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New Balls For 2017

New From Track Bowling

Track Mako – The Mako core follows the highly successful i-Core 2.0, found in the Paradox series and represents the second generation of dual density core design. This design allows Track to better manipulate and control Radius of Gyration (RG) and RG differential numbers. The Mako core is dual density and asymmetric. 

The Track Mako is Blue/Purple/Black QR-10 Solid Coverstock, finished to 500/2000 Abralon, designed for Heavy oil lane conditions. World wide release date is January 27th, 2017.

The extremely popular Kinetic series is back. With the modified Kinetic core wrapped in the all new emerald/black DR-6 Hybrid cover, this new Kinetic is at an all new price point, making it the most engine for your money. 
The new DR-6 Hybrid coverstock offers Track’s strongest down lane motion in the mid performance category. Its angular characteristics are perfect for any medium oil condition or broken down lane pattern.

The Modified Kinetic core is back by popular demand. This low RG, medium differential and low Mass Bias core stores energy longer and uses it quicker than Track’s other mid performance cores. You won't find an asymmetric core for this price anywhere!

Track Kinetic worldwide release date is February 14th 2017.

2017 Ushers in New Balls from Columbia 300

New Columbia 300 performance Side Swipe solid features Orange/Red/Gray Bend-It Solid veneer wrapped around the Side Swipe core. With a 500/1000/3000 Abralon® finish, the Side Swipe solid is designed for medium oil, but look for a longer stronger backend reaction from the Side Swipe core shape and cover preparation. January 24th will be the worldwide release date. 

The high performance Columbia 300 Tyrant pearl, with Black/Blue/Silver Reflex Pearl HST should provide a tool for medium to heavy oil patterns, depending on your skills and ball speed. The low Radius of Gyration (RG) and high RG Differential creates a strong "engine" for this new pearl which is finished 500/1000 Abralon® then polished w/ Powerhouse Factory Finish. The predisposition to read the lane provided by the strong Differential, and 1K cover prep should help bowlers get a good read of the mid-lane even though this is a pearl. Look for the Tyrantpearl February 14th. 


New Stuff From Hammer and Ebonite

World Wide Release Date: 1/10/17

Hammer Phobia
COLOR: Smoke/Blue/Bronze
COVERSTOCK: Semtex Pearl
CORE: Phobia
FINISH: 500/1000 Abralon® Polished w/ Powerhouse Factory Finish
LANE CONDITION: Medium to Heavy Oil

Ebonite Game Breaker 2 Phenom pearl 
COLOR: Purple/Red/Blue
CORE: Enhanced V2
FINISH: 500/1000 Abralon® Polished w/ Powerhouse

Factory Finish


Roto Grip Announces Four Balls for Fall

Roto Grip No Rules My Chaotic™ Core unleashes its dynamic motion and adapts to any lane condition. Pair that with my Neon Green / Neon Orange / Black Micro DNA™ Solid Reactive Coverstock and I’ve got all the traction I need. The heaviest oil can’t faze me as I shred the rulebook and my competition. The No Rules is finished with a 2000-grit pad. 

Roto Grip


My solid Neutron™ Core propels my strong, steady motion, and my all-new Gold & White Pearl / Black solid, Psyched™ Hybrid Reactive Coverstock pulls it all together for a solid finish. Built for any level of play, I’m proof that great performance doesn’t have to break the bank. The Wreck-It is finished smooth with a 3000 grit pad. 

Roto Grip Hustle When we’re expected to perform, trust us — we don’t hold back. Our dynamic Hustle™ Core drives the motion and keeps the control, but with both the Psyched™ and Stoked™ Hybrid Reactive coverstocks to choose from, you determine your breakpoint. Make your choice and let’s get started.

The Hustle PRO (Purple, Raspberry, Orange) features two parts Solid coverstock and one part pearl, named the Psyched™ Hybrid Reactive Coverstock. The mix is Purple & Raspberry Solid/ Orange Pearl. While the Hustle SAY (Silver & Aqua Pearl / Yellow Solid) is two parts pearl with one part solid coverstock, to be known as the Stoked™ Hybrid cover.  Both Hustle balls are finished to 1500 grit and polished. 

Hammer Introduces Dark Legend Solid and Rebel

Legends are looked up to and idolized. Future generations will aspire to be like today's Legends. What makes a Legend so great and awe inspiring is their toughness and willingness to never give up or quit. The Greatest Legend's strength and power come from deep within, their Dark Side. The Hammer Dark Legend solid, arriving August 9th, 2016. The Blue/Black Semtex solid cover, finished 500/2000, wraps the legendary Gas Mask core, enough said. 

The new Hammer Rebel is a mid performance ball with new Rebel core (low RG and medium differential) designed to create more revolutions
for the bowler which in turn creates a stronger reaction on the lane. The 500/1000 Abralon TM surface finished with Factory Finish Polish is perfect for medium oil patterns. The added texture underneath the polished finish allows the Rebel to perform at its best. The NBT Pearl coverstock pushes the Rebel through the front part of the lane enhancing its reaction at the back end. World wide release is July 5th, 2016.

Radical Bowling Presents Three New Balls

Guru™ Pearl Limited 
 The Guru Pearl Limited is a pearl version of the number one selling original black Radical Guru. The Limited provides added length while maintaining the same strong hook motion, backend recovery, and incredible hitting power as the original.

Ridiculous™ Pearl 

The Ridiculous Pearl adds more length and an even more aggressive move at the breakpoint making it an outstanding option for lighter oil lane conditions and a perfect choice for bowlers with slower ball speed and/or higher rev rate. The Pearl adds a new dimension to theRidiculous line up.


The Xeno features a strong asymmetric core utilizing our innovative finger scoop technology wrapped with an aggressive resin formulation to provide great all-purpose ball motion with more backend continuation for greater entry angle into the pocket.

Due to the success of the Guru line and continued requests from many of Radical supporters, Radical decided to release the original Guru in a pearl cover – the Guru Pearl Limited. The Guru Pearl Limited will be a great addition for anyone who has an original Guru.

The second release is a pearl version of the #1 selling Reliable price point ball, the RidiculousRadical has taken the proven performance of the head turning Ridiculous and made it more aggressive at the breakpoint by adding their newest pearl cover formulation. With the new Ridiculous Pearl, the company suggests they have created the next level flip monster. The ocean blue Ridiculous Pearl offers a new level of skid/flip ball motion and will certainly be the go-to ball when more backend reaction is desired.

The new Xeno (meaning alien or strange and pronounced “ZEE-NO”) offers strong-off-the-spot ball motion with excellent continuation through the pins. The Radical ball testers have reported that the Xeno never over-read the dry and never over-skidded in the oil, something that is rarely achieved in today’s performance bowling balls. This combination of strong asymmetric core and unique coverstock formulation promises to be another perfect ball for the house conditions using medium to moderately heavy oil. Xeno gives another outstanding value to league bowlers by offering great performance at the upper-mid price point…now that is Radical.

Track Adds Heat X-Treme and Cyborg Balls

Track Heat line has been the most iconic in the Track brand. Filling the shoes of greatness is never an easy task, but atTrack, they feel they knocked this one out of the park. The new Heat X-Treme takes mid-performance to a whole new level with unimaginable traction in oil.   

Offering the perfect fusion of core and overstock technology, the new Cyborg from Track Bowling allows the bowler to target high scores with laser-like precision. It's time to Bowl Like a Machine.    Watch the Cyborg, CLICK


DV8 Adds Four New Balls

DV8 introduces four new balls, July 12th for Grudge Hybrid and Freakshow and August 9th for Vandal Smash and Deviant Pearl.

The hybrid Grudge is Black/Red/Yellow Composite Hook Hybrid coverstock, surrounding the Grudge Low RG Asymmetric core. The Grudge hybrid is finished 500/4000 with Siaair Micro Pads, to provide the friction and hook for long or heavier lane conditions, or if your ball speed is faster.

