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

Reviewed:May 2012
Coverstock Specs
Name:R2S Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Ruby / Yellow
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Fringe is one of two new balls in Storm’s Hot line of bowling balls. The Fringe puts together the proven R2S pearl coverstock and the NOS core.

The skid/snap nature of this combination gave the testers the best reaction on the medium test pattern. Since this ball is stronger at the breakpoint and the back end than the Frantic, we were forced to start with it slightly deeper in the oil pattern. Unlike the Frantic, which for us rolled out of the dry, the Fringe makes a much stronger move to the pocket when it finds friction. All testers were able to keep the Fringe at the box finish on this pattern. The angle created in the back end was enough to throw pins side to side. Even Stroker

The BTM Ball Testing Team

About The BTM Ball Testing Team

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.