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Axiom Pearl
« on: November 13, 2020, 03:23:50 PM »
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The Storm Axiom Pearl continues the line of statement bowling balls. This ball uses the same Orbital Core as the original solid version and the NeX (Nano Extreme) Pearl coverstock which is an upgrade to the NRG coverstock. The NeX Pearl reads the midlane and produces an impressive backend. The Orbital Core doesn't require much from the bowler to get it reved up early. This ball matches up best on medium to heavy oiled lanes.

Color: Cobalt/Graphite/Candy Apple
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: NeX Pearl Reactive
Core: Orbital (14-16#)
Fragrance: Peppermint
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
Hook Potential: High
Length: Middle



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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 11:23:13 AM »

Length: 42'

Volume: 20+

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS/Challenge


With any new release showing off new technology, I never allow myself to assume what Iím going to see before throwing the ball. After about 5 shots I realized I was expecting something a bit more angular. No big deal thoughÖ what I got was something I was missing in my bag anyway. A strong symmetrical pearl that doesnít go sideways and doesnít need friction to slow down. Like the original Axiom, this ball reads the pattern early but has a surprising amount of energy left for the back of the lane. And for me, thatís usually my struggle. Get a ball to slow down early, but still have enough to carry. I find I typically have to sacrifice one for the other. It seems the Axiom is going to give me that look.

In my video review, I decided to compare this to the Trend. I could have gone with the low hanging fruit and compared it to the Axiom, but whatís the point. The surface alone tells you theyíre going to look different. When I evaluate a new ball, I like to figure out where it differs from other balls in the same category.

Both the Trend and Axiom Pearl have more of an arcing shape on the back end. The difference is, the Trend needs more friction to tip toward the pocket. I found I had to play about 3-4 boards further right to get the same entry into the pocket. The Axiom Pearl gives me the ability to open up angles and error room which is my favorite attribute of any ball.


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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 12:16:03 AM »
I have the Axiom and knew I was going to get the Axiom Pearl. I figured this would be a good 1-2 combo for me. The Axiom Pearl is smooth through the front of the lane and really pops on the back end. I can choose to start the night with this ball or when the lanes start to transition I can grab this ball. I figure if I start the night with this ball and lanes start to transition, I can grab my Axiom. I am one that when I have to move left I tend to ball up due to my speed and rev rate. Right now my rev rate is down a bit as I have been having some wrist issues. We also did a fit change to help me out with the wrist issues so I have been adjusting to that as well. I feel like with the Axiom Pearl I do not have to worry about my rev rate as this ball still pops on the back end for me. This will definitely be a ball I take to league and tournaments with me.

I have been bowling in a sport shot league on Sunday afternoon. We are two week in and have been bowling on the 2011 US Women's Open pattern. This ball is one that I take out maybe game 3 or 4 when the lanes start to see some type of transition. I have not bowled in any tournaments yet this season but I cannot wait to see what this ball with give me in tournaments and at other houses.

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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2020, 11:35:03 AM »
Storm Axiom Pearl

Layout: Pin 4 x 4 x 2

Rev Rate: 325 rpm

Testing information: 41-foot THS (medium to light volume)

Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center

Kegel Machine Ė Brunswick Anvilane

The Storm Axiom Pearl utilizes the NeX Pearl Reactive coverstock wrapped around the new Orbital Core. The shelf appeal of the Axiom Pearl stands out with the Cobalt/Graphite/Candy Apple color scheme. As far as the performance report cards goes, the Axiom Pearl was stronger than I anticipated when compared to the Axiom Solid. I have Axiom Pearl a couple boards stronger overall. The Axiom Pearl reads the mid-lane rather well for a pearl. The reaction of the Axiom Solid is smoother overall. We saw the same thing when helping a friend with his game. Disclaimer Ė A house pattern can give a false impression so this could change when used on a sort pattern, which is often the case. I am looking forward to using this one in tournament play.



