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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

Length: Around 40 ft.

Volume: Medium-light

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


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

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


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.