August 2016 Contents

Bowling Ball Reviews

amf-great-escape

The Great Escape is the new heavy oil monster for AMF this season. This tri-colored ball uses a very aggressive F80 Solid reactive coverstock finished with a NEAT E pad,...

AMF Ninja SE

The Ninja SE is the latest in a series of retro remakes for AMF. Years ago, we got the Cobra SE and the Bull Whip SE, and more recently we...

brunswick-absolute-nirvana

The Absolute Nirvana is the third Nirvana in Brunswick’s Hook line of bowling balls, joining the original Nirvana and the Ultimate Nirvana. It fits quite appropriately in the Hook product...

brunswick-fanatic-btu

The Fanatic BTU is a unique new release from Brunswick. The BTU uses the same I-Block symmetrical core shape as the Fanatic, but with density changes that increase the RG...

Columbia 300 Swerve GT

The Swerve GT is the third Columbia 300 release to use the asymmetrical Swerve core, following in the footsteps of the original Swerve and the Swerve FX.  Unlike the previous...

DV8 Deviant Pearl

The Deviant Pearl is the second ball from DV8 to use the Deviant Medium RG Symmetric core design. This higher RG (2.562") and large differential (0.050") core is paired with...

dv8-freakshow

The Freakshow is the first of this summer's moderately priced releases from DV8. This ball uses a new symmetrical core known as the Freakshow Symmetric that has a low RG...

DV8 Grudge Hybrid

The Grudge Hybrid, a follow-up to the original Grudge from earlier this year, is the newest high performance ball from DV8. It features the same Grudge Low RG Asymmetric core...

dv8-vandal-smash

The Vandal Smash gives the DV8 brand a new solid-covered asymmetrical option right beneath the Grudges in price point. Its low RG (2.499") and high differential (0.055") asymmetrical core is...

ebonite-game-breaker-2-phenom

The Game Breaker 2 Phenom is the fourth release under the Game Breaker 2 name, with all four using the same symmetrical Enhanced V2 weight block. The Phenom is different...

hammer-dark-legend-solid

The Hammer Dark Legend Solid is the second Dark Legend release, joining the hybrid-covered original Dark Legend. This ball uses the same base Semtex Solid coverstock material that was used...

Motiv Trident

The Trident uses both a new coverstock and a new core design for Motiv. Coercion HVH Reactive is a hybrid coverstock that offers the most amount of traction in oil...

radical-guru-limited

Radical adds to its high performance line this summer with the release of the Guru Pearl Limited. It uses the same Asymmetric with Offset and Scoop Technology weight block as...

Radical Ridiculous Pearl

The Radical Ridiculous Pearl goes back to the Symmetric with Scoop Technology core design from the first Ridiculous. This time, it is surrounded with a super-quick response pearlized coverstock finished...

Radical Xeno

The new Radical Xeno is a sanded reactive solid bowling ball at the same price point as the Primo Solid. A big difference between these two releases is the Xeno’s...

Roto Grip Hustle P/R/O

The Roto Grip Hustle P/R/O is one of two new HP1 line balls this summer, along with the Hustle S/A/Y. It uses the Stoked coverstock with the Hustle symmetrical core...

roto-grip-hustle-say

The Hustle S/A/Y is one of two new releases for Roto Grip in their affordable HP1 line. This ball uses the same two parts pearl, one part solid Psyched reactive...

roto-grip-no-rules

The No Rules introduces both a new coverstock and a new core design to the Roto Grip family. The asymmetric Chaotic weight block has a moderate RG of 2.51" that...

Roto Grip Wreck-It

The Roto Grip Wreck-It shares the Neutron core with its polished HP2 mate, the very popular Wrecker. This symmetrical design gives the Wreck-It a fairly high RG of 2.55" and...

Track Heat X-Treme

The Track Heat X-Treme is a solid-covered bowling ball that joins the polished and pearlized Heat in Track’s mid-performance line. It features a coverstock called QR-5 Solid that has a...