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Flame Reactive
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
The Flame Reactive has a traditional three-piece core encompassed by Storm's Curelyon reactive cover stock making it clean through the heads. Minimal track flare potential will keep the backend reaction tame on dryer lane surfaces.

The specifications of the Flame Reactive are: Coverstock: Curelyon Reactive; Factory Finish: 1,500-grit Polished; Color: Orange Marmalade Pearl; Hardness: 76-78 Rex D-scale; Weight Block: Traditional three-piece core; Radius of Gyration: 2.674 (High); Differential: .018 (Low); Flare Potential: Low (2"); Hook Potential: 10/7/Dull/Shiny on Storm's scale of 1-20; Length: 8 on a scale of 1-10; Backend: 3 on a scale of 1-10; Recommended Lane Condition: Dry.



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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2002, 11:43:10 PM »
My info:

5 1/2 PAP
375-420 RPM
17-18 MPH

Ball Info:
Pin below ring finger
Shined to the gills

This ball is only as good as the condition it is on.  I know you can say that about all balls.  This ball needs the dry.  If you cover boards and it sniffs oil, you will be shooting a late or a flat corner pin.  When you play up the boards, it will not forgive you if you tug it into the soup. When the heads are fried and the back ends are cooking this ball is right at home. Any other time it is funny smelling spare ball.


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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2002, 09:09:14 PM »
I have to say that this ball is exactly what I wanted it for. I was warned when I got it to get a very aggressive drilling because with my ball speed this ball will not move.
This ball hits very well, and when the lane is just gone I can still play straight up the boards with the Flame.
If I carry this ball with me I can leave my plastic ball at home. This is a great spare ball when you have oil.
For the purpose this ball is made to serve I give it a 10. But as an overall ball if you have oil you don't need this ball.
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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2002, 09:04:05 PM »
I sure am busy drilling up stuff for myself (darn it all).  

I recently posted a review on the solid Beast, essentially saying that is was wonderful...yada yada yada.  The Beast is still a great ball, but I just drilled up it's big brother...the solid Flame Reactive.

Before I's the specs:

15 lb.  TW 3 1/2 oz.
2" pin
Drilled 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 (pin under bridge)
Box finish

Surprisingly, the Beast and Flame Reactive are pretty similar.  The Beast is a a bit earlier, but not as sharp off of the dry.  I threw both balls on a fresh house shot (34' Top hat) and was really surprised by the results.  The Beast was much smoother than the Flame, not that the Flame was jumpy, it just seemed to recover better than the Beast.  I actually played a bit deeper with the Flame and was able to open up the lane where the Beast seemed to lay off.

To give you an idea of the difference between the two balls, I threw the Beast for the first game and leave 3 flat corners and a couple of buckets.  I then move in 3 and 2 and pins begin flying all over the place and shoot 650 for the last 3 (I'm not the spare shooter lately).

I'm still a big fan of the Beast, but I really like a dry lane ball that H.I.T.S. and the solid Flame does that.  Again, given the difference in cores I'm really suprised at the strength of the Flame...but not disappointed.

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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2002, 06:50:34 PM »
Wow, its about time for a low price reactive ball
that dosnt hit like a marshmallow. This ball has
worked very well for me on dry lane conditions.
parrtern 2(levarge) the ball clears the heads extremly well.
Almost to well, make sure to keep it out of the ditch if you
swing the ball. This ball will keep driving threw the pins .
And the carry is extremly good, No JOKE this ball hits hard!!
This has to be the best valued light oil ball on the market.
Overall i rate this ball a 10 for dry lanes.
I do belive i might be able to throw it on a fresh shot,
will try it in my matchplay league next week and post and
update on how it did on a medium shot.
Crankers will love it, strokers will hate it.


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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2002, 03:54:08 PM »
I got my Storm Flame Reactive About 8 months ago and this a ball I  never leave without. I got this ball with a 1-2 Pin placment.  It has a consistant reaction and always comes back.  I can tell that storm was successful again in making this ball.  I throw it on house condition and dry condition.  It is an all around good ball to have in your Bag.  I give it a 10-10.


