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:Match Pearl
Reviewed:May 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:Reactor Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Yellow / Burnt Orange
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Match Pearl is the new polished pearl option in Storm’s Hot line. Like the solid-covered Match, it uses the new Stinger symmetrical core design. This ball shares the same Reactor Pearl coverstock with the Joy Ride, but with a lower RG and higher differential core. The Match Pearl’s stronger core design will give it more hook than either of the Rides. Its pearl polished cover provides much more skid and flip than the solid Match on medium and lighter oil patterns.

We started about five boards farther right with our feet than we did with the solid-covered Match on our medium test pattern. The polished Reactor cover gave us much more skid through the front of the lane and more snap when it hit the dry. This reaction got better as the

Storm Match Pearl Comparisons

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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.