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Bowling Ball Ratings At bowlingball.com Perfect Scale®

Everyone wants to know which new bowling balls match to lane conditions most frequently encountered. Tournament players want to make sure they have equipment to combat the competitive conditions and league bowlers want bowling balls which help overcome local bowling center lane conditions. You can easily reduce the rigors of searching for new bowling ball options by referencing here at our site the bowling ball ratings at bowlingball.com Perfect Scale®. In short, if you want to narrow your search to a comfortable level of options, please reference the bowling ball ratings at bowlingball.com Perfect Scale®.

Leading manufacturers have placed great emphasis on developing balanced lines of top performance bowling balls with versatility in core design and coverstocks to enhance bowling ball motion capabilities. Most bowlers identify with ball motion in terms of how much hook they get on the lane oil conditions they face in competition.

bowlingball.com has created our own hook rating scale. Because each manufacturer uses a different method for indicating a ball's hook potential, bowlingball.com developed a way for the consumer to compare bowling balls across all manufacturers. The result: The Perfect Scale®. Our goal is simply to make it easier for our customers to compare products and feel confident in their purchases.

The Perfect Scale® ranges from 1 to 300. Plastic bowling balls with very low hook potential, rate a 5. The highest number achieved on the scale to date is 227.1. As you can see, we've left room for improvement on our scale in anticipation of new technologies that will add additional hook potential. Most manufacturers had been forced to alter their existing scales as their products change.

The Perfect Scale® uses mathematical formulas along with the manufacturer's current scale to arrive at a uniform and comparable number. The Perfect Scale® allows you to compare products based on hook potential. When comparing products, make sure to also take into account other factors that can impact the performance of your bowling equipment such as your bowling ability, additional ball characteristics provided in the ball description, lane conditions at your local bowling center, drilling layout patterns, and ball surface texture strategies.

Here are a few of the latest balls on today's market including the new "No.1" ball on our scale with the highest hook potential rating ever noted, the Hell Raiser Revenge currently selling for $144.9900. Also, you will find bowling balls which range from very high hook potential, to moderate hook potential, and to the least hook potential as examples in using the Perfect Scale® feature:

Heavy Oil Conditions


Hell Raiser Revenge

Nexus f(P+F) Solid

Virtual Gravity NANO

Hell Raiser

Medium Oil Conditions

Karma Black/Blue Solid 13 Only

Rising Star

Reign Supreme

Total Bedlam

Dry Oil Conditions

Hype Purple/Gold Pearl Reactive

Asteroid Pink/Silver

Tropical Storm Yellow/Purple

Taboo Spare

The Perfect Scale® feature also provides oil conditions fitting between very dry conditions and the heaviest oil conditions. Simply click on any portion of the Perfect Scale® you choose to find bowling ball options which fit in your desired range. Click again on the image of any given ball you wish and description details will appear on screen giving you technical specifications and a colorful image of the product itself. The Perfect Scale® feature is unique to bowlingball.com and will certainly help you hasten your bowling ball selection process.

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