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:Chainsaw S.O.S.
Reviewed:August 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:ION Pearl
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:Highly Polished
Color:Blue Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The new Chainsaw S.O.S isn’t simply a new colored Chainsaw for Lane #1. The first one used a coverstock called “Skid/Hook” and this one uses a pearl version of the ION coverstock. Although they changed the cover, Lane #1 stayed with the Endcut Doomsday core. This core/cover combination creates more length than the original with a touch stronger response to the friction down lane.

The Chainsaw S.O.S. matched up best with our dry test pattern. All three testers experienced easy length from the pearl ION cover with a controllable motion at the back end from the low flaring core design. The biggest difference we saw between the Chainsaw S.O.S. and the original was the extra length on this pattern. We were able to get closer to the friction than we

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