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« on: May 24, 2012, 11:13:30 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00

- Color: Ruby/Yellow All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
- Weight Block: N.O.S.
- Ball Finish: 1500-grit Polished
- Flare Potential: 4” - 5” (Medium-High)
- RG: 16#-2.53, 15#-2.53, 14#-2.59
- Diff: 16#-.044, 15#-.045, 14#-.043
- Fragrance: Pina Colada
- Recommend Lane Conditions: Medium-Light Oil
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- Description: With a 1500-grit finely-polished finish, this R2S pearl reactive shell is sure to skid through eve the driest heads and generate ample backend hook. The higher-volume, reputable N.O.S. core embodies true dynamic integrity. The new Fringe is sure to get you noticed on the lanes, not only for its looks but for its strong skid-snap reaction.



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Re: Fringe
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 05:52:01 PM »
We tested the Storm Fringe on the Kegel Easy Street which is a 39ft typical house pattern.

The first standout is the amount of backend this ball has.  It really has that flippy reaction some people look for.  Our test ball with pin up on this pattern with very clean backends was just ridiculous.  It's a couple of feet longer than the Manic but then really flips. 

The cover is the R2S pearl.  Anyone who has used Storm will know about this cover.  It's been used many times and is versatile.  This cover allows a pretty clean reaction through the front part of the lane while allowing a lot of stored energy and quick reaction to dry boards. 
The core is a pretty smooth reacting core so I was a little surprised when I first saw the big backend reaction.  However, clean backends, a pin up drill, and a pearl cover that reacts pretty quickly to dry really sent this ball flying. 

In comparison to the Manic, it basically had about the same board coverage on THS but producing a very different reaction.  The extra couple of feet of length created by the pearl coverstock will allow you to draw on the characteristics of this smooth rolling core when the lanes are breaking down.  However, don't be surprised at how much backend is possible.
You can also tame it down with a pin down type drill to allow a bit smoother transition at the exit and breakpoint.

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Re: Fringe
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 09:59:37 AM »
The Fringe is the new pearl offering from Storm in the hot line of bowling balls. The Fringe fills the gap left behind from the discontinued 2Fast. The colors are a mix or Red and yellow, reminiscent of the Banshee from a few years ago. The Fringe definitely stands out on the shelf and ball return!
The Fringe uses the same N.O.S. core as the Frantic, and Manic, as well as the discontinued 2Fast and 2Furious. I drilled the Fringe 5x5.5 with pin above my ring finger. The RG is a 2.53 with a .045 diff in 15lb balls. The pearl R2S cover has been a proven winner for a few years now.
I used the Fringe on a few different patterns ranging from house conditions to Chameleon and the 2012 Nationals pattern. The overall reaction shape isn’t much different than an identically drilled Frantic. The Frantic was only about a board or so stronger in reaction. I decided to hit the Fringe with a coat of Reacta-Shine, to give a little more gap between the two balls. This for me was the ticket. The Fringe now was cleaner with a bit more entry angle than the Frantic. Adding polish allowed me to use it on less oil, and gives me a better fill between the Tropical Heat Pearl, and the Frantic.
I have personally found that the N.O.S. core is very versatile, and is really a benchmark shape for a variety of lane conditions. Anytime I can keep my angles in front of me, the Fringe, Frantic and Manic are great choices to go with, just matching the cover option to the volume of oil on the lane.
 Don’t get manic over leaving those big splits because your current ball is hooking too much on drier lane conditions, drill a Fringe today and watch your scores frantically rise!!
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Re: Fringe
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 07:04:21 PM »
Storm Fringe

PAP : 4 ½ & ½ up
Rev Rate: 400-425 rpm
Ball Weight: 15lbs 
Right Handed

The Storm Fringe is a ball I honestly believe people are going to love or hate.  I believe this ball is very condition specific, but when it’s on, it’s on!  The response time on this ball is very, very quick.  If you are looking for a ball to change direction hard, this is definitely it! Even if you take the shine off, this ball still wants to grab friction and go sideways. 

I drilled a 4 ½ x 4 with a weight hole two inches underneath my axis and this ball continues like a train off the spot! I’ve found the most success with this ball when the lanes have broken down and there is some oil down lane to slow it down.  If you are feeling like there is a lot of friction in the front part of the lane and you need a ball to push through it, this is the one.
I can see players having success with this ball on Chameleon, Scorpion, Shark, and any pattern longer than 39 feet.  Anything shorter than that, this ball might hook too much and become uncontrollable.  If you are looking to fill a gap for a shorter pattern, try a Manic.

