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DNA
« on: February 10, 2023, 10:27:50 AM »
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Storm designed this high-performance ball from the inside out. They started designing the Storm DNA by creating the Supercoil weight block that has a very low RG shape with a higher undrilled intermediate differential. Since the mass of the weight block is located in the middle of the core it helps to read the midlane better. Storm then moved the carefully calculated and regulated chemical composition of the ball's coverstock. The EXO Reactive coverstock provides traction that will garner attention.

Color: Red/Black/Violet
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Supercoil Core (14#-16#)
Coverstock: EXO Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.47 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.053 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Strawberry Shortcake

 

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Re: DNA
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 03:25:02 PM »
It’s in our DNA. The all new DNA is a brand new ball with a brand new cover and core combination that we have never seen. The all new Supercoil weight block was developed to create a super low RG shape with a greater undrilled intermediate differential. This combined with the new “Exotherm” coverstock that will give you the traction that you are looking for in a strong asymmetric bowling ball. I have seen a lot of great things out of this ball so far. For me this ball is stronger and quicker off the spot than a ball like the Reality. I find myself using this ball early in blocks and/or on longer or high volume oil patterns. Make sure you go out and get yours March 17th!

Layout: 40 x 5 ⅜ x 25

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Re: DNA
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 09:34:57 PM »
DNA
Ball Specs:
Coverstock: EXO Solid Reactive with 2000 Grit Finish
Core: Supercoil (Asymmetric)
Fragrance: Strawberry Shortcake
Review:
Looking for a new asymmetric solid? Look no further then the new DNA. This ball comes with the new Supercoil core and the new EXO cover. This ball gets plenty of traction from the new cover. From what I saw this ball was slightly stronger than my Reality. I went with a pin down layout on this ball. It gave me a very smooth ball motion that got through the fronts but had plenty of mid lane motion. I plan on using this ball early and often on tournaments with higher volumes and at leagues where the center tends to put out higher volumes. I can see this being a good ball for lower rev bowlers who may struggle getting a bowling ball to hook. This ball is going to pick up at the mid lane and give them a nice smooth reaction to the pocket. Make sure you pick one up when these get released!
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Re: DNA
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2023, 08:46:38 PM »
DNA - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: EXO Solid Reactive Cover Stock
Finish: 2000 grit Abralon
Core: Supercoil Core
Layout: 60 x 5 x 75
RG: 2.47
Differential: 0.053
Intermediate Diff: .023

Review

The all new Storm DNA has a super low RG shape with a high differential. The EXO solid reactive cover combined with the Supercoil Core creates an early midlane read with a big backend, and great pin carry.  I tested the Absolute on a 43 typical house pattern. This ball needs oil. I was able to play track area with great success, standing from 21 to 30. The DNA will be best on medium and heavy oil patterns. This is a great ball for all levels of bowlers. Order one from your local pro shop today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.

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Storm DNA by Casey Murphy
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2023, 11:13:13 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 ½ over and ½ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout: 
Layout 1:  5 x 4 x 2 ½  (pin above bridge)
Layout 2:  4 ½ x 4 x 4 1/8 (pin below bridge)

I expected a GIANT asym with the DNA.  I got a medium continuous cleaner asym that creates a TON more backend that I was expecting!  The DNA is much cleaner overall than the Super Nova, Gem and Reality.  The Reality was the “tippy big ball” before the DNA.  I think the DNA now takes that spot.  I’ve never seen a solid Asym come off the spot as hard as the DNA.  It really hits the dry and keeps hooking.

Usually I can’t drill the bigger asyms pin up because they stand up too much with my ball roll.  That is not the case with the DNA.  It creates plenty of backend even with my pin up layout.  It almost feels like an asym Phaze 2 more than a giant solid asym.  The DNA is a unique piece.

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Re: DNA
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2023, 03:58:13 PM »
The next big hook monster is the DNA. Featuring a new cover/core combination we see a strong low RG asym that doesn't quit. I am beyond impressed with this ball and think it will be the next big thing and go down in Storm's history as one of the most popular asym solids of all time. Think of your Alpha Crux, Sure Lock and Code X level of popularity and this is where I believe the DNA will be in line with.
I have thrown this ball a few times and am impressed with how much it continues even as the lanes transition forcing myself deeper and deeper into the lane. Historically, these bigger solids tend to quit as we see a lot of transition although I have yet to see that with the DNA. In league, I have been able to throw it all the way until the end of the night and it continues as well as it did in game 1. This ball will be very versatile and adjust well to different surface changes. This will be great for a variety of lane conditions as well.

