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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
High Performance
- Color: Golden Wheat/Plum/Ultra Violet All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: R3X Pearl Reactive
- Weight Block: Origin
- Ball Finish: 1500-grit Abralon
- Flare Potential: 6” Plus (High)
- Fragrance: Aromatherapy Focus
- RG: 16#-2.49, 15#-2.48, 14#-2.52
- RG Differential: 16#-.054, 15#-.057, 14#-.045
- Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- Description: With a commitment to innovative core design development, it’s no wonder that Storm continues to push the envelope with shapes like the C.A.M. and Centripetal weight blocks. While the Invasion is developed for the heaviest of oil patterns, oil depletes quickly as proven by Kegel and Storm in a cooperative seminar series earlier this year. So, the goal of the new Anarchy is to develop a high-end strong asymmetrical that is clean through the heads and turns over sharp at the break point, even for bowlers without all the revs of the tour guys. With 25 years of experience in coverstock chemistry starting with U-Clean U-Score™, Storm is the industry leader of high performance bowling balls. Premier Line balls like the new Anarchy all feature strong asymmetrical shapes that are engineered from concepts different from the “industry standard.” It’s what sets Storm apart from the competition. Looking at the Origin core, we find a strong asymmetrical design that is dynamic and contoured to maximize usability. Wrapping the Origin core with R3X coverstock material, the shell is designed to maximum surface texture which increases overall ball motion. The polished finish of the new Anarchy ensures a glide through the heads and strong backend motion that we all love. In conclusion, Storm continues to develop innovative technology combined with fine workmanship. That’s why we are “The Bowler’s Company.”



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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 02:50:18 PM »
Average is 202. My PAP is 4 3/8 over and 1/8 up.   Had it drilled with the pin up above the bridge, cg kicked out to the right, and mb is pretty far to the right, with no weight hole.  Using it on a ths with oob finish.  Figured it would be a good first to second game ball before I have to switch when the lanes break down.  Pretty sick ball!  With this drilling, it certainly get down the lane, but when it turns the corner....BAM!  Great job Storm.  Took me about 12 games to really break it in and get the "newness" off and learn its characteristics, but I'm really loving it now.
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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 04:47:44 PM »
Bowler stats
Axis tilt = 10 degrees
Axis rotation = 50 degrees
PAP = 4.5" over & .5" up
Ball speed = 17.0-17.8 MPH
Rev Rate = 375-400 RPM

Starting weights for Anarchy
15.3 pounds
3.5" pin
3.2 oz. TW
MB, pin, and cg are aligned.
OOB finish (1500 polished)

I hadn't drilled out a true aggressive pearl in quite some time and was anxious to punch the Anarchy out after I heard Storm was going to wrap a strong cover on the Origin core from the Invasion.  I did not fare very well with the Invasion.  Was it simply too much ball?  Did I really need a ball that strong for a medium volume THS?  Did I suffer from New Ball Syndrome?  Ultimately, the ball & I just did not see eye-to-eye and I sold it very early in it's life.  Storm's big core in the these pills seems to be in need of a driller/style/condition fine tuning that only comes from trial & error or a lot of luck.  Did I expect the Invasion to be strong?  Absolutely.  However, I underestimated the Origin core and placed a very shallow drilling angle (50x3.75x45) and the ball seemed to expend a lot of energy before getting to the pocket.  Upon further review, taller drilling angles to promote a little more length are prudent for my game and the ball's intended use.  I'm sure that Invasion had a home in my bag, but I had other pieces in place and decided to move in a different direction.  I've always wondered if a different drilling would have worked better or even a different surface.  The introduction of the Anarchy gave me the chance I'd been looking for to see if the lessons we'd learned from my Invasion could be put to use on a new ball.

We drilled the Anarchy 75x4.25x50 which meant we'd drill the ring finger through the pin and a P3 hole.  We were hoping to to provide a little length with both cover AND drilling this time and knew (or at least were pretty sure) the R3X Pearl cover was going to be capable of recovery for errant shots right of target without looking like someone kicked it left at the breakpoint.  The result?  Spot on.  Strong, controllable move at the breakpoint with a great move through the pin deck.  The Aromatherapy Focus scent is just another added bonus as my car smells like the best little tree money can buy!  Makes me wonder how happy I'd be with an Invasion with a proper game plan.  That's a story for a later date.  Thanks for reading my review and I hope this might help you make a decision for your future purchases.
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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 12:14:40 AM »
I drilled my Anarchy with the pin high above the middle finger, the CG in my grip, and the mass bias just right of my thumb hole, with no extra hole used.  The pin is 4 inches from the CG before drilling.  The pin is 5 1/4 inches from my PAP after drilling.

