Brunswick Ultimate Defender Hybrid

$189.95
$279.99 SAVE 32%

 INSTANT BONUS  INFO

What makes the Brunswick Ultimate Defender Hybrid different?
  • Exceptional hook in the oil
  • Impressive continuation on the backend
  • Ultimate choice for oily conditions
  ALL DETAILS & SPECS
Choose a Weight
The 6lb weight is not covered under the manufacturer's warranty.
150 characters remaining (150 max)
***Pin/Top weight requests may delay shipping***
$7.95  
Accept or decline drilling protection.
$39.95  
$6.95  
MONEY SAVING  OPTIONS
$9.99
$8.99
$3.99
$2.99
$12.99
$10.99

Brunswick Ultimate Defender Hybrid

Meet the Brunswick Ultimate Defender – the go-to ball for conquering oily lanes with finesse and power. Its clean and robust cover, coupled with a dull surface, guarantees exceptional hook potential in oil-rich conditions. What sets it apart? The Ultimate Defender boasts impressive continuation on the backend, delivering a sharp response that outshines competitors like the Mindset. When facing oily challenges, this ball isn't just a choice; it's the ultimate choice. Elevate your game with precision and power – make the Brunswick Ultimate Defender your winning companion on the lanes.

  • Color: Violet/Pink/Navy
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Portal X (14-16#)
  • Coverstock: HK22 - A.C.T. 3.0 Hybrid Reactive
  • Finish: 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad
  • RG: 2.473 (15#)
  • Differential: 0.054 (15#)
  • Hook Potential: High
  • Length: Middle
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
  • Reaction: Strong Hook with Continuation
  • Warranty: 2-Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: BRU60108095
  • Product ID: 14956
  • Brand: Brunswick
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls

Customer Reviews | 4 Customer Questions

Avg Customer Rating
4.9 Stars based on 8 Reviews
Already Own It?
  Review It
Sort 8 Reviews By:
4/13/2024
By Mike Romero from Monterey, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ultimate Defender

The Brunswick Ultimate Defender is much more controllable than the OG Defender Hybrid! However, this ball is exactly what the Defender series needed. This ball takes surface perfectly and lane shines to a point where you get the ball motion of the OG. This is a great 1-2 punch with Ultimate Defender to start and eventually transition to the OG Defender Hybrid if you need that extra ball!! 🙃😉… why buy one, when you get two great balls!

3/31/2024
By Michelle from Oregon
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Better with Polish

Out of the box it was a too early and didn't do much on the backend, but once polish was added, it became a whole new ball!! Looks great on the fresh, able to play multiple angles and doesn't even think about leaving a corner pin. Really starting to love it and is a staple in my bag.

3/31/2024
By Rick M from California
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Love this Defender

800 out of the box with this ball. The Ultimate Defender will be the first ball out of my bag on medium to heavy patterns. With the same core as the original Defender and a hybrid HK22 cover at 2000, I can get this ball into a roll early and still hook on the backend.

3/27/2024
By Josh from Colorado
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Controllable, Keeps surface, looks great

Cons:

Downlane oil

Best Uses:

House shot, the burn

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

A great medium solid

The Ultimate Defender is the long awaited follow-up to the Defender Hybrid. I was very excited as soon as I saw it because the Defender Hybrid has a special place in my heart. OOB, this is a ball that really compliments that kind of motion being much smoother and controllable overall. When there is friction to the right or I need to control the backend motion better, this ball is a great option in my bag.

3/22/2024
By Jim M from Oregon
5/5 Stars
Pros:

good ball out of the box, for me it got even better with a little polish

Best Uses:

heavier oil, fresh conditions, longer patterns, any pattern with polish.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Powerful Bowling Ball

Out of the box this ball looked like it was blending the pattern. On a fresh house pattern it may have been too much for the early outside friction but worked well staying to the inside in the oil. The next week after adding some polish, this ball could be a must have in the bag. It is working so well in the oil, in the friction and not having issues with corner pins. This will increase the power in your bag.

