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« on: October 03, 2019, 04:54:06 PM »
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The Brunswick Prism Solid 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) and then finished with 360 grit and then up to 2000 grit. With its increased traction this bowling ball offers major hook potential as well as continuation when facing high volumes of oil.

Color: Green/Aqua/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Portal
Coverstock: ACT Solid (Activator Composite Technology)
Finish: 360, 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
RG: 2.465**
Differential: 0.051**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Hook Potential: High
Length: Middle
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Warranty: 4 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty



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Re: Prism
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 08:13:02 PM »
Normally light changes speed as it moves from one medium to another (for example, from air into the glass of the prism). When we tried it with a bowling ball it took us an hour to clean up the mess. 
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Re: Prism
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 05:45:47 PM »

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


Dual Angle: 30 x 5 3/4 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): Sanded


The Prism Solid is a very and I mean very STRONG rolling ball.  The Solid reminds me on a Pitbull with about 4 feet sooner Midland roll and more angular backend motion. The surface on this ball and the core makes this ball carve up heavy oil patterns and flat sport patterns.  If you are looking for a ball for sport patterns, the Prism Solid is definitely the way to go

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Re: Prism Solid
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 05:22:24 PM »
The Prism Solid is a big ball with a lot of teeth on heavier volume patterns. This ball provides a consistent, stable roll with great motion through the pins. With the lower RG, this ball is going to give you the motion you want when the patterns are longer and heavier. If you loved the Nirvana lines, this ball is much more powerful than the Nirvanas. I donít have a high rev rate or a lot of tilt, and this ball allows me to keep my angles straighter without sacrificing hitting power on the backend. I like this ball a lot and know that on any condition with heavier volumes, this ball will be in my bag.


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Re: Prism
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 02:17:55 AM »
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Re: Prism
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 02:32:08 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: 360/500/2000 Siaair

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded


Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot

Volume:  Moderate

Type: House


Length: Moderate

Back End: Skid/Arc

Overall Hook: Strong

Midlane Read: Strong

Breakpoint Shape: Skid/Arc


Likes: Surprising response on the backend

Dislikes: none

The Prism Solid is the strongest and earliest hooking ball in the Brunswick lineup to date.  It starts reading the lane fairly early but maintains axis rotation very well for a strong ball.  This Prism makes a much bigger move at the breakpoint then you would think based on the amount of surface out of the box.  Slicker lane conditions are no match for this ball.  It allowed me to play 4th arrow easily on our fresh house shot.  The pin carry with Dynamicore was very good as well.  If you are looking for a great heavier oil ball you must check out the Prism Solid!
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Re: Prism
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2019, 01:14:26 PM »
My Prism Solid is drilled 40x4x45 with the "DOT" just grazing the top right corner of my ring finger with the intention of having something to use on fresh slick lanes as the Kingpin Rule just wasn't for me and my Conspiracy Solid has been logging a lot of games. 

I bowl in what I consider to be a pretty slick house where my Conspiracy Solid (my measuring stick for heavy oil balls) gets a fair bit of play and the Prism Solid was too much ball by the middle of game 2.  The Prism Solid is quick to traction and gets into a roll sooner than anything in my bag yet still has some shape left for the back end.  In order to see if I could use it for an entire league set I added a little polish to it.  I got the length that I wanted but it really negated the strength of this ball - its traction.

It is the earliest and one of the heaviest rolling pieces I have drilled since probably the Endless Nightmare.  Its hard to believe, but the Conspiracy Solid is actually a logical step down (more length, turns over a little more).  The Prism Solid seems to rev up a bit easier than the Kingpin Rule and rounds the corner more evenly making it my preferred choice for the slickest of oils.  I could probably get more use out of the Prism Solid by having drilled it with a slightly longer + taller pin and have suggested such layouts to my customers so that they can open their angles on heavy oil.  However, for the Prism Solid serves its purpose in my bag by tractioning on fresh heavy oil + burning a huge hole in the track for me to use as bump. 

The most interesting comparison for this ball is to the Prism Hybrid with the identical layout.  Honestly, it was hard for me to believe how the same weight block shelled with such a different cover could lead to such a vastly different ball motion.  The Prism Hybrid is very clean (almost pearl clean) and very responsive to the friction.  I have had to remove the polish on the Hybrid with a 3k to calm it down and it fits just under my Conspiracy Solid as my go to for all purpose ball motion on medium/heavy oil.  As somebody speed/rev matched, I know that I will be using the hybrid on more patterns, while the Solid is here to create traction when I bowl on 30mls+ patterns.

I recommend the Prism Solid to anybody needing some serious help to get their ball to pick up.  This ball will be loved by the 20mph flame throwers but will also be in play for us mere mortals when facing high volumes of oil.  If you are a looking for a new ball to use in league play for above average oil then check out the hybrid and kill that rough buff with a 3k pad.
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Re: Prism
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 09:35:12 PM »
Brunswick Prism Solid Is A Great Ball To Have In Your Current Bowling Arsenal.. The Combination Of The Cover stock and Core Type Really Makes This Ball Very Versatile! Great Ball For Medium To Heavy Volume Oil Patterns...With The One Two Punch Of Dynamicore And DOT Technology Really Helps The Ball Drive Through The Pins! Been Very Successful With This Ball On The Fresh Or Will Help With The Longer Slicker Oil Patterns! Definitely Gonna Be First Ball Out Of My Bag! Visit Your Local ProShop Today And Order One Of These Gonna Be One Of Your Favorite Solids In Your Bag!


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Re: Prism
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2020, 03:41:55 PM »
Prism Solid

Heavy oil?  No problem for the Prism Solid.  This ball blew me away on so many levels.  First of all it has such a strong cover, I thought it would burn up right away, but it gets through the front part of the lanes really well.  Its responsiveness off the friction demonstrates its ability to hold its power, and releases a strong move through the pin deck.  This may be one of the strongest bowling balls Iíve used.  I havenít been able to use it much, as I havenít bowled on many conditions where the oil volume has been on the heavy side.  Iíve had success using it early in league, or on longer sport patterns.  This is an impressive ball for heavy oil conditions.  If youíre a bowler looking for a little help when the lanes are oily, this ball is for you.  Or if youíre like me with a moderate rev rate and ball speed, it allows you to get in where the high rev players are playing and create great ball motion to attack the lanes. Feel free to email me with any questions at

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Re: Prism
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 08:24:00 AM »
Rev Rate 300 - 315

Ball speed 15 mph

Tilt 13 degrees

ball wt 15 lbs

PAP  4 3/4 over x 3/4 up

Layout  65 x 2 x 35

right handed

This ball, in a word, is aggressive.  The Prism chews through heavy oil yet does not start up too early.  The 65 x 2 x 35 layout gives me the ability to move right and keep the angles in front of me which gives me a much better look at the pocket and allows for a better entry angle.  With my modest rev rate, I tend to have carry problems playing deeper lines on heavier patterns.  I first tried the box finish on a THS.  Very strong when encountering friction, I moved a couple boards in and the Prism smoothed out the over/under condition.  I then applied Brunswick Compound to the ball and found I was able to get the ball down lane a bit more yet not over react.  The Prism was very smooth and strong through the back ends and pin deck.  The Prism line, with the original Prism, the Prism Hybrid and Prism warp make up a complete, asymmetrical arsenal for most any lane condition. 
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