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Big Kahuna
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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This ball clears the heads with ease, gets great skid, high revs and finishes with a monsterous back end.

Coverstock: Diamond Particle Particle Load: Light

Line Legends
Color Silver/Black
Coverstock Particle
Core 2-piece
RG 2.563
Differential 0.052
Factory finish Sheen
Weights 14 thru 16lbs


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Re: Big Kahuna
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2005, 08:29:45 PM »
I drilled the ball up with the pin and cg out 3 3/4 inches from my axis.

I threw this on our fresh oil house shot and a 39 foot heavy oil sport shot. The ball was clean through the heads on both shot and then made a strong midlane move to the pocket. The Big Kahuna had plenty of punch at the pocket.

This ball is a couple boards less than the Yeah Baby in overall hook.

This ball will be good for a variety of house shots. I would say that this ball will be the Best overall ball in the Legends line that I have tested.

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Re: Big Kahuna
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2005, 05:01:08 PM »
house patten , used kahuna in a roll off match the same nite ,different pair of lanes, we tied first place, 3 game roll off , just got ball that day and had no time to throw it ,so we began match , lanes or very erattic from differrent players ,my
yeahbaby was way to strong and so was the newstandard, so out comes kahuna oh my god , clean through the heads tremendous consitant roll in the mids ,with hard arcing backend,with great carry , i go 227 , 235 , 220 great ball for erattic and    
tough patterns no over or under going from lane to lane or different centers, every
one else struggled with ball reaction but me , great ball , this is a keeper , ive  
 got 3 of the new balls from lanemaster/ legends, kong , ns2 ,ap2 if you need ifo . just email me , hope thats helps , thanks for reading my review .  


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Re: Big Kahuna
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2005, 09:47:23 PM »
Specs: Top weight- 2.78
       Pin- 3 7/8
Surface- 800 with light polish
Drilling- 12'o clock pin and cg. on the midline with a small hole also on the midline:mb would be placed next to the thumb on the positive side.(3x5)
Speed-15-15.50, medium revs high track.

   I just punched this ball up a little over a week ago and i have loved it ever since. The ball reads the mid-lane pretty well and gives a good backend reaction and makes a good 1-2 combo with the high rev. i drilled it up to try lanemasters for the 1st time and because they would give me a free 2-ball tote if i tried it so i figured why not. It was one of the best moves i've made so far. I would highly recommend if you didn't already try them that you do so and you'll be glad you did.
some say it was trip 2-5, i say it was 10 in the pit: Polishing The Ball Isn't Always The Answer


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Re: Big Kahuna
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2006, 10:41:33 AM »
Pin above bridge, CG on the center line, no Extra hole.
(5 x 4 1/2 layout)

The ball was clean through the heads with a strong midlane reaction. The motion of this ball is an arc, which translates to the ball not over reacting on dry parts of the lane. This ball will work well on fresh / medium patterns.  

This ball is definitely not a super hooking ball but I've found it to work best when playing a straighter line. Lane masters has other equipment to use when playing inside. The ball is a hard hitter and a keeper.

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Re: Big Kahuna
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2006, 04:14:33 PM »
I got this ball about six moths ago, i was originally intending it to be my heavy oil ball, which it definitely is NOT, on the heavy stuff this ball will not grip back the the pocket. However on the upside although it didn't work on heavy oil it was great for medium to medium heavy patterns, on these conditions it has a great even roll, with reasonable length and a hit that is just fantastic!! Also this makes a great combination with my satisfaxion, as it has that little bit of extra grip to get me back into the pocket when the lanes start to carry down.


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Re: Big Kahuna
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2007, 07:47:39 PM »
Bought this USED puppy off the internet to try for my PBA experience league.  Plugged and redrilled in the same manner the previous owner had it.  For me that is a 60 degree layout, pin above ring finger, 5 inches from PAP.

I was getting lost on the Cameleon, shooting 200 and then 168.  I knew NONE of my other stuff would not work, so I picked this ball up.  I tried it in "shadow" but it seemed to hook a little bit much.  I took a huge step left and proceeded to shoot 290 & 234.

This is my first ball out of the bag right now.  I can get a GREAT read off it and it creates backends when none are appearent.

Lanemasters makes GREAT stuff.  If you have not tried a LM ball, you need to.  They roll nice and hit great.


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Re: Big Kahuna
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2007, 04:40:34 AM »
I recently became a Lanemasters convert after I had such great success with both the Sting and the Guaranteed.  I bought the Big Kahuna NIB from Laybzz74 and drilled it label leverage as I plan on using it as my benchmark ball.  I haven't had the chance to throw it on a wide variety of conditions, but as near as I can tell this ball is best suited for medium to medium heavy conditions.  Contrary to what it says above, the Big Kahuna's colors are blue and silver, and the particle load is medium.  I can't figure out how this site got these wrong, perhaps there was an early release of the same ball.

Regardless, my first night out with the BK I was bowling on medium heavy oil.  The BK carried through the heads smoothly, revved up quicker than I expected and grabbed firmly in the mids, but still retained plenty of energy and made a strong, solid arc to the pocket.  I swung it across the 16 board at the arrows and, at the speed and angle I was throwing it, I expected it to carry down to about the five board, but the BK grabbed early and broke at about the ten board.  To my surprise the ball didn't come in high, rather it hung on the mids a few feet longer than usual for a particle ball and then made a nice smooth turn to the pocket.  The result was phenomenal...a loud crash and ten in the pit.  I used to see the same type of hit when I first started bowling and cannonballed a 16 pounder straight into the pocket as hard as I could.  ("Chickenfeathers" is the word we used to describe it.)  As I am now a classic stroker and I only use gravity to propel my ball forward, I don't usually get the crushing kind of strikes that crankers or cannonballers get.  It is my experience (although limited) that Lanemasters balls hit incredibly hard.

Today I threw the Big Kahuna on a short, medium light pattern and is still performed very well.  I expected it to burn out, but it retained energy enough to carry through the pocket with ease.  I probably won't use it on this type of pattern as my accuracy suffers when I have to throw the ball harder and farther out than usual.

I haven't had the chance to throw it on heavy oil yet, but I would guess that a move to the left would be all that it would take.  I have three more Lanemasters balls on the way (New Standard 2, Terminator, and Satisfaxion).  Although I imagine that I'll have quite a bit of arsenal crossover, I can't wait to get them drilled up and start throwing these also.

Once again, I have to give the Big Kahuna a solid 10 out of 10.

Here's a vid:

Update on 10/11/07:  Got to throw the BK on heavy oil tonight.  I struggled a bit in the first game leaving numerous 7 pins as I kept hitting a little light.  Found my groove and opened the second game with seven strikes in a row.  I got nervous and came in a little light on the eighth frame and left another 7 pin.  I overcompensated in the ninth frame and came in a little strong leaving a stone 9 pin.  Struck out in the tenth for a 268.  I can confidently say the Big Kahuna handles heavy oil quite well.