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BrunsNick

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Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« on: January 24, 2013, 03:08:11 PM »

Paranormal Aura // (60x5x30) // Shiny - I saw this ball like a Versamax, only stronger. As the lanes got beat up, I was able to move more left and hook around it all. I had to keep mindful not to power it through the front, as it needed little help to clear. If I fed it to the dry too quick, it responded very fast and went face. This is what a Pro Performance ball should be all about, hook on tap.

Meanstreak Brawler // (30x5.25x65) // Shiny - This ball is impressive. Even with the more even layout, the recovery on the backend was fun to watch. I could let loose with this ball, and go coast to coast because it never missed the hook spot. This is a ball I can really open up the lanes, it is not allergic to oil. I compare it a Brutal Nightmare, they share a lot of the same traits. Colors are amazing.

Ringer // (60x4x65) // Box Surface - I was reminded of my Fire Quantum with this ball, not only by shelf appeal, but how it cut through every rack. On fresher, I was about 5 right of the Brawler as it glided through the oil. When the lanes broke down, I could move left and the ball really shined. Every shot... pack! pack! pack! High flush, snap ten, trip 4, it did everything.
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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 03:48:48 PM »
All of the balls performances looks great Nick. It appears I maybe should have listened to lane and waited on the Ringer before buying the Meanstreak..... oh well, too late now. My Meanstreak is scheduled for delivery today. Still amxious to try it.
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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 10:03:15 PM »
I got the Meanstreak before the new balls were announced, but wish I picked up a Ringer! I love the old school look. How do you think it compares to the Holy Grail, Nick? (the venerable Gold Rhino Pro... Mine is still kicking! )

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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 11:10:11 PM »
Hard to compare to the holy grail... I'd have to venture that the Gold Rhino Pro does not recover as well from inside angles.
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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 11:36:52 PM »

I threw the Paranormal on a flat sport shot and was amazed at it's response to friction for a ball at 2000.  This one HOOKS!  I need more time with it to be comfortable.

Brawler- First one out of the bag lately. Nice, reaction with predictable read. For me it's a few boards stronger than the Meanstreak. Great colors, too.

Ringer- This ball is gonna kick some butts!  Do not let the price fool you into thinking it won't perform.  Super easy down the lane with a perfect angle late. For me it's few boards move outside versus the Meanstreak.  Absolute Home Run.



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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 06:48:51 AM »
All of the balls performances looks great Nick. It appears I maybe should have listened to lane and waited on the Ringer before buying the Meanstreak..... oh well, too late now. My Meanstreak is scheduled for delivery today. Still amxious to try it.

Don't worry Jim, the Meanstreak is just a few boards stronger than the Ringer. You have the Versa Max.  Think of the Meanstreak just a bit cleaner than the Versa with more angle when it finds friction.  The Ringer just allows me to stay closer to friction a little longer. 

You will enjoy the Meanstreak immensely.  Keep it shined up and the ease through the heads will impress you.  When the polish starts to wear off is when I really noticed how strong it can be...
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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 07:59:41 AM »
Excellent info, Nick.

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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 11:15:14 AM »
Hard to compare to the holy grail... I'd have to venture that the Gold Rhino Pro does not recover as well from inside angles.

Thanks.  I'm really trying to come up with some justification to buy this ball lol. 

I have a Meanstreak drilled 60x4x65 to fit between my Versa-Max and Aura.  Been struggling with that ball... very over/under so I'm going to play around with the surface on it more.  I want to get the reaction you described with the Ringer you laid out with the same angles.

Maybe I get the Ringer and drill it more aggressive like my Aura (50x4x30).  Sounds like that would be a great ball for light to medium.
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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 12:28:08 PM »
Did your Meanstreak need an extra hole?
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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 12:35:44 PM »
Did your Meanstreak need an extra hole?

Nope. I resurfaced it to 500/compound as it barely moved OOB. Now the ball picks up on the friction but still over/under. Was going to try 2000 or 1000/polished next.

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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 12:38:58 PM »
Have them put in a P2 or P3 hole, I'd start at 7/8 x 2.5.
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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 12:59:39 PM »
Have them put in a P2 or P3 hole, I'd start at 7/8 x 2.5.

Alright will do! I'll let you know how it works out.

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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 01:07:57 PM »
For me, the Meanstreak doesn't come into play until there is enough friction to throw at, then it's game on. I was a little surprised that you wanted it for in between the VersaMax and Aura. Maybe if we can open up the flare rings a bit, you'll start seeing the ball how you pictured.
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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2013, 01:14:11 PM »
Nick, how about that Ringer vs. Misfit Pearl comparison? Your layouts are fairly similar on the two...

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Re: Got to the throw the new Brunswick balls...
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2013, 01:20:58 PM »
Ringer is just as clean, but I saw it a little slower to respond to friction. Overall hook was about 1-2 less, but it still split the 8-9 in half from multiple angles.

The Misfit Pearl really turns the corner when it hits the dry. It doesn't like oil, but if you can get it to the dry, it'll recover from just about anywhere. It really is the most angular ball in that pricepoint, nothing compares.
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