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The Redline will be easy to spot on the rack, on the shelf, and going down the lane. This very bright yellow ball uses the same Torx core shape as the original Forza, but conjoins it with a pearl version of the Helix Reactive coverstock. This coverstock comes out of the box with a 5000 grit LSP finish. The Redline's combination of core ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Motiv Supra features a new core design that is wrapped in the Infusion Pearl Reactive coverstock. The new High Impulse core is based on the Impulse core found in the early Primal series of bowling balls, which was followed by the Impulse V2 design in later balls like the Primal Rage.In the three versions of this weight block, the differential has remained the same at 0.050″, but the RG ...The Outer Limits Pearl is the follow-up to the very successful Outer Limits from Radical. This ball uses the same Outer Limits Asymmetric core as the original but changes the coverstock to HK22 Pearl with a box finish of 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Factory Compound. The changes in coverstock and box finish increase the length and cut down the ...The Fate continues the Signature line for Storm, and it features a new core design and the ReX Pearl Reactive coverstock. This latest Belmo ball uses the symmetrical F-8 core, which gives it an RG of 2.52″ and a differential of 0.053″. For comparison, the Piston LD core from the Trend 2 had a higher RG of 2.54″ and a lower differential of ...For More Info - https://www.bowlersmart.com/product/storm-journey-bowling-ball/All shots performed on a 42' house pattern.Our reviews are unbiased, honest, and in-depth. That's why we've been the trusted partner of thousands of pro shops, coaches, and serious bowlers for over 25 years. Join us as a premium member and get instant access to 1214 in-depth and unbiased bowling ball reviews, our on-lane performance ratings for each ball, and access to our popular ...The Double Cross is the first urethane-covered bowling ball for the Radical brand. Its U73 Pearl coverstock comes out of the box at a sanded 500/1500 SiaAir finish. The Double Cross pairs its pearl urethane shell with a symmetrical core design that gives it a 2.528″ RG and a 0.035″ differential. This lower flaring core design keeps the ...Advertisement Super Bowl Sunday isn't all about the football game for some viewers. A large segment of the audience tunes in to the game just to see the commercials. Often, the com...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...RG: 2.480. Diff: 0.040. Int. Diff: 0.006. For details on our standard test layouts, please click here. The Track Kinetic Black Ice uses the same asymmetrical Shuttle core shape as previous Kinetic balls, with this new release being wrapped in the QR-7 Pearl coverstock. The medium flare and low RG core design allows the core to rev up, while the ...The original review month is included with each listing. At the end of this section, you'll find contact information for bowling ball manufacturers that submitted bowling balls to BJI for review ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...Bowling This Month. 37,779 likes · 624 talking about this. Bowling This Month is an online magazine for serious competitive bowlers.It uses the DR-4 Pearl reactive coverstock that was first seen on the Hx05. The Tundra comes out of the box with polish on top of a 1000 Abralon finish. This release uses the Track Symmetric weight block from the 300-series balls, which gives it a higher RG of 2.57″ and a lower differential of 0.029″. This weaker core design keeps the ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The cover is Radical's new Ai-39 formulation, which is a reactive pearl. It comes out of the box finished with 500 SiaAir, Crown Factory Compound, and Crown Factory Polish. The Squatch is extremely aggressive at the breakpoint, providing much more hook at the dry than the other symmetrical bowling balls currently in the Radical lineup.The new Track Legion Solid shares its name with the Legion Solid from 2015, but this version is not an exact remake. While the two balls share the asymmetrical LT-2 core design from all the previous Legion balls, this new release features the Prime Response Solid coverstock that was found on the Proof, which is stronger than the original's MR ...The Storm Journey is the newest Belmo Signature line bowling ball, featuring the symmetrical F-8 weight block from the Fate and a pearlized version of the TX-16 coverstock. TX-16 is best known previously for its use in reactive solid form on the very popular Phaze II. This ball comes out of the box with Reacta Gloss, which helps it clear