Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Name:Joy Ride
Reviewed:October 2015
Coverstock Specs
Name:Reactor Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Platinum / Bronze
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Storm Joy Ride is the second release in the Ride series. It uses the same low differential symmetrical Cruiser core that we saw in the first Ride. The Joy Ride uses a pearlized version of the Reactor coverstock with the same 1500 grit box finish. At first glance, we thought the Joy Ride would be a weaker version of the Ride because of the change to the pearl cover, with everything else remaining the same. We were wrong, however, and that is why we test the balls!

The Joy Ride was best on our medium pattern, giving us a stronger change of direction and more total hook than the Ride. All three testers played straighter through the front of the lane on this

Storm Joy Ride Comparisons

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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.