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« on: February 03, 2016, 12:20:06 PM »
Description: This Storm bowling ball is going to put up a Fight!  The Fight was designed to create an unconventional break point and shape through core volume.  The Iron Cross weight block is a large core that is still able to produce flare potential and axis rotation.  This core is paired with the R4S solid reactive coverstock to give you the advantage you need in a good Fight.

- Color: 2-Tone Red    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: R4S Solid Reactive
- Core: Iron Cross for 14-16# & Modified Centripetal for 12-13#
- Finish: 3000-grit Abralon
- RG:  2.62 (based on 15#)
- Diff:  0.043 (based on 15#)
- Fragrance: Candy Apple
- Recommended Oil Conditions: Medium Oil



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Storm Fight Review by Storm Staffer Matthew Kemper
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2016, 03:54:36 PM »
Storm Fight Review:
Lane Type: Wood

Length: 41ft

Volume: 21ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes:  Strong overall reaction.  Real strong off the break point.  Reacts to heavier oil real good. 
Dislikes: none
The Storm Fight is the newest solid release in Storms Thunder Line.  The fight contains the new Iron Cross weight block.  The covers is the new R4S Solid cover and is finished with 3000 grit abralon. 
The fight is the new solid in the Thunder line replacing the HyRoad Solid.  The ball is very similar in shape as the Hyroad Solid but for me the Fight is a bit smoother and a little less reactive.  I drilled mine with 32x5.5x32 which is the same as my Hyroad Solid.  The fight reads and reacts to heavier oil real well.  For me it was a little strong on a typical house shot but on patterns with heavier volume the Fight responds better with a smoother reaction.  You donít have to throw the ball away from the pocket to get it to stay in the pocket.  I also like how I can move inside 4th arrow and the ball reads the mid lane and carries well.  Itís a very good versatile ball.
I recommend this ball for anyone looking to replace their current mid range solid.  This ball is great for heavier volume house patterns and medium to long sport patterns.  If the ball is too strong you can give it a weaker low flare layout and the ball will still hit the pins hard.  If you need a little extra you can sand it down more to get that reaction.  Thatís what makes this ball so great.

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Re: Fight
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2016, 08:14:28 PM »
Storm Fight Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The Fight is the newest addition to the Thunder Line and has provided us with a different motion than weíve seen in this line.  The Fight is filled with the new Iron Cross weight block, which is the largest core Storm has ever put into a ball.  With the R4S Solid Reactive cover, the Fight is the smoothest ball in my bag.

Iíve drilled one Fight so far and have been able to use it on multiple patterns.  When I drilled this ball, my goal was to create a shape for flatter, harder patterns.  I drilled it as: 3 Ĺ x 3 Ĺ with a medium sized hole directly on my axis.  I havenít tweaked the surface at all, I just let lane oil shine it for me. 

Iíve been able to use this Fight mostly on medium to shorter patterns.  Even with the big core, the RG is high enough to create a good amount of length through the front part of the lane.  Because of the strong drilling, Iíve taken a lot of the motion away from down lane, and used more energy through the front and mid-lane. 

If you are a looking for a slower response time, smooth, but predictable shape in your bag, the Fight will be your best bet.  It compliments the Alpha Crux, IQ 30, and HyRoad very well.



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Re: Fight
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2016, 07:53:53 PM »

Lane Conditions: Medium Oil
Typical Conditions: House Shot
Type of Lane: All Synthetic
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Did the ball track out? Normal
Weight of bowling ball: 16
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
What grit was the surface of the ball? 3000

 After using the new Storm Fight for the past few weeks I wanted to post my thoughts about this ball. The layout I used on my Fight was 6x5 off by pap. The R4S cover really helps get this ball down the lane and the new iron core is a nice smooth motion in the back part of the lane. This ball is a great complement to my Rocket which get's into a heavier roll and sharper change of direction.

 This is a great addition to the thunder line for Storm and I would recommend this ball for anyone regardless of your skill level.


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Re: Fight
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2016, 01:37:58 PM »
Fight Review from Tim Behrendt

When I first had seen the new Iron Cross core, I got pretty excited and was instantly intrigued.  This core pushes the RG limits. With the RG being 2.62 I decided to drill it pretty strong. (Pin under my ring and a hole down in the P3 range. Even with being a solid cover and a strong layout, this ball does not touch the front part of the lane. With that said this also creates a backend motion that has tremendous continuation.

The Fight is definitely something different in my bag, and will remain in my tournament bags. I have found early success with this ball on medium and even longer lighter volume patterns. With being so clean through the fronts I have also found the Fight to be a very good ďGO TOĒ ball when the heads start to hook. A definite Thumbs up.

