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Furious (Solid)
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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- Coverstock: R2S Solid Reactive
- Weight Block: Turbine
- Ball Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
- Ball Color: Amethyst/Violet All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Flare Potential: 3” - 4” (Medium)
- Fragrance: Grape
- Weights: 10-16 lbs.
- RG: 16-2.53, 15-2.55, 14-2.58
- RG Diff: 16-.040, 15-.038, 14-.035
- Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
- Description: Our Hot Line Performance Series has always been and always will be the most hook for the money in the industry. We had great success with our Street Rod Series of bowling balls and the Turbine weight block. With today''''s changing oils and conditioners, we felt it was time to upgrade the tire that touches the lane The Fast and the Furious feature the R2S coverstock. This second generation of Reactor coverstock has amplified the hook potential of the original: so in translation, we have continued our tradition of value & performance. Now is the time to step on that pedal to the RIGHT!

 

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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 01:01:10 PM »
With the Special Agent being one of my favorite balls behind the original agent, I was so excited to throw a street rod with a special agent cover.  Please welcome, The Furious!!!  I layed mine out exactly like my favorite special agent with a 4 3/4 by 4 with the pin above my bridge and a hole on my axis.  My axis is 4 3/4, 1 up.  This ball is extremely clean and very continuous in the mid lane.  The lane condition I bowled on was a house shot and on Viper. Great compliment to the fast which is a lil longer and angular then the furious.  The perfect 1-2 combo especially if you arent looking to spend an arm and a leg on new equipment which these balls will retail around the $140+ range.  Storm has done it again with 2 more winners  Bowl Up a Storm!
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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2009, 09:31:12 PM »
Hi all,

I'm proud to present to you my new Storm furious videos.

http://www.videoballreviews.com/fastfurious.html

Or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xnbQWhJRSw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fObYqQdkz0o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ-OyU1GBdY

The first video features a FURIOUS at 4.5 x 4.5
The second video features a FURIOUS at 6 x 4.5
The third video features the 4.5 x 4.5 FURIOUS @ 2000 abralon + Reacta-Shine Polish

REVIEW

Furious

Layout 4.5 Pin to PAP x 4.5 CG to PAP - NO weight hole
Layout 6 Pin to PAP x 4.5 CG to PAP - NO weight hole

The Furious was created as an upgrade to the Street Rod Solid. R2S solid has been on other popular balls such as the T-Road Solid, Special Agent, Rapid Fire Solid and the Attitude Shift. This strong reactive cover has now made it down to a price point that all bowlers can agree with. This is a lot of hook for your $$$.

Some comments on the videos:

The Furious hooks. Alot. This is the strongest ball I have ever thrown at this price point plain and simple.

The 4.5 x 4.5 furious forced me pretty deep on my THS…at 2000 Abralon OOB this ball gives me another look on heavy oil in the storm lineup. Between the Virtual Gravity, Dimension, and now the Furious storm fans now have 3 great options on heavier and longer patterns. With a very strong arcing motion off the back of the pattern, this ball really reminds me of the special agent. When polished, the ball retained these characteristics, but pushed me to the right more.

The 6 x 4.5 Furious was a pleasant surprise. I don’t normally go with a Pin to PAP distance this long on a symmetrical ball. This ball got through the heads really well and absolutely ripped off the back of the pattern.

Just like the special agent and other balls with the R2S cover, this is a very versatile ball. It takes to surface changes nicely. The turbine core is very layout and bowler friendly and can work for all types of bowlers. The furious, along with its pearlized brother, the fast, make a heck of a 1-2 punch.

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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 10:45:45 AM »
I will be comparing the Furious to the Street Rod solid because it is it's replacement. The Furious looks like the Special Agent, while sharing the same cover. It has a grape sent with a 2000 box finish.

