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Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:49:55 AM »

- Core Type : Nexus Arrowhead (14-16#)
- Coverstock: f(P+S) Pearl
- Color: Bronze/Graphite All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Factory Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad; Rough Buff
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- RG max: 2.546
- RG min: 2.490
- RG diff: 0.056
- Hook Potential: 185 (Scale 10-200)
- Length: 120 (Scale 25-235)
- Typical Breakpoint Shape: 105 Smooth Arch (Scale Smooth Arc 10-Angular 100)
- Recommended Lane Condition: medium to heavy oil
- Description: The Addaptive ƒ (P+S) Pearl coverstock is Brunswick’s hottest innovation in performance enhancing additive chemistry. ƒ (P+S) describes our newest formula that combines our new (P)rojection and our new (S)nap additives together to create our most aggressive pearl coverstock to date. The Projection additive easily pushes the super aggressive coverstock down lane where the Snap additive connects with the lane for an extraordinary backend hook motion. Being able to combine multiple additives in a coverstock allows Brunswick to effectively fine tune the length, mid-lane and backend characteristics of the ball.
The Nexus Arrowhead core features a single density squared-off elliptical inner core that is dynamically designed to stay on line, enhancing downlane projection. This long and sleek core helps the Nexxxus ƒ (P+S) preserve revs and ball speed into the backend of the lane which results in increased pin action and higher scores.
The Nexxxus ƒ (P+S) is our strongest snapping pearl ball to date and extends the limits of our Ball Comparison chart. With its High Gloss finish, the Nexxxus ƒ (P+S) offers our highest breakpoint shape potential & most continuation of any Brunswick ball to date. With an extraordinary ball motion the Nexxxus ƒ (P+S) skids easily through the front, saves axis rotation in the mid-lane and grabs the backend for unbelievable snap on medium to heavy oil lane conditions.
The Nexxxus ƒ (P+S) can be drilled using the standard drilling techniques developed for asymmetric bowling balls.
At Brunswick, the unique core shape of each individual ball is used for weights from 14 to 16 pounds. This approach to lightweight ball engineering provides bowlers with consistent ball reaction characteristics across this weight range. At 12 and 13 pounds, Brunswick uses a generic core shape with a RG-differential that is close enough to the 14 to 16 pound shape so the same drilling instructions can be used.



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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2012, 12:48:21 PM »

Length: 40'

Volume: 25mL

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Kegel Highway to Hell


Layout: 5.5" x 5" x 60 degrees

The Nexxxus Triple has plenty of length through the front part of the lane and a high response to friction in the backend.   This ball allowed me to feed the ball through the middle of the lane to the track area and see a strong but predictable and controlled ball motion with continuation through the pins.  After the lanes transitioned and started to burn up, I was able to move deeper but had to open my angles wider than anticipated.

 I compared this ball to a Nexxus Double X drilled 5.5 x 5 x 60 degrees.  The Double X and Triple X delivered similar length through the midlane surprisingly with the Triple X being more angular at the breakpoint.

This ball made my Nexus Solid look like it was urethane.  Easily 4-5 boards more overall hook, and less “wiggle” downlane.  I was impressed at how much this ball tractions on a high volume THS pattern with a low friction lane surface.



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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2012, 10:38:11 PM »

Dual Angle Layout: 70 x 4  5/8 x 85

X Hole (if there is one):  Mass Bias drilled out


Rev Rate: ~300-350 revs

Ball Speed: 18.5 - 19 mph

PAP/Track: 5.75" right and 1" up

Axis Rotation: varies (mostly between 0*-30*)
Used 3 different axis rotations for the review (15, 45, 60)


Three surface preparations:
1) Out of Box finish
2) 1000 grit abralon
3) 1500 grit abralon and Rough Buff Polish


Length: 41 ft

Volume: N/A

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS  (fresh and broken down)

Wood Lanes


OOB: The XXX with the layout projects easily through the front part of the lane with ease and has a strong continuous roll. I had to change my initial axis rotation and axis tilt to get the ball finish on the backend. When is stayed behind the ball, it did not have that "snap" on the backend to get to the pocket. When I came around the side of the ball, (more of a "spinner" type of release), the ball had that jump into the pocket.  On the fresh, the ball had over/under reactions. 
1000 abralon: On a fresh, 41-ft. house shot (heavy volume in the middle and out of bounds area 7 out down lane), the Nexxxus was excellent getting through the heads, revved up in the midlane and still drive through the pins with little or no deflection. I was able to play three different lines: play up the boards with a weak release, medium hook with a stronger release (medium axis rotation), and a deep inside angle with a high axis rotation (spinner-like). With this layout, I had 2 boards of pull area where the ball would just set and finish inside. 
1500, Rough Buff:  I tried the Nexxxus with rough buff on a a house shot with burnt up track area (from the 6th - 11th boards).  Even though this ball was strong on the  fresh with surface, it showed its versatility on drier lanes with the polish. I was able to play between play between 3rd and 4th arrows and swinging it out to the track area at 40ft and it would not over react. It had a strong backend off the friction and drove through the pins. 



