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

How to Transfer Energy Cleanly

How to Transfer Energy Cleanly

The physical game is best understood in terms of energy transfer. You transfer energy from the body to the bowling ball. As you move through the approach, you build potential energy that is transferred to kinetic energy at the release.... [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]

Mastering Multiple Hand Positions

Mastering Multiple Hand Positions

One of the most important aspects of sound fundamental bowling is a good release, which depends on placing the ball well back into the hand. At the release point, the thumb exits quickly, the weight of the ball is transferred... [Read More]

Is Big Hook Really Necessary?

Is Big Hook Really Necessary?

How much hook do bowlers need to be successful? It depends on whom you ask. Throughout the history of the game, bowlers have been taught and conditioned to hook the ball. This is quite understandable. A ball hooking into the... [Read More]