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« on: October 26, 2017, 04:00:02 PM »
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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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Re: Intense
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 07:20:06 AM »
Intense from Storm Bowling coming October 27th. Check out the video and ball review.


Ball Review:
I tested the Intense on a fresh THS (Typical House Shot) and this ball reminds me of what we saw and continue to see in the Code series. This ball perceptibly went long and was angular off the spot. It did pick up sooner than the Code Black and provides nice continuous motion off the back end. I instantly got left (for me) with this ball as I would start around 23/24 and use 10 as my break point down lane. I was targeting 17/18 at the arrows.
The transition with this ball was quick as I started migrating inside after a couple of shots. I was quickly doing 2-1 adjustments and opening my angles as I continued throwing shots to maintain the pocket.
The Intense will be great for those who want a strong asymmetrical ball to start the night off with. It will provide length, angle and continuation at the pins.
The layout I used for this ball is 60x4x30.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 07:23:19 AM »
Storm Intense
Layout: 40 x 3 ĺ x 45
Testing info: 43ft THS from KEGEL MARK and on older HPL with Brunswick A-2 machines
Results: To start off, the very first game was a 300 game, so I am in love with this ball. The overall reaction of the ball was phenomenal. It sounds different when hitting the pins and the RAD-E core. The ďEĒ stands for ENERGY as the elongated ellipses near the pin increase the separation of mass as well as the potential energy. The core demonstrates how the moving the 2 round modules towards the pins helps to create and ďholdĒ energy in the ball. RS3 cover does match really great with this core design. Not as long as a Code Black, but more destructive when it hits the pins. Having a number of scratch and tournament level bowlers watching me demo the wall they all agreed that the ball sounds different when it hits the pinsÖ I had no over / under issues even though with my tilt and rev rate I tend to have that type of reaction on this THS at Colony Park Lanes. A truly INTENSE ball for all levels of bowlers.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 09:24:45 AM »
Check out the complete review of the Intense here:

We have 5 testers, compare to No Rules Pearl, and test on both house shot and sport.

The Storm Intense is going to be on a lot of racks at your neighborhood league. Storm has found the ability to provide house bowlers something that helps them score. The ball is clean out of box so no fighting to get it downlane in the track. It chugs and turns heavily into the pocket all on its own without needing to give it tons of hand. Due to its strength downlane, you will find miss room as well. For those of us that bowl on sport shots, the Intense is also an intriguing ball. For the high rev bowlers, they donít have to touch the surface. Just use it as the edge is knocked off the shot. For medium rev bowlers, putting even just a little surface on it turns it into a beast that is super predictable in the midlane but still aggressive downlane. This is going to definitely be an option for me on longer patterns like Scorpion. So there you have it. You can decide if this ball makes sense for you but right now every one of our testers had something positive with the Intense.
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Re: Intense
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 12:22:16 AM »
Storm Intense Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

I thought the Code Red was strong.  The Intense is a full step up from the Code Red.  This is definitely the strongest pearl asymmetrical Iíve ever drilled, and itís not even close.  I can definitely see multiple types of players loving the Intense.  It has a massive flare potential over six inches and adjusts to changing the surface very well.

Iíve drilled two so far.  The first one is my traditional drilling mapped out as: 5.5 x 4.5 x 65 with a small hole two inches under my PAP.  This is my benchmark drilling and is a much earlier and quicker response time than the Code Red but still cleaner than the Sure Lock.  After using the Code Red throughout most of the spring and summer of 2017, the Intense is a full five board stronger than the Code Red.

The second one I drilled is mapped out as: 4.75 x 4 x 50 with a small hole two inches under my axis.  This puts the pin in between my ring finger and bridge and creates an earlier, smoother, less responsive motion down lane.  I think the Sure Lock is a great start for the first game or two on sport patterns, and this is an easy ball to go to where bowlers wonít lose carry but still create plenty of shape down lane.

The Intense has been a favorite in my bag so far and both ones Iíve drilled will go everywhere with me.   Go drill an Intense!



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Re: Storm Intense by Keven Williams
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 11:37:29 AM »
Speed: 18mph
Rev Rate: 450rpm
Pattern: Typical House Shot

