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IQ Tour Fusion
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:53:08 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Storm IQ Tour Fusion Ball Specs:
- Color: Blue Solid/Gold Pearl All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: C≥ô Centripetal Control Core
- Coverstock: R2S Hybrid Reactive
- Factory Finish: 1500-grit Polished
- Reaction: Long/Pearl
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.49**
- Differential (Diff): 0.029**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
- Fragrance: Blueberry Muffin
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

 

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Re: IQ Tour Fusion
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 08:10:19 AM »
Ball: IQ Tour Fusion
Layout Ball 1: 75x4.75x40
Layout Ball 2: 65x2.5x30
Surface Prep: 1500 Polished

Bowler Style: Tweener
PAP: 5.25x1
Rev Rate: 325
Speed: 17.5
Axis Rotation: 65 Degrees
Axis Tilt: 5 Degrees


     The IQ Tour Fusion is the next in line to release in Storm's extremely successful IQ Tour Line and it definitely does not disappoint.  This ball fits between the IQ Tour and the IQ Tour Pearl so well because it seems to have taken the best qualities of each ball and combined them into a single piece.  The IQ Tour Fusion has the length and "pop" at the break point like the IQ Tour Pearl but still keeps that smooth mid-lane read and the versatility of the IQ Tour.  This combination makes the IQ Tour Fusion a ball that is very difficult to put down.

     For myself, I drilled up two IQ Tour Fusions to properly test the roll depending on what you did with the weight block during drilling and I was surprised how well this ball took to layout changes.  By going with the layouts listed above I was able to create a ball with a little more length and angularity down lane and another with a more early roll that continued strong through the pins.  This allows me to stay in the same area of the lane during a league set and easily modify my ball roll on the lane to ensure maximum carry.

     If you have another ball in the IQ Tour Line and feel its a good ball, the Fusion is definitely a ball you want to consider for your next purchase because it might easily be the best ball out of  the three.  I think this ball has a good chance of taking ball of the year this year and its only January!

     For more information please visit my YouTube channel (sk8sbowlingreviews) to see a video review of the IQ Tour Fusion and a more detailed breakdown of my thoughts on the ball.

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Re: IQ Tour Fusion
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 03:52:01 PM »
First Impressions
Storm continues its hot streak of fantastic hybrid bowling balls.  The IQ Tour Fusion brings a now very successful lower differential core to the venerable R2S hybrid coverstock.  Hy Road anyone?  Could this be the one that can retire the Hy Road?  I donít know but this one looks great on the lanes.

Very nicely balanced reaction and as typical with Storm hybrids, this is more than the sum of it's parts.  Overall about as strong as the IQ Tour Solid.  Gets maybe a foot more length.  Also is more punchy on the backends than either the Solid or pearl version.

In the video we compare the IQ Tour and IQ Tour Fusion and you will see the IQ Tour with a smoother overall reaction.  Just rolls a bit earlier and less backend.  If you're having trouble with flat corners with the solid, the Fusion will probably solve that problem.  For many, this is just going to be the first ball out of the bag.

Check out the complete review and video at:
http://tamerbowling.com/index.php/storm-iq-tour-fusion-bowling-ball-review-with-digitrax-analysis/
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Re: IQ Tour Fusion
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 07:42:23 PM »
The !Q Tour Fusion is one of the most anticipated releases that I can think of in some time.  Those that know me well know that I think the !Q Tour Solid is probably the best ball ever made.  The Solid version I find to be very versatile and can be used on most conditions.  I have been throwing the Fusion for a few weeks and I find this ball to be another hit from Storm.  In the past the hybrids from Storm have been great(Hyroad especially).  I usually have to drill these with longer pin to pap drillings to get the best reaction for my game.  I drilled this with my typical layout with places the pin 5 inches from my pap and the mass bias 3 inches from my thumb.  This ball has good length and booms on the backend!  I used this over the weekend for a few games and this ball was very strong off the spot.  I find this ball to be just as clean through the fronts as the pearl and stronger off the spot with more continuation than the pearl.  I think this could be the strongest of all of the balls in the !Q line.   My personal opinion is that the heavier handed guys will like this even more than usual.  Like any other ball in the !Q line it is a no brainer. 
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Re: IQ Tour Fusion
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 11:03:03 AM »
Review by Derek Eoff
PAP - 5 5/8, 1 1/4 up
RPM - 480
19 MPH

Patterns: U.S. Open, USBC Blue, House
Length: 40í, 41' and 43'
Volume: 19ml and 25 ml.

