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El Niño Gold
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Storm has refined and modernized the El Nino Gold, setting a new standard (gold) in bowling. These unique features include: Improved Motion Control Core - Increased density for enhanced coefficient of restitution (hitting power) and unequaled pin action. ACCU-Tread Reactive Coverstock - The purest reactive material ever. No additives-No Preservatives-Just Pure Reaction. Ultra-Fleck - Smaller than Reacta-Fleck, Ultra-Fleck provides a discriminating amount of porosity for an even reaction on the lane. The specifications are: Coverstock: ACCU-Tread Reactive Coverstock w/Ultrafleck; Factory Finish: 1,000-grit Matte Finish; Color: Purple/Teal; Hardness: 76-78 Rex D-scale; Weight Block: Motion Control Core; Radius of Gyration: 2.490 (Low); Differential: .060 (High); Flare Potential: High (6"plus); Hook Potential: 19/15/Dull/Shiny on Storm's scale of 1-20; Length: 5.5 on a scale of 1-10; Back end: 9 on a scale of 1-10; Recommended Lane condition: Medium to Heavy Oil.

 

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2001, 05:42:28 PM »
Updated review of another super ball from STORM..

Polish w/ 1500 grit.. and Black Magic polish
Pin 4" out.. above fingers at 12 o'clock
MB - 1 1/2" right of thumb
cg is slightly in thumb/pos quadrant

Length, backend.. 2 great aspects of this ball.. That's pretty
much all that needs to be said.

When the backends are screaming this ball just shows it raw power.
Oil patterns used w/ this ball are -
 med oil/med backends.. med oil/dry backends..
You can't really throw this ball on dry heads..

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2001, 12:17:47 PM »
Drilled this ball with a 105 degree drilling (pin at approximately 1:30 above ring finger) with the mass bias left of my thumbhole and pin about 5 1/2 inches from PAP. Was looking for a smooth, arcing reaction and pretty much got what I wanted. The cover is a little more aggressive than I anticipated and this ball has a lot of continued drive through the pins...I throw a 15 lb. ball with medium speed (17.7mph) and revs (270 rpm) and I'm amazed at how many 4-9's and solid 8's I've left with this ball..it just has a continous move through the pocket and is a bit too strong to bank the dry with.

I would say this ball would be best suited for wetter mediums, I'm going to try to scuff it up a little to see if this will tame the back-end...let me know if you've had any luck with this technique on this ball.


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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2001, 04:52:51 PM »
This ball is unbelieveable!!!!!!!!!1  I had this ball drilled the other day for max'd out.........  The ball has the pin 4 inches out away from PAP, 4:30 off my ring finger (two inches out), the the cg offset 1/4 of an inch to the right, and the mass bias halfway between the PAP and my track.  This ball turns the corner like nothing I have had.... granted this is my most aggressively drilled ball, but this ball gets good length and reacts on the backend like nothing I have ever seen......  Most of my equipment is drilled to mimic a hockey stick shape (Trauma and Eraser)or banana shape (X-it and purple pealized flame) with a decent sized belly or curviture arc.  This El Nino Gold hits so hard it's unbelieveable..... My pocket expanded about an additional 2 inches on each side with this ball.  Great medium to mildly heavy oil ball.  Very very touchy on the dry though!! so now when to put it back in the bag!!!
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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2001, 10:26:02 AM »
Hey Guys and Gals,

   Glad most of you had good luck with this one but for me it was a real dog.  I have it drilled with the pin above the ring finger and the cg is kocked out to the positive side about 1 to 11/2 inches with the "eye" on the midline and the "mc2" about 2 to 3 inches right of my thumbhole. This ball should just go nuts when it hits the breakpoint but it didn't so I added a weight hole in the rev-leverage position and still got nothing. So I shined it up and tried it that way, still nothing. Had the proshop sand it too 400 grit. It would hook a little then but in the wrong place. I don't know if I got a bad ball or if it is just totally wrong for me but it stinks when I throw it. Don't get me wrong, I really like Storm equipment, it is just that this particular one doesn't work for me.

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2001, 12:27:01 AM »
WOW!  I believe that is one of the best words to describe this ball.  This ball is very versatile.  I drilled this ball leverage for early roll.  This ball gets farther down the lane before breakpoint, unlike the El Niño X-it.  You can polish this ball also.  With this, it gets down the lane even further with stronger backend than before.  I found many patterns where I can use this ball.  Even with this great review, I have to say that about 10 months to a year after using this ball, the El Niño Gold eventually dies out.  Even though this is the case, it is definately a great ball to purchase.

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2002, 03:15:36 PM »
I love the storm el nino gold. I found it on a ball rack in an alley and picked it up. The storm is not like other storms, the three labels do not lined up. The pin is not too far to the right of the thumb holes. In my saturday morning yaba league, i shot my second 700 series.The alleys were dry, but not too dry.  was standing on 31 and 27 on the other lane at Baldwin lanes. The ball holds great and when it looks like its going to hook away it holds. It was my first time using this ball in league play. I am a power tweener, right handed, captain of the Oceanside Varsity High School Team. My ideal shot is standing on the 25th board and throwing over the second arrow. And yesterday was a day for tis ball and this shot. I love to play outside lines, but doesnt mean i cant play devastating inside lines. Out of 10 i give this ball a 701.

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2002, 03:37:16 PM »
El Nino Gold

The El Nino Gold (E.N.G.) was my first Storm ball.  I drilled my E.N.G. with a 3 & 3/8 leverage drilling.  (Rev leverage)  The mass bias is located directly below my thumbhole.  Balance hole is on the VAL in the thumb quadrant.  I keep the cover in box condition and I will only use the ball on a fresh shot.  For me, anything else is just too much ball.  