The Intense is a great progression from the Code Red and Code Black. The Code series balls are must have bowling balls, but sometimes arenít quite strong enough for heavier oil conditions. The Storm Intense fits right in to solve that problem. It rolls earlier and has a strong midlane roll than the Codes. It has a continuous backend, but isnít too sharp downlane. The Intense looks a lot like the No Rules Pearl, and it comparison has a similar motion. The Intense is just enough stronger than the No Rules Pearl. Compared to the Storm 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 #6 on: November 19, 2017, 12:24:35 PM »
Ah, The storm Intense is finally here! The Intense has a modified version of the rad-x core found in the code series balls, and is wrapped in the R3S coverstock from SnapLock. This provides a slightly cleaner ball reaction then the SnapLock, but still super heavy forward rolling. This is by far the hardest hitting ball Iíve thrown to date, in my review video you can be multiple shots where the ball finishes in the 8 pin position. Out of box the Intense is going to be a great ball for a league bowlers, and tournament bowlers alike. After filming my review video, I knocked the shine off with a 2000 pad, and saw a much rounder shape. I like this motion much more then out of box, and plan to keep it like this. When I really need to get in and open up my angles, I still think that the code red is a slightly better option, but when I need to keep my angles tight on the fresh nothing will beat the Intense. The Intense is available for purchase now, be sure to head over to your local pro shop and get your very own today! #StormNation

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Re: Storm Intense Ball Review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 03:30:10 PM »

Length: 40 Ft


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Weight Block: RAD-E
Cover: R3S Pearl
Finish: 1500 Polish
RG: 2.49
Differential: 0.050

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

Ball Layout: Pin Over Bridge 60 X 5 1/4 X 35

Storm Bowling continues to push the boundaries of
ball reaction with their new release, the Storm Intense. The Intense might be the best example of what most have come to think of as Storm Performance. Clean and Strong down-lane if there's a single word to describe the intense... it's DYNAMIC.

The Intense features a great core and cover combination. The RAD-E is the next evolution in the Radial Accelerating Disk technology featured in the original X-Factor and more recently in the Code series balls with their RAD4 weight-blocks. As stated in the release about the RAD-E: "The ďEĒ stands for ENERGY as the elongated ellipses near the pin increase the separation of mass as well as the potential energy"

Wrapped around the dynamic RAD-E core is the R3S Pearl Coverstock featured on the Snap Lock. I was very excited as the Snap Lock was my go to for covering boards with power and the Intense is that quantified. The Intense will cover boards and make that big turn back to the pocket on as heavy or heavier conditions than the Snap Lock. You can count on the Intense to get there and when it does... the pins don't stand a chance.

I tested the Intense on a condition that has held my scores down most of the season. It plays flatter than your normal house shot, creating little room for error. The head oil tends to go away quick and the outside oil keep you from being able to simply amp the speed up and overthrow it. In short it traps you into an area inside and forces you to make alot of adjustments. I hadn't been able to throw the same ball for three games all year, until I punched up the Intense. Throwing the stronger balls tends to make the moves come sooner and then create the need for still more adjustments. The relative flatness of the pattern can make them seem anywhere from tricky to impossible depending on how I tried to play them.

The one thing I didn't think was possible was to overpower the conditions. The Intense changed that. I never lost the ability to get the ball through the head oil and the dynamic down-lane motion allowed me to still make small misses and see the ball recover and take down the pins. First trip out with the Intense I shot 100 over my average and finally felt like I had a handle on things.

The Intense is my new go-to ball. This is ball encapsulates what has made Storm the absolute juggernaut of the industry and will continue to do so in the future unparalled innovation and performance. #stormnation


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Storm Intense by Brian Watson
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 01:38:12 PM »
  The new ball in the Storm Premier Line is the Intense.  It come with a new  RAD-Eô Core wrapped with the R3S pearl coverstock.  This is the same Cover that is on the Snap Lock.  I drilled mine 5 x 4 x 4.5 pin down.  Lets just say this is the strongest Storm Pearl that I have drilled.  Hank and the guys at the plant got this one right.  For a pearl it has a very strong midlane roll, and its response off the friction is very quick.  I  actually took an abralon pad to mine to calm down the backend motion down some.  Id say its at least 5-6 stronger than Code Red.  Its not as early as the Surelock but overall strength is close with the new core.  Intense should work very well for all styles of bowlers.

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PAP - 3 5/8 up 1 1/4
Speed -16-17
Tilt - 17
RPM - 400


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Re: Intense
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 06:07:00 PM »
The new ball in the Storm Premier Line is the Intense. It come with a new RAD-Eô Core wrapped with the R3S pearl coverstock. This is the same Cover that is on the Snap Lock. I drilled mine 4 x 3 x 30 pin down. This is one of the strongest pearls I've drilled yet. Out the box this ball reacts really quick to friction. I actually had to put some surface on this ball to smooth it out. This a great ball if you need a ball with a stronger back end motion than the Code Red.