The Freakshow Blue/Platinum Class 6V Pearl Reactive cover is finished to 500 Siaair then Royal Compoundand Royal Shine.  The Freakshow Symmetric (low RG 2.481 in #15) core is light bulb shaped. The Freakshowis designed for more medium conditions or for bowlers with slower speed and more hand. 

The Vandal Smash features Navy/ Purple Composite Flip Solid coverstock, wrapped around theVandal Asymmetric core. The veneer is finished with 500/4000 Siaair Micro Pads. 

The Deviant pearl is Black/Silver Composite Pearl coverstock encasing the  Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core. A taller lightbulb shape with more flare, more skid and a cover finished with 500 Siaair pad and smoothed with Royal Compound, that could handle a bit more oil.


New Balls From Columbia 300

The ALL NEW Sideswipe core in the proven Bend -It Pearl coverstock gives the Columbia 300 Yellow Line Collection a ball with great length and a strong, but predictable backend motion. The Yellow Line collection was designed to give the bowler incredible performance without having to break the bank. Sideswipe the competition on your way to victory!  

The new Swerve GT features Hybrid Reflex coverstock. 

The original Reflex cover created a large amount of friction and was designed to use its energy throughout the entire lane. The pearl version created a stronger change of direction at the back end, resulting in shocking pin action. The NEW Hybrid Reflex cover offers the best of both worlds with strong mid lane traction and down lane continuation. 

HyperSHOCK Technology
 (Patent Pending) is an energy enhancement material added to the outer core to help power the ball through the pins. This viscoelastic material works to control the influence pins have on the balls motion through the pin deck.  

Ebonite Adds Two New Balls to Their Line-up

The Ebonite Game Breaker 2 Phenom. The original Game Breaker 2 provided a strong, predictable ball motion that quickly became a staple in many a serious bowler's bag. With the Game Breaker 2 Phenom, Ebonite decided to take it up a notch and wrap the trusted Enhanced V2 core with the strongest coverstock the Game Breaker line has ever seen. Ebonite has raised the bar in the mid performance category.

The final battle has begun and only one can be crowned supreme. The newest addition to theEbonite high performance line offers the most mid lane traction of any ball in the Ebonite line up. Get ready to claim the throne. The Warrior Supreme features the Iron Fist core and GB 13.3 Solid cover in Black/Violet/Purple. The ball is finished  500 / 3000 grit with AbralonTM pads,  designed for medium to heavy oil with a strong mid-lane and backend motion. 


Brunswick Introduces Four New Balls

Brunswick introduces four new balls, Mastermind strategy and the Fanatic blue/purple (release date July 12th) and the Absolute Nirvana and Fanatic BTUsteel (release date August 9th).

The Brunswick Absolute Nirvana combines the Nirvana Ultra Low RG core with the new Black / Blue / Grey ECS Hook coverstock to produce strong mid lane traction with outstanding continuation through the pins on heavy oil lane conditions. Cover is finished 500; 1,000 Siaair Micro Pad.

The Mastermind strategy combines the Blue/Violet/ Orange Relativity Solid Reactive coverstock with the Modified Mastermind Asymmetric core for a ball motion that is very similar to the proven performance of the original Mastermind. Surface is prepped: 500; 2,000 Siaair Micro Pad.

The new Brunswick Fanatics contain the I Block core (looks like the Dual I Block from the VersaMax from the C System series).

The BTU is Better Than Urethane, a core and cover option that Brunswick suggests should be used when urethane is an option.



Storm Adds The Snap Lock and Rocket Ship Bowling Balls

Filling in the gaps - what does that mean? This is a common phrase used by the top bowlers all over the world when they are looking for a ball in their arsenal that they need the most. The GI-15™ hybrid reactive Indigo/White/Copper coverstock found on the Storm Lock is designed for the most demanding patterns when the oil is just too much to handle. We felt that the need to create a pearlized version of this monster was essential for the continued success of the Premier Line. 

The Snap Lock
 meets and exceeds this void Storm needed to fill. It will allow you to stay straighter longer without over-reacting when you don’t want it to. When the lanes begin to break down, the next best step for you to stay ahead of the transition is to switch to a ball with similar overall motion but gets through the front part of the lane with ease. 

The R3S™ Pearl Reactive coverstock is engineered to do just that: get you through the heads without you trying to “trick” it at the point of release. 

The RAD-X™ core will give you a smoother overall response to the oil on the lane with its low RG, fast revving design. When other pearls are too skid/flippy, this type of weight block is exactly what you need.

FRAGRANCE: Ginger Verbena. Worldwide Release Date: June 6, 2016.

The new Rocket Ship™ is encased with R2S™ Solid 2-Tone Purple Reactive material but is a unique ball with a surface prep that is the first of its kind: 3000-grit Sheen. It undergoes the same process as a 1500-grit polished ball, but we added a final step by quickly and lightly hitting it with a 3000-grit Abralon® pad, the industry standard. This smooths out the surface topography of the ball by lightly breaking up the polish that was applied creating a sanded profile with a smooth sheen appearance. Always with the bowler in mind, we developed this process to ensure an even, controllable, forgiving reaction for whoever rolls it. 
The Booster™ Core was the perfect option for this new method of surface development due to its mid-range RG and moderate differential values. It will provide a long, smoother option if the Sky Rocket™ were to be too angular. No one does a better job than Storm at filling in the gaps. That is our commitment to our bowlers, and that is why we are The Bowler’s Company™.


FRAGRANCE: Butter Pecan. Worldwide Release Date: June 21, 2016


Radical Bowling Technologies Adds Two New Balls in February

The Radical Ridiculous™ ASYM
The Ridiculous Asym brings a more aggressive reaction to the Ridiculous line. The combination of the new asymmetric core design and the beefed up cover gives the Ridiculous Asym a very different look on the lanes, and with the stronger ball motion, it is the perfect complement to the original Ridiculous. From Radical “We now have a very Ridiculous one-two punch.”

The Radical Rave™ On
With the Rave On, Radical is introducing a hybrid coverstock formulation featuring some of the popular friction enhancers that they have been using in the Guru series. The result is a more hooking version of the original Rave, and it adds versatility to the mid performance line.

The new Radical Technology balls will be available February 16, 2016.


New Brunswick Bowling Balls, Including an Old Favorite

Brunswick Ultimate Nirvana™ The new ECS Hybrid coverstock is Brunswick’s latest advancement in performance enhancing technology. ECS expands the soft segments of the polymer chain producing improved friction and wider sweet spot resulting in fewer adjustments. ECS technology generates a faster refresh rate and a longer performance life for the coverstock. 

Paired with the Nirvana Ultra Low RG core, the Ultimate Nirvana provides effortless length through the heads with extraordinary backend continuation on medium oily to oily lane conditions.

Brunswick unveils a retro Danger Zone™ The new PK 2016 coverstock is Brunswick’s modern version of PowrKoil 18. PK 2016 reactive combines their re-engineered “PowrKoil 18” base coverstock with a chemical supplement package for today’s conditions. Combined with the Vintage Light Bulb low RG core the Danger Zone skids easily through the front, maintaining axis rotation for the backend to deliver that famous Danger Zone reaction.

The new Brunswick balls will be available February 16, 2016.

900 Global Introduces Two New Balls

The new 900 Global Dream Big™ pearl features the 79 Alert™ Pearl Coverstock.  Are you ready for a BIG, jaw-dropping motion downlane? The Identity™ Asymmetric core creates quick revving action with plenty of energy retention. Use theDream™ Big Pearl on medium-heavy lane conditions for angularity down lane. 

