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Revenant
« on: February 10, 2023, 10:04:36 AM »
The Storm Revenant is a mid-performance offering with a pearl reactive coverstock. This bowling ball takes the Vector core and pairs it with the R3S Pearl Reactive coverstock then finishes it with Reacta Gloss polish. This core and cover combo increases ball reaction at the pins on medium to heavy oil conditions. The Vector core is symmetric but has a unique design that allows a driller the option to drill it in a way that creates post-drilled asymmetry. This bowling ball is ideal for bowlers looking for something between the Hy-Road and the Trend series of Storm bowling balls.

Color: Amethyst/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: R3S Pearl Reactive
Core: Vector (14-16#)
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Hook Potential: Medium
Length: Long
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Bear Claw

 

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Re: Revenant
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2023, 08:19:15 PM »
Storm Revenant: R3S pearl reactive coverstock with the Vector Core
Layouts: 60 x 6 x 70 at 2000 grit polished and 60 x 1 ½ x 55 box condition – Reacta Gloss
My specs: Ball speed 15+, Rev rate 425, PAP 4 and up 13/16
Used on several different lane conditions and surfaces with both layouts. We first drilled the 60 x 6 x 70 and I noticed on SPL, there was not very much motion on the backend, so I tried a couple different surface changes and decided to park the ball until I got a chance tried it on different lanes. Then I tried out the 60 x 1 ½ x 55 on the SPL and as expected with the shorter pin to pap the ball read earlier and gave me a much better look on SPL. Took the 6 in pin ball to a center with well worn HPL and a lighter volume house pattern and that ball really reminded me of a Hy-Road, just a smidge smoother front to back and kept the track area in play for me. 4-6 boards right with my feet the 1 ½ in ball had a very similar look on the backend. Took both to a center with WOOD lanes and realized while it is important to have some longer pin to pap layouts – the 6 in pin ball was AMAZING. Kept the lane in play all through the night of practicing. 1 ½ pin ball did rev up because of the layout, but still had plenty of get up and go in the backend. With the 6in pin ball, the straighter I play, the better my carry is on WOOD and HPL. Both balls will serve a purpose for me when I hit up some upcoming tournaments. One of them will be the ball I start with just depends on the pattern length and what lane surface the centers will have. The Revenant is a great ball for any level of bowler. I have seen 2 handers, strokers, crankers, and anything in between use the Revenant at several matchmaker events and they are one of the most popular balls being purchased – even with the recent release of the Storm iQ Tour Ruby.
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Re: Revenant
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2023, 08:34:27 PM »
See stats in profile. I drilled my REVENANT up 5 x 4 x 2 and have thrown it with a light 3000 abralon pad on the surface. I compared it to some other pearls I throw frequently which are the DARK CODE and PHAZE V.

I have throw the REVENANT on a couple of sport patterns like Kegal Broadway and Kegel Winding Road. On Broadway, it went sideways at the start until the lanes settled down. All of the pearls above did this as they all have light 2000 or 3000 on them and something with less engine/cover were better plays. On Winding Road and our House pattern, the REVENANT was much better. I get good push down the lane when the fronts started to bog the DARK CODE down. REVENANT was a good look and when it went away, moving to the PHAZE V was a great compliment as it got further to the break point. I tried taking my hand out of the DARK CODE and just rolling it up the back and it was still too much ball.

Put this one in your bag if you want something that will get down the lane easier but still has enough smooth shape to get those pesky corners out.
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Storm Revenant
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2023, 07:47:30 PM »
Ball Specs: Storm Revenant
Coverstock R3Sâ„¢ Pearl Reactive
Weight Block Vectorâ„¢ Core
Color Amethyst/Black
Finish Reacta Glossâ„¢
Layout 50x3 7/8   x30 or 3 7/8x4 1/2x1 3/4
Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 3 1/2 Over 5/8 up
Rev Rate 400
Speed at release 17.5
Review:
The Storm Revenant is reincarnation of the spectre. The Revenant sits in the thunder line and is going to have the same cover and core as the Spectre. If you were a fan of the spectre youre going to love the Revenant. Finished with Reacta Gloss this ball is going to go downlane maybe a foot or two more but gives that similar strong motion off the spot. If you want it to roll the same as the Spectre I would suggest taking it 1000 grit and step two compound. This is going to be a great transition ball under a Phaze 5 but stronger than a Hyroad pearl. Get yours now at your local Storm VIP pro shop.
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Re: Revenant
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2023, 07:57:35 PM »


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):

THS & Sport

COMMENTS

Just like many others I was so bummed when I was told I could no longer throw my Spectre. Boy was I happy to see the news that we would be getting something very similar with the Revenant! This is my go to ball in leagues and tournaments. It is rare that I use a ball so equally in both settings. When I miss outside it still has enough energy to get back and at least make contact with the 1-3 and when I miss in it has amazing hold that I still never expect. I will definitely be stashing a few of these as love for a ball like this doesn't come along for me very often. 

