Ball Reviews

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

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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 […]


Columbia 300: Vow

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

51 Hook 15.5 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Vow was our most successful ball on all of the patterns at the PBA World Series of Bowling this year because it’s easy to get through the front, has a great back-end motion and is very versatile,” says Bugsy Kelly of Columbia 300. “The versatility […]


Hammer: First Blood

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52 Hook 15 Length 16.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “First Blood combines our new Hammer First Blood core shape with the NBT (Next Big Thing) coverstock,” says Jeff Ussery of Hammer. “By aggressively surfacing our NBT cover and adding Powerhouse factory finish, Hammer has created its longest and sharpest back-end reaction ever. First Blood is […]


Roto Grip: Defiant Soul

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

57 Hook 13.5 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: Roto Grip’s Chris Schlemer says, “What everyone will quickly notice is the reaction difference in friction without the Micro Bite technology in the coverstock. Even with the 4000 Abralon box finish, this ball is cleaner than the Defiant [February 2012] but not as long as the […]


Roto Grip: Disturbed

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55 Hook 12.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “For some time we have discussed the idea of a lower RG symmetrical core for the Roto Grip brand,” says Roto Grip’s Chris Schlemer. “That has now come to fruition with the Middle Roll 70 weight block. Coupling the new weight block with the 66MH solid […]


Roto Grip: Wrecker

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48.5 Hook 15.5 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “We felt it was necessary to create a reaction to complement the Shatter [September 2012],” says Chris Schlemer, Roto Grip’s marketing manager. “That’s how we came up with the idea of adding the new 52ML hybrid reactive cover to the already proven Neutron core in this […]



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