Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Reviewed:July 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Relativity V Max
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Royal Compound / Royal Shine
Color:Purple / Light Blue
Core Specs
Name:I-Block Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Fanatic is the first of this summer’s two new releases into Brunswick’s All-Purpose line. It uses the new Relativity V Max coverstock with a polished box finish and Brunswick’s I-Block Symmetric core shape. This weight block gives the Fanatic a medium RG of 2.540″ and a medium-high differential of 0.052″. We had a hard time figuring out which pattern we liked the Fanatic better on, as we found it to be nearly equally effective on both our dry and medium patterns.

We’ll start with our dry test pattern, where Stroker and Tweener had the better reactions. They could both throw the Fanatic away from the pocket and watch it get back to the pocket shot after shot. Cranker had to get farther left with his feet due to his higher rev rate, giving him an earlier hook if he cut it short. The polished cover was a huge benefit on this pattern. It helped the Fanatic

Additional Brunswick Fanatic 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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