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DNA Coil
« on: March 15, 2024, 09:17:05 AM »
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Meet the Storm DNA Coil, where the perfect fusion of coverstock and core elevates your game. Designed for versatility, the EXO Pearl coverstock with Reacta Gloss finish offers a clean, brilliant look without sacrificing midlane readability. Paired seamlessly with the Supercoil Core, this bowling ball ensures consistent, controlled reactions. The chemical friction and porosity of EXO Pearl prevent unexpected over/under reactions, providing length with forgiveness. Utilizing the same layout as its predecessor, the DNA Coil delivers early-revving action, evolving into a longer, more angular ball motion as the lanes break down. The Supercoil Core, with strategically placed mass around its equator, lowers the RG, allowing the ball to read the midlane early and fulfill the demands of professionals worldwide for a powerful hook before the end of the pattern.

Color: Scarlet/Persian Blue/Rave
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Supercoil Core (14#-16#)
Coverstock: EXO Pearl Reactive
Finish: Reacta Gloss
RG: 2.47 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.053 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Orange Pineapple Slush

 

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2024, 10:10:53 AM »
Storm DNA Coil – WWRD 3/15/2024

Cover: EXO Pearl Reactive
Core: Supercoil
RG: 2.47
RG. Diff.: 0.053
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Fragrance: Orange Pineapple Slush

Storm’s new DNA Coil is a Pearl Asymmetric Piece.  This piece is good for Medium-Heavy Volume Patterns.  PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400.  Speed: 16.5.  Drilled this piece with the Pin Up between the Fingers, CG kicked out 1.5” from the palm, 1/2” right of the Thumb.  EXO Pearl provides length with a few boards of area check because it reads the midlane better than most other pearl pieces.  Burned up 43’ house pattern, Out of Box ball motion was clean through the fronts, started in the mids with a strong backend reaction.  I compared this piece Virtual Energy Blackout (1-1 Right) and Summit Peak (2-2 Right).  This Versatile piece fits all styles of bowlers.

Check out the Ball motion Video on my YouTube Page:
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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2024, 12:41:00 PM »
DNA COIL
Cover: EXO Pearl Reactive
Core: Supercoil
RG: 2.47 RG
Diff: 0.053
Int Diff: 0.023

My layout: 5 x 4.5 x 3.5

The DNA Coil is a Pearl Asymmetrical ball that I see working best on medium conditions. The EXO pearl cover feels pretty clean but not as long as say the Virtual Energy Blackout. The low rg asymm core combined with the clean cover creates to a medium/med-slow response motion ball. I have found that the DNA Coil is a slower shape than some of the other cleaner balls in the Storm/Roto/Global line. I see it best fitting in the Exotic Gem spot, so when balls like the VEBO and Attention Star are too quick and creating too much angle, the DNA Coil will give you the right shape. After seeing a few other players using the Coil, I think the “medium” length of the pearl cover makes it more on the speed/rev dependent side… Meaning if you are lower speed or more speed dominant you might see the Coil as a stronger ball than those who are higher speed and/or lower rev players. So I recommend adjusting your cover finish accordingly.

Bowler stats:
Left handed
PAP: 5 x 1/4up
Rev rate: 400

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2024, 05:19:40 PM »
Dual Angle Layout: 55 x 6 x 60

Storm Vector Layout: 6 x 4 1/8 x 4 3/8

Wow this ball is awesome, super clean through the front part of the lane and boy does it pack a punch on the backend.  This ball reminds me a lot of the Exotic Gem.  If you’re looking for a long and strong Assym this is the ball for you, oh and it smells amazing as well.
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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2024, 07:42:39 PM »
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DNA Coil
Cover Stock: EXO Pearl Reactive
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Core: Supercoil Core
(14pd)
RG: 2.53
Differential: 0.048
Int Diff: 0.020

Layout: 2 x 6 x 5 - 2LS
Layout Extras: 2 1/2" Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left
Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D

Review:
The Storm DNA Coil is the second generation of the EXO coverstock but this time in a pearl offering. The original DNA performed well for me, especially on various sport tournament and sport league environments. Recently, the Storm Absolute Power replaced my original DNA in the arsenal as I felt it has been more versatile overall. I am however excited about the DNA Coil and really liked what I've seen and what I have evaluated in a number of players hands at recent SPI MatchMaker events.