I chose this layout because I have and like the Invasion, but that ball is very early for me, so I wanted to make sure I got good length with this ball.  I only have medium ball speed, and my PAP is 4 1/2 over and 3/4 up from grip center.  The Anarchy and 3.24 oz of top weight before drilling, but the CG is very close to my grip center, making an extra hole not needed, (nor did I want one)

The house I bowl in regularly has a pattern that carries down right into my hook spot.  I was hoping this ball would allow me to go around this area, as the best scores are shot be very straight or larger hook players, which I am really neither one of these.

After using this ball for a few weeks, this is not the ball I was hoping for.  That being said, when the pattern is lighter and/or broken down some, this ball is a beast.  I think a stronger layout would make the Anarchy work well on fresh patterns.  When the pattern is lighter, I can get very easy length and saves plenty of energy for the back end.  This ball is very forgiving for release changes, it doesn't overreact when I grab on it too much, and has a nice, smooth, easy length, almost loping down the lane.  When it reads the dry part of the pattern, it turns left very hard, carries very well.  After about 30 games or so, I have noticed that most of my carry problems are really deficiencies in how well I'm throwing the ball, the ball still manages to find the pocket on poorly thrown shots.  I have some pretty good "hold" when missing to the left, as I said, it really skids on oil.

With a stronger layout, I think the tweeners would be able to use this ball alot, and I would not be afraid to take the surface down some too.  The boomers will probably love this ball with a longer layout, such as the one I used, or pins farther from the PAP and probably use this ball on lighter patterns, or when broken down.  The straight players will really like this ball, with a strong layout.  Straighties can use this ball with the right surface prep on everything but heavy oil.  Invasion, Virtual Gravity, or Reign of Fire would probably better suited here.

Thanks to my man Tyler Jensen with Storm/Roto Grip for getting me this ball and asking me to participate in his survey program.  Bowl up a Storm!!

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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 02:38:20 PM »
Intents: I got this ball in the Storm Forecast deal along with the Roto Theory. I never picked up an Invasion mostly because my ROF was plenty of ball for what I normally see. As of late the first ball out of the bag is my Virtual Energy, I wanted the Anarchy to fit above the VE and below the ROF. My VE is laid out pin under bridge with an extra hole just past my PAP. I went with a pin over layout on the Anarchy barely right of the bridge center line, mass bias just to the right of my thumb. As of right now no hole is needed but one may be added in the future after some more use.
On the Lanes: 38' THS on AMF HPL9000 lanes/ used during a 4 person mixed league

Bowler Stats: 16mph at the pins/ higher rev rate

I didn't have time to throw any balls before practice started as I was drilling a couple balls for customers. To start I threw a couple balls from my normal starting position. As I get older it takes me a while to get loose so the practice balls didn't really mean all that much to me, although I did move in about 3 boards from normal using the same breakpoint.

First game XXXXX6/XXXXXX= 276 with a wash-out spare and a couple lucky breaks
2nd game 9/XXXXX80XXXXX= 254 ring 10 & light pocket 7/10
3rd game XX9/XXXXXXX90= 267 4 pin and a light 7 pin

So OOB for 797 was a good start. For me compared to the VE I thought the Anarchy is easy through the front and has more pop on the back part of the lane. For me the VE is smoother through out the lane. I was also impressed with the continuation through the pins with this ball. Like I said this was only one set with this ball so far so I need some more games with it, and I may add a hole depending on what I see in the future. I think this will be another solid product from Storm. I'll update after I get some more use out of it and may possibly throw a video up.


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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 02:47:51 AM »
Storm’s  “ANARCHY”

The “Anarchy” is the pearl reactive version of the Invasion designed for us bowlers that don’t have the rev of the tour guys.
This ball is just “AWESOME”. It is so clean through the heads and the sharp turn at the break point on it’s way to pin crushing results.
I used the same drilling as my “Invasion”. A  4 x 4 with the pin under the ring finger. No extra hole was necessary .My “ Anarchy” was  15lb 3oz, with 2.80 oz of top weight with a 2.5 to 3 in pin.
No surface adjustments were made and its striking power for me was amazing and just three solid eights from another 300. A lot of ball with crushing power and those that know me will be the first to tell you that it’s the ball. My ball speed is around 15mph with a rev rate of 250 to 300.
I have only the opportunity to bowl with ball  on two different house shots .
A}  blended  40’ on Anvilane       B]  blended   39’ on lane shield.
The research and development division of “Storm” has just created the strongest pearl ball ever with a ball reaction second to none.

