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General Info

Name:Absolute Nirvana
Reviewed:August 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:ECS Hook
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 SiaAir
Color:Black / Blue / Grey
Core Specs
Name:Nirvana Ultra Low RG
Int. Diff:0.013

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The Absolute Nirvana is the third Nirvana in Brunswick’s Hook line of bowling balls, joining the original Nirvana and the Ultimate Nirvana. It fits quite appropriately in the Hook product line, as it is the biggest hooking ball to date from Brunswick. This feat was accomplished by using the Nirvana Ultra Low RG (2.477″) core, with its large differential of 0.054″ and a moderately strong intermediate differential of 0.013″, combined with the new ECS Hook coverstock. This cover is the most aggressive in the Nirvana line and it comes out of the box at one of the roughest box finishes we have seen from Brunswick, a 1000 SiaAir surface.

The Absolute Nirvana had no trouble mowing through our heavy oil test pattern. It allowed all three testers to start even farther left with their feet than they could with the previous two Nirvanas. The Absolute picked up harder in the midlane and offered strong motion through the entire lane. We could miss left into the puddle where

Additional Brunswick Absolute Nirvana Resources

Click here to visit Brunswick's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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