Brunswick Melee Hook Bowling Ball Review

The new Melee Hook throws the hardest punch yet…

Brunswick Melee Hook Bowling Ball

Brunswick Melee Hook Layout

45x4x65

Our Tester:
Brandon Hinderer is a PBA Member as well as Brunswick and Vise Staffer.
Power Player: 450 rpm
PAP: 5 3/8 & 7/8 up
Axis tilt: 10-15 degrees
Axis rotation: >45 degrees

Thanks to Jeffrey Smith of Pure It Pro Shop, Lebanon, PA.
Thanks to Limerick Bowl in Limerick, PA.

Test Pattern:
41ft THS, 12:1, 24ml
House: Limerick Bowl, Limerick, PA

Brandon’s comments:

BALL REACTION
Length: 6 / 10
Back End: 7 / 10
Overall Hook: 7 / 10
Midlane Read: 6 / 10

Breakpoint Shape: 7 / 10 More midlane roll

The Melee Hook is a good addition to the melee symmetrical core line that will give you a stronger midlane roll compared to the previous Melee series balls. With the box 2000 surface, it will match up on many oil conditions. The melee hook utilizes the new composite coverstock technology which will go longer in between oil extractions and won’t get that lane shine as quickly compared to the Melee Cross. With the pin in the ring finger drilling i used on mine, I can use this as the first ball out of my bag to help break down the lanes and make minor adjustments during the game. I have used this ball for heavier oil conditions and on a house shot. It would work well as a benchmark ball.

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