Customer Reviews | 3 Customer Questions
By Dustin from TX
Ok boys and girls this ball flat out hooks. It needs plenty of oil to let it shine.The kingpin features the ECA-X coverstock, an advancement in composite technology, for more traction compared to original ECA. The Kingpin Max also utilizes Brunswick's innovative DynamiCore technology which has proven to produce 12% more hitting power over balls without this unique outer core blend. What does all that mean.... MORE STRIKES...
If you are looking for a ball for upcoming nationals you should look at this ball. Doubles/singles are usually a longer pattern and this ball would be perfect. I dilled it up identical to the Original King pin, and I have it hooking about 4 boards more. Anyone that has thrown the original Kingpin knows that is ALOT..
By Brian from Minnesota
I would buy this again
I love this ball!! when i need something for heavy oil this is the first ball i take out of the bag. I drilled mine pin down and even when the lanes break down and i move inside this ball still hits like a truck! This is a must have for Nationals!
By Cng260 from Greenville, SC
Big Hook Here We Come
Pin Length: 3"
Starting Top Weight: 2.7 oz
Ball Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz
Ball: 85x 2.5 x 35
X Hole (if there is one): none
Rev Rate: 375 rpms
Ball Speed:17.5 mph off hand
PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up
Grit: 500, 1000 Siaair
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded
Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot and
Length: Early reaction
Back End: Strong almost skid/snap
Overall Hook: Strong
Midlane Read: Aggressive
Breakpoint Shape: Strong arc with a quick move at the breakpoint
Likes: Overall strength in the oil, Big Hook
The Kingpin Max is a very strong ball. It is a little earlier than the original Kingpin with a quicker move at the breakpoint. It is so fast that if it were not early it would appear to be skid flip shape. I chose a weaker layout for this particular ball so that I would be able to use it a bit more on the conditions I see most often. This is a ball that I will use on the fresher conditions and then transition to something with a bit less surface. As stated by others, this ball is great when there is oil present. When the heads fry out there are better choices like the Tenacity or Magnitude 035. This ball is ideal for the speed dominant player because it slows down so quickly. They will likely never put it down. In short, if you are speed dominant or face oilier lane conditions, the Kingpin Max is a fantastic choice.
By Truth from Hackensack, NJ
This ball shocked me on how much it recovers . No matter how far I moved left the ball made it back to the pocket. It needs a good amount oil and space to really show its potential .
By Gyrofly from Atlanta, GA
Do NOT buy Brunswick Products
Dear Brunswick Bowling - After having nothing but problems with your very first Kingpin release, and after receiving absolutely no help from anyone within your company in regards to any of those issues, in spite of my reaching out via all available channels multiple times, and now, most importantly, after rolling so many other manufacturers' balls with so much more success and without issue, it is with the utmost disrespect that I must now highly, HIGHLY recommend that all bowling consumers stay far, far away from any and all Brunswick bowling products, forever. Inferior products from an inferior company. Who knew??