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General Info

Name:Avalanche Urethane
Reviewed:August 2010
Coverstock Specs
Type:Urethane Pearl
Box Finish:Rough Buff / High Gloss Polish
Color:Blue Pearl / Purple Pearl
Core Specs
Name:Light Bulb
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Avalanche Urethane joins the other Avalanches in Brunswick’s affordable performance category. This new release uses the same core design as the others in this category, but goes retro by using a urethane cover. The addition of a urethane cover to this price point gives Brunswick fans ultimate control at an affordable price.

During our testing, we found the Avalanche Urethane to match up best with our dry test pattern, which is considered to be short in length by today’s standards. All three testers were able to play straighter angles through the front part of the lane, experiencing a strong arcing motion at the breakpoint. Urethane balls tend to have an earlier breakpoint compared to reactive resin balls, which makes this ball perfect for shorter patterns which require an earlier breakpoint to control all of the friction at the back end of the lane.

All three of our testers had limited success on our fresh medium test pattern. The overall performance of the Avalanche Urethane improved immensely on this pattern as the track area started to dry up. Even then we had to make sure to get it deep enough into the track area to get it started up. Those

Brunswick Avalanche Urethane Comparisons

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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.