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Night Road
« on: October 06, 2022, 01:56:01 PM »
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The Hy-Road series of bowling balls from Storm has been a favorite for a long time! The Storm Night Road carries on that tradition through the use of the successful Inverted Fe2 weight block used in all of the Hy-Road bowling balls. This mid-performance ball introduces us to the ReX Pearl Reactive coverstock which is a combination of the R2S and NeX coverstock technologies. This ball offers power and control a provides an ideal response time to friction that is sure to gain attention.

Color: Midnight Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: ReX Pearl Reactive
Core: Inverted Fe˛ Technology
Finish: 4K - Fast
Hook Potential: Medium
Length: Middle
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium
Fragrance: Fruit Trifle

 

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Re: Night Road
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2022, 10:18:10 PM »
Night Road • Thunder Series
Core • Inverted Fe2 Technology
Coverstock • ReX Pearl Reactive • Finish 4k-fast
Weight • 15 lbs. RG • 2.57 Differential • .046
Layout • 4 x 4 x 2
Tester PAP • 5" R, 5/8" D Tester Axis Tilt • 11° Testers Rev Rate • 325
Test Pattern • 42' THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street

Storm's legacy of excellence and quality leaped another step forward with their release of the Night Road. The Night Road is built with Storms proven Inverted Fe2 Technology Core and wrapped with their brilliant mixture - the NeX Pearl Coverstock! And the NeX Pearl coverstock is brilliant because it takes the meaning of "Pearl" to a whole different level! And that elevated level gives the Night Road a place of its own in the Storm Thunder Series. So, let's take a closer look.

The Inverted Fe2 Technology Core is one of Storm's most trusted and proven cores. And if you own or watch the original Hy-Road in action, you can understand why. The Inverted Fe2 technology Core provides a smooth rolling ball with a predictable motion in the mid-lane and a crisp, clean turn-off the pattern. And being a straighter player, I became most fond of the Inverted Fe2 Technology Core's ability to retain its energy as it steamrolls through the pins. And with its strong continuation, I can count on the Inverted Fe2 Technology Core to deliver a strong pin reaction that keeps me striking. Rather than deflecting and leaving a ten-pin to shoot at in the tenth frame!

The NeX Pearl Coverstock is what gives the Night Road a place of its own in the Thunder Series! This brilliant mixture is not another "Pearl" like the Hy-Road Pearl or a Hybrid like the original Hy-Road. Instead, the ReX Pearl Reactive is what I would label a "Pearl-brid." Because the Night Road reads earlier than your standard Pearl Coverstock and retains that smooth, clean look we like to see in the back end.

And when I took the NeX Pearl's factory 4k-fast finish to 2000-grit Abralon followed by Reacta-Shine polish. I found the NeX Pearl provided a softer and more methodical transition through the hook and roll phases than a Hybrid. And I especially liked how the NeX Pearl blends the wet/dry conditions and has a smooth response when it finds friction. So, needless to say, I am a fan of the ReX Pearl coverstock.

In conclusion, the Night Road brings a new dimension to Storm's Thunder Line. And standing on its own, the Night Road makes an excellent fit for many league bowlers. And for those who love the Hy-Road, you will find that when combined with the Night Road, you will have a strong combination to tackle any type of conditions you encounter on your way down the lane! So, talk to your local pro shop operator today and see where the Night Road fits into your arsenal. The Night Road is worth the trip!

Rick Klimowicz
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Penndel, PA

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Re: Night Road
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2022, 09:13:26 AM »
After watching multiple reviews of the Night Road at 4k fast I was almost positive that as soon as i got it... it was getting polished.  and it did

Drilled mine 4x4x2

For ME its a 3rd game monster.  Little oil allergic early with the polish, can get a little to over / under early. 

