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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Color: Purple/Black
Cover Stock: PureGrip TM Solid Reactive
Core: Dooms Day Bomb 2.
Hook Rating: 120 out of 120 max
Backend Hook: 80%
Flare Potential: 6+
Pin Placement: 12 O’ clock 1-5” out
Construction: 3-piece
15lb rg min: 2.487
15lb rg max: 2.539
15lb diff: .052
Hardness: 75 D-Scale
Finish: 1000 grit dull  
Available Weights: 13, 14, 15, 16

Lane #1 inroduces a new force in the bowling industry that outhooks all others. The BuzzBOMB is packed with our all new double sided Dommsday Bomb2 core. This Doomsday double Bomb core generates double the torque, creating double the hook on the backend. Surrounding this nuclear power plant is our all new Pure-Grip solid reacive coverstock. This new formula grips the lane on the heaviest oil. You won''t believe your eyes when you see this midlane Hook Monster explode with a Huge Backend. Hear the Buzz, see the Hook, watch your High Scores double with the BuzzBOMB!!!



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Re: BuzzBOMB
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2008, 05:21:18 PM »
I have the standard drilling, pin underneath of ring finger, about four inches and about four inches to the right.  This ball gives me great length, with a sharp turn to the pocket.  I mainly play outside, this ball holds the line great and doesn't over-react.  I'm very impressed with this ball, it doesn't burn or roll out.  It's already paid for and I've only had it three weeks.  The pin carry is outstanding, it rolls right through the pins, no weak hits with this ball.  This is the first Lane 1 ball and it's a keeper.  I'm impressed how this ball holds the line and the adjustments are minimal, from the outside shot.  I'm in the 5-8 board area, straight up.  I'm averaging around 230 thus far, with money in the bank!


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Re: BuzzBOMB
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2008, 12:46:35 AM »
Pin Length - 3.5 - 4
Starting Top Weight - 3.5
Ball Weight - 15 after drilling
Ending Statics - About 1/4 oz top and 3/4 oz pos side

DRILL PATTERN - Almost same as my G-Force Evolution
Stacked with the pin over the ring finger about an inch and barely right, with CG straight down.
Pin to PAP - 5 1/4 approx
CG to PAP - 4 3/4 approx
X Hole (if needed) - n/a
MB Location - n/a
This was drilled at about a 60* MB angle using the implied MB drawing a line through the Pin and CG

Rev Rate - 400
Ball Speed - 17
PAP/Track - 5 1/4 by 3/8

Grit - I tried it OOB (500 abralon?) and 2k wet sand
Type (Matte, Polish, Sanded) - Tried it matte (oob) and highly polished

Length - 40
Volume - light
Type (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) - overblocked wall
These lanes are real beat up wood, and have not been cut in about 5 years.

Length - Moderate length to 35 feet. Earlier than my Havoc.
Back End - Very strong and a bit more angular than just a strong arc. Much more angular than it was OOB.
Overall Hook - Huge
Midlane Read - Very good. It will read a bit too early on a light oil shot.
Breakpoint Shape - Arcy and then it explodes toward the pocket

Length - Very early at about 25 feet
Back End - Smooth and strong
Overall Hook - Oh My GOD! The guys were lining up to see the BuzzBOMB after I practiced with it.
Midlane Read - Early read
Breakpoint Shape - Strong arc

With the OOB surface this thing is an oil eating, flaring JUGGERNAUT! I am bowling on some dry stuff this summer, so to make it work I had to stand on the 10 board of the lane to the left of mine and project it out to about 7 at 40 feet. I am not capable of doing this on the right lane, with the ball return in my way. I was also able to hold it at about shoulder height and throw it REALLY hard standing on 38 and going out to 5 at the camera. The ball came back real strong and decimated the rack. I am getting too old to do that! What this means is that the BuzzBomb is exactly the oiler I was looking for to fill in my arsenal. When they resurface the lanes and put out the winter shot, I am going to need it too!

Highly polished, the BuzzBOMB is a more refined beast...but it is a beast! It goes longer and is more angular than out of box.

I will return the ball to out of box and keep it for oil and tournaments, but the polished reaction tells me I MUST HAVE the BuzzBOMB/R when it comes out next month!

Carry - The carry is downright criminal!
Likes - Hit and read. Ability to handle oil.
Dislikes - I wouldn't use it on anything drier than a medium shot. That is not really a dislike, it means the ball strengthens my arsenal.



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Re: BuzzBOMB
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2008, 10:42:35 AM »
This is a review for Buzzbomb#2, I dropped from 16#  to 15#.
Ball was 15lb.3oz. with 3oz. top and a 1 1/2" pin
Drilling is 4.3 x 4.3 with the pin 1/2" right and 1" down from ring.
since my pap is 5.7over and .7up this ends up pin under ring, cg kicked out a little. Ball ended up with 1/2 pos. side, 5/8 top, and 3/8 finger. With my high track this ball will sometimes track over the middle finger, but not all the time. I wanted a ball to start up earlier and handle lots of oil, and that is exactly what I got. This ball starts up very early and never stops and handles heavy oil very well, I have tried this ball @ oob, 2000ab,500ab, and right now it is at 1000ab plus the Secret Sauce (put on with medium pressure)it has performed very well on the heavier house shots with the polished surface, but is still too much when the oil goes away, and it needs the bag and the BB/R or THS comes out. Overall I like the ball very much when I get enough oil to use it and would recommend one to anyone who needs a heavy oiler, especially a stroker like me.

