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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



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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!

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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!

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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

 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.

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.

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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.
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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2024, 10:47:24 PM »
Absolute Power
Coverstock: R2S DEEP Solid Reactive
Finish: 4000 Grit Abralon
Core: Sentinel
Fragrance: Blueberry, Orange, Cake,
I was a big fan of the original Absolute and when I saw the solid version was coming on I knew I would have to get it in my bag. Comparing this ball to some of my other big Asymmetric solids I found this ball to be significantly weaker than my Reality. But that is what I was looking for. This ball is very smooth rolling and allows me to stay with it longer than my reality. I find this ball similar to a benchmark ball for me. Allowing me to gage the lanes and put myself in the best position. This ball is going to be great first out of the bag during tournament play and a solid league ball for those lower rev players.
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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2024, 02:54:23 PM »
The Absolute Power is a ball that I think will be a very unique piece in the Storm line. The Absolute Power features the same Sentinel Core that was in the original Absolute, except this time it is wrapped with Storm’s R2S Deep coverstock which is a weaker solid coverstock. For a player like myself (rev dominant player), this combination is a gamechanger. This ball has allowed me to throw a stronger asymmetric ball closer to the friction than I typically have been able to in the past. Typically if I am too close to the friction with bigger asyms they lock up and go forward, however, the Absolute Power doesn't lock up; it blends through the friction and goes through the pins extremely well! I am very excited about this piece and I am looking forward to using this ball more in the future. Go to your local VIP pro shop and pick up one for yourself today!
Dual Angle: 45 x 4.5 x 75
VLS: 4.5 x 4 x 4.25


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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2024, 11:20:07 AM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 22.5 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Weaker cover, Big Core

Dislikes: a little to clean out of box, hit with a 1k

I have always been a fan of the Asymmetrical balls with big cores but weak covers.  This one falls right into that spot!  The clean, solid cover of R2S deep is pretty clean out of the box (4000) and makes a defined movement down lane.  I actually thought that with my standard, 5x4x2 layout, the cover was a little too clean.  I hit mine, lightly, with a 1000 pad and WHOA…Ball became a Monster!  This ball also lets me continue to chase it left as the lanes break down.  I am pretty conscious with my Asyms. on when I need to get out of them.  We have wood lanes at my center and I have used this ball for all 3 games, multiple times, on 5 man leagues and 3 man leagues as well!  This ball packs a serious punch and is quite versatile!

AP Layout: 5x4x2

Balls Currently getting play:
VEBO (3000 surface): 5x4x2
Summit Peak: 5x4x2
Zen Gold Label- 5x5x2 (pin up) box surface
Zen Gold Label- 4.5x4.5x3.75 (pin down) 3k surface

Casey Mattingly
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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2024, 01:29:31 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Multiple - sport and recreational.


The Storm Absolute Power is the newest addition to the Premier Line. This bowling ball features the Sentinel core and the well-known R2S Deep Solid coverstock. I really like what I see out of this Absolute Power. I do think it creates a nice, benchmark-like ball reaction.

Since this core can potentially flare quite a bit, I decided to drill my Absolute Power with a pin-down layout: 55 x 5 x 75. I see this bowling ball to be versatile as the core seems to create an earlier and smoother roll, while the coverstock isn’t overly aggressive and stays on-line quite easy. This core and coverstock combination seem to allow for this bowling ball to respond to any release adjustments very nicely. I managed to stay with this ball through a couple of pattern transitions.

This Absolute Power has worked in multiple scenarios for me so far. I do think this ball will work best on fresh, medium patterns. It takes surface adjustments well, which makes this ball very useful on different types of lane surfaces. I also think this Absolute Power could be a very good first ball out of the bag on a lot of house patterns.


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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2024, 11:07:05 AM »
The Storm Absolute Power features the same Sentinel core found in the original Absolute, however the Power features the R2S Deep solid reactive coverstock.  At 15 pounds the A.P. has a low rg of 2.48, with a differential of .050 and an intermediate diff of .021.  I drilled mine the same as drill most of my equipment at 5x4x2.  I’m not sure why, maybe it is the 4000-grit finish, but I expected this ball to hook sooner and much more than it does.  This, however, is not a bad finding.  The A.P. is surprisingly clean through the front part of the lane, picks up traction in the midlane and has a slower response to friction creating an even, arcing backend motion.   When compared to the Absolute, the Power is about three to five feet sooner and about three boards more of overall hook.  This ball reacts more like a symmetrical benchmark ball than a bigger asymmetrical ball.  This ball will be best for medium conditions and for bowlers with higher ball speeds that want to play closer to the dry and for bowlers with slower ball speeds that are looking for a ball that won’t react quite as strong as some of the other solid asymmetrical balls.

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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2024, 07:22:50 PM »
Storm Absolute Power Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The Absolute Power by Storm is the latest addition to the Premier line and, in my opinion, is a home run.  The engine is the Sentinel Core and it’s wrapped with the R2S Deep Solid coverstock.  I really liked the original Absolute and had a ton of success with it, so I was very excited to see a solid version be created.  I think the comparison between the two is pretty simple. The Power provides players with a solid coverstock compared to the original Absolute, so this one reads the lane earlier, but it continues to change direction nicely like the original.

I’ve drilled one so far and love it.  It’s mapped out as 5 ¾ x 4 ¾ x 3.   This puts the pin above my middle finger and the mass bias just to the right of my thumb.  I’ve been able to use the Power on the fresh while keeping my angles tight as well as when lanes transition and steeper angles are needed.  I’ve noticed a ton of versatility and it’s been very usable on several different patterns.

From a surface standpoint, I’ve left it out of the box.  Naturally, oil will shine equipment and that’s happened here, but I haven’t needed to adjust it at all.  This is a ball I could see drilling a few of because of how versatile it can be.

If you need a ball that has proven to be successful on multiple types of patterns and on multiple surfaces, I think you should consider drilling the Absolute Power from Storm!



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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2024, 09:20:01 PM »
Rev Rate: 315 rpm
Avg. Ball Speed: 14.5 mph
PAP: 5 1/4" x 1"

The Storm Absolute Power is the solid version of the Absolute and features the masterfully crafted Sentinel Core, which boasts consistent continuation through the pins.  Not to mention, the  Blueberry Orange Cake fragrance adds a nice touch to a sweet release.  The OOB 4000 grit finish gives a great baseline reaction for medium volume patterns.

I’ve found a lot of success taking the finish down to 1000 or 2000 for the fresh.  The cover takes to lane shine well and allows the ball to maintain it’s down lane punch later in the blocks.  You’ll find that this ball is a great step up from the Virtual Energy Blackout or a step down from the Harsh Reality.  You are going to love this ball!


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Re: Absolute Power
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2024, 06:49:42 PM »

Length: 43

Volume: 25

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Layout: 5 x 4 x 3 1/2 VLS

It’s early on in the year, but the Absolute Power will be a strong contender for ball of the year for 2024.  The Absolute Power features the R2S Deep coverstock, this time in a solid version to complement the original Absolute’s R2S Deep Pearl.  The Solid version comes out of the box at 4000 grit Abralon and it seems like a perfect match for the ball.  The higher grit finish helps the ball read the heads without digging in too early.  This really helps the ball retain a smooth shape and a consistent reaction downlane without being jumpy at all.  I’ve talked to several people that didn’t care for the original Absolute, but really love the Absolute Power. 

My Specs -
Speed - 16 mph,
Rev Rate - 315. 
PAP 5 1/8 x 7/8 Up.

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