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Flash Flood
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Are you looking for the answer to heavy oil conditions? Brace yourself. A Flash Flood is coming. The Flash Flood™ by STORM® features a powerful Monsoon™ MT Solid Particle coverstock for major traction on oil. This ground-breaking material, when paired up with Power Mass Technology weight block, increases front-end friction and results in more overall hook. Designed for ‘flooded’ lane conditions, the Flash Flood will help you believing wetter is better!

FLASH FLOOD™ Technical Specifications

Coverstock MONSOON™ Solid  Particle
Weight Block Multi-Density with Power Mass Technology
Ball Color MAROON / NAVY
Ball Finish 800-grit Matte
Radius of Gyration 2.52 (Low)
Differential .045 (Med-High)
Durometer 73 - 75 Rex D-scale
Flare Potential 5 (Med-High)
Fragrance Blueberry
Weights 10 - 16 lbs.



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Re: Flash Flood
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2004, 11:33:53 PM »
Specs on this ball 3.5 pin 2.89 top. I drilled this for a house that has a big over under. I drilled this with pin under the ring with Cg kicked out. A basic 10:30 drill. Has a extra hole on the VAL through the GC and the GC. This ball was a monster! It was very smooth off the dry but had good roll in the oil. Bowled a tournament Ave. 240 for 14 games with it. This is a very good ball for the money.


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Re: Flash Flood
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2004, 12:24:28 AM »
had this ball for about 2 weeks now and only got to use it for about 2 shifts. the house i bowl at has the THS. the fist shift it was ok had plenty of oil to get the ball rolling really nice. the second time was a second shift and the oil was gone pretty much in the heads and the ball was burning up to much engery to early had no pop at all. the lay out was:
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not sure what the ball ended up as i thing it was a 1/2 side and 3/4 finger.
the ball just needs some oil to get the ball rolling to let the coverstock do it job.

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Re: Flash Flood
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2004, 07:08:33 PM »
This is posted for one of our customer in house-

I purchased a 15 lbs. Flash Flood from Buddies with a 2 inch pin and 2.75 oz of top weight. I placed the center line of my grip 1 inch from, and parallel to, the CG. The CG is 4 inches from my PAP. With a full finger tip layout the pin would be 1/2 inch below my ring finger and 1/2 inch from my grip center line. I'm a left-handed power stroker with a 220+ average (my track diameter is between 10-11 inches, my normal RPM averages 350 (medium/high revs) and my normal ball speed ranges between 19-20 MPH) so I used a Sarge Easter grip layout (ring finger is conventional and the second finger was drill finger-tip) on this ball to keep my hand more behind and underneath the ball to generate more forward roll. This placed my ring finger directly through the pin. I left the box finish the same. No balancing, leverage, or weight hole was needed. The ball weighted out (after drilling) as 1/2 oz. side and neutral (0 oz.) finger to thumb and just over 1/2 oz. of top weight.

I first tested this layout on a fresh oil house shot condition and was able to stand with my left foot on 10 and my target line was one board left of the second arrow (9) with the ball skidding out no further than two boards right of the fist arrow (7). The ball easily got through the heads and was very consistent and predictable through the mid-line. At around 45 feet the ball made a strong and consistent move toward the pocket, with sufficient roll and entry angle to carry the corner pins without over-reacting. My three-game test series was 276, 278, 268, for an 822 series. During the three-game set I only needed to make a one board adjustment with my feet and my target to keep the ball within the head oil.

I tested this layout again on lanes that had been used for bumper bowling so there was little or no defined back-end. While I had to tighten my target line a bit to compensate, the ball still had a good mid-lane reaction with acceptable back-end finish. My three-game test series on this condition was 236, 227, 255 for a 718 series.

Overall, I've found the Flash Flood with this layout to be a solid performer on fresh medium oil conditions that are medium/long in length; and a better than average performer on medium conditions with significant carry-down.
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Re: Flash Flood
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2005, 04:05:40 PM »
16# - 3" pin - 2.5 oz top wt.
Punched her up pin 4" from PAP with the equivalent of the RAD under the thumb.

Flood is a great change from the arsenal of get down the lane pieces. Using this ball on a long & heavy pattern which experiences carrydown while maintaining OB outside of 8. Great ball for someone with speed looking for reaction early on when the lane has not broken down. Could be a great sport ball if the surface was tweaked.

Might need to try a Flash Force now after seeing how the core rolls.
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Re: Flash Flood
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2005, 10:47:54 PM »
DAMN! I haven't been able to find an alley with enough oil for this ball! & because of this, my arsenal is very lousy. My other strike ball is control zone & it seems to b able to hook only on real light oil.
Should I polish my Flash Flood so it can hook & hit better on not so heavy oil


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Re: Flash Flood
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2005, 11:15:32 PM »
Great ball for the money rolls like an 18 wheeler and hits like one.Just a great ball espcially for the down and inners.Don't miss out on this fine ball.You'll be sorry just for the price.


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Re: Flash Flood
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2005, 09:31:37 PM »
hey all just picked up this ball let me tell u it is a beast it needs oil def not fo dry lanes hits very solid very good on taking out corner pins i dont know the exact specs on the drilling left handed drilling ment to go long weighthole about 3 inches 7 oclock of the thum hole pin about 2 inches down from ring finger i bowl about a 200 average throw about 17-18 miles an hour with about 2 or 3 hundrid rpms play down and in im a stroker med axis rotation.
ok the first time out the box i bowled a 3 game set with this ball the first game i bowled i had conrool problems and had a 192 after the first game it got a nice track on it and setteled down and i shot 212 and 216 it is a very good ball for heavy oil i have a 267 with it also ball is very good go storm


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Re: Flash Flood
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2005, 01:59:30 AM »
Mine is drilled ()() o

is this drilling


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Re: Flash Flood
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2005, 02:04:14 AM »
sorry... posted wrongly
Well, my ball is drilled with the pin at the right of the ring finger, just a bit higher up. Is this drilling for no hook? Is this the reason my ball is pathetically straight unless I do really slow bowling/ bowl on really dry lanes?
please help me & tell me what I should do if there is other alternative other than to re-plug