But when the wall sets up and there is friction outside the NightRoad shines.  Super easy length then the cover/core combo takes a hold with a strong arc motion to the pocket.   Reminds me of the Hyroad X only a good bit more back end.
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Night Road!!
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2022, 02:42:04 PM »
The all new night road is the newest addition to the storm thunder line. If you're looking for an updated hyroad pearl with more punch on the back then this is the ball for you. I drilled mine 55x4 3/4x35 and i can't get this monster to stop hooking down lane. This ball is a no brainer if you're a fan of the road series this is a must have for youRead more about review stating Night Road!!r bag. Get to your local pro shop and pick up this beauty!


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Re: Night Road
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2022, 05:57:25 PM »
The 3 latest Storm releases will create instant versatility in your bag and cover a variety of bases for any lane condition. The Super Nova is the strongest of the 3 designed for heavy oil conditions. The Night Road and Phaze 5 are designed for those medium conditions.
For those that enjoyed the Proton Physix the shape seen from the Super Nova will be comparable. When battling heavy oil and/or tight conditions the Super Nova will be an excellent selection to manage that environment. The Super Nova has one of the strongest covers Storm manufacturers and compliments this core very well. There is plenty of control with this high end asym and would be a cleaner option against the Gem which is earlier with more arc.
The Night Road which boasts a higher RG will be good for those early hooking surfaces early on or as a step down off the bigger balls like the Super Nova. I see this ball fitting in my bag on the early hooking surfaces so I can keep everything in front of me early on without giving away the pocket. I have found the sanded finish provides plenty of blend off the backend as opposed to the stronger angular shapes we seen from the Hy-Road Pearl. Also, do not be afraid to polish this ball to create a longer more angular shape.
The Phaze 5 like the other Phaze balls does not disappoint. a direct replacement for the 4 the 5 provides plenty of continuation down lane when making its move off the spot. This ball will go with me everywhere I bowl and be that step down ball off the bigger asym or solid sym's. When you are looking to start creeping in and opening those angles up this ball will be one of your best assets.

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Re: Night Road
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2022, 04:56:50 PM »
Storm Night Road
Coverstock: ReX Pearl Reactive
Core: Inverted Fe2
Layout: 5 x 3 x 1

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I have had many Hy-Roads over my bowling career. Different layouts and surfaces, they all have been good. I even liked the Hy-Road Max from a bit ago. This new Night Road is a clean ball that really reads off the spot. Wouldn't call it angular by any means but it does hit hard. I did not like what I saw out of box so I almost immediately hit it with 500, 1000, and Step 2. This seems to be the surface most liked on this ball. Due to a grip change, I don’t have comparison Dark Code and Infinite Physix balls which share the ReX Pearl cover, but from my experience with them, the Night Road is more responsive. Compared to my shiny control piece, the Zen, it’s quite evident the Zen picks up a bit quicker and is less violent off the spot. I see the Zen as more of an all around ball where the Night Road feels like a house shot killer to me.
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Night Road
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2022, 11:28:12 AM »
The night road is at factory 4k fast finish with the pearl R2X cover what can I say but…AMAZING! For the people who know me I LOVE the hyroad which is my all time favorite ball and getting a new updated road series ball had me very excited and its a pearl.

The night road is a great league ball for many different players that I have seen. Before I got mine I helped with a storm matchmaker and during that I rolled one to see how it would be with the ol faithful Fe2 core from the road series balls and the new coverstock and WOW it was more than what I expected. When mine came in I do most of my road series balls pin under ring finger and did not disappoint. For me it seems to be a modern day hyroad pearl but stronger with the 4k fast and stronger coverstock technology. Very clean having the pearl cover but once it reads the mids with the 4k fast surface you would think it wants to check up but it actually keeps going down lane then makes strong but predictable/consistent back end motion. I can use it on fresh around the 10 board then from there I can start moving right lil by lil for 3 games. Some nights I can’t use it on the fresh but when it gets to game 2-3 I can use it for the rest of the night. Its awesome to still have a road series ball in my bag and have some personality of the older hyroads but to today’s conditions which is why the road series is still being made!