I drilled this with my favorite layout, pin above my middle finger, CG kicked out 45 degrees with balance hole. 

I love the IQ Tour and IQ Tour Pearl.  The IQ Tour Pearl may be my favorite ball of all time.  I couldnít wait to get my hands on the Fusion. 

The Fusion is as advertised.  It is a perfect compliment to the solid and pearl.  Knowing what I have with those three balls, I compared the Fusion to the Hyroad.  I drilled three Hyroads and didnít have much success with any of them.  As good as the Hyroad is, with my rev rate, it forced me too deep too quick.  I could really only use it on longer patterns.

Bowling on the USBC blue pattern, my Hyroad gave me the 4 pin, 2 pin reaction.  In the same spot, I could use the Fusion and strike at will.  It picked up a little earlier than the Hyroad and blended out the back of the pattern to allow me to easily hit the pocket. 

The Fusion just seemed to always pick up in the right spot.  It will be best used on medium to longer patterns.  Straighter players may be able to use it on shorter patterns, but for me it was too angular on shorter patterns.  I will still use the IQ Tour solid on shorter patterns.

For me the Fusion is a newer, better version of the Hyroad.  Since almost everyone on the planet loved the Hyroad, I assume almost everyone will love the Fusion as well. 

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STORM IQ Tour Fusion By STORM staff: Dan Higgins
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 07:43:41 PM »
LANE CONDITION

By STORM staff: Dan Higgins
Right Handed
PAP 5 1/8 up 3/8
Rev rate 380-415

STORM IQ Tour Fusion link:
http://stormbowling.com/products/balls/iqtourfusion

I have drilled 2 IQ Tour Fusionís

Pin up 5 ľ x 3 ľ x 3 or dual angle 40 x 5 ľ x 42

I usually use my IQ Tour as a benchmark with this same layout.  I now have more backend than needed! Thatís ok though I can use less hand and let Fusion and lane guide me to the 1-3 pocket for STRIKING!!!, I like using this layout for more down and in play on typical house patterns or something 39-42 foot.   I have this layout numerous bowling balls, EX: Marvel S, IQ Tour, Freak N Frantic and decide if I have to ball up or down based on desire reaction/carry. Now with the Fusion I have made eyes wander as this will be the ball to have.

The other IQ Fusion I drilled is the ďMotion HoleĒ theory.  With my Pap being over 5, I place the pin next to ring finger and drew a line from the cg through the pin and placed a hole 10inches from the pin. I like the layout and motion prior to the hole and with the hole I got a little more distance and more arch of the ball. I find it a little to responsive off the dry.  I would suggest you to play with and older ball to see if you like the desired reaction. 

Iím going to drill a third IQ Tour Fusion with what is called the reverse 130 layout(Pin above fingers on center line cg kicked left and inch from center grip and a 7/8 hole about 40-45 degrees  9 inches from center of span, which is above and left of my middle finger and left of my last flares).  I have this layout in a Reign On, Modern Marvel and HyRoad, produces better length and continuous motion for me and I like better than the ďMotion HoleĒ layout.

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Re: IQ Tour Fusion
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 04:04:44 PM »
Storm IQ Tour Fusion

IQ Tour Fusion review by Storm staffer Tony Marino

I do not have an IQ Tour Pearl, but the IQ Tour solid and the original Hyroad have been two of my favorite Storm bowling balls to date. So needless to say, I could not wait to drill up the IQ Tour Fusion which uses a hybrid coverstock like in the Hyroad, and the IQ Tourís Centripetal Control Core (C3).

My review:

The IQ Tour Fusion fits right in line with the solid and the Hyroad. The IQ Fusion makes the same motion as the Tour solid, but the hybrid coverstock allows it to push better down lane. C3 core however, transitions quicker and smoother than the ďInverted Fe≤Ē core which is inside the Hyroad.

