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Mastermind Strategy

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Brunswick Mastermind Strategy has landed love the ball motion.The matte finish gives you a smooth roll in the front. Control and all the hook you need on that heavy oil pattern. Very easy to adjust the cover to get more angle in the backend.Another great Mastermind for the new season.

Ormond Pro Shop Manager
ormond@bowlingball.com
386-672-2529

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League Average:
230
PAP:
5 3/16" X 1/4" Up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
198
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Mastermind strategy has a great ball motion, and tremendous hitting power! This ball seems to pick up the pattern much better than other balls with some type of surface to it. The Mastermind strategy has a much better response for getting into a roll much quicker.
I have drilled mine 4 1/2 inches off my axis point, with a small weight hole right on my axis point, to help keep the ball smooth throughout the motion on the lane.
So if your looking for a strong rolling ball for that heavy oil condition, this is the one!

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League Average:
219
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Slow
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
A really well designed, predictable rolling ball to complement the Mastermind line. Mine is OOB finish, drilled pin under ring finger, and I've found it to work well on any volumes medium to heavy. I have slow to average ball speed, and don't have any problems with this ball hooking too much.

In fact, it picks up just enough on the fresh to kick out the corners while still giving me the feeling that I'm in control of the ball reaction. As the midlane begins to transition, and this drilling causes the ball to burn up a bit, I can then move to an ultimate Nirvana and open up the lane nicely.

I've used this ball primarily on Kegel Autobahn (42'), with good success on the fresh. Highly recommend it if you're looking for an aggressive asymmetrical that you can manage confidently. A nice enhancement and upgrade to the original Mastermind.

Jeff Poholsky
Brunswick Advisory Staff

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League Average:
210
PAP:
4 13/6 over, 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Brunswick MasterMind Strategy uses a modified MasterMind Asymmetrical core with the Relativity Solid coverstock. The intended ball motion will be similar to the OG MasterMind. The cover is 500/200 Siaair pad.

My specs...17mph off the hand...PAP 4 13/16 over, 1/2 up...Rev Rate 350...Tilt 11 Degrees.

For this ball, I decided to use the same drilling used previously in the MasterMind series. 45 x 5 1/2 x 30....WH on PAP if needed. The desired ball reaction I wanted was good length with strong back end movement (Heard that before LOL)...with the OOB surface, I definitely need to stand further left and use more of the head oil to get the length I desired. Playing between 3rd and 4th arrow, I felt very comfortable sending the ball out to 5 at the break point and it would always make it back to the pocket. The solid cover bled of energy during the transition and was not jumpy off the spot, which is typical. For me, I am shocked that I was able to use the OOB surface due to my medium speed. First series out, managed to shoot 705 with a couple opens.

Overall, I am pleased with the reaction and this is another winner from Brunswick.

Roger Harley Jr.
Brunswick Advisory Staff
IBPSIA Advanced Pro Shop Technician

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League Average:
220
PAP:
5 3/8" over, 7/8" up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Dual Angle Layout: 40 x 5 x 70 with a P3 hole and with box surface of 2000 siaair. The Mastermind Strategy is as good as the Original with more backend reaction. This ball matches up well on heavier oil conditions or where you need a stronger overall motion. Even with the box 2000 surface and a pin under drilling drilling with a strong 1st angle of 40 degrees, my Mastermind Strategy goes 40 - 45 feet before starting to hook and has great continuation through the pins. Plus, I can keep chasing left to stay in the oil on a house shot without losing downlane reaction. The changes to the coverstock formulation from the original Mastermind and the use of composite technology will help keep the ball hooking longer before having to have the oil extracted. Also, this ball doesn't lane shine as quickly which will allow the surface adjustments to last longer. This ball would make a great first ball out of the bag and when it starts to hook too much, you could go to the Mastermind Brainiac to get more length. I have been able to use this ball in league and on longer sport shots.
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Great heavy rolling predictable ball motion and great in the oil
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League Average:
225
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Love this ball!!! Nice and smooth roll that can get through the front of the lane specially on the heavy oil patterns. If you had the original mastermind and want to replace it this is the ball for you.
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League Average:
228
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I drilled this ball the same as I did my original Mastermind as I’m using this ball to replace that ball in my arsenal. I drilled it 50 x 5 x 60 putting the pin below my fingers. The Mastermind Strategy goes a little bit longer with a touch more backend compared to the original Mastermind. The biggest characteristic you will notice is how clean this ball clears the front part of the lane and when it clears the pattern gives you a strong backend reaction with excellent continuation through the pin deck. My favorite part about this ball, like the original Mastermind it gives great predictability in its ball motion allowing the bowler to read transitions earlier. This ball will match all bowling styles.

Troy Schaefer
Brunswick Regional Staff Player
#bowlwithbruns #teamBrunswick

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League Average:
225
PAP:
4 5/8 x 0
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Brunswick Mastermind Strategy Review

James Goulding III
Brunswick Advisory Staff
Left Handed
350 RPM
PAP: 4 5/8” x 0”
17* Tilt
18.0 – 18.5 MPH

Brunswick Mastermind Strategy
Layout: 37* x 5.25" x 63*, pin under middle finger
X-hole: None

The Brunswick Mastermind Strategy is a great new addition to the now legendary Mastermind lineup. All bowlers who have yearned for the reaction from the original Mastermind, then this is the ball for you. Think of it as a Mastermind on steroids. The new Relativity solid cover, combined with the proven Mastermind core, deliver a combination that is both aggressive in the mid lane, and has enough back end punch to snap out even the most stubborn of corner pin. It should be THE benchmark ball in any bowlers bag.

I have a full video and audio review of the Brunswick Mastermind Strategy on my YouTube channel, Check it out right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OGz_CYs70s

Thank you for choosing Brunswick!