the ...Instead of coming out of the box with Crown Factory Compound like its predecessor, the Trail Blazer Solid is finished with 500/2000 SiaAir. This core and cover combination results in a ball that picks up in the midlane with plenty of hook downlane to handle heavier volumes of oil. Stroker felt like a power player with the motion he saw from the ...Finished at 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Crown Factory Compound, the Melee Jab Carbon provides plenty of versatility and a bit of a smoother motion than the Zenith Pearl that was finished at 500 SiaAir with Crown Factory Compound and Crown Factory Polish. Cranker had the best reaction of the three bowlers on the fresh medium oil pattern.The Outer Limits Pearl is the follow-up to the very successful Outer Limits from Radical. This ball uses the same Outer Limits Asymmetric core as the original but changes the coverstock to HK22 Pearl with a box finish of 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Factory Compound. The changes in coverstock and box finish increase the length and cut down the ...The Mx10 is the first in the new "M" series of balls produced by Track marketed towards bowlers with medium rev rates. The Mx10 uses a new hybrid coverstock that comes out of the box at 500/1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. This MR-6 Hybrid coverstock surrounds the asymmetrical, lower RG Face core design and these factors ...The Envy Tour Pearl is the successor to the Obsession Tour Pearl in the current Hammer line. This ball uses the same low RG and low differential Obsession Tour core design, but with a big update to the cover. Instead of the Tour V2 Pearl coverstock, this ball uses the HK22 base in a new pearl coverstock that features a glossy box finish.Int. Diff: 0.000. The Match Up series replaces the Matches in the Hot line for Storm this season. Like the Matches, there is both a solid version and a pearlized version. The Match Up Pearl shares the same polished box finish and coverstock as the Match Pearl. The difference in the Match Up Pearl comes from its new Stinger 2.0 core design.The Outer Limits Pearl is the follow-up to the very successful Outer Limits from Radical. This ball uses the same Outer Limits Asymmetric core as the original but changes the coverstock to HK22 Pearl with a box finish of 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Factory Compound. The changes in coverstock and box finish increase the length and cut down the ...RG: 2.48. Diff: 0.050. Int. Diff: 0.015. For details on our standard test layouts, please click here. The new Motiv Evoke makes its presence known with a bright color scheme that is noticeable from anywhere in the bowling center. Its new Overload Asymmetrical core design gives it an RG of 2.48″ and a total differential of 0.050″.For details on our standard test layouts, please click here. The Cuda PowerCOR continues two trends in the Columbia 300 line: reviving old nameplates and using the new PowerCOR nugget as part of the core design. It shares its name with its symmetrical lightbulb-shaped core that is reminiscent of the original, but it uses different materials.The Onyx Vibe is the latest ball from the Vibe series to be reintroduced into the Hammer lineup. The Onyx shares the same symmetrical Vibe core with the Blue Vibe and Cherry Vibe, but this version uses the CT Reactive Max coverstock. This cover is finished with a lower grit than the original Onyx Vibe, which came out of the box at 4000 Abralon ...The Reality has been a mainstay in the 900 Global line since the start of 2021. The new Harsh Reality brings back the Disturbance Asymmetric core design, but with an upgrade to the Amplified Inertia outer core. The result is a slightly lower RG and slightly higher differentials compared to the Reality, Altered Reality, and Reality Check.The Creed is the new upper-mid performance ball for DV8 this summer. It features the new high-flaring Creed Low RG Asymmetric core shape and the Composite Hook Pearl coverstock that was used previously at the high performance price point in the Grudge Pearl. While having similar numbers as the Vandal Low RG Symmetric core, the shape of this new ...DV8’s new Chill Pearl uses the symmetrical Diva 2.0 core design, which is the same core that was also used on the original Chill. The difference comes in the coverstock and box finish, with this new ball featuring the HK22 – Inciter Max Flip Pearl formulation. We’ve seen the original version of this coverstock—without HK22—on both the ...The NFL announced Pink will be performing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By clicking "TRY IT", I agree to receive newsletters and promot...