Take your bowling game to a state of Ultimate Nirvana! The Brunswick Ultimate Nirvana bowling ball features the Nirvana Ultra Low RG core and surrounds it with the ECS (Enhanced Composite Segmentation) Hybrid coverstock. The ECS Hybrid coverstock technology allows this ball to produce a powerful down lane motion and a wider sweet spot to eliminates the need for a lot of adjustments. This technology also produces a quicker refresh rate and an extended performance life for the coverstock. The core is a single density rounded elliptical inner core that is uniquely created to optimize ball motion and allow various drilling options to gain pin action and higher scores. This ball is finished with a 4000 grit Siaair Micro Pad that gives it added length through the front of the lane with exceptional backend continuation on medium to oily lane conditions.
The Ultimate Nirvana is a one of a kind. This ball is amazing and very versatile. The ultimate nirvana is cleaner than the original nirvana but more continuous on the backend. My layout is used on medium to heavy volume and is clean and picks up the midlane a lil quicker and continues through the backend. The Ultimate Nirvana is a great benchmark ball that can be used on a variety of lane conditions.
Brunswick's Ultimate Nirvana is the perfect compliment to the original. The original Nirvana is a ball I like to throw, a lot. I can move into the oil and open the lane up on most oily conditions. However, once the Nirvana starts to lose it's angle, I can change to the Ultimate Nirvana, move a board or two closer to the friction, and trust that it will get a little extra length and angle to the pocket. If you felt the Nirvana is a little too much for your game, give the Ultimate Nirvana a try. You won't be disappointed in the way this ball goes through the pins. The new ECS coverstock helps the ball get through the front of the lane, and the red, white, and blue pour is sure to get people's attention going down the lane.
Watch it on my local house pattern.
Brunswick Regional Staff
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not the Brunswick Corporation.
Length: 41ft Volume: 23 units
Type (Sport Pattern): Highway to Hell
[b]Ball Speed: 17 mph[/b] [b]PAP: 5" and 3/4" up[/b]
[b]Hand: Left Tweener[/b]
[b]Ball Layout: 70x4"x25[/b]
It is amazing how clean ball gets threw the heads. The back end is phenomenal. No loss of power on the back end. Ball was exiting the deck in the 9 pin position. My Nirvana is drilled the same way my ultimate Nirvana is. When my Nirvana starts to check up early. I can go to my Ultimate playing the same line with no fear of overreaction or not recovering. The ball is a beast. First day i threw this ball was in a Tournament this last weekend. I shot 2195 Scratch for 9 games. Including winning the doubles Championship. This ball is a must for anybodies arsenal. Brunswick has yet another winner.
(Brunswick had no influences on my comments. These are mine and mine alone.)
Brunswick Advisory Staff Member
Ball is a great compliment to the original. This ball is a little more angular, with a little earlier roll . Not as much over all hook as the original . But you can play into a earlier part of the lane with this ball compared to the original nirvava
The Ultimate Nirvana is the new piece in the Hook Line. The new hybrid ECS composite coverstock is wrapping around the Nirvana core. That creates a more angular motion down lane and a lot of drive through the pin.
The reason why I chose the Ultimate Nirvana is because I want a strong asymmetrical ball with more control. That's why I drilled it 60x5x70. Seriously, I never seen a ball that has so much drive through the pins like that ball. That's kinda fascinating me. I adjust the surface 3 times to bowl on THS twice, Montreal 41' once, the Sunset Strip once and the cover response very well to those changes.
If you think the original Nirvana was a great bowling ball, I dare you to try the new Ultimate Nirvana and you will not be disappointed.
I think this ball is the benchmark ball for high axis rotation players. It allows players to stay a little further right than we can with the BIG BIG balls but doesn't give up any continuation. For players that don't bowl on sport conditions, I've found that this ball is great on over-walled house patterns. The clean cover allows it to bounce off the dry with extreme pin carry but when it gets in the oil it still retains shape to go light flush.
When the Nirvana is reading to soon or I need to start to move left and throw right the Ultimate Nirvana is my go to ball in oil! Not only is does this ball get down lane and hook it also is a looker with its red white and blue color scheme. The Ultimate Nirvana is a hybrid finished at 500, 4000 siaair. Truly is made for moving inside and opening up ones angles.
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Reaction: The Ultimate Nirvana is made with the new ECS (Enhanced Composite Segmentation) Hybrid Coverstock which is used for added length and pop on the backend. For me this ball allows me to open my angles a lot more than the original Nirvana. This ball is perfect for when the original Nirvana starts to hook early and you need more angle on the back part of the lane. This is yet another ball from Brunswick that does not quit when it enters the pocket. This ball goes through the front part of the lane very smoothly and reads the mid lane very well. Once the ball makes the turn towards the pocket there is no quit in it. It will continue to drive through the pins leaving no chance of any of them to stand. Compared to the original Nirvana on a typical 41 foot 10:1 house shot this ball hooks about 2-3 boards more. With the original Nirvana I have to play a little straighter so the ball doesn't lose energy when entering the pocket. With the new Ultimate Nirvana I can move left and let the ball go right and not worry about it losing any energy once it makes the move towards the pocket.
