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Luke Rosdahl

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Storm Wish List?
on: August 14, 2017, 01:06:02 PM
Premier Line: Get rid of Rad-X core.  The Locks and I haven't gotten along.  Big thing with them is they're fun to throw, but too jerky on friction and ultimately there are better options.  Move in, too high, move in, too high, move in, then all the sudden you get roll out or it won't come up the hill.  Codes are great, especially the Red, but covers are a bit too weak when you get on heavier volumes.

Wish: Prodigy/Solid Code.  Prodigy is one of my favorites of all time, that and the Shock Trauma may be my favorite upper line balls Storm has made.  X-Factor was great, but the Codes and actually Marvel Pearl are similar enough to scratch that itch.  Solid Code would be a can't miss as well.

Signature Line: Don't care, not interested.  Maybe a Pete Weber ball because I seem to favor a lot of the reactions he does, but this is an entirely niche line and they've shown they will mix it up elsewhere.  This more or less seems like a line for Victor Marion to flex his creative muscle without it taking the place of a regular release in other lines and seems like a line fit for balls like the Fight. 

Wish: Please don't desecrate R2S Hybrid again.

Master Line:  Virtually empty, and the Marvel Pearl doesn't really count.  IQ Tour is showing its age and the Phaze 2 cover is super high maintenance. 

Wish: Hybrid Phaze.  Can't tell you how much I want the Phaze/G.  Don't think we'll see a hybrid though, with the Code Red being hybrid and a rumored hybrid Torrent, don't think they want that many hybrids out all at the same time.  However, that line is really due for one, haven't seen one since the Tour Fusion. 

Thunder Line:  Has too much stuff in it, something has to go, but how do you discontinue anything there?  I don't like urethane, but Pitch Black and Blue are great urethane balls.  Hyroad is the GOAT, and Hyroad Pearl isn't far behind although it's starting to show its age a bit, the new Match Ups are both stronger. 

Wish: Somebody said a hybrid Torrent is on the approved list and I really hope that's true.  Everything coming out of the Thunder line for the last several years has been probably the best stuff Storm is making, so hybrid or pearl Torrent sounds great.

Hot Line: Match Ups are great balls but wow they hook a lot. 

Wish: BRING THE RIDE BACK.  Best true light oil ball EVER. 

Tropical Line: Tropicals now are better, but still too over/under.  Too strong on friction, too weak in oil.  Niche/entry level reactions, hard to consider as a real option. 

What do you want?  I'd be fine if they just did what they do overseas, refresh the marketing every once and a while.  Hey, it's the Hyroad Pearl, but it's a different color, smell, and it's the Hyroad 300 now.  I'm cool with that. 
Last Edit: August 14, 2017, 01:24:51 PM by Luke Rosdahl
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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #31 on: September 05, 2017, 11:00:30 AM
I would like to see the NOS core again.  Preferably with the R2S Hybrid again.  I liked the Frantic more than the HyRoad - by a wide margin.

I felt the same way with the Inverted fe3. I loved my Crossroad and didnt like the HyRoad Pearl i had or my buddies HyRoad that I've thrown.
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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #32 on: September 05, 2017, 04:36:59 PM
On the approved list today

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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #33 on: September 07, 2017, 07:02:29 AM
That ball screams overseas to me, be stunned if that's a stateside release. 

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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #34 on: September 07, 2017, 09:42:40 AM
I got that feeling also Luke, but i hope we're wrong. I love the colors
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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #35 on: September 12, 2017, 03:13:06 PM
I would love to see another iQ ball.  Storm could put the iQ logo on a block of wood and I'd still buy it.  The low diff core mixed with the Storm covers has been the perfect mix for me. 



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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #36 on: September 12, 2017, 05:02:44 PM
Have to say Storm caught lightning in a bottle twice with the Hy-Road and the !Q Tour.  Can probably sell those balls for another 10 years successfully.   Those are the only two I wished from Storm and now have so good to go for many years.
Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 05:06:38 PM by HackJandy
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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #37 on: September 12, 2017, 08:47:38 PM
I would love to see another iQ ball.  Storm could put the iQ logo on a block of wood and I'd still buy it.  The low diff core mixed with the Storm covers has been the perfect mix for me. 




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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #38 on: September 13, 2017, 07:59:49 AM
I would love to see another iQ ball.  Storm could put the iQ logo on a block of wood and I'd still buy it.  The low diff core mixed with the Storm covers has been the perfect mix for me. 




It took me to the 4th IQ ball to get to one I really liked (I guess I'm a sucker for new toys!).  I will buy another IQ Tour Solid before they discontinue it but will pass on anything new in the series until it proves that it's a ball that must have in my arsenal. 

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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #39 on: September 13, 2017, 02:29:08 PM
That ball screams overseas to me, be stunned if that's a stateside release. 

On the approved list today




Stateside..R3S & RAD-E (ENERGY!!!!....) A splitting hairs difference between the Code Black and Code Red I'm guessing. 
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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #40 on: September 13, 2017, 02:40:26 PM
Interesting. Have to make a decision now between the Intense and Trident Quest.

I like that they changed the RAD X shape and made it elongated. I would think flippier Snap Lock
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Re: Storm Wish List?
Reply #41 on: September 13, 2017, 03:12:08 PM
Interesting. Have to make a decision now between the Intense and Trident Quest.

I like that they changed the RAD X shape and made it elongated. I would think flippier Snap Lock

I will probably pass on this one. For someone that doesn't already have both Codes, Marvel Pearl, Snap Lock, or combo of most of them might really make use if it.
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