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C (System)2.5

Average Customer Review: 4.89 of 5 stars
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League Average:
215.00
PAP:
5 1/8 right 1/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:

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Brunswick's new C System brings Chemical Friction Technology (CFT) to life.

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - Ball 1 45* x 5" x 70* & Ball 2 55* x 5" x 30*
Mass Bias Position -
CG Placement -
Balance Hole - n/a

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (4000 Grit Micro Pad)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
The C System 2.5 is a entirely new core and coverstock from Brunswick. The thought behind this technology is to eliminate slippage on the back part of the lane. This would in turn cause the C System 2.5 to be very aggressive as it makes it final move towards the pins.

After some discussion with R&D guys at Brunswick we decided to drill two of these balls. One with the pin under the fingers and one with the pin above. Dual angles layouts were used on both balls. We wanted to do this so that we could show you the differences in the two more common layouts used.

Since everything is new on this ball we did not have any thoughts on what we were looking for on these layouts. We knew that we wanted to see if the ball motion was stronger then some of the past Brunswick balls and see the differences in a pin down layout compared to a pin up layout. We did decide to leave the surface alone on both balls so that there was more a true test from ball to ball.

If you watch our ball reaction video, the pin down layout is the first ball you will see followed by the pin up layout.


What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:

Pin Down Layout:
WOW! I don't know if it was the core or cover or the combination of both but the C System gives Brunswick a look they never really had before.

Even with the stronger pin down layout I got plenty of clearance through the heads and mid section of the lane. I saw very little to no signs of the ball burning any energy as it transitioned into the back portion of the lane. Every once in a while if I started it out a little early it would obviously read the friction quicker but not enough to slow it down on the backend.

As I squared up a little and went straighter through the fronts I saw the ball read a little earlier but it still roller very strong and recovered nicely on the backend. The main part of the ball description that stood out to me was Brunswick's goal of eliminating any "slippage" on the backend. This I think was accomplished, the ball rolled as strong as anything as it got closer to the pins and I was never concerned with the ball "rolling out" or "burning up" as it made its move.

Pin Up Layout:
After I sat down and thought a little about my ball test to myself, I think I would have like to see a larger gap in the two layouts. I saw enough to say they did not roll identical but they were fairly close for me. This layout as expected did push a little further down the lane then the pin down layout with a sharper motion on the back. I was actually able to play the same part of the lane as the first ball but because of the angles saw a few more hanging ten pins. As I moved right I got a awesome reaction with this pin up layout.

I think in my perfect world I would have polished this pin up ball and played much straighter down the lane. Overall I think either layout rolled well and offered a ball motion that I have not seen so far this season.

For Brunswick I think the C System is a great ball for them and definitely fills some holes that they may have had in their performance ball line up. My prediction is that if some of the Brunswick staffers make some shows this season on the PBA then you will see a few of these going down the lane.
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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Wow Brunswick C(System)2.5 has a 217 on the perfect scale.This one is what we have been waiting for give you control in the midlane and a strong move in the back end.
Ormond Pro Shop Manager
ormond@bowlingball.com

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Brunswick's new C System 2.5 uses a new Coverstock CFT 2.5. The coverstock's chemistry was uniquely designed to have shaped molecular structures that produce a high coefficient of friction. Because of the shape of the molecule, when the ball goes into rolling friction, which occurs at the back part of the lane, slippage is eliminated and the ball will give you maximum entry and carry.The C System 2.5 Core is called I-Block. The new I-Block core was engineered specifically for the CFT 2.5 coverstock to create maximum forgiveness, strong angles along with versatile drilling layouts. Ball Motion: With its 4000-grit micro pad finish, the C-(System) 2.5 will provide good length with a strong continuous backend reaction that matches up on medium to oily lane conditions for a wide range of bowling styles.

I drilled mine 45 X 5 X 65 with no hole using 4000 micro pad and factory finish polish. I was expecting the ball to be weaker than my Siege that has the same layout, but what I got was a big surprise. The C System handled the oil just as well as my Siege but gave me more angle in the back. It seemed to come back from anywhere on our THS. I have played around with this ball for a few weeks now and it seems that no matter how deep on the lane I go this ball recovers strong and drive through the pocket over powering the pins from any angle.

