to stay more parallel to the lane when straighter is greater.  This is the type of ball reaction which may not look impressive in an edited ball video (I will admit to editing out a 1-2-4 where I missed an arrow right) as it does not hook or flip the most but will provide a high pocket % with enough control for the bowler to make slight tweaks necessary to have a high carry %. 
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Re: Hero Solid
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 10:50:43 AM »

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


Dual Angle: 60 x 5 1/4 x 60

X Hole (if there is one): No


Rev Rate: Medium , between 250-275 rpm

Ball Speed: 17-18 mph

PAP/Track: 5 1/2" over and 1/2" down


Grit: Box Finish

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded


The Brunswick Hero solid is a outstanding symmetrical ball that complements the original Hero.  The Solid reads the midlane about 3 feet sooner and has a strong continuation arcing motion in the backend.  I drilled mine exactly like my original Hero and both balls are literally a great 1-2 punch combo for leagues and tournaments 

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