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Omega Crux
« on: March 06, 2020, 09:03:20 AM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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Storm has brought back the Catalyst Core in the Storm Omega Crux high performance bowling ball. This popular core has been known for its unmatched power, increased entry angle, as well as allowing more room for drilling error due to dynamic asymmetrical design and vertical cavity technology. The GI-20 Pearl coverstock used in this ball stands for Game Improvement 2020. This special coverstock was specifically designed to improve performance in the modern difficult bowling environment. The GI-20 Pearl Reactive coverstock used on the Omega Crux is best used on heavier oil conditions and has a really good skid, hook and then roll reaction. This ball can recover for almost anyplace on the lane.

Color: White/Copper/Graphite
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Catalyst (Asymmetrical)
Coverstock: GI-20 Pearl Reactive
Finish: 3000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.50
Differential: 0.052
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Cinnamon

 

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Re: Omega Crux
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 12:37:44 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43'

Volume: 20mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Strong motion down lane

Dislikes: too much surface out of box


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The newest Crux is back with the same Catalyst Core with the GI-20 Pearl Cover.  My only complaint with this ball is that the surface is a little too strong right out of the box.  I actually smoothed mine down to a 3000 grit surface and promptly had the front 11, my first game in league.  A filthy 8 pin denied me...  If I were to be honest, I haven't liked the Crux series, I was very skeptical when this one came out but curiosity got the best of me.  This ball is clean while still being heavy rolling.  It makes a great motion off the dry and my goodness does it go through the pins! 

I have been tweaking some things in my game and my PAP has changed considerably. 
I am now at 4-1/2" over by 1/2" up.
I went with 50x5x35.

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Storm Omega Crux
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 07:39:42 PM »
I drilled my Omega Crux 5 x 3 x 4 and left it at its box surface, this ball comes with the same Catalyst Core as the other Crux lined balls but wrapped with the brand new GI-20 Pearl cover. First impressions about throwing this ball was wow, for being a pearl this ball didnít really jerk off the end of the pattern or when I missed into the friction. The Omega Crux glided through the front part of the lane.  Multiple style of bowlers will enjoy the versatility of this ball and will shoot big numbers with it. I already have shot 839 with it just after a few times of using it.

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Omega Crux
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 10:54:20 PM »
Length:42
Volume: High
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS
Rev Rate: 450
Ball Speed: 17 mph
PAP: 5 1/16 x 3/4 up


Introducing the Omega Crux, the newest release in the Primer line. The Omega Crux uses the new GI-20 Pearl Cover wrapped around the Catalyst Core. The layout I used was 5 x 5 x 2 which put the pin right above both fingers and put the mass just to the right of my thumb. The Omega Crux is a great compliment to the Crux Prime. The new GI-20 Pearl cover helps get the Omega Crux to clear the fronts well but it still has that strong and continuous arc that is known from the Catalyst Core.
I'm gonna be using this piece a lot on medium-heavy conditions when I'm looking for that push through the fronts but still picks up strong in the mids.
 
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Re: Omega Crux
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 12:07:11 PM »
Couldnít wait for this one to come out!  A sanded pearl! $$$ The Omega Crux, the newest release in the Primier line. The Omega Crux uses the new GI-20 Pearl Cover wrapped around the Catalyst Core. The new GI-20 Pearl cover helps get the Omega Crux to clear the fronts well but it still has that strong and continuous arc that is known from the Catalyst Core. The layout I used in mine was 45 x 4.25 x 40.  This gives the ball a chance to read the mids well and still has great backend motion.  Excellent compliment to the Crux balls.  I wasnít a huge fan of the Crux Prime for myself as it was very jumpy off the spot, but the Omega is not.  Strong motion but controllable.  The Crux definitely wants oil on the lane to perform at its best but a must have in the bag as it blends out patterns as well. You will not be disappointed with this ball.

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Re: Omega Crux
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 12:35:42 PM »
Storm Omega Crux

The Omega Crux is the newest ball in the premier line. This is A stronger ball that out of the box comes with a 3000 grit finish. I found that grit to be a little strong out of the box for a THS. Very Strong in the mids and wants to stand up fast. As the carry down becomes apparent you can move left and still keep this ball in play. This will be for me more of a tournament ball where the pattern is longer or higher volume. For the average league bowler, this ball will be better with either some lane shine and/or polish. For the tournament player, this ball will be a must. Looking for a strong ball for the fresh, give the Omega Crux a shot.
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Omega Crux review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2020, 01:21:39 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:41
Volume:Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


COMMENTS

Core: Catalyst
Cover: GI-20 Pearl
Finish: 3000
RG: 2.50
Differential: 0.052

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

Ball Layout: Pin Up/Right of Ring 50 X 4 5/8 X 30

Storm's new powerhouse is a sanded pearl with a core that has been a proven performer. The Omega Crux wraps the Catalyst core that has powered one of the most successful lines of bowling balls in the GI-20 Pearl Reactive coverstock. Don't expect pearl reaction with this ball however, the sanded finish makes this ball early and STRONG in the front of the lane.

