Brunswick Goes Flip… First Impressions The Brunswick Fortera Exile is skid…and flip! Not much more to say in terms of first impressions. Our Testers: Brandon Hinderer is a PBA Member as well as Brunswick and Vise Staffer. Power Player: 450 rpm PAP: 5 3/8 & 7/8 up Axis tilt: 10-15 degrees Axis rotation: >45 degrees … Continue reading Brunswick Fortera Exile Bowling Ball Review
This is a Melee for sure… First Impressions This is going to be a great piece from Brunswick. I like seeing low RG cores still around. Maybe it’s a bit selfish but I love the heavier roll these balls create and the Brunswick Melee Cross is no exception. Our Testers: Brandon Hinderer is a … Continue reading Brunswick Melee Cross Bowling Ball Review
Duuuudddeeee… First Impressions This DV8 Dude reminds me a lot of one of my favorite balls in terms of ball motion, the Storm Furious. A little more length and nice snappy punch on the backend.. Our Tester: Coach T Tweener: 350 rpm PAP: 4 9/16 & 3/8 up Layout: 40 x 5 x 40 Test … Continue reading DV8 Dude Bowling Ball Review
The Classic… First Impressions The Brunswick LT-48 offers very easy length with a predictable move off the spot. Our Tester: Coach T Tweener: 350 rpm PAP: 4 9/16 & 3/8 up Layout: 35 x 5 x 65 Test Pattern: 41ft THS, 12:1, 24ml Keep in mind that coverstock accounts for 70% of ball reaction, but … Continue reading Brunswick LT-48 Bowling Ball Review
Motiv Makes its Ascent to the Apex… Our tester: Brad Crouse is testing the Motiv Primal Rage. The young Crouse’s phenomenal bowling has helped him make Motiv’s Regional staff. The equipment was drilled by Jeffrey Smith at Pure It Pro Shop in Lebanon, PA. Power Tweener: 450 rpm Layout: 60 x 4.25 x 40 Test … Continue reading Motiv Ascent Apex Ball Review
The Mastermind is Master… First Impressions The Brunswick Mastermind is a beast. This ball does such a good job reading the midlane, it’s scary. Once it reads the midlane, it just trucks to the pocket giving the bowler an overwhelming confidence throwing this piece. Our Testers: Brandon Hinderer is a PBA Member as well as … Continue reading Brunswick Mastermind Bowling Ball Review
The secret is out. Storm is releasing two new pieces for the summer, the brand new Optimus and a solid Hy-Road. Storm Optimus The new Storm Optimus is in the Master line. Starting with the known entity, Storm once again uses the pearlized R2X reactive cover. This is the same cover on the Marvel Pearl … Continue reading New Storm Equipment – Optimus and Hy-Road Solid!
Motiv’s Covert Revolt is Overt in its Intentions… First Impressions The Motiv Covert Revolt is a juggernaut based on what we saw. Great overall motion and strength. While the ball’s looks are understated, its intentions are clearly to make a big move and destroy pins. Some bowlers are going to have fun with this piece. … Continue reading Motiv Covert Revolt Bowling Ball Review with Digitrax Analysis
Is Motiv’s new ball Shocking? This is an interesting piece that looks to possibly be one of the most versatile in Motiv’s current line up. The Venom Shock offers a predictable ball motion and driller friendly layout possibilities. We had a chance to test a pin up and pin down version and the results were … Continue reading Motiv Venom Shock Bowling Ball Review with Digitrax Analysis
Motiv is Primal… The Motiv Primal Rage has been a raging success for Motiv and it’s understandable. Motiv is now on the PBA Tour and has gotten some good young guns sponsored. Now they’ll have to perform on the house shots out there for us everyday Joes. Our tester: Brad Crouse is testing the Motiv … Continue reading Motiv Primal Rage Bowling Ball Review with Digitrax Analysis
Roto Grip brings back the Nucleus core and puts it in the MicroBite cover. This is one beast of a core and it’s return is fitting. First Impressions I’m thinking this is definitely the strongest bowling ball I personally have. I’m going to need some oil or play deeper to keep this ball in play. … Continue reading Roto Grip Hyper Cell Bowling Ball Review with Digitrax Analysis
The Hybrid Hits the Mark Again! Remember that coverstock accounts for 70% of ball reaction, but the core will create the dynamic shape. Your drilling will alter the shape to suit your game and conditions you bowl on. Our tester: Tweener: Randy Kenny (375 rpm) 60 x 3 3/8 x 30 Randy is … Continue reading Storm IQ Tour Fusion Bowling Ball Review with Digitrax Analysis
Catchy Name, Interesting Piece… Storm keeps the highly popular Shape-Lock core shape but modifies it to have a lower differential. This creates a different and likely more versatile piece on the conditions we mostly see these days. The complete review and Digitrax analysis coming soon.
Does The Bark Match the Byte? Our testers: Layne Sandt (425 rpm) Brad Crouse (450 rpm) Lee Sandt of BowlerX drilled our test equipment. Layne’s layout is intended to get into a medium roll with a slower transition and high track flare potential. For Brad, his layout will allow for more of a skid snap … Continue reading Storm Byte Bowling Ball Review with Digitrax Analysis
The CAM core continues its Reign… Now with the venerable R2S Hybrid cover of Hy-Road infamy, The Reign On splashes onto the scene. Our testers: Layne Sandt (425 rpm) Brad Crouse (450 rpm) Lee Sandt of BowlerX drilled our test equipment. Layne’s layout is intended to get into a medium roll with a slower transition … Continue reading Storm Reign On Bowling Ball Review with Digitrax Analysis
Roto Grip is set to release the new Totally Defiant in August. This ball continues to use the awesome Paragon core while utilizing the 74MH Pearl cover. We’ll be reviewing it with Digitrax and give you an idea of how different it is from the Defiant Edge. In the meantime, check out our video review.
Roto Grip releases the new Deranged in August. The Deranged is the second ball in the HP3 line to use the Middle Roll 70 core. While we work on Digitrax and the ball review, check out the video.
The Marvel-S is a Winner! Our testers: Layne Sandt (400 rpm) Brad Crouse (450 rpm) Lee Sandt of BowlerX drilled our test equipment. We used a 65 x 3.5 x 65 layout for Layne and a 70 x 5 x 70 layout for Brad. Both bowlers are relatively similar in style, speed, and revs. Both … Continue reading Storm Marvel-S Bowling Ball Review with Digitrax Analysis
Full review coming soon but check out our latest video of the Storm Hy-Road Pearl.
This one is definitely Frantic on the Backends!! Storm is set to release the new Freak’n Frantic in May. Our testers: Stroker: Jeff Dalton (300 rpm) Tweener: Norm Santos (350 rpm) Cranker: Sean “Revz” Patterson (565 rpm) Eric Deaton, Storm Staffer of Strike Mor Pro Shop drilled our test equipment. We used a pin up … Continue reading Storm Freak’n Frantic Bowling Ball Review with Digitrax Analysis