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Primal Shock was versatile enough to be useable across all four of BTM’s test patterns. Cranker liked the Primal Shock more than the other two testers on the fresh medium oil pattern. The box finish created a fantastic blend of control and power for him. The Primal Shock out-hooked the Blue Coral Venom, with a smoother motion than the ...The Fireball returns with a more aggressive coverstock and a new coat of paint. This new version, the Fireball Purple/Gold, uses the stronger HK22 - GB 11.2 Pearl coverstock compared to the HK22 - GB 10.7 Pearl veneer on the Fireball from last October. With this change, the Purple/Gold starts up a bit earlier and provides more overall hook ...This ball uses the new higher RG (2.564″) and low differential (0.025″) Alley Cat symmetrical core shape, which keeps it from flaring too much and reacting too strongly in the dry. Thanks to the Alley Cat's effortless length down the lane and its controlled reaction at the dry, we liked our reaction best on our medium oil test pattern.This pearlized cover comes out of the box prepped with Storm's new polished Reacta Gloss finish. The Eternity features the new Epoch Asymmetric core design, which gives it an RG of 2.49″, a total differential of 0.050″, and an intermediate differential of 0.014″. Compared to the Disturbance Asymmetric core found in the Reality series of ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The MVP is the new reactive hybrid addition to Roto Grip's HP2 lineup, joining the Winner and Winner Solid. This ball uses the new Neutron NXT core design, which was modeled off Neutron core from the Wrecker. The cover is a new hybrid formulation called VTC-H19. Equal parts pearl and solid, this hybrid cover comes out of the box at a 1500 ...The Track Cypher introduces a new core design, inspired by the Track Synergy from the early 1990s. The new Synergy core features updated materials to create a 2.540″ RG and a 0.047″ differential. It is wrapped in the HK22-based MR-8 Solid coverstock that comes out of the box at a 500/1000/2000 SiaAir finish.The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Archetype Hybrid rolls into the Track line for the spring season. It shares the asymmetrical I-Core 3.0 Slim design with the Archetype, but this new version is wrapped in the HK22-based QR-11 Hybrid coverstock. Coming out of the box very shiny and finished with 500/1000/1500 SiaAir and Factory Compound, the Archetype Hybrid produced a lot ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...RG: 2.48. Diff: 0.050. Int. Diff: 0.000. The Axiom joins Storm's Master line and quickly takes over as the biggest hooking ball in the series. Its Orbital core design features a slightly lower RG and a very slightly lower differential compared to the Velocity core of the Phaze II. The big change is in the coverstock, as the new NeX coverstock ...The Forge Ember is the newest Motiv ball to use the symmetrical Detonator core shape, following up on the Forge Fire, Forge Flare, and Iron Forge.This time, the ball is wrapped in the new Infusion MXC Hybrid coverstock that combines elements of the Infusion shell from the Forge Fire and the Coercion MXC cover from the Jackal Legacy.Coming out of the box at a 2000 grit LSS finish, the Forge ...Our reviews are unbiased, honest, and in-depth. That's why we've been the trusted partner of thousands of pro shops, coaches, and serious bowlers for over 25 years. Join us as a premium member and get instant access to 1214 in-depth and unbiased bowling ball reviews, our on-lane performance ratings for each ball, and access to our popular ...It's easier than you think. Tonight is the night: Super Bowl 54 is happening at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida, with the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Kansas City Chiefs f...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Altered Reality comes out of the box at a 1500 grit polished finish, providing moderate length with a strong back end motion. All three of our testers saw this ball create a strong angle through the pins with excellent pin carry in our testing. Tweener lined up quickly with the Altered Reality on our fresh medium oil test pattern.The Cyclops is the newest mid-priced addition to the Radical lineup. This ball uses a reactive hybrid coverstock that comes out of the box at a 500 SiaAir with Crown Factory Compound finish. It features a new weight block called the Spindle Symmetric that gives it a medium RG of 2.538″ and a medium total differential of 0.048″.Share on Facebook. Use the form below to select up to 12 balls to compare side-by-side. To select specific bowling balls, simply start typing a ball name into the box. As you type, the list of