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Incite Hybrid
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:46:49 AM »
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Are you ready to incite some competition! Storm presents the Incite Hybrid upper-mid performance bowling ball. This ball introduces a unique core in the Tensor Core. This core is considered slightly asymmetric which provides the same reaction as a flare-increasing balance hole. Storm has covered this bowling ball in the R4S Hybrid coverstock making it a great medium between Storm's Thunder line of balls and their high-performance Premier line of balls and makes this ball ideal for medium to heavy oil conditions.

Color: Goldenrod/Graphite/Crimson
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: R4S Hybrid Reactive
Core: Tensor Core (14-16)
Fragrance: Cherry Vanilla
Finish: 3000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.50 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.053 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
Hook Potential: High
Length: Middle



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Storm Incite review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 07:16:50 AM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The INCITE is stronger than I initially thought, which makes it better on higher volumes and longer patterns. I will use this ball right after the Reality or Rubicon, but before I pull out the Phaze 2 or Nuclear Cell. The INCITE really picks up mid lane and continues strong through the pins. When I compared it to the Nuclear Cell in my ball review, it picked up several feet sooner and gave me a smoother rounder motion. I think polishing the INCITE would help in some instances, like bowling on house shots or modified house shots. I really like the color combination and the scent of this ball as well. I canít wait to throw this ball more and learn more about what itís able to do.

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Trevor Roberts
2016 PBA Southern Regional Rookie Of The Year
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Right Handed
Rev Rate: 400
Speed: 16
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16


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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 04:37:22 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Sport Pattern


This ball is basically never going to see a house shot. It is way stronger than I had anticipated but I am glad because it is filling a hole in my bag I didnít know I had. I have a slower rev rate with my average speed being around 15 mph so I need balls that will dig into the mid-lane but not over react before it gets to the pins. This is exactly what this ball does for me, a nice smooth shape with a lot of power going all the way through the pins. I really get along with hybrid cover stocks especially when bowling on sport patterns so I am not surprised that I am liking the Incite as much as I am. Not my favorite color scheme but at least it smells good!


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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 09:07:17 PM »
I drilled my INCITE up 65 x 4.5 x 30. I have thrown it at box finish which is 3000 and also hit it with a 2000 pad. The 2000 surface seems to liven up the ball for me so I try to touch it up every 6-10 games.

The intent was more out of curiosity. This is a new cover and new core design so I didn't know what to expect compared to other releases. The numbers spec out as a lower rg/higher diff but lower intermediate diff. Storm Products has been putting out lower intermediate diff balls with different core shapes to promote a motion like a ball with a weight hole in it. Balls with weight holes for me were usually smoother and earlier in motion.

The INCITE is a good ball for my game. I can throw it when the big covers are too early or slowing down like my PROTON PHYSIX or RG UFO and the shinier hybrids like my IDOL SYNERGY are not getting thru the pin deck strongly. Compared to the RST-X1, the INCITE is smoother for me and could be a ball down if I take the cover on X1 down to 1000. With this progression, the INCITE would float thru the heads when the X1 is starting to straighten up or get too slow.
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Storm Incite
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 07:39:03 AM »

Introducing the brand new Storm Incite! The new Incite features the R4S Hybrid Coverstock wrapped around the Tensor Core! The Incite compared to the Proton PhysiX for me is that the Proton PhysiX hooks more as the Incite reads the midlane very well and, keeps going down lane through the pins with a continuous backend motion. My Incite is definitely going to compliment my Proton PhysiX for when it starts to hook to early and, become lazy on the backend. The Incite is a new and, unique shape the fits very well in my arsenal so, do yourself a favor and, get 1 of these you won't be disappointed!


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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2021, 11:22:25 AM »
The new Storm Incite features the Tensor Core wrapped around the R4S Hybrid Cover. I drilled my Incite with the pin above the bridge with the MB kicked. It's about 3.5 inches from my PAP.

This ball was more aggressive out of the box than I thought it would be, and it really compliments the Proton Physix very well. The Proton is extremely early, where as the Incite goes a little longer and reads the mids with a continuous hook.

