Ball Reviews

Seismic: Raging Bull Stampede

October 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

59 Hook 13 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: Ryan Press of Seismic told us that bowlers they consulted told them that they wanted something with a little more “pop” downlane when the pattern started to open up. Seismic responded by creating the Raging Bull Stampede, which matches the Horn core, for “stable roll,” with […]


Motiv: Primal Scream

October 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

54 Hook 15 Length 16 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The Primal Scream is built to be very clean down the lane with a viscous backend motion on medium to heavy oil,” says Scott Hewitt of Motiv. “We modified the original Impulse core to bring the RG down from 2.60 to 2.55 on the 15-lb. model. […]


Storm: Lucid

October 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

57 Hook 14.5 Length 16.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “For the new Lucid, we developed our highest performance coverstock to date, a new pure reactive one called Evolution Reactive Genesis, or ERG,” says Storm’s technical director, Steve Kloempken. “It skids easily through the heads and flips hard on the backend.” Core Design: The MAD (Maximum […]


Hammer: Taboo Deep Purple

September 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

52 Hook 14.5 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “With the new chemical formulation of Grand Theft Reactive IV, the Deep Purple Taboo offers more backend continuation than any Taboo we’ve ever produced,” says Jeff Ussery, Hammer’s brand manager. “We’ve been able to create a strong coverstock that still gets through the front of the […]


Jet: Maximum Altitude

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52 Hook 15 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “When we saw the success the Altitude [February 2012] was having, we had no choice but to introduce a pearl version to the market,” says Jet CEO and President Chris Crossett. “Our intent was to produce a ball that kept the same great core with a […]


Lord Field: Heritage

September 16th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

50 Hook 15 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “The combination of the aggressive Korrupt core and a pearl coverstock make the Heritage one of the most aggressive pearls in the marketplace,” says Tony Martin of Lord Field. “They give it a distinctive breakpoint and consistent reaction that a bowler can have confidence in. The […]


Lord Field: Nasty

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51 Hook 14 Length 14.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “A good early reaction with strong roll makes it easy for the bowler to read the lanes with this ball,” says Tony Martin of Lord Field. “The high-rev player and the low-rev player will benefit equally from the straight lines and from the mass bias puck […]


Roto Grip: Shatter

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48 Hook 16 Length 15.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Since the Rising Star hybrid [April 2011] and Shooting Star solid [November 2011] have provided such great performance for a minimal price, we felt it would be good to add a pearl version to create a more skid/snap type reaction,” says Chris Schlemer. “This is a […]


Roto Grip: Berzerk

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53.5 Hook 13.5 Length 15 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “When restructuring the Roto Grip product line top to bottom, we felt we needed a hybrid in the HP-3 line,” says Chris Schlemer. “With the success of the Bandit pearl and Outlaw solid [both August 2011], we knew we had a proven core that would benefit […]


Roto Grip: Shout

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45 Hook 16.5 Length 13.5 Breakpoint Shape Manufacturer’s Intent: “Introduced alongside its pearlized counterpart, the Shout, too, is designed for lighter oil conditions or those high-friction lane surfaces,” says Chris Schlemer. “Again, a bright and fun color combination creates another superb option for the novice or beginner player. Even high-rev, tournament-ready players will appreciate the […]



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