Brunswick Quantum Evo Solid (WWRD 10/22/2021)


Brunswick Quantum Evo

 There is a lot of new technology in both balls. Each one starts with same mushroom shape. The cores are modified to achieve certain RG, Diff. and Int. Diff. numbers and compliment the cover stock for each ball. This will give a better distinction in and which ball to use to match up on the lanes. Also new is DynamiCore2. Previous Quantums were known for their thick shells. With the new core designs and Dynamicore2, it allows for greater ranges of core numbers while maintaining the hitting power and durability that Quantums are known for. Made with D.O.T. allows for more drilling versatility. Also the same cores are found in all available weights 16-12 lbs.

Brunswick Quantum EVO Solid

This ball is built for heavy volumes. In the past most balls that were built for more volumes, they could lose energy as they traveled down the lane. Not so with the new formulations of the Evolution Reactive Coverstock. Combined with the fast revving core, a ball motion would read the lane from release to the pins. If you are a speed dominate bowler who has trouble on med-heavy to heavy volumes, take a look at the Brunswick Quantum EVO Solid. The colors are easy to see at Blue/Lime/Purple.

 Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Crown Scrubbing Gel

www.BrunswickBowling.com  

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Brunswick Quantum Evo Pearl (WWRD 10/22/2021)


Brunswick Quantum Evo

 There is a lot of new technology in both balls. Each one starts with same mushroom shape. The cores are modified to achieve certain RG, Diff. and Int. Diff. numbers and compliment the cover stock for each ball. This will give a better distinction in and which ball to use to match up on the lanes. Also new is DynamiCore2. Previous Quantums were known for their thick shells. With the new core designs and Dynamicore2, it allows for greater ranges of core numbers while maintaining the hitting power and durability that Quantums are known for. Made with D.O.T. allows for more drilling versatility. Also the same cores are found in all available weights 16-12 lbs.

Brunswick Quantum EVO Pearl

The Brunswick Quantum EVO Pearl compliments the Solid very well, but it’s not just a cover change on the same core. The core has been modified to match the Evolution pearl coverstock. This ball will still rev fast but will have a quicker response to friction for a more defined direction change at the end of the pattern. Bowlers who have solids that lose energy too quickly and their current step downs are not enough to recover will enjoy rolling this ball on the environments they see more often.

 Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge

www.BrunswickBowling.com  

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Radical Payback (WWRD 10/22/2021)

 

Radical Payback 

A benchmark ball should be in every bowler’s arsenal. The Payback contains the Mo core with great numbers of 2.528 and a differential of .041. Wrapped in the Ai-27 Pearl Plus cover, you will get easy length and a predictable motion down lane. Think more motion than the Bonus and more back end than the Intel series. The colors are Magenta/Teal and DynamiCore is added again for more durability. The Payback is available in 12-16lbs with the same Mo Core.

Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Crown Scrubbing Gel

www.RadicalBowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

DV8 Medusa (WWRD 10/22/2021)

 

 DV8 Medusa

Any bowlers who have been looking for that ball that gives that skid/flip reaction can now see it in the new DV8 Medusa; just don’t stare. The Medusa core is designed for a strong midlane and backend motion. Combined with the Inciter Max Flip coverstock (Hell Raiser Return) and built with DynamiCore and D.O.T. this ball will turn the corner and have great durability. The colors are Black/Yellow/Gold and the core is the same in all weights 16-12lbs.

Recommended Cleaner: Ultimate Black Magic Rejuvenator

www.DV8Bowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Radical Trail Blazer (WWRD 11/19/2021)

 

Radical Trail Blazer 

Another one of the last core designs by Mo (rumor is there are a few more) was created for a core/cover combo that creates plenty of hook, backend motion and continuation. The new MOtion Magic cover (Hybrid) creates the largest footprint on the lane. At 15lbs, the numbers are 2.484, .052, .020…early rolling and continuous motion. DynamiCore is added and the colors are a beautiful mix of Emerald/White/Black. This ball is available in weight 16-14.