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League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Yes this is my second review on the Brunswick C(system)2.5 we have the try before you buy program with turbo switch grip.Our customers love the reaction it rolls strong with fip in the back end.
Ormond Pro Shop Manager
ormond@bowlingball.com

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League Average:
205
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/2 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
The Brunswick C(System)2.5 ball is probably one of the best ball reaction on the back-end that Brunswick has put out in awhile.
I drilled mine with the pin 5" from pap and mb 3 1/2" from pap with extra hole on pap. The reaction this ball gave me was very clean thru the head, good mid lane roll and when it got to the end of the pattern this ball had no quit (very strong on the back end). As I used it more when the lanes started to break down the C(System)2.5 started to read the lane earlier so I went and put some polish on it and it was able to get down the lane.
I will be drilling another one with the same layout but keeping this shined up.

Lenny Biondi Jr
Deltona Lanes Proshop
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League Average:
230
PAP:
4.5 x 1/2
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
214
I have been using Brunswick equipment exclusivly for the past 6 years. This the first time I am posting a ball review on any site. The past year Brunswick has produced a number of really good balls that logically fit into an arsenal. The new C System has added another look to Brunswicks line of balls.

I have drilled two C Systems. Both with the pin 3 3/4 from my PAP. One with the pin under with the mass bias 1/2 inch across my vertical axis line. The other with the pin up and mass bias stacked. I have found a very readable difference between the two drillings. I use the pin under on fresh sport conditions when I want more mid lane roll and less backend when the lane automatically gives me the back end. When the oil carries down I switch to the pin up. This allows me to move left and swing the ball more and hook it around the carry down. The C system has allowed me to open up the lane more when needed than previous Brunswick modles. The C System is a good strong bench mark ball.
I have also found that this ball on wet dry house shots does not over react. Very readable ball reaction to oil and dry without the over reaction.

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I've been bowling since I was 5, and i'm 28. So i have thrown alot of balls in my day. I'm a Storm bowler at heart. But i've been trying different balls from other companys this past year. All i can say about the C system is WOW! I drilled it pin down 70 degrees to bias. All i can say is that I was swinging this ball from as far left as i could stand and throwing to the 1 board at my break point and it came back hard. Obviously I don't do this all the time i like to play in the oil and go longer and play around a 7-10 board line at my break point because most balls lose their energy for me if i go way to far left. This ball would hook a ridiculous amount and still didn't lose any energy. I had 10 straight strikes right out of the box and not 1 time did it look like i was going to leave a 10 pin. I would have had a 300 with the ball but i left a solid 9 pin because it went through the deck so hard. I would recommend this to anyone that knows how to swing a ball across some boards. It works great on long patterns, and if you want to swing it on a short pattern it does that well also. It cleared the heads great with my layout, and it read the lane well. There was no over under reaction it was pretty forgiving considering the extreme angle i was pushing with this ball. But like i said you don't have to play it that way, i just wanted to see what kind of abuse it could recover from and i really couldn't make it go too far right while standing extremely far left. A+++ brunswick. I haven't thrown a brunswick ball since i owned the combat zone about 10 years ago. They definately have a good look with this ball.
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League Average:
229
PAP:
5 1/8 x 1/8
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bowler Info:
375 RPM
16.5 MPH at the pins
PAP 4 5/8 x 1/8 ?

Ball: C-System 2.5

Layout: 35� x 4-� in x 30� X-hole is Gradient Line P3
Initial Surface Preparation: 1000 Siaair
Observations:
Easy through the fronts with good mid lane read. Handles carry down like nothing I�ve ever used, nearly eliminating that transition. You don�t get the over/under you get from many other balls when this ball goes from wet to dry. What you do get is a very forgiving, smooth transition, that carries from almost any angle.
Conclusions:
I didn�t practice with this ball at all before stepping into league and the second game I bowled a 300. Forgiving, smooth and powerful are the words I use to describe this reaction. This is a major step in technology and I recommend you take a look at what Brunswick is doing!
As with any ball, proper matching of the bowler, ball, layout and coverstock are crucial to success. Make sure you find a well educated pro shop technician to drill your next ball and your scores will increase immediately.
*The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation

