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 2013
Coverstock Specs
Name:XL 2000
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:800 Abranet / 1000 / 2000 Abralon with Powerhouse Factory Finish Polish
Color:Black / Purple
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.013

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The Source is the first release from the newly rebranded Ebonite. This ball features the old school “E” logo that was used in the past instead of the logo Ebonite has been using recently. This ball provides a high performance reaction at the price tag of an upper mid release. This is a result of providing bowlers with the highly successful Mission core shape wrapped in a new XL2000 pearlized coverstock. This ball provides a big skid/snap reaction for bowlers who want to see a check mark shaped reaction down lane.

This type of reaction was best for us on

Ebonite Source 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.