Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Cutting Edge Pearl
Reviewed:January 2019
Coverstock Specs
Name:3C Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 1000 SiaAir / Crown Factory Compound
Color:Copper / Titanium / Purple
Core Specs
Name:Cutting Edge Low RG Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Cutting Edge Pearl is the third Cutting Edge release in Brunswick’s Advanced line. It shares the Cutting Edge Low RG Symmetric core shape with the other two Cutting Edge balls. The changes in coverstock and box finish keep these three balls from overlapping in reaction. This release uses the 3C Pearl Reactive coverstock, which is finished with Crown Factory Compound on top of a 500/1000 SiaAir combination. This smoother box finish and pearlized coverstock help the Cutting Edge Pearl produce more length than any other ball in Brunswick’s Pro, High, and Advanced lines.

The shape created by this ball was just a little better for all three of our testers on the medium pattern than it was on the dry pattern. Stroker had the best reaction to the pocket on the fresh with the box finish. He could play very straight up the lane, starting his ball on 11, crossing nine at the arrows, and getting it out to the seven board downlane. The Cutting Edge Pearl’s strong change of direction at the end of the pattern allowed his ball to walk right into the pocket. Tweener and Cranker started too far left with their feet, expecting a bigger move off the dry. When they moved to the right closer

Additional Brunswick Cutting Edge Pearl 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.

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