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Brute Strength
« on: July 07, 2015, 09:42:01 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Description: The Brunswick Brute Strength combines a low RG and low differential core with the Savvy Hook Hybrid Reactive coverstock and finishes it with the Royal Compound Finish to offer a ball that skids through the fronts, revs hard on the mid-lane and then has a strong rolling backend on medium-oily lane conditions. This ball was designed to be versatile for a variety of bowlers.

Brunswick Brute Ball Specs:

- Color: Gold/Black All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Brute Low RG/Low Differential Symmetrical (14-16 Lbs.)
- Coverstock: Savvy Hook Hybrid Reactive Coverstock
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad; Royal Compound
- Reaction: skid through front, strong mid-lane rev, strong backend, excellent pin action
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.523**
- Differential (Diff): 0.032**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Hook Potential: 205 (scale 10-250)
- Length: 105 (scale 25-235)
- Breakpoint Shape: Angular
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Oily
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

 

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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 09:48:25 AM »
This ball is going to be a benchmark ball for many bowlers.  If you liked the original Brute you are going to love the brute strength.  its cleaner and stronger than the original.  I have used it on your THS shot and used it on Kegels Turnpike pattern.  This ball allowed me to open my angles up more than any other ball in my bag from the beginning.  I hit it with 4000 surface and was able to blend out the pattern and ended up leading the event.  This ball is just simply amazing.  You'll see a strong mid lane roll with alot of pin action.  It is going to be a must in your bag.

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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 01:46:39 PM »
Wow do I like my first impression of this ball.  Early indications are that this might replace the Mele Jab as the favorite ball in my bag and first one out.  I drilled the Brute Strength with the same layout I start with on most symmetrical balls which is 65X5X70.  This puts the pin under my middle finger and the CG down and to the right of my thumb hole.  I put the hole at P3.  With the surface out of the box I have this ball 4 boards stronger than I have my Melee Jab with the same layout.  I do have 3000 Siar pad on the Jab.  The thing I like about the strength is I get the same length out of it as my Jab with the duller surface, but I see 4 boards more hook from the breakpoint to the pins.  This will be a great bench mark ball for most bowlers, as what I have seen so far, it gives me a great read on what the lanes are doing.

Mike Freundel
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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 09:51:36 AM »
BALL SPECS

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


DRILL PATTERN

Dual Angle: 40 x 5 1/2" x 60

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 Brute Strength is a compliment to the Brute.  The Brute Strength is clean through the fronts and pick up more midlane roll and has a more angular backend than the Brute.  I drilled mine to roll a little bit more than my Soul, due to the Soul being about 3-4 weaker than the Brute Strength, I wanted to make it a 1-2 punch combo in my arsenal.  The Brute Strength is a great mid performance that is great in any arsenal.


Charles Withers II
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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2015, 11:42:13 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:
39', 42'

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):
THS House Pattern
2015 USBC Open Championships - Brunswick Pro-Anvil
Kegel Abbey Road

COMMENTS

Likes:
The Brute Strength is the kind of ball that I instantly trusted and I've found I am using it quite often on a variety of patterns and situations. It is very quickly becoming my "go to" ball and will likely also fill the role of benchmark ball in my tournament bag. It's roll is on the heavier side but, clears the heads easily. The Brute Strength reads the mid-lane well with a hard arc to the pocket. It is a very controllable ball which is what I needed at the Open this year. I used it during the Singles event and it helped me control the break point very well. The first game out of the box was a 279, on our local house shot. All the ball did was strike no matter where I put it. I have mine setup with a 4.5 pin/PAP with the CG swung and a neutral X-hole. This ball is an absolute homerun from Brunswick!

Dislikes:
None.

