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Brunswick Quantum Fire Pearl

Brunswick is relaunching the Quantum product line with the Quantum Forest Green Solid. This line of bowling balls features single density cores along with thicker urethane coverstocks. This thicker coverstock offers durability, longevity, and massive hitting power. This ball is unique in that each core has a unique design to compensate for the gross weight of the ball, the core's dynamics, and the balls hook potential. This ball uses Brunswick's PK2016 Pearl coverstock formula which creates skid through the front part of the lane, then a powerful breakpoint reaction, and finally an impressive backend reaction when bowling on medium oil conditions.

  • Color: Fire Pearl (red) All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
  • Core: Quantum Mushroom High RG
  • Coverstock: PK 2016 Pearl
  • Finish: 500 Siaair Micro Pad/Crown Factory Compound
  • Reaction: Skid/Flip
  • RG: 2.610**
  • Differential: 0.053**
  • ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
  • Hook Potential: 195 (scale 10-250)
  • Length: 145 (scale 25-235)
  • Breakpoint Shape: 130 (scale 10-150)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: BRU60105859
  • Product ID: 10346
  • Brand: Brunswick
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls
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11/1/2016
By from Okemos, MI
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This Ball Is On Fire!

Brunswick Fire Quantum
Layout: Full Roller, length and backend
Specs: 18 mph, 500 Revs, Lefty Two-Hander
The Fire Quantum delivered on all the hype right out of box for me. I drilled it comparatively to my biggest pearl, which is a Melee Jab, and the Fire Quantum out hooked it by 4-2. The extra cover stock (3.5 more than normal) tremendously increased the hitting power and my carry went up by an easy 3-5 hits a night. I was able to use this ball on both house shots and Kegel Dead Man's Curve, which allowed me to get in deep and go 25-10 with easy recovery. On house shots, I'm forced a bit deeper as well, playing 25-5 and maintaining hitting power. I can see this ball being a house shot killer, but also being a very good ball to get in and maintain angles on fresh longer sport patterns. Bowlers of all skill levels will be instantly impressed by the backend reaction and hitting power of this ball, and I highly recommend this ball for lower ball speed and low rev rate players looking to get the extra few hits a game!
-Justin Knowles, Brunswick Regional Staff Member

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11/26/2016
By from Greenville, SC
5/5 Stars
Pros:
Hitting Power, Predictable Versatility, Strong Backend
Best Uses:
Any Moderate Condition
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Set the pins a blaze!

Pin Length: 3.5

Starting Top Weight: 2.5 oz

Ball Weight: 15 lbs 2 oz

DRILL PATTERN

Ball: 35 x 5 x 65

BOWLER STYLE

Rev Rate: 375 rpms

Ball Speed:17 mph off hand

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

SURFACE PREP

Grit: 500 Siaair with Royal Compounds

Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Matte

LANE CONDITIONS

Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house, 43 foot sport

Volumes: Moderate

Type: house and sport

BALL REACTION

Length: Clean through the front with a strong angular

Back End: strong skid/flip

Overall Hook: moderately aggressive

Midlane Read: late

Breakpoint Shape: skid/flip

COMMENTS

Likes: easy length, great carry, strong backend motion, and overall versatility

Dislikes: none

The new Fire Quantum is part blast from the past and part technological marvel. The mushroom block pairs well with the new Powerkoil 2016 cover to form one of my favorite ball motions ever. It gets fantastic length down the lane and recovers very well on shots missed wide of target. The Fire Quantum is the perfect step down from the Forrest Green Quantum when it is a little too strong or you need a bit more recovery down lane. It also has enough midlane read to use on some fresh patterns. I have shot 300s with both of the new Quantums and I have found them very difficult to put down no matter what I use them on. The carry is phenomenal! I have noticed an improvement of a strike or two a game over my other equipment. If your looking for extra backend recovery, more area, and a few more messengers check out the new Fire Quantum!

