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New Balls and Stuff  2012-2013

900 Global Unvails The Bullet Train

900 Global introduces the Bullet Train January 9th, 2013. The Plum Solid /Copper Pearl S79 Hybrid reactive cover finished with their neAt system (A=2,500 grit) is wrapped around the Combustion symmetric core (used in the Train).

Special Offer: Purchase a Bullet Train bowling ball and get a FREE Bullet Train Performance Jersey - only pay $9.95 for shipping and handling!

Lane #1 Announces The New Bloody Panther

Lane #1’s newest edition is the Bloody Panther. The Black and Blood Red reactive cover (finished with compound) which surrounds the patented Oversized Diamond core has the potential for a low Radius of Gyration of 2.46 and medium Differential of .043 Look for the New Lane #1 Bloody Panther December 21, 2012.


Columbia 300 Announces The Enigma

Total Friction Technology is a new cover system designed specifically for the Columbia 300 Enigma. TFT is one of the strongest covers ever used on a Columbia 300 ball, which creates a big hooking motion and combats even the heaviest of oil. The Encounter core in the Enigma is the same dynamic core found in the Dark Encounter and Wicked Encounter.


The new Total Friction cover along with the Encounter core creates an extremely aggressive move in the mid-lane with great continuation. “This combination of strong core and cover will handle heavier oil conditions,” reports Columbia. Look for the Columbia 300 Enigma

January 8th, 2013.

Track Unveils The 714C

When TRACK designed the 714C, they were looking for something that would complement two previous releases, the 706A and 716T. The R&D team quickly determined that by modifying a successful core from the past and wrapping it with a brand new cover, they would be able to accomplish the task at hand.

Core: The 714C features a core shape that we successfully used in the past in both the 718A and 716T. The original Robot core gave them the big backending 718A while the Modified Robot core gave them the strong rolling 716T. For the new 714Crelease, the densities were modified once again to create a strong continuous motion at the backend of the lane. This new version is the Modified Robot 2.0.

Cover: The 714C marks the first time TRACKhas solely used one of their new “Continuation” covers. For this new release, they use the Gen XC (Xtra Continuation). Some of the unique additives found in this new cover were recently combined with additives from our Gen XT cover. The combination of the two, created one of the best hybrid covers ever developed which can be found on our recently introduced 811C/T.

Finish: The final step that completes the ball development process is the finish. Having the right finish allows for the perfect combination of core and cover to shine for a wide variety of bowling styles. For the 714C, TRACK went with 800/1000/2000/3000 Abralon® as our finish of choice. This finish process allows for easy length on medium to oily patterns while creating the perfect amount of continuation at the back end of the lane. Look for the 714C January 8th, 2013.

Ebonite Adds the Exceed This Month

The Ebonite Exceed contains the popular Verve core used in the Warning Sign and Innovate from the Mid-Performance line. The Exceed features a Red / Navy / Yellow HTR 3.0 HYBRID coverstock finished to 3000 with Abralon ® completing the pearl/solid/hybrid trifecta. Look for the Ebonite Exceed this month reports Ed Gallegher Ebonite Brand Manager.

MOTIV Raptor Talon Introduced

The MOTIV Raptor Talon features the low RG Predator core, which is an asymmetric beast having a .060 primary differential and .015 intermediate on the 15# model. The core revs easily and produces massive track flare. The Raptor Talon encases the Predator core with the new Fusion Solid Reactive shell, which comes out of the box with a 2000 grit sanded finish. MOTIV suggests “It starts to hook in the oil and does not stop.” Check out the video.

Roto Grip Introduces New Bowling Balls for 2013

Roto Grip unveils the first new balls for 2013, in the HP2 line, the Wrecker features White Pearl/Blue Solid 52ML™ Hybrid Reactive coverstock finished 1500-grit Abralon® then Polished, wrapping a Neutron™ core (from balls like: Shatter, Rising and Shooting Stars). RG in #15 - 2.55, RG Diff - .042 World Wide Release Date: 1/8/13. Click here for more details

In the Roto Grip HP3 line, look for the Green/Black 66MH™ Solid Reactive Disturbed with it’s Middle Roll 70™ core and 2000-grit Abralon® finished cover. The new Middle Roll 70 core has core numbers of 2.50 Radius of Gyration (RG) for a #15 and RG Differential of .043 in this new configuration. World Wide Release Date: 1/8/13. Click here for more details

New for 2013 in the Roto Grip HP4 line is Defiant Soul. The striking Green & Gold Pearl/Purple Solid 77H™ Hybrid Reactive coverstock is finished to 4000-grit with Abralon® pads. Like the Defiant and Defiant Edge, the Defiant Soul is driven by it’s Paragon™ core (RG – 2.49 and RG Diff - .054 in a #15). World Wide Release Date: 1/8/13. Click here for more details

Visionary Unvails the Mixed Breed Crossover 

Visionary Bowling Products would like to announce the release of the much anticipated Mixed Breed Crossover. This will be the 3rd ball in the Mixed Breed series and will be available beginning November 29th, 2012 .

The Mixed Breed Crossover combines the Z-Spin asymmetric core design (RG 2.56, RG Differential .045) used in the Mixed Breed and Mixed Breed Pearl with a Blue/Yellow Pearl/Green Pearl hybrid version of our React-A-Tack coverstock (2000 Abralon finish). This combination allows the Mixed Breed Crossover to read the midlane well, and still provide good backend reaction with strong continuation.

Hammer Adds Arson Hybrid and Wrench

The Hammer Wrench combines the biggest skid/flip coverstock in the line, Grand Theft Reactive III Pearl, originally featured on the Taboo Jet Black. Combined with the M.P.A. core (featured in the Brick and Ratchet). The Wrench features Red/Gold /Purple GTR III Pearl cover, finished to 800 Abranet®, 1000, 2000 Abralon­™, and Powerhouse™ Factory Finish Polish.

Hammer Arson Hybrid completes the Arson series lineup. By filling the gap between the Arson and Arson Pearl, the new Hybrid offers Hammer bowlers three distinct ball motions in one price point. The new Arson Hybrid is Navy/Turquoise/Silver, Max-Control Hybrid coverstock finished to 500, 1000, 1000, 3000 Abralon® wrapping the Arson core.

AMF's Mamba Hybrid

The AMF Mamba Hybrid features the SRC core (Radius of Gyration – 2.481, RG Differential - .054) paired with a combination of two highly aggressive covers rated F74. The black/purple Mamba hybrid is finished with a T “NEAT” pad finishing the cover at about 4,000

Seismic Bowling To Add The Dominion in December

The Seismic Dominion™ has been "in the works" literally since 2009, with the concept developed at the same time as the Epicenter™, their first ever asymmetric core ball. Seismic is delighted to announce the release this December of the Insignia™ Dominion™ Hybrid.

The Dominion™ features the Insignia Asymmetric core, and is wrapped with a hybrid mix of the LNC and LNS coverstocks, used on the Solaris Blackout™ and Euphoria™ respectively. This hybrid cover should provide a combination of length and back end with powerful carry created by the Insignia core.

Columbia 300 Predicts a Mass Eruption

The base material (half-solid and half-pearl New Era Hybrid) for Columbia 300’s Mass Eruption is the same high performing cover (Navy/Baby Blue) used on the Violent Eruption. The Hybrid was created by pulling the pearl additives from one of the colors. The Mass Eruption features the Resurgence (Symmetric) core finished with a smooth, dull surface (800 Abranet™, 1000, 2000, 4000 Abralon®) for added mid-lane recovery.

Columbia reports: “The Mass Eruption gets through the front part of the lane easily for a dull ball and provides the best mid-lane read of the Eruption series.”

Two New From Brunswick in Novemeber

Brunswick reports the new Aura begins a new age of ball motion for Brunswick never seen before. “Outstanding length, super quick response to friction with the most continuation on the backend of any previous Brunswick ball.” The Aura with its Rough Buff finish, is designed to maintain the highest amount of Angular Velocity at the breakpoint when compared to other previous balls on medium to heavy oil lane conditions.

The Optimum-Flip Solid coverstock is Brunswick’s newest innovation in performance enhancing additive chemistry. The new Optimum-Flip Solid coverstock incorporates a new base reactive along with additive technology to create an outstanding Skid Flip ball motion for the Brunswick product line. The Aura Ultra Low RG core features a single density rounded-off elliptical inner core. The core is dynamically designed to extend the rotational energy, boosting angular velocity to transfer energy to the pins for increased pin action and higher scores. Available November 14, 2012

Brunswick Meanstreak™ The Addaptive ƒ(P2) Pearl coverstock is Brunswick’s latest advancement in performance enhancing additive chemistry. ƒ(P2) describes the latest ƒormula which multiplies their (P)projection additive with an aggressive reactive coverstock base creating a reported "Super Clean cover that skids easily down the lane creating maximum versatility." This new formulation is designed to produce the cleanest front end, while maintaining traction on the backend.

The new Meanstreak High RG symmetrical core features a long and lean design to provide maximum energy retention. Adding a mass around the equator stabilizes the dynamics to enhance the versatility of the core.
With its High Gloss finish, the Meanstreak is super clean through the front, retaining axis rotation for the backend with a strong continuous breakpoint. This combination of coverstock and core creates an extremely versatile motion and a great “Go To” ball on lower volume & broken down lane conditions. Available November 14, 2012

New From Brunswick's DV8 Brand

Finished with a 4000 grit Siaar Micro Pad Finish, the DV8 Marauder Madness is clean through the front, digs in the mid-lane to create a very strong and continuous motion that drives through the pins. The Class 5G coverstock maintains proper grip throughout the lane on medium-oily to light oil lane conditions.

Finished with a 4000 grit Siaair Micro Pad Finish, the DV8 Nightmare skids easily through the front and mid-lane with an extremely quick response to friction on the backend creating a highly continuous motion that cuts through the pins. The Nightmare with its new Class 8, an upgrade from the Hell Rasier Revenge Class 7, Reactive coverstock is reportedly the most hooking DV8 ball to date and should be used on medium oily to oily lane conditions. The new DV8 balls will be available October 31st.

