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Super Son!Q
« on: February 27, 2019, 03:03:27 PM »
The Storm Super Son!Q features the Centripetal HD Core which is the offspring of the original Centripetal Core. The core family has provided one of the most dominant shapes in the Storm line of bowling balls. The Centripetal HD Core is denser than any other Storm core so far. This density produces an RG of 2.47 which creates a very low center of gravity which allows this ball to hit the pins at just the right spot to maximize pin carry. To top off this core Storm covered this ball with the proven NRG Hybrid Reactive coverstock and is finished with a 3000 grit Abralon sanding.

Color: Black/Orange/Purple
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: NRG Hybrid Reactive
Core: Centripetal HD Core (14#-16#), Centripetal Core (12#-13#)
Finish: 3000-grit Abralon
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
RG: 2.47 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.047 (15# ball)
Fragrance: Sweet Plum



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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2019, 08:36:03 PM »
My stats are in my profile.

I drilled my SUPER SON!Q up 4.75 x 55 which puts the pin in my ring finger. This is a layout I like to use when I'm going from a strong asym ball and a strong asym pearl is too over/under to use yet. This payout on a strong ball gives me some time until the lane lets me get to my HALO PEARL or even further down to my SON!Q.

I may drill a second one to be like my SON!Q which has a layout of 5 x 40 and is more versatile for me on house. The SUPER would give me a ball to start a little more into the oil line until we blow a hole in the track and need to ball down to the SON!Q.

Drill this one up for control and early smooth read.
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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2019, 08:28:05 AM »
Just got back from the Open Championships and I can tell you, this ball was THE go-to for me this year. If youíve bowled the OCís, you know what a FLAT pattern looks like. For most, (even pros) these patterns are head-scratchers to say the least. So for me, I needed something to keep me in play. Something that didnít over-read the short pattern and something that wouldnít blow through the long.

I laid this out with a 4 ľ x 5 ĺ x 3 Ĺ. This is the same layout I have on my original Son!Q and I love the way the position of this core shapes. Like my Physix, the cover helps me out by slowing it down toward the end of the pattern. Like my Son!Q, the core position helps the ball curve and roll more forward. At the OCís where speed kills and grabbing it will having it wave at the headpin as it goes by, this ball kept me in the game on both patterns. I used it more toward the end of teams (shorter pattern) and more in the middle of Singles and Doubles (longer pattern).

I only have a handful of games with it on a house shot. In the house I bowl in the most, there simply isnít enough oil to use this ball very long. Like any new dull surface ball, early friction just kills the reaction. So, if you bowl on a lighter volume house pattern, be mindful of that.


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Super Son!Q by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2019, 09:21:43 PM »
For the first time since the IQ Tour Fusion, we have a new hybrid in the Master line with the Super Son!Q.  The Centripetal HD core from the Son!Q is back, but this time with a much stronger cover formula in NRG Hybrid.  The result is an earlier and smoother ball but with the very distinct roll from the Son!Q.  While the Super will cover heavier volumes due to the stronger cover, given the difference in shape, I found the Super and the original to cover a similar amount of boards overall, they just do it in different ways.  When confronted with volumes in excess of 25ml, youíll begin to see more separation between the two reactions, but on a house shot, theyíll play similar lines.  The Son!Q will be longer and stronger, while the Super will be earlier and blend the backend reaction much more, so they are great compliments for each other.
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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2019, 06:26:23 PM »
The Storm Super Soniq is a great addition to the master line. The first hybrid we've had since the IQ Fusion. I drilled mine 45 x 5.5 x 30 gives me length and control down lane I need. Compared to my Soniq this ball reads much faster and more controllable off the spot. This is a great ball to add to your lineup and is one of the first balls out of my ball.


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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2019, 01:12:46 PM »
Storm Super Son!q
Layout: 60 x 4 Ĺ x 35

The Storm Super Son!q is a midlane-heavy beast that needs oil in the front part of the lane, but is great when the lanes are heavily oiled or the pattern is long.  The amount of midlane roll that this ball possesses rivals other heavy oil balls in the Storm lineup, such as the Crux Prime, but the Super Son!q has a smoother reaction off the end of the pattern. It is a great ball to start on fresh heavier league patterns, and then transition to other balls, such as the original Son!q, when the lanes start to dry up a bit.

Compared the the Storm Crux Prime, the overall amount of hook is similar, but I was more comfortable throwing the Crux Prime once I got further left, due to the directional change of the asymmetric core. The rolly nature of the symmetric core in the Super Son!q allows it to be smoother at the break point.

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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2019, 10:33:20 AM »
I was looking for a ball that I could go to when my Physix was too much and my IQ Tour just wasnít quite enough. (All 3 of these balls are drilled pin up) The Super Son!Q has fit the bill and more than exceeded my already high expectations. The Physix is one of my all-time favorite balls so when I heard the Super SON!Q was going to utilize the same cover stock I wanted to jump all over it!