Gregg Helms
USBC Silver Certified Coach
Brunswick Pro Shop Staff
Striking Results Pro Shop
"A Fitting Place for Bowlers"
Raleigh, Cary & Erwin, NC

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League Average:
179
PAP:
4
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
This ball is awesome. I bowled a 600 series the first time i tried it. Easy to control easy to read. I had been struggling with a ball meant for dry conditions on oily lanes. My scores were up and down drastically. I switched to this ball and right out the gate 234,214,178. The only reason the last game was low is because i am dealing with some hip issues. This ball is awesome.
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Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Intermediate (I hook the ball a little)
I Really love this ball!!!! It Cuts so clean and can be a real threat to anyone. Has a small problem on heavy oil but you can adjust. Highly recommend this ball.
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League Average:
145
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Intermediate (I hook the ball a little)
This ball is awesome, it immediatley added 30 pins a game to my score. Awesome deal, THANKS!
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League Average:
179
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Great company. I ordered a ball and had them drill it but the drilling was different from the ball I sent them so I called and returned it to them at their cost. They sent me a new undrilled ball and credited me the $40 for the drilling cost. It took a little longer because I had to return the ball and wait for the new to arrive, but they where very understanding and so was I. Everything worked out great. I would definately order from them again.
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League Average:
215
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
154
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
this is the best ball i have ever thrown. It has a smooth strong reaction and rolls well for me.
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I just got the balled drilled last Tuesday, I tried to use it but it is much more aggressive than my Slingshot so I am having some difficulty in determining my line of play. I do however love the hit of the ball and the fact that it carries the seven pin which always seems to be left after a perfect pocket shot. With the C System 2.5 I don't see that anymore, I only have one one week of my league bowling so I can't get a true feel for what the ball can do with only six games on the ball. Check with with later,
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League Average:
220
PAP:
5 3/8" over, 7/8" up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Right Handed, Cranker style, I usually play between 3rd and 4th arrows, 16 mph speed
Surface - 500 grit Micropad, then 1000 grit Micropad, then 4000 grit Micropad
My PAP is 5 3/8" over and 7/8" up Dual Angle Drilling Layout - 45 Deg x 5" x 70 Deg which puts the pin below my ring finger and no weight hole

I wanted a ball that would start up sooner on heavier oil shots and continue through the pins. What I got was a ball that has smooth arc and doesn't overreact when reaching the friction. This ball clears the heads and gets into a roll nicely. The CFT 2.5 coverstock is just strong enough to grab at the friction point and continue through the pins. I am very pleased with this ball and is a great addition to the Brunswick line. I have used this ball on multiple lane surfaces and it is a great reacting ball.

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League Average:
199
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
174
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
OMG! What a ball! I shot a 210 (I have a 171 average) right out of the box on a THS.

I chose a pin below fingers layout (I'm a lefty) for this ball which reads the lane earlier, but responds later to friction.

I have to move even further right with this ball as it has a wicked back-end when it decides to make its move, which is a very good thing. However, you really have to trust this ball and know that it will make its move when it needs to. This is especially important when shooting a 2-pin or 6-pin. Since this ball is more aggressive than my Smash Zone, your target is further left and you have to make sure you project the ball out on the lane or it will read it too soon and hook past it.

Bottom line: This is a great hooking, predictable ball with INCREDIBLE hitting power and will do well on the THS and the PBA oil patterns.

Thank you Bowlingball.com for a great ball at a GREAT price!

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League Average:
223
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
215
Ever thrown TNT? The 2.5 is hard hitting and inspires confidence. You can feel free to roam the lane with this one. As great inside to open a lane as it is to play shallow angles down. Cover is extremely versatile/tunable. Can be a great benchmark ball.

Jay Hendershot
Brunswick Advisory Staff

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.”

