Failsafe is a low RG, low differential bowling ball that provides a smooth, continuous motion off of the breakpoint while simultaneously offering the overall total hook profile that bowlers have been asking for.
The royal purple and aqua colored bowling ball has great visual appeal and a predictable ball motion that is good for the start of any regular league or during a tougher flat pattern shot during a tournament.
Older players, high rev players, and players who crave predictability out of a bowling ball choice will gravitate towards Failsafe.
During my testing of this ball, I found this choice was the one I kept coming back to due to its predictable motion on most wet/dry house conditions. The out of the box surface at 2000 grit allows bowlers to still play the track during house conditions without being too early overall. A great overall ball choice out of the classic line.
Low RG: 2.501”
Total Differential: 0.035”
Coverstock Surface Prep: 500/2000 grit Abralon
Coverstock Strength*: 6 out of 10
Core Strength**: 8.1 out of 25
Versatility Index+: 62% - 121.1%
Drilling layout for Paul’s test ball 40° x 4 ¼” x 40°.
If WorXshop Bowling chooses to produce another bowling ball than the one you ordered, you can receive a full refund, the ball option that will be produced in the weight specified, or a future ball choice in that weight. You can select your preference when placing your order.
* Coverstock Strength
The coverstock strength number is an incorporation of our internal testing and some external testing done by the USBC and others. Most coverstocks will be between five and nine, however WorXshop may try using a super aggressive coverstocks or urethane covers in the future.
** Core Strength
The core strength is a number developed from our own internal core ratings system that has developed since Paul’s days at the United States Bowling Congress. It takes into account a multitude of things into the number. Most symmetrical cores will not go above a 20 out of 25, while most will be around eight to 14, while asymmetrical cores will be between 14 and 25. We may even try and reach a score of 28.
What does a high core strength number mean? A high core strength number, paired with the right coverstock will improve carry through the pocket, have a sharper breakpoint, and will maintain its path more through the pocket.
+ Versatility Index
The versatility index is a measure of how much you change the total differentials in a bowling ball with the weakest drilling we would recommend in the ball and the strongest layout. This is a range of how tunable that particular choice will be out of the box.