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Phaze II
« on: October 12, 2016, 04:25:58 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
The Storm Phaze II has the attributes of both an innovative core and coverstock technology. The fast-revving shape of the Velocity Core evens out the backend reaction without causing over-reaction. The TX-16 Solid Reactive coverstock leaves an unbelievable footprint on the lane. The footprint allows the Phaze II to perform well on sections of the lane that would normally be avoided. The coupling of the Velocity core and the TX-16 solid cover generate a powerful motion. Step up to the next phase, the Phaze II!
Color: Red/Blue/Purple
Coverstock: T X - 16 Solid Reactive
Core: Velocity Core (14#-16#), Centripetal Core (12#-13#)
Finish: 3000 - grit Abralon
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.051 (15# ball)
Fragrance: Red Velvet Cake



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Storm Phaze II Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2016, 10:52:39 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:  55, 5 ½   , 40

The Phaze II should be called the Phaze New.  It’s nothing like the original Phaze.  The Phaze II hooks early and backends a ton.  On a light oil pattern I have to move way left to hold the pocket.  The Phaze II reminds me a lot of the Marvel S, except the Phaze II is stronger with more backend.  If you’re looking for a strong symmetrical for heavy oil, the Phaze II is the ball!


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Re: Phaze II
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 11:27:21 AM »

Length: 41 ft medium THS

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Re: Phaze II
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 10:47:52 AM »

Length: Various Lengths

Volume: Various Medium Volumes

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):  Several Patterns

The Phaze 2 is the newest addition to Storm’s Master Line of Bowling Balls.  The Phaze 2 is powered by the Velocity Core.  The Velocity Core was also in the original Phase but the difference is in the TX-16 solid reactive coverstock.  The marriage of the Velocity Core and TX-16 creates a strong but versatile ball motion.  The layout I chose to go with is pin in the ring finger with cg kicked out with a low hole.  I believe the coordinates for the dual angle are 50 X 5 X 50 and that is off my PAP which is 5 5/8 over and 5/8 up.

I had the opportunity to throw the Phaze 2 and several other bowling balls within the Master line to witness the differences on a couple of different patterns.  I was really interested in how the Phaze 2 would compare to the IQ Solid and the Optimus Solid.  The biggest difference that noticed right away was the versatility and the continuation on the backend.  I was able to chase the pattern left with no hesitation with the Phaze 2 even with my 300 rev rate and medium ball speed.  The Phaze 2 might not roll as early as the IQ Tour solid or read the mid lane like the Optimus Solid but the backend motion is better than those two bowling balls.  I was able to use the Phaze 2 on a typical House Pattern and move into the wall and bounce the Phaze 2 off the friction and move left and the ball still hit!  The fun part was throwing the Phaze 2 on a flatter pattern and there was a distinct difference again.  The IQ Tour Solid was a beast on the fresh providing traction and room to strike.  However, when carry down occurred mixed with the heads burning up, the IQ Tour was either too early or just did not have enough on the backend to make the turn.  The Phaze 2 had no problem going through the carry down and was still continuous off the pin deck.  The combination of the Velocity Core and the TX-16 shell makes this possible because the low RG value and bigger differential compared to the IQ Tour.  The Phaze 2 has made its way into my bowling bag because of its power and versatility!

The Phaze 2’s unique ball roll will only add to the already wide range of bowling ball choices that are provided by Storm Products in the Master Line.  GET PHAZED IN!

