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:November 2012
Coverstock Specs
Name:Class 8 Reactive
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 / 4000 Siaair
Color:Black / Purple / Lime Solid
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.013

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Nightmare is the most hooking DV8 ball to date. The new Class 8 reactive coverstock surrounds a new core design.

The combination of these two elements gave us our best look on the heavy test pattern. Of our testers, Stroker liked the strong back end and total hook of the Nightmare the most. Cranker and Tweener had to get deeper quicker than they liked on this pattern and their angles got tricky for carry. We refinished the cover with a 500/1000/2000/4000 Siaair pad. That improved both these tester’s look on this heavy oil pattern.

The medium pattern was next and again our lower rev tester had the best reaction. This cover/core combination provided the hook to make up for

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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.