The new Respect solid features the S78™ Dig Coverstock provides friction in oil and unrelenting overall hook potential. The Tetra™ Symmetric core is designed for a strong, heavy roll throughout the lane. Use the Respect™ Solid on fresh, higher volume conditions.


Two New Balls Added To Columbia 300 Line-up

The new Reflex pearl coverstock version creates a stronger change of direction at the back end, resulting in “shocking” pin action.

The Swerve FX features the same lower Mass Bias strength core as the original Swerve which makes it very driller friendly and allows the core to perform well for the masses. This core yields a slightly stronger mid-lane read than the typical symmetrical shape, while maintaining the predictability symmetrical balls provide. 

HyperSHOCK Technology is an energy enhancement material added to the outer core to help power the ball through the pins. This viscoelastic material works to control the influence pins have on the balls motion through the pin deck. The Swerve line, with HyperSHOCK Technology, not only gets you to the pocket, but drives through the pins like no other bowling balls on the planet.

New for the Yellow Line Collection, the Delirium Shock is a perfect choice for the bowler looking for great performance without breaking the bank. The Delirium Shock provides a strong mid-lane and back end reaction which will match up perfectly on medium oil patterns. Featuring the Resurgence core, "the Delirium Shock may be as close to the classic Resurgence ball motion as we've seen yet from Columbia 300." said a company representative. 

Look for the new balls on February 2nd, 2016. 

Hammer Scandal, and A Black Widow and New Spare Ball Coming in February

Hammer introduces Scandal into its high performance ball line-up, featuring Scandal Semtex Solid CFI (Carbon Fiber Infused) coverstock in Blue/Green/Black, with a 500 / 2000 AbralonTM finish. The design intent is for Medium to Heavy Oil and for the Scandal to create aggressive overall hook. 

The new Hammer Dark Legend is Black/Purple Pearl Semtex Hybrid coverstock with a fairly rough finish at 500/1000 Abralon® then Polished. The legendary Gas Mask core inhabits this new Black Widow. The hybrid cover and strong core combination is designed for Medium - Heavy oil conditions. Expect strong mid-lane reaction with continuous backend. 

A new polyester ball with a basic pancake weightblock is coming down the pike. Called the Clear Skulz, finished 800/800/1000/2000 Abralon® then Polished. Designed for light conditions or as a spare ball. 
This trios Worldwide Release Date is



Info On Four New Balls from Storm Roll In

The word ‘alpha’ can take on a few different meanings. It can imply a beginning or launch of something. Additionally, it can reference social dominance. However you look at it, the introduction of the new Storm Alpha Crux is sure to help you impose your dominance on the lanes.

It features exciting new technology in the coverstock which is sure to take the lead in many categories. Immaculately finished with a 2000-grit Abralon® pad, the new Alpha Crux is the perfect vessel to showcase the GI-16™ solid reactive coverstock. Following up on the GI-15™ (Game Improvement-2015) coverstock introduced on the Lock™, the solid GI-16 is a force to be reckoned with. There is discontent for oil in its veins. In its DNA lies caverns of porosity and cliffs so deep that the shell acts like oars on a canoe helping your ball turn the corner on command.     

The proven Catalyst Core featured in the original Crux and Crux Pearl has left bowlers wanting more. More strikes, more hook, and more winning. It’s a dynamic asymmetrical design that really stands on its own. And it’s powerful, relentless, and unforgiving. It never backs down and, with the Alpha Crux in your hand, neither will you. Storm’s relentless commitment to the pursuit of perfect ball motion fuels their research and development team. They don’t just think outside the box, they question why the box was even there in the first place!  

The new Phaze features both innovative core and coverstock technology, proving again that Storm is the leader in bowling innovation. And we can all agree that while new technology is always interesting, it really only matters to you if it produces something that helps you score better. After all, no one wins a tournament based on anything other than pinfall!
Advancements in the core shape are easily seen with the naked eye.  This fast-revving shape, the aptly-named, supercharged Velocity™ Core helps you crush pin after pin as it produces more ball motion than any other shape in our Master Line.

So, what’s this new coverstock, you might ask? It’s a shell like no other – just one look and you can see it’s completely different. The AX-16™ pearl reactive has a new additive that alters the texture of the surface, creating gripping power that refuses to step down. The new Phaze is up to any challenge thrown its way. And with a Storm ball in your hand, there’s nothing that can phase you!

With 25 years of manufacturing and R&D experience, Storm has been a growing and thriving company dedicated to serving bowlers across the globe. In fact, the Storm name still continues to grow throughout the world today.

From Storm: “We are 'The Bowlers Company™' for a reason— we are vigilantly looking out for our customers' best interests each and every day. We work hard crafting unique and special products which help you, the bowler, knock down more pins and achieve higher scores. And we're sure you'll see the benefits of this consistent effort the very minute you get your hands on the ferociously innovative Fight™.”

The pins aren't always going to willingly lay down for you. Sometimes they put up a fight. So in development of our new Fight bowling ball, we explored some engineering concepts related to core volume, and were able to show through testing that this concept worked in creating a different break point position and shape. The difference with the Iron Cross™ weight block is that it is the largest weight block Storm has ever developed. And while it was challenging to create this much flare potential in a design which retains this much axis rotation, we're confident you'll see the benefits.

Also from Storm: “The Bowler’s Company.” “You’ve heard the tag line before, right? To us it’s more than just a catch phrase, a few words to try to hang your hat on. Storm truly is the bowlers company because, through and through, we are a company of bowlers like no other. We know bowling, and we have a passion for excellence both on and off the lanes.” And sometimes those lane conditions can get quite tricky! If the lanes are really dry and it’s hard to control the pocket, many top competitors put down their reactive balls in favor of traditional urethanes.  
Storm’s new Pitch Blue™ combines proven technology principles of yesterday with modern day science. The result is a new Controll™ Plus pearl urethane coverstock that is cleaner through the heads than the originalPitch Black and more responsive at the break point. It’s a must for every tournament player. 

The symmetrical and stable Capacitor™ Core helps regulate your flare potential with thunderous results. 

The new Storm additions will ship world wide on Feb 2nd. for the Phase and Fight, March 1st for the Alpha Crux and Pitch Blue.


DV8 Adds Two Balls at The End of January

DV8 is excited to introduce two new performance balls, Grudge and Diva XOXO.

The new Grudge and Diva XOXO both feature the enhancement of Composite technology that intensifies the performance characteristics of their standard base reactive systems. The result is significantly more hook in the “Hook” base reactive and significantly more flip in the “Flip” base reactive.

The black/purple/white Grudge utilizes new Composite Hook solid coverstock matched with a brand new asymmetric core design to provide what DV8 describes as “Hook-in-a-Box” ball motion. The Grudge is an incredible ball for heavy oil lane conditions, and it is going to turn some heads.

The purple/silver Diva XOXO combines our new Composite Flip pearl coverstock with the proven Diva core to provide length, flip, and lots of strikes. The combination of great looks and impressive performance makes the Diva XOXO a real sweetheart of a bowling ball.  

The Grudge and Diva XOXO will start shipping worldwide on January 26, 2016.

Two New Balls for Ebonite in January

New from Ebonite, Game Breaker 2 MVP. The new Game Breaker is Cherry/Dual Blue GB 10.7 Hybrid coverstock finished to 500/1000 Abralon™ then polished with the Game Breaker Enhanced V2 core. Design intent is for Medium to light lane conditions, depending on your skills, with strength in the mid-lane and backend.  

Also at Ebonite, the Adrenaline Overload. The Black/Blue/Silver GB 12.0 Pearl coverstock is finished 500/3000 Abralon™, then wrapped around the Adrenaline core.

Designed for medium to heavy oil with strong backend, with appropriate skills, look for a nice compliment to the Adrenaline Shot. 

