I've been out of bowling for fifteen years until a few weeks ago. I was ready to get a high end ball but was advised against it by our local CoachJim. He recommended A Hammer Vibe or Avalanche Slide. I went with the Brunswick Avalanche Slide. I found what I thought was the groove last week but kept hitting the Brooklyn side, figuring that's just the way it's going to be from now on.
Then I foolishly got a Brunswick Power Groove Dry R (for dry lanes, less aggressive hook) and had it drilled the same way thinking it would solve the problem. Well it did, kinda-sorta.
Back to the Avalanche, I moved closer to the heads, left leg touching the ball return. I was hitting the pocket or very close to it. If I wasn't so doggone tired from the previous 4 games, I probably would have scored around 200. This time I found the REAL groove.
Turns out the Power Groove is a great spare ball for pins on the right side.
Both of those balls are Brunswick's lower end reactive entry balls. I'm sticking with them until I improve my accuracy, speed, and revs.
I am not insane.
The voices in my head told me so.