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Parallax Effect
« on: March 04, 2021, 10:58:18 AM »
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Every aspect of the Storm Parallax Effect supports the dynamic performance of this high-performance bowling ball. This ball introduces the Pearl version of the TractionX7 coverstock. The TractionX7 combines all of the best features found in Storm's seven most popular coverstocks to date. This coverstock offers durability, backend, slower oil absorption as well as versatility. This dynamic core surrounds the Aeroflo Core. This core features an ellipsed hole that is filled with lighter core material which creates a higher RG than usually found in asymmetric bowling balls. A flip block at the bottom of the core creates a high total differential. This ball offers a little more length, backend, and entry angle than its predecessor but a little less mid-lane reaction when on heavy oil.

Color: Tangerine/Midnight/Turquoise
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: TractionX7 Pearl Reactive
Core: Aeroflo (Asymmetric) (14-16#)
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.52 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.054 (15# ball)
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Orange Coffee Cake



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Storm Parallax Effect review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 10:21:24 PM »
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

My expectations were exceeded with the Parallax Effect. I didnít match up well with the original Parallax, so the pearl cover on the Effect helps it a lot. I was surprised at how much this ball hooked down lane and how it never stopped once it started to hook. I compared it to the Rubicon UC2 in my YouTube ball review and the Parallax Effect covers more boards overall. Iím excited to see if this ball fits in between my Nuclear Cell and Rubicon UC2, or if it is even stronger than the Nuclear Cell. Either way, this is a ball that will be great once the stronger solid covers start to pick up too early, but you still need more overall hook than the Hy-Road series or the weaker balls in our line.

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Rev Rate: 440
Speed: 17
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16


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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 12:48:51 PM »
The new Parallax Effect brings back the Aeroflow core found in the original Parallax which will allow the ability to have the effects of an extra weight hole without needing to drill one.  Like the original Parallax, the Parallax Effect gives a little longer length and some more down lane angle.  For me, the combination of this core and the strong Traction X7 Pearl coverstock doesn't give me much opportunity for use as the centers I bowl in don't have a ton of oil and have older lane surfaces.  This ball will be best for bowlers with lower rev rates, who bowl on heavier oil conditions or who bowl on lower friction lane surfaces.  This is going to be a very good tournament condition ball for me only because how well the ball digs into the lane due to its strength.   

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Storm Parallax Effect
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2021, 12:20:37 PM »
The Parallax Effect features the Aeroflo Core that has a RG of 2.52, differential of 0.054 and a PSA of 0.019 which is wrapped around the all new Traction X7 Pearl cover. I drilled mine 5.5 x 5 x 5 and just after the first couple shots with this ball, I knew it was going to be a huge hit. The colors of this ball remind me of a Sure Lock from a few years ago but it is a lot stronger on the backend than one. It is a lot cleaner and doesnít rev up as quick as the original Parallax.  The motion of this ball is one of a kind and it has great appeal to it. If you need something that is going to be stronger on the backend and can handle multiple patterns, this Parallax Effect is going to be the ball you want.


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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 08:44:04 AM »
Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 4Ē Over 0 up
Rev Rate 400, Average Tilt, low Axis Rotation.
Speed at cameras 16.5 Ė 17
Layout: 40 x 4 x 70 (pin below ring finger)
Review:  The Pearl TractionX7 cover is surprisingly stronger than the original Parallax. I was able to throw it on 4 different oil patterns ranging from 39í to 43í feet in length with the factory 1500-grit Polished finish, 2000 and 4000 grit finishes. I had to keep it closer to the oil line/middle part of the lane to generate enough skid and hold on all the patterns. As the patterns broke down and forced me left, the better this ball performed. The Aeroflo core didnít rev up as fast as the Axiom, but tumbled more than the Axiom, which made it go a little more forward off the end of the pattern and through the pins. Where my Axiom finished over the 8 pin, this ball went straighter back splitting the 8-9 and tripped a lot of 4 pins. It worked better if I kept my angles closed a bit more rather than trying to cover the whole lane or swinging it to the ditch. I can see this ball working really well on challenge/sport shots or ďcliffedĒ lanes because it doesnít boomerang on the backend. This ball is stronger than my Incite and Phaze II but less than my Proton physics.
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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2021, 05:01:25 AM »
Really liked oil for me more then any shiny pearl I can remember. I was shocked how strong it actually is for me. Definitely can go farther left with it and get it to go threw the pins better then any asymmetrical ball in my bag. Gives me a much different option in the bag. Storm again comes threw with not just making a new ball but making a new ball that gives a new reaction and another reaction that strikes a lot!


