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Brunswick Slingshot Red/Silver Reviewed By: weyandk@live.com 10/25/2012 15:34 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Intermediate (I hook the ball a little)
League Average    160
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
I purchased the Brunswick Slingshot as my first step into the world of performance bowling balls. I've been bowling for a long time, and after a 3-4 year hiatus I decided to get back into the swing of things (pun slightly intended). Based on a lot of time spent researching bowling ball mechanics, reactions, opinions, etc. (this site is an AMAZING source of knowledge) and my bowling style, the Slingshot seemed like the perfect first step towards evolving my game. I couldn't be happier with that decision.

I wish I knew the specifics about my drilling (since it was my first fingertip ball there wasn't a lot of history to go off of), but I'm told it was a fairly neutral drilling. Right away I noticed the control I had with this ball down the lane that I never had with my previous plastic ball. The Slingshot seems to be at its best on Light-Dry lanes, and has just enough reaction on the back-end to hit the pocket with a lot of power, but without the angular reaction higher performance balls generate. I'm not skilled enough to convince the ball to have a wide hook, but honestly this ball just doesn't seem designed for that. I have a straighter shot that really only needs to move about 5 boards to have success, and The Slingshot does that quite well.

The Slingshot has a very consistent roll and reaction, which is one of the most important aspects I considered when purchasing a ball. I find myself needing very minor adjustments between fresh league night oil and when the lanes are broken down to their worst. The Slingshot has performed exactly how I hoped on every lane condition I've bowled on so far.

I can't reccomend The Brunswick Slingshot enough. At its price point, The Slingshot is an incredible buy for the bowler looking to indulge in the world of performance bowling balls, or even for the accomplished bowler that could use a solid, consistent ball on lighter patterns.

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