As of 2015, the top 10 bowling balls are the Brunswick TZone, Brunswick Melee Jab, Columbia 300 Freeze Hybrid, Ebonite Maxim, Brunswick Mastermind Scholar, DV8 Thug Unruly, Hammer Deadly Aim, Radical Guru Mighty, Storm IQ Tour Fusion and Storm Crux, according to Amazon.com. The balls are rated 4.4 and higher.
Professional bowlers notice their bowling averages increasing and their hooks becoming more consistent after switching to one of these balls. The top rated ball, the Brunswick TZone, is recommended as a starter ball for those interested in becoming more professional bowlers. Consumers also like the fact that they are able to have holes drilled into the balls for a custom fit.
Consumers state that the Brunswick Melee Jab has a low radius of gyration, which creates contrast to bowling balls that hook too much. Reviewers also note that the ball is easy to predict and clears the front row of pins well and continues to the middle rows in an angular motion.
Most reviewers recommend the Columbia 300 Freeze Hybrid for bowlers that are looking to improve their bowling averages, but this is another ball marketed toward beginners. The Brunswick Mastermind Scholar is the highest rated ball designed for high-skilled bowlers as it runs stronger and longer down the lane, leaving very few pins standing in its wake.