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- PINS DON’T STAND A CHANCE!!! When the 2.5 hits the backend of the lane and begins to roll… GAME OVER!! Unreal… Comes into the pocket with an amazing amount of power and drives straight though the pins. I have drilled two C System 2.5. I drilled one long and drilled the other earlier, I use the stronger layout to test out the lanes… Ususally I can control the midlane pretty well without losing hitting power… Then when they carry down I switch to the longer layout with a 2000 micro pad finish. Those two balls plus a spare ball is all I need in my bag for a night of league!!! GREAT JOB BRUNSWICK!!!
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League Average:
165
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Got this ball for my birthday, and got it drilled... first day in league bowled a 145(getting use to the ball), a 202, and a 262 (best game ever). This thing has quite abit of backend, especially on the somewhat dry conditions I bowled on, but once i found my mark if I didnt make a mistake in my delivery or miss my mark this ball carried better than any I've ever used... people were so supprised as this house is notorious for solid 10's and 7's if not some other random solid pin. this ball is powerful and hits like a ton of bricks for me. (drilled it for mid-lane hook/backend)
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Bought the C-system for my son who is a jr. on his HS bowling team. Got to practice with it for 3 days before a school match and he did quite well. He is about a 190 average but bowled a 247 his 1st game. He loves it! Now, he wants the newer C-system ball that comes out 1/25/10.
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Special thanks to Jason for sending this ball to test. The last ball from Bruswick I tested was the Seige so I was excited to see how the ball would perform. Set it up with a 45x5x25. Tested the ball on a choppy pattern with medium oil. Ball was smooth through the front with a controlled backend. Easy to line up to find the pocket with this ball. Also threw it on a basic house pattern with a high concentrate in the middle. Great length, great carry!! Very predictable ball. Anxious to try the 3.5 when it is released.
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This is one of the best balls on the market. Drilled one of mine 55*5 1/2x40. This one get down the laneand corners real well. Then I have one drilled 50x5 1/2x 70 for more midlane. I notice the most about this ball is the way it goes through the pins. It is simply amazing. How many people can say they haven't left a flat 10 with any of their balls. Guess what I can and I love it. Brunswick is producing winners.

Adam Baer
Brunswick Staff
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation

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i use this in PBA league play and deep inside line the work outstanding everytime,i just got this ball a week ago,AND HAD IT DRILLED TO PLAY INSIDE.I HAVE THINKING ABOUT THIS BALL LOOG TIME NOW
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I got to admit it the Brunswick C-system 2.5 is everything it is claimed to be... this ball clears the heads nicely and begins to rev-up quickly through the mid lane making a extremly hard left turn and ripping the pocket apart. its almost too strong for the typical house, its very easy to read on the lane and also fairly forgiving for a high performance ball.. its the best ball from Brunswick I've bought in a few years (I get a couple a year on average)
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The C system is a great ball, the reaction isnt anything that isnt out on the market now, but what made this ball unique for me was the consistancy and the confidence of carry this ball provided when it made its move off the dry, this ball works from multiple angels and with multiple lines to the pocket.

My c system was drilled label leverage with the pin just up and to the right of the ring finger, this layout is my favorite by far it gave me a great mix of midlane recovery with the sharp backend the cover stock provides, with this reaction providing me great carry of my corners and back row pins i was able to set the city record in topeka ks. with 878- 300 289 289

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League Average:
223
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Since i throw the ball 19 mph i was looking for a ball with a monster backend so i was undecided on the c-system or the seige i have heard from a lot of people the seige is a monster but after watching videos on both these balls the c-system looked like it had a bigger backend reaction and i am certainly glad i picked the c-sytem it is simply amazing you get it out around the 5 board it still comes in so strong and just drills the pocket and if you miss inside it slides long enough to not over react and still crushes pocket asides the monster backend it is the most forgiving ball i think i have ever thrown but when the lanes dry up does't matter how far left you move it wants to come in heavy. But simply put this ball is amazing best brunswick ball out right now easily.
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League Average:
204
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Brunswick hyped this ball up to be something that its not. I was expecting it to take a big left turn and its more of a "lane change." I cant complain about it though. Its not what i expected but it does tear the pins in half with the way that it does work. So i guess what im sayin is that its a good ball but dont expect it to hook a ton.
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Bowling Hand Right Handed
League Average 204
Ball Speed Slow-Medium
Style Stroker

Had the ball drilled to Brunswick Basic Asymmetric Layout 1. Very clean through the heads. Great mid lane transition. Strong continuous motion on the back end. Very impressive. Shot 700 out of the box on typical league shot.

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