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Nova
« on: January 14, 2022, 10:02:55 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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The Storm Nova high-performance bowling ball advances core technology astronomically! By combining the advanced asymmetric Ignition core with the R2X Hybrid Reactive coverstock Storm is able to achieve the striking power that is expected from their high-performance bowling balls. This ball was designed to rev up fast and have a powerful finish with more movement downlane and extra flare potential. The hybrid coverstock and 3000-grit finish is ideal for heavy oiled lanes but is versatile enough to handle many conditions and surfaces with no problem.

Color: Hot Pink/Lime/Jet Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Ignition Core (14#-16#)
Coverstock: R2X Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 3000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.49 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.052 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Cherry Apple Slush

 

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Re: Nova
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 01:00:56 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43'

Volume:22.5 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


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The Nova is a  pretty interesting piece for me. It slots in as a stronger, more typical asym over the RST-X1.  The Nova to me is a faster Reality, but not near as fast as the Altered Reality. 

I donít think that this is a niche ball at all.  With surface changes this ball can cover a lot of ground.  Out of the box itís Strong with plenty of teeth and continuation.  In central Indiana we have a lot of wood centers still or older synthetics.  I hit the ball with Stormís Step 2 compound which shined it up pretty well.  It was actually a little too clean so I hit it again with a 3000 pad and boom, its perfect.

Super Versatile, Continuous Asym!  Get after it!
My layout is 4x5x2 or 50x5x30

Other balls getting a lot of play:
Dark Code-4x6x2
UFO Alert-4.5x5x3.75
Altered Reality-4.25x5.25x2
Wolverine-4.25x5.25x2


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Re: Nova
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2022, 07:21:18 PM »
Hey everyone, this is Storm staff member Josh Shoemaker here again with another ball review for the brand-new Nova. As always, I would like to thank Storm for providing the equipment I use every time I step out onto the lanes and I Am Bowling for making sure I always look good no matter what! Today I will be bowling on a standard medium to higher volume house shot in a new center. This will most likely be where a majority of my videos will be recorded from now on due to myself bowling league here now. This lane had a ton of friction from leagues and open bowling but I decided to roll with it anyways. This will give everyone a good look of how the ball rolls on less than ideal conditions. The Nova features the ignition core which has an RG of 2.49, differential of 0.052 and intermediate split of 0.019 in 15 lbs. The ignition core is wrapped in R2X which is designed to fit right in between R2S and NRG. This is the first bigger cover and core asym Iíve drilled pin up since the Honey Badger Intensity. I wanted an option similar to my RST but more forward off the end of the pattern. Luckily, I guessed correctly and thatís exactly what I see out of this ball. I had a chance to throw it on a fresh league condition after filming this video and I was able to stand a zone farther right the first two games compared to where I normally play. Compared to the RST, the Nova is more forward off the end of the pattern and a touch cleaner overall. Compared to the Proton PhysiX, the Nova is a pretty substantial step down in terms of overall friction created and would be a great 2 ball off of the Proton. The Nova is available for pre order from any Storm VIP Pro shop for the January 14th release!

Review Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDeDu82IYGM&t=3s

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Re: Nova
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2022, 06:48:17 AM »
The new Storm Nova is going to be something very special. Using the Ignition Core helps the Nova rev up fast and finish strong with a more aggressive movement down lane. Wrapped with the R2X Hybrid coverstock, this helps make this one of the most versatile balls I have ever thrown. Out of the box, the Nova comes with a little surface at 3000 grit. With this surface, the ball is very strong in the fronts and midlane, with mild backend, which is perfect for heavier oil. For me I wanted to see how it would do when adding some shine to it, so I added Storms reacta shine to it and I was not disappointed. The ball got through the fronts so easily now, but still reacted well in the mid-lane, while retaining so much energy on the backend. It did not matter how far left I moved, the ball just kept coming back and shredding the rack. I will be drilling another one to keep surface on for fresh oil, and shine on my other one to throw when it starts reading too early.

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Storm Nova review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 05:29:41 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

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The Nova is Stormís newest ball in their asymmetrical line. It is similar to the Proton Physix and Reality, but of course is slightly different. The Nova will be the first ball out of my bag on medium patterns, and on long patterns will come out when the Proton Physix is hooking too early and burning up. I polished the Nova, then hit it with a 2000 abralon pad, and that helps it retain more energy. I believe that is the way to go if you are going to throw it on house shots or anything that hooks a lot. I really like the color pattern on the Nova as well. Being green and red, it is very readable going down the lane and looks flat out good!