Just in throwing it on a THS (Typical House Shot) in league I have loved how clean the ball is through the first part of the lane.  It rolls really heavy for me through the midlane and since our house pattern is soiled with a little more oil than most, the ball really blended the wet/dry very well through the end of the first game and beginning of the second. This ball LOVES oil! Although the Super Son!Q is really ďstrongĒ for me, I never felt it was uncontrollable. I never felt it ďjumpĒ at the end of the pattern when it hit friction. This allowed me to make calculated moves very quickly and not miss the transition.  This is the strongest symmetrical ball I have in my bag and it is filling a huge hole that I have needed to fill for a while.

All in all, even though I have had success with the SON!Q in league on a THS, it will also have a spot in my tournament bag as well for a long time to come.


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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2019, 01:06:28 PM »
Storm Super Son!q

Layout 65x5.5x70

The Super Son!q is quite strong front to back despite being a hybrid cover. This ball like to dig in the oil without sacrificing angle at all.
I like to use it on 38 to 43 feet sport patterns. Fresh House shot just starting a little right of where i would with a crux prime. this ball compliments the crux prime perfectly
If you loved the original son!q this is a must have. This ball is so versatile ive put polish on it and sanded it to 500 and fits every environment.


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Super Son!Q
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2019, 01:33:44 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Various Patterns


Layout: Pin Thru the Ring Finger
PAP: 5 over, 3/4 up

I loved my original Soniq, so I figured I would like the new Super Soniq with the NRG Hybrid Coverstock. I had my Soniq drilled pin thru as well, so I wanted to do the same with this. I love this ball. Between the Crux Prime, Super Soniq, and the Soniq you can't go wrong from the transition of those balls. I get fantastic midlane reaction from the Super Soniq, and it finishes with authority going thru the pins. I really can't ask much more from this ball. I can use this ball on any lane condition. I'll use it at on our THS at home, and I'll use it on the PBA for medium-long patterns. Must have in your bag

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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2019, 10:30:52 AM »
NRG Hybrid coverstock - 3000 grit - 5" flare
This ball is the third one I drilled since my return to bowling, was trying to have a nice 3 ball arsenal for my comeback, selected this ball for the NRG cover which I loved on the current Hyroad with NRG solid cover. I found the Super roll very comparable in the front part of the lane and seen a smidgen difference in the "wobble" in the mid point of the lane, it remained unstable for a split second longer and which in turn allow more energy to be stored and causing a strong angle off of the breakpoint and into the pocket, making the carry better. I had to change the surface of the Hyroad too much for it to move too early for my liking on HPL. I love the SUPER SON!Q for my current heavier volume and longer pattern lengths.


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Storm Super Son!Q
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2019, 02:31:25 PM »
Super SONiQ Ė 6 x 5 x 2.5

Storm really out did themselves with this one, they took the original core in the SONiQ and wrapped it around the cover stock used on the PhysiX. The Super SONiQ my first few shots in throwing this ball, I was amazed on how clean the ball was for being such a low RG. This ball will defiantly always be in my bag for any patterns under 42 ft because of how versatile it is, I have used it on the fresh and I have used it on the double burn at tournaments. This is a must for tournament bowlers !


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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2019, 09:08:32 PM »

Length: Medium

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The new addition to Stormís master Line is the Super Son!Q.  The Super Son!Q has a super dense centripetal HD core which is surrounded by the NRG Hybrid Reactive coverstock.  This combo will make the Super Son!Q stronger in the mid lane and more predictable on the backend compared to the original Son!Q.  What I noticed besides the shelf appeal is that the Super Son!Q is a beast.  The layout I used was the classic 4X4X2 with no hole this was based off my PAP of 5 5/8 over and ĺ up with a relative low rev rate of around 300.  I was able to use the Super Son!Q on a fresh house pattern and a pretty beat up house pattern (Cosmic and open play for two days).  What I noticed is how strong the Super Son!Q was compared to the Son!QÖ A good 5 five boards left with my feet and eyes!  Even with me opening my angles up the strength displayed on the backend was impressive.  The NRG Hybrid coverstock help retain enough energy to get around the corner on the burn / carry down but strong enough to handle the fresh.  Overall, the Super Son!Q would be a good investment for the casual league player looking for a little more pop or the tournament player looking for a work horse. 

Likes: Versatile bowling ball


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Storm Super Son!Q review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2019, 07:17:56 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Cover:NRG Hybrid Reactive
Weightblock:  Centripetal HD Core
Finish: 3000
RG: 2.47
Differential: 0.047

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

Ball Layout: Pin in Ring 55 X 4 3/8 X 50

The Storm Super Son!q continues the excellence of the !Q line with a new, dull finish version of the Son!q that gives you a massive amount of footprint in oil. This smoother ball is fantastic on high volume patterns where you want to go a little straighter through the fronts.

