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Virtual Energy Black Out
« on: September 22, 2023, 12:53:46 PM »
Check out the Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball – A Fusion of Power and Precision! Step onto the lanes with confidence, armed with the cutting-edge performance of the Virtual Energy Blackout. This remarkable bowling ball takes the renowned foundation established by the Shape-Lock HD Core and elevates it to new heights of sleek sophistication. The Virtual Energy Blackout seizes control with its captivating tour-inspired 1-tone design, a testament to its dominance on the lane. Rekindle your passion for the game, as this ball brings back a shape that you didn't realize was missing until now. Unleash the true potential of your game with the Virtual Energy Blackout's groundbreaking features. The "HD" in the core's name stands for high density, a quality that works in tandem to enhance the ball's performance. By lowering the RG and boosting the weight block's differential, this ball is primed for extraordinary flare potential. With each rotation, this ball exposes a fresh section of its coverstock to the oil, ensuring consistent and dynamic gameplay that adapts to every lane condition. Traditionally, a "hybrid" coverstock implies a combination of solid and pearl components. However, Storm's pursuit of excellence led them to redefine the hybrid concept entirely. Enter the revolutionary pairing of R2S and NeX in their state-of-the-art laboratory. The outcome surpassed even Storm's loftiest expectations. Rigorous testing revealed that the NeX foundation yielded backend and entry angle figures akin to those of R2S, with a unique twist. The slight compactness of R2S's chemical porosity compared to NeX forged a new frontier of performance. Thus, the birth of ReX, aptly known as "Reactor Extreme," emerged as a testament to Storm's unwavering commitment to innovation. The Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball is more than just a bowling ball – it's a game-changer that reshapes your approach to the sport. Dominate the lanes with unparalleled power, finesse, and control. Experience the fusion of cutting-edge technology and expert craftsmanship!

Color: Blackout
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Shape-Lock HD (14#-16#)
Coverstock: ReX Pearl Reactive
Finish: Reacta Gloss
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.052 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Orange Pop



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Re: Virtual Energy Black Out
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2024, 01:45:29 PM »
I was a bit late to the VEBO train, but shortly after I hopped on it I learned why it is the most loved at my home alley the last few months since it's release. It is the smoothest ball I've ever thrown and is responsible for my first 300 since I've come back to the sport. Only took a week to get familiar with it's angular motion but it's so smooth through the front's that the forgiveness is unmatched whether on a house or sport shot it will always be in my bag. Highly recommend to  bowlers of all types, high rev, low rev, doesn't matter, the core and coverstock combo is elite.


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Re: Virtual Energy Black Out
« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2024, 05:37:41 PM »
My Virtual Energy Blackout sports my favorite 4.25x2.5x4 layout. I’ve had the same or similar layout on the Code Black and Dark Code. Mixing the Shape-Lock core with the R2X cover is the next logical step in a highly successful line of equipment.

I feel like from the Code Black to the Virtual Energy Blackout, each ball has been cleaner through the heads and stronger on the backend.

I’ve thrown this ball in a few different houses on different patterns ranging from house to challenge conditions. The most consistent characteristic from pattern to patterns is the reliability on the ball making it down the lane to the spot. For that reason, the Virtual Energy Blackout has become the ball I get a read of the pattern with even if it’s not the ball I end up competing with.

A smart choice for anyone to make this a top 3 in their arsenal.

Brian Sumner
Storm Amateur Staff
Gold Crown Lanes - St. Johnsbury, Vermont


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Re: Virtual Energy Black Out
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2024, 03:17:22 PM »
Cover: ReX Pearl Reactive
Core: Shape-Lock HD
RG: 2.48 RG
Diff: 0.052
Int Diff: 0.020

My layout: 5 x 4.5 x 3.5

The VEBO is a Pearl Asymmetrical ball that I see working best on medium to med-dry conditions. The pearl ReX cover on the VEBO is surprisingly clean. It does a great job of getting through early friction without getting off line too quickly. The low rg asymm core compliments the clean cover very well. Because of the length of the cover, the fast revving core translates to a medium to medium-quick response motion down lane. I have found that the VEBO is best when the lanes transition past big solid balls like the Absolute Power or Phase 2. It allows me to get more shape without overshooting the break point down lane.

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