win a ball from Bowling.com
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email This More...


Author Topic: Storm losing its touch?  (Read 8835 times)

Nmpdx

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 35
Storm losing its touch?
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:46:21 PM »
So I know I am in the storm section. Being that i own 6 storm balls. But does anyone feel like storm is starting to losing some ground? More and more I am starting to see Motiv around everywhere. This weekend i felt like i was the only one throwing storm in an entire house. Now dont get me wrong i love storm and my next purchase will be timeless or a Code Red but i just want to get some opinions out there and see if anyone is noticing the same.
In bag: Sure Lock, Code Black, iQ Tour (Gold Ball), and Match Up Pearl

Want: Timeless, Torrent, Code Red and No Rules Pearl

 

noslouch

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 98
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2017, 11:11:45 PM »
Don't forget to purchase the Rejuvinator warranty to remove the quart of oil still in the used ball. Gotta have it nice and 60% fresh. Don't forget to spray the potpourri for the new ball smell. Try Island Fresh. Pineapple, mango with a hint of papaya

jkirkerx

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 284
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #62 on: August 04, 2017, 12:54:02 AM »
I'll ring the bell and chime in here.

About 3 years ago I was looking at balls on the wall over a long period of time, and finally made some comments to the Pro Shop owner.

I would look at Roto Grip and see the same HP4 balls over and over using that same core but with different names and colors. Didn't like the Hysferia and that new flat round or flat square core. Just seemed like they were throwing wet paper towels at the wall to see what sticks. And that marketing campaign of executioners and post apocalyptic characters was a little over board.

On the Storm side, it seems like the premier line was their new fangled experiments, and the master line is what the Pros used. I got burned on the Hyroad solids, but got the Marvel S and IQ Tour Nano on close out. Oh the Rockets came out then, and I noticed that all the new balls had that extra little rockem sockem punch in the back. what really got to me was the pros I see on TV or live play are using the old good stuff, like Storm had pallets of these balls while consumers only got to pick from the new stuff. A 2 tier supply system.

I refuse to buy the 900 Global stuff. Bought a Dream Big and it was OK, but got bored with it. But that Red Cardinal Boost is a great ball; love that thing and it's fun to roll.that was given to me as a gift.

So i looked at Motiv and it seemed like they made balls that allowed the pros to win and were available to everyone. They have their hits and misses like the Panic, Tribal Silver IMHO.

 So I stopped buying Storm / Rotogrip in 2014 and started buying Motiv balls. To me there at least 90% as good as Storm but last longer.

But now Storm / Roto has some exciting balls in the line up. I bought the Marvel Pearl last week, great ball! And folks have been giving me their old Storm balls like the Crux Pearl. Plugged, soaked and drilled it, that's a nice ball!

I'm really careful now, and won't buy anyone's ball unless I have an absolute need for it. And I did buy the most expensive spare ball in the world, but I use it and it works well for me.

I have 18 bowling balls at the moment, mostly Motiv, Storm
New Lineups for me this season
Vegas League Lineup: Code Red, Intense, Dare Devil Trick
Scratch League Lineup: Dare Devil Trick, Danger, Hyper Sniper

Watch List: Hyroad Nano, SONIQ, Dare Devil OG, Surelock.

HackJandy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 923
  • Cut to black. Audience goes f***ing apesh*t
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2017, 01:13:28 AM »
> see the same HP4 balls over and over

True of almost all the ball makers but that Hot Cell urethane coming is definitely not your typical HP4 but then again shouldn't even be in that line.  Haven't tried any of Storm's urethanes.  In fact haven't bought a Storm ball since that POS Storm Shift lemon I got years ago but if I did again would probably pick up a Hy-Road instead of one of the Pitches.  The 900 cover on my Lane #1 ball isn't bad but haven't tried any of theirs (Honey Badger looks nice).  Have to agree though Motiv has some pretty killer beautiful balls.  Almost got a Primal Rage instead of the Scandal Pearl but if had to do over again well would probably get a Maverick but that is neither here nor there.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2017, 01:21:12 AM by HackJandy »
Faball Burgundy, Blue, Black Hammers
Faball Red Razor 
AMF Sumo
AMF Gunsmoke Cobra
Visionary The Crow
Visionary Ogre Urethane
C300 EPX T1 and some boring reactives

