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« on: March 19, 2020, 11:49:43 AM »
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The Storm Axiom is your next statement bowling ball. This ball introduces the Orbital Core and the NeX (Nano Extreme) coverstock which is an upgrade to the NRG coverstock. The NeX Solid reads the lane early like no other but doesn't give up any backend reaction. The Orbital Core has a low RG making it a great match for the early reading NeX coverstock and help the ball resist the urge to change directions down the lane. This ball matches up best on medium to heavy oiled lanes.

Color: Sky Blue/Navy/Slate
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: NeX Solid Reactive
Fragrance: Blueberry Muffin
Core: Orbital (14-16#)
Finish: 3000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
Hook Potential: High
Length: Early



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Re: Axiom
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 07:22:35 PM »
I drilled my AXIOM 50 x 4 3/4 x 30. I threw it some at the box of 3000 but adjusted it to 1500 CTD.

I threw my AXIOM on the PBA50 Billy Hardwick 44 condition and also on our 40' house shot. On the Hardwick which is a 44'/28.4 mil shot, I got surprisingly good and strong reaction compared to my GRAVITY EVOLVE. There was one pair in the center that I had to go to the EVOLVE because the AXIOM would not grab downlane. What I was seeing compared to the EVOLVE was good downlane motion. When I threw it on my house shot, I had to open up my angles quite a bit as it was very strong compared to my ALL ROAD that I normally throw in that center.

I would say the AXIOM is very similar to a PHAZE II with more movement down lane. These 2 should be a good 1-2 punch. I can't wait to drill an AXIOM slightly weaker and smooth it out to use on more medium patterns to take advantage of the good back end motion.
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Re: Axiom
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 08:05:38 PM »
Tester: Sabrina

The Axiom is quite a bit stronger than what I thought it was gonna be especially for our house shot. But that is good because it will give me a ball to take to tournaments that are not on a house shot. When I first threw the ball in practice at league I was like wow, that picks up quick and early. I donít have anything in my back like that. Most of my equipment goes long and pops on the back end. So this ball is definitely going to fill a spot in my tournament arsenal. I decided to bowl a game with it in league the first night of getting it cause I was having trouble carrying and wanted to see what the Axiom would give me. It was in the third game when the lanes start to break down. I definitely had to get it outside, not because it wouldnít hook inside, but because inside it would over-hook on me inside. But it did look really good and I was able to get the 10 out. I didnít leave a 10 at all when I was using it.

I used this on the Statue of Liberty one night and my impressions on a sport shot was it looked really good. I was playing around 10 board and the ball was hitting the pocket and carrying for me. I have a tough time on long oil patterns because of my speed and rev rate. I have a hard time getting the 10 to carry leaving quite a bit of weak 10s but this was not the issue with this ball. I am really looking forward to using it on more sport patterns to see what it gives me.

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Axiom review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 08:09:29 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Cover: NeX Solid Reactive
Core: Orbital
Finish: 3000
RG: 2.48
Differential: 0.050

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin In Ring 4.5 Pin to PAP 2.5 Inch Pin Buffer

The new Axiom from Storm adds a great early-rolling ball to the Master line. To accompany the low RG Orbital Core, Storm developed a new cover. Their previous nano covers have been fantastic for getting the ball to see the mid-lane. The new NeX (Nano Extreme) Solid Reactive cover takes this too the next level. As stated via the company's website: "NeX Solid was remarkably earlier hooking than NRG on any pattern, or any surface we tested it on. The Orbital Core has a distinctly low RG axis which further complements the midlane read for which NeX was developed."

The Phaze II is in my opinion perhaps the best ball released in the last 10 years. The clean reaction outperforms any solid ball I've thrown. If there is a single criticism, it's that you sometimes have to wait for the pattern to develop when there is more oil on the lane. I can't tell you how many time I wished I was able to go to my Phaze II sooner. The Axiom is the exact solution to this problem.

I first tested the Axiom on a fresh league pattern. The surface in this particular center is a bit higher friction, particularly in the front of the lane. I usually shy away from earlier equipment here. Somewhat fortunately they had just upped the oil in the front of the lane and I ended up having the best ball reaction in the league. Where everyone else was watching their ball skid through the spot they were used to seeing their ball hook, the Axiom was already headed for the pocket. The best surprise of the evening was the fact that I managed to stay in the ball all three games and my scores went up over the night because I didn't lose carry as I moved left.

