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:Vortex V2 (2019)
Reviewed:December 2019
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:500 / 1000 Abralon
Color:Black / Blue
Core Specs
Name:Modified V2
Int. Diff:0.000

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The new limited edition Vortex V2 is a modern remake of the ball that influenced the entire Game Breaker line. Because the original V2 core had an RG that falls below current USBC specifications, this ball’s Modified V2 core has been adjusted to provide an RG of 2.46″ and a total differential of 0.051″. This is still a lower RG and a higher differential than anything from the Game Breaker 2 and Game Breaker 3 lines. The new Trimax19 solid reactive coverstock is finished at 500/1000 Abralon, which provides lots of traction for a ball that revs up early. Even with the early traction, the Vortex V2 still has plenty of recovery downlane, which made it match up best for our testers on the heavy oil test pattern.

All three testers could easily open up the longer and slicker test pattern on the fresh. The Vortex V2 had no trouble picking up in the midlane and providing lots of recovery, even when the testers felt they didn’t throw the ball well off their hand. All three testers were farther left with their feet than they started with any ball in the Ebonite line, with the exception of the

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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.