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Eraser Boost
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
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 #1 on: April 20, 2002, 09:13:42 AM »
Shot1- 10 -10 house easy on wood
Shot2- tree on synthetics more oil

me- LH

Ball performed awesome on both shots

On wood it came back strong from the outside but not a drastic snap
or change of direction.
Carry was unreal with only 1 7 pin on a half hit , and flush hits seemed to demolish the pins.

On synthetics has to square up more, and it was great again went longer on this pattern but carried better

All hits carried half's and even bad release hits.

This is an awesome ball for a low price, i think we will sell a lot of these in the upcoming season.

Overall the ball has good length doesnt hook early and comes back strong but not too strong.

And I say this not being the biggest Storm fan, but I did like the Recovery also.

I hope to try the Blaze this week if I get time

If you need Buzzsaws or anything else
Kidace1@aol.com is the place to ask

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2002, 11:40:05 PM »
Give Your Game the "Boost" it needs!

Storm has done it again! No wonder they are the Worlds
leader in New Ball Technology and Performance!

The New Eraser Boost, features an Old and Proven weight block
design, from the Thunder, with the added 3" Power Ball, this one
will provide you with total pin devastation and hitting power!

The New "Chrome Cadmium" cover stock provides Strong traction
in oil! and yet retains strong hook and laterial movement.

We put (8) on these balls on the lanes the same day it walk in
the door! And with no waiting we went to the lanes and bowled
5 games on our fresh league condition.

We used a Storm (Warm Front) drilling pattern with the pin above
the ring finger and the CG kicked out about 2" from the grip center.
We used a balance hole on the midline 7" across.

We wanted a go long, turn up hard drilling to help this one conquer
the moderate oil we find in most of our house league conditions.

We found out quick that this was too strong a drilling for this ball!
The "BOOST" is One Strong Ball! Great Traction, and strong turn!
We found that this ball does not need any help in a strong drilling pattern!
We suggest you keep it simple and let the Cover do the work!

The Hitting Power is tremendous! and Hard Hitting! Corner Pins? There won't be many with this ball if the lane oil holds up!

We had to play DEEP inside with this ball and it was easy to turn the
corner and get this one back! For those of you with average hand, and lack
of Rev's, this ball will make you look like Super Man!

The Boost will help any bowler conquer oily lane conditions!
But we will caution everyone that on a typical house shot,
you will need to put this one away when the lanes begin to breakdown!

Also, Storm says you can sand this one if you need more traction in oil!
This made us laugh, because I cannot ever see the need for that to happen with this ball for too many bowlers.

We will highly recommend this ball to all bowlers and to Our customers!
Bowlpro

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2002, 04:34:06 PM »
Just purchased the Boost yesterday (4/22) and bowled my first two games with it today and this is one awesome ball.

Old newbie here as I am returning to league bowling after a 10 year span in which I only got to bowl an occasional series or two a year.  Right now I am carrying a 155 average and I bowled that the first game with the new ball.  I tend to really power the ball (was using a Rhino Pro Blue) so I am working on slowing things down some so the ball can do its job.

The Boost is incredible on contact.  I have never had so much pin action, it was like dropping a bomb in the center of the pins.  It was forgiving and carried even when I was not dead-on pocket.  The lane conditions are moderate to heavy oil and it handles it with ease.

The coverstock is very unusual.  It has a massive amount of grip.  So much so that it was hard to move/turn the ball on the ball return when picking it up.  It is not tacky but has a gritty feel.

You really cannot beat this ball.  Storm has another winner here, especially considering the price.  I purchased local and the ball, drilling and finger grips ran $160.00.

As I get more games under my belt with it, I will update...

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2002, 07:27:24 AM »
This is more of a 6 game opinion than a review but here it is:


Have the ball drilled with storms #1 drilling on the advanced sheet. No weight hole. I usually put a light polish on my equipment when i get them but i left this one in the 1500 sanded box shell. i expecteded the ball to over react on me but to my surprise it didnt. It had a very readable roll and turn to the pocket. im a 191 avg bowler and my first 6 games (in 2 different houses) were 214, 233,199, then 190 191 and 247.

ill write a follow up review in a month or so when i get it a little more broken in.

this is my first storm purchase and so far it has exeeded my expectations and would purchase another storm product with hesitation
Go Yanks

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2002, 10:29:21 PM »
This ball is everything the manufacturer and others have said about it.  I have bowled just twice with it, once on synthetic lanes, early in the morning, no dressing, and once on an early shift, 630pm, freshly dressed, wood lanes.  It is an awesome ball, and if I can ever figure out where to put it on the lane I might just raise my average.  Unfortunatly on the wood lanes, freshly oiled, the pattern was not long enough for this ball.  I should have had it drilled for a lot of length.  I needed at least two more feet in length of oil and would have been destroying the pocket. I realize a different drilling may have helped, however, this was a first for the Boost by our local pro shop and a first for a person who did not necessarily have a strong release.  Well, I've got one now and have to figure out how to control the raw power.  Next step is to shine, shine and shine I guess.  Can't afford to keep having it drilled.  For you more advanced bowlers who know how to handle raw power, this is the ball for you.  It is too soon to say this is not the ball for me, I have to harness it.

