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Code X
« on: March 07, 2018, 05:16:30 PM »
The Storm Code X continues the popular Code line of Storm bowling balls. This ball is the solid version of the Code Black and Code Red. The Code X features the R2S Solid Reactive coverstock that is wrapped around the RAD4 Core and is finished with a 3000 grit Abralon pad. This bowling ball offers more midlane read and performs well on heavy oil conditions.

Color: Black/Blue/Purple
Core: RAD4
Coverstock: R2S Solid Reactive
Finish: 3000-grit
RG: 2.50 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.058 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Orange Zest

 

tommygn

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Re: Code X
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2018, 12:23:19 PM »

The Code X is the third Code series ball released in the US, and uses the RAD4 core shape. This version features the R2S solid cover, with a factory finish of 3000 grit Abralon. The black, blue, and purple color combination has similarities of the Alpha Crux in appearance.
The Code X RAD4 core gives numbers of 2.50 Rg, 0.058 differential, and 0.020 intermediate differential in 15lb balls. This core shape reminds me of the Vertigo. On the lanes, the Code X has similar characteristics to what the Vertigo had, but with a slight bit more change of direction at the breakpoint. I drilled this Code X  with a 4x6x3 layout. I was looking for a later change of direction and continuous roll than my 3.75 x 5.5 x 2.5 drilled Sure Lock. I like the Code X, even though I originally struggled with finding the right condition for the Code Red and Code Black. Both of those balls had a very small window of usage, for me.
 What I like about the Code X is, I have a larger window of use, meaning more varieties of pattern characteristics that I can use it on. I have been able to use the Code X on house patterns, challenge patterns, and a few longer sport patterns. I have not altered the cover from factory finish. I have only used a shammy depending on if I need the ball to read earlier on higher volumes of oil, or not wipe the ball off at all if I need more scoot through the front of the lane. The R2S solid has been around a long time, and has always given versatility in this manor for me. Since the Code X cover isnít the strongest on the market, higher rev rate players should be able to keep this ball from slowing down too quickly, like often they do with the monster friction covers. Also, adding some extra grit to the cover will help higher speed players still have some change of direction at the end of the pattern, and not just early read of the lane. If you are looking for a ball that has good pattern coverage, and cover flexibility with an asymmetric core, then look into a Code X.
Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to read my review of the Code X.  And remember to always bowl up a Storm!
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