I began hearing comparisons to the Alpha Crux almost immediately after staffers starting getting their hands on the Omega. Intrigued I decided to layout my Omega exactly as my Alpha had been. I was surprised to find that for me, the motion and strength was exactly what I had remembered my alpha being. The greatest complement that I can give to an early-rolling ball is that is still continuous like the Alpha was.

I tested the Omega Crux, somewhat fortunately, on a house pattern which had recently been changed to add a bit of length and some substantial volume to the front of the pattern. It was beyond enjoyable to watch 90% of the league watch their balls squirt throught the front and have no change to recover down-lane, while my omega would see the mid-lane with unreal consistency. Taking a quick look at the league sheet next week I saw the vast majority of the league bowl below average while I had my best set of the year.

I've since had the opportunity to throw it with less volume on the lane and even on a broken down house-shot. The sessions on the worn pattern in particular were surprising as I kept waiting to see the ball shut down in the back after forcing it through the early friction but it just kept coming. This has quickly become my go to ball on the fresh and I see alot of bowlers choosing the omega crux to tackle volume.


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Re: Omega Crux
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 11:30:23 PM »
The Omega Crux.

WEIGHT BLOCK: Catalyst Core
WEIGHT: 15lbs
RG: 2.50
DIFF: 0.052
PSA: 0.017
COVER: GI-20 Pearl overstock
OUT OF BOX: 3000 Grit

Patterns used for review are HP modified.
Pattern A: 40Ft, 24 Mls
Pattern B: 43Ft, 29 Mls

PLAY
The Omega Crux was able to play both patterns from the inside and out with these differences. Pattern A allows for more movement inside and earlier. Pattern B allowed the Omega Crux to move outside.

The 3000 Grit really compliments the strong pearl cover.  For such a strong ball it scoots down the lane pretty well. If it seems any friction it just says adios. This does fairly well on Pattern B but could benefit from a slightly heavier volume.

Pattern A:
On this pattern there was no room for error.  I definitely had to keep the ball rolling end over end. Any slight reduction in speed and increase in axis of rotation and the ball would be through the nose. As oil pushed down it helped a bit but it would be best to change to a different ball.

Pattern B:
The three feet of extra length and slightly heavier volume suited this ball much better. I was able to get decent length and this ball shaped up really well. As I migrated left the ball started to react much better.

LOW DOWN: The Omega Crux with combination of the proven catalyst core and GI-20 pearl cover provide an extremely stable and readable ball reaction that doesnít sacrifice any continuation. #StormNation

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Re: Omega Crux
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2020, 07:29:35 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 41

Volume: 29mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): 5:1 Challege


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Itís rare that I can love a ball this much after only a few games out of the box. I put a 5x4.5x4 (pin under) layout on the Omega Crux hoping to create a rounder, more controlled shape. The Catalyst core tends to produce a stronger and rounder shape. Wrapped with the new GI-20 cover, you get a strong asymmetrical pearl that digs in just a little sooner to create that strong arcing backend that hits like it was shot out of a cannon.

In my 2nd game out of the box I shot 300 in a tournament on a 5:1, 41í challenge pattern. My strong solid pieces just couldnít hold energy through the pattern and my strongest pearl pieces were leaving me pinched and blowing through the break. Started a new shift on fresh oil and decided to put the Omega Crux to work. After striking 20 out of 24 frames, it started getting some attention.

This ball is for real. Very versatile. A day after throwing on that challenge pattern, I threw a practice session on my wood lanes and house pattern. I had no problems lining up and seeing that same smooth, strong and dependable motion.
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Re: Omega Crux
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2020, 04:17:51 PM »
The Catalyst core has been around for quite some time as it was in the original Crux in 2014. This core has a RG of 2.50, Diff of .052 and an Intermediate Diff of .017. The catalyst core is wrapped around the new Game Improvement-20 or GI-20 which comes sanded at 3000. The layout I chose for this ball was a variant of the one I used on the Gravity Evolve, for this ball I chose 5x4x2.
I have had a lot of great sets and games with the Alpha Crux, Crux Pearl, and the Crux Prime. I have also had a lot of success with the Game Improvement cover stocks on the lock and sure lock. So, to say I was giddy about this ball would be an understatement. I wanted this ball to be number two out of the bag behind the Gravity evolve which had a layout of 5x4x3. From time to time I do meet up with a lefty on league night and might have to ball down to maintain the line I want to play. The Omega fits into this role perfectly as the Catalyst core is very stable and smooth, so it blends the over/under with ease.
For me this ball works best on heavier volumes of oil of some house shots, but it especially handles heavier volumes of sports shots as well. It is strong enough to have a longer pin to pap layout for myself as I do not have a ton of revs. The smooth nature of the cover and core combination will be very useful to me on heavier sport conditions where I may struggle to get the ball into a roll soon enough.
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Re: Omega Crux
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 09:55:58 AM »
Gender: Female
Rev Rate: 315
Ball speed: 16.5 mph
P.A.P: 4-1/2 & 1-1/8