The SRS has the pin half in and half above my ring finger. The cg is kicked to strong position (halfway between ball track and VAL). The Furious shares the same drill angle, only with the pin below my ring, and a shorter pin to cg (2" pin out compared to a 3.5" pin). Both have the box finish of 2000 abralon, and both have a 3/4 balance hole on val (SRS on PAP, Furious 1" below PAP). Using my favorite release, I was able to get the SRS to the pocket playing 15 to 5 on a fresh house shot. The reaction was very close to my Fast (please see review of the fast compared to the Street Rod Pearl) even with the strong surface prep and drilling. The over all roll was about the same I only needed to move in one board. When rolling the Furious off this line, it hooked early and quit, yielding a seven ten split. Once I used the Furious for a few more frames, and got some oil on the cover, the Furious started to wake up and over hook. Obviously not the right ball to use on this line. After moving in 2 and 1, the Furious started to roll even better. It now had more oil up front, to get it to the breakpoint, and was coming off the spot very aggressively. The SRS would not read the fronts as well, and would dart and dive on me.
I then changed my release to increase the spin through the fronts, and moved another 2 and 1 right. The SRS would skid flip back to the pocket, with inconsistent carry. The Furious just rolled great with 10 back on every shot. now that I was in the most oil in the heads, the Furious was at home. It had a very hard "kick" at the breakpoint, with a great command of the front part of the lane. This is an unbelievable amount of hook at this price point. The Furious will handle more oil than the SRS, and will get through carrydown much easier.

The last thing I would like to mention about both the Fast and the Furious, is that they do not over or under read the fronts the way the reactor cover did on the Street Rods. The Street Rods where great for less thick oil , as well as less volumes of oil, but the Fast and the Furious will have more pattern coverage, and allow you to play in the same zone longer, because they are more predictable through the front part of the lane.
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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 10:02:47 AM »
I bought this ball last week because the pro shop guy said it had alot of hook for the money and i went with it, my friend went with a cool noize. After we went out and bowled i was extremely dissapointed with my choice. This ball hooked then didnt hook his cool noize hooked on the back and was totally kicking my tail throwing it. So yesterday i went and got a cool noize also. I dont know if it was just this ball didnt work for me because of my style or what but i wont take the chance again.

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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 02:17:44 PM »
To be fair, I first used these balls at Colonial Lanes in Orlando, FL where I subbed in a Thursday night league. Colonial is a wood surface center where I have been having some trouble finding good reactions after the lanes break down. Also, the fresh house shot there can be rather tricky as they tend to play like they have not been oiled in days with a ton of friction just past the 15 ft mark.  

FURIOUS: First let me say, I am big fan of the Grape fragrance. I wish I could just stock pile Furious and Rapid Fire balls in my office area at home so I could have that scent around there. Jokingly saying, the Furious has three features of two of my favorite bowling balls. A similar color scheme to that of the Special Agent, the same fragrance as the Rapid Fire, and the R2S Solid Reactive cover. This ball has to be good right?!?!? Darn Right it is!

LAYOUT: I used a 4 ¼ inch pin to PAP x 3 3/4 inch CG to PAP with no hole. I left the surface as is at 2000 abralon. Very close to the layout on my Special Agent.

REVIEW: Like I described the fresh shot of Colonial Lanes above, there’s a lot of friction up front. So I wanted to test the teeth on the FURIOUS. What I saw was very surprising.  The ball cleared the front of the lane very clean. Much cleaner than my Rapid Fire or Special Agent when comparing the same cover stocks. The motion in the middle and back end was very even for me. Where my Special Agent has been wanting to give up on me and hit flat, the Furious charged hard for me through the pin deck.  I really had to hit up on the ball to get over reaction out of it, which meant I had to go way outside of how I normally release the ball. So I don’t have to worry about that LOL..

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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 01:41:16 AM »
A similar color scheme to that of the Special Agent,
With a similar fragrance of grape, and the R2S Solid Reactive cover.
With these features at a plus
 This ball has to be  Righteous
 The Furious charged hard for me through the pin deck.
Keeping the pin low and moving around in the pin deck
 
I will be comparing the Furious to the solid Special Agent because it is my best pick
And a Great compliment of both
 The Furious color scheme looks like the , while sharing the same cover.
It has a grape scent with .Amethyst/Violet colors,
he Fast and the Furious feature the R2S cover stock.
This second generation Reactor overstock will amplified the hook
Storm Hot Line Performance Series has always been and always will be the most hook for the money in the industry.
Such as the great success with our Street Rod Series of bowling balls and the Turbine weight block.
The roll  reaction  constant ,
 The Furious hooked  a little early then the Fast,
Once  I got some oil on the cover, and broke the shell
The Furious started to wake up and hook more.
 The Furious is a  even roller  with a great back end shot.
Even on oily in the heads,
the Furious  has a constant movement  with a great control off the heads
This is an unbelievable amount of hook at this price point.
 The Furious will handle more oil than both Street Rods, and will get through carry-down much easier. Then the special Agent
The Furious  is a Great compliment to the fast which is a little longer and  more angular through that pin deck then the furious.
An perfect combination  because they both are  predictable through the heads
The last thing I would like to mention about both the Fast and the Furious, is that they do not give you a over or under read up fronts,
Like the way the reactor cover did on the Street Rods. And the Secret Agent
 The Street Rods where great  less  oil , as well as less volumes of oil, but the Fast and the Furious will have more pattern coverage, and allow you to play in the same zone longer, because they are more predictable  through the front part of the lane.
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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 08:31:06 PM »
Drilled this ball 4 3/4 pin(in ring finger) with no x-hole(3/4 pos. side).  Wanted this to replace my street rod solid but this ball is a lot stronger for me. It seems to have a better(more usable) reaction for me polished.  Used it for the first time in our state tournament here in Hawaii and shot 620 and 670 on a usbc tournament shot on anvil lane.  Surprisingly it was out hooking and carrying my second dimension, solid dimension, and angular dimension by a total of atleast 8-10 boards plus a harder speed.  Truly a great bang-for-the-buck bowling ball.  A great compliment to my Virtual Energy for when I need something to push and tame out the lanes.