Recommended Cleaner: Brunswick Reaction Recharge

www.RadicalBowling.com

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Hammer Obsession Tour Pearl • Hammer Infamous

Ball used for comparison – Hammer Obsession and Hammer Obsession Tour as the base reaction and both been drilled with a layout of 55*x4-1/2”x35*. My PAP is 5-1/4”x1/4”^ with low tilt at 1.67*. All balls when tested were used with their box finish. Hammer Obsession has less than 10 games on it, while the Hammer Obsession Tour has about 20.

 

Hammer Obsession Tour Pearl
(Layout: 55*x4-1/2”x35*)

Bowling on a fresh house shot (I believe 8:1 tapered), with my release, the lane surface friction, plus the volume of oil used the Obsession is just too strong and early to be productive. I instantly had to move into the 15-20 zone at the arrows and with the pattern at 40’, this made it tough to get a consistent reaction. My feet were at 31 and targeting at 19 with a projection point to 8-10 near the end of the pattern. The Obsession is made for more volume and it is good to have in the bag for heavier volumes, but not a match for me on what I was bowling on. Higher speed bowlers could be a better match up if their current equipment doesn’t read early enough on the fresh. Switching to the Obsession Tour, the smoother ball motion that the cover and milder asymmetric core allow me to move right but just a little. Feet were at 29 to 17 to the same point down lane and it is a better reaction. But I believe I would have to change soon as the heads begin to transition. Changing to the new Obsession Tour Pearl, I was able to more a bit more right (1/1) and the cover was easier to get through the front. Staying with the original Tour, speed had to be very consistent due to the strength of the coverstock. With the Tour Pearl, length was very good and there was a sharper but still controllable shape of the end of the pattern than the Tour Solid. The Tour Pearl would be nice choice for a ball down and possibly stay in the same area when High Performance solids start to read too early. It would be a great go to ball if solids start too soon and symmetrical pearls don’t recover fast enough on what you are bowling on. The shape of the Obsession Tour core when the cover read friction is so readable and easy to make moves. Of course, the gold color draws attention.

Ball used for comparison – Hammer Web T.E. (Solid) 4-1/4” x 30* and Hammer Fugitive Solid 4-3/4”x30* as base reactions.The PAP used is 5-1/4”x1/4”^. All balls when tested were used with their box finish.

Hammer Infamous (Layout: 4-3/4”x30*)

Since the Infamous has a new core design and a version of the Envy Solid coverstock (without the CFI found on the Obsession), I wanted to compare it to a few recent releases as well as a solid symmetrical from 2020- the Hammer Fugitive Solid. Starting with the Web T.E., the launch angle was too open to keep the ball consistent. The lanes seemed to have more friction when I did this comparison than the normal fresh pattern. Changing to the Scorpion, it was a better read standing 27 and targeting 17 to 8-9 at the end of the pattern. Good clearance and hitting the pocket to strike. Switching to the new Web Pearl, I could stay in the same place and targeting but have a longer, sharper reaction with more recovery down lane than the Scorpion. Both struck well from there, just a different shape. This is one point I bring up during lessons is that some patterns will be scoring friendly to different types of balls depending on the volume and ratio in that area. The Fugitive Solid was a ball (along with the Fugitive Pearl) that got a bit lost during the closures we had due to local business restrictions. Moving 2/2 left, the Fugitive wanted to read early, so I tightened up the angle and kept it in the heavier volume. It also wanted to roll forward at the end of the pattern. Conclusion: it needed more volume and maybe a longer distance on this surface. Switching to the Infamous, it was a 5/2 move and opened my angles. It gave more length than the Fugitive (Higher RG 2.559 vs. 2.486) and has the opposing radial discs to help with length. I also added more axis rotation (60*-70*) to help the ball maintain more side roll and it helped the ball to strike. I would need more volume or a surface change to use on this type of pattern. For bowlers who used the Fugitive Solid but need more length and not as clean as a pearl or smoother surface, the Infamous would fit right in. The cover is very strong out of the box and tamed down a bit after some use. This statement gets confused with a loss of ball reaction but this is not the case here. The next day back on the lanes, the Infamous was much better for me. Still stronger lane any symmetrical I compared it to and a more consistent ball motion.