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DNA Ball Review
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2023, 05:40:45 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40ft

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Dual Angle Layout: 55 x 3 x 70
Storm Vector Layout: 3 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/4

Likes: 300 game one out of the box and fresh off the press.  The DNA is strong in the mid lane and continuous on the back end.  Out of the box surface rolls similar to the Super Nova but a bit cleaner.  I love the way this ball reads the lane in the oil.  Haven’t thrown it on a patter yet but I would imagine this ball will be a staple on tour this season. Can’t wait to see how good it is with a bit of lane shine, thinking it only gets better from here.  This ball may be my go-to ball on the fresh for quite a while.  Bonus point for the scent, this ball smells good, only 2nd to the new IQ Ruby.


Dislikes: None as of now!


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DNA Review
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2023, 10:40:04 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm DNA
EXO Solid Reactive Cover
2000 Abralon Sanded
Asymetric Core
Layout 5 x 4 with 1-1/2” Pin Buffer

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at release 17

Review:
I really did not know what to expect from this ball from the ad sheets but I am really liking what I see so far. The DNA reads the lane pretty early but is able to save good motion for the back end unless the lanes are really dry. In that case a weaker ball would be the choice anyway.  The biggest and best surprise is that this ball is not affected much by too much oil or lack of it. The DNA comes of friction with a nice move but when I got in to where a ball would normally float and hit light the DNA read the lane and drove through the pocket most times splitting the 8,9. I have never had a ball not care about the oil like this one. I am not sure if this was the intent of the new cover stock but it is a very nice asset. This ball will be great for people who need help in the oily part of the lane. I believe this is because of how it stores energy for the back part of the lane. This ball does not quite hook as much as the Original Gem but is stronger that the Phase 2 or Hyped Solid. In fact I kind of see this ball as a juiced up Phase 2. The Strawberry scent of this ball is also delicious. I truly feel this is a different ball motion and the DNA should be a big hit and top seller at ball demos and in the shops once more of them are seen rolled.

Summary:
The DNA will be seeing plenty of lane time from me.
The DNA is not a tweak or upgrade; it is different in a positive way.
I think this will be a great seller for the Storm line.

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Re: DNA
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2023, 11:31:36 AM »
Ball Specs:
Storm DNA
2000-Grit Abralon EXOâ„¢ Solid Reactive
Weight Block: Supercoilâ„¢ Core (Asymmetrical)
Color: Red/Black/Violet

Review:
An all-new core and cover combo is here… Storm’s DNA. Before drilling we expected this ball to be different. Looking at the numbers you can see this big asymmetrical solid has an unconventional low RG and high differential. We drilled this ball with our normal layout: tweener, 350-375 revs, 16.5mph, layout of choice is 4x4x2 (pin is above bridge). We were surprised at how different this big solid is compared to that of a Super Nova, Gem, or Reality. The DNA really stands out compared to these and is much more versatile due to its ability to get through the lane a little cleaner and less flare. This ball will be best used for medium to oily conditions when the Super Nova or Gem is a little too much too early. This ball is suitable for all skill levels and overall we are really happy with the gap that this fills in the Storm line of products.

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Storm DNA review by Ethan Fiore
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2023, 06:35:43 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

Comments
The New Storm DNA has the Exo Solid Coverstock and the Supercoil Core. When I got the DNA, it impressed me with the shape it made. A lot of midlane control and wasn’t too angular through the pins. When I compared it to my Absolute with the same layout, I saw that they both complimented eachother. Read the same part of the lane, just in fractionally different spots. While the DNA hooked earlier and more forward towards the pins, the Absolute read the spot more angular. I have very high hopes for this one and want to see a lot of success with the DNA!

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Rev Rate: 500
Speed: 17.5
PAP: 4 1/8 up 7/8

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Re: DNA
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2023, 05:50:04 PM »
Storm DNA – WWRD 3/17/2023

Cover: EXO Solid Reactive
Core: Supercoil
RG: 2.47
RG. Diff.: 0.053
Finish: 2000-Grit Abralon
Fragrance:  Strawberry Short Cake

Storm’s new DNA is an Asymmetrical Solid piece that is good for Medium-Heavy conditions.  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 and CG kicked out 1” from the palm and 1/2” Above of the Mass Bias.   Out of Box ball motion starts in the mid lane with a smooth motion on the backend.  I took a 2k and 3k Abralon afterwards and it was still started in the mid lane with a few boards more on the backend motion.  I compared this to the Storm Super Nova & IQ Tour.  Storm Super Nova cleaner through the fronts and is 2-3 stronger.  IQ Tour was a similar line but stronger on the backend.  If you are looking for an Asym Solid that gets length and smooth backend this is the piece to have in the bag.

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Re: DNA
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2023, 09:08:13 PM »
Storm DNA
Coverstock: EXO Solid Reactive
Core: Supercoil
Factory Finish: 2000 grit
Layout: 5 x 4 x 4

Storm’s new Premier line ball is the DNA. I drilled my DNA exactly like my Infinite Physix with a 5 x 4 x 4 layout putting the pin in my middle finger. After some practice, use in league, and use on a 40 ft sport pattern, the DNA and Infinite seem to have similar overall hook potentials. The difference I see is in the covers, which were both at 2000 grit for comparison purposes. The new EXO Solid Reactive cover on the DNA seems to have a larger footprint and definitely bleeds off energy earlier than the Infinite. Although I hit the Infinite with 2000, its ReX Pearl cover seems cleaner and a touch quicker on the backend. I expect that the DNA will have more use on the fresh and as the fronts dry up and/or push a bit, the Infinite Physix will come into play.

