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Dark Code
« on: August 11, 2021, 04:30:51 PM »
The research lab at Storm has been busy and discovered a unique coverstock by combining two proven coverstocks into one. The coverstock on the Storm Dark Code is a combination of the R2S and NeX to create the ReX Pearl Reactive coverstock, also known as the "Reactor Extreme". This coverstock along with the RAD4 core provides the ideal amount of mid lane roll and backend reaction as well as awesome pin carry. This ball has something to offer any style of bowler.

Color: Obsidian
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: RAD4
Coverstock: ReX Pearl Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.50 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.058 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Cherry Delight



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Re: Dark Code
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2021, 12:12:58 PM »
Storm Dark Code
Core: RAD4 Asymmetric
Coverstock: ReX Reactor Extreme Pearl Reactive
Pearl Reactive
1500 Grit Polished
Asymmetric Core
Layout 55 x 4.5 x 35 (puts pin above my ring and Mass Bias about 1' from my thumb.

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5 1/8” Over 3/4 up
Rev Rate 515. Tilt 17. Rotation 50.
Speed at cameras 15.25 to 16.25

The Storm Dark Code is another great addition to the Storm Line. This ball is extremely strong and continuous. It can definitely handle a larger volume of oil and is a little too strong for me on my THS.

However, on Heavier Volumes both shorter patterns like Wolf and long patterns like Shark, this ball excels. Definitely a forgiving ball too as it doesn't overeact as much as some other pearls.

If you need a really strong pearl, then this ball is an excellent option and is definitely one of the first balls out of my bag on sport shots.

Daniel Schank
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Storm Pro Shop Staff
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Re: Dark Code
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2021, 09:06:33 PM »
Dark Code:  Premier Series
Coverstock: • ReX Pearl Coverstock Finish: 1500-Grit Polished
Core:  RADCORE4 Core
RG: 2.50 (15lb) • Differential: 0.058 (15lb) • Int. Diff: 0.020 (15lb)
Tester Axis Tilt = 12° • Testers Rev Rate = 325
Tester PAP = 5 1/8 R, 1/2 D • Tester Axis Tilt = 12° •Testers Rev Rate = 325
Layout =4 x 4 x 2
Test Pattern = 42’ THS • Modified, Kegel Stone Street

The new Storm Dark Code delivers a uniquely solid and robust ball to your arsenal.  With the combination of RAD4 Core and the new ReX Pearl coverstock, Storm has once again hit a winner! Let's take a look at how the Dark Code handled a THS.

The new ReX Pearl cover was surprisingly aggressive on fresh oil. While looking up the ten board, the ReX Pearl cover read very well in the mid-lane and gave me a predictable look I could depend on.  Coming off the pattern, I was impressed with how much this ball loves friction. It displayed a crisp turn off the pattern but was also smooth and continuous! As I moved inside, looking fifteen to eighteen, I liked how this cover allowed me to move the breakpoint. I didn't see the "jump" or erratic movements you tend to see as conditions break down. It's not often a box finish works for me, but the 1500-Polish surface on the ReX Pearl suits my game quite well in various THS patterns and various houses.

I am a big fan of Asymmetric Cores, and the bigger, the better. And the RADCORE4 is just that - big and powerful! The RADCORE4 motion is well suited for a lower rev, high-speed player like me. It revs reasonably early for an asymmetric, yet it has an authoritative movement that gave me the strong impact I depend on. I like how RADCORE4 retains its energy to the pocket. And when it unleashed its fury, the carry potential was fun to watch! It always feels good when those pins simply seem to fall!

My conclusion is that the Dark Code is an effective ball for your arsenal. The Dark Code will deliver for you night after night for speed dominant and lower rev rate players. In addition, the Dark Code will score for you on any THS pattern, especially when there is a large volume of oil! I highly recommend this ball for any player like me. Trust me – you will enjoy the Dark Code's benefits. So see your local Pro Shop operator today and enjoy the rewards of owning a Storm Dark Code.

Rick Klimowicz
Storm Products Pro Shop Staff
Roll the Ball Pro shop
Penndel, Pa


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Re: Dark Code
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2021, 08:25:36 AM »
Strong pearl ball that is really smooth and continuous. For a big core and a big pearl cover, this ball is still very readable and sees the midlane well. If you were a fan of the Code Black, this is the new and improved version! #StormNation


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Re: Dark Code
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2021, 07:08:28 PM »
Storm Dark Code

Coverstock: ReX Pearl Reactive

Weight Block: RAD4 Core

Finish: 1500-grit polished

The Dark Code is one strong, smooth pearl. Storm pearls generally have a reputation for being skid/flip...but not this one.

For my style it is comparable to the Parallax Effect in overall strength, just a bit earlier and smoother reaction.

I can see it being a good ball down from my Reality/Proton Physix or maybe as a starting ball when I need pearl and rounded shape.

Proven core, new strong pearl cover formulation adds a different pearl shape in the Storm line. The Dark Code will be helpful for most any bowler's game.