Brunswick Vapor Zone Solid Bowling Ball
Brunswick Vapor Zone Solid Bowling Ball
- Color: Plum/Navy/Black
- Coverstock: Activator Plus 2.0 Solid
- Weight Block: Zone Asymmetric
- Factory Finish: 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
- Flare Potential: Medium/High
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.492; 15lbs - 2.478; 14lbs - 2.495
- Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.046; 15lbs - 0.048; 14lbs - 0.046
- Intermediate Differential (Diff): 0.017
- Fragrance: N/A
Additional product information:
Adding a new dynamic to the Vapor line! Everyone loved the Vintage Vapor Zone for it’s easy length and strong back-end. The Vapor Zone Solid uses the same Zone Asymetric core wrapped around the Activator Plus 2.0 Solid for more hook in the mid-lane with strong continuation on heavier oil.
Sanded 2000 Siaair
Here is the continuity of last year vintage vapor zone, the Vapor Zone Solid. This ball uses the same core as last year but this time it’s wrapped with the Activator plus 2.0. This combination provides more hook in the midlane compared to the original Vapor Zone. It comes with a 500 and 2000 Siaair pad finish on it.
Since I really loved the original, I went with the same drilling. It’s a pin up 60 x 4.5 x 40 drilling.
On the lane, the ball reacts like it was supposed to be. I compared the ball with the DV8 Instigator and the original vapor zone. Compared to the Instigator, I moved my feet two boards right and my eyes 1 board right. The Vapor was a bit weaker and offered more midlane. Compared to the Vintage Vapor Zone, I was three boards left with my feet and two board left with my eyes. The ball had a lot more teeth and more midlane. I found that the ball would fit perfectly between both.
This ball is designed to fit better in oil but if you are a rev dominant or a slower player, you can put some polish on the surface and the ball will react perfectly for you.
To conclude, if you want to complete your Vintage Vapor Zone with a ball just a little stronger, this ball is for you.
Pin Length: 3"
Starting Top Weight: 3 oz
Ball Weight: 15 lbs 5 oz
Ball: 70 x 5 x 35
X Hole (if there is one): none
Rev Rate: 375 rpms
Ball Speed:17.5 mph off hand
PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up
Grit: 500/2000 Siaair
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded
Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot
Back End: Skid/Arc
Overall Hook: Strong
Midlane Read: Strong and Sure
Breakpoint Shape: Skid/Arc
Likes: Consistent Breakpoint and Quick Recovery
The Vintage Vapor Zone was one of my favorites and this one builds on its success. The Vapor Zone Solid is a stronger version of the Vintage Vapor Zone with a similar shape. This one is much better on fresher lane conditions. It handles oil well while giving you that sharper shape you saw out of the other Vapor Zone. I like this one for opening my angles from inside on slicker house shots. It also works well on Heavier oil volumes when my Kingpin Rule is too much. In short, if you enjoyed the shape of the Vapor Zone and want a stronger compliment this is your ball.
The Vapor Zone Solid is an outstanding, aggressive complement to the Vintage Vapor Zone pearl. This ball really picks up and turns the corner hard on medium to heavy oil patterns. If you have any concerns on high volume patterns of throwing the ball through the breakpoint, or for any speed-dominant player, this ball is a strong choice to consider.
I have mine drilled pin over ring finger and as a slow to medium speed player I have no issues getting the ball down lane and then watching it "bite" at just the right time to turn the corner. I will say this in all honesty, at the out of box finish this ball needs head oil, definitely not a good choice for later in the session when transition has caused the heads to burn a bit. In those situations, the Vapor pearl is a perfect alternative.
Brunswick Regional Staff
The Vapor Zone Solid is a great compliment to the pearl but it’s quite a bit stronger than I originally anticipated. It still clears the fronts rather well but once it reaches the mids, it starts to rev up and go. It’s not overly snappy but does offer a strong arc down lane. Mine loves oil especially in the heads. With the new weight hole restrictions on the horizon this Assymetrical monster is a great ball to have in the bag. The Vapor Zone Sold also comes with the special blue stuff (Dynamicore) to help with those off hit strikes. The Brunswick brands continue to revolutionize the sport and this is just another addition to a long line of great pieces.
I have had this ball drilled for about three weeks now and all I'm going to tell you is this thing is going to be used on many different conditions!
Medium oil to heavy longer patterns and from what I'm seeing the ball takes surface changes very well!! So put your favorite layout on it adjust surface to condition and have fun scoring!!