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Core Power HRG
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
Color: Black/Gold Pearl

Core: Tri-Density (from Tour Power)

RG: 2.61 High

Differential: .056 (High)

Finish: 1500 Grit Polish Finish

Flare: High (6" plus)

Hook: 23 +

Coverstock: PRO-Thane LT-Plus Particle

Lane Conditions: Medium to Oil



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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2002, 12:01:38 PM »
With so many new balls already hitting the market we will just get to
the Point on this one! We test all balls with a 4X4 label leverage drilling
and most of the time we use typical league condition lanes with fresh oil.

The Core Power HRG again shows us why Storm is the Technology Leader
in Bowling Today! The Fragance of "Black/Licorice" is tempting just enough
to have this one in your bag just for the smell!

The Core Power HRG comes to us from the image of the Tour Power!
The weight block design that was in the Tour Pour has been modified using
Storms "TRI-Density" technology to change the RG factors from low to High!

This High RG ball is then surrounded in the new,"PRO-Thane LT-Plus" pearl
particle cover stock! PRO-Thane-LT Particle was first used on the EL-Nino 2000
but this is a more aggressive version of that cover stock!
This coverstock is fully adjustable but we believe most bowlers will enjoy
it best as it comes out of the box at 1500 Grit Polished.

This Ball will give you good Traction and yet retain enough energy to make
a strong controlled move to the pocket at the break point!

This is not a Skid/Flip ball! But it will provide strong Hook!
More than enough for just about any bowlers style!
Designed for Medium to Light Oil, this ball is Strong and Friendly!

Hitting Power? The TRI-Density technology makes this ball a Pin Crusher!!!

Those of you who want "Strong Hook" with "Control" this ball is for you!

We will Highly Recommend this ball to All Bowlers and to Our Customers!




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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2002, 11:53:33 PM »
Hello. Drilled 4 1/2 x 1 1/2, this ball gives massive controllability with smooth power! A great all around piece for someone who wants to score on a variety of conditions with just 1 ball. Also, a great ball for the touring players looking to add a "go to" piece when the lanes get tough and you are looking to take control of the lanes' movement. A great ball for everyone!

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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2002, 09:07:43 AM »
Picked her up last night...I cannot wait to get this on something she's built for.

I layed my Core right over the label with the pin at 12' aboce the fingers. This ball just rips through the mids. It was making my Super Power look wimpy. The read it gave through the mids is exactly the kind of ball tournament bowlers can appreciate. Keep this ball in mind if you are building a real arsenal.

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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2002, 01:48:42 PM »
Ball Specs 15lbs, 3.5"pin, & top weight at 4.08 oz.
Drill Specs- Pin above bridge of fingers Cg in grip center
Lane Condition used- Wood lanes light oil at 28' and medium christmas tree pattern at 35'.

I wanted this ball to use as a 1-2 punch with my Tour Power. I tried this before with the Eraser Blaze but it didn't work out the way I wanted--I think I drilled it wrong for the purpose. This ball gave me what I wanted and then some. From the start this ball was very readable and controllable on mediums. It gets great length for a light particle ball, nice midlane move and strong turn to the pocket. It covers as many boards as my Tour Power but with better length which makes an asset when my line starts to breakdown. I had some trouble with it on the Christams tree pattern when the outside was real dry and also it is not good for the short light pattern but I don't think any Particle ball would. With the drilling I gave it the carry was bad from inside the 4th arrow due to the midlane read(weak angle), but I have other equipment for that. I think it would also work fine on anything but the heaviest oil with a straighter line. Also carry down doesn't seem to affect it much just seems to keep moving when other equipment with weaker coverstocks are laying down. This ball will definetly be in my Tournament bag. Another great ball by Storm.

