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Eraser Blaze
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Coverstock: Pearl ACCU-Treadâ„¢ w/ CADâ„¢ Particle Technology

Weight Block: Modified Thunderâ„¢

Ball Color: Black/Cherry

Ball Finish: 1500-grit Polished

Logos: Storm, Flying "S", Eraser Blaze

Gyration: 2.570 (Medium-High)

Differential: .041 (Medium-High)

Durometer: 75-77 Rex D-scale

Track Flare: High (5”)

Ball Length: 7 on a scale of 1-10

Back End: 8.5 on a scale of 1-10

Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium Volume / Medium to Short Oil Patterns



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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2002, 02:27:54 PM »
I'll start with the drilling I had on this ball.  Drilled label leverage, to give good length, but still provide a fair amount of hook.  I originally planned to buy this ball as a skid-flip ball in my arsenal.  It doesn't really snap at the breakpoint, but once I realized that, this has become one of my favorite balls to throw.  The Blaze is very verasatile being able to play anywhere from medium-dry to medium-heavy oil, with a nice, hard-rolling backend.  I have used this ball in league ABT tournaments and sweepers in Las Vegas all with very good success.  If there is dry on the outsides, and reasonable backends this ball is a monster.  I just ordered an Ersaer Boost to compliment it for more oil I was so pleased with this ball.  Not a huge Storm fan, but this one is certainly a winner.


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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2002, 11:09:37 AM »
this ball is a skid/snap ball for me and i dont have alot of hand. it is very predictable when i play inside but has different break points when it grabs dry boards outside 10. i am a 178 average bowler (r/h) but still havent had any big games with it yet. i only have about 5 games on it throwing it in both wood and synthetic. i try to play inside on synthetic but it still cuts right through the oil with the new CADMIUM coverstock. i dont know exact drill specs but the cg is in the center of the palm with the pin under the ring finger. it goes long then snaps.


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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2002, 11:50:08 AM »
Not to often do I fall in love with a ball instantly, but this one excited me from the get go. So much so that I drilled three of them within a week. The first one I layed out 5 5/8(pin) x 5(cg) from PAP. I had a Too Hot drilled like this. I was told the ball would be slightly stronger then my Too Hot and that is exactly what it was. It cleared the heads like my Too Hot but wasn't skid/flip like the Too Hot. The Blaze fills that nice gap between the Eraser and Too Hot.

The next one I drilled 4 1/2 by 4 1/2. I rarely try a layout like this because many of the balls burn up to much energy to fast like this for me. But this ball didnot do that. It cleared the front clean and had a nice smooth arcing reaction down the lane. With this layout the ball very much reminded me of the old Black Thunder Storm.

The third ball was layed out 5 x 4 3/4. This is my usual layout.
I took a grey scotch brite and dulled the coverstock. The ball still cleared the front great. It still arc's nicely but still stores tons of power for the pocket, even with the dull finish.

In general, a true home run by Storm.

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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2002, 12:18:46 AM »

I drilled my first Blaze the same as my favorite Eraser, so that I could compare the difference.  The Blaze I used had 3.5 top weight before drilling and the pin was about 3 inches from the cg.  I put the pin on my span line, just below my finger holes and swung the cg/mass bias out the right.  The CG was in my thumb quadrant, so I used a low/rev hole to get the ball back to legal, and the ball had some finger and positive side after drilling.  Because of my low track, this was about a 5 inch pin to PAP distance.

I love my Eraser drilled just like this, it gives me very good length with a hard but controlled break point movement.  It works best on fresh oil, as it has a heavy roll characteristic that makes it hard to use on dry dry.  I don't get much over reaction with this ball on fresh, and the length makes it very nice.

My Blaze is 3 or 4 boards left with my feet and same target.  The Blaze seems to lope down the lane better/easier than the Eraser, but has more back end.  It hooks hard on synthetics and wood, and hitting power is very good.  Carrys very well for me.  This ball seems a little more squirty than the Eraser on fresh oil, but still can be used on fresh.  Seems to excel from inside third arrow, due to the exceptional back end hook.  

The Blaze probably out hooks the Trauma as it doesn't rev up/flare as much, and has more energy saved for the back end.  The Trauma's pearl resin shell can be a little touchy on fresh oil or wet/dry conditions.  The Blaze's very light load particle shell doesn't seem as squirty.

I think all types of players will like this ball.  The big handers will be able to use it on fresh and medium conditions, especially when they have to move left and need the ball to recover in order to open up the lane.  The tweeners can probably use this ball 70% of the time.  Very oily and very dry would be the exceptions, as there are better balls for these conditions plain and simple.  I think the hitting power and drive through the pocket will get the tweeners heart racing!  The straight player can use it on most everything except scorching dry.  Use a little less "rolly" layout, and I think the ball will be even better for the straighties!