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Parallax Effect By Chase Roloson
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2021, 08:19:30 PM »
Lets Just Talk About The New Storm Parallax Effect, this ball exceeded my expectations right away with just how different it rolls from your normal high-end Pearl Asym Balls. The Parallax Effect was very clean through the front but it picked up in the mids very strong unlike many other Pearl Asym Balls i have thrown. Once it got going the backend this ball created was strong and pronounced, the pins spared no chance, pins stayed low and strikes were high. In comparison to my Roto Grip UC2 with similar Pin Up layouts, the parallax was a easy 8-10 Boards Stronger for me, The UC2 is Extremely Clean for me and is better suited for medium conditions where the Parallax just chews through the oil. This is a must have Ball in any Bowlers Arsenal looking for Strong Mid lane read and Strong Backend Motion.!

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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2021, 09:12:56 AM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 23.5

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: More Angular

Dislikes: Needed surface change for me

It has been a while since I had used this layout on a ball. This pin up layout allows the ball to get through the heads with ease and to be strong down lane.  Out of the box, I donít think this layout and cover matched up.  I hit the cover with an older 2000 pad and it brought the ball to life.  Now the ball reads the mid lane a bit more and is still strong down lane.  The Parallax Effect is stronger off the spot than my pin up, OG, Parallax.  I do like the motion of my pin down Parallax more than this one, though.  I just feel like I really have to throw it away from the pocket to keep it right of the head pin, even with the surface.  I really think this ball is an upgrade on all fronts from the Parallax, it even needs an upgrade in oil to show its true colors!

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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2021, 03:04:30 PM »
Storm Parallax Effect
Hey everyone, Iím back with another ball review, and this time itís for the Storm Incite!. In 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the TractionX7 Pearl Reactive Coverstock and comes 1500-grit polished with an RG of 2.52, Diff of .054, and a PSA of .019 with an incredible Orange Coffee Cake smell. This ball was drilled 4x4x2
I wish that I had thrown the original Parallax to give a more in-depth comparison between the balls with all things being equal, but I didnít so I will treat this review like a new brand ball. So first thoughts seeing the ball go down the lane was it tricked my eye a bit because of the colors of the pour if you will.  I donít mind multi-colored balls just every once in a while one makes my eyes have a hard time reading it. I had the same ďissueĒ with the original Phaze. So letís move on to what I know and what I can share. As a reminder, I am more up the back of the ball than other staffers so please remember this review is about a ball I threw and how I saw it. Now letís get into it. When I first tested this ball at a center that puts out a higher volume I was not able to get the ball to shape the way I would like and so because of my roll I differently need some help downlane to get the ball to come off the pattern the right way. The good news is I see this as a later in the block/league ball.
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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 04:44:53 PM »

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


Coverstock: TractionX7 Pearl
Core: Aeroflo Asymmetric
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.52
Differential: 0.054

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

Ball Layout: Pin over Ring
50 X 4 3/4 X 35 DUAL ANGLE
4 3/4 X 4 X 2 VLS

The new Storm Parallax effect is the second ball to feature the Aeroflo core. I was excited for this release because though I liked the strong move the Parallax made, it was a bit early for me out of the box. I expected the shiny surface to give me more length but it was very mid-laney. The new traction x7 pearl cover gives you more length.

I tested the Parallax effect on a very cliffed house-shot which tends to transition very quickly. I went to it in the second game of league when I had trouble with the ball I was throwing over-reading the friction. I had expected the Effect to come off the dry too hard as well but figured if I could create enough angle through the front I'd be okay. I made a miss in on my first shot and the ball slid through the front and struck. I was surprised not only with the easy length but that the ball wasn't sideways off the friction. By accident I discovered exactly the line I needed to be playing.

