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Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:37:05 PM »
The Storm Fever Pitch carries on the successful line of Pitch bowling balls in the Storm line up. The Fever Pitch does not react as early as the Pitch Black ball but it corners better than the Pitch Blue bowling ball. Storm is introducing a new weight block and coverstock with the Fever Pitch. The Tour Block core is wrapped with the PWR+CTRL Pearl Urethane coverstock to create a ball that is better on shorter oil patterns and drier lane conditions.

Color: Orange Pearl
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: PWR+CTRL Pearl Urethane
Core: Tour Block
Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.61 (for a 15# ball)
Differential: 0.030 (for a 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil



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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2019, 02:59:39 PM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 21 mL

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Shape's down lane better than low end reactive balls.

Dislikes: comparing to other urethanes...nothing!

The Fever Pitch is the motion that I have been wanting from Urethane.  I have not always been able to use urethane because I like to see a little shape down lane, which is of course, what urethane is supposed to control.  Urethane from the past has hooked very early with not much shape down lane.  The Fever Pitch you are able to get a little further in, throw it out, or even miss out, with the ball still being able to recover and even create angle down lane.

Here are some other Urethane options that I was able to compare with. Where the Fever Pitch Shines is when you need to get in and create angle.  I said it before but it’s just magical how this urethane shapes down lane.  Maybe it’s the modified HyRoad Core, we all know that’s a special piece. The joke with a couple bowlers at my center is “when is it time to Ball UP to the Fever Pitch?”

Purple Flame Pearl-Old School and Drilled over the label
Pitch Black-60 x 5 x 30
Hot Cell- 60 x 4 x 45
Fever Pitch- 60 x 4-1/2 x 35

With the resurgence of Urethane it has become a popular tournament option and I do not see that trend going away.  This is the one that you do not want to pass on.
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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2019, 05:31:21 PM »
I had a chance to drill the Fever Pitch is Storm's newest release in the Thunder line, and it's a new take on urethane. It's not technically urethane, the Pwr + Ctrl cover is a urethane-like material that's meant to give the feel of urethane with a more resin-like shape to bridge the gap from traditional urethane like the Pitch Black to low end reactives as far as shape is concerned. It's both easier down the lane and more responsive on the backend than urethane without being as long and flippy. I drilled mine 40 x 4.5 x 30 this ball looks great on dryer lanes and allows me to play a part of the lane I normally can with I see the burn


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Fever Pitch
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2019, 04:25:42 PM »
The gap between the Roto Grip Hot Cell and Storm Pitch Black was always a big gap as the Hot Cell has that much stronger Asymmertical core. Enter the new Fever Pitch, a pearl urethane that packs way more punch than its predecessor in the Pitch Blue. Fever Pitch was more back end and cleaner than the Pitch Black. This ball will be great on those patterns that are a little longer where the Pitch Black isn’t enough or once you need something with a little more pop on the back end but need that urethane type shape.


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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2019, 07:23:15 AM »
Pin Length: 3- 4 
Starting Top Weight: 3.4 oz
Ball Weight: 15

Rev Rate:  380-420
Ball Speed: 15-16
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 13/16” and 1/2" up
Box Finish: 2000 Abralon
The Fever Pitch is not as early as the Pitch Black™, but corners better than the Pitch Blue™ ever dreamt. We found the gap we needed to fill and we filled it. Hard. After extensive and thorough testing, we found the precise core dynamics that matched up flawlessly to this new and exciting cover: PWR+CTRL Urethane.
I use this ball primarily as my spare ball I replaced my mix with the Fever Pitch so I would have a urethane ball I could use when the lanes dry and I need a better Motion than I could get with my Pitch Black. This ball make a good downlane motion and works great when the lanes dry up.

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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2019, 01:40:36 PM »
I have never gotten a look quite like this from a urethane ball before. Throwing it on a burnt up house shot allowed me to try and do quite a few different things with it to really see what it is capable of for a low/medium rev player. I was very pleasantly surprised with the motion I was able to get down lane compared to my Storm Pitch Black. Although it is not technically “true urethane” it still gives you that urethane feel with a little bit more of a punch coming off of the friction. I also got my mom this ball as she has a much slower speed she was needing something to get down lane and not over hook on the back end, but still come through the pins enough to get the ten pin out. I was never a person who even thought about throwing urethane until now.


