Reviews => Storm => Topic started by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on January 13, 2017, 03:53:48 PM

Title: Ice Storm Blue/White
Post by: BallReviews-scodaddy21 on January 13, 2017, 03:53:48 PM
The Storm Ice Storm Blue/White will freeze your opponents in place whenever you pull this out of the bag. A 3-Piece Pancake Core is surrounded by a Pearlized Polyester Coverstock that will allow the ball travel down the lane, pinpointing wherever you direct it. Finishing this ball in a 3500 grit polish, Storm wants this ball to have maximal length while retaining the accuracy a Polyester ball should have. Whether you bowl for cash or just for fun, the straight-shooting, durable Ice Storm is so cool your biggest rival will have a meltdown!

Color: Blue/White
Core: Traditional 3-piece Core
Coverstock: Pearl Polyester
Finish: 3500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Any
Title: Re: Ice Storm Blue/White
Post by: dizzyfugu on March 11, 2019, 11:10:02 AM
Had one of these a couple of years ago as my standard spare ball - I play with relative low speed, so that any lack of traction is welcome. At the time of release the ball was marketed as having an extra hard shell, and it came, IIRC, at a significantly higher price point than a standard polyester piece with a pancake core.

While the Ice Storm initially did its intended job well (esp. when continuously kept polished) and also looked good, the whole affair soon started to show its weak side: hard material is brittle, and after a while (IIRC two years of normal league play and training) the ball started to develop cracks around the finger holes and even the thumb, despite an insert. It literally started to fall apart, developing spider-web like crack patterns around the holes and losing material crumbles like security glass shards.

Not convincing to me, at least for the money I paid for the ball. Rather a flashy fashion item than a piece of durable sport equipment.