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!Q Tour Emerald
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:30:17 AM »
The Storm !Q Tour Emerald continues in the success of the long line of !Q bowling balls. The !Q Tour Emerald takes the R2S Pearl Reactive coverstock and wraps it around the C³ Centripetal Control Core. This combination assists the bowling ball in easily gliding through many lane conditions in addition to a big backend reaction.

Color: Emerald
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
Core: C³ Centripetal Control Core
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium
RG: 2.49 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.029 (15# ball)
Fragrance: Melon Mint

 

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!Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2019, 11:23:14 AM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length: 3 - 4 
Starting Top Weight: 3.1 oz
Ball Weight: 15
 
DRILL PATTERN
Pin buffer 4.5 inches

Drilled pin under the ring
 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Stroker
Rev Rate:  380-420
Ball Speed: 15-16
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 13/16” and 1/2" up
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish: 1500-grit Polished symmetrical
BALL MOTION
The emerald IQ gets through the fronts very easy as with most pearl covers. The one thing for me that is different than other pearl covers is that it reads a little sooner and is more predictable off the spot. The pin down drilling has some to do with that motion also.
 COMMENTS
I drilled this ball up pin down. It rolls great and hooks more than most pearl balls on the market. This ball is a keeper. When my Pro Motion starts rolling too early I can pick this ball up and not miss a beat.

 
Mike Sipple
Storm Amateur Staff
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Re: !Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2019, 09:35:40 PM »
Storm IQ series are known for their predictability and becoming every bowlers benchmark ball. The IQ Emerald will have that same reputation. When first throwing this ball I was very impressed how clean it got down the lane, that is something I have been looking for to add to my arsenal.  I’ve needed something for high friction houses and burned up shots. Even with a burned up shot I could still get the ball through the front part of the lane with a controllable back end. If you need a late block ball this will be it. On fresh I can square up and get that benchmark shape !

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Re: !Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2019, 01:52:19 PM »
IQ Tour Emerald
 The RS2 Pearl Reactive Cover is combined with C3 Centripetal Control Core which is also in the IQ Tour.  This is a pearl ball that isn’t sideways in the back part of the lane.  The IQ Tour Emerald is very responsive in the mid-lane and is continuous on the back part of the lane.  The IQ Tour Emerald is the perfect pearl ball to compliment the IQ Tour.  I never go into league or tournaments without mine.  Another awesome Symmetrical ball and great addition by Storm.  Oh I forgot the amazing scent….melon mint!
Bowler Info: PAP 4 9/16 x 1 3/16 up; Ball Speed 18mph; Rev Rate 620 RPM
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Keith DeMaine
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Connecticut State & County HOF
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IQ Tour Emerald Ball Review by Keith DeMaine

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Re: !Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2019, 08:05:04 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm !Q Tour Emerald
1500 Polished R2S Pearl Reactive
Weight C3™ Centripetal Control Core (Symmetrical)
Color Emerald

Review:
This ball is an awesome addition to the IQ line that Storm has put out over the years. The R2S pearl reactive cover allows this ball to read the lane very well. You won’t find a lot of unwanted jump out of the gate. The IQ proves to be incredibly smooth down lane and very predictable from front to end of lane. If you are fortunate enough to have an IQ tour solid in your arsenal and you find that the lanes are transitioning in your set, then this is definitely the ball to turn to. Whether you are a tournament player or enjoy bowling in different houses, this ball is a must have!

Kyle & Joel Johnson
Storm Pro Shop Staffers
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kyle@parklanes.net
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Re: !Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2019, 08:58:37 PM »
Storm IQ Tour Emerald
Cover: R2S Pearl
Core: C3 Centripetal Control
Layout: 60 x 4 x 45 (Pin up)

It is hard not to fanboy over an IQ Tour Pearl. It seems like forever since the “gold ball” was discontinued. I had a couple differently drilled gold balls back in the day and I find this Emerald a bit sharper downlane. BUT, with that said, the differences I am seeing may only be due to changes in my game over the years. Regardless, I still think the Emerald has that nice combination of length, control, and hit we all expect from the IQ line and experienced with the gold ball.

Since it has taken me a bit to review this ball, I have had the luxury of observing the Emerald in quite a few different hands. It matches up well for lower rev rate/straight/speed dominant players with a bit stronger layout and some surface.  But, I have also seen the other spectrum of higher speed and rev rate murder them with this handsome beast.
Chris Freeland
Storm Amateur Staff
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Bowler Info: PAP 4 5/16 x 1/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400