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Intense by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 10:33:45 AM »
The Intense is very appropriately named.  For me this is a very aggressive reaction throughout the lane, I said on my videos for it that it almost seems angry, if that word could be used to describe a ball.  It starts revving and hooking and chewing and just never gives up, it keeps coming all the way down the lane.  I donít know how but it seems to continually use energy all the way down the lane but never seems to run out or burn up.  The new core IS called RAD-E, E is for energy, and that also feels like a very appropriate name.  This is the most aggressive pearl ball Iíve ever thrown, and it truly has been a gamechanger for me, I have such a high level of confidence in this ball.  I know itís going to keep coming back from anywhere and everywhere, it very noticeably digs 10s out on shots that I would probably leave them on with other balls, the Intense for me fits my game and what I like to do better than anything else out there at the moment.  Itís an incredibly strong ball, so oil or a higher speed/lower rev game is needed for this ball to be in play, but it was worth it for me to adjust my game a little to take advantage of what this ball offers.
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Re: Intense
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 07:37:00 PM »
I drilled the intense the same way I drill all of my bowling balls.  Pin up,45x4 1/2x 40 On this ball I put the weight hole by my thumb.  The intense is the first ball out of my bag on a fresh shot.  I roll the ball down the outside.   It rolls down the lane and turns left when it hits the dry areas.  I have shot set of 729, 729, and 750 out of the box. When the intense starts to hook a little early I go to the code red and roll the same line.  If you like the code line you will love the intense.  I' can't believe that I have not shot 300 yet using this ball.  I have shot(2) 279 leaving the seven pin.  Several bowlers have asked me about the rules of the pearl because of the color.
 Several people want to try it out especially the ones who roll the ball down the outside.  I would recommend getting this bowl and use the Roto Grip and see how the ball reacts rolling it.  I'm a Stroker without a lot of hand so the ball can do the work.


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Storm Intense by Storm Staffer Matthew Kemper
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2017, 09:35:04 AM »
Storm Intense Review:
Lane Type: Wood

Length: 43ft

Volume: 23ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes:  Smooth ball motion and strong move off the breakpoint.  Very hard drive through the pins
Dislikes: none
The Storm Intense is Storms newest Premier Line release.  The Intense contains the brand new RAD-E Core and is surrounded by the R3S Pearl coverstock.  The Intense is factory polished at 1500 grit which gives the ball length and a strong move off the breakpoint.  I drilled my Intense the pin located above my ring finger and the mass bias just to the right of the thumb hole.  This layout gives me a 3-3.5 inch pin to pap which for me gives the ball more control and more of an arc motion down lane.  This ball is very controllable and predictable.  It rarely jumps on me unless I throw it real bad.  I have hold left and hook right and in my hand is the perfect reaction. 
I recommend this ball to anyone who is looking for that next best thing.  The Intense can be a great benchmark ball as well as a special pattern ball.  I think you can use multiple layouts on this ball and it will still roll nice.  The Intense is a must get ball.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2017, 11:40:53 AM »
The Intense contains the brand new RAD-E Core and is surrounded by the R3S Pearl coverstock. The Intense is factory polished at 1500 grit which gives the ball length and a strong move off the breakpoint.

In the Premier line this fits perfectly as a move up from the Code Red. The Code series is great, but the covers sometimes arenít strong enough for volumes of oil. The Intenseís R3S cover reads the lane a little earlier but still has a strong midlane roll. It has more of a continuous backend shape that isnít too sharp. The closest thing in the Storm line to the Intense was the Snap Lock since they both shared the same cover, but the Intenseís RAD-E core stores more energy than the Snap Lock ever did.

If you need a strong aysm pearl, you need to drill an Intense.


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Re: Intense
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2017, 08:20:31 AM »
My Name is Doug Cutler and I am a Storm Regional Staffer. I am left handed and Throw around 15-17mph. The first Storm Intense I drilled 50 x 4 3/4 x 40. I hit the surface with a Used 3000 Abralon lightly.  All I can say about the Storm Intense is WOW! This is the Strongest Pearl Assym. Ball that I have ever drilled. Right now this ball is my bench mark ball and have used it on multiple lane conditions, like THS, and Boardwalk, and Viper.  This ball I can play multiple parts on the lane and have shown a few videos showing me playing multiple parts on the lane. What is good about this ball is when I tug it in the oil it still has some grit and still hits hard. I even missed it a little left and it does not roll out. I compare this ball with the Code Red and my comparison is the Code Red reads the mid lane a little earlier and a little smoother on the back. The Intense clears the mid lane much smoother and has a much more angular motion on the back. Both the Intense and Code Red are awesome pieces and are a great 1 two Punch and lately these are the 2 balls I have been using. These are 2 balls you need in your bag and it does not matter how you throw the ball, they will work for you. The first time I used the Storm Intense I shot 826. Thank you Ryne Hamblin for drilling this great ball.Thank you Storm for making another Fantastic ball and is going to be another big seller. #Intense #stormnation #bowlupastorm

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