Look for these new Ebonite balls worldwide on Jan 19th, 2016.

TRACK Announces the Pearl Paradox

New from TRACK the Paradox Pearl. With the Purple Pearl QR-9 Pearl coverstock, finished to 500/1000Abralon™ then Polished, the new Paradox features the I-Core 2.0. Designed for medium to heavy lane conditions, expect a strong backend reaction. 

Look for the TRACK Paradox pearl worldwide on January 19th, 2016. 


New MOTIV Jackal Carnage

MOTIV Jackal Carnage will debut on January 20th,2016. The Jackal Carnage Red/Red Solid Coercion™ XFS coverstock, finished to 3000 Grit LSS, is designed for heavy oil but the Predator™ Asymmetric core (in the Raptor Talon) should provide a smooth motion.

The NEOMARK™ color labeling is Black Pearl / Gray Pearl.
The new Jackal Carnage is being released worldwide January 20th, 2016.



New Balls For 2015

TRACK Will Reissue The Heat

Track Heat - When reintroducing great products from the past, companies have to be very careful. Simply putting the same name on the ball isn’t enough. We know how much this ball and its motion has meant to the brand loyalists, that’s why it was crucial for us to recreate this iconic bowling ball to perform as close as to the original as possible.

The Modified Tri-Core is a throwback to the original core design found in the original Heat. TRACK matched the RG perfectly to the original while lowering the flare potential slightly to match up better with today’s stronger covers.

They've designed the DR-5 Pearl Cover specifically with the brand new Heat in mind. This cover creates minimal traction in the front half of the lane. This allows the core and cover to shine at the back end of the lane where everyone wants to see their ball hook.The Modified Tri-Core is a throwback to the original core design found in the original Heat. We’ve matched the RG perfectly to the original while lowering the flare potential slightly to match up better with today’s stronger covers.

Roto Grips Winter Introduction

Roto Grip Eternal Cell, the 1500-grit Polished Raspberry/Orange/Black 72M™ Solid Reactive Cover surrounds the Cell andHyper Cell Nucleus™ core. Design intent was for this ball to be used more on medium lane conditions, but can be used by slower players on more oil or faster ball speed players can use the ball on more lightly oiled or drier lanes. 

Roto Grips’s new Critical features the Triliptic™ core from the Theory and Critical Theory, with a 3000-grit Pad finish of Purple & Green Pearl and Grey Solid reactive coverstock, the 67MH™ Hybrid Reactive veneer. Design intent for the Critical is for Medium-Heavy conditions.

Roto Grip’s 
new Hectic, slides into the spot next to the Devour with it’s Violet Pearl/Smoke Pearl 50ML™ Pearl Reactive coverstock 1500-grit and Polished, this medium to light oil bowl uses the Late Roll 56™ core. 

Two New Balls From Hammer

Black Widow Limited takes Hammer’s most successful core, the Gas Mask Core, and marries it with a brand new explosive Semtex Pearl cover.
This limited production release was originally designed for the 2015 Men's US Open Pro-Am. Supplies are very limited, make sure to get your orders in today! 
Hammer introduces another option in the Arson series. The Arson High Flare’s Max-Hook solid coverstock is a solid reactive resin ball, carbon fiber infused, and finished to a 500/3000 grit Abralon finish. Design intention is for the High Flare to roll strong in the mid-lane and exhibit predictable backend motion driven by the Modified Arson 2 core.   

This makes the new Hammer a good match on medium oil patterns.

While the original 
High Flare shows it's strength at the back end of the lane, the  brand new Arson High Flare Solid is equally strong in the mid-lane but is as consistent as they come with its motion through the back end of the lane. 
Carbon fiber is one of the toughest materials on earth. 
Hammer decided to add this material to the inner core of this ball for added strength and durability allowing them to offer an unmatched 3 year warranty.

MOTIV Introduces The Octane Burn

MOTIV Octane Burn is Blue Flame Pearl Helix™ SFD Pearl Reactive Coverstock finished to 500 Grit LSP wrapped around the Quadfire™ core. Design intent for Light-Medium Oil with strong Angular Motion.

“When the oil pattern breaks down, the Octane Burn will light up the rack. Built for light to medium oil, it provides more length than the Forza Redline and the Venom Panic, while delivering a strong backend motion” reports MOTIV.

The Blue Flame pearl cover stock on the Octane™ Burn features our new Helix™ SFP Reactive technology. Complimented with a 5500 Grit LSP finish, this cover is clean with a strong response to friction.  Compared to the originalOctane, while being angular, this new shell has a slightly smoother transition and does offer a little more control.  

World Wide Release date is December 9, 2015. 

30th Anniversary Ball from Storm Coming in November

Storm plans to introduce the IQ Tour 30, a pearl IQ, obviously other than color, like the original Gold Tour IQ, which left the market too soon. Look for the 30th Anniversary ball in November 2015. 

So what is it that makes these IQ Tour balls so special? They are very unique in the fact that they have a one of a kind core that cannot be found elsewhere.

The C³™ Centripetal Control Core which is engineered to yield ample mid-lane roll with its low radius of gyration, or center of gravity. Think of a figure skater with their arms pulled in. They spin quickly and so does this weight block shape! In addition, the differential, or imbalance, of this core is not extensive.

Many balls in this category have a higher differential to produce more hook or ball motion. The C³ shape is designed for higher rev players and those looking for a smoother change of direction.

And while the most famed R2S™ Pearl Reactive shell encases this core, you're sure to find that awesome dry lane traction you have come to love with Storm. 

Celebrating Storm's 30th Anniversary in the bowling business, the new IQ Tour 30 is sure to be a hit for anyone who ever threw the Gold Ball, the IQ Tour Pearl.  Release date: 11/24/2015

A New TRACK Legion Solid

TRACK introduces its newest ball, the Legion solid featuring the LT-2 core and MR-6 solid coverstock. 

The LT-2 Core features a medium RG creating strong revs throughout the entire lane. With just over 4” of flare potential, theLegion conserves most of its energy for the breakpoint, creating an explosive entry angle to the pocket. 

The popular MR-6 Solid cover provides a strong mid-lane roll with an outstanding move at the breakpoint. The Legion Solid is best suited for medium to oily lane conditions and will provide more overall hook compared to the original Legion

Ebonite's Warrior Elite

 Ebonite unleashes a new Warrior
The Green Pearl/Black solid hybrid GB 13.3 coverstock surrounds the Iron Fist core of the Warrior Elite.
“Look for strong mid-lane roll from the new GB 13.3 Hybrid cover, which displaces oil faster than any cover we’ve ever produced,” reported Ebonite.
World Wide Release date is December 1st, 2015.

Raw Urge Is New from Columbia 300

From the Orangeline collection, the new Columbia 300 Raw Urge is Black/Green/Yellow solid reactive cover called AR350, finished to 500/2000 Abralon®. 
Design intent is for strong continuous hook, featuring the Ironman core from the Urge.
World Wide Relea

DV8 Unveils Two New Balls for October

New DV8 High performance ball - the THUG™  LIFE. The composite pearl coverstock is Blue / Silver / Neon Green, finished with500 grit Siaair pad, and Royal Compound, wrapping the Thug low RG Asymmetric core. 

DV8 also introduces the DEVIANT™. Devised for medium to oily lane conditions, the new Black / Dark Red Deviant is the V composite solid cover finished to 500 grit (Siaair) and Royal Compound is the last stage.  The “engine” of the new Deviant is the Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core. 

The two new balls Worldwide release is October 12th.

Radical Bowling Technologies Announces 2 New Balls

Radical Technologies announces the introduction of the Guru Supreme. “We all know that the Guru (61 hook rating by independent testers) set the bar by which all future balls are rated and that the Guru Master raised the bar even higher (62.5 hook rating by independent testers). Well, we are happy to announce that the Guru Supreme takes hook to an unbelievably new level."

