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Eraser Boost
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Coverstock: Solid Chrome CADMIUM™

Weight Block: Modified Thunder™ with Power Ball™ Technology

Ball Color: Grape/Navy Ball

Finish: 1500-grit Polished

Logos: Flying "S", Storm, Eraser Boost

Gyration: 2.570 (Medium-High)

Differential: .041 (Medium)

Durometer: 75-77 Rex D-scale

Track Flare: High (5”)

Ball Length: 6 on a scale of 1-10

Back End: 7 on a scale of 1-10

Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium to Heavier Volume / Medium to Long Oil Patterns

 

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2002, 08:59:26 AM »
Hello everyone,
My specs: tweener, 15-17 mph, average revs, 16lb. equiptment ,205 average.
I have my Boost drilled for length with a hard hooking back end. The surface out of the box caused a little too much skid and not enough carry. Hitting the ball with a green scotch brite pad did the trick. A very good performer in med/heavy conditions. I've had my Boost for a couple of months now and the only other thing that even comes close to this ball in terms of hitting power is my El Nino Gold. However, know when to put it away. This ball does need some oil in the heads. I expect to see my average rise at least 15 pins with this ball in my arsenal. A very good ball from Storm.

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2003, 11:41:06 AM »
I've thrown 5 sets with this ball.  2 on fresh oil, 3 on a later shift.  The ball actually works better for me when the alleys breakdown a little.  I averaged 201 on the fresh oil and 227 on the later shift.  I play about 15 to 8 at 15-16 mph.  Not many splits (10 of the 15 games were clean).  My son (14) has been using this ball for about 3 months.  He has raised his average from 167 to 186 with his first 700 (704 last week). I would say this is more of a medium oil ball, that hits very hard and is controllable.  Great ball for the price

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2003, 09:54:35 AM »
This is my first review, and I'm still learning ball terminology (with alot of help from this site), so forgive me if I miss a few details.

My stats:
RH, 16-17 mph tweener, above average revs, 70 degree hand position at release (angle of rotation?)
Current avg: 188 (and rising)
Lifelong bowler, but just started back 2 years ago after a 10 year absence.
House condition: wood, wet/dry 10 to 10 oil (flood in middle, dry outside)

My specs:
15 lb, 2-3" pin
Leverage drilling (#2 Storm layout)
Pin at 4 'o clock position below ring finger
Balance hole drilled

This ball was punched by the pros at the world famous Creekside Lanes in Winston-Salem, NC (great group of guys). I've had it for about two months now. I had rolled 16 lb equipment prior to this, but dropped to 15 in an attempt to gain consistency and reduce the wear and tear on an aging body.

I normally throw my shot over the 3rd arrow, out to about 9 or 10, to finish in the pocket. First game out of the box with this ball on that line was a 268. The ball simply glided out to the breakpoint and roared back in. It has an aggressive but predictable move back with a bruising carry. But in subsequent weeks and games, I noticed when I missed this line to the inside, the ball would not finish as strong, leaving a lot of 10 pins. So lately, I've been hitting a line between the 2nd and 3rd arrow, out to 5, and back in. Big difference! This ball, for me, wants to be swung wide (outside the oil) so that it can grab the dry boards and finish with a strong roll at a good angle. I would put the Boost's movement shape squarely between an arc and an angle. In other words, it goes relatively straight to the breakpoint with a sharp turn to the pocket, but the movement is continuous. The movement is consistent and predictable. Even when I send it out past 5, it always manages to come back. And on the occasions where it hits the pocket low, the Boost's hitting power clears the deck with a strong shakeup of the pins.

This is, by far, the best ball I've owned and is an excellent performance vs. price piece of equipment. The Boost and a Blue Dot are the only two balls in my arsenal right now. It's not a flood ball, but as long as you've got some dry boards outside, just give it room and it will get the job done!

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2003, 06:27:02 PM »
this is a great ball.I bought it about a month ago and my average went up 15 pins and i threw my first 200 game with it. i hope to have this ball for a long time. It can be uised on many difernt conditions but works very well in medium to heavy oiled lanes. Great Ball

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2003, 11:57:34 PM »
Alright. This ball has an attitude.

