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« on: October 26, 2017, 04:00:02 PM »
Add some intensity to your bowling game with the Storm Intense bowling ball. This ball introduces the RAD-E core. RAD stands for Radial Accelerating Disk which has been featured in several popular Storm balls but this ball brings energy which is where the E comes from. This unique core design is paired with the R3S Pearl Reactive coverstock and finished with a 1500 grit pad and polished. This strong asymmetrical ball not only provides power at the pins it also gets deeper in the pocket by giving an increased entry angle.

Color: Lime/Black/White
Core: RAD-E
Coverstock: R3S Pearl Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.49 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Moroccan Mint



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Storm Intense Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2017, 11:50:22 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  375 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 5/8 straight across

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
Layout:  45, 4 ¾   , 70

The Intense is the perfect step up from the Code Red/Black.  I love my Code series balls, but sometimes they aren’t strong enough to handle heavier oil or fresh conditions.  The Intense solves that problem.  It rolls earlier and has a strong midlane roll.  It has a continuous backend, but it isn’t too sharp so you can use the Intense on the fresh.  I think the Intense looks a lot like the No Rules Pearl, so I compared it to that too and the Intense has a similar motion but it’s a touch stronger than the No Rules Pearl too.  Compared to the Snap Lock the Intense is a touch cleaner through the front and a little slower on the backend.


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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 08:48:01 PM »
The Intense is a new ball in Storm’s premier line. Until recently, I found it difficult to get continuous backend motion with any high end asymmetric bowling ball – no matter the company. They tended to start up in the midlane and kind of straighten out on the backend. I always believed this was because I am more up the back at release than anything else. Then, I tried the Code series (Code Black and Red) and everything seemed to change. I saw length and a sharp backend. I was hoping for more of the same out of the Intense with a stronger overall roll. My Intense’s layout is 55 x 5.25 x 45. I went with a slightly longer Pin to PAP than my No Rules Pearl to ensure I would have more length and more pop on the backend. In my opinion, all of the comparisons to it being a more angular No Rules Pearl are correct. Finally, in comparison to my Code Red with a similar layout, the Intense has a familiar, yet stronger reaction as it is earlier without sacrificing backend. 

Chris Freeland
Storm Amateur Staff
Bowler Info: PAP 4 5/16 x 1/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400


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Intense Review
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 04:20:23 AM »
Outside of the Code series balls, I have not had a lot of success in the past with Strong asymmetrical pearls from Storm.  I do like the No Rules Pearl, so I was optimistic about the Intense. 

I modified my standard layout on the Intense and drilled out the pin in the middle finger.  I kicked the CG out 45 degrees and added a small hole.  For me the Intense is a little stronger and earlier than the No Rules Pearl.  I have been using the Intense on the Route 66 pattern in my Sport league and averaging close to 240 with it.  It reads the mid-lane strong and just keeps going.  It will be great for medium-longer patterns when solids are too strong and you need a little more angle but not as much as a code red or code black.  When the Intense starts to hook too much, I go down to the Code Red.

The Intense is by far the strongest pearl I have ever thrown and will get a lot of use on longer and heavier patterns.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2017, 03:28:36 PM »
I drilled my Intense up 60 x 4.5 x 30. I have not put a weight hole in it and have left it box finish.When I first threw the Intense, it was hard to get it to lay off at the breakpoint. Any little hand movement or hit the fingers and it turned sideways. Now a couple of games of oil in the cover and it's a different ball. I can get in and get on it a little if I want to cover boards or I can get my hand out of it really clean with not much turn or hand motion and it will float the heads and strong arc and just blow the rack. This is a great compliment to one of your high end hook bombs especially if your versatile with your release or speed.
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Re: Intense
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2017, 08:03:47 AM »

Pin below bridge cg kicked out 1.5 inches.

40 ft hpl on ths

This ball needs oil and lots of it.  This ball allows me to play deep inside angles with plenty of recovery. I didnt have any problems pulling it into the oil either and still carrying the corners. I did play with the surface some to blend out some of my over under issue and it’s very receptive to surface change.  overall this is a nice piece.  This ball also has very good shelf appeal, bright colors and the Moroccan mint scent is pleasant. This ball is available now. Go see your local pro shop professional today. Bowl up a Storm.
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Re: Intense
« Reply #21 on: Today at 12:04:07 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes:clean through the fronts

Dislikes:none so far

                                    STORM INTENSE

Well, where do I start? I got to throw my Storm Intense for the first time on a 45 foot heavily oiled sport pattern on a synthetic lane surface. I used it box finish on this pattern. Started out the first game trying to keep my angles in front of me and throwing the ball around second arrow. The Storm Intense’s backend reaction was so strong that even after I got loose it was going four pin high. So I moved left three boards with my feet and two with my eyes and the Storm Intense just crushed the pocket and putting ten pins in the pit. This line lasted for several frames and when it went four pin high again so I made the same adjustment. So I bowled several games making the adjustment left every couple of games. So then I took it to league, and for me I started five boards left of the track area and stayed inside of everyone but two bowlers all night. Had a great set with two flat tens and three nine pins and four four pins. Never missed hitting the one three pocket. For me the Storm Intense is cleaner through the fronts, but stronger on the back end than the Snap Lock. Great ball.