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Barbed Wire
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Description:
The new Barded Wire features our legendary Thunder core technology with a twist a high density wedge offset internally providing generous flare potential.

Surrounding the core is our proven Pro-Glide reactive coverstock. Pro Glide provides a smooth overall arcing reaction, best suited for moderate to dry lane conditions.

Recommended for bowlers of all skill levels.

Contain your reaction...not your score with the Barbed Wire.

Specifications:
Line Hot
Color Black/Teal
Coverstock Reactive
Core 2-piece Asymmetrical
RG 2.56
Differential 0.044
Factory finish 1500 grit Polished
Weights 10 thru 16lbs
Lane Conditions Medium Oil

 

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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2004, 03:07:46 PM »
specs
15.4 lbs
3-4 pin

info
right handed
med speed
avg revs

I got this ball about 3 months a go and all I have to say is yes it is a great ball. Really good for drier lanes and when you have carrydown it will do the job. I set my up with pin under the ring and cg kicked right to about 5 oclock and it just gets out really smooth and just comes back hard. It hits and carries very well. So if you are looking for a ball to fit for the lighter stuff or maybe just starting try the barbed wire. I give it a 8 out of 10. Way to go Storm and thanks for making so many good balls.

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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2004, 10:32:25 PM »
Don't think I have ever done a 2nd review on a ball, but on this one I just have to.

I drilled a second Barbed Wire.  3-4 pin with 3.2 top weight.  I put the pin on my span line over my fingers, which will be 4 3/4 to 5 inches from my PAP.  The CG is actually to the negative side of my grip center, about 6 1/4 inches from my PAP, putting the mass bias in my track, probably at about 100 degree angle.

I never really could find the right lane condition for my first Barbed Wire, it was always just okay, never really berries like my Too Hot, Tour Power, or other balls I used for dry lanes.  On really dry lanes BW #1 burned up too fast, not enough length.  On medium lanes it had enough length, but wouldn't turn the corner at all.  The best pattern for that ball, which I did find a couple times is a fresh pattern that hooks alot in the middle and back thirds of the lane.

After having drilled a number of these balls for customers, using more aggressive dry lane type layouts, I had to try another one.

This BW is so much better.  Very good length and the back end is firm.  If I really try to get on this ball, it has a little bit of a snappy motion to it.  This ball confirms what my customers had told me that this ball is very good and dry lanes, with a controllable break point.

Just got a little excited, this ball is really nice.  Hits so hard.

Hope this helps ya.....
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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2004, 05:32:24 AM »
Well i had this ball (16lb) drilled up about a hour before leagues tonight, drilled 5x4.5 with the pin right under the ring finger, no extra hole needed, and then had the ball polished up with some  Don Carter  Go-Long to make sure it gets down the lane.  

Well i went to my thursday nite bowling house, had a couple practice shots and was lined up.  and shoot 225-214-206, and besides two missed 10pins, and two splits in the 9th frame in the second and third game, i could have shot 700.  

the condition was a basic 10-10 house shot.  and i started standing on 31, going over 17 out to 12, and by the end of the nite i was standing 33 and going over 20 out to 12.  

I didnt have a problem missing the pocket with this ball unless i go the ball out early which happend twice.   And besides that, i didnt miss the pocket all nite long.  

overall so far, this ball is great, gets down the lane without any problems and makes a nice turn to the pocket.  the ball also keeps the pins low to the deck to for some excellent carry.



