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beastmode1970

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RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:03:17 PM »
If you had your choice between the 2 which one would you pick and why? I was in the pro shop today and  2 guys couldnt  were trying to decide which one they wanted. They literally were going back and forth for almost 30 minutes...I couldnt help but laugh listening to them decipher the pros and cons...lol.... So, that brought me to asking that question..  Share your thoughts. Thanks.

 

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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 02:13:25 PM »
Fused based off of others recent reviews on how the Intense is more niche than originally believed, and from what I've personally watched. Fused seems to be a "safer" bet, and it looks great in the reviews I've watched so far. 
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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 02:33:12 PM »
Fused w/o question.....
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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 02:40:26 PM »
Fused. I don't think it's much of a debate either
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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 02:55:17 PM »
Normally I would not compare a ball I have seen roll down the lane in person vs. a ball I've seen only in videos and decide which one I'd prefer.  However, there are a few reasons why I would pick the Hyper Cell Fused:

1. Generally speaking, I've been liking the RG side of the house over Storm lately.  The DDT and DDD are my current go-to's.  Only Storm ball in current rotation is the Sure Lock and that's only on sport patterns (and even then only sparingly).
2. I loved the Hyper Cell Skid.  Seeing the videos and hearing that the Fused is in the ballpark motion-wise.
3. Intense has not been overwhelming.  I've seen one big set with it and other than that, not much to really talk about.

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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 04:10:02 PM »
I havent seen the Intense in person so I have no idea how it is. I couldnt offer anything to the guys other than pick one...lol...  I am curious as to how strong the cover is on the Fused since its new. I know the core is really good though. I would  think the Fused  could be used more being itsca strong, shiny hybrid. I might ball up and buy one myself.

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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 05:12:55 PM »
I have a intense not all that great so far with 15 games on it, got better will the polish knock off to 4000. No big sets yet with it, so its more of a niche ball for me. I can only use it 1 house of 3.

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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 08:43:53 PM »
Intense, best ball I have ever owned.  Bowled Wednesday and my team mates couldnt believe the carry.  I suspect all 4 purchased one on Thursday or Friday. 

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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 09:46:24 PM »
RG Fused...always had success with the Nucleus core and Roto in general...had mixed success with my Snap Lock which shares the same R3S cover with the Intense.
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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:09:24 PM »
Intense is the second worst ball I've ever purchased. So sad I allowed myself to buy the hype before hearing more. Fused looks promising, but I'll hang back until I hear more.

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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 08:36:55 AM »
I have an Intense and am not sponsored by Storm. :P  The Intense works well for me for where I positioned it in my arsenal.  It's good for medium conditions, with good length, and strong response when it hits friction.

From the videos that I've seen between the two, the RG Fused and the Intense look really close to each other in terms of ball motion.  Maybe with the Fused looking just a tad earlier, but even so I think you're splitting hairs here.  I'm sure I could fit either of them in my bag and make them work, but definitely wouldn't have both as there would be too much overlap.

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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 09:47:02 AM »
My intense is at 3000.

It's stronger than I thought it would be, but it's been a great ball for me. It picks up strong and drives.

Fused looks good too, I loved my skid as well.

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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 10:34:24 AM »
Fused is more consistent for me, meaning I know what I'm going to get every time out, it's just going to cover more or less boards depending on volume, Intense is either a monster or absolute garbage, but man when it's good, literally nobody in the house has a better look.  Fused on the other hand needs the polish knocked off, it's so aggressive that it forces me really far left to get the ball down the lane, but it's so clean that sometimes it goes a little too long or gets too wiggly.  I generally don't like balls that sharp on the backend, but this one is so consistent that I think if I can just trust that it's still going to pull up when I get firm with it, it should be better.  Generally balls that are that sharp can be late and flat when you get firm with them, Intense isn't like that, I can get inside of it and just fling it right and watch it "climb" back up the hill, and it's got a different motion that doesn't bleed energy as fast as a quicker transitioning ball so it kicks out most of the 10s that sharper balls leave on those half pocket hits. 

On the other hand, if there's too much friction, the Intense pukes everywhere.  Fused just hooks more.  I would pick the Intense despite its drawbacks because it's so good when it's on. 
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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 01:19:32 PM »
Fused is more consistent for me, meaning I know what I'm going to get every time out, it's just going to cover more or less boards depending on volume, Intense is either a monster or absolute garbage, but man when it's good, literally nobody in the house has a better look.  Fused on the other hand needs the polish knocked off, it's so aggressive that it forces me really far left to get the ball down the lane, but it's so clean that sometimes it goes a little too long or gets too wiggly.  I generally don't like balls that sharp on the backend, but this one is so consistent that I think if I can just trust that it's still going to pull up when I get firm with it, it should be better.  Generally balls that are that sharp can be late and flat when you get firm with them, Intense isn't like that, I can get inside of it and just fling it right and watch it "climb" back up the hill, and it's got a different motion that doesn't bleed energy as fast as a quicker transitioning ball so it kicks out most of the 10s that sharper balls leave on those half pocket hits. 

On the other hand, if there's too much friction, the Intense pukes everywhere.  Fused just hooks more.  I would pick the Intense despite its drawbacks because it's so good when it's on.

Nice 180 at the end there. Had us all believing you were choosing the Fused lol.

Slight off topic but to run with your comments. Any lower end balls that share the motion and characteristics you explained the Fused has?
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Re: RG Fused or Storm Intense which would you prefer?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 01:53:11 PM »
I like shiny new toys, so I punched a Fused last night. 

In the game and a half that I used it, I will echo just about everything Luke said.  It's got a very consistent heavy rolling motion.  It is very reminiscent of the Skid - which was a favorite of mine.  So far, I like it.  I will also say from what I've seen, the Intense will cover a few more boards.  However, I think the Fused is the safer bet for league bowlers who spray and pray...