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2002, 05:21:03 PM »
This and the Blaze are my two newest toys from Storm. I carry these along with a Money for my 3 ball line as of now. I need to add a dry lane ball by the end of the summer, but anyway, on to the review.

On me, 18-19 MPH, a whole lot of revs.

After finding that my Columbia balls were quickly becoming too condition specific, I decided to go back to my two favorite companies in terms of consistency, Storm and Track. (I loved the old Thunder and the Sky Bolt)

I decided to get the Blaze and the Boost based on my love of my friends Eraser. After seeing the glowingly positive reviews here on both of these, I figured why not.

On the Boost, I drilled this thing up with Storm's strongest drilling. It is clean heads, strong midlane, huge backend.

Well, the Boost is all that Storm hypes it up to be. This ball will hook!!! I love this ball. There is no better ball that I have thrown for going through the soup than this ball. The greatest thing about it is its energy retention. Because it gives decent length, this ball hits like a TANK through the pins, even if you are playing the flood the entire way to the pins. Also, this ball is extremely adaptable on medium conditions. Just get left, throw right, and watch it turn the corner. Just an exceptional ball. I have already thrown my highest series, 846 (300,290,256) with this ball, and I have only had it for 2 weeks!

10/10 Buy this ball. I have never thrown better! This ball even makes the Blaze, another exceptional ball, look pedestrian. At these prices, everyone, and I mean everyone, should have both of these balls in their bags. Just get a Boost for heavy oil, and get a Blaze for skip/snap. I don't foresee you being disappointed.

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2002, 08:36:02 PM »
Eraser Boost

This is the first Storm ball I have owned, and it will not be the last.  I usually roll Lane 1 only, but really liked the design of the Boost, and the $ 104.00 price tag wasn’t to hateful either.  

I changed my usual ball weight and went with a 16 LB.  I set it up with storms lay out #2 on the advanced drill sheet, it is set up to achieve medium length, and strong back end roll.  The pin came 2 ˝ out with 3.5 top weight before drilling, and I added a small axis hole bringing the side weight to zero.  

On a heavier medium oil set up the Boost played so well from 18 to 8 producing a powerful punch after making its move around the 45 foot mark, I did however find that my ball speed was the common denominator allowing this aggressive ball to do its work, I had to keep the speed up to around 18-20 M.P.H. With no exaggeration it appears that the boost was designed with an almost cyclone action, the pin fall was different from anything I have seen, the pins would carry in towards the center rather than the outside, or back towards the shaker board.  I sent more authoritative messengers across the lane than ever before, I honestly felt like I could have carried 20 pins per roll, the power is astonishing.

I am so glad I read some other reviews before punching this one out, had I have gone to an aggressive drill set up I wouldn’t have been able to keep this ball to the right of the 1-3.  When the lanes opened up, moving left was so easy, no problems with turning the corner and finishing hard in the pocket. Now on the other hand when the heads started drying up I had to put it away, and grab another ball, but I bought the Boost for oil not for anything else.

Power Ball Technology, I am impressed Storm, and this comes from a die hard Lane #1 fanatic.  Performance at its best.

Thanks,
Michael Anoles AKA Plane Facts
Vx800@core.com



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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2002, 10:47:18 PM »
i am not going to bore you guys with tecno mumble. pin above my fingers cg kick
out a slight bit to the left.this ball is controlable, easy to modify and above all hard hitting. So far after an adjustmnet period of 2 weeks i have shot 3
back to back 700,s I have had no night under 600. If you like power with control this is it.PERIOD !!!!!

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2002, 06:52:43 PM »
I had this ball drilled with the Storm #3 drilling for high flare.  I have already shot in 2 different houses and it performed superbly at both.  I like to throw a fast down-an-in ball around the 10 board.
   The first was on medium to heavy oil, wood boards, top hat pattern to 38'.  I stuck to the 10 board and didn't have to move all night.  The Boost rolled very consistently down and in like a freight train.  I ended with a a 678 series with only 1 ten pin a miracle for me).  The second house which is older synthetic and topped typically a very slick 2:1 tree layout which translates to a nightmare for carry down, I saw no difference in performance.  I did have to run it slightly out to in (12 out to the 8 board) but I stayed there all night and ended with a 694.  Considering my average is just at 200, you don't have to guess how estactic I am with the thought of Boosting my average with ball.

