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Title: Atomic Charge
Post by: admin on December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM
Harness the Energy of Atomic Power! Deliver destructive power from the release of atomic energy! The Atomic Charge™ fuses the MONSOON™ Solid Reactive coverstock with a Modified 2-piece weight block to generate an explosive reaction. This synergy creates strong mid-lane roll, pick-up in heavy oil, and a powerful arcing backend. The Atomic Charge™ uses energy evenly throughout the lane and promises reliable performance shot after shot. Get the latest creation from the STORM® reactor - Atomic Charge™  

ATOMIC CHARGE™ Technical Specifications

Coverstock MONSOON™ Solid  Reactive
Weight Block Modified 2-piece
Ball Color Sky Blue/Plum
Ball Finish 800-grit Matte
Radius of Gyration 2.54 (Med-Low)
Differential .050 (Med-High)
Durometer 73 - 75 Rex D-scale
Flare Potential 5 - 6 (Med-High)
Fragrance Cranberry
Weights 10 - 16 lbs.

Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: jw300 on December 31, 2004, 10:12:23 AM
I was looking for a different look than my other Equipment, I stacked this one up resulting in a 4.5x4 layout.  I also drilled the ring finger deep to remove a little side weight to make it legal without having to use an extra hole.  Surface I left alone as polish introduces a wonderful inconsistency to my ball reaction.
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Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: J Dubs on January 13, 2005, 04:30:23 PM
This is my first time making a post on one of these sites. I feel I am at a high enough level experience and results-wise to make posts. I throw the bowling ball around 16.5-17 MPH with medium to above avg revolutions. I use many different hand positions from forward roll to max side roll. I drilled up an Atomic Charge classic leverage weight (3 3/8 x 3 3/8) with a weight hole. This is the same drilling I had on a Depth Charge which I left behind at an out of state tournament. Anyhow, the ball was uncommonly SMOOTH rolling (polished) without an over-reacting move in the backs on a fresh shot (Playing 16 to 10). However, forward roll was needed to get proper pin carry with the screaming backends. As the backs tightened up, more tilt (side roll) was necessary to score well. I was surprised to see this ball has only been reviewed two times. I use this bowling ball in an old center with wood lanes and alot of hook. I shot 763 and 717 and won the Break the Bank ($1000 jackpot) using this ball in the past 2 weeks. The ball gave me a tremendous carry percentage AND forgiveness on a few less-than-well thrown balls. Drill one up ASAP.
"Stay Focused and Make the Shot"
Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: average on January 31, 2005, 08:20:05 AM
I recently bought the atomic charge and I really like it. I have bowled heavy oil with this ball and with slow speed and medium revs the backend on this ball is great. Straight out of the box 172/201 on medium oil pattern. This is by far one of the best balls out by storm currently. This is a mid priced ball but DO NOT be fooled by its performance. I have bowled this ball against to other higher priced balls and it performs as well if not more predictable than the others. Very predictable ball. Great ball when carrydown becomes a factor still retains good backend with 800 matte finish. Would be great ball for anyone and would recommend ball to anyone. Storm has produced another great ball with explosive pin action with monsoon coverstock.
Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: lion95 on January 31, 2005, 09:40:14 AM
I purchased this ball about a month ago, so I wanted to wait to see how well the ball performed before I posted a review. This ball is an underrated ball. The Coverstock/Core combination makes this ball strong,smooth and predictable. I keep the ball at 800 matte and this takes care of Med-Heavy Oil and carrydown. The pin carry is excellent including light hits, and the drive to the pocket is non-stop. I would recommend this ball to anyone, especially all my STORM people.
"How do I roll a strike?"
Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: khescock on February 12, 2005, 08:58:24 PM
I just got the Atomic Charge about a week and half ago. I've thrown it in two blocks so far, but it's the best ball that I've put on my hand since the Original Hot Rod. I had drilled with a 4" pin stacked just out of my grip and the CG on center line, no weight hole, and original surface condition. The ball was a defined break point down the lane and is very aggressive down the line.
The first time I threw it, I was bowling in a touranment with an average condition, about 40' of oil aggressive outside. I started out standing on board 20 and playing 10 out to 6 and I only moved 1 board in six games, even as the lane broken down. Even on shots I thought the ball was going to take off it still got down the lane hit the hole.
the second time was in league where I have trouble carrying because of entry angle, was able to get deeper and swing to the outside without the ball either not hooking enough or running out of steam. the ball still drove through the pins and carried.
Storm has another winner. I like it so much that I'm going to probably get another in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: mmike1053 on March 28, 2005, 07:56:45 PM
As many of you know, I only throw one companies balls, STORM.