Lane #1 Introduces the Stealth Bomber

The new Lane#1 Stealth Bomber Pearl is a carbon fiber gray pearl with the 4000 grit/sheen finish of a “T” NEAT pad applied to the Bleeder 9.7 coverstock. The Stealth Bomber core is the Stealth Diamond.


Ebonite Rolls Out the Challenge

Ebonite introduces the new Challenge in October. The Silver/Purple/Green Challenge is designed for a Strong Mid-Lane continuation featuring a 1500 Abralon finish of the®RCS (Reaction Control System) cover. The AXS core features a modified mix of the Empire core (Pursuit basic) core shape and changes of the Contour Planes.

Brand Manger Ed Gallegher explains “With all the research our R and D team has done on contour planes, the new AXS core has been designed to allow ball drillers more confidence in drilling, by eliminating large “void” areas in the contour profile.”

Further Gallegher touched on Advanced Drilling Stability. “This is something that we talked about in the Empire core shape, and the AXS core shares this unique feature. As a result of the unique shape of the AXS core, you will change the values of RG and Differential at the same rate when drilling. “ Look for the new Ebonite Challenge HP bowling ball October 18th.

Storm Adds New Lucid

Storm introduces a new high performance ball, the new Storm Lucid™. In order to create that extra backend hook without sacrificing any midlane traction and performance, Storm Products developed a new coverstock. A later break point position and sharper transition shape were the two key points they were shooting for.

Starting at the center of the new Storm Lucid™, the heart of the bowling ball, the Storm technical team incorporated one of Storm’s strongest designs to date, an asymmetrical shape known as the M.A.D.™ core, currently available in the Storm Vivid.

Moving to the shell, the new ERG™ pearl coverstock utilizes similar technology from the NRG™ coverstock but without the Nano additive. Evolution Reactive Genesis, ERG for short, is closer to a pure reactive which creates a later break point, putting more emphasis on the backend. The Lucid is prepped with a 4000 - grit smooth matte finish.

Hammer Adds the Taboo Deep Purple

Hammer adds a new Taboo. Deep Purple in color the new Grand Theft reactive pearl (GTR IV Pearl) coverstock is finished with 800 Abranet®, 1000, 2000, 2000 Abralon­™ which surrounds the Black Widow/Taboo Gas Mask core w/ flip block.

World Wide Release Date for the Hammer Deep Purple Taboo is September 18, 2012.


MOTIV Introduces the Primal Scream

MOTIV recently released new Whiplash™ cover technology on the 2Cruel and that same shell is utilized on the Primal Scream in a solid reactive formulation. The black and neon green cover is sanded to 4000 grit to compliment the chemistry of the shell.

The core being used on the Primal Scream is a modified dual-density Impulse core. MOTIV brought the RG down from 2.60 to 2.55 to provide exactly the right amount of length down the lane. This allows the Whiplash™ Solid Reactive shell to fully engage at the backend of the lane. This new symmetric Impulse V2 core has a .050 differential to provide a track flare potential of at least 5 inches. WWRD: September 26, 2012


DV8 Hits the Market with 2 New Balls

The red pearl/yellow solid DV8 Marauder features a new symmetric core shape matched with the new Class 4 reactive coverstock resulting in a ball motion that is long and sharp at the breakpoint on medium to light oil lane conditions. This core and coverstock combination produces an outstanding all-purpose ball motion and sets the Marauder as the new benchmark ball in the DV8 product line.

The black/blue pearl DV8 Hell Raiser Terror features the lower RG version of the Hell Raiser core matched with DV8’s new Class 6 reactive coverstock. This combination results in a ball motion that is extremely angular at the breakpoint with strong hook potential on medium to heavy oil lane conditions. The Hell Raiser Terror is now the most aggressive ball in the DV8 product line.


Brunswick Introduces 3 New Balls

Nexxxus ƒ(P+S) The bronze/graphite pearl Nexxxus f(P+S) is the latest breakthrough in Brunswick’s Addaptive Chemistry as it adds more length, more aggressive snap, and more total hook. The polished Nexxxus f(P+S) makes a significant performance advancement by producing stronger hook motion than its dull predecessors in the Nexus product line. The combination of the Nexus Arrowhead core and the new f(P+S) coverstock produces a great-looking ball with impressive power and performance on the lanes.

C-System maxxed-out The cobalt/teal solid C-System maxxed-out combines the new Ultra Low RG Dual Flip I-Block symmetrical core with the new C-System maxxed-out coverstock to create a strong and controllable hook motion that serves as the perfect complement to the C-System versa-max. The CFT maxxed-out coverstock maximizes the friction additives to strengthen the mid-lane grip and backend reaction for maximum control. Available: Worldwide

Karma Urethane The navy solid Karma Urethane is designed for extra smooth and predictable motion on light oil lane conditions. Combining the medium RG light bulb core shape with a retro urethane coverstock allows bowlers to play the traditional “down the boards” line to the pocket. Available: Worldwide

Radical Bowling Introduces 2 Balls

The Radical Bowling Slant HD is a strong asymmetrical core ball and uses the “Soaker” additive in the coverstock. The “Soaker” formulae absorbs oil from the surface 54% faster than balls without the additive. The core is an improved Slant “Booster” core but increased density of the flip block boosts the flare potential (differential). #15 RG of 2.46 and RG Differential of.054.

The Radical Bowling Torrid uses one of the most prolific cores ever developed. “Its performance on the PBA Tour was unprecedented and it was one of the most sought after balls on the market” reports Radical President Phil Cardinale. With an updated coverstock the Torrid is projected to perform like its legendary predecessor in a mid performance price range. #15 RG of 2.46 and RG Differential of.048.

900 Global Reveals 3 New Balls for Fall

New in July from 900 Global, The Look, Freight Train and Sure Thing.

The great looking Blue/Orange hybrid coverstock of The Look will give you “The Look” on conditions that demand a strong backend reaction. The Look combines a High Rg Asymmetric core with the popular S75 Hybrid Coverstock with soaker additive. "The Look" is finished with a NEAT (4,000 grit) finish. (#15 RG is 2.551, RG Differential is .050 and Intermediate Diff. is .017).

The new Freight Train from 900 Global is designed for heavy oil, and an energy block has been added to the Combustion core.
In addition, the shell strength was increased from the original Train to a new lane grabbing S77 in Black/Gray and finished with the NEAT (1,500 grit) finish. #15 RG is 2.54 and RG Diffferential is .055. For the cost of Freight ($9.95) the new Freight Train also features a 900 Global jersey.

Performance at the right price is how 900 Global describes the Sure Thing. The low RG core (RG of 2.494 in #15) and S57 Hybrid Navy Blue/Oyster coverstock finished at 2,000 Abralon will cut through any medium heavy oil condition. Polish the cover for more length and angle down the lane.

AMF Announces New Bowling Balls

For the first time AMF is utilizing the Asymmetric SRC technology, init's new Green Mamba. It is paired with Green/Ivory F74 coverstock and NEAT (4000 grit) finish. This low RG strong cover combination will be sure to bite through any oily lane condition. Get your FREE Green Mamba jersey with every purchase (just pay S&H). #15 Radius of Gyration (RG) 2.481, RG Differential is .054, Intermediate Diff. is .020.

The Bull Whip is back (in a new Special Edition) and better than ever. The shell has been juiced up to a powerful F73 polished Red/Bronze pearl coverstock to match up to today's lane conditions. You'll find the Bull Whip S.E. to provide good length with a sharp angular backend motion. #15 RG – 2.529, Diff. - .051.

A classic has been reborn with the Cobra S.E. The ever popular symmetric light bulb core is brought back to life in a high friction F74 reactive coverstock in Black with 4,000 Abralonfinish. This unique combo of a low flaring core and strong cover creates an entry angle you will have to see to believe. #15 RG – 2.563, Diff. - .017. Look for the new AMF additions in early July 2012.

Columbia 300 Introduces New Bowling Balls

The Elastin breakthrough technology (Elastin 8.0 Wicked EncounterSupreme Hybrid) has been taken to new levels for the Columbia 300 Wicked Encounter (more overall hook!).  An entirely new chemical additive has been used in order to create more friction in the front of the lane while helping the Wicked Encounter create stronger motion through back part of the lane, even on heavier oil conditions (finished 800, 800 Abralon, 1500, 1500 Abranet).

Inside the new Orange/Black/Silver Wicked Encounter is the same dynamic core found in the original Encounter and Dark Encounter.Avaialable July 24, 2012.

Violent EruptionThe new Columbia 300 Violent Eruption is wrapped in Lava colored New Era SF Plus reactive veneer (800 Abranet™, 1000, 2000 Abralon®, Powerhouse™ Factory Finish). The Skid Flip version of New Era was used in the original Eruption. The Violent Eruption will contain the low RG and medium differential Resurgence core.

Columbia explains what to expect: “The Violent Eruption is clean through the front and provides the greatest length in the Columbia 300 lineup. The sharp move it makes off the friction along with it’s length makes this ball a great choice on most medium to medium dry lane conditions.” Radius of Gyration - 2.46 RG Differential - .040 in 15#. Available June 21, 2012.

The new mid-level Columbia 300 Oath features a Bend-It Solid Oathcover in Blue/Purple/Red. Bend-It Solid was first used on the Omen, an extremely aggressive pearlized ball that likes oil.  The Oath features a solid version of Bend-It that has been modified to react stronger in the mid-lane and through the back of the lane than the pearlized version (finished 500, 800 Abranet® and 1000, 2000 Abralon™). 

The Capsule core was designed to provide great performance and versatility while also being very simple.  A simple symmetric shape with great performance characteristics was chosen in order to be very driller and bowler friendly.  The low RG Capsule revs up early and the high Differential helps create a large amount of flare for great continuation in the backend. Radius of Gyration - 2.47 RG Differential - .054 in 15#. Available September 11, 2012.

The (new Urethane) Classic U2 from Columbia 300 contains the The ClassicResurgence core. Columbia describes The Classic as “smooth and controllable and devastates the pins in the right environment” suggesting The Classic for “higher rev rates, slower ball speeds, and tough and dry conditions.” The slate color urethane veneer is finished at 2000 Abralon®. Available June 19th, 2012.