This is a very conditional ball, and I do not feel that any bowler can use. In my opinion, it is only good for a player that has very few revs, or an advanced player that knows how to change quickly with it. I have seen several players use this ball, and many of them become frustrated with it when it begins to give them its attitude.

In my experience, the ball has been hot and cold. I'll go out and shoot 780 series with it some weeks, and come back the next night and struggle to shoot 600 unless I change ball. For the most part, I am bowling on a rather easy and high scoring condition. The Boost will sometimes get down the lane and STOP in front of the pins!! It smiles at me, flicks me the finger, and leaves 9 pins all night. Then there are other nights that it keeps to itself, and carrys everything the garbage man didn't take with him that day from the street.

Now granted I am no Pro - and I do not do the same thing every shot. So some of my experiences are due to ME - but overall the ball is sometimes very unpredictable. I would only recommend this ball to someone who has very  few revs, or someone who can change their hand position, speed, and entry angle very quickly and effectively. For the 190 - 210 range bowler, you probably wont like this ball.

Dont get me worng though - STORM has made another jewel. The hitting power alone of this ball far supercedes almost any other ball I have thrown. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give the BOOST an 8.

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2003, 10:32:34 AM »
I've thrown a lot of balls in my time but this one is by far one of the best ever!  Ive never been a Storm FAN but this ball is a SUPER lane reader!!  I drilled it with a 2" pin, pin down under ring, cg kicked out about an inch or so right, small weight hole.  I'm on my second one already.  It just finds the hole.  Great ball for wet/dry, over/under, sport or when your just lost.  Easy ball to just stuff right up the track.  I'm a cranker and I've never been able to "jam" the track, especially with a particle ball.  This one, right out of the box dosen't hook too early and dosen't snap too hard.  Really holds the line and carries.  Now Storm is shipping this ball dull.  I like it with the 1500 polish surface.  Give this one a try, cheaper ball that is really a lifesaver!!!!!  

Best goto ball I've ever seen!  Great job Storm!

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2003, 01:07:37 PM »
I purchased the ball about 8 months ago, and now think it is a very good ball on med-hvy oil. I too had some of the problem others had with the box finish. With my stroker style I had to keep the speed up a little to get more consistency. Tried sanding it to 1200, then to 600 then to 400 and then to 320. All the time it started arcing more and losing some snap on the backend. Now the ball is sanded to 320 with a light polish on it. It is now not so speed sensitive and still snaps and makes the pins dance. The ball has very good carry for me as long as the break point is between 10 and 4. Have not had good success throwing more inside but that could be me. One scale to 10 give it 9.25.

Storm you did it again!!

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2003, 02:06:52 PM »
What can I say ??
I drilled this ball with the pin right under the ring finger and the cg 70 degrees just under the center of the span. No X-tra hole was needed and i haven´t changed the surface.
This is a rather forgiving ball, but i need to have pretty much backends to throw it against.
When there is too much oil carried down the ends, it never hooks. If I straight it up, it still wont carry.
But, when the lanes are there, I love this ball.
As long as there is a couple of dry boards to the right, it hooks great, and carries all the way.
Drilled an other one with the pin 1,5 inch from pap 90 degree...
Wonderful ball, but it needs wet dry conditions. Otherwise it just jerk out !!

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2003, 02:57:29 PM »
This is my first review, so bear with me....

I guess I should tell you something myself:

Ball speed: 17-18 mph
Rev Rate: above average - high
Axis of Rotation:  50 degrees

Purchased this with the intent on using this on a medium to medium heavy condition.  Out of the box, this baby wasnt even close!  Too skid flippy!

I was already to 'trash' this ball, but with some coverstock tweaking I think I've found the ball for the condition I've been looking for... I took the green scotchbrite pad to it...and now it works like a charm!  It reads the breakpoint well with a strong arcing reaction.  This ball in my arsenal is usually the first ball out of my bag to get a good read on the lanes.  The carry is great, but with 'flying backends', its angle to the pocket gets a little sharp with tendencies to leave quite a few 9 pins. But otherwise, the ball is a tournament arsenal ball.

