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Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Fuze Navy Sparkle, featuring the new XLP (Extra Length Proactive/particle) coverstock blows past the limitations of current Proactive and particle coverstock formulations to create the cleanest front-end reaction of any high-load particle technology ball.  The Fuze Navy Sparkle's Geometrically-Balanced, small volume, ultra high RG core design, moves more of the ball's mass towards the outer surface of the ball.  Combined with the split density outer core that provides perimeter top weight control, the core of the Fuze Navy Sparkle also helps to promote exceptional length through the heads.


Specifications are as follows:


Coverstock: XLP (Extra Length Proactive) MTX-2

Color: Navy Sparkle

Hardness: 78-80

Factory Finish: Cerium-Oxide Trizact

Core Dynamics:

   

       
  • RG Max: 2.666

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  • RG Min: 2.614

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  • RG Diff: 0.052

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  • RG Avg: 6.8

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Performance:

   

       
  • Hook Potential: 140

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  • Length: 65

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  • BreakPoint Shape: 60

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Available Weights: 12-16 Pounds



View the official Spec sheet including Drill Instructions

 

Chuck Gadbois

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2001, 01:09:04 PM »
I got this ball at the Mini-eliminator. I used my Apex, drilled stacked leverage 3 3/8 for all of the Tournament and bowled real good playing inside . But for the Brunswick Shootout you had to use the Fuze, so I had it drilled the same as my Apex. Playing the same line, the Fuze hooks about 2 or 3 boards less than the Apex and goes a little longer before taking the break. I probably could have hit the cover with a scotch pad to get the same reaction , but I liked it the way it reacted out of the box.The Fuze gives me a ball to turn to when the Apex starts to hook to early. The Fuze hits about as hard as the Apex. This is the first Brunswick ball that has some length to it.

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2001, 08:18:23 PM »
I have had my Fuze Proactive for about three weeks. Mine
is drilled with a leverage drilling.  The pin is located 4-1/2" from
my PAP and the CG is about 4" from my PAP with an extra hole
near my axis.

I had this ball drilled to go long and flip hard on the backend.  Since the particle
load on the Fuze Proactive is heavier than the ShockZone particle load, the
Fuze is a more aggressive ball and hooks a lot more than my ShockZone.

I have only thrown this ball on a house condition with a flood in the middle and I had
to play deep inside around the third arrow.  This is a great ball for heavy oil. When
I use this ball on another shot, I will post another review.

This ball is a 10 out of 10!!!!!!!

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2001, 11:03:54 PM »
Thank You for taking the time to read this review. This Exciting New Ball from Brunswick Called the Navy Particle Fuze is a New and Different Departure for Brunswick which in the past has been labeled as a early hook and lots of hook company. Not with this one.

Remember this is a "Proactive Ball", instantly you think early hook and arc. But not True. This Beautiful Navy Proactive with sparkles has a New Xtra Length Coverstock along with one of the highest RG's I have seen at 2.66 and a diff. of .052 would make you think that this ball would go forever and then flip. But the R&D Boys at Brunswick have done their homework and matched up a great core with a appropriate coverstock to give good length, not excessive, with a strong charging backend reaction of a strong arc nature. This is not your typical Brunswick ball. No Zone Family here.

The lane conditon I tested this ball at was on two different conditions and houses. One Newly installed HPL Panels in great shape, Christmas Tree Pattern, and the other Center, Wood, recently screened and recoated, also christmas tree pattern, but known for inconsistant breakpoint and bad carry.

The Ball reacted well on both, which shows me it's flexibility to various houses and different conditons. I had to be 3-5 boards deeper on the average than my Purple Pearl Fuze with a little firmer speed to hold the pocket, otherwise it wanted to creep high. Definately no early hook here and strong hitting pin carry. One of the "FEW" balls in the particle family that you can get deep and still get the recovery on the backs. Definately for medium to oily lanes. Don't pull it out unless you have some hold area. The ball hit the hardest at the wood lane house known for it's lousy carry, showing the strength of it's core. Definately a Keeper in the bag.

Finally, the thing I like the most about the ball is the surface does not seem to go away or alter, it stays very consistant over the games, and does not have to be sanded like the HPH's or Pro Zones, just clean it regularly. Less maintance is good, especially when carrying six balls to the alleys.

Brunswick will turn some heads with this one, and I applaud them on making a wonderful ball for oily lanes. Thank you for reading this review and best of luck on your bowling.

Dwight

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2001, 01:23:05 PM »
Just got this ball and drilled for heavy oil. This ball has a lot of
carry. I give this ball 10 out of 10.

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2001, 10:32:04 PM »
Drilled 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 max with hole on VAL

Ball reminds me of my old Azure Pro
but a lot more length.

I have drilled many of these with only lukewarm feedback.

Ball gets great length for a proactive
and has a strong arcing backend.

Carry is a little less than some other choices.

Overall covers a lot of boards late for a proactive

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2001, 11:41:55 AM »
This ball does bascially what Brunswick said it does.  I was surprised how far it gets down the lane, for particle.  After putting a coat of Control-it over the box finish its now a nice compliment to my Demolition Zone and Imperial Quantum (Yes, I still have one).  When I'm looking for more than the tradtional "Brunswick Tumble" the Fuze works. This is a nice break from the mold.

