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Fear Factor
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
In the past 6 months, Storm has aggressively stepped up research and development of new coverstock materials. Some of the nation's top Pro Shops were recently solicited for additional testing. Of the 4 variations of coverstocks tested by the more than 50 top Pro Shop and Storm's renowned Pro Staff, more than 1/2 the preferred the new Storm Monsoon coverstock.

*Benefits of the Monsoon Coverstock -Monsoon is softer enhancing mid-lane performance -Monsoon has strength and durability -Monsoon is versatile and easy to adjust -Monsoon generates optimum entry angle in heavy oil

The Fear Factor features the new Monsoon cover with an MT (Medium Traction) soft particle load designed to distribute energy more evenly on heavy oil patterns.

The new RAD Triple Disk Weight Block features an extremely dense narrow disk added to the center of the RAD design.

*Benefits of RAD -Lowers the RG to 2.49 for an earlier moment of inertia -Enhances mid-lane energy -Maintains a high differential (0.060) -Exposes fresh, dry coverstock the entire length of the lane -Strong preferred spin axis with mass bias (intermediate) differential of .020

The new Fear Factor is a synchronized in bowling balls intended to give a strong overall reaction. If your Fear Factor is heavy oil...Fear no more!

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Color Gold/Emerald/Ruby
Coverstock Particle
Core 2-piece Asymmetrical
RG 2.49
Differential 0.060
Factory finish 800 grit Matte
Weights 10 thru 16lbs
Lane Conditions Medium-Heavy Oil



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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2005, 08:35:36 PM »

I got this ball used in a 13 pound with axis hole. My friend only used it for a week.  He said is was too aggressive but psshh.  It is pretty damn aggressive though i love this ball. I shot my high game with it a 300 with a series of 800.  By the way I'm 13 years old and I've been bowling since i came out of my moms thing. or at 2 years old.  I love this ball so much i could just kiss it.  10! thumbs up storm! It also smells really good (plum)!!  Its an awsome heavy oil ball. it hooks so matter where it is. any way Peace



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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2005, 10:59:17 PM »
the storm fear factor is one of the most overrated bowling balls that i know


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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2006, 05:08:43 PM »
All i throw is STORM products,i felt that the hook
rating on this ball is way over rated!For those of you
that got this ball and make it work,my hat is off to ya!


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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2006, 09:15:49 PM »
I have this ball and it is one of my biggest hooking balls.What layout do you have on the ball.and aggresive layout  4 by 4 with 400 or 600 grit this ball will hook on anything.I have used it in regionals and sport shot patterns and it hooks fine if not too much at times...take your surface down if you need it for oil....


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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #50 on: December 26, 2006, 04:48:12 PM »
I've had this ball for a couple of years now and had a horrible time with it. I throw medium speed, medium revs, and medium angle of rotation and in any kind of oil or carry down the ball would under reacted. If I did get into the pocket it didn't have any pin carry. I had bagged this ball for a long time and replaced it with other equipment.

I've become more educated on drilling patterns since I purchased this ball and I discovered that this ball was drilled for length. Pin over finger with the cg in a weak position. Armed with this new information I brought this ball along on a trip to wood lanes with a track record for shorter or lighter patterns. Under these conditions this ball perform as advertised (and reviewed by others) on heavy oil. This ball was violent to the pocket and when I hit flush put 10 in the pit. It also carried light and created enough pin movement to save me from splits when I was high.

I wish that I hadn't had this ball drilled by an idiot, or new more about drilling patterns when I bought it. I'd love to have the reaction and consistency I have with this ball on heavier oils.


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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2007, 11:47:21 AM »
When it's oily, throw this ball straight up between the five and ten boards and your strike will be awesome!  The Fear Factor drives to the pocket and smashes everything while creating terrific pin action.  Messengers abound but are rarely needed.  Careful though, this ball revs up so much that a miss slightly inside will drive into the head pin often leaving ugly splits.  Misses outside are usually not as ugly, but will leave at least the seven pin.  You'll love the Fear Factor if you're accurate and consistent, but will struggle a bit if you aren't.  Rapidly becoming my go to ball for oily conditions, though still plays second to my Reaction Arc for the time being as the Arc is so forgiving.

2/10/07 - The Fear Factor just became my number one heavy oil ball.  Bowled in a tournament last night and my Reaction Arc just wasn't grabbing enough in the flooded lanes.  Moved to the Fear Factor at the end of the first game and was zeroed in for the second.  Won scratch, handicap, and doubles (my doubles partner was my wife...cha-ching!)  We took in $1,400 bucks on the second game.  I switched to my Raging Red Fuze for the third game as I figured the conditions would be drying out.   Big mistake.  Stupid me stuck with the Fuze through most of the third but went back to the Fear Factor at the end and struck out.  Just missed cashing in the third, but stuck with the Fear Factor in the fourth (adjusted only one board).  Missed scratch and handicap by a couple of pins, but won doubles again with a different partner and took in another $500!  I won $1,900 in one night with this ball...not bad for the $105 invested ($75 for the ball, $30 for drilling).  I drilled this baby to go a little long.  The line I was throwing was straight down the 10 board, it sailed through the heads holding its line on the ten until about 53 feet then jumped into the pocket.  The head pin almost always blasted off the wall and swept across the deck, but it was never needed as the pins were already blown away.  It was nice to know that if I left a hard eight (I'm a lefty) the messenger would have got it.  One caveat...this ball is not forgiving.  Miss your mark by a board and it will not strike.
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