I compared the Nexxxus to the Nexus f(P) and C-(System) 4.5. 

Nexus f(P) Pearl (layout: 70* x 5" x 30*): I compared the Nexus Pearl and the Nexxxus on the burnt up house shot.  The XXX definitely went about 2-3 feet further down the lane than the Pearl on the drier conditions. I threw a couple into the dry to quick with both and the Nexxxus still got to the breakpoint and had a strong, continuous finish. When I got the Pearl into the dry too fast, it would hook as soon as it hit the friction.  Overall, these 2 balls could be a combo as when one stops carrying, I can to go other and stay in the same spot. 
C-System 4.5 (55* x 5" x 30*): the 4.5 goes longer than the Nexxxus and is stronger on the backend, as in it had a quicker reaction. The Nexxxus wouldn't jump off the friction (but with the layout, I wouldn't expect it to) but it would allow me to have some miss area unlike the 4.5 that might jump too quick off the friction or hydroplane in the oil. The Nexxxus would be ball to go to when the symmetric is deflecting off the pins. 

OVERALL:  The new Nexxxus is a versatile ball. Sometimes the ball had the reaction of a solid and sometimes it acted like a pearl. It takes surface and polish easily and it's good looking ball.  No matter what line I played, when the ball hit the pocket, it had very little deflection and tears up the pins on light hits.  This ball is worthy of adding into anyone's arsenal.   

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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2012, 11:06:03 AM »

Pin Length: 3-4

Starting Top Weight:

Ball Weight: 14


60deg X 3-7/8" X 30deg, pin above ring finger and mb right of thumb!

Pin to PAP: 3-7/8"

CG to PAP:n/a mb right of thumb

X Hole (if there is one): P4 15/16"


Rev Rate:300

Ball Speed: 15.5 on monitor

PAP/Track: 4-1/4" > x 1" ^
Axis Rotation: 70deg with 20+ deg tilt: low track player!


Grit: Box

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Snake Oil


Length: 40'

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Modified THS


I liked the ball with box finish, but I wanted more length and added Snake Oil to box finish! What I got was a few more feet of length and more angular at the breakpoint. The box finish is still very angular, but I wanted to create a different look from the other Nexus balls. It's allows me to move deeper as the track area starts to get toasty and conserve more energy for the breakpoint!

Breakpoint Shape: Angular


Likes: Love the easy length and breakpoint shape. Great ball to move left and be inside of other righthanded bowlers. It allows me to get around some of the others on the right side so we're not competing for the same oil and line!

Dislikes: None if you use this ball when needed and if there's a lot of carrydown I use a Nexus solid drilled similar with Snake Oil on the coverstock!

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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2012, 01:42:43 PM »
43 ft
26.55 mls
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):

 This ball is amazing. It lets me bowl with little surface or with no surface on incredible amounts of oil. I can open my angles and the ball will still come back and hit like a tank. I compared this ball to my nexus pearl and this one is definitely stronger and also cleaner through the front. This ball is a really great buy!

 The strengths of this ball are that it hooks on anything, its clean through the front part of the lane and is strong down lane.


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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2012, 07:16:46 PM »

Length:41 ft.


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):

This ball is just a beast I've been asked from alot of different people on what is the comparison between the Nexus f (p) and the Triple X, I simply put it as someone going into a sports car dealership on one side you see a Dodge Challenger with the Hemi engine and on the other side there is the Ferrari, 2 great sports cars but one on another level. The Triple X is a must have this ball can be thrown from the fresh block thru the break down block and does nothing but keeps coming and carry is ridicolus. This  a game changer I have mine drilled 45x5x45 it never stops coming!
its gives you the ability to open the lane up without losing reaction and as the lanes breakdown it still stores the energy needed to keep u in the games without changing balls

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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2012, 10:42:50 PM »

Pin to PAP: 4-1/2

Drill Angle: 60

Val Angle: 30

X Hole (if there is one): P2


Rev Rate: 400

Ball Speed: 18

PAP/Track: 5-1/8 RT, 1/2 UP


Grit: Box

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Matte (Rough Buff)


Length: 41'

Volume: Medium-Heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): USBC White Pattern


For the Nexxxus (P+S), I decided to go with my favorite layout for an asymmetrical ball. I have used this layout on each Rotor-cored Nexus ball with success, but had not tried it on the Arrowhead core. I've enjoyed both solids to the point where they are always in my bag and I sometimes have trouble deciding which one to throw. So needless to say, I am always excited about another Nexus release.
To be honest, I was not a huge fan of the original Nexus Pearl. To put it simply, we just didn't match happens. So while I was excited for the Nexxxus (P+S) I was skeptical of another Nexus utilizing the Arrowhead core and pearl cover. Luckily, this ball matches up much better for me and gives me that strong angular motion I expected from the original Nexus Pearl.

