Are you struggling to make the most out of medium oil? Is friction cutting into the durability of your high-performance bowling ball — a ball that turned out to be anything but?

Maybe you just want a shiny new bowling ball for a pop of color and inspiration at the alley. No matter why you’re in the market for a bowling ball, one question is probably popping into your mind right about now…

What new bowling balls are coming out???

Without a doubt, 2022’s release sheet is one of the most loaded ones we’ve seen in the bowling world thus far. Hammer’s creating buzz in their trademark style. Storm has several offerings that have been highly anticipated for months. And other brands like Brunswick and Motiv are bringing some new, intriguing things to the table.

If you wanna stay ahead of the game at the lanes, we’re here to make it happen with our list of the…

8 New Bowling Balls To Look For In 2022

1) Brunswick Knock Out Black & Blue Bowling Ball

Brunswick Knock Out Black & Blue 15lb
  • Coverstock: Savvy Hook 3.5 Solid
  • Core: Melee (14-16 lbs)
  • Finish: 500, 2000 Siaair Micro Pad

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Release Date: January 28, 2002

A worthy follow-up to last year’s stark black Brunswick Knock Out, the Brunswick Knock Out Black & Blue features a more aggressive reactive solid coverstock and a more explosive symmetrical core design. The added sparkle will help to create more friction in the deepest of oil, allowing to cut through the slick stuff to find the pocket with a bang.

Pros

  • Compared to the latest bowling balls on this list, this ball offers an exemplary balance of mid-lane control and total hook.
  • You can attack heavy oil with pride, cutting through the deepest waters with ease and power to spare.
  • The symmetrical core forgives mistakes on the lanes in a way that other aggressive asymmetrical designs won’t.

Cons

  • Exceedingly dry lanes are a worry for this ball.
  • It might be a bit too smooth off the slick stuff for some bowlers.

2) Motiv Trident Odyssey Bowling Ball

MOTIV Bowling Products Trident Odyssey 15lb Red/Blue
  • WEIGHT BLOCK – Turbulent
  • COVER STOCK – Coercion FYS Solid Reactive
  • FINISH – 2000 Grit LSS

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Release Date: January 12, 2022

Motiv’s beloved Coercion coverstock gets a key tweak with the introduction of the Motiv Trident Odyssey Bowling Ball. The Coercion Full Yield Solid (FYS) solid reactive coverstock has been adjusted to longer with more down-lane strength, all while providing the punch and hook that Motiv fans have come to expect from the series. And the low-RG Turbulent core returns, helping maintain this ball’s motion even when the oil is fresh on the lane.

Pros

  • The breakpoint angles are defined, powerful, and right on target.
  • Bowlers with higher rev rates will love the havoc this ball will wreak down the lane.
  • Lower rev rates will be given more leeway to make slight mistakes with this ball.

Cons

  • Strokers will likely see reduced overall pin carry with pocket hits.
  • This ball promises versatility but tends to lose efficacy in the driest and wettest of lane conditions.

3) Storm Spectre Bowling Ball

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Release Date: January 14, 2022

Let’s introduce you to the first of three Storm bowling balls worth space in your online shopping car — the Storm Spectre. One of the most malleable releases by Storm in recent memory, this ball has something for intermediate and expert bowlers of all styles. Regardless of your form and how you drill it, the Spectre rips through the fronts and provides tons of length before launching into a powerful breakpoint motion.

Pros

  • This is one of the most balanced, all-around effective balls in the Storm oeuvre. Its cover is versatile too, allowing you to calibrate it to your needs.
  • Compared to other new releases, this ball takes the cake in terms of length and backend motion in medium oil.
  • No matter what style of bowler you are, this ball will add something to your game.

Cons

  • This ball will have too much down-lane angularity for some bowlers.
  • It gets a bit lost in lane condition extremes.

4) Storm Nova Bowling Ball

Storm Bowling Products Nova Bowling Ball - Hot Pink/Lime/Jet Black - 15lbs
  • Coverstock: R2X Hybrid Reactive
  • Weight Block: Ignition Core
  • Factory Finish: 3000 Grit Abralon
  • Fragrance: Cherry Apple Slush

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Release Date: January 14, 2022

The Storm Nova Bowling Ball is a hook artist’s best friend, offering extremely impressive angularity and creativity in deep oil. It’s not as strong overall as the Reality or Proton Physix, but it’s not far off in terms of control leading to impressive pin impacts. If you follow Storm’s release catalog, you might be familiar with the Ignition asymmetrical core — a legend of sorts that has previously only been available in private label bowling balls. Now it comes into the light in a public, worldwide release. And it’s well worth the wait.

Pros

  • This ball hits like a ton of bricks when slotted into the pocket.
  • It’s versatile but aggressive, early yet controllable in the middle of the lane.
  • The Ignition core is a revelation for fans of asymmetrical core technology.

Cons

  • This ball rolls and rolls and rolls, and it’s earlier than most Storm releases. If that’s not for you, look elsewhere.
  • The medium-aggressive cover mutes the angularity of the Ignition core ever so slightly.

5) Motiv Mythic Jackal Bowling Ball

MOTIV Bowling Products Mythic Jackal Bowling Ball- Black Solid/Bronze/Turquoise Pearl 13lbs
  • 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
  • The Predator V2 is the gold standard for high performance core design and it's at the center of the Mythic Jackal
  • It's the same core found in the Jackal Ghost, the longest running asymmetrical bowling ball in the industry, now celebrating a 5-year anniversary

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Release Date: March 9, 2022

A hybrid ball that promises to show bowlers something new and exciting, the Motiv Mythic Jackal Bowling Ball helps you blend high-volume oil patterns with ease unseen in Motiv offerings so far. You can open your entry angles like crazy with this ball, no matter how deep and complex oil conditions get. And even when things start to break down, this ball has plenty of hitting power and length to spare.

