Part Number
Core Type
Melee Low RG Symmetric
Savvy Hook Solid Reactive
1 Color, Teal Solid
Finishing Steps
500; 2,000 Siaair Micro Pad
12-16 Pounds
RG Max
RG Min
RG Differential
RG Average
Center Heavy (1)
3.6 Cover Heavy (10)
Hook Potential
Low (10)
190 High (250)
Early (25)
120 Long (235)
Breakpoint Shape
Smooth Arc (10)
70 Angular (150)

Melee™ Cross


The new Savvy Hook Solid reactive is formulated to provide maximum versatility with more traction in oil on a variety of lane conditions for all types of physical styles. This new formulation produces easy length through the heads with mid-lane traction and a forceful backend reaction.


The new Melee Low RG Symmetrical core features a curvilinear design to provide maximum energy retention. The new core shape revs quicker producing maximum performance and drilling versatility.


With its 2000 grit Siaair Finish, the Melee Cross skids easily through the front, revving strong in the mid-lane saving axis rotation for the backend to provide greater entry angle to the pocket for superior pin action. The Melee Cross will provide better traction in oil with its chemically designed surface texture on a variety of lane patterns on medium to oily lane patterns.


The Melee Cross can be drilled using the standard drilling techniques developed for symmetric core bowling balls.


At Brunswick, the unique core shape of each individual ball is used for weights from 14 to 16 pounds. This approach to lightweight ball engineering provides bowlers with consistent ball reaction characteristics across this weight range. At 12 and 13 pounds, Brunswick uses a generic core shape with a RG-differential that is close enough to the 14 to 16 pound shape so the same drilling instructions can be used.

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Melee™ Cross