Bowler Ratings


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

Note: Ratings are only available to our premium members.

General Info

Reviewed:August 2021
Coverstock Specs
Name:Activator Plus 2.0 Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 / 1500 SiaAir / Crown Factory Compound
Color:Royal / Ice / Black
Core Specs
Name:Versa Max
Int. Diff:0.000

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The new Brunswick Stellar uses a hybrid version of the Activator Plus 2.0 coverstock that is wrapped around the symmetrical Versa Max core. This is a higher RG (2.540″) and high differential (0.052″) design that provides plenty of track flare, but without causing the ball to start up too early. With its box finish of 500/1000/1500 SiaAir with Crown Factory Compound, the Stellar performed well for our testers when it was able to see some friction across our test patterns.

Tweener had a great reaction on our fresh medium oil pattern with the Stellar. It allowed him to start two boards right with his feet from where he lined up with the Melee Jab Midnight Blue and let him stay farther outside compared to the Knock Out and Zenith Hybrid throughout the session. In transition, the Stellar provided plenty of hit at the pins while covering fewer total boards than those balls as Tweener made small moves to the inside with his feet and eyes. Tweener also liked the reaction of the Stellar on the dry test pattern. His higher speed was a big plus in getting the ball far enough down the lane before it changed directions. He liked that the ball

Additional Brunswick Stellar Resources

Click here to visit Brunswick's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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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.