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BallReviews-scodaddy21

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Knock Out
« on: February 11, 2021, 05:14:35 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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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)

 

Brandon Riley

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Re: Knock Out
« Reply #1 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
Brandon Riley
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cdegroodt

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Re: Knock Out
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 08:14:56 AM »
I know this seems very cliché but this ball really is a Knock Out. I drilled mine my favorite symmetrical layout of 4 x 30 It is a nice benchmark symmetrical that gets down lane without much effort and is strong off the spot and hits hard. I think this is going to be a small step down from my Bonus solid and a little earlier than my Bonus Pearl. It fits nicely in there. If you a fan of striking get one of these.

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Re: Knock Out
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 01:05:39 PM »
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Re: Knock Out
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 09:01:44 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 42
 
Volume: 25

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


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80 x 4 1/8 x 55 – PAP 4 ½ -> and ½^ - Speed – 15mph – Rev Rate 380
First of all, this ball is all black which is my favorite color to throw.  For a mid-price line ball this ball is versatile strong and has a great reaction shape.  It is fairly clean through the front, picks up in the midlane, and still has a strong reaction in the end.  This ball would work for league and tougher oil patterns, this is a great benchmark ball to have in your bag.  I would recommend using this on medium to heavy oil patterns.  I always feel the solid black bowling balls roll better and read the lane better than any other color.



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Joe Goldstein, Sr.

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Re: Knock Out
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2021, 03:10:49 PM »
LANE CONDITION

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Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS, Chameleon


COMMENTS

Likes: The Knock Out is easy to get through the fronts, picks up well in the midlane and is very continuous in the backend.  Really blends out patterns well allowing me to keep the ball more in front of me yet has nice shape while swinging it as the block goes on. 

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MikeRomero

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Re: Knock Out
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2021, 09:52:00 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: THS and 41' Sport Pattern

Volume: 19 - 27mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS & Sport


COMMENTS

Likes:

The Knockout is exactly that! Brunswick got it right with this ball as this ball gives me versatility. This bowling ball is strong, angular, and continuous all in one. I can play the lane by keeping my angles in front of me or I can open up the lane and swing the ball without any loss in performance or hitting power. The layout I have on the ball is 65 x 4.5 x 30. This is a great ball for your league bowlers and perfect for tournament play.

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jmcelliott

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Re: Knock Out
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2021, 12:36:24 PM »
Layout: 60x5x40

This is rather versatile ball for myself and others. I have certainly found that with a fresh cover, it’ll definitely give sound control to tame down lane conditions. The cover does tend to build up oil faster than I’ve seen with others, so if that’s what you’re looking for, be sure to wipe it down regularly and to scuff the surface.

I personally prefer to use the ball for the backend motion I see with it. It has a knack for turning the corner well for me with a little lane shine. I do try to keep it pretty clean, but I don’t usually scuff the surface.