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« on: August 06, 2020, 09:08:44 AM »
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Storm has taken their knack for innovation and applied it to the Storm Parallax high-performance bowling ball. This ball introduces the TractionX7 coverstock in a hybrid version. 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.

Color: Marine/Steel/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: TractionX7 Hybrid 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: Funnel Cake



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Re: Parallax
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 11:33:18 AM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 22.5 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): House

First shot off my hand, my jaw hit the floor! This motion was already something that I had been needing. This reminds me of the polished solid motion of the Eternal Cell. This was one of my all time favorites! I would say that the Parallax actually gives me a little more length and a little more angle than the Eternal Cell did. I went on Facebook live with The Parallax and an identically drilled AstroPhysix at 3000. The Astro was a little sooner and a touch more rounded compared to that of the Parallax. I can really see the Parallax being a House Shot Killer!! Get yours TODAY, August 7th at your local VIP pro shop!

The layout that I used is 50 x 4-7/8 x 30 for the Dual Angle Fans

For the Pin buffer peeps we have 4-7/8 pin to PAP, 4-1/4 PSA to PAP, 2 to my VAL.

Balls in Heavy rotation:

AstroPhysix- 50x4-3/4x30

IQ Emerald- 50x4-1/4x65

Trend- 50x5x30

Likes: rolls like one of my all time favorites

Dislikes: NOTHING

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Storm Parallax review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2020, 06:58:28 PM »
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Parallax to me is on the stronger side of Stormís shiny asymmetrics. When thrown against the Alpha Crux, it is significantly cleaner and more angular. The TractionX7 coverstock provides the length you need for a stronger core like this one. The Aeroflo Core in the Parallax is a light weight core, that for me made the ball recover off the spot more than I expected. The RG in this ball is 2.52 and the differential is 0.054. I can see myself using this ball right after I put my solid asymmetrics away, but before I pull out the Axiom and Phaze 2. I drilled mine 50 x 5 1/2 x 30 and love it so far. In my YouTube review you will see that with 2000 grit Abralon on the Parallax, it still clears the fronts easily and recovers remarkably on the back end.


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Right Handed
Rev Rate: 420
Speed: 17
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16
« Last Edit: August 07, 2020, 07:27:24 PM by TrevorRoberts »


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Re: Parallax
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 06:36:48 PM »
The Storm Parallax is a unique strong yet smooth ball with a roll that feels different than any ball that I can recall. Maybe itís the core that has a hole in the weight block which acts as if a weight hole was drilled then plugged which changed the density in that part. I drilled it 4x6x2.5. Itís very clean thru the heads with very strong smooth backend.  It allows me to play just about anywhere on the lane on the house shot but most comfortable around 20 at the arrows.  It seemed like the ball got stronger the deeper I played and a touch weaker the straighter I played. This I presume is due to the ball needing oil to store energy.  To me this ball fits between the Omega Crux and Nuclear Cell, itís a little longer than the Omega Crux and but a little sooner than the the Nuclear Cell. Hitting Power is tremendous!

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Re: Parallax
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 06:45:55 PM »
If you want to talk about a ball thatís special, the word parallax has to be in that sentence. Introducing the new Storm Parallax. The Parallax is Stormís newest high end Asymmetrical bowling ball. The Parallax has the brand new Aeroflo Core wrapped in a new Traction X7 Hybrid reactive coverstock. If you look closely at the core, you see that thereís an opening in the core. That opening, when drilling into the bowling ball, simulates adding a weight hole, which we can no longer do because of the changes in rules. The core is designed to give bowlers the access to use a weight hole without actually having to drill a weight hole. Youíll see the most use out of that space when drilling it pin up for the majority of bowlers.
With this ball being a hybrid, you have both solid and pearl components in the coverstock. The shape youíre going to see out of this ball is something special. For me, I can use this ball when I need to keep my angles closer to me. Not necessarily playing up the lane, but when I need a cleaner option from inside and still give me a little shape downlane. Itís a different shape I have yet seen from any storm ball made and Iím excited to throw it more in competition to see it full potential. Get yourís at your local Storm VIP Pro Shop.


