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Quantum Classic Black
« on: July 27, 2017, 04:36:40 PM »
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Brunswick's successful relaunch of the Quantum product line continues with the Quantum Classic Black. This bowling ball features high-density Quantum Mushroom cores along with a thicker urethane coverstocks. This thicker coverstock offers durability, longevity, and massive hitting power. This ball is unique in that each core has a unique design to compensate for the gross weight of the ball, the core's dynamics, and the balls hook potential. This ball uses Brunswick's Realtivity Flip Solid coverstock formula which creates skid through the front part of the lane, then a powerful backend reaction when bowling on medium oil conditions.

Color: Classic Black
Core: Quantum Mushroom High RG Symmetric
Coverstock: Relativity Flip Solid
Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad/Crown Factory Compound
Reaction: Skid/Flip
RG: 2.610**
Differential: 0.053**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Hook Potential: 215 (scale 10-250)
Length: 155 (scale 25-235)
Breakpoint Shape: 145 (scale 10-150)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium



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Best Quantum to Date!
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 02:32:02 PM »
On the very first shot, I saw a difference in the Classic Black Quantum compared with the Forest Green and the Fire Pearl.  There is no doubt about it that this ball has more of a skid/flip motion compared with the other two Quantums.

Now, I’m a left handed tweener with a moderate rev rate.  This ball definitely had a much stronger motion than my other two Quantums.  What I like about this ball is that the skid/flip motion allows for a little more recovery down lane.  It gives me that little extra kick to slap out the seven pin and stay with the ball a little bit longer before moving to another piece of equipment. 

Like my other Quantums, this ball needs some oil in order to get it down lane but it does hit like  a truck.  I also like how increasing my ball speed a little bit seems to tame the “flip” downlane and still come strongly off the spot.  I’m excited to have this ball see some tournament action in the upcoming weeks!

Likes: Skid/flip motion for better angle entry to the pocket, really clean through the mid-lane to get to the spot.

Dislikes: Need to keep the speed up on this ball to get it down lane and manage the pocket due to the flip on the backend


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Re: Quantum Classic Black
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 08:44:12 PM »
Pin Length: 3.4 inches

Starting Top Weight: 2.5 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz


Ball: 70 x 4.5 x 55

xhole: xhole low on the VAL


Rev Rate: 375 rpms

Ball Speed:17 mph off hand

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


Grit: Grey Scotchbrite plus polish

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): polished


Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house

Volumes: Moderate

Type: house


Length: Clean through the front with a strong backend

Back End: Flip

Overall Hook: aggressive

Midlane Read: very little

Breakpoint Shape: flip


Likes: hitting power, backend reaction, versatility

Dislikes: none

The Black Quantum is a versatile ball that offers better than average hitting power on moderate conditions.  I find that it gives me more recovery down lane than the Forrest Green Quantum with more overall hook than the Red Quantum.  This ball seems to be very comfortable with angles that are closed or open.  I can see myself using it in situations where I need more angle going through the conditions on moderate conditions.  I feel it will be the perfect option to use when my Green Quantum or my Inferno are too early.  This ball gives more angle and recovery when other balls are flattening out and starting too soon.  This one also comes with the option for the free 3 ball bag.  Check out the Black quantum for more backend recovery and a bonus 3 ball bag!
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Re: Quantum Classic Black
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 09:21:37 AM »
Just loving this ball!  Mine is drilled 70X4X35 and using out of box finish.  I've been searching for a shape to replace my old Radical Ridiculous and this ball for me has similar characteristics.  It clears the fronts and midlane beautifully and really picks up at the right time on the backend.

Definitely a different shape than the other balls in the Quantum line.  Just be cautious with it on heavy volume patterns, you might want to hit it with a 1000 or 1500 pad if you plan using it against that much oil.

But a really nice piece to add to your arsenal when your equipment that reads earlier is having trouble getting to the spot.

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Re: Quantum Classic Black
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 04:57:38 PM »
The Classic Black Quantum is a ball that likes to push through the heads and make a nice aggressive turn down lane.  It seems like the high rg core really gets this ball down lane and the cover is a little stronger giving it a nice move down lane.  I personally like to throw this ball when the lanes start to break down and I need a stronger cover that will get thru the heads and still go through the pins.  I have also seen this ball be very successful for speed dominant players that like to play up the lane from the outside on the fresh.   


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Re: Quantum Classic Black
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 01:50:29 PM »
The Black Quantum is the newest release in the Quantum line.  For some reason, I always do pretty well with the solid black bowling balls. I really like the length and backend of this new Quantum.  I chose a pin up layout in the middle of the grip line with just a slight kick right of the CG and no extra hole.  While unless there is a good bit of hook on the lane (which I have not seen in my area so far this season), this will not be the first ball out of my bag.  The last game of league, or later in tournaments are where this ball will shine.  It clears the front of the lane with ease, but stands up strong and has a pretty sharp motion off the end of the pattern.  Those who look for long and strong will love this new Quantum.  It is a much stronger reaction down lane than the Red Quantum which would tend to be a little lazy for me when there was some carry down. 