The Low RG low Diff cores that have made the !Q balls unique matches up very well with the NRG Hybrid Reactive cover. This ball so consistant in the midlane that I think it's a huge asset on sport patterns and high volume house shots. I went with a pretty aggressive layout on mine with the idea that I might be pidgeon-holing this ball for tournaments and I've been very happy with my results throwing it in league. I'm not a high speed player but I love being able to largely ignore what my hand is doing because this ball never misses the mid-lane for me.

Sometimes I can find the high diff balls can put me in jail after a game or sometimes even after practice because when they open the front up I have to increase angle. This ball lets me make parallel moves which I find much more conducive to breaking a tough pattern down. It's smooth move off the back-end keeps so much of the over/under feeling from killing me in the transition that I've found this to be my new favorite ball the first few games of a block.

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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2019, 10:37:21 AM »

This is my review of the Super SoniQ. We have the NRG Hybrid, a very popular cover and the Centripetal weight block, also quite popular. Letís put them together and see how it goes. I can personally say, so far so good. Iíve been rolling this ball for two weeks in league and once in a tournament and Iím pretty happy with how itís performing. I drilled it 4x3x4 which puts the pin low under my ring finger and the CG kicked hard to the right.

Normally Iím not a huge fan of pin under layouts but, I drilled two Crux Primes last month and shockingly the pin under variant has been my favorite. A possible change of heart for me I guess.

The Super SoniQ does not have a brand new shape on the lane, it doesnít have more hook then other releases or do anything that we havenít seen yet. But, It carries really wellÖIím not sure if that is a product of the core/cover combination or something more sciencey that I could never  wrap my head aroundÖit just does. My strike percentage in the last two weeks is ridiculous and just for context, I am NOT a great bowler by any means. I have a saying in the shop, If I can strike with it, anyone can. That saying applies hereÖ

This ball is very strong out of the box and it took a couple of games to get a bit of lane shine on it and since that happened, it seems to be more angular than before. Maybe something to keep in mind if you drill one up. I plan on releasing an update video on this ball and the CruxPrime in a few weeks. Iím curious to see how the SPEC cover holds up compared to the NRG

Iím not totally sure where I have the Super SoniQ stacked in my own arsenal yet. It reminds of the Drive and obviously the Hyroad Nano but, with a considerable difference in core strength between the Hyroad Nano and Super SoniQ you could get away with having both in your bag. The Phaze II also comes to mind but, I love that ball and itíll take something incredible to dethrone the king of symmetricsÖin my opinion. So, thatís what I got. A bit more time on the lanes should clear things up for me.

Why should you drill a Super SoniQ? One good reason is, if you need to replace your current big motor, solid symmetrical ball with a ton of games on it or maybe you have faster ball speed and need something to dig in and slow you down or you have a bunch money burning a hole in your pocket and you love Storm and you want spend it. Those are all good reasons, you pick the one that makes sense.


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Re: Super Son!Q
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2019, 01:27:14 PM »
Storm Super Soniq
Layout:  60 x 4 1/4 x 60

The Super Soniq has the NRG Hybrid cover found on the Physix wrapped around the Centripetal HD core from the Soniq. I find the Super Soniq with surface to be noticeably earlier than about anything else in my bag (other than maybe the Crux Prime). So understandably, this ball needs a fair amount of oil to play at box. It fits in the bag below the Physix and is quite a bit stronger than the IQ Tour.

I think this ball will fit perfectly for most lower rev players that need hook throughout much of the lane or high speed players that need the ball to really slow down.
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Storm Super Soniq by Matthew Kemper
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2019, 08:50:56 AM »
The Storm Super Soniq is Stormís newest Master Line release.  The Super Soniq contains the Centripetal HD Core and is covered with he NRG Hyrbrid Reactive cover that is factory fanished at 3000 grit.

I drilled my Super Soniq with a 5 in. Pin to pap which puts the pin above my middle finger and the CG kicked to the right a bit.  This is an old but favorite layout that I used 7 years ago and Iím starting to find some success again with it.  This layout gives me some length and while also giving me a lot of overall hook from the ball.  The NRG Cover is also found on the Storm Physix which I think is a good choice for the Super Soniq.  When throwing the Super Soniq I get more overall hook compared to the Physix as well as an earlier roll.  I like my Storm Physix which has the same layout but I always thought it was too smooth in the mid lane on heavier oil and now the Super Soniq gives me that stronger mid lane roll that I was looking for.  I have also found that the Super also gives me the best look Iíve ever had on super walled up house conditions.  Iíve struggled with these in my career and again with the strength and solid roll through the mid part of the lane, it really blends the pattern and Iím able to get back into the pocket with a good amount of energy left to help carry. 
I recommend this ball for anyone looking for a ball that can handle oil and who is not afraid to get left and loop the lane.  This ball will cover may different types of oil patterns except maybe short patterns but its very versatile.