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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2002, 02:53:26 PM »
Purchased this ball in a 15 lb.  and drilled it stacked leverage.  I've been throwing this ball for a couple of weeks now, and have found it to be a nice rolling piece of equipment.  This ball gets great length, and makes a nice hard arc toward the pocket.  This hard arc may be due to the drilling, perhaps more of a length drilling would give it more of a skid-snap reaction, not sure.  Nothing wrong with this reaction however.  This ball also packs a ton of hitting power, in fact, it usually will leave more 9's than 10's, lol.  Anyway, I have found the Core Power HRG to be very useful with a tweener, forward roll, and cranker release.  For those Storm users out there, I find this ball to fit in very nicely between my Eraser Blaze and Boost.  Similar length to the Blaze, but a harder move to the pocket.


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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2002, 09:32:07 AM »
Hey guys,,, this ball is powerful, fast and very easy to handle,,, the first time I use this ball, I got 211 and my friend also got a new Shock Trauma,, and I beated him up... :-)


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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2002, 08:00:30 PM »
Even though I just sold this ball I liked it..wrong weight was the cause.
It was drilled with the pin (2.5 inch) above the fingers and the CG kicked out some. For my style, med speed med low revs, the ball went nice and long and made a nice move to the hole and HIT hard. If I slowed it down I was able to play deeper which is rare for me as most don't turn the corner near enough. It was used on Med condition but other than that I am not sure exactly what they were. Might have to look for a new one in the correct weight soon. Excellent ball by Storm


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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2003, 10:32:02 PM »
This is my main ball in my bag.  this is the best ball I've ever thrown!  it has a STRONG backend hook and despite what most people say the core power will hook if you throw it right.  great control and power so i give this ball on a scale of 1-10 a 10!! EASY!


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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2003, 08:07:42 AM »
This is my first review, so feel free to critique me. Here goes.
I'm right handed, speed 16 mph, tweener, decent amount of hand.
ave 190's
My HRG is 15#
3" pinout, not sure of top weight
I had this ball drilled with pin in ring finger cg kicked out 1" from center line, with side weight drilled out to 1/4 oz.
   I'm not sure the dimensions on my PAP but I track about 2" off the thumb and middle finger.
   I really love the hit and carry I get with this ball in light to short medium oil. I've found that I can play a variety of lines with this layout, from inside, laying it down about 20 and out to 10 or so, to a more direct line crossing the arrows at 11 going out to 5-6 and pushing the ball as long as I can. Depending on the shot that's there. I've had the first nine with this ball twice in the first two weeks I had it. By the way, one of these was playing inside, the other was playing the outside. Haven't rolled anything under six hundred yet. Carry is absolutely great. Also this ball recovers well when pulled or thrown a board or two wide, at least for me. This ball does not like long or heavy oil at all though. Under these conditions this ball will skid right though the break point. My next purchase will be the LRG to handle these longer and heavier conditions. I'll post a review on that ball when I get it on the lanes.
Thanks for reading my review, hope it's helpful to you.

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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2003, 10:28:44 PM »
I got this ball used from a friend and plugged it and redrilled it with the pin on the side of the ring and the cg kick out a bit. This ball goes long and makes all most like a really hard flip/arc not sure what to say but it makes a strong turn for med-light oil. Another great ball from storm and carrys great and hits hard. 10 out of 10

If the ball is hooking too much, move left or go to a weaker ball.

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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2003, 11:59:20 AM »
Wow.  I just found a ball that I fell in love with instantly for what it dosn't do.  For the record, I am a 30 year old, 6' 4" 260# lefty with numerous hands.  My preferred game is the tweener approaching power stroker.  Up to this point, my ball of choice has been a solid pulse drilled 4 1/2 stacked with a 600 sand and polish.  The small core of this ball has cost me plenty of pins on normal house shots by flat out over hitting.  Thus, enter the Hrg with it's big core and pearl particle cover, this ball seemed to be the best compliment.  I punched this one 3 1/2 and placed the mass bias in the same location.  The first time out, on a medium condition with a week's carrydown in a house with marginal at best back ends and a flat oil pattern, the ball made a very smooth transition from hook to roll, and hit just hard enough to carry the 7.  The first 9 shot out of the box carried and left at least 1 pin on the deck to clear and resistant pins.  The next time out, in the same house, the after stripping the lanes, I lined up at the same spot, and the ball made the same smooth transition, only earlier crushing the 1-3 pocket.  I made the adjustment and the ball went 8 straight just as before.

