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Brunswick Slingshot Silver/Black Reviewed By: e658 09/07/2010 04:03 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Intermediate (I hook the ball a little)
League Average    165
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
New to bowling about 6 months ago, this was my choice as my first ball after learning the basics of the game, mainly because of the price, and the positive reviews already posted. Got it drilled at my local pro shop and hit the lanes, finding very quickly that I had made the right choice as a starting ball. Using a drilling layout suggested by my pro shop for a bowler just starting to work out the quirks of getting a ball to curve, I found that my Slingshot was able to provide a nice, consistent, gradual curve into the pocket with decent pin action. The ball is not particularly aggressive in the back end, but like I said, it's very consistent, making it perfect for the beginner bowler.

On fresh lanes, this ball skids like crazy if you keep it at factory finish, since it's polished finish doesn't allow for much "grab" on the lane, but after a few games and the lanes get a little drier, the ball really starts to shine. Personally, I kept the factory finish and now take it out of the bag for when the lanes dry out a bit.

Long story short, if you're new to bowling and are looking for a good, solid ball that will let you work on your consistency (which is arguably one of the most important aspects to improving your game), work out your newly found hook, and get you into league-bowling condition, pick this ball up! At this price, you can't go wrong. This ball will always hold a sort of sentimental value as "my first bowling ball"...but going from struggling to break 100 to now bowling in a league and averaging in the 160's only adds to my positive regard :)


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