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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 10:41:34 PM »
I have drilled two Anarchy's. I drilled the first one to compliment my Invasion and Virtual Gravity. To allow me to stay in the same part of the lane when  the Virtual and/or Invasion start to read the lane to early as these are the balls I start with on longer/heavier patterns. This Anarchy was drilled with the pin 1" above the center of my grip with the PSA at 45 deg. This makes the pin 5 1/2" from PAP with about a 3 1/2" PSA to PAP. I didn't have to put a weight hole in this ball as the cg was slightly left of the line from pin to mass bias. This is drilled almost exactly like the VG,  the only difference is the VG has a small hole down.

I got just what I was looking for. The pearl cover on the Anarchy allows me to make the switch from the VG or Invasion as they start to hook to soon. The Anarchy is much cleaner through the front of the lane. For me total hook of these balls is pretty close, but the shape is different as the Anarchy sees the friction faster making it more angular.

The second Anarchy is drilled exactly like my Virtual Energy. The pin is above my bridge with the PSA slightly to the right of my thumb hole. The VE has been one of the most versatile balls for me. I was hoping to get the same ball motion only with more hook. The Anarchy was real close. It reads the lane a little earlier than my VE, but is stronger down lane as well. I used the Anarchy on the ToC pattern and it hooked about 3' earlier and around 4 boards more than the VE.
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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010, 02:46:45 PM »
I am finally getting the chance to give a review of two different Anarchies. I drilled the first Anarchy with the pin ¾” over ring, mb in my thumb, with no extra hole and finished the ball with 600/1200 cab by hand. This comes out to a 5.5 x 5.5 layout. The comparison balls will be an Invasion with the pin over ring,( 5 x 5.5 no hole), mb also in the thumb  finished 400/1200 cab by hand, and the other Anarchy 5.5 x 4, pin on grip line, below fingers, with a large extra hole on PAP touched with a used 2000 abralon pad.  

After drilling, the first Anarchy had a spin time of 8 seconds on a Determinator.  Even with surface, the ball gets down the lane very clean, with a strong more violent move back to the pocket compared to the other Anarchy as well as the Invasion. Comparing the Invasion and the first Anarchy, using a bit more rev rate, allowed the Invasion to hook up and smooth out the break point. The Anarchy was much more responsive to the breakpoint than the Invasion, due to the energy retained from the pearl R3X cover stock. I was able to get the ball to corner from much deeper on the lane. Once I took hand out of the ball, the complete opposite happened. The Invasion still hooked up, actually about 2 feet earlier on the lane, and made a strong aggressive move back to the pocket. The Anarchy would skid through the middle too much, and give me a bit of over/ under on the fairly fresh house condition.  This is very understandable, considering the very high pin placement of the Anarchy, and slightly less cover prep combined with the high volume of oil in the middle of the lane. I have used the Anarchy in box surface prep, highly polished, as well as with the aforementioned surface prep, and have had no trouble getting the ball to the breakpoint with a trace of oil up front. This ball will work well when I need a long and strong reaction, on flatter conditions, or when they start to burn up, and I have to chase the shot in deep.  This particular layout will struggle on over walled house conditions, or anything that is real wet dry.

The second Anarchy I am going to discuss had a spin time of 5.5 seconds on the Determinator, post drill. As you can see the spin time was decreased by 2.5 seconds! Please notice both balls have a 5.5 in pin layout, the difference being the mb placement allowing for a large extra hole, and longer pin buffer. This Anarchy really likes the fresh conditions! It revs up much easier than the first Anarchy, and changes direction very quickly at the breakpoint, giving me a lot more roll through the back part of the lane. This Anarchy isn't as allergic to carrydown as the first one due to the faster spin time. This ball works great on fresh league conditions, as even with 2000 abralon surface prep, it still gets through the front. The ball motion is more “built in” than the first Anarchy, as differences in rev rate and releases do not affect the ball motion as drastically as the first Anarchy with the high pin, and no hole.

As you can see, the Anarchy can be drilled to satisfy almost any customers’ needs. If you want long and strong to be able to open up the back part of the lane, drill with a high pin, long mb placement, to allow for a longer spin time, thus saving energy for the backend of the lane. If you want the ball to rev up quickly, and have a more defined motion built in, drill pin down, something you can use a large extra hole with and watch this big core rev up and blast all ten into the pit!

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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 12:45:00 AM »

Storm Anarchy Bowling Ball
Pearl Reactive
Factory Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.48
Differential (Diff): 0.057
Anarchy uses the Origin core found in the Invasion
While the Invasion is developed for the heaviest of oil patterns,
Oil can and will depletes quickly as proven by Kegel and Storm in a cooperative seminar series earlier this year.
So, the goal of the new Anarchy is to develop a high-end strong asymmetrical ball  That is clean through the heads
and turns over sharp at the break point, even for bowlers without all the revs can benefit for this ball design
Storm Premier Line  of balls like the  Anarchy,
Feature strong asymmetrical shapes engineered from a concepts Created by storm “industry standard.”
It’s will sets Storm apart from the competition.


