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Electrify Hybrid
« on: June 24, 2020, 08:47:04 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Storm Electrify Hybrid
Storm created the Electrify line of bowling balls to offer value performance along with control in motion. This line of balls works well for beginners to pros. The Electrify bowling balls feature the Circuit Core which uses a lower RG and medium differential to offer accuracy. The Hybrid version of this ball utilizes the Reactor Hybrid coverstock which produces mid-lane traction and is great for bowlers looking for more control with a smooth backend reaction on medium to light oil.

Color: Silver/Mulberry/Neon Red
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Reactor Hybrid Reactive
Core: Circuit Core for 14#-16# (Modified Centripetal Core for 12# & 13#)
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Dry-Medium
RG: 2.51 (15#)
Differential: 0.030 (15#)
Fragrance: Grape

 

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Re: Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 02:09:40 PM »
My Electrify Hybrid is drilled with my normal symmetric layout which is 7/8 pin off center line and CG 2 inch from center line. With this ball having the hybrid cover its earlier than the pearl version, but with the core numbers being 2.51 rg and .30 cg (15lbs) it has some more backend, but eariler than a Surge or Electrify Pearl. The ball works great for me because I like to stand far left and throw up the gutter, but allows me to also move in slighty without giving away the pocket with an earlier motion. Definetly not the first ball out of the bag, but will be good for dry lanes of shorter patterns where the break point is outside.

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Re: Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 07:52:13 PM »
Introducing Stormís new low end hybrid, the Electrify Hybrid. The Electrify Hybrid has the new Circuit Core wrapped with the Reactor Hybrid Coverstock. With a RG of 2.51 and a differential of .030, this ball is a great piece for when you need a ball that is very clean and angular downlane. When you find your lower end balls like the hyroad being too early, this ball is a great step down because its still going to give you the length you see from the hyroad but itíll be smoother and not as violent in the backend. The Electrify Hybrid and Electrify Pearl are an awesome 1-2 punch so make sure you get both in your arsenal!
This ball is best used for very dry lane conditions or older surfaces. This ball strikes a ton and is a steal for the price point that it is at! Get yours at your local Storm VIP Pro Shop!
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Electrify Hybrid review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2020, 07:47:07 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:41
Volume:Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

COMMENTS

Cover: Reactor Hybrid
Weightblock: Circuit Core
Finish: 1500 polish
RG: 2.51
Differential: 0.030

Me:
Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Ball Layout: Pin over Ring 4.5 Pin to PAP 2 Inch Pin Buffer

The new Storm Electrify is the newest "Hot" line release and was designed to be a bit of a power upgrade from the Match and Match Up lines. The Hybrid version is a clean but smooth rolling ball that gives you plenty of hook for your money!

The Circuit core is a lower RG offering that helps the ball get into a roll and maintain a great controllable reaction. The Stinger  2.0 that was featured in the Match Ups had an RG of 2.57 in 15. The Circuit is a noticeable lower 2.51. You see the difference right away on the lane as the Electrify gets rolling earlier.
The polished finish on the reactor cover helps the ball easily clear the front and the combination of the two makes this ball a fantastic benchmark reaction at an entry level price point.

I had a chance to test the Electrify Hybrid where I most hoped to use it, on a broken down lane condition. I was pretty surprised at how quickly it picked its roll up in the friction. I definitely had to be further left with it than I was used to being with the Match Up. It still does a great job of retaining energy so that move left is fine with me. I makes it a pretty seamless move when I'm getting out of the more agressive balls as I can often not have to change much more than the ball.
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Re: Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 04:15:31 PM »
This ball is absolutely amazing. I could not wait to get it drilled and throw it. This ball is smooth, goes long, and pop on the backend. I am able to play the lanes straighter on the fresh house shot. When using the Electrify Hybrid for my video, I was on a fresh house shot. I was able to start further right with my feet than I am usually able to on the house shot. Even at one point I have to move my feet another board or two to the right and my eyes one right so I could get the ball out the dry. Most night or even in tournaments when the lanes start to transition, I usually move my feet left and ball up to kick the corners because of my low rev rate and ball speed. The Electrify Hybrid is just what I need in my arsenal when I am looking for a ball to ball down to when the lanes start to dry out. This ball is going to round out my arsenal nicely when I need a ball for lighter oil.

