Description: The new Brunswick Aura Paranormal is the second ball introduced to Brunswick Aura line of bowling balls. This ball pairs the Optimum Hook Solid coverstock with the Ultra Low RG core to create the highest ever (so far) hook potential in Brunswick's history. This pairing also provides excellent friction on medium to oily lanes by providing a quick response and strong continuation on the backend.
Brunswick Aura Paranormal Ball Specs: - Core Type :
Aura Ultra Low RG (14-16#) - The Aura Ultra Low RG core features a single density rounded-off elliptical inner core. The core is dynamically designed to extend the rotational energy, boosting angular velocity to transfer energy to the pins for increased pin action and higher scores.
- Coverstock: Optimum-Hook Solid - The Optimum-Hook Solid coverstock is Brunswick’s newest development based off our performance enhancing additive chemistry research. Optimum-Hook Solid coverstock provides an overall hook potential higher than any Brunswick ball to date. The overall hook potential is increased by added traction in the mid-lane and backend. The new Optimum-Hook Solid coverstock incorporates a new base reactive along with our additive technology to create exceptional traction in oil for the Brunswick product line.
- Color: Black and Blue Solid
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown. - Factory Finish: 500; 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- RG max: 2.533
- RG min: 2.481
- RG diff: .052
- Hook Potential: 220 (Scale 10-225)
- Length: 105 (Scale 10-235)
- Typical Break-point Shape: Angular 90(Scale Smooth Arc 10-Angular 100)
- Recommended Lane Condition: medium to heavy oil
- Ball Motion: The Paranormal Aura continues a new age of ball motion for Brunswick never seen before. Exceptional hook potential, quick response to friction with strong continuation on the backend. The Paranormal Aura with its 2000 grit Siaair Micro Pad finish, reaches the highest hook potential of any previous Brunswick ball to date on medium to heavily oiled lane conditions.
What do customers think of the Brunswick Aura Paranormal?
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Really Strong and Forgiving!By JaredWolf from Jonesboro, AR Reviewed on: 2/2/2013Pros:Plenty Of Hook, Good length, Great reactionCons:Not For Light Oil PatternBest Uses:Med-Heavy Oil, Tournaments, Local Bowling Alley, Med-long PatternsDescribe Yourself:ProBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendBowler's Stats: Right handed 18.5 mph 450 rpm 7 degree tilt 35-45 degree rotation
Layout: 45 by 4.5" by 55 No hole OOB Surface
Purpose: For me the original Aura is amazing on almost any condition with medium volume and medium to longer lengths. Although it still provided a good reaction on the heavy/long conditions, I wanted the Aura Paranormal to be able to just motor through the soup. Thus, the layout for the Paranormal is slightly stronger than my original.
On the lanes: I've thrown the Aura Paranormal on both my fresh medium volume 39" house shot and 41" WTBA Montreal. Lanes are Brunswick Pro-Anvils.
On the house shot, I admittedly didn't plan on even throwing this ball at all. Its cover is 2000 grit, I have low tilt, and the pattern is only about 20mL total oil. I thought there was no way this ball would get far enough downlane to look like a good option. Playing around in practice, I picked it up and took a big step left. My very first shot with this ball crossed the arrows at 23, leaked further right than planned out to 5, flipped up and absolutely ran over the 8 pin. Even though I now know otherwise, it's hard to get away from the preconception that a dull ball can't get downlane and flip. I never thought I'd say that a dull ball offers an equally good reaction in this house as weaker equipment does. I stayed with the Paranormal Aura until the middle of the 3rd game when I finally had to ball down. On this house shot, the Paranormal Aura is 4 boards stronger for me than the original Aura. All of this comes from the strong Optimum-Hook cover reading the lane a touch sooner and stronger than the Optimum-Flip cover of the original. Even with the dull cover, it has no problem recovering back from shots missed right of target.
On WTBA Montreal (41', 27.55mL), I knew this ball would get plenty of action. I was bowling a small local sweeper and was confident going in that the Paranormal Aura would give me a look that no one else could match. I started the 4 game qualifying crossing 19 at the arrows and targeting 9 at 41'. During practice I threw the original Aura for comparison and found it to require a 6 board move right with my feet to use the same breakpoint. Based on this and the THS comparison, regardless of condition, the Paranormal Aura is at least 3-4 boards stronger than the original on medium volume patterns and at most 5-6 boards stronger than the original on the very heavy patterns. During the 4 games of qualifying, I only had to move 5 boards in with my feet and move my breakpoint in 1 board. Since people were throwing heavily sanded balls to combat the lack of frictions, the ease of getting the ball downlane became more important throughout the night. Nonetheless, for the last 2 games of the finals, it became too burnt and I jumped right 5 boards with my feet, pulled out the original Aura, kept my breakpoint target at 10, and went on to win the sweeper. The way the Aura Paranormal dug through the end of the pattern gave me a ton of confidence with my ball roll despite some user error occurring that night.
Overall: The Aura Paranormal is a terrific compliment to the original Aura. It's almost just as clean down lane despite having a 2000 grit cover and flips more than I have ever seen a dull ball flip. What this does for my game is to allow me to get the ball further downlane and flip without sacrificing the predictability of the spot that can sometimes come with polished equipment. For speed and rev matched players, you will see the most versatility out of this ball. Heavy handed players will still see plenty of push downlane before flipping up to the pocket. Those with less revs or higher speed who play further outside get the benefit of the strong cover and core doing all the work for you in checking up and sending pins flying while the push through the fronts doesn't trap you into having to move in more than what you're comfortable with. I've had plenty of success with the original Aura and I can't wait to rival that success with the Aura Paranormal. This ball will be a staple in the strong end of my arsenal and I see no reason that it shouldn't be in yours. It's almost Valentine's Day so show your game a little love and treat yourself to the Aura Paranormal.
Good luck and good bowling!
Jared Wolf Jonesboro, AR Brunswick Advisory Staff The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.
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Great Ball!!By paulmcd15 from Grand Rapids, MI Reviewed on: 4/8/2013Pros:Great Fogiveness, Easy To Make Adjustments, This Ball Finishes StrongBest Uses:Medium To Oily Lanes, TournamentsDescribe Yourself:League BowlerBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendThis ball is unbelievable!! First time out I just had to get the ball on the right side and it would finish everytime!! Very excited for the next time out!! If you are looking for a ball with finish and forgiveness this is your ball!Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.