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Freak'n Frantic
« on: April 04, 2013, 10:00:11 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
Storm Freak'n Frantic Ball Specs:
- Color: Lime/Violet Pearl All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: R2S™ Pearl Reactive
- Core: N.O.S.™ Core
- Factory Finish: 1500-grit Polished
- Reaction:
- Recommended Lane Condition: Light-Medium Oil
- Fragrance: Freak'n Apple
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal

Description:Freak'n Frantic is next in the Frantic lineup. The Freak'n Frantic is a pearl which means that it will have a more dynamic entry angle so it can be thrown on a wide variety of lane conditions and oil patterns. Add this ball to your arsenal and be sure to love your Freak'n score!!



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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 11:18:37 AM »

Length: 41

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Used the Motion layout from Mo Pinel, pin over the ring finger and mass bias in the thumb. This layout without the weight hole had the ball go fairly long and it just wasn’t strong enough to turn the corner. I added the weight hole (10” from pin on bottom of ball) and the ball went a little longer but turned the corner MUCH harder. This layout is incredible when you have someone looking for that added backend. The FNF is much stronger than the original Frantic, but harder to read at the breakpoint. Compared to the Fringe, it goes a little longer, turns the corner harder, and retains the energy needed to carry that the Fringe wouldn’t do. Great piece for the bowler looking for that skid/ flip reaction and not trying to spend a lot of money.


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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 06:30:02 PM »
Storm Freak’n Frantic Ball Review

After big a big fan of the Frantic, it was going to be hard to not be a bigger fan of the Freak’n Frantic.  Within the first three weeks of throwing this puppy down the lane, I have had (3) 800 series and (3) 300’s.  The one I drilled is 5 x 4 with a mid-size hole 2 inches under my pap.  That drilling gives me a great read on how the lanes are playing and in which direction I should go in my arsenal.  Because this core tends to roll heavier for me, I didn’t touch the surface out of the box.  Recently, at a tournament in Orlando, the shape looked great but I needed it to read the mid-lane a hair sooner.  I lightly scuffed the surface with 1000 pad and it suddenly rolled just like the original Frantic. 

If you had drilled a Frantic, liked the motion, but need something that’s two or three feet cleaner down lane with a quicker response time, I would definitely drill a Freak’n Frantic.  I feel like this ball can be used on multiple lane conditions because of its stable core.  It’s not as early as some of the stronger, asymmetrical balls and is not as weak as a Lights Out or Tropical Breeze.  This is definitely a great addition to the “Hot” line and should be a great fit for many types of players.

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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 05:45:29 PM »
Freak’n Frantic
PAP - 4 3/16 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed 17-18 mph
Rev Rate 300-350
Right Handed
Layout 33 x 4.5 x 33
Surface Preparation: OOB
What I was looking for: I really wanted to take advantage of the pearl and get the ball really clean through the heads and react far down the lane

What I got: I got exactly what I wanted out of this ball. It gets through the heads like a dream and gets really far down the lane, then it flies! It is a great ball for playing the track area on house shots and medium volume sport shots. When you need something to get down the lane this is a great ball to do so.

This ball paired with my Lights Out or the original Frantic is a great combo. The Lights out and this hook about the same amount from my experience but the Lights Out hooks just a little sooner, due to the Hybrid vs the Pearl.

I was looking for a ball to replace the Bandit, a ball that I just couldn’t seem to give up. This ball does just that and then some.

I also like the subtle sour apple scent and the Incredible Hulk colors.

Steven Fagan
Storm Pro Shop Staff
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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 08:01:39 AM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS and Sport

I am very impressed with the versatility of the Freak’n Frantic! I have used the Freak’n Frantic on patterns where I played out and on patterns where I am playing the 4th arrow. The pearlized cover and medium ball speed (15mph) and my 300 rev rate is a pretty good match as long as the oil volume is on the medium side. The layout that I used for the Freak’n Frantic is pin over the fingers and an X-Hole 1 inch past my axis. The coordinates are 65 X 5 ½ X 45 for the dual angle guys! My axis point is 5 5/8 over and ¾ up and I am a more up the back of the ball bowler so I do not have a lot of tilt. I did not like the original Frantic at all from the ball motion to the colors not a good combo BUT the Freak’n Frantic is a beast! I would recommend this ball to anyone that is looking for a versatile ball!

