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Hot Rod Hybrid
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
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The Hot Rod™ HYBRID from STORM™ features their first Reactor™ hybrid (half pearl - half solid) reactive coverstock. This is a great ball for playing down and in and is very forgiving on a house shot. The new Reactor™ coverstock is polished to 1500-grit and is noticeably softer and more versatile than any other. The Hybrid core design is the same used in the Hot Rod™ Pro Stock and Pro Stock Pearl: Multi- Density with Power Mass Technology™. The core is symmetrical and really gives you a very predictable roll. This combination is a perfect match of coverstock and core! Get a jump on the competition and then bury ‘em!

HOT ROD™ HYBRID Technical Specifications

Coverstock Reactor™ Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block Multi-Density with FE2 Technology
Ball Color Sapphire Blue Pearl - Forest Green
Ball Finish 1500-grit Polish
Radius of Gyration 2.54 (Med)
Differential .033 (Med-Low)
Durometer 74-76 Rex D-scale
Flare Potential 3-4 (Med-Low)
Fragrance Cinnamon-Apple
Weights 10 - 16 lbs.
SKU# THH

 

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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2005, 12:44:09 PM »
I just got this ball and I will say it is all they say.  Tech: it has a nice little 2X4 drill pattern no weight hole needed.  This ball goes 40 feet reads the lane and sits thru the pocket.  The hit and carry  for the price point ball is just unreal.  I have thrown many storm products and this is a keeper for the lightly oiled to fried lanes we may encounter.  I will tell you I put some hand in the ball so have your ball driller figure out a good lay out for you and this ball will pay off remarkably.  I need to say mega thanks to Doug at Doug's pro shop for getting me a great arsenal that works as I have asked of you.
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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005, 11:23:41 AM »
Just got one drilled up yesterday. Pin half inch right of ring finger. Thrown on heavy oil early in the day and then medium oil last night. Not a heavy oil ball. Great in medium oil. Reads the lane very well and hits like a ton of bricks through the pocket. Only left 1 solid 10 pin on 22 pocket hits. Goes pretty long.  Clears the heads well and is very forgiving. Great ball for the money (paid $160 w/ inserts and slug). Smells like T.G.I. Friday's Apple Crisp. Give it a 9 out of 10.
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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005, 09:08:52 PM »
Great Ball! First set bowled 5 game sweeper low game was 213. Goes long and hits very well. I got a lot of hand and love this ball. This is a very good bang for your buck. It is a very high quality ball. Grip it and rip it! Good Luck
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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2005, 12:02:39 AM »
Very nice smooth rolling ball . Drilled mine night before league threw it in practice and that was it . and shot 299 my last game hung a 10 pin . i have threw it in a few different houses and seems to be smooth on wood and synthetic. Just to add i shot 786 recently with this ball.
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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2005, 01:43:39 PM »

PAP 4 5/8 and 1/8 up
Layout 4.5x4.5

I needed a ball that would help me get through the heads and make a big left turn in the backends, because the center that I bowl is a lot drier lately.  The oil carries down quick due to the heat in the center, and the heads don't really hold up well.  
 
I first used this ball when the lanes that had fresh head and dragged backends, and it hydroplaned right off of my hand.  After about 1 game of people using Ultimate Inferno's, V2 Sanded and Absolute Inferno's on my set, I was able to throw this ball and play in to the dirty track.  I was playing 18 - 13 and 8 at the break.  I was surprised to see that this ball didn't over hook in the dirt until it hit the backend.  This ball carries well, and is forgiving.  

I have only played 2 games with this ball and so far this ball is going to be a keeper.  I give this ball a 8 out of 10
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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2005, 12:46:25 AM »
Got this ball tonight for the State Tournament in Clarksville,TN and it was going to be for drier lanes....and quite possibly this could be the most versitile ball I have......

Here's the specs....14lb 1oz (drilled).....2 7/8in pin.......drilled label shift.....

I got this ball in the 2nd game 4th frame.....1st game was a 166.....2nd game was a 226.....3rd game was 232.....624 series out the box.....

Now what really gets me is we have a medium shot sometimes alittle heavier....I threw this ball down 10 and it went brooklyn (was alittle to slow on this one because of it being the first ball and not wanting to stick) so I'm like wow!!!!  Next ball SMASHED the pocket!!!!  10 in the pit....and I was thinking 250 or so out.....of course 226....but anyways LOL......ball is probably the best rolling ball I have (Goliath close second)....and this ball is forgiving to a degree.....

Even though I haven't thrown more than a game and a half with it.....I would give this ball a 9 outta 10.....great ball for the price and will recommend it when in the shop.....Thanks Storm great ball (even smells good )
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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2005, 05:39:20 PM »
I got this ball for some of the drier conditions I have been struggling with. Ball started out 15.3, 1.92oz top. Drilled about 1x2. Still wound up with a huge crater on the pap despite the low top wt. The ball clears the heads nicely and has a nice smooth hook before it sets up at about 50 feet. This drilling on this ball plays very well out on the twig, but when that goes away I can move left and swing from about 25 to 10 and still score. Another great ball from Storm.