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Storm Fringe
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 09:59:32 PM »
Fringe  45 x 4.25 x 75

The Fringe is a new pearl offering from Storm.  It is basically replacing the discontinued  2 Fast.  With the new bright Red/Yellow colors the Fringe has great shelf appeal.
The Fringe uses the same N.O.S. core as the Frantic, and Manic, as well as the discontinued 2Fast and 2Furious.  This ball has as medium differential of .045 and uses the pearl R2S cover.  For me with the some what strong drilling that I put in the Fringe, I find that it has very strong midlane roll and more of smoother backend motion.  The Fringe rolls better on the sport and PBA patterns as it a very controllable ball motion.  The Fringe is lot tamer off the spot than say the Frantic.  The coverstock is very versatile and can be shined or scuffed if needed.  Good ball for medium oil conditions.

PAP 4 up 1 1/4
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Storm Fringe Ball Review by Storm Staffer Casey Murphy
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 04:24:01 PM »
Storm Fringe Ball Review
by Storm Staffer Casey Murphy

Right Handed
Rev Rate:  375-400 Rpm
Ball Speed:  16 mph
PAP:  4 5/8 straight across

Location:  Sunshine Lanes
Lane Pattern:  Typical House Shot
Layout:  90, 4 ½, 45

The Storm Fringe is a reboot of the 2 Fast and a much longer and cleaner version of the Frantic.  I used a longer layout with a high angle sum to take advantage of the characteristics of the ball.  I threw the Fringe on a house pattern and compared it to the Frantic and Manic. 

The Fringe got through the heads extremely easily.  In fact on the fresh condition the Fringe tended to be a little too long.  Once the heads broke down the Fringe started to excel and outperform the Frantic and the Manic.  When the Manic and Frantic started to labor through the heads, I was able to switch to the Fringe and add length and reaction.  Once there is a good amount of transition the Fringe clears the friction in the front part of the lane and generates a strong angular backend.

If you love the Frantic/Manic and need a ball with more length, the Fringe is a must have.

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Re: Fringe
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 11:50:35 AM »
COVERSTOCK   R2S™ Pearl Reactive
LIGHT WEIGHT BLOCK: Modified Centripetal™ Core
FACTORY FINISH: 1500-grit Polished
BALL COLOR: Ruby/Yellow
DUROMETER: 74-76 Rex D-scale
FLARE POTENTIAL: 4” - 5” (Medium-High)
FRAGRANCE: Pina Colada
WEIGHTS: 10-16 lbs.

My layout: 65 x 4 1/4" x 30
My PAP: 4 3/4" over 1 5/8 up

The Fringe from Storm is a straight pearl ball that comes out of the box 1500 polished. I have been using this ball on a 39ft pattern that has been hooking more then usual. I throw the ball fairly straight, so in the past I had no trouble using aggressive balls on this condition. I was having trouble getting the ball down the lane lately, so I had to play more left then I wanted, which compromised my angle to the pocket as well as carry. I switched to the Fringe and the lane and pocket opened right up for me. I didn’t have to work at all to get the ball through the heads. The ball stores energy very well and hits the pocket extremely hard for me.

I have also used the ball on a long house shot with heavier oil. I was still impressed with the ball’s reaction and the way it still hot the pocket with power. I also really like the fact that even though the ball stores a lot of energy, it never gets skid/flippy, therefore I control the ball pretty easily. This ball will make a great addition to anyone’s tournament bag.


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Re: Fringe
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 04:00:35 PM »
Hello all, thanks for reading.  As always the link to our video review is here :

The Storm Fringe is a natural follow up for the Frantic and the Manic.  This ball easily glides through the front part of the lane and maintains its energy until a strong angular move on the backend.  After seeing a few go down the lane I decided to use a fairly low RG layout to help relieve some of the angularity.  I used 50 x 4 3/4 x 65 for a layout helping this ball be usable for my game.  I am able to use this ball on high friction surface patterns such as wood and HPL during league or during medium to longer sport patterns such as the scorpion or the shark.  As the fronts break down I can use the Fringe longer while maintaining a straighter initial angle through the front part of the lane.  The Angular move at the back part of the lane shreds pins apart.  Don't underestimate the hook potential or hitting power for this piece.  Its a hit for sure.