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Prism Hybrid
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:55:00 PM »
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The Brunswick Prism Hybrid high performance bowling ball helps introduce the Portal core which has a very low RG with a high differential and intermediate differential. This core features Brunswicks DynamiCore and DOT technology. This core is covered with Activator Composite Technology (ACT) Hybrid and then finished with 500 Siaair and then Crown Factory Compound. This finish offers easy length while still reacting at the breakpoint. These factors make up a glossy bowling ball with an asymmetric core that can read the mid-lane well and offers a powerful and angular backend reaction.

Color: Cyan/Black/Opaque White
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Portal
Coverstock: ACT Hybrid (Activator Composite Technology)
Finish: 500 Siaair/Crown Factory Compound
RG: 2.465**
Differential: 0.051**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Hook Potential: High
Length: Middle
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium



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Re: Prism Hybrid
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 08:14:17 PM »
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HINT:  100% less Glass to clean up after this one. LOL

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Re: Prism Hybrid
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 05:45:07 PM »

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


Dual Angle: 45 x 5 x 50

X Hole (if there is one): No


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): Polish


The Prism Hybrid is a great compliment to the Prism Solid.  The Hybrid skids about 4 feet longer and has a more controllable flip backend motion.  It's a great benchmark ball for any arsenal and great for Medium to lighter oil patterns

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Re: Prism Hybrid
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 05:23:05 PM »
Itís understandable that this ball is more versatile than the Prism Solid. Given its hybrid cover, this ball hooks about 4-5 boards less than the solid, but provides a much stronger and angular reaction on the backend given its cover. Stay firm with this ball and it wonít disappoint. Very clean through the mid-lane, this ball delivers strong hitting power. Iíve had pins flying in directions I havenít had with other balls. I really like the original Method (Hybrid) and this ball is much stronger than the Method but still controllable and reliable. I always know where this ball is going.


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Re: Prism Hybrid
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 04:01:59 PM »

Pin Length: 3"

Starting Top Weight: 2.7 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz


Ball: 65 x 3.5 x 35

X Hole (if there is one): none


Rev Rate: 375 rpms

Ball Speed:17.5 mph off hand

PAP/Track: 4 1/4 over 3/4 up


Grit: 500 Siaair with Compound

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded


Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot

Volume:  Moderate

Type: House


Length: Moderate

Back End: Skid/Snap

Overall Hook: Strong

Midlane Read: Late and Sure

Breakpoint Shape: Skid/snap


Likes: Surprising response on the backend

Dislikes: none

The Prism Hybrid is a versatile angular ball that is very useful on moderate conditions.  This one gets weekly use in league.  I can use it on the fresh but where this Prism really shines once the transition occurs.  It has allowed me to move into the puddle of oil in the middle and go around the lane.  This ball is about 5 boards less overall than my Prism Solid and about 2 boards more than my Vapor Zone Pearl.  It is longer and more angular than the Prism Solid but less angular for me than the Vapor Zone.  This ball handles the oil very well and starts in the right part of the lane while maintaining backend reaction.  The Prism Hybrid is a great combination of angularity and predictability that will be useful for many styles on moderate conditions.  If you are looking for an angular ball that will handle oil check out the Prism Hybrid.
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Re: Prism Hybrid
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 02:37:21 PM »
Drilled my Prism Hybrid 40x4x45 (same as my Solid) with the goal of having a big round shaped ball to be my #2 ball after my oilers to abuse the lanes in transition.  I have not historically been a fan of hybrids, but ever since the Method, Brunswick has completely changed my mind. 
My first experience with this ball was of confusion.  The bright colours and strong back end shape looked awesome to my eye, but with all the entry angle, the ball would cut right past the 9 pin when flush in the pocket or be behind the headpin to ring a 10 because my angles were too sharp.  This is the shape that sells balls on youtube reviews, but I care more about score than covering boards on the back end, so I took 1k/3k to my Prism Hybrid.  It is common for me to remove the polish on most bowling balls as my ball roll naturally creates a little more directional change than the average player.  The scuff allowed me to cheat into the oil a little bit more, read the lane sooner and create a rounder shape down the lane that still recovers off the friction.  Most importantly, I had better control of my angles and the ball was rolling exactly how I had wanted.

