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Brunswick Melee Reviewed By: Upstateproshop-Chris 11/14/2013 15:16 ( 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
 
BALL SPECS
Pin Length: 4
Starting Top Weight: 3.4 oz
Ball Weight: 15 lbs 6 oz
DRILL PATTERN
Ball: 60 x 5 x 40
X Hole (if there is one): none
BOWLER STYLE
Rev Rate: 375 rpms
Ball Speed:17.5 mph
PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up
SURFACE PREP
Grit: High gloss polish
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished
LANE CONDITIONS
Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house
Volumes: moderate to lower
Type: house
BALL REACTION
Length: Clean through the heads with slight read of midlane
Back End: strong continuous arc
Overall Hook: moderately aggressive
Midlane Read: none
Breakpoint Shape: strong arc
COMMENTS
Likes: Strong move off of friction, easy length, versatility, and super pin carry
Dislikes: none
The Melee is the updated answer to the very successful Versamax. If you owned the Versamax you already know how usable and unique the reaction was. If you didn't own one you missed out and here is the chance to get in on the fun! The Melee is about 2 and 1 stronger than the Versamax with more length and a stronger move off at the breakpoint. The Melee also has more continuation at the breakpoint and because of the extra energy retention really carries the corner pins well. So far I am at 1523 for 6 games of league this week with just the Melee. The ball is simply spectacular and I have no plans of putting it down unless the conditions drastically change! I am not sure I have ever had a better match up on our house shot! I can also see the Melee getting a bunch of use on a variety of moderate sport shot conditions due to its great versatility. Just make your adjustments as the lanes breakdown and it works from almost any angle. I can see this ball with the proper surface and layout working for almost any style. If you can change speeds or rotation and you bowl on moderate conditions all you need is a Melee!
Chris Garrett
Upstate Pro Shop
Greenville, SC 864-248-4737
Upstateproshop@charter.net
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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