Likes:  Strong continuous backend


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Vise Grip Staff Member since 2002
Bowlers Corner Pro Shop since 2002


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Re: Phaze II
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2016, 08:08:02 PM »
I drilled my Phaze II 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 from pap. This ball looks great on the fresh house shots. Very strong in the mid lane and really drives thought the pocket. This ball is very similar to the Marvel S but cleaner and more pop off the spot. This ball is a great choice if you looking for a ball to add to your arsenal


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Re: Phaze II
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 06:29:49 PM »
I’m a 59-year old right hander.  I have medium speed with 255 rpm rev rate.  I prefer to use similar layouts in my equipment.  I drilled the phase 2, pin up 50x40x35.   I like this ball as it comes off the spot very strong.  It reads the lane even if you do not put or have a lot of hand in it. The first set out of the box was 783.  This is the ball that I start with every night on a fresh shot. You can move left and swing the ball.  When the lanes start to break down and hook too much you can go to the original phase and roll the same line. The phase line is excellent for lower rev bowlers who are looking for a consistently rolling ball.  I like the weigh block in the phase line.  I will continue to buy every ball that has this weight block.


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Re: Phaze II
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 12:32:26 PM »
I absolutely love this bowling ball. It flat out carries everything! I am slightly speed dominant and have lower than average axis rotation. Out of the box the Phaze II with Storms all new TX-16 cover was a monster, pure hook. We use a high viscosity oil in our bowling center, so the box finish was a tough match up to the pattern. Maybe on slicker oil the out of box would work great or less rotation/ higher ball speeds. I used a 4.5 inch pin under, 45 degree cg and a small/deep static hole on my VAL and wow....This ball hits hard! The "Velocity" block spins up effortlessly in the mid-lane and detonates in the pocket. I am a ball driller first and a bowler second, so I don't claim to be a pro on the lanes. With that in mind, my last four sets have been 705,708, 611(being honest, not a good night) and 774 with a 299....crazy. I'm telling you, go get this will not be disappointed. I can't wait to drill this for my customers! #stormnation


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Re: Phaze II
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 06:43:48 AM »
Storm Phaze
Layout : 4 x 5 x 5
Coverstock: 1500 grit polished
Lane conditions: 42 ft. house pattern with 2015 Flex with Fire and Ice conditioner
Test results: Found the ball to need carry down in the track to be effective. A little bit of over / under and once the conditioners broke down a little bit, this ball turn the corner like a Dodge Hellcat. With removing the polish and putting the ball at 3000 grit, the ball work better on the fresh. I compare this ball to the IQ 30 with a stronger back end. The ball controlled the mid lane and make the reaction very predictable, but very strong. I use this ball more in centers where there are older lane panel and have a grittier panel surface.


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Storm Phaze II
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2016, 03:03:34 PM »
     The Phaze II is the new ball in the Master Line from Storm.   I drilled mine
4 1/4 x 5 x 4 1/4 pin down.  First off the Phaze II is totally different shape from the original Phaze.  With the new TX-16 (Traction-X 2016) coverstock the Phaze II rolls a little early but for a solid coverstock in has plenty left for the backend.   The ball needs a little oil up front to shine, but I was very impressed with the continuation downlane, even on the miss right shots.  The Phaze carries extremely well.  As a lot of staffers have mentioned that it reminds them of the Marvel S,  I'd agree but Phaze II has a lot more backend motion.   Another great ball for Storm.

Brian Watson
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PAP - 3  up 1 1/2
Tilt  - 17 degrees
speed - 16-17


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Phaze II review - Mark Tarkington
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 12:41:24 PM »
Right Handed
Ball weight:  15
Rev Rate:  400
Ball Speed:  17.3
Axis Tilt:  7
Axis Rotation:  45*
PAP:  3 3/4 horizontal, 7/8 up
Layout:  40 x 4 ½ x 40

I used the same layout as I did on the Rocket Ship, and this ball doesn’t disappoint.

The Phaze 2 cover reads the lane early and doesn’t quit downlane.  It can clear the heads really well, but it will read friction if there is any burn.  The ball hooks a lot and has acquired a bit of length with lane shine, but I haven’t actually modified the surface as of yet.  That said, the lane shine hasn’t diminished the amount of overall hook, just the shape.

I like the motion of the ball and it is a great compliment to the Rocket Ship, which is my current benchmark.  The Phaze 2 is a strong ball up and I like it there. 