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Re: BuzzBOMB
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2008, 11:58:14 PM »
When I got this ball, I tried it in box finish and it ended up sitting in my basement collecting DUST!  Not for MEDIUM conditions unless you throw warp speed or "zero" ball.....So, I polished it from its box surface adjustments.  Used 3M Finess-It and the ball is now AWESOME!  

Layout is 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" stacked.
Reads the midlane on medium conditions great, and the backend recovery is out of this world.  The carry is great as long as you have head oil.  Once you start leaving weak hits with it, it's time for the bag for this baby!  Not an every day / benchmark ball since it's on the stronger side, but great nevertheless.  A good ball for me to start the night with, but it only lasts about a game and a half even though I polished it.

"You may not like it now........but you will LEARN to like it!"

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Re: BuzzBOMB
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2008, 03:30:45 AM »
I just got this ball today, im just coming back to bowling after 2 years, ive been struggling (176 average) was using a gravity shift whioch was not strong enough 4 the oil swamp i bowl in. all i can say is the buzz bomb is amazing , the only way to miss right is to throw it in the gutter. any where i threw it from 2 boards right of center to the 1 board it found the pocket. i threw 6 games learning the ball and averaged 212.  LANE1 4 life

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Re: BuzzBOMB
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2009, 06:41:58 AM »
I have two buzzbombs right now. Both are drilled Pin up. I have one at box finished with the cg kicked about an inch with no hole. I have the other shined up at 2K with Beans sauce and the cg is kicked about 2 inches with a weight hole 2 inches below my VAL.

    The shiny one, I cant really say to much about because I haven't threw it that much. But for the Box finish one, "wow" its amazing... On the longest of patterns, this one turns the corner. It is really fun when a ball gives you what no other bowler has on the lanes. This one give me just that. Sometimes the gutter can look un-playable, when I bring this thing out and then have everyone wondering if they can play the gutter.

   I will say though this ball is very very condition specific due to the early, heavy roll this thing gives. Its a type of ball that will stay in the bag even though I may not bring it out but once a month. This ball is a sponge, so I can see how they may die after some play. I can also see how if some people try this ball on the wrong conditions that is will burn up way to much and hit like crap. This thing already flares a ton anyway. I gotta give this ball a solid 9.5 because when the condition is there, you can count on this ball being amazing. Great Job Lane 1.              John Davis


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Re: BuzzBOMB
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2010, 05:33:37 PM »
had this ball a couple years now had drilled a couple different ways and still really disappointed  it doesn't hook. what gets me is they want so much for this brand and they roll out duds. I have had other lane one stuff and liked it like the enriched uranium and still use it. i had drilled pin down to hook early and bowl in a house with screaming backends. I have taken to flooded synthetic lanes and it moves maybe seven boards which i think i can get form any ball. just not impressed with this ball at all

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Re: BuzzBOMB
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2011, 01:04:15 PM »


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


Likes:strong friction in heavy oil , great carry

Dislikes: none



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Re: BuzzBOMB
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2011, 11:12:14 AM »





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



I've had this ball since it came out, just never got around to doing a review. Hope this helps even though I know it's late.

Likes: Ball really gets down lane, very versatile ball for me, Lane 1 Carry, swing it on medium-medium heavy, play tighter when theres heavy oil but still can swing it if I soften up my hand, gets through the heads nicely, reads midlane perfectly and just so smooth of the dry, haven't had any over/under with this ball either which is beautiful

Dislikes: Definately not a dry lane ball. Not a dislike though


Pin is 3-4" and about 1/2" from ring finger, I think CG is kicked(not 100%, I am no professional), No X-Hole. Speed is 17-20 depending on condition, rev rate 350-400


1st House: THS, synthetic lanes with little carry down


This ball is a MONSTER on these lanes. I can stand 10 left of center dot throwing over 10 out to 5 with 18 mph and ball just Violentlly crushes the pocket. If I slow it down though it goes brooklyn if not further. I can move more right and just put a little loft on it and it still crushes the pocket.  If I move to 15 left of center dot throw over 15 out to 9-10 with about 17 mph and it still crushes the pocket. Shot my 2nd 300 with this ball at this house.


2nd House: Modified cheetah pattern, oiled 28' on right and 27' on left, buffed 10-10 down to 40' with 19.6 ml of oil


At this house I have to stand 15 left of center dot throwing over 13 out to 7 with 18 mph. This is pretty much the only line I can play here. If I move right ball goes left hard, if I move left ball just won't carry the 10.


Overall: Best ball by Lane 1. Outhooks TimeBomb for me anyways. Very Versatile given the right conditions.