The Effect reminds me a bit of the Intense Fire. While it's a clean ball that stores energy well, it still has a bit of a rounder shape off the friction. This is very helpful when fighting alot of friction. The ball is strong enough to cover alot of boards without creating catastrophic leaves when you make small misses. I've really enjoyed the ball the last couple of games in league. I have found it to be a bit stronger when trying to play closer to the friction on fresh lanes so it will work well for low to medium rev players in that spot.



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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2021, 06:23:52 PM »
When it comes to overall hook I would have to say that parallax effect is about 2 boards less then the original for me anyways.
    I donít think I would have both in my bag thatís for sure. If I had to choose one or the other I would have to go with the Effect mainly because I feel like there is more backend hook.
    The effect gets down the lane touch longer which is making it a bit less then the original from what Iím seeing. I personally love throwing more shinny stuff in league mainly to keep me in the same area all night and thatís what the effect will do. If I could generate more ball speed I think my choice may be different. I like how it stores more energy and explodes once it hits the dry.


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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 12:28:28 PM »
Ball Specs
Parallax Effect
Cover: 1500 Grit Polish, Traction X7 Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: Aeroflo Core (Asymmetric)
Color: Tangerine/Midnight/Turquoise
Fragrance: Orange Coffee Cake

First off this is one of the best-looking bowling balls I have seen in a long time. The in person view is much better then the pictures online. I feel the Parallax Effect took what the first Parallax was okay at and made it better with the pearl cover stock. This ball really likes to get down lane and make a strong motion on the back end. In my opinion this has to be the strongest pearl bowling ball that storm has ever produced. I generally pull this ball out after the lanes begin to break down a little and I see my solid bowling balls begin to over hook. The Parallax Effect allows me to move a little left and still play a similar line. If you are looking for a pearl that really gets down lane and makes a strong back end motion this is the ball for you. 

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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2021, 11:51:11 AM »
The Parallax changed the game when it was released last year - its Traxion X7 Hybrid Reactive cover combined elements of R2S, NRG, SPEC, and more to create a ball that was much more a master of control than you'd expect. The Parallax Effect is here now, and it takes this to the next level! Traxion X7 Pearl is the cover this time, wrapped around the same Aeroflo core (2.52 RG, 0.054 fiff, 0.019 int diff). Seeing this ball go down the lane it's unmistakably a Parallax (the shapes look quite familiar), but the Parallax Effect is a bit more responsive downlane and actually gets into the roll phase sooner than the original. If you miss the original Intense from a few years ago, or just want a big aggressive heavy-rolling shiny pearl asym... you won't want to skip the Parallax Effect!

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Re: Parallax Effect
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2021, 11:55:52 AM »
Storm Parallax Effect Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The newest addition to the Premier line at Storm is the Parallax Effect and wow, itís impressive.  After having success with the original Parallax, I was excited to see the Parallax Effect being released to see how it compares with the original one.  With an RG of 2.52, a differential of .054, and a pearl coverstock, I had a strong feeling the Effect was going to be cleaner and more responsive than the first Parallax.

Iíve drilled one Effect so far and really like it.  I mapped it out as 5 x 4.5 x 75.  This puts the pin above my bridge and the mass bias just to the right of my thumb.  Iíve noticed this is a perfect compliment to the Proton Physix, Phaze II, and Rubicon.  Once those balls start to run out of gas, the Effect is much cleaner and has a quicker response time.  I havenít changed the surface at all but the Effect has quickly become a ball I use when I need to open my angles and need something quicker response time.

If you need a pearl, asymmetrical ball that compliments the bigger asymmetrical balls and changes direction in a quick but controllable way, the Parallax Effect should be the next ball you drill!  #StormNation


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Parallax Effect
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2021, 12:33:57 PM »
After throwing the new parallax effect it took that line to the next level. For a big shinny asymmetric ball this ball get through really smooth and still has bang off the spot. This is going to be one of my favorite pieces in my bag, where i could throw it on fresh or move farther left and throw it when the lanes break down. This ball is very versatile so if you're in the market for a big shinny asym this is the ball for you. Get to your local pro shop and pick up this ball and you wont be disappointed.   

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