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Method Hybrid
« on: July 17, 2018, 01:06:44 PM »
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The Brunswick Method bowling ball introduces a new coverstock. This ball uses the Synthesis Hybrid coverstock which is a combination of Brunswick's Relativity Traction and Ultra-Responsive technologies. This coverstock is paired with the successful Magnitude 055 High Diff Core to create a ball that is versatile for lane conditions and bowler styles.

Color: Red/Charcoal/Deep Sky
Core: Magnitude 055 High Diff
Coverstock: Synthesis Hybrid
Finish: 500/3,000 Siaair Micro Pad
Reaction: Traction in the oil with a quick response down lane
RG: 2.499**
Differential: 0.055**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Hook Potential: 245 (scale 10-250)
Length: 110 (scale 25-235)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil



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Re: Method Hybrid
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 10:47:25 AM »
Join Lane Side Reviews as they take a look at the ball Liz Kuhlkin - PWBA used to win the Women's US Open, the Brunswick Bowling #Method.


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Re: Method Hybrid
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 08:15:21 AM »

Length: 40 Ft Sport and THS


Likes:  This ball is a great compliment to my Magnitude 055.  I drilled the Method with a pin above ring finger and cg pretty much stacked below.  The difference I see with this compared to the Magnitude 055 is this ball give me a little more punch down lane were as the Mag 055 for me starts up a little earlier.
On sport this ball still have a great mid lane read but flipped a little more on the back which allowed me to open the pattern a little more.
On the THS this ball was great to start, but will be a little strong for later games with the OOB cover.  This would just need a cover change to be able to be used for all three games, something like a 4000 grit should be good for it. 

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Re: Method Hybrid
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 04:38:48 PM »
Pin Length: 3.2

Starting Top Weight:2.5 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 3 oz


Ball: 35 x 5 x 65

xhole: no xhole


Rev Rate: 375 rpms

Ball Speed:17 mph off hand

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


Grit: 500/4000 Siaair

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded


Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house

Volumes: Moderate

Type: house


Length: Moderate

Back End: Sharp Arc

Overall Hook: Moderate

Midlane Read: Predictable

Breakpoint Shape: Between Smooth and Angular


Likes: Predictable and Versatile

Dislikes: none

The Method is a longer and more angular cousin to the Magnitude 055.  In my opinion this ball fits right in the middle of the Brunswick lineup.  The Method will get a good bit of use on our house condition and on a number of moderate lane conditions.  This ball almost never starts early and provides a quick predictable response down lane.  This is another Brunswick ball that plays well from multiple lanes.  This one can go from start to finish on most league nights and is versatile enough for moderate sport conditions.  The Method has good enough length and strength to be used by most styles.  This one compares well with low rg high diff symmetrical balls from the past and present while also using Dynamacore for increased carry potential.  If your looking for a cant miss ball there is a Method for that madness.
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Re: Method Hybrid
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 04:59:42 PM »
If you saw this year’s Women’s U.S. Open, you saw Liz Kuhlkin win with this ball. What I like about the Method is that this ball is like a Cutting Edge on steroids. This ball has the Magnitude .055 High Dif Core with a new hybrid cover to create an overall stronger ball motion that hits hard. I have had better pin carry with this ball than anything else in my bag. I have used this ball on sport and PBA patterns and when there is more oil in the heads and mid-lane, this ball is a nice ball to have in my hand with my medium rev rate.

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Re: Method Hybrid
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 09:18:31 AM »
The Method is a highly aggressive hybrid that for me rolls and reads the lane beautifully on medium to heavy patterns.  This ball continues through the pins and does not burn up too soon, as many aggressive pieces tend to do.

Mine is drilled 55 x 3 3/8 x 40, pin above and slightly to the right of ring finger.  I can see this ball matching up for all styles, if surface adjustments are necessary the ball will continue to respond well.  I really enjoy watching this ball go down the lane and get into a heavy roll.  And the DynamiCore puts the icing on the cake with unmatched hitting power.

Overall a really well designed piece that will improve performance for all league and tournament bowlers.

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Re: Method Hybrid
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2018, 10:56:50 AM »

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


Dual Angle: 45 x 5 x 50

X Hole (if there is one): Yes


Rev Rate: Medium , between 250-275 rpm

Ball Speed: 17-18 mph

PAP/Track: 5 1/2" over and 1/2" down


Grit: Box Finish

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Hybrid


The Method is the strongest Hybrid ball I have thrown to date, this ball has a very predictable mid lane roll and a strong continuous backend that will open your eyes.  This ball is definitely a great tournament ball and will always stay in my arsenal for all tournaments.

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Re: Method Hybrid
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 05:19:40 PM »
Drilled my Method 45x4.5x45 with the intention of having a stronger benchmark ball.  I went with the stronger layout to combat my low track (4 5/8 x 1/8" up) and concern that this ball would be too skid/flippy like most other sym hybrids I have thrown.
My initial impression was surprise at seeing how much traction this ball created.  I was worried that I would see a squirty reaction in oil, but was pleasantly surprised by the very "Brunswick" reaction of early revs, sufficient traction and strong roll on the backend.  The 3k cover gave me just enough grip to use this ball on fresh in our slick house on both the US Women's Open pattern and 44' Big Ben (our THS), but enough length and backend to still be playable at the end of the league session.

Big Ben plays really slick in our house (ice oil, flex machine, anvilane) so I was able to start right up 10 with lots of hold, migrated in slowly and still was able to kick out the corners in game 3 so long as I was soft + got my hand around the ball.  My best look with this ball has been on the 39' US Women's Open pattern.  This ball has made it look like an absolute wall giving me a look up the track early with a little more roll (had front 7, solid 8 to start this week), kept me in the pocket during transition and has given me a look going from in to out as the shot has broken down.

Compared to other balls in my bag, I did not have to move off of where I was standing with my Quantum Bias (more midlane push, quicker response to friction) and Magnitude 055 (earlier, flatter) giving me a reaction that fit right between the two.  The Method is a good ball to switch to once your tanks (Kingpin Max, Tremendous in my case) are burning up early, but is much more even rolling and predictable than most of my other midrange favorites (Beyond Ridiculous, Black Quantum).

I recommend the Method for a benchmark ball for use on medium to medium/heavy patterns.  House shots, Sport, fresh, transition - this ball will be an easy to read, safe option to get you to the pocket with a decent look.  A ball this safe and versatile belongs in everybody's bag.
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