In addition to The Classic, Columbia 300 has added two new colors to it’s entry reactive Scout line. With a three piece construction, thenew Scouts create easy length for slower ball speeds, drier lanes or straighter target lines.


Hammer Announces New Balls

Last year Hammer set fire to oily lane conditions with the ArsonArson PearlNow Arson Pearl is ready to light up the lanes when the Arson has burned them up.  The new Arson Red/Turquoise Pearl uses a new Max-Corner Pearl coverstock (500, 1000, 2000 Abralon®, Powerhouse™ Factory Finish Polish) wrapping the Arson/Hot Sauce Core to backend harder on medium oil lane conditions. #15 RG (2.48) Diff (.045)  Available July 17, 2012.

The Hammer Ratchet combines a modified version of our asymmetric  M.P.A. core (from the Brick) with a Violet/Black/Silver hybrid version of the Grand Theft Reactive II coverstock (finished: 800 Abranet®, 1000, 2000, 3000 Abralon­®).  The Hammer Ratchet has enough twist to turn through the mid-lane on medium to medium-heavy oil patterns. Available August 14, 2012

Hammer announces the Nail Smoke and Fire, built around the Modified Raw Hammer Doom core and wrapped in Shredder Reactive Pearl cover veneer (800 Abranet®, 1000, 2000, 4000 Abralon­®, Powerhouse™ Factory Finish Polish) designed for medium-dry lane conditions. #15 RG (2.55) Diff (.042).

Hammer’s new Cobalt Vibe combines the proven Vibe core shape with a Violent Reactive Pearl coverstock. This Vibe has the original Black Widow coverstock (800 Abranet, 1000 Abralon, 2000 Abralon, 4000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish). Cobalt Vibe is designed with drier lanes in mind. By using a very smooth texture coverstock, Cobalt Vibe offers extreme length with an angular backend motion. #15 RG (2.51), Diff (.042).

New Balls From Ebonite International

The Ebonite Innovate is an Innovateupper mid-performanceball that likes to be extremely responsive to down lane friction. The High Traction Reactive (HTR 3.0) Pearl coverstock is Red/Navy/ Purple, while the “Verve” Core is Radius of Gyration (RG) of  2.49 / RG Differential .046 in #15 Available June 12, 2012.  Watch Video

Ebonite Endure is the new, mid-performance product from Ebonite. EndureEbonite suggests “The Endure will provide you with great performance on fresh conditions and those that are in transition.” The Black/Yellow/Blue cover of Traxion Reactive Hybrid wraps the V5 core (the Elevate and Game Changer). Available July 31, 2012. Radius of Gyration (RG) of  2.50 / RG Differential .051 in #15.   Watch Video


Track Reveals the New 912T, 706A, 503T and 300A

“Our goal was to create a ball that simply out hooked and (out) performed every ball ever made in the history of Track.” The new Track introduction in the 900 series is 912T. With the Legion 2 Turbo core creating easy revs while storing plenty of energy for the back end the 912T features the brand new Gen ET (Extreme Traction) cover. Track included: “The “Traction” this cover creates is out of this world. We accomplished this by taking our Gen XT (Xtra Traction) cover used on the popular 716T and slowly increased the “Traction” additives until we created the best cover to match up with heavy oil patterns.”

Track further explained “In order to create the strong overall hook that was desired when creating the 912T, we decided to go with our newest finishing process. This process uses 1500 Abranet Soft as the last finishing step. Abranet Soft is a new type of sanding material that was developed to minimize clogging while sanding. The foam layer and open structure of Abranet Soft provides more flexibility and allows the material to follow surface contours more effectively.” Available June 21, 2012.

Later this summer, Track will reveal the New 706A. Track explained “The concept for creating the 706A was simple. We wanted a core/cover combination that would provide the aggressive move at the breakpoint the “A” series is known for, with improved continuation through the pins. Our R&D team accomplished this by creating both a brand new core and cover. 706A is the first Track ball to feature the brand new Helmet core. For the 706A, our R&D team developed our new Gen XA (Xtra Angle) cover. The finish process is the final factor that determines our overall ball motion. For the 706A, we started with 800 Abranet then followed it up with 1000 and 2000 Abralon. Once the sanding is done, we apply our Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish." Available July 24, 2012.
In August, Track introduces the 503T. The Packman core offers moderate revs due to the medium Rg values combined with a large overall flare potential. The new GenMT (Moderate Traction) cover is a modified version of the Gen XT (Xtra Traction) cover found on the 716T. By reducing the amount of Traction additives, Trackcreated a cover that will match up the best with medium to oily lane conditions. The finish process is the final factor that determines the overall ball motion. For the 503T, they started with 800 Abranet then followed it up with 1000 and 2000 Abralon. This finish will provide enough traction for oily lanes while allowing the 503T, to still be useful on medium oil patterns as well. Available August 28, 2012

The 300A is designed for when there is too much friction for today's high-performance balls. A combination of the Track Symmetric Core and Gen MA (Moderate Angle) cover provided the building blocks for a ball to complement the 300T and 300C. The 300A comes with standard polished factory finish. The surface is finished with 800 Abranet and then working up with 1000, 2000 and then 4000 Abralon before Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. Those looking for a little less length can achieve it by sanding with a 2000 Abralon pad and then re-polishing. Available June 21,2012.


Roto Grip Reveals Their Fall Ball Line-Up Additions

The Roto Grip Defiant Edge features the same technological advancement found in the Defiant, the unique elliptical shape of the Paragon core defines predictability of axis migration and allows you to perfectly match up your ball reaction to the condition at hand.

The MicroBite pearl reactive coverstock uses extremely small structured additives to help smooth the transitions while maintaining entry angle at the pocket. This helps you create better pin action while reducing oil sensitivity that can send your ball through the break point.

The new Defiant Edge is the ideal complement to the original Defiant, providing the perfect combination of skid-hook-roll even on medium-heavy oil. Be sure to keep your original Defiant on hand for those heavy oil situations. The new Roto Grip introductions will hit the market August 14, 2012

Roto Grip will introduce the Berserk. With the same consistent, smooth-rolling Caliber™ weight block that the Bandit rode all the way to glory, the Berserk utilizes increased energy transfer to create maximum pin action for both rev-dominant and speed-dominant players alike.

The 65MH Hybrid Reactive Coverstock is the ideal combination of both solid and pearl reactive. This technology gives you the ease of the pearl through the front part of the lane with the smooth reaction of a solid at the breakpoint.

The Berserk is the perfect marriage of its predecessors, the Bandit and Outlaw. This ball is best suited for medium/heavy oil conditions, but the surface can easily be adjusted to work well on a variety of conditions.

New for Fall from Roto Grip, the Shatter. Featuring the same proven, late-rolling Neutron core utilized in the Rising Star and Shooting Star, the Shatter is a model of consistency, producing good length and strong motion down-lane.

The 51ML pearl reactive coverstock was created to go toe-to-toe with medium to lighter oil conditions. This reliable shell allows the ball to easily clear the front part of the lane and provide you with more stored energy down-lane.

The Shatter produces more length and backend on medium to lighter oil conditions than the Rising Star and Shooting Star, creating the perfect combination when paired with either of its predecessors.

The last editions to the Roto Grip ball line is a duo, the Scream & Shout.

The NEW Late Roll 46 core was designed to provide maximum length with stable control down lane. This core will produce a minimal amount of flare and strong hitting power through the pocket.

The NEW 42L pearl (Scream) and 45L solid (Shout) reactive coverstocks were created to combat lighter oil conditions. Both easily clear the front part of the lane and look good doing it.

The NEW Scream & Shout were designed for those lighter oil conditions where you need a ball that provides you with good length and control at the breakpoint.

Storm Adds New Balls For Fall

The new Storm Fire Road™ contains the provenInverted Fe3 Technology weight block first introduced in the Victory Road™. The advancements made in Fe³ allowed Storm to utilize a larger mass to increase the dynamics, upping the differential approximately 15%.

But ball reaction is the product of both core and coverstock. And while the Victory Roads and Crossroad™ all utilize the proven R2S™ coverstock, Storm is encasing the Fire Road weight block with an R2X™ blend that has previously been reserved for the biggest hitters like the Virtual Gravity™. With a smoothly polished 1500-grit finish and pearl blend, the new Fire Road is sure to fire up the pins and the pocket. Release Date: July 10, 2012

The new IQ and IQ Tour Edition were designed to continue the Master Line predictability and reliability. The IQ Tour Edition (blue cover) is sure to become your new benchmark ball. The C3 - Centripetal™ Control Core is engineered to yield ample midlane roll while smoothing out the transition. This fast-revving symmetrical shape is unique in its mass distribution and is the brains behind it all.

Prepped with a perfectly balanced 4000-grit Abralon® finish, the IQ Tour Edition's proven R2S™ solid coverstock (like on the Victory Road solid) ensures great traction and performance. You may know that coverstocks come in a variety of levels of aggressiveness. Since we built the IQ Tour Edition to be the foundation of your arsenal, you can be confident in the fact that this ball will be consistent across a variety of lane conditions.

The new Storm IQ (Red/Blue) is a ball for heavier oil. With an amped up new PFT™ (Progressive Friction Technology) coverstock and dynamic Centripetal™ core (from the Marvel series), the IQ is sure to turn some heads. The Centripetal™ core's symmetrical shape provides countless drilling options. This fast-revving core produces 6” or more of flare and is designed to benefit players of all skill levels. Prepped with a textured 3000-grit Abralon® finish, the IQ’s PFT coverstock emphasizes the break point angle as it grips the dry boards like no other. Release Date: July 10, 2012

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MOTIV steps into the Entry Level Performance Catagory

MOTIV™. will introduce the Ascent™ series May 30th. Available in both a solid and pearl option, the Ascent™ line offers two different ball motions for Light Oil.

 The Pink/Purple Pearl edition is much longer with a more angular backend (Pearl Finish: 2000 Polish).

The Red/Blue Solid Ascent reads earlier and produces a smooth strong arc to the pocket (Solid Finish: 1000 Wet Sand.