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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 08:57:53 PM »
I liked the look of Brittons Fast drilled 2 x 4 that i decided to use it on my furious.  This ball was very smooth with great continuation through the pins.  The street rods were very flippy for me so this layout gives me a look i normally get with more aggressive balls, but a little tamer on the backend.  Compared it mostly to my troad solid that is drilled 5 x 5, now i couldnt move in as deep because of the layout on the furious, but was able to get the ball rolling very easily and was impressed with how well it carried the corners.    This ball has also worked well on Viper and i expect to be able to use often on shorter pba patters.  Overall expect more hook than you would think from a ball in this price point, with endless drilling and surface options this is gonna be a very versatile piece!
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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 09:41:21 AM »
Name: Casey Murphy
Style: Right handed, 425 rpm, 16 mph ball speed
Axis: 4 13/16 over, 5/16 up

Ball: Furious
Layout: Dual Angle Layout (35 degree drilling angle, 4 13/16 inch from axis,70 degree angle to the val) The pin is below and centered between my fingers, cg is kicked out quite a bit with a balance hole.

Ball: Fast
Layout: Dual Angle Layout (70 degree drilling angle, 5 1/4 inches from the axis, 35 degree angle to the val) Basically, the pin is above and between my fingers, cg is stacked below.


Playing around just after drilling the ball
Location: Sunshine Lanes, Springfield, MO
Lane Surface: Synthetic Heads, Wood Backends
Condition: House Condition, High volume. A lot of oil from 10 to 10, just a little less oil from 9 out to the gutter
First thing I noticed was the Fast & Furious are extremely different. The Furious rolled sooner and smoother. Fast was very clean through the heads and very angular on the back part of the lane. I was practicing on fresh house condition and at first i was throwing lots of strikes with both balls. However very quickly i struggled to keep the Fast in the pocket. I had to jump quite a bit right to get the ball back into the pocket. On high volume house patterns the Fast seems to be very sensitive to transition down the lanes. The Furious stayed strong the whole time. I compared the Furious to a similarly drilled Dimension and found the Furious slightly cleaner through the heads and more continuous.

Weekly League
Location: Sunshine Lanes, Springfield, MO
Lane Surface: Synthetic Heads, Wood Backends
Condition: Kegel Challenge Pattern - Route 66
This pattern is very long with a good amount of oil in the middle of the lane. The Furious matched up perfectly. It gave me a strong and continuous roll and i was able to use it all 4 games of our league. I shot 226, 214, 268, 238. I was surprised that i didn't have to switch balls as the condition broke down. I was able to move inside of 20 my last game and the Furious still cleared the heads and retained energy to maintain carry.

After league several of us decided to pot bowl. After a few games i brought out my Fast and was extremely surprised by the reaction i got. The Fast is the cleanest ball through the heads i've ever thrown from Storm. The pair we where on had a lot of breakdown through the heads and a lot of carry down on the back part of the lane. The Fast cleared the heads effortlessly and still responded with plenty of energy on the back. This ball is going to be a great 2nd shift ball!

Overall
The Fast and Furious are two great balls from Storm. I personally liked the Street Rods very much and didn't think these balls would be a huge upgrade, but i was wrong. The Furious could match up against any dull High Performance ball and the Fast is probably the cleanest and most angular ball on the market. I'm already ordering more of each!

