Swag Incredible Hero Bowling Ball

Swag Incredible Hero Bowling Ball Review

Swag Incredible Hero Bowling Ball
Swag Incredible Hero Bowling Ball Layout

First Impressions
Super easy to use. I took a liking to the Incredible Hero very early.

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Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)
Style: Tweener
RPM: 375 rpm
PAP: 5 & 3/8 up
Average Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)
Axis tilt: low
Axis rotation: medium/high
Test Equipment: 15 Pounds
Layout: 45 x 4.75 x 45

“Keep in mind that coverstock accounts for 70% of ball reaction, but the core creates the dynamic shape of the reaction. Your driller will alter the shape to suit your game.”

THS: 43ft, 27ml: 6.79:1
Sport: Kegel Plutonium 39ft, 26.6 ml, 2.2:1 ratio

The Swag Incredible Hero uses the Incredible Core (asymmetrical) inside the Dazzler 2 Pearl coverstock.

15 pound = RG of 2.516, diff of .052, mb of .019
Coverstock finish: 3000 grit abralon

As we’ve recently described our nomenclature, this ball fits in the Strong Control Category. You might think with it being a pearl it would fit in the strong Defined but if it goes in my bag, it fits in the Strong Control.

Where do I begin? It all starts from the first few balls I toss to understand what this ball is about. While this is a pearl, the Incredible Hero comes so dull you wouldn’t think it was, ala the Storm Omega Crux. These are heavy rolling top end pieces and the Swag ball fits in that category unquestionably. Prior to shooting, I did toss it on a flat sport shot first and saw a smooth and controllable piece, but one that provides read in the fronts and mids. That had me wondering if this would be usable on house shots for me. The Omega Crux never sees house shot for me for example, just too strong. So what a pleasant and eye opening surprise to see a very usable shape and hit on the house shot. I may do a separate raw or one-take video as I threw 11 of 12 strikes during filming. I start out relatively direct. The ball is a heavy forward rolling ball there. The ball reaction made me extremely comfortable. Push it out there and it has a smooth arcing transition but with great punch through the pins. It’s not as forward as the Show Me The Money for example. It still feels rounder. I experimented a bit with angle through the fronts, breakpoint and release variations. You will see that more direct and it sits but with enough read not to deflect in the middle. I can push it out to the dry and it returns with just the right force. I kept moving with an area check. Go past the 3rd arrow, no problem. 17 to 5, perfect. 18 to 10, perfect high flush. I literally felt I couldn’t miss. I couldn’t find a weakness on this test. It just seems extremely versatile. It never felt so chuggy that it was just going to puke through the pins. And if you look, shot after shot, no deflection. Before you go thinking this house shot is easy, it is not. Other test balls in the session proved that…

Sport Shot
For the Sport shot, I tested on the Kegel Plutonium pattern, a 39ft a 2:1 27ml pattern. This length and volume is pretty similar to nationals and isn’t my favorite. It’s a pattern where you get hook but get an unforgiving reaction if you get even a smidge out of bounds. I must say I was physically struggling a bit but it allowed me to test the limits here as well. At the end, what I found is it’s a great control but strong shape. I could play different parts of the lane but I can trust this ball not to be too angular nor too pukey. Throw it close and you get the reaction you like.

Final Thoughts
If it wasn’t obvious by now, I really enjoyed this ball. Without saying it’s incredible, I will just say it feels like a Godsend for my arsenal. It’s a no brainer A+ for me all around. I usually reserve that type of score for later but I’ll go out on a limb here. It honestly reminded me of the Jackal Ghost as that was one of the most versatile balls for my personal game I’ve ever used. While I could theoretically slot the Swag Incredible Hero in my Strong Defined slot, I will put it in the Strong Control category, leaving space for say a more strong angular ball like the Storm Lock. It’s similar in a sense to the 900G Volatility that I slotted in the Strong Control category as well. But the Incredible Hero is more versatile as I can move in and not lose hit. This would be first ball out of the bag on heavier sport shots and might be first on a house shot that I just want to control the over/under cliff.