Ball Reviews

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

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

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

February 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

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 […]


Ebonite: Exceed

January 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

51.5 Hook 14.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Ebonite Exceed is a great heavy oil ball complement to the Innovate [June 2012],” says Ed Gallagher, Ebonite’s brand manager. “We have wrapped the all-new HTR-3.0 Hybrid cover over the Verve Asymmetric core design. Our testers reported the Exceed was an outstanding product across all […]


Track: 714C

January 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

51 Hook 14.5 Length 14.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “When we designed the 714C, we were looking for something that would complement our two previous releases, the 706A [August 2012] and 716T [March 2012],” says Track’s brand manager, Rich Hanson. “Our R&D team quickly determined that by modifying a successful core from the past and […]


Visionary: Mixed Breed Crossover

January 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

53 Hook 14 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “By combining the Mohawk and Serpentine cores, we have created a core that is a mixture of epic proportions,” says Jason Wonders of Visionary. “This core has been proven in both the Mixed Breed and Mixed Breed Pearl. Combined with a hybrid version of our React-A-Tack […]


Columbia 300: Enigma

January 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

54 Hook 14.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The new Total Friction cover, along with the Encounter core, create an extremely aggressive move in the midlane with great continuation,” says Columbia’s Bugsy Kelly. “This combination of strong core and cover will handle heavier oil conditions and would be a great choice for any player […]


Seismic: Insignia Dominion

January 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

52 Hook 15 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Dominion has been in the works literally since 2009, with the concept developed at the same time as the Epicenter [October 2009], our first-ever asymmetric cored ball,” says Seismic’s Ryan Press. “Since then, we have formulated new coverstocks and advanced the initial concept to what […]


Lord Field: Judgement

January 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

53 Hook 15 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “This ball is intended to give the bowler a different look at the pindeck,” says Tony Martin of Lord Field. “When it leaves the pattern, it creates more momentum going into the pindeck and hits harder than any other ball we have produced. The numbers alone […]


Storm: IQ Tour Pro

January 16th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

52 Hook 15 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The IQ Tour Pearl offers a balance of power and control for the tournament enthusiast,” says Steve Kloempken of Storm. “The lower-flaring core helps power players control the mid-lane hook motion, and allows for greater energy-storing hitting power. The pearlized cover will complement the original IQ […]



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