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Rev Rate: 400
Speed: 16
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16

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Nova
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2022, 02:14:45 PM »
When i first heard about the Nova, my first thought was is this the new physix. But was i wrong this ball is much stronger. This is storms new big asymmetrical. This ball is not quite as early as a proton physix, but i ended up polishing mine to have it store more energy going through the pins. For all you high rev players like myself, if you dont have enough volume this ball rolls great at 2000 polished. For all you players that play down and in, leave this ball right at box finish and you won't be disappointed. Pick your favorite layout and you'll be off to the races.

       Anthony Wiegand

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Re: Nova
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2022, 03:30:45 PM »
Storm Nova
Layout: 4.75 x 4 x 2.5 Storm Vector Layout
Rev Rate: 325 rpm
Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine Ė Brunswick Anvilane

The Storm Nova utilizes the new Ignition Core and the R2X Hybrid reactive cover.  We tested against the Helios Idol and Altered Reality.  The Nova reminded me of a stronger Reality.  The Nova is a little sooner than the Reality so I donít feel like it will be as versatile but still more versatile than 90% of strong balls.  During testing, the Nova got better the deeper we moved.  We tested on a lighter oil pattern with crispy outsides so not the ideal condition for the Nova.  The Altered Reality performed the best because the pattern fit it better.  The Nova passed the eye test.  I feel it is going to be a real good one.  Arturo Quintero just highlighted it on the PBA Playerís Championship telecast.  The cherry apple slush scent is a bonus.  #Stormnation

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Re: Nova
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2022, 06:45:28 AM »
LANE CONDITION
Storm
Nova
Cover Stock: R2X Reactive Hybrid
Finish: 3000-Grit Abralon
Core: Ignition
RG: 2.49
Differential: 0.052
Int Diff: 0.019

Layout: 2 x 6 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 Storm Nova features the Ignition core which has been featured in a number of international releases. This first addition in a world wide release has been a huge success. For those that like ball motion similar to the 900 Global Reality and the Storm Proton Physix are really enjoying the Nova which overall hooks slightly less than the ^ balls.

For my video I went with the box finish, which for most will work extremely well. One recommendation I share for slower ball speeds such as myself is hitting solids with a 4K or 5K abralon pad on a spinner to gain a touch of extra length through the front part of the lane. Also, you can allow the ball to lane shine slightly which after a few games, you'll notice a little extra length out of most solid coverstocks.

This ball is what I would call a more tame version of a "hook monster" with great control and will allow more opportunity to open the lanes a bit before jumping into another ball. In regards to transition, I really enjoyed the 900 Global Volatility, but once the lanes changed I had to jump out of that ball very quickly. The Nova definitely allows more forgiveness for a bigger ball in the arsenal.

Be sure to try out a Storm Nova and fill that gap for fresh league and heavier volume tournament patterns. I'm definitely excited to use the Nova more in tournament competion. Please be sure to visit your favorite pro shop today!

Michael Slatky
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Storm Nova Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2022, 12:39:56 PM »
The Nova features the R2X hybrid cover at a 3000 grit sanded finish and the new to us asymmetric Ignition core coming in at a 2.49 RG, .052 differential, and a .019 intermediate differential in 15 pounds.  R2X hybrid isnít new, but itís only been used twice before for the Virtual Energy and Modern Marvel, while weíve seen the solid version most recently on the Hy-Road X.  The Ignition core is a new core to the US, itís been used several times overseas, specifically in the Gate series, and is strong, very continuous and tumbly.  The overall package gives the Nova an incredibly versatile reaction.  The cover is medium strength, so while surface will help it hook on heavier volumes, shine will help it reach down to drier conditions than you might expect.  The core gives the reaction a more gradual but climbing and momentum building look to it.  If you raise your speed and/or lower your revs, the Nova can be very smooth and blendy, but if you slow roll it, you can hook the whole lane and get a sharper and more dynamic reaction.  The Nova is asymmetric but a medium strength asym and fits below something like a Proton PhysiX, and above the Phaze 3.