available balls is filtered. Add a ball to the comparison list either by clicking its name or by pressing the Enter key when it is highlighted.The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...Its coverstock is an HK22-based hybrid formula, which makes this the second Radical ball to feature the HK22 base in hybrid form after the Bigfoot Hybrid. The Outer Limits comes out of the box with a sanded finish, but it isn't as dull as the box finish of the Innovator Solid. While that ball features a 500/1500 SiaAir box finish, the Outer ...The DV8 Thug Unruly is the second release from DV8 that uses the Thug Low RG core design. This time, this low RG, high differential core is paired with the new Class 13G Reactive Solid coverstock, which for us is easily the most aggressive coverstock used on any DV8 ball. This coverstock comes out of the box at a very rough 2000 SiaAir finish.I feel I may have been deceiving you a bit over the last few months. In my capacity as a movie critic I’ve reviewed A Quiet Place II, The Last Duel, Don’t Look Up, The Matrix Resur...2.511. Diff: 0.053. Int. Diff: 0.024. For details on our standard test layouts, please click here. The Quantum Evo Response is the fourth Quantum Evo release for Brunswick. This ball shares many attributes with the Quantum Evo Pearl, with the first being the asymmetrical QCS-24 weight block. It also has the same 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Crown ...It uses a new HK22-based version of the GB 10.7 Pearl coverstock. This fiery red and gold shell is finished with 500/1000/1500 SiaAir and Factory Compound, leaving the ball very shiny. With its moderate differential (0.039″) core design, cleaner coverstock, and glossy box finish, the Fireball created much more length and had less total hook ...The Raw Hammer Orange/Black is the hybrid-covered option in Hammer's four-ball Raw Hammer release. Like its pearlized and solid siblings, it features the symmetrical Raw Hammer core design, which gives it a higher RG and a lower differential than the Vibes that were previously offered in Hammer's Lower Mid Performance line. The Raw Hammer Orange/Black uses a hybrid version of the Juiced ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...At first glance, the new Destiny Solid Magenta is simply a color change of the Destiny Solid from last season: it is a one-color magenta ball as opposed to the two-tone blue of the previous version. Both balls share the GB 11.2 Solid coverstock and both are finished at a 3000 Abralon surface. Additionally, both balls share the same symmetrical ...The Reality has been a mainstay in the 900 Global line since the start of 2021. The new Harsh Reality brings back the Disturbance Asymmetric core design, but with an upgrade to the Amplified Inertia outer core. The result is a slightly lower RG and slightly higher differentials compared to the Reality, Altered Reality, and Reality Check.The Supra Enzo is the second Motiv ball released under the Supra banner. It shares the High Impulse Symmetric core with the original Supra, which gives it an RG of 2.57″ and a differential of 0.050″. The Infusion Hybrid coverstock creates more traction in the oil than the Infusion Pearl cover from the Supra, without giving up much back end ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Pride Dynasty joins the Motiv lineup as an updated replacement to the original Pride from two years ago. This new ball uses the same Dominion Asymmetric core design as the previous two Pride releases. It also features the Leverage MFS Solid coverstock at a 2000 grit sanded box finish, which is rougher than the Pride's 4000 grit box finish ...The graph below shows a comparison of all DV8 balls. It shows four dimensions from our on-lane testing results: Horizontal axis: Total Hook rating. Vertical axis: Length rating. Circle size: Torque rating. Circle color: Backend rating. Hover over each colored circle in the graph to see that ball’s name and ratings.The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Rattler Symmetric core design has a low RG of 2.480″ and a lower differential of 0.035″ to give it a medium flare potential. The Rattler comes out of the box with a 500/1500/4000 SiaAir finish. Cranker seemed to have the best reaction across the test patterns out of our three bowlers.The Storm Journey is the newest Belmo Signature line bowling ball, featuring the symmetrical F-8 weight block from the Fate and a pearlized version of the TX-16 coverstock. TX-16 is best known previously for its use in reactive solid form on the very popular Phaze II. This ball comes out of the box with Reacta Gloss, which helps it clear the ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...I feel I may have been deceiving you a bit over the last few months. In my capacity as a movie critic I’ve reviewed A Quiet Place II, The Last Duel, Don’t Look Up, The Matrix Resur...