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    Default The Ball Review Spreadsheet

    Well I've been doing this for a long time, but this will be my last update of the Ball review spreadsheet! (I dropped my BTM subscription)

    I'll leave it on my bowling stuff as archive, but it will be up to someone else do update it.

    The ball review spreadsheet has been updated to 12/2012

    The All Balls List is up to 997 balls now.

    It can be downloaded from my "Bowling Stuff" site.

    Click Here for the BOWLING STUFF site


    For those interested j_w73 has taken over updating the sheet!! and has it up on google docs.
    Here>>
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...Gc&usp=sharing




    The Ball Reviews (SS) is a spreadsheet with ball spec's and box finishes,with all the balls from 2001 to 2012(about 964+ balls) . Zip file has both a Excel (xls)and Open office(ods) format sheet.
    and can be found here-

    Click Here for BOWLING STUFF

    Also these bowling spreadsheets can be found here.

    Ball Reviews (SS) Bowler Statistic (SS) Bowling Grit Chart (PDF) Handicap Calculator (SS)
    Prizelist Generator (SS) BracketSS (SS)

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    The information on the spreadsheet is from Bowling This Month (BTM) magazine from their ball talk reviews. It's just a quick lookup chart.

    It's highly recommended to get a subscription to this magazine. It's about the best bowling magazine around, its geared to higher average bowler's. But lower average ones can benefit from it also. Besides ball reviews there are articles on other aspects of bowling.

    This sheet doesn't include the text part of the ball review's, which has more detailed information. Such as lane conditions, drillings and comments from the testers.

    See if your proshop has some laying around and take a look or see their site here.
    http://www.bowlingthismonth.com/

    As for the numbers
    In the columns marked OIL-MEDIUM-DRY-SPORT, you see S-T-C this refer's to Strokers-Tweeners-Crankers. BTM has a ball tester for each catagory.
    (stats on the bowlers can be found in the magazine)

    The numbers reflect the opinions of the testers on how the balls reacted on the four different "fresh conditions".

    1-3 is below average performance, 4-6 is average performance and 7-9.5 is excellent performance.

    So if your a Stroker, a Tweener or a Cranker, you'll look under the listing that match's you. If your not into all the technical aspect's of balls, just stick to these numbers.

    As for the other numbers basically its-

    Box finish is what the Out of Box (O.O.B.) surface is from the factory.

    Hook 1-100 bigger the number the more it hooks.

    Backend 1-20 bigger the number the stronger the backend reaction.

    Length 1-25 bigger the number the farther it goe's down the lane before it reacts.

    Torque 1-10 The flippiness of the ball, bigger the number more flippy it is, smaller number the more even at the breakpoint it is.

    Diff/Flare 1-10+ -bigger the number more flare.

    RG 1-10+ basically lower numbers are more early revving, higher the number the ball revs later.

    Load refers to how the particle content of the coverstock on Particle balls.

    Under Symmetry A=Asymmetrical S=Symmetrical

    These numbers are how the BTM rated them and my not be the same as the ball company numbers.

    As for which numbers to use, thats up to the user, Different bowlers look for different things.
    Last edited by bowl1820; 03-14-2013 at 08:01 AM. Reason: update

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    This is truly a great piece of work. Thanks for sharing with all of us
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    Thank you, sir, for your time and trouble! This really helps to simplify things a lot... especially when dealing with older balls.

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    Thanks again for doing this. It at least gives me something to go off of besides word of mouth and just experience.

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    Has any one seen the ball reviews from Bowlers Journal yet? There on the web site.
    http://bowlingmagazineredesign.info/...Guide-2010.pdf
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    One sick *** document. Pardon my french. I'm looking at getting the Ebonite The One Pearl, and this spreadsheet finally settled my decision. Thank you for this.
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    Bowling stuff some great downloads!!!! THANKS A LOT!!!

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    The ball review spreadsheet has been updated to 08/2012
    The All Balls List is up to 964 balls now.

    It can be downloaded from my "Bowling Stuff" site.

    Click Here for the BOWLING STUFF site
    Last edited by bowl1820; 08-01-2012 at 09:47 PM.

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    thanks bowl1820 it looks great.
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    This is Great! I'm looking to start a high school league and this will make score keeping so easy, i put it on a tablet and its working great. Thanks!

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