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Tour Power
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Developed as the “Benchmark” of the STORM bowling ball line, the Tour Power™ combines a single color ACCU-Tread™ coverstock with the lowest rg core in the line for an extreme mid-lane read without over-hooking. A favorite amongst the pro staff!

Ceramic Integrated Core, 1-Color ACCU-Tread solid reactive coverstock.

Medium Flare for Mid-Lane Control, Low RG (2.46), Added Strength and Hitting Power, Tremendous Controllability, Smooth Midlane Transition, Smooth Arcing Backend.

Coverstock: ACCU-Tread™ Reactive
Weight Block: 5” FE˛ Mass within a 7 ˝” Core
Ball Color: Fire Engine Red
Ball Finish: 800-grit Sanded – Can be Polished
Logos: Tour Power, Flying "S", Eye of the Storm, Center of Gravity
Gyration: 2.46 (Low)
Differential: .042 (High)
Durometer: 75-77 Rex D-scale
Track Flare: Medium (3-6”)
Ball Length: 5 on a scale of 1-10
Back End: 8 on a scale of 1-10
Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium to Heavier Volume Oil Patterns



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Re: Tour Power
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2004, 05:38:42 AM »
Control ball city:

4" pin
top ??

Picked up off of ebay for a nice price, ball was drilled with pin above the bridge, cg swung outside the palm. Same drilling I have on my Eraser/Eraser PP, good for backend......well. tried it out this summer on Pattern "C" and went dead straight. Slowed ball speed down and tried to turn it a bit and.....straight. WTF I say to myself. Put it in the bag and was done with it. Next week on "C" hit it down to 320 to try to get some movement out of it and well it hooked about 3 boards. Took it back to the shop and plugged it. After redrilling it 3 3/8 x 5 1/2 (same drilling as my Warp Zone see that post), this ball suddenly became the "A" ball. Hit it with Storm #3 shine and a decent weight hole on my PAP. Tried it on the ol' house shot and was able to play a little 10-5 bump and get to the pocket with no problem. Carry was marginal, lots of 7 pins. Moved left a board (lefty) and 7 pins were carrying better, now it was 6 pins. Moved 3 in to play the swishers and carry went through the roof. Everything carried last game shot 268 with a 3 pin and a stone 9. Used it on pattern C again during the roll off and was able to play it like a house shot, shot 230 which for 9 total games was my high for that pattern. Ball rolls very smooth and does not overreact (tends to underreact at times) which is good. Will be trying this out the the other center here in 2 weeks when leagues start up again, hopefully the light hit carryfest continues. So far, 8 out of 10. Thank god I redrilled it or else my father-in-law would have had a new boat anchor.
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Re: Tour Power
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2004, 10:23:44 AM »
It is an old ball, it is still one of the best Storm balls. It hits the pins so hard!!!!!! It can be compared only with V2 Strong on heavy oil, as I think. It's a pity that Storm stopped making this ball. If YOU want to spoil the oil on the lains for others - You Need to take this ball in your hands.


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Re: Tour Power
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2005, 10:55:54 AM »
I got this ball drilled up with the pin above the fingers and the cg kicked out about 2 inches.  I've thrown this ball on three differnet patterns one heavy synthetic, one medium wood, and the last light synthetic.  

On the heavy synthetic pattern the ball made a small gradual move to the pocket but left alot of dead 10's.  THe line was alright but the carry was horrible.  

On the medium/light wood pattern this ball was very controllable and allowed me to play a more direct line then my X-factor Ace and retain just as mch carry and power.  The ball kept the pins low and sent pins flying across the deck with ease.  I played 35 to 10 with my Ace on this pattern and shot 215 and 225.  I took out the Tour power moved in to 15 swinging to 5 and the ball carried everything.  For 5 games I averaged 245 on the same pattern as the Ace.

The last pattern I have tried this ball was a light synthetic pattern.  This turned out to be one of the best patterns for this ball.  I moved a touch deeper on this pattern then the last pattern and played 22 to 5.  As long as I made a clean shot and kept my ball speed up the ball was wonderful.  I averaged 240 for 8 games on this pattern and found that this is where this ball shined and was the most forgiving.

Overall I would give this ball a 5.

On medium to light oil I would give this ball an 8.5.  The ball is very forgiving as long as your delivery is right.  If you throw the ball the way you are suppoed to the ball reacts accordingly.


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Re: Tour Power
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2005, 07:19:58 PM »
I got this ball about 1 week ago....and it was given to me with 2 full plug jobs on the ball...including mine...the original finish was sanded so i polished it up cause i dont like the dull look...but anyway...i am 14 and averaging about 240 with the ball for 20 sum games....just shot 773 at wilsonville lanes yesterday night!!It is a great ball...I had my dad drill it to hook really late just to see what would happen and it hits like a mack truck!
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Re: Tour Power
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2006, 05:00:47 PM »
i think this ball sucks i got it from a friend i traded a warlock for it it was a big mistake this ball doesn't hook


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Re: Tour Power
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2006, 09:49:59 AM »
this review is in response to the last guy to review this ball!!!this is only because the ball was not taken care of before you got it!!!!or maybe you just don't have enough hand to throw it.the tour power is a benchmark ball,good for all conditions if put in the right person's hand of course.