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militant02

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what makes storm different?
« on: February 26, 2013, 12:40:52 PM »
just as the title says, what makes storm different from the equipment that the other companies make? it is that storm' s coverstocks are more aggressive or is it their weight blocks? i've gathered that the sync and lucid have an earlier, smoother type roll but does the majority of storm's equipment seem to have a skid snap type of reaction? is it the same for roto grips equipment also?

do the coverstocks seem to die early? what are some of the things that you don't like about storm/roto?

i like hammer but the selection is limited to the taboo line if i want to buy a strong asymmetrical ball so i might switch companies to try to make it easier to compare products.

 

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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 01:08:22 PM »
Storm has possibly the most versatile coverstocks on the market. that is why they win more tournaments than any other company.

 I have had my virtual energy since it came out onto the market back in 2009. I easily have 2000 games on this ball. Whenever I am in doubt I go to it... I have well maintained the coverstock and cleaned it regularly and it works just as good as when it was new.

 A ball will last an extremely long time now a days. All you need to do is bake it every 50-100 games, resurface it regularly and clean in when its dirty.
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2handedrook12

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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 01:31:59 PM »
By the way (since it was mentioned) is the lucid really a smoother rolling ball? Because every time I read or hear about that ball, I find it to be a hockey stick rather than a banana shape. I was interested in buying a lucid until I bought my critical theory.
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BrunsMike

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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 01:54:55 PM »
I can't answer all or maybe even any of your questions but I'll post why I use Storm only.

I used to use strictly Brunswick hence my user name but I found with Brunswick my equipment would be very condition specific. I had 3 brunswick balls that were my favorite, BVP Rampage, Absolute Inferno and Total Inferno. Those 3 balls were awesome for me. After 2-3 seasons of use they became duds for the most part, after baking and resurfacing they would still not hook the same as before.

I bought a used Storm T-Road Pearl as my 1st Storm ball and lets just say that I still use it to this day! Bought it in 2008 with more then 200 games on it, I've used it in 3 leagues for 4 years straight during the winter and 1 league in the summer as well. All are 99 game seasons. Do the math and that comes out to roughly 1,800 games, it has more then that because I have not included the last 2 years of use on it which have been less.

Anyway my point is this, 2,000+ games on this ball with 1 resurfacing and the ball still reacts the same as it always has from the 1st time I used it back in '08.

Very predictable as are all the other Storm balls, look great and great pin carry for the most part (if I throw it right that is).
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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 02:43:07 PM »
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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 03:57:12 PM »
I can't answer all or maybe even any of your questions but I'll post why I use Storm only.

I used to use strictly Brunswick hence my user name but I found with Brunswick my equipment would be very condition specific. I had 3 brunswick balls that were my favorite, BVP Rampage, Absolute Inferno and Total Inferno. Those 3 balls were awesome for me. After 2-3 seasons of use they became duds for the most part, after baking and resurfacing they would still not hook the same as before.

I bought a used Storm T-Road Pearl as my 1st Storm ball and lets just say that I still use it to this day! Bought it in 2008 with more then 200 games on it, I've used it in 3 leagues for 4 years straight during the winter and 1 league in the summer as well. All are 99 game seasons. Do the math and that comes out to roughly 1,800 games, it has more then that because I have not included the last 2 years of use on it which have been less.

Anyway my point is this, 2,000+ games on this ball with 1 resurfacing and the ball still reacts the same as it always has from the 1st time I used it back in '08.

Very predictable as are all the other Storm balls, look great and great pin carry for the most part (if I throw it right that is).


My first reactive ball was a Brunswick Vapor Zone. I loved that ball. Then my friend got a Storm Agent and convinced me to try Storm, first ball I bought was a T Road Pearl and ever since its been ALL Storm and Roto! I bought a second T road which cracked but still have and use my original with 500+ games on it. I also have a pretty beat up X factor I want to get fixed up

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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 04:08:26 PM »
I too fell in love with my first few storm pieces, but I have to say I'm extremely disappointed with almost everything since 2011. My t-road pearl and rapid fire are amazing balls that have many games and still roll great (bought both used to give storm a try) but nearly every ball I've drilled NIB has been a dud. I've tried numerous cover changes on IQ tour, victory road, crossroad, tropical heat pearl, and a fringe and nothing made them work. Everyone says that storm is so skid-flippy, but I feel their equipment is the opposite of that for me. The only ball I've had luck with is my Hy-road, and now even that's showing signs of dying after about 7 months of use. I just did an oil extraction so hopefully that comes back to life, but I'm seriously considering trying other companies once the college season is over. The biggest selling point for storm though is definitely the versatility and how they re-use cores and covers that are proven to work for a large amount of styles, I'm not saying their equipment isn't good, obviously the success on tour shows how good it is, but I find that it doesn't match up to my game that well.

BrunsMike

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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013, 06:38:45 PM »
I can sort of agree with the newer balls. My IQ Tour Pearl is a ball that surprised me by lots! Very skid flip, it was almost too much for THS use because I could send it right and watch the invisible man at 45' kick it hard! If I didn't get the ball to the far outside of the lane everytime the ball was going through the face or brooklyn. It's what the typical bowler wants and that's what Storm delivered!

Storm has always been good at taking surface changes fairly well so I had no problems with taming that beast down. Most cores that storm uses are proven winners, really you just can't go wrong with the company unless you don't have storm in your bag. In that case best of luck!

I say that now but really Storm has been good to me both on the lanes and on the phone when I have issues.

Now there's nothing wrong with other companies, not one thing. I just prefer Storm!
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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2013, 07:06:04 PM »
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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2013, 09:04:36 PM »
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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2013, 10:12:44 PM »
Can someone please answer my question. I'm a bit confused now on the lucid. Earlier roll or hockey stick?
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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 10:13:31 PM »

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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 11:06:47 PM »
2handedrook12
You can basically make a ball do anything you want it to. there are thousands of layout outs along with balance hole placements, sizes, and depths.
I have two actually. one is long and strong. the other is smooth and angular. It all depends on what you are looking for. tell your proshop guy and he should know what to do to satisfy you
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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 01:38:24 AM »
Can someone please answer my question. I'm a bit confused now on the lucid. Earlier roll or hockey stick?
I really think speed has a lot to do with how this ball rolls.. If you are speed dominant or have high speed I think it could be smoother.. My Dad has one , he has relatively slow speed and the ball is very early and very angular...
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Re: what makes storm different?
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 06:25:17 AM »
I am amazed at how well the iq tour pearl took to surface changes.