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:Spike Black/Blue
Reviewed:June 2014
Coverstock Specs
Name:Grand Theft Reactive III Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:500 / 500 / 500 / 1000 Abralon / Powerhouse Clean N' Sheen
Color:Black / Blue
Core Specs
Name:Widow Nasty
Int. Diff:0.000

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Hammer Spike Black/Blue uses the same core shape as the first Spike, this time surrounded by the Grand Theft Reactive III pearlized coverstock. This cover will be more responsive to friction than the original Spike.

The big back end reaction was best for us on the medium test pattern. Cranker was deeper at the arrows per usual and was able to get the Spike farther right than the other two testers. Stroker and Tweener were four to five boards different at the arrows, but were getting it to the same spot at the breakpoint. All three testers

Hammer Spike Black/Blue Comparisons

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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.