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Re: Parallax
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2020, 12:02:20 AM »
The Parallax was another ball I could not wait to order when it was released. When I saw and read about the ball I knew this was going to be a ball that I wanted in my bag. This ball is clean through the front part of the lanes easily and definitely pops on the backend. The Parallax is definitely going to be a ball for me to use when the lanes start to transition and I have to move my feet left playing more of the lane. I bowl in a scratch league during the fall and this ball is going to be good for me during game 3 and 4 when the transition starts. Those are the games where I have to start chasing the transition left and playing more of the lane. This Parallax will be a good ball for me to play that angle while still popping off the back end.

I am looking forward to seeing what this ball gives me when leagues and tournament season start back up in the fall. It will definitely be a different look going from bowling by myself to others breaking down the pair with me. I look forward to seeing the different angles I am able to play the lanes when they start to break down.

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Parallax Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2020, 08:37:02 PM »
The Parallax features new tech across the board in Stormís Premier line.  Pairing the Traction X7 hybrid cover with the Aeroflo core, the result is a shiny asym thatís both stronger and smoother than you expect it to be.  Itís definitely not an Astro PhysiX or Nuclear Cell, itís almost more like you polished an Omega Crux and added a few boards.  Itís early and strong despite the polish, and smooth, controllable, and continuous.  It reminds me quite a bit of an NRG/Nano pearl type of reaction, itís not your typical chuck it at the gutter and watch it checkmark type of reaction.  I think this ball is going to be best for heavy hands that want a strong and shiny reaction thatís also going to allow them to control the motion rather than being too much boom on the backend, but itís also going to be good for those looking to blend out wet/dry without having to sand something and making it earlier or stronger than they want. 
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Re: Parallax
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2020, 03:02:12 PM »
Stormís newest premier line ball is the hybrid asymmetrical Parallax. The Parallax comes with the new Aeroflo Core that will provide a truer roll with an RG 2.52, differential of 0.054 and PSA of 0.019. Combine 7 of the most popular covers Storm use and youíll have the Traction X7 Cover. I drilled my Parallax 4.5 x 5.5 x 2. After throwing my Parallax for while it started to remind me of a smoother version of a Hyper Cell Fused.  The Parallax revs up stronger in the mid lane and is a ball up from the Storm Axiom. Lower rev bowlers will love the strength of this ball for house shots and higher rev players who are looking for a smoother stronger ball will love the continuation of it.


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Re: Parallax review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2020, 03:57:08 AM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Cover: TractionX7 Hybrid
Core: Aeroflo
Finish: 1500 Polish
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 40 X 4 7/8 X 30

The new Storm Parallax is an R&D gem. The Aeroflo core is the New set of the cores that Storm has engineered to fill the void(pun intended) left by the new balance hole rule. As stated on the website:
 ďThe ellipsed hole filled with lighter core material constructs a higher RG than what is typically found in most asymmetric balls. The flip block coupled at the bottom ensures high total differential, but without the crucial cuts on the Y-axis, the intermediate differential would be just 0.007! The strategically positioned depressions on the Z-axis 6 3/4Ē from the pin mimic the effect of an extra hole in a similar space and keeps the intermediate differential at a more workable amount. Having a precise ratio of intermediate to total differential makes drilling less sensitive for drillers and provides a truer roll for bowlers.Ē

The cover is also a new innovation formed from characteristics of Storms most successful covers. The very aptly named TractionX7 gives you great midland motion that you would never expect on a polished ball. Teaming up,the Aeroflo core with the TractionX7 has created a powerful ball that is useful out of the gate and stays that way longer.

I tested the Parallax on a very cliffed  house shot. Iím normally loathe to throw polished equipment when they feel so wet dry but I had a lot of advance interest in this release and I wanted to put its stated design intent to the test right away. The Parallax didnít disappoint as I saw motion earlier than all of my other polished equipment with greater continuation than my matte equipment. This ball didnít just open up area, it pride open the pattern so much it felt like cheating.

I also really like the parallax on long patterns. It packs so much power and it can unleash it freakishly well in a small window. The ball is really responsive to tilt changes so it easier to get it to match with conditions than most balls. All in all just an absolutely strong versatile ball.



