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Edge Dark Purple Solid
on: April 20, 2017, 03:41:12 PM
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Brunswick Edge series of bowling balls features a low RG symmetric weight block. The Edge Dark Purple Solid combines this core with their Relative Control coverstock. This pairing creates mid-lane control as well as a smooth and continuous backend motion when used on medium oiled lanes.

Color: Dark Purple Solid
Coverstock: Relativity Control Solid
Core: Edge Low RG Symmetric (14-16#)
Finish: 500; 2,000 Siaair Micro Pad
Hook Potential: High 220 (scale: 10-250)
Length: Early to Medium 105 (scale: 25-235)
Breakpoint Shape: Medium
RG: 2.537 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (for 15# ball)

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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 08:45:52 PM
Join us in the latest episode of Lane Side Reviews as we take the new Brunswick Bowling #EdgeSolid to the lanes to see how it stacks up.
Remember, the URD for this ball is 4-18-17!!!



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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 10:01:42 AM
LANE CONDITION

Length: Around 40 ft.

Volume: Medium-light

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Easy push up front, strong, yet controlled, down lane

Dislikes: Maybe a little too strong down lane for what I wanted


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Ron Bragg and the folks at Brunswick were nice enough to send one of these my way. As I am still trying to assemble my Open Championships arsenal, I was anxious to put holes in it.

I am currently a no-thumb bowler, so I placed the cg in my ring finger hole, put the pin about 2" from my PAP, and drilled the fingers to 3.5" deep (per Mo's suggested layouts for two-handers/no thumbers).

I tried at few shots at the 500/2000 box finish, but I wanted the ball to pick up a bit sooner and be smoother off the spot. As such, I knocked the surface down to 1000 with the scratch marks going 12-6 as opposed to 3-9. With that surface, the ball picks up a bit sooner and is tamer on the back.

My hope is that this can be something I can go to on the fresh when I need something smooth and even. I need to do more testing between now and my trip to Vegas, but I definitely see potential in this ball.

Now, for those looking to just let it rip, the box finish and a stronger drilling can definitely make this ball longer and stronger, which I know is what many bowlers want to see.

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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 02:36:09 PM
I drilled this ball with the pin below the ring finger with the cg kicked out about 1 inch.  Put a P3 hole.  With this layout I was hoping for a smooth roll, what I got was something I was not expecting.  Even with the pin down layout, I got a solid version of the Melee Jab.  This was great as there was times that the Jab would go past the breakpoint and come in late.  This gives me a ball for THS that I can start the day with and just ball change to the Edge Pearl after they burn up a little bit. 
On a sport pattern I was able to use this ball once the pattern opened up a bit.  This ball will turn the corner on the back and is a great ball in this price range.
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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 02:14:04 PM
The Melee Jab and Hook were 2 of my favorite balls last season, but I did not have a chance to drill 15lbers since I dropped weight this season.  I was very excited to hear of the Edges to give me that beloved shape in my bag. 

I drilled my Solid Edge 55x5x45 (pin barely above the bridge) very similarly to my scuffed Jab with the intention of giving me a ball that would fit right in the middle of my bag and it did not disappoint.  It gives me a very similar read to my Jab, but just a little earlier and less sensitive to oil.  The Edge Solid is a little cleaner and stronger downlane than the Melee Hook, realistically bridging the gap between it and the Jab. 
The Edge Solid gives me medium length with a rounded shape resulting in above average backend.  I immediately found this reaction to be very comfortable for me where I could swing the ball a little bit, but chase the oil left of 4th arrow without having to work the ball much to make the corner.
Compared to other balls in my bag, it is a great step down from my Fanatic SS to offer me some more length and shape down the lane to open up my angles.  I am yet to drill a pin up pearl Edge, but the solid is both stronger AND more angular than my pin up Diva Style.  The Edge offers similar length to my solid Freakshow but with a few more boards of backend.  In terms of alignment with my feet/eyes it is closest to my Vandal Destroy, which revs up in the midlane just a little more.
I recommend the Edge Solid for anybody looking for a versatile ball that will give you a look on a wide variety of lane patterns.
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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 02:41:24 PM
Length: 42FT

