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Absolute Power
« on: February 09, 2024, 04:15:27 PM »
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Storm Absolute Power
Unleash the Storm Absolute Power, a game-changer in the Premier Line, boasting a groundbreaking single-density asymmetric core—the first since the Lucid. With the evenly weighted Sentinel Core and reduced mass near the thumb hole, experience enhanced dynamics surpassing a single slug's impact. The R2S DEEP Solid Coverstock, introduced in 2023, defines the Absolute Power's superiority. "Delayed Energy for Enhanced Performance" ensures a cleaner front, allowing the ball to ignore the first 1/3 of the lane. The rougher, more porous nature of R2S DEEP enhances midlane control, providing a perfect balance for bowlers favoring midlane reads. Unlike traditional balls, no extra slug is needed. The Sentinel Core's evenly distributed masses create a sharper and more consistent change in direction. Get ready for a revolutionary bowling experience that redefines precision, power, and overall performance. The Storm Absolute Power is here to elevate your game and deliver unmatched scores.

Color: Berry/Tangelo/Steel
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Sentinel (14-16#)
Coverstock: R2S DEEP Solid
Finish: 4000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.48 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Blueberry Orange Cake
-BR-Tech

 

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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2024, 12:44:42 PM »
For those who have or had the original Absolute, this ball will amaze you. I was in shock. Compared to the original ball, this one moves. The original one, to me, on most of the bowling alleys I was at, it never really had much back end. It was a hybrid . This new Absolute Power...It has back end for a solid ball. The R2S Deep Solid Coverstock. Wow is all I have to say, It's a ball I love to have in my bag. It reads the mid lane, and for a solid ball, you will be amazed. I was happy to purchase this ball, and happy to throw it. I was happy with the 4000 surface out of the box. I never had to adjust anything on it. It look great, Reacts great, and Absolutely love the colors and smell it has! It's a ball to get!

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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2024, 09:20:22 AM »
Introducing the newest solid asym from the Storm lineup! The Absolute Power combines the smooth and strong Sentinel core with the mild and clean R2S Deep Solid coverstock. This combo yields a very useable solid asym that is surprisingly clean and quick without being overresponsive. This ball fills a gap between traditional solid asyms like the DNA and cleaner, sharper asyms like the Virtual Energy Blackout. The Absolute Power for me rolls like a giant IQ Tour Solid: revs up quick but doesn't get off line too early, continues downlane without getting forward, and provides a unique shape that fits in the "control ball" category. You don't want to miss this one, it really is a unique piece that fills a gap!

-Chase Valenzuela

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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2024, 04:20:26 PM »
The Storm Absolute Power 4.5x5x3 is a great starter ball on the fresh when you want control down lane. I absolutely love the Storm Absolute for that same reason and this doesn’t disappoint. With this one being a solid I can still play the dry with the deep R2S coverstock technology it allows me to stay with the ball longer and if I miss and hit the dry too early it doesn’t just make a right turn it actually slows down and rolls strong to the ball without leaving the back row (for the most part)

During league it’s my main ball game 1-2 sometimes 3 and on fresh it rolls sooo good! The ball motion is smooth down lane but with a heavier roll compared to the Absolute. I can stand in the same spot which is usually around 23-24 board with both but move my eyes 3-4 boards left compared to the absolute to give it more room. I have noticed once the surface wears off and gets more of a shine the ball will blow past by the breakpoint so depending on your ball speed and ball roll you would wanna make sure the surface is touched up. I have been liking it at 2000 so before each night of league i will hit it with 2000 and goes through the oil with no problem. Such a great ball! The absolute series is one of the best for me in a long time. If you’re needing a ball for a fresh house shot that is a big block ball, this is the one!

Garrett Richardson   
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Absolute Power Review
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2024, 05:47:37 PM »
Storm Absolute Power:
R2S Solid Cover
Sentinel Core (Asymmetrical)
4000 Grit Sanded finish
Layout 4 x 4 2” Pin Buffer

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20.
Speed at release 17

Review:
 I never really figured out the Original Absolute so I did not know what to expect from the Absolute Power. I can say for me this version is a lot better. The textured surface gives it a good mid lane read but saves torque for the back end. This ball almost acts like a polished or weaker asymmetric the way it goes down the lane and finishes. The Absolute Power is not as angular as some polished balls that have been produced lately but nay be more predictable at the 4000 finish. I would put this ball squarely between my Magic Gem and TNT in total hook. I have already had some nice sets with the Absolute Power and after a slow start at the shop this ball is gaining traction in sales. We are planning a Matchmaker Ball Demo soon and I hope this ball will be included in the set. I feel that bowlers who see dull Asymmetric balls as too early will be happy with the Absolute Power.

Summary:
The Absolute Power gives a unique motion for a sanded asymmetric.
This ball is an upgrade on the original.
The predictable back end motion is a plus.

Glenn Wendel
Storm Pro Shop Staff
gwendel@comcast.net
www.stormbowling.com

Video Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpkdiK8hbpw&error=0
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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2024, 08:15:56 AM »
Absolute Power
Cover: R2S Deep Solid Reactive
Core: Sentinel
RG: 2.48 RG
Diff: 0.050
Int Diff: 0.021

My layout: 5 x 4.5 x 2

The Absolute Power is a solid Asymmetrical ball that I see working best on medium to med-heavy conditions. The solid R2S Deep cover on the AP is medium strength, so it reads the front but not so much that it needs a ton of volume in the heads. The low rg, high int diff core compliments this cover well. Because of the medium length of the cover, the fast revving core translates to a medium to medium-quick response motion down lane which is not common in many solid asymmetrics. I have found that the AP is very versatile and is a great benchmark asymm for the fresh on most patterns. 

Bowler stats:
Left handed
PAP: 5 x 1/4up
Rev rate: 400

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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2024, 11:29:38 AM »
Storm Absolute Power
Layout 5 x 4 x 2.5
Style – stroker
Ball Speed – 14–15 mph at pins
Condition – house pattern - older HPL surface
Surface – box condition
After watching multiple styles throughout ball review videos, I had high hopes for the Absolute Power. My initial findings are just okay, not necessarily what I thought I’d see. The ball was even slower than I anticipated. It almost lopes off the breakpoint. My hope was that it would blend the ever present wet/dry wall on most house conditions. It was either way too early in the dry or nowhere near enough pop to get through the puddle. This ball reaction puts me in jail with my rev rate and ball speed. Too much to play out and not enough to move in and get it around the corner. Not sure how this one would fit for most bowlers in the “middle”. Higher rev rates and super straight, ball speed dominant, should find a good amount of use for this ball. The next thing will be to adjust the surface to see if it changes the reaction enough to make this a useable piece for me.
Brian Eger