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Code Red
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:29:40 AM »
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ALERT: We have a Code Red on our hands! The Storm Code Red features the RAD4 core. This high torque, high differential core technology was very successful internationally and with the Code Black so Storm is continuing that success through this high performance bowling ball. This core is paired with Storm's proven R2S Hybrid Reactive coverstock and finished with a 1500 grit polish. This combination causes the ball to glide through the front part of the lane then create the unique breakpoint shape and backend reaction that Storm is known for.

Color: Red Pearl / Red
Core: RAD4
Coverstock: R2S Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.50 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.058 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Cinnamon



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Code Red Review - Storm Andrew
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 12:11:25 PM »
This ball is an excellent compliment to the Code Black. The Code Red picks up sooner than the Code Black and worked pretty well on the fresh for me. This will be a ball I can go to early on in a squad or league then as the lanes begin to breakdown I can transition to the Code Black which gets longer down the lane. I placed a 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 4 layout (Pin Down) on my Code Red. The ball definitely reads early and has great continuation on the back end.


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Re: Code Red
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 11:44:44 AM »
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In terms of ball reaction, you get a typically clean Storm look, no surprises with any of their covers finised with 1500-grit polish OOB. We really enjoyed watching this core rev up in the midlane. That's where it brings its A game to the table. That rev up of this heavy core plus some solid in the cover smooths out the reaction over the Code Black. Doesn't mean it's not punchy. On the contrary it is. But while the Code Black was a clear skid/flip ball, this one is more on the edge. And when considering that any Storm ball I keep in the bag has to have it's shine knocked off, it will be even smoother.

Ultimately, it feels like Storm is pretty close to their "holy grail" ball (the HyRoad) with the Code Red. It offers a different type of rolliness while still having the smooth, predictable and punchy characteristics of the R2S hybrid reaction. If you bowl on house shots and you match up to any one of our testers, this ball can be used first out of the bag. It is a little clean and I personally prefer to knock off that factory shine. If you bowl in something heavier or a sport pattern, this may come into play as they breakdown or with some surface, a little earlier. Dave and I were very happy with our ball reaction overall. Guy warmed up to it nicely as the surface burns in. Really happy that Storm decided to bring this ball over to the US.
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Re: Code Red
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 10:29:54 AM »

Length: Various

Volume: Various

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Various

The Code Red is the newest addition Storm’s Premier Line.  The Code Red is following the highly hyped Code Black…  That lived up to the hype!  The difference besides the colors and scents are the coverstocks.  The Code Red utilizes the R2S Hybrid Reactive coverstock which will get the RAD Core started a touch quicker than the Pearlized Code Black.  The Code Red is stronger and has a quicker response in the mid lane compared to the Code Black.  The Code Black allowed me to play closer to the dry early and when the lanes started to breakdown I could move left and open up the lane… or I thought I was opening up the lane.  The Code Red is about 5 boards stronger than the Code Black.  I could still play close to the friction but my misses in are more forgiving and my mistakes to the right are not as drastic.  The Code Red is quickly becoming my ball of choice on medium sport patterns and also the dreaded House Pattern.  The layout that I used on the Code Red is pin over the fingers with the Cg kicked out with a weight hole at 7 inches from the center of my grip.  The angles are 50 X 5.5 X 45 which is taken from my PAP which is 5 5/8 over and ¾ up.  I am right handed with a rev rate around 300 and medium ball speed (approx. 15mph).

If you missed out on the Code Black or if you want something stronger than your Code Black go get the Code Red.  With surface changes the Code Red is an extremely versatile strong asymmetrical bowling ball that should find its way into your bowling bag!

Likes: The Versatility and Power

Dislikes: The color is not my favorite

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Re: Code Red
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 11:40:51 AM »
Layout: Pin-up
Rev Rate:325-350
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I haven't Rolled Storm equipment since the gravity Nano,So,I really wanted to try this one.I found the factory surface very strong and too strong for a normal THS.I took the surface to 2000 dull and what a difference.It still has a strong mid lane read.
I like this ball for long and heavy patterns.
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Code Red Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 09:37:09 AM »
The Code Red is Storm’s newest Premier line release, and like the Code Black, it was an overseas ball released in 2014 that they brought to us here.  It features the strongest core they produce, and the R2S Hybrid cover, perhaps better known as the Hyroad cover.  It acts exactly like you would expect given the information, it’s a stronger, earlier, smoother Hyroad.  The reaction and overall shape is very familiar, and while the revving of the core makes it look like it’s going to turn sideways on the backend, it’s surprisingly smooth and controllable.  It’s a very comfortable ball to throw, I don’t feel like I have to throw it hard to get it down the lane, but I also don’t feel like I really have to catch it at the bottom to get it to finish.  Like the Hyroad, this is an extremely versatile ball that will cover a very wide variety of conditions for many bowlers despite the Premier label and strong numbers.  It offers a ball motion that isn’t available elsewhere due to the uncommon pairing of a tamer cover with that strong of a core.
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Re: Code Red
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 08:42:00 AM »
Here it is!!! The CodeRed! I was really excited for the CodeBlack, my favorite weight block and an awesome can't go wrong! The CodeRed brings back the RAD4 and wraps it up with the R2S Hybrid cover! Seriously, get your feet in and wheel this bad boy! I drilled mine 65x5x35, this is my typical "Flip it" layout. Knowing that the cover would be sooner and that my tilt is a bit on the low side, this ball still had great push in the front. It was 3/4 feet earlier than the CodeBlack with a smoother transition and great continuation thru the pins. If you liked the CodeBlack and you need a bit more roll on the fresh...this is your rock! My customers love it, I love it and you will def love it. Go drill one up today! #stormnation 


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Re: Code Red Ball Review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 08:41:50 PM »

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Length:40 ft
Conditioner: Kegel Ice


Core: RAD4
Coverstock: R2S Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.50
Differential: 0.058

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin Over Bridge 60 X 6 X 12

The Code black has been an absolute go to for me when you have to open up angles. I was excited about a ball I could go to a little sooner and the Code Red has worked out perfectly. It has the same great overall strength that I love in the Code Black. The hybrid cover gives more midlane read than the Code Black which means I don't have to wait for lanes to open up to see that big move back to the pocket.

I was pleasantly surprised at how long I can stick with the Code Red. I chose a layout to keep it coming down lane and I still see the earlier smoother roll off the spot. Probably the biggest surprise was that I didn't have to adjust the cover. I'm looking forward to throwing the Code Red on longer patterns. When it moves, IT MOVES!

Another great characteristic it shares with the Code Black it the way it makes the pins fly off the pin deck. Doesn't seem to matter what angle it takes into the pins it clears the deck like nothing I've seen outside of the CODE balls. Overall I saw about the same hook between the Code Black and Red but the Code Red starts up about 3 to 5 feet sooner depending on the surface and is a little smoother in the back-end.

Want to overpower the pattern? Give this ball a shot!