I've used the ball generally on typical house shots whether it be your basic Christmas tree layout to your typical tophat and the ball seems to do okay. It strength in my opinion lies in the range of the flatter conditions to today tougher sport conditions, keep in mind that this has a particle coverstock.

My drill pattern by the way on this ball is as follows:

Pin is 1" under my middle finger with the cg kicked out about 1" from my center of grip.   This drilling I find seems to get the ball rolling a little earlier in the middle with a strong arc reaction.  No weight hole.  

To sum things up, in my opinion is ball is awesome!  With the exception that the coverstock may be tweaked to compliment its purpose in your game. It carries great and reads the midlane very well.  


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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2003, 01:04:31 PM »
Me:
RH
stroker/tweener
15-17MPH
30°-45° axis rotation
low axis tilt
medium revs

Specs:
15#
3" pin
3.25oz top weight
pin over ring at 12:30
CG 1/2 inch right of center
1200 sanded

I use this as my med to med/dry ball, in out of box condition I didn't care for this ball as it seemed to be too speed sensitive, after playing with the coverstock this ball works very well for me. I have use it on everything from med 40' with clean backends to med/dry 40' with going away heads and fair backends. I have tried to use it on heavier conditions but it won't work for me with this very mellow drill pattern.

This ball goes very long and has a quit angular break point for me, hits the pocket with great power keeping the pins very low and looking like they are in a Tornado Storm (pun intended), I can also flatten it out and throw it straight as an arrow for spares which makes it a great all around ball for most house patterns especially if a person only wants to carry only 1 ball, as I did for 1 season and I averaged in the 190s between 2 houses both med load 40' christmas tree pattern 1 wood 1 synthetic.

How I rate it:
Length - 9
Backend - 7
Hit - 9
Overall - 9

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2003, 04:50:57 AM »
14lb 2" pin 2.8oz top.PIn over ring finger,cg 1/2" to right,mb in ball track next to thumb.This ball goes long then arcs nicely into pocket.In box condition this ball did not handle carrydown hitting very weak leaving heaps of 10 pins.However a light rub with a green scotch brite has brought this ball to life.Carrydown not a problem now but this ball is at it's best on lanes with lots of backend.VERY forgiving with unbelievable hitting power given these conditions.First ball out of my bag now and I would recomend this ball highly.
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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2004, 03:19:47 PM »
i bought the ball 3 years ago. it has been working good for a while, but then the ball just stopped hooking totally. the ball still digs in but it hits the pins and it has no power and it sounds hollow. i bowled with it on a regular bases and i just stopped working. i really don't like the ball and now i just use the ball to beat the crap out of it with a bat.
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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2004, 03:12:44 PM »
This ball is sweet. hits hard and is great for medium oil conditions. plus it smells great

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2005, 03:41:28 PM »
There was a bowler from Nantucket
He drilled this ball up and grew mullets
This ball cracked some pins
He grabbed his two chins
And thought "A backer I need and McNuggets"

Pin Under Ring 45 degree drill, light polish with 600 grit sand.
Ball has a controlled semi aggressive arc.  Carry is wonderfully arm loosening, which means its good.  The amount of hook has dwindled but the carry is still "stay in the bag" fresh.

Cadmium particle hmmm, what is that?  Why don't they use it anymore.  Is it like the methane pockets in the Bermuda Triangle?  Do I make any sense?  Should I increase my medical plan coverage?  HAHA..HAHA..HAHA..HUH? HAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAA <COUGH cough>  I feel better now.  

Good ball, hits like a truck.  

 

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2005, 12:48:49 AM »
Lane Conditions: Medium Oil
Typical Conditions: Variety of Shots
Type of Lane: Combination
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Did the ball track out? Normal
Weight of bowling ball: 14
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
What grit was the surface of the ball? 800
Likes: The ball has a mean hook. i have had this ball for a while now and still wroks like new. when u through it right it almost turns left and kills the pocket. i have had this ball through thick and thin and it has always come through for me
Dislikes: i dislike te color of the ball, any picture that you see online or in any shop the ball is a bright blue that mixes into a pinkish purple. but the ball i got is a dull, barley notaciable color that looks dark purple and black

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