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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2019, 02:03:16 PM »
The Storm Fever Pitch is a ball that everyone can use in the bag, it has a unique shape for a urethane that was missing in the storm line. With the Fever Pitch I can easily adjust to from my Pitch Black when the heads start to get burnt and the lanes wont allow me to play my reactive equipment, I just move in a little and the ball does the rest. It clears the heads, gives you read and the ball finishes. I have noticed that if it gets lane shined too much it tends to go longer then I like to see, so I just keep a good 2000 on the ball and its money. If you need a ball that you gives you a look like urethane but finishes like a reactive, look no further and pick up the Fever Pitch today.




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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2019, 10:23:38 AM »
FEVER PITCH: 55 X 3 X 30 - 14lbs.
This being my first ball review since my accident, I felt I needed to start with one of the 3 balls I have been using since I was released to start bowling again. Comparing to the Pitch Blue and Pitch Black, the core and cover combo allows the ball to have more length and more angle into the pocket, and with my current slower ball speed than in the past, this ball is great on fresh for me, unlike the other "Pitches" I can stay in the same breakpoint area almost all 3 games of league, the ball does tend to tip a little heavy for me off the breakpoint, more then the Pitch Blue which is needed to enter the pocket it better. Great ball for slower ball speed bowlers on THS and lighter and shorter sport patterns.


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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2019, 12:44:30 PM »
Storm Fever Pitch

Layout: 50 x 4 ½ x 65

As a mid-level rev rate and ball speed player, I have never been able to use urethane on house shots, due to sub-par carry and a lack of backend. The Fever Pitch changes that, however, as it is easier through the fronts and has more backend and entry angle than the normal urethane ball. It is still very controllable and has that classic urethane predictability, but the extra little kick of backend reaction that it has makes it great for wet/dry house shots. It is still not at its best at trying to circle the lane too much, however; straighter angles are better for optimum carry. It will also shine on shorter sport shots.

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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2019, 02:45:33 PM »
Storm Fever Pitch

Core: Tour Block

Coverstock: PWR+CTRL Pearl Urethane

The Storm Fever Pitch will bring a urethane with more length to bowling arsenal's everywhere.

I usually don't play something that sets up early, so most urethane's do not match up with my style. With the Fever Pitch I get more length that I do with my pitch black but still smooth, easy to control reaction. This is a reaction that I usually see with equipment I drill with the pin on, or very close to, my PAP. My current light oil ball is a 1" pin to PAP Hustle INK. I will be practicing more with the Fever Pitch to see if this will be a useful alternative for me in my tournament back.

My recommendation for this ball would be short patterns but I am sure I a lot of my customers will want the Fever Pitch as an option for light oil house shots.


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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2019, 08:53:19 PM »

Length: Medium

Volume: Medium to light

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

The Fever Pitch by Storm is a great go between Urethane and Reactive.  The POWR CTRL pearl urethane coverstock enhances the backend motion of the Fever Pitch.  Completely different from the Pitch Black and Stronger than the Pitch Blue.  Another difference between the previous Pitches and the Fever Pitch is the Tour Block.  The major benefit of the Tour Block is that it is more dynamic than the Capacitor weight block allowing the Fever Pitch to be stronger down lane.  I am a low rev rate guy (around 300) with medium ball speed and likes to go up the lane as much as possible.  The Pitch Black and the Pitch Blue were either too much too early or not enough down lane.  The Hot Cell was just too much core and not enough shell.  The previous urethane releases made me move too far left on a normal house pattern and when carry down happened…  It was ugly.  However, the Fever Pitch seems to be more versatile and gives you some help on the backend.  My PAP is 5 5/8 over and ¾ up and the layout I used was 4X4X2 with no hole.  The Fever Pitch did rev up like a urethane but had a backend motion that gave me some error room on the backend.  I can see this ball in my bag for short patterns or older lane beds where friction is everywhere.  I was impressed with the Fever Pitch and would recommend it for anyone looking to purchase a urethane piece.

Likes: Versatile for urethane

Dislikes: It is urethane

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Storm Fever Pitch review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2019, 05:24:25 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Coverstock: PWR+CTRL Pearl Urethane
Weightblock: Tour Block
Finish: 2000
RG: 2.61
Differential: 0.030

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up
Ball Layout: Pin Over Ring 65 X 4 3/8 X 40

The New Fever Pitch by Storm take the controllable read of a Urethane ball and pumps up the power to give you more overall hook and increased continuation. The All New PWR+CTRL Pearl Urethane cover creates a blend that keeps the ball hooking downlane where traditional urethanes bail.