These are my views and your results may vary. Please go to the FTF Ball Comparison Info post to see how I was able to get the above information. You can also download a PDF of the information in this post to read at your convenience.

It’s important to know your personal specs to help you make the proper choices for your game and increase your scoring. I believe bowling balls are tools and using the ones that work against your specs, skill set and environment will cause issues.

You can always contact me with any questions or schedule a consultation session on your current equipment. Visit the Coaching & Services page on our website, email us at www.info@filltheframes.com or you call and text messages to (310) 784-1901.

Thanks, be well & safe!
Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services 

Columbia300 Power Torq (WWRD 09/24/2021)

 

Columbia300 Power Torq

  Not a re-make, just a great nameplate from the past. Here comes the Power Torq. Columbia300 is back to pouring multi-density cores and DynamiCore has been added! Made for medium-heavy volumes, the ERT solid cover has a light load of traction-enhancing sparkle that’s new to the C300 family. All this adds up to a ball with length and traction for a continuous motion out of the pattern. There is an alternate core in 12-13 lbs. to keep the reaction close to the heavier weights. The Sky Blue color with the yellow engraving is very eye catching!

 Recommended Cleaner: Powerhouse Clean & Dull

www.columbia300.com  

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Ebonite Polaris (WWRD 09/24/2021)

 

Ebonite Polaris

The newest addition to the Ebonite line is designed for more motion on heavier volumes. What’s new in the Polaris core is the addition of a bottom radial disk that helps creates more motion. DynamiCore and D.O.T. offers more drilling versatility and hitting power. Also there’s a new version for the cover, the GSV-3 Solid. The Orange/Sky/Purple colors will stand out on the rack and going down the lane. There is an alternate core in 12-13 lbs. for those who could use this option.

 Recommended Cleaner: Powerhouse Clean & Dull

www.ebonite.com  

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Hammer Obsession Tour Pearl (WWRD 09/24/2021)

Hammer Obsession Tour Pearl

  The Hammer Obsession and Obsession tour have been making noise everywhere they hit the lanes. They are great for motion and control on heavier volumes. But we all know oil does go away after a number of games or there’s just a medium amount to start with. To offer a choice, Hammer presents the Obsession Tour Pearl. It has the same core as the Obsession Tour which offers a smooth asymmetrical motion, but with a clean through the front (Tour V2 Pearl) and a flip motion that might be a little smoother that of a typical hockey stick shape. The Obsession Tour Pearl is a gold color and there is an alternate core for the 12 & 13 lb. balls and all have carbon fiber outer cores as well as D.O.T. for excellent drilling options.

www.HammerBowling.com

Recommended cleaner: Hammer Tough Scrub

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California

Hammer Infamous (WWRD 09/24/2021)

Hammer Infamous

The newest addition to Hammer’s Upper Mid Performance line brings a lot of new technology to this price point. First thing I noticed is that this is the first Upper Mid with D.O.T. so you can drill anyway and keep the warranty intact. The second is the radial disk on the bottom that was on the Hammer Obsession. The Infamous has four densities, including the Carbon Fiber outer core. The cover is the Envy Solid as is the Obsession with the CFI. So, this gives a strong symmetrical with a unique ball motion that bowlers with strong Asyms might want to look at as an alternative. The colors are grey/Royal/Coral and the surface prep (500/1K/2K) will be a great choice for medium to heavy volumes. For bowlers who need a lighter weight (12 or 13), there is the alternate core that has great numbers, and the strong solid cover will help you combat either oil or higher speeds.

www.HammerBowling.com

Recommended cleaner: Hammer Tough Scrub

Please visit each brand’s website for more specification information and where you can sign up for first to know emails. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. I’d also like to ask you and your friends to like the Brands of Brunswick Demo Program-West Region and Bowling Buckosh pages on Facebook to get the newest information. Again, you can contact me with any questions at www.info@filltheframes.com or (310) 784-1901.

Juan Fonseca
Fill The Frames Bowling Services
Hammer U.S. Staff – California