”The new Guru Supreme is Black / Light Blue Solid, with a finish of 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad wrapped around the Guru Asymmetric core with Offset and Scoop Technology.

Also from Radical: “Many will ask what is too much hook, and the Guru Supreme should help us find out. Using our proven Guru core, we amped up the ball motion with the use of a new resin formulation, and the results open up a new world of performance for the Radical product line. Our intensive market research and sales data indicate that Hook sells, and we are very excited about what the Guru Supreme can offer to bowlers who are looking for stronger ball motion. The Guru Supreme…more hook and more Radical than ever before.”

The story about the Chicago Bear’s Devin Hester and a new ball from Radical: “Ridiculous.”
When a group of ball testers all look at each other after throwing the ball and say that a ball is ridiculous, you have only two things left to do…name it and build it.
The new Ridiculous delivers a new ball motion that is sure to turn heads. The goal at Radical was to impact backend reaction the way the Guru line has impacted the hook dimension of the game, and with the Ridiculous, Radical is pleased to deliver a new performance ball that delivers insanely strong backend reaction. Radical reports: “We have seen it and tested it, and we are now delivering it. It is time to get Ridiculous!”

The MOTIV Revolt Havoc

The announcement for the new MOTIV Revolt™ Havoc: 

“The new MOTIV Revolt™ Havoc is a devastating weapon for medium-heavy oil with the unique ability to read the lane early, yet provide unbelievable continuation. It's a ball motion that seemed impossible...until now.”  

Pretty heady stuff, but their recent High Performance offerings have compared well to the other manufacturers HP balls. Vanquish core from the Revolt series this ball is topped with the Helix coverstock finished to 3000 grit (500/1000/2000). 

Further MOTIV suggests: “Because the Revolt™ Havoc is incredibly strong, it is an obvious fit for speed dominant and low rev players. And because it has the unique ability to still provide tremendous continuation, the ball is also a versatile weapon for competitive bowlers that have higher rev rates. While these players typically experience a weak finish from strong equipment, they will experience outstanding continuation from the Revolt™ Havoc on higher volume patterns.” 

Not much more can be said. World Wide Release Date is October 14th, 2015.

Hammer To Unleash Bad Intentions in October

Hammer introduces the BAD INTENTIONS hybrid. The overall strength rating of the BadIntentions Hybrid is a complement to the Bad Intentions. The NEW cover and finish changes allow this one to be more aggressive down lane.

The 3000 Abralon TM finish gives this new release the potential to perform extremely well on both medium and oily patterns.

Hammer reports: "The Spheroid Core is a combination of strength and control. The low Rg core system gives you the revs you are looking for while the symmetrical design offers extreme versatility."

The NEW Hammer Juiced Extreme Hybrid cover creates less traction in the oil compared to its solid counterpart but makes up for it at the back end.

Hammer added their NEW Tough Tech, Carbon Fiber reinforcement to the coverstock. WWRD is October 13, 2015.

 also adds a new HAMMER BLACK Urethane in October. There isn’t a person on this planet that will argue against the fact that Hammer made the best urethane bowling balls back in the day. There is no doubt in our minds bowlers looking for the ball reaction that dominated the 80’s and early 90’s will find it in our new Black Urethane! 

The overall strength of the Black Urethane is perfect for medium to light oil patterns. This throwback will really excel on shorter oil patterns. The 500 Abralon gives ultimate traction in the oil which translates to ultimate control at the back end of the lane.

Hammer reports: “Our new LED core design is a modern version of the traditional light bulb shape that was so popular back in the day.”

Adding: “Our Urethane cover is the main ingredient in this masterpiece. Unlike modern covers that produce a violent reaction at the breakpoint, this proven staple is all about giving the user ultimate control of the entire lane.” 

New Cover, New Core and HyperSHOCK Technology in Columbia 300's New Swerve HP Ball

Columbia 300 introduces the Swerve September 15. The Swerve features a new core, coverstock and HyperSHOCK Technology. 

The New Reflex Solid Coverstock, in Black / Scarlet / Navy is a high traction coverstock. The finished factory surface is created using 500/1000/2000 grit 
Abralon pads. The Reflex cover is designed to transfer greater amounts of energy directly to the core through its enhanced crosslink dense polymer formulation.

For the Swerve core, Columbia 300 lowered the strength of the Mass Bias to make it more driller friendly and allow the core to perform well for the masses. This core yields a slightly stronger mid-lane read than the typical symmetrical shape, while maintaining the predictability symmetrical balls provide. 
HyperSHOCK Technology is an energy enhancement material added to the outer core to help power the ball through the pins. This viscoelastic material works to control the influence pins have on the ball's motion through the pin deck. 

"The Columbia 300 Swerve, with HyperSHOCK Technology, not only gets you to the pocket, but drives through the pins like no other bowling ball on the planet," reports Columbia 300 Marketing Manager Rich Hanson. 


Brunswick Introduces Nirvana

Brunswick is excited to announce a new premium performance bowling ball –Nirvana.   

With the launch of the Nirvana, Brunswick is introducing a new performance line of balls featuring the newly developed Enhanced Composite Segmentation (ECS) coverstock technology.  The innovative ECS technology expands the soft segments of the polymer chain in order to produce improved friction and a larger sweet spot.  The result is better ball motion on a wider variety of lane conditions and fewer adjustments on the lane.  In addition, ECS technology provides longer performance life and a faster refresh rate for improved consistency.

The red/blue/violet Nirvana features the ECS solid coverstock matched with the new Ultra Low RG Nirvana Core to produce exceptional traction and impressive backend reaction on medium to heavy oil lane conditions.  The Nirvana cover is finished with Siaair Micro Pads to 500 then 1500 grit. Bowlers are going to see something very special with the Nirvana especially on heavy oil lane conditions.

The URD for the Nirvana is September 22, 2015.

Storm Releases Info on Two New Balls
We all have our own styles, our own games. And the ‘keys’ to better bowling are different for each of us. Some have all the speed in the world but lack the rev rate to match. Others have a great handle on their equipment but don’t understand which ball to use and where to play on the lane.

To help create that perfect breakpoint, Storm engineered a new weight block shape and surrounded it with a nearly-lethal coverstock.

Remember that the weight block is considered to be the engine of the bowling ball. This new asymmetrical RAD-X™ Core is built on the same platform which powered other RAD™ (Radial Accelerating Disk) designs throughout Storm’s rich history. Its dynamic design with super-dense materials produces superior hook and ball motion. You can really see it rev up!
And when surrounded by the grippy new GI-15™ hybrid reactive coverstock, the new Lock is sure to produce all the performance you need when battling heavy oil. It’s textured game improvement technology in 2015, hence the name GI-15, that’s sure to elevate you to the top.

We, as bowlers, have figured out that we don’t always need to use the most hooking ball in our bag. It’s true. We know it’s a lot of fun to hook the ball coast to coast, but if we can’t consistently hit the pocket then our scores may suffer. And many of us, too, have games based not on speed and power but on accuracy and finesse. If this rings true with you, then you might consider adding the new Storm Joy Ride to your arsenal. Similar to the original Ride, the new Joy Ride is also designed for drier lanes.

So what’s the difference? The coverstock.
The Joy Ride features a lower friction, highly polished pearl Reactor™ material which limits traction between the ball and the lane, perfect for those looking to conquer even the most hooking conditions. And the new Cruiser™ core produces a modest amount of flare potential to help control your ball path as well. They work hand in hand to help ensure that the Joy Ride gives you the smoothest ride possible down the lane.  

There is no information on when they will be available yet, but speculation is October. 

