Ball Reviews

DV8 Brutal Collision (WWRD 12/2/2022)

 

DV8 Brutal Collision

The first Collision has a great motion down lane for an asymmetric ball and is a hybrid asym many bowlers should take a look at. The Brutal Collision will bump that motion up as the base cover is HK22. HyperKinetic22 (HK22) was introduced last month and this is the first solid reactive that is built with it. With a polished solid cover, the Brutal Collision will have more hook and a devastating backend reaction. The colors are a combo of Lime/Orange/Blue that will pop again due to HK22. Built with DynamiCore and D.O.T. gives you durability, hitting power and drilling versatility. Get ready to turn some heads with the DV8 Brutal Collision.

Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge

www.DV8Bowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Track Sensor (WWRD 12/2/2022)

 

Track Sensor

A new core design for Track Bowling is being introduced in the new Sensor. The low RG and Diff numbers will yield a smooth controllable ball motion. Wrapping the new Regulator core in the DR-6 pearl cover will deliver easy length and a strong backend motion on medium to light volumes or higher friction lanes. The Sensor would fit under the Kinetic Black Ice and pair up nicely with your benchmark solid. The colors are a beautiful combination of Purple/Smoke/Gold.

Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge

www.TrackBowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Radical Bigfoot Hybrid (WWRD 12/2/2022)

 

Radical Bigfoot Hybrid

  Can Radical upgrade the Bigfoot? Yes, they can and they did. Usually a hybrid is a mix of solid and pearl resins. But the lab is introducing the first symmetrical ball with HK22 base formulation. The colors of Teal/Black will be clearer and the motion will be quicker at the friction point. DynamiCore is there for durability and added power at the pins. The Reliable price point will make the Bigfoot Hybrid a great choice as a gift for you or your favorite bowler.

Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge

www.RadicalBowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Columbia Top Speed (WWRD 11/18/2022)

 

Columbia Top Speed

The Speed continues to be a fantastic choice for heavy volumes. The cover of the Top Speed combines the Pearl version of the Formula 1 with the new HK22 base material. This gives the ball a shiny finish that gets it down lane easily and creates an impressive backend motion when it encounters friction. Testers saw more margin of error (M.o.E.) which is what every bowler likes. The enhanced colors are Scarlet/Silver/Purple are wrapped around the Shifter core in 14-16 lbs. Medium to heavy volumes is where the Top Speed shines.

Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge

www.columbia300.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Ebonite Game Breaker 2 (WWRD 11/18/2022)

 

Ebonite Game Breaker 2

When a manufacturer has a winner, they continue to improve on it to give bowlers options for different volumes and the shapes needed to combat them. Sometimes, a favorite is a fond memory and a few are stashed away. The Ebonite fans have spoken and everyone wins on this one. Welcome back Game Breaker 2! The same core (Enhanced V2) and same cover (GB 10.7). The update is using DynamiCore for added durability. The smooth motion is needed to help on higher friction surfaces and the cover can be easily adjusted. The price point screams value for a benchmark ball.

 Recommended Cleaner: Power House Clean N' Dull

www.ebonite.com  

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Hammer 3-D Offset Attack (WWRD 11/18/2022)

Hammer 3-D Offset Attack

The Hammer 3-D Offset Attack will do just that- attack. Using the same core as the previous 3-D Offset and wrapping it with a shiny pearl cover (Neoflip 25) with the base formulation of HK22, this is the first Hammer with this base formula. At the seminar the colors and motion were outstanding. Pro shop owners and staff members were really impressed with the motion of this ball. Higher friction lanes are being seen more and more and if you move in and can’t get a ball to turn the corner, check out some of the videos online. The colors are Vibrant Blue/Navy and are placed in the medium to heavy volume category. A comparison report will be on our website soon.

Recommended cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge

www.HammerBowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Hammer Purple Solid Reactive (WWRD 11/18/2022)

Core 16-15
Core 14
Core 13-12

Hammer Purple Solid Reactive

Purple. There are a lot of purple balls on the market. The thing that separates them is their motion going down the lane and through the pins. The amazingly popular Hammer Purple Pearl Urethane continues to be a tournament favorite.

I have been asked why I don’t use Urethane very often. The fact is due to how I bowl (release specs and speed) and what I see on a daily basis, urethanes limit my M.o.E. (Margin of Error) and pin carry. Hammer has now developed a ball built the same as the Purple Pearl Urethane, but has changed the coverstock to a solid reactive. The core numbers have changed due to the cover density. This will create a more angular shape down lane than the Pearl Urethane. In the 14lber, carbon fiber outer core is used and an alternate core is used in the 12-13lbs balls. But the motion is still there. Bowlers who have wanted to go with the urethane motion should really take a look at the Purple Solid Reactive. The cover can be adjusted but at the intro seminar, the ball was very versatile and bowlers of different styles could play various parts of the lanes. I will be testing this release along with the next ball on this report.

Recommended cleaner: Ultimate Black Magic Rejuvenator

www.HammerBowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Brunswick Defender Hybrid (WWRD 10/21/2022)

 

 Brunswick Defender Hybrid

The Defender continues to be a med-heavy volume choice for league and tournament bowlers. The PortalX core provides a nice, readable motion for an asym. You will be seeing some new coverstock formulas and the first is the HyperKinetic22 (HK22) found on the Brunswick Defender Hybrid. While we won’t be going into the tech, more information can be found on the Brunswick website. HK22 will handle more volume and create a stronger, more responsive breakpoint. Using HK22, the colors seem to pop giving the Defender Hybrid a great look. The colors are Pink/Purple/Violet. This combo will turn heads and so will all the strike. Built with DynamiCore and D.O.T., you get versatility in drilling and durability.

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 Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge 

www.BrunswickBowling.com  

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

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