Ball: 4-inch pin, pin over middle, CG just above and right of the thumb
Me: PAP 4 over 3/8 up, mid-tracker, tweener
Surface prep: Box
Bought this ball off Jeff Carter as an experiment. The Curelyon coverstock and weight block make this ball very similar to an original Thunder, a ball I loved.
The drilling on this ball was one I'd wanted to try for a long time. With the pin over the middle, it put it about 5.5 inches from my PAP and promised to give me length.
I only spent a limited amount of time with this ball but found out quickly that the Curelyon coverstock, which is old enough to be considered very tame by today's standards, was going to be too tame with this drill. I only did a minimal alteration to the coverstock and found that the reaction didn't change much. The ball was almost too mild for what I wanted.
Carry was quite good, especially on high-flush hits. Off hits were below average.
Had I to do over again, I might have plugged it and tried a different drilling. The pin-over-middle drilling is something I'll need to use on a newer piece of equipment in the future to make sure it's the technology and not me that was the problem here.
If you can find one of these, I still recommend it. The core/cover combination here is a proven performer from Storm. Whatever drill you choose, the ball will likely be a dry-lane-only piece.