Ball Reviews

Monacelli, Williams Lead Field of PBA Challenge Finalists

October 25th, 2014 by GIANMARC MANZIONE | Comments Off

Monacelli, Williams Lead Field of PBA Challenge Finalists

PBA Hall of Famers Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela and Walter Ray Williams Jr. of Oxford, Florida, advanced to the finals of the PBA Challenge, a made-for-ESPN special event, as the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VI got underway Friday at South Point Bowling Center. Monacelli and Williams finished one-two in an eight-game match play […]


Hammer Chalk

May 30th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

52 Hook 15 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The versatile Chalk offers a multitude of motion shapes and expands Hammer’s line in support of TNBA, the second largest bowling association in the United States,” says Hammer’s Jeff Ussery. “The Chalk combines the Assault core with the GTR III coverstock for performance at its best.” […]


Radical Yeti

May 30th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

53 Hook 15 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Yeti is the first of the new generation of extremely versatile symmetrical balls in the Reliable line from Radical Bowling Technologies,” says Mo Pinel. “By using the offset patent and the new Radical ‘finger scoop’ (patent pending) at the top of the core, Radical has […]


Radical Reax

May 30th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

57 Hook 13 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “This the first of the ‘Top Shelf’ line from Radical Bowling Technologies,” says Radical’s Mo Pinel. “By combining the core with a moderately aggressive cover, Radical was able to create a large-hooking asymmetrical ball with great continuation. The ball comes from the factory with a 500/1500 […]


Storm Tropical Breeze

May 30th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

43 Hook 17 Length 14 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Storm is excited to add two three-color options to the Tropical Breeze line,” says Matt Martin. “With exciting colors and innovative fragrances, the new Tropical Breezes are sure to appeal to bowlers of all skill levels.” Core Design: The Camber symmetric core is the lowest-flaring two-piece […]


Storm Lights Out

May 30th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

48.5 Hook 16 Length 16.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The new Lights Out will ease its way through the front part of the lane and provide a strong, clean pop at the breakpoint,” says Matt Martin. “To enhance the reaction of the original Tropical Heat line, Storm wrapped the Turbine core with a more aggressive […]


Storm Super Natural

May 30th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

42.5 Hook 17 Length 13.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The original Natural [August 2009] and Natural Pearl [January 2011] provided maximum control on the backend without sacrificing hitting power,” says Matt Martin. “The intent of the new Super Natural is to create a moderately stronger back-end motion than the original Naturals, without the oil and […]


Storm Freak ‘n Frantic

May 30th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

50 Hook 16 Length 16.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Freak’n Frantic pairs the R2S pearl reactive cover with the N.O.S. core currently found in the Frantic [November 2011],” says Storm’s Matt Martin. “This combination gives the Freak’n Frantic a crisp breakpoint and bold reaction to friction, no matter how far down the lane it […]


900 Global: War Eagle

April 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

52.5 Hook 14.5 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The War Eagle uses the same core shape as the Eagle [May 2011], but has been modified to produce a higher RG and lowered differential,” says Paul Figliomeni, 900 Global’s new director of sales and marketing. “The coverstock and surface are unchanged, so the War Eagle […]


Hammer: Arson Low Fare

April 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

47 Hook 14.5 Length 14 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: Jeff Ussery’s press release states, “Arson Low Flare creates an entirely new reaction shape within the Hammer family. We started by removing nearly all the differential from the Arson core shape, creating a low RG/low differential combination. Then we’ve added the Max-Control Reactive from the Arson […]



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