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General Info

Name:Mastermind Strategy
Reviewed:July 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Relativity Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 SiaAir
Color:Blue / Violet / Orange
Core Specs
Name:Modified Mastermind Asymmetric
Int. Diff:0.013

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The Mastermind Strategy falls into the upper-mid performance price point in Brunswick’s line, just below the Nirvanas. It combines the Modified Mastermind Asymmetric core design with the Relativity Solid coverstock. This core has a higher RG of 2.504″ and lower differential of 0.048″ than the Mastermind Ultra Low RG core design from the early Mastermind releases, but it is the same as the core used in the more recent Mastermind Einstein. The coverstock is the first reactive solid used in this line since the Mastermind Intellect from 2014. The Strategy comes out of the box at a sanded 500/2000 SiaAir finish, allowing for a large amount of traction on heavier volumes of oil. We liked this ball equally well on our heavy and medium patterns, with our sport pattern not far behind.

We were able to easily get to the pocket on our heavy oil test pattern. The rough surface of this ball helped it pick up strong in the midlane and give us a smooth arc to the pocket. We were about five

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Additional Brunswick Mastermind Strategy Resources

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