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Charcoal Executioner
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Color: Grey

Coverstock: Reactive

Core: 2-piece Asymmeterical

RG: 2.49

Differential: .045

Factory Finish: Matte

Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil

 

Spike2112

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Re: Charcoal Executioner
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2007, 06:32:18 PM »
Picked this one up used from trusted BR member MC. Single drill 15lber in great shape with a 2 1/2" pin drilled pin next to ring, cg stacked, no wt. hole, box finish. Mike's span and mine were near identical except he doesn't use finger inserts, making it easy to drill for me. New slug, new Vacu-grips and no plug work needed! Got to use it last night on our first shift Friday league. Heavy oil, 40+ feet, not much backend. Not the easiest house shot as the oil starts out heavy, but seems to dry out alot faster this year by the third game. Was able to use the Charcoal for all 3 games and only moved 2-3 boards all night. The Executioner is a heavy arcing ball that reminds me alot of my Black Hammer 2001 the way it rolls. It was predictable the entire night and did not overreact as the lanes transitioned. As long as I put it in the pocket, the Charcoal was just shredding the rack leaving little in it's wake. Couldn't be happier with the performance of this discontinued, used ball. I would not hesitate to alter the cover to accommodate different lane conditions. Recommended to anyone looking for a benchmark ball to cover a variety of conditions. 10 pins!!!


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Re: Charcoal Executioner
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2010, 05:32:45 PM »
Bought this one from a friend of mine who was entering a lot of PBA sanctioned tourneys, and couldn't use it since Visionary wasn't PBA licensed. It was one of the best bowling ball purchases I ever made. I left the existing layout, since his drill fit my hand close enough. Pin is up above ring, cg kicked out slightly. It's undoubtedly the most forgiving ball I've ever rolled - pull it, hit up on it, do whatever you want...as long as you hit your mark, it'll do what you intended it to do. Carry is also very good - it'll crush light shots nearly every time. It also handles a good amount of oil as it was intended, and it will eat heavy oil house shots for breakfast. It does seem to struggle on the heavier PBA patterns, like the shark and scorpion when fresh, but definitely serves as a fantastic "control ball" once they break down a little...and that's the kind of ball that everyone needs at some point. If I get lost out there and just can't seem to hit the pocket with my other equipment, this ball will usually get me back into the game. If you're fortunate enough to come across one, buy it! it may not be the hook monster it once was, but it's forgiveness and carry are very tough to match.