For my initial review I left the Reacta Gloss factory finish on this ball. The DNA Coil glides through the front part of the lane with ease. In my opinion this ball goes much longer than what is advertised. It's not in the strongest of asym categories but rather more in the middle range category. Knowing how my original DNA reacted I knew the DNA Coil would show more length than what folks generally would anticipate.

After rolling several practice games on a typical 42' older HPL THS surface I decided to hit my DNA Coil with a 4K than a 3K pad. For me, it opened up more range compared to the OOB finish. I likely will hit my DNA Coil with a 2K Abralon pad to test even further.

After a little lane shine built up on the slightly surfaced DNA Coil I was even more surprised and impressed with the results. One aspect I really like about this ball is it didn't quit or get into the roll phase too early. However, I needed to stay firm and slightly tighter angles to take full advantage of the DNA Coil.

I'm excited to use this ball on medium volume THS and some sport patterns. In comparison to my Storm Virtual Energy Blackout and the newer Roto Grip Attention Star the DNA Coil seems to fit in between these two balls nicely. The DNA Coil is lengthy but still provides slower and more predictable read down lane than the VEBO and is slower in the hook phase compared to my Attention Star.

Be sure to try out a DNA Coil and fill that gap for league/tournament medium volume patterns. I'm definitely excited to use the DNA Coil more to see if it makes the starter arsenal. Please be sure to visit your favorite pro shop today or https://youtube.com/channel/UC1VA-MgFBo9mIZde-G3T11A for my occasional ball videos.

Michael Slatky
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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2024, 11:02:24 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 44'

Volume: 21.5

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Blendy!

Dislikes: I'm oddly not a fan of the scent

I have seen other people’s reviews on this ball and their pin up layouts creates a rather unusual early but angular motion with plenty of continuation. I drilled mine pin down to hopefully get away from that angular motion.  What I got was a ball that I have to stay closer to the friction with and it never reads it too hard, it just seems to absorb the friction and come off of it with a very smooth and continuous roll.  This motion seems to really blend the wet/dry even with the factory shine on it!  I am not sure that I want to change surface on it, to be honest.  The point of all of these balls is to have different motions and this one is definitely a different motion!

Key words for me are Smooth and Control!

My layout for this bad boy is: 4.5x4.5x4

Balls Currently getting play:
Absolute Power: 5x4x2
Xponent Pearl: 5x4x2
Zen Gold Label- 5x5x2 (pin up) box surface
Attention Star-5x4x2


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Casey Mattingly
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Alexandria, IN

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2024, 10:13:02 AM »
The Coil is the first use of EXO Pearl that we've seen. This ball is heavy rolling and fits near the top of the bag. I can see myself using this ball to blend out the cliff on a high friction surface, or slow hooking this ball on a slightly higher volume condition.  This ball fits right below the Magic Gem for me, it's similarly early and rounded but stores a bit more energy for the back part of the lane. If you're looking for a really strong compliment to solid asyms like the Harsh Reality or Eternity Pi, the coil fits just below those without being as clean and sharp as the Virtual Energy Blackout or the Attention Star

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2024, 08:08:13 AM »
The Storm Bowling DNA Coil isn't just any bowling ball; it's a game-changer. With its sleek design and powerful core, this ball delivers unmatched performance on the lanes. From the moment you roll it, you'll feel its controlled strength and precision. What sets the DNA Coil apart is its ability to adapt to different lane conditions. Whether you're facing oily lanes or dry ones, this ball grips the surface perfectly, ensuring ideal ball motion through the pins. This ball will boost your confidence and will take your game to new heights. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this ball will help you improve and win more games. The Storm Bowling DNA Coil is a must-have. Get ready to elevate your game and dominate the lanes, get yours from your local VIP pro shop on 3/15/24!

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2024, 02:01:22 PM »
Ball Specs: DNA Coild
Coverstock: EXO Pearl Coverstock
Fragrance: Orange Pineapple Slush
Core: Asymmetric
Finish: Reacta Gloss

