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Ball Review


THE SKINNY ON THE LATEST AND GREATEST


54.5 Hook 16 Length 16.5 Breakpoint Shape ABS: ACCU-SWING X


Manufacturer’s Intent: “[The] Nanodesu Accu- Swing Series debuted in the summer of 2011,” says ABS Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jeremy Felton. “This is the last in the Accu-Swing series and represents over four years of testing, development and research from the ABS R&D Team. The brand new VVI core was modified to increase the flip, combining with the Nanoxy Pearl Plus cover to give the ball continuous hook potential. Look for a clean skid on the lanes with this copper colored monster.”


Core: The modified VVI magnetite asymmetric core has an RG of 2.46, a differential of .060 and an inter- mediate differential of .020. We saw over 4 inches of flare.


Coverstock: The copper-colored Nanoxy Pearl Plus with Fullerene C60 cover provides


a high oil absorption rate, giving a consistent ball motion both in the oil and the dry. It uses a shock absorption system with a 7-mm outer shell and 56 hardness inner shell, which not only absorbs the shock at impact but increases pin carry dramatically. The ball is sanded with 600 Abralon and topped off with 3000 grit polish, resulting in an effective surface grit of 4300 and RA value of 6.77.


Overview: I have to admit that the only ABS ball I had thrown previously was my Kegel spare ball, so this one raised our eyebrows. It does all the right things when it matches up, giving you a lot of hook but allowing you to adjust to it nicely. The overall back-end reaction is especially good; you won’t believe the recovery. It reads the midlanes smoothly


and consistently, and makes a strong angular motion off the breakpoint. The transition is easy to adjust to. On Stone Street, the ball cut through the oil and length nicely without the over/under reaction most pearls have on longer/heavier patterns. On the USBC Singles/ Doubles pattern, this ball is strong and forced us farther left than I would recommend, but we were able to open up the pattern and had a predictable reaction. We both played around 15 at the arrows to about 7 at the breakpoint. Even on our lighter house pattern, we could get in deep and open up the pattern. It also worked well for a higher rev rate bowler we had throw it. The name Accu-Swing fits this ball nicely, as it never seemed to start up too soon or too late. It’s a ball for bowlers needing extra hook help on medium or longer patterns.


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