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Finish: Box
Layout: 45×5½x45
PAP: 5 1/16 over x 3/16 up
Speed: 17 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

 

This review is done by Løvvang Pro Shop Staffer Mikael Brændeskov:

My first impression is that this is a very medium ball. It has medium length, medium midlane and medium back end reaction. I see the best reactions from the ball on medium and shorter patterns when the first transition occurs and the lane gives me a bit more midlane read. Within this window where I tend to use the ball it’s very predictable and has a nice, continuous reaction on the last part of the lane.

Finish: Box
Layout: 45×5½x45
PAP: 5 1/16 over x 3/16 up
Speed: 27 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

This review is done by Løvvang Pro Shop Staffer Mikael Brændeskov:

My first impression is that this is a very medium ball. It has medium length, medium midlane and medium back end reaction. I see the best reactions from the ball on medium and shorter patterns when the first transition occurs and the lane gives me a bit more midlane read. Within this window where I tend to use the ball it’s very predictable and has a nice, continuous reaction on the last part of the lane.

Finish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/16 over x 3/16 up
Speed: 17 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

This review is done by Løvvang Pro Shop Staffer Mikael Brændeskov:

It’s clear to see that this is a high perfomance ball. With this polished surface it still reads the midlane very strongly. It easy through the front part of the lane and even though it’s not very jumpy on the back it still continous and has a strong, heavy roll. If this should be a ball for the fresh for me, I would probably remove a little polish. With the box finish I will mostly use it on medium and longer patterns after a couple of games when the lanes give me a bit more midlane read.

Hammer Gauntlet

by Michael Bai on 16. November 2017

in Hammer Bowling

Finish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/8 straght over
Speed: 16mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.050

Ball review:

This is probably the strongest Hammer ball in the recent years. The Scandal was strong but this one is stronger and for me also more versatile. Expect to see a lot of Gauntlets on the ball returns at tournaments

Finish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/4×3/8
Speed: 17 mph
Revrate: 300 RPM
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.041

Ball review:

This review is from Løvvang Pro Shop staffer Lars Høberg:

Side Swipe Solid is the new ball in the “Yellow Line Collection” from Columbia 300.

I have tested the ball on 39” house pattern + 38” WTBA Atlanta. It didn’t take long for the Side Swipe Solid to gain a solid spot in my bag. I get a nice midline read and it is very smooth through the back end.

Overall the Side Swipe Solid is a very versatile ball. I have a feeling, that this ball will be a preferred starter for me on most medium/longer patterns. It gives me a lot of predictability, as it is very controllable. It will fit a lot of different playing styles.

Finish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/8 straight over
Speed: 16 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.038

Ball review:

This new Kinetic is clean through the front and strong on the back end. It is best suited for medium patterns and inside lines.

 

 

Ebonite Maverick Pearl

by Michael Bai on 14. March 2017

in Ebonite

Finish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/8 straght over
Speed: 16 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.056

Ball review:

I used my favorite layout on the Maverick. This ball even with the shine reads the midlane very well and it hooks controllable on the back end. It reacts well to release changes allowing me to get different down lane reactions. All in all a very strong and versatile ball


 

 

Track Mako

by Michael Bai on 9. March 2017

in Track Bowling

TRK_MakoFinish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/8 straght over
Speed: 16 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.053

Ball review:

This ball is a monster. It hooks about the same amount as the original Paradox but it is stronger down lane. It rolls well on a variety of pattern and lines. It handles oil well but it is also capable of handling mediums too. So far the Mako looks great for many different styles

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trk_cyborg_pearl-1Finish: Box
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/8 straight over
Speed: 16 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.48
Diff: 0.043

Ball review:

This pearl ball is really strong (it seems that EBI pearls are strong at the moment). I didn’t test the Cyborg so I cannot compare the peal to the original. I see a lot of midlane and a strong arcing backend motion from this one. For me it is best suited on longer patterns (42+ ft) with some break down. On the shorter patterns I have to use too much launch angle resulting in poor pin carry and over/under reactions

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hmr_purple_pearl_urethaneFinish: 2000
Layout: See pic
PAP: 5 1/8 straight over
Speed: 16 mph
Revrate: 350 RPM
RG: 2.65
Diff: 0.015

Ball review:

The Purple Pearl Hammer is the best new utrethane I have tried. It resembles my old trusty blue Nitro. It has similar length as the (new) Black Hammer but moves more on the back end. The motion is still urethane and that is a really really good thing. I like how this allows me to open the lanes a bit more than with the Balck Hammer, without losing the urethane-control

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