9 New Bowling Balls Available in 2023

first look of new 2023 bowling balls coming soon!

*Updated January 24, 2023

Information on 13 new bowling balls available in 2023!

Hello again bowlers around the globe! As we close out 2022, new 2023 bowling balls are being announced and are available for pre-order.

2022 gave us some great bowling balls including the Hammer Envy, Storm Phaze 5, 900 Global Zen Soul, Motiv Blue Coral Venom, Roto Grip Gem and 900 Global Reality check to name a few.

New bowling balls for 2023 announced from top bowling ball companies including Storm, Motiv, Brunswick, Radical, Track, Columbia 300 and Hammer. These high performance bowling balls are set to kick 2023 off with a bang! Information and videos on the 13 new bowling balls available in 2023 can be found below.

1 - Hammer Black Widow 2.0 Hybrid Bowling Ball

The Hammer Black Widow 2.0 Hybrid Bowling Ball is scheduled to be released February 23, 2023.

The Black Widow has become the most recognizable and trusted line in bowling. The Black Widow 2.0 was released over two years ago and continues to be one of the best-selling balls on the market. The Black Widow Ghost was released over a year ago and has out-paced the 2.0 in sales since its release.

We are excited to announce the Black Widow 2.0 Hybrid, featuring our innovative HK22 base resin with the Aggression Hybrid additive package.

 

2 - Storm Absolute Bowling Ball

The Storm Absolute Bowling Ball is scheduled to be released January 20, 2023.

In most cases, an extra slug, or weighted disk, is needed to create enhanced dynamics, but the evenly weighted masses at both ends of the Sentinel Core upgrades this effect more than a single slug ever could. This ensures the Absolute will change direction and continue through the pins better and more consistently. This is the first single-density asymmetric core in the Storm line since the Lucid. The R&D team has also reduced the amount of weight block mass near the area where the thumb hole is typically placed.

The inward angled edges increase the intermediate differential prior to drilling and allows the dynamic integrity to be preserved after drilling because the thumb hole misses the weight block. The extra intermediate differential makes the Absolute respond to friction on the lane more effectively and won’t miss the spot.

3 - Storm Revenant Bowling Ball

The new Storm Revenant Bowling Ball will be available January 20, 2023.

There is a certain level of expectation that comes with drilling up a new Storm bowling ball. You expect it to have rich, vibrant colors and a pleasant fragrance. You expect it to ignore the heads which often gets worn and dry, especially late in the day.

You expect it to turn the corner and charge aggressively through the pocket. You expect it to carry the corner pins, and everything else for that matter. But if you think your expectations are high, you should see ours. Know that each Storm bowling ball is a result from decades of smart design and continuous innovation. From the moment you drill up a Storm ball, you are sure to feel the power inside.

4 - Motiv Jackal Ambush Bowling Ball

The Motiv Jackal Ambush Bowling Ball will be available January 11, 2023.

The newest predator in the vicious Jackal line, the Jackal Ambush will catch opponents off guard with its strength and control of its environment. This ultra-strong beast pushes the boundaries of ball motion and hook in oil, providing a smooth and controlled ball motion, even in the heaviest concentrations. The Jackal Ambush allows you to go on the hunt, knowing that you have the strength behind you to dominate.

The Jackal Ambush introduces the release of a brand new coverstock system; Leverage Solid Reactive. Leverage is formulated to be smoother down lane and stronger in the oil than the Coercion coverstock systems previously used for this ball motion. This is the most aggressive coverstock system ever developed in the MOTIV ball line.

5 - Hammer Black Widow Darkness Overseas Bowling Ball

The newly announced Hammer Black Widow Darkness Overseas Bowling Ball will be available Saturday, January 21, 2023.

The “Carbon Fiber Infused” cover which mixes carbon fiber in the coverstock which is Hammer’s highest technology helps transfer energy to the pins and helps the coverstock last longer.

The true successor of Real Monster has undergone a orthodox evolution and gained power to the point of evil… Needless to say, Black Widow is the signature of Hammer. Among the Black Widow successive models, “Real Monster” is the most highly rated and still has many users. The original Black Widow, which used “Aggression NE Pearl” for the cover stock, was an aggressive ball with a ball motion that ran and cut aggressively.While keeping the matching of the real monster as it is, we adopted “Carbon Fiber Infused” which mixes carbon fiber in the cover stock which is Hammer’s highest technology. The completed ball motion is stationary, absorbing unnecessary impact when hitting the pin, and realizing a higher-grade pin action that flexibly flips the pin. Black Widow’s Darkness is the long-awaited ball for Hammer fans and Black Widow fans. .

6 - Radical Katana Assault Bowling Ball

The Radical Katana Assault Bowling Ball will be available January 27, 2023.

The Katana Assault has an RG of 2.501, a differential of 0.051, and an intermediate differential of 0.020. This core yields a quick response to friction and a lot of continuation through the pins. The Katana Assault and the new chemical compound cover known as HK-22 Pearl create a new level of backend reaction. This is a Katana on steroids. A monster flip ball, a motion the industry has always craved and now we have brought it to a whole new level

 

7 - Ebonite Envision Pearl Bowling Ball

New from Ebonite Bowling, the Ebonite Envision Pearl Bowling Ball available January 27, 2023.

