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Reviews => Brunswick => Topic started by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on February 11, 2021, 05:14:35 PM

Title: Knock Out
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on February 11, 2021, 05:14:35 PM
The Brunswick Knock Out combines the Melee Low RG symmetrical core with the Savvy Hook 3.0 Solid Reactive coverstock. This combination provides an ideal ball motion on medium oiled lanes for different style bowlers. If you liked the Brunswick Jab bowling balls then you will love this ball.

Color: Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Melee Low RG Symmetric Core (14-16#)
Coverstock: Savvy Hook 3.0 Solid Reactive
Finish: 500, 1000, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
Hook Potential: Medium-High
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
Length: Medium
Breakpoint Shape: Medium
RG: 2.487 (for 15# ball)
Diff: 0.050 (for 15# ball)
Title: Re: Knock Out
Post by: Brandon Riley on February 26, 2021, 05:05:24 PM
Drilled my Knockout strong (45x4.25x25) as I really wanted a big symmetric ball in my bag for when tournaments return.  I have always preferred symmetric balls for the way they smoothly transition down the lane and having liked a number of balls with the Melee core, I was really looking forward to this ball!

The Knockout did not disappoint!  It gave me more hook than expected and really corned well down lane - especially for a solid.  The best way to describe what this ball does is the strengh of the Melee Hook with the Purple Edge ball motion!
I have so far used it on our house pattern, 41' Beaten Path and one of the Weber Cup patterns and have liked what I have seen.  I have had some success keeping my speed up in the track, but my look got better as I moved in to the 3rd and 4th arrows.  The big sweeping arc was easy to control by tinkering with my hand and as the pattern dried out I was able to amp up my speed but still see the ball finish on the back end.

Compared to other balls in my bag the Knockout is a few feet earlier than the Melee Jab Blood Red with the same strong move on the back end.  The Knockout started up just a pinch later than my Hero Solid but had a stronger, more continuous move on the backend.  In terms of ball motion in my current bag it closest compares to my Omni Solid (but a tad weaker).

I recommend the Knockout for bowlers of all styles on medium oiled conditions.  This is a very versatile piece that could serve as the benchmark type ball for rollier players or as an upper end piece for those who are softer with their speed/rev dominant. 

Please check out my video ball review:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkoJ1rnAIis&t=321s