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Power Groove Reactive
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Three Colors: Neon Green/Purple Pearl/Ice Blue

Coverstock: PowerKoil 17 Reactive

Hardness: 76-78

Factory Finish: Rubbing and Finishing compound double buff

RG: 2.704

Dif: .041

Hook: 14+

Length: 155

Breackpoint Shape: 75



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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2006, 09:53:36 PM »
Purple/Silver  
Likes: Excellent length and carries the pins well. Nice turn to the pocket. Great bang for the buck. Looks like a BVP Punisher
Dislikes: Availability. Hard to find.

(3" pin w/ 2.5 oz tw) I purchased the Power Groove as an experiment because I wanted to drop weight from a 16# to a 15# ball. It was a good choice. The lighter weight is more comfortable. For a $57 ball, this PG series really is impressive! It carries the pins very well and has a nice arc. I can see why other bowlers are impressed at the value/performance of this ball. OOB finish, third arrow, sweeping out to about the 8th board and BOOM on medium conditions. It really hooks nicely.

The only thing that I have found puzzling is that I tend to track across a portion of the thumb hole at times. I didn't do this before. It is probably my release with a lighter weight ball.

This is a good choice for ANY bowler. New or vet, young or not so young. It works and does a surprising job at that. Go ahead, get in the groove. Yeah!



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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2006, 12:57:15 AM »
I have the purple/silver one. I bought this ball to go between my BVP Punisher and Power Groove Dry/R, something that would turn up sooner than the Dry/R but be smoother than the Punisher. I definitely got what I wanted.

The ball was drilled label, except with a shorter pin and swung out closer to my pap, so it's my only arsenal ball where the pin is under the ring and a couple inches to the right. I left it box finish. My Punisher has a 5+ inch pin and is also label, putting it a couple inches above ring. My Dry/R is more normal with the pin a little above and to the right of ring. I also have a Lane #1 XXXL that's drilled stacked leverage.

I bowled a few games on a house shot, Saturday night @ 9pm, maybe 5-6 games on the lanes but they play drier than a lot of other places. Well maintained wood that nevertheless should be replaced, with guardian. The way the lanes were playing, I could swing anything out to 3 or 4 and have it come charging back. Using the PGR this way resulted in a satisfactory reaction of course, but that's not why I got it (that's the Punisher's realm). I squared up more, throwing right down 11 and it made a smooth and continuous move to the pocket. Where the Punisher and Dry/R rev up right off my hand and go a long way before snapping, this ball seems to hold off on revving up until the later part of the lane, but the milder coverstock prevents overreaction.

In short, I got exactly what I wanted. I saw this ball in the hands of a high speed high rev cranker and marveled at how smooth it looked. I had a gaping hole in my tournament arsenal between my Punisher (one of the most underrated balls out there right now) and my Dry/R (ditto), and this is admirably filled by the Power Groove Reactive, though honestly I would have preferred the now discontinued solid version (and I would have shined the heck out of it).
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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2006, 11:14:39 PM »
I have the Teal and Green, it has been Ole'Faithful. I've avged over 160 with that ball. I started last year. I got this at the end of league took my avg from 102 to 110. This year my avg is floating around 140 - 169. It hooks about 10 boards any moment. It is very versitale. Can play swing shot out to 10 and Ole' Faithful will come roaring back. Hits like a Truck. Brunswick is good, Hammer may be a little better at times. Arsenal, Brunswick Power Groove, Punisher, Hammer-Faball 3-D High Rev Offset, Ebonite Magnum, and a mean flooded hooker in the near future.

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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2006, 06:31:05 AM »
Review #2 - I felt the ball was acting a little jumpy in the backend for what I wanted it for, so I took the surface to 2000 abralon, no polish. Holy cow, this ball is AMAZING now. Buttery smooth roll down the whole lane, still overall skid snap but it rolls "heavier" now. This surface on my Dry/R was a success too.

This ball is essentially a higher RG Sapphire Zone, remember that. For the price, you can't beat having the two Power Grooves in your arsenal for the drier conditions. Get 'em, put a simple drill on, tweak the surface, and you'll have a great arsenal for late shifts and Guardian/old wood houses.
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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2006, 01:21:26 PM »
Color Silver/Purple Drilled 2L Pin In with X hole and Polish. I can't wait to review this ball. Everytime I used this ball it always amazed me. Of course it does hook as much as my Inferno's but this ball come up Strong and Clean at the backend. Not just that It Hit like a Ton. I'm getting one for my Wife to replace her Black Attack Zone.

