Featured Bowling Ball Reviews

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]

AM Pure Adrenaline

AMF Pure Adrenaline

The follow-up complement to the Pure for AMF this summer will be the Pure Adrenaline. This release uses the same symmetrical Combustion core shape from the Pure, but this version has slightly different densities that raise the RG and differential... [Read More]

The BTM Archive – Featured Content

Bring Your Best Approach to the Dance

Bring Your Best Approach to the Dance

Bowling isn’t ballet, but alignment, step cadence, knee bend, and balance are critical physical factors that determine a player’s performance on the lanes. The bowling approach can be compared to the movements of a ballet dancer: smooth, effortless, graceful, and,... [Read More]

The Bowling Diet – Part 1

The Bowling Diet - Part 1

If I asked most bowlers who their favorite athlete is, they probably would not name another bowler. Such is the stigma of our sport, that we even view ourselves as non-athletes. Bowling is a precision sport, so while it doesn’t... [Read More]

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]

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]