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Code X
« on: March 07, 2018, 05:16:30 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Storm Code X continues the popular Code line of Storm bowling balls. This ball is the solid version of the Code Black and Code Red. The Code X features the R2S Solid Reactive coverstock that is wrapped around the RAD4 Core and is finished with a 3000 grit Abralon pad. This bowling ball offers more midlane read and performs well on heavy oil conditions.

Color: Black/Blue/Purple
Core: RAD4
Coverstock: R2S Solid Reactive
Finish: 3000-grit
RG: 2.50 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.058 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Orange Zest



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Re: Code X
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 08:51:52 AM »

Length: 42ft

Volume: medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


I was so excited when I read about the making of the Code X. Being a huge fan of the Code Black and Red and also loving the R2S solid cover, I couldn't wait. This ball is even better than I expected. Who wouldn't love a Code Black with an IQ Tour cover? I went with a 65*5*45 layout, my standard for almost all my first drills. My initial reaction to this ball when I threw it was that of excitement!! This ball just floats through the front part of the lane so effortlessly. The smooth continuation it has when it reads the middle part of the lane is nothing short of phenomenal. I threw about 6 games with it and as I moved left to stay ahead of the transition this ball never showed any signs of stopping. Its one of the best motions ive ever had from a strong asymmetrical piece. Compared to my SureLock it is not as early and rolly. It definitely continues more down lane but it doesn't handle heavy oil as well as the SureLock. It started up alittle too late when I threw it on a pattern that had aliitle more volume through the front part of the lane. This ball has yet to leave my bag since I drilled it.

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Re: Code X
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 09:44:19 AM »
The NEW Storm Code X is a HOOK MONSTER....... Imagine an Alpha Crux on steroids........ That is the Storm Code X. I drilled mine with a 62X4 1/4x38, and hit it with 2000 abralon and reacta shine. Even with attempting to smoothen this ball out, it still comes off the spot HARD and was much more aggresive then I was expecting, but boy do I like it!!!! You will need higher volume or just longer patterns in general for this hook in a box to be your weapon of choice. I believe this ball should be a must in your bag if you have a lower rev rate and are looking for more help from the ball itself, and for those tournament bowlers who see those longer tougher patterns and are looking for that earlier traction type of motion. Go out and get your Storm Code X today!

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Re: Code X
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 12:00:02 PM »
In the simplest terms, the Code X is the Alpha Crux reborn.  LIke the Code Black and Code Red, it features the R2S coverstock, just in solid form.  This is a weaker cover than the Alpha had, but the core is stronger, delivering more flare and overall torque, which provides the familiar roll, but in a vehicle that’s even more versatile.  Due to the medium strength of the cover, it is usable on a wider range of conditions and is easier down the lane, also providing a bit more downlane shape than the Alpha.  Compared to the Black and Red, the X is several boards stronger than both, as well as firmer on the backend than the Red, but not quite as sharp as the Black.  The math is very simple on the Code X, R2S + RAD4 = X, which to me is one of the simplest yet most effective formulas in bowling.
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Re: Code X
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 07:51:22 PM »

Can you say HOOK and HIT? For any and all of the Code series fans, you are going to love the release of the Code X. The Code X will tackle the heavier oil patterns so when they start breaking down you got the Code Red or Code Black to go to. I took the Code X to my practice center and bowled with it on a 40’ house shot on a synthetic lane surface. The Code X was amazing how well it rolled through the fronts without losing and energy, with an incredible mid lane read and unbelievable continuation through the pins. At box finish this ball clears the fronts as well as any. Even for an old guy, I had pin flying everywhere, even with a few scouts. So on the heavier patterns you’ve got a ball in the Code X that’ll get you through the earlier games until the pattern starts breaking down. The Code X will definitely in my bag for tournaments and heavier oiled house shots. This ball is going to be a great addition to all league bowlers and a must to all tournament bowlers.

Length:  41'


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  THS

Likes:  Hook and more hook

Dislikes:  Light oil patterns


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Re: Code X
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2018, 08:01:09 PM »
Drilled the Storm Code X and wow! This ball has been really special in my hand i have a hard time putting it down. I really liked my Alpha Crux and to see the same type of motion was something i was missing in my bag. The cover is weaker but with a stronger core made a big difference to me allows me to move left more and know this ball will still have energy down lane. If you like the code black and the code red you'll love this bag as a great heavy oil ball.


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Re: Code X
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2018, 03:43:05 PM »
I laid out my Storm Code X with a 40x4.5x60. My goal was to get a better mid-lane read on those heavier and longer patterns. I wanted a ball that was slower through the hook phase.
Everything about this ball was spot on what I expected. Having thrown the Code Black and Code Red, the RAD4 core is just as predictable and controllable on the Code X. 
The 3000 Abralon surface did shine a bit as the frames and games added up. The initial aggressive motion you generally see with high friction surfaces began to tame a bit. That’s not to say it became ineffective. As the lanes transitioned, I was actually able to stay with the Code X longer than anticipated. It still pushed through the heads and recovered on the backends where other surface equipment might have sparked early or burned up.
Like the Code Black and Red… Storm has hit another home run with the RAD4 core!


Length: 41

Volume: 22mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS