Featured Bowling Ball Reviews

Radical Guru Master

Radical Guru Master

The Guru Master is the latest high performance hook-in-a-box release from Radical. It joins the original Guru and the Mighty Guru at this price point and it provides more total hook than either of these previous versions. This ball features... [Read More]

AMF Unreal

AMF Unreal

The Unreal offers bowlers another viable option for heavy oil patterns from the AMF brand. While this ball has a bit less total hook than the AMF Pure, it creates an earlier and more arc-shaped motion. This is a result... [Read More]

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900 Global Chemical X

The 900 Global Chemical X is the second ball we've reviewed in the new Tour Preferred series.  This ball uses a new lower differential core called Pod Symmetric. It is enclosed in a solid version of the S55 coverstock, used... [Read More]

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Columbia 300 Urge

The Urge offers lots of firsts for Columbia 300. For starters, it is the first new ball in a new line and price point structure for Columbia 300. This ball lands in the new Orange Line performance category, which is... [Read More]

Ebonite Warrior

Ebonite Warrior

The Warrior is the newest high performance release from Ebonite. This ball joins the Honor and the Pivot Point as polished balls at this price point. The Warrior uses the new GB 13.3 Pearl coverstock, which is a different formulation... [Read More]

The BTM Archive – Featured Content

See It, Hear It, or Do It?

See it, hear it, or do it?

As a middle school teacher, it is imperative I am aware of the learning styles of my students. I must also be aware of my own learning style and its role in influencing the way I teach. Bowling coaches and... [Read More]

The 3×3 Box

The 3x3 Box

Improving lane play remains one of the biggest challenges in our sport. Lane surface materials vary widely and topographical differences lane-to-lane can make the same pattern play very differently in the same bowling center. Moreover, bowling has a variety of... [Read More]

Follow Through Low, Long, and Outward

Follow Through Low, Long, and Outward

In a previous issue, I stressed the importance of avoiding the lift and loft method of execution. Although this was popular and perhaps a necessity in the rubber ball era, it became a detriment with the advent of urethane bowling... [Read More]

Calculating a Downswing Angle

Calculating a Downswing Angle

In order to maximize energy transfer to the bowling ball, a bowler must establish a strong hand position into the release. To obtain a great hand position at release, the index finger should be pointing at the pins. This requires... [Read More]