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS so far

COMMENTS: I was looking for a ball that I could use as a good step down from my DV8 Pitbull and Radical Fix that had some surface, this fits the spot perfectly. I drilled this ball with my usual Pin-up above ring finger drilling, I was hoping for a ball that would get down the lane a little further than the Pitbull but still have some backend and that is what I got. The Edge Solid has decent length for a solid at 2000 and it is really strong off the spot. I had been using a Freakshow Solid as my step down after these to but at times it was a little to smooth of the spot and I would leave some soft 10pins. I also can make a easy transition from this ball to the Edge Pearl for when I need a little more length but still want that strong but controllable backend.
 Sometimes when the lanes are really crisp on the backend or they start to breakdown a little I like to still use a ball with a little surface to smooth out the backend and not be extremely snappy. The Freakshow Solid has been that ball for me and I do love to use that ball, but sometimes I just cant get the carry I want when I start to move in and hook it more. If you are looking for a ball that will make THS look easy this will be that ball if they start out with some oil. I'm looking forward to using this ball at the USBC National Tournament this year also, this and the Edge Pearl will be getting a lot of play I think.


Likes: Very strong but controllable backend motion

Dislikes: Dry lanes or short volume


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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 04:49:41 PM
The edge solid what can I say other then what a great rolling ball, another amazing ball by Brunswick. I have both my edges laid out the same 70x5x30. The solid picks up a good 3ft sooner for me in the mids and is a little more angular then the pearl. IMHO the edges are the smoothest through the fronts and midlane and the most continuous through the pins in the Brunswick line. It's a completely different backend reaction for me. So if your looking for a great rolling solid with a smooth motion and continuous backend, then look no further.

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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 11:25:26 PM
Drilled mine pin above ring finger, out of box finish.  Really nice length with this ball coupled with a strong finish.  Anybody drilling one of these with a tight pin will find a smooth, controllable, powerful ball reaction.

I was able to use this ball both going straighter on a heavier volume, and also to get left on a house shot with very nice recovery and retained hitting power.

A great combination of coverstock and symmetrical core.  This ball is versatile and will adapt well to surface changes.  A good option for anybody traveling to USBC Nationals.

Brunswick has a real winner with this piece.

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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 07:18:20 PM
Right Handed
Ball Speed 17-18
Rev Rate 450
Pap 4 5/8 right 1 3/8 up

Ball Specs
Pin 2-3
Top Weight  3 ozs

Layout 60 x 4 1/4 x 70 with a small x hole

One of my favorite balls right now! This ball is strong with a very continuous motion motion that produces a great carry percentage. I wont find myself using it on drier conditions but Medium to High this ball will always be in play. I also am very impressed with the continuation this ball has as I move deeper and open the lane up. The deeper I got the ball always seemed to Continue through the pins and make the corner. Same as the Pearl I love that the ball is one color. I find it much easier to read the lanes and I can stay on top of my adjustments faster this way!

Edge Series is a great bang for your dollar!

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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 08:34:38 AM
LANE CONDITION

Length: 41


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

One smooth ball. Very clean through the head and the transition through the mids is incredible. I put my favorite symmetrical layout on it. 45x4x65. And I must say when it gets to the backend this ball hooks. It is really angular for a symmetical, really has a similar backend pop like the Fire Quantum. Even threw it on high volume and it was able to recover were some of my other pieces didn't even make the turn. I was expecting the ball to retail for more, but the price point on it makes you want to have at least 2 or 3 either in the bag or in reserve.

