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.

Hammer Orange Vibe

Hammer Orange Vibe

The Orange Vibe is the newest addition to the Hammer Lower Mid Performance line. It joins three other Vibes—the Blue, the Cherry, and the Onyx—at this price point. The Orange shares the same Vibe core with all the others, and... [Read More]

Radical Counter Attack Pearl

Radical Counter Attack Pearl

The Counter Attack Pearl is the polished and pearlized half of Radical's dual Counter Attack release. It uses a pearl version of the Ai-20 coverstock that is finished with 500/1000 SiaAir and Crown Factory Polish. Like the Counter Attack Solid,... [Read More]

Radical Counter Attack Solid

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The Counter Attack Solid is half of a dual release in Radical’s affordable EZ-Use line, along with the Counter Attack Pearl. This ball uses the Ai-20 Solid coverstock and the Rack Attack 2 Symmetric core. This core is a higher... [Read More]

Storm IQ Tour Emerald

Storm IQ Tour Emerald

A pearlized IQ Tour is back, and this time it features a beautiful emerald green color scheme. The IQ Tour Emerald is a remake of the extremely popular gold-colored IQ Tour Pearl, with the only difference being the color. It... [Read More]

Storm AstroPhysiX

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The AstroPhysiX replaces the Intense Fire in Storm's Premier line. This new release uses the same asymmetrical Atomic core design from the PhysiX, along with the proven R2S Pearl coverstock. This cover exits the box at a 1500 grit polished... [Read More]

Hammer The Sauce

Hammer The Sauce

The Sauce is another updated version of a familiar name from Hammer's past. This new release uses the Aggression CFI Solid coverstock from the recently-discontinued Rip’D Solid. Its box finish is 500/2000 Abralon, giving The Sauce easy traction through the... [Read More]

Columbia 300 Messenger

Columbia 300 Messenger

The Columbia 300 Messenger is back in a new updated version. This time around, the Messenger features a new symmetrical high RG, low differential core design. The coverstock is Super Flex, which is a pearlized cover that comes out of... [Read More]

Columbia 300 Beast

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The Columbia 300 Beast is a familiar nameplate to longtime bowlers. This product line has gone through many variations over the years, with both different coverstocks and a few different core modifications. This new version uses the Bend-it Pearl coverstock,... [Read More]

Motiv Covert Tank

Motiv Covert Tank

The Motiv Covert Tank brings back an older core shape while also introducing a new coverstock formulation to the market. The Torx weight block is a lower RG and higher differential symmetrical design that offers around five inches of flare... [Read More]

DV8 Turmoil 2 Pearl

DV8 Turmoil 2 Pearl

The Turmoil 2 Pearl is the pearlized half of the dual Turmoil 2 release for DV8. This ball uses the same Command Symmetric core design as the Turmoil 2 Solid. The differences between these two bowling balls come in the... [Read More]