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Big Bang
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Lane Condition: Medium Oil
Coverstock: Super Carbon
Ball Color: Red / Black
Ball Finish: Sheen
Radius of Gyration: 2.595"
Differential: 0.038"
Durometer: 73-75
Track Flare: 4-5"

Description:   Add some Bang to your arsenal.  The Big Bang is more than a theory.  It is the start of a bowling evolution.  The Big Bang gives you more length and a bigger backend explosion than Lane Masters has ever offered before.


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Re: Big Bang
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2009, 02:46:16 AM »
This is the best ball in my bag. I bought it at the begining of the winter season, had my proshop drill for a smooth motion, mid lane set up, and I was surprised of how much of a monster this ball is, it doesn't snap, it just rolls hard. I have about 150-200 games on it now, clean it after every night. It took a while to get used to a ball like this, most of my old stuff was set up for skid/flip but once I got used to it I average well over 200 every game I use it in. I wish Lane Masters would bring this ball back


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Re: Big Bang
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2009, 01:16:37 AM »
About me: See my profile.

About the ball: 15 lbs, 3 1/8" Pin, 5 3/8" x 3 1/4", pin over bridge, CG strong (below and just right of ring finger)

I found this one on the close-out rack at Impact Pro Shop, Sun City, Arizona. To date, this is my best-ever “bargain ball.” The Big Bang is a medium–load particle ball that looks like just another medium RG, medium differential RG piece. But geez this piece, as drilled, matches my A-game and comfort zone perfectly. It has become my first-out-of-the-bag ball over three other very capable benchmark balls: The Conquerer, World Class Particle Pearl and Black Pearl Reactive. Each of these pieces is excellent and each get to the pocket in a different manner for me. This is by design, as I want each ball in my arsenal to exhibit a different shape in transit from the foul line to the 1-3 pocket. The Conquerer is a pin down medium-load particle ball, the WCPP is essentially a stacked-leverage light load particle pearl, and the Black Pearl Reactive is essentially a label-leverage, high differential reactive pearl. All are very capable benchmark balls, but my Big Bang, drilled 5 x 3, pin over bridge, is just a hoot to watch rolling and reacting down the lane, then it does bad things to the rack: Very bad things .

Out of the box, this ball needs conditioner in the heads and midlane (and doesn’t mind carry down in the back end). It gets better length than I expected and this continues until the mid lane fries. At that point I have three options: (1) Stay with the Big Bang and play around the dry, (2) switch to the Black Pearl Reactive and move a little left into the hold, or (3) switch to the Hornet and throw it right into the teeth of the dry. It’s nice having multiple options when this happens.
Synthetic Lanes: See above. Wood Lanes: The Big Bang is good on heavy to medium. I have better options for medium-dry to dry and short patterns. My Big Bang is also decent on sport patterns but my Conquerer (or WCPP) is usually first out on long sport patterns while my Hornet often gets first call on the short patterns at least until carrydown becomes an issue.

Summary: Another terrific ball from Lane Masters highest quality materials, great control, familiar thunderclap when the Big Bang hits the hole, messengers galore, and perhaps most importantly, a roll down lane that just makes me feel good all over .
Edited on 1/1/2011 at 10:31 AM


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Re: Big Bang
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2010, 03:59:19 PM »
About me and the ball: I'm a 15 year old cranker, have this ball drilled with the pin about an inch to the left of the thumbhole, no, I don't know why it's way down there, and was drilled by Gary of Proquest at Funquest lanes in Collierville.  I put medium revs on the pocket and average 190-195 on a normal house shot. When I bought this ball, I shot my first 6 games averaging about 215, so I was pretty happy with it.  I think that this ball slides down about 30-40 feet depending on the oil, grabs at 45, and has a beautiful quick bite into the pocket. Keeps the pins low to the ground and, if you throw it right, will hardly ever leave a pesky ten pin. Great ball LM, can't wait for the next one to come out!