Featured Bowling Ball Reviews

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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]

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]

The BTM Archive – Featured Content

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]

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]

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]

Are You Prepared to Be at Your Best?

Are You Prepared to Be At Your Best?

As a coach who visits different countries, I encounter bowlers from beginners to elite national team players. At all levels, few bowlers are prepared to be their best for competition play. The objective of this month’s article is to raise... [Read More]