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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2006, 11:17:30 PM »
After a 10 year layoff, I decided to get back to bowling again. I got a chrome yellow Power Groove.  on meduim lanes it is very nice. But on oily it seemed almost straight until I slowed down and then started giving my a nice little hook again.. 4th time out with it, only the 2nd time on oily lanes, I blew an easy spare in the 10th and still got a 200 with it.  I'm certianly happy, my best game every (many years ago) was 243.

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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2006, 09:25:41 PM »
This is a MUST have for a tourney player.

When everyone else is against the ball return, I bring this out, play the track area and smash the rack.  It gets thru heads very very clean and has a predictable reaction.  No surprise left turns with this ball.  It is very even off the breakpoint a responds very well to changes in hand position.

I plan to add a Dry/R also for those "hillbilly" tourneys where they start with a THS wall and put 3 shifts on it.
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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2007, 06:26:07 PM »
This is a quality ball for any bowler. For the beginner, it works well as their first reactive ball, and for the experienced bowler, it fits in nicely at the bottom of any arsenal. However, in carrydown this ball becomes as useless as A-Rod in the ninth inning. It gets down the lane nicely and carries the corners out very well. Overall, this is a good ball and one I feel every bowler should have one in their bag(but I currently don't have one, so I can't talk.) Good job Brunswick.
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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2007, 11:39:32 PM »
Do not let the price fool you.  If the lanes are drying out, or if you like to start on the dry and have fresh backends, this ball is a killer.  

With so many balls resembling grenades, my Groove keeps the pins low and "mixing" instead of flying up and over the corner pins.  One of my leagues is a second squad on the pattern so I can use this ball anytime and just play the "down and in" shot while others are crossing lots of boards with erratic results.

My biggest regret is that I don't go to this ball sooner than I do. There are plenty of balls that cost more, so I feel obligated to try them first, which is just plain stupid.

I have mine drilled strong so I'm not afraid to try it, but keep it shiny so it glides down the lane and turns left.

Most bowlers could use a ball like this one. Remember, high score wins!


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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2007, 08:55:29 PM »
My last review on this ball was 10/24/2006. I'm starting to struggle on all of my Inferno ball due to both bowling place I bowl starting to used thin oil on the lanes that dries in few hours. So all of my Inferno starting to burn and hook early.  So, I added my Reactive Groove to my arsenal. Wow! This ball just Spin right thru that very thin oil and get the job done. I got 289 back to back and 299 in 2 days of practice. So far out of 30+ games I average 230+. I'm getting the Dry/R to test it.
Added to this review this is now a 300 ball.

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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2007, 05:28:27 AM »
To simply put it...

this ball is great on medium/dry lanes with tremendous hitting power..

Go with the pink/blue one it is sweet

but great ball when transition is done
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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2010, 12:37:12 PM »

It is what it is.
Bought ball on E-bay. (thanks for free shipping GLC) Being a fan of PK17, this is the third P/G that I have drilled up. The first two were ok.But very skid/flip in reaction. This one was a cheap experiment. I started with a 3-4" pin ball. I drilled the pin on my PAP and turned the CG towards the center of the grip. The cg ended 3 1/2" from PAP. Then I brought the surface to 1000/2000 abralon, lightly shining it with Black Magic. When I roll this ball, the pin looks back at me and the ball rotates around it. First night on THS: after 5 practice shots game one: 290. Series 759. Duh. Winner.
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Re: Power Groove Reactive
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2010, 07:53:46 PM »
Pin above bridge 5.5" from PAP
This ball is a real sleeper that is a must for dry lanes.
It doesn't have the same backend as the green/black avalanche, but clears the fronts a little cleaner and allows me to keep my angles tight.  A very manageable ball for more parallel angles and "fade" shots on dry, tough conditions.  Honestly this is not the ball I pull out to smash a wall, but it is something that allows me to make the most of a little hold and grind out deuces on real rough lanes.  Definitely a good pick for low volume sport patterns!
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