The Ebonite Envision Pearl introduces the HyperKinetic 22 base cover into the Ebonite line. The innovative HK22 has only been released in a shiny version so far; however, the new Envision Pearl has a 3000 Siaair finish, providing more mid-lane and creates a reaction that will fill a gap in most bowlers’ arsenals.

Envision Pearl continues the Ebonite promise by offering more performance and value.

 

8 - Columbia 300 Explosion Bowling Ball

The newly announced Columbia 300 Explosion Bowling Ball will be available January 27, 2023.

The new Columbia 300 Explosion is a mid-priced ball with a ton of performance! The Explosion uses the proven Resurgence core that has been a staple in the Columbia 300 line since 2007. This ultra-low RG core has been used more than any other core for Columbia 300 because of its versatility.

Balls with the Resurgence core perform with lengthier and stronger covers, and pairing the Resurgence core with Reflex Hybrid makes the Explosion a quintessential benchmark ball.

 

9 - Brunswick Knock Out Bruiser Bowling Ball

The newly announced Brunswick Knock Out Bruiser Bowling Ball will be available January 27, 2023.

Brunswick is excited to add the Knock Out Bruiser to the proven Knock Out line. The Knock Out has become one of Brunswick’s most reliable products, providing easy length and a strong move on the backend for a ball with a solid coverstock and surface.

The new Knock Out Bruiser uses the updated Savvy Hook 4.0 Solid coverstock for plenty of hook and more change of direction at the breakpoint than bowlers expect from a ball like this.

 

10 - Roto Grip TNT Bowling Ball

The newly announced Roto Grip TNT Bowling Ball will be available February 17, 2023.

Thanks to the relentlessness of our research and development team, we found yet another way to formulate quite possibly the most explosive benchmark balls in recent history.

Engineered to create more overall torque and pure projectile power than all the low RG symmetrical ball before it, the TNT is here to blow up racks and take names. From the Torque Sphere Technology inside the Torpex Core to the introduction of the eTrax™ PLUS solid coverstock, it’s a high probability this ball will have your opponent’s taking cover and calling the bomb squad for help.

11 - 900 Global Eternity Bowling Ball

The newly announced 900 Global Eternity Bowling Ball will be available February 17, 2023.

As with all of our high performance pearl covers, bowlers will find the Eternity to be easily tunable and able to cover a broad spectrum of oil conditions. Bowlers should notice this core to be a bit earlier and more aggressive than the Disturbance Core used on the Realities. It will expand upon the high performance shapes that the Reality and Zen have given us.

The S84 Response Pearl Reactive Cover is back with a vengeance. Due to the increased microscopic pore sizes, this cover will be clean through the front part of the lane like a pearl should be, but also dig into the oil whereas other pearl covers tend to struggle with. This is the exact same cover that was used on the Altered Reality. As a matter of fact, 2 of the 3 colors used on the Altered have been utilized on the Eternity as well. As with all of our high performance pearl covers, bowlers will find the Eternity to be easily tunable and able to cover a broad spectrum of oil conditions.

12 - Motiv Primal Shock Bowling Ball

The newly announced Motiv Primal Shock Bowling Ball will be available February 22, 2023.

The most sought after crossover in MOTIV® history is here with the introduction of the Primal™ Shock! Combining two of MOTIV®’s greatest releases, the Primal Rage and Venom Shock, the Primal Shock takes the best of both balls to create something truly special.

Turmoil MFS cover technology from the Venom Shock and the Impulse V2 core from the Primal Rage combine to provide strong mid-lane traction with plenty of angle down lane. The Primal Shock dominates medium to heavy oil conditions, offering a vast array of options to attack the lanes. This is a can’t miss combination that bowlers have been asking for since 2013!

 

13 - Hammer Envy Tour Bowling Ball

The newly announced Hammer Envy Tour Bowling Ball will be available February 23, 2023.

Obsession Tour was one of the most unique releases over the last few seasons; the asymmetric core with a  low RG and low Differential offers bowlers a shape they have not seen before. The Obsession Tour is always in our pro’s bags, and the ball still wins tournaments.

The Envy Tour was developed to add a stronger and more responsive cover to the Obsession Tour core, creating that same unique shape, just more of it. Bowlers will love the solid black color and the dark purple logos that don’t show as the ball travels down the lane, and the extra mid-lane and recovery will make this a popular ball for everyone.

 

Which one is your favorite? Are you planning on adding any of these new high performance bowling balls to your bag in 2023? Leave a comment below!

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4 thoughts on “9 New Bowling Balls Available in 2023

  1. Cynda Culpepper says:

    I am a HUGE fan of the GEM but got a Fate and having a ton of success with it. I really like the symmetrical Pearls

  2. Thomas Hakes says:

    I am partial to Storm and Motiv, but my 3rd love is the Hammer Widow. I am stepping into a new ball soon, mentioned above, Ebonite Envision, and definitely can’t wait for the Primal Shock to come out. I have already ordered the Storm Revenent and Envision, but we shall see, I hope I don’t get one that does not work for me. At age 73 and celebrating 64 years of Bowling, & although my average has fallen down through the years, I still love my balls and bowling.

  3. Williemae Riles says:

    I agree with you. I’ve been bowing 50 plus years non stop. I still live my bowling balls and bowling!! I’m 77 and I still use 15 lbs. I’m looking for a new ball.

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