Featured Bowling Ball Reviews

Storm Optimus Solid

Storm Optimus Solid

The Storm Optimus Solid pairs the Tri-Sphere weight block from the first Optimus with the R2X solid reactive coverstock from balls like the Virtual Gravity and Marvel. This ball is finished with a sanded 2000 grit cover, making it a... [Read More]

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Hammer Spike Black/Gold

The Hammer Spike Black/Gold is the third release under the Spike name. The weight block is the same Black Widow Nasty core that was used in the previous two Spikes. The change for this season is the coverstock. The Spike... [Read More]

Storm Sky Rocket

Storm Sky Rocket

The Storm Sky Rocket is the newest addition to the Thunder line. The Booster core from the original Rocket returns and this time it is matched up with Storm's R2S Pearl coverstock. The Sky Rocket comes out of the box... [Read More]

Track Tour X Solid

Track Tour X Solid

The latest mid-price release from Track is their new Tour X Solid. This ball follows up the original pearlized Tour X by sharing the same DNA weight block, but this one uses a solid recipe of their DR-4 coverstock. This... [Read More]

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Hammer Arson High Flare

The newest mid-price ball from Hammer is the Arson High Flare. While the name will be familiar to Hammer fans, the High Flare is new both in core and coverstock. The new Modified Arson 2 weight block is similar in... [Read More]

The BTM Archive – Featured Content

Stuff To Do, No Matter What – Part 3

Stuff to Do No Matter What - Part 3

Here are the last few No Matter Whats...at least until I learn some more. “No matter Whats”,—if you’re just tuning in to the series—are what I call universal bowling applications. The pay attention NMW I’m always surprised at the number... [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]

Words Can Be Dangerous

Words Can Be Dangerous

My philosophy about coaching youth (in bowling or any other sport), as I have written previously, focuses on a two-fold agenda: Using the sport to teach lessons about life. Giving the youth bowler the tools to become the best bowler... [Read More]

Staying Behind the Ball Better and Getting the Most Out of Practice Sessions

Staying Behind the Ball Better and Getting the Most Out of Practice Sessions

Welcome back to the Round Table! Once again we have two excellent questions and I think the answers provided by our elite panel of coaches will be a big help to many of you. The first question deals with the... [Read More]