Customer Reviews | 3 Customer Questions
By cng260 from Greenville, SC
Predictable Backend Recovery
Pin Length: 4"
Starting Top Weight: 3 oz
Ball Weight: 15 lbs 5 oz
Ball: 65 x 5.5 x 40
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 Rough Buff
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Compound
Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot
Length: Clean through the heads with an angular reaction
Back End: Skid/snap
Overall Hook: Moderate
Midlane Read: Very little
Breakpoint Shape: Skid/Snap
Likes: Predictability and backend recovery
The Magnitude 035 Pearl is the perfect complement to earlier hooking balls in the Brunswick line. This ball allows me to play straighter than the original Magnitude 035 while getting more backend reaction. I moved 2 and 1 right of the original while seeing the ball go about 2 feet longer. The Magnitude 035 Pearl is more forgiving than most balls due to its easy length. On our 41 foot house condition I was able to start right around the track area even with my slower speed. I continued with the ball throughout the night and did not have to change equipment as I moved left. The ball continued to make a really defined strong move at the breakpoint. I never felt like I was losing control despite the strong reaction of the ball. This ball will be great for shorter patterns or anytime friction is present. The Magnitude 035 Pearl is an excellent ball for anyone looking for a strong backend motion when you need a little extra length.
By John from Vienna, VA
Great Complement to the Magnitude 035 Solid
I have been a fan of the Magnitude .035 when it was first released. The ball provided a smooth arcing motion where I saw a shape and angle very different from other balls in the Brunswick line. I find this is a great benchmark ball and is always in my bag. When I am on a higher scoring pattern, I can throw this ball and open up the lane. When the pattern is a bit more difficult, I can use this ball to help blend the pattern out a bit and manage the pocket extremely well.
I find that the Magnitude .035 Pearl has the same shape and motion as the solid but just few more feet of length. I recently bowled on the PBA Don Carter 39' pattern and this ball was ideal! I was able to play out on the pattern and watch the ball essentially "walk to the pocket" from the break point.
When I go to a tournament, I pack the Magnitude .035 Solid, Magnitude .035 Pearl and the Magnitude .055 Solid. It takes up one three-ball roller and those are three great balls to have in your bag!