On the 41' USBC White Pattern, I have the Nexxxus (P+S) hook potential just slightly weaker than the original Nexus Solid, but obviously, the pearl additive and Arrowhead core allow the ball to get a little further downlane before making that strong angular move I've come to expect with the Nexus series. That angularity is slightly more pronounced than than what I saw with the Nexus(p+f) and Nexxus(p+r).
I carry this ball along side a C-System Maxxed Out and fine them to be a good combination when deciding how to play a pattern. Sometimes you need the strong continuous motion of a symmetrical ball, and sometimes you need a ball that really gets kicked down lane. In the latter case, the Nexxxus(p+s) fits the bill. While I've only had the opportunity to throw this ball on league conditions, I am looking forward to throwing it on other patterns that really take advantage of it's quick response time.


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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2012, 05:08:07 AM »
16# 3-4 pin top weight 3

Drilled the ball with my favorite drilling 66 x 5 5/8 x 40. The pin ended up being above my middle finger with the cg kicked out with no hole needed.

This is by far the most hooking Brunswick ball to date.  Comparing it to the Nexxus, its about 4-5 boards stronger overall on the backend.  Its alot cleaner through the fronts than the Nexxus as well. It takes well to surface change if needed. It reacts like a solid for me with a little surface to it and when I shine it up and get around it, its got that pearl reaction. 
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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2012, 10:28:11 PM »
Nexxxus OOB finish
50/4.5"/35 No X Hole
Condition: Kegel Autobahn 42'

The description is what it is. Projection + Snap. The only danger I found when using this ball on this pattern was opening up the angles too soon which would create a little over under.

I like to use this ball on this pattern after a couple games. I start with the Maxxed Out and then I can go to the Nexxxus. I was only using these two balls to give you guys a good review. Each week it was easy to get into trouble by moving too deep too soon with the Nexxxus and start leaving the 2-10 to 3-7 splits. But if you keep the angles tighter you can make a parallel move in and use the volume of oil in the middle to create hold, and the ball will do the rest. By the fourth game I was having too much fun moving left and watching the ball come back from everywhere leaving solid 9's.

On house shots this ball hooks from everywhere, but you need to be more careful on the sport shots as this ball will be very clean and retain a lot of energy for the back end.

Definitely longer and snappier than the Nexus pearl, but they compliment each other very well!!
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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2012, 10:04:28 AM »

Pin Length: 4" & 3"

Ball Weight: 16 lbs


Dual Angle Layout # 1: 70 x 5 1/2" x 40
Dual Angle Layout # 2: 60 x 5 x 75

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

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Polished


Length: multiple

Volume: multiple

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): multiple


Length: 8 /10

Back End: 9 /10

Overall Hook: 8 / 10

Midlane Read: 7 / 10

Breakpoint Shape: 9 /10 (Angular)


Likes: Strong Pearl ball that is very angular

Dislikes: Non

Ball # 1, Pin up: This ball is very strong off the spot and is at at least 3 boards stronger than the Nexxus F(P+R) downlane. I can use this ball when I need a stronger downlane reaction with defined friction.

Ball # 2, Pin down: This ball is a little smoother reacting than my pin up ball, and I use when the other one is hooking too much down lane. I can use this ball to play deeper lines while still having the strong backend reaction.

This is my open up the lane, come back from anywhere, and shred the rack ball! Even though is has the arrowhead core which is a little weaker than the rotor core, this ball is more continuous down lane than the Nexxus F(P+R). It can handle medium and heavier oil conditions. With my higher rev rate, I can still control this ball and keep it from over reacting. The Nexxxus f(P+S) is clean through the front part of the lane and doesn't hook early. If you are looking for a strong backend reacting pearlized ball, this one won't disappoint.
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Re: Nexxxus ƒ(P+S)
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2012, 12:26:39 PM »
I drilled two NeXXXus balls:
#1 - Pin Up - 4 x 65
#2 - Pin Up - 5 1/8 x 75

This might be the most usable ball in the Nexus line.  This ball clears the front part of the lane better than the Nexus and NeXXus balls.  However as all the other Nexus balls the NeXXXus provides a great mid-lane roll.  On the backend of the of the lane the NeXXXus provides the most angle of all the NeXXXus balls.  Comparing the two NeXXXus balls that I drilled I get a very similar reaction, but the ball with the longer pin provides the most skid through the front part of the lane with the most angular reaction on the backend.

I drilled the first NeXXXus like my Nexus(p).  While the NeXXXus is better used for heavier oiled lanes and provides a stronger backend reaction which allows it to be used more on lanes with carry down.

Strengths – Usability of this ball.  The NeXXXus has been the most useable ball of the NeXXXus line.  The rough bough finish gives the ball the ability to clear the front part of the lane which conserves enough energy for the ball to make a very strong and angular reaction down lane.  The new core design allows the ball to pick up nicely in the midlane, which is what makes the ball have a controllable angular reaction.

Weakness -  Occassionly this ball was a little to strong  overall.  This is where the other great balls come into play.

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