New Ball From MOTIV

The Forza Redline is the new benchmark reaction for MOTIV, more length then the solid Forza yet it still offers more control than the Octane

A benchmark ball is one designed for medium oil which is intended to allow you to make adjustments more easily. You want a ball that is in the middle as far as overall hook, overall length and you want a smooth backend reaction.

Of course the ball’s versatility will match up well for a variety of league bowlers on a Typical House Shot (THS). 

The new Helix Pearl Reactive coverstock finished at 5000 Grit LSP (Laser Scan Polished) gives predictable length. The proven Torx inner core with its 2.50 RG and 0.051 Differential offers just enough strength with high flare and control.

All of these factors give you a ball that will easily allow you to tell if you need a ball with more or less hook, more or less length and more or less angle on the backend.

Release date for the MOTIV Forza Redline is August 26th, 2015.

Here is what MOTIV has to say about the Forza Redline
"Push the limit with the exotic Forza Redline. Engineered for medium oil, it is the ultimate machine for benchmark performance. It provides more length than the solid Forza, yet is still offers more control than the Octane."   #yellowball

Roto Grip Unveils Their New Bowling Balls

The new MENACE™, a solid coverstock  addition (74H™ coverstock is finished at 3000-grit) to the HP 1 line at Roto Grip, with the Sinister Cage™ Core. The Solid Red / Yellow / Green HP ball has high flare potential.

HAYWIRE™ The New Roto Grip Haywire, replacing the Disturbed with the same Middle Roll 70™weightblock and a juiced 80H™ Micro Bite™ solid reactive coverstock in Navy / Peach / Sky Blue. The cover is finished with 2000-grit pad. Expect 6+ inches of flare (Medium-High if you’ve got the hand).

The Roto Grip DEVOUR™ an HP 2 line addition features another solid cover in Black / Yellow (54MH™Solid Reactive finished with 3000-grit pad) wrapped around the Late Roll 56™weightblock providing 4" - 5" (Medium-High) of flare

In an interview with the new Roto Grip DEVOUR, the ball exclaimed “My all-new Late Roll 56™ core builds on the proven success of the Neutron™ core by giving it a density boost for an increased differential. The result is better length and controlled shape down lane.” Our first quote from a bowling ball. Ed.

Wrapping up coverage of the new Roto Grip bowling balls is the HP 1 line is LOCO™. The LOCO solid features 45L™ Solid Reactive cover surrounding the Late Roll 48™ weightblock. The solid Purple veneer is 1500-grit finished with Polish. 

The LOCO™ pearl is 45L™ Copper & Navy Pearl Reactive also surrounding the Late Roll 48™core. Last touch is the 1500-grit surface is polished.  


MOTIV's New Primal Rage REMIX

The Primal Rage REMIX is here and Ronnie Russell rolled it on the CBS Sports Network in winning the PBA Badger Open

The original Primal Rage (#redball) made people take notice of MOTIV bowling ball technology. Engineered for heavy oil, theREMIX provides more length than the Jackal and a very aggressive backend motion. And, of course, it delivers the continuation that you have come to expect from MOTIV.  


DV8 Presents 4 Summer Ball Introductions

The new DV8 Thug™ Corrupt features a composite hybrid Purple/ Silver /Orange reactive coverstock surrounding the Thug low RG asymmetric core. Finished with 500, 4000 Siaair pads, the Thug Corrupt is designed for heavy oil.

Blue / Orange Class 5G Pearl Reactive veneer wraps a Hooligan Symmetric Core finished with a 500 Siaair pad, and Royal Compound. The Hooligan™ Tauntis designed for length with aggressive flip on light to medium oil. 

The new DV8 Vandal™, is being advertised as an all around ball for a wide variety of lane conditions (Oh I wish it was possible). This new core (Vandal Asymmetric) with the stylish V on the interior should provide a touch more reaction than without, so I expect it will be helpful. The exterior of the Vandal is Blue / Black Composite Pearl coverstock finished to

500 with a Siaair pad, then topped with Royal Compound.

Diva Spare. What can you say?

The new DV8's World Wide Release Date is July 7th, 2015. 

New Balls from Radical Technologies

The Guru Master sets a new standard for total hook on heavy oil lane conditions.  Radical reports: “This core/cover combination produces stronger hook motion in oil with amazing continuation on the backend and through the pins.” The Asymmetric Core features Offset and Scoop Technology. Surface of the Guru Master is 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad.

The Primo features a new core shape utilizing Radical‘s patented scoop core design matched with a proven reactive coverstock in Navy/Bronze Pearl formulation to provide outstanding all-purpose ball motion for a variety of bowling styles on a wide variety of lane conditions. Finish is 500 Siaair Micro Pad, topped with Royal Compound.

The Rave offers bench mark performance at a moderate price. It is designed to accommodate all styles of bowlers on medium oil house patterns. With a new symmetric core design with Scoop Technology and a versatile Burgundy/Silver Pearl cover, the Rave crunches pins not your wallet.  The Rave is finished with 500 Siaair Micro Pad, and Royal Compound.  These new Radical balls will be available.



Two New From Brunswick

Brunswick Mastermind Einstein, a new high performance ball, is Red / Silver / Blue Relativity Hybrid Reactive coverstock with a Modified Mastermind Asymmetric “engine.” The Mastermind Einstein is finished 500, 2000, 4000 with Siaair Pads.

Brunswick reports on their new cover: “The new Relativity reactive coverstock is Brunswick’s latest innovation in performance enhancing technology. This aggressive Hybrid coverstock produces easy length through the heads with outstanding traction on the backend to achieve ultimate flip.”

The new Mastermind Einstein with its 4000 grit Siaair Micro Pad finish provides easy length through heads, mid lane traction with an exceptional move on the backend on medium to oily lane conditions.

Brunswick Brute Strength is a Gold / Black Savvy Hook Hybrid Reactive coverstock encapsulating the modified Mastermind Asymmetric weight block. The  Brute Strength is finished with 500 Siaair pad and Royal Compound.

The new Savvy Hook Hybrid Reactive is formulated to provide maximum versatility for all types of physical styles and provides more traction in oil on a variety of lane conditions. This new formulation produces easy length through the heads and strong mid-lane traction with a powerful backend motion.

With its Royal Compound Finish, the Brute Strength produces a unique motion that skids easily through the front, revs strong in the mid-lane, and provides a hard rolling backend reaction on variety of medium to oily lane patterns. 

World Wide release date is July 7th 2015.

Track Unveils Two New Balls

Track fans around the world have gathered and united to form the "Legion". The "Legion" isn't new or a fad, this diehard group of bowlers have been growing in numbers, waiting to unite as one to take over the bowling world. Track has now empowered its most loyal fan base with the weapon they need to conquer the lanes and their competition. This Legion isn't messing around! 

The Track Legion is Red / Black / Yellow MR-6 Hybrid coverstock which surrounds the LT-2 weight block, finished at 500, 1000 Abralon polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. Available July 21st, 2015.
A bowling ball is generally either very aggressive in the front part of the lane, mid-lane, or back end. For a ball to be able to do all three is rarely seen. In the bowling world, this is considered aParadox. Our new high performance creation offers unexplainable hook and power on the heaviest of oil patterns. Some things are just better left unexplained. 
Track Paradox 
features a Blue / Blue Pearl / Light Blue QR-9 Hybrid coverstock encircling the I-Core 2.0 (Dual Density) weight block. The new Paradox is finished 500, 2000 Abralon. Available August 18th, 2015. 


Columbia Adds 2 New Balls

Coming from Columbia 300:The Severe Delirium is Black / Teal / Silver Bend-IT Hybrid coverstock with a Resurgencecore providing medium-high flare potential. The Severe Delirium is factory finished with 500, 2000 Abralon. Available August 11th, 2015
The Columbia 300 Urge features Lime / Cobalt / Silver AR350 Hybrid coverstock with the new high flare Ironman weight block. Surface finish is 500, 2000 Abralon then polished withPowerhouse Factory Finish Polish

Columbia reports: “this high polished beauty is designed to create an aggressive motion at the breakpoint and back end. The Urge is perfect for those looking for something stronger than theDelirium, but not as aggressive as the sanded Melt Down.” Available July

7th, 2015.