Overall, I would recomend this ball to anyone with better than average hand to help with those conditions where the dry boards are hard to find, or just aren't there.


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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2003, 06:27:03 PM »
I just recently had one of these give to me. And it rolls fantastic! The guy that gave it to me didn't put many games on it, he said it just didn't roll good for him. So I redrilled it and put the pin over the bridge and kicked the cg out like 3 in. from my pap. Put a 1000 grit surface on it. This baby rolls very well for me. It is almost like pure flip, it rolls til the end of the pattern and then just flips. It was funny because I kicked the cg out so as not to have the big flip(usually I prefer not to have a skid flip reaction), but I actually like this ball. I would recommend this ball for just about any player. Crankers will probably benefit more from this ball than strokers.
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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2003, 09:30:31 PM »
I have been using a teal rhyno for almost 10 years. Have had good success with it including a 300 game and 810 series. Averaged 193 to 209 with it. I felt that the rhyno was not effective on today's conditions and wanted a ball that hooked more, about 5 boards more. I did extensive internet research and asked a lot of questions at the local pro shop. Based on what I read and was told, this was the ball. IT IS NOT THE BALL! While it may be a very good bowling ball, it does not do what I thought it would do. It does not hook one board more than my rhyno. I will probably give it away. $200 down the drain. It's back to the rhyno and a 190s average for me. I'm not wasting any more money.


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Re: Core Power HRG
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2003, 10:12:47 AM »
I love Black Licorice!  Ummmm!  Um!

We are off to a great start.

Got this ball from Da Lefty (we've got the same span and his custom thumb fits me better than my own)!

This ball was too snappy for him, but seems to work on the conditions I see at home!

Let me preface this by saying I've not had a lot of success with storm.
About 50/50.  I've tried the Eraser, X-it, Trauma, Blue Hot, Too Hot, Eraser Blaze and the Tour Power.  The ones that have done it for me have been the Eraser, Blue Hot and a little bit the Tour Power.  Frequently they seem to run heavy for me!

Anyway,I've got a new winner.  This ball was drilled just how I like my particle balls pin out 1 1/2 inches with a stacked setup of 4 X 3 1/2. Weighthole just slightly past my pap 2 inches deep.

This ball does take off at the backend.  It is not a snap just like many of the reviews below but more like a strong angular slurve!

Similar in specs to my Loved but sold shock zone but it seems different.  (Pin out on shock zone was near 5 inches!, That's right!(asked for 2 to 3).

This ball though high rg seems slightly more controlled and like it might be able to handle slightly heavier oil than the shock but I don't know yet!

The shock would work in to the heavier mediums sometimes and then other times would mysteriously go straight in the back! carrydown?

This sucker revs earlier than I would suspect and at first I was playing up the boards and it would just take off.  A several board adjustment to a soft belly all of a sudden provided a ton of area where the pocket was mine and strikes rained down! Areas of this house known for having out of bounds were able to bounce right back to the pocket and if played on the proper line it just flushed em!

The ball, I can only guess due to particle loading, (more than a shock zone maybe and less than a riot zone) seems to start a touch sooner than rg specs would indicate and yet almost retain as much energy as a skid snap reactive.

Balls I had at the lane that day were Riot Zone, Revolution Rebel ECX, this gem and a Reaction Rip.

This ball overlayed the slightly snappier Rebel perfectly, with a little more control and just as much hit!  Riot was earlier and the Rip was longer and extremely snappy and powerful at the back.

A ball that overlays the multicondition covering Rebel and yet provides more control and just as much carry is something that goes in to my bag!  Rebel stays too for that snappy solid look!

Think Brian Kretzer vs Walter Ray for the US Open this year, you know who had the better look!  

As intriguing as this ball is now I'm interested in an LRG, I could see carrying a scotch pad, a bottle of black magic and these two RG balls and doing some damage.


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