Ball Reviews

Radical: Torrid Elite

March 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

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

March 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

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 […]


DV8: Brutal Nightmare

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

53 Hook 15 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Brutal Nightmare was developed to provide strong hook motion with aggressive back-end reaction on medium to heavy oil,” says DV8’s Aaron Koch. “The Class 8 hybrid coverstock will get the ball farther down the lane with a much more aggressive breakpoint than the original Nightmare […]


DV8: Misfit Neon Yellow Pearl

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

46.5 Hook 16.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “We wanted to give bowlers another option on lower oil volumes,” says DV8’s R&D engineer, Aaron Koch. “The Misfit Pearl, with its Class 1L cover and higher RG, lower differential version of the Misfit core, provides the bowler with extremely easy length to the breakpoint while […]


Brunswick: Ringer

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

48 Hook 16 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Our target was to replace the Karma brand name with new technology,” says Brunswick’s Billy Orlikowski. “With its high-gloss box finish, the Ringer Burgundy Pearl will provide excellent length with a medium to quick response to friction at the breakpoint. The Ringer Burgundy Pearl is a […]


Brunswick: Paranormal Aura

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

56 Hook 13 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Our target was the strongest hook motion for a Brunswick ball,” says Billy Orlikowski, Brunswick’s product manager. “The Paranormal Aura continues a new age of ball motion for Brunswick, never seen before with exceptional hook potential, quick response to friction and a strong continuation on the […]


Storm: Sync

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

60 Hook 12 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The new Sync utilizes the same NRG solid reactive cover as the Virtual Gravity Nano [March 2011] — nanotechnology best handles heavy oil — but we have developed a new weight block shape to maximize ball motion,” says Steve Kloempken, Storm’s technical director. “The new G2 […]


900 Global: Bullet Train

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53.5 Hook 15 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The new Bullet Train features the strongest 900 Global shell we have produced (S79), wrapped around our Combustion Core and finished at our (NEAT process) 2500-grit A finish,” says Eric Thomas of 900 Global. “The Bullet Train has a stronger shell than that of the Freight […]



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