Overall, I cannot wait to throw this ball more and use it during league in the fall. I am also looking for ward to using this ball in tournaments. This will definitely be a ball I take with me to tournaments for when the lanes get dry. The Electrify Hybrid is gonna be a great addition to my arsenal.

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Re: Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 09:56:38 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Electrify Hybrid
1500 Reactorô Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block Circuitô Core (Symmetrical)
Color Silver/Mulberry/Neon Red

Review:
This is one of those staple balls we look forward coming into our shop for many reasons. The color and fragrance are great (yes this matters to a novice bowler looking to step up from a Tropical Storm or a first ball purchase of something a bit more than ďentry levelĒ).  This ball also serves many purposes for the traditional league bowler as well as seasoned tournament veteran. The Electrify could be used to fill the gap for a traditional league bowler who either does not have a symmetrical piece of equipment or who wants a less aggressive or snappy reaction to help stay to the right part of the lane on those nights where you may run into some dry conditions. This ball is also a must have for the seasoned tournament veteran who needs a ball to get through the dry conditions late in a block without having to move against the ball return. You can see similarities in the Electrify to that of the Match Up in that it fills the gap between the Tropical and the Thunder lines perfectly and still packs a punch that you need to carry those corners!

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Re: Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 10:01:36 AM »
For those lighter oil conditions we have 2 options in the Electrify series, Hybrid and Pearl. We see the Reactor cover matched with the new Circuit core which will provide bowlers a go-to option for when the lanes are hooking significantly and cleanliness and control is whatís required.

If youíre looking for something a little bit early go with the Hybrid and the reverse if youíre looking for more angle go with the pearl. This is going to be a great piece in 2 different environments for me. I can see myself using this after a long block of games and a weaker core cover combination is needed and potentially early in blocks in those houses where the fronts hook super early and you need a ball to clear the fronts and still maintain control off the back end.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 11:13:06 AM by StormAndrew »

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Re: Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 01:08:03 PM »
Storm Electrify Hybrid
Layout Ė 55 x 5 x 25
I drilled both Electrify balls with the same layout and tried to differentiate them using surface.  I had the Electrify a couple of boards stronger out of the box so I decided to add a little texture to this ball using 2000 abralon.  Both balls are super clean through the front of the lane with plenty of back end continuation!  My expectation is to use both of these balls late in blocks, drier lanes, medium oil patterns, and when I am trying to stay ďon top of itĒ without moving left and opening up my angles.  I donít think this ball will only match up to a specific type of player, I see this ball being incredibly usable for a variety of bowlers and lane conditions.   

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Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 04:53:08 PM »
The new Electrify Series covers a gap that the Match Up Series couldn't quite accomplish.  What I love about this ball is the new Circuit Core because it isn't as tall as traditional lower end balls.  The RG of 2.51 (#15) is much lower than the 2.57 in the Match Up series which allows the Electrify Hybrid to read the midlane stronger as well as sooner to give better performance on a little more oil than accustomed in the "Hot" line.  This ball works exactly as I intended it to.  The pin down drilling I put on it allows me to use this ball more on shorter oil or lower volumes of oil without having to make me cover too many boards.  This ball is also a great step up from the Pitch Black/Purple when the traditional urethane shape is too slow off the end of the pattern.  The colors of this ball really have great shelf appeal as well and a great ball for competitive, new bowlers and league bowlers where the amount of oil is lower.

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Re: Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2020, 11:12:30 AM »
Storm Electrify Hybrid Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The newest addition to the Hot line at Storm is the Electrify hybrid.  The best minds at Storm created a new Circuit Core in both the Electrify hybrid and Electrify pearl.  I think the Electrify is a nice addition to the line that compliments the rest of the line really well.  When preparing for league or a tournament, I plan on using the Electrify after my Omega Crux, Idol, or UFO start to get lazy and I still need a quicker response time, the Electrify hybrid is the ball I think of.

Because of COVID-19, I havenít been able to throw the Electrify a lot.  We were able to bowl for a couple weeks and everything shut down again.  Iíve drilled one so far and plan on using a lot, but especially when thereís friction.  I drilled the Electrify with a 5 x 4 layout which puts the pin above my bridge and a small shift of the CG.  I havenít changed the 1500 surface yet, but will definitely be open to tweaking it if needed after some oil gets in the cover.

