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IQ Tour Ruby
« on: February 10, 2023, 10:29:30 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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The Storm !Q Tour line of bowling balls is famous in the bowling world and the Storm !Q Tour Ruby will be no exception. This upper-mid performance bowling ball uses the R2S Pearl coverstock that not only looks good but performs. This coverstock allows the ball to get through the front of the lane on a variety of conditions before revving toward the pocket with plenty of pin carry. On the inside, this ball features the C3 Centripetal Control Core that provides a predictable, benchmark shape. This core assists in keeping control of the pocket without giving up hook or power.

Color: Ruby
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
Core: C³ Centripetal Control
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Fragrance: Berry Splash
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
RG: 2.49 (15# ball)
Differential: .029 (15# ball)

 

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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 03:23:55 PM »
I am so excited for the all new !q Ruby! I have been a huge fan of the !q line since the original !q Tour was released back in 2012. This !q Ruby features the same core and cover (R2S Pearl) as the !q Emerald, !q 30, and the original !q Tour Pearl (goldie). The Ruby is the same motion that you expect out the !q line, but the Ruby features a great vibrant ruby red color and Berry Splash scent that has not been on any of the !q balls to this point. This ball is going to be a must have for all fans of any of the !q bowling balls, make sure you go out and get yours March 17th!

Layout: 55 x 4½ x 75

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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 09:49:03 PM »
IQ Tour Ruby
Ball Specs:
Cover: R2S Pearl with 1500 Grit Polish
Core: C3 Centripetal Core
Fragrance: Berry Splash
Review:
The IQ line is back with another addition, this time with another pearl. We all know the original IQ Tour is a staple in all bowling bags. The IQ Tour Ruby is going to be in the slot right next to before long. The Ruby follows in the footsteps by the other great pearl IQs in the Gold, Emerald and 30th edition versions. The Ruby is clean through the fronts with a very smooth motion when it hits the spot. The biggest difference with this ball? Well that would be the bright Ruby Red color. This ball really stands out on the lane and easily turns heads. Sitting on the shop wall it has quickly become a center piece that people are drawn to instantly. When I hit the lane with this ball I could easily see how it has the same motion as the other pearl IQs. This ball releases on March 17th, make you pick yours up!
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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2023, 06:42:00 PM »
Storm IQ Tour Ruby – WWRD 3/17/2023

Cover: R2S Pearl Reactive
Core: C3 Centripetal Control
RG: 2.49
RG. Diff. 0.029
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Fragrance:  Berry Splash

Storm’s new IQ Tour Ruby is a Symmetrical Pearl piece that is good for Light-Medium conditions.  PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400.  Speed: 16.5.  Drilled this piece with the Pin up between the fingers and CG kicked out 1” from the palm.   Out of Box ball motion is clean through the fronts with a smooth motion on the backend.  I took a 2k and 3k Abralon afterwards and it was still clean through the fronts with a few more boards stronger on the backend.  I compared this piece to the Night Road, Fate, and Revenant.  The Night Road was 3-3 stronger and sharper on the backend.  Fate was 3-3 stronger.  Revenant was 2-2 more than the IQ Tour Ruby.


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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2023, 08:39:56 PM »
!Q Tour Ruby - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: R2S Pearl Coverstock
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Core: Centripetal Control Core
Layout: 65 x 5 x 35
RG: 2.49
Differential: 0.029


Review

The !Q Tour Ruby is the newest addition to the !Q line series. For me the !Q Tour Ruby fits right below the Hyroad Pearl. The R2S Pearl Coverstock paired with the proven Centripetal Control Core will allow me straighter on the fresh and move deep inside on the burn.I tested this ball on a 43 feet typical house pattern. As mid to low rev player l was able to stand right of center on the fresh and as far left as 28 board on the burn without losing any carrying power.  This ball will be in my bag for league and tournaments.  Order one from your local pro shop today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.


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IQ Tour Ruby by Casey Murphy
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2023, 11:13:51 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 ½ over and ½ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout: 
Layout 1:  5 x 4 x 2 ½  (pin above bridge)
Layout 2:  4 ½ x 4 x 4 1/8 (pin below bridge)

IQ Tour Ruby is more like the IQ Tour Gold than the IQ 30 or Emerald.  The darker IQ 30 and Emerald both stood up a little quicker and got forward.  Jerk and Snap.  The Gold and Ruby being lighter both hit the dry but the stay a little more round and continuous.  I’ve liked all the IQ Tour PEARLS and the Ruby is no exception.