I drilled the Fusion just like my Tour solid, with the pin over the middle finger and the CG kicked out 60 degrees. The Dual Angle numbers on this layout are 60į x 6 3/8 x 40į with a P3 weight hole, which is slightly left of my thumb.

I have thrown my IQ Tour Fusion on several medium to medium-long house patterns. The IQ Fusion is noticeably (about 5 boards) stronger than the Tour solid, but with much more length. I was able to move much farther inside with the Fusion than the solid. Likewise compared to the Hyroad, the Fusion was stronger in heavier concentrations of oil. I find that sometimes the Hyroad skids then quits, but the Fusion is much more even and continuous. The incredible midlane control motion that the IQ Tours are known for, combined with the cleaner hybrid coverstock makes the IQ Tour Fusion roll very strong through the pins.

I have not had a chance to use the Fusion on any sport or PBA oil patterns, but I have the feeling that it will be just a touch too strong of a shape for me, so I will most likely take a little of the polish off of it with a 4,000 grit Abralon pad. Having drilled 4 Hyroads in the past and constantly changing surfaces, I can say without much doubt that the IQ Tour Fusionís coverstock will take extremely well to surface changes.

The IQ Tour Fusion is perfect if you liked the IQ Tour solid, but need a stronger motion off the break point, or if you love Hyroad but want something that transitions quicker and is more continuous.


Want to see what I am talking about? Click this link to see my video which compares all of the Storm bowling balls mentioned in this review.

COMMENTS

Likes: Smooth, controllable motion

Dislikes: The scent... not a fan of the blueberry muffin


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Storm IQ Tour Fusion Ball Review By Walter McKnight
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 09:01:47 PM »
Storm IQ Tour Fusion
Lane Conditions: Medium Oil
Typical Conditions: Variety of Shots
Type of Lane: Combination
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Weight of bowling ball: 15
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
Likes: The IQ Tour Fusion's R2Sô Hybrid Reactive cover is superb with the C≥ô Centripetal Control Core.

I drilled my IQ Tour Fusion 55 x 6 x 45. The IQ Tour Fusion was very strong off the spot in comparison to the IQ Tour Pearl. I started out relatively straight then had to move 5/2 left as the lanes dried up. The Fusion retained a lot of energy and had no problem getting back to the pocket. The IQ Tour Pearl wasn't able to make the same bend. The IQ Fusion is the perfect combination of core and cover. It has the same length of the the IQ Tour Pearl and a slight mid lane roll of the IQ Tour Solid. Once again Storm hits a home run with the R2S cover stock.



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Re: IQ Tour Fusion review by Sean Baker
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2014, 11:55:53 AM »
Storm IQ Tour Fusion
Right Handed
Experience   Advanced (I have bowled in a league and hold a PBA Card)
League Average   220
Ball Speed   Medium 15-16mph
Style          Cranker
PAP          5 over 1/4" up
 
 


PSA Layout - 4" x 4" x 2"
Balance Hole - yes

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (1500 Grit polished)

What I Was Looking For from this ball:     I wanted the same predictable reaction both my IQ Tour and my IQ Pearl give me and a strong backend.   

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:    The perfect missing link for the IQ series.  The hybrid coverstock gives me exactly what I want, great motion down the lane and a very strong backend.   

I tested this ball on a fresh pattern at my local center. The centers lanes are wood and the house shot isnt easy.  The shot tends to hook early in the middle of the lanes and hang right if you get the ball too far out.  Over the course of 5 games, I started at my normal area which is around 15 and threw out to 8 and quickly moved due to the hard backend reaction.  I knew I drilled this bad boy up really strong for me with the type of ball it is, but I wanted it to be very strong for heavy oil patterns.  I quickly found out that I couldnt think about playing my normal house shot with this ball.  Right off the start, I quickly moved way left and I mean alot left for me and played very deep as well.  I kept up my practice session testing this ball for another 8-10 games on our house pattern.  I ended up making myself not hit up on this ball so that it wouldnt over react on our shot.  I cannot say enough about how mean this ball is.  VERY Very strong and an absolute great motion down lane and an even more awesome backend reaction.  I cant leave out how hard the Fusion hits the pin either.   

