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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 #31 on: March 09, 2004, 01:39:07 PM »
Man I've tried STORM equipment before but without much sucsess. I.E Thunderstorm, El nino X-it, trauma, I Thought these's ball sucked worst than a two dollar whore in Danville Ky, on a saturday night!! I'd thought that the balls were for the crankers only! Well I bought my fear factor about 3 months ago,It was used, And started to used it more often.
 
The spec's
ball weight-15.2 lbs
pin- 2-3 inche
top weight-?
drilled-10:30 Rev levarge.

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this it what it looks like. For a fresh shot this ball is good, but it's oil senative. When you start leaving any of the back row, Its time to either change hand position, raise the ball higher in stance, or put it away! I found out that this ball(LIKE ANY OIL BALL), has its limitation. I've started with the fear factor for about 3 weeks now and I haven't shot below 651 series So I think I'll stick with Storm for awhile!
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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2004, 09:53:32 AM »
Ok, I got this ball earlier in the week and had it drilled up.  The guy drilled it wrong badly.  So, I had him redrill it the way I wanted to which is pin right of ring finger, cg kicked way out and the rad below and right of the thumb.  This ball flat out moves.  I normally don't play a big hook, but I can with this one.  So far it has only been good for one game for me because they don't put out a lot of oil, but I know if I ever do get to a house with oil this ball will tear it up.  This is a phenomenal ball that hits hard.


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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2004, 02:05:33 PM »
We have seen the Fear Factor in action for quite some time now and have been very impressed.  

The Fear Factor features Storm's 'Monsoon' coverstock which is best suited for oily conditions and those times where earlier roll is desired.  The shell of the Fear will polish nicely but that doesn't seem to add much sharpness to the break point.  The Fear is not a 'go longer' ball and it's break point is strong but leans to the even side as opposed to the flippy side.  

We drilled the vast majority of these balls with strong pins, keeping in mind that we were using them on conditions where there wasn't much friction.  We found that most of our medium hand players (putting the crankers aside for the moment) achieved 6" of track flare with pins between 3 and 4 1/2" from the pap.  The Fear is a ball that will impress you with the pin carry, provided that you aren't trying to force it to get down the lane when there isn't sufficient head oil.  The Fear also plays well from multiple angles, especially inside.  The key here as with any piece of equipment is to match up properly.  

If you are a storm fan and are in need of something that will handle longer oil better than the Deuce, this is for you.  If you have any questions regarding this or any other of our reviews, e-mail us at proshop@bowlero.com

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2004, 08:51:01 PM »
Gotta love storm products. I just started bowling competitively in a league last
winter. I first got an eraser blaze and loved it. Its great for dry to medium oily
lanes with short to medium oil patterns. So I desperately needed a ball for heavy oil. Well I can say that this ball is the ball I was lookin for. I got the #2 drilling layout for this ball. And let me tell you, this ball moves. I'm not a cranker but I can throw this ball hard and I dont have to worry about it sliding into the gutter. It also hits very hard. Almost sounds like I'm breaking the pins.
One warning! Do not attempt to use it on dry lanes. You wont even come close.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2004, 03:07:51 AM »
i got this ball about a month and a half ago because i needed a ball that would start up a little more than a brunswick inferno.  i drill my own balls and i drilled them relatively the same with the fear factor i drilled it with a 4in pin from my pap and a 55 degree mass bias and boy does this ball HOOK it was excactly what i needed the first game i bowled with it was in league with out even practice. with it.  right out of the box i shot 300 and 757 and about 3 weeks ago i shot my second 300 with that ball and my personal best 855(300,268,287).  if you are looking for a ball that hooks and doesn't hit like a wet turd this is it.  i give this ball a 10 out of 10

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2004, 01:48:45 PM »
This is my first review with this ball.  Had it over a month now, so I have over 50 games on it.  This ball is awesome.  It has brought back an aspect of my game that I have missing for months.  I used to throw a little crank, then all of my balls died and i had to play hard and straight.  Didn't like it that much.

This ball requires a little crank to be able to carry.  If I play hard a and straight with this ball it will leave corners every frame.  This ball I had drilled aggressive. Pin 2-o-clock above ring finger, cg kicked out about 3 inches at 4 o'clock from pin and rad under cg about 5 inches.  This ball has told me where it wants to be.  I can only play the inside line with this ball.  Basically ever since I had this ball I can only play from like third arrow out to 11-10 board depending on condition and surface.  I play that line most of the time but I have played deeper on the drier lanes.  This ball will work on dry lanes if you are willing to play fourth arrow with speed and little hand.  With this ball I can not play the outside with consistency in the hit.  The ball hits like a mac truck and trips out the 7 and 10 time and time again.  Scent on the ball smells good too.  

