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Brunswick Wild Ride Reviewed By: bowlingball.com reviews by Tony Ruocco 01/20/2009 12:02 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    215
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 1/8 right 1/8 up

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The Wild Ride introduces a all new coverstock for Brunswick giving them a all new ball motion.

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 5"
Mass Bias Position - 50 degrees
CG Placement - under ring finger on mid line
Balance Hole - n/a
Dual Angle Layout - 50 degrees x 5" x 50 degrees

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (Rough BUff)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
All we have heard for quite some time from Brunswick is their new ball was going to give them the most angular look they have ever had. Brunswick is typically known for their strong midlane roll with an even backend reaction.

After speaking with a few Brunswick staffers that had thrown the Wild Ride I decided to go right in the middle of what they told me with their layouts. This layout has worked well in the past on other balls and figuring this was going to be more angular thought I would try it on a Brunswick ball.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Brunswick delivered on their promise of an all new ball reaction. I have never seen anything go this long with recovery from Brunswick, ever.

Where my Brunswick stuff normally checks up earlier and rolls strong through the break point, the Wild Ride gave me more length and a sharper angle at the break point. Again this is very unlike Brunswick. The reason I keep saying that is because if you have thrown Brunswick int he past and you found that you did not care for their typical ball motion this is different.

I got as much length from this ball as I wanted, I was able to easily control that by the angle I chose and my hand position. Once the ball started to read the friction it maintained its line and at the break point it went left.

All in all this would have to be my favorite Brunswick ball in years. You can really see all the time and effort the Brunswick R & D guys put into this ball. Get your hands on one today and hold on for a...

...Wild Ride!

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