Anneli Blomqvist

Finish: 2000
Layout: dual angle: 35*6 1/4 *35
PAP: 5 1/2 over * 1/2 up
Speed: 18 mph
Revrate: 400 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.057

Ball review:

Paradox black is my ball for moving in and hooking the lane. When the lanes open up a little bit it is great to move in with and swing it. If I cross with bowlers who are deeper than I am and taking away my hold, which forces me to jump in, I have two options; I can stick with the ball I have and stay slow and soft, or I can switch to the Paradox Black, stay firm and keep my speed. The latter option often gives a better pin reaction and carry. Also, the Paradox Black flares a good amount down the lane. When I face a lot of carrydown, I’ll go to this ball to always have fresh cover when it encounters the oily carrydown.

Finish: 1000
Layout: dual angle: 50*4 3/4*65 with xhole
PAP: 5 1/2 over * 1/2 up
Speed: 18 mph
Revrate: 400 RPM
RG: 2.51
Diff: 0.046

Ball review:

The solid cover of the Diesel Torque makes me like it a lot more than the original Diesel. It is great for fresh medium patterns when the lanes do not offer much friction. The Diesel Torque will get into a roll, without me having to stay soft and slow with it. The cover makes it flare a lot in the oil and gives a controlled reaction when it exits the oil which makes me able to control the pocket on tough patterns. I rather stay a little straighter than hooking the lane with the Diesel Torque.

 

 

Finish: 2000
Layout: dual angle: 55*4 1/2*45 with xhole
PAP: 5 1/2 over * 1/2 up
Speed: 18 mph
Revrate: 400 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

The Scandal /S is a nice and smooth in-between-ball. It can be good for fresh when the lanes have a little bit of friction or I can just stay a little softer with it, but I can also use it later to move in. The ball allows me to decide the motion by adjusting speed and release and it gives me good reaction in return. The ball is hence quite versatile.

 Finish: polish + 4000
Layout: dual angle: 55*5*60
PAP: 5 1/2 over * 1/2 up
Speed: 18 kmh
Revrate: 400 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.058

Ball review:

As with all Black Widow balls, this ball is great. Black Widow Black/Gold reacts a slight bit earlier than the previous Black Widow Gold. I loved the shape of the Gold version, but there was a tendency I rarely came to that ball in my bag since the lanes did not ask for such a late ball. The Black/Gold is a little earlier and comes earlier into play, which makes it a better option for my shiny and asymmetric option in the bag. Black Widow Black/Gold loves to hook the lane; it is a ball to use on an opened-up lane. I like to switch to Black Widow Black/Gold when the lanes break down and a dull asymmetric ball, like Paradox Black, becomes too early. I that situation I can just stay in the same spot and switch to Black Widow Gold/Black which gives me a slight bit more length.

Surface finish:  2000
Layout:
60*3 3/4*60 xhole
PAP: 5 1/2 over * 1/2 up
Speed: 18 mph
Revrate: 400 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.036

Ball review:

Eruption Pro Blue is the ball to stay straight up the lane with. I struggle when the pattern asks me to stay straight up the lane, and all my balls are just hooking too much. If I move in, I will lose my margin of error by not having hold, and at the same time if it passes the spot it does not recover. Instead, I can stay straighter with the Eruption Pro Blue to control the pocket on tough patterns.

Finish: 2000
Layout: 70x5x30
PAP: 6 over 1 up
Speed: 17.8 mph
Revrate: 370 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

This ball is strong and early, and it hooks, even with a lot of oil. The cover makes it read the lane despite a lot of oil, and then it turns quickly. I need the outside to be broken down, or a little bit of over under to be able to use the ball. In that case, I can move inside of everyone else and bounce the ball off the dry outside – Really well! It smooths out the over under reaction, with the cover starting early in the oil and the core taking over when it hits the dry.

Finish: 2000
Layout: dual angle: 55×4 3/4×45
PAP: 6 over 1 up
Speed: 17.8 mph
Revrate: 370 rpm
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

Fierce Phobia is a smooth ball that works very well on fresh and first transition medium patterns. The ball gives me a smooth controlled curve and rolls straight through the pins. I can use different releases to tweak the motion, without the ball becoming too sensitive. The ball works best staying outside of the third arrow, which is perfect for fresh

Finish: Polish
Layout: 80*4 3/4*60
PAP: 6 over 1 up
Speed: 17.8 mph
Revrate: 370 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.054

Ball review:

Rip’d works when the entire lane is a little bit broken down, and Rip’d Solid reacts too early. Despite being a shiny ball, the hybrid cover makes the ball useful earlier than I would expect. The Black Widow Gold has been a long time favorite, but sometimes, the lane is just not quite broken down enough for Black Widow Gold to get into play, and at that time the Rip’d is perfect. This is a ball to open the lane with, and it needs a little bit longer oil pattern.

Finish: 500
Layout: dual angle: 60x5x45 with weigth hole
PAP: 6 over 1 up
Speed: 17.8 mph
Revrate: 370 rpm
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.058

Ball review:

The Black Widow Urethane is the first ball I try on all (longer) short and medium patterns. It reads the lane early as urethane, but the core makes the ball continue to hook. The urethane cover makes the ball motion predictable and gives me confidence, especially on fresh, but it still goes great through the pins. The Black Widow Urethane gives me urethane predictability on longer patterns than Black and Purple Urethane and the core also makes me able to open the lane more than with the other urethane balls. I have bowled a full block of six games with this ball, I just kept chasing left and went around the ball a little bit more, and I could hook the lane with it.

The Black Widow Urethane combines the best of two worlds

Finish: Box
Layout: dual angle: 65x5x45 with xhole
PAP: 6 over 1 up
Speed: 17.8 mph
Revrate: 370 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.050

Ball review:

My Gauntlet Fury goes longer than my Black Widow Gold and it jumps off the spot more than the Black Widow Gold. Despite the similarities in asymmetrical bowling balls with pearl cover and 2.50 RG, I find them very different. Black Widow Gold is more controllable, and Gauntlet Fury turns the corner. Gauntlet Fury is sometimes a little bit hard for me to control because it goes so long and hooks so much. I believe this is a ball that will be clean through the fronts at places with more friction and a good option to open the lane with around other bowlers that beat up the pattern


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