3/17/2024
By cng260 from Greenville, SC
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

A Responsive Oil Ball

The Ultimate Defender is a very strong ball. It is a combination of the best parts of the previous two Defender series releases. This one is earlier than the Defender Solid but later than the Defender Hybrid. I find this ball to cover more boards than both. It slots in between the Perfect Mindset and the Mindset in the current lineup. This one is more responsive down the lane than both of those balls with a fairly quick move at the breakpoint. Out of the box it needs Oil. It worked best for me with a smoother surface. I decided to leave it at 4000 grit so that I could use it more during league play. Overall, the Defender Hybrid is a great responsive option on oilier lanes.

2/25/2024
By Tmarlow from Hanford, ca
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Ultimate defender is going to need some oil

Ultimate defender wow this ball is really good but it’s going to need some oil. If it’s perfectly between the mindset in the perfect mindset. I drilled mine.50x5x25. With that layout I got a nice smooth motion through the front of the lane with a strong motion on the back.

3/5/2024
By Bob Newman from Pacifica
4/5 Stars
Pros:

Nice shape & carry

Best Uses:

Will be good for House & sport conditions.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Brunswick Ultimate Defender

The Brunswick Ultimate Defender has nice roll shape & continuation. You want to avoid getting too deep on the lane. If you have to get to 4th or 5th arrow, I think there are better options for getting up the hill and kicking corners. The dull surface picks up in the oil nicely. Keep your angles in front of you and this ball will shine.

Video Submitted by Reviewer:

Customer Questions & Answers | Reviews

Thanks for answering another customer's question! Once approved it will be posted here.

Please enter a question.

Please enter a nickname.

Question:


What does hybrid mean

2/10/2024 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer:


Hi Vic! The coverstock is a hybrid reactive resin, HK22 - A.C.T. 3.0 Hybrid Reactive, which combines solid and pearl compounds.

2/12/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
0 of 0 customers found this answer helpful. Did you find this answer helpful? Yes | No Thanks for your feedback!

Question:


how does the retired mastermind scholar compare to the brunswick- ultimate-defender hybrid

3/7/2024 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer:


The Ultimate Defender Hybrid is designed with a hybrid coverstock and duller out-of-box finish which help the ball to read more in the midlane for a smoother arcing hook. This ball works well in heavier oil conditions and will have a higher overall hook potential than the Mastermind Scholar. The Mastermind Scholar was designed to give you more length for a more angular backend hook and because it reads later it is more suite for medium to heavy oil.

3/27/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
0 of 0 customers found this answer helpful. Did you find this answer helpful? Yes | No Thanks for your feedback!

Question:


I'm a ninety year old with a 157 average using a Storm Hy Road thinking of a new ball What would recomend?

3/19/2024 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer:


Hi Stu! The Brunswick Ultimate Defender Hybrid ball could be a suitable choice depending on several factors. The high performance Brunswick Ultimate Defender Hybrid is designed for heavy oil conditions so if your lanes are primarily lighter oil conditions, you may find the ball too aggressive for their game. If you like a moderate reaction such as the Storm Hy-Road, I would suggest the Ebonite Game Breaker 4 Hybrid, Motiv Blue Coral Venom, or Storm The Road.

3/19/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
0 of 0 customers found this answer helpful. Did you find this answer helpful? Yes | No Thanks for your feedback!

Question:


How does the Hybrid Defender compare to the Hybrid Prism, 14 lbs.?

4/11/2024 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer:


Both bowling balls are high performance and both have hybrid reactive coverstocks but the weight block on the Ultimate Defender Hybrid is a little stronger and the duller finish help this ball read earlier on the lane and work more in heavy oil while the compound finish on the Prism Hybrid gave it more length and it worked better in medium oil conditions.

4/12/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
0 of 0 customers found this answer helpful. Did you find this answer helpful? Yes | No Thanks for your feedback!