For me, the Accutread cover gets down the lane easily as long as there is a bit of head oil.  The ball slides easily but starts to rev up in the mid lane and begins it’s move towards the pocket.  Mid lane reaction is fairly even and gradual.  Back end reaction for my E.N.G. is out of this world.  When this thing hits the dry, LOOK OUT!  BOOM!  The snap on this ball is definitely not for the weak.  The ball makes a wicked turn on the back end hits VERY hard.  If you hit the pocket, you will strike with this ball.

The E.N.G. really likes medium to oily conditions.  On a really heavy condition, I find that the ball will want to skid a little too long and try to recover a little late.  Remedy – just move to a tighter line and look for the backend.  On drier conditions just pull out another ball.  On the dry, the E.N.G. will start hooking at your feet.  There has to be some oil for it to work effectively.

After getting acquainted with my E.N.G., I rolled my first practice 300 with this ball and I will always keep it around.  Good luck!

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2002, 07:07:25 PM »
My stats:
Right Handed Tweener
15.0 to 16.5 mph (typically, but dependant on shot)
Above avg. Hand

Punched up one of these about a year ago with pin over bridge and cg kicked out slightly.  The El Nino Gold with this layout and matte finish has turned out to be one of my favorite balls I have ever thrown.  This ball revs up early and has a nice continuous arcing motion throughout the lane.  This keeps the ball very playable on most conditions, and the balls hitting power is tremendous.  This is not a hook monster compaired to a lot of other stuff that has entered the market, but depending on surface prep can handle medium-heavy to medium-light conditions well.  

Heavy Oil - This is not really a heavy oil ball, but you can get away with it as long as you can find dry somewhere on the lane.  

Medium - This ball will play well on medium-light to medium heavy. Put it away later in your shift, as it will start to burn up in the heads.

Light - This ball has too much surface and is too strong on this condition.

Overall, this is and extremely versitile ball with outstanding hit.

Ratings (1-20)

Hook: 16
Control:18 (nice even arc)
Length - 14
Backend - 15
Versatility - 18
Overall - 19

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2002, 11:29:54 PM »
I got this ball used and it has almost the same drill as my recovery, gold has the mass bias and cg kicked right about 1" farther and weight hole, similar static weights.

My recovery is dulled to 600 and the gold is polished.

I took these two out on a 35' heavy oiled buffed to 45' flat 5 to 5 shot.  Mild backents.  The recovery tended to have a little over under, some times skidding and sometimes snapping on the light carrydown.  So i figured i would have no luck with the polished gold...

Well, the gold started hooking about 10 feet earlier and the move on this ball is amazing.  10 boards or more stronger on the backend.  This ball kicks some serious butt, up there with the predator on the heavy stuff.

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2002, 01:25:28 PM »
This ball is AWESOME, one of the best of the El Nino line.  I've found it to be very similar to the Shock Trauma, but that's a GREAT thing, I've wanted something like it since I can't seem to find one anymore.  This ball might even be a little stronger than the Shock Trauma, but a little less versatile.  I had the same problem with polishing it that I did with the Shock Trauma (it lost the reaction) but once again, it was my fault.  Don't drill a ball strong unless you're a cranker or a high rev player, Storm balls are already too strong to begin with!  Hitting power is through the roof, and the backend is hard and continuous.  It's right up there with the performance of the Trauma line, and the coverstock is easily adjustable.

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2002, 01:22:44 PM »
One of my favorite balls of all time. The virsitilty of this ball is just plain awesome. Mine is drilled w/the pin to the left and under the ring finger, cg kicked out, and a weight hole. One thing i never have to worry about when throwing this ball is carry. I'll stone a 9 every 8 or 9 games, and thats it, other than that, if you hit pocket, it will strike, or get very close to it. Polished, this ball goes looooooooong, and makes a hard snap in the backend, sanded doesn't go quite as long, but still has the snap in the backend. But after the snap, it goes stright, because of the drilling. I really like this ball, and hope i will for a long time
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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2003, 01:01:06 PM »
This ball for me was just like the Trauma, but maybe a little better suited for carrydown.

Great BIG hit. It was pretty versatile. It had decent hook sanded down, but not what I expected out of it.

This ball was decent. It did track up real quick.

7 out of 10. The stuff they are making now is much better.
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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2004, 10:26:56 PM »
Got this ball second hand with about 20 games on it.   I love it.  The most versatile ball in my bag.  With the proper hand position I can play up the lanes when needed or hook it coast to coast.  I mostly bowl on a medium to heavy oil pattern which get tougher as the night goes on.  All I do is move with the oil and this ball keep hitting.

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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2004, 02:30:52 PM »
What can i say about this ball first 600 with it good snap though it is getting old but this ball is always in my bag.  MR. reliable
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Re: El Niño Gold
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2007, 04:23:14 PM »
I bought this ball used in 2003.  It has been a great ball for me.  Long Lasting reaction.  Smooth arc to the pocket.  Very nice carry.  I threw my best ever game with this ball to the tune of 279 at La Habra 300 bowl. Pretty good for a 175 average bowler.  I bought my first new ball back in March of 06, a Brunswick Scorchin Inferno.  I never scored as well with that ball as I have with the El Nino Gold which is probably 5 years older than the Scorchin.  Since bowling with the Scorchin, it has lost most of it's reaction.  The El Nino Gold hooks way more than the Scorchin does now.  I now am using this ball as my primary ball in league again and I am still scoring very well with it.