I decided to throw some games with it after the senior league had bowled the next day to see how it would look on an even drier lane with some carry down. I really liked the ball on this condition when I amped the speed up a bit to stay nearer the friction. The ball would slow down just right coming off the friction and surprisingly enough it even carried a bit better than my Phaze II. It didn't start to get lazy until I moved left of  4th arrow. Even then I could keep it in play if i reduced the angle through the front to keep the ball closer to the pocket. This ball creates a perfect option for seeing the even reaction of the Phaze II went the lane is loaded with oil. It also gives you a seamless transition to get to it as the front of the lane opens. The axiom is an exceptional bench-mark when you are expected longer or slicker oil conditions.


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Re: Axiom
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 08:05:27 PM »
Bowler Bio
Gender : Female
Rev Rate : 315
Ball Speed: 16.5 mph
P.A.P : 4 1/2 & 1-1/8 up

Iím am going to try and give my honest opinion on the new Storm Axiom. This is only after drilling one which was pin down I intend on trying another that is pin up to see the difference.
Pin Down Review:
There was a lot of chatter about how this was going to be one of the earliest if not the earliest balls storm has every produced. With that being said I needed something for my house shot which has very high volume around 8-10 itís the part of the lanes thatís given me trouble all year, Iíve been forced to go around it by moving left. I tried the axiom on the shot but ball has such a smooth and arching shape it started up so early causing it to over hook. It also forced me left for the fact that I donít have the ball speed to get the down the pattern another foot. I could move left and find a nice line with although it still wanted to start up to early at times. I do not see this as a ball that will find its way into my league bag thatís for sure. I have seen it work extremely well for high speed / rev rate players on the THS that I bowl with.
I did test it on a sports pattern and found I had many different uses for it. Having a slow motion I could actually use it on long ,medium , and short patterns which is a great asset to have in your tournament bag.

Take a look for yourself in my video review below or go to DH Bowling on Facebook and YouTube.


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Storm Axiom
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 02:52:31 PM »
The new ball in Storm's Master line is the Axiom.  With a brand new cover called NeX solid for Nano Extreme.  Earlier rolling version of the NRG coverstock. Also Axiom has a new Orbital core.  I drilled mine 5 x 4 x 1.5 . Wow this ball hooks and corners.
I put a little Step 2 compound on it to use it in league.  This ball is very strong especially for a symmetrical ball.  I had a hard time getting the 9 pin out as the Axiom just keep going.  You will need a little oil up front to use the Axiom but its design is for the medium and longer oil patterns.  The PBA guys loved this ball at the World series in Las Vegas this year.  Great strong rolling but control at the breakpoint bowling ball.
It doesnt give you the squirt at the breakpoint like some other balls, but its not flippy either.  Id say its more down lane reaction than a Super Soniq and maybe a little more than a Phaze 2. Its just a different shape.  Definitely a ball to have in everyone's arsenal.

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PAP - 5 up 1 1/8
Speed - 16-17
Tilt 17
RPM -400


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Re: Axiom
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 11:16:25 AM »
Storm Axiom
55 x 5 x 25

The Storm Axiom has earned a spot in my bag. I would compare it with a Phaze 2, for me the Axiom feels cleaner and a bit more pop down the lane vs my Phaze 2's.  It feels like more overall ball.  This one seems to be a ball that I like more the more oil shined it gets.  I seem to prefer my P2's duller which makes them more controllable, this ball seems to be the ball I go to from that.   So far, it has not stopped running the 8 pin over regardless of how far left I go.  Typically, the duller controllable balls start to deflect more the further left you go, so far the Axiom has not done that for me.  I would definitely give this one a try!


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Re: Axiom
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 12:40:57 PM »
The Axiom is the newest Master Line ball from Storm.  It has the new NEX coverstock which is Storm's strongest coverstock to date.  I was amazed at not only how strong the Axiom is overall but how well the ball still continues down lane.  For me, it is about 3 boards stronger compared to the Phaze 2 and continues a little better even still.  This ball cant handle a lot of oil while still allowing you to open the lane up if you need to adjust to the inside part of the lane.  I was initially thinking that this ball would be too similar to the Pro-Motion but the Axiom is stronger and can be used for longer periods of time.  I can see the new NEX coverstock being applied to multiple future balls in the Storm lineup because of the Axiom's success.


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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 09:16:14 PM »
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MPH: 19
Rev Rate: 398
Tilt: 4 degree
PIP: 5.5 over 1/8th up

Layout- 5x4x2

I really like predictable ball motion and the Orbital Core in this symmetrical solid was designed to not change direction drastically so I knew it would complement my game. The core is wrapped with Nano Extreme Solid technology and is the earliest reading cover to date. Core/Cover paired with the low RG helps this ball blend the pattern and not overreact when responding to friction. I was able to play further left to start, on a fresh house shot, with the slow response cover and the mid-lane is really predictable because of the low RG. Granted I only used this on fresh THS however I know this ball can handle heavy oil and when the lanes start to break down the Phase II would be a great ball down option when transitions began to take place.

