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Crux Prime
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:30:13 PM »
Storm has brought back the Catalyst Core in the Storm Crux Prime high performance bowling ball. This popular core has been known for its unmatched power, increased entry angle, as well as allowing more room for error due to dynamic asymmetrical design and vertical cavity technology. The SPEC coverstock used in this ball stands for Storm Performance Enhanced Coverstock. This special coverstock was specifically designed to endure the friction and oil a bowling ball goes through each time it is thrown down the lane. The SPEC Solid Reactive coverstock used on the Crux Prime is best used on heavier oil conditions and really shines when the lanes start to transition. No matter what lane condition this ball faces it will consistantly read the midlane and store energy for the backend.

Color: Red/White/Purple
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Catalyst (Asymmetrical)
Coverstock: SPEC Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.50
Differential: 0.052
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Poemgranate Cider



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Crux Prime Review
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2019, 01:01:25 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Various Patterns


This ball is amazing! For being an Asym solid ball, I am able to get left without losing much energy. I drilled mine pin up above the bridge. Typically, I can only play 10-15 before I need to switch to a pearl to save energy, but with the Crux Prime, I can play left of 15 easily. You can use this ball on any pattern. I've used it on THS, and medium-long sport patterns on the PBA.

I for sure recommend this ball to anyone looking for a strong dull ball. You will not be disappointed!  #StormNation

« Last Edit: May 23, 2019, 01:03:38 PM by Tknoop1127 »
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Re: Crux Prime
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2019, 05:55:14 PM »
My name is Doug Cutler and I am a Storm Staffer and I have had drilled 2 Crux primes and man both of these balls are awesome.  My First Crux Prime I drilled 70 x 4 1/2 x 35 and the surface is 4000 grit.  This ball I tried out of the box but man it was really strong and for the shot we were bowling on I had to bring the surface up to 4000 grit and man this is the ball I use right out of the bag.  I am able to stay left early and keep my ball speed up and I am able to use this ball for about 2 1/2 games and then I go to my Pin down Crux prime and move right and open my angles up.  This ball with this layout I can use it on THS, and Medium to Heavy Oil Patterns.  My Second Crux Prime I drilled 45 x 4 1/2 x 70 and the surface is 3000 grit. This Crux I really like when there is carry down and man this balls does not read to early and it save more energy in the back and has a lot of shape and man it hits hard.  I use this crux on Medium to Heavy Oil Patterns and you can use it on THS. I would say that this would not be a ball for short oil patterns.  I have used these 2 crux primes a lot and if you liked the original crux you will love this crux also.  This is a ball you will definitely need in you ball, so get to your local pro shop and purchase your Crux Prime if you have not gotten one yet.  Storm hit another home run with this ball.  #stormnation #cruxprime #bowlupastorm

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Crux Prime review by Storm Staffer Matthew Kemper
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2019, 06:57:44 PM »
The Storm Crux Prime is Storms newest Premier Line bowling release.  The Crux Prime contains the Catalyst Core which is found in all of the Crux line of balls.  The Prime is covered by Storms newest cover stock called the SPEC Solid Reactive cover.  The ball is factory finished at 2000 grit.

First off I want to talk about the new SPEC cover stock.  The SPEC cover is designed to fit the new USBC rules for oil absorption.  This cover is amazing.  Ive thrown a few practice sessions and 5 games at the USBC Open with it already and the cover still looks and feels dull like it did brand new.  I cant wait for this cover to be available on future bowling balls. 
I drilled my prime pin down and stacked below my bridge.  I drilled it specifically for Nationals.  I wanted a good strong ball that can handle oil but with a layout that will roll earlier and stay smoother down lane.  This is exactly what I got.  This layout combined with the cover really helped me control the back end reaction on the tough USBC Open conditions.  I found some success early with the Prime but when I started to have to migrate left, the ball because to strong in the front part of the lane where I had to ball down to get more backend reaction.  On house shot conditions Ive found the Prime to be very strong and the ball hits like a tank through the pins.  Despite my layout choice I still find the Prime to have a good amount of backend reaction which makes it great for medium to long patterns and heavier volume of oil.  For me the Prime is quite a bit stronger compared to the original Crux and Alpha Crux. 
I recommend this ball for anyone looking for a ball that can handle oil and who is not afraid to get left and loop the lane.  This ball will cover may different types of oil patterns except maybe short patterns but its very versatile.


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Re: Crux Prime
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2019, 01:37:02 PM »
Storm Crux Prime 50 x 6 x 50 14lbs.
Spec solid coverstock 2000 grit 6 plus flare
The final ball added to my new 14lbs. arsenal is the Storm Crux Prime. Drilled for SPL and Brunswick lane panels I have been practicing on since my return to the sport a few weeks ago since my accident last year. I started with weaker stuff and working my way up to stronger stuff and found that this ball was WAY too much on the THS I bowled on normally. My home center is older HPL and a hard cliff at the end of the pattern, there is 2 other centers I like to bowl at and one has newer SPL and the other has really new Brunswick panels. With the RA value of the SPEC cover, it cuts through all the heavier oil and still has plenty of energy left to recover on the backends. To see conditioner sit on this ball for several seconds and it NOT soak into it was COMPLETELY amazing. Best heavy oil ball I have used in a while that has not diminished in performance over the past 30 games I have used it.


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Crux Prime Ball Review
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2019, 03:26:41 PM »
Here today to do a ball review on the storm crux prime.The storm crux prime is using s-pec solid cover stock with a 2000 grit finish.After drilling one I can see where this ball can fit in alot of bowlers bags.I was really liking the original crux the roll and shape this ball had when is was going down the lane,now with the prime you can tell this ball is alot sooner but down lane alot smoother shape,not to jumpy of the dry as the original crux.Plus I really like how colourful this ball is when going down the lane you can tell from anywhere in the bowling ally that's a crux prime lol.Great ball to start with and very good for more volume patterns,ive also took it down to 1000ab and you can tell this cover stock likes to chew threw the oil with ease.Bowlers with little more speed can benefit with a ball like this.

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Re: Crux Prime
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2019, 10:25:09 PM »

Length: 44 ft.

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Smooth and controllable

Dislikes: Not as strong or continuous as expected


Okay, so I've seen dozens of Crux Primes go down the lane around town, so I was excited to get my hands on one to try. The layout on this one was roughly 4x4x2, which is what I typically use for my Storm/Roto balls.

To be honest, to me, this one didn't really live up to the hype. I liked that it cleared the fronts easier than normal for a strong solid asym, but it just didn't perform down the lane. Don't get me wrong; I wasn't expecting a booming backend from a heavy oil ball, but the movement off the spot was sort of loping. Instead of smoothly continuing around the corner, it just kind of went straight, and I didn't get it to finish through the deck. I thought maybe it was burning up, but even when I went way inside and tossed it into the puddle, I saw the same thing.

So, for me, this wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I'm certainly not saying the ball is bad in any way; it just wasn't the look that fits my eye or that I was expecting. I prefer the move I get from my No Rules to what I saw from the Prime.