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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2002, 05:34:59 AM »
This little known gem from Storm has saved me many times on light to fried conditions. 1" pin, drilled under the fingers, cg kicked out a bit, it allows be to either play down the boards coming up behind the ball, or put some turn on it and swing it. Not a skid/snap, but nice strong move, on the right conditions, again light oil or less. It has even doubled as my spare ball many times. Only drawback may be it's orange color. - a NY State Vol. Fire Department The world


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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2002, 12:41:15 PM »
This ball is a good ball, if a little too touchy.  But here's the secret, sand the living daylights out of it and use it on heavier oil!  I didn't really like it all that much, and gave it to my brother.  I did a little sanding experiment with it, and it just was too much for him, so I gave it to a friend.  He has higher ball speed and revs, and the ball CRUSHES everything.  He shot 985 (for FOUR GAMES) second league day with it.  If it doesn't quite fit you for the lane conditions it's supposed to work on, give the sanding idea a try.

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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2002, 01:22:09 PM »
I love this ball!! I usally use it when the lanes are burned up, which is often at the house i bowl at, or use it up the side when i have no other line. Drilled w/the pin over the fingers and the cg slightly to the left of the span for some negative weight, this ball hits like a truck when it gets into a roll from some dry boards. If hits oil, any at all, skids and hits weak. Lots of 10pins and weak 8's. 2nd night i had this ball i shot 289 w/it. I also use it for a spare ball.
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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2002, 06:21:50 AM »
Ok, so i went out and bought this ball at a real good price, and had it drilled fairly weak so that i could give it all the hand i wanted, and to just play down the boards, instead of a deeper line. (I would tell you about the drilling pattern, etc, but im not ovely sure on these specs so i'll leave them out) BUT, this ball is a beast!! I find myself swinging this ball right out at least 15 boards, with a lot of hand, and letting it come back (with its nice arc shape, not a snap) and DEMOLISH the rack!! I am very impressed with this ball, glides on the oil, holds the dry boards well, i was told it hits like a piece of wet paper, but its not like that at all, if you buy one of these, expect a nice arc shape in the back end, no early hook, and a very nice hitting power, BUT i suggest if you really want to give this ball some hook, you dont buy it unless you can really get some licks on the ball. Good bowling to y'all!
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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2003, 11:21:38 AM »
This is a review on the Purple Pearl Urethane Flame, NOT THE REACTIVE

Ball Specs
Simple label shift drill 1.5 inch pin. Pin under ring a little to the left and cg in palm
Surface has not been altered

My Specs
See Proflie

Tested Conditions
Condition A: Standard Xmas Tree oiled to 36 ft - good backends
Condition B: Standard Wet/Dry 10-10 oiled to 40ft - good backends

General Information
This is by far my favorite ball of all time. It is the most controllable ball ever made and even with it's 3 piece core, it hits extremely well. I have shot better with this ball on certain conditions than any other ball I have ever owned.

Condition A
Simple, Simple, Simple. Nice small controllable arc. I usually play a small swing on this from 14 out to about 6 or will throw straight up the boards. I can rev it as much as I want with no problems and it never overreacts. Outstanding for this condition.

Condition B
Same as above. Straight up the oil line or small swing out to the dry. Ball works well, recovers well and does what you want it to do.

Rankings, 10 point system
Condition A - 9
Condition B - 9

Final Thoughts
Even though most of today's conditions are different, urethane should not be underestimated. It does what you want it to do. Again you can change your release for a drastic change in reaction and this ball is the best for me on medium conditions without a doubt. It does, however; need backends that move decent and cannot handle carrydown at all.

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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2003, 01:22:46 PM »
This is a great ball by Storm and I think it will be one of the first balls I pull out now. I bowl at a house that you can play up 10 but more left and still hit 10 and hit the pocket with the same speed. In the last 2 weeks with this ball I have shot a 290 and last night I have shot a 286 with it. I pulled the 11th ball. The first night I got this ball I shot 279 and 727 with it. I am in love with this ball and I think its a great ball that Storm has made. Thanks for a great ball.


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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2003, 12:04:20 AM »
I am a stroker with med. speed and high revs.  
The ball is very effective for the conditions it was made to handle.  It is sorta "flippy" on the backend and carries pretty well.  Ball is 15# drilled over the label(not sure it really makes a difference because ball has no "real" weight block) and it skids down the lane with a late, hard break.  Bowled my highest ever game with it...278...ugly split in the first and then 11 in a row.  Cheap and easy to find.  Ball rates a 8 for dry conditions.


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Re: Flame Reactive
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2004, 03:27:51 AM »
i got the flame hot spot. so its not excatly this 1 but its close. anyway i got it drilled full roller because it had a far pin and i wanted to see how a full roller reacts. so i drilled it up and i have to say i loved it. it works beautifuly. ive had it for like 2 months and it still works like it did when i first got it. and i got it used for free and it was pluged so no drilled holes. so all in all a great ball.8-10