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Re: Fight
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2016, 10:13:10 PM »
The Storm Fight, with it's unique combination of a strong solid coverstock and a very large, high RG core, has a very smooth and consistent motion and excellent pin carry. I used a 35x4 1/8Ēx55 layout to enhance the predictable arcing motion, with the stronger pin position allowing the Fight to handle as much as medium-heavy oil.  Surprisingly though, even with the strong cover and 3000 grit box finish, I am still able to use this ball as the lanes continue to dry out throughout the night.  I used this ball at USBC Nationals as well, and had a very good look on the team pattern, especially.  The smooth and predictable motion was crucial on that flatter sport shot.

In comparison to the Storm Phaze, the Fight has a similar amount of overall hook, though the motions are certainly different.  The Phaze still has an arcing motion, but skids 3-4 feet further down the lane than the Fight.  They are a great 1-2 combo on any medium condtion.

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Re: Fight
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2016, 11:48:39 AM »
Storm Fight
OOB condition
House pattern 40 ft- Avalon surface
Layout-pin below the bridge, cg kicked to the right 2 inches
This ball is my first out of the bag for me.  It is a lot stronger than I expected to be from the Thunder line. This ball has a very smooth transition to the pocket for me.  I was able to open the lane up more with this ball then my Phaze which was a shock to me.  The cover stocks on both balls have a lot to do with that though.   They went with a candy apple fragrance for this ball and used guessed a red color scheme, I wish they would have added a bronze color to it for a caramel look. Overall, this ball is fantastic.  Go see your local pro shop operator today and pick one of up.  Bowl up a Storm
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Fight by Shea Bittenbender
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2016, 12:32:57 PM »
Lane Conditions: Medium
Typical Conditions:  House
Type of Lane: Wood
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Weight of bowling ball: 15
RPM: 450
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
What grit was the surface of the ball? 3000
Likes: Mid-lane motion - control
Dislikes: none

If you are looking for very controllable yet strong motion, the Fight is the ball for you.  I cannot get over how easy this ball is to control on the backend.  It is also the most versatile ball in my bag.  I have thrown it on everything from Seoul to Shark, and the one common factor is its predictable/controlled motion.  I am anxious to get out the Open Championships to see what this ball can do.  I would like to drill another one with a weaker layout to see how it compares to the one I have. The candy apple scent is also very appealing. 


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Re: Fight
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2016, 07:13:30 PM »
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Re: Fight
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2016, 07:54:42 PM »
30 x 3 3/8 x 30
3" pin
Right Hand
16.5 ball speed med rev rate
Weight hole 2 position on VAL
Thrown on a house shot

Wasn't sure what to expect from this ball as I typically don't roll much in Storm (Roto Grip mainly with occasional tries on other products).

The core was what intrigued me to give this ball a try so I decided to punch one out.

First series out the box on this drill was 222, 204, 232 for a 658

Ball was controllable on any line i tried to play. Read the lanes very well. When this ball turned very well and continued to drive thru the pins with little effort.

One thing I noticed within the first few throws, when this ball hits it hits super hard, pins seemed to just blow apart. For me this is the hardest hitting ball since my Roto Grip Epic Battle.

This is a must ball to have and and one I for sure will buy a second to have as a backup.


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Re: Fight
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2016, 02:38:21 PM »
The Fight is a solid cover ball in the Thunder line. The Fight uses the R4S solid reactive cover, which to my knowledge, is the first time we have seen this cover on a US release. The Fight also gives us the first look at the Iron Cross weight block. This core has an Rg of 2.62 and a differential of 0.043. The fight comes from the factory with a 3000 grit Abralon finish. The Fight is a 2-tone red with candy apple fragrance. The Fight reminds me of  the old Reign of Fire, when sitting on the ball return.

I drilled my Fight 4 x 5 x 2 ĺ . Out of the box, the Fight covered a lot of boards. It didn't really want to slow down, or show any signs of quitting through the backend of the lane. I polished the cover with a touch of Xtra Shine over the box finish, in an effort to reduce the overall board coverage of this ball. The polish helped the Fight not hook as much.

I donít have a ton of ball speed, or a really high rev rate and low axis tilt, so I generally look to use balls that are low Rg and stronger covers, to get them to slow down, and blend the corner. The Fight has such a strong move down lane, it is hard for me to keep this ball in play for long, except on longer lighter volume patterns. As the lanes break down, I have to make large moves in, as the Fight is just so strong off of the spot.

The Fight will benefit bowlers who want a big move in the backend of the lane. Bowlers who like to chase patterns in deep, and want recovery, should look for the Fight, to give them the strong down-lane move they are looking for. If bowlers are looking for a ball to be more controllable, or to blend a pattern, I would suggest trying a different Storm or Roto Grip ball, as we have a full line of varying ball motions to choose from. The Fight has a very specific ball reaction, that will please those who are looking to really bank the corner! Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Storm Fight. As always, remember to bowl up a Storm!

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