Featured Bowling Ball Reviews

900 Global Dream

900 Global Dream

The 900 Global Dream is all new, front to back, top to bottom, inside and out. In addition to sporting the new 900 Global logo, the Dream is the first 900 Global ball to feature a color scheme with three different colors. They did not stop with just the visual changes with the Dream, as this ball uses both a brand new core design and coverstock. The Dream features a... [Read More]

900 Global All Day

900 Global All Day

The 900 Global All Day uses a core shape called Clockwork Symmetrical. This core resembles the weight block that was used in the Maniac years ago. Despite this visual similarity, the densities are slightly different. The RG is just a tad lower and the differential is slightly higher. The S64 Solid coverstock surrounds this core design, coming out of the box at a 4000 grit. The All Day's combination of... [Read More]

Radical Reax Gusto

Radical Reax Gusto

The Reax Gusto is the latest addition to the Top Shelf product line of Radical bowling balls. This ball uses the same core shape as the previous Reax line, but with a significant density change. The RG has been raised and the differential and flare potential is lower than the previous Reax releases. In addition to the changes to the weight block, the coverstock is a new hybrid formulation. We... [Read More]

900 Global All Night

900 Global All Night

The 900 Global All Night is the pearlized and polished brother to the All Day. This ball uses the same core design as the All Day, but instead of a sanded and solid cover, the All Night uses a pearlized and polished red and gold veneer. This coverstock provides more skid through the front of the lane, allowing for a faster response to friction at the breakpoint and backend. This... [Read More]

Motiv Ascent Apex

Motiv Ascent Apex

The Motiv Ascent Apex combines the high RG and low differential Recon core with the new Fusion XL (Xtra Length) coverstock. This new coverstock comes at a 1500 grit polished box finish. These elements come together to form a fantastic reaction on medium to drier conditions. In fact, we had equal success on both our medium and dry test patterns. This ball cleared the front of the lane easily on... [Read More]

The BTM Archive – Featured Content

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Backswings and Fast Feet

It’s still a busy time here in Reno during Nationals. Thanks to all the BTM readers who have stopped by to say hello or to take a lesson with me. This edition of the Round Table features questions that are easily two of my favorites to date. The first topic of discussion addresses the height... [Read More]

Powerhouse Blueprint

Test Driving Your Ball With Blueprint

This is the first in a series of articles on new technology for bowlers and others in the bowling industry. There is an old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”. For bowlers these are definitely interesting times. Never before have there been so many options for equipment. Bowling ball manufacturers are each touting... [Read More]


Demonstrating Ball Motion

This is the time of year when young athletes decide to learn more about bowling. The reasons for the additional learning desire could be an upcoming move from middle school to high school (we don't have middle school bowling in Kentucky), a move to a new school, an increase in average, or bowling presents. I... [Read More]

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How to Read a Program Sheet – Part 2

I promised that this month we would talk about how to translate all this data into a place to play on the lane, so here goes. What part of this do you really need to know and how will it help you? Here again is the 2012 Baton Rouge program sheet we’re using. (see below)... [Read More]


How Far Should You Slide?

For many readers, you will clearly recall PBA and USBC Hall of Famer Marshall Holman starting with his heels off the back of the approach running to the foul line and utilizing a very lengthy slide before releasing the ball. See an example of Marshall Holman's lengthy slide in this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHGnYQPqcJs. I hope... [Read More]

Site News and Announcements

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Bowling This Month is Officially Back!

I am very happy to announce today that Bowling This Month is officially back in business! After many months of hard work, we've just finished updating our website with everything necessary to launch our online subscription service. I really appreciate everyone's patience as we've worked through this transition. Now that we're back online, the majority of our focus can finally shift back where it belongs: delivering the best technical bowling content available to our loyal subscribers. While we will always keep a portion of our content open for everyone to view, the majority of our articles … [Read More]


Welcome to the New BowlingThisMonth.com

Thanks for visiting Bowling This Month's new website.  We're still very hard at work building the site and we aren't quite ready to start our subscription service, but we thought now would be a good time to invite the bowling world inside to take a look around. We still need a couple weeks to finish building the rest of the content and functionality, but we didn't want to wait any longer to start sharing information about the future plans for BTM.  We've added some archived content from recent issues of the print magazine and we're offering unrestricted viewing access to everyone for a … [Read More]