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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 12:13:04 PM »

Length: 42'


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes:  The new Axiom Pearl features the same low Rg, high differential Orbital core found in the original Axiom.  The coverstock on this new release is an all new NEX pearl.  This new cover provides excellent traction in the midlane without sacrificing any backend motion.  This ball is a great compliment to the original Axiom as well as any of the big asymmetrical balls.  The Axiom Pearl will give you the control of the midlane you need but will also provide a very strong backend motion.  The pin carry with this ball is some of the best I have ever seen!  I am not usually a fan of pearls on my local wet/dry house patterns, but the Axiom Pearl is the exception.  This ball allows the bowler to play deeper on the lane where there is a higher volume of oil and still has enough energy stored to carry the corner pins.  This ball is a must have in anyoneís bag!




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Storm Axiom Pearl by Casey Murphy
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 11:03:13 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 Ĺ over and Ĺ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout:  5 x 4 x 2 1/2
Dual Angle Layout:  50 x 5 x 40

I wanted an Axiom Pearl from the minute I threw my Axiom.  I love the OG Axiom but it is early and strong.  I put the same pin up layout on the Axiom Pearl and it is the PERFECT compliment.  It is cleaner than the OG by a good deal but it definitely hits the midlane hard and has the Axiom shape I loved with the OG.  Sometimes super strong Pearls arenít the best because theyíre just too slow, so theyíre clean,
But hard to get through the deck in the transition.  The Axiom Pearl continues a bit more letting me use it much longer than I expected.  If you love the OG Axiom, but need something cleaner, get an Axiom Pearl.


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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2020, 08:34:50 PM »
  The Storm Axiom pearl is to me the strongest Pearl in the Storm Line today. Love the original Axiom especially on the fresh and larger volume patterns.  So I couldn't wait till the pearl came out.  As when the OG Axiom starts to labor the Pearl is perfect compliment.  The Axiom Pearl just doesnt stop coming downlane.  Very strong arcing backend motion.  Plus the Axiom Pearl carries real well and keeps the pins real low.
Plus the Axiom has great self appeal with its bright colors. 

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PAP 4 up 1 1/8
RPM - 400
Tilt - 17
Speed - 16

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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 12:34:57 PM »
Storm Axiom Pearl Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

After having a ton of success with the original Axiom, I was stoked to learn about the Axiom Pearl.  As expected, the Pearl is a cleaner version with a quicker response time.  Iíve loved the Axiom Pearl thus far and it goes everywhere with me.  Iíve been extremely impressed with how well it compliments the original Axiom and can be used on so many different patterns.

Iíve drilled one Axiom Pearl so far and love it.  I drilled it identical to my original Axiom (5 x 4).   This puts the pin above my bridge and I also left the surface alone.  After using it for a couple months, Iíve have had the most success when my angles have been open and I need a ball to be cleaner through the front with a quicker response time.  As mentioned before, itís been a perfect compliment to the original Axiom.  Iíve also been able to use it after my Omega Crux and UFO have slowed down. 

If you need a low RG, quick response ball that can be used on multiple patterns and angles, drill an Axiom Pearl!



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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2020, 03:39:42 PM »
The Axiom Pearl might have just set a new personal record for the fastest that a ball has ever made it into the trusted, "has to go everywhere" pile for me when packing for a tournament. It's exactly what you would expect - a pearlized version of the NeX coverstock from the original Axiom and the exact same core. It provides more traction and stability in oil than any other shiny ball that I've ever used - if you have an R2S Pearl ball that's going too long but equipment like a Phaze II or Axiom are hooking too early, put the Axiom Pearl in your hand and you're off to the races. I don't have any backup blanks of this ball... yet. Because I can already promise you that I'll be drilling more of these. If you don't have this ball you're missing out!


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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2020, 04:52:35 PM »
I drilled my AXIOM PEARL up 65 x 4.5 x 35. I have cracked the surface with a used 2000abr pad to help smooth out some of the sharpness of the down lane motion. This layout is a slower responding layout for my game and I wanted to keep the AXIOM PEARL usable.