New From Hammer For The New Season

Hammer Black Widow Red Legend Solid features the Bright Red Juiced Solid coverstock, surrounding the long successful Black Widow/Gas Mask core, and finished 500, 2000 Abralon. Available August 4th, 2015

Hammer Viral Solid 
The Blue / Green Violent Flip Reactive Solid coverstock is finished 500, 1000 with Abralon pads then polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. 

Driving the new Viral solid is the Vibe core, the tall, high RG shape creates the motor for the strong arcy backend reaction. Available September 15th, 2015


Ebonite Announces New Balls



Coming from Ebonite: Ebonite Warrior featuring the GB 13.3 Pearl Red / Black Cherry / Red Pearl coverstock envelops the new Iron Fist core shape. Cover preparation is 500, 2000 Abralon Polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish.


Ebonite reports: Our brand new GB 13.3 Pearl cover is our most aggressive coverstock. We started with the original chemistry of the proven GB 10.7 (The One) and dramatically increased the porosity levels to aggressively displace oil which gives the GB 13.3 cover the ability to read the mid-lane and back end stronger than any of our other covers.”  Available July 7th, 2015.

Ebonite Game Breaker 2 Gold Reminiscent of The One, the Royal / Gold / Blue GB 10.7 Pearl coverstock encloses the high flare Enhanced V2 core, finished to 500, and 1000 Abralon then polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish.

In designing the GB2 GoldEbonite wanted to create the perfect complement to its predecessor, the GB2. The goal is to create a ball that is cleaner through the front, while maintaining the strong and continuous move at the back end which the Game Breaker line is known for. This ball is ideal for medium oil lane conditions.

Ebonite expounded: “Very few cover stocks have the strong, rich heritage as our GB 10.7. When it comes to consistency and reliability, others take a back seat. By infusing pearl additives into this proven cover, we have created the perfect complement to the highly successful Game Breaker 2.” Available August 18th, 2015

Ebonite Adrenaline Shot is Silver / Purple GB 12.0 Hybrid coverstock wrapping the high flare Adrenaline Core, finished with 500, 2000 Abralon
The design intent behind the Adrenaline Shot is to create a ball that fills the gap between our Game Breaker 2 and Code of Honor when it comes to total overall hook.

Ebonite reports: “Our brand new GB 12.0 Hybrid cover is based on the original chemistry of the proven GB 10.7 (from The One). The porosity levels have been increased to allow for faster oil displacement, which gives the GB 12.0 cover the ability to read the mid-lane and back end stronger.”

Available September 15th, 2015

New Additions at Ebonite and Columbia 300

Ebonite is bringing new colors to market in both the Cyclone series (Blue / Red Sparkle and Green / Yellow Pearl) and the entry polyester Maxim series (Peppermint, Bumble Bee and Night Sky). 

Colors coming out of Hopkinsville, KY where the Columbia White Dot (Patriot Sparkle and Sunburst) and Ebonite Maxim balls are made are just stunning. 

New from Columbia 300, the Deep Freeze in Coral Splash and Pink Frost.

In addition to the new Deep Freeze colors Columbia has added a Scout black reactive, three piece ball. 


MOTIV Introduces Two New Balls For Light Oil

New from MOTIV: Summer often presents lane conditions of light oil. Performance with the new Pink and Green Pearl Ascent Apex should help you match up on lighter oil conditions featuring the Recon core and Fusion™ XL Reactive coverstock finished 5000 Grit LSP.  MOTIV reports “Both Apex balls will provide more length on high friction lane conditions and a more angular move at the backend than the regular Ascent balls.  However, experienced bowlers will notice that this new Pink/Green Pearl Apex is a touch stronger than the Mountain Blue Ascent Apex.”    

The Rebel Tank™ is a pearl urethane ball built to provide a powerful impact on light oil conditions where high friction can destroy ball reaction. Featuring the Halogen™ core, the Rebel Tank retains energy to maximize continuation through the pins.  This is achieved through both a high RG and moderate differential.  The high RG provides more length and the moderate differential tames track flare.  

The Rebel Tank™ also utilizes DMX Pearl Urethane cover stock technology.  This was first used on the Arctic Sniper spare ball because it is produces very little friction.  This cover is tuned at the factory with a 4000 Grit LSS finish. 

Radical Technologies Creates A Value Line

Radical Technologies introduces their new “Value” line – Rack Attack

The Rack Attack will be available in two color options and will offer two distinct ball motions.  The Rack Attack Grape Solid features a dull finish and will provide strong mid lane hook motion on medium to heavy oil. The Rack Attack Cherry Pearl will provide more length with backend flip making it ideal for medium to light oil.

Radical’s Phil Cardinale shared “The Value line will offer impressive performance at a low cost, and these balls should easily exceed expectations for this price point.  Our goals with this new series are to increase the range of ball motion in the Radical product line and offer excellent performance at a value price. The new series should also expand our reach to entry level bowlers looking for their first performance ball.”

New Balls from Brunswick

Brunswick Soul™ -  The Soul Black Smoke Solid features the CPTv2 – Control reactive coverstock describes the updated version 2 of our low friction coverstock. The Chemical Projection Technology Control formulation allows for a lower friction reactive coverstock that easily projects down the lane and provides a more controllable hook motion on medium oil lane conditions. The core is the Soul Medium RG. 

Brunswick Soul™ Mate - The Soul Mate Orange Fire Pearl features the CPTv2 – Flip reactive coverstock describes the updated version 2 of our low friction coverstock. The Chemical Projection Technology Flip formulation allows for a lower friction reactive coverstock that easily projects down the lane and provides a more controllable hook motion on medium oil lane conditions. 
The Soul and Soul Mate contain the Soul Medium RG symmetric core, which features a multi-sided core shape.


Two New Performance Balls Introduced by 900Global

Along with news that Chris and Linda Barnes will be representing 900 Global comes news of two new balls from the San Antonio, Texas company. The Blue /Silver /Steel Respect Coverstock, 79 Alert™ Hybrid, is finished to 1500 Grit, then Polished. Powering the Respect is the Tetra™ Symmetric Core, like the Prime product line Moxie, which is also a hybrid.

900 Global’s
 first manufactured ball, the Break™,
really put them on the map. Global’s new Break Down features a Bright Blue S70™ Solid coverstock which has an impressive history (and even a USBC Open Championship All Events Record), and with the modified Break™ Asymmetric core, you’ll finally be able to use it later in tournament blocks. A significantly raised RG and lower differential is designed to provide more length and less flare, all the while keeping the fabled S70™ on hand to provide that perfect friction-to-backend ratio everyone loves. The new Break Down is finished to 4000 grit with the “T” Neat pad.


DV8 Unwraps The Thug Unruly and Diva Divine

DV8 Thug Unruly will be knocking on the door, maybe trying to bust it down, on January 28, 2015.  The new DV8 solid reactive ball has the Thug Low RG Core wrapped in Class 13G Reactive Solid Coverstock. Finishing Steps include 500; 2,000 Siaair Micro Pad. The updated cover and slightly smoother cover prep to the Rukus Feud

Ignore the pink, like the Diva before it this ball should be divine. DV8’s new Diva Divinecontains the Diva Core with Class 7G Reactive Hybrid Coverstock where the Diva used 6G Reactive solid, highly polish, the Divine adds the (hybrid) middle ground to the Diva line. Finishing Steps 500; 4,000 Siaair Micro Pad.

