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Brunswick Wild Card Reviewed By: bowlingball.com reviews by Tony Ruocco 11/04/2009 10:13 ( stars)


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 new Wild Card offers another great look to Brunswick's High Performance line up.

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 4 1/2"
Mass Bias Position - n/a
CG Placement - 4 1/2" from PAP
Balance Hole - n/a

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (2000 Siaair Micro Pad)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
If you have read my review of the Diamondback you know that I drilled both of these balls identical. My intention was to see how they matched up together. This layout is a fairly basic layout and allows me to see a lot of what the ball can do. It also happens to be a very popular layout for most league
bowlers so i thought this would be a good idea.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
I would have to say this is my favorite of the three "Wild" balls in the High Performance line from Brunswick. I think the core/cover combo finally matched up well for me. I still saw that classic Brunswick ball motion signature but it seemed to match up well for me this time.

In the heads the ball was surprisingly smooth and did not seem to over react to friction in first part of the lane. The 2000 grit cover provided enough roll to get the ball through the heavier volumes of oil in the middle part of the lane without skidding too far through it.

In the body of the lane the ball really started to make it move. This is the part of the lane where Brunswick typically shows most of their reaction. The Wild Card was the same way but instead of really getting up and setting for the backend the ball increased friction and made a smoother motion into the back part of the lane.

I still saw plenty of continuation on the back and the ball had plenty of energy going through the pins. I do not know if I said in the Diamondback review but I actually found these two balls to be very close. If you are a hard core Brunswick person and you decide to try both of these balls, I would vary the layouts or play with surfaces to see a larger gap in ball motions between the two of them.

All in all another solid release from Brunswick and the Wild Card really fits into the line up well.

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Brunswick Wild Card Reviewed By: Kenny Lawson @ Aloma Bowl Pro Shop 01/23/2010 11:07 ( stars)

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The Wild Card utilizes ConneXion coverstock known for its unbelievable traction response from foul line to head pin. For a ball with a solid coverstock the Wild Card gets easily through the heads, staying on line to target on medium and heavy oil conditions, but the coverstock really comes to life when the ball reaches the end of the oil pattern and moves aggressively to the pocket. The Paragon core was designed with two things in mind. First, lowering the RG to create a faster revving core that provides a strong mid-lane traction. And second, raise the RG differential to increase the track flare and generate more overall hook with standard layouts.

I drilled my Wild Card 70x5x40 and took the finish to 4000 with Siaair Micro Pads. I was looking for the Wild Card create length with a smoother motion in the back part of the lane. This ball is incredible on our 39ft THS being that it clears the front while maintaining a smooth predictable move at the end of the pattern. It also worked great from a deeper angle because it never lost its continuation through the pins. Every once in awhile you get that ball you know is going to be great before you even get on the lane and this is one of those balls. I rarely include personal accomplishments in my reviews, but during the first 10 games with the Wild Card I averaged 250, had a 300, couple of 279's and a low game of 220. The Wild Card is one ball that would definitely be a great addition to anybody's arsenal.


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Brunswick Wild Card Reviewed By: Ormond pro shop manager 11/13/2009 18:45 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    220
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
The Wild Card is the new release from Brunswick on the perfect scale 206 with matte finish.The Wild series gives you allot of options for league or tournament play.Wild Card gives you more back end with control in the front.
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Brunswick Wild Card Reviewed By: inches987 05/26/2011 16:16 ( stars)


 
It has great hook potential it hooks late but I wouldn't buy this ball because we going bowling every tuesday and May 24, 2011 was the second week I used it and it chipped I was so upset after one use it chipped

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Brunswick Wild Card Reviewed By: BlueStreak98 03/01/2011 09:14 ( stars)


 
i bought the Brunswick Wild Card for my father for his birthday. He's a league bowler and he said that he really like this ball. It works well for his game.

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Brunswick Wild Card Reviewed By: tfsabre 02/16/2011 02:34 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    176
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
Bought this ball for my father who is 75 and averages 160. He has been usuing old balls of mine and they were not drilled for him so now he has a ball that is drilled for him and the past two weeks his average has jumped to almost 175. Very nice ball, has a very controllable hook and is a very nice ball for oily conditions.

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Brunswick Wild Card Reviewed By: gsher3942003@yahoo.com 02/03/2011 18:26 ( stars)


 
I wanted to have the ball drilled with pin under for early roll, but the 4" pin and my narrow span made that impossible. Still, with a little tweaking the shop was able to give me an earlier reaction to the lane, which is exactly what I was looking for. I rolled a 627 the first time out, which was very satisfying for a 64 year-old with a 186 average. I had a few more 4 and 7 pins than usual, but only one 10 pin all night. As long as I didn't flip or twist my wrist on the release the ball rolled strong into the pocket. An easy release and roll generated great carry.

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Brunswick Wild Card Reviewed By: gsher3942003@yahoo.com 02/03/2011 18:25 ( stars)


 
I wanted to have the ball drilled with pin under for early roll, but the 4" pin and my narrow span made that impossible. Still, with a little tweaking the shop was able to give me an earlier reaction to the lane, which is exactly what I was looking for. I rolled a 627 the first time out, which was very satisfying for a 64 year-old with a 186 average. I had a few more 4 and 7 pins than usual, but only one 10 pin all night. As long as I didn't flip or twist my wrist on the release the ball rolled strong into the pocket. An easy release and roll generated great carry.

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Brunswick Wild Card Reviewed By: j191491@yahoo.com 12/14/2010 10:35 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    133
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
Very good on oily conditions. Even when the lane conditions change it still crushes the pocket with just a slight variation in speed. Just started to learn how to throw a hook, highly recommended for any one that needs more back end break.

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Brunswick Wild Card Bowling Balls 4.81 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.