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Fear Factor
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
In the past 6 months, Storm has aggressively stepped up research and development of new coverstock materials. Some of the nation's top Pro Shops were recently solicited for additional testing. Of the 4 variations of coverstocks tested by the more than 50 top Pro Shop and Storm's renowned Pro Staff, more than 1/2 the preferred the new Storm Monsoon coverstock.

*Benefits of the Monsoon Coverstock -Monsoon is softer enhancing mid-lane performance -Monsoon has strength and durability -Monsoon is versatile and easy to adjust -Monsoon generates optimum entry angle in heavy oil

The Fear Factor features the new Monsoon cover with an MT (Medium Traction) soft particle load designed to distribute energy more evenly on heavy oil patterns.

The new RAD Triple Disk Weight Block features an extremely dense narrow disk added to the center of the RAD design.

*Benefits of RAD -Lowers the RG to 2.49 for an earlier moment of inertia -Enhances mid-lane energy -Maintains a high differential (0.060) -Exposes fresh, dry coverstock the entire length of the lane -Strong preferred spin axis with mass bias (intermediate) differential of .020

The new Fear Factor is a synchronized in bowling balls intended to give a strong overall reaction. If your Fear Factor is heavy oil...Fear no more!

Specifications:
Line Master
Color Gold/Emerald/Ruby
Coverstock Particle
Core 2-piece Asymmetrical
RG 2.49
Differential 0.060
Factory finish 800 grit Matte
Weights 10 thru 16lbs
Lane Conditions Medium-Heavy Oil

 

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2003, 01:00:48 AM »
ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT ITS SMOOTH AS HELL!!
I have this ball drilled w/ pin under ring finger, and RAD, right of thumb about 3.5in out, keep in mind same drilling as my Track Phenom. This ball rolls a tad bit longer than my Phenom and rolls strong than my Phenom Unleashed! So Far. More updates later....
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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2003, 11:47:30 AM »
Punched one up for my brother(stroker, high tilt and average ball speed)

Pin next to his ring finger, CG 3" down and 1/2" to the right of the pin, hole on his PAP.  

Bowling on a house pattern on AMF synthetics we weren't having much success with the out-of-box finish.  I sanded it way down to 220, then used Storm's X-tra #1 to bring it from 220 sanded to 800 polished.  This worked ALOT better for him.  The ball still read the midlane, and made a predictable move in the backends.  Hope to find some more oil for it to see if this finish still works.

Definately more aggressive than the Deuce, another great ball form Storm.
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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2003, 03:04:49 PM »
All i can say is that this ball is very interesting.
The ball had a 3 to 3.l5 inch pin with a 2.06 top weight.
I drilled it with the mass bias in the 45 degree zone on the right of my thumb.
I put the pin next to my ring finger with the CG Kicked out an inch with a hole 5 inches across from the center of my span. The ball hits hard and keeps the pins low. The ball rolls early and has a smooth transition. This ball is pretty versatile. I tried throwing it right up the back and went down and in easily. Then i tried to come around it a bit and opened the lane and it seems to recover pretty well.

This should be a great ball on Heavy oil for strokers and Tweeners.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2003, 04:51:11 AM »
all i can say is WOW! very nice ball from storm. using it on lanes that are fairly oily. typical house shot. drilled it with the pin above ring finger, cg 1 1/4 inches right of the center of my grip and the RAD 3 inches right from the center of my thumb hole. just has a little pinch of side weight so i have a 7/8 inch weight hole 2 3/4 deep. this ball has really nice length and wow that backend really rips. very nice transition. carries very well. hits like a mac truck. everything is nice about this ball. but when the lanes start getting fried you better switch  or play way deep. other then that i love this ball. love storm equipment. keep it coming. oh yea nice smell too.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2004, 06:44:28 PM »
I just got this ball for Christmas and so far it's two thumbs down.I have read all these great reviews on this ball on how it hooks on oil and it hasn't moved more than 2 boards on oil.I have found that this ball works well on medium oil though.I gave up a Phenom for this because the Pro Shop owner said he could make it hook more than a Phenom.I have about 20 games on this ball and like I said,it's not looking good.I don't know,maybe it got drilled wrong,who knows.I'll update if it gets any better

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2004, 08:16:13 PM »

 Finally punched one of these up after hearing all the roars about the new cover. Laid this one out Pin over middle finger, Cg under and right of ring finger, RAD 2 1/2 right of thumb, and an x-hole 1 inch before my axis. This ball hooks, but surprisingly late. I thought it was going to start early like most particles, but this one gets down the lane very easily. Used it on a modified FIQ pattern and went 320 over for 12. It can be somewhat speed sensitive and is quite jumpy off the dry, but handles hand positions well. By far the most versatile Factor in the line right now. Doesn't flare as much as it says, but it still gets the job done very well.. Anything but short oil and this ball is ok.

thanks for reading!