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Re: Revenant
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2023, 09:23:06 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43'

Volume: 22.5

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

defined: a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.

The most clever of ALL the names given to a ball, The Revenant is the 2nd  coming of the Spectre.  We know the Spectre  was banned completely, with that being said, the shape it created was pretty unique in the line.

The Revenant came into the line with HIGH expectations.  I shot 300/800 with it, straight off the press!  After that I failed to find a place for it in the bag.  I was just never what I was looking for exactly. 

I changed surfaces on it a couple times taking it to 500 then step2. With no success. Later I tried 1000-3000 and Boom, there it was!

It needs mentioned that I injured my foot and had to lay out a few weeks.  When I came back, something about the Revenant called my name.  It was exactly what I needed with my slower ball speed.  Strong, Smoother, Continuous motion!

Balls getting a lot of play
Infinite Physix: 5x4x2
HyRoad: 4.5x4.25x3.75
IQ Ruby: 5x4x2
Phaze4: 5x4x2
Fate: 5x4x2


COMMENTS

Likes: color, ball roll, cleverness of the name

Dislikes: took a minute to find the right surface


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Re: Revenant
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2023, 08:16:26 AM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length:3.5 - 4 
Starting Top Weight: 2.82 oz
Ball Weight: 15
 
DRILL PATTERN

65 x 5.5 x 30
 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Stroker
Rev Rate:  380-420
Ball Speed: 15-16
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 13/16” and 1/2" up
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish: Reacta gloss finish out of the box.  I hit mine with a 3000 pad
BALL MOTION
R3S Pearl is together anew with the Vector Core, but with a fresh veneer and more reaction where it matters most: at the pins. Reacta Gloss is cutting-edge when it comes to surfaces. Very clean with strong backend motion.
 COMMENTS
I use this on Med to light oil conditions. I am not usually not a pearl coverstock fan because I seem to get a lot of over under reactions with them. But not with this ball. I get a very consistent strong reaction.  Very clean through the fronts and strong motion through the pins.

 
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Re: Revenant
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2023, 10:44:30 PM »


Length: 43ft

Volume: 25.5 mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS




Likes: I love how close it is to the Spectre for me. I personally loved the Spectre and was very sad when it got banned. But the Revenant is almost a perfect 1to1 replacement. The biggest difference I see between the 2 is that the Revenant for me is definitely a little bit weaker overall but definitely a lot smoother. It must be because of the darker colors in the Revenant but it’s a lot smoother and more predictable for me than the Spectre was and that’s a good thing in my opinion. But if you miss being able to throw your Spectre than look no further than the Revenant.

Dislikes: None!



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Re: Revenant
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2023, 09:34:25 PM »
Storm Revenant
#15.3

Cover: R3S Pearl Reactive
Core: Vector Core
RG: 2.54
RG: Diff. 0.050
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Fragrance:  Bear Claw

Rt. hand
Speed 14.5 MPH
PAP 3 7/8 1/4 over

Drilling: 5 x 5 x 3 VLS

The new Storm Revenant a replacement for the ever-popular Spectre is definitely a close cousin.  Drilled my go-to layout, 5 x 5 x 3 (pin above middle finger) OOB surprisingly ton of free skid.  With my slower ball speed this ball gives a great look on a THS being able to play the track area.  Hard, but predictable strong arc on the backend.  Real easy ball for me to read the breakpoint.  The ball lets me square up a bit and keeps angle of entry in front of me.  When the lanes break down, especially up front the ball really lets me stay aggressive with my release.  No worries of early hook.  Experimented with a 3000 abralon to the cover.  The Revenant turns into a smooth arcing benchmark ball for me on shorter, fresh patterns. 

Quite the versatile ball from Storm.  For a comparison longer and a tad sharper than the Dark Moss Wolverine.  Definite must have for your tournament arsenal.

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Re: Revenant
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2023, 01:16:27 PM »
Layout: 55 x 4 ½ x 35
Following in the footsteps of the Spectre, the Revenent provides a smooth, consistent reaction on medium to medium-light oil conditions. It has enough midlane read to be used for straighter angles on some medium-heavier conditions, but it is most at home on medium oil. It is very clean in the front part of the lane, and has a smooth arc the rest of the way. The Revenant is a great step down from equipment such as the Exotic Gem, Infinite Physix, or Eternity, which are all at home on heavier conditions. The Revenant has more overall motion than balls such as the Electrify GO or BSY, and is smoother than the Hyped Pearl or HyRoad Pearl.

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Re: Revenant
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2023, 06:26:55 PM »
I am higher speed, rev challenged 220-250ish, high tilt, high rotation, and super low track player. The Revenant has definitely become one of my favorite newer releases. I drilled mine 5x3x2 and my axis point is 3 1/4 right and 7/8 up. The Revenant is a perfect addition to my arsenal because it allows me to ball down from my Phaze V and stay right. This ball retains a bit more energy down lane but still provides the shape and continuation I need. This ball definitely does not disappoint!