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Fire Power
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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Composition: CURELYON2 reactive cover stock.  Color: Blazing Red; Weight Block: 3” Fe2 Power Ball inside the legendary Firestorm weight block; Finish: 1,000 grit wet-sand; D-Scale: 76-78; Weights: 10-16 lbs.; Logos: “Fire Power”; “Storm”, “S”, “Eye of the Storm” cg;

 

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 1999, 02:00:00 AM »
Test Ball Specs: 3" pin-to-Cg, 2 1/2 oz. top, 15 lb 2 oz undrilled

Drilling: Zero degree (pin/Cg line intersects axis), CG 1" from PAP,

pin next to ring finger at 4"  from PAP, weight hole at 1" beyond PAP

on line from CG thru PAP, ending static weights 3/4 positive side, 3/4 finger, zero top (resulting flare about 6")

Ball Surface: Box finish, 1000 grit matte wet sanded

Lane Condition: Wood, 36' blend w/ extra oil 10-10 for 34', fresh strip before oil applied

Bowler Type (myself): Right hand, tweener, average to below average ball speed, semi-roller, 45 degree axis rotation

I purchased this ball as a go-to when the oil begins to dissipate and my more aggressive equipment cannot get to the breakpoint clean. It

does just that; it gets to the break on a line and turns for the hole.

On the above test shot, it arced fast after leaving the oil and set up hard, slamming the rack and usually leaving the deck between the 8 and 9 pin spots. It showed good recovery on a wide shot (not too wide), and it had carry power just a notch below the Contender.

On severe side-to-side wet drys the ball displayed a tendency to show

over-under reactions; it would scream off the dry boards, burn up and hit weak. This ball needs at least a film of oil surrounding the breakpoint to avoid this.

On a top hat where there is a film to the outside, this ball is excellent at creating area. It also works well from inside lines; I generally play this ball around the 17 board. It gets back with power to spare. I have found, however, that heavier and longer oil limits this ball's ability to release and set up at the pocket.

This ball is impressive on medium oil and early breakdown conditions. It's staying in my arsenal for a while.




David Lee Yskes

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 1999, 01:00:00 AM »
hello again, well i recently purchased the fire power storm, on dec 10th and i had my league on dec 13th, and i used it for the first time, and was very pleased, i had it set up to slide a long ways then to snap at the end, and it works very well, it didnt matter if i threw it down the middle of the lane or swung it out it still hit pocket, if i threw it down the middle it held pocket, and if i wanted to hook it alot i coudl throw it out to the gutter and still have it come back. I most deffinetly say this is a ball to get. And for people who like the Storm balls, hit hits with a lot of power.

and for the first three games i threw it i bowled a 208, 177,and 197.

and i have a decent 185 average.

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 1999, 01:00:00 AM »
I drilled the Fire Power to fit between my LaNina and Bolt Pro as a solid ball.  I must say it does just what I wanted.  

I set it up with the pin above my fingers, 5" from my PAP and the CG 4".  I then put a lite shine on it to remove the factory sand.  This ball gets very clean throught the front part of the lane and has a strong, but controllable arc at the backend.  I've been able to use this ball anywhere from 5-10 board to between 5th-6th arrow.  Using the same surface.

If you're looking for a good mid lane control ball, that will still have guts at the break point, I recomend the Fire Power.

Comments can be returned to me at Brianomara@pinbusters.com

Doug Sterner

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 1999, 01:00:00 AM »
     First off I will say that I am not a major power bowler.  When I considered the Firepower for myself it was as a ball a little more tame than the El Nino but more than the Wipeout Sparkle.  The Firepower fit the bill perfectly. Ball spec'd at 3.34 oz top and 3" pin).

    I drilled mine stacked (strom front CG south drilling) and then proceeded to cut the factory finish to 1200 grit sanded.  The ball did require a balance hole about an inch in diam and an inch deep.  hole was pitched 1" away from palm. Statics showed 7/8 finger, 3/4 side and 1 oz top remaining.

    The reaction I had when I first threw the ball was "holy ####" (you fill in the rest).  This ball went 40 feet and started this hard arc left...not a snap but a very hard roll.  Carry is tremendous and the ball will carry from inside, outside, in the track...anywhere.  I seriously like this ball better than the El Nino.  It is a very predictable reaction and will serve any bowler well.  Ih yeah...mine was a blem too....more of a red and white swirl than the proper color.  That makes it even better !!!

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2000, 01:00:00 AM »
This ball still continues to be my favorite ball.  I picked up a pin way out (3-4") blem and drilled it stacked with 4 1/2 x 3 3/8 set up. I have been throwing it lately with the "bowled on" finish so it is getting kind of shiny but it has gotten much more consistent with this finish. The ball clears the heads easily sets up into a nice heavy roll and then the backend is fantastic. In fact one guy on my team picked mine up, threw it a game and a half and said "Get me one". I got him one and he has improved ever since.  He carry is better than his Tomahawk and the ball is much more versatile than his Wipeout Sparkle.

One thing I have noticed with it is that the pins stay closer to the deck and I get more pin action than other equipment I have thrown.

I rate the ball an A++ and would recommend it to anyone needing a versatile ball.  Also onebit to consider....the FIrepower weightblock is the same as the one in the new El Nino 2000.  They would make a great compliment to one another in any bag.
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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2001, 11:02:05 PM »
See my profile for my specs.
My Firepower was drilled label leverage.  I am still waiting for the ball to finish.  I couldn't get this ball to do anything anywhere.  It hit terriable. I tried all the surfaces I could think of.  So I would hope anyone out there thinking about this ball would choose another ball.  This  quite possibly is the worst ball I have ever thrown, but that is not to say it won't be a bad ball for you.