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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 11:29:24 PM »
BALL SPECS



Pin Length: 2.75


Starting Top Weight: 3.2 oz


Ball Weight: 15 lbs 3 oz



DRILL PATTERN: 65x5x35


X Hole (if there is one): no x hole



BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate: 375 rpms


Ball Speed:17.5 mph



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



SURFACE PREP


Grit:1000 Siaair and polish


Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished and Sanded



LANE CONDITIONS


Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house and 47 foot Scorpion Breakdown



Volumes:  moderate to higher



Type: house and sport




BALL REACTION


Length: Clean through the heads with a smooth breakpoint



Back End: smooth and predictable


Overall Hook: moderately aggressive


Midlane Read: slight


Breakpoint Shape: smooth arc



COMMENTS


Likes: Easy length with a smooth move at the breakpoint



Dislikes: none


The Brute Strength combines a proven symmetrical core with a stronger coverstock than the original.  This Brute reads several feet sooner on the lane and is more suited to use on the fresher conditions when being compared to the original.  This ball hooks about 5 boards more than the original and is very difficult to throw past the breakpoint.  This will be a great benchmark ball for slower speeds and will also be very useful on heavier conditions once they start to breakdown.  It performed admirably on our 41 foot house condition.  I was able to get several boards right of where I use my usual Melee Jab and have plenty of striking power.  I found it to have a smooth reaction with very surefooted recovery.  If your looking for a benchmark ball fore use on a variety of medium lane conditions the Brute Strength is the ticket.
Chris Garrett
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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2015, 12:59:10 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40 ft.

Volume: 28ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS

Layout:  Pin 4.5" from PAP and just below the fingers with x-hole next to thumb

COMMENTS

Likes:  To replace the original Brute I added a small dose of polish so I could play straight up the outside.  This ball finishes strong once it finds any friction, and gives me just enough angle to inspire confidence.  Very nice step down from the heavier oil coverstocks.  Carry is excellent.  Outstanding value.

Dislikes: Factory surface was a tad too dull for the spot I wanted to use in my arsenal, but now it's all I could hope for.



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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2015, 11:03:07 PM »




World Wide Release: 7/7/2015

Drilling: 60 x 5.5 x 70

This is NO DOUBT the benchmark ball you have been looking for to put in your bag.  This is what you have been missing.  The ball is strong, has a smooth arch, and is very continuous in the back part of the lane.  Responds to friction well but does not give you that erratic jerk that you too often see from new age equipment.  This will be the first ball out of my bag at tournaments to come so I can get a good read of the pattern.  Don't make the mistake of missing out on this one.  Go to your pro shop today and drill one!

Ryan Council
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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2015, 02:20:32 PM »
The Brute Strength is a fantastic compliment to the original Brute. The ball has the very strong backend motion of the original with much more traction in oil for slicker lane conditions. This ball is extremely versatile. You can play straighter with it keeping your hand behind the ball or you can easily move in with more rotation and the ball has plenty of punch to knock the corners out. If you liked the Brute you will enjoy stepping up to the Brute Strength. Get to your local proshop and start overpowering the competition today!

Greg
Greensburg, Pa

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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2015, 11:18:39 AM »
Bobby Benton
Maryland

Brunswick Brute Strength (http://www.bowlwithbrunswick.com/balls/detail/brute-strength/)
60 x 4.5 x 50 (OOB Surface)

Personal Stats:
400-450 RPM
18-20 MPH
PAP - 5 5/8" over, 1" up
Axis Tilt - Estimated 8-12 Degrees
http://youtu.be/XywVojKDWR4#t=1h12m50s (example)
Current League Average: 237
Sanctioned Sport Average: 210

Intended Use:
I drilled up this Brute using a smoother layout with a strong pin position with the intent of having a med-strong ball that would be a good step up from my original Brute and a step down from strong asymmetric balls like the Guru or Mastermind.

Reaction:
Impressive. The Brute Strength is a good 5-6 boards stronger than the original Brute. The motion is smoother, but still has a good "pop" off the breakpoint downlane. The cover handles oil well. I have used it so far on long patterns like Paris and Shark, as well as a variety of medium conditions. It is too strong and too much hook downlane to use on short patterns for me.