Review:
Talk about a ball that stands out. The new DNA Coil is another addition to the DNA line. This being a pearl coverstock pairs perfectly with the original DNA. The DNA Coil is great for when you start to see your DNA burning up and losing energy. Unlike many pearls, the DNA Coil isn’t just a one-trick pony. You won’t just see a big backend motion like every other pearl bowling ball out there. The thing that I really like about this ball is the versatility. This ball can play a variety of angles and lines and still see a great reaction all over the lane. I find myself using this ball a lot during the start of league or when the lanes begin to change at tournaments. With the bigger core it allows me to use this ball early in league. The coverstock is also very good when changing the finish. I have thrown the ball at box finish and have taken it to 2000 sanded and have had success adding additional versatility to this great ball. If you loved your original DNA you are going to really enjoy throwing this ball, make sure you pick yours up today!
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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2024, 05:01:03 PM »
Sam Cooper Roto Grip Amateur Staff. The DNA Coil features the EXO pearl coverstock along with the Supercoil Core. Layout is 45x5 1/4”x75(pin down). I prefer to have a pin down pearl in the bag for the surfaces around Pittsburgh. After the first DNA rolled so well for me I went with a similar layout just a weaker pin. With the coil you see similar tendencies of the OG with just a cleaner and quicker response to the friction. This ball is great for when the fronts are burnt up a bit but need control on the back end. The Supercoil core has enough strength and the EXO pearl cover has enough traction to hook in oil.

Where I have used the DNA Coil is after the Optimum Idol when that tends to be too early or when it won’t go through the pins correctly. I bowl in a house shot burn league on a high friction surface. The Coil has no trouble getting through the body of the house shot and giving me controllable pop on the back end. Then when the Coil is too smooth(think this is due to the layout) I can go to the Attention Star or VEBO to get more on the back end and better pin carry. The Coil will be a good option in the bag for anyone that wants a strong pearl or the environment you in has friction in the fronts. Don’t sleep on the Coil if striking is in your DNA!

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2024, 09:20:08 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43

Volume: 25

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Layout: 4 1/2 x 4 x 2 VLS

I think the original DNA was one of the most underrated balls from 2023.  The original wasn’t a huge hooking ball, but people seemed to think that the ball was a huge hook monster.  It was a very smooth, very continuous ball that could be used on a variety of conditions.  The DNA Coil builds on that reaction by changing the coverstock from EXO Solid on the original to EXO Pearl on the DNA Coil.  The EXO Pearl changed the shape of the ball completely!  The original was extremely smooth and the DNA Coil is a very strong hockey stick shape.  I found the box surface to have a little bit too much over/under on the well used league shot.  I took a used 2000 pad and lightly scratched up the surface by hand.  That light scratching really smoothed out the reaction without losing the angular motion on the back end.

My Specs -
Speed - 16 mph,
Rev Rate - 315. 
PAP 5 1/8 x 7/8 Up.

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2024, 04:33:43 AM »
This has become a favorite of mine during leagues in centers where they tend to hook early. I have been using this on the fresh on those earlier hooking surfaces and the ball has been phenomenal. We see cleanliness yet tons of mid lane read and continuation. For comparison purposes, I see this as a cleaner option versus an Exotic Gem and a great step down off the stronger asymmetrical and or symmetrical solids. This ball is designed for medium to heavier oil conditions and can be used either directly on the fresh and/or early lane transition

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2024, 10:04:46 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Multiple sport and recreational patterns.

COMMENTS

The Storm DNA Coil features a low RG Supercoil Core that that helps the ball read he midlane better and the EXO Pearl coverstock that provides a little more length and compliments the early revving core. I believe this DNA Coil has a lot to offer and it shouldn’t be overlooked.

With a lot differential and intermediate differential available in the core of the DNA Coil, I drilled mine with a standard pin-down layout: 55 x 5 x 75. Because of the cleaner nature of this coverstock and the polish on top of it, at first, I felt like the bowling ball was a little to clean for what was it intended to be. I saw a little bit of over/under reaction on multiple patterns. I then put just a little bit of surface on my DNA Coil and the reaction looked much better to my eyes. After the surface change, the bowling ball created an early rolling an predictable ball motion that, in my mind, think can be very useful on multiple patterns and lane surfaces. You can definitely notice the early revving, low RG of this core.

In my opinion, this DNA Coil is a sleeper bowling ball. Bowlers, that are looking for an earlier rolling, shiny asymmetrical bowling ball, will definitely find the DNA Coil to be very good. It seems that this coverstock is very versatile and can be used on newer and older lane surfaces. Even though this core has very low RG, I was surprised how continuous the bowling ball was as I was able to use this DNA Coil while playing multiple angles on the lane. I will add that I believe this DNA Coil will work very well on medium oil patterns that require steeper launch angles, especially on higher friction lane surfaces. This ball has quickly become one of my favorites.