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12/1/2016
By from Chicagoland
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Quantum Fuego Red!!

If you haven't thrown this bowling ball then you're missing out on a gem!!! This ball has carried me to the pay window numerous times. Just when you think it was bad off your hand it recovers and still strikes!!! Get one today and also when you purchase one you will get a three ball bag for free!!! Dont miss out!!

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12/7/2016
By from Coventry Rhode Island
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Quantum fire improved my game tremendously

You can hug the side of the lane and know it will break to the pocket and watch the pins explode.

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12/16/2016
By from Philadelphia
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Must have.

Pin above ring finger and CG is stacked below no hole. First ball out of my bag on fresh oil .This ball has been better then words can describe for me. The Quantum is The best remake of any ball ever. To be able to have the same ball reaction from the original on todays conditions is awesome. Great job Brunswick this ball is amazing. You can see The increased pin action with this ball on light hits and the power to drive ten in the pit on flush shots . My league bag is The Forrest Quantum , Fire Quantum and a spare ball these balls are just that good. . They are a great 1-2 combo as the lanes transition thru the night. If you haven't got one get one and soon by December 31, 2016 to receive the free bag.

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12/22/2016
By from Auburn, ME.
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Brunswick Fire Pearl Quantum Review

BRUNSWICK FIRE PEARL QUANTUM REVIEW

James Goulding III
Brunswick Staff
Left Handed
360 RPM
PAP: 4 5/8" x 0"
17.5* Tilt
17.5 - 18.0 MPH

Brunswick Fire Pearl Quantum
Layout: 33* X 5.25" x 67*, pin under middle finger
X-hole: ¾" x 2.5" deep, 2" down on VAL

Review:

40ft. House Pattern, Medium-Heavy Blend

I drilled the Fire Pearl Quantum pin under to be a smooth, yet longer version of the Forest Green Quantum, and that's exactly what I got. Using this ball on fresh THS is great, especially when I have room left with friction to wheel it off of, as it creates extra area and "miss room". Being on the left side, I am able to play straighter with more aggressive equipment while still being able to "bang on it", which is why the Fire Pearl Quantum was a perfect fit for my game. My first three game set on my league was a 720 with games of 239, 221, 260. The ball reaction is very clean through the heads and mid lane, but still gives a strong heavy roll into the pocket. I believe the combination of the strong symmetrical motor of the Quantum mushroom core, as well as the pearl cover stock, both allow this ball to achieve a more down lane type of hook, while still rolling heavy, which is the type of reaction you want from a versatile pearl. As far as comparison to other equipment, I played 5 boards further left with my feet, and 3 boards further left with my eyes than with the Forest Green Quantum. If you're looking for that benchmark pearl ball in your lineup, then pick up a Fire Pearl Quantum.

Overall Impression

I would say that overall the Fire Pearl Quantum is a must own for any bowler looking to add a ball that can handle a variety of lane conditions, from medium blends to shorter patterns. The cover stock is very surface adjustment friendly, so don't be afraid to sand or polish the cover stock to your liking. This ball fits perfectly behind the Forest Green Quantum (very aggressive) and the Brute Strength (medium oil monster) in my arsenal.

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1/3/2017
By from Geraldine AL
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

POWERFUL HIT

I drilled my Fire Quantum with the CG right under the ring finger and the pin about .75 inch to the right and about 1 inch above the ring finger. I've found this ball to be smooth a little more on the smoother side, for a pearl, and it hits the pins incredibly hard. The ball will pick up just a bit sooner than most of my pearl equipment. This ball is a totally different look than anything I currently have in my bag. I definitely recommend it for medium to dry lane conditions. The pin carry and energy possessed in this ball are something that I have not seen before. I'd recommend this to anybody looking for a good benchmark ball.

Dustin Bearden

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1/10/2017
By from Toledo, OH
5/5 Stars
Pros:
Can play straight, Very Versatile ball., can play inside
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great ball!