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2004, 07:24:13 PM »
I drlled mine 4 1/2 Pin from PAP, put the pin about above ring finger with RAD past PAL. Thia ball reads mid lane very well, with this pattern i have thrown 10 games with 11 of 12 strikes through the middle of the lane wood and syn.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2004, 05:58:32 PM »
This ball was given to me by my wife for christmas. So far i have mixed feelings. Maybe its the way the pins fall. Boy do they fall. This ball is very forgiving. The mix is great but the hit is not awesome. My Core Power Lrg  hits harder. I play straight up often if the heads are flooded and if the pattern is heavy outside. The  Fear Factor isnt yet my everyday ball. I will write more in about a week when i figure out the best line for this ball.
Ok this ball has redeemed itself. i shot a 732 series and had all the room in the world. I could play inside the line and when the lanes dried up i had a choice to play straight up and inside. One thing for sure I've heard nothing but bad things about this ball I don't care what people say this ball hits like a ton of bricks. If there is a sweep you get a messenger and if you hit too high in the pocket usually there is a pin getting pulled from behind. It is very forgiving. Thanks Storm.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2004, 09:04:01 PM »
Well, Ive had this ball for about 2 months now. And i cannot get the ball
to do anything.  Ive had it plugged several times and drilled different ways,
and i can still hook my Columbia Rock On harder.  

Now I got a XXX Factor a few days ago and had it drilled out.  It is awesome.  That ball is one of the best balls i have had from Storm.  The house i bowl in is flooded in the middle and dry outside.  All you do is get the ball outside the 5 board and hold on like it says.  One awesome ball.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2004, 01:39:57 AM »
I bought my Fear Factor in October, and when I got it, it was awesome.  I left the surface the same, and had it drilled out with the pin over the ring finger (I'm a lefty), the CG kicked out, and the RAD in the strong position.  I found that the ball went down the lane, and hooked like crazy in the back end.  It was too much ball for what I needed, so I polished it.  After polishing it, it's as if the ball died.  It doesn't do anything.  I drilled it for heavy oil, and I only get a good reaction from in on dry lane conditions.  It is now a great ball to play up the boards with.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2004, 03:01:08 AM »
This is the first good ball Storm has made in a couple of years. I have 2 of them. One polished and one factory finish.

Factory finish, this ball is just a hair behind the Track Phenom in hook, but it is a different kind of hook. This ball rolls sooner, and keeps on rolling.

LAYOUTin under bridge, RAD on VAL (this is the dull one)

When I say roll, this ball rolls, and rolls true. It reads the oil line really well and ignores spotty lane conditions. I can actually take hand out of the ball and it will still cover a ton of boards. And it hits well. I have never left a flat 10 with this ball.

9.5/10

Polished

LAYOUT: Pin right of ring finger and RAD just right of thumb

I shined this ball with ProTRACKtion.

The ball goes incredibly long, and moves about 4 boards more than the Brunswick Inferno. And it hits harder than the Inferno as well. This ball recovers in carrydown unbelieveably. With this surface I can play deep or straight, whichever line is carrying better that night. If I try to play with this ball and the condition is not right for it, I get scolded with 9 pin after 9 pin.

I give this ball a 9.5/10 as well. It does exactly what I wanted it to when I decided to polish it.


If Storm is going to make so many bowling balls, they should make more like this one
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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2004, 11:08:22 PM »
This is a review on a very good adition to the Storm line. I have a Fear Factor 16 pounds with 3-4 inch pin and 3.87 top weight. Its drilled full board. This is not a good oil ball. But anything else this ball is a hooking demon. I play the whole lane. It has a very nice calm hook right into the pocket. THIS IS NOT A BALL FOR BEGINNERS!!! This ball takes precise and very accurate bowling. Which is something i dont have. LMAO. But this is turing out to be the first pick out of my bag with a X- Factor and a Core Power HRG. I give the Fear Factor a 9 out of 10.
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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2004, 08:42:57 PM »
This is a later review of my previous one....HeavyMetal says it exactly....The ball does hits like a mac truck but it leaves an awful lot of corner pins!...if you can shoot on dry outsides(like the 5 board), watch out...the ball is awesome!..it stinks in oil...takes to long to break and then it's to smooth....over all, 7.5 out of 10

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2004, 06:37:30 PM »
I was buy FF a month ago, and must to say, that "honey moon" finished too soon(((. At first time, its reaction on heavy oil was pretty good, strong... But a  month later, ball going straight, start to swim on the backend, left a lot of corners... (I am play inside 4th arrow). So, Storm must to do smth with early death of bali.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2004, 09:15:43 AM »
I have had my Fear Factor for about 2 months now.  This is my best ball for 40-50 feet of oil on the lane the only thing is that the cover needs loads of support.  Get the oil off asap and scotch bright it every 20 games if you are using dull surface.  But if you polish it your taking it in my opinion to a reloaded.  Once you understand how it acts on long lengths of oil your set.  Its still going good and im getting decent games just need to maintain the cover every game.  Besides thats a good rule of thumb for any high power ball you get now or they will die fast.  If you want to get a ball that is very powerful for mid oil to some what heavy get a XXX Factor this one should be for the houses that want to be dicks and put down 40 plus feet of oil thats the only way I have found to use the ball effectively.
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