I used the Freak’n Frantic on numerous patterns with success.  I practiced with it on a house pattern and as long as I got it projected to the right the ball was money. The Freak’n Frantic provided enough length with more than enough backend motion.  The only issue I had with Freak’n Frantic on a THS is that the cover had to be lightly hand scuffed with a 2000 pad to really open up the lane.  I also bowled with it on a tournament condition where I had to the play the gutter and the ball made it look like a house pattern. The Freak’n Frantic mellowed out the over under and was consistent off the spot even for a pearlized ball.  I also used the Freak’n Frantic on several medium volume and medium length sport shots and again provided a consistent reaction.  I am very impressed by the Freak’n Frantic and if you are looking for a pearlized piece to go into your bag…. You do not have to look any farther.

Likes:Consistent length and reaction


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Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 07:36:57 PM »

Length:40 ft


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

The Freak'n Frantic is very clean through the front and makes a strong move on the back end. I drilled my Freak'n Frantic Rico. Which is pin in the center 45 degrees from pap. It goes super long and very strong. To me out of box it was a little flippy for me even though it opened the lane up. I then hit it with reacta scuff by Storm and wow did it make a diff. Now it has a little more mid lane but still gets through the front, but now its shape is more rolly and still drives through the pins with amazing power. I would recommend this ball to anyone who need the ball to skid through the front and make the corner for you. When the lanes break down and you need to open it up it will Freak'n do it.

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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2013, 06:18:54 PM »
My Freak'n Frantic Layout: 65 degrees x 4 1/8" by 2 3/4"

When I first read about the Freak'n Frantic I saw the same thing as most everyone else has mentioned. Technically it was the same ball as the Fringe (same core, same cover but different color/scent). This didn't excite me very much since I've had a love/hate relationship with my Fringe. I loved the reaction shape it gave me but with my higher ball speed I could easily throw it through the break when bowling on a little bit of oil.

Once I had a chance to throw a Freak'n Frantic at a MatchMaker and I was immediately impressed and convinced that it was not quite the same ball as the Fringe but more of a pearlized version of the Frantic. The Frantic is a ball I still like very much, being a straighter player it's a piece that helps me open up the back part of the lane. It gave me length without completely giving away the midlane. I was excited to see a similarly drilled Freak'n Frantic gave me a little more length (3-4 boards less overall hook compared to the Frantic) without completely losing that midlane roll. I don't see quite as much continuation out of the Freak'n Frantic compared to the Frantic but that could have more to do with the slightly stronger layout of the Freak'n Frantic than the ball itself.

Overall I am very impressed with the performance of this mid-level pearl and plan to have it my bag for quite some time.

Conditions I have used the Freak'n Frantic on: 40' THS, 42' THS, 2013 USBC Nationals Doubles/Singles (39'), Turnpike (41')

Where it fits in my bag: Ball down from IQ Tour/IQ Tour Pearl/Reign of Power, Ball up from Black/Cherry Tropical Breeze.

When I use it: When I want to play the track or right of the track on a fresh house shot or when a solid stops making the corner.


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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 11:42:15 AM »
Storm Freakin Frantic
PAP-5 over and ½ up
Ball Speed: 15-17mph
Rev Rate: 300-500
Right Handed
Layout:  4x4x2
Surface Preparation: OTB

What I wanted from this ball:  Great skid throughout the front portion of the lane and a strong backend reaction.

Result:  Exactly what I wanted. 

