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.

DV8 Turmoil Solid

DV8 Turmoil Solid

The DV8 Turmoil Solid shares the same symmetrical weight block with the Turmoil Pearl, with this variant using a factory-sanded version of the Composite Hook Solid coverstock. This Turmoil picks up the lane much earlier than its pearlized counterpart, while... [Read More]

DV8 Turmoil Pearl

DV8 Turmoil Pearl

DV8 releases the Turmoil series as the first of the next wave of bowling ball releases for the summer session. Both new Turmoils use the new Turmoil Symmetric core, which has a higher RG and lower differential than the Freakshow... [Read More]

Radical Katana Slash

Radical Katana Slash

The Katana Slash rolls into Radical's Top Shelf line of performance products as the second ball to carry the Katana name. This ball features the new Forged 2 hybrid coverstock that comes out of the box finished with 500 and... [Read More]

900 Global Badger

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The Badger is the second ball from 900 Global to feature a traditional two-piece design. It differs from the first such ball, the Honey Badger, in both core design and coverstock. The Badger uses a symmetrical core shape with identical... [Read More]

900 Global Truth Tour

900 Global Truth Tour

The Truth Tour joins the Truth Pearl and the Absolute Truth in the current Prime 800 Series for 900 Global. It uses the S78R Solid coverstock, which is a stronger solid formulation than what was used on the recently-discontinued original... [Read More]

Storm Code X

Storm Code X

The Code X is a sanded, reactive solid addition to Storm's Premier line that uses the asymmetrical RAD4 weight block. The R2S Solid cover makes its return to the Premier line with this release, and it is finished from the... [Read More]

Roto Grip Idol

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The Idol joins the Dare Devil Trick and the Dare Devil Danger in the HP3 line for Roto Grip. This ball uses both a new solid reactive coverstock and a new symmetrical core design. The MicroTrax-S18 cover comes out of... [Read More]

900 Global Dream On (2018)

900 Global Dream On (2018)

The Dream On is a re-release for 900 Global in their new Alpha line of bowling balls, which will feature past popular balls from 900 Global's history. This ball brings back everything from 2014's original Dream On, including the same... [Read More]

Hammer Rhodman Pearl

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The Rhodman Pearl is the latest collaboration between Hammer and the TNBA. It uses the same symmetrical Spheroid core shape that was used in both the original Rhodman and the Bad Intentions series. This lower RG (2.48") and medium differential... [Read More]

Motiv Villain

Motiv Villain

The Villain provides Motiv fans with a new option for heavy and medium oil conditions. The asymmetrical Sinister core design has a higher RG than the other high differential cores in the current Motiv line. On the outside, the new... [Read More]