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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available

Coverstock: Super Carbon

Ball Color: Pitch Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.

Finish: Sheen

Flare Potential: 4.5" (Medium)

RG Average: 2.61 (Medium-High) on a scale of 2.43-2.8 Very low-High Break Point

RG Differential: 0.036 (Medium) on a scale of .000-.080 Low-High Flare

Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil Oil

Description: A hooking monster designed for medium to heavy oil conditions. Gets down the lane with a ferocious hook on the backend that is sure to scare up some pin action. Long and strong, there''s no going wrong with the Kong!


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Re: Kong
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2005, 03:14:11 AM »
ok here we go lay out 4 by 3 pin beside ring finger area , had this ball since it came out ,this ball works best in box surface , i have thrown this ball in 3 different centers since i got it  , the first center 42 feet of oil heavy in the center and track outside is 20 feet heavy oil fresh backends , the ball did not move at all , so center 2 38 feet center tarck 30 feet outside 20 feet medium oil all the across, somes nite great reaction and some nites not , this ball is very clean thru the heads ,if you have a dryer medium condition or very clean backends you will like this ball the carry is great on the correct condition but any thing more than slight carrydown you will be unhappy this is not a heavy oil , this ball
will skid in the pattern looking for friction , as js posted in a previous post he
is correct this cover stock DOES NOT LIKE OIL , if you need a ball on[ medium oil to medium dry ]
 you cant go wrong it is fantastic on the correct condition , the ball will skid and then get into a hard arcing roll when or if it reads the friction , i do love
lanemaster stuff but you need sufficent dry to make it work , but no ball will work for eveyone , on the correctt condition this thing is a beast .


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Re: Kong
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005, 05:07:09 PM »
3 Inch pin
Pin under ring
CG kicked outside the palm with a balance hole.

KONG is long, strong, and ready to get the friction on.
The medium tall core matches up perfectly with the light load particle coverstock.  It clears the heads effortlessly but then swells up to read the pattern just past the mid-lane area and then unloads on the backend in a very controlled and continuous manner.  Hits like two ton, keeps the pins low and the carry is awsome. No roll out or quit here.  You can tell no filler materials are used to construct this equipment.  My new benchmark ball.  Very highly recommended!!!


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Re: Kong
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006, 01:44:29 AM »
I have the pin below my fingers, located right in between them which is, roughly, 5" from my PAP.  The cg is kicked out 3 1/2" from my PAP and I have a 1" weight hole on my PAP.  Here are the results...

The ball is very even rolling and predictable. Much less aggressive than the YEAH BABY! and smooth through out the lane.  I have to say that it is one of the best balls I have ever thrown (thanks, Tim).  

I'm really surprised that not many people are throwing it.  It is reasonably priced, compared to the other high end balls, and it performs really well.

Any way, it gets a thumbs up from me and it will certainly replace my outdated Rock Star and be my new go to ball.
Royce A.
Check the spec:
Med-slow speed (~15 mph)
PAP 5 1/4 out, 1/2 up
45 deg axis tilt
RPM??? Beats the bujezus out of me...


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Re: Kong
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 12:29:33 AM »
Another used ball I got from Ebay for a song (less than $30 including shipping). Just had to move the thumbhole a smidge and put in new inserts (another $10).

This is another winner from LM. I was surprised to find that to hit the pocket I throw this ball virtually exactly the same way as I do the World Class (original). The difference is that the WC starts arcing earlier and more smoothly, while the Kong goes longer and then hooks more sharply.

So if one isn't carrying quite as well, I stay in the same place with the same line and throw the other. The angle of entry makes the difference. The other day I was throwing the Kong on the left lane and the WC on the right and threw a 700 series.

This ball hits hard, keeps 'em low and sends scouts all over the place. Yet another killer from the masterminds at Lane Masters/Legends!
"Love God, laugh more, spend more time with the ones you love, play with children, do good to those in need, and eat more ice cream. There is more to life than bowling." Scott F. Guinn


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Re: Kong
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 07:37:14 AM »
the kong, where shall i start?? this ball was my second ball from lane masters. my first was the sting, i loved this ball so much that i decided to get a kong. the technical talk and reviews matched up perfectly with what i wanted, long with a strong backend.i wanted something that would work well on the heavier medium patterns. so far i've had two finishes that have worked well for me, oob finish and oob with polish, both of these worked extremely well. on my house shot which is 37" long with 17 units of oil it goes well, with the polish it gives me two options, either board 28 out over 3rd arrow or i can play board 25 with a bit more pace out over board 7. both of these shots hit the pocket extremely hard, sometimes leaving me with 9 pins. pin reaction is massive, keeping thew pins low but spreading them out all over the place, hardly ever short of a messenger if ever in need. i've had this ball now for about a year or about 800-850 games, at the moment i am contemplating buying another one as i can still get them, but at the moment the one i've got at the moment is still going well thanks to good ball keeping.
speed: 17mph at release and 14.5-16mph at pins
rev rate - 350-400rpm
high game:277
high series:720
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Re: Kong
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 09:36:06 AM »
Got this ball used off BigBandito in really nice shape. I needed a ball to tame a wierd medium volume, dry backend house shot with an out of bounds past 7, kind of like an inbread Chameleon. Anyways the Kong with its high rg, low diff is a beast on these lanes. Reaction is a hard predictable arc off friction with light hit pin carry sitting at 100% strike rate so far after 9 games with it. Were taking bets on when the ball is going to leave something standing on a light hit because it hasnt yet. All in all the Kong is a very condition specific piece with a personality of its own.Hates long oil even with the proper surface but its not made for that due to rg/diff numbers. Get it on medium oil looking to tame the backend, or THS and this thing is a gem ...forever, cheers to thick 20 year lasting covers