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Proton Physix
« on: February 04, 2021, 03:22:09 PM »
The Storm Proton PhysiX high-performance bowling ball was designed to offer traction and hook on just about any heavy oil condition you might come across. This bowling ball is the third in the popular PhysiX line and continues the success of the Atomic core. The low RG of the core assists in producing spin on the ball and when combined with the NeX Solid Reactive coverstock this ball is unstoppable on heavy oil conditions. The Proton PhysiX offers a good midlane read while generating a strong entry angle that will maximize pin carry.

Color: Magenta/Black/Violet
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: NeX Solid Reactive
Core: Atomic
Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.48 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.053 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Frosted Cupcake



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Re: Proton Physix
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2021, 06:20:45 PM »
When it comes to the physix line I have nothing but great expectations from here on out!! I loved my Astro and now with the addition of the Proton I am very excited how these two can take over the lanes in different ways.  The Astro is great for me later in blocks when I need to chase it left when they start hooking to much. I can get it  down the lane enough not to lose energy for me but still get that backend pop. As for the Proton Physix I can use this on tougher longer patters by far my most hooking ball when it comes it tournaments. I can also start with the Proton in league then drop down to my Astro. Don’t have any negative feed back on this one.


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Re: Proton Physix
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2021, 12:54:10 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Proton Physix
Cover: 2000 Grit NeX™ Solid Reactive
Weight bock: Atomic™ Core (Asymmetrical)
Color: Magenta/Black/Violet

Wow this ball really like to hook! When I see this ball it really reminds me of the old Roto Grip ball the Defiant. A ball that like to hook a lot but it was a ball that you could control. An asymmetric ball that likes to hook while also being controllable and smooth rolling? Sign me up! This ball is great on the conditions where the lanes are just flooded with oil and you need something that can cut through the oil and create that line for you to score. This ball defensibly fits into the Physix line and will be used by all bowlers for a variety of reasons ranging from needing a ball that just creates more reaction for them or for those tournament bowlers that need a ball to get through heavy oil conditions. Now that we covered the ball’s performance I should mention that the colors and smell of this ball make it that much more appealing and really allows this ball to pop in terms of standing out.

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Re: Proton Physix
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2021, 12:13:32 PM »
Pin Length: 3 - 4 
Starting Top Weight: 2.9 oz
Ball Weight: 15
Pin buffer 4.5 inches

Pin over the ring finger
Rev Rate:  380-420
Ball Speed: 15-16
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 13/16” and 1/2" up
Box Finish: 2000 abralon
 The Proton PhysiX is here to give you traction and hook on virtually any heavy oil condition imaginable. This ball needs oil. It rolls strong and is very predictable.
I drilled this ball pin up with my favorite drilling It’s a strong rolly ball. It needs oil to perform to its potential. This is a much needed ball for those oily conditions.

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Storm Proton Physix Review
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2021, 08:28:25 PM »
  The new addition to the Storm Premier Line is Proton Physix.  I have had good success with the regular Physix and Astro.  The Proton I drilled pin up 5 .25 x 5 x 2.5.
With the very strong NeX Solid coverstock the Proton for me needs some oil especially up front.  I added some shine to the cover and it gave me the extra that I needed.
But this ball is very strong, but with Atomic core it does continue real through the pins.
Compared to the popular Global Reality, I think the Proton has more down lane motion.
If your looking for a Big Ball for longer or higher volume patterns the Proton is your ball!

Brian Watson
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PAP- 4 up 1 1/8
MPH - 16-17
Tilt  - 17
RPM - 400


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Re: Proton Physix
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2021, 04:46:36 PM »
Layout: 35 x 5 x 65

The Proton Physix is the new true heavy-oil ball in Storm's lineup, and is the strongest ball being produced out of Utah. It has a massive amount of midlane roll to dig through any heavy oil pattern, while still retaining enough energy to go through the pins very well.  Even though it is a very strong ball, it does not roll as early as the heavy oil balls of past generations. This allows it to be used whenever there is a good bit of head oil. The Proton Physix has more overall motion than the recently released Incite, which is cleaner through the front part of the lane with a more pronounced backend reaction. The Proton Physix is not the best ball choice for drier lanes, though the ball was certainly not created to be used on those conditions.

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Re: Proton Physix
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2021, 04:26:52 PM »
Proton Physix - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: NEX Solid Reactive Cover Stock
Finish: 2000 Grit
Core: Atomic Core
RG: 2.48
Differential: 0.053
Intermediate Diff: .017

The Proton Physix is newest addition to the popular Physix’s line. This is first Physix designed to handle heavy oil, with the Nano Extreme Solid Reactive Cover Stock and Atomic Core. As expect with strong cover the Proton Physix’s read early, but surprisingly had a lot of energy on the backend for a continuous motion with great pin carry. This ball will definitely be in my bag for heavier and longer oil patterns. Ball was tested on PBA Shark Pattern 48 feet; I was able to play track area with great success. Order one from your local pro shop today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.

