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IQ Tour
« on: May 24, 2012, 11:19:39 AM »

High Performance
- COLOR: Midnight Blue All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- COVERSTOCK: R2S Solid Reactive
- CORE: C³ Centripetal Control
- FACTORY FINISH: 4000-grit Abralon
- FRAGRANCE: Apple Crisp
- RECOMMENED LANE CONDITION: Medium-Heavy Oil
- RG: 16#-2.49, 15#-2.49, 14#-2.54, 13#-2.59, 12#-2.65
- DIFFERENTIAL: 16#-.035, 15#-.029, 14#-.034, 13#-.045, 12#-.035
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
- DESCRIPTION: The Master line features new technology with innovative core designs and coverstock combinations that yield a wide variety of ball reactions. Often you need a stronger core and cover like that of the Modern Marvel, but sometimes lane conditions can get a bit tricky or a little squirrely. When that happens, you need something to calm down the dreaded over-under reaction and get you back in the pocket!
The Master line has long helped players across the globe achieve great levels of success. Look for the new IQ Tour Edition to continue that tradition. With marvelous predictability and unwavering reliability, the IQ Tour Edition is sure to become your new benchmark ball. The C3 Centripetal Control Core has a similar shape to the original Centripetal Core but is created with different densities that produces lower differential, creating ample midlane roll with a smooth transition. This fast-revving symmetrical shape is unique in its mass distribution and is the brains behind it all. Prepped with a perfectly balanced 4000-grit Abralon finish, the IQ Tour Edition’s proven R2S solid coverstock ensures great traction and performance. You may know that coverstocks come in a variety of levels of aggressiveness. Since we built the IQ Tour Edition to be the foundation of your arsenal, you can be confident in the fact that this ball will be consistent across a variety of lane conditions. Crankers, tweeners, and strokers alike are sure to see why Storm’s IQ and IQ Tour Edition are THE SMART CHOICES!

 

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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2013, 11:39:03 AM »
The Storm IQ Tour is a great ball and needs to be in everyone’s arsenal. When you need something controllable and smooth, this is your go-to ball. While smooth and strong back-end don't normally go together, this ball allows for just that. You'll have the controllable mid lane but still enough to carry your corner pin.

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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2013, 11:39:19 AM »
I bought the IQ Tour and it was phenomenal. I previously used the sabotage and it didn't react well at all with heavy oil but the IQ Tour at least for me reacts pretty well with everything I threw on. I have a lot of revs and with the ball having a good curve to it, it was a perfect match for me, I love it.

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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2013, 11:39:32 AM »
A great ball for the value and just a great ball in general. Rolls smooth, rolls consistent, and very versatile for many lane conditions. Almost hooks too much sometimes. Definitely a must have for the arsenal if you need a great, reliable mid-performance ball with a solid coverstock.

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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2014, 04:00:22 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: fairly long but very smooth

Volume: med. heavy

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Sport Pattern


COMMENTS

Likes: Love this ball, favorite ball in my bag, i start with it and it will be good for at least 2-3 games before you will need to ball down.  the way i have it drilled is pin above the ring finger it was a 4 inch pin.

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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2014, 01:14:38 PM »
This ball rolls very smooth and is aggressive at the back end. I love how hard it hits the pins because I find myself carrying more than other bowling balls in the past. – Sara

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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2014, 01:15:19 PM »
This is the ball I typically start of using in a tournament due to its coverstock and nice smooth roll. This ball is also the most forgiving ball I have ever owned even when I have a bad throw the results are usually decent and it very rarely over or under hooks. The IQ Tour Solid and the pocket have become best friends. – Dillon

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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2014, 01:15:39 PM »
The IQ Tour Solid is a great ball for everyone's arsenal! Very versatile roll, love how it doesn't roll out when I try different hand positions with it. Shot an 829 (298, 267, 264) the first night I drilled it!  feel it is very important for any serious bowler to have a ball in their ball with a very predictable motion like the IQ Tour. It is a lot easier to read lane conditions as well as the transition when you ball isn’t doing tricks as it goes down the lane.  I think bowlers tend to make more quality shots when they are lined up. The IQ Tour adds up to more consistency and higher scores.    – Jason R.

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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2015, 12:31:02 PM »
I was out of bowling for a few years and started again back I January.  I've been slowly building up my arsenal and working on my game with Bob Learn Jr. (phenomenal coach and bowler).  I needed a solid reactive to fit in with my Asylum, Outcry, and Outcast so I chose the IQ Tour.  I am a high speed, high rev player and I have always loved equipment that has control built into it.  The layout I chose is very similar to the layout that StormRoto posted a picture of in an earlier review of this ball. Pin down below the bridge, cg kicked out an inch right of my thumb, left the ball in the oob surface.

I used it last night during league play on a med to med-hvy THS at Boynton AMF Lanes (synthetics).  This ball is amazing!! It is just as advertised.  A true "benchmark" ball.  It reads the lane very well, very smooth transition, great continuation thru the pins, excellent carry.  I cant wait to use it on various sport patterns to see how it does.  I now understand why this line of balls is so popular with PBA players.  I highly recommend this ball!!
John "Big Show" Brazel

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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2016, 09:02:20 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:37-47

Volume:24-32.7 mL

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Sport, THS


COMMENTS

Likes:Super predictable ball motion. Allows you to get to the pocket  with confidence and read the shape of a pattern.

Dislikes: Not a ball for deep inside angles for most bowlers. Also not strong enough to use on heavier oil patterns, but that's why we carry multiple balls.

Comments: This might be my favorite ball all time! It is super clean through the fronts! For those confused by that term, it means the ball l isn't looking to read the front part of the lane. When it gets to the midlane,  the ball shapes up perfectly for a nice controllable pop in the back. The one I'm reviewing was drilled 50x5x35 with a p2 weight hole. Although it isn't the strongest ball in my bag, I can use it when it's time to go away from some of my bigger hooking balls for a lot of collegiate patterns and medium length patterns. If you haven't thrown an IQ Tour Solid, I'd recommend changing that as soon as possible!
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Re: IQ Tour
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2023, 12:34:01 PM »
Quite simply the best medium strength control reactive of all time.  Have mine drilled a bit on the weak side and its my break glass in case of emergency ball.   On house shot with lots of free friction it can leave corner pins at times but on tougher conditions it gives miss room where no other ball will.  The kind of ball virtually any arsenal can use.  There is a reason it has been available for a decade now.