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Intense Fire
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:15:55 AM »
Add some intensity and fire to your bowling game with the Storm Intense Fire bowling ball. This ball uses the RAD-E core. RAD stands for Radial Accelerating Disk which has been featured in several popular Storm balls but this ball brings energy which is where the E comes from. This unique core design is paired with the R3S Hybrid Reactive coverstock and finished with a 1500 grit pad and polished. This ball will be known for its strong mid-lane reaction.

Color: Ultramarine/Persimmon/Black
Coverstock: R3S Hybrid Coverstock
Core: RAD-E (14#-16#)
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.49 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Lava Spice

 

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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2018, 11:22:45 AM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length: 3- 4 
Starting Top Weight: 3.1 oz
Ball Weight: 15
 
DRILL PATTERN
Pin buffer 4 inches

4 x 4.5 x 4
 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Stroker
Rev Rate:  380-420
Ball Speed: 15-16
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 13/16Ē and 1/2" up
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish:  factory 1500 polished
BALL MOTION
The intense Fire with R3S Hybrid has one of the strongest back end motions for a hybrid cover that I have ever seen. This ball really  comes out of the pattern.
 COMMENTS
I bought this ball to fit in on the lower end of my arsenal. To the contrary the intense fire is clean through the heads with a very strong predictable motion. I pull it out when my Code X starts burning up and losing energy and I never lose a beat. I really like this ball.

 
Mike Sipple
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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2018, 12:45:53 AM »
This ball is HOT!

Lane pattern 43ft THS

Layout 4x4x2

Box condition

2 1/8 oz side weight, no extra hole

On the fresh,  I saw good length and continuation from the Fire. Was playing 18 @ the arrows, around 7 at the break point. Ball was strong in the midlane, but didn't have the over reaction like some other balls do on the back end. Compared to the OG Intense, the Fire is about 4 boards less angular with the same layout on the ball, with both balls at box condition. These 2 for me are all I need to get thru my league night.

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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2018, 08:17:26 PM »
The Intense Fire is Stormís new Premier line ball. It has a R3S hybrid cover with the RAD-E core. I had some success with the original Intense on longer, higher volume patterns. Even with the shiny pearl R3S, if I didnít have oil it was too early. So, I took some time with the new Fire before drilling. Based on the Fires I saw going down the lane, it looked easier through the front part of the lane with more pop downlane. So, I went with a 50 x 4.5 x 30 layout (identical to my Intense). After throwing the Fire on a variety of patterns, I think this is a more useful version of the Intense for me. It has easier length which allows it to retain more energy downlane increasing pin carry. I have also altered the surface to 2000 for test purposes and looks just as good. Donít be afraid to put your favorite layout on this one and see what it can do for you!
Chris Freeland
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Bowler Info: PAP 4 5/16 x 1/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400

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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2018, 08:33:20 PM »


After getting a chance to use my Intense Fire for awhile i really like what i've seen form this ball. It's a nice fit between my Code X and mt Intense when i need that extra pop i don't see from my Code X this ball picks right up and keeps going. The Intense Fire is really clean in the fronts for me and i drilled mine stronger than my Intense to give me a different shape on the lane. This is a great choice for anyone looking to add a high end ball to there bag.

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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2018, 09:53:13 PM »
Storm Intense Fire
***Rad-3 Core***
***1500-grit polished R3S Hybrid Coverstock***

The Storm Intense Fire was the second ball added to my arsenal since going exclusively Storm/Roto Grip. The first was the Storm Match Up Black Pearl.

Set up with one of my go to layouts, 65x5x40.

The plan for this piece is to be one of the stronger hybrid's in my arsenal. I wanted it to be a big step up from the Match Up Black Pearl, basically setting up the higher and lower ends of my lineup (reaction wise).

The Intense Fire, through one practice session, definitely fits the bill. Strong but not overly angular, I can see this piece being heavily relied when I need some downlane power.
I will say that it is a bit less angular that I expected. Could be the fact that it my head a compare it to the original Intense, which from my experience was very angular.

With the Intense Fire and Match Up Black Pearl, I now have two drastically different slots in my arsenal covered. I will be filling the benchmark part of my arsenal next, most likely with the Hy-Road.

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8* axis tilt, 66* axis rotation, rev rate is right about 400

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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2018, 01:27:52 PM »
The Intense Fire is the second ball in the premier line to use the RAD E core shape, only this time with a polished hybrid R3S cover. The core numbers of the RAD E core in a 15lb ball is 2.49 Rg, 0.050 diff, and 0.017 PSA diff. The ultramarine, persimmon, black color combination is a new look for Storm.

I drilled my Intense Fire 4 x 5.5 x 3. This is the same layout I used on my Hyper Cell Fused. The Intense and the Fused are both strong asymmetrical pieces, so I will be comparing the two. The Intense Fire in the box finish gets through the heads nicely. The Fire produces a very strong midlane read, with a hard change of direction at the breakpoint. Comparing to the Fused which has a strong continuous hard arch, the Intense Fire is a more defined and earlier shape, with more roll toward the pins. The overall hook potential of the Intense Fire is a few boards more than that of the Fused, mainly because of the stronger change of direction and earlier read of the lane. The hybrid cover in box finish of the Intense Fire reads oil a little better than that of the Fused also at box finish. These are a great one/two combination for bowlers who bowl a lot of tournaments and see lots of variety in lane patterns and lane surfaces. If you already have a Fused, and primarily only bowl league on a house shot, the two could overlap a bit. The differences in roll shapes is more noticeable on flatter patterns in my opinion.

