The BTM Ball Testing Team

About The BTM Ball Testing Team

The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.

Motiv Golden Jackal

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The Golden Jackal is the first pearl-covered Jackal to be released since the original Jackal in 2014. Its Hexion SE Pearl coverstock surrounds the same asymmetrical Predator V3 core that was used in the Jackal Rising. This aggressive cover is... [Read More]

DV8 Prowler

DV8 Prowler

The Prowler is a very impressive new release for DV8. It uses the pearlized version of the N-Forcer Plus cover, which was used in its hybrid form on the Hitman Enforcer. This new cover surrounds the new asymmetrical Divergent core... [Read More]

DV8 Notorious

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The Notorious is one of two new releases for DV8 that uses the new DOT core technology that was introduced originally on the Brunswick Fearless. It features a new low RG, medium differential asymmetrical core shape called Antagonist that revs... [Read More]

Storm Fever Pitch

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The Fever Pitch uses new technology inside and out to create a motion that is more angular than previous urethane offerings from Storm. It features a new pearlized coverstock called PWR+CTRL Urethane, which is named very appropriately. The Fever Pitch... [Read More]

Hammer Statement Pearl

Hammer Statement Pearl

The Statement Pearl is one of two new balls—along with the Statement Solid—in a dual release for Hammer's high performance line. The Aggression Pearl CFI coverstock makes its second appearance at this price point, as it was previously used on... [Read More]

Hammer Statement Solid

Hammer Statement Solid

Hammer's new Statement Solid uses the same asymmetrical weight block as the Statement Pearl. This new design provides an RG of 2.47", a total differential of 0.054", and an intermediate differential of 0.015". The coverstock is Aggression Solid CFI—the same... [Read More]

900 Global Space Time Continuum

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The Space Time Continuum is modified both inside and out from the original Continuum to give it more motion at the back of the lane. This ball uses the new Sphericon LD Asymmetric core design, which provides a lower differential... [Read More]

900 Global White Hot Badger

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The White Hot Badger is the second ball to have a symmetrical core in the Badger lineup. Both the original Badger and the White Hot Badger feature the Lacerate Symmetric core, which is used as part of a traditional two-piece... [Read More]

900 Global Eon Infinite

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The Eon Infinite is the dull, hybrid-covered follow-up to the original Eon. The two Eons share the Oloid Symmetric core design, which gives them both an RG of 2.50" and a total differential of 0.049". The differences between these two... [Read More]

Storm Crux Prime

Storm Crux Prime

The Crux Prime gives bowlers a new coverstock option that is paired up with the asymmetrical Catalyst core shape from the previous Crux releases. This weight block is unchanged from the older Crux balls, giving the Crux Prime an RG... [Read More]