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The new Radical Results introduces a brand new core design that provides a medium RG of 2.517″, a medium differential of 0.044″, and a very high intermediate differential of 0.027″. This new core is paired with the TP-1 coverstock, which is a textured pearl formulation that is finished with 1000 SiaAir and Crown Factory Compound.For More Info - https://www.bowlersmart.com/product/storm-journey-bowling-ball/All shots performed on a 42' house pattern.The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...Our reviews are unbiased, honest, and in-depth. That's why we've been the trusted partner of thousands of pro shops, coaches, and serious bowlers for over 25 years. Join us as a premium member and get instant access to 1214 in-depth and unbiased bowling ball reviews, our on-lane performance ratings for each ball, and access to our popular ...The Vandal Smash gives the DV8 brand a new solid-covered asymmetrical option right beneath the Grudges in price point. Its low RG (2.499″) and high differential (0.055″) asymmetrical core is identical to the core that was used in the original Vandal. It is paired up with the Composite Flip Solid coverstock, finished with a 4000 SiaAir pad.The new Radical Results introduces a brand new core design that provides a medium RG of 2.517″, a medium differential of 0.044″, and a very high intermediate differential of 0.027″. This new core is paired with the TP-1 coverstock, which is a textured pearl formulation that is finished with 1000 SiaAir and Crown Factory Compound.Radical's new Innovator Solid is the dull, solid follow-up to the original Innovator from October 2022. It uses the same Innovator Asymmetric core design as the original and wraps it in the new solid version of the MOtion Magic Plus coverstock. This new veneer is finished with 500/1500 SiaAir, allowing it to effortlessly get started on ...Our reviews are unbiased, honest, and in-depth. That's why we've been the trusted partner of thousands of pro shops, coaches, and serious bowlers for over 25 years. Join us as a premium member and get instant access to 1214 in-depth and unbiased bowling ball reviews, our on-lane performance ratings for each ball, and access to our popular ...The Ebonite Salute uses a proven winner of a core that was first used in the Apex Adrenaline and then again in the Big Time line. This symmetrical core is surrounded by a new hybrid coverstock, which is named for exactly what it is. The Big Time Hybrid 80/20 is a throwback to the color scheme from the Big Time, but this time around, it is an 80 ...The 900 Global Sublime uses an all-new hybrid coverstock and symmetrical core design. The Sublime features the new Immersed Symmetric AI core, making it the first 900 Global release to use the AI Core Technology design that was introduced on the Storm Summit. This creates a weight block with a 2.47″ RG and a 0.056″ total differential.Additionally, you get access to our customizable bowling ball comparison tools. And, you get to participate in discussions with our contributors and with other subscribers. In an average month, we publish about six new instructional articles (averaging 2000+ words each) and 10 in-depth bowling ball reviews (averaging 1000+ words each).The DV8 Verge Hybrid uses the same symmetrical Threshold core design that was found in the Verge Solid and the original Verge from 2019. It features an HK22-based version of the hybrid Inciter Max Flip coverstock, finished at 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Factory Compound. This ball provided a smoother arc at the breakpoint than we were expecting.The Game Breaker 5 is the latest release in Ebonite’s famed Game Breaker line. This ball uses the same symmetrical Enhanced V2 core as all of the previous symmetrical Game Breakers since 2014, along with a solid version of the GB 12.7 coverstock. We saw this shell previously on older Hopkinsville-manufactured Ebonite releases like the Mission ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Hammer Black Widow Ghost Pearl joins the Black Widow 2.0 as the current iterations of the iconic Black Widow series. This ball uses the classic asymmetrical Gas Mask core that is wrapped in the Aggression Pearl coverstock that was used previously on the 2021 Web Pearl release. Finished at 500/1000/1500 SiaAir plus Crown Factory Compound ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Lightning Blackout is the second remake from Storm under the Blackout nameplate. With a name that is reminiscent of the past, the Lightning