win a ball from

Author Topic: Journey  (Read 6022 times)


  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 919
« on: November 22, 2023, 09:20:31 AM »
As Storm embarked on their latest venture in the collaborative innovation world, they approached the legendary Jason Belmonte with a burning inquiry: Which Storm bowling ball should stand the test of time? Without hesitation, Jason's response was, “Obviously, the Phaze II. TX-16™ is one of the best covers of our time.”With unanimous agreement, Storm set forth on an exciting new endeavor. This marks a historic milestone as they introduce the TX-16™ coverstock as a Pearl Reactive coverstock for the first time in the illustrious Storm bowling ball collection with the Journey high-performance ball. This exceptional creation is a true chameleon, catering to bowlers of all styles, and its primary mission is to grant bowlers absolute dominion on medium oil conditions, where lane conditions can shift rapidly.Storm can hardly contain their enthusiasm as they anticipate the moment you take this extraordinary ball along on your personal bowling Journey!

Color: Deep Indigo/Smoke/Turquoise
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: F-8 (14-16#)
Coverstock: TX-16 Pearl Reactive
Finish: Reacta Gloss
RG: 2.52 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.053 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil



  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 45
Re: Journey
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2024, 11:00:00 AM »
Bowler Stats:
Speed: 15.5 MPH
Rev Rate: 275 RPM
Tilt: 3-5 degrees
Axis Rotation: 60 degrees
PAP: 5 ⅜ over 1 ¼ up

Layout: 5 X 3 X 3 VLS

Video Review:

The Journey is the latest release in the Signature series and features the same F-8 that was in the previous Jason Belmonte release the Fate. This time the ball features a new cover, the TX-16 Pearl. It is the first time Storm has used this cover and is formulated from the TX-16 solid which is on the fan favorite the Phaze II.

I decided to try a new layout on this ball to find a truer pin down layout I can use on patterns. By having this layout the ball is earlier and smoother in the front of the lane and has a nice continuous motion off the dry. I am able to play to the right on the house shot longer but once the heads begin to go and I have to move into more oil the ball becomes too clean and angular.

In my arsenal this ball fits in between the Sublime and the Summit Peak. As the PBA 50 begins I will be planning to use the Journey on shorter patterns (36’-39’).

Pete Dohan
Storm Bowling Amateur Staff


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 84
  • #StormNation #OwnIt #TurboGrips
Re: Journey
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2024, 11:32:48 AM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 22.5 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: CLEAN- best scented ball EVER

Dislikes: none, really!


The Journey is a ball that absolutely glides through the front part of the lane.  With the Pearl version of the Phase 2 cover, TX-16, This thing creates unique motion from the brands of Storm.  I really see this ball being a difference maker as the fronts go away.  I don’t ever see the early friction with the Journey and to be honest I didn’t with the FATE either.  That may be a characteristic of the F-8 core, found in both, but the pearl TX-16 will get after it down lane and easily get the corner’s out!  We own a wood lane center and this ball has become a staple in not only my bag, but A LOT of my customer’s bags as well!! I can’t forget the scent of the Journey…it’s my new favorite: Kiwi Cantaloupe!!

My Layout is: 5x5x2

Balls Currently getting play:
Absolute Power: 5x4x2
Summit Peak: 5x4x2
Zen Gold Label- 5x5x2 (pin up) box surface
Zen Gold Label- 4.5x4.5x3.75 (pin down) 3k surface

Casey Mattingly
Storm/RotoGrip Staff
Turbo Regional Staff
Coach's Corner Pro Shop
Alexandria, IN


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 62
Re: Journey
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2024, 09:46:01 AM »
The newest collaboration between Storm and Jason Belmonte is Journey.  This ball features the TX-16 coverstock in a pearl version for the first time ever.  The core is the F-8 Symmetric core.  The RG is 2.52 and the differential is .053 at 15 pounds.  I drilled mine with my usual pin above the bride (5x4x2).  This ball is a great medium oil volume ball.  The pearlized TX-16 coverstock finished with Reacta Gloss, provides easy push through the front part of the lane.  The core provides the strong Storm backend finish that you are accustomed to.  When compared to the last Signature release, the Fate, the Journey starts up about a foot or two sooner and has a stronger backend reaction.  The Fate was a great ball, but for me on some shots it seems to wiggle and miss the spot a bit, you don’t see that with Journey.  So if you were a fan of the Fate, but would like to see a ball that hooks a little earlier and little stronger backend finish, Journey is the ball you are looking for.  This ball will be great on house shots, and a good tournament ball when there is a little friction to the right.  It will allow you to open your angles and feed it to the dry with confidence that it will get back to the pocket

Sandy McIntire

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 24
Re: Journey
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2024, 08:46:05 AM »
I am a higher speed, rev challenged 220-250ish, high tilt, high rotation, and super low track player. I drilled my Storm Journey 5.5 x 3x 1.75 using Storm VLS and my axis point is 3 ¼ right and 7/8 up. The Storm Journey is a symmetric pearl reactive piece that I really like medium volume patterns. The medium RG and big diff gives this ball medium to high flare potential when I need something to give me more motion control down lane. Overall, this ball is very versatile and pairs well with the Phaze II when you need a pearl coverstock.

My YouTube video of the ball can be found at: