Ball reads the front and miss flawlessly and makes a strong turn with pin hacking power.
04-30-2018 08:37 PM
This ball will hook on ice. This ball is amazingly strong even with a weak drilling. When I first threw this ball I noticed it kinda wobbling down the lane and I was like I'm not sure I will like this ball or I picked a wrong layout. I came back when the center put out a substantial amount of oil and I must say WOW. Apparently this ball needs a lot of oil to perform its best and the wobbling was because it's unique core wanting to spin up and the lanes were too dry causing it to loose energy too soon . This ball hit so hard folks watching near by was like wow that ball hits hard. If you want a ball with a lot of miss room to the right that come screaming back to the pocket this ball is for you. I threw the original Jackal by Motiv and it has nothing on this ball.
06-04-2018 08:58 AM
I received this ball at the same time as the Graffiti, right before a tournament (TNBA Nationals). It compliments the Graffiti so well! When the Graffiti started to go a little to long, the Athena stepped in and gave me the earlier look with hard drive that I needed. Great ball!
06-21-2018 03:50 PM
The 1st ball out of my bag on any house shot or longer/heavier patterns. An absolute beast of a ball, with a phenomenal mid-lane read and a ton of power through the pins. The best part is, it doesn't burn up when I have to move in and create angle, I keeps coming back and throwing the pins around. Very impressive!
06-29-2018 12:23 PM
The Athena compliments my Morpheus Dream and Yolo Pearl. A must have in your bag.
07-14-2018 02:31 PM
This ball is an absolute beast. Reads the front very well, has hold on the inside (when I miss) and recovers if I pitch it outside of my target. Hard hitting and a definite must in my bag for league or tournaments.
08-01-2018 07:02 AM
Ball is a great ball with good continuous movement. Great on long patterns. I use it in combination with my Morpheus Dream and Buzz Attack Flip.
08-05-2018 05:24 PM
The Athena is a ball you will definitely want to make your benchmark bowling ball. This ball goes long which will get you easily through the heads and is very strong off the spot. When the lanes start to break down the Athena will allow you to bump inside and play deeper on the lanes keeping you in the game! When you get lined up and dialed in with the Athena this ball is a striking machine.
Sioux Falls SD
08-10-2018 08:22 AM
I took the surface to 1000 then polished it with pin down. It picks up a roll early and does not quit. When it hits the pocket it seems to hit so hard. There is like a different sound like you broke the pins in half. Very impressive.
09-04-2018 10:30 AM
Fantastic back end on a house shot or a sport shot.
10-31-2018 11:07 AM
The Athena is a must have in your bag. I have mine drilled 80 x 2” x 50. With this layout, the ball really gets down the lane but still has a very controllable response to the friction. It works wonders on sport shots, especially the longer shots.
On a house shot with this layout, you can stand right and strike all day long playing up the boards.
James (Tony) Cox
12-02-2018 08:34 PM
This ball is an absolute pocket destroyer. Like every ball from Lane Masters, this ball carries light pocket hits at an astonishing rate. Messengers are flung everywhere. You can NOT go wrong with this ball on heavier oil and longer sport pattern shots.
James (Tony) Cox
12-16-2018 08:59 PM
A terrific piece, and a great complimentary piece to the Joker or Graffiti. Throws a ton of messengers.
02-15-2019 07:21 PM
First and best sanded pearl i seen on the lanes and impressed with how it handles oil. Reads early but don't quit. Need length add polish. Very versatile on heavy conditions.
03-14-2019 03:22 AM
Drilled the Athena at 60x4x35. Ball reads well off the mid-lane with a lot of power thru the pins. Holds the pocket when I missed my mark. Keeps the pins low on the pin deck.
05-21-2019 09:41 AM
Athena is very smooth and has great movement in the backends. This can add some nice fire power to any arsenal.
05-22-2019 04:46 PM
The reaction is so predictable and results follow. I am so happy with the way this ball has fit into my arsenal and cant wait to see what the future holds
R. Garrett Kanney
09-01-2019 08:50 PM
This is my first review. I drilled this ball up with a leverage drill. I love this ball. How it hits and sends the pins flying. I get little wide comes back. Tug little bit hold the line. Great ball to have. For me probably a bench mark ball.
10-18-2019 07:48 AM
I just recently drilled this ball up. And all I can say is why did I wait so long to get this ball. I used this ball twice and had 697-813. This ball is amazing. I have it drilled 4x4x2 , the reaction is predictable and nice energy throughout the pins..