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Dewey24

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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #61 on: October 13, 2016, 11:24:55 AM »
My local pro shop just got in both Quantum balls as demos.  I am looking forward to trying them out this evening.  I will report back with my opinion of them later (for what it is worth!   ;)  )

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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #62 on: October 13, 2016, 12:42:14 PM »
Too bad the bag deal is only valid in the US. I can get around that, but it would be nice if it was offered in Canada as well.

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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #63 on: October 13, 2016, 01:36:34 PM »
It would be nice if they made the Quantums in weights lighter than 14#  for those of us that can no longer throw 14# and up.
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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2016, 11:31:57 PM »
Just drilled the fire quantum 65 x 5 x 40 (pin above the ring, cg stacked, no hole). 375 rpm, 17 mph, 5 degrees of tilt and 40 degrees rotation. Bowled on a fresh Beaten Path on Brunswick Pro-anvil. When the lanes were fresh, I didn't even bother using the ball. Once there was friction in the front part of the lane, I was able to use this ball and had the pocket for quite some time. It cleared the fronts with ease and made a definitive motion at the breakpoint. It didn't get kicked left, which was nice to see. Before throwing the ball I lightly scratched the surface with a wet 4000 pad to get rid of some of the factory polish. I will definitely be ordering the green one first thing tomorrow!

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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #65 on: November 08, 2016, 07:14:49 AM »
It would be nice if they made the Quantums in weights lighter than 14#  for those of us that can no longer throw 14# and up.

Being that Brunswick already is using a different weight block on each of the 14's, 15's and 16's in that they are 2 piece.  I seriously doubt they even considered developing another different weight block for 13's and 12's.  Because they don't offer a same weight block in any of their other regular line of balls in their (non-2 piece). 
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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #66 on: November 08, 2016, 08:53:16 AM »
Making a lighter Quantum would likely require a 3 piece design. It would need an outer core to meet target weight and maintain dynamic integrity but would lose the benefits of the thicker shell.

I'd suggest a Danger Zone Vintage in lighter weight as it shares the same coverstock as the Forest Quantum.
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Brickguy221

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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #67 on: November 08, 2016, 10:01:58 AM »
Making a lighter Quantum would likely require a 3 piece design. It would need an outer core to meet target weight and maintain dynamic integrity but would lose the benefits of the thicker shell.

I'd suggest a Danger Zone Vintage in lighter weight as it shares the same coverstock as the Forest Quantum.

I feared it probably wasn't possible with the same quantum core. Back in the days of the original Quantums, no one loved them more than I did. I owned many in 15#. I had two 300's with the Forrest Green Quantum with one being sanctioned and the other non-sanctioned plus more high scores with several Quantums in the 250's ... 260's ... 270's ... etc than any other balls I have ever owned. The only Quantum that didn't do well for me was the Quantum Leap, I believe it was called, but all others I owned were winners.... Unfortunately, at 79 and health not too well, I struggle to get a 190-200 any more with 12# balls.
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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #68 on: November 08, 2016, 11:57:29 AM »
It is a definite disappointment that the rereleased Quantums are not available in the lower weights.  When these balls were originally introduced "back in the day", one of the selling features was the fact that the lower weights (12, 13) were manufactured with dynamic integrity to ensure the lower weights reacted like the heavier versions.  This led to the lightweight engineering principles that Brunswick still uses to this day on their products (and that other manufacturers also use for their 12 and 13lb equipment.)

As someone who has to use 12lb equipment due to physical limitations, I have found after much [expensive] trial and error that Brunswick/Radical/DV8 products tend to have the best overall reaction and carry in the 12lb versions.  The Columbia redline products also work well.  It would be great to have the opportunity to add these Quantums to my arsenal.  People tend to look down on those of us throwing lighter equipment, but if that is what I need to use to bowl pain free then so be it.  I still average 200 with the 12lb equipment which is fine with me.

Bring back the lightweight Quantums!!!!


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suhoney24

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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #69 on: November 08, 2016, 12:31:15 PM »
anyone know if there's any way i could buy just the ball for cheaper? i really don't feel like paying full price for them to ship me a ball then fill out another form and send that in for them to ship the bag (that i don't really need or want anyways)

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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2016, 12:33:53 PM »
If, I could use 15's...I'd be interested as it's that old time full mushroom weight block but in the 14's that other weight block just doesn't turn me on.  :)
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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2016, 01:54:23 PM »
anyone know if there's any way i could buy just the ball for cheaper? i really don't feel like paying full price for them to ship me a ball then fill out another form and send that in for them to ship the bag (that i don't really need or want anyways)

Talk to your PSO you might work out a deal where he buys the bag from you for $30 or so. Our local proshop has done this with a few orders

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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2016, 04:36:16 PM »
The crazy part about this that in the last 2 yrs,  I have 2 green proactive Quantums, sitting on balls racks, and much to my dismay, these are the balls I use on both of my leagues ( one house and one sport).

These balls perform as well as any benchmark /medium high ball that I own for a 20+ ur old ball.  :)   If not for this ball,  I might of pulled the trigger on one, but as long as I keep 500/2000 on it every 6 games, I'm good to go.  Still special after all these yrs.

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Re: Brunswick Quantum
« Reply #73 on: November 13, 2016, 05:45:28 PM »
Is the Jade Green Quantum stronger or weaker than the 2 new balls.