Overall:    One hard hooking ball that makes its way down the lanes awesome.  If you want a big hooking ball, buy this.  I think every IQ fan should have one and every bowler wanting a hard hooking ball should have one as well.  A fantastic look and a confident ball reaction every time.  If you want something for heavy oil, buy it.  If you want something to have fun with and hook the lane, then you need this.  This ball will be a must have with me for heavy patterns!         

Sean Baker
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Re: IQ Tour Fusion
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2014, 05:17:17 PM »

   IQ TOUR FUSION review by Storm staffer Jeff Richgels
      Drilled January 22, 2013
     

      The IQ TOUR FUSION specs are here:
   http://www.stormbowling.com/products/balls/iqtourfusion     

   You can see a picture of it in my blog here:
   http://www.11thframe.com/reviews/29



Unlike so many bowlers, the IQ TOUR solid simply wasnít good for me, as I explained in my review here.

http://www.11thframe.com/reviews/6

But the IQ TOUR PEARL ďGold MagicĒ has been one of my favorite balls of all time, particularly on house shots. So long as there is not a huge puddle in the middle, itís one Iíll always try on a house shot. And I have used it some on Sport shots ó there just needs to be some dry area for it to work. My review is here.

http://www.11thframe.com/reviews/9

Storm said the key to the PEARL was that it created a lot of entry angle with a long transition, which usually isnít seen. That's an excellent description of the motion!

The IQ TOUR FUSION fits right between the two, just as it was designed to do. The core is the same as the other two ó the C3 Centripetal Control Core, "which is engineered to yield ample midlane roll and smooth out the transition.Ē

The FUSION makes the same basic move, but with the hybid cover it is intended to be less sensitive to oil than the PEARL and it is. Storm says the surface roughness of the new R2S hybrid mixture on the FUSION is about 12 percent higher than the PEARL.

Luckily for me, it is not as early as the IQ TOUR solid, which was so aggressive it typically forced me inside too quickly, too often creating a 4-pin/2-pin reaction.

I drilled two FUSIONs and have used them on house shots, the USBC Blue 1 pattern, a Kegel version of the flat PBA Bear pattern, and a WTBA Sport pattern that is very similar to PBA Cheetah.

One is very similar to my favorite IQ TOUR PEARL with the pin over the bridge and the CG kicked right about 60 degrees. The numbers are 4-5/8 pin to PAP, 4-1/4 ďmbĒ (it's a symmetrical) to PAP, and 3-1/4 pin buffer with my PAP at 5 1/8 over and 3/4 up. The weight hole is almost on my PAP.

The other is a pin-in-the-palm, a drilling that often has been great for shorter patterns like Cheetah, as it blends out the often wicked over/under reaction, enabling me to swing it to the dry boards without it jumping high and get it in the oil without a squirt-snap reaction. The numbers are 5-1/8 pin to PAP, 3-3/4 ďmbĒ to PAP, and 5-1/8 pin buffer.

The weight hole is on a 45-degree line down and right from my CG.
Iíve had much success with that drilling in other balls like the FURIOUS and SPECIAL AGENT on short patterns. And the FUSION worked great in the tournament I used it at, giving me control and striking power.

http://www.11thframe.com/news/article/6427

The FUSIONís coverstock is noticeably stronger than the PEARL for me, but with more skid the original IQ TOUR solid. If anything, it is stronger than I expected. I have to really get into a deep puddle to see it skid too much to make the corner, which happened frequently with the PEARL if there was too big a puddle. And the FUSION rolls very heavy through the pins if it hasn't rolled out. Where the PEARL was skid, move, and sometimes quit, the FUSION is much more of an even and more continuous motion unless it's totally thrown to the dry and quits.

I especially like how the pin-in-the-palm one rolls, even on conditions where I often havenít used that drilling in the past, such as the flat pattern in the league I bowl in.

I have not touched the coverstock, but my doubles partner and ball guru Steve Richter said he hit his with a 3,000-grit pad and it rolled even better. So I may try that. The R2S is famous for working well with any surface treatment, so change the FUSION with confidence.

