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Brunswick Karma Pearl Purple/Pink 14 Only Reviewed By: Ormond pro shop manager 02/20/2012 17:12 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    220
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
The new Karma Pearl Purple/Pink is the new release in the Karma series. The Activator Plus is a stronger version the roll is stronger in the backend. This review was done after drilling one for our shop. The roll was easy to control I could get the Karma Pearl Purple/Pink down the lane with all the recovery you would need on Med-Dry Lane conditions. This is a great addition to the Karma Series we will have a new ball for our arsenal.

Ormond Pro Shop Manager
ormond@bowlingball


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Brunswick Karma Pearl Purple/Pink 14 Only Reviewed By: brunswick802 02/29/2012 01:04 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    228
Sport Shot Average    205-210
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
PAP    4 7/8" right
 
Brunswick Karma Pearl Purple/Pink
Bowler’s Stats:
Speed: 18.5 mph
Rev Rate: 400rpm
Axis Tilt: 10 degrees
Axis Rotation: 30-45 degrees

Ball #1 Layout:
45* by 5.5” by 45*

Purpose:
The original Karma Pearl was awesome on medium-dry conditions where I could move in and hook it or if I wanted to play straighter on medium patterns. Even though the cover on this ball is a little stronger, I went with the same layout to give me a similar overall shape with just a board or two more hook overall.

On 39’ medium volume THS:
The new Karma pearl reacted exactly as expected. Plenty of push though the heads and midlane, and then making a strong yet controllable move on the backend. The ball is still angular, but it’s definitely a very controllable motion still like you’d expect from basically any ball with the Danger Zone core. Compared to the original Karma Pearl, the overall shot shape is identical with about 1-2 boards more hook overall from the new Purple/Pink with both at the box surface. From shot to shot the reaction is very consistent and always finds a way to give you a good consistent look to the pocket. When it gets to the pins, the pins stay very low to the ground for me (which of course equals more carry over all) and the ball finishes just as strong as a higher end ball. Compared to an out of the box Versa Max with the same layout, the Karma is about 4 boards weaker overall with the difference being in the backend. This isn’t to say the Karma doesn’t have a strong backend, but I’m just saying that doesn’t corner as hard as the Versa Max. Basically, when the Versa Max starts to be a little too much, I know I can jump directly to the Karma Pearl and maintain stability in the backend.

Final Thoughts:
For the price point, you really can’t beat the reaction of this Karma Pearl. Day in and day out it’s a great ball for when the lane starts to dry out and you have to make sure you not only get the ball through the heads, but that you get it to corner enough and do it consistently so that you can keep scoring. Simply a must have for the lower end of your bag!


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Brunswick Karma Pearl Purple/Pink 14 Only Reviewed By: mastermanager1 04/17/2013 06:36 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    190
Sport Shot Average    175
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
PAP    unknown
 
I throw a 16lb ball it works great. I throw very fast and with medium rotation so this ball is a go to ball when the lanes dry on me. I bowl fairly direct as I have high ball speed and not a Cranker. I can go far right and pound the pins with a direct shot that just breaks slightly to create pin action. I recommend the Karma to everyone. I bought this ball even though I just hated the name. But, my frind who drills balls loves hos so I got one. I am glad I listened to him. Great ball.

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Brunswick Karma Pearl Purple/Pink 14 Only Reviewed By: baer300 02/28/2012 15:53 ( stars)


 
The new Karma is really good. The coloring of Pink/Purple is extremely eye appealing. The new Karma shares the same core as the other Karmas. The difference is it uses the Activator Plus cover.

I have drilled the Karma with a 45x6x40 layout with a P2 hole. This ball is great for when the pattern is fried. Will also be really good on lower and shorter patterns. When compared to the blue/green Karma Pearl; it is about 3-4 boards more hook. For me the overall hook is the same as the Karma Solid, but does it all in the back part of the lane.

I have been getting alot of people commenting on the color of this ball. Both male and female love the color of this ball. So it looks great and rolls great too.

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


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