If you're a fan of hybrids youll want to check this ball out! It will compliment any big solid or big pearl ball in your bag!
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Incite Hybrid
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2021, 03:26:33 PM »
This ball is a complete game changer. It fits right in between the proton physix and the phaze 2. this ball is good for when the proton is too much and when the phaze 2 just isn't there yet. This ball will be great for medium to heavy lane conditions depending on the speed and revs to the player. The design of the new core wrapped in the r4s cover is by far one of my favorite combinations. Don't sleep on this new ball, you have to try this new piece!

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Storm Incite review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2021, 03:32:15 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Cover: R4S Hybrid Reactive
Core: Tensor Core
Finish: 3000
RG: 2.50
Diff: 0.053

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin over Ring 65 X 5 X 15

The new Storm Incite is another strong addition in the master line. The tensor core powers the incite by creating very strong mid-lane roll. The sanded finish of the r4s hybrid gives the ball just enough teeth to start hooking in the oil but still allows the ball to retain energy.

I tested the incite on kegel's beaten path pattern to be sure I had enough oil up front. Even with the extra head oil, (compared to the normal houseshot) the incite was very aggressive in the mid-lane for me. I feel like this ball will be very popular for guys with more speed who want to be sure the ball doesn't miss the spot. I had to make an adjustment about a zone left of where I normally play on a fresh shot so it was definitely a strong motion and overall hook.

When I moved in and went around the lane I was happy to see that the ball still continued well. With such a predictable move in the mids I always worry about a ball slowing down too much when trying to cover boards. Even with my lower ball speed the incite kept coming around and I really liked it when I stayed in and closed the angle a bit. This is helpful when I'm battling wet/dry in our house as the move left sometimes doesn't help enough with how hard some balls come off the try. The Incite was perfect for playing this line which makes me think I'll like it on longer patterns.

I would recommend that bowlers with lower ball speed like mine, or for bowling on drier house shots, change the surface up a bit. The hybrid r4s responds well to those changes creating much more downlane shape when polished or the finish being brought up.



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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2021, 12:25:19 PM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 23 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Omega Crux upgrade

Dislikes: Too strong out of the box

I struggled with this ball out of the box.  The ball wanted to hook immediately and not give much shape down lane.  The R4S Hybrid cover with the 3000 grit surface was super strong.  I typically do not add any shine to my equipment but It was necessary for this one.  I used the Storm Step 2 compound on top of factory  finish and boom, it was good to go.

This ball is now what I was hoping it would be.  It reads the mid lane pretty well but still provides angle.  I see this as being similar to the Omega Crux but an improvement.  I wasnít able to get in and hook the Omega, but the Incite I can. 

I have adjusted my layouts for these lower Intermediate Diff balls that are making their way to the product line (Incite, Rubicon, Rubicon UC2).  My typical pin up layout is 50x5x30 or 4x5x2.  My layouts for these are 40x5x30 or 4-1/4x5x2.  this gets the PSA closer to the Vertical Axis Line and letting the ball act more like it has a hole in it.

Balls in Heavy Rotation
Zen-4x5x2 or 50x5x30
UC2-4-1/4x5x2 or 40x5x30
Parallax Effect- 4x5-1/4x2 or 50x5-1/4x30

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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2021, 01:02:12 PM »
Storm Incite Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The newest addition to the Master line at Storm is the Incite and, wow, itís impressive!  The masterminds at Storm decided to marry a symmetrical and asymmetrical core along wrapped in a hybrid coverstock, the Incite is an excellent addition to the line.  The RG comes in at 2.50 and differential of .053, itís been a great compliment to the Proton Physix, RST X-1, and Rubicon UC-2. 

Iíve drilled one Incite so far and really like it.  I mapped it out as 5.5 x 4.5 x 80.  This puts the pin above my middle finger and the mass bias just to the right of my thumb.  Iíve left the surface alone @ 3000 and itís experienced some lane shine.  Iíve had the most success when urethane has been thrown, the lanes feel ďtightĒ down lane, and itís tough to get balls to go through the pins the right way.  I believe because of the combination of a hybrid cover and asymmetrical core, the Incite still runs over the 8 pin! 