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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2005, 12:07:13 AM »
This ball is a more of a dry-medium oil ball.  Not exactly great on heavy but it will still carry nicely.  When it hits the pocket the pins are gone.  When the backend is extremely dry compared to the rest of the lane the 8 10 split likes to appear.  This ball rolls long then cuts in for a nice reaction.  Good ball for the price but i am not extremely impressed yet.  8 for 10
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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2005, 07:20:36 PM »
A couple nights ago, I was working on an 800 series. I had a 298 and 266, but by the third game, my Vertigo was hooking way too hard. Got a Brooklyn strike first frame and left the 2-10 split in the second frame. Luckily I picked that split up with my Vertigo, but I couldn't hope to bowl anything decent while throwing the Vert. I knew just what to do, though. I pulled out my Hot Rod Hybrid, bought just a couple weeks ago, and ended up striking out for a 290. That gave me a 844 series, the highest series I had ever bowled. Thank God for the Hybrid, it's a great hold out ball. When nothing else works, this ball comes right through!

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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2005, 01:45:23 PM »
Shot my first 300 with the Hybrid.  Specs:

cg in center of grip 2" offset from midline, pin at 12 o'clock from cg,
4 1/2" Balance hole from CG, span 5 7/16 on ring and 5 9/16 on middle.

Carry, phenomenal, length awesome!

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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2005, 02:06:01 AM »
Layout-Pin above ring finger

What can I say but WoW this ball is the real deal, hits like a Mack truck and has no over under. Gets through the heads with ease and has a strong arch to the pocket. Great for the sport shot. This one goes in my tournament bag!

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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2005, 01:26:40 AM »
14# ball
3 inch pin
Drilled pin next to ring cg back toward grip center
This is about a 5.5x 6 for me
No balance hole

I bought this ball to combat a new condition that I'm seeing. I've spent the last 2 years on well maintained synthetics. I'm bowling this Summer in a wood house. The shot is a 40 foot top hat. It sounds easy, but this house really penalizes higher rev players. The track area is really worn, so balls have a tendency to get "stuck" around ten board. The low rev high speed player just plops the ball around ten and it is fed to the pocket. Spinners do well here too as there is plenty of friction to supply free hook. High rev players watch their balls really jump at the breakpoint. I always end up with too much entry angle. I leave too many pocket splits to count with stronger equipment. The only success I'd had was with a sanded Slate blue Gargoyle on a very tight line. The problem was then a huge # of corner pin leaves as the ball really didn't have much at the pins. Enter the Hybrid.

I first tried this in out of box finish. The ball was super clean, super long, and super snappy at the breakpoint. Not the look I was going for. My proshop was kind enough to sand the ball to a matte finish. About 1000 grit. MUCH BETTER. I still get above average length, but I now get a super controllable arc to the pocket. In matte finish, this ball really controls the last half of the lane without giving up hitting power. Very nice look. I just have to make sure I project the ball right, and I am rewarded with a pocket shot(usually a strike).

In my easy synthetic house the ball was still usable on the fresh, but it was much happier as the lanes broke down.

The Hybrid is a nice combination of length and breakpoint control. It gives me a similar look as my beloved Sonic X. The Sonic works great on a lower volume synthetic shot. The Hybrid gives me the same look on this higher friction wood surface. Very mellow cover. It also reminds me of my Barbed Wire but with much better hit.

If you need length through the heads and breakpoint control, you owe it to yourself to try this winner. Remember that matte finish is a viable option if OOB is too long and snappy.
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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2005, 10:12:47 PM »
Ball Specs:
16#
3.05 top weight
2 1/2 pin
Layout in profile

This ball brought me back into Storm. I had a Triple Xtreme, got a V2 Strong/R, don't get me wrong, that V2 is a great ball, but this ball alone won me over for Storm.

Likes:
Great length
Predictible Backend
Forgiving
Continous motion in the pin deck
HITS, HITS, AND HITS when the ball hits the pocket just right, you hear an explosion. WOW
And of course, the smell

Dislikes: Chips easily
None other than that
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Re: Hot Rod Hybrid
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2005, 04:09:17 PM »
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EVERY storm bowler needs one of these balls!!!!

 

What he said

This ball has just a smooth reaction, great roll, ive had it since july, its still a great ball. Most recent conditions with it:

Wood lanes, 3rd game, played board 8 to board 5. Medium oil, 35 feet This ball went about 40 feet, made a great transition from skid to roll and gave me a great arc into the pocket. Nothing wrong with this ball