Both Ascent™ balls combine the MOTIVator-Z™ cover from the QZ2 Backdraft with the proven Recon™ core . The resulting RG is 2.59 with a .025 differential on the 15# model.

WWRD: 5/30/2012

MOTIV Introduces the Sigma Hybrid

The new Diablo Red and Charcoal Pearl MOTIV Sigma Hybrid is built on award winning technology from the Sigma Tour, which won 1st place as the Most Versatile Ball of 2011 in the BTM Reader's Choice Awards.

While the Hybrid edition does feature the same proven Sigma™ core design, the cover technology (Atomix™ Hybrid Reactive) and box finish (1000 Wet Sand) provide a different zone of performance. Designed for medium-heavy oil, the Sigma Hybrid reads earlier and provides a smoother ball motion.

League bowlers that are rev-challenged or speed dominant will appreciate the strength of the Sigma Hybrid on a fresh house shot. Tournament bowlers will use it on medium-heavy volume sport patterns to destroy the rack. 15# SPECS: RG: 2.47, DIFF: .047

Seismic Releases The Raging Bull Stampede

The Seismic Raging Bull Stampede™ has been engineered to provide more torque at the end of the pattern than has ever been seen in a Seismic ball.

The Horn Core has been their most popular core to date. Matching this core with the new SF79 Coverstock, the Stampede™ provides you with the same stable roll which sets up for an amazing back end move. This Core/Cover combination is designed for maximizing carry percentage on high scoring lanes. Video of the new Seismic Stampede

Storm Adds 4 Balls in May

Storm Products announces four new additions to their product line. The Manic™ and Fringe™ will be the newest additions to the Hot™ line and follow the popular Frantic™, one of the hottest balls on the market today! 

Storm will be releasing a new Tropical Heat and Tropical Breeze.

All four balls will be available on May 8, 2012.

The intent of the new Storm Manic and Storm Fringe is to design two more options to enhance and broaden the Hot™ Line, one with an earlier break point than the Frantic and another with a later break point.

For the new Manic, they were looking to enhance the midlane reaction. CATS testing showed an earlier breakpoint of more than two feet so Storm achieved their goal. The 4000-grit finish combined with the solid R2S™ mixture created this enhanced midlane, perfect for those with higher ball speed.

As a counter point, the new Fringe is all about the backend. The straight pearl blend combined with the factory polished 1500 finish depletes energy at a slower rate, allowing for moe entry angle and a wider pocket! 

Looking at the power plant, you’ll find the reputable N.O.S. ™ core which embodies true dynamic integrity. This higher volume core is a proven winner around the globe, with bowlers loving the predictable motion across a variety of lane conditions. 

So, Storm explains “we gave you the option of choosing your best fit. If your speed dominates your rev rate, you’ll love the Manic. But if you’re the type of player who can’t seem to get too much backend, look for the Fringe to be your ball.”

Storm is cranking up the “HEAT” again with the introduction of the new Tropical Heat™- Black/Purple.

This line of bowling balls raises the standard in performance at a value price. The power behind the Tropical Heat™ is the highly-successful Turbine™ core. This mid-RG and mid-differential core boasts a tighter spin radius for quick revving mid-lane and enhanced entry angle to the pocket.

With a 4000-grit finish, the Black/Purple’s Reactor™ hybrid coverstock is a complement to the Tropical™ Line.  The new Storm Tropical Breeze Black/Cherry’s hybrid veneer blend is highly polished just like the others in this series. It can be sanded to create a stronger reaction. 

The Camber™ Core’s inverted light bulb shape powers this new color option, too. It provides ample predictability and control, a must for bowlers with slower speeds or those bowling on drier lane conditions.

Ebonite Adds 2 Cyclones

Ebonite adds 2 new Cyclones to its entry level performance line. Green/Gold/Silver and Red/ Purple/ Yellow. 

The Cyclone coverstock is the GB 10.7 (used in the One) and the Cyclone Core still drives the new Cyclones. 

Cyclones are designed for “Length with Strong Backend.”


Columbia Adds to The Freeze Line-up

Columbia 300 announces 2 new additions to the Freeze line. The Freeze Solid and Freeze Hybrid

New Era Solid provides a wider foot print on the lane than previous Freeze coverstocks for more overall reaction. 

New Era Hybrid is the perfect mix of solid and pearl materials and is designed for great length and strong back end.  The Modified Messenger core is one of the most successful cores in Columbia 300’s history. 

The Freeze Hybrid in Black/Blue/Silver is finished with 800, 1000, 2000 Abralon® and with Powerhouse Factory Polish® designed for a great reaction on medium to dry lanes.

The Freeze Solid Black/Purple/Yellow is finished with 800, 1000, 2000 Abralon® and then with Powerhouse Factory Polish. Available in May 2012.


New From Hammer

Hammer introduces a new Ball this month, the Rhythm

Built around the Arson core with a Grand Theft Reactive Black/Purple/Orange cover finished 800, 1000, 2000, 2000 Abralon­™, then Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish™. 

The Grand Theft cover was used last year on the first Hammer Taboo. The Rhythm will be available April 29th. 

A portion of the sale of each Rhythm will be donated to The National Bowling Association (TNBA).

Brunswick Adds 3 New Balls

The red/black solid Nexxus ƒ(P+R) features Brunswick’s newest innovation in performance enhancing Adaptive Chemistry. The combination of the Projection additive, new Recovery additive, and the Rotor core results in a ball motion with the highest hook potential and most continuation of any ball to date reports Brunswick. With a factory finish of 500 and 1500 Siaair Micro Pad, the Nexxus ƒ(P+F) provides a ball motion that projects through the front, saves axis rotation in the mid-lane and grabs the backend.

The black solid C-System versa-max combines Brunswick’s newest breakthrough in Chemical Friction Technology with the Dual Flip I-Block core. The C-System versa-max is factory finished with 500 Siaair Mircro Pad, Rough Buff, and High Gloss finish.

The purple/pink Karma Pearl combines Brunswick’s proven Danger Zone core shape matched with the Activator Plus reactive coverstock to produce good length and a strong yet controllable backend on medium to light oil lane conditions. Releasedate is not yet available.


Ebonite Introduces the Pursuit Series

Ebonite introduces a new High Performance Series, the Pursuit with the all new Pursuit and Pursuit S.

The Pursuit is a Mass Bias bowling ball, with a Mass Bias Rating of .008.

The Pursuit core is named the Empire Core. The Pursuit S is the Symmetric version of the Pursuit core, with a Mass Bias Rating of .000 and will be named the Empire S Core design. Ebonite reports: “The Pursuit coverstock, this is the most exciting part of the new Pursuit Series, the new chemistry."

1) Chemically Treated Surface – As each Pursuit ball makes its way off of the finish line, each ball is treated chemically in order to open the pores and achieve optimal performance.

2) Ultra Robust Surfacing – Through the testing phase, we worked on multiple surface options that would allow the Pursuit balls to maintain length, but still offer strong backend continuation. The best possible surface that we tested is 800 Abralon and 1500 Abranet.

3) Hyper Branched MDI Technology – This new cover system offers more performance, longer than any other industry MDI covers currently used. 4) All New Components – The Ebonite Pursuit Product Line is using materials that NO OTHER BOWLING BALLS are currently using!.

Storm's New Premer Line Ball is the Vivid

The intent of the new Storm Vivid™ is to create a motion which expands the current Premier™ line, giving you a clear picture of the lane condition while utilizing Storm’s most technologically-advanced cores and coverstocks.

This new Vivid is projected to fit between the original Virtual Gravity™ Nano solid and pearl versions, combining mid-lane traction and backend hook.

Starting at the center, the heart of the bowling ball, the Storm technical team developed a new asymmetrical shape known at the M.A.D.™ core. "Maximum Accelerating Disc" technology optimizes the shapes of the RG planes to allow you to perfectly dial in your desired reaction.

Moving to the shell, the NRG™ solid reactive coverstock utilizes nanotechnology to create additional contours and surface texture. Proven in the original Virtual Gravity Nano, this coverstock allows bowlers of all skill levels to hook the ball like a pro.

Prepped with a 2000-grit finish, the Vivid can be smoothed with Xtra Shine™ if you find it has just too much teeth.

Storm Adds the Crossroad

When the time to add to the product line came, Storm had a very effective ball (a winner all over the globe) in the Hy-Road.

The number one factor of ball motion is coverstock. So, when Storm was looking to expand upon the Victory Road with the proven components of the Hy-Road, Storm first started with the R2S hybrid reactive shell that seemed to match up on every lane condition imaginable.

Finished to 1500-grit as well, the new Crossroad is sure to skid through even the most hooking heads around. But if your speed is higher and the heads are slick, you can still adjust the surface texture easily as R2S is one of the most versatile coverstocks on the market.

Encasing the Hy-Road shell around the Victory Road’s Inverted Fe³ Technology™ weight block gave Storm the best of both worlds. The advancements made in Fe³ allowed them to utilize a larger mass to increase the dynamics, upping the differential approximately 15% in the 15 pounders. More differential equals more flare, and you can control the amount of flare with the proper layout.

The Modern Marvel from Storm

The new Storm Modern Marvel will provide more midlane traction as it features a textured R2X™ hybrid reactive cover.

Prepped with 4000-grit Abralon® to match the “modern” environment, the Modern Marvel provides an optimum amount of traction throughout the entire lane; just enough glide through the heads without over-skidding and enough backend to verify you are indeed throwing a Storm bowling ball.

The Centripetal™ core’s symmetrical shape provides countless drilling options. So feel free to drop your favorite layout in the Modern Marvel as this shape has quickly

Hammer Jet Black Taboo
Brand Manager Jeff Ussery announces the last ball in the Taboo series, called the Jet Black Taboo

The “Grand Theft Reactive (GTR) III” coverstock is finished 500/1000/2000 Abralon® Polished w/ Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. The Jet Black Contains the High Mass Bias Gas Mask core w/ Flip Block like it’s predecessor (in #15, RG -2.50, with RG Diff of .060). 

Look for the new Taboo Jet Black on February 2nd, 2012.