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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009, 03:05:08 PM »
With a 4X4 drilling, this ball did wonders for me at Nationls. Be sure to take a look at this ball when wanting to buy something that is strong all around, but not $250.
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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2009, 02:07:46 AM »
   The “ Fast and Furious”

      Great names to replace the Street Rod Series and the ball reactions is even better.
                        After receiving these balls from Storm I mulled over the idea of various drillings and even drilling the same as the “ Street Rods”.
                         Both balls had similar pins and top weights and with the same weight blocks, we drilled them the same and what a great idea.

                    Drilling with the pins at about a 1:30 position, box finish 15lbs 4oz and top weights of 3.87 and 3.80 respectfully and pins at 3 to 3 ½. No extra holes needed.

      Both balls are very easy to control and they read the midlane so easy with a backend strong to the pocket.
                         I used both on the Cheetah pattern and its awesome to control the lane, just had to watch them coming in behind the headpin which left that pest of a 10 pin.
                         I have used the Furious on several sport patterns with very good results, but it’s not as aggressive as say the “Virtual Gravity”

      Storm has given once again the bowler some great equipment in the “ Fast and Furious” that can handle most of today’s lane conditions and it is in the mid price range.

      
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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2009, 11:01:16 AM »
Furious- pin below the thumb 2 1/2 inches and 1/2 left with the cg in the palm about 1/2 inch from grip center. This is a test layout Ernest Goedicke suggested I try for Cheetah and viper patterns when the heads change a little. I have experienced with it a little. hooks more than I thought it would. I need to practice backing the hand out more.
The cover and core shouldn't take away any form of carry as both are proven in previous bowling balls Storm has produced. The ball seems to be little stronger than the Hot Rod series and have a good logo appeal look.
Recommend this and the Fast for the beginning bowlers who can get a great ball for the price

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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2009, 06:43:21 PM »
Name: Casey Murphy
Style: Right handed, 425 rpm, 16 mph ball speed
Axis: 4 13/16 over, 5/16 up

Ball: Fast
Layout: Dual Angle Layout (35 degree drilling angle, 4 13/16 inch from axis,70 degree angle to the val) The pin is below and centered between my fingers, cg is kicked out quite a bit with a balance hole.

Ball: Furious
Layout: Dual Angle Layout (35degree drilling angle, 5 1/4 inches from the axis, 35 degree angle to the val) Basically, the pin is above and between my fingers, cg is kicked out quite a bit with a balance hole.


Playing around just after drilling the ball
Location: Sunshine Lanes, Springfield, MO
Lane Surface: Synthetic Heads, Wood Backends
Condition: House Condition, High volume. A lot of oil from 10 to 10, just a little less oil from 9 out to the gutter
I was unsure of what to expect with the Fast and Furious with these layouts. The Furious is a very aggressive ball through the heads and the Fast is very long. I drilled the Furious to transition pretty quickly and the Fast to be roll early and smooth. I was not disappointed. The Furious, while it did transition, quickly was still smooth and controllable. Compared to a different Furious with a low pin this ball tended to lock up into the hole a little better in carry down. The Fast, drilled to roll in the heads was very aggressive and since it stores so much energy, in had a lot left on the back. This ball will be ideal for generating backend on longer patterns.

Weekly League
Location: Sunshine Lanes, Springfield, MO
Lane Surface: Synthetic Heads, Wood Backends
Condition: Kegel Challenge Pattern - Beaten Path
Threw both balls in practice. The Furious had a slightly better look as i was able to control the hole lane better. The Fast was a little too aggressive on the back for the fresh condition. Started the first two games well, 225, 221. At the end of the 2nd game and beginning of the 3rd game i started leaving corners, so i switched to the Fast and moved deeper. The ball read the midlane great and had plenty left to carry the 10's. Shot 235 and 269.

Overall
The Fast and Furious are two very dynamic balls from Storm. You have the freedom to try many different layouts and you won't be disappointed.

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Re: Furious (Solid)
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2009, 11:55:23 AM »
Anthony Pepe

I've had tremendous success with one of the newest storm balls that's came out recently. which happens to be the Storm Furious (solid). My layout on this ball is called the "Rico" layout. If no one understands what this means, its very simple. The pin is in the palm of the ball, CG kicked 2.5 inches with a very small weight hole. This layout has given me great reactions on tougher lane patterns because the Furious just rolls. I am able to make quicker adjustments and still have a great striking percentage. I recently won a tournament this past weekend at Carolier lanes for 10K using my Hy-Road which also happens to be layed out as my furious the rico layout. Storm is doing a great job and I am honered to be on staff with them! Keep up the great work!!!!

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