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Brunswick Vintage Phantom


Solid Reactive


Medium to Heavy Oil

Solid Midlane and Backend Motion


2.478 (15lb)

.048 (15lb)


Cynosure Symmetric Core

Savvy Hook Solid 2.0 Reactive

360, 1000 Siaair Micro Pad

Black/Steel Grey


High Performance

Brunswick Vintage Phantom

(7 customer reviews)


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Brunswick Vintage Phantom Bowling Ball Features:

The Phantom is the latest release in Brunswick’s Vintage line that brings back favorites from the past with updated technology. The Vintage Phantom is only the same in name and logo from the past version. It uses the new symmetrical Cynosure weight block, which has a low RG (2.471″) and low differential (0.032″) design that gives the Phantom a lower RG than the True Motion. The new Savvy Hook Solid 2.0 coverstock updates the cover featured in the Melee line. This smooth reactive cover is prepped from the factory with a rough finishing process of 360 and 1000 SiaAir, providing more hook and continuation than the True Motion’s urethane cover.

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.

    • A subtle blend of black and steel grey, adding a modern flair to the original Phantom look
    • A new reaction shape in the Brunswick line due to the low RG and low Differential, Cynosure Core.
      • Features DynamiCore, DOT and an industry-leading 4-year warranty
    • The Vintage Phantom is not old school urethane but offers the usability and utility the original Phantom provided in its heyday but a modern reactive version
    • An updated version of Savvy Hook helps the Vintage Phantom create that predictable and strong sweeping motion throughout the backend
    • More teeth have been added to the undersurface of the shell to provide longer-lasting results and more overall traction.
    • The Vintage Phantom has our most aggressive finish but does not sacrifice backend motion.

7 reviews for Brunswick Vintage Phantom

  1. cng260


    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

    Volume: Moderate

    Type: House


    Length: Midlane

    Back End: Smooth

    Overall Hook: Moderate

    Midlane Read: Strong

    Breakpoint Shape: Smooth


    Likes: Predictability and Versatility

    Dislikes: none

    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.

  2. Dave Rice

    Brunswick: Phantom- Layout: 4×30

    My initial reaction to the Phantom is BENCHMARK! This is the easiest ball reaction to read in my bag. The Phantom is a great ball for multiple lane conditions and provides an excellent blueprint of what to expect from both the oil pattern and the lane surface.

    The Phantom features the Cynosure Core, wrapped with the Savvy Hook Solid 2.0 Coverstock and comes with 360, 1,000 Siaair Micro Pad finish. It also features both DOT Technology (Four Year Warranty) and Dynami-Core. The Core Numbers are: 2.471 RG and .032 Differential in 15 pounds.

    This combination provides a very smooth, strong ball reaction that is very continuous. This ball is great for house patterns and tournament patterns. I personally like to use this ball on the fresh. This is the first ball out of my bag when I don’t know what to expect. What is really impressive is: for how smooth and predictable this ball is it doesn’t loose hitting power! I am really impressed with how well this ball goes through the pins.

    For me, this ball is best served when I use it with straighter angles. It is great for controlling the lane pattern. It really blends out house shots, and gives me predictability on flatter patterns. As soon as I need to move in and open up my angles drastically, I usually change balls to something more responsive. A Prism Hybrid or Brunswick Hero is my go too in those situations.

    Bowler: Dave R.
    Hand: Right
    Revs- 425

    Axis Rotation- 50 Degrees

    Tilt- 17 Degrees

  3. Owen Darby

    The Phantom is the next iteration of the Brunswick Vintage line and it feels like it has the soul of the previous Phantoms but supercharged to fit today’s bowling landscape. After throwing it a bunch, this definitely fits in as a strong benchmark ball. It is exceptionally predictable and quite smooth so you know what you are going to get out of it with no surprises on its 60 foot journey down the lane.

    You’ll see its great to close down your angles and play straight up the lane in the early games of the set. This is going to be most important on those tough tournament patterns to give you a bit of forgiveness. Moving from there, the Prism Hybrid, Melee Jab SE, or the Hero will take over so you can step in a bit further and get the clean, responsive reaction you’re going to need.

  4. Craig Miller

    What are you looking for in a ball? If your looking for something that is smooth, controllable, bench mark type ball, and is versatile, the PHANTOM is the ball for you!
    The Phantom allows you to keep things simple. I will start with it, then determine if I need to ball up or ball down, or maybe a surface change. It’s that simple!

  5. Michael Romero

    The Brunswick Vintage Phantom is a must have in your bag! This ball is the jack of all trades and can be used on multiple lane conditions and angles. It is best used when you are able to keep your angles in front of you, i.e. medium to heavy oil, 360/1000 grit, as the ball is very smooth and strong at the breakpoint. The strong hit power allows the carry to maximize its potential. This is a good benchmark ball to use but this can also be a transition ball depending on your layout and surface adjustment. It is that good of a ball and gives you that type of option. Layout: 30 x 4 x 30 Finish: OOB

  6. Derek Kozlak

    Brunswick Vintage Phantom

    Here’s another successful addition to the Vintage line with the Phantom. Brunswick wanted to replicate the motion of the original Phantom line but with modern technology and I think it’s pretty close. The low RG and low differential core paired with a strong cover and finish create a predictable, must-have ball motion. Plus, add DynamiCore for hitting power and DOT so you won’t have to worry about voiding the 4-year warranty as you drill just about anywhere on the ball (as long as it meets USBC rules). I use a layout of 35×3 5/8×25, looking for smooth and strong and this ball doesn’t disappoint. Typical house shot with out of box finish and it’ll be the first ball used for a lot of bowlers. I put a light polish on mine to get it a little further down the lane and also to be able to keep rolling it further into my set.

    Derek K.
    DV8 Regional Staff

  7. Anthony Baker

    One of my favorites balls! Drilled it pin down, it reads a little earlier for me but slows down off he break point. With this lay out it lets me control the back ends later in league and also in later games during tournaments.

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