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Brunswick Fanatic BTU

The Brunswick Fanatic BTU bowling ball combines the Low Differential I-Block Symmetric core with the BTU (Better Than Urethane) coverstock to offer a "urethane" ball reaction with better consistency and bigger hitting power on lane conditions with higher friction. Get the smoothness of urethane but with more!

  • Color: Steel All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
  • Coverstock: BTU (Better Than Urethane)
  • Core: Low Differential I-Block Symmetric (14-16#)
  • Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair
  • Hook Potential: Medium 125 (scale: 10-250)
  • Length: Middle 100 (scale: 25-235)
  • Breakpoint Shape: Smooth Arc 40 (scale: 10-150)
  • RG: 2.601 (for 15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.030 (for 15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Light Oil
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: BRU60105829
  • Product ID: 10031
  • Brand: Brunswick
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls
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8/4/2016
By from Richmond va
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Yes!

Ball is amazing used it on the cheetah this morning ... One of the hardest hitting balls I've ever thrown honestly , stronger and more continuous than traditional urethane .. But I love it for cheetah , wolf , and dryer house shots ..

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8/21/2016
By from Greenville, SC
5/5 Stars
Pros:
length, controllability, predictablilty, forgiveness
Best Uses:
track area on house shot, drier condtions, Higher rev rates
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Better than Urethane by a Mile

Pin Length: 2.5

Starting Top Weight: 2.5 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 5 oz

DRILL PATTERN

Ball: 50 x 5 1/2 x 75

X Hole (if there is one): small xhole low on val

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 375 rpms

Ball Speed:17.5 mph off hand

PAP/Track: 4 3/4 over 3/4 up

SURFACE PREP

Grit: 500/2000 Siaair

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded

LANE CONDITIONS

Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house and Viper

Volumes: Moderate

Type: house and sport

BALL REACTION

Length: Clean through the front with a strong and smooth backend

Back End: strong arc

Overall Hook: mild

Midlane Read: smooth with length

Breakpoint Shape: arc

COMMENTS

Likes: Length and predictable motion

Dislikes: none

The Fanatic BTU is the ball I have been waiting for. The drier part of the lane continues to hook more on house shots and the lane patterns continue to break down faster. I have wound up having to hook the ball too much and cover too many boards. This is the ball to remedy those situations. It allows me to play right in the track area on our house shot where I can have extra miss room left an right. In comparison to urethane, the ball has much better pin carry and does not ever load up with oil. It does not back down over time. The BTU is extremely consistent and will allow you to open the lane some as the pattern breaks down. I can also stay in the same spot with it for a much longer amount of time than I can with my other reactive balls. If your looking for a milder reacting ball with a urethane like reaction shape on today's condition, this is it!

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8/26/2016
By from WIsconsin
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

A MUST HAVE IN YOUR BAG

DRILL PATTERN 65x51/2x35/2x35
ROLLS GREAT VERY PREDICTABLE MEANING YOU CAN CONTROL IT VERY WELL BY MAKING SMALL MOVES.
BALL IS VERY EVEN AND DOESN'T JUMP WHEN IT HITS FRICTION.
A MUST HAVE

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8/31/2016
By from Fort Wayne, IN
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Better Than Urethane For Sure!

Bowled on a 37ft pattern, I was throwing the BTU other 3 guys on my team were using the pitch black. They left a few weak 10 pins, couple 2 pins where it didnt come up. I carried every light mixer. You could definitely see a difference in the hitting power and continuation in the BTU. Still very smooth off the spot, and a little stronger than the urethane equipment but still allowed me to play right. LOVE THIS BALL!!

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9/1/2016
By from Newport News, Va
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Better Than Urethane!

The Brunswick Fanatic BTU is for you, me and everybody. This is the perfect ball for your wet dry house pattern! It will blend the pattern perfectly giving you the exact reaction your looking for resulting in high scores. Great for all rev rates and ball speeds! Looking for a ball on a short sport pattern this is it! Put down the urethane and go with a ball that gives you a similar roll to urethane with the hitting power of modern technology. My personal BTU has a 85x4x40 layout on it which gives me plenty of length and a smooth controllable back end reaction for all angles.

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9/1/2016
By from richmond va
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

finally

Finally been waiting a while for brunswick to make something new close to urethane, and it was worth the wait . Honestly its one of the hardest hitting balls ive ever thrown. This ball seems to always been in my bag , even used it on a 44ft flat pattern. Helped me control the pocket on a demanding pattern

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9/13/2016
By from Trois-Rivières
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

BTU!!

The BTU is to me, the most interesting ball on the market and in my bag to start the season. After two years of research, test, development behind that ball, Brunswick has come with a ball Better Than Urethane for dryer lanes or short patterns. That ball feature the Dual Flip I-block core that was in the C(system) Versa Max wraped with a brand new low friction response coverstock.

I was very curious about the ball. I have an old black Phantom and Brunswick did a comparison video with both so. I drilled the BTU to bowl on short sports patterns. I heard that ball was stronger than advertise so I drilled it 85x4.5x65. At first, I really appreciate the predictability of the reaction and the continuation through the pins that we rarely see in weaker/urethane ball. On second week night, we bowl on the 2016 WTBA 37' Melbourne, it's the longer of the short pattern. I put the surface at 1000 with Siaair pads and what happens was just magic! I never had that kind of reaction on a short pattern. The BTU rolls hard and shreds the rack. It gives you that little pop in the backend that classic Urethane ball doesn't give you. Plus you don't have to swipe it really hard after every single shot. Seriously, anyone need a BTU in their arsenal and yes it's Better Than Urethane.

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9/17/2016
By from Missouri
4/5 Stars
Pros:
Able to play up five on burned up shot., Able to swing an not sacrifice carry Predictable, Ball is predictable and never over reacts.
Best Uses:
Burned up shots, When you want control of ball exiting pattern, Short flat patterns
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Best Symetrical ball on market.

This ball allows me to play up gutter as well as swing the ball. Normally I am unable to play up gutter I am unable to keep ball in 1-3 pocket.Normally ball goes Brooklyn however, BTU never over reacts and still drives through the pin deck like a Mack truck. When I throw this ball I know it is predictable and allows me to stay right a lot longer than others.

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Question: stroker, senior, need ball to play down & in 7,8,9 board, brunswick synthetics

7/15/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello! The answer to that depends a lot on how you bowl specifically. But generally, because this ball is a performance urethane, it will be aggressive and will allow many people to play more down and in.

7/15/2016 - By

Question: I've never bowled with a urethane ball before and was wondering how it would react vs a pearl piece

8/18/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Mac! In general, all other things being equal, the urethane will be less aggressive than a pearl reactive ball.

8/18/2016 - By

Question: Does this btu cover stock make the urethane more aggressive?

8/18/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Mac! It's hard to say if it makes it more aggressive. It is supposed to make the urethane more consistent.

8/22/2016 - By

Question: Would this ball flare up alot on dryer conditions?

8/24/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Mac! Since this ball has a low differential, it should not flare too much.

8/24/2016 - By

Question: Which urethane is better this coverstock or the classic urethane?

8/25/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Mac! In Brunswick's opinion, this coverstock would be better, as made clear in the name of the ball (BTU stands for "Better Than Urethane"). It is supposed to be more controllable than classic urethane and it will absorb oil, which should make it able to carry a bit more energy to the pins.

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