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Storm Lightning Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsThe Storm Lightning Blackout feels more than it should be until it doesn’t. Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 330 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest Equipment: 14 PoundsLayout: 4 x 35 Bryan Hoffman (Righty)Style: StrokerRPM: 280 rpmPAP: 4 1/2 & 1 1/2 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at … Continue reading Storm Lightning Bowling Ball Review

Storm The Road Surface Adjustment Tutorial

Welcome back. I wanted to revisit surface adjustments and demonstrate how having a few pads in your posession can have a major impact on your game. I will continue to remind people that surface has 70% of the ball reaction. 30% is left to the core dymanics. If you understand a little physics, it shouldn’t … Continue reading Storm The Road Surface Adjustment Tutorial

Storm The Road Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsStorm releases a new ball in the Road series, I kind of feel this one may struggle with an identity crisis. Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 330 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest Equipment: 14 PoundsLayout: 4 x 35 Bryan Hoffman (Righty)Style: StrokerRPM: 280 rpmPAP: 4 1/2 … Continue reading Storm The Road Bowling Ball Review

Storm DNA Coil Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsI feel like I took a Storm DNA and put some shine on it. Good or Bad? Let’s find out. Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 330 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest Equipment: 14 PoundsLayout: 4 x 35 Bryan Hoffman (Righty)Style: StrokerRPM: 280 rpmPAP: 4 1/2 & … Continue reading Storm DNA Coil Bowling Ball Review

Motiv Tank Rampage Pearl Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsWith the constant barrage of urethane and urethane like balls in modern times including now the PBA controversy, I feel like the Tank Rampage Pearl legitimately offers something different. Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 330 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest Equipment: 14 PoundsLayout: 4 x 35 … Continue reading Motiv Tank Rampage Pearl Bowling Ball Review

Storm Summit Peak Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsStorm releases another medium shiny defined ball, is it a surprise? Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 330 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest Equipment: 14 PoundsLayout: 4.5 x 45 Bryan Hoffman (Righty)Style: StrokerRPM: 280 rpmPAP: 4 1/2 & 1 1/2 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: … Continue reading Storm Summit Peak Bowling Ball Review

Storm Absolute Power Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsThe Absolute Power impressed all 3 testers right out of the gate! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 330 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest Equipment: 14 PoundsLayout: 50 x 4.5 x 45 Bryan Hoffman (Righty)Style: StrokerRPM: 280 rpmPAP: 4 1/2 & 1 1/2 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph … Continue reading Storm Absolute Power Bowling Ball Review

Storm IQ Tour 78U vs Hammer Purple Urethane

Welcome back. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to watch the recent review on the IQ Tour 78U as I discussed a bit about these balls and the whole urethane drama in the PBA. Long story short, PBA will now require all balls classified as Urethane (through speed of oil absorption) to be manufactured at 78D … Continue reading Storm IQ Tour 78U vs Hammer Purple Urethane

Storm IQ Tour 78U Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsWell this is probably the first and last impression of the Storm IQ Tour 78U which is that as is, this is not going to really be a go to for house shots. But there is a lot to discuss in between. Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 330 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 … Continue reading Storm IQ Tour 78U Bowling Ball Review

Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsOoh, the Virtual Energy is back. And it’s real good. Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 330 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest Equipment: 14 PoundsLayout: 50 x 5 x 45 … Continue reading Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball Review

Storm Journey Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsThe Storm Journey feels like another Mid Late ball from Storm. I hate to sound unexcited but Storm really fills this category like crazy. Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 330 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph … Continue reading Storm Journey Bowling Ball Review

Storm Summit Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsThe Storm Summit was a tale of two balls, leaving us with feelings ranging from “wow” to “huh”. Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 375 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest … Continue reading Storm Summit Bowling Ball Review

Storm IQ Tour Ruby Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsFolks, we have a winner! Every tester loved the IQ Tour Ruby! Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 375 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest Equipment: 14 PoundsLayout: 50 x 5 … Continue reading Storm IQ Tour Ruby Bowling Ball Review

Storm DNA Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsThe DNA name is apropos as it appears to be the source of life. Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 350 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest Equipment: 14 PoundsLayout: 50 … Continue reading Storm DNA Bowling Ball Review

Roto Grip TNT Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsWe expected the TNT to be a benchmark ball. It looks benchmark like but it feels like we’ll need more time before we bench the Phaze II or Idol. Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 375 rpmPAP: 5 & … Continue reading Roto Grip TNT Bowling Ball Review

Storm Revenant Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsThe Storm Revenant looks like a suitable replacement for what was a really good option in the Spectre. Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 375 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: 18.5 mph (at release)Axis tilt: lowAxis rotation: medium/highTest … Continue reading Storm Revenant Bowling Ball Review

Storm Absolute Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsOn paper, the Storm Absolute should be another big shiny asym and while we’ve grown accustom to those from Storm, the Absolute is a bit different. Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 375 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: … Continue reading Storm Absolute Bowling Ball Review

Storm Fate Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsThe Storm Fate puts itself squarely in the Mid Late category. It’s unclear how this will rate when thinking about similar balls from the Storm family. Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 375 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: … Continue reading Storm Fate Bowling Ball Review

Storm Phaze V vs Motiv Sky Raptor vs Storm Infinite Physix

Welcome back and thanks for joining us. This cross-brand review is one of the things we get to do almost exclusively as we are independent reviewers. So why are we looking at these 2 balls? Well for one, they are released about the same time. Second and more importantly, they are both pearls with big … Continue reading Storm Phaze V vs Motiv Sky Raptor vs Storm Infinite Physix

Storm Phaze V Bowling Ball Review

First ImpressionsThe Storm Phaze V is just as good as the Phaze IV it replaces, maybe even a little bit better. Shiny covers are back at Storm. Check out our friends Jeff Miller and Ron Hoppe at Haley’s Pro Shop for world class drilling and coaching! Tamer Elbaga (Lefty)Style: TweenerRPM: 375 rpmPAP: 5 & 3/8 upAverage Speed: … Continue reading Storm Phaze V Bowling Ball Review