Nova review: https://youtu.be/yx_Mr2rTRDE
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Re: Nova
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2022, 06:33:57 PM »
This is a different ball motion than I am used to seeing from Storm line of products. The Nova has the Ignition Core, which helps it get going earlier down the lane. Combined with the R2X Hybrid cover, the ball does not lack overall strength. For me, the cover surface is a little too much for the surface (wood) and volume (25mls) that I see on our typical house shot. A little polish gets the ball to go a little further while maintaining the same type of shape as an out of box reaction. This ball reminds me a lot of the Roto Grip RSX-1, but a little stronger overall. And it fits in as a nice step down from the 900 Global Reality.

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Re: Nova
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2022, 12:40:02 PM »
The all new Storm Nova features the Ignition Core wrapped in the R2X Hybrid coverstock which allows the bowler to see the highest level of flare potential possible! The Nova has already received a ton of positive publicity being thrown by Ortoro on the Players Championship shows, as seen during those shows, this ball is a versatile option that goes through the pins extremely well! You will not be disappointed by this ball, my favorite part of this ball is that it is very receptive to surface changes, it rolls well with 1000 grit and it rolls well when you add polish to the ball. After talking to a number of people who have thrown this ball they have seen the most success letting the ball laneshine/polish. I am excited to get out on the lanes and throw this ball again, go out and get yours today!

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Re: Nova
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2022, 11:09:30 PM »
Storm Nova
Coverstock: R2X Hybrid Reactive
Core: Ignition Core
Layout: 70 x 3.5 x 80

Video Review Link:
https://youtu.be/Eeds5-NfdXI

I have a uniquely drilled shorter pin under Rubicon that I enjoy throwing. I wasn't sure exactly how to drill the Nova to fit in the bag so I put this layout on the Nova (70 x 3.5 ◊ 80). I was pleasantly surprised with the results. This is not a ball I am going to personally circle the lane with which is fine. I could kind of tell that from the headquarters videos and early Staff reviews. I see the Rubicon as cleaner and the Nova as earlier and more round, yet they are similar in shape/strength and are great complements to one another. I think the Nova will prove to be a nice ball for tougher patterns and will match up for big rev rates that need a blend ball and lower rev rates looking for extra help.
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Bowler Info: PAP 4 1/8 x 3/4 up, Speed 18, Rev Rate 425

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Re: Nova
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2022, 01:58:16 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 41ft

Volume: medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): modified house shot


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Likes: I went very non-traditional with my Storm Nova. I drilled a Roto Grip UFO a few yrs ago that I laid the core over. The numbers were 5*5.5*75. Pin is down to the left of my center line and the mass bias is passed my VAL. This gives a super smooth motion because the flare was cut down tremendously. I went with the same layout on my Nova and it turned out fantastic!! Its a cleaner version of that UFO so it lets me be alittle straighter thru the front part of the lane, which i prefer. This ball is so versatile. Its going to be very very good on all types of patterns, house or sport.

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Re: Nova
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2022, 12:09:34 PM »
WOW. Not to say I was skeptical of this ball, but it exceeded all expectations. It is much stronger than I could have anticipated based off the numbers. It does not stop when it hits the pins. Sometimes it can be a little more unpredictable than I would like in that it can decide to jump on me when I donít move quick enough, but for the most part I have no issues controlling this ball. When it hits the pins it doesnít stop, leaving solid 8 pins is not a thing with the Nova. We most recently saw the R2X hybrid cover on the Hy-Road X which is one of my all-time favorites. So it is no surprise that I am matching up well with it once again, the difference being the asymmetric core giving me a little more punch down lane. The Nova for me is extremely versatile, I can move right and get on it and it blends the pattern really well, or I can move left, let it roll more and it gives me a much sharper reaction down lane. I see the Nova getting a ton of action when I am bowling on sport patterns.

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Storm Nova Review
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2022, 09:57:59 AM »
Coverstock: R2X Hybrid Reactive
Core: Ignition
RG: 2.49
Diff: 0.052

The Storm Nova features the R2X hybrid cover stock and the Ignition core. Out of the box this ball was strong and has no issue with handling oil. After a few games and some shine on the Nova, I found it to be even more versatile. I could take some handout of the ball and play straighter or move inside and wheel it. For me the Nova sits right under the 900 Global Reality. When the Nova is going a bit too long or too much oil I can switch to the Reality. The same goes when the Reality is picking up too early, I can move into the Nova to get it down the lane further before reading the friction. This ball is good and is going to be seen everywhere!

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