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:Brutal Nightmare
Reviewed:February 2013
Coverstock Specs
Name:Class 8 Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:500 SiaAir / Rough Buff
Color:Blue / Orange / Lime
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.013

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The Brutal Nightmare takes the core from the Nightmare and uses a hybrid version of the Class 8 coverstock.

This ball comes at a higher grit finish than the Nightmare and we were able to use to it with the most success on our heavy test pattern. The testers played straighter through the front of the lane on this pattern. We kept focus on trying to keep our ball speed in check. With the Rough Buff finish, if we got too fast it was not difficult to throw it past the desired breakpoint. We removed the Rough Buff with a

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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.