Bowler Ratings

PatternStTwCr
Oily:X.XX.XX.X
Medium:X.XX.XX.X
Dry:X.XX.XX.X
Sport:X.XX.XX.X

Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

Note: Ratings are only available to our subscribers.

General Info

Coverstock Specs
Name:Venom Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:1200 Grit Sheen
Color:Light Blue Pearl
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Core Specs
Name:NA
Type:Symmetrical
RG:2.549
Diff:0.031
Int. Diff:0.000

The Buzz Premium Edition is the second of two Lane Masters releases we reviewed this month. This ball uses a coverstock called Venom Hybrid. This coverstock is part solid and part pearl.

At the 1200 sheen finish, all testers had their best reactions on the medium test pattern. The lower differential kept the Buzz Premium Edition on line and from jumping when it encountered friction. Cranker’s higher rev rate gave him more recovery than Tweener, while Stroker’s lower rev rate gave him more hold than Tweener could create. Tweener’s carry started to suffer as the pattern broke down. The ball wasn’t quite strong enough to tip over as he got deeper and throwing it harder and straighter had him sending the 6 right around the ...

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