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« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Play with Fire! A disciple of two of the hottest performance balls in bowling, the new Pyro™ is a perfect fit between the Storm Diablo™ and Fired Up™. Combining the proven Twin-V™ weight block with a thick Reactor™ pearl particle coverstock, the Pyro moves smoothly through the heads and provides optimal mid-lane friction producing superior backend motion on longer oil patterns. If you like to play with Fire, you''re a Pyro-maniac.

PYRO™ Technical Specifications
Coverstock Reactor™ Pearl Particle
Weight Block Twin-V™
Ball Color Maroon/Sapphire
Ball Finish 1500-grit Polish
Radius of Gyration 2.54 (Med)
Differential .049 (Med-High)
Durometer 74 - 76 Rex D-scale
Flare Potential 5" (Med-High)
Fragrance Grape
Weights 10 - 16 lbs.



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Re: Pyro
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2006, 03:21:22 PM »
Special thanks to Steve K at STORM for the layout. Decided to use a 5 x 5 pin below fingers. Ball gets into an early heavy roll and hits with pin crushing power. A must have ball for anyone who wants to score. I am able to play a variety of lines with this layout. If you are not using STORM you should be!


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Re: Pyro
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2006, 05:27:58 PM »
I din't have this ball for long but for the time that i did have it, it was pretty good.You can almost classify me as a cranker and no matter how i put my hand, i couldn't swing it more than 4 or 5 boards if I wanted it to come back.So I decided to polish it and it got worse,I could barely get the ball to come back even when playing straight up the boards.I do recomend that u buy this ball, it is really a good ball, hell I cant complain,I shot my first 700 series with it.But in general, you shouldn't polish this ball cause for some reason, it just doesn't make that turn at the end.


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Re: Pyro
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2007, 01:56:20 PM »
i have my pin below my ring finger and the cg above my thumb with a weight hole. this ball is pearilized but is pretty strong in the midlane. this ball is also very versatile. it has enough length to play up the boards and enough backend to move in. it has a strong backend, but not skid/flippy. the move is more of a strong arc. this ball is predictable and hits hard. i suggest it on wet/dry conditions because the particle allows it to grab in the oil and the pearl gives it enough length in the dry. this ball will open the lanes up and free up your swing because it creates a larger area for mistakes. very forgiving overall ball. is you are wondering total hook, a little more than the spit fire and a little less than the special agent. great ball


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Re: Pyro
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2007, 02:47:48 AM »
Pin to CG Distance - 1.5 inches
Topweight - around 3 oz.

Layout - Pin under ring finger, CG kicked out slightly with an x-hole about 3 inches from center of grip.

Surface - 1000-grit abralon with Moon Shine Polish

Ball Reaction - Good midlane read with a controlled arc on the backend


I didn't like this ball at first, but that was mainly due to the fact that the oval thumb slug inadvertently got rotated when it was cut, so it wouldn't come off of my hand correctly. When I got that fixed, I liked it alot better (amazing how an opinion of a ball can change when it comes off the hand correctly).   I found that the surface finish made the ball go a little too long for what I wanted from this ball, so I had the surface altered a little bit to compensate.  

The result was pretty much what I was looking for which was a control ball when there's some head oil, but the backends are flying. The thing that surprised me a little bit is that this ball also does very well on some "not so nice" surfaces.   I think it's because it burns a little more energy in the midlane with more a controlled backend move.  I've mainly used this ball 2 houses one with a very old and worn out surface and another where the backends are flying off the chart.  This ball has fits the bill very well at both places.  Early friction and trying to swing the ball too much is usually trouble for this ball, which is not surprising considering how it's drilled.  A very good control ball for flying backends and worn surfaces, and another winner from Storm in my book.


