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:Taboo Blue/Silver
Reviewed:October 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Grand Theft II
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:800 Abranet / 1000 / 2000 / 3000 Abralon
Color:Electric Blue / Silver
Core Specs
Name:Gas Mask
Int. Diff:0.016

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

The Taboo Blue/Silver is the second ball released in the Taboo series from Hammer. This one uses the same core shape as the previous with a change in the cover. Instead of the solid Grand Theft cover, the change is to a new pearlized cover called Grand Theft II. This one comes sanded at a 3000 grit Abralon finish that is higher than the first Taboo. The combination of this core and cover creates a ball motion that offers the strong midlane roll of the Taboo combined with an aggressive move at the breakpoint. The overall hook potential of the Taboo Blue/Silver will match up best with oilier conditions for the majority of bowlers. Those with lower rev rates will have success on some medium patterns as well.

All three of our testers found the box finish of the Taboo Blue/Silver to perform the best on our oily test pattern.

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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.