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Erase-It
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Coverstock: Curleyon 2 (Reactive); Factory Finish: Factory sheen; RG: Medium Low; Differential: Medium High; Flare: Medium-High; Length 5 (1-10 scale); Backend: 9 (1 - 10 scale); Hook Potential: 19; Available weights: 12 - 16 ; Recommended lane conditions: Medium Oil

 

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2001, 05:36:46 PM »
First off, the ball specs on this site (as of this post) are different than what Storm has on its web site.  I suggest going there to read what they have to say about the ball.

Left mine in its box condition (dull), drilled it rev leverage (pin next to ring finger, CG down near thumb) for a controllable backend reaction on fresh oil with screaming backends.  Came out with 3/4 positive side and 3/4 thumb weight -- didn't need an extra hole.

I don't plan on being able to use this ball much when I move inside with a surface and drill pattern such as this one, but that's ok because that's not what I drilled it for.  The ball was very controllable on the backend on the bone dry back.  There was a lot of head oil so getting through the heads at the time wasn't a problem.  The oil carried down a bit but all I had to do was move a board or two right and the Erase-It was still in the pocket, sending pins flying everywhere.  The reaction is almost like a really strong urethane ball with this layout.  I'm impressed.

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2001, 07:24:21 AM »
My first thoughts about the EraseIt - "Holy S…."

My second thought was "Oh my GGAAWWDD!"

My EraseIt came with a 5" pin and 3.28 oz top weight before drilling.  I
wasn't sure what to do with this ball with the pin out this far.  We decided
on a 5 X 4 layout, which put the pin about 1 ½ inches above my finger holes,
and the cg above and to the right of my thumb hole.  This puts the mass bias
in a strong position, below and right of my thumb hole.  I drilled the
fingers shallow and the thumb as deep as possible but, I still had to use an
extra hole, which I put 2 inches below my PAP on my vertical axis line.

I bowled with this ball on fresh oil on Brunswick synthetic lanes.  I bowled
with the ball with the box surface which is dull.  The first game or so the
ball was very strong, revved up heavy in the midlane, and had a strong back
end motion.  The EraseIt hit very hard, carry was very good.  But…. With this
high flare ball being dull, it changed the lane conditions fairly quickly.  
Once I got inside to third or fourth arrow, the ball revved up too quickly
and wouldn't recover well enough to make this ball the optimal ball for the
condition.  So, I had the young man that works for me, Derrick, do his
spinner magic to shine this ball up.  He used Storm #2, Storm #3, and Storm
Xtra Shine.  The ball came out very shiny, very smooth.  Shazam!

While Derrick was doing his thing, I continued bowling with my El Nino Gold.  
I had a pretty good shot, standing about 32 and looking at 12 down the lane.  
I had about a 5 board area to hit the pocket, but only had about 1-2 boards
to strike.  This shiny ball revs up quickly, and doesn't have a huge back
end, usually very smooth.  The now shiny EraseIt was much better.  I started
at about the same place as the Nino Gold and had a nice line there.  The
EraseIt gave me room on both sides of my break point.  My best line at this
time was standing about 35 looking at about 14 down the lane.  Just crushin'
'em.  I then decided to move left to see how far I could open up the lane and
effectively strike.  I reached the limit standing at about 44 looking at
about 18 at about 5 feet past the arrows.  I was able to keep moving left,
target closer to me, and just saw on it at release and get the ball back from
as far right as I could throw it.  I kept moving my eyes right and the ball
just kept coming and hitting like a truck.  When I kept my eyes down the
lane, I was able to create hold area, but the ball did not come back as hard
from the right.  I tried the Nino Gold from this same area or close, I still
got over/under to the right and really under/under from way left.  I pulled
out my Eraser also, and hit the 3 pin in the face!  I needed to be about 30
looking at 12 at the arrows to make this ball effective, and the lanes have
been broken down considerably.  By the time I was finished I had attracted
quite a crowd of people finishing up their league,  wanting to see what Mike
is testing now, and at one point a nice sized moan erupted when I left a
stone 8 pin on 15 in a row!  WOW!

Overall, this ball is very impressive.  As good as the Ti Messenger is/was, I
think this could be the next best buy.  Very strong weight block and
aggressive easily adjustable shell make this ball very versatile, and usable
by many different kinds of players.  This ball hooks AlOT more than the
Eraser.  This ball does what I thought the Pearl Super Power should only
BETTER!

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2001, 07:50:41 AM »
Well Chris has drilled a couple of these for himself and we have noticed a couple of thing with this ball.  

Out of the box, this ball is a great mid-lane arcing ball, and will outhook an Eraser.  If you do some surface preping and get the ball polished up.  It will get down the lane longer than a Eraser.

Storm continues to put great ball on the market and manages to fill a gap in their arsenal.

Chris has tested this ball on a variety of condition, and the Erase-It was great in getting through the head, and giving you good mid-lane read and reaction.