Comparing the Intense Fire to the original Intense (R3S pearl), the Fire is earlier and stronger overall by a few boards. Bigger differences can be achieved by adjusting the cover to the Fire, as the cover is very tunable, and holds surface better than on the original Intense.
I like the Intense Fire for times when I need a defined hook shape. I would suggest the Intense Fire for anyone looking for a little angularity off the spot. There are better options than the Intense Fire if you are looking for that benchmark type reaction, unless the only thing you bowl on is a condition that you need a stronger breakpoint ball, then by all means, this IS the one ball for you.Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Storm Intense Fire bowling ball. As always, bowl up a Storm!
God creates us with a blank canvas, and the "picture" we paint is up to us. Paint a picture you like and love!

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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2018, 04:33:45 PM »
The New Storm Intense Fire is the perfect compliment to the original Storm Intense. The Fire reads the midlane better with the Hybrid R3S Cover wrapped over the RAD E Core. I layed mine out with my favorite pin down drilling (60X4X70) and I wasnt dissapointed. This ball will work for all types of games, ball speeds, and rev rates. Go get your hands on one of the most predictable Asym balls on the market, the Storm Intense Fire. Bowl Up A storm.

Erik Ramos

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Re: Intense Fire by Chris P
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2018, 02:28:51 AM »
LANE CONDITION


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


COMMENTS

First expectation was that the ball was going to be very strong, early like the snap lock but that was not the case. The ball went very long with the factory polish on it so i took that off and polished by hand(spinner). After that the ball reacted much better but still less then i had hoped for. This ball now is a better late 2nd game 3rd game ball since it's more rolly than skid snap and i'm able to control the dry part of the lane better than some other equipment.

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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2018, 08:28:10 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:Good

Volume:Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):House Shot


COMMENTS

Likes:Very pleased

Dislikes:None so far

Intense Fire

39í House Shot

The Intense Fire is the newest release in Stormís Premier Line. The Intense Fire features the sixth generation RAD-E core and has the R3S Hybrid coverstock. The combination of core and coverstock generates generous length with a powerful backend motion.

I really havenít had time to really throw my Intense Fire. So I took it out with another bowler yesterday. We bowled about 16 games on the pair testing other balls before I got it out. The track area was burnt up so it forced me in to about 20, for my game thatís pretty deep. I bowled several games playing in there and had strings of strikes every game. As the area kept drying up I kept moving left, ended up in around 30 before we stopped. When I can generate a big hook spot from in there, it means this Intense Fire has plenty of recovery. From deep inside I had tug room and miss room out. This ball was super strong off of the spot. A strong but controllable asymmetrical. Great job Storm, this and the Intense are a very good complement to each other.




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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2019, 09:13:00 PM »


Round Holes No Grips Proshop Ė Ball Review

Ball:  Storm Intense Fire
Layout:  30x4.75x60
Surface:  2000A
Lane Condition:  THS mediumvolume
Lane Surface:  AMF HPL

Tester:  Sabrina
Average:  218
Dexterity:  Right
PAP:  4 3/4R, 3/4U
Rev Rate:  Medium

This ball has become the first ball out of my bag no matter which center I bowl in.

When I first got it drilled, we left it in OOB finish. I was playing around 10 out to 6 and it had a strong motion on the back end. We are trying to dial in my layouts for upcoming women's scratch tournaments including the National Queens this coming May. I decided we should leave it polished for the first night I threw it in our scratch league to see how it would react to more people on the lanes playing the same line as I do. During the first game before the lanes started to transition it got through the front part of the lanes and with a strong move off the friction. Once I had to move my feet left with this ball I started to leave weak 10 pins as it would not bounce hard enough off the friction. We decided to take it to 500/1000/2000 Abralon.  This took away most of the over under I see when the lanes begin to transition.  The surface change gave me a much more usable ball across a wider variety of conditions.

Overall, this ball had been one of my favorite bowling ball thus far in the Storm line. I have shot some of my highest sets this season so far with this bowling ball including a 299 game. This ball gives me just what I am looking for when the lanes are a bit oily and then when they dry out I can move my feet left and still kick out the ten pin. I am currently testing out the Storm Physix and will have a review on that one soon.

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Re: Intense Fire
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2019, 01:51:12 PM »
Round Holes No Grips Proshop Ė Ball Review

Ball:  Storm Intense Fire
Layout:  30x4.75x60
Surface:  2000A
Lane Condition:  THS mediumvolume
Lane Surface:  Brunswick Avilane

Tester:  Sabrina
Average:  218
Dexterity:  Right
PAP:  4 3/4R, 3/4U
Style:  Speed Dominant, High Tilt

This ball has become the first ball out of my bag when I bowl league. I tried it with OOB finish(polished) but found it to be a bit squirty. I was playing around 10 out to 6 and it had a strong motion on the back end. I decided we should leave it polished for the first night I threw it in our scratch league to see how it would react to more people on the lanes playing the same line as I do. During the first game before the lanes started to transition it got through the front part of the lanes and bounced off the friction. Once I had to move my feet left with this ball I started to leave weak 10 pins as it would not bounce hard enough off the friction. We decided that a surface change was need to open up the window downlane once the pattern transitioned into the puddle.  We ended up at 2000. Since taking this ball to 2000 I have no problems starting with this ball during league and ending my set with it. It gets through the front part of the lanes and allows me to make incremental moves all night.

Overall, this ball had been one of my favorite bowling ball thus far in the Storm line. I have shot some of my highest sets this season so far with this bowling ball and also had a 299 game. This ball gives me just what I am looking for when the lanes are a bit oily and then when they dry out I can move my feet left and still kick out the ten pin. I am currently testing out the Storm Physix and will have a review on that one soon.

Sabrina Groves
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Storm Advisory Staff