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Re: Proton Physix
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2021, 01:42:18 PM »

Length: 42

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Very strong but still retains energy at the pin deck!

Dislikes: Slightly condition specific, will see limited use for my style.

First, some stats about me. I am a medium speed (15-16 MPH) player and slightly rev dominant. Last I checked, rev rate around 380 RPM. My A game is playing the middle part of the lane on a house pattern (between 15 and 20 at the arrows) but do not have a problem moving to either extreme if the pattern calls for it. My PAP is 4 7/16 over by 5/16 up.

The layout used on the ball is a 40 x 4 3/8 x 65. I set this up to be a perfect ball to get into a roll early and be nice and round downlane. I wanted it for use when the pattern has heavy volume or some length to it.

The lane surface at my home house, Port Huron Lanes in Port Huron, MI, is Brunswick ProLane with a 42' medium volume house oil pattern.

Overall, this ball was much too strong for our local house condition, as I was forced to start in around 4th arrow with my normal hand release. This ball's tendency to be very slow up front held true but to my surprise, still had some punch downlane when I thought it would be dead on arrival. It was still very responsive to hand position changes, even with the super strong cover. I can see this ball being a perfect matchup for the lower rev or speed dominant players. For my style, this ball is going to nestle itself into that tournament "big ball" slot in my bag and be exactly what I drilled it for! Go get one today!


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Re: Proton Physix
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2021, 09:03:09 PM »

Length: 42


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Proton Physix features the same Atomic core found in the original Physix and the Astrophysix, and features the Nex solid coverstock previously found on the Axiom.  This combination makes the most hooking ball in Storm’s lineup.  This will be the first ball out of the bag on the heavier volume patterns.  Compared to the Axiom, the Proton Physix is more angular on the backend and a good 3 to 4 boards more overall hook.  The surprising thing to me about this ball, is the recovery it has the deeper you have to move and open up your angles thru the front part of the lanes.  For me, the bigger asymmetrical balls tend to go forward to soon to play big angles but that is not the case with this ball.  For me this ball is best when playing straighter up the boards on the heavy patterns, but it is much more versatile than most big hook balls.  As long as there is a good amount of oil towards the middle of the lane, this ball allows me to get in and throw it to the dry and has plenty of downlane recovery.  Strokers in particular will really like the overall hook the Proton Physix provides but all styles will be able to use this sneaky versatile hook monster.


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Re: Proton Physix
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2021, 07:38:07 AM »
The Proton Physix is the third release in the premium line of bowling balls from Storm, the Bowler's company to use the Atomic weight block, but with the added feature of the new NeX solid reactive coverstock that is factory finished with a 2000 grit abralon pad. The bright magenta, black, and violet really stands out on the ball return. The numbers on the Proton Physix in 15lb weights are 2.48 rg, 0.053 diff, and 0.017 intermediate diff.

I drilled my Proton Physix with a layout of 4.5 X 2 X 4. This is the same layout I have on Gravity Evolve that is always in the bag for tournaments. The Proton Physix reads the fronts, the midlane, and the backend stronger than what the Evolve does. The NeX solid cover really likes large amounts of oil. Comparing the Proton to an Axiom with the same pin placement, the Proton is a lot more defined at the breakpoint and rolls heavier toward the pins. The Proton Physix needs oil, and I seem to have the best look when there is some carry-down on the backend of the lane. If I can’t get hook or backend reaction out of any of my other bowling balls, I know that I can get motion from my Proton Physix. I have used the Proton at the factory finish of 2000, as well as sanded  to a lower grit of 1000, and still get motion throughout the lane.

The Proton Physix is a hook monster and likes oil, and lots of it. This ball will be a great ball for bowlers that are speed dominant and maybe don’t have such a high rev rate. Higher rev players will need lots of oil for the Proton to perform as Storm intended it to. If you are looking for big traction with shape on the lane, look no further than the Proton Physix. Bowl up a Storm!!
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Re: Proton Physix
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2021, 09:50:04 AM »

Length: 43 ft

Volume: 26 ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS on a well-maintained wood surface and Kegel Beaten Path


Likes: The proton physix combines a strong asymmetrical core with Storm's strongest coverstock, NeX. This is a good combination, and makes for the strongest ball in Storm's arsenal. I compared this to the parallax effect. My layout is 4x4x2, similar to the parallax effect. I found the proton physix to read the lane about four feet earlier, but it maintained its motion and finished strong through the pins. I have had issues with the ball "dying" and hitting flat, but I haven't experienced this with this ball.

Dislikes: I had to tame down the coverstock to 3000 for a little more control.

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