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« on: October 26, 2017, 04:00:02 PM »
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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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Re: Intense
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 07:20:06 AM »
Intense from Storm Bowling coming October 27th. Check out the video and ball review.


Ball Review:
I tested the Intense on a fresh THS (Typical House Shot) and this ball reminds me of what we saw and continue to see in the Code series. This ball perceptibly went long and was angular off the spot. It did pick up sooner than the Code Black and provides nice continuous motion off the back end. I instantly got left (for me) with this ball as I would start around 23/24 and use 10 as my break point down lane. I was targeting 17/18 at the arrows.
The transition with this ball was quick as I started migrating inside after a couple of shots. I was quickly doing 2-1 adjustments and opening my angles as I continued throwing shots to maintain the pocket.
The Intense will be great for those who want a strong asymmetrical ball to start the night off with. It will provide length, angle and continuation at the pins.
The layout I used for this ball is 60x4x30.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 07:23:19 AM »
Storm Intense
Layout: 40 x 3 ¾ x 45
Testing info: 43ft THS from KEGEL MARK and on older HPL with Brunswick A-2 machines
Results: To start off, the very first game was a 300 game, so I am in love with this ball. The overall reaction of the ball was phenomenal. It sounds different when hitting the pins and the RAD-E core. The “E” stands for ENERGY as the elongated ellipses near the pin increase the separation of mass as well as the potential energy. The core demonstrates how the moving the 2 round modules towards the pins helps to create and “hold” energy in the ball. RS3 cover does match really great with this core design. Not as long as a Code Black, but more destructive when it hits the pins. Having a number of scratch and tournament level bowlers watching me demo the wall they all agreed that the ball sounds different when it hits the pins… I had no over / under issues even though with my tilt and rev rate I tend to have that type of reaction on this THS at Colony Park Lanes. A truly INTENSE ball for all levels of bowlers.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 09:24:45 AM »
Check out the complete review of the Intense here:

We have 5 testers, compare to No Rules Pearl, and test on both house shot and sport.

The Storm Intense is going to be on a lot of racks at your neighborhood league. Storm has found the ability to provide house bowlers something that helps them score. The ball is clean out of box so no fighting to get it downlane in the track. It chugs and turns heavily into the pocket all on its own without needing to give it tons of hand. Due to its strength downlane, you will find miss room as well. For those of us that bowl on sport shots, the Intense is also an intriguing ball. For the high rev bowlers, they don’t have to touch the surface. Just use it as the edge is knocked off the shot. For medium rev bowlers, putting even just a little surface on it turns it into a beast that is super predictable in the midlane but still aggressive downlane. This is going to definitely be an option for me on longer patterns like Scorpion. So there you have it. You can decide if this ball makes sense for you but right now every one of our testers had something positive with the Intense.
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Re: Intense
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 12:22:16 AM »
Storm Intense Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

I thought the Code Red was strong.  The Intense is a full step up from the Code Red.  This is definitely the strongest pearl asymmetrical I’ve ever drilled, and it’s not even close.  I can definitely see multiple types of players loving the Intense.  It has a massive flare potential over six inches and adjusts to changing the surface very well.

I’ve drilled two so far.  The first one is my traditional drilling mapped out as: 5.5 x 4.5 x 65 with a small hole two inches under my PAP.  This is my benchmark drilling and is a much earlier and quicker response time than the Code Red but still cleaner than the Sure Lock.  After using the Code Red throughout most of the spring and summer of 2017, the Intense is a full five board stronger than the Code Red.

The second one I drilled is mapped out as: 4.75 x 4 x 50 with a small hole two inches under my axis.  This puts the pin in between my ring finger and bridge and creates an earlier, smoother, less responsive motion down lane.  I think the Sure Lock is a great start for the first game or two on sport patterns, and this is an easy ball to go to where bowlers won’t lose carry but still create plenty of shape down lane.

The Intense has been a favorite in my bag so far and both ones I’ve drilled will go everywhere with me.   Go drill an Intense!



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Re: Storm Intense by Keven Williams
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 11:37:29 AM »
Speed: 18mph
Rev Rate: 450rpm
Pattern: Typical House Shot

The Intense is a great progression from the Code Red and Code Black. The Code series balls are must have bowling balls, but sometimes aren’t quite strong enough for heavier oil conditions. The Storm Intense fits right in to solve that problem. It rolls earlier and has a strong midlane roll than the Codes. It has a continuous backend, but isn’t too sharp downlane. The Intense looks a lot like the No Rules Pearl, and it comparison has a similar motion. The Intense is just enough stronger than the No Rules Pearl. Compared to the Storm Snap Lock the Intense is a touch cleaner through the front and a little slower on the backend.