Metal_rules

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1116
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #64 on: August 04, 2017, 11:59:39 AM »
I feel that ALL companies have good and bad balls. Keep in mind that the ball's layout must be correct. The ball is being used on the condition that it was meant for. I used Track back when they were made in San Antonio. After the buy out by EBI, I did try a few Columbia and the new Track. I eventually decided to use ROTO GRIP, and have been satisfied since 2010. We all feel comfortable using what seems to match up with your style. Roto fits that for me.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2017, 03:55:03 PM by Metal_rules »
There's two kinds of music METAL and bullshit!

billdozer

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3843
  • Don't throw strikes, throw bolts!
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #65 on: August 04, 2017, 12:03:59 PM »
The reused stuff is the best. 

Keep the cells coming....core rolls way better than the no rules...

In the bag [NŲ Rules Pearl, Dream, Pathogen, Respect, !Q Fusion, Uproar]
*Now Testing* Hyroad pearl, Haywire, !Q Tour, Loco Solid, DDTrick
Coming soon.. 900 OG dream, Respect pearl, Breakdown, AZO Cheater hybrid, Seismic Lynx

SVstar34

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4290
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #66 on: August 04, 2017, 12:13:03 PM »
The reused stuff is the best. 

Keep the cells coming....core rolls way better than the no rules...

I wish they'd give us some of the international stuff Roto has released like the Alliance series (asymm core w/ higher rg and medium diff in 14 & 15lbs). The World Cell looked amazing when Marc threw it
Harley's Simi Bowl (Simi Valley, CA)
Sunset West (St George, UT)

<a href="http://valentinobowling-com.3dcartstores.com/?AffId=3">Click here to visit Valentino Bowling</a>

billdozer

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3843
  • Don't throw strikes, throw bolts!
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2017, 01:25:34 PM »
The reused stuff is the best. 

Keep the cells coming....core rolls way better than the no rules...

I wish they'd give us some of the international stuff Roto has released like the Alliance series (asymm core w/ higher rg and medium diff in 14 & 15lbs). The World Cell looked amazing when Marc threw it

World cell did look good.

That alliance core (shape) was very similar to the epic line BEFORE the cell. I assume since the cell they really haven't been able to stay away.  Struggles when doing something different...

Theory line wasn't well received u til the 3rd release
Sinister line didn't sell well

No rules is the first thing to sell since the cell....

Maybe it changes things for roto.
In the bag [NŲ Rules Pearl, Dream, Pathogen, Respect, !Q Fusion, Uproar]
*Now Testing* Hyroad pearl, Haywire, !Q Tour, Loco Solid, DDTrick
Coming soon.. 900 OG dream, Respect pearl, Breakdown, AZO Cheater hybrid, Seismic Lynx

snappyarcher

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 14
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #68 on: August 12, 2017, 09:35:07 AM »
I really don't think most people even know it exists.  It came out with the Timeless and got zero attention, and here it ends up being this legitimate super blue collar ball that just works on everything it seems like, and yeah, probably will be discontinued before long.  Would be a travesty though.  I think it does what the IQ Tour does but better. 

The Torrent is the classic definition of sleeper ball. Just has a moderate motion, can be used on mediums, and seems very predictable. So that ball will be discontinued soon. Who wants predictable when you can have skid snap??

I agree with Luke about the Torrent 200%! Thanks Luke for the good deal. I bought a Code black same time as the Torrent. So far i've used the Torrent over 50 games in 2 months while the Code black has about 10-15 games on it. Very underated and most overlooked ball this year.

2handedrook12

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1232
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #69 on: August 12, 2017, 09:43:06 AM »
I really don't think most people even know it exists.  It came out with the Timeless and got zero attention, and here it ends up being this legitimate super blue collar ball that just works on everything it seems like, and yeah, probably will be discontinued before long.  Would be a travesty though.  I think it does what the IQ Tour does but better. 

The Torrent is the classic definition of sleeper ball. Just has a moderate motion, can be used on mediums, and seems very predictable. So that ball will be discontinued soon. Who wants predictable when you can have skid snap??

