EVIL! POSITIVELY EVIL! I'll get you back for that someday...
But I don't think you could have possibly done a better job of matching specs. For that, I will be eternally grateful.
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.