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« on: October 26, 2017, 04:00:02 PM »
Add some intensity to your bowling game with the Storm Intense bowling ball. This ball introduces 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 Pearl Reactive coverstock and finished with a 1500 grit pad and polished. This strong asymmetrical ball not only provides power at the pins it also gets deeper in the pocket by giving an increased entry angle.

Color: Lime/Black/White
Core: RAD-E
Coverstock: R3S Pearl Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.49 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.050 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Moroccan Mint



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Storm Intense Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2017, 11:50:22 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  375 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 5/8 straight across

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
Layout:  45, 4 ¾   , 70

The Intense is the perfect step up from the Code Red/Black.  I love my Code series balls, but sometimes they aren’t strong enough to handle heavier oil or fresh conditions.  The Intense solves that problem.  It rolls earlier and has a strong midlane roll.  It has a continuous backend, but it isn’t too sharp so you can use the Intense on the fresh.  I think the Intense looks a lot like the No Rules Pearl, so I compared it to that too and the Intense has a similar motion but it’s a touch stronger than the No Rules Pearl too.  Compared to the Snap Lock the Intense is a touch cleaner through the front and a little slower on the backend.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 08:48:01 PM »
The Intense is a new ball in Storm’s premier line. Until recently, I found it difficult to get continuous backend motion with any high end asymmetric bowling ball – no matter the company. They tended to start up in the midlane and kind of straighten out on the backend. I always believed this was because I am more up the back at release than anything else. Then, I tried the Code series (Code Black and Red) and everything seemed to change. I saw length and a sharp backend. I was hoping for more of the same out of the Intense with a stronger overall roll. My Intense’s layout is 55 x 5.25 x 45. I went with a slightly longer Pin to PAP than my No Rules Pearl to ensure I would have more length and more pop on the backend. In my opinion, all of the comparisons to it being a more angular No Rules Pearl are correct. Finally, in comparison to my Code Red with a similar layout, the Intense has a familiar, yet stronger reaction as it is earlier without sacrificing backend. 

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Bowler Info: PAP 4 5/16 x 1/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400


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Intense Review
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 04:20:23 AM »
Outside of the Code series balls, I have not had a lot of success in the past with Strong asymmetrical pearls from Storm.  I do like the No Rules Pearl, so I was optimistic about the Intense. 

I modified my standard layout on the Intense and drilled out the pin in the middle finger.  I kicked the CG out 45 degrees and added a small hole.  For me the Intense is a little stronger and earlier than the No Rules Pearl.  I have been using the Intense on the Route 66 pattern in my Sport league and averaging close to 240 with it.  It reads the mid-lane strong and just keeps going.  It will be great for medium-longer patterns when solids are too strong and you need a little more angle but not as much as a code red or code black.  When the Intense starts to hook too much, I go down to the Code Red.

The Intense is by far the strongest pearl I have ever thrown and will get a lot of use on longer and heavier patterns.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2017, 03:28:36 PM »
I drilled my Intense up 60 x 4.5 x 30. I have not put a weight hole in it and have left it box finish.When I first threw the Intense, it was hard to get it to lay off at the breakpoint. Any little hand movement or hit the fingers and it turned sideways. Now a couple of games of oil in the cover and it's a different ball. I can get in and get on it a little if I want to cover boards or I can get my hand out of it really clean with not much turn or hand motion and it will float the heads and strong arc and just blow the rack. This is a great compliment to one of your high end hook bombs especially if your versatile with your release or speed.
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Re: Intense
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2017, 08:03:47 AM »

Pin below bridge cg kicked out 1.5 inches.

40 ft hpl on ths

This ball needs oil and lots of it.  This ball allows me to play deep inside angles with plenty of recovery. I didnt have any problems pulling it into the oil either and still carrying the corners. I did play with the surface some to blend out some of my over under issue and it’s very receptive to surface change.  overall this is a nice piece.  This ball also has very good shelf appeal, bright colors and the Moroccan mint scent is pleasant. This ball is available now. Go see your local pro shop professional today. Bowl up a Storm.
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Re: Intense
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2017, 12:04:07 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes:clean through the fronts

Dislikes:none so far

                                    STORM INTENSE

Well, where do I start? I got to throw my Storm Intense for the first time on a 45 foot heavily oiled sport pattern on a synthetic lane surface. I used it box finish on this pattern. Started out the first game trying to keep my angles in front of me and throwing the ball around second arrow. The Storm Intense’s backend reaction was so strong that even after I got loose it was going four pin high. So I moved left three boards with my feet and two with my eyes and the Storm Intense just crushed the pocket and putting ten pins in the pit. This line lasted for several frames and when it went four pin high again so I made the same adjustment. So I bowled several games making the adjustment left every couple of games. So then I took it to league, and for me I started five boards left of the track area and stayed inside of everyone but two bowlers all night. Had a great set with two flat tens and three nine pins and four four pins. Never missed hitting the one three pocket. For me the Storm Intense is cleaner through the fronts, but stronger on the back end than the Snap Lock. Great ball.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2017, 10:03:38 AM »
The Intense is the new asymmetrical ball in the premier line of balls from Storm, the Bowlers Company. The Intense uses the new RAD-E core, that has numbers of 2.49 Rg, 0.050 differential, and 0.017 intermediate differential in 15lb bowling balls. The cover of the Intense is  R3S pearl, and has an appealing color combination of lime, black, and white.