The DNA is going to be a perfect fit for rev challenged and/or speed dominant players. I also think it’s going to be great at blending lanes and controlling sport patterns.

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Bowler Info: PAP 4 1/8 x 3/4 up, Speed 18, Rev Rate 425

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Re: DNA
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2023, 09:20:06 AM »
Storm DNA ball review
VLS layout  4 1/4 × 3 3/4 ×3

Coverstock: EXO Solid reactive
Weightblock: Supercoil core
Surface: 2000 grit Abralon

I am always a fan of the big asymmetrical solids so I was exited for the release of the all new DNA. This is a strong ball that needs to see some oil. But when it does, it gives me that strong roll that I am looking for. I find it to be a little cleaner through the front of the lane than my Super Nova, with the DNA being more continuous through the back of the lane. Overall I can play similar parts of the lane with them, but with different shapes.

I feel the DNA is unique among the solid asymmetrical balls in how it keeps its shape when I move left. Normally, I like this type of ball when my angles are straight but they tend turn burn up if I move left and throw to the friction. The DNA is more continuous from that spot, giving some recovery if I miss right into the dry, without using all its energy.

This ball will be best for me on tighter patterns, but definitely will see use on medium ones where I want to keep the ball on a straighter angle. Overall I'm very happy with the way it rolls and plan to drill a fresh one for the upcoming trip to the Open Championship.

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Re: DNA
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2023, 09:22:08 AM »
Storm
DNA
Cover Stock: EXO Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000 Grit Abralon
Core: Supercoil Core
RG: 2.47
Differential: 0.053
Int Diff: 0.023

Layout: 5 x 4 x 4 - 2LS

Layout Extras:  2 1/8 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 features an all new core and covetstock design. For those that are looking for a similar motion to the Storm Proton Physix or the Super Nova will enjoy the DNA, which provides a new look for your bigger asym solids.  At recent MatchMaker events the DNA has sparked bowling enthusiasts.

For my review I left the 2000 Abralon factory finish on this ball. I was pleasantly surprised how much the DNA glided through the front part of the lane in comparison to the other balls I mentioned above.  After a little lane shine built up on the DNA I was even more surprised and impressed with the results.  One aspect I really liked about this ball is it didn't quit or get into the roll phase too early.

I'm excited to use this ball on heavier to medium volume THS and some sport patterns. In comparison to my Super Nova where I took a fresh factory 2000 finish and hit the ball four sides with a new 4000 pad to get through the fronts better, the DNA surface did not require an adjustment.

For me, my slower ball speed generally has me surfacing balls up slightly to clear the front part of the lane.  If my situation is similar to you, you will notice in a few games your new solid will calm down from the oob finish.

In regards to transition, I really enjoy what the DNA has to offer. The DNA allows a great deal of forgiveness and it is easy to see when you will need to make a change. The Super Nova along with the DNA make a nice one two punch if you desire a two ball combination out of a block of bowling on heavier volume patterns.

Be sure to try out a DNA and fill that gap for fresh league and heavier volume tournament patterns. I'm definitely excited to use the DNA more in tournament competion. Please be sure to visit your favorite pro shop today or https://youtube.com/channel/UC1VA-MgFBo9mIZde-G3T11A for more information.

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Re: DNA
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2023, 09:47:37 AM »
The new Storm DNA features the all new EXO solid reactive coverstock finished at 2000 grit abralon and the new Supercoil Asymmetric core.  The 15 pound DNA has a low RG of 2.47 with a differential of .053 and an intermediate diff of .023.  I drilled the DNA at my usual 5 x 4 x 2 for my slower ball speed and higher rev rate.  I was a little skeptical at the release of another “big” asymmetrical, I mean how different could it be from the Super Nova, Nova, or previous releases.  Well, this DNA is different.  For me it is much more playable, and what I mean by that is I can throw this ball longer than previous asymmetricals if given enough oil.  The DNA needs oil, that’s a given.  However this isn’t just another big ball where once you need to open your angles, it needs to find its way back into your bag in favor of another ball.  The DNA has more downlane motion than the Super Nova and Nova, probably due to the difference in the core.  On errant shots to the right I could usually expect a weak ten pin with the Novas, but the DNA seems to have an extra gear that gets it not only back to the pocket but gets it to go through the pins the right way.  Don’t misunderstand me, this isn’t a stand left, throw it right and watch it hockey stick back, but this ball does seem more forgiving on the heavy oil, longer patterns than most of its predecessors.