The Prism Hybrid has been usable and effective on everything from our ridiculously slick 44' house pattern (Big Ben), to medium patterns across town, a 36' Challenge pattern and 44' Titanium.  The common denominator has been that I have been able to get a little bit left of everybody and take advantage of the clean back ends just a little outside of their breakpoints.  Being able to use a ball that gives me this much motion in the mid to latter portion of the lane allows me to play to my strengths which are getting in and hooking the ball.

Compared to other balls in my arsenal, the Prism Hybrid is one step below my Conspiracy Solid (my favorite heavy oil ball in recent memory) and a step stronger than my Gold Kingpin SE which is a strong Pearl Asym.  The roll of the Prism Hybrid most reminds me of the Mastermind Brainiac but able to handle more oil.
My Prism Hybrid is a vastly different ball from my Solid with the same layout.  It is amazing how much a coverstock can change ball motion and the Solid is an oil monster.  My Prism Solid is stronger (earlier) than my Conspiracy Solid and requires a considerable amount of oil to get down the lane.  I like the Prism Solid for when I need help getting the ball to roll on fresh oily lanes and to help burn in the track.  Once the hook spot has been created, I am quick to pull out the Hybrid so I can open up my angles and abuse the area offered by the lane.

I highly recommend the Prism Hybrid for anybody looking for some help opening up their angles during transition.  This ball will be a dream for anybody who is rev/speed matched and will help generate some motion backend for the rotationally challenged.  The heavy handed folk will have fun covering boards, but may want to use more surface to slow its response to the friction.  This ball could very well be my favorite release of 2019
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Re: Brunswick Prism Hybrid
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 11:00:30 AM »

Length: 40-ish

Volume:  23-ish

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS that turns into a wet dry.


Likes: This is my first ball drilled since Brunswick purchased the EBI brands.  The Prism Hybrid is a good one to start with as it rolls very nice on our current house pattern. Comparing it against my Track/ EBI equipment I would say it is a slightly smoother Track Tactix Hybrid.  It picks up a little sooner in the mids and is a little smoother down lane but has a very nice shape. Pins seem to stay low & mix well. I see using this anytime on house shot and for attacking when tournament patterns start to transition.




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Re: Prism Hybrid
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 12:03:37 PM »
Lots of talk, lots of looks, lots of pin action!! The ball drives and drives well. It was much stronger than I expected for a hybrid. Much like my Track In2ition, this ball has a tendency to get into a roll early. With the strength of the ball, I will expect this one to come out a bit more often on the fresh for an event due to the controllable nature of the ball, and the fact that the hybrid coverstock helps retain a lot of energy. The hitting power on the ball is pretty impressive. Mine is laid out 70x4.75x30

I was a tad worried about the color scheme on the ball and it being distracted and being able to read the ball, but itís easier on the eyes than expected.


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Re: Prism Hybrid
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 09:34:31 AM »
Hello and thank you for stopping by to read my thoughts about this fantastic Brunswick piece, the Prism Hybrid. It has been a long time since I drilled a Brunswick ball. Honestly, it is exciting because some of the highlights of my career so far have come with a Brunswick ball. All of the relevant release specs can be found in my profile on here. I went with a 70 by 5 by 80 layout, going with something a little slower response to reflect what I bowl on most. So far, I have used this on an old wood surface with a house shot and my challenge league on HPL on a 35ft pattern. Both of these environments didnít scream to me that I should be using the Prism Hybrid but I tried it out anyway. I was so surprised to see such a great mid-lane read with no quit down-lane. My first thoughts were that it would either bog down in the fronts or be too responsive for the backend. This is not what I encountered. The breakpoint motion is that of a big strong asymmetrical, but it doesnít go too forward. This ball is very responsive to different releases, with the house shot allowing me to go after it and create plenty of shape. The challenge pattern is just that, a challenge because I have to utilize a lower rev rate and shallower angles. The Prism Hybrid just kept asking for more. I am very happy with this piece and am hopeful of the future of the Magnificent Seven.
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