Ball Reviews

900 Global: Dirty Look

December 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

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

December 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

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

December 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

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

December 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

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

December 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

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 […]


Motiv: Venom Strike

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53 Hook 14.5 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Venom Strike blends the lane with ease,” says Scott Hewitt. “The proven Gear core at the heart of the Venom Strike has a low RG for easy revs and a low differential to tame track flare and retain striking power. The cover on the Venom […]


Motiv: Raptor Talon

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57 Hook 12 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Raptor Talon is a very aggressive weapon built to provide a smooth and incredibly strong ball motion on fresh, heavy oil,” says Motiv designer Scott Hewitt. “This powerful motion is generated by the proven Predator asymmetric core and new Fusion Solid Reactive Cover. The low […]



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