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10-05-2004, 03:27 AM
I have a 15lb bruiser sitting on my shelf and since I sold one to Bracket creep I have been itching to possibly try it.
What sort of reaction and lane conditions has everyone found this ball to work best for them. Include drill pattern as well.
Bracket Creep how is your working out?
He is going to kill me for the September April Fools joke! (He wanted a ball
within a certain range of specs and I told him after I shipped it that the ball wasnt what he wanted. So he was bummed and when he got it the specs where what he wanted :) )
I had to do it..
10-05-2004, 12:06 PM
EVIL! POSITIVELY EVIL! I'll get you back for that someday... :lol: But I don't think you could have possibly done a better job of matching specs. For that, I will be eternally grateful. :D
Unfortunately, I've been busy (d*mn day job keeps getting in the way), and haven't had a chance to put holes in the new one yet. I'm off to Reno for the Nat'l Mixed this weekend, and I'm looking to fit something between the Nemesis/Zone Classic and the Monster SlayR. So I'll either drill the Bruiser, or put my Blazing Inferno in the bag, or both. :)
I do have another Bruiser with a 3/4" pin-to-CG distance ( :evil: ), that I drilled with the pin under the ring finger. In box condition, it is *much* weaker than the Nemesis in box condition, probably three to five boards on the approach on a house condition. Also, this Bruiser wants to be played more through the oil; when I try to give it room, or play more from the oil to the dry, it gets kinda spooky in the mids. However, when I do have some hold to the left, and I can get up against the oil line and ride it to the pocket, this ball is like gold.
I did end up polishing the Nemesis (after hitting it with a green pad on six sides), and surprisingly enough, it didn't reduce the overall hook by much on our house condition. I think this was because the ball was leaking too much energy in box condition. Polished, the Nemesis is still a few boards stronger than the Bruiser, all in the back part of the lane. The two balls seem to complement each other very well.
I think the longer pin in the new Bruiser will be more versatile; I'll probably drill it 2L or 2E with no XH to start.
Hope this helps. If you do drill up the Bruiser, let us know how it reacts.
10-10-2004, 11:45 AM
I have a Bruiser, that I throw very regularly. Its drilled with the about an inch above, and right of the ring finger, cg in palm. I recomend medium oil for the ball, not anymore then that. It can go on lighter stuff though. The ball for me, is VERY controllable, but still pretty damn strong. Smooth arc through the mids and backend, wont hook at your feet or anything like that.
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