The original Phaze may not have matched up with everyone, but I think the Phaze 2 is an improvement on the original and will fit in many more arsenals.
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Re: Phaze II
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 11:42:09 PM »
Phaze II Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

When we received word the Phaze II was going to be very similar to the Marvel-S, I was pumped.  I was and still am a big fan of the Marvel-S, but now that we have the Phaze II to use, it was an easy transition to drill and not have a missing hole in my bag.  With a strong symmetrical core and a low RG, the Phaze II is a ball players will be able to use on multiple lane conditions.

I’ve drilled two so far and they are as follows: 4 ½ x 4 ½ with a small hole on my axis and 5 ½ x 4 with a hole two inches under my axis.  From a surface standpoint, I’ve found both balls to be most successful with surfaces between 500-2000.  These have provided me a very controllable, strong motion, with a slow response time.  I’ve had a lot of success using it on multiple patterns ranging from Cheetah or shorter patterns to Scorpion and longer patterns. 

If you need a new symmetrical strong piece in your bag that can be used on all types of lane conditions, the Phaze II is one of my favorites that goes everywhere with me.



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Re: Phaze II
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2016, 06:30:47 AM »
Storm Phaze II
Layout: pin below the bridge cg out to the right 1inch.  Oob condition
Lane conditions: 40 ft ths, hpl

This ball is a heavy rolling ball for me, not one of the huge boomerang hooking balls. It keeps the pins low and packs a punch.  I can use it when the lanes are playing a little tighter and I need to play the lanes a bit straighter.  The shelf appeal for this ball is great being a red/ blue/purple combo with a red velvet cake fragrance. This ball is available now. Go see you local pro shop operator today, you won't be disappointed. Bowl up a Storm
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Phaze II by keven williams
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2016, 05:23:15 PM »
Bowler: Keven Williams
Hand:  Left Handed
Rev Rate:  450 RPM
Speed:  18-19 MPH

Location:  Sunshine Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume Typical House Shot
Layout:  Pin over ring finger, CG kicked with a weight hole

The Phaze II is a piece like no other out! It is nothing like the original Phaze.  The Phaze II gets into a strong early roll and backends a ton downlane.  On a light oil pattern I have to move way right to hold the pocket.  The Phaze II reminds me a lot of the Marvel S, except the Phaze II is stronger with more backend.  If you’re looking for a strong symmetrical for heavy oil, the Phaze II is the ball! Don’t miss out on the new Phaze!


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Phaze 2 by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2016, 01:04:24 PM »
The Phaze 2 joins the Master line, and is a solid version of the Phaze.  This is a ball I knew had to be coming, as good as the Phaze was, I was greatly anticipating a solid version, and it does not disappoint.  I'm finding it to be a stronger and earlier version of the Rocket Ship.  At box surface, it handles heavier volumes well, and with a little polish, it plays on medium conditions also.  It's a very versatile ball, it's virtually the perfect benchmark ball for heavier conditions.  It does all the right things in all the right places, it has great midlane traction, but isn't too early, and has a strong arc on the backend without being too sharp or too smooth.  The solid cover responds very well to adjustments, and this is just a very easy ball to get to the pocket.
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Re: Phaze II
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 08:08:27 AM »
The Phaze II has the same Velocity Core that was used in the original Phaze, bit uses the new TX-16 coverstock.

I drilled my Phaze II with a four-inch pin, with a three-inch pin buffer and no weight hole. After a few shots with this ball, I knew it was something special. The last time I liked a ball this much, this quickly, it was the IQ tour. The TX-16 cover is strong, but very versatile. The Phaze II has a very smooth controllable motion that still drives on the backend. I would compare the shape to what the IQ Nano was, only with more backend.

I have used the Phaze II on a number of league patterns as well as many flatter sport patterns. It has quickly earned a spot in my bag everywhere I go and I see myself bringing at least one of them to Las Vegas for the USBC Open Championships tournament.

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