On a scale of 1-10, I would give this ball an 8.  It is a very versistile ball and will meet with a lot of bowlers.  I am sure that the guys with a strong hand, with need some polish on this ball, and the weaker hands with need to keep it box.  As with all Storm balls, it has great hitting power.

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2001, 07:51:13 AM »
Just drilled the Erase-it up last week. Rolled a couple of practice sessions with it and just like the Eraser, love this ball. I bought this one in a 15lb after years of using 16, but felt it weas time to look lower. The ball had a pin at 2 1/2 and 2.58oz of top weight. Drilled it up with the pin at 4 1/4 and mb on the VAL. I have used it so far on left overs from league and on fresh 40ft blend. On the fresh I had a nice arcing shot up the track with excellent carry, on the leftovers I had everything from standing 25 sending the ball out to 7, to standing on 40 out to 10. Ball seems to work well to changes in axis rotation(hand postions). The only problem I had at first was the out of box finish was too much for the leftovers. So I hit it with a white scotchbrite, would have been great on fresh, but still to much. Next hit it lightly with Storm #1 and the ball came to life. Rolled 2 shots and started stringing strikes. After a couple of league nights I will update if anything changes.

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2001, 10:47:07 PM »
Had to update after first night with the Erase-it. We caught the wall pair at our center which typically are drier, but to compensate they double oiled the pair. Even with the light polish I still had a nice line that just kept getting better. The balls carry was excellent. I did manage to leave a few 10 pins, but all on shots that were pulled into the flood. Until the lanes made a quick change on me at the end of the third game, the ball just kept striking. I was quite pleased.. 226,279,258=761 and missed back to back 10pins early in the first game. I am pleased with the ball and my decision to drop to 15lb.

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2001, 10:01:26 PM »
Excellent & Strong Storm Ball!

We were very excited when the new Storm Erase-it finally showed up at Our Proshop Doors! I immediately drilled this one with our favorite test drilling, (Full Leverage) with the pin 3-3/8" from the PAP, with a weight hole at 5-1/2" from the grip, straight across. 1/2 oz. finish side weight.

I went to the lanes which were dressed with a typical house shot, Medium Oil, and begin to roll shot after shot. Immediately I found that the "Out of Box Cover" was way too much ball for a Medium lane condition, I went back and put a lite polish on the ball, (Black Magic) and came back to the lanes to watch this Powerful Ball begin its mastery of the lanes with tremendous hit and pin carry!
The ball seemed to also roll early and hard when it hits the break point.

This ball seems to be a bit more aggressive than would be indicated with the 19+ hook rating that Storm gives to it! (Which is not a bad thing!)

Powerful! Hard Hitting! and Great Pin Carry! Adjustable Cover! Describes this ball best!

The shell seemed to be very friendly and adjustable so every bowler who gets one of theses balls will find that it can be adjusted to a wide range of lane conditions from Med to Heavy Oil!

I was very impressed with the overall performance of this ball and highly recommend this ball to all bowlers!

I continue to believe that Storm is leading the way in bowling ball technology and is second to none!

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2001, 01:20:50 PM »
Drilled my Erase-It with a 4 1/2 x 2 drill pattern with an extra hole 1" past PAP. Put a light shine using Ultimate Clean and Polish. This ball is a very heavy rolling ball that recovers well from medium carrydown conditions. I have tried this ball on both hooking lane condition and as well as tighter lanes, with excellent success on both. The carry is tremendous and the area that I can create makes this ball a very versatile ball. Although some head oil is necessary since that ball rolls very strong. Another excellent ball by Storm and not a bad price point either.

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2001, 01:21:38 PM »
Drilled my Erase-It with a 4 1/2 x 2 drill pattern with an extra hole 1" past PAP. Put a light shine using Ultimate Clean and Polish. This ball is a very heavy rolling ball that recovers well from medium carrydown conditions. I have tried this ball on both hooking lane condition and as well as tighter lanes, with excellent success on both. The carry is tremendous and the area that I can create makes this ball a very versatile ball. Although some head oil is necessary since that ball rolls very strong. Another excellent ball by Storm and not a bad price point either.

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2001, 11:26:46 AM »
Specs:
3 Oz. TW
Pin 2 1/2" out

Layout:
CG on PAP
Pin in leverage position

Tested with box finish and shiny

OK, before I go any further, I'd read up quite a bit on this ball.  I was looking for a strong reactive, something that would still turn the corner after some carrydown...thus, the strong drill.

I was not prepared for what I had unleashed.

This ball is not strong....it is more like Incredible Hulk strong.  Out of the box, it matches up with my strongest particle.  Before I threw it, I was loosening up with a Blue Messenger drilled label leverage and a 1000 grit surface.  The Erase-It hooked 3 feet earlier and 10 boards more.  The Erase-It (dull) not only likes oil, it dares oil to get in its way.  

