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Dirty Bomb
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
A sinister Weapon of Mass Destruction created by Lane #1 and favored by ruthless, cut-throat, downright blood thirsty bowlers worldwide. Capable of cataclysmic destruction, it features a deadly RadioActive pearl resin coverstock. Inside this outer casing comes their patented diamond core with a high density flip block and atomic nugget. An extended long range weapon, it savagely flips, hooks, and corners hard as it viciously explodes on the backend destroying pins far and wide. Not for the big hearted, fair-minded, humane, milque toast bowler.

Remember...Nothing explodes the pins better than a Bomb..!!

Color: Copper Emerald Pearl
Cover Stock: RadioActiveTM Pearl Resin
Core: Patented Diamond with High Density Flip Block and Mini Diamond Nugget.
Hook Rating: 75
Backend Hook: 85%
Flare Potential: 6
Pin Placement: 12 O clock 1-4 out
Construction: 5-piece
Finish: Highly Polished
Available Weights: 13,14,15, & 16 lb



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Re: Dirty Bomb
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2006, 03:48:31 PM »
Second time using this nasty dirty bomb, thats all i can say...

i think im tweener(when i bowl one hand), above average revs and med speed. The Dirty Bomb has pin above the fingers and cg on the right and up of the thumb hole.

today i tried it on the fresh oil league (THS) and i couldnt believe the reaction i was getting out of it. played 15 to 5 and it made an very sharp and continuous turn into the pocket. light shot carried very well. I own already more than 10 balls (new and used) but its the first time i see a highly polished ball move soooo much of the dry, something that my infinite one didnt do at all having a very similar layout. I used to think that lane1 was expensive, but now i think it was really worth it.

finished with 214 average for 4 games (so far best average i had).

likes: very strong and continuous off the dry, carried well for a polished ball

dislikes: people asking me "how can you hook a power groove so much"? i was like... ehh this is made by brunswick, but its lane1, they said lane what? LOL
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Re: Dirty Bomb
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2007, 01:09:54 AM »
Ball Specs:

16lbs (Before Drilling)
1-2 in pin
3.1 top weight
Drilled Stacked Leverage

about 190 average bowler. Lower to med revs. Average Ball Speed is about 18 mph.

The standard League THS med shot about 38 ft.

The usual line for the fresh shot for this ball with me is about 12 to 7. This is by far my most favorite ball and line. It just kills the pocket and I can probably count on one hand the 10 pins I left after 10 weeks of bowling on 2 leagues. It clears the heads very well and when it hits the break point and goes into its roll, the pins start trembling.

The Chameleon pattern....

On the fresh shot I was able to play my normal line and actually opened with the front 6. However, when the lanes started to transition this ball started skating. I actually took out the ten pin with my strike line in the 3rd game.


A true Lane 1 Ball with the look and carry. It is my benchmark ball right now going into the new leagues. Besides, I like being different than anyone else that has to have the same ball with the letters NV on them.


It will skate. It needs fresh back ends or a dry point to shoot for.

Dirty Bomb 16lbs
Bullet 16 lbs
Angular One 15 lbs
Big One 15 lbs


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Re: Dirty Bomb
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2008, 10:40:58 PM »
Me: low to medium revs, low track, 16-17 mph, right-handed, 202 average

i got my dirty bomb about 2 and a half years ago, and the thing died just 2 months ago. in december 2007, i shot my first 700 wih this ball, and had many 250+ games with it. i got this drilled pin under the ring finger, and this just flies right off the backend. good features of this ball is its reaction. it took a long time to die and lose reaction, and its very controllable. playing up the boards is the best way to go with this ball. carry is good, and 10-pins are not a problem. the bad features of this ball is the hit. can leave weak 7-pins if you come in a little light. other than that, this ball is a beast.


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Re: Dirty Bomb
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2008, 02:46:50 AM »
The ball: 15 pounds, unknown top weight before drilling, 2-inch pin
The drill: Stacked with pin about 1.5 inches right of ring and CG directly below. Works out to about a 2.25 x 1.5 drill for me.
Me: PAP 4 over 3/8 up, tweener revs, good speed, good circumference coverage


Bought this ball used off a fellow member to test whether I would like the Bomb cores or not. I decided against redrilling even though the layout was going to end up giving me short pin-to-PAP and CG-to-PAP numbers because I was wanting to use this ball late in a shift when I needed a smooth roll, anyway.

After the first test of the ball yielded some odd behavior, the next step was to do a resurface on the ball and freshen its polish. I took it up to 2000 and applied Storm's ReactaShine. That seemed to help the ball get through the heads better before wanting to turn.

Still, either the drill itself was just way too tame, or there's something about the Bomb core that doesn't match up to my game the way I expected, because this ball is usable only from outside angles and straight up the boards.

To confirm it, I drilled up a Hybrid Dirty Bomb with much friendlier pin-to-PAP and CG-to-PAP specs, and noted similarities in ball roll and performance.

The Dirty Bomb rolls much differently than Lane #1's Diamond- and WAS-cored balls. Those balls are, virtually every one of them, rolly and controllable. They arc to the pocket and carry strongly on all manner of light hits.

I don't get that look from the Dirty Bomb. It is angular, similar in motion to some of Storm's older block-plus-flip-puck symmetrical balls, but its window of good carry is much smaller. This ball does not carry light hits well, whereas it is a hallmark of the Diamond core series. High hit carry is below average but better than light hits. If there's a point of benefit, it's that the Dirty Bomb never gets robbed when directly in the pocket. It carries those full hits with authority and leaves few back-row pins in those situations.

Judging from what I've seen now in two Bomb-cored balls, I don't think these balls are as versatile as the Diamond-core balls are. It also appears they would favor people who rev the ball less and/or like some angularity downlane, and/or need the ball to help them achieve a move to the pocket.

My Dirty Bomb has a spot in my bag, but it's the same spot already occupied by at least three other balls in my house, with a very narrow application: Straight up the lane, usually up 5 or outside, when the lanes get so messy in the middle that I'm forced back out near the gutter. This ball couldn't play deep inside without leaving corners.

I am sure that if I redrilled it with different specs, I would get some difference in the reaction, but again, my experience with its brother, the Hybrid Dirty Bomb, confirms the basics.

The summary:

Positives: Tuneable coverstock, good from outside angles, offers angularity off the breakpoint, never gets robbed on full hits, max revs not necessary for performance.

Negatives: MIA on light and heavy hits, can't play the middle of the lane easily, heavy-rev types might not get optimum performance.

Overall: A decent piece of equipment for certain situations, but don't buy this if you're thinking it will be the same as your trusty Buzzsaw or new WAS-cored balls.