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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2005, 07:34:13 PM »
i bowl at del rio lanes in downey california in there juniors programs and i average about 210. i got the barbed wire about a year ago and i hate it i drilled it up when i bowl my weakly tournaments either the JAT or JST they have tournaments every week and i drilled the ball for when the lanes dry out and when i pull it out it doesn't hit real hard and when it does it leaves a 10 pin. on a scale from 1 to 10 i would give it a 3 this is about the only storm i don't like

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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2005, 02:21:03 AM »
me:
left-handed, tweener, 16ish MPH ball speed

ball:
14 lb'er, 2.5 oz top weight, 2.75" pin

layout:
10:30 label drill, CG in palm, pin just above and to the side of the ring finger

lanes:
fresh 36', buffed to 42', dry 7-to-gutter. shot broken down somewhat on the left by me, so i could try this critter where its supposed to be used... dry and busted.

well, i drilled up the barbed wire with the intentions of using it on drier conditions. i went to my 'control house' where i REALLY test out new stuff, on a sunday morning where i am the first person to touch the lane.

since i was overcome with anxiety about this Gem, i pulled it right out of the bag and stood looking to let it go 2nd arrow to 5. WOW. thats all i can say about this beast! it proceeded to rev up nicely and KILLED the 2-4-5 pocket. what the h3ll? i think it hooked a total of 4 boards. NIIIIIICE washout, Don. i moved in BIG TIME, ripping the cover off it up 5... WOW. a lazy move into the headpin. light. left a gorgeous 3-5-6 mini bucket.

i threw about 6-7 games with some other equipment, and then brought out the barbed wire again. i shot where i started before, 2nd arrow to 5 board. hmmmm. it caught the headpin this time! i was impressed! i piped it up 5, and it hit the headpin squarely, leaving a cute little bend-me-over-without-vaseline greek church. i roll her again with a tad less hand, and it hit the pocket flush. the only thing is, it hit like a marshmallow. thanks for the 7-9 split. i found a line for it finally: going over 4th arrow towards all my 7-pin leaves. yes, as it stands i just bought a pretty looking spare ball.

after 4 games and very much sub-par results, i am going to have to do something about it.

i am going to play with the coverstock a bit and see if i can coax a decent look out of it. i expected a mild move, but this is rediculous. i coulda picked up a bonanza 300 for $30 and had more boards.

 new review ETA: 2 weeks.


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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2005, 03:04:17 PM »
the storm Barded wire is one of the most underrated bowling balls ever. When the lane are bad that ball is the greatest ball to have.

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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2005, 03:55:46 PM »
Cranker, 17.5 mph, 450 rev rate, very high track.

Ball drilled stacked leverage.

Had this ball for about a year now and its the best dry lane ball I've ever owned.  Don't understand why its getting ANY bad reviews unless people are throwing on heavier conditions than it was made for.  Maybe it's only good for crankers cuz it really does go long and has a smooth and EXTREMELY CONTROLLABLE arc to the pocket.  I bowl mostly on sport shots and this one is great when the lanes start to dry out.  Never had a problem carrying playing deep inside or off the corner.  You just have to be smart enough to know when to use this ball.

I agree, one of the most underrated balls out there!

BTW - The Razor Wire is an awesome complement to this ball!  I walk into several leagues and tournaments and end up using only these two balls and always have a great look unless their completely flooded.

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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2005, 02:30:09 AM »
re-review of this ball, per my previous promise to give it another chance.

14#s, 10:30 label, 3" pin. 800 grit sanded with a quick hit of polish

aside from spare shooting, the Barbed Wire has only one place: fried-headed dry lanes. the length is just fine here, since it takes forever to wind up. i used this ball on some rather worn 2nd shift conditions where everything i had was burning up/checking up at 40 feet... and it was actually a valuable asset. i was able to get some decent carry from it, the only drawback being its entry angle was only sharp enough to play a pretty direct line, and i left corner pins.

i intentionally let it hit high, and it started killing the pocket to my surprise. a literal swing 12-to-10 board-and-in shot... a slight hook with nothing special. the ball did what i wanted, it hit with energy. i was coming more up the back with some decent axis tilt and the ball reacted pleasantly.

i began moving out to try some other lines, finding the 10-to-7 board line worked well, and the straight-up-5 was another winner. it was decently forgiving with off-mark shots, not overcorrecting itself. it is a linear hook, so i can easily read its reaction once i start a line.

rating: 7 of 10.

the ball is VERY lane specific. i would probably give it a better rating but it is not a very good "comprehensive" ball since it lacks versatility. when there's oil it is out of its element... acts just like a VIS-A-BALL.
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Yeah, they're called Lane #1s....

