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Mindset Solid
« on: March 17, 2023, 08:41:26 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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It is crucial for bowlers to compete with the right mindset. This Brunswick high-performance bowling ball was designed to help get you there. The Brunswick Mindset features the Evolution Reactive Solid coverstock originally used in the Quantum Evo line and is known for generating strength and motion where it is needed. The Mindset introduces the Mindset core which is a new shape that uses dual flip blocks and a big mass in the center to produce increased motion as well as recovery. This ball also utilizes Brunswick's DynmaiCore and DOT technology to assist with durability and performance.

Color: Orange/Sky/Royal Blue
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Mindset
Evolution Solid Reactive
Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad
RG: 2.487 (15#)
Differential: 0.050 (15#)
Hook Potential: High
Length: Middle
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Reaction: Strong Hooking Motion
Warranty: 2-Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty
A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
SKU: BRU60106899

 

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Re: Mindset Solid
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2023, 05:39:57 PM »
It's time to get into the right #MINDSET as #Scoops, #OldGuyWayne and #TheBeardedBeast take the newest BIG #Asymmetrical ball from Brunswick Bowling to the lanes as they test the new #MINDSETSOLID.
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Brandon Riley

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Re: Mindset Solid
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2023, 04:39:54 PM »
Went pin down with my Mindset 60x4.75x75 as I wanted something complimentary to the other big balls in my bag.  I don't drill a lot of pin down balls (particularly since weight holes are no longer allowed) but the goal here was to have a ball that would allow me to square up my angles on tougher patterns and create some more roll.

My first time out was on a heavy oil house shot for 268.  Ball just tumbled right out of my hand, rolled heavy in the oil to carry on misses in.  5 frames later I am eating heads, moving a zone left and not happy with my ball reaction.  Ultimately that is not the ball's fault, but me forcing the ball to be used on something other than heavy oil and it is just too much of a tank for that.

This ball has really been interesting for me where I have taken the surface up and used it on medium challenge patterns and some longer with success so long as the volume has been high enough.  Chasing the oil line left by getting my hand more around the ball has consistently been in play but again, if the head oil is lacking then this ball goes right back into the bag.

Compared to other balls in my bag, the Mindset is the earliest ball I own.  It picks up the lane the soonest, reads the midlane the most and gives me a medium to slow response off of the friction.  I typically have the Mindset 3 boards stronger than my Polaris Solid which is all due to the Mindset creating traction sooner in the oil.  My Envy Tour is considerably straighter as is my Verge Solid, even with a really strong layout and scuff.

Compared to other top shelf duller Brunswick pieces, the Mindset is slightly more angular than the Prism, Zenith and Quantum Evo Solids.  Those balls all would quit on me as I got much left of 3rd arrow, and the Mindset has enough definition at the breakpoint to get deeper than that.  Conversely, the Mindset is a little earlier rolling and less angular than the Defender or Prism Warp.  Probably closest to the Kingpin if anything...

As far as who would like this ball it would be bowlers with medium to high ball speed who see lots of oil in the front part of the lane.  Challenge, sport or tournament patterns with some serious volume are exactly what this ball will like.  For everybody bowlers bowling on standard house league patterns:  this is too much bowling ball for you - it will roll too early, force you outside of your comfort zone and not want to hold line to the pocket if there is insufficient oil.  For tournament bowlers I highly recommend taking a look at the Mindset as a ball to fit at the top of your bag.
Brandon Riley
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Re: Mindset Solid
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2023, 06:43:34 PM »
It’s not everyday or even every release that you can find a true “Benchmark” ball for your game. Since drilling up my new Mindset I have been able to create looks on the lanes that others can not replicate and play angles that with other balls would not setup properly in the pocket and have a high carry percentage. The Brunswick Mindset has a brand new asymmetrical core that creates a heavy controlled roll to the pocket with plenty of hitting power to boot. If you are looking for something new that you can put in your bag and trust to start every set with, then the Brunswick Mindset should be at the top of your list. Get in the right mindset with the new Mindset from Brunswick Bowling.

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Re: Mindset Solid
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2023, 03:35:22 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43'

Volume: 25.6

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Ok, I'm a little late to the party in ordering this ball. I guess I had to see it on TV for the 20th time before it sunk in that, "hey, maybe that ball is good?"  Anyway we drilled it up at 45 x 4 x 35. I got a little practice with it and it looked pretty good. Right near the end I switched hand positions  and came up the back with a heavy forward roll. It went from good to amazing.  Next night in league I was struggling to get the corners out with another ball, so why not throw the Mindset? I threw 15 strikes in the last 18 shots and the 3 non strikes were terrible shots. This ball is good.

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Re: Mindset Solid
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2023, 04:27:48 PM »
BALL SPECS

Ball Weight: 15 lbs



DRILL PATTERN


Ball: 45 x 4 1/2 x 40

X Hole (if there is one): none



BOWLER STYLE


Rev Rate: 375 rpms


Ball Speed:17.5 mph off hand



PAP/Track: 4 5/8 over 3/4 up



SURFACE PREP


Grit: 2000 Siaair


BALL REACTION


Length: Earlier Hook

Back End: Smooth Arc



COMMENTS


The Mindset is the latest in strong hooking technology from Brunswick.  This one takes their strongest coverstock and wraps it around a new stronger asymmetrical core.  I have tried this ball on our 41 foot house condition and also on an older version Badger pattern.  The ball was very playable on both and was the only ball that I could get to hook on the fresh Badger pattern.  This ball has enough length to be useful on slicker house shot patterns and plenty of motor to conquer the longest oil patterns. The Mindset is an excellent ball for higher speeds and oilier patterns.
Chris Garrett
Upstate Pro Shop
Greenville, SC  864-248-4737
Upstateproshop@charter.net

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