Brunswick Vintage Phantom Bowling Ball
Brunswick Vintage Phantom Bowling Ball
- Color: Black/Steel Grey
- Coverstock: Savvy Hook Solid 2.0
- Weight Block: Cynosure
- Factory Finish: 360, 1000 Siaair Micro Pad
- Flare Potential: Medium/Low
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.485; 15lbs - 2.471; 14lbs - 2.486
- Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.030; 15lbs - 0.032; 14lbs - 0.032
- Intermediate Differential (Diff): n/a
- Fragrance: N/A
Additional product information:
One of the most reminisced and renowned names in the history of bowling, the Phantom is remembered for its advanced technology and performance. The Vintage Phantom was designed to perform on today’s lane conditions while reminding you of yesterday’s ball reaction. The low RG and low differential core paired with a strong cover and finish create a predictable, must-have ball motion.
Sanded 1000 Siaair
Vintage Phantom offers you a lot of control and being able to be used on many different conditions. I feel this ball is very close to Hammer Web Tour. I feel this ball plays better on other patterns than THS. Not that is can’t be used on THS. This is an excellent add to the bag for tournament bowlers.
One of the greatest and underrated balls of the vintage series, the Phantom. This ball is a lot stronger IMO than it has been rated in its release. I really love using this ball, and particularly using the right surface of your choice, you can use this ball to start your league with the right layout. I love the hit and continuation, and I love the consistency I see out of this ball as I see it downlane. This ball is an absolute have!
Pin Length: 3"
Starting Top Weight: 2.5 oz
Ball Weight: 15 lbs 4 oz
Ball: 55 x 4 x 35
X Hole (if there is one): none
Rev Rate: 375 rpms
Ball Speed:17.5 mph off hand
PAP/Track: 4 1/4 over 3/4 up
Grit: 360/2000 Siaair
Type: (Matte, Polish, Sanded): Sanded
Lengths of patterns: 41 foot house shot
Back End: Smooth
Overall Hook: Moderate
Midlane Read: Strong
Breakpoint Shape: Smooth
Likes: Predictability and Versatility
The Vintage Phantom is a great medium condition type house shot ball. This could very well be the benchmark ball for most bowlers. It excels in any situation where a smoother reaction is needed. This one likes straighter angles and will be the first ball out of the bag when controlling the friction. This Phantom also possesses some of the characteristics of the urethane balls with the ability to better open angles once the lane breaks down. Watching this it definitely reminds me of the IQ Tour type shape going down the lane. If you are looking for a ball to blend out over under reactions on league and tough sport patterns the Phantom is your answer.
This ball offesr control and predictability. This ball is not meant to hook the entire lane. I was concerned about the 1000 finish but I have found the only issue is if my release does not compliment the attributes of this. This ball is for medium conditions and with these conditions you can use it all day. I am more than satisfied with this ball. It meets the benchmark standard.
Good work by Brunswick
I had high expectations when I saw they we releasing the Vintage Phantom but this one far exceeded anything I could have imagined. This is the most versatile ball I’ve ever thrown. It is so smooth of the spot that it allows you to go straight or hook the whole lane. The Phantom comes with an industry best 4 year limited warranty, Dynamicore and DOT which allows you to put holes virtually anywhere on the ball. This ball is special for sure and will be my benchmark ball for years to come
The Vintage Phantom is in some ways a throwback ball and in others it's on the cutting edge of technology. Featuring industry leading concepts like DOT technology and DynamiCore, the performance of this ball is outstanding when an option is needed for controllability and continuation through the pins.
The low differential in this ball means that it will not flare nearly as much as most new balls; a tribute to the original Phantom. But it hits hard and goes through the pins properly to provide the bowler with maximum opportunity to strike.
For me, this ball is great on sport and tournament type patterns as it keeps me from getting into trouble with either early hook or a big flip off the the back of the pattern. You won't see either of those reactions with this ball.
It's a piece that every bowler should own, and a reaction that every arsenal needs.
Brunswick Regional Staff
SMOOOOOOOOOTH and STRONG!!! Having a reactive ball as a rebirth of one of the best urethane balls in history I was a little skeptical, but they NAILED IT!! This ball reaction feels like a smooth strong urethane ball how is sets up off of the spot and gets into a roll. The best part is you get the hit of a resin ball. The ball looks like it going to over hook and go through the face, but it stands up at the last second for a high flush hit. The Dynamicore in combination with consistent high flush hits is a beautiful thing to watch go through the rack. This will definitely have a spot in my bag; especially for PBA events. Very predictable ball motion. I'm glad I didn't touch the surface as Eric Krauss suggested. I was nervous with a 360/1,000 out of the box, but it fits this ball perfectly. Brunswick Bowling is knocking the new symmetrical balls out of the park!! ...Did I mention it has DOT Technology with a 4 year warranty.