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2002, 08:09:19 AM »
Hey everyone,

    This is an update to my earlier post of the Boost.  I will keep this one short and sweet.  I used the Boost for all 3 games of a pro-am this past weekend, and it worked beautifully!  I was playing inside, bellying the ball between second and third arrow (RH), letting it slide out to just inside of first before it came flying back and destroying everything.  I only shot 650 scratch, but that was due to an unfortunate pocket 7-10 in the tenth frame of game 3, which forced me to only end up with 183 for that game.  Anyhow, I placed 23rd out of 100, which while not great, still was a cash for me.  This ball hits like a freight train and can be an excellent ball as long as you know how and when to use it.  I now think that this ball is about an 8.5 out of 10, and I am satisfied with my first Storm purchase and optimistic about my future purchases of Storm equipment.

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2002, 05:24:57 PM »
I purchased this ball approximately a week ago.  I have played 3 league series with it.

Monday's and Thursday's I play in a league on wood lanes.  This ball has a good length and a good back-end and wants to keep the rotations up.

Tuesday's I play in a league on Synthetic lanes. This ball has a good length on synthetic and the back-end is a bit much. This is easy to correct by moving over two boards on the approach and use the same target.

I think this ball is good for most lane conditions in the San Diego area.  This ball does hook too much in a dry lane condition.

The ball also has a Blue Berry Scent as well.

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2002, 12:36:35 PM »
Storm Eraser Boost

I got this ball BECAUSE I had already gotten the Blaze, its "companion" ball, and had become totally fond of it. My idea was to get both, with drillings which would complement each other, particularly for "Sport"-type conditions. My example was unusually long-pinned (4-3/4" from CG), so I laid it out with the CG on my PAP and the pin over my ring finger, X-hole on axis. Ball ends up about 1/2-oz. positive with a trace of finger weight.

I was initially somewhat disappointed, on "house" conditions (read: WALL), because the Boost seemed considerably WEAKER than the Blaze, both in overall hook and hit. The literature and numbers indicated I should have expected the opposite. But on this condition, with both balls in out-of-box condition, the Boost went further down-lane, finished more weakly, and did not hit as expected. In fact, it was a guaranteed weak-10, sometimes an 8-10. So, I hit the Boost with #800 wet-sanding in 2 directions and ran back to the lanes.

That did it.

With this relatively-small change in surface, the Boost performed EXACTLY as expected. It hooked earlier, and a bit more, but in the same sort of controlled arc that the Blaze produces- and it HIT like the Blaze, too, which is to say, HARD. And the two seem perfectly complimentary-- when I line up with the Boost, it's about a 3-4 board move RIGHT to use the Blaze on the same trajectory. On longer oil patterns, when the Boost starts to grab early, the Blaze drops me right back to flush, with little or no adjustment. Perfect.

So, I'd say the Boost is a 7, since it does require "tweaking" to get the performance it claims, at least for someone as "rotationally-challenged" as I. But if you tweak it, it performs beautifully- and you would have real trouble doing half as well for this price!

M. Carroll
 

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2002, 07:28:10 PM »
Drilled the Boost after having the Blaze for 4 dats,works greaton oil and goes long ,tuens and hits the pins like o apower boosted missile,drilled full roller
right hand,cg below the ring finger oin in the palm and balance hole 3 inches to the right and 3/4 inch up from the ring finger,this ball goes loooooong and turns wow
i give it a 9.5 out of 10

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Re: Eraser Boost
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2002, 02:30:11 PM »
I have only used it twice and Iam sold on it. Three weeks ago in the state tournament in the singles event(the lanes were hooking) I used it for the first time drilling the ball two days before. The ball is drilled to arc and stop. With the pin 1 1/2" away from the PAP with a weight hole on my PAP to bring the side weight to 1/2 oz. The ball was great, getting it ready for the ABC tournament. This was the only ball that I used at the ABC's. Tried to play the gutter the first game in team shot 183. Moved inside to about 13 14 out to about 8. The ball arced real nice and stopped at the backend and shot 279 278 the last to games of team event. In doubles and singles I used this ball and it made the turn but lost some of the carry from the night before. Still shot 2006 with the ball. For the price of this ball it would not be a bad ball to put in your bag.

Steve