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:Primal TV4
Reviewed:March 2011
Coverstock Specs
Name:Vicious Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:2000 Wet Sand / Power Gel Polish
Color:Black Pearl / Silver Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Primal TV4 offers the same Thrust core that is found in other balls with the Motiv “T” name, including the TX1 and TR2. The cover on this ball is a new formulation called Vicious Pearl Reactive. The 2000 Abralon with Power Gel polished cover, combined with the low RG Thrust core, gives this ball a strong read of the midlane with a consistent breakpoint and back end reaction. The midlane on this pattern allowed the TV4 to store its energy for a strong, consistent back end reaction. Cranker had his best reaction starting the ball deeper in the oil and sending it out around the 5th board down lane. Both Tweener and Stroker had their best reactions playing a smaller five

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