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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2023, 04:09:30 PM »
One of the most popular lines is back with the IQ Ruby. Place this core with any cover and it's an instant hit. Similar in cover to the Emerald we see the newer polish on the Ruby. This ball will be a great transition ball and most likely will be the weakest ball I bring  to league or tournament play.
It was about a 4 board difference to the right against the DNA. The ball is clean and continues very well. We had been missing this performance within the SPI line as the Emerald has been discontinued for nearly 4 years. This ball provides a great benchmark shape and will essentially be a step down off the Phasze 5, Zen or Fate. Those who love the IQ line; the Ruby will provide that same great anticipated benchmark controllable reaction.

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IQ Tour Ruby Review
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2023, 05:57:37 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40ft

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Dual Angle Layout: 60 x 3 x 30
Storm Vector Layout: 3 x 5 3/8 x 1 3/8

Likes: This ball is so clean through the heads but still has the pop you’re looking for on the back end.  Never had the IQ Emerald but all the buzz seems to lead me to believe this is the IQ Emerald 2.0.  I had been missing that mid line ball for when the lanes start to transition and heads get burned up.  This ball will allow you to stay right longer as everyone is migrating left.  Bonus points for the scent, this is by far the best smelling Storm ball to date.

Dislikes: None


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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2023, 11:37:45 AM »
Ball Specs:
Storm IQ Tour Ruby
Reacta Gloss R2Sâ„¢ Pearl Reactive
Weight Block C3â„¢ Centripetal Control Core (Symmetrical)
Color: Ruby

Review:
Another great addition to the IQ line. We drilled this ball with our normal layout: tweener, 350-375 revs, 16.5mph, layout of choice is 4x4x2 (pin is above bridge). The lightweight core and nano pearl coverstock work incredibly well together to make this ball predictable and smooth from beginning to end of lane. Because this ball is so versatile you will see many players altering covers to get the reaction they want on a given lane condition. This piece fits best in our shop for tournament veterans and seasoned league bowlers. The IQ Ruby Pearl will most likely be the first IQ ball out of the bag for those who have several IQ pieces simply because of the versatility and predictability factor. From there they move to a different IQ piece rather than ball down. For league bowlers looking for a pearl piece to add to their arsenal, this may be the direction you want to steer them simply because it is so easy to alter the cover and still work for multiple styles of play. Overall a very solid piece from Storm and yes, it smells and looks great as always!

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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2023, 02:37:03 PM »


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!Q Tour Ruby
Coverstock:  R2S Pearl Reactive
Finish:  Reacta Gloss
Core:  C3 Centripetal Control Core
RG:  2.49
Differential:  0.029

Layout:  5 1/2 x 5 x 5 - 2LS
Layout Extras:  2 1/8 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left
Tester:  PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D

Review:
The !Q series continues on with the new !Q Tour Ruby. This updated version of the !Q series features the all new Reacta Gloss finish applied to the R2S coverstock.  If you have enjoyed the !Q series this is a must have.  If you are looking for a great reaction on a variety of house patterns the !Q Tour Ruby is sure to be a winner for most styles of bowling.

I've enjoyed the oob Reacta Gloss finish on this ball. In comparison to the 1500 polish finish the all new Reacta Gloss finish appears to be cleaner through the fronts and more controlled in comparison to the iQ Tour Emerald with the 1500 polish finish.  The !Q Tour Ruby provides nice length and great punch with a high degree of control.

In my opinion, the iQ Tour Ruby and the !Q Tour Emerald are slightly different in overall reaction due to the Reacta Gloss finish. The Emerald is about 1-2 feet earlier and slightly stronger off the spot. Both balls fit nicely in the arsenal. Your Ruby upgrade/replacement will not disappoint.

The !Q Tour Ruby is a nice addition for any arsenal and you'll likely find a spot in the bag for most medium and THS patterns. The blend of length, overall strength and control provides a lot of options for this piece.  The !Q Tour Ruby is quickly becoming one of my favorite balls in the bag.  Be sure to grab one today and enjoy more information on a variety of SPI balls at https://youtube.com/channel/UC1VA-MgFBo9mIZde-G3T11A .