After seeing that this might be a bit more ball than I had planned on, I threw it in a Ballworx machine for 4 minutes for a medium gloss.  The shine definitely tamed it down, but I was still 5 boards deeper on the lane than usual and seeing movement a couple of feet earlier.  What impressed me about this ball is that the backend movement was continuous, no roll out or hook out.

I am just about to the point where I am swearing off high-end equipment.  With Ebonite's Cat and Vortex series, Columbia's Beasts and Messengers, and Storm's Flash and Power series, there is really no need to spend $200+ for a ball these days.  

The Erase-It is as much ball as just about anybody will need.  Out of the box, it is a super hooker.  Shined up, you'll get about 2-4 more feet of length, but it's still a big mover.  Decent length, hard midlane move and continuous backend.  This was my first performance Storm ball...it won't be my last.
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Doug Sterner

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2001, 08:15:56 PM »
I just got this ball back in from a customer who said his drilling was a little too over/under for him. His drilling was pin over fingers with CG kicked out 2". Original specs were 4" pin with 3.66 topweight.

I plugged this ball up and redrilled it with pin over bridge and cg on span center (basically a 5x5 for most people). Side weight? none! Finger weight? 1/8 oz Top weight? about 1 oz. Finish? 800 wet sand.

All I can say is...I love this ball! IT clears the heads well, has a smooth roll thru the pines and a swift but not overly aggressive turn on the backend.

One more thing...this ball can cover some boards! Granted I was bowling on a left over shot from a mixed doubles league but it was still challenging. My Eraser was a bit weak so I figured I'd try the Erase It...wow am I glad I did.

As much as I like the Eraser I think I like this ball more. If things change significantly I will repost but for now...this ball rules!!!

A solid 9.5 out of 10 as far as I am concerned.
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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2001, 10:18:01 PM »
I got this ball about a week ago and couldn't wait to use it in league on Sunday. The league shot is wet in the middle and even wetter on the outside 5 boards. I got it drilled 3 3/8 X 3 3/8 with a weight hole on the PAP, and after seeing other people throw this ball and knowing how much its gonna hook, I went ahead and polished it as much as possible with Ebonite's Extender Polish. I stood on the center dot, and was able to play anywhere between the 10 and 15 board and make it back to the pocket flush. You haven't seen a ball hit until you have seen this ball. I shot a 519 at league, nothing special but its my average, I should have shot a 560 but I lost my shot in the last game. Storm must have been on some good crack when they said that this ball was for medium oil. This ball gets a 10 out of 10.I used this at a tournament this weekend in Knoxville, TN and this ball kicked @$$. I shot my first sanctioned 700(709) with the Erase-IT. This ball also won me a Super Power, after a 268 I had the highest game over average that day, I will post a review on it after league.
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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2001, 03:34:12 PM »
I am not sure what to say about this ball yet.  I have used it only a few times.  It deffinately hooks, no doubt about that.  The only problem that I am seeing is that it sets up so early.  I am sure that it is due to the pin placement which is 4-5 out.  This ball looses alot of energy by the time it gets to the pins which leads to me leaving alot of back row pins.  But when it does get down the lane, it crushes the hole.  I think that I need to experiment with it a little bit, but until now I am still not sure.

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2001, 01:35:37 PM »
I bought this ball with the pin out 3 inches. I throw a hard ball with a lot revs so I had the ball drilled with the pin one inch above my fingers and the cg about twoinch from th pin almost dirrectly under the finger. I found this drilling changes the reaction of this ball drastically. I find that with this drilling the ball goes on average about 40 feet before making the turn to the pocket. I find this ball easy to play on just about most condtions to play from 20 to 5 with room to get out to around 15. I am unable to swing this ball and get huge amounts of hook but overall I like this drilling for me it helps keep the ball in play and playable on just about every condtion I have found. Overall I rate this ball a 9 out of 10.

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Re: Erase-It
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2001, 11:34:39 AM »
I drilled a Storm Erase-It and have used on both synthetic and wood lanes on a medium to heavier oil pattern.  Check my profile.  On this pattern I played anywhere from starting/crossing 13 board at arrows to 8 board at break point and moving left rolling 16 board at arrows to 11 board. Ball had 3" pin out and 2.70 top weight before I started.  I did a label shift stacked leverage with pin 1/2" down to the right of my ring finger.  This put the mass bias 1" right of my thumb hole.  I drilled an extra weight hole 3"s below and to right of my thumb hole quite low.  This gave me 5/8's of an ounce of positive side weight.
I put an 800 shine on it....more of a sheen not out the box that would be to dull for me.

This relatively inexpensive ball is great.  This type of drilling fits this ball great for my type of bowling style.  It allowed me to open up the lane quite a bit and with this kind of surface I did not get the over reaction many might see.  Best game so far with it 268.  Boy does it carry light hits well.  I would suggest this ball to anyone.  Storm is doing a great job.
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