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:Cruel C51 LE
Reviewed:May 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Formula-5 Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:2000 Grit Wet Sand
Color:Red / Black Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.030

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The Cruel C51 LE is the second ball in Motiv’s high performance line that uses the high differential, maxed-out core specs that create extra midlane read for those who need it. This ball offers over six inches of total track flare. The strong reactive cover, combined with the high differential rating, gives this ball the same strong midlane that we had with the original C51.

This ball’s reaction best matched up with our medium test pattern. All three testers had to start a little deeper on this condition than we normally do with balls that typically match up well with this pattern. The strong midlane and continuous back end offered excellent hitting power for all three testers.

The oily pattern required a touch more surface than the 2000

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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.