This ball is amazing to say the least.  I can honestly say it is STRONGER than my XXX.  I have the ball in box finish, drilled with pin right below ring finger and CG swung out to the right.  This ball is a MONSTER.  The first time I used this ball was at a tournament this past weekend.  It was the Southern Bowling Association annual Southern Tournament held here in Memphis this year.  I usually stand about 18 on my strike ball and throw 12 to 7.  I had to move out to 27 and throw 20 to 7 to handle this one.  The backend doesn't stop.  No matter how wide I throw it, this ball makes a move.  I usually have a problem with a ball not coming up at all if I get it out too wide.  Not this one.  I bowled 6 games at the tournament and averaged 190ish with never using this ball before.

I then took the ball to my PROBLEM house for some Sunday practice.  This house was NOT a problem that day.  I averaged 220 over 4 or 5 games.  One of the games could have been a 300, really.

This is going to be my new first out of the bag ball.


"Strikes and Honor" - Maximus(sorta)

Storm... hits like no other.  PERIOD.

High Game: 2 - 300 on 6/21/04 and 02/25/05
High Series: 788 on 06/21/04


Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: Jr0630 on April 26, 2005, 08:32:42 PM
I just got this ball and the first set i bowled with it a shot 771.  My games were 234 237 and 300.  This ball is one of my favorite storm balls.  It hits like a monster.  Anyone who is looking to buy a storm ball for heavy oil, buy da atomic charge.
Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: lorin_23 on April 28, 2005, 02:04:33 AM
Alright, here it goes. I'm a tweener, 15.5 - 16.5 mph with a medium-high amount of revs on my bowling ball. I'm a VERY accurate bowler. On a suggestion from a friend I bought this ball to complement my Recharge, drilled it to get it maxed out, and I LOVE IT. I can get this ball over the 25, out to the five, and get it to come into the pocket and put ten in the pit. Very controllable, and predictable hook. I would recommend this to ANYONE. VERY good ball.
Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: Flyboy on May 28, 2005, 11:15:51 AM
This is one of the most predictable balls I have ever seen. Box finish would read just about any medium - heavy house pattern I saw, but was a little touchy on burnt up heads with carry down.  Due to recent additions, I took this ball up to 2000.  It added length, revs up faster for a nicer break, and hits harder than it did at box finish.  After an hour of practice, it was the only ball I could throw and get a predictable move.
Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: Ryan Peebles on June 29, 2005, 12:05:15 PM
This ball is indeed predictable... I had my Atomic Charge drilled pin below the bridge 5" from PAP, CG on midline just right of grip center, MB between thumb and strong (medium length with an arcing backend).  No finger grips were employed; just the thumb slug...

With the selected layout, the Atomic Charge has a strong arc and predictable roll.  I can play between 10 and 15 without the early jump in the heads. Apart from leaving a few flat 10-pins, the power and carry is very strong.  I ended up shooting a 741 in practice this past Sunday with games of 231, 244, and 266.
This ball should do fine on normal league conditions.

I am currently waiting for a second X-Factor Vertigo for heavy carrydown (my first being for the soup).  By the fall, I should have the strongest arsenal that I've ever owned...
Behind the approaching front, the perfect Storm is about to be unleashed...
Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: Jzero on October 10, 2005, 02:03:03 AM
This was my first reactive ball and I'm glad I got it. My ball is polished with ebonite factory polish and drilled a little weak so it is better for medium oil rather than medium heavy. This is a very forgiving ball.  I shot 278 with it when I probably should have shot around 210.  I normally used this ball for my league sot which is a oily wet dry. During league I normally start the ball in between the 5th and 6th arrows and bring it up to the 7th arrow.  The ball turns a little earlier than most balls I have seen.  One thing to watch about this ball is getting it into light oil.  In light oil the ball probably starts to hook 30ft down the lane, and I'm lucky if I can hit brooklen. The one problem I have with ball sometimes is leaving the ten pin.  I not sure why it happens but one shot will hit perfectly and strike, then the next ball will hit perfectly but leave the ten.

Overall- Good ball for Medium oil and oily wet dry but take it out once it starts to skid to far- 9 out of 10
Atomic Chrage

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Title: Re: Atomic Charge
Post by: TheAxeEffect415 on November 02, 2005, 01:57:54 AM
Bought this ball about a month ago. Tweener here throw about 17.00 - 17.15 mph. Ball drilled with pin just to the right of the ring finger cg kicked out and mass bias on PAP. Ball is great for medium oily. However ball tends to due well on heavy but carrying is an issue for me on heavier oils lanes. I just currently got back into bowling from about a year and a half off. Great ball to come back too. Drilled an extra hole to take alittle side weight off other then that I do leave some ten pins. Probably not the ball just the operater ;o). Good thing I like about this ball is that is revs up early and is controlable. Give it an 8 out of 10.
Don't stroke it...RAM IT!!! -AXE