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Match Up Hybrid
« on: October 26, 2017, 04:04:25 PM »
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Storm has upped their game with the Storm Match Up Hybrid bowling ball. They have changed up the core from the original Match ball to offer more flare potential and more hook with the Stinger 2.0 core. The idea behind this change was to get more entry angle and better pin carry. This core is wrapped with Storms successful Reactor coverstock.

Color: Black Solid/Yellow & Royal Pearls
Coverstock: Reactor Hybrid Reactive
Core: Stinger 2.0 Core for 14#-16# (Modified Centripetal Core for 12# & 13#)
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Dry-Medium
RG: 2.57 (15#)
Differential: 0.035 (15#)
Fragrance: Pineapple



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Re: Match Up Hybrid
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 07:22:12 AM »
The Match Up Hybrid is coming soon. This ball is a beast! The new Match Up Hybrid might be one of my new favorite balls. I was pleasantly surprised on how smooth and controllable this ball is. The Match Up was clean through the front part of the lane and smooth and controllable off the back end. I balled down to the Match Up after throwing the Intense on a THS (Typical House Shot). I moved roughly 5 boards right with my feet from the Intense, squared up a bit and maintained the pocket with significant hitting power. I really liked this look from the new Match Up and it will be a ball in my bag going forward. I tend to throw equipment that is on the smoother end of the spectrum and this ball meets that specification. From the recreational to the more competitive bowler this ball will compliment many bowlers. The layout used is 45 x 4 ¼ x 40


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Re: Match Up Hybrid
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 07:24:56 AM »
Storm Match Up Hybrid
Layout: 50 x 3 ¾ x 60
Testing info: 43ft THS from KEGEL MARK and on older HPL with Brunswick A-2 machines
Results: Looking for the ultimate “mellow” piece to play inside and up 3rd arrow on THS and I found the key piece. Everything else I drilled for this type of lane play was always too weak or too strong. Match Solid would be too weak hitting the pocket and left more than a fair share of corner pins because it would not quite have an enough energy to carry or have enough entry angle to kick the pins around. The pearl version worked great as an “in” the track THS ball, but when I needed that up the 3rd arrow ball, the ball traveled too far down the pattern for any amount of good reaction. The Stinger 2.0 Core offers more flare potential and hook than the original version of this core line. Great ball for an entry level league bowler to start off with or a scratch or tournament bowler that once that real “go to” ball the Match Up Hybrid is PERFECT…


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Re: Match Up Hybrid
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 09:27:23 AM »
Check out our complete review here:

We have 3 testers, compare to the Match Up Pearl, and test on house shot and sport shot.

The Match Up Hybrid offers great performance for the money. It is easily a nice ball for beginners starting to understand ball reaction as well as a nice step-down for those with experience and an arsenal. In the end, if I had to pick one from the Match Up line to recommend, it is the Hybrid. You get the best of both worlds and can make it what you want in that range. If you have higher revs or slower speed, you will likely be able to use this ball on most house shots unless it’s typically higher volume.
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Re: Match Up Hybrid by Keven Williams
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 11:43:27 AM »
Speed: 18mph
Rev Rate: 450rpm
Pattern: Typical House Shot

The Match Up Hybrid fits into the perfect progression between the Match Up Solid/Pearl. It’s rolls earlier than the pearl and hooks more downlane than the Solid. Weaker cover bowling balls come in play a lot for longer tournaments late in the day and these balls are unreal. The Match Up Hybrid is a versatile bowling ball for all styles in bowling. Cant go without it!