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:August 2012
Coverstock Specs
Name:PFT (Progressive Friction Technology)
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:3000 Abralon
Color:Red / Indigo / Purple
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The IQ is the newest Storm ball to introduce a brand new coverstock. While the market has been used to Storm building and naming coverstocks around their R2S version, the IQ uses a solid formulation called PFT. The PFT cover cleared the front slightly better than the last solid shelled ball at this price point, the original Marvel.

The 3000 grit finish of this new cover gave our test staff the best reaction on our heavy oil test pattern. We found the IQ to push easier through the front than the Marvel, but it was not as clean as any of the balls in the Thunder line. We also saw an increase in movement at the breakpoint and

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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.