Blackout features the symmetrical Warp AI weight block, giving it an RG of 2.53″ and a differential of 0.029″. It uses ReX Pearl for the coverstock, which has been used recently on the Virtual ...Our reviews are unbiased, honest, and in-depth. That's why we've been the trusted partner of thousands of pro shops, coaches, and serious bowlers for over 25 years. Join us as a premium member and get instant access to 1214 in-depth and unbiased bowling ball reviews, our on-lane performance ratings for each ball, and access to our …The Track Stealth introduces a new symmetrical core shape of the same name to the Track lineup. This new low RG (2.482″) and high differential (0.056″) design is wrapped in the very aggressive QR-9 Solid coverstock, which was previously seen on the Tactix. Coming out of the box at a rough 500/1000/1500 SiaAir finish, the Stealth ate up the ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Storm Journey is the newest Belmo Signature line bowling ball, featuring the symmetrical F-8 weight block from the Fate and a pearlized version of the TX-16 coverstock. TX-16 is best known previously for its use in reactive solid form on the very popular Phaze II. This ball comes out of the box with Reacta Gloss, which helps it clear the ...The Hammer Black Widow Ghost Pearl joins the Black Widow 2.0 as the current iterations of the iconic Black Widow series. This ball uses the classic asymmetrical Gas Mask core that is wrapped in the Aggression Pearl coverstock that was used previously on the 2021 Web Pearl release. Finished at 500/1000/1500 SiaAir plus Crown Factory Compound ... Share your videos with friends, family, and the world

The Sky Rocket comes out of the box with a 1500 grit polished finish. We had our best reaction with the Sky Rocket on our medium test pattern. This ball is cleaner through the front of the lane than the original Rocket, allowing our testers to start a few boards farther right with their feet. As the track area of the lane started to hook, all ...The Violent Eruption is the newest mid-priced performance ball for the Columbia 300 brand. This ball joins the successful Eruption from last season at this price point. This new addition uses the same core shape as the Eruption, but with some very minor density changes. The biggest change is the different coverstock, named New Era SF Plus.The Onyx Vibe is the latest ball from the Vibe series to be reintroduced into the Hammer lineup. The Onyx shares the same symmetrical Vibe core with the Blue Vibe and Cherry Vibe, but this version uses the CT Reactive Max coverstock. This cover is finished with a lower grit than the original Onyx Vibe, which came out of the box at 4000 Abralon ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The new DV8 Captiv8 uses a higher RG (2.532″) and lower differential (0.038″) symmetrical core design. It also features Brunswick's new HK22 base formula for the Inciter Pearl veneer. This ball comes out of the box finished with 500/1000/1500 SiaAir and Crown Factory Compound. We found the Captiv8 to be clean through the front and smooth ...The new Hammer 3-D Offset is a throwback to the fan-favorite Hammer release from 25 years ago with the same name. Its High Rev Offset core has the same geometry as the original, but this new version features an updated carbon fiber-infused outer core and DOT technology. The coverstock is a new formulation called Neoflex 25.The Roto Grip Hectic is a new polished pearl released into Roto Grip's HP2 lineup. This ball takes the same moderate differential symmetrical core design from the Devour and surrounds it with a pearlized coverstock called 50ML. It comes out of the box with Storm / Roto Grip's standard 1500 grit polished finish that gives this ball plenty of ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Big Time Special Edition is a modernized version of the Big Time, a ball that was a huge success story for Ebonite in 2005. It features an updated Big Time core, and the cover is now an HK22-based version of the GB 13.7 Pearl coverstock. This ball is finished with 500/1000/1500 SiaAir out of the box, leaving the surface very dull and ...How do manufacturers get the balls in ball bearings so perfectly round and smooth? Advertisement If you have ever rolled a couple of those little metal balls found in a ball bearin...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...If you've got a few tennis balls laying around not earning their keep on the court, you can put them to work around your home. Check out some (more) novel uses for tennis balls. If...There are many factors to take into consideration when looking to purchase a bowling ball. Here are a few things to keep in mind. Choosing a bowling ball with the right weight make...