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Re: Pyro
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2007, 03:41:01 AM »
Yay for a new toy! So I got my grape scented wonder about 3 weeks ago, maybe a month now. I have it drilled pin above ring and CG under ring, stacked. Sort of like this:


Now down to business. The ball comes 1500 polished OOB condition. After a week of practicing with it I decided I wasn't a fan, it was way too jumpy off the breakpoint for my tastes. So I took a 2000 Abralon pad to it, which I read on here would help smooth it out, and smooth is an understatement. The ball went from a hard arc to this smooth rolly-esque arc that just destroys all in its path. I have bowled on quite a few conditions with my Pyro...let's try to break it down:

Drenched to Medium-Drenched: Pyro cannot handle it very well. I slowed it down and played straight up 5 on a drenched and long THS...did nothing. It hit the pocket like a marshmallow and left ringing tens like it was this ball's day job. I will stick to my Passion for such occasions.

Medium: The Pyro shines on a medium THS...even a bit medium-heavy. Overall the reaction is anywhere from the same to 5 boards weaker than my Passion, depending on shot. Usually I'm standing 2-3 boards more right though on a medium shot. The ball has insane recovery too. Throw it a squeak in or outside, it'll hold or come roaring back, with energy to spare.

Drier stuffs: The cool thing about the Pyro is I can stand an arrow left of center and swing it out and pretend to be a cranker on a drier shot. But I did come across a pair of lanes so dry it was hooking at my toes; Pyro bad there.

The Chameleon Pattern: I bowled on this regional PBA qualifier a while back with the Pyro. I bowled quite horrendously, but the Pyro did its job the one game I did bowl with high game of the set actually.

All in the all the Pyro is one versatile ball. Any condition with the word "medium" in it you're a go with the Pyro. Anything with more or less oil you might need new gear...but for most THS's, this ball is gold. Unfortunately it is a bit sensitive to speed, at least for me it is. The hit and carry power of the Pyro is pretty flings ten pins into orbit; a light hit will send messengers going everywhere; a high flush hit will trip the 4 pin sometimes, but not always. But Storm has a winner in this pearl particle beast of a ball. Very versatile, very forgiving, and very powerful. And it smells like grapes. Sweet.
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Re: Pyro
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2007, 10:20:04 AM »
Weight: 15lbs
Drilling: Stacked leverage, pin to the right of ring finger, with pin 3-3/8 to PAP.
Pattern: 38" almost flat. High Volume.
Although it is only 38, believe me its difficult especially for a high track player like me.
Smooth mid lane read. Able to carry the pin 10 ( because I have to bring down my ball speed). Just won a few BUCKS with. ( Face it, its hard to bowl, if it is not for the money.)
Just starting to use it. Will update after 50 games or so with it.
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Re: Pyro
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2007, 12:59:49 AM »

Pin Length-3.5"
Starting Top Weight-2.96oz
Ball Weight-16lbs

Reactor Pearl Particle

Similar to Layout #3 on Advanced Drill Sheet
Pin to PAP 3 3/8"
CG located 1 1/2" from the grip centerline on the midplane line.
No marked MB location, but would be in the thumb if you measure the location.
Weight hole is 5/8" dia., 2" Deep. located just left of the PAP.

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RH, Medium Rev's, High Track, speed 17-18 mph approx. 15 mph at pins.
PAP is 5 7/8' x 5/8"up using standard grip layout

O.O.B. 1500 grit Polished

Brunswick Pro Anvil lanes
Pattern (Fresh) buffed to 41" Maybe just little flatter than THS.
Mendes Synthetics
Afternoon open bowling

Was very clean through the heads and had a smooth breakpoint. Good continuation through the pins. Could use just a little surface tweak for the fresh pattern and on carrydown.
If you pulled the ball, it would hold the line real well. If you leaked it out, it could come back if you have the turn on it.

Not a heavy oil ball, better for mediums and dryer patterns, This was similar to my Columbia Dr.Jekyll.
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Re: Pyro
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2008, 12:41:20 PM »
Let me start by saying that I don't traditionally like storm. Drilled the ball leverage, and I'm a cranker, so it reads early and hooks hard. I have no problems getting this ball to the pocket, but the carry this ball has is absolutely atrocious. I wouldn't reccommend it unless storm really works for you! It is not a bad ball, but some bowling balls don't work for some people, and this looks like another typical storm ball. If you need a heavy oil ball, seriously look into this if Storm will carry for you.
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