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BALL TALK REVIEWS BOUNTY HUNTER PEARL RATINGS* *Scale: 1-10 Ratings, drillings and diagrams listed in the 2.9 RG: The Bounty Hunter Pearl uses the same core design as the solid, with a slight modification to following order: Stroker/Tweener/Cranker Scale: 1-10+ lower the RG, allowing it to rev up even easier than the Bounty Hunter. OILY: 7/7/7.5 MEDIUM: 9.5/9/9 7.1 Diff/Flare: The overall flare potential was increased, giving this Bounty Hunter the ability to Scale: 1-10+ be more continuous at the back end of the lane. Most players will see around five inches of total DRY: 7/6/5 track flare. SPORT: 7/6/6 6.5 Torque: This ball creates a touch less midlane than the Bounty Hunter with a stronger motion GENERAL INFO Scale: 1-10 down lane. The increased mass bias strength helps increase the strength at the breakpoint. Coverstock Name: S72 12 Length: The polished factory finish allows this Bounty Hunter to be cleaner through the front Type: Reactive Pearl Scale: 1-25 compared to the first. It will match up better with medium and medium-oily lane conditions. Box Finish: Polished 16.0 Color: Black Pearl/Red Pearl Back End: The Bounty Hunter Pearl keeps with the tradition of 900 Global’s higher performance Core Scale: 1-20 releases being strong and continuous down lane. Density: Dual Asymmetrical Enhanced Mass Bias: .019 51 Total Hook: The overall hook potential is less than the Bounty Hunter and Breakpoint, but greater Scale: 1-100 than the Breakpoint Pearl. This new release fills that gap nicely. Lane Conditions Brunswick Pro Anvil Synthetic Lanes Kegel Patterns used in tests: Comments: The Bounty Hunter Pearl is the second addition to this year’s 900 Global Bounty. This ball isn’t Oily: 44’ oil (High Street) simply a pearl version of the Bounty Hunter. By looking at a picture of the core, one would think so, but 900 Medium: 41’ oil (Main Street) Global changed the density of the core or filler to lower the RG and increase the differential. The strength of the Dry: 38’ oil (Easy Street) cover was changed as well, to allow the Bounty Hunter Pearl to be cleaner through the front…with the same strong Sport: 39’ oil (Winding Road) move at the breakpoint and back end of the lane. We found this new release to match up best with our medium test pattern, while the Bounty Hunter matched up best with our oily test pattern. All three testers experienced Drillings medium length with a strong midlane read and strong continuous breakpoint and back end. The line each tester 4” x 3” (2” pin) played was slightly deeper than we would have played with the typical reactive pearl. The strength of the Bounty Stacked leverage (3” pin) Hunter Pearl will allow it to play on some oily patterns for all styles, while only those with both a high ball speed 4 ½” x 4” (2” pin) and low rev rate will be able to use it on drier conditions. Sport patterns on the medium-oily side will offer the best look for the Bounty Hunter Pearl. This is one of those balls that will work on a wide variety of patterns with the right layout and surface. VAL Pin 4“ PAP 3“ X X CG X Hole MB 4” x 3” Pin VAL 3 3/8 SUMMARY “ Midline X X PAP CG X hole Strengths: Compared to most reactive pearls, the Bounty Hunter Pearl reads the lane stronger, making it less sensitive to the length of the oil pattern. This is a plus, as the oil starts to push around on the lane, and the MB breakpoint becomes inconsistent. Stacked leverage Weakness: The Bounty Hunter Pearl is a strong pearl, so don’t expect to use it on drier lane conditions. Those with higher rev rates and/or slower ball speeds may even have VAL some trouble using this ball on true medium oil patterns if drilled too aggressively. Pin 41 / 2“ CG X 4“ X Overall: The Bounty Hunter Pearl is stronger rolling, compared to other reactive PAP pearls that 900 Global has released in the past. This helps those looking for that in-between look on the lanes. MB 4 1/2 ” x 4” PAGE 22 BOWLING THIS MONTH DECEMBER 2009
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