From what Iíve seen so far, the Electrify hybrid is a nice addition to the ďHotĒ line at Storm.  Itís going to be perfect when patterns start to blend out and you need to move left while keeping a quick response time.  Go drill one!

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Electrify Hybrid Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2020, 08:33:36 PM »
The Electrify Hybrid along with the Pearl is a rework of the Hot line, replacing the Match Upís.  The Electrifyís go the way of Roto Gripís Hustles, with a lower RG, lower differential core, much in the vein of the IQ line.  The Electrify Hybrid for me is actually a bit weaker and longer down the lane than the Pearl, but has a cleaner and more decisive move on the backend.  The Pearl is a rounder shape more like the IQ Emerald, and while the Hybrid isnít exactly sharp, itís a very crisp and readable look.  The Hybrid for me is better from straighter angles, while the Pearl is better from deeper angles, but these two will get a lot of use from me in situations where I need or want an IQ Tour type look, but the IQís are too strong. 
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Storm Electrify Hybrid by Casey Murphy
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2020, 07:41:12 PM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 Ĺ over and Ĺ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout:  4 Ĺ x 4 x 4 1/8

The new Electrify Hybrid is a entry into the famous Storm Hot Line.  I wasnít a huge fan of the Match Up series as I could never seem to get them to hit the midlane enough.  The Electrify solves this problem, it has a much lower RG and you can see it rev up quickly.  The low diff core keeps it online and  you donít have to worry about it over hooking.  Iíve been waiting for something in the Hotline closer to the Tropical Heats and this is it!  I can see myself using this for the fresh if I want to play direct, and I could see using this when the last get really trashed.  Great versatile new piece!

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Re: Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2020, 07:19:21 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Electrify Hybrid
Reactor Hybrid Cover stock
1500 Grit Polished
Circuit Core
Layout 45 x 3-3/8 x 40

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

Review:
The new Electrify Hybrid is a nice looking and nice rolling ball. I have been a fan of the Match Up line so I was hoping the new Electrify balls would be a worthy replacement.  The balls have taken that spot over well but seem to shape a bit different to me. I feel the Electrify Balls read a bit earlier than the Match Ups but have a more controlled back end motion. Even though the Electrify Hybrid and Pearl have the same finish, cover and core they are completely different balls for me. The Hybrid reads earlier and seems to roll heavier resulting in a 3/ 3 move to my left when using the Hybrid. I was able to carry light hits very well as shown in the video review. The ball revs easily, but saves power for backend and a nice hit. I have used this ball in a few houses now and it was a good choice when the Phase 3 was too much. It seems to be easy to find a line to the pocket with the Electrify Hybrid. I have drilled a few of these for our bowlers and the no thumb bowlers and house shot bunch likes what they see. The Electrify Hybrid is a nice rolling, forgiving ball. This will be a good ball for a tournament arsenal as the lanes break down.

Summary:
The Electrify Hybrid works well on all but very oily conditions.
The color and look of the ball is very nice.
The Electrify Hybrid is forgiving and predictable.

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Storm Electrify Hybrid review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2020, 09:55:00 AM »
LANE CONDITION
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

COMMENTS
The Electrify Hybrid is a little bit different than the Pearl, which gives you a great 1-2 punch on lighter oil conditions. The hybrid coverstock gives me more mid lane traction than the pearl cover on the Electrify Pearl. Because of the change in cover between the two balls, you will see a slightly earlier more controlled motion out of the Hybrid. Donít forget that these balls are on the weaker side of the Storm line, so they are great for house shots and later in tournament blocks. I really like the combination of the Circuit Core and Reactor coverstock that they used. The Electrify Hybrid allows me to play further right on my house shot which I like a lot. Most times I have to get very deep on house shots, but the control of this ball allows me to keep my feet right.

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Rev Rate: 440
Speed: 17
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16

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Re: Electrify Hybrid
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2020, 06:48:05 PM »
Layout 90x3x45  rev rate 275 ball speed 14 mph PAP 4 Ĺ right  and 1 up
I drilled this ball with the intention of filling a gap between my long time tournament favorites the Match Up Pearl and the All Road. I always have a hard time controlling the back end on shorter patterns and this combination has helped tremendously. Cleaner through the fronts just like my Match Up and All Road but the difference for me is the combo of the layout with this cover stock and core. The reactor cover stock and circuit core are showing me great response through the pins in tournament play while not burning up on the corner pins.