Bob Hanson

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2001, 09:32:23 PM »
I drilled this ball out with a 4 x 3 1/2 pattern that required a balance hole placed on the line 1.5 inches below my PAP.  This has been a good pattern for me on the Brunswick proactives.  

The Fuze is not going to be popular with everyone, but I suspect that it will have some pretty avid fans.  Brunswick attempted to use a tall extremely high rg core to offset the effects of a heavy particle load and still get the ball down the lane. They were successful, but at a price.  The 2.61 rg combined with a moderately shiny shell goes longer than just about any particle ball I have seen outside the El Nino 2000.  On the downside this ball has the characteritics of a 3 piece ball with a strong shell.  On a slightly broken down 10 to 10 wall I was able to make this ball get a strong angular turn on the back end, but without a lot of revs due to my lack of hand and the high rg, the carry was less than spectacular.  It also had a nasty habit of over reacting to the dry if my speed was less than perfect.  On the same line my trusty shock zone glided effortlessly through the heads and made a smooth and storng recovery that carried everything.   When I got the fuze into the oil at 14 board there was too much skid and, again not much hit.  For me this ball is not a good matchup of core and shell.  I know from experience that I do better with low rgs and milder shells if necessary, so I shouldn't have been surprised.  I won't give up on this ball right away however.  I think it might
have some potential where I have to play more direct from outside angles.

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2001, 11:32:20 PM »
At first i thought this ball was to aggresive for my style i had the pro shop dealer shine it up .Tonight i shot it in my league and shot a 224,239,253for a 716. This ball was drilled max on the ball spec sheet.Just shine it up a little and there is a great ball.

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2001, 12:44:41 PM »
Mixed local reviews spurred me to place a review on this one.  I can finally throw a Brunswick ball (notorious for hook at your feet).  The High RG core with particle coverstock works very well together for my game.  Mine is drilled with pin at 12:00 centered and cg slightly kicked out.  The core dynamics keeps the cover at bay until just beyond midlane then transfers the energy to the cover for a strong arcing finish through the pins.  The hitting power is strong but when the oil goes so too does the power.  This one is ideal on fresh patterns when you want to play down the boards to clean back ends.  I have experimented with different releases and found that the more you circle it you lose the benefits of the core (motor) which you need to keep this one readable.  Keep your release consistant.  Enjoy the confidence this one creates, but know when to bag it.

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2002, 05:48:10 PM »
the balls pin is out 2 inches. i drilled the ball with the pin 1 1/4 inches under the ring finger with the thumbhole on the bottom of the brunswick logo. the cg is 2 1/2 inches to the right of the center grip line. the ball has a weight hole drilled with a 1 inch bit 3 1/2 inches deep located 6 inches out and 2 1/2 inches down from the center of the grip. this ball gets down the lane great. i was practicing with this ball yesterday and i threw 11 in a row and then choked on the last shot and threw the ball to slow and went through the beak and left the 4-6-7-10. this ball packs real power and can be thrown at every angle and strike. this ball can carry everything. as long as this ball has oil it is one of the best balls made. as long as you keep this ball clean it will not roll out. if is not clean it will dull up and it will roll out on medium oiled lanes. this ball is great when there is carrydown.it can recover from anywhere. i definately recomend getting this ball and drilling it this way.

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2002, 02:10:13 PM »
I used this ball during some jackpot bowling on 5/8/02 at Southwyck Lanes in Toledo, OH.  Using pattern 3E on Brunswick High-Differential Drilling Sheet (2" from PAP, CG near grip center), the Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle is a radical departure from the heavy-rolling, hard-hooking Zones of the Nineties.  It is clean through the front, even on a slightly broken lane.  The roll on this ball is also very clean, and the hit is explosive.  What I like most is the head-to-head predictability with regard to the roll (thanks to the higher RG) and breakpoint (thanks to the XLP-Proactive).

The condition was a forty-foot Sport pattern.  I played the middle arrow, standing on third arrow from the left side.  When the speed was there, hugging the center was no problem.  If I missed right, the ball would hang a bit and hit light.

I won $85 with games of 223, 224, and 217...  My best game to date with this Fuze is 255, and I intend to raise that ante with this great Proactive from Brunswick!
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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2003, 10:35:24 PM »
i found that when this ball was drilled with the mass bias set up to go long and hook hard this ball does amazing things. When drilled like this the ball hits harder than that which i have ever seen. i was glad to buy this ball from my friend for $40 and i recently shot 1643 with this ball for 7 games in a tournament. which i lost in the final step ladder game 250-247.

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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 05:50:47 PM »
Used this ball in a head to head match on a pair that was 5 boards wider and the other guy throwing a Dynamo.  It hooked lots, but the guy crushed, therefore this is the worst ball ever.
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Re: Fuze Proactive Navy Sparkle
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2011, 10:34:43 PM »
Bought this ball at nationals one year from the brunswick booth....Had it drilled full stack...Done alright in heavy oil had a good backend to it...Overall pretty strong ball, man i miss some of the old brunswick stuff I used to love them all