Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Chemical X
Reviewed:July 2015
Coverstock Specs
Name:S55 Solid
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:4000 Grit
Color:Slate / Lemon-Lime
Core Specs
Name:Pod Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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The 900 Global Chemical X is the second ball we’ve reviewed in the new Tour Preferred series.  This ball uses a new lower differential core called Pod Symmetric. It is enclosed in a solid version of the S55 coverstock, used previously in pearl form on the Rip It from a couple years back. Despite the lower differential core, this ball offers lots of total hook on oil.

After thinking we had a good reaction on the medium pattern, we threw it on the heavy and it gave us even more room. The 4000 grit finish was plenty of surface for this ball to chew through the front, providing a strong roll in the midlane with excellent

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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.