Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Reviewed:July 2020
Coverstock Specs
Name:R2S Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Aqua / Sapphire / Teal
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Trend is the latest ball in the Belmo Signature line for Storm. It shares the symmetrical Piston core with the Pro-Motion, which has a lower RG and a slightly lower differential than the Dual-Drive weight block found in the Timeless and Drive. The ball is wrapped in the legendary R2S Pearl Reactive coverstockĀ at a 1500 grit polished box finish. The Trend easily floated down the lane for all three of our testers, while having enough downlane motion to still go through the pins.

On the fresh, the trend was best for all three of our testers on our dry test pattern. At the box finish, all three bowlers started near the center of the lane and got their balls going toward the gutter. They didn’t need to hang it off the edge of the lane, but getting it out to around four at the breakpoint gave them the most amount of strikes. There was minimal change to the pattern after using the Trend, and all three bowlers stayed in the same part of the lane through most of the session. It wasn’t until after throwing urethane on this pattern that the testers needed to adjust their

Additional Storm Trend Resources

Click here to visit Storm's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

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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.