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Author Topic: Good replacement for Blue Fanatic? (Read 786 times)

matunjt

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Good replacement for Blue Fanatic?
on: December 21, 2017, 09:03:00 AM
Looking for a replacement for my Blue Fanatic - any brand.   It has been a great reaction for me.  Thanks

notclay

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Re: Good replacement for Blue Fanatic?
Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 09:20:51 AM

Try the Edge Pearl.  I know I play the same part of the lane with mine.  It's even blue...

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Re: Good replacement for Blue Fanatic?
Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 11:08:24 AM
Edge Pearl and Freakshow Flip have been the most popular options from the Brunswick family. I don't think you could go wrong with the Inferno either
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Re: Good replacement for Blue Fanatic?
Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 12:40:40 PM
Not to argue but all of those balls are quite a bit lower rq than the fanatic. I know how you feel I really like mine too unfortunately I've switched weights so it sits there.

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Re: Good replacement for Blue Fanatic?
Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 01:18:33 PM

Point well taken, amyers2002.

RG tells us how easily the core revs up.  Most bowlers can use the lower RG balls with huge success when the cover is matched up with their conditions because the vast majority of us are not 450 rev rate guys.

I'm no THROBOT, and feel most bowlers wouldn't have any difficulty using the above listed balls.  The best replacement for the Fanatic is a Fanatic, but since they are gone...

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Re: Good replacement for Blue Fanatic?
Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 01:51:06 PM
Very true notclay the only real reason I mention it as I'm a lower speed higher rev guy and while the fanatic was an amazing ball for me the Melee series (I've thrown them all) was a puke machine for me. I believe the Edge is a rebadged Melee and the wife throws the flip and it's early.

I've kind of wondered if one of the ridiculous might be a closer match?

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Re: Good replacement for Blue Fanatic?
Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 02:12:50 PM
Very true notclay the only real reason I mention it as I'm a lower speed higher rev guy and while the fanatic was an amazing ball for me the Melee series (I've thrown them all) was a puke machine for me. I believe the Edge is a rebadged Melee and the wife throws the flip and it's early.

I've kind of wondered if one of the ridiculous might be a closer match?

I think the Ridiculous series is a lot more responsive to friction than the Fanatic is/was. While the balls mentioned have a lower rg, it's not that big of a difference. If anything a small layout or cover tweak could get you closer if necessary
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Re: Good replacement for Blue Fanatic?
Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 02:13:47 PM
Lower speed and high revs can definitely be a challenge.
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