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:Cold Blood
Reviewed:October 2013
Coverstock Specs
Name:Next Big Thing Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 500 / 1000 Abralon with Powerhouse Clean 'n Sheen
Color:Black / Blue
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.009

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The Cold Blood is the second release from Hammer in this line. It differs from the First Blood in the coverstock and box finish. While the First Blood was a hybrid coverstock that came at 1500 with a Power House Clean ‘n Sheen finish, the Cold Blood is a pearlized cover that comes out of the box slightly rougher, with a 1000 Abralon with Power House Clean ‘n Sheen.

The difference in the cover gave us more hook from the Cold Blood, which we took full advantage of on our medium test pattern. Our testers loved the amount of traction

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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.