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Storm IQ Ruby review by Ethan Fiore
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2023, 06:38:20 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

Comments
The New Storm IQ Tour Ruby has the R2S Pearl Coverstock and the C3 Core. As I’m a big fan of the IQ Emerald, I was very excited when I heard they were making another pearl IQ and it did not disappoint. Very clean through the front part of the lane but reads the lane a lot earlier than I anticipated. More like an Original IQ Tour Shape with a shiny cover. I fit the Ruby in between my IQ Tour and IQ Emerald. If you’re a big fan of the IQ Line, this one will not disappoint!


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Rev Rate: 500
Speed: 17.5
PAP: 4 1/8 up 7/8

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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2023, 09:27:31 AM »
Storm IQ Tour Ruby
Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
Core: C3 Centripetal Control Core
Factory Finish: Reacta Gloss
Layout: 4 x 2

The IQ series is legendary. The Emerald IQ was one of my favorite balls of all time and now we have a Ruby IQ that is simply a different color. The Ruby provides a fair amount of mid-lane control for a super shiny ball, yet still somehow has a sharp breakpoint off the spot. In terms of shiny midpoint balls in our lineup, I have the Ruby a fair amount stronger than the Revenant, which is much cleaner and tends to be more useful on higher friction environments.

The Ruby has already taken a prime spot in my bag and is the first ball out in many situations. The IQ series has always been great for a variety of styles for their forgiveness and long window of usefulness. I expect the Ruby to be no different.

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Bowler Info: PAP 4 1/8 x 3/4 up, Speed 18, Rev Rate 425

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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2023, 09:47:36 AM »
Ball Review IQ Ruby
RG: 2.49 Dif: 0.029 Cover: R2S Pearl Reactive with Reacta Gloss finish
PAP 5 3/8 over 1 5/16 UP, Medium/Ball Speed Rev Rate 255-300 Layout: 4 x 3 ½ x 1 ¾
 
The cheater ball is back! The along awaited IQ Ruby is here. It’s been a long wait but let me tell you it was worth it. The Ruby is not one to disappoint. It has the typical IQ shape that we have all come to love. It’s smooth with some moderate length. Has that nice, rounded motion and strong off the spot and good continuation on the backend. I for me the Ruby would be a good transition ball form say the Zen or Fate however, one could start with this ball right out of the bag. The Ruby will be a great choice for various play styles. It’s very controllable and doesn’t seem overact off the spot although it is a bit sharper than the IQ Emerald. I recommend the Ruby for anyone looking to add a new Pearl to their arsenal.

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IQ Tour Ruby just simply amazing
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2023, 01:06:00 PM »
IQ TOUR RUBY just amazing ball !!! It's at this moment my favourite 2023 ball. It's more for the dryers conditions than oilest. I can play straight front of me or really all across the lane too and it's always a lot predictable. When it hit the backend, she always give just to good amount of hook even if in on the oilest center of the lane or on the side where is dryer so he give a big flexibility. When he hit the pins, she give me the impression that he push all the pins on the back. The 10th pin don't ofen stay on the lane according how it hits. It's the perfect house shot ball for all bowler styles. Like the originale Iq tour, it's impossible that you don't have a Ruby on your bag when you go on the tournament road.  For sure I will keep some on backup for futur. #stormnation
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Re: IQ Tour Ruby
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2023, 09:00:54 PM »
Storm iQ Ruby
Layout: 40 x 3 ¾ x 50 with Storm Reacta Gloss finish
My specs: Ball speed 15+, Rev rate 425, PAP 4 and up 13/16
While testing and using in a league setting, I found the Storm iQ Ruby to have a similar reaction to my Roto Grip Hyped Pearl. Fits well as a pearl benchmark ball for about every bowler out there. With the proven core of the C³™ Centripetal Control Core and the ever so popular R2S™ Pearl Reactive coverstock. Using it on a fresh house pattern at Colony Park Lanes it was very predictable, read the pattern quite well and rolled it on the fresh and then after I used up the pattern with the new Roto Grip TNT and new Storm DNA, even with the carry down, the iQ Ruby still had a good reaction where other pearls I have used would had skidded through the carry down. My practice session was over 2 hours and from start to finish the iQ Ruby held up very well. I will say that comparing my notes on the iQ Emerald and iQ Gold, the Ruby fits right between them. As I remembered, my Gold tended to hyper skid and not recover, and the Emerald rolled up a smidge earlier. The iQ Rubys that are in the demo sets I have used and seen have held up remarkably well with the Reacta Gloss on them. The iQ ruby is the first Reacta Gloss finished ball that I kept at the OG box condition.