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:RCS (Reaction Control System)
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:800 / 1000 / 2000 / 3000 Abralon
Color:Silver / Purple / Green
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.017

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Ebonite skipped having a high performance release at Bowl Expo over the summer. They rode out the success of the Pursuit and Pursuit S and waited until now to release another ball at this price point. The Challenge is worth the wait for bowlers looking for a ball to use on heavy oil. Ebonite has done this by creating a new asymmetrical core design as well as a brand new reactive coverstock.

We had one of the best reactions to date with this ball on the heavy test pattern. Each tester had their own reason for liking this ball on this pattern. Stroker was astounded at how much recovery and miss room to the right was created with the Challenge. Tweener liked how he did not have to slow his

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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.