The Brunswick Cutting Edge bowling balls continue the Edge series of bowling balls featuring a low RG symmetric weight block. The Cutting Edge Pearl combines this core with their 3C Pearl Reactive coverstock. This pearl version gives easy length with a sharp break point which makes it ideal for bowlers who throw the ball a little slower or when the lanes start breaking down.
Pin Length: 3.5"
Starting Top Weight: 2 oz
Ball Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz
Ball: 65 x 5 x 35
X Hole (if there is one): none
Rev Rate: 375 rpms
Ball Speed:17.5 mph off hand
PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up
Grit: 500 Grit with Compound
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Compound
Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot
Length: Very Long
Back End: Skid/Snap
Overall Hook: Moderate
Midlane Read: Very Little
Breakpoint Shape: Angular
Likes: Length and angular reaction
The Cutting Edge Pearl is a great ball for medium to lighter oil conditions. I find this ball to be most useful once other balls like my fearless hook too early and I am looking to continue to open my angles. The Cutting Edge Pearl is weaker that the previous two Cutting Edge releases and fits just underneath the Solid in terms of hook. This is the most angular ball in the line and gives fantastic length. If you like the long and strong reaction and are looking for a step up from the Rhino series, check this one out.
The Cutting Edge line is designed to be a "benchmark" line where each ball in this family will provide a smooth, even, predictable roll on the backend. There is nothing "flashy" about these balls, but they are so reliable and predictable, you will want them in your bag.
The latest edition is the Cutting Edge Pearl. Given it's pearlized cover stock, you can predict a little more length than the Cutting Edge Solid, but more "flip" on the backend. This ball is great if you want more length than the Cutting Edge Solid but don't want to move your feet that much, if any.
Also, this ball tends to rev up on the backend. It's great at storing energy through the front part of the lane, so when it gets into the roll phase on the backend, it's going to hit hard.
The Cutting Edge Pearl is a great addition to the Cutting Edge line. The Cutting Edge Pearl is cleaner through the fronts than the Cutting Edge Solid, and has a strong flip motion on the backend. I drilled mine for medium to light oil for when the front part of the lane become pretty dry and need a ball to skid through the dry and maintain a strong motion on the backend. The Cutting Edge Pearl is a great benchmark ball to have in your bag.
Charles Withers II
Brunswick Regional Staff
The Cutting Edge Pearl is the newest from the Cutting Edge line. As with the other balls in the line, this ball is a great ball at the price point. Its great when the lanes begin breaking down and you need something to clean through the head with enough pop to make the turn down lane. You could make a lower cost 3 ball arsenal with the 3 Cutting Edge balls alone. Overall this is a great ball that's clean through the heads and a predictable yet angular reaction on the back.
Will a 12# and 13# produce the same reaction as a 14#-16#, since it will not have the same weight bl9ck???2/25/2019 - By Jeff
Will this ball be a compliment to the Motiv Venom Cobra?3/3/2019 - By Arfield, S.C.
The Cutting Edge Pearl will be a pearl ball and the Motiv Venom Cobra will be a hybrid. They will perform differently. The pearl will have more length than the hybrid.3/4/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How does the cutting edge compare to the edge solid blue and the melee jab3/18/2019 - By FinneyFinster
The difference between the Edge Pearl and the Edge Solid would be the coverstocks. The pearl will go longer than the solid. The Melee Jab will be more aggressive for it is an upper mid performance ball.3/19/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
what ball is good for a full roller10/26/2019 - By ED
You can get just about any ball to work for a full roller. The drilling is the key to get the ball to work for a full roller. Make sure you let your proshop know when they are drilling that you are a full roller and they will set the ball up to work for your style.10/30/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff