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« on: June 16, 2016, 11:53:38 AM »
The Brunswick Fanatic bowling ball combines the I-Block Symmetric core with the Relativity V coverstock to offer a versatile ball. This purple/light blue ball provides great length with an angular backend reaction as well as strong hitting power. This ball is best used on medium to light oiled lanes.

Color: Purple/Light Blue All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
Coverstock: Relativity Max Reactive
Core: I-Block Symmetric (14#-16#)
Finish: 500 Siaair, Royal Compound, Royal Shine
Hook Potential: Medium/High 185 (scale: 10-250)
Length: Middle 130 (scale: 25-235)
Breakpoint Shape: Angular 120 (scale: 10-150)
RG: 2.540 (for 15# ball)
Differential: 0.052 (for 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil



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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2016, 10:04:00 AM »

Pin Length:3-4

Starting Top Weight:3.23

Ball Weight:15


Pin to PAP:45* X 4 3/4 X 70*

CG to PAP:

X Hole (if there is one):X-hole is on VAL down 1 1/2


Rev Rate:450-470

Ball Speed:19-20

PAP/Track:4 3/8 right and 7/8 up



Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded):polish




Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):variety


Length:clean thru the front but not too much skid

Back End:strong but very controllable

Overall Hook:scale of 1-10 the fanatic is about a 7 overall

Midland Read:good mid-lane read without over reacting to the friction

Breakpoint Shape:very smooth, arcing shape and very continuous.


Likes:clean thru the front with a good mid lane read and that incredibly smooth reaction on the back. This ball will allow the straighter guys to stay closer to the friction without the ball over reacting. The high rev guys will love this because they can stay inside a little and hit on the ball as much as they want and the ball won't over hook off the dry.

When I compare this ball,  i compared it to the Melee Jab, Jackpot, LT-48. The Fanatic seems to slow down a little quicker then the jab and is way less reaction on the backend. The fanatic was a little cleaner in the front then the Jackpot with less backend.   When i compared the LT-48 i found the Lt_48 to be the closest over all reaction. Lt-48 was a little cleaner and little stronger on the back but the fanatic seemed to always go thru the pins better. to line those 4 balls up strongest to weakest Jackpot, Jab, Fanatic and then the LT-48

personal opinion, this is going to be a great benchmark ball. going to be first ball out of the bag to help you read the lanes. It going to be the easiest ball to read as it goes down the lane. i also feel it will match up on many conditions. house shots and sports shots alike. move your feet and the fanatic might never leave your hands. I see this being a perfect ball for the THS!

Dislikes:still looking.



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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2016, 01:37:39 PM »
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Brunswick FANATIC

Pin Length – 2-3"
Starting Top Weight – 2.6 oz
Ball Weight - 15lb 3oz

Drilled 60 x 4 x 30, no hole

Rev Rate – 240 / 352 / 570
Ball Speed – 14.1 MPH / 18.6 MPH


Grit - Out of the Box
Type (Matte, Polish, Sanded) - Out of the Box

Length - 41 ft
Volume – 18.30 ml
Type (Wall, Xmas Tree, Sport) – Kegel Main Street (THS)

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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2016, 11:30:33 PM »

The Fanatic uses the much acclaimed Versa-Max I-Block core. This core is super stable, very dynamic and readable at the breakpoint with a very early midlane read, the absolute perfect benchmark type reaction.

The Fanatic features a composite relativity v max coverstock that is 100% pearl. Out of the box is 500 siaair with royal compound and shine, the surface on my piece was changed to 4000 siaiair spinner followed by royal shine.



I drilled this ball with one of my favorite layouts, pin up
60 x 4 x 35 with no hole, ball is extremely clean thur the fronts and loves to go left when it finds

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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2016, 10:31:55 PM »
Bowler Stats
Left Handed
Rev Rate 425-450
Axis Tilt 17 degrees
PAP 5 over by 3/4 up
ball speed 17.5-18mph

