Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Reviewed:November 2015
Coverstock Specs
Name:F73 Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Copper / Turquoise
Core Specs
Name:Mallet Symmetric
Int. Diff:0.000

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With the release of the Encore, AMF fans now have a new option available for tackling drier lane conditions. This ball uses the Mallet Symmetric core, marking the first time this core has been used in an AMF ball. This weight block offers bowlers a higher RG and a medium-low differential. The Encore uses a pearl version of the F73 coverstock, polished at a 1500 grit finish out of the box. We have seen this cover on a few previous balls that have higher differential cores, such as the OMG Pearl, the Bull Whip Special Edition, and the Incinerate Pearl. With this combination of core, cover, and box finish, the Encore provided us with a lot of length before making its way to the pocket.

Thanks to its easy length, the Encore was a natural match for our dry test pattern. All of our testers targeted outside the eight board

AMF Encore Comparisons

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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.