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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2005, 10:52:23 AM »
Well I bought this ball for what seems to be the same reason everyone else does, Worn Out Lanes. We bowl in a scratch league , 3rd squad, old wood lanes.

Drilled pin in the fingers, CG in the palm.

This ball still hits like a nerf. Unless you are going to throw this ball Mac 1 it will not carry. By far the ball I was replacing due to its worn out cover was a very old Hextreme that got cracked. This ball is drilled exactly like it but they dont work alike. It deflects, and just doesnt even sound right on pocket hits. You must hit high and fast.

Before going with this ball I would recomend either finding an old hextreme polished, or maybe trying what I ended up with. Polishing a Crunch drilled straight up. They hit and carry

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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2005, 08:25:20 PM »
I don't really remember the specs on this ball.  It is 15lbs and the pin is 2-3 inches.  Don't remember the top weight.  I purchased this ball in Detroit at a tournament.  Kurt Pilon, a pba member, drilled it up for me.  The pearl cover along with it's skid/flip core makes it a better option for me on some medium to light patterns.  The carry of course is great.  I shot 299 with it in the second game of the tournament.  I like it's consistency more so than my razor wire.  It is for medium to light only!!! so don't experiment with this puppy... you'll pay for it.  I don't really bowl with storm but this ball along with the razor is a good buy.

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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2005, 07:20:14 PM »
I needed to replace my retired Hot Rod, and I now bowling on synthetics.  I needed something will less snap than the Hot Rod.  My friend had just drilled up a Razor Wire and it was more similar to my Hot Rod (1:30 drill), with a very strong arc. so I went with the Barbed Wire for more length and drilled it a similar 1:30 to take out some snap.   Don't remember the exact numbers but about 3" pin and 3 top.

Reaction:
I got just what I wanted.  A ball the went extremely long with a milder reaction off the dry.  However, it is actually more versitile than I thought.  I have used it on different angles, releases and speeds.  One thing is that it does what you do.  Note there can be some carry down problem, but I belive this is more the drilling than the ball.
Obviously this ball needs some back end.  However, recovery is excellent if on a drier condition.  On a wetter condition, you will need to ease up on the speed.  I will only use this ball up to a medium condition though.  I actually used this on a sport shot and it works quite well.
Hit:
Very odd, on a lighter condition it hits, it carries, awesome.  With slightly more oil, the hit and carry changes a little.  The carry is really good, but less hit power.  However, with more hit and speed, it will hit better, but leave an occasional 10 pin.  I guess it makes sense if you think about it.

Overall, this is a great ball with good versitility through med conditions.  I would not used this ball on scorched lanes.  Despite the initial length, the core is just too stong and will burn out, leaving weak hits.  
Remember, if it is above medium oil or scorched put it away!!  Don't force a ball to do what it was not meant to do.

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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2005, 07:42:17 PM »
hello all,

        this ball was given to me and the span was about the same as mine and well i cant really get this ball to work i am a bowler who lets the ball out there and it comes back and that ball is not for that in less you get the ball drilled for it i guess i dont know how mine is drilled so i might have to go to the pro shop to see well i dont care to much about this ball
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Re: Barbed Wire
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2006, 09:21:25 PM »
This is a discontinued ball, but there are some around on the
internet and in some pro shops.  This is my favorite light oil
ball.  My current average is 151 and I have a 240 in one house
and a 222 today in a different house.  I roll this ball down and
in between 15 and 16 mph between 4 and 10.  It hits hard and I get a
good number of strikes from the pins flying around in seemingly odd ways.
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