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Watch myself and Verity Crawley throw the DNA Coil on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItYjbsaaFfQ&t=163s

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2024, 12:51:23 PM »
DNA Coil • Storm • Premier Series
Core • Supercoil Core
Coverstock • EXO Pearl Reactive Finish • Reacta Gloss
Weight • 15 lbs. RG • 2.47 Differential •.053 PSA •.023
Layout • 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/8
Tester PAP • 5” R, 5/8” D Tester Axis Tilt • 11° Tester Rev Rate • 300
Test Pattern • 42’ THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street

Storm has brought a welcomed new dynamic to the DNA line with their release of the DNA Coil. With the addition of the EXO Pearl Reactive coverstock combined with the fast-spinning Supercoil Core, the DNA Coil is an outstanding success in the Storm line! So, let’s take a closer look at Storm’s new masterpiece – the DNA Coil!

From my first roll with the DNA Coil, I enjoyed how the Supercoil Core transfers energy throughout the lane. For a big asymmetric core, the Supercoil Core has a fast-revving motion in the mid-lane like a symmetric core, but rather than burn up its energy at the back end, which is what straighter players like me tend to see. The Supercoil Core builds momentum as it makes its path through the midline. And it retains a significant amount of inertia that explodes when it finds the roll phase. And when the DNA Coil starts rolling, get out of its way! The Supercoil Core rolls with a robust amount of energy that destroys the pin deck! And with its strong asymmetric design, the Supercoil Core has a steam-rolling continuation that destroys anything in its path! So, straighter and low–rev players like me will love the motion the Supercoil Core brings.

What makes the DNA Coil come alive is the EXO Pearl Reactive coverstock. I found the EXO Pearl to be crisp, clean, and smooth throughout the night with the Reacta Gloss finish. However, when I sanded my DNA Coil with 2000-grit Abralon and followed it with Storm’s Rough Edge polish, there was no turning back! I loved how the EXO Pearl glides through the front part of the lane but griped smoothly in the mid-lane, creating a crisp and distinct turn-off the pattern you could trust! And whether it was early on a fresh THS or later on broken down, spotty conditions, I could count on the EXO Pearl coverstock to keep my DNA Coil rolling smoothly on the shim line without being jumpy or snapping off the back end. So, if you are a straighter player like me, the EXO Pearl reactive coverstock will fit nicely into your game!

In conclusion, the Storm DNA Coil brings a new dynamic look to Storm’s Premier line. I found the Supercoil Core and the EXO Pearl Reactive coverstock a winning combination that makes the DNA Coil an excellent ball choice for any straighter, high-speed, low-rev player like me. The DNA Coil rolls hard, cuts decisively, and destroys the pins. So, stop into your local Storm VIP Pro Shop and have your DNA Coil ready for those final weeks of fall league competitions and raise your final standings! Because the DNA Coil will bring results!


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Roll the Ball Pro Shop
Penndel, PA

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Re: DNA Coil
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2024, 10:25:37 PM »
Storm DNA Coil
Ball Specs: EXO Pearl coverstock with the Supercoil core, surface finished with React a Gloss
Layout: 5 X 5 X 3 VLS 2.0
Bowler specs: 15.5 mph and rev rate in the 380’s and my is PAP is 3 ¼ and at zero up/down and tested on Pro-Lane at ABC North Lanes in Harrisburg, Pa., and Colony Park Lanes and Games in York, Pa.
During practice on the fresh house patterns at both locations were a little tricky on the reaction, as I saw if I got the ball between 15 and 17 boards at the arrows, there was a very defined reaction in the midlane and back end. If I projected the ball up 20-22 boards, it labored a good bit more. The sweet spot on the fresh and slightly used was to play in around the 3rd arrow and get the DNA COIL to roll right through the 2 down lane marker boards on Pro-Lane surface. A little flatter hand and moving left of center for me created that same look as long as I hit that sweet spot right between those two targets. The COIL’s reaction on HPL was of course a little sooner and stronger, both centers I bowl in have the all new Kegel Atlas machines, but one used terrain and the other uses Infinity – which is the center with HPL lane surfaces, which I feel the Infinity on that surface does not hold up well and continue through the day had to keep making more adjustments with the COIL and at the other center, the pattern held up better on the Pro-Lane, but the reaction was not a strong as I would like in a league play setting.
The Coil will become a part of my league bag for Colony Park Lanes for the simple reason it has a better overall reaction on the fresh there and after a game or two, I can migrate to the Roto Grip Attention Star to finish out the match if need be. A good strong 2 ball step up from the Summit Peak and a full step for me from the Virtual Energy Blackout, AKA: VEBO.
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