Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Melee Cross
Reviewed:July 2014
Coverstock Specs
Name:Savvy Hook Solid Reactive
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 2000 SiaAir
Core Specs
Name:Melee Low RG Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Brunswick Melee Cross uses a core design similar to the one used in the original Melee. While this core shares the same flare potential, its RG is much lower. This allows the Melee Cross to rev up quicker, and, combined with the sanded box finish, it hooks much earlier than the original.

While the hook shape is much earlier, we still had just a barely better reaction on our medium pattern than our heavy one. Tweener really was a fan of the first Melee, and he was the tester that liked this ball best on this pattern. For him, the Cross was the perfect complement to the Melee. The Cross started hooking much earlier, allowing him to start deeper in the oil. This ball also was smoother as it

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