General Ball Info
HK22 - GB 12.0 Hybrid
500 / 1000 / 1500 SiaAir / Crown Factory Compound
Purple / Black
The Game Breaker 4 Hybrid brings the HK22 coverstock base formula into the iconic Game Breaker line. The Game Breaker 3 Black/Blue used the GB 12.0 Hybrid coverstock, but the new HK22 formulation allows the Game Breaker 4 Hybrid to dig into the midlane more and create a more responsive shape downlane. This new addition provided ample traction in the midlane and a strong back end movement with its 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Crown Factory Compound box finish. Using the same symmetrical Enhanced V2 core featured in many previous Game Breaker balls, the GB4 Hybrid performed best for our bowlers on our medium oil test pattern.
Tweener had the best overall look with this ball and the most consistent performance across the medium, dry, and sport patterns. He saw increased motion at the breakpoint compared to his Game Breaker 4 Pearl on the medium pattern. The ball picked up earlier in the midlane than the GB4 Pearl and provided more length than the Game Breaker 2 and Envision Pearl. He could play several different angles on the fresh with the box finish, with the option of playing farther outside and being firm with it or hooking it a few more boards with his normal speed. The strong downlane move gave him all the recovery he needed and proved beneficial as the lanes dried out and he could no longer play straighter. He simply moved left to find more oil and continued to see a strong motion through the pins. Tweener liked his look with the box finish on the dry oil pattern. The ball was ...