This is an awesome ball by storm and i would recommend it to anyone with low rev rate and they are looking to get hit from the inside angle, and anyone who has speed in their game and is willing to use it on the inside part of the lane.  Overall I would say a 9 out of 10, great job storm.  The reason for the nine is simply you can't play the outside with this ball.
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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2004, 03:08:45 PM »
I  drilled this ball for maximum hook for my Thursday league which can put down heavy oil from gutter to gutter.  The ball works great and gave me the little extra I needed to carry. This ball made it easier to move when the oil changed on the lanes.  When the lanes do start to dry out you need to put this ball back in your bag!   For heavy conditions I recommend the ball.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2004, 10:30:00 AM »
Punched one up last night. Pin is up and right of finger(pin is particually in finger. cg in palm with the d showing on rad because of my thumb hole. No weight hole. i will post how it did today. oh yah i got it brand new for 45 bucks details tonight

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2004, 11:09:07 AM »
took this ball over to gate city lanes where the outsides r dry inside soaked with "booming backends". i was standing about 5th arrow athe foul line with massive hand and finger i set the ball on 20 swung out to gutter then all of a sudden bammmm, Pins flying. Did this for 3 games 265+249+255=769. this ball is so consistent and so smooth. i give it all 10's!!!!!!. Good job Storm

    .new post : threw this during my sat league bowling with 6 others who were stealing my line cuz they couldnt carry. damnit bout the middle of second game split split 10 pin 4 pin. so i moved left put more speed on it and ones it touch the dry outsides it would beam in to the pocket bammmmmmm 10 bammmmm 7 bammmm strike out. overall super aggresive and not even drilled aggressive. good job

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2004, 11:00:05 PM »
Just got this ball about 3 weeks ago and fresh out of the box shot 248.  I feel that it is the perfect compliment to my X FACTOR Reloaded.  When I can't quiet get my x to the pocket I pull this out of the bag and its nothin but strikes. I love this ball... I love all the Storm products.  If anyone has any sugestions on a third ball that will complete a set please put up a post.  I just started bowling again last winter and am eager to get another ball to be competitive on all kinds of shots.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2004, 07:33:43 PM »
I got this ball back in May for the Nationals since I heard how oily the lanes were there, wrong except for the BTM tournament.

Drilled this one for heavy oil.

15.3 lbs
Pin 3"
2 7/8oz top weight.

Pin below ring finger 4 1/2" from Pap
cg 3 3/8" from pap
Rad 1" past val for control
1 1/8" weight hole on the axis

This ball rolls best on a heavily oiled fresh house shot. It revs up hard and makes a smooth move to the pocket without over reacting.

The BTM tournament back in May the shot was long and flat. If I played on a part of the lane that had not been played on yet the ball would get to the breakpoint and make a nice move to the pocket, but if I moved to the next pair and someone else had already burned that part up then the ball didn't make any kind of a move and burned up early. This ball needs Heavy Oil. I changed to my Inferno and got a better reaction.

One note about this ball it doesn't stay dull very long, it shines up in use in a game or two.

Fresh house shot:A
Fresh heavy oiled sport pattern A
anything less : c

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2004, 08:58:36 PM »
I just bought this ball and i must say it is very powerful. i used it on a medium oil shot and just stood on like 25 and threw out to about 8 and that ball came back like a freight train. even if i came in a little light it still had enough force to strike. i threw it today again on dry lanes and it still was controllable i bowled like garbage cuz i couldnt throw out and it hookes past but when i did get it out it came back and came back hard.

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2005, 05:22:41 PM »
Piece of junk. On the rack you go. Sat in my locker and couldnt remember why. I took it out with some energy and this ball sucked balls. So I had it resurfaced and bamm on the rack it went. The ball got worse. No backend reaction. No lane read what so ever. Bye bye. Fear this fear factor

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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2005, 11:15:58 PM »
some specs first 16 lbs, pin under ring finger, cg and rad point kicked out.  This ball reads the midlane surprisingly well, I thought that this ball would read a lil sooner than it did but the ball revs up well and saves a lot of power towards the end of the lane.  Even though it reads the midlane, on heavier oil it has a nice roll to the pocket.  Bowled 213, 238, 213 with my first night with that ball.    
Can't wait til the Vertigo line comes out even though its a stupid name.


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Re: Fear Factor
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2005, 07:49:04 PM »
Got a used 15lbs. FearFactor in pretty good condition from ebay : riserpin under ring finger, cg and mass-bias kicked out, big (2x3") balancehole.

My weapon of choice for long and heavy oil patterns. It grips soon in the oil and makes a controllable hook to the pocket. Exact play and consistent "hand" is necessary, so I think not a good ball for beginners.

Carry and pinmix is absolutely impressive; maybe too powerful in the deck because sometimes it leaves the 10-pin in spite of the smooth angle.


 
   

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