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...This Rice Bowl Southwestern Style is perfect for meal prep or quick weeknight meals. Use your choice of protein and vegetables, and any leftover cooked grain. Prep time: 15 minutes...The new 900 Global Eternity Pi uses the same Epoch Asymmetric core as the Eternity, but that is where the similarities end. Comparing this ball's core numbers to the Reality, the Eternity Pi has the same RG, a lower total differential, and a lower intermediate differential. On the outside, the Eternity Pi features the Reserve Blend 901 Solid ...0.000. The newest addition to the Master line is the Storm IQ Tour Fusion. This ball takes the same weight block that was used in the IQ Tour and IQ Tour Pearl and surrounds it with the R2S Hybrid Reactive coverstock used on the HyRoad. This ball was best for us on the medium test pattern. The Fusion got to the pocket easily for all three testers.The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The latest release in Ebonite's High Performance line is the Warrior Elite. This ball uses a hybrid version of the GB 13.3 coverstock that was used in its pearl form on the first Warrior. Both balls share the same low RG, high differential, asymmetrical Iron Fist core, but the big difference between the original Warrior and this one is the ...The Roto Grip Winner uses a new coverstock called VTC-P18 and a modified version of the Hotshot core. The Altered Hotshot weight block's properties give the Winner a slightly lower RG and a much higher differential than the Hotshot core in the Show Off balls, which increases the Winner's flare potential. The pearlized cover is also ...The Effect introduces another high-flaring asymmetrical option into Hammer’s High Performance price point. This ball uses the new Huntsman core design, which features a lower RG (2.470″), a lower differential (0.050″), and a slightly higher intermediate differential (0.017″) than the Gas Mask core from the Black Widow series.The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...This cover has a different look to it because of 900 Global's new ICE finishing process. This ball is finished with the 1500 grit ICE "I" pad, giving it the traction to tear through any volume of oil. Moving inside the ball, the Adaptor/D weight block has been modified with a ceramic nugget in the center. Related to this addition, bowlers ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...Mar 15, 2024 · Our reviews are unbiased, honest, and in-depth. That's why we've been the trusted partner of thousands of pro shops, coaches, and serious bowlers for over 25 years. Join us as a premium member and get instant access to 1214 in-depth and unbiased bowling ball reviews, our on-lane performance ratings for each ball, and access to our popular ...It is paired with the Inciter Solid cover that was used previously on the Instigator. The Verge comes out of box at a rough 360/500/2000 SiaAir finish. The low RG core and dull coverstock get the Verge into the lane quickly, revving up strongly off the bowler's hand. This ball's design made it a good option on the heavy oil test pattern.The Mindset is the new hook-in-a-box monster from Brunswick. It features the new asymmetrical Mindset core design, which gives it a low RG (2.487″), a high differential (0.050″), and a high intermediate differential (0.021″). It also uses the Evolution Solid coverstock that was found on the Quantum Evo Solid.The Tank Blitz uses the symmetrical Gear core from the Venom Shock, which provides an RG of 2.48″ and a total differential of 0.034″. This core design gives this ball a lower RG and lower differential than the Covert Tank. Combined with the stronger cover, which helps the ball handle more oil, the Tank Blitz provided more overall hook and ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The Summit adds Storm’s new AI (Amplified Inertia) outer core to help provide a lower RG (2.46″) and a higher differential (0.056″) compared to those balls. It also features the new TX-23 Hybrid cover, which is an evolution of the TX-16 cover from the Phaze II. The Summit’s 3000 Abralon box finish provides good traction for heavy to ...The Virtual Energy Blackout brings back Storm’s famed Shape-Lock HD core design for the first time since the Gravity Evolve. This ball uses the ReX Pearl coverstock that is finished with Reacta Gloss like the Fate. These elements allow the new Virtual Energy Blackout to be extremely angular at the breakpoint with a very strong back end motion.The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The new Storm Crossroad utilizes the same core as the two previous balls in the Thunder line, the Victory Roads. The performance is