Ball Reviews

Elite: Gold

December 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

51 Hook 15 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Elite specializes in niche-type balls for the bowler who wants something unique and performance-oriented,” says Nick Melnikoff of Elite. “The Gold continues Elite’s long-standing history of proven ‘oilers,’ but this time with a newly developed pearlized E85M cover formula.” Core Design: The Gold Rush symmetric core […]


Visionary: The Classic

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50 Hook 15 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Because this ball was designed for a travel league, the Classic works well for a wide variety of bowling styles and lane conditions,” says Visionary’s Jason Wonders. “Along with a reactive hybrid coverstock, the Classic boasts a low RG of 2.51, a total differential of .052 […]


900 Global: Dirty Look

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47.5 Hook 16 Length 17 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The all-new Dirty Look was designed to be mean on the backend,” says Eric Thomas of 900 Global. “Utilizing the same core shape from the original Look [July 2012] and Nuts [August 2011], we lowered the RG slightly, increased the differential, went to an all-pearl shell […]


Lane #1: Stealth Bomber Pearl

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52 Hook 14.5 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “With the success of our big-hooking original Stealth Bomber [August 2012], we needed a ball that was cleaner through the front when the lanes started to break down, but didn’t sacrifice anything on the backend,” says Lane #1’s top dog, Richie Sposato. “What we did was […]


Brunswick: Meanstreak

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49 Hook 15.5 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Our goal was to improve on the ball motion of the highly popular C(System) Versa Max [March 2012],” says Billy Orlikowski. “We achieved our goal by developing our latest performance enhancing additive Addaptive f(P2) Pearl coverstock. f(P2) multiplies our (P)rojection additive with an aggressive reactive coverstock, […]


Brunswick: Aura

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53 Hook 14.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Our goal was to create an outstanding skid/flip ball motion in the Brunswick product line,” says Brunswick Product Manager Billy Orlikowski. “We achieved our goal by developing a new coverstock called Optimum-Flip, which preserves more axis rotation, more rev rate and more ball speed for the […]


Track: 811 C/T

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49 Hook 14.5 Length 14.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “When we designed the 912T [July 2012], we created a ball that simply out-hooked every ball ever made in the history of Track,” says Track Brand Manager Rich Hanson. “The next initiative in our high-performance category was to design a ball that would excel on the […]


Hammer: Arson Hybrid

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50 Hook 14.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Arson Hybrid is the ball that completes the three-ball Arson lineup,” says Hammer Brand Manager Jeff Ussery. “Now you have a steady progression from the original Arson [July 2011] to the Arson Pearl [August 2012]. The Hybrid fits right in the middle and will be […]


Hammer: Wrench

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48 Hook 16 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Wrench gives Hammer bowlers their first ball with the Taboo Jet Black [February 2012] coverstock at a lower price point,” says Jeff Ussery. “The Wrench has a stronger down-lane move than we have had at our upper-mid price point since the Epidemic [August 2011].” Core […]


Ebonite: Persevere

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54 Hook 13 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Persevere is a line extension to the Ebonite mid-price product offering that provides bowlers with more length and more recovery as a complement to the Endure [June 2012],” says Ebonite Brand Manager Ed Gallagher. Core Design: The symmetric V5 core is one of the most […]



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