Being a huge fan of the Frantic, I wanted this ball to skid farther with a more violent backend reaction.  This is exactly what I got from this ball.  I didn’t alter the surface at all and went with a strong drill pattern.  I did not put a weight hole in this ball, but maxed out my side weight within legal limits. 

I tested this ball on our home wood lanes with our house pattern.  Our house pattern is a tough shot with dry heads in the middle portion of the lanes from 10-10 and a huge early backend and a hold area from 10-5 with a massive out of bounds 5 and out.

I bowled 3 games keeping this ball around the 5 board and scored great.  I managed to get great length and a hard skip flip reaction towards the pocket.  The carry was awesome and this ball carried both light and heavy pocket hits for me.  The second set of games, I moved deeper inside playing around the 15 board and swinging the ball out to 8 board.  Keep in mind that our house patter has an out of bounds past the 5 board.  The Freakin Frantic did exactly as I expected it to do.  I was able to get great length throughout the dry portion of our lanes and still get a great snap to the pocket.  I did hang some corner pins, but that is expected with our pattern due to the massive backend in the middle portions of our lanes. 

Compared to the original Frantic, this ball is a fantastic compliment and step up for more ball reaction for me.  I keep this ball polished with storm polish. 

Pro shop reaction:  I cannot keep this ball in stock.  As soon as I put one on display, it sells within two to three days!  This ball has a fantastic look as well. 

Recommendations:  I would recommend this ball for any bowler ranging from beginner to advanced bowlers. 

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Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 03:09:52 PM »

Length: 42ft

Volume: medium volume

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Very clean thru the front and mid portions of the lane. Great compliment to the original Frantic. Very nice change of direction down lane. I can get a lot of use from this ball as the lanes start to transition or if the pattern is shorter.

Dislikes: None



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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2013, 08:42:49 PM »


Volume:24 ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS and medium Sport patterns


Likes:I’m just loving Storm’s new Freak’N Frantic, especially when I need a ball with some giddy-up on the backend.  4X3 layout with a weight hole on my axis with surface changed to 3000 no polish.  This gives me a predictable reaction coming out of the pattern but a whole lot of backend and drive through the pins.  Had 21 in a row today with this ball across multiple lanes.  Consistency and drive.

Dislikes: None



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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 08:57:33 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


If you liked the Frantic you will love the Freak'n Frantic.  This ball hits so much better than the original Frantic; it is hard to believe that is even possible!   I can play 15-7 with this ball and create so much room.  This ball is a great value as it is as good as any $220 ball on the market, but costs between $160-$170 at most pro shops. It is a great ball for any condition, I have been able to use it on any pattern, and score well with it too!


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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2013, 01:42:31 PM »
The Freak’n Frantic is the latest release in the Hot line of bowling balls. This is the replacement for the Fringe. The lime/violet color combination has great shelf appeal, and the core of the ball is the N.O.S. core that originally debuted on the 2Fast and 2Furious. The 15lb balls have an RG of 2.53 with a differential of .045. This combo gives bowlers a great benchmark, as these numbers as well as the cover stock strength fall right in the middle of the Storm line.
The name says it all about the Freak’n Frantic. This ball will compliment the Frantic perfectly. The Freak’n is cleaner through the front part of the lane than both the Fringe and the Frantic. The change of direction is strong but controllable. This is the perfect step down from a Frantic, when needing the same core strength, but a cleaner cover.
I have my Freak’n Frantic drilled pin over ring, with CG on my grip, and no extra hole. This is the same layout as a Frantic I have, as well as a Fringe. The Freak’n allows me to move a little deeper on the lane than what the other balls with the N.O.S. core have in the past. For whatever reason, I would get to about third arrow and my carry percentage would drop, as the ball would hook a bit too soon, and not corner strong enough. The Freak’n Frantic makes that move for me, and still carries without being a “hokey stick” shaped reaction.
The Freak’n Frantic covers about the same amount of boards as the newly released Light’s Out. The difference is how the two balls get to the pocket. The Freak’n Frantic revs up quicker than the Light’s Out, but the cover pushes it to about the same hook spot as the Light’s Out. The Light’s Out changes direction harder, and has a sharper entry angle through the pins. I tend more to the earlier motion, as that is what I like to see, so the Freak’n Frantic will be seeing a lot of use from me. The color combination also makes it look like I have more revs than I really do, so that is a huge plus!
The Freak’n Frantic is a winner. Don’t let this ball pass you by. The performance far outweighs the price point of this ball. All of the N.O.S. cored balls have been good, but this one in my opinion, may be the best yet. Thank you for reading my review of the Freak’n Frantic by Storm. Always remember to bowl up a Storm!
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Storm Freak'n Frantic Ball Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2013, 07:43:34 PM »
Storm Freak’n Frantic Review by Casey Murphy

Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  5 across ¾ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
Layout:  65, 5 3/4 , 45 w/ P3 hole

I love my Storm Frantic, most of the time.  Sometimes it backends too much and I want a ball that gets through the fronts better and is a little more controllable.  The Freak’n Frantic is the perfect answer.  It’s definitely longer with a more manageable reaction for drier conditions or bad surfaces.  The proven R2 Pearl Reactive cover is the longest and cleanest cover in Storm’s performance line.  The N.O.S. Core provides a reliable and controllable motion for even the nastiest conditions.  Overall, I would rate the Freak’n Frantic 3-4 boards less hook than the Frantic.  It’s the perfect step down for the many Storm Frantic fans. 


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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2013, 08:07:47 PM »
Freakin Frantic

Ball speed 17mph, 400 RPMs, layout: 50 x 5 x 40

I decided to get the Freakin Frantic because I needed a ball that would get down the lane as easily as my pin above bridge crossroad but have more of a move off the spot. With this drilling the Freakin does exactly what I needed it to do, but I was also very surprised with how responsive this ball was to my hand position. I was also very surprised with how well this ball worked on slightly heavier volume and shorter length patterns just by adjusting my roll. I haven’t changed the surface from OOB yet and have used it for 12-15 tournament games. I would recommend this ball for anyone looking for a medium versatile ball that looks great and smells even better.

Jordan Jung

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Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Re: Freak'n Frantic
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2013, 01:04:46 PM »
COVERSTOCK: R2S™ Pearl Reactive
 WEIGHT BLOCK: Modified Centripetal™ Core
FACTORY FINISH: 1500-grit Polished
BALL COLOR: Lime/Violet
DUROMETER: 74-76 Rex D-scale
FLARE POTENTIAL: 4” - 5” (Medium-High)
FRAGRANCE: Freak’n Apple
WEIGHTS: 10-16 lbs.

My layout: 65 x 4 1/2 "x 35
My PAP: 4 3/4" over 1 5/8 up

If I had to choose between solid or pear bowling balls, my preference is definitely solid ones. I bowl tournaments just about every weekend in the Northeast, and I am finding a need to use pearl balls more and more. One of my favorites over the past year was the Storm Fringe, and the Freak’n Frantic is here to take it place.

When the patterns are too short, or contain less volume, and when my solid ball {either the IQ Tour or Marvel S} starts to spend too much energy early, I know it is time to ball down and the Freak’n Frantic is a good choice to have in my bag. The need to ball down seems to be happening more often and faster lately. What is very nice about the Freak’n Frantic is I don’t have to work at all to get it through the heads, and the ball bounces at the end of the pattern, and makes a very nice strong move toward the pocket. The hard move the ball makes in the backend explodes the pins into the pit, or tosses them around the deck like lawn chairs sitting outside in a hurricane.

This ball has been out for over 3 months now, and to be honest I haven’t seen many people using it in my travels. Please don’t let that fool you because I feel the Freak’n Frantic is a sleeper ball, and it is a great value especially for its price point. Give yourself more options by putting the Freak’n Frantic in your bag.