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

Weather Conditions and the Speed of Your Ball

Weather Conditions and the Speed of Your Ball

As many of you who have read my articles know, when I discuss timing in the physical game, my preference is to refer to it as rhythm. There is another timing in bowling that many players overlook and, quite frankly,... [Read More]

Mythbusting – Part 1

Mythbusting - Part 1

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2012 brings you a bunch of wisdom, forgiveness, and messengers for the corner pins. I thought I would start off this year debunking some myths in bowling. On tilt Being “on tilt” is a... [Read More]

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]

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]