Hope this helps ya......!
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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2002, 07:11:39 PM »
This may be a great ball, I'll never know.

In other's hands this tore them up on a 35 foot shot this weekend in my home house.

Mine 2.5 inch pin and 2.5 ounce starting top.  Drilled 4 X 4 stacked lefty.
No weighthole.

(I was having some release problems with my thumb a little more dropsey).

This ball is about 4 boards weaker than my Demolition Zone(My strongest board coverage ball right now). I was swing the Demo like 13 to 9 and played the Blaze up 9.

It goes a little longer and straighter in the heads(higher rg than the Demo), has very similar midlane and then a sharp angular backend move.

If playing almost straight up the boards this ball could really get some pin movement.  A similar reaction I used to get was from my Hawk(which was a touch longer) Or my Tiger which was a little bigger.

This ball did not have the push I usually like from a Pearl(that may be the light load particle) but that may be an asset on synthetics where midlane oil will take the above reactives (Hawk and Tiger)past the breakpoint.

Weaker and straighter than the Demo, Not as much push as the Battle Zone Bullet and a little less backend it almost could be a great ball especially for the higher speed player or maybe for me on synthetics with medium dry heads and a slippery midlane.

It fits right in between.

Of these light load particle balls (like the Firehawk).  It is probably the best.  (I don't know what that means.)_ Riot Zone is a little stronger overall with a little less backend.

For now I'll stick with the Demo for medium with snap, Battle Bullet for dryer with snap.  I got a deal involving this ball on a Wicked(as good as a DEmo, Maybe) and a Too Hot.

Too Hot may be what I was looking for in this slot! I'll let you know.



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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2002, 06:47:44 AM »
Picked this ball up very cheap, have it drilled to go long and snap for medium lane condtions with wet backends. This ball does just that. First tried it on freshly oiled synthetics, and was very impressed. Throwing it out to round ten the ball went long and snapped back late, great pin action and carry, hits hard. Also moved left and played 5 and still came back, moved inside, once i gave it enough room was great! Later that night was on wood, drier conditions, ball still went long but backend was too big, and lanes too dry, but was impressed by how far it got down the lane on such dry conditions. For the price is an excellent ball, and smells great, look forward to getting the boost. Hits hard, cheap, great ball STORM!


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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2002, 10:42:39 AM »
Purchased the Blaze for a medium-dry ball, a step below my Wicked.  Drilled it 5 1/4 X 5 1/4 which put the cg dead on the grip center & the pin between and 1" above the fingers.  The ball was a little stronger than what I expected but does go fairly long on medium dry lanes.  Turns hard when it does flip - I would say between a hard arc and a flip.  Doesn't flip as hard as the Wicked(sorry for the Columbia comparison but that's what I have to compare it to) but plenty hard enough to carry from a deep angle.  Fits in nicely for the condition I bought it for and the hit is great.  Need to put it away if there is much carrydown - gets a little too much over/under which I expected with 1500 polish finish.  Great ball for medium or medium-dry lanes without a lot of carrydown.


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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2002, 08:31:51 PM »
Just drilled my Blaze today.
I tried layout #2. This ball rocks far better than
my voodoo which is drilled 4x4. Seems to react
react more and gets down the lane better.
Carry is extremly good. I was impressed.
This is what i expected out of my voodoo.
And for the price you can't beat this ball.
I was able to play the whole lane, from down and in
to swing over fourth arrow to ditch.  

First searies in league 678 with blaze.
Not to bad, dont play a tight line with this ball
dosnt carry real well, play a more out and in shot
for best carry....


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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2002, 05:13:35 PM »
This is an update of 2(?) previous reviews of the Blaze.  

Above average speed, average rotation, stroker, wood lanes, X-mas tree to 40'.

I re-drilled my Blaze 3 3/8 / 3 3/8 balance hole on the PAP.  Completely different ball.  My average has gone up 5 pins since the adjustment, including a 728 2 weeks ago.  Best of all, this ball still moves controllably on the broken down house shot.


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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2002, 02:56:15 AM »
This is my first review and I started playing bowling only more than half a year ago, so don't expect too much tech talk yet...

First of all, I love this ball! It's just amazing. I have played only 12 games yesterday, so I still don't feel as comfortable with it as I did with my old Urethane-"Force me if you want a hook, but I'll still hit like a sponge"-ball, but it became better and better.

The ball is drilled for a mild hook at the beginning, a nice hook midlane and the kaboom snap near the pocket.

For the very first shot with my new love, I just lined up the usual way because I wanted to see the difference.
I am a tweener, play from pretty far inside (between first and second dot from the left) and usually swing out to the second arrow (right) and have the ball recover at about the 5th board.
I used to play below average speed and a lot of revolutions.

