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Kingpin Rule
« on: January 03, 2019, 04:13:49 PM »
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Brunswick Kingpin Rule
The Kingpin success continues with the Brunswick Kingpin Rule bowling ball. This ball takes the proven Kingpin Ultra Low RG core and wraps it with the successful ECA-XR coverstock that is used on the Quantum Bias. This core and cover pairing make it perfect for heavy oil conditions while giving great hook, backend and pin carry. Rule the lanes and your competition with the Brunswick Kingpin Rule.

Breakpoint Shape: Angular
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Color: Maroon/Orange/White
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Kingpin Ultra Low RG
Coverstock: ECA-XR
Hook Potential: High
Length: Medium
Finish: 500 and 2,000 Siaair Micro Pad
RG: 2.483**
Differential: 0.055**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls



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Re: Kingpin Rule
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 09:12:54 AM »
The Kingpin Rule is an incredible addition to the Kingpin line of equipment. This ball flat out hooks. I had to have my home house layout more oil so I could even test it out. The Ultra Low RG Core helps this ball rev up easily to setup a strong controlled turn on the backend. As early as the ball is it has incredible continuation through the pins and stores a very impressive amount of energy for the backend. This ball is excellent for high volume oil sport patterns or those that like to play deep on house patterns. You can count on this ball to make a left turn! Overall I saw 3-4 boards more hook over the Tenacity Grit with the Rule drilled 70x5x40 vs a 65x4x35 on my Tenacity Grit. The carry with this ball with the Dynamicore technology is EPIC!!

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Re: Kingpin Rule
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 08:48:06 PM »
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Re: Kingpin Rule
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 12:01:52 PM »
All HAIL the KING...  Then new Kingpin Rule is the king of them all. The the quantum coverstock wrapped around the proven kingpin core this king pin giving it a RG of 2.483 and a diff of .055 asy of .020. This ball will give you more leangth of the previous 2 allowing you to move left and open up your angles. The Kingpin Rule is using Dynamicore the industry-leading technology that is a more durable outer material that yields less compression upon impact increasing hitting power and creating an undeniable difference in sound and pin carry.If you are looking for a ball on those heavier oil patterns or a low rev rate this ball will be perfect for you.


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Re: Kingpin Rule
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 02:57:22 PM »

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


Dual Angle: 55 x 5 x 75

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 Kingpin Rule is the strongest Kingpin I have thrown to date.  The Kingpin Rule rolls through the front, starts a early strong midlane roll and provides a strong anglular motion throughout the backend.  I drilled mine with these dual angles to provide a strong, continuous motion on longer and tighter sport shots.  If you need a heavy oil ball, add a Kingpin Rule to your arsenal.

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Re: Kingpin Rule
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 03:37:14 PM »
Iíve been a fan of the Kingpins and this latest edition to the Kingpin line is different and more dynamic than the original Kingpin and Kingpin Max. First, this ball needs oil. Given the performance rating on this ball at 88 and falling in the Pro > Traction line in the Brunswick family, this ball works best on a heavier volume and longer pattern. I found this ball to be more angular than the Kingpin Max as it provides a much sharper turn on the backend than the previous Kingpins. If you bowl where there is heavier volumes of oil and


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Re: Kingpin Rule
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 08:38:37 AM »
The Kingpin Rule is a really responsive, aggressive piece to add to your arsenal.  If you're looking for shape downlane and the ability to see a ball read a higher volume  pattern then this is the choice.

I have mine pin over ring finger and out of box surface.  I don't have a lot of ball speed but when you find the oil with this ball you don't have to worry about it not hooking.  It has given me options with my angles that I didn't have before.

The surface can be manipulated to create earlier or later motion very easily.  I will say though, that I don't recommend this ball for low volume patterns or for burn squads in tournaments.    There are far better Brunswick options for those challenges.

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Re: Kingpin Rule
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 04:47:10 PM »
Rev rate 390-410
Speed 17.5
Style Tweener

I have always been particular of strong, dull balls unless I absolutely need them.  With my style and release I always feel like they are too "roll-y" and give me no motion to carry.  When I drilled my Kingpin Rule I was pleasantly surprised at the traction and motion when I threw it on some heavy patterns.  When the patterns broke down and I had to stay with a strong ball, but move left, there was enough motion and continuation to carry without losing energy at the pins.

Right now this is the strongest ball in my bag and I'd feel confident throwing it at Nationals on some of the heavy volume patters we have seen the last couple of years. 


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Re: Kingpin Rule
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 06:27:16 PM »

Pin Length: 3.3"

Starting Top Weight: 2.1 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 3 oz


Ball: 65 x 5 x 35

X Hole (if there is one): none


Rev Rate: 375 rpms

Ball Speed:17.5 mph off hand

PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up


Grit: 500 Grit with Compound

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Compound


Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot 

Volume:  Moderate to High

Type: House and Sport


Length: Clean through the heads and strong in the midlane

Back End: Hard Arc

Overall Hook: Strong

Midlane Read: Strong

Breakpoint Shape: Semi Angular


Likes: Versatility and backend response for an stronger ball

Dislikes: none

The Kingpin Rule is a bit of an enigma if you will.  Usually when you find a ball that hooks soon enough to read on heavier patterns it likes to burn up as the pattern breaks down. The Kingpin Rule continues to come around the corner.  This ball is very unusual in that it seems to read the lane correctly most of the time on heavier patterns.  I have used it on a longer lighter volume pattern and a longer heavier volume pattern.  This ball looked almost equally good on both.  The Kingpin Rule has well above average energy retention for a ball in this category.  Because of this, it also has gotten some use when our house shot has been a little tight.  As far as comparisons go, it reminds me most of the original Mastermind with extra hook.  I can see this being the heavier oil ball for most styles.  Because of the extra energy retention, it also seems to carry the off hits very well.  If you are looking for a great looking heavy oil ball with great potential check out the Kingpin Rule.
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Greenville, SC  864-248-4737

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Re: Kingpin Rule
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2019, 12:37:44 PM »
Drilled my Kingpin Rule 55x5x40 (pin up) with the intent of replacing my tired og Kingpin which has served me well in long + heavy oil.
Out of the box I was a bit confused with the Kingpin Rule.  It tractioned in the oil, but just seemed touchy through the latter part of the lane.  When I got it to the right spot, it turned overly surprisingly hard on the back end, but shots that didn't see clean back ends or found the friction early would puke down the lane.  Moving right was never really an option with such a strong coverstock as it wanted to roll out, while my look trying to cheat too far left didn't shape right for me to maximize my carry. 
This is a ball that I wish I could have added an Xhole in so that I could get more into the soup, but decided to add shine to play a little straighter.  The results were ok as the ball became a good option for tugging the oil line on longer patterns, but still didn't really impress me.
I had drilled a pin up Conspiracy Solid at about the same time and have absolutely loved that ball.  The Conspiracy Solid is a little cleaner, with a lot stronger move in the midlane and continuation down the lane.  If you want a beast of a ball that still makes the corner in some oil, please look into the Conspiracy.
I hate to say it, but this layout on the Kingpin Rule just wasn't a good match for me.  If I were to have a do over I would have drilled it pin down to lengthen my hook window and even out my transitions.
Brandon Riley
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