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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 10:16:29 PM
BALL SPECS

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


DRILL PATTERN

Dual Angle: 65 x 4 x 70

X Hole (if there is one): Yes


BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: Medium , between 250-275 rpm

Ball Speed: 17-18 mph

PAP/Track: 5 1/2" over and 1/2" down


SURFACE PREP

Grit: Box Finish

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded


COMMENTS
The Edge Solid is one of the most versatile solid balls I've thrown. This ball is pretty clean through the fronts and reads the midlane fairly quick and has a very continuous arcing motion in the backend.  I laid mine out to slow the midlane read down a little and save it energy for the backend motion.  The Edge Solid and Edge Pearl are the best 1-2 punch combo I've thrown in a while.



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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 06:37:12 AM
I am just a regular bowler working on my craft and getting better at this sport, I have been buying a lot of balls over the last year building up my arsenal for tournaments. I just had this ball drilled up and practiced a 3 game block and shot 655 OOB. I finished my season with a 192 avg, and game 3 I had a 255. This ball is wonderful, it reads/holds the mids very well and has a strong back-end. I missed a few times in, but it held and didnt jump crazy left. I was throwing up 10 and it would come back hard but smooth control action. I have never seen so much pin explosion, even more than I get from Green Quantum. This is one of the balls that will be first out of my bag, and if you liked the Vandal Smash this ball is even better than that one.  I was so impressed, I asked my PSO to order me the pearl.

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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 05:45:47 PM
The Edge solid is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  When the lanes are medium oil, this ball is money.  For me it is pretty smooth for me.  I have the same layout on a melee hook which for me the edge is a bit cleaner but to me, its not as angular downlane as my hook was.  I also am now more up the back of the ball than I was.  This ball will be good on many different conditions from house, to patterns. 
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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #13 on: May 22, 2017, 05:50:36 PM
Pin Length: 3.5

Starting Top Weight: 3.2 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 4oz

DRILL PATTERN

Ball: 35 x 5 x 65

xhole: no xhole

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 375 rpms

Ball Speed:17 mph off hand

PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up

SURFACE PREP

Grit: 2000 Siaair

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded

LANE CONDITIONS

Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house

Volumes: Moderate

Type: house

BALL REACTION

Length: Good length with strong smooth backend

Back End: strong arc

Overall Hook: aggressive

Midlane Read: very strong

Breakpoint Shape: strong arc

COMMENTS

Likes: Versatility and Predictability

Dislikes: none

The Edge Solid is a alot of ball at a great price. It handles oil well with the dull box finish and is very versatile. It provides a variety of reaction shapes with hand position changes and is playable on most medium patterns. The Edge Solid also works on some wetter lane patterns. It is a fantastic value at the price point and rivals equipment that is 50 dollars higher. I find this ball to be about 5 boards stronger and 3 feet earlier than a similarly drilled Edge Pearl. The Edge Solid is also a foot earlier and several boards stronger than my Danger Zone. I can play almost any angle with this one. If your looking for great longevity, versatility, and all around performance take a serious look at the Edge Solid.
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Re: Edge Dark Purple Solid
Reply #14 on: May 22, 2017, 09:39:48 PM
BALL SPECS

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


DRILL PATTERN

Right Hand, Pin 2-3" drilled directly above ring finger



BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: High

Ball Speed: 18-19 mph

2 Finger, no thumb, but not 2 handed


SURFACE PREP

Box Finish


COMMENTS
The Edge Solid is one of the most forgiving solid balls I've thrown. Being a high rev player, I have mostly stayed away from solid surfaces, but this ball fits perfectly in between my aggressive pearl ball and my equipment drilled to go longer on shorter patterns. On the pattern that was used, THS, the Edge Solid pushed through the oil in the middle, but did not overreact when hitting the dry on the outside. It gave forgiveness on shots pulled inside by holding its line through the oil, yet still having enough in the back end to recover. Both inside pulled shots and shots pushed through the oil to bump the dry, the ball stayed low on the deck with exceptional carry of all 10 pins. Overall, this ball could be used in many conditions, medium to heavy oil, and will give the arcing back end that is well controlled with continuous drive. I recommend this ball to any level bowler looking for a go to ball.

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