The year 2017 is going to bring much good news for all the bowling lovers as many manufacturers have announced the release of new bowling ball of 2017. Over the years, the bowling game has evolved a lot, and it has effected the ball technology too. The bowling balls are manufactured with the players and lane condition in mind, and the new bowling balls of 2017 use very advanced technology to make it easy for the players. These balls are manufactured to meet all the needs of the bowling players and are available at an affordable price range too. The following are the reviews of the new bowling balls of 2017:
Hammer Diesel Bowling Ball:
Diesel is again going to release a bowling ball in the Hammer lineup. This new diesel bowling ball has been redesigned and is changed from the previous versions both inside and outside. This ball has recently been released, and it is now purchased by all the bowling players around the world. The ball uses high-quality material and is said to improve the performance of the bowlers by far.
The Hammer Diesel bowling ball features a true Diesel core shape with a good RG differential and is very capable of performing straight shots on the lane. It is a powerhouse and can absorb enough energy to make a good impact. It allows the player to throw it easily on the lane and decimate the pin deck within seconds. This ball also offers amazing grip to the player so that it gets easy to make straight and clean shots at the pins. The coverstock is an NBT hybrid and has a matte 500/2000 Abralon finish. To improve the big backend move, Diesel has used a slight angular approach with this bowling ball. Diesel also has re-modified the previous Hammer balls and the core is completely different from the other balls of this lineup. The core shape has a moderate differential of 0.046” and a medium RG of 2.51”. This bowling ball can easily roll over many types of lane conditions, especially the oily ones. When used on medium to oily lane conditions, it delivers a continuous and strong hook. The ball is very sturdy as it uses a carbon fiber infused, which is the strongest materials present on the earth.
- Color: black/red/orange
- Finish: 500/2000 Abralon
- Type: reactive hybrid
- RG: 2.51
- Lane condition recommended: medium to heavy oil
- Core type: symmetrical
- Mass Bias: none
- Available weights: 10-16
- Coverstock: NBT Hybrid
- Reaction: Strong continuous hook
- Brand: Diesel
The Hammer diesel bowling ball is one of the best bowling balls of 2017 as it is packed with features. It is affordable, but it does not come in the cheap bowling balls category. This ball is best for medium to oily lane conditions where it can deliver strong continuous hook reaction. It has a very sturdy design as it is made to withstand the rigors, and is perfect for you if you practice bowling on a frequent basis.
Storm Sure Lock Bowling Ball Review:
The Storm Sure Lock is an amazing ball designed for players of all skill levels. It is manufactured by the brand Storm, which is already well-known for creating the best bowling balls. The Storm Sure Lock bowling ball uses a new coverstock, and it has a vibrant color that makes it stand out from the other balls in the rack.
The Storm Sure lock has a strong down lane motion and allows the player to make straight shots easily. It uses a coverstock called GI-17 solid reactive, which is a very sturdy one and is made to bear the wear and tear of daily game play. The core is a strong RAD-X asymmetrical one, and its shape is the same as it was in the Snap Lock. The surface finish, coverstock, and core combine to offer an amazing hook reaction on heavy, oily lane conditions. The RAD-X core produces a discerning motion that can be observed by bowlers of different levels of expertise, and thus its get easier to use even if you are an entry level player. The tight and fast spin radius produced by the core makes the ball move down the lane smoothly and speedily and makes the player aim at the pins rack precisely. It has a 2000 grit abralon factory finish and a 73-75 rex durometer. The core is very lightweight, and the flare potential is 6” plus (high). It has been designed using super-dense materials, and thus it has a very dynamic design which can produce an amazing ball and hook motion. The flare potential of 6” allows the player to create any ball motion needed to decimate the pins.
- Color: Navy/Electric/Orange
- Coverstock: solid reactive
- Core: Rad-X
- Flare potential: 6’’ plus (high)
- RG: 2.47
- Weights: 12-16 lbs.
- Brand: Storm
- Lane condition recommended: heavy oily
The Storm Sure Lock is one of the new bowling balls of 2017, and it is sure to rock the bowling alleys. It is suitable for players of all levels, so whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you can use this amazing ball to reach highest scores in the alley. The ball is made up of high quality and sturdy materials, and thus it rides very smoothly and consistently on the lanes.
Track Mako Bowling Ball:
The track Mako bowling ball is one of the most high-performing bowling balls on the market. It gets its name from Mako, which is the most dangerous and powerful shark in the world. This ball is also mighty, and its performance matches the characteristics of Mako. This ball uses Track’s second generation dual density core which is very sturdy and creates amazing spin when thrown on the lane.
