Featured Bowling Ball Reviews

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]

900 Global Respect Pearl

900 Global Respect Pearl

The Respect Pearl is the new eye candy for the 900 Global lineup this season. This ball uses the same Tetra core as the first Respect, but this time surrounds it with a pearlized version of the 74 Response coverstock.... [Read More]

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900 Global Dream Big

The newest addition to 900 Global’s high-end Engineer series is the Dream Big. This ball uses the 79 Alert Solid coverstock, where the previous releases in this line, the Dream and Dream On, used versions of the 74 Alert cover.... [Read More]

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Motiv Rebel Tank

The Motiv Rebel Tank is the newest urethane-covered ball for Motiv, replacing last year's original Tank. This ball utilizes a new pearlized urethane coverstock formula and wraps it around the very successful Halogen symmetrical weight block. This pearlized urethane and... [Read More]

The BTM Archive – Featured Content

Test Driving Your Ball With 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... [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]

Tough Enough

Tough Enough

“When you’re playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you’ll fight for the winner’s circle. If you do, some day the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and... [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]