first look of new 2022 bowling balls coming soon!
*Updated January 25, 2022
What is going on bowling fans! We’re not even out of the year 2021 yet and already new 2022 bowling balls are being announced and are available for pre-order.
2021 gave us some great bowling balls including the Hammer Black Widow Ghost Pearl, Storm Trend 2, 900 Global Zen, Motiv Fatal Venom, Roto Grip UFO Alert and 900 Global Reality to name a few.
New bowling balls for 2022 announced from top bowling ball companies including Storm, Motiv, Brunswick, Radical, Track, Columbia 300 and Hammer. These high performance bowling balls are going to kick 2022 off with a bang! Information and videos on the 12 new bowling balls available in 2022 can be found below.
1 - Hammer Black Widow Urethane Pink Pearl Bowling Ball
The newly announced Black Widow Pink Pearl Urethane will be available February 25, 2022.
The Pink Pearl was extremely popular as a reactive Black Widow, and we expect it to kill since it now uses the Purple Pearl Urethane cover formulation. The Black Widow core makes it an excellent choice for bowlers who didn’t see enough hook from the Purple Pearl Urethane. Also just like the Purple, every competitive bowler will have to have this ball in their arsenal.
2 - Hammer 3-D Offset Bowling Ball
The newly announced Hammer 3D Offset bowling ball will be available February 25, 2022.
This is the 25th anniversary of the 3-D Offset, and we are excited to pay tribute to one of the greatest balls ever. The 3-D Offset offered new technology and outstanding performance. We’ve taken a lot of time and effort to introduce a ball worthy of the same name. We’ve strategically recreated this ball to remind you of the original while excelling on today’s conditions.
3 - Storm Phaze 4 Bowling Ball
With the popularity of the Phaze line from Storm Bowling, the highly anticipated next release, the Storm Phaze 4 bowling ball.
The Phaze 4 bowling ball is set to release on February 11, 2022.
Can you feel it? That’s power. Pure, unchecked tournament-winning power. Combining proven technologies, the Phaze 4 is an alchemy of components that will provide nothing but soaring scores. Every ball has the general desire to imagine itself as the start of something entirely new, unbeholden to what has come before.
4 - Motiv Mythic Jackal Bowling Ball
The Motiv Mythic Jackal bowling ball will be available March 9, 2022.
Meet the Mythic Jackal™, a new kind of hybrid. Our engineering goal with this ball was to create as much angle as possible while still providing true heavy oil performance attributes. So often, shiny asyms are only ideal for moderate conditions so we set out to create a different kind of animal. Now, when high volume patterns begin to transition and you need to create angle, the Mythic Jackal™ with 2:1 hybrid technology delivers exactly what you need.
5 - Motiv Tank Blue Urethane Bowling Ball
The Motiv Tank Blue Urethane Bowling Ball does not have a release date at the moment. We will update as soon as the info has been released.
The Tank series changed forever with the introduction of Microcell Polymer technology. While Microcell Polymer (MCP) is now recognized as the solution for the ball motion gap between reactive resin and urethane, MCP does not replace urethane completely.With that in mind, MOTIV® has been in pursuit of a truly special urethane cover stock that provides adequate traction on modern lane surfaces conditioned with the high volume, high viscosity oil patterns competitive bowlers see so regularly.
6 - Storm Nova Bowling Ball
The first on the list is the Storm Nova set to be released January 14, 2022.
The Nova has taken a leap further into space than any ball before. Its revolutionary core has been paired with an innovative combination of coverstock technology to maintain the striking power you’ve come to expect from a Premier Line ball. So, while maintaining the aesthetic that the Premier line is known for, we’ve also brought the performance up another level.
7 - Storm Spectre Bowling Ball
Up next on our list of new bowling balls in 2022, the Storm Spectre with a release date of January 14, 2022.
The cutting-edge Vector Core was designed to be used by the most scrutinous competitor. The mid-range RG should appeal to those who are fans of the ever-popular Hy-Road™ and Trend™ series but crave something in between. With roots tracing back to the Incite™, there’s extra post-drilled asymmetry built into the Vector Core if the driller chooses to use it, a feature unique to this design of symmetric core. If you don’t use a thumb, be sure to utilize the all-new and innovative 2LS™ system for no-thumb players to layout your striking new Spectre.
8 - Motiv Trident Odyssey Bowling Ball
Next from Motiv Bowling, the all new Trident Odyssey bowling ball set to release on January 12, 2022.
The Trident™ Odyssey features the most recent tweak to the Coercion™ coverstock system, with the introduction of Coercion™ FYS (Full Yield Solid). The uniqueness of the Coercion™ FYS cover is that it creates vast amounts of hook for the bowler without reading so early that it loses down lane continuation.
The Trident Odyssey marks the return of the Turbulent™ core used in the original Trident™. For the purpose of this ball, a lower rg core performed the best. The Trident™ Odyssey is designed for control in heavier concentrations in oil, which is ideal for the low rg and high differential of the asymmetrical Turbulent™ core.
9 - Brunswick Knock Out Black & Blue Bowling Ball
New for 2022, Brunswick is introducing the Knock Out Black & Blue bowling ball with a release date of January 28, 2022.
Brunswick got off to a hot start last year with the Knock Out, and a year later we are following it up with the Knock Out Black & Blue. This new Knock Out uses Savvy Hook 3.5 Solid, a slightly stronger cover and motion on the lane. In addition to the stronger cover, we’ve added sparkle to help it bite through oil, and it uses a stronger finishing process.
The Knock Out is also a perfect complement to the Melee Jab balls, as it uses the same core but a stronger cover and finish. The Knock Out Black & Blue will be another must-have motion in the bag.
10 - Columbia 300 Eruption Pearl Bowling Ball
The first ball Columbia 300 will be introducing in the new year is the all new Eruption Pearl bowling ball, with a release date of January 28, 2022.
Throwback names have done well for Columbia 300, and this new Eruption Pearl isn’t just a throwback name. The Eruption Pearl is an extension of the successful Resurgence core, and that has been found in so many great Columbia 300 balls.
The Eruption Pearl has a lot of mid-lane and overall hook for a symmetric pearl ball and will be a useful motion for any bowler style. Just as the original Eruption letter stated, this is an outrageous amount of performance in a mid-price ball.
11 - Track Paragon Bowling Ball
Track Bowling introduces the Paragon available on January 28, 2022.
The Paragon takes the Paradox performance to the next level with the updated I-Core 3.0, which features a similar dual-density design as the I-Core 2.0. The QR-11 Solid coverstock is our strongest, allowing the Paragon to out hook any previous Paradox.
The three-color blue combination adds a familiar look as it pays tribute to the original Paradox.
12 - Radical Double Cross Bowling Ball
New from Radical Bowling, they introduce their first ever Urethane bowling ball, the Double Cross available January 28, 2022.
The Double Cross is Radical’s first-ever urethane introduction. The Double Cross features a new core specifically designed to produce unprecedented urethane performance, with an RG of 2.528 and a total differential of 0.035; the differential is higher than any urethane ball currently on the market.
Which one is your favorite? Are you planning on adding any of these new high performance bowling balls to your bag in 2022? Leave a comment below!