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 Diamond Particle Pearl
Reviewed:November 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Traction Diamond Pearl
Type:Particle Pearl
Box Finish:1000 Grit Sheen
Color:Black Sapphire
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

Bowling balls with particle additives in the coverstock seem to slowly be making a comeback. The Lane Masters Black Diamond Particle Pearl utilizes the same core shape as the Black Diamond and Black Pearl line of bowling balls, with some modifications to the densities.

This core, wrapped by a pearlized shell, gave our test staff the best reaction on the medium test pattern. The higher RG is key to keeping balls with aggressive coverstocks from giving users a hook/set reaction. There were no signs of the Black Diamond Particle Pearl slowing down as the lane transitioned. Oil carrydown in the back end did not slow this ball down one bit during the testing period. The Black Diamond Particle Pearl exerted

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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.