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

Name:Vital Energy
Reviewed:February 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Flexol Super Charge Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:800 / 1000 / 2000 / 4000 Abralon
Color:Red / Orange / Silver Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.018

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The Vital Energy joins the Vital Sign in Ebonite’s upper mid-performance category. Both of these releases share the same core design while featuring different covers. The change in cover to the Flexol Super Charge Reactive, combined with its 4000 Abralon factory finish, allows the Vital Energy to be cleaner through the front. By creating less traction in the oil, the Vital Energy is able to save more energy for the breakpoint, giving it a quicker response to friction than the Vital Sign. The overall hook potential of the Vital Energy is a few boards less than the Vital Sign. This will give Ebonite fans another option when the Vital Sign becomes too much ball.

During our testing, we found the Vital Energy to match up

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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.