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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010, 10:54:02 AM »
This ball is very clean threw the heads i love the reaction this ball gives me. It is a look that no other storm ball has ever givin me in the past. This ball would be great at use after the invation or the virtual Gravity. I have it drilled with a 4" pin with a 80degree MB. I drilled the MB out in the Thumb hole. at a tourny this weekend everyone around me was getting over under with all there balls, i switched to the Anarchy and then it turned this 42'ft pattern we were bowling on into what seemed like a house shot, i just wished i pulle the ball out earlier.

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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2011, 09:19:00 PM »

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Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: This ball is excellent. OOB surface is great on a fresh THS. Purchased a jigsaw trap in october and that ball was a dud so this ball is to replace that and it sure did. Ball drilled pin high right of ring finger with cg and mb slightly right of center. This ball has excellent length whether playing straight up or throwing it out. Some of the best carry I've seen and revs up fast. Has a nice move to the pocket with an easy read. great ball if you like storm.

Dislikes: Started to track a little early



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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011, 04:21:48 AM »

Length:42 Ft 


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):




Likes: The ball goes very long but at the same time is reading the lane pretty well


I ended up drilling this ball 5X3X3 ending up with the pin above the ring finger about one inch and the MB about 3 inches to right of thumb...

My first impression was WOW.... this ball its a PEARL in steroids.... for some time i have been using just solids because i like the way they read the lane and prevent the OVER/UNDER, but this ball reads the lane like a solid while giving you a great strong continuation on the backend. First set with it was 227-253-215 for a 695, the few times the ball did not hit the pocket was because i made some mistakes.

I will recommend this ball for those who like ball that rolls a lot w/o rolling out, that want a ball that covers lots of boards but at the same time you can adjust to throw it straight by the 10th board and that at the same time wants control in long- medium-heavy oil.





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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 03:54:58 PM »
I got this ball a while back and I really like it.  This is my favorite ball because it has such a smooth roll and works with the backend.  There honestly isn't anything I am going to say against this and I highly recommend it.  I have been throwing it regularly on fresh oil for THS and have no issue adjusting with it over the course of several games.  I have also thrown it on a few sport shot patterns (Beijing, BTM Flat and Montreal) and had no issue getting it to perform on them either.  


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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2011, 04:19:00 PM »

When buying the Anarchy, I was looking for an extremely strong pearl. I love to play a big ball, stand 25-30, play out to 5, but have found myself playing straighter over the last few months. The covers on some of my arsenal have been starting to track a bit, and I wanted something fresh. My arsenal thus far includes the Virtual Energy, Invasion, Virtual Gravity, Gravity Shit, and Big Hit. (As you can see I'm a Storm fan)

What I got from this ball is exactly what I was looking for. I have it drilled pin above and right of ring, with the MB in strong and long. This ball gets down lane great and makes a left turn off the mark. It took me a few games to get used to swinging the ball again. I average between 222-230 in my two current leagues and just recently had my Virtual Energy crack in half (a new one is on the way). Getting the Anarchy was in perfect timing. My first set of 4 games I shot 879, about 50 pins below average. The second time using the ball shot a 721 (3 games) with a Big four and Greek church split. The third set (4 games) I shot 1033, with a 300 and 279 in the 3rd and 4th game. From the second to fourth game I ran 27 of 28. I left a ringing 10 pin in the fourth frame of the fourth game. 

All I can say is this ball is an absolute beast. It will come back from a miss right and hit like a freight train. If you like to swing, this ball is a must have. If you are new to bowling, I would go for something a little weaker and work your way up. Storm did a great job with this ball and I can't wait to see what else I can get out of it!



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#1- Virtual Energy #2- Anarchy #3- Virtual Gravity #4- Gravity Shift #5- Big Hit (spare and really dry)
#6- Teal Rhino Pro (oldie but a goodie)  #7- Invasion (Only if NOTHING else does ANYTHING)


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Re: Anarchy
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2011, 05:14:18 AM »


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


Likes: The Anarchy for me has alot of back end motion to it. When i first got the ball out of the box i had the guy a the pro shop dill it to snap at the very end the ball was so agesive the first time we where used it the the ball missed both pockets standing on on 30 going out to the 5 board it hit the 7 pin. Once we got a few games on it we found out where to hit and once it hit the ball never stop hooking. I use this ball up at Perry Hall lanes in MD I have a 179 avg and i shoot most of my 200 up there saterday mornings like (226 269 285 256) Are all my highs with that ball. Overall a perfect ball