508A New from Track
The new Track 508A is Green/Black/Yellow MP GEN4 Reactive Pearl Coverstock finished 800 Abranet ®,1000, 2000 Abralon ® then Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. Wrapped around the “Legion” Asymmetrical core, the numbers (for a 15lb ball: RG 2.51, and Differential - 0.049) provide a long and angular reaction from the 508A for Medium to Dry Lane Conditions.

The intermediate and overall differential are higher in the new 508A which provide more flare potential and a stronger overall core than the 505A. The combination of the MP GEN 4 Reactive Pearl veneer and the modified Legion Core, should provide you with a quicker responsive and overall more aggressive product than the previous 500 series balls.

New From DV8 Hell Raiser Revenge and a New Misfit

Finished with a 2000 grit Siaair Micro Pad Finish, the new DV8 Hell Raiser Revenge has easy length through the front and mid-lane with a very quick response to friction on the backend creating a highly angular motion for a matte finish ball that tears through the pins on medium oily to oily lane conditions. Hell Raiser Ultra Low RG Core (RG – 2.480, Differential - .056) Is wrapped with “Class 7 Reactive” Coverstock finished 500 then 2000 Siaair Micro Pad.

Brunswick’s DV8 Brand adds the Green/White Misfit. The “Misfit” core is a high RG (2.552) and medium Differential (.040) surrounded by the “Class 1 Reactive veneer, finished with a 500 Siaair Micro Pad, Rough Buff and High Gloss polish.

The Droid from Lane #1

Lane #1 announced the new Droid. The Droid’s “Cyborg Diamond” Core should generate 4 inches of track flare on Radius of Gyration (RG) of 2.521 and medium RG Differential of .045 and the “Bionic (Blended Ion)” neon green and black coverstock is finished at 2000 Abralon. Look for the Lane #1 Droid on January 23rd, 2012.


MOTIV Adds The Thrash

New from MOTIV, the high performance THRASH. The Deep Ocean Blue Z-Max™ Solid Reactive veneer finished to 1000-grit wet sand features the NEOMARK white label with the “Quadfire™” core inside generating a Radius of Gyrations (RG) of: 2.55 in a #15 ball, with Differential of .043. World Wide Release Date: January 13th, 2012.

Columbia 300 – Dark Encounter

The “Elastin” chemical breakthrough carries into the Columbia 300 Dark Encounter. The original Encounter featured a pearl version of the revolutionary Elastin coverstock. The chemical engineers at Columbia 300 have taken this technology to a new level by creating even larger pores and increasing the length of the polymer chains in a solid version of “Elastin.”

The Dark Encounter's “Encounter” core is the same dynamic core found in the original Encounter. Columbia explains “The proven core along with a great new cover will provide the big hook you’ve been looking for.”  Available January 5th, 2012.

900 Global Introduces the Train

New from 900 Global, the Train, a Blue/Silver Hybrid S76 Coverstock prepared NEAT (E=Performance of 1500 grit), contained within is the Symmetric “Combustion” Core (RG in #15/2.505, with Differential of .054. World Wide Release Date: 1/9/12


Coming in 2012, The Defiant from Roto Grip
On the way to store shelves, the Roto Grip Defiant

The 3000-grit Abralon® finished Blue/Purple/Black “MicroBite Solid Reactive” coverstock wraps the “Paragon™” core.  With a Radius of Gyration (RG) of  2.49 in a #15 ball with an RG Differential of .054.

World Wide Release Date: 1/10/12


Hammer Adds A Brick

Hammer plans to add a Brick. With an advanced new core design matched with the strongest veneer (GTR Hybrid) ever used on a Hammer ball at this performance level, Hammer touts “the Brick is destined to be a staple in every bowler’s bag.”

The new “Brick Mirror Plane Asymmetric (MPA)” core design is completely asymmetric in shape, a highly unusual feature of the ball. The core is not high mass bias; however the low Radius of Gyration (RG) is not in the geometric center of the ball.

“This core shape was designed for a specific purpose,” explained Ron Hickland, Ball Design Engineering Manager. “The pro shop operator can tweak ball motion by making smaller layout changes when drilling the Brick. Those smaller layout changes will produce bigger performance changes in ball motion for the bowler.”

When you have a core as special as the Brick MPA, you have to make sure you have a coverstock that makes the most of the core’s performance. The Black/Blue/Red “GTR Hybrid” cover does the trick (finished 500/500/1000/2000 Abralon® Sanded). Look for the Hammer Brick just before Christmas on December 20th.

The Omen From Columbia 300

Columbia 300 introduced yet another new ball, this time the mid-performance Omen. The Omen, a Purple/Gold/Silver “Bend-It” pearl reactive coverstock finished aggressively (500, 500, 4000, 4000 Abralon®) in order to enhance the Omen’s footprint on the lane, surrounding the “Capsule core with Magnetite”.

Columbia reports “The “Capsule core” was designed to provide great performance and versatility while also being very simple. A simple symmetric shape with great performance characteristics was chosen in order to be very driller and bowler friendly. The low RG Capsule revs up early and the high Differential helps create a large amount of flare for great continuation in the backend.”

The new core, cover and finish process for the Omen makes it one of the best choices in the Columbia 300 lineup for heavier oil conditions. Look for the Omen December 15th, 2011.

Radical Bowling Introduces a Hybrid

Radical’s Slant Hybrid is a strong asymmetrical core ball featuring the soaker additive which reportedly removes oil from the surface of the ball 54% quicker than balls with out the additive.

Look for the “Booster” core featured in the original Slant and Slant Solid, which is surrounded with a Hybrid coverstock, yielding 4-6 boards more ball reaction than the original Radical Slant. The new Slant Hybrid is Purple Pearl and Black solid veneer. Radical’s Phil Cardinale offered “The Slant Hybrid is cleaner through the front than Slant Solid yet more angular down the lane.”


Track 811A Special Edition Available In December

Track’s intent for the all new 811A Special Edition is to be a stronger version of the 607A SE. Starting with an all new core the “Legion 2 Turbo”, the core started out as a symmetric core shape and then was modified into an asymmetric core to get the specific RG, Differential and mass bias numbers saught. With the Mass Bias being 0.011, it is set up to give the most angular backend reaction for the widest style of bowlers.

As for the all new “SE8 GEN1” coverstock in Black/Red/Blue, (finished 500, 1000, 2000 Abralon ®, and Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish), Track has developed an all new performance pearl additive “Crystalline Mica”. This additive is 15% more responsive off the dry than what was used in the 607A SE. Look for the Track 811A Special Edition December 8th, 2011.

Storm Products Introduces the Polar Ice Duo

Storm introduces two urethane three piece balls in December. The Storm Polar Ice – Blue/Green features a smooth (3500 Abralon) U1S Pearl Urethane unpolished cover and the Storm Polar Ice –Red Pearl/Purple Pearl U1S Pearl Urethane finished to 3500 Abralon and polished. RG: #15 2.69, Diff: .006. World wide release date is December 13, 2011

Lane #1's Hot Pink Panther Pearl

The Lane #1 Pearl Panther in hot pink and black ION Pearl coverstock which wraps the oversized Patented Diamond weightblock. (Radius of Gyration (RG) - 2.460, RG Differential .043).

DV8 Adds "Too Reckless"

DV8 Too Reckless is coming December 1st. The Black/Neon Green Solid Too Reckless covered with “Class 3L Reactive” veneer surrounds the “Reckless” core. Cover is finished with 500 Siaair Micro Pad, Rough Buff, and finally High Gloss Finish. RG: #15/2.573, DIFF: .050. Call or e-mail to pre-order yours today.

Ebonite Introduces the new Elevate

The new Ebonite Elevate combines the all new Purple Navy Yellow “Traxion Reactive HYBRID .030” coverstock (finished 800 Abranet, 1000, 2000 Abralon and polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish), with the newly redesigned “V5” core (Radius of Gyration (RG) – 2.50 and RG Differential of .051) in a mid price product.

Elevate will be available at pro shops worldwide on December 1, 2011

Hook R is New From MoRich Bowling

MoRich Bowling introduced the Hook R. The Hook R Frosted Cherry “Super-Tac Pearl” reactive coverstock is prepared at an aggressive 400 grit wet sanded finish, with the “Unique” core touting Radius of Gyration (RG) numbers of: 2.494, with the RG Differential of: .057.

November 21st is the world wide release date.

Brunswick Adds The Nexus Line

Brunswick revealed a pair of high performance balls will be added to their bowling ball lineup. A new solid entry is the Nexus ƒ(P+F), the Blue/Violet “Addaptive f(P+F) Solid” coverstock is finished 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad and surrounds the “Nexus Rotar” core (in #15 RG – 2.536 and RG Diff. - .056).

The second entry the Nexus ƒ(P) in Black/Blue/Silver Pearl “Addaptive f(P) Pearl” coverstock is finished: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad and Rough Buff Finish. It covers the “Nexus Arrowhead” core (#15 RG - 2.558 and RG Diff. - .056).

World Wide Release Date: November 11, 2011.

The Brunswick Nexus series will be introduced in a series of ball seminars in: Chicago, Orlando, FL., Fort Wayne, IN., Dayton, OH., Atlanta, Dallas, Greensboro, NC., and Denver from October 24th to November 4th.

Ebonite Adds Warning Sign

Ebonite announced a new hybrid addition to their Sign/Signals performance category ball line-up. The new Warning Sign, a Gold and Navy blue hybrid cover utilizes the same core as the previous Vital Sign and Vital Energy offerings. 

It shares the same asymmetric core as the current pearl Signals, with the “Vital Mass Bias Core,” but has the all new “High Traction Reactive HYBRID-2” cover. Ebonite Brand Manager Ed Gallagher reports “The Warning Sign’s combination of core and cover will have you winning in heavy oil.”

MOTIV Adds Primal Impulse in Novemeber

Coming in November, MOTIV will release the Primal Impulse in a vivid Blue/Lime Pearl with the NEOMARK Color accents in Hot Pink Pearl and Black, the “Atomix™ SFP reactive" coverstock wraps the Impulse™ core (RG: #15/2.60, DIFF: #15/.050). The MOTIV Primal Impulse is finished with 2000-grit Wet Sand then Polished. World Wide Release Date is November 25, 2011.

