Ball Reviews

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 […]


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

March 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

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

March 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

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

March 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

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 […]



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