Overall: This is a must have ball from Brunswick. This is a benchmark ball to start every night with. This will give you more overall pop than the original Nirvana and won't quit on you at all. This ball works best on medium to oily lanes but will still allow you to open the lane up even with the heavier oil. Along with the new Vintage Danger Zone this is a great 1-2 combination to have in your bag.
Brunswick Staff Player
The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not of Brunswick Corporation.
This ball gives a new meaning to the word "control". This is my "go to" ball for almost every situation. It gives me the ability to attack the lanes from any angle, and on any lane condition, without sacrificing pin carry. This ball is AMAZING!!!!
Brunswick Ultimate Nirvana
Rev Rate: 400-450mph
Axis Tilt: 7degrees
Axis Rotation: 30-60 degrees
Layout: 45 degrees by 5" by 50 degrees (small hole 1" down VAL)
Intent: My original Nirvana was a little strong in the earlier part of the lane than what's usable for me on medium or medium-heavy patterns. I didn't want to change the surface to keep for the really heavy stuff. The Ultimate Nirvana's new hybrid cover is what I'm looking for in terms of a little more downlane push but similar shape.
On the lanes: The Ultimate Nirvana has shown to be a great compliment to the original with the similar shape I expected, but without the early read that the original could generate at times. With similar layout, I have my Ultimate being about 1-2 boards less than the original with that being due to the delayed read. With this extra length comes extra versatility.
Final Thoughts: The original Nirvana had tons of success from its strength throughout the whole lane. Bowlers will love the Ultimate Nirvana as a great compliment that will allow them to stay with a bigger ball for slightly longer, either to start out with or as a step down from the original Nirvana. I'd place this as a medium-heavy ball that can sneak its way into the heavy or medium ranges.
This ball is everything it is meant to be and more. The original Nirvana was made to hook up early in have a continuation like no other and the new Ultimate takes that a step farther. The Ultimate is a Hybrid cover the helps the ball go a little longer then the original but still have the same pop on the backend. If you are looking for a ball to go directly to when reading the lanes this is the ball for you.
The Composite Coverstock technology train continues! The Ultimate Nirvana is a longer and stronger version of the original Nirvana. The Nirvana is a great ball for oilier conditions but can be a bit early for our house shot. The Ultimate Nirvana is the answer for this situation. It recovers very well when missing right of target on the house shot and creates quite a bit of room. It excels as the games go on as you have to move further and further into the slickest part of the lane. The Ultimate Nirvana is about 2 and 1 stronger than the original and several feet longer. It has been a pleasure to throw and thus far it has shown to be every bit as durable as other Composite Cover balls. For a ball that hooks fairly soon it has quite a bit of down lane energy and really carries the pins well. League night is a lot of fun standing left and throwing right with this new beast! It is the total package as far as versatile, stronger equipment is concerned and will continue to get quite a bit of use. The Ultimate Nirvana combines overall hook and power into an attractive package that will work on a variety of medium to oily conditions.
The Ultimate Nirvana is a great ball. If you play on heavier oil shots and cannot make it back to the pocket, get yourself an Ultimate Nirvana. For me I am not a huge fan of DULL Solids so when I first got it out of the box I really wasn't a fan. Then I hit it with 4000 grit and some extends and man oh man this ball is becoming my favorite ball! It gets a pretty good distance down and super strong on the back end. I recommend this ball for people that have troubles hooking the ball or play on a ton of oil.
The Ultimate Nirvana is just that….Ultimate !!!
Just like the original Nirvana, the Ultimate Nirvana does not back down. The Ultimate Nirvana clears the front part of the lanes smooth and clean, has a great mid lane read and retains the energy for as great back end reaction and continuation through the pins. This ball is especially very good on a fresh league shot when the oil is fresh.
The Ultimate Nirvana is just that….Ultimate !!!
Just like the original Nirvana, the Ultimate Nirvana does not back down. The Ultimate Nirvana clears the front part of the lanes smooth and clean, has a great mid lane read and retains the energy for as great back end reaction and continuation through the pins. This ball is especially very good on a fresh league shot when the oil is fresh
This ball has become my benchmark ball. I added some polish to the box finish, and I've used a pretty standard pin above the ring finger drilling. I've used this consistently on the stone street pattern, and it is amazing. The ball is clean through the front of the lane, and makes an awesome turn off of the break point. The polish on mine seemed to make it all the more forgiving. It retains energy through the pins extremely well, and provides great pin carry. This is a home run ball for Brunswick. I don't see many bowlers that couldn't find a great use for the Ultimate Nirvana. It really is the perfect compliment to the original Nirvana or a ball such as the DV8 Grudge. When those balls are burning up, I can step right into the Ultimate Nirvana and keep striking.
This ball should be your first ball out of the bag and if your looking for something for nationals then this is the ball for you.
It reads Perfectly. Its Skids in the Oil and doesnt Turn over till the oil is finished. It really shows you where the shot is playing at.