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Re: Quantum Classic Black
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 12:51:11 PM »
Drilled my Black Quantum 60x4.5x40 (pin over ring) with no xhole with the idea of having a ball that I can use when I want to really open up my angles as the lanes burn out.

The first thing I noticed about rolling this ball was how easily it pushed down the lane (especially for a solid!), yet it wasn't skidding through the breakpoint (as a pearl would) if I was a little spinny or firm with my speed.  Shots that saw the friction early or when I was soft with my speed over recovered on the THS, but provided me with forgiveness down the lane on challenge patterns (Beaten Path, Abbey Road) that nobody on my pair was able to see.

The motion that I saw reminded me of my favorite ball from 2 season ago - the original black Ridiculous, but with just a little more length and pop.  The Green Quantum is still considerably stronger and earlier (early enough that I believe there to be enough of a gap for a 4th release in the line), while the Fire provides me with just a little extra length and less response off the friction.  Lately I have been using the Black Quantum once my Vintage Inferno begins to struggle making the corner or hold line.  They have been a perfect 1-2 punch for most medium volume patterns and are pieces that will be in my tournament bag for this season.
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Re: Quantum Classic Black
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2017, 05:35:27 AM »
Here is the newest ball in the Quantum serie, the Black Quantum.  This ball offers the same core as the other quantum but this one is wrapped up with the Relativity Flip solid coverstock with some compound on it.  The cover is the same used on the Magnitude 035.  The difference resides in the thickness of the coverstock.  On the quantums, there is no filler, only coverstock.  That means 3.5 more times coverstock and means more durability and a greater impact in the pins. 

I drilled mine with one of my favorite drilling, 55x4”x35.  On the lane the ball is really clean through the heads with a sharp turn in the backend.  Compared to my DV8 Creed, I play one board right with my feet and one board right with my eyes.  The shape is similar but the cover stock is weaker.  When the Creed begins to over hook and I can’t move too much left, I just switch to the Black Quantum .  Compared to my DV8 Rumor, I play the Rumor one board right with my feet and on board right with my eyes.  The Rumor is cleaner through the heads and rolls faster in the midlane.  When the Black Quantum begins to over hook and I can’t move too much left, I just switch to the Rumor. 

For people with more speed, the ball can be sanded to a 1000 or even a 500 grit. 

Don’t forget for the US costumer, you can get a quantum bag when purchasing a ball.  You just have to fill up and send to Brunswick a form and you’ll get the bag.

To conclude, if you wanna have a professional grade ball and a free bag, the Black Quantum is for you.
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Re: Quantum Classic Black
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 03:56:05 PM »
The new Quantum Black is the latest edition to the line that is a perfect fit for me right in between the other 2. I was looking for a ball motion that would have a little more length than the Forrest Green but read the lane a little sooner than the Fire. That is exactly what I got, I drilled them all the same with the pin over my ring finger. I have used this ball a lot over the last 2 months and really live the shape and hitting power that I get from this ball. I just used it in a tournament that was on the PBA Viper Patterb and played my B game up the outside down and in and had a great look during the qualifying rounds averaging 217. I put the surface to 4000 which gave it the length that I needed but also smoothed out the backend motion so I was able to control the breakpoint and pocket better. This is a great ball for league and especially for Tournaments with sport patterns.

Likes: controllable breakpoint
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Re: Quantum Classic Black
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 12:49:12 PM »
I'm extremely impressed with the Quantum Classic Black from Brunswick. If you are needing a ball for medium to slightly more oily lanes, this ball is a home run. The ball reads just enough of the heads to  smooth the break point just a bit (that's big for me helping with carry), but it gets far enough down the lane that hooking early hasn't been an issue. The ball is a great bench mark ball and fits perfectly with the Forest Green and Fire Quantums. The ball is extremely good with pin carry, and keeps the pins low for maximum destruction on the pin deck. If you are looking to revise your ball arsenal, this is a wonderful place to start. Pick up a Brunswick Quantum Classic Black TODAY!


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Re: Quantum Classic Black
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 03:32:48 PM »

 The more I throw this ball, the more I like it. While I wouldn’t call this a “review”, it is more appropriate here than in a forum thread.

 Anyway, this ball, for me, seems to be “THAT” ball. You know the one I mean. The one that, when you tug it a bit, it holds pocket and just blasts the rack, and when you pitch it a bit, it just smoothly reads the drier part WITHOUT instantly trying to stand up, and turns the corner. Once you get your feet correct, it gives me more miss room than anything else I’ve picked up in a long time.

 Ball is drilled about 4 X 4, stacked with NO x-hole, pin drilled out in the ring finger. Had the shop put a good hard polish over the factory finish.

 Clean through the fronts without being allergic to oil, reads the midlane in a really true and predictable motion, and comes off the breakpoint with a strong hook/snap/curve (a slurve?), and rolls true through the pindeck, many times splitting the 8-9 as it goes off the deck.

 And, it actually does seem to be carrying things that I usually don’t. It’s not like it is startlingly different, but the pins just seem to be doing the right things and going the right directions to carry. An extra messenger now and then, an extra bounce off the side walls, a pin reaching out of the gutter to trip a corner pin out.

 I haven’t had a ball in years that made me want to have a backup replacement in storage, but this one has. Just put the order in today.
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