Even without changing the cover, I've found the FUSION to be usable on everything but very heavy oil with no dry area and very dry or burned out conditions. It's extremely versatile.

I think itís real simple to say who will like this ball: If you liked the other IQ TOURs, especially the PEARL, odds are you are going to like this one. If you didn't like them, you probably should look for something else. If you liked one and not the other (like me), the FUSION probably is worth a shot.

I have a feeling the FUSION is going to be a contender for 2014 Ball of the Year.

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Re: IQ Tour Fusion
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2014, 08:19:30 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:42ft

Volume:high volume

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Modified House Shot


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Likes:
Layout - 40*5.5*30
PAP - 5.5 right 11/16 up
I gave this ball a longer pin than all my other equipment because i wanted to give more angle at the break point. What i got is a very long and  strong angular ball!! I get the same length as my Hyroad Pearl but with more recovery down lane. Its also longer than my Marvel Pearl but with less overall. I have left the surface alone, leaving it out of the finish. It compliments my Zero Gravity very well in that the overall hook for the 2 are the same but the Zero is much much sooner.
On this pattern i am able to play up the oil line with this ball with a nice change of direction at the breakpoint. I need alittle bit of friction to help this ball go through the pins alittle bit, due to my medium rev rate. What i like most about this ball is i can stay behind it and roll it and the ball still changes directions very well and goes through the pins very nicely. When the pattern started to transition i was able to continue to move left and the ball seemed to get better and better witht he more room i was able to give it.

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IQ Tour Fusion review by Mark Tarkington
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2014, 02:26:55 PM »
Right Handed
Ball weight:  14
Rev Rate:  378
Ball Speed:  18.2
Axis Tilt:  6.67
Axis Rotation:  45*
PAP:  4 1/2 horizontal, 1 5/8 up
Layout:  45 x 3 x 55 (hole P2)

I decided to drill the Fusion to be one of my benchmark balls.  I want to be able to carry this ball pretty much anywhere and find a look, or at least give me a good read of the lanes.  The drilling listed uses my benchmark ratio of 1:1.25, using a 100* sum.

First game out of the box on our THS was 289, with a terrible 11th ball.  I was able to play the track with leak and tug.  I had plenty of room and if the ball was around the hole, it mixed the pins great.  For me, the roll is quite similar to the Tour Pearl, but just a bit earlier.  The ball has a nice shape down lane, it isnít too sharp and doesnít rev up too soon.  Just a nice smooth curve.  If it encounters friction, it wants to move, but itís not erratic. 

There is a reason everyone seems to like this ball.  The roll is predictable and it carries quite well.  I can play up the boards if there is oil in the track, or I can swing it when something like the Hyper Cell or Zero Gravity has eaten up the shot.  It recovers really well down lane when stronger equipment burns up.

Because most THS tend to have dry boards right and a taper at the end of the pattern, this may be the perfect ball for a benchmark.  With the games I have rolled, I am overly impressed, even more so than I was with the Pearl Tour.

Iím not sure thereís any company that has a hybrid cover as good as the R2S hybrid.  The cover/core matchup on this ball rivals the HyRoad.  I try not to put a blanket statement on my reviews, but this is a must have.  This ball is going to be good on a variety of conditions and should be a welcomed addition to most, if not all, arsenals.
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Re: IQ Tour Fusion
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2014, 12:44:35 PM »
My IQ Tour Fusion Layout: 65 degrees x 4" X 3 3/8" (65 degrees)

Of the first two releases in this series I am a bigger fan of the IQ Tour Pearl while the IQ Tour has served me well at times as well. I've found it easier to lose my angle with the solid at times while being able to stay with the Pearl for more games at a time. I was pretty eager to see what the Fusion would do. In comparison to the first two the Fusion provided more length than the IQ Tour and a slightly more violent reaction at the breakpoint than the IQ Tour Pearl.

Since drilling the Fusion with the layout above I have drilled a second one. The second one is a pin up layout with an initial angle of 70 degrees and a pin to PAP distance of 5 inches. This layout provides a bit more length with a much stronger backend reaction.