Very versatile ball. Love this ball, it is my benchmark ball. Nice down and in and when the heads brake down I can move inside and pitch it out with no problem.

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2/20/2017
By from York, PA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great compliment to the forest green quantum

The Fire Pearl Quantum has a similar motion to the original Quantum balls from 20 years ago because the construction, 2 piece ball, and core shapes are similar. With the pearl PK2016 coverstock formulation, it can handle medium amounts of oil and would work best when the lanes start to break down and you need a little more push through the front part of the lane. This ball has a higher RG which will help the ball get farther down lane before going into the roll stage. This ball is a great compliment when the forest green quantum is hooking too early. I used the pin down 60 x 4" x 75 dual angle layout on this ball to give me a smoother arcing type of motion on the lane. This layout works perfectly to create a smoother rolling ball with good continuation. I can use this ball close the same line as the forest green quantum but will get farther down the lane because of the pearl coverstock. I have used this ball on a flatter 39' sport pattern later in the block when the forest green was hooking too early, and it allowed me to open up the lane a little without a skid /snap type of reaction because of my drilling. With the core weighing about 4 pounds, and 3.5 times more coverstock weighing about 11 pounds. This ball will transfer more energy to the pins, and create more opportunity to strike. The fire pearl quantum will give you a predictable ball motion, good continuation downlane, and will help you raise your strike percentage.

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11/14/2016
By from ny
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

fire quantum

Drilled my pearl quantum pin under my middle finger with a small hole on my axis. This a great compliment to the green quantum. When the lanes break down, this is a great ball to take a jump inside and open up the lane. I would say this ball is a couple feet longer than the green with a much stronger backend motion. A great ball for medium conditions during transition when you want to move inside and hook it.

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11/3/2016
By from Richmond ,VA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

blast from the past

mine is pin above the bridge , with a 3 1/2 inch pin.. surprisingly used it in a practice sessions on 43 foot flat pattern ... The ball carried and read the pattern better than I thought possible . Tending to use stronger solid balls at the beginning of the block ,I threw this being a pearl , I was amazed at the ,motion and carry of this ball.

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12/16/2016
By from Philadelphia
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Must Have

Pin above ring finger and CG kicked out 3" from center of grip low hole.This ball has been better then words can describe for me. The Quantum is The best remake of any ball ever. To be able to have the same ball reaction from the original on todays conditions is awesome. Great job Brunswick this ball is amazing. You can see The increased pin action with this ball on light hits and the power to drive ten in the pit on flush shots . My league bag is The Forrest Quantum , Fire Quantum and a spare ball these balls are just that good. . They are a great 1-2 combo as the lanes transition thru the night. If you haven't got one get one and soon by December 31, 2016 to receive the free bag.

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11/30/2016
By from Southern Illinois
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

This ball is awesome!

I love the feel of the ball. It's all coverstock and core, no filler. It has great backend without being skid snappy. The pin action is explosive with out throwing pins over the corners.

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12/20/2016
By from sapulpa oklahoma
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

amazing

Im right handed not quite a stroker drilled mine pin down under fingers. Cg out right 1 1/2 good thru front and hook at back. Carrys very well and hits hard.

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12/21/2016
By from Bremerton, Wa
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great ball

The first time I thru this Ball was against my Bowling Instructor and beat him 257 to 227. I saw him throw a 300 with it, and it's the only Ball he is using. I haven't thrown anything below a 200 yet ! Buy one.

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1/7/2017
By from Fort Wayne, IN
5/5 Stars
Pros:
FREE BAG!, HITTING POWER, PREDICATBLE, STRONG MOTION
Cons:
NONE
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

STRONG SYMMETRICAL PEARL WITH MUSCLES!!