Did this with my first shot. Even missed the Brooklyn pocket due to the tremendous backend reaction.
So I knew what to do - far more speed. Didn't feel too comfortable at the beginning, so I usually missed my arrow by 2-3 boards inside. Tons of in-the-face-1-pins.

But when I finally trusted that ball, it simply worked.
10-Pin? What's a 10-Pin? In my alley, I am known as the King of 10-Pins. It's so bad, the spare shot for a single 10-Pin has become my favorite in the meantime. Honestly! I got so used to it, I have a hit percentage of more than 90%! Leave me a single 7 and I will miss!
When I hit the 1-3 with the Blaze, I never left a 10-Pin! So yes, I am happy.

The ball handles carrydown nicely. I never saw any over/under yet, the ball reacts great when enters the heads, even when there's oil on places where it's not supposed to be.
What a leap compared to my older ball, a Revolution Revup.

At the beginning I feared the ball might be too much when the lanes dry up after having 300 frames on it, but that didn't happen. I just had to step even further inside and throw even harder, but the Blaze kept recovering and hitting the pocket or at least close.

I played my 3rd 600 yesterday!!! As I said before, I am a newbie, my actual average used to be between 155 and 160, but 9 out of 12 games last night were better including a 600 with no game below 200!

Throwing this ball is simply fun, but I doubt it's for people with a really weak hand. The Blaze begs for both speed and revs.

Special thanks to all those nice people on this board that helped me choose the Blaze. You guys are great.

"Of course I could have hit the 10-Pin as well! I just want to improve my spare game!"


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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2002, 02:14:59 AM »
i drilled this ball with the pin under the ring finger and the cg about an inch and a half below it. then i moved out to the lanes its the tipical house shot 7 to 7 with 15 units of oil out to 42 feet. inside of 7 is 5 units. started playing 23 to 15 the ball glided effortlessly through the heads and the midlane and when it got to the backend it made an gentle turn towards the pocket but hit light as i was expecting more backend reaction. so i made a 3 to 2 adjustment right and bingo right in the pocket i had expected more hit from this ball but it was still more than sufficient. i left a couple of 10 pins but nothing to worry about. i would not recomend this ball to bowlers without a generous amount of hand. this is a good ball i give it a 8 out of 10 not spectacular but good.

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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2002, 02:40:42 AM »
I drilled this ball 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 with no extra hole.I have a lot of revs with good speed so this layout does good for me on a house condition. This ball lived up to the storm style. I feel that storm product tend to go longer no matter how you drill them. This ball does slide the first part of the lane and then takes a drastic turn left (on a regular house condition). I really want to see what it can do with some carry down or heavy heads. Right now I give the ball a 9 but I have to see what it can do on other lane conditions.
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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2002, 01:02:35 PM »
If you're looking for a ball with length and BACKEND, get this ball.  All I can say is wow.  If you have a pearl Messenger Ti, especially the black/gold one or the new b/s/p one, the Blaze blows it out of the water when it comes to snap and hitting power.  I made a mistake and got mine too light, so I gave it away, but not because I didn't like it.  Of course it's going to have a bit of a problem when the oil starts to carry down because of the nature of the ball, but if you have drier conditions with any backend at all, this ball will find it and obliterate the pins.


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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2002, 07:44:34 PM »
I got this ball drilled up last night, pro shop man kind of did a mutated #3 drilling from the storm layouts, he said it would have a nice smooth arc then a backend snap driving it into the pocket!! and what did it do? exactly what the big man said, i was playin on medium oil with dryish backends and no matter where i stood or where i threw it out, if it hit the pocket it would obliviate the deck...i left one 10 pin in 20 or so strike shots. the only problem i had with this ball was its HUGE backend when u let it out to far on to the drier boards it just slams back around and doesnt stop turning over to the brooky side, but hey i deserve that if i throw that wide.
but overall
Length: 8
Backend: 9
Carry: 9

Overall: 9


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Re: Eraser Blaze
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2002, 12:23:13 PM »
Blaze, revisited:
I've had this now for about 5 months. My initial impressions have not changed, except to grow into greater and greater fondness for it. It is NOT enough 'gun' to start a league night with, on fresh oil-- at least, not for a rotationally-challenged person like myself-- and it is TOO much gun when you hit a second shift where the lanes are fried to a golden crisp in the heads (although it is usable then, with more speed and a tad flatter release). But anywhere in between, it's a wonder. No surprises, no over/under, and plenty of hit. Excellent, excellent ball.

My initial example has now been thorougly cleaned dozens and dozens of times, resurfaced once, and has taken its share of lane and return abuse. It's still a great performer. I did, however, order a SECOND one to keep on the shelf, because this is NOT a ball I want to be without! I must say, though, it still retains a POWERFUL wild-cherry aroma, even after all those cleanings and even a resurfacing.

Again: SUPERB ball from Storm. Keep it up!