I agree with Luke about the Torrent 200%! Thanks Luke for the good deal. I bought a Code black same time as the Torrent. So far i've used the Torrent over 50 games in 2 months while the Code black has about 10-15 games on it. Very underated and most overlooked ball this year.
Maybe it's just me, but I think the Torrent is the best of the smoother Storm pieces. Really feels like a Hy-Road that I can throw on the fresh.
Main: Code Black (1000), Mission, Wipe Out (shiny), Purple Hammer.
Soon: Alpha Crux, Torrent, Hy-Road.

SVstar34

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4290
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2017, 11:00:08 AM »
There's a Torrent Rush on the approved list now. If it's a US release with R2S hybrid i think I'll be all over that
Harley's Simi Bowl (Simi Valley, CA)
Sunset West (St George, UT)

<a href="http://valentinobowling-com.3dcartstores.com/?AffId=3">Click here to visit Valentino Bowling</a>

leftybowler70

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1162
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #71 on: August 12, 2017, 12:18:05 PM »
I wish I had room in my arsenal for one, unfortunately I'm loaded with benchmarks to add one, it would fit perfectly.

May have ti take the plunge and get one anyway.

Luke Rosdahl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 535
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #72 on: August 14, 2017, 07:37:15 AM »
Most likely overseas.  If it sounds too good to be true and something you'd really be interested in, it's overseas. 

There's a Torrent Rush on the approved list now. If it's a US release with R2S hybrid i think I'll be all over that
Storm Amateur Staff
Turbo Regional Staff
www.stormbowling.com
www.turbogrips.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LukeRosdahl
Twitter: @LukeRosdahl

Impending Doom

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4625
  • #ihate1500polished
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #73 on: August 14, 2017, 08:08:37 AM »
Most likely overseas.  If it sounds too good to be true and something you'd really be interested in, it's overseas. 

There's a Torrent Rush on the approved list now. If it's a US release with R2S hybrid i think I'll be all over that

#truth
Go Global or Go Home!
-------------------------------------------------------------------

SVstar34

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4290
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #74 on: August 14, 2017, 11:49:23 AM »
Most likely overseas.  If it sounds too good to be true and something you'd really be interested in, it's overseas. 

There's a Torrent Rush on the approved list now. If it's a US release with R2S hybrid i think I'll be all over that

I know it's too good to be true. I've missed R2S hybrid in my bag since the Crossroad.

I had a HyRoad Pearl and it loped too much for me. I've thrown my buddies HyRoad that has a similar span  and it also lopes too much for me. Both have/had layouts that i use on almost everything. Timeless has never impressed me, but the Booster core has looked good in my eyes. I know a lot of people that love the Rocket Ship
Harley's Simi Bowl (Simi Valley, CA)
Sunset West (St George, UT)

<a href="http://valentinobowling-com.3dcartstores.com/?AffId=3">Click here to visit Valentino Bowling</a>

Luke Rosdahl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 535
Re: Storm losing its touch?
« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2017, 12:09:24 PM »
I REALLY miss the Rocket, the whole series really, so a polished hybrid Torrent makes me really excited.  Timeless suffers from the combination high RG and high diff.  It never really revs and jerks off friction.  Hyroad is starting to show its age a bit.  Rocket was good, hybrid Torrent sounds better.  Rocket had a different shape than the Hyroad, more that clean through the fronts and hook/set than a hard arc.  I'd imagine an R2S hybrid Torrent to be more the shape of the Hyroad but earlier and smoother. 

Most likely overseas.  If it sounds too good to be true and something you'd really be interested in, it's overseas. 

There's a Torrent Rush on the approved list now. If it's a US release with R2S hybrid i think I'll be all over that

I know it's too good to be true. I've missed R2S hybrid in my bag since the Crossroad.

I had a HyRoad Pearl and it loped too much for me. I've thrown my buddies HyRoad that has a similar span  and it also lopes too much for me. Both have/had layouts that i use on almost everything. Timeless has never impressed me, but the Booster core has looked good in my eyes. I know a lot of people that love the Rocket Ship
Storm Amateur Staff
Turbo Regional Staff
www.stormbowling.com
www.turbogrips.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/LukeRosdahl
Twitter: @LukeRosdahl