With Urethane being such a big part of todayís game, the Incite is a perfect ball to use once Urethane starts to bog down or not go through the pins correctly.  Go drill one!  #StormNation


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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2021, 09:52:48 AM »

Definitely added a different shape to the bag with the Incite. I was a big fan of the Omega Crux and the Incite will be replacing it. Blends the wet dry similarly for me as the Crux did but I get more shape down lane that allows me to chase left more and continue using it longer then the Omega Crux. Also works fantastic on tighter back ends for me. When urethane is being thrown I can close up my angles and this goes threw the pins better then anything I've seen.


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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2021, 12:04:22 PM »
The storm incite is a ball that I will have in my league bag and my tournament bag. I only usually throw balls that I feel comfortable with I donít tend to fight we ball to long. The Incite gave me some good vibes and I got confident with it right away.
It actually really reminds me of the Storm Lock I still have a lock so I compared them and I do get old lock feels with the incite. I would say the incite just goes through the pins a little better.
This ball really helps bridge the gap between symmetric and asymmetric for sure. With the new rule of no weight holes these companies will have to try and make up for that with the Cores.
Storm really did that with this ball it have some symmetrical vibes with the nice continuous shape.


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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2021, 12:20:31 PM »
Ball Specs
Cover: 3000 Grit, R4S Hybrid
Weight Block: Tensor Core (Asymmetric)
Color: Goldenrod/Graphite/Crimson
Fragrance: Cherry Vanilla

With all the great bowling balls that Storm/Roto Grip/900 Global have been putting out there are bound to be a couple that are going to go under the radar in terms of proper recognition. The incite has gone under the radar a little bit but donít be discouraged by that, this ball can hang with the rest of them. If youíre looking for a good league ball for lanes that have a lot oil this may just be the ball for you. Now on the flip side if youíre looking for a ball that would play great on flatter spot conditions well the Incite is your ball as well. The thing I really like about this ball is the fact that it lets me get left as the lanes beginning to change on me but doesnít lose anything as I do so. It also does a great job of blending the shot for me as I do start to move so I donít see those sudden change in directions when adjusting. This ball really gets thought the pins and is a great addition to any bowlers bag. Make sure you swing by your local pro shop and pick yours up today!

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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2021, 11:14:35 AM »
The new Storm Incite combines a concept rarely seen with a new-to-us cover formula and some fantastic looks on-lane! The Tensor core brings some concepts from the old Tri-Sphere core in the Optimus series, but honed and refined and in an asymmetrical package with a lower intermediate differential. This combined with the new-to-the-US R4S Hybrid Reactive cover sanded to 3000 grit means that the Incite does a very good job of bridging between true symmetrical pieces like the Axiom and Phaze II and big sanded asyms like the Proton PhysiX or UFO. Asymmetric tunability combined with symmetric continuation and control, wrapped in a responsive coverstock that still creates some traction in oil... what's not to like?


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Re: Incite Hybrid
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2021, 03:11:58 PM »
The Incite features the brand new mildly asymmetric tensor core. The tensor core boasts an RG of 2.49 and differential of 0.051 with a PSA of 0.011 in #16 respectively. The core was designed similarly to the rondure core found in the Rubicon and Rubicon UC2. The design intent behind this was to mimic the displaced core mass you have when drilling a symmetric ball with a weight hole. This provides a stronger, smoother and more continuous ball motion without the need of an extra hole. The incite is also wrapped in this year's formulation of R4S hybrid. When I first threw this ball, I felt like I was throwing a lane shined Omega Crux. It provided a medium to higher amount of friction with being less forward than the Omega. This ball has been a staple in my tournament bag the last month and provides a perfect ball down from an Omega Crux and Gravity Evolve when I need to open up my angles more through the front part of the lane. When compared to the Omega Crux, I found the Incite to be a touch cleaner, more responsive and create less friction overall. The Incite is available for pre order today from any Storm VIP pro shop!

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