Advantages Hook potential, colour, price
|Value for money|
|Recommended for||Serious players only|
|Recommended lane condition||Heavy Oil|
The Brunswick BVP Goliath is part of their 'Value Performance' range of bowling balls together with BVP wizard, BVP Ambush, BVP rampage and the BVP punisher. The BVP is now a discontinued bowling ball replaced by the BVP Mammoth. The BVP range of bowling balls are supposed to give high end performance at value prices which they seem to do very well.The BVP Goliath has a high-load particle cover-stock (400 grit sanded) which up until the mammoth was the highest hook potential ball in Brunswick's history with a hook potential rating of 160. The two piece core of the goliath is a inverted bell core which gives a medium RG of 2.590. This gives a ball that hooks through the oil.
The ball comes in a deep purple colour which is almost black which I think looks good. It isn't noticeably purple which is what I was after cause I'm not too keen on purple. Most new balls in production are multicoloured swirling looking jobs which gets a bit boring after a while, most of the colour combinations don't even look good. A solid coloured ball like this is much appreciated because they are few and far between - the only other one I can think of right now is the Brunswick Danger Zone.I bowl with a 15lb and own a Brunswick Monster ScreamR bowling ball which is a ball for light-medium oil reactive compared with the goliath for medium to heavy. They are both drilled for maximum hook with finger inserts. This ball is a heavy oil ball through and through. It will over hook on dryer lanes and will hook in the oil where a reactive ball wont. The coverstock-core combination produces the biggest hooking ball that we have seen on our lanes. It is a very hard hitting ball too sometimes it enters the pocket too steep and leaves a lot of 10 pins. The lane type that it has been used on is wood lanes.
This ball must be maintained, it is not forgiving like some reactive balls. It needs cleaned every time it is used as it soaks the oil up like a sponge! If you don't clean it will die as dead as a door nail so prevent it by a strong cleaning regime.I've uploaded a few photographs of the Goliath. Photograph one is to show deep purple colour of the Goliath with the blue 'Goliath' logo, a nice combination of simple colours. Photograph two shows the pin placement and drilling pattern with photograph three showing the ball track (though I apologise for the quality as it was taken by a camera phone and isn't this dark a colour)
This ball maybe discontinued but is still on sale in many pro-shops. The mammoth may have replaced it but they are two different balls and I still believe that the Goliath is a very capable ball, It is a good buy at a tad under the £100 mark.Thanks for reading and happy bowling.
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