Fire Quantum - Drilled pin up, OOB Surface. This ball is exactly what I've been looking for, a strong symmetrical pearl! The Fire is very smooth off of the friction but still strong, its more a readable predictable motion as compared to some of the asym pearls that flip hard off the dry. Very continuous and definitely hits as advertised. Also the quantum bags are an awesome deal! Good quality triple roller, sturdy wheels. Can not beat this deal!

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1/31/2017
By from Cookeville,TN
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Incredible bowling ball

Having thrown 100% Brunswick product bowling balls now for 25 years, I have never owned a Quantum, I am a med to low rev rate bowler which I have 16 deg of axis tilt,rev rate of 240 and ball speed of 14.5-15 mph. Drilled up a Brunswick Quantum Fire Pearl with one of my favorite dual layouts for my league play of 70x 3 3/4 x 30 where I can generally stay right a little and create the angle of entry that is required for carry in our two leagues which has a very poor 40 ft flat house shot. This ball is very impressive, clears the fronts so clean allows my desired skid,hook and roll phases look custom made, plus carry very well. Several other bowlers I bowl with have purchased this ball because of that. This ball performs in a big way, exceeds my expectations, and at times I just don't want to take it out of my hand. Hats off to The Brunswick staff in particular Billy O who's hard work and dedication in the R&D work that was required to make this ball what it is. In my opinion as a bowler you should never have to look outside the Brunswick Product line which includes Radical and DV8 to find the ball that suits your game and will compliment you with improvement to your existing game. Thank You Brunswick for giving me that competitive edge

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2/25/2017
By from Spring, Texas
5/5 Stars
Pros:
awesome pin carry, high performance, love the hook
Best Uses:
leagues and tournaments, light to medium oil
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

super ball for league

Brunswick Quantum Fire. A must have ball in your bag.

This has to be one of my favorite light oil balls. I loved the Brunswick Melee Jab. When that was discontinued I looked to the Quantum Fire to fill that spot. The house I bowl in on Monday night is so dry so playing down and in isn't an option for me. So left is where I start. This ball is so clean and predictable.

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7/9/2017
By from Las Vegas
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Very aggressive angular ball

This fire quantum does not get much use I need a lot of oil to be able to throw this ball. It is very angular. When it makes its turn to the pocket I tend to leave nothing but ninepins. At practice I left four 9 pins in a row in front of my teammate he just laughed the ball has an unbelievable amount of Drive!

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9/27/2017
By from Az
2/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Would go with heavier version

I am a casual bowler and got this ball in a ball league. First league I've bowled in. I got the 14 lb. Version and I can get more hook out of a house ball. I assume that is due to the different core in the 14lb ball. If that is not the reason I would not buy this ball again.

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Customer Questions & Answers  |  Reviews

Question: is this the same fire Quantum ball from 10 to 15 years ago

10/17/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: Hello. This ball is making a comeback. It may have the same design as it did 10 years ago but it has updated technology.

10/18/2016 - By

Question: Can a quantum be drilled upside down

12/9/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: You would need to have specific pin, top, and mass bias requests to allow for an upside down drilling. That would need to come from the measurements taken by your driller.

12/15/2016 - By

Question: The quantum pearl looks perfect for me but how many different ways can it be drilled for me and can you explain each effect the drilling does on ball reaction down the lane

4/25/2017 - By

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Answer: The Quantum Fire Pearl can be drilled using the standard drilling techniques developed for symmetric core bowling balls.

4/28/2017 - By

Question: If I clean my pearl ball with a tack ball cleaner will it change my ball performance?

4/28/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: Hello. If you use any kind of tack cleaner, it will give the ball a more aggressive hook and it will break sooner than it did before.

5/2/2017 - By

Question: Rev low Speed 11mph pin under fingers or above pin?

6/3/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: Hi Ray. I would advise you speak to your local driller about this.

6/7/2017 - By

Question: does the specks change and the performance of the bowling balls between a 14, 15. 16, pound

11/13/2017 - By

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Answer: No, the specs will not change at all for these weights.

11/14/2017 - By

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