I highly recommend this ball.

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Re: Axiom
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2020, 03:50:35 PM »
Storm Axiom

Coverstock: NeX Solid Reactive

Weight Block: Orbital Core

I love when Storm releases a new core and cover combo. With the Axiom, I get to see something totally new. Storm will always have the go-to pieces like the IQ Tour, Hy-Road, and Phaze 2...but nothing is more fun than drilling something I haven't seen before.

If you read into the specs and design place of the Axiom, you can expect a Phaze 2 style reaction, just stronger.

With a stronger cover, I was worried the Axiom would be a little too early for my style. I drilled mine with my favorite layout, 65x4x30. I was pleasantly surprised with the length I could get with the ball. It is obviously stronger than the Phaze 2 but can still get down lane.

The Axiom will be a great house shot ball for a lot of styles. I personally am rev-dominant, so this one will most likely be a tournament or first game league ball for me.

This will be a good fit between my UFO and Phaze 2.


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Re: Axiom
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 12:41:00 PM »
Layout: 65 x 4 1/2 x 35. I hit my Axiom with a 4000 pad due to the moderate amount of oil in the house that I bowl. The Axiom is the perfect ball for fresh oil lane conditions. Even with the surface change, the Axiom has a ton of mid lane traction, but still has great continuation. Out of box, this ball could handle any amount of oil that you can find. With the surface change, it turned into a medium-medium oil beast. I pair this with my Nuclear Cell for a 1-2 combo that is deadly - Mike LeViner.


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Storm Axiom
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 06:49:08 PM »
Storm is always looking to lead the way in cover stocks and the new NeX (Nano Extreme) is going to push the limits even more. Wrapped around the new Orbital core, the NeX Solid cover reads the lane earlier than the NRG covers. I drilled mine with my favorite pin up layout, 5x5x3. I was a little afraid at first because I wasnít sure how early the ball was going to read the lane but after a few shots, WOW. This ball was easy through the front but when it saw the friction it never quits, it always kept on coming. This ball is quickly becoming one of the favorites in my bag really quick !!!


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Re: Axiom
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2020, 10:30:47 PM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 21 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Phaze2 on Steroids

Dislikes: None

The Storm Axiom is the newest ball designed for the Master Line.  It has a brand new core called the Orbital core as well as a brand new cover called the NeX Solid.  NeX (Nano Extreme) is Stormís earliest reading cover to date.  The combination of the two gives this ball a unique motion that will fit a wide variety of styles.  The Axiom reminds me of an earlier rolling Phaze2.  While rolling earlier than the Phaze2, the Axiom still generates an angular motion down lane, allowing you to chase the shot left as needed. The Axiom is not quite as smooth as the ProMotion but not quite as angular as the Phaze2.  This ball is going to get a lot of play on tour, The last show featured 4 Storm/Roto staffers, 3 of which were throwing the Axiom, including Jason Belmonte, who won his 13 Major title with it.

My Axiom Layout: 60x5x35

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Re: Axiom
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2020, 01:47:11 PM »

RG / Diff: 2.55 / .049

Ball Specs: 3000 grit - solid NeX coverstock / Orbital Core

Layout: 80 x 2 1/2 x 45

What I liked: I liked that you could really identify the change in direction and also, the hitting and ďstayingĒ power of the ball all the way through the pin deck. The flare was a little less than I thought it would be, but it even made me happier seeing the ball finish like it did in the backend part of the lane, which on the fresh THS is was great. Once I seen the ball start to carry down lane a little longer, I woud just close my angles down a smige instead of going up with a stronger piece. Great all around THS or tournament benchmark ball that packs a brutal punch through the pins.

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Re: Axiom
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2020, 05:42:22 PM »
Storm Axiom Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The Storm Axiom is the newest addition to the Master line at Storm.  Featuring new technology with the Orbital Core and NeX solid coverstock, the Axiom is a symmetrical monster that will be used a lot in tournaments and league play.  Also, the Axiom has beautiful shelf appeal with a couple shades of blue and grey.  Iíve been impressed with the Axiom so far and it will continue to go with me to league and tournaments.

Iíve drilled two Axiomís so far and love it.  The one Iíve used most is mapped out as: 5 x 4.5 and I changed the surface to 3000 with water.  Because the RG is so low (2.47), the Axiom wants to read the lane early.  Iíve had the most success with it when I really want to control the back end of the lane.  It has a very predictable, smooth response time and it compliments the rest of the line very well.  When Iím bowling league or tournaments, the Axiom is normally the first ball out of my bag.

All in all, the Axiom features the new Orbital Core & NeX coverstock from Storm.  Another home run coming out of Utah!