I drilled my Intense with a 4 x 4 x 2 layout. This is the first time I have used this layout. I wanted to try something a bit different, to give a different shape in my bag. The Intense is very clean through the front of the lane, with a strong, firm, change of direction once encountering the friction on the lane. The Intense with this layout for me, is the very definition of skid flip, or hockey stick type reaction. Because of the clean nature through the front of the lane, I have hit the cover with a used 4000 abralon pad, just to “break the cover in”.  I have used the Intense on different patterns with different volumes of oil, and the best reaction I have had so far with it, is on USBC White #3. I can start off in the track area on the lane with the Intense, and migrate in on the lane, as the pattern changes, and still get corner, recovery and carry from deeper angles than what I normally can with other asymmetrical bowling balls. I haven’t really tried the Intense on really flat patterns yet, as I’m not sure the sudden change of direction would be beneficial, in that environment. The Intense has shown me enough, that I would like to drill another one, using one of my more standard layouts, as this 4 x 4 x 2 seems to have left me with a very condition specific ball, which I anticipated, and is why I went with this layout.

In my opinion, the Intense was designed to offer a really strong change of direction at the friction spot, in which it does. If you want to see that type of reaction, then you really should try an Intense. If you are looking for control, than maybe a different option would be more beneficial for you, like a Marvel pearl or Dare Devil. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Storm Intense. As always, don’t forget to bowl up a Storm!
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Re: Intense
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2018, 11:02:44 AM »


Volume: medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

I got the Intense as a replacement for my Code Black due to ball damage. I put my normal 65*5*45 layout on it, no extra hole needed. I was surprised at how clean the ball was. It was significantly longer than all other pearl balls I have/had thrown to date. Compared to the Code Black and No Rules Pearl it is much cleaner than both and has a much sharper angle down lane. It easily clears the front and middle part of the lane.

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Re: Intense
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2018, 02:46:11 PM »
I recently had to replace my favorite Storm pearlized ball, the Code Black because I used it so much that i've tracked it out. Probably over 120 games. The RAD 4 core with the R2S cover was a great combination so when i heard that the Intense had the RAD-E Core wrapped with the R3S cover, I knew it would be the perfect replacement!
I used my benchmark layout 4x4x2. 5"right X 3/4" up PAP
The reaction I got was so impressive. It was clean through the heads and read the midlane really well. The most impressive thing about it was the backend motion. It stored its energy with this layout so well that its motion through the pin decks was amazing. All tolled, i would say that it gave me 4-5 more boards of backend more than my Code Black.
If you're looking for a ball with tremendous backend motion and great hitting power, the new Storm Intense is for you!


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Re: Intense
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2018, 10:01:03 AM »
The Intense is Storms high performance release from October. I know it's January and I'm way madness. The new Asymm RAD-E core is wrapped up with the R3S cover. So, first off, this ball hooks a ton....I drilled two of these beasts, one pin up and the other down. Our house shot is a THS, 42 feet in length and we use Kegel Current lane conditioner. I was amazed at how quickly this ball read the lane....with a pearl shell, one would assume a clean front end reaction, nope. The pin down had a very strong arc through the pattern and the pin up was just a touch more angular at the spot. I'm no super star on the lanes and this ball is above my pay grade. I don't have enough axis rotation to move in to the oil where this ball wants to be. I basically flat corner pinned every shot or I'd miss it a touch and go bucket, half bucket. The R3S is just too aggressive for me and my pedestrian skill level. I drilled a few for some other customers and the response was similar..."wow, it hooks" "kinda burns up" or "wow, it really hooks" So, with that, if you bowl on soup and you can't get a ball to read, the Intense is the rock for you. Thanks for reading. #stormnation


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Re: Intense
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2018, 10:41:56 AM »
Pin Length: 3 - 4 
Starting Top Weight: 3 oz
Ball Weight: 15
Pin buffer 3 inches

4 x 5 x 3
Rev Rate:  380-420
Ball Speed: 15-16
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 13/16” and 1/2" up
Box Finish:  factory 1500 polished
Radial Accelerating Disk™ (RAD) technology was unveiled in the original X-Factor™ series as the first to feature dual density disc technology. More recently, this design premise emerged in the RAD4™ Core powering the Code™ series. With the new Intense, our R&D Team is taking it a step further with the new RAD-E™ Core. The “E” stands for ENERGY as the elongated ellipses near the pin increase the separation of mass as well as the potential energy of this dynamic beast.


I drilled the Intense pin up with a 3 inch pin buffer. This ball really goes through the head with a strong backend motion. If you are looking for a ball to go down the lane and make a sharp backend motion this is your ball.

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Re: Intense
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2018, 02:10:43 PM »
Pattern: THS
Layout: 45x3x45

The Intense is the strongest asym ball I've ever thrown. When compared to the Soniq, the Intense was much earlier and angular off the spot. I also compared the Intense to the Hyper Cell Fused and Dare Devil Danger. I was 3-4 boards further left with the Intense than both the Fused and Danger. I'm very impressed with how the Intense reads the midlane. It's the earliest polished ball I own and I can see myself using the Intense on medium-long patterns where I may need a little extra pop.

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Re: Intense by Kenny Phillips Jr.
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2018, 07:55:23 PM »
Layout: 50 x 4 1/4 x 75

The Intense is a must have in any bowlers bag and is a step up from the Code series. The Intense is very strong but a little earlier than the Code Red. It’s very clean and smoother off the back. For me, it best fits in on any condition when I need some length but not too much. The Intense will be good on sport patterns as well and can handle oil.
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Re: Intense
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2018, 09:59:56 PM »