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Re: Night Road
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2022, 06:30:04 PM »
The Hyroad Line continues! Storm introducing the brand new Night Road. The Hyroad core that we all know and love is back wrapped with the Nex Pearl Coverstock featured on the Dark Code and Infinite Physix. I was really excited to see this cover and core combination. I have fallen in love with the Dark Code and I throw that ball everywhere. The Hyroads have also been a go to ball late in the blocks for me, but sometimes they are too over/under for me. This Night Road is the best of both worlds!
I was originally expecting this ball to be a lot more angular than it is, but it still provides a great shape for me. If I need a clean ball to stand on top of the friction and give me a smoother motion, this ball does the trick. From the deeper parts of the lane, this ball is just as clean as the Roto Grip Hustle Wine, but not as angular. Much more smoother and controllable motion downlane.
This ball I can see fitting all styles of bowler serving different purposes in each players bags. Stop by your local Storm VIP Pro Shop today and place your order for one!

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Re: Night Road
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2022, 04:23:20 PM »
The Night Road is the new addition to the already famous Road series from Storm. It has the same inverted Fe2 core that is found in the HyRoad and the rest of the HyRoad series. The cover is the REX pearl cover. REX can be very aggressive, to me, polished and dull. On the Night Road, I went back to my old standard of 70x5x80 and I could not be more pleased. I've been looking for an answer to the over/under extreme wet/dry we have and this is the perfect ball/layout combo for it. This allows me to play anywhere on the lane with this ball, however, I am noticing this ball's comfort zone is between 15-25. The predictability and continuation from this ball is just insane. It does exactly what a symmetric ball is supposed to do, and does it very well. It gives you room on the lane left to right, and doesn't do anything crazy off of friction. An AWESOME benchmark piece I would highly recommend.
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Night Road Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2022, 12:23:49 PM »
The Night Road features the new and popular ReX pearl cover that we’ve seen on balls like the Dark Code, Infinite PhysiX, and that will also be on the upcoming Fate, and the ever popular Inverted Fe2 core from the Hy-Road series.  While we had a little trouble getting it to do much out of the box, a surface adjustment made a world of difference and now they see quite a bit of action, I even drilled an additional one with a different layout for a complimenting look.  ReX is quite clean and sharp for the overall strength, so when you combine that with the natural length the core wants to get, it feels like a stronger Hy-Road X or Hy-Road Pearl.  It’s the same rounder shape, but with a higher amount of traction and a firm but not sharp move on the backend.  It’s very naturally continuous, and while it’s a rolly ball, it’s not early rolling or chuggy.  The round and continuous shape allows it to be in play all over the lane because the length can help you be firm and direct or loop the whole lane if the situation calls for it.  I don’t find it to be too sensitive to friction, it’s a very strong cover of course, but it doesn’t puke or burn up on friction and handles a decent amount of oil, though again, it does naturally want to get down the lane easily so it can play on volume if you have the hand for it, but it may or may not be a good choice for heavier patterns depending on a few different things. 
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Storm Night Road Review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2022, 12:54:14 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

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The Night Road is just what you expected from another ball in the Hy-Road line, a great ball! It is on the weaker end of the Storm line, which means I will be throwing it on house shots, and when the lanes are hooking a lot in tournaments. The Night Road is smoother than I thought it would be, which has allowed me to use it further right than the Hy-Road Pearl. For me, this ball fits right between my Hyped Solid and Hustle Camo. If you are a fan of the original Hy-Road, you will like the Night Road because it has a similar predictable motion, just weaker overall. When I threw this ball in my YouTube review, I immediately knew that it was a home run release!

