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Brunswick Meanstreak Beatdown MEGA DEAL Reviewed By: Upstateproshop-Chris 08/08/2013 12:24 ( stars)

About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    230
Sport Shot Average    200
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    4 3/4x 3/4 up
Pin Length: 3
Starting Top Weight: 2.7 oz
Ball Weight: 15 lbs 3 oz
Ball: 65 x 5 x 70
X Hole (if there is one): small how low down VAL around 2'' toward the thumb
Rev Rate: 375 rpms
Ball Speed:17.5 mph
PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up
Grit: Box Rough Buff
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Matte
Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot, 52 foot sport, 41 foot sport, 40 foot sport
Volumes: moderate to heavy
Type: house and sport
Length: Clean through the heads with a strong smooth read of the midlane
Back End: strong arc
Overall Hook: moderately strong
Midlane Read: strong
Breakpoint Shape: smooth arc
Likes: Smooth roll and easy recovery from a ball that reads the middle of the lane.
Dislikes: none
The Meanstreak Brawler has been my go to ball and one of my all time favorites. I throw it whenever I can. There are times, however, when the Brawler is just not strong enough to match up to the lane conditions and my Aura series balls are just too strong off of the friction. The new Meanstreak Beatdown answers the call in these situations and provides an earlier read with more overall hook. The Beatdown is about 5 and 3 stronger than a similarly drilled Brawler while reading the middle part of the lane several feet earlier. The Beatdown is also several board stronger than the C System Maxxed out with a stronger move off of the friction and more backend recovery. That backend move is what continues to separate this (and recent releases) from those Brunswick balls of the past. As I moved left with it and the house condition I was bowling on broke down, the Beatdown would continue to recover unlike some balls I have rolled in the past. The added recovery accompanying the smooth move will allow me to stay with this ball for a much longer time than other pieces with this reaction shape. The Beatdown not only allows you to have more backend recovery and more hook in the oil when you need it, but It also smooths out ball reaction on wet/dry lane conditions. Our house shot tends to make ball reactions look very flippy on the fresh. The Meanstreak Beatdown was just smooth, strong, and continuous. As the lanes dried out I moved an arrow left, rotated my hand around the side of the ball more, and continued to strike! If you are looking for a smooth powerful ball to smooth out wet/dry conditions or just a ball with reliable backend recovery on slicker conditions the Meanstreak Beatdown is a wonderful choice!
Chris Garrett
Upstate Pro Shop
Greenville, SC
PBA Member
Brunswick Regional Staff
Vise Regional Staff
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.

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