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Vintage Phantom
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:57:04 PM »
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Brunswick is reaching back to old school sucess with the Vintage Phantom bowling ball. They have added some modern touches to the look of the original Phantom. This ball introduces the Cynosure core with DynamiCore, DOT which has a different reaction shape due to the low RG and low differential. This upper mid-performance ball features an updated version of the Savvy Hook with an aggressive finish offers a consistant and powerful sweeping reaction through the backend.

Color: Black/Steel Grey
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Cynosure
Coverstock: Savvy Hook Solid 2.0
Finish: 360, 1000 Siaair Micro Pad
Reaction: Predictable and strong sweeping motion throughout the backend
RG: 2.471**
Differential: 0.032**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil



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Re: Vintage Phantom
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 09:50:01 AM »
SMOOOOOOOOOTH and STRONG!!! Having a reactive ball as a rebirth of one of the best urethane balls in history I was a little skeptical, but they NAILED IT!! This ball reaction feels like a smooth strong urethane ball how is sets up off of the spot and gets into a roll. The best part is you get the hit of a resin ball. The ball looks like it going to over hook and go through the face, but it stands up at the last second for a high flush hit. The Dynamicore in combination with consistent high flush hits is a beautiful thing to watch go through the rack. This will definitely have a spot in my bag; especially for PBA events. Very predictable ball motion. I'm glad I didn't touch the surface as Eric Krauss suggested. I was nervous with a 360/1,000 out of the box, but it fits this ball perfectly. Brunswick Bowling is knocking the new symmetrical balls out of the park!! ...Did I mention it has DOT Technology with a 4 year warranty.


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Re: Vintage Phantom
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 05:43:55 PM »

Ball Weight: 15 lbs


Dual Angle: 45 x 5 x 65

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): Solid

Never threw the OG Phantom, but this Vintage Phantom is phenomenal.  The Phantom rolls very smooth through the midlane and a smooth flip motion on the backend.  Anyone that threw the original Phantom, trust me you will not be disappointed with the remake Vintage Phantom

Charles Withers II
Brunswick Regional Staff


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Re: Vintage Phantom
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 12:13:55 PM »
The Vintage Phantom is in some ways a throwback ball and in others it's on the cutting edge of technology.  Featuring industry leading concepts like DOT technology and DynamiCore, the performance of this ball is outstanding when an option is needed for controllability and continuation through the pins.

The low differential in this ball means that it will not flare nearly as much as most new balls; a tribute to the original Phantom.  But it hits hard and goes through the pins properly to provide the bowler with maximum opportunity to strike.

For me, this ball is great on sport and tournament type patterns as it keeps me from getting into trouble with either early hook or a big flip off the the back of the pattern.  You won't see either of those reactions with this ball.

It's a piece that every bowler should own, and a reaction that every arsenal needs.

Jeff Poholsky
Brunswick Regional Staff


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Re: Vintage Phantom
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 05:24:51 PM »
I was super excited to see this release because this ball fills a great spot in the Brunswick line as the new benchmark, all-purpose type ball. The Phantom has a low RG and low DIFF, and with Dynamicore and DOT Technology, this ball is going to give you that predictable shape without sacrificing pin carry. Iíve thrown this ball on house shots and sport patterns. I can play straighter with it or open the lane, and all of the results are good. I really enjoyed the Magnitude .035 and this ball is all of that and then some. Itís a classic-looking ball, with a great legacy, thatís been updated for todayís game.