Ebonite's New High Performance Ball for 2015

Ebonite’s newest HP introduction, the Code of Honor, is a Black/Orange /Blue RCS 5.0 solid reactive coverstock finished 500/3000 Abralon. Wrapping a CB-2 Asymmetric core like Pivot, Pivot Point andHonor balls, the Code of Honor adds a solid cover to the high performance line. Core numbers (15#- 2.48 RG, .049 RG Differential) should provide a strong change of direction downlane and pin punishing continuation. 

TRACK Introduces Three in February

TRACK introduces a trio of bowling balls, World Wide Release Date, February 3rd, 2015. 

The first of the new bunch is Hx16 a high performance addition. The Orange/Gold Pearl /Blue hybrid will be called DR-8 Hybrid. Surrounding the  i-Core, the cover will be prepped with 500/1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish.  RG:  #15/2.49, RG DIFF: #15/.053 

Next on the block in the mid- performance
 category, The Orange/Purple /Aqua QR-6 Solid cover wraps the Face core with a cover finished to 500/3000 Abralon on the newly offered TRACK Lx10. RG: #15/2.50, DIFF:  #15/.049 

Lastly, Mx05.  A Red Pearl/Silver Pearl cover of MR 4 Pearl wraps the Modified Kinetic core with 500/1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish. 




New for 2015 From Roto Grip

Roto Grip Hyper Cell Skid ™ Roto Grip has

combined the Nucleus™ core with their 73MH™ Pearl Reactive coverstock Black/Gold/Violet to create a superhero of a bowling ball called the Hyper Cell Skid. This combination with a 1500 grit polish provides versatility and controlled power. This ball offers length with a heavy roll and major pin action.

Roto Grip’s new Unhinged™ is a 60M Coverstock, of Aquamarine pearl finished at 1500 and polished. The guts of the new Unhinged is the same as the Hysteria, Late Roll 69. 

Get straight to the point and leave no pin on the deck with the new Roto Grip Own It Red. With a traditional three piece core and a durable clear polyester coverstock, this new spare ball goes where you throw it.

The new Roto Grip balls will be released Jan


New Brunswick Bowling Balls Coming in December

The Brunswick Fortera™ Intrigue  features the all new Fortify Hybrid Reactive coverstock. Brunswick suggests the new Intrigueis “the hottest creation based off our performance enhancing additive chemistry technology.”  Fortify Hybrid Reactive combines a new base coverstock with an enhanced additive package that will provide the easiest length with the quickest lateral traction of any coverstock to date.

The Melee™ Jab features  Brunswick's new Savvy Hook Pearl Reactive is formulated to provide maximum versatility with more traction in oil for a pearl coverstock on a variety of lane conditions for all types of physical styles. This new formulation produces easy length through the heads with mid-lane traction and a powerful back-end reaction.

MOTIV Unveils Its Latest Ball - Forza


Helix™ Solid Reactive Cover Stock The new Helix™ Solid Reactive shell on the Forza™ is formulated to produce the friction required to read the mid-lane incredibly well, yet still display devastating continuation. This Exotic Orange and Steel Gray cover is finished at the factory with a 3000 Grit LSS tread.


Torx™ Weight Block Design  The powerful new Torx™ engine driving the the Forza™ yields a 2.50 RG and .051 differential on the 15# model. This spec is new territory for the MOTIV product line.  The Torx design allows the Forza to rev up easily and produce over 5 inches of track flare.


NeoMark™ Badge Technology Patented NeoMark Graphics always give MOTIV® bowling balls a visually compelling look. And now, we are pushing the technology even further with the new Forza. It will be the first MOTIV® ball to feature our latest innovation - The NeoMark Badge.

World Wide Release Date: 12/1/14


Columbia 300 Unveils The Meltdown and Deep Freeze

The new Columbia 300 Melt Down features one of the strongest cover formulas Columbia 300 has used. Bring-It MAX is extremely aggressive and will handle the heaviest of oil conditions. 

Columbia finished this eye popping blend of solid colors (Orange/Yellow/Purple) with 500/2000 grit Abralon™, giving an already strong cover some teeth to help handle those heavy patterns. Design intent for Heavy Oil Lane Condition. Core -  SD Medium RG.

New Storm IQ Ball, the Nano Coming in December

Surprisingly, on the heels of an intricate roll-out for the new Storm Crux, Storm reveals that new in December is the IQ Tour Nano. Used during the recent PBA World Series of Bowling,you will see the ball on the ESPN broadcasts later this winter. 

The NRG Solid Reactive Nano coverstock is Black/Hunter/Red and surrounds the IQ series C3TM (Centripetal Control Core). Apple Cider fragrance comes from the veneer that is finished at 4000-grit using Abralon Pads. 

World Wide Release Date: 12/9/14

The New TRACK Tour SIC

Introduced one day before it is to be available today (10/21/2014), the new TRACK Tour SIC features the symmetric I-core. 

Utilizing dark blue MR-6 Solid reactive coverstock, the Tour SIC is finished 500, 3000 ABRALON®.

Designed for medium oil, the Tour SIC has a single density I-core like the Spare+, modified from Dual Density versions used in the Mx16, and Lx16. 

Ebonite's New Salute

Ebonite introduces the Salute.

The Salute features a Big Time Hybrid 80/20 black solid / silver pearl covered, reactive ball which surrounds a symmetric “Adrenaline” core. 

Designed for medium conditions the Salute is finished 500 / 1000 Abralon® with Power House Factory Finish.


The Bad Ass, Hammer's New High Performance Ball

Bowling's first R rated bowling ball, The Hammer Bad Ass. The Bad Ass utilizes the Juiced Solid Cover with the new Spheroid core that gives hammerheads a huge backend motion. 

The Bad Ass comes finished at 500/2000 and factory finish polish making it easy to retain energy for where you need it most, on the backend. Using the Flex Resin poured core system provides better energy flow throughout the ball and the carbon fiber outer also makes this ball the toughest ball in bowling with a 3 year warranty. 
Available 10-14-2014.

New Balls From DV8

From DV8 look for the new HP Thug. The Black /Orange /Silver Pearl coverstock is Class 13F Reactive finished with 500 Siaair Micro Pad and Royal Compound. The core is the Thug Low RG. The new Thug and the other DV8 offerings will be available October 29th. 

DV8’s new HOOLIGAN is reactive Red Pearl/Yellow Pearl Class 3F Reactive veneer finished 500 Siaair Micro Pad, Royal Compound, and Royal Shine wrapping theHooligan core. Design intent from DV8 is to compete with the mid performance ball category, and after demoing the ball, this offering is a solid performer on the “Typical House Shot” lane condition. 

DV8 OUTCAST BLACK CITRON expands the entry level category for DV8. Expanding on the Misfit line, the Black Citron, Mango Tango, and Melon Baller feature Class 1 Reactive coverstock and the Outcast core. The new entries are all finished very smooth with 500 Siaair Micro Pad, Royal Compound, and Royal Shine.


The Storm Crux

Asymmetry is 'The Crux' For eight years running now, more professionals have included Storm in their arsenal than any other brand. They want the same thing as amateur bowlers—superior performance. With strong, consistent motion and energy through the pins, Storm bowling balls are incomparable.

The Catalyst™ Core is not only the latest groundbreaking technology, it is the sparkplug of this ball. It soon will be the stimulation of exceptional bowling. Its’ dynamic asymmetrical design will help you create more angle through the pocket. It’s been proven that increasing your entry-angle gives you a much wider margin for error that can lead to more strikes. Think Jason Belmonte or Pete Weber’s pin-action, you don't have to throw it like these pros but that is what you can expect from the Crux. 

And the ERG™ hybrid reactive cover stock is prepped to a 3000-grit, so bowlers like yourself can be rest assured that the Crux has decisive performance.


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