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2001, 10:37:00 AM »
Good afternoon, this being my first review, I hope to start a trend...

Specs:
Righty
Med speed
High Revs

The interesting part about this ball is that I laid it out all on my own, with no input from my driller.

I put the pin above the fingers, mass bias halfway between the arc and strong position, closer to strong though, with the cg on the midline.  wieghthole 6 3/4 from center of grip.

A tournament was being played in my house before I went to practice, so I was basically on a second shift shot.  It was flat to 45', with a large track.

I had almost my entire arsenal there with me.  I brought the El Nino 2000, El Nino Xit, Fire Power, Soccer Ball, La Nina, and left the Bolt, Flame Reactive, eraser and too hot at home.

I started out throwing the Nina(HIGHLY polished) which worked for a while, about 1 game.  Then I switched to the Fire Power.

And I lit it up.

Only left 3 pins standing the whole second game for a 264.  I missed an easy spare(4-7) that cost me the big score.

I was standing on 35, drifting to about 32, pushing the Fire Power out to about 5, and watching it come back and destroying the rack.

I continued using this one for nother 3 games keeping it above 220.  Then it started to dry out a tad too much, and I switched to throwing the soccer ball down the track, and won a pot game with a 228.

All in all I am VERY pleased with the Fire Power.  Most say it is a love/hate ball.  I love it.  I picked it up on ebay for les than a hundred bucks, so I am not complaining.

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2001, 02:38:21 PM »
SMOOTH is the best way to describe this ball.  Drilled leverage as always, on 32 foot flat oil pattern. This ball is very predictable.  The Firepower has  a smooth roll.  Best ball for a cranker, hands down.
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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2001, 04:39:45 PM »
Hi there guys...just picked up another one of these critters after a long search for a 15 lber. This was used and was drilled with a drilling I had never thrown before...I kind of like it.

Pin is out maybe an inch and a half, drilled basically an axis weight. I think Storm calls it "2x2". With this drilling the ball is very smooth but also VERY strong.

The ball projects very well down the lane but has a very strong roll thru the pins. The transition point was quite abrupt but I attribute that to the broken down lanes. Was the typical sumemr league shot with minimal lane mainentance and only oiled 3 or 4 times per week right B4 leagues.

I still love this ball...in fact my one supplier had a bunch of them on sale and I bought 3 of them brand new. I will keep those for quite some time...I just love this ball.
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David Lee Yskes

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2001, 03:11:03 PM »
Hey guys, well i know this is a late review for this ball, but i had used it in a spring Exibition league, and used this ball with some really good success.  I had actually given this ball to my cousin, because i coudlnt use it, because it just had hooked to much for the house i bought it for, but anyways, i took it back when he got frustrated with it, and it actually saved my butt in a tournament, but anyways, down to the specs.  ok, the pin is placed between my middle finger and ring finger, with the label, behind my thumb, and the flyin S at about 1030 pos to my fingers, and i have a 3/4 in side hole to cut down the hook.  Plus, i polished it up with some Storm diamond gloss, because i have alot of revs. but anyways, i used this ball alot, and on the last day we had our finals, which was the stepladder format, plus three games b4 that and plus a roll off because we had a tie in points, but anyways my games, went 223, 232, 239, in my three games, then shot 225, in the roll off, then in the finals i went, 223, 233, 277, 205, and 195, so, yes i am going to keep this ball!!! this ball is a must for anyone who likes Storm products, it hits with so much power, and i get alot of bird dawg pins, kicking out the 9 and 10 pins, too.
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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2001, 01:04:31 AM »
I just got this ball in a trade with a friend of mine.  I had it drilled leverage, with a small weight hole on my PAP.  I was very impressed with this ball as it is very smooth and predictable.  Bowled on a fresh shot, and once this ball was given a little bit of room, it just blew the pocket up.  This ball seemed like it rolled very heavy if any of you know what I mean by that; it just seemed like it was more wrecking ball than bowling ball, and this showed by the clean sound the pins made when hit flush.  After a couple of games in which this ball carried literally everything in the pocket (or light for that matter), it began to leave a couple of 10's.  I think this was becuase some carrydown had begun, and the ball was skidding a little more on its way into the pocket.  I moved back a bit on the approach and started carrying again.  Overall, this appears to be a great medium oil ball, and isn't anywhere near as flippy as I thought it would be, but the smoothness only adds to this balls quality.  Wish I would have got one sooner.

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2002, 07:21:26 PM »
I just recently drilled one of these up 5x4 which I drilled through the pin and put a weight hole 2 and a quarter below my pap. With a little bit of extender polish. This ball really gets through the heads with a great backend reaction. When you catch a handful with this ball it will give you what you want on the tail end. This is a great house shot ball haven't tried it on a sport shot! The ball carries fairley well and is very forgiving. I would recommend this ball to anyone it is a very well rounded ball.

Good Luck and Good Bowling,
Michael

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2002, 02:54:17 PM »
Just got this ball from a friend and it is a great ball.  This ball has a huge breakpoint on the backend and carries very nice.  First time out with this ball I shot a 693 series not bad for the first time to ever use it.

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Re: Fire Power
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2002, 12:43:17 PM »
just tried a freands and now i want to buy it i threw 5 balls and they were striks and no one can tell me i was just luck i could not even get my vortex,emb,surge,messinger ti,or hammer 4-d to carrie