I have thrown this mainly on league patterns of 41 feet and tried it a couple of times on some of the medium longer patterns in the 40-42 ft range. I put it up against the IQ NANO PEARL, ASTRO PHYSIX, and TREND. For me the AXIOM PEARL was more responsive down lane than the IQNP. The TREND responded sharply but after the AP was slowing down so they were a nice progression. The ASTRO PHYSIX was sharper off the spot when the AP had the transition to the TREND. The TREND was the better move as the ASTRO was sharper and forced me to move another 5 and 2 left and give up some angle to the pocket which made my carry go down. Against the IQNP, the AXIOM PEARL was more motion and would be a good compliment to control a pattern that has evolved into a wet/dry scenario where the IQNP has slowed down too much in back. The AXIOM PEARL with some surface would be a great move left into the cliff.
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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2020, 06:47:47 PM »
Storm Axiom Pearl - 35 x 4 x 70 - 1500 grit polished
NeX Pearl cover stock with Orbital Core
The next generation of pearl reactive has arrived! I found this ball to rev up quicker then even a Hyroad Pearl and went through the midlane like a rocket ship and hit the pins like they were toothpicks - that was my first reaction when bowling on newer SPL with a 46 ft house pattern with a bunch of 2 to 2's built into the pattern. I usually "struggle" to be consistent on getting the ball to stay in the pocket area because the conditioner moves around so much at this center with other pearl reactives with symmetric cores and Asys are way too strong to recover after a few games on the pair of lanes. Rolled better with 2000 grit done by hand on my second 6 games with it. I will keep it at 2000 grit because it was just a little more controllable after the pattern broke down. The NeX pearl coverstock is the real deal. Stop by our local Matchmaker and give it a try. Axiom Pearl with not disappoint you.


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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2020, 03:44:31 AM »
Couldn't wait to drill this up since I love the Axiom solid so much. The pearl definitely does not disappoint.  I used the same pin up layout as I wanted this to go to when the solid started to slow down to early. The pearl is the perfect step down and does exactly what I hoped. Cleaner through the front with a quicker response down lane while giving me the same look I had to start with the solid.  The best solid pearl 2 ball lineup available!


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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2020, 09:08:35 PM »
Storm Axiom Pearl
Cover: NeX Pearl
Core: Orbital
Layout: 5 1/4 x 20

The Axiom Pearl is the clear choice when you have a fair amount of volume with defined friction. The Axiom and Axiom Pearl are similar in overall strength, but the Axiom Pearl is sharper and more responsive to friction. If a bowler has trouble with the original Axiom carrying the ten pin due to early hook, you canít go wrong with the Axiom Pearl as the transitional ball as it will surely increase the angle to the pocket and help carry. The Axiom Pearl is my favorite strong pearl in my bag currently and it is a VERY sharp looking color scheme.

Video Review:
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Bowler Info: PAP 4 1/8 x 3/4 up, Speed 18, Rev Rate 425


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Axiom Pearl is a BIG BALL!
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2020, 07:43:05 AM »
Bowlers Info: RH tweener, PAP 4-1/2 x 7/8 up, 365 RPM, 17* of Axis tilt, 60* of Axis Rotation

Ball Layout: 50 x 5 x 60

Finish: OOB

The Axiom pearl is HUGE!!!  I am a big fan of the original Axiom so it was a no brainer for me to grab this one and add to my arsenal.  I decided to drill this ball pin below the bridge with a 5Ē pin.  What I didnít anticipate is how big this ball really is.  I have to stand pretty far left unless there is a bit more volume up front.  However, I can get pretty far left and this ball finishes with anger every time!  This is by far the strongest pearl in my arsenal which creates a unique spot in my arsenal.  This ball would be ideal for speed dominant or rev challenged players who need that big backend help.  Go talk to your local PSO about this one and go bowl up a Storm!

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Re: Axiom Pearl
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2020, 08:44:07 AM »
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

This Axiom Pearl made a statement the first time I saw it and threw it. The color combination on this ball is aesthetic and the smell is not too over-powering. When I took it to the lanes for the first time I started with the front 8 strikes.

In my YouTube review of the Axiom Pearl, I compared it to the Storm Trend. I would say that the Axiom Pearl is overall 5-6 boards stronger. When both balls got to the breakpoint, the Trend was slower off the spot and the Axiom Pearl was very strong.

I was excited to use this ball with the original Axiom and see the difference in the two as well. The pearl cover is going to make all the difference when the Axiom is burning up too early and not getting the corners out anymore.


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Rev Rate: 440
Speed: 17
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16