I've had time to throw my Fever Pitch on a variety of Conditions and I'm amazed at how many I can match up with. I have found use for both the Pitch Black and Pitch Blue but they are very pattern specific for me. When the look is up the outside they are fantastic, never miss the front of the lane and are amazing for controlling downlane reaction. My issue has always been staying with a urethane reaction as the lanes transition. When covering boards its much more difficult to carry as the traditional urethanes want to use ALL of their energy in the front of the lane

The Power+Control blend gives me much more read when I throw the ball left to right. I love the fact that I can still throw it where I liked the old urethanes with a slight adjustment for the increased hook overall. The greatest advantage to the Fever Pitch is that you can make incremental moves left for much longer and still get the ball to go through the pins. That difference is huge because many times going from Urethane to reactive is such a huge change in shape that readjusting can cost you vital frames.

I also find that the Fever Pitch is much more forgiving on Higher friction surfaces for me than the Pitch Black/Blue. It is easier through the front than the Pitch Black with more get back than the Pitch Blue. This is especially helpful for bowlers who like myself have lower ball speed.

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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2019, 09:57:32 PM »
Storm Fever Pitch
Layout:  60 x 4 1/4 x 60
Info: PAP 4 5/16 x 1/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400

The Fever Pitch is Storm’s new urethane with the Powr + Ctrl pearl cover. Simply put, I needed a urethane with more pop downlane than the Pitch Black. Based on pre-release info, I was hoping this was the ball. Unfortunately, I drilled it with about 10 weeks left in the league season. I can’t throw urethane on house generally so I didn’t use it much until summer sweepers started. After using it exclusively on sport compliant 34ft and 36ft patterns, I can confidently say that it is not a Pitch Black. It’s also quite different than my Hot Cell, which is much earlier than either Pitch. My Fever seems to have that familiar urethane roll up front but it goes a couple feet longer and has a sharper motion (if you can describe urethane as sharp at all). Don’t get me wrong. This is definitely still urethane, just a much needed step up at the breakpoint.
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Bowler Info: PAP 4 5/16 x 1/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400


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Re: Fever Pitch Urethane Pearl
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2019, 11:14:14 AM »
The Fever Pitch is the third release in the Thunder line of bowling balls that features a urethane coverstock. The use of the PWR+CTRL Pearl Urethane cover is different than that of the preceding Pitch Blue and Pitch Black. The Fever Pitch also has a different core called Tour Block, that yields more differential (0.030) and a higher Rg (2.61) in 15lb bowling balls. The bright Orange Pearl really stands out, sitting on the ball return.

I drilled the Fever Pitch with a 4” pin and 2.5” pin buffer. Using the Fever with the box finish of 2000 grit abralon, I am able to get a great deal of length from this ball, and more backend movement on fresh backends than the Pitch Black. The reaction shape is best described as a combination of the Pitch Blue and Pitch Black. The Fever is a little more rolly than the Blue, but still more angular off the spot than the Black. Fever is a little longer than Black, but picks up quicker than the Blue. The Fever Pitch gives me a more unique reaction by combining the two other Pitch balls, that actually compliments my Hot Cell more than it compliments the Pitch Black/ or Blue. The Fever Pitch seems to be at it’s best when the backends are clean and no carrydown is present.

I tried using the Fever Pitch in the box condition on the WTBA Tech Committee World Challenge pattern that is 34 feet with a low volume of 7.14mL. The Fever was too strong for this pattern in the box finish, and ended up using a polished Pitch Blue. I then tried scuffing the surface of the Fever Pitch with a 500 grit Abralon pad, and used it on a lighter volume, 41 foot house shot, with good success. The additional flare that is created by the stronger core of the Fever Pitch seems to like a little more oil than the Pitch Blue.

I will be carrying the Fever Pitch with me, anytime I know I will be bowling on a short or lower volume pattern. The unique shape the Fever Pitch gives me will be a monster on the right condition. The Fever Pitch has a unique reaction shape that will give slower speed players a good reaction on lighter volumes of oil, and very heavy handed players a more crisp downlane move on fresh backends than what traditional urethane covers will. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Fever Pitch. As always, Bowl up a Storm!
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