Gotta Have The Nuts

900 Global The Nuts pearl contains the asymmetric “Nuts” core with Radius of Gyration (RG) of 2.551 and RG Differential of .050 wrapped in the S70 pearl coverstock finished with their NEAT system (visual appeal of compound/polish, performance of 4,000 grit).

WORLD WIDE Release date of November 1, 2011

A new color combination will be available in Black and Pink in the 900 Global Hook line. The “S43” cover is described as “a Hybrid Polished.”  The symmetric “Hook” core has an RG of 2.551 and RG Differential of .046 in #15 pounds. The new Hook (IN PINK/ BLACK) will be available November 1, 2011.

Track announced a new addition to their 7 series ball line, the 716C. Designed for heavier oil, Track reports they improved on the 715C adding a higher Differential to the modified “Robot” core with new “UMP Gen5C Solid” coverstock removing the Pearl Essence used in the previous ball. The 716C is finished 500, 1000, and 2000 then polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. World Wide release date was October 6th, 2011. Stop in and order yours today.

The new Mission X from Ebonite International will be available in October (10/18/2011). The new High Performance ball is HL 1350 coverstock in Royal Blue and Yellow, finished 800, 1000, 2000, 3000 Abralon and Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. The “Mission 1.0” core (RG 2.50, Diff - .050) enhanced with Black Magnatite is the “engine” of the new Mission X.

Hammer Introduces a New Taboo

Introducing the newest Hammer Taboo Blue/Silver. Hammer Brand Manager Jeff Ussery explained “Engineered to deliver an extra two to three boards of hook every time, it’s the strongest ball we’ve ever made. And with aggressive features like our proven High Mass Bias Gas Mask core w/ Flip Block and new Dark Electric Blue/Silver GTR II Pearl coverstock, it is finished Sanded with 800/1000/2000/3000 Abralon™.

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Storm Adds Pearl to High Performance Ball Line

A breakthrough in coverstock technology rarely happens due to the complex nature of chemistry and polymer science. Yet Storm's new release will glide through the heads more easily than the original Virtual Gravity™ Nano yet still handle heavy oil.

In looking for different ways to expand the benefits of nanotechnology, Storm explored several additive options to the base NRG coverstock and found that adding mica to this shell material created a cleaner glide through the heads without sacrificing any of its ability to handle larger amounts of oil.

You’ll see increased entry angle with the new Virtual Gravity Nano Pearl with simultaneous amplified oil traction usually reserved for textured solids. Fragrence of the new Pearl Nano is Orange Chocolate. The new Storm Virtual Gravity Nano Pearl will arrive October 11th.

For the new Storm Frantic, Storm utilized a reliable, proven coverstock R2S™. R2S, the second generation of Reactor™ coverstock material, is clean through the front of the lane and strong off friction. With a pearl and a solid version available in the line, Storm prepared a hybrid version to see if it blended both power and control. Armed with the exact same coverstock as the Hy-Road™, it proved itself quickly during the testing process and moved on to the next phase, surface preparation.

With a 1500-grit polished finish, the new Storm Frantic was impressive during C.A.T.S.® testing as it created three times the entry angle of the 2Furious. Looking under the hood, you’ll find the innovative "N.O.S. Core". When compared with the "Turbine™ Core", Storm designed an increase of flare potential by more than 15% with this higher volume core. Wrap this core with the same coverstock as the Hy-Road. FRAGRANCE: Orange/Lime. Release Date: October 25, 2011

Roto Grip is excited to announce the upcoming release of the Shooting Star. The newest addition to the Shield line will be available at pro shops in October.

The intent for the new Shooting Star is to expand the Shield line, creating a stronger mid-lane roll without sacrificing control. With the success of the original Rising Star, the Shooting Star utilizes the same "Neutron" core as the power source.

The Neutron cores medium RG- medium differential shape is based on the concept started with the original "Photon" core. But with the "Neutron" core, you’ll find an even lower radius of gyration (RG) and higher differential in the heavier weights which hooks up heavy on the backend. To increase the mid-lane roll and bring an earlier break point, Roto looked at a few different options. Testing the "Ultimate Vision" coverstock in a solid version produced the desired motion. Prepped with 2000-grit Abralon®, the Shooting Star created a break point that was two feet earlier and more rounded, or smoother. Controlling the pocket is often the key to higher scores.

Columbia 300 Adds Another New Ball

The new Columbia 300 Encounter is Navy/Purple/Ocean (blue) utilizing the “Elastin 6.0” coverstock formulae surrounding the “Encounter” core (see picture). The core of a #15 ball provides Radius of Gyration (RG) of 2.50 and RG Differential of .052.

The chemical engineers at Columbia 300 have created a new process in which chemical reaction dynamics have been manipulated to exploit the elastic framework found in reactive materials. This breakthrough creates longer polymer chains that create deeper pores and allows for greater built in surface friction that helps absorb oil over a longer period of time. We call this new break through Elastin 6.0. To compliment the new coverstock, the cover preparation of the new Encounter is: 500, 1000, 2000, 2000 Abralon®, then Factory Polish.

Look for the Columbia Encounter September 15th. Check out the teaser video.

Columbia 300 will be offering a $30 rebate coupon on www.columbia300.com that will be available to all consumers. This offer will go live on the release date of 9/15/11.

Brunswick Introduces The DV8 Ball Line With Three

Misfit, DV8’s affordable performance ball, is available in two color combinations and features a performance (Misfit) core in a standard reactive coverstock (Class 1 Reactive) finished 500 Siaair Micro Pad; Rough Buff; High Gloss Polish) and bright neon colors with enhanced glow under black light.   

The Misfit is designed to provide controllable hook motion on medium to light oil lane conditions.  In black light conditions, the Misfit is extremely vibrant making it a real attention-getter.    

Reckless, DV8’s advanced performance ball, features a bright, blue/green pearl color combination in a versatile reactive coverstock (Class 3 Reactive finished 500 Siaair Micro Pad; Rough Buff) around a symmetric(Reckless) core to provide good all-purpose ball motion on medium oil lane conditions. 

Hell Raiser, DV8’s pro performance ball features the most aggressive coverstock (Class 5 Reactive finished 500; 1,500 Siaair Micro Pad; Rough Buff Finish)wrapped around a strong asymmetric (Hell Raiser) core for maximum performance on medium to heavy oil lane conditions.

For the latest DV8 product information, check out damngoodbowling.com.

Lane #1 Introduces Two for Fall

The new Lane #1 Buzzsaw Carnage is Midnight Blue/Sky Blue “Pure Explosion solid reactive” coverstock finished at 4000 Abralon. The covers surrounds the “Doomsday Bomb” core with Radius of Gyration (RG) of  2.487, RG differential of .052.  The Buzzsaw Carnage tops out at 130 of the 130 hook rating scale that Lane #1 uses for it’s bowling balls, so it hooks. 

Lane #1’s Chainsaw SOS features the Blue “ION pearl” highly polished coverstock surrounding the “Endcut Doomsday Patented Diamond” core. The core by the numbers: RG of 2.53, diff .013. The numbers and smooth surface suggest use for slower speeds or drier lanes (or both). Expect the new offerings July 15th.

Radical Bowling Adds Two Balls

Radical Bowling released details of their first ball in the mid-price category. The Times Up is designed for medium to dry lane conditions. Featuring the "Bulls-Eye" symmetrical core (RG- 2.533 and Differential .041). A blue pearl cover wraps the Times Up finished to 1500 and polished.

The follow-up to the Slant entry is the Slant Solid.  The orange and black solid reactive coverstock adds the "Soaker" additive to help remove oil from the ball surface. Finish on Slant Solid is 4000 Abralon. The "engine" of the Slant is the "Booster" core. A company representative offered "the design intention was to offer strong mid-lane motion but the Booster core will retain energy for more hook and more power on heavier oil." The Booster core has Radius of Gyration (RG) of 2.47 and RG Differential of .045.

Brunswick Introduces Three New Balls For Fall

The red/black/silver pearl Brunswick C-(System) ulti-max™ combines the new “CFT ulti-max pearl” coverstock with the new dual flip “I-Block” core that incorporates flip blocks over a centered mass to produce a ball motion that skids effortlessly through the front, saving axis rotation in the mid-lane to grab the backend for strong continuous response to friction that cuts easily through the pins on medium to medium-oily lane conditions. The C-(System) ulti-max is factory finished with 500 and 1000 grit Siaair Micro Pad and Rough Buff compound.

The red/white Lethal Revolver™ features the “Jack” core matched up with Brunswick’s “Propel X solid” coverstock to produce ball motion that clears the front part of the lane and transitions to strong yet predictable hook motion on the backend in medium to heavy oil. The Lethal Revolver is factory finished with 500, 1000, and 2000 grit Siaair Micro Pads.

The navy/silver pearl Brunswick Massive Damage™ features a new "low RG performance” core matched up with “Activator Plus” coverstock resulting in a ball motion that is fast revving in the midlane with a strong continuous backend reaction on medium oil lane conditions. The new ball’s core numbers are a little higher Differential Radius of Gyration (for a bit more flare potential) than the Inferno core in balls like the Anaconda and Python and a little lower Radius of Gyration (for an easier change of direction down lane). The Massive Damage is factory finished with 500 grit Siaair Micro Pad and Rough Buff compound. Expect the next entries August 1st.

900 Global Previews The New Bank Roll

900 Global reports “The new Bank Roll creates an immense footprint in oil thanks to a new blend of resins, and revolutionary “NEAT” finishing process (on the Black/Blue Hybrid “S76 Reactive” coverstock).  Developed for heavy oil, the Bank Roll provides a strong continuous downlane move with the most overall hook in the 900 Global line-up.”

Further “The Bank Roll features the “Self Righting Core” (SRC). The SRC is both homogeneous in nature and also mono-monostatic (a body with a single stable resting position is called monostatic, and the term mono-monostatic has been coined to describe a body which additionally has only one unstable point of balance). The unique core shape contains only one stable point. Unlike all other cores in the industry the SRC core will always move and twist to its stable position regardless of how or where it is placed. It will right it self!” Radius of Gyration (RG) - 2.481.  RG Differential - 0.054. Look for the new ball in July.