similar, but there is more motion compared to Victory Road. Depending on the rev rate and release of the bowler, the Crossroad will show different motions. The one thing all three testers agreed on was this ball ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...Motiv’s new Black Venom is the third ball to use the Gear APG Asymmetric core design, which debuted inside the Venom Recoil.This ball uses the Leverage MFS Solid coverstock, a tamed-down version of the Leverage Solid coverstock that was used on the Jackal Ambush.The new coverstock comes out of the box with a 4000 grit sanded finish, which …The Raw Hammer Orange/Black is the hybrid-covered option in Hammer's four-ball Raw Hammer release. Like its pearlized and solid siblings, it features the symmetrical Raw Hammer core design, which gives it a higher RG and a lower differential than the Vibes that were previously offered in Hammer's Lower Mid Performance line. The Raw Hammer Orange/Black uses a hybrid version of the Juiced ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The One Encore takes the Centrex Symmetrical Mass Bias core from The One Remix and surrounds it with an HK22-based version of the GB 14.4 Hybrid coverstock. Last year's The One Remix used a solid version of GB 14.4 without HK22 and had a Factory Compound finish out of the box. This ball is finished with 500/1500/4000 SiaAir, but despite its ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The release of the Jackal Ghost marks the reincarnation of the Jackal line for Motiv. This high performance ball uses the low RG (2.47″) and high differential (0.054″) Predator V2 asymmetrical core design. This early revving and high flaring weight block is paired with the Coercion HFS (High Friction Solid) coverstock.We drill and test hundreds of bowling balls per year to give our subscribers the best information available anywhere on the latest bowling balls to hit the market. Our reviews are unbiased, honest, and in-depth. That's why we've been the trusted partner of thousands of pro shops, coaches, and serious bowlers for over 25 years.The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...Re: BTM (Bowling This Month) BTM is an excellent magazine to keep up on latest trends and news in the bowling world. The instructional articles are some of the best I have ever read anywhere. As to the ball reviews they do their best to differentiate between and group the new ball releases. Unfortunately there are just to many variables in ...The Pride Empire is the second release to use Motiv's asymmetrical Dominion core shape, following up on the original Pride. This design provides an RG of 2.50″, a total differential of 0.042″, and an intermediate differential of 0.010″. It is paired with the new Propulsion Pearl Reactive coverstock that comes out of the box polished at ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling ...The lower differential core design kept the Sensor Solid from overreacting off the friction, blending out the motion both side-to-side and front-to-back. With so many balls using HK22-based covers that are so strong off the friction, this ball provides a much different ball reaction that allowed our testers to stay straighter with their angles.The DV8 Verge Hybrid uses the same symmetrical Threshold core design that was found in the Verge Solid and the original Verge from 2019. It features an HK22-based version of the hybrid Inciter Max Flip coverstock, finished at 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Factory Compound. This ball provided a smoother arc at the breakpoint than we were expecting.The Lightning Blackout is the second remake from Storm under the Blackout nameplate. With a name that is reminiscent of the past, the Lightning Blackout features the symmetrical Warp AI weight block, giving it an RG of 2.53″ and a differential of 0.029″. It uses ReX Pearl for the coverstock, which has been used recently on the Virtual ...The Blue Coral Venom is the latest addition to the Venom series in the current Motiv line. This ball uses the asymmetrical Gear APG core shape that was used previously in the Venom Recoil, giving it an RG of 2.47″, a total differential of 0.036″, and an intermediate differential of 0.013″. The Blue Coral features the new Coercion MFH ...Our reviews are unbiased, honest, and in-depth. That's why we've been the trusted partner of thousands of pro shops, coaches, and serious bowlers for over 25 years. Join us as a premium member and get instant access to 1213 in-depth and unbiased bowling ball reviews, our on-lane performance ratings for each ball, and access to our popular ... The Grudge Hybrid exits the box at 500/4000 SiaAir, giving it both more length and more hook at the back end