The Track Mako gives short skid on the front of the lane and then goes with a smooth and long transition on the mid-lane. In all the three zones of the lane, this ball will show smooth and even transitions. The track has designed new coverstock and core for this ball and has used the latest technology to make the ball outshine others. The coverstock is a QR-10 solid, and the finish is 500/2000 Abralon which provides good hook reaction on heavily oily lanes. The core type is asymmetrical overall it is an excellent ball for playing on heavier lane conditions. The core of this ball is almost the same as that used in the Paradox series. However, it is a second generation dual density core that allows the player to analyze the lane condition better and gain control over the ball. The QR-10 solid coverstock offers good grip and amazing traction on different types of lanes, and shows a quick response to oil. It has a down lane motion which makes it roll smoothly on heavily oil lane conditions. In the track lineup, the QR-10 solid is the sturdiest coverstock, and it offers superb traction in oil. With this combination of coverstock and core, you will see that your ball will roll smoothly and straight on the lane through the oil, creating a strong and proper angle that will, in the end, hit the pins accurately.
- Color: Blue/Purple
- Coverstock: QR-10 solid reactive
- Finish: Matte
- Core: Mako (Dual density)
- Lane condition recommended: heavy
- Breakpoint Shape: strong overall hook
- Brand: Track
- Flare potential: high mass bias
- RG: 2.48
The Track Mako is a new and powerful bowling ball that is designed to improve the performance of the bowlers. It works awesomely on the heavy oil lane conditions and offers excellent grip to the player. It is also effortless to drill, and it gets through the head area of the lane very well. The amount of length is very impressive, and overall it is an awesome and versatile bowling ball.
Ebonite Maverick Bowling Ball Review:
Ebonite has offered its fans with a new option for bowling in high volumes of oil, and that is the Ebonite Maverick bowling ball. It is a high-performing ball that is packed with features and can smoothly run down the lane to hit the pins. This ball is a must-have for people who go for bowling frequently.
This new bowling ball of 2017 uses a strong coverstock called GB-14 solid that has a sanded 2000 Abralon finish. This coverstock is made to chew the oil and absorb the energy to create a solid impact. The Maverick core is based on the previously strong Warrior core, which delivered amazing performance. This core delivers a sharp and powerful hooking motion and an increased revving action to allow the player to have great control over the game. The solid coverstock provides excellent continuation, mid-lane traction, and pin carry. The strong core has an increased mass at the other end which enables the ball to maintain good energy for the backend. The enhanced revving action of the ball will bring down all the pins and make your competitors worry about your high score. The Warrior core of the previous bowling balls of Ebonite was very successful, and the Maverick core used in this ball is even more capable as it has been modified.
- Color: Red/Light blue/purple
- Coverstock: GB-14 solid
- Core: Maverick core
- Reaction: Aggressive mid-lane and backend
- Factory finish: 500/2000 Abralon
- Weight: 12-16 lbs.
- RG: 2.48
- Lane condition recommended: Medium to heavy oil
- Brand: Ebonite
The Ebonite Maverick bowling ball is a powerful and capable bowling ball which has a unique feature of producing revving action during the game. It’s sharp hooking motion, amazing mid-lane traction, and sturdy coverstock and core, all combine to deliver superb performance at medium to heavy oil lane conditions.
DV8 Deviant Pearl Bowling Ball:
The DV8 Deviant Pearl is a beautiful and advanced bowling ball with features designed specifically to assist the bowlers. After the success of Deviant DV8, the company DV8 has introduced another amazing bowling ball DV8 Deviant Pearl which is said to perform even better than the previous model.
The DV8 Deviant Pearl uses a high RG and high differential and both features combine to deliver an excellent downlane motion and good length. The core name is Deviant Medium RG which is of symmetric type and it is covered with the DV8’s composite pearl coverstock. The coverstock has a 500 siaair pad and a finish of Royal Compound. These features make the Deviant pearl a versatile and all-round bowling ball which can be used by bowlers of varying skills. The ball performs better on medium oil lane conditions but can be used on light oil conditions too. The core of a bowling ball is responsible for creating the shape of the reaction, and the coverstock is responsible for the major part of how a reaction is delivered. The Deviant Pearl ball scatters the pins easily and offers a good balance and control to the player.
- Color: Black/Silver
- Coverstock: Composite pearl
- Core: Deviant Medium RG symmetric
- Finish: 500 Siaair, Royal Compound
- RG: 2.562
- Reaction: All purpose with backend flip
- Lane condition recommended: medium to light oil
- Brand: DV8
The DV8 Deviant Pearl Bowling Ball is an all-purpose bowling ball with a high flaring motion on the backend. This ball will offer excellent length and versatility on light to medium oil lane conditions. There is less total hook reaction, but the length offered is enough to make straight and clean shots to hit the pins.
All the balls reviewed in this post are among the new bowling balls of 2017. These balls are modified to meet the needs of the bowling players and have been tested for good performance at the bowling alleys. With solid cores and sturdy coverstocks surrounding them, these balls are capable of producing amazing down lane motion on different types of lane conditions. Some of the balls are suitable for light and medium oil conditions, while others are made to chew oil on the heavy lane conditions.