Overall:
I am a BIG fan of this ball. Very good as a "ball two" on longer conditions during the transition. VERY VERY good on house patterns for me. With the motion and strength, there is no limit to what styles will find this ball a good home in their bags.

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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2015, 11:57:19 AM »
The all new Brute Strength is a great addition to the Brunswick line up.

Inside you will find the same core as used in the original Brute. The cover is different however. The Brute Strength uses the Savvy Hybrid cover.

This core cover combo adds a lot more strength to this ball when compared to the Brute.

Mine is drilled 50x4.5x30 no hole. This gives me plenty of length with a smooth predictable shape downlane. This balls screams benchmark. One of the differences is though that my typical benchmark worked for a game or so. The Brute Strength allows me to follow the transition longer. Best part of this ball is, as soon as I see it running out of energy I can immediately change to a Melee Jab and never miss a move.

The Brute Strength is about 7 to 9 boards stronger than the original Brute and about 3 boards more than a Melee Jab. Also is 3 -4 boards less than a Mastermind Einstein.

I have now used this ball on a house shot, Atlanta and Chameleon. As you can see all these patterns are different lengths and I have used it with success on all 3.
Adam Baer
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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2015, 10:55:28 AM »
Brute Strength

All I’m going to say is if you don’t have one of these in your bag, you are seriously behind the competition.  This may be one of the best balls Brunswick has put out in a long time.  This ball is so versatile it matches every bowlers game.  Low rev, high rev, or like me a medium rev player, it doesn’t matter; this ball will give you the results you are looking for.  With the new Savvy Hook Hybrid reactive it provides the traction in oil required for a huge variety of lane conditions.  This ball has easy length and strong mid lane response.  Check out my video on Facebook, I showcased 3 different shots, to prove its versatility as well as its amazing traction on the lane.  I cannot say enough about this bowling ball. 

I drilled my first one 75 x 5 x 35.  It is incredible to watch it go through the fronts, and its very aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  Its color combination makes it look awesome as it drives through the pin deck.  This is also a benchmark ball by Brunswick, one that will definitely be in my bag for all the bowling tournaments I attend.  Feel free to email me at troy_300_1999@yahoo.com should you have any questions or would like me to email my videos on this ball.

Troy Schaefer
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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2015, 07:50:40 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:41 feet

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes:color, smooth motion to the pocket,clean through the fronts

Dislikes: not for very heavy oil.

thoughts:I have been waiting on this ball ever since the original brute came out. This is a strong ball for people who want a smooth motion,without the major early rolling cover and core that is usually associated with that motion. I have had a chance to throw it on multiple house conditions, and I have yet to see it run out of gas. I have been in front of the ball return with no problems at all. I still see nice length and a smooth move to the pocket. Im very happy that this ball met my expectations.


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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2015, 01:56:33 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40'

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): USB Blue


COMMENTS
Bowler: Lefty, high ball speed, high Rev rate

Ball Specs: Medium pin,  OOB surface, drilled 1 1/2 inches pub up over middle finger. Weight hole

The Brute Strength is quite the bowling ball. I had no doubts it was going to be good and it surpasses what I ever expected. This ball makes it way far downlane and has a significant response to the backend that just crushes the pins. On USB Blue, I played last dot to the right and swinging the whole lane. It gave me a ton of forgiveness when thrown wide and even some for pulled shots. I could just tertiary this ball to get to the pocket when I needed it the most. Also, this ball sent messengers like it was it's job

Likes: Effortless getting downlane with a skid snap reaction. Strong but not overly strong reaction.

Dislikes: It tended to be speed sensitive. Slow would grab and too fast would go past the break point. This is most likely due to the layout

I really found a great ball that filled a spot in my bag and I'm going to be living this ball around with me to tournaments for some time to come

Owen Darby
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Re: Brute Strength
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2015, 10:15:11 AM »
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