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Title: InSite The Prophecy
Post by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
When all else fails, look to the prophecy!

Mark Russo Announces His Lastest Release -- The Prophecy, the most angular ball released by InSite to date!

With more length and a strong backend motion, the Prophecy will be targeted towards house shots on the moderate side. The ball be available in December 2006, just in time for the holidays!

Color:   Green with White swirls
Hook (0-10):   8
Length:   7
Coverstock:   Polished Reactive
Core:   Mark Russo''s EFFEX Core
RG:   2.53
Differential:   .040
Weights:   14, 15, and 16 pounds
Lane Conditions:   Medium to Medium Light Oil
Title: Re: InSite The Prophecy
Post by: psaunders300 on January 29, 2007, 07:51:23 PM
Likes: Goes long before making its move and then does not stop! The pins go flying when this ball hits them.
Dislikes: Oil is not its friend

What part of the lane did you play? Second Arrow
Weight of bowling ball: 15
Surface of bowling ball: Polished
What grit was the surface of the ball? 1500

Mark drilled my Prophecy with the pin under the ring finger and the CG in line with the pin (I uploaded a picture of the ball here ->> This drilling gives the prophecy a strong mid-lane roll according to Mark without sacrificing the backend move. My PAP is 5 1/4" over and 3/8" up. I throw medium revs (275-300) and medium speed.

I used the Prophecy on my Tuesday league (dry wood lanes) with great success. I have been looking for a way to play dry lanes in my comfort zone (down-and-in) and this ball gives me that ability. I played from about 12 out to 5. The ball went long and made a strong move about 3/4 of the way down the lane. The movement was very predictable, not flippy at all but a strong hook nonetheless. The continuation through the pin deck was great!

I then took the Prophecy for a test drive at a different house with synthetic lanes. This house is known for having a good medium oil 40 ft. THS. I was able to play an outside line with the ball (10 to 2) and it still rolled the same. I experimented with different hand positions and speeds and the ball still proved to be very predictable and have a strong rolling backend with great continuation. Coming around the ball more made it closer to a flip type of reaction, but it never overreacted no matter how hard i tried .

The ball does need dry boards to make its move, so use this ball on its intended condition and while everyone around tries to tame the dry, you will have fun knowing you won't have to!!

Video of me throwing the ball can be found at

Thanks for reading and please let me know if you have specific questions about the ball, I will be happy to answer them.

Paul Saunders
InSite Bowling Products webmaster
(866) 405-bowl
Title: Re: InSite The Prophecy
Post by: louie on June 02, 2007, 10:58:18 AM
16# ball with about a 3 inch pin and 2.5 oz of starting topweight.

I'm a no thumber. Early or violent hook is not my friend. I wanted something long and smooth to help me combat over reaction.

At the suggestion of Mark Russo, ball was drilled with the pin 2 inches and the cg 1 inch from pap. A large and deep weight hole was required on the val in the thumb quadrent to get the statics legal.

On fresh oil the ball is clean through the heads and into the midlane. When the cover finds dry it starts to hook and doesn't stop charging until it hits the curtain behind the pins.

The cover out of box was a little too strong for my needs. The backends and outside boards are very well stripped in this area. I hit the ball with 4000 abralon and coated it with several coats of control it to lower the hook potential.

I can now start deep and feed the ball out into the dry and watch it smooothly roar into the pocket. If I miss a bit right it roars on back. If I pull it into the oil it holds and hits the pocket. It isn't overly sensitive to slight speed or release mistakes either.

Carry is close to 100% on well executed shots. If I do get taped on a good shot it usually is a 9 or 4 pin, which shows how strong the ball is at the pins. The wide misses usually come back to pocket, but may leave a ten due to that late entry angle. Pulled balls tend to come in light and usually carry. The tap on those hits is a weak 7 as the cover really needs dry to get into a proper roll.

Overall, a really nice ball when you have a defined dry area to aim for. Clean coverstock and strong core. The ball has a nice even roll and is a good choice to blend out a wet/dry or tougher pattern as long as the oil isn't too long.

Why does everyone laugh when I bowl?


Title: Re: InSite The Prophecy
Post by: MrNattyBoh on October 02, 2007, 12:24:47 PM
I bought this ball when it was first released. I have had quite a few 700 series and not many below 600. this ball gets down the lane and makes a vicious turn to the pocket and knocks down everything in its path. this ball has great carry and pretty predictable hook to it. i bowled with it last nigh for the first time on my Monday league this year and shot 204, 247 and 244 for a 695 set. this ball rolls great and carries the world. i cannot wait to get my hands on insites latest product the revelation. thanks insite.
Mr. 298
Great Scores with InSite!
Natty Boh Bowling!
Title: Re: InSite The Prophecy
Post by: noturcuzin on July 31, 2008, 05:47:00 PM
This ball is incredible! It gets down the lane and makes a violent snap to destroy the pins. It over-reacted about 5 times going right through the heart of the pins but it still struck everytime. This ball is so under looked for its quality, it's absolutely amazing. Actually this company is so underlooked for its great quality. If you can find one of these and believe me I know it's hard then buy it, you won't be disappointed. InSite Prophecy rating 10/10.
CHRIS FARLEY:1964-1997        

JOHN CANDY:1950-1994

JOHN BELUSHI:1949-1982

JIM MORRISON:1943-1971

"NO RESPECT, I GET NO RESPECT."-the great Rodney Dangerfield

Title: Re: InSite The Prophecy
Post by: noturcuzin on November 26, 2008, 07:55:39 PM
This is my second review for my second Prophecy. This one is drilled more aggressive than the first, and it shows. This one hooks earlier than my other one and is much stronger in the mid-lane. Good for medium-heavy oil. Can't wait to throw it more. InSite Prophecy rating-10/10!
CHRIS FARLEY:1964-1997
JOHN CANDY:1950-1994      
JOHN BELUSHI:1949-1982

"NO RESPECT, I GET NO RESPECT."-the great Rodney Dangerfield

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