Pros

  • You can get creative with lower speeds and more revs.
  • This ball offers plenty of length and balance in fresh, heavier oil conditions.
  • You can get extremely angular in the deep stuff as a higher-speed bowler.

Cons

  • This ball is made for deep oil. It will get wonky in drier conditions.
  • The angularity of this ball off the break will be daunting for some.

6) Track Paragon Bowling Ball

Track Paragon Bowling Ball (16)
  • Core: I-Core 3.0 (14-16 lbs)
  • Coverstock: QR-11 Solid
  • Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad

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Release Date: January 28, 2022

An update of the crowd-favorite Paradox, the Track Paragon Bowling Ball introduces the I-Core 3.0 — a studied tweak of the previous I-Core 2.0. What helps the Paragon out-hook the Paradox with ease is its new QR-11 Solid reactive coverstock. It’s the strongest coverstock that Track has released yet, offering wild angles and lots of back-end burst when the chips are down. It’s a faithful evolution of the Paradox, and a better ball altogether.

Pros

  • This ball is a breakpoint beast. The angles you can open up with this ball off the oil are mind-bending.
  • The boom this ball creates when it nails the pocket is utter madness in the best of ways.
  • Among the latest bowling balls available for purchase, this is one of the most aggressive and powerful heavy-oil options.

Cons

  • Drier lanes vex this ball’s aggressive coverstock to no end.
  • It’s hook-heavy to a fault. Use at your discretion if you need something tamer.

7) Radical Double Cross Bowling Ball

Radical Double Cross 14lb
  • Coverstock: U73 Pearl
  • Core: Symmetric (DynamiCore)
  • Finish: 500, 1500 Siaair Micro Pad

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Release Date: January 28, 2022

Are you looking to take a step back to go forward? The urethane coverstock of the Radical Double Cross Bowling Ball offers fantastic control, smooth motion, and great length. While it doesn’t hook with nearly the same angularity as a lot of the reactive options on this list, the Double Cross hits consistently and hard over and over. Put this ball in your cart if you want a dry-lane superstar that’s a great change of pace when lane conditions get burnt and choppy.

Pros

  • If you need a backup strike ball that turns toasted lanes into smooth strikes, cross paths with the Double Cross.
  • This ball hammers the pins and offers powerful continuation all the way through.
  • The length this ball offers on dry and medium-dry lanes is fantastic.

Cons

  • It’s urethane. If you want hook and plenty of it, don’t buy this ball.
  • The deeper the oil, the more lost this ball can be.

8) Storm Phaze 4 Bowling Ball

Storm Bowling Products Phaze 4 Bowling Ball - Royal Purple/Gunmetal/Medallion 14lbs
  • Being one of the most aggressive symmetrical balls ever devised, your shots become more comfortable so you can bowl with effortless focus on your shot quality
  • The Velocity Core is designed to help you play at pace with more revs, power and control, for true consistency
  • This time, it focuses its power on the backend, where it matters most

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Release Date: February 11, 2022

Our most anticipated release of the early 2022 slate, the Storm Phaze 4 is a symmetrical ball that doesn’t hit like a symmetrical ball. It’s one of the most aggressive symmetrical options that Storm has ever put together, allowing to get angular at the breakpoint without sacrificing length or down-lane control. A revelatory edition to the Phaze line, this one has us freaking out and ready to play.

Pros

  • In terms of straddling the line between overall aggression and control, this ball is an expert.
  • The symmetrical core design forgives mistakes and smoothes things out when you need it most.
  • The breakpoint reaction is wild and strong for such a controllable ball.

Cons

  • It’s unlikely to offer the earliness and angularity of the best asymmetrical options.
  • With all the hype this ball has, it’s unlikely to live up to it in every respect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you find the latest bowling balls for purchase and pre-order?

Are you waiting for a new ball that takes tour-level performance to heights unseen? Do you have your eye on the next edition of a successful line of asymmetrical cores, or other balls with brand-new core designs? Are you just looking for a line-up of new releases so you can make your own judgment calls?

While you can buy most bowling balls from local pro shops, bowling company websites, and most major online marketplaces, you should bookmark this website for all the latest news on ball releases? When Hammer released their new Black Widow 2.0, we were on it. And as the Quantum EVO series celebrates the evolution of new technology, we’re letting bowlers in on all the latest news — with links to pre-sales and regular purchasing abound.

What is the latest Roto Grip bowling ball?

There are two balls developed recently by Roto Grip that are turning heads in the bowling world — the Roto Grip Idol Helios Bowling Ball and the Roto Grip Rubicon UC3 Bowling Ball. The former is a low RG, high differential bright orange stunner that offers plenty of total hook and entry angle possibilities. The latter is the third installment of the Rubicon line that employs a pearl urethane coverstock that sacrifices the overall hook and lane angularity of earlier releases for a smoother, more controllable ride down the lane.

What is the latest Storm bowling ball?

The core body of the brand-new Storm Phaze 4 has been the talk of the sport for some time now. The ultimate concept of the Storm Phaze 4 is to dial up the aggression of a symmetrical ball to a whole new level. If you can find free shipping and a sale price on this one, pre-order it or buy it right away. It promises to be a huge strike monster with staying power that any bowler will be able to appreciate.

Closing Thoughts

Looking for deals on incredible new bowling balls available for purchase? Need shopping assistance to get a brand-new Storm ball to your place in Florida? Whatever the situation is, the balls on the list above are easy to pre-order or procure for your next league night. And whether you want a polished pearl heavy-hitter or an aggressive reactive hybrid hook beast, you should be excited about what 20222 has to offer in terms of new bowling balls from the best brands around.