New From 900 Global

Also from 900 Global: “The NUTS is the biggest back-ending ball 900 Global has ever produced.”  

The Nuts features a new higher Radius of Gyration (RG) core, the Red/Blue “S70” cover and is finished with the “T” pad from the new NEAT finishing process. The T finish on this ball gives the appearance that it’s polished but it has the surface roughness equivalent to 4500 grit. 15 lb core numbers: Radius of Gyration (RG) - 2.551. RG Differential - 0.050. The Nuts will be available in July.

New from 900 Global

Targeting a specific demographic, 900 Global suggests “The Wisdom provides Senior bowlers with a ball that will fit slower ball speeds but yet still have power, and most importantly control down lane.”   

900 Global points out “By using a high RG with a medium differential (Symmetric) core, and a milder “S65” pearl cover, the Wisdom will not over react and give Seniors exactly what they desire, a performance ball that fits their game!” A 15 lb ball has RG of 2.540 and RG Differential of 0.041. Likewise 900 Global has created “The Benchmark ball for women.” 

The Jewel will provide a ball motion to help slow ball speeds get down the lane and still generate a strong hook to the pocket with its higher differential Symmetric core and “S65” Ruby Red/Pink Pearl Polished pearl cover. 15 lb ball has RG - 2.531, RG Differential - 0.052. The new 900 Global balls will be available in July.

Check out the ball motion on a house condition, click here.

New from MOTIV

The new MOTIV Raptor P7 is expected July 22, 2011. The "Predator" inner core of the Raptor is designed to provide very strong ball motion. It revs very easy with a 2.46 Radius of Gyration (RG) and makes an aggressive move by utilizing the .060 RG differential and .015 intermediate. The Raptor's "Formula-7™ Reactive" coverstock is Solid Black and Purple finished with a 4000 grit


Two New From AMF 300

AMF OMG! Pearl is designed for maximum backend reaction.  The super High RG core gets this “F73” (Black/Yellow pearl polished) coverstock down the lane so it can Rip on the backend.  15#  RG  2.570, RG Diff 0.045. 

AMF GRIP is a whole lot of performance and technology, for not a lot of cash. The “F64” Blue/Purple coverstock comes with a 2,000 grit Abralon box finish to provide plenty of traction on the lane. This shell is easily fine tunable and can be adjusted to 4,000 Abralon or polished to handle lighter volumes of oil. The asymmetric “Double Cross” core was specifically chosen for it's low RG and ability to provide a smooth predictable ball motion. 


New at Seismic Bowling

The Seismic Bowling Raging Bull features the new “HORNcore” sporting a Radius of Gyration (RG) of 2.495 and RG Differential of 0.055. The Blue/Green “AgRS Solid Reactive” coverstock was designed for longer and heavier patterns.    

The Seismic Bowling Raging Bull Charged wraps the “HORNcore” with a Red and Yellow  “AgRP Pearl Reactive” coverstock. The Raging Bull and Raging Bull Charged will be available June 14th.


New From Storm

Storm announced the addition of two new balls to their product line.  The Marvel™ Pearl and the Victory Road™ Solid will be released on July 11.  

Storm’s Master™ Line features new technology with strong, dynamic core shapes that are sure to help all bowlers looking to ‘master’ the sport of bowling.The successes of the original Prodigy™ and Marvel verify the technological feats like the “Centripetal™” core used to power both.  The new Marvel™ Pearl with Silver/Deep Purple/Maroon coloring sports a traditional 1500 grit polished finish of “R2X pearl reactive” coverstock.  Radius of Gyration (RG) in #15 – 2.48, RG Differential - .05. Fragrence – Aromatherapy – Score.

Looking for more traction in the midlane and an earlier break point, the Storm development team used the the Victory Road’s inverted “Fe³ technology™” weight block to power the solid version Victory Road with a striking Hunter Green and Navy shell of “R2S” reactive resin with a 3000-grit Abralon® finish. Radius of Gyration (RG) in #15 – 2.56, RG Differential - .052. Fragrence


New From Roto Grip

Roto Grip announced three new balls will be available this summer, beginning August 9, 2011.

Starting at the top, the Crown™ Line addition is the Critical Theory with the “Triliptic™” core (which now powers the Theory™ and Infinite Theory™), wrapped in “Insight™ Pearl Reactive” coverstock finished at 4000 Abralon in Cherry/White/ Obsidian. Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.49. RG Differential (Diff): .058.

With the new Bandit and Outlaw, Roto Grip expands and broadens the Sword Line; a line showcasing dependable weight block shapes and powerful coverstocks.

In designing the Outlaw and Bandit, Roto Grip reports “our goal was to create a completely new weight block shape (the new Caliber™ weight block) which maximizes pin action, accomplished through increased energy transfer (testing showed an increase of 12% when compared with a traditional core design), and works for both rev dominant and speed dominant players alike.

The Roto Grip Outlaw features a 2000 grit Abralon Black/Mahogany surface on the new “Inception Solid reactive” coverstock. The Bandit Charcoal and Yellow pearl Inception™ cover is 1500 and polished.

In addition, the new coverstock blend called “Inception™” proved itself right from the outset, hence the name. The surface topography showed Ra values up nearly 10% from previous blends. The highly polished Bandit and 2000-grit Outlaw both handle a variety of conditions ranging from a typical house shot to tough tournament action. When you’re looking for “long and strong” pick the Bandit. The Outlaw will be there when you need an earlier, more predictable reaction. Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.57. RG Differential (Diff): .048.

New From Hammer

The “BioHazard” core shape is back in black, with the new Hammer “Magneto” core material. Combined with the new “Level 5 Reactive™ Pearl” coverstock, the Hammer Epidemic is the “sickest” ball on the market. And the Epidemic takes HD color to a new threat level with stunning Full Spectrum color. Factory Finish: 800/ 1000/2000/2000 w/ PowerHouse™ Factory Finish Polish. Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.53, RG Differential (Diff): 0.050. WWRD 8/18/11.

Hammer introduces the Arson. The Arson brings back the “Sauce” core shape and pairs up with a new hybrid “Max-Hook” coverstock in Red/ Black/Silver, delivering friction in the heavy oil portions of the lane. Arson’s 2000 grit finish (Factory Finish: 800/1000/2000/2000 Abralon®) gives this ball the ability to hook through nearly any oil pattern. Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.50, RG Differential (Diff): 0.045. WWRD 6/23/11. 

Grape Vibe is the hottest new color in Green/Purple Pearl in the Hammer Vibe series of bowling balls. With the new “CT Reactive™ Pearl” coverstock (800/1000/2000/4000/Polish), this Vibe is ready to get through the front of the lane easily and unleash a big backend movement when it sees the friction. Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.51, RG Differential (Diff): 0.042. 

From Hammer: “The Blue Hammer is an iconic throwback in performance ball technology. By combining a re-engineered Vibe core shape with our new Performance Urethane coverstock, we’re introducing a ball that rolls like the old-school balls without actually being old-school stuff. This new spin on older ball motion brings the control of yesterday’s balls and the performance of today’s stuff to the lane for Hammer!”

New From Ebonite

Ebonite introduces a new ball and reports “With a hook potential of 47.75 out of a potential high rating of 50 on Ebonite’s performance scale, the all-new Signals ball offers strong backend motion with a clean breakpoint angle.”

Signals offers the sharpest move down lane of any Ebonite product you have seen lately,” said Ed Gallagher, Ebonite brand manager. “And, the beautiful Red/Gold Pearl veneer (High Traction Reactive-1 Reactive Resin finished: 800 Abranet, 1000 Abralon, 2000 Abralon – Polished with Power House Factory Finish) just begs for attention from your bag to the pins.”
Signals uses the “Vitals Mass Bias” core from the Vital Sign and Vital Energy with a brand new coverstock designed for medium oil, the “HTR-1 Reactive Resin”, to produce the kind of hook seen on high performance balls from other brands. RG: 2.53, RG Diff: .048, Mass Bias Rating: .018. World Wide Release Date is 7/12/11

Ebonite reveals the follow-up to the successful Game Breaker. Ebonite reports; “We worked long and hard with our Research and Development team to create a great new core, off of the “V2” core design that was used in the Game Breaker. We are introducing the all new “V5” core design that does meet the revised Radius of Gyration (RG) specs as outlined by the USBC.

The new product is the Game Changer! The Game Changer has Game Breaker type motion.” With a “Traxion Reactive 0.39” coverstock in Navy/Red/Gold the cover is prepared with 500 Abralon, 1000, Abralon, 2000 Abralon, 3000 Abralon Sanded. RG: 2.51, Diff: .046, World Wide Release Date is 7/12/11

New From Columbia 300

Columbia 300’s new Eruption is wrapped in one of Columbia’s most popular cores (Resurgence, 15# RG – 2.46, Diff. - .043) with a new variation of the “New Era Skid Flip” coverstock in Electric Blue / Ultra Violet (finished 800, 1000, 2000, and polished with PowerHouse™ Factory Finish) to give you performance in a mid price ball. Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.46, RG Differential (Diff): 0.043. WWRD 6/23/11 

Columbia 300 unchains the Ransom Demand as the latest edition to its upper-mid performance bowling ball line. Using the “Full Swing” core wrapped in “Super Tilt Solid 2.0” coverstock in Classic Black/Crimson with a factory finish of 800/1000/2000/4000 Abralon. Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.52, RG Differential (Diff): 0.056, Intermediate Differential (Mass Bias): .016. WWRD 8/18/11

New Introductions from Track Bowling

The new Track 300T, a lower mid performance ball, is constructed with a symmetric core. Track wrapped it with a brand new coverstock blend, the “LMP GEN1T Solid”. This cover is designed to be very aggressive through the front part of the lane, and have a true “T” track-tion shape in the mid lane. This is a very unique color combination for Track and it will stand out on the lanes.

The all-new Track 503C is designed to be an improved version of the original 505C. The new “Pacman” core helps provide the 5 Series C ball more length and an even more controllable ball motion at the breakpoint.

