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Wild Ride
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Coverstock: ConneXion Reactive Pearl
- Ball Color: Black Onyx / Navy All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Ball Finish: Rough Buff
- Hook Potential: 145 (High) on a scale of 10-175 Low-High
- Length: 120 (Medium) on a scale of 25-235 Early-Late
- RG Differential: 0.036 (Medium) on a scale of 0.0-0.080 Low-High
- RG Average: 2.548 (Medium) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
- Breakpoint Shape: 90 (Angular) on a scale of 10-100 Arced-Angular
- Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium to Oily
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- Description: Wild Ride ConneXion!! The Wild Ride introduces ConneXion™, the new coverstock by Brunswick, that provides the wildest response at the break point ever seen in a Brunswick ball.
The Wild Ride migrates the proven medium RG Torsion Asymmetric core into the High Performance price point. This core/coverstock combination allows the Wild Ride to skid easily through the front part of the lane, dig in aggressively at the end of the mid-lane, then stick strong to to the back-end providing powerful traction hooking action off the break point. The ConneXion coverstock united with the familiar Torsion Asymmetric core provides a ride that is unbelievably wild.
Eighteen months in development, the new ConneXion coverstock has been fine-tuned to adhere to the lane providing unbelievable traction response from foul line to head pin. The Wild Ride pushes easily through the heads, staying on line to target on both light and heavy oil conditions both when the lanes are freshly oiled or when they''''ve broken down. The wild side of the ConneXion coverstock comes alive when the ball reaches the end of the oil pattern and then aggressively connects to the back-ends. The traction created provides a strong recoil reaction to the pocket that results in the most angular skid-snap reaction ever produced in a Brunswick ball. The aggressive connection of the Wild Ride to the lane surface inspires the confidence in the ball reaction that allows bowlers to play the lanes the way they want to.



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Re: Wild Ride
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2009, 02:20:05 AM »
all i can say is wow, this is the ball and look ive been searching for its stronger then my other two balls which are amf nighthawk, and black widow pearl now my nighthawk is drilled excatly the same and the wild ride hooks about 5 boards more then my nighthawk and about 7 boards more than the widow im going to enjoy the games to come with this ball good job brunswick
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Re: Wild Ride
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2009, 12:01:06 PM »
ball : Wild Ride
Layout : 4 1/2"x 65  small hole located in P4 25/32 2" deep
cover prep 2000 abralon and polish
bowlers axis 5 1/4 over by 1/4 up
RPM 350

This ball is like nothing before in the brunswick line. This ball gets down the lane and responds to friction incredibly fast. I drilled this ball with the intent of placing it in the collegiate bag, where patterns tend to be blow apart and the field is forced deep inside. I was looking for a ball that i could follow inside and still have the recovery down lane to make the turn. This ball is incredible on the tougher patterns when the breakdown and transition  becomes present. on house patterns the ball tends to be too responsive to friction for me. But that was not the intention for the ball when i drilled it. Overall Brunswick has made a winner with this one.


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Re: Wild Ride
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2009, 12:24:56 PM »
Just got this ball, have yet to bowl with it. Can't wait.
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Re: Wild Ride
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2010, 01:03:33 PM »
Just drilled this up a few weeks ago after moving back up to 15LB.  
Layout: 60x3x50

I bowled at several different houses with this ball on the house patterns. This ball is great. It gets through the fronts clean and has a continuous backend. When getting on the side of this ball it reall makes the turn in the backend while getting up the back of this ball smoothes it out even more then it already is.
The Wildride is a perfect fit for all medium to even medium dry house patterns because of how controllable this ball is and how clean it gets through the fronts.

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Re: Wild Ride
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2010, 04:37:48 AM »
I stumbled on a Wild Ride, and I must say, its been one of the best balls I have thrown! I am a tweener with ball speed around 16 mph. My PAP is around 3 1/2 over and 5/8 up. I havent checked it lately but Im sure Im not far off.

   I drilled my Wild Ride with the pin above middle finger(fav. layout), and the CG was just kicked a little. This thing clears the heads as good as a shiny pearl and just has a nice smooth arc on the backend. It just flat out reads the lane nicely. If you get on something where you have to nut a shot, then this thing is predictable and is the ball for that. I dont see it working good on longer shots, but then again, it may if laid out stronger and with a bit more surface.

   Reason why I am posting this, is because right now, you can find this ball at awsome prices.... I got a few a couple weeks ago for 65$ each from a guy on here, and thats been the best deal I have run across in a long time. Ebay sometimes has good prices, so if you run across one a descent price then jump on it, because these balls aint going to be around long. It has a great weight block. Anyone that reads this message that wants to get rid of some NIB Wild Rides at a good price then PM ME!!! Thanks John


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Re: Wild Ride
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2010, 10:06:50 AM »
Age: 20

Average: 219

Style: 2 Handed/Right

Ball Speed: 21-22 Mph

RPM: 600-650

Layout: 45 x 4" x 45

Shots Thrown On:
Sunset Strip (Shortened)

Got into the Wild Ride craze a little late, but i got the ball cause alot of people kept on saying that they love this ball.

Drill the ball to just be smooth through the heads and through the backend of the lane. Especially for the short patterns my house has been putting up lately.

First Impressions of the ball going down the lane kind of reminded me of the C.System 3.5. Easy to rev up and just a smooth arc'ing motiion in the backend. Hit extremely hard for me. Just as hard as the 3.5 as well. The only thing different that i noticed about this ball is the angle of entry into the pocket tended to be a little sharper then the 3.5.

The exceeded my expectations on the pattern i had to shoot on. Hit great and had a very consistant arc in the back. A very versatile ball, and can be very deadly when put into the right hands.

Another great ball by "Brunswick"

Rating: 9.5/10

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Just started 2 Handed in August. (7.11.2010)
6 300 Games and 3 800 Series so far.

Current Arsenal:
Storm 2Furious (Polished)
Storm Invasion (Polished)
Storm Black Ice
Ebonite Mission 2.0
Track 607A SE
Brunswick Wild Ride

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Re: Wild Ride
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2010, 11:40:47 AM »
It's a Wild Ride for sure.
Drilled 45/4.5/45, pin above ring. Weight hole 1 1/2" past axis.
Surface: burgandy/grey pad 2000 abralon. no polish or rough buff.
USBC white#2.
Awesome ball.
I have gotten a strike everytime I hit pocket. How ever, ball is very strong in friction. If you miss it or don't adjust fast enough, you will not hit pocket. This ball is addictive. It is so smooth through the fronts, and deceivingly strong in the backs. There is a limit to the swing angle as well.
Biggest problem is I know I need less surface, but where it is at is fun.
One of my favorites from Big B in a long time.
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