Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

Note: Ratings are only available to our premium members.

General Info

Name:Kingpin Max
Reviewed:March 2018
Coverstock Specs
Name:ECA-X (Enhanced Composite Adhesion)
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 SiaAir
Color:Navy / Green / Light Blue
Core Specs
Name:Kingpin Ultra Low RG
Int. Diff:0.020

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Kingpin Max is the second ball from Brunswick to use the asymmetrical Kingpin Ultra Low RG core. This very strong design gives the Max an RG of 2.483″, a total differential of 0.055″, and an intermediate differential of 0.020″. The Kingpin Max uses a new stronger coverstock and a lower grit box finish compared to the original Kingpin. These elements help give the Kingpin Max even more hook than the Kingpin, which puts it at the top of the Brunswick lineup in total hook.

We used all the hook from this monster to open up the lane on our heavy oil test pattern. Stroker was standing in the middle of the lane on the fresh, with a laydown point on the 18 board, a target of 15 at the arrows, and a breakpoint on nine downlane. The Max’s dull box finish gave him plenty of hook and traction to play in the heaviest part of this pattern. Tweener was about five left of him with both his feet and target. He could get his ball out to seven downlane and still see plenty of drive through the pins. Cranker was deep in the pattern on the fresh. His ball was starting around 28, crossing between the third

Additional Brunswick Kingpin Max Resources

Click here to visit Brunswick's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

The BTM Ball Testing Team

About The BTM Ball Testing Team

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.