The Brunswick Igniter bowling balls follow in the footsteps of the Edge series of bowling balls featuring a low RG symmetric weight block. The Igniter Pearl combines the Brink Symmetric core with the Relativity Pearl 3.0 Reactive coverstock. The coverstock on this ball helps to get the ball down the lane even when the lane is breaking down.
Performance, value, colors
Transitioned lanes, shorter sport patterns
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Speed: 17.9RPM: 480PAP: 5 7/8 RT x 2 1/4 DNNo-thumb, one league per week, tournaments when I can. Tremendous slouch.Best value for solid and pearl.The first additions to the line-up for Brunswick replace the Edge nameplate that has been so popular the past few years, the new balls are called Igniter. Sticking with tradition, this was last summers dual-launch with the Igniter Solid and the Igniter Pearl, and both balls utilize the same core, Brink Symmetric, used in the Jagged Edge in addition to an enhanced version of the successful Relativity coverstock, Relativity Solid 3.0. The Igniter Solid and Igniter Pearl look fantastic, are an unbelievable value, and offer incredible performance.With it’s out of box surface of 500/1000 then finished with Crown Factory Compound, and core/cover combination, paired with my all purpose layout of 55x4x25, the Igniter Pearl is a great option for a symmetric benchmark ball and a great ‘step down’ once the lane starts to transition. The Igniter Pearl provides a predictable motion that for me was a lot stronger than I was expecting ...able to clear the heads with a minimum read in the mid lane and still have a snap motion down lane as it powers though the pins. This is not my best option to begin league with but it’s an easy go-to once the lanes start to dry up and my solids (asymmetric or symmetric) are reading the fronts and mids too soon. I’m able to get deep and play a tight line or move deeper inside and send it to the dry without much worry of overreacting once the Igniter Pearl gets there, or hitting like a dud once it reaches the pins.Dare I say this is a pretty ball? The Brunswick Igniter Solid really is something nice to roll and to look at with it’s Teal / White Pearl cover especially as it’s driving through those white pins.Rated by Brunswick Bowling in the Advanced / Flip category with a rating of 69, I found the Igniter Pearl to be far stronger than what I was expecting from it especially for it’s mid level price, making it one of the best performance value per dollar in the last year.Be well, rip racks ...and shred pins.
This is a great ball for those lighter oil patterns. I took the shine off mine and put it at a finish of 3000 with a TruCut pad. When I threw it out of the box, it went too long for me. Once I took the stock finish off this ball it reacted a couple feet earlier. I ran about 3 sets of 700 with this ball after adjusting the surface. We have some high friction outsides so the surface helped blend out the over/under reaction I was seeing as well. Also I was able to move left as the lanes opened up and this ball never gave up.
Good length, Control off of the dry.
Doesn't cover a lot of boards.
When playing fairly direct.
The Brunswick Igniter Pearl is a good mid-level price point bowling ball. It meets the expectations of the type of reaction you'd expect to see from a ball with the core specifications it has (higher RG, moderate differential). Good ball for a bowler who is looking to move up from their introductory level reactive resin bowling, and not have culture shock trying to control a greater amount of ball motion. It's a logical stepping stone.
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I am upgrading from a plastic ball, I throw a pretty straight ball and would like it to hook a bit at the end of the lane to get into the pocket better
This would be a great option to move up to. It has a pearl cover with a polished finish which will help the ball go fairly straight for most of the lane and then on the backend it will have a sharp hook.
I'm looking to add some more hook to my game. Currently rolling the twist (works alright in light oil, but not enough in easy games with medium oil). Is this the next step up or is there a better option?
This would be a good step up from the Twist and it will still give you similar length but will have a stronger hook potential to help this work better in medium oil conditions.
Is this a good straight bowler ball? If not what would you recommend?
If you need the ball to go straight then the best option would be a plastic/polyester ball. This ball has hook potential because of the coverstock and the weight block so your are paying more for the ball due to the features that help it hook.
Due to the time it takes to produce the Brunswick Igniter Pearl ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.