Ball Reviews

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 […]


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

December 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

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

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

December 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

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 […]



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