If youíre excited for the new Storm Omega Crux you should be. When this first got released I had a few things in my head what it might be like, one was some similarities to my original Storm Lock. Soon as I threw it I loved the shape that it made and did bring back memories of my old Lock that I loved!! The more I throw this the more I get comfortable trusting my shots and seeing the great shape it creates. The Omega Crux creates a sharp entry angle and more hook down lane as the Crux Prime gets into an earlier roll. For the lower rev rate and speed players the Omega will get down the lane a little longer then the Prime but still have plenty of pop down lane. This ball is a little to much for my house shot but I can see this being the first ball out of my bag on longer/higher volume patterns. This ball definitely allows you to chase the shot left without the ball giving up on the backend. Overall this release is an A+++

Take a look for yourself in my video review below!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCfbd0XnqaUĒ

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Omega Crux
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2020, 04:13:26 PM »
James Turner
MPH: 19
Rev Rate: 398
Tilt: 4 degree
PIP: 5.5 over 1/8th up


Layout- 5x4x2


The Omega Crux is Storms newest asymmetrical ball using the Catalyst weight block. I was really looking forward to seeing how the new GI-20 Pearl cover would perform on the lanes. WOW!! The additional length down lane and flare I get on this ball is spectacular. Pearl balls usually are fast responding through the front part of the lanes however with this ball being sanded, I've been able to play much further left to start and really open up my launch angles. This is a heavy rolling ball that reads the mid-lane aggressively thus giving it the strong continuous response off friction I'm looking for.

I find this ball to be earlier and more aggressive than my gravity evolve. I decided to hit the Omega with 4000 to speed it up through the front part of the lane and give it more back end motion based on storing energy a bit longer.

I highly recommend this shape in your bag!!

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Re: Omega Crux
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2020, 06:36:42 PM »
I drilled up my OMEGA CRUX at 55* x 4" x 35*. I have been throwing this one at 3000 tru-cut.

The OMEGA CRUX is a duller pearl out of the box. It works in well for me when it is time to get out of my stronger asym balls but shiny pearls are too over/under yet. I have thrown this with my PHAZE III and the OMEGA CRUX is slightly stronger and earlier.

Drill this one when you want a dull pearl option in your bag to compliment your big core balls. It also is a good step down from the CRUX PRIME.

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Re: Omega Crux
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2020, 07:48:48 PM »
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When I saw the Omega Crux was coming out, I could not wait to get this ball. I have quite a bit of tournaments coming up at the end of April through the middle if May and I am trying to get my arsenal set up as they will all not be on a house shot. But since I havenít used this on a non-house shot yet, my thoughts on the house shot where I bowl is I really like the look it gives me to start the night and even end the night. The first night of using this ball I used it for the first two games and started further left than usual. It was nice to be able to start further left than what I am use to on our house shot cause it means I can ball down if need to and move right. I was having issues with carry so I decided to ball down to my Phaze III for game 3 and move right. I started having issues with carry again so I decided to ball back up to the Omega Crux and had the front 8 my last game. I am speed dominant instead of rev dominant so I have a hard time kicking out the 10 sometimes. Swapping to this the last game really helped with kicking out that 10 and also with my carry. This ball pops on the back end and does not over-hook on me which is what I like seeing. Even though I wasnít have issues carrying with the ball we decided to take it to 2000 finish. I will have to say it did look really good the few shots I threw and it snapped even more on the back end. I think we will leave it at 2000 for the time being and see what happens. Lately this has been my go to ball for league as I am able to keep moving my feet left as the night goes on.

I am really looking forward to seeing what this ball is like for me at other centers in our area and also not on the house shot where I bowl league. I cannot wait to get out there in tournaments to see what it looks like and what it gives me. I really like that I am able to start with this ball, move my feet left, and continuing to use the ball instead of balling down.

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Storm Omega Crux
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2020, 12:12:25 PM »
The Omega Crux uses the new GI-20 Pearl Cover wrapped around the Catalyst Core.  I'll be honest I was a little skeptical drilling the Omega because outside the Alpha the Crux series hasn't rolled good for my roll.  I took the recommendation from my Storm DSM and drilled it 5 x 5 x 2 which put the pin right above both fingers and put the mass just to the right of my thumb. I added a little Step 2 compound so I could use it for league.  I was pleasantly surprised!  Very strong asymmetrical pearl.  Hard to describe the roll of the Omega, very even to me not too early and not flippy at all.  Very hard arching motion, but the carry is unbelievable.  The Omega just goes through the pins the right way. When you get lined up you can strike for days.  Definitely above a Astro Physixs and below the Crux Prime.  The PBA guys absolutely love this ball! 


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