Take your bowling game to a state of Absolute Nirvana! The Brunswick Absolute Nirvana bowling ball features the Nirvana Ultra Low RG core and surrounds it with the ECS (Enhanced Composite Segmentation) Hook coverstock. The ECS Hook coverstock technology allows this ball to produce a powerful mid lane motion with great continuation through the pin deck when used on heavy oiled lanes. The core is a single density rounded elliptical inner core that is uniquely created to optimize ball motion and allow various drilling options to gain pin action and higher scores.
Ball is more angular than the original in my opinion, people who like the original will love this one . If you never threw the original I strongly recommend this one , good compliment to the nirvana line .. I also find this ball to be more off the spot than the strategy . Which has a stronger end over end roll for me .
If you want a ball that's stong and has a nice predictable roll and backend than this is it. Comparing it to the original Nirvana I would say it hooks a good 4 to 5 boards with a stronger backend motion. By far the most hook Brunswick has to offer. Great for heavy oiled conditions.
Pin Length: 3.5"
Starting Top Weight: 2.7 oz
Ball Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz
Ball: 65 x 5 1/2 x 35
X Hole (if there is one): none
Rev Rate: 375 rpms
Ball Speed:17.5 mph
PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up
Grit: 500, 1000 Siaair
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded
Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot and Shark
Volumes: moderate to high
Type: house and sport
Length: Clean through the heads with an aggressive midlane motion
Back End: Strong arc
Overall Hook: Strong
Midlane Read: aggressive
Breakpoint Shape: hard arc
Likes: Overall hook and strength
The Absolute Nirvana is clearly the strongest ball in the Brunswick line. It appears to somehow retain more energy while hooking just as soon as the original. The Absolute is about 2 and 1 stronger than the original Nirvana and 4 and 2 stronger than the Ultimate Nirvana.. The ECS Hook coverstock grips the lane early and often. This ball recovers well from out of bounds areas and finishes well at the pins. If you are looking for help getting the ball to hook soon enough or are encountering heavier volumes of oil, this ball is the answer!
For being such a strong dull asymetrical ball this absolute has no quit in it! I can use this on the longer patterns and patterns with more volume and rolls great which is what its supposed to do. but i can also move in to the 4th arrow on a house shot and let it wheel. Ive never had anything this strong on oil that i can just let loose on a house shot and have it still make the corner and hit so hard. Was extremely impressed and happy with this ball!
Drilled Ultimate with a 45 x 4 1/4 x 60 layout. Very predictable breakpoint in heavy oil conditions. Was recently used on the De@d Man's Curve pattern and from fresh through breakdown this ball read the lanes very well. Once the pattern broke down you could get in and bank it off 10-12 and it smashed the pins with ease. Carried corners extremely well. Overall very impressed with this bowling ball. Brunswick has definitely created a monster for the heavy/wet oil patterns.
The Absolute Nirvana might be the most angular sanded asymmetrical ball I've ever thrown. This ball hooks in all the right places. I drilled this ball 4 x 45, which puts the pin above the ring finger and the MB just to the right of my thumb. For a sanded ball this ball retains it energy and gets through the front part of the lanes very well and retains its energy and makes a good backend turn down the lane. The difference that I see with this ball vs other strong sanded asymmetrical bowling ball is the way it continues throw the pins. I hardly ever see this ball roll-out. I'm looking forward to using this ball on longer/heaver oil patterns.
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