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Sure Lock
« on: March 16, 2017, 01:38:35 PM »
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Storm continues the success of the Lock series with the Sure Lock bowling ball. The Sure Lock combines the successful RAD-X core with their new GI-17 (Game Improvement-2017) solid reactive coverstock. This combination works to provide a unique ball motion. The core provides awesome hook and ball motion with power while the coverstock fights through heavy oil to produce mid-lane roll. This ball helps with controlling the mid-lane as well as pin carry. The Sure Lock is a sure thing!

Color: Navy/Electric/Orange
Core: RAD-X
Coverstock: GI-17 Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.48
Differential: 0.054
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Orange Clove

 

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Sure Lock Ball Review (Andrew Mienkiewicz)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 07:30:26 AM »
This ball is a hook monster! I placed one of my favorite layouts, 4x4x2, on it and bowled on a fresh 42' THS (Typical House Shot).

Normally, as a stroker, I like to stand around 21/22 to start and keep my angles tight. The Sure Lock had me standing 26 to start and it was not long before I was standing board 30; around start of game 2. This ball will allow you to really open up your angles. All you have to do is stand left, throw it right and watch it come back.

As far as it's hitting power; it is similar to Lock's of the past. It has a high carry percentage when you are anywhere near the pocket.

This ball will be my go-to ball on fresh Sport Shot and heavier volume of oil patterns.

Check out my video on this new release!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ehw_xUpYE

rodbowler75

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Re: Sure Lock
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 09:12:08 PM »
When this ball was posted on the Storm page I was really excited to add this to my bag. The layout of mine is 65 x 4 7/8 x 21 and my PAP is 4 1/4 x 1/4 up. This ball does not disappoint on the lanes. Super strong just like an Alpha Crux but reads faster and soon stores energy down to drive through the pins. If you're looking to add a big ball in your bag this is a great choice in the Storm product line.

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Re: Sure Lock
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 07:02:09 AM »
Complete review and video:

http://tamerbowling.com/storm-sure-lock-bowling-ball-review/

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Re: Sure Lock
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 07:38:32 AM »
Ball: Storm Sure Lock
Specs: 2000 grit AB with a 40 x 4 x 40 layout
Lane info: SPL installed in early 2010’s and using KEGEL Flex with Fire conditioner w/ defense – C cleaner
What I liked: WOOHOO!! This Lock is the best of the bunch. Stronger than the Trick, Alpha, Lock in all aspects. Longer length off of the pattern, strong and very reliable angle into the pocket and very adaptable to lane and surface changes. The cover for me in the past give me mixed emotions, but pairing it with the Lock core, the pairing now works the best for me. I have a strong tilt and rev dominate and left handed, so usually solids are not too friendly to me, they tend to loss all “focus” mid lane and making change to a different ball or alter the launch angles and change the in play part of the lane that I am more suited for earlier than most lefties. The Sure Lock gives me length, controllable hook and roll and overall a very good ball for me when I am bowling on SPL or newer Brunswick lane panels.