Track reports: “From tournament bowlers to the average league player, this ball will undoubtedly be the first ball out of the bag. This beautiful Purple/Blue/White Pearl ball in it’s out of the box 4000 sanded and polished state (finished 800, 1000, 2000, 4000 Abralon® Polished w/ PowerHouse Factory Finish) is designed for medium to dry lanes utilizes the “MP Gen 4C” coverstock. In a larger volume of oil, just adjust the surface to a 2000 grit scuffed surface and you will gain an additional 5 boards of hook for the average player - some may see even more. Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.51, RG Differential (Diff): 0.057. Available 7/12/11.

Track announced an addition to the 9 Series, the 919C. Track’s intention “To make the most continuous mid-lane ball motion our R&D team could produce. Yes…the new 919C “C” is for continuous, not control.”

The new “Blade Asymmetric” core shape boasts midlane power, specially designed for midlane continuous ball motion.

Track chemists have come up with yet another new and stronger coverstock formulation colored Blue/Red/Silver, one that has a rather unique side effect…a unique HAZE to it. New “Haze HP9C” can only be described as a HAZE that will change its appearance in differing environmental conditions (Factory Finish: 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 Abralon). Track reported "This HAZE has no bearing on performance, but the look is phenomenal! Some will haze more than others and some will change appearance just from using the product." Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.53, RG Differential (Diff): 0.049, Intermediate Differential (Mass Bias): .019. World Wide Release Date: 8/18/2011

Four New Balls from Storm in May

Storm announces the release of a brand new series.  

The Tropical Breeze™ will feature the current Tropical  (Reactor) coverstock finished to 1500 and polished and be an attractive addition for bowlers of all levels.  The new Breeze colors will be Black/Teal (solid), Pink/Purple (pearl) and Kona Blue/Silver (pearl). Featuring the “Camber” core (an inverted lightbulb) with high Radius of Gyration (RG -2.57) and low differential (.009), the Tropical Breeze redefines the Tropical™ line with a clear separation of price and performance.  With the release of the Tropical Breeze series, the original Tropical™ line will be discontinued.

The Breeze fragrances of Horizon, Birthday Cake and Electrify will add a little more to talk about. 

Storm Products also will introduce a polished solid cover (1500/polished Reactor) in the Tropical Heat™series.  The new indigo/violet color (with a fragrance of Adrenaline) will replace the red/blue Tropical Heat™. The release date on these new balls is May 11, 2011.


Ebonite's New Cyclones

Ebonite has revealed the core shape they will be using for  the new Cyclone series bowling balls.  

Cyclone's new "Torque" core is wrapped in the "proven and dominant "GB 10.7" coverstock (from the oil gobbling The One)" reported a spokesperson. As specific numbers become available, they will be posted.   
The complete Tornado line has been discontinued and replaced by the new Cyclone series, as well as changes to their Maxim line. 
New inventory will be available May 2nd, 2011


900 Global Introduces Hook

900 Global introduces a new entry level series called Hook

Featuring their "S43" coverstock in three combinations: Purple/Orange Pearl Polished, Yellow/Red Solid Polished, and Blue/Blue Pearl 4,000 Abralon. 

The surface options afford three different looks with a center heavy Symmetric core that should HOOK.

#15 pound balls have Radius of Gyration (RG)of 2.551, with RG Differential of .046.


OMG! in a Bowling Ball from AMF

AMF OMG! is the ball for bowlers looking to add an aggressive hooking ball to their arsenal.

The OMG features "F84" Purple/Black shell finished to 1,000 Abralon, the most aggressive AMF shell to date and is wrapped around the half-metrical core used in the Shredder and Shred/IT, with a higher RG and lower Differential.

#15  RG 2.520  Diff 0.044.

MOTIV Adds Special Edition Cruel C51

The Limited Edition MOTIV Cruel C51 contains the  Cruel asymmetric core and a new additive to increase surface texture (Higher Ra) of the Black and Red "Formula-5 Pearl Reactive" coverstock. This feature helps low to moderate rev bowlers cross more boards down the lane in medium to heavy oil. High rev bowlers will find that this additive provides a smooth, strong backend motion.

The asymmetric Cruel core is maxed out with a .060 primary differential and .030 intermediate. It was designed to help the low to moderate rev bowlers generate more hook. The RG on the 15# ball is 2.48. The release date of 04/08/2011.


New for Next Season  For Men from Etonic


 The Etonic E-Tour Master         The Etonic E-Sport Strike Back


The E-Basic Dragonzilla           The E-Basic Desert Canvas

New for Next Season  For Women from Etonic


The Etonic E-Pro Queen Lady    The Etonic E-Sport Aubry


      The Etonic E-Series Starway and Burning Lane

 Let us know what you think, Do you like them?

In an effort to expand the performance offerings and price points in the Brunswick product line, Brunswick announced the introduction of a new Affordable Performance series of balls – Karma. 

The black/blue solid Karma combines the original Danger Zone core with

Brunswick’s proven "PowerKoil 18" coverstock to provide excellent length with a controllable backend reaction on medium to light oil lane conditions.  With the controllable ball motion on light oil, Karma solid is Brunswick’s new benchmark ball on light oil lane conditions making it a great option for bowlers with slower ball speeds and/or high rev rates on standard house conditions. 

The blue/green pearl Karma combines the original Danger Zone core with a pearlized version of Brunswick’s proven "PowerKoil 18" coverstock to provide excellent length with a controllable backend reaction on medium to light oil lane conditions.  The Karma Pearl now serves as the best option in the Brunswick product line for light oil lane conditions. 

The Karma Black/Blue Solid and Karma Blue/Green Pearl will start shipping the week of March 14, 2011.

900 Global introduces “The Eagle”

The Eagle is a limited production run ball (14, 15, 16) designed to build on the success of last years Break Out at the United States Bowling Congress (USBC)’s National Open Championships in Reno. 

Last season it was the Break Out that proved to be the solution for the demanding lane patterns used at the National Bowling Stadium during the Masters and Open Championships. Both event champions used a 900Global Break Out

The Eagle features a violet “S70” Coverstock finished to 4,000 (Abralon) wrapping the asymmetric low RG Break Out core (RG 2.489, Diff - .058). Available beginning March 2, 2011. View 900 Global video.

Virtual Gravity Nano Added By Storm Products

The new Orange/ Navy/ Cobalt Virtual Gravity Nano is intended to create a similar yet stronger ball motion than the previous Virtual Gravity, built specifically for heavy oil. 

The “Shape-Lock HD” (High Density) motor will power the Nano as it did the Virtual Gravity. Storm is calling the new “NRG™” (Nano Reactive Genesis) cover "A breakthrough in coverstock technology.” 

The Nano is finished to 4000-grit Abralon.  Radius of Gyration: 15#-2.48,  RG Differential: 15#-.052. Look for the new Storm Virtual Gravity Nano March 1st.

Motiv Adds Primal TV4 To Its Line Up

The new Motiv Primal TV4 features the proven “Thrust” inner core and new “ViciousPearl Reactive” coverstock. The Thrust core is designed with an RG to store energy and a differential to produce plenty of track flare. The 15# ball has a 2.54 RG and .052 differential.

The NeoMark graphics are striking in the charcoal gray cover. The Primal TV4 will be released February 4, 2011.

Hammer Adds Infection to Plague.

The Hammer Infection in Black/Blue/Green utilizing their new HD coverstock production technique is a smooth addition to the Plague ball reaction. 

Featuring the “BioHazard” Core (#15 RG - 2.50, Diff - .055), the “Level 3 Reactive™” coverstock is finished 800/1000/

2000/4000 Abralon®.

WWRD  February 3, 2011.

Track Adds 718A

Inspired by the Track 715A, Track introduces the 718A in Black/Blue/Carmel with “UMP Gen 4A Reactive™ Pearl” Coverstock (finished - 800, 1000, 2000, 2000 Abralon® sanded, then polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish). 

Seeking to provide an extremely angular reaction at the Break Point, the “Robot” Asymmetrical Core is used. (Core numbers – in #15, RG - 2.50, Intermediate Differential -.018  Differential - .058. WWRD Feb. 3, 2011.

Ebonite's New Mission $250K Coming February

The Ebonite Mission Domination/$250K is covered in “XL 1300” Black Pearl reactive coverstock surrounding the “Mission 1.0” core with the cover finished with 800 Abranet, then 1000, 2000, 3000 Abralon.  Radius of Gyration (RG) in #15 - 2.49, RG Differential - .050, Intermediate Diff - .013.

WWRD has the Mission Domination arriving in February 2011. See the video.

Columbia 300 Has a World Beater


Introducing the latest high performance ball from Columbia 300 - The WORLD BEATER. Equipped with the innovative high performance “Arrowhead” core and the brand new “Super Tilt Solid” Black/Orange/Blue reactive coverstock (finished 800 Abranet™, 1000, 2000, 2000 Abralon®) Brand Manager Bugsey Kelly offered “The World Beater core and coverstock combines high RG with extreme strength and versatility.” See the Video.


The New Storm Marvel and Victory Road Balls

The new Storm Marvel features the “Centripetal™” Weight Block (found in the Prodigy) wrapped in Teal/Sky Blue/Black “R2X™ Solid Reactive” Coverstock at a 2000-grit Abralon Finish with a Fragrance of Aromatherapy. In a 15 lb. ball, Radius of Gyration (RG) is 2.48, and RG Differential is .050.

The new Storm Victory Road Amethyst Pearl/Gray Pearl Coverstock is “R2S™ Pearl Reactive” enveloping a re-engineered “Inverted Fe³ Technology™” core, finished to 1500 Polish, with the fragrance of warm maple syrup (can't wait to check out this aroma). By the numbers: 15# RG - 2.56, Differential - .052 (for Medium to high flare potential).


Hammer Widow "Gas Mask" Core Is Back
The Hammer Taboo with a “Gas Mask” core wrapped it in the brand new “Grand Theft Reactive™” Coverstock (finished 800/1000/2000/2000 Abralon®). 

It’s their first ball to be poured with the “game-changing HD color process” in Purple, Blue and Black reports Hammer Brand Manager Jeff Ussery. 

Design intent from Hammer “Far more hook and continuation in the backend.” #15 RG (2.50) Diff (.060), Intermediate Mass Bias .016

Check out the Video.

















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