Ball Specs
15 lbs
pin 3-4
top 2-3

     I drilled my Fanatic 55x5x60. I laid it out identical to my Danger Zone as I wanted a ball that was over all just stronger than my danger zone but I didn't want a different look..  My Fanatic is about the same length as my danger zone, there is a more pronounced back end movement with my Fanatic though....   on a house shot this ball is a little too strong for me but it is my first ball out of my bag on medium volume tournament patterns

if you are looking for a good all around ball that can handle the medium/heavy oil patterns and allow you control your breakpoint,  Consider drilling a Brunswick Fanatic
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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2016, 03:14:41 PM »
Bowling Ball – Brunswick Fanatic
Coverstock – Relativity V Max
Factory Finish – 500 Siaair, Royal Compound, Royal Shine
Ball Layout – 80 x 4 ¼ x 30

The Brunswick Fanatic is a must have ball in your bag.  It’s a great all-purpose ball that can be used for light to medium oil patterns.  With its royal shine finish it gets through the heads very clean and responds very well when it sees friction.  This is probably the smoothest ball reaction I have seen in the Brunswick line.  Even with the smoothness it still has enough pop to drive through the pins and split the 8-9 on a consistent basis.
This should be a good benchmark ball and on most house shots will be the first ball out of my bag.  It allows me to play straighter to start and when the lanes start to transition I can move left and bounce the ball off the friction and not worry whether or not it will read correctly and make it back to the pocket.

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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2016, 09:38:27 PM »

Length: 40ft

Volume: Medium THS


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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2016, 04:50:09 PM »

Ball Weight: 16 lbs


Dual Angle Layout: 70 x 4 1/2" x 35

X Hole (if there is one): none


Rev Rate: Higher, between 370 and 410 rpm, aka Cranker

Ball Speed: 16.50 mph

PAP/Track: 5 3/8" over and 7/8" up with a high track


Grit: Box - 500, Royal Compound, Royal Shine

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished


Length: Multiple

Volume: Multiple

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Multiple


Length: 8 / 10

Back End: 7 / 10

Overall Hook: 7 / 10

Midlane Read: 6 / 10

Breakpoint Shape: Angular


Likes: Great ball when the lanes begin to break down

Dislikes: None

The Fanatic brings back the I-Block core with a new coverstock formulation that will give you a versatile reaction on the lanes. The fanatic will have a little more length compared to the Brute Strength, but will have a stronger continuation through the pins. With the composite coverstock technology, it will allow you to stay at the same place on the lane without creating a dry spot because it doesn't absorb the oil as quickly. With the polished box finish, it will create easy length with a strong snap on the backend. This ball would be best used for medium oil conditions or on a house shot. This ball takes well to surface changes so you can dial in the reaction for your game and could be a first ball out of your bag.

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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2017, 08:58:24 PM »
 Right Handed
 Ball Speed 17-18
 Rev Rate 450
 Pap 4 3/4 right 1 5/8 up

 Ball Specs
 Pin 3-4
 Top Weight
 2 3/4

 Layout RICO

All I can say is wow!! For me when I use the rico layout, I typical use it only on tougher patterns when it is time to get deep and open the lanes up. When that time comes, this ball really gets down the lane clean and has plenty of energy to make the corner from yeah! Pretty much everywhere! This is one heck of a ball for the price! I will most likely add another one of these balls to my arsenal with a pin up layout.

If your in need of a ball that gets down the lane clean and save some energy to make the corner without spending a bunch of money this ball is for you!

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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2017, 12:50:39 PM »
If you loved the C System Versamax, the Fanatic is a must have ball in your bag. This ball has that same core that was successful on so many different conditions. The cover has been updated with a new composite one that gives this ball makes it perform exceptionally well on today’s lane conditioner. This is my go to ball on lighter oil conditions as it gets down the lane very easily. This ball is very useful once the front part of the lane starts to burn up. The shape of this ball is extremely predictable and is a must have for slower ball speeds and rev dominant players.


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Re: Fanatic
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2017, 10:35:52 PM »
4.5" pin high with a light 2000 pad to take off the shine

When I first used the Fanatic I found it a little erratic, but once I hit the surface with a light 2000 the ball read the pattern way better without sacrificing skid through the heads. I was able to open up the angles later in the block once it was time to put away the Forest Quantum. The reaction is strong but not a skid/flip with the slightly touched surface. If you need a skid/flip reaction leave the ball OOB shine. Don't be afraid to touch the surface to match up to the sport patterns. 
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