Ball Reviews

AMF: King Cobra

March 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

48 Hook 14 Length 14.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “There’s a new Cobra in town, boasting a lower RG and nearly twice the differential of its predecessor,” says Paul Figliomeni. “The King Cobra features the traditional light-bulb core, matched with our F55 coverstock, to provide a smooth, continuous motion on medium lane conditions.” Core Design: […]


900 Global: Hook! Black/Neon Green

March 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

47.5 Hook 15 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The intent of the new Hook is an earlier motion than the other five Hooks, yet with continuous back-end motion, all in the lower mid-price category,” says 900 Global’s Paul Figliomeni. Core Design: The Hook symmetric core design provides length with a strong back-end motion. The […]


Track: 503A

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47 Hook 16 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “When we designed the 503A, we were looking for something that would complement our other offerings in the 500 series,” says Rich Hanson, Track’s brand manager. “The 508A [February 2012] offered the reaction people expect from our “A” series, with a touch stronger read of the […]


Motiv: Thrash Frenzy

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48 Hook 16 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The new Thrash Frenzy is built for medium oil and late hook,” says Motiv’s Scott Hewitt. “It is a pearl ball with plenty of length and a very angular back-end motion. In particular, we designed this to be a ball that would be amazing on a […]


Storm: Reign of Power

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58.5 Hook 11 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The intent behind the Reign of Power was to expand our Thunder line with a strong symmetrical shape that would handle heavier oil, especially tournament shots like the [USBC] Open Championships — hence the strong 1000-grit surface preparation and the PFT solid coverstock, which really reads […]


Brunswick: Meanstreak Brawler

March 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

52.5 Hook 14.5 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Our target was a hybrid between the original Meanstreak [December 2012] and C•(System) maxxed-out [September 2012],” says Billy Orlikowski, Brunswick’s product manager. “With its Rough Buff finish, the Meanstreak Brawler skids easily through the front part of the lane, revving strong in the midlane for a […]


Radical: Torrid Elite

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51 Hook 14.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “For the Torrid Elite, our goal was to create a stronger upgrade to the Torrid line,” says Radical’s Phil Cardinale. “Using a more aggressive cover and core combination, we have created the perfect complement to the original Torrid [July 2012].” Core Design: The Torrid Elite utilizes […]


Lane #1: Bloody Panther

March 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

50 Hook 15.5 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Bloody Panther is designed to fill a gap between our asymmetrical core Stealth Bomber series and our lighter oil Ripsaw [October 2012] ball,” says Lane #1’s Richie Sposato. “This is our first hybrid coverstock on our true diamond core.” Core Design: The Bloody Panther’s symmetric […]


Visionary: Warlock XV

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53 Hook 14 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Visionary has gone back to its roots for this ball,” says Jason Wonders, the company’s marketing director. “By taking the core that started it all for Visionary (the Warlock) and surrounding it with our new XV reactive coverstock, we’ve created a ball that offers a great […]


DV8: Diva

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

49 Hook 16 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “For the Diva, we targeted an all-purpose ball motion with strong backend,” says DV8’s Aaron Koch. “With the Class 6G cover and the new Diva core, the Diva skids through the front and midlane, revs hard on the backend and then finishes strongly through the pin […]



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