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Re: Night Road
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2022, 07:50:37 PM »
Storm Night Road
Coverstock: ReX Pearl (4K Fast)
Core: Inverted Fe2
RG: 2.57, Diff: 0.046 (15 lbs)
PAP: 5 3/16 over x 5/8 up
VLS Layout: 4.5 x 6.25 x 2.25
Dual Angle Layout: 80 x 4.5 x 35
Location: Prairie Lanes, Sun Prairie WI
Pattern: Medium volume THS

The Storm Night Road is the newest member of the Thunder Line.  It shares the same Inverted Fe2 weight block as the Hy-Road and Hy-Road Pearl, but this ball has the ReX pearl cover with the 4K Fast finish. The ReX cover is also found on the Dark Code and Infinite PhysiX. 

I kept the surface at box-finish and have just let the ball lane shine with use. This is a great ball to transition to towards the end of league or later in a tournament block after bigger hooking balls, like Super Nova, Proton PhysiX, or even Phaze 2, start burning up and losing energy. The Night Road still needs to see some friction though, so it typically isn’t the best option to start with unless you’re on a high-friction surface. I have the Night Road a bit smoother and stronger down lane compared to my Hy-Road Pearl with the same drilling. Due to the higher RG (2.57), the Night Road is still easily able to get through the front part of the lane, and the cover is strong enough to provide a strong, continuous motion off the breakpoint. In comparison, I get similar length out of Hy-Road Pearl, but with a quicker move on the backend due to the weaker R2S cover. 

This ball will be a staple in my bag and will see plenty of use in both league and tournament play after transition has occurred but still need something strong enough to make the corner when playing steep angles.

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« Last Edit: October 17, 2022, 08:18:58 PM by cpollentier »

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Re: Night Road
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2022, 07:52:57 AM »
The Night Road is here! Featuring REX pearl, which is on the Dark Code and Infinite Physix, the Night Road is the strongest Hy-Road-family ball to date. It midlanes more than the Hy-Road Pearl but still has that signature Hy-Road backend motion. With a surprising amount of traction in oil, the Night Road is a great compliment to cleaner strong balls like the Reality Check or Infinite Physix. The Night Road cover is strong enough to make it a great 3 ball when your big stuff starts to be too much but they aren't quite dry enough for your weak stuff.

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Re: Night Road
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2022, 10:02:49 AM »
The all new Night Road is the newest in the Hyroad line. Just like every other Hyroad, the Night Road features the same core that is in the original Hyroad, wrapped around the ReX Pearl Coverstock finished at Storm's 4K fast finish. The Nightroad combines my two favorite Hyroads: the Original and the Pearl. This ball is clean through the front part of the lane and angular on downlane. The best part of this ball is that it’s very versatile, I am able to play straight up the boards and move in a loft the gutter. This ball will not disappoint, go out and get yours today!

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Night Road review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2022, 09:57:18 PM »
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Cover: ReX Pearl
Core: Inverted Fe˛
Finish: 4K - Fast
RG: 2.58 (14lb)
Diff: .037 (14lb)

Me:

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up
Ball Layout: Pin over Ring Finger 4 7/8 Pin to Pap 1 7/8 inch pin buffer

Storm's new Thunder Line release is the Night Road. The Fe2 core seems to be a success in whatever cover it's wrapped in. The Night Road uses the ReX Pearl that was featured on the Dark Code, giving this new "Road" ball some mid-lane traction to go with the signature back-end motion that comes with the Fe2.

Sometimes a ball and cover will fight each other when one wants early motion and the other late. Sometimes on special balls, they create motion in the mid-lane that just seems to keep going. That's what happened with the Night Road. I'm a huge fan of this ball for games 2 and 3. It's strong enough to handle both ends of the transition and it's always great to be able to stay in a ball for longer.

I've found the Night Road to be useful on alot of patterns. Navigating a transitioning lane is so much easier when you can count on both mid-lane read and backend motion to be consistant across a huge swath of varying lane conditions. I first threw it in league on our long high volume house shot. I threw it a few shots in practice before league and it looked pretty good with my angles a little straighter but boy did it come off the spot downlane. I figured I'd like it more once I could open the angle up with it and I wasn't wrong. Keep going left it'll keep coming back!

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