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:Black Panther
Reviewed:May 2011
Coverstock Specs
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:2000 Abralon
Color:Savage Black
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Lane #1 Black Panther uses the same core shape as the very successful Pink Panther. The brand new Ion solid reactive coverstock creates extra traction in the oil, which in turn creates a smoother turn out of the dry.

All three testers found this type of reaction best suited for our oily lane condition. The large volume of oil in the heads requires a ball that is strong up front. Since the back ends are fresh when we start testing, this ball was a perfect match for that condition. We haven’t seen a Lane #1 ball read the midlane as well as this one in quite a while, if ever. As the oil started to carrydown, we made the required adjustments to keep the ball in the pocket. All three testers

The BTM Ball Testing Team

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.