The Digitrax Analysis was done using Coach T as the bowler. The test was performed on a Medium THS.
Well, this should be visual evidence that the Brunswick C-System Alpha-Max is the Alpha dog in the Brunswick lineup. It’s clearly the strongest ball. I’m launching the ball at about 16.5 mph and it enters the pocket at 14.6 mph. I think you can note the additional friction the ball creates as it enters the pocket a little slower than the rest of the balls. Despite the additional friction, the ball still generated plenty of entry angle. I’m targeting around 17 at the arrows and 8 at the breakpoint. I had to keep this ball in the oil more than the Wicked Siege or Loaded Revolver to generate the proper entry angles. I’m a good 5 boards in with my feet and 3 with my target when compared to the Wicked Siege. That helped the breakpoint push another foot or so beyond the other balls, but still generated very strong entry angles. That really made this ball look very impressive from breakpoint to the pocket. The drilling helped and was recommended by Chuck Gardner of Brunswick.
This heavier oil ball is capable of storing a surprisingly good amount of energy and makes a strong and defined move to the pocket. I don’t typically see this kind of motion from what’s supposed to be an oiler. What is clear though is that this ball is a little more usable on medium to medium-heavy shots than your typical oiler like the Virtual Gravity Nano or Theory. It made a consistent move to the pocket, more consistent than the VG Nano on this pattern.
With that being said, I can see many bowlers finding this ball fitting in their bag for their heavy oil ball, yet being able to use this much more frequently. I was impressed by the strong angular move this ball made and the Digitrax analysis bears this out.