Conditions I have used the IQ Tour Fusion on: Mostly house shots (41' on AMF, 42' and 43' on Brunswick). I also used the 70 degree Fusion for a couple of games at the 2014 Masters on the burn.

Prior to scuffing the pin-down layout Fusion I stayed away from it on a fresh condition. I just found it to be too skid/flippy on the fresh. Usually by the second or third game of league it was a great ball to go to. Once the lanes broke down a bit it seemed nearly impossible to throw the ball too far right for it to recover while still retaining enough energy to strike after recovering.

One night bowling on lanes following a couple of teams who used nothing but plastic gave me an opportunity to break the shine off. I had been tempted to do this since I got the ball to try it on a fresh condition. Nothing else was reacting well with all the carry down we were seeing in practice so I felt it was as good a time as any. I hit the surface by hand with a 1000 pad and then smoothed it out with an old 2000 pad. This gave me a great down lane reaction, one I didn't have with either solid I had with me (Marvel-S and Zero Gravity).

Last night I tried the same IQ Tour Fusion on the second shift pattern again and was a bit too strong under normal circumstances (not a full shift of plastic balls dragging oil down the lane) so I took it down to 4000. I've decided to keep my pin down layout at 4000 matte finish for now. This finish seems or fit the layout better but will leave the 70 degree pin up layout box finish since I'm looking for more of a skid flip reaction from that layout.

Where the IQ Tour Fusion fits in my bag: The IQ Tour Fusion is in between my Marvel-S and my IQ Tour Pearl. It's a good 3 to 4 boards weaker overall than my Marvel-S and 4 to 5 boards stronger overall than my IQ Tour Pearl.

When I use the IQ Tour Fusion: I would use the scuffed IQ Tour Fusion when I'm not getting enough backend reaction from my Marvel-S and want to stay with a symmetric ball.

Overall I would say I still prefer the more predictable motion I get from my IQ Tour Pearl but the Fusion is still a perfect option when the IQT Pearl isn't quite enough ball.


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Storm IQ Fusion Ball Review by PJ Haggerty
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2014, 02:04:53 PM »
Storm IQ Fusion Ball Review

When I first heard the best ball company in the world was combining two of their great pieces into one, I couldnít wait to order a couple of them and make some dust!  I have been so impressed thus far with the IQ Fusion.  There were times I thought the IQ Tour and IQ Tour Pearl were too sensitive to oil and friction.  Finding a happy medium with surface and drilling with those two rocks presented challenges but I was still able to use them.  So far, the IQ Fusion has been nothing but impressive. 

The IQ Fusion provides that happy medium I was looking for where itís a stronger, symmetrical motion.  Itís a perfect compliment to a Zero Gravity, Hyper Cell, or Marvel-S.  The one I drilled is approximately 5 Ĺ x 4 Ĺ with a hole under my axis.  I took the shine off with a light 1000 pad by hand.  That helped the reaction be less sensitive to friction and oil, creating a smoother, but clean and powerful shape.   Iíve been able to use it on many different conditions, but mainly when the lanes start to transition and I need to create some angle and shape down lane.
 
In my opinion, this ball is stronger than most people think.  Because of the pearl, its response time is quicker which will help both the lower rev players and rev dominant players.  Iíve also had success putting weight holes in balls with lower differentials.  Weight holes help the ball read the lane a bit more and thus creating a better reaction.   This ball, quite possibly, could be the ball of the year.  Iím excited to win some tournaments with this bad boy in my hands!
 
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Re: IQ Tour Fusion
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2014, 08:57:54 PM »
The new Fusion is the Hybrid version of the IQ Tour series and comes with an out of box surface finish of 1500 polished.  The Fusion follows in the successes of one of the most popular product lines in the industry, Stormís Master Line.  This ball is as its best when played on a medium-dry oil condition and is an excellent choice for bowlers with softer ball speed.  This ball will give you great midlane roll and controllable yet angular move to the pocket.

I drilled mine using one of my favorite layouts, 65x5x70.  The Fusion is a great ball for me when I am looking for a bit more length than my original IQ Tour, but still keepings a predictable ball reaction even when playing a straighter line to the pocket.  This ball falls in between my IQ Tour Solid and my Lights Out.
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