James Goulding III
Brunswick Advisory Staff

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League Average:
237
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
212
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is a must have! Compared to the original Mastermind this ball is cleaner through the fronts and a few more boards pop in the backend. Whats most impressive is the continuation through the pins and it never seems to burn up and lose carry no matter how deep you get. Another winner from Team Brunswick!!
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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Hand: Left Ball Speed: 16-17 mph Rev Rate: 400 Axis Tilt: 2 degrees

Axis Rotation: 84 PAP: 5" Left and 1/8th up Pattern: THS 39-40 ft

Ball: Mastermind Strategy Weight: 15.3 Top Weight: 2.5

Drill Pattern: 70 X 4" X 25 Weight Hole: P3 position


Smooth and predictable are the best words to describe the Mastermind Strategy. One of the best things of this ball is the hitting power and continuation through the pins. The Strategy get through the heads easily. Good back end recovery if thrown out to far. Never worried that this ball would make it back to the pocket. The Strategy is a medium to heavy oil ball, but is still tame enough to use on multiple patterns. I was easily a whole arrow deeper with my Strategy compared to my original Mastermind. Easily a ball to use when you need a little extra up front to cut through that oil, but not sacrificing on back end performance. The ball motion overall is a very strong arch. If you need something to combat the oil and destroy the pins, then the Brunswick Strategy is the ball for you! Another winner for Brunswick.

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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Strategy is the continuation of what makes the Mastermind line so good. Before drilling this ball, I had heard it was strong and that it read the mid lane really well. But I had no idea how controllable this ball would be. In the past, I have come across a lot of strong asymmetrical pieces that were simply uncontrollable and essentially worthless to a bowler like myself. But the ‪#‎Strategy‬ is the best of both worlds. It can slam off the edge while still being predictable down lane. Definitely a piece I'll have in my bag for a while.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
4-1/2x3/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I drilled this ball to replace original Mastermind. This ball doesn't disappoint. Very clean though the heads and mid lane. having a great backend reaction. Brunswick has a game changer with is one!
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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
4 over 1/4th up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I drilled my Strategy with the pin below the middle finger and cg kicked about 1/2 inch right with a x hole in the p4 area. Kept the ball at OOB surface for every pattern. This ball really shined on the 37 foot flat pattern and the Route 66 pattern. With this layout the ball revs up in the mid lane and walks to the pocket. This ball for me is very smooth, but compared to the original it starts up a little later down lane. With it being smooth on the sport patterns I am able to keep my angles in front of me. Out of the newer Brunswick balls this ball is about 4-5 boards less hook that the Absolute Nirvana, but stronger that the Ultimate Nirvana.
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League Average:
230
PAP:
4 3/4x 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Beginner
BALL SPECS

Pin Length: 3.2"

Starting Top Weight: 3.1 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 2 oz

DRILL PATTERN

Ball: 65 x 5 x 35

X Hole (if there is one): Small P1 hole

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 375 rpms

Ball Speed:17.5 mph off hand

PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up

SURFACE PREP

Grit: 2000

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded 2000 Siaair

LANE CONDITIONS

Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot

Volumes: moderate

Type: house

BALL REACTION

Length: Moderate with plenty of midlane read

Back End: Super Strong Arc

Overall Hook: very strong

Midlane Read: Strong

Breakpoint Shape: Strong Continuous Arc

COMMENTS

Likes: Heavy midlane read, over all strength, ability to smooth out over under conditions

Dislikes: none

The Mastermind Strategy is a stronger upgraded version of the original Mastermind. The newer Composite Coverstock technology helps the ball start a bit sooner and still maintain some motion down the lane. This one is much earlier than the Brainiac and will work very well when the lane conditions are fresh. I believe I will find this ball to excel when I need something to even out the wet dry ball reaction caused by today's slicker surfaces and higher volumes. This ball possesses a controllable reaction simply not seen in most reactive balls. If your looking for strong, controllable performance with plenty of hook the Mastermind Strategy is more than worth your consideration!

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League Average:
220
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
In my eyes this is the best overall hook and smoothest reaction ball out of all of them in this line! I was a huge fan of how this ball digs and transitions smooth with a continuous motion. It hits the pins with power! I have mine drilled pin under so it picks up a little earlier but with the speed I play it is very forgiving. I just keep moving left and this ball keeps me in play.



Jay Langler
Bowler X Staff Member
Brunswick Advisory Staff Member

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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Mastermind Strategy
I drilled my Mastermind Strategy with a 45 X 5 x 30 lay out to use on heavy oil patterns. It had a big mid lane reaction but smooth continuos backend.
I could only use this ball for a game and a half before it was just to strong for the house shot. I would suggest if you need something for oil this be the first ball on your list, you will not be disappointed .
Good Luck and keep hitting them hard.

J. Dudley
Brunswick Regional Staff

"This review is my opinion and does not necessarily reflect that of the Brunswick Corporation."

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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
4.5 by 1/8 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Mind Boggling performance at your fingertips. Join Lane Side Reviews as they take the new ‪#‎MasterMind‬ ‪#‎strategy‬ to the lanes as they do battle with the pins.

Brunswick Mastermind Strategy

BALL SPECS
Pin Length – 3-4"
Starting Top Weight – 3.1oz
Ball Weight - 15lb 3oz

DRILL PATTERN
Drilled 60 X 5 1/2” x 30, no hole

BOWLER STYLE[/B]
Rev Rate – 240 / 352 / 436
Ball Speed – 14.1 MPH / 18.6 MPH


SURFACE PREPARATION
Grit - Out of the Box
Type (Matte, Polish, Sanded) - Out of the Box

LANE CONDITION
Length - 41 ft
Volume – 18.30 ml
Type (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) – Kegel Main Street (THS)

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