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Parallax is the hybrid you need to cover boards!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2020, 08:28:49 AM »
Bowlers Info: RH tweener, PAP 4-1/2 x 7/8 up, 365 RPM, 17* of Axis tilt, 60* of Axis Rotation

Ball Layout: 50 x 4.5 x 40

Finish: OOB

The release of the Parralax was two years in the making and Storm R&D did a fantastic job in checking off a lot of boxes that bowlers look for in a ball.  Strong, continuous backend Ė check, clean thru the fronts Ė check, controlled motion Ė check, dependable carry Ė check.  I drilled my Parallax 4.5Ē pin, pin over ring and 4Ē PSA which puts it just right of my thumb.  At 1500 polish, donít let the polish fool you, this ball will read the midlane and HOOOOK!  The best look Iíve had with this piece is inside.  But where this differentiates itself from other pieces is that it doesnít miss the spot like some pearls and doesnít read too early and lose its energy to get back to the pocket like solids.  This ball allows you to move inside when thereís still some volume on the pattern and open it up with confidence.  If itís a bit clean, you can always hit it with some surface to get it to read earlier but the controlled hook remains in place.  It reminds me of my Hyper Cell Fused only a bit cleaner and bigger on the backend, a great replacement for a piece I cherished.  So if youíre looking for bigger motion, then go punch a Parallax, you wonít be disappointed!

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Storm Parallax by Casey Murphy
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2020, 07:36:21 PM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 Ĺ over and Ĺ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout:  4 Ĺ x 4 x 4 1/8

The Parallax is a new high performance Hybrid asym from Storm.  Itís not too early in the fronts, but it hits the midlane, jerks and stops.  Itís a very distinct reaction hook, stop reaction.  I would definitely use it when I knew I could throw it to the friction and wanted to know it would get back and control the pocket.  I would use the Parallax on the fresh the first few games of league and could use it most of the night without fear of it burning up!


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Parallax by Ron D'Ambrosio
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2020, 10:28:57 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: 65 x 4.75 x 35 (pin above ring finger)
Review: The Parallax doesnít grab the lane as early as the Axiom, Omega Crux, or any of the SPEC cover balls, but it doesnít hydroplane or over-skid either. It has a new cover (TractionX7) that seems extremely versatile. 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. This new 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 which helps keep you in the pocket and doesnít leave you ugly splits from steep angles. This ball fits between my ProMotion (benchmark type ball), and my Omega Crux or UFO (big oil balls).

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Re: Parallax
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2020, 06:45:37 PM »

Layout 45x4x60 rev rate 275 ball speed 14 mph PAP 4 Ĺ right and 1 up
When Looking at this ball I was super excited to see a new shiny assym (hybrid) that I could use to bridge the gap between my Nuclear Cell and my Halo Pearl. The Halo Pearl being my favorite ball all together I am finding it hard to put my Parallax down. The Halo for me gave me great midlane motion and smoother off the breakpoint which is where I fell in love...The Nuclear Cell is super long and angular off the spot being my two favorite assyms in my arsenal. The Parallax gives me both strong midlane roll and sharp motion off the spot into the pins. This piece definitely a gap filler for me and something I can really rely on and stay confident with my ball wont miss the break point! This ball has hands down quickly moved into my favorite spot!


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Re: Parallax
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2020, 06:51:56 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Parralax Review by: Kassy Shumate

After throwing the Parralax a handful of times on a house shot I cannot wait to throw it on a sport shot. For me I would likely throw it in games 3-4, the shine will allow me to get through the mid-lane and then turn the corner strong continuing all the way through the pocket. A ball like the Parallax is paramount for a female bowler like me who consistently bowls with men of all different rev rates who all play different parts of the lane essentially creating a big mess for me! As much as I love smooth predictable balls I also have a soft spot in my heart for shiny angular balls, they tend to bail me out when I need it most. The cherry on top is the smell and the overall look of this ball going down the lane. Funnel cake, I mean are you kidding me?! Amazing.



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Re: Parallax
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2020, 07:57:23 PM »
Drilling- 50x5x50  rev rate 450 ball speed 17 PAP 3 ĺ right 1 up
I drilled the Parallax to help bridge my house or league conditions arsenal, with the brand new aeroflow Core and traction hybrid coverstock I can feel confident my ball is making the corner from anywhere. It is the first ball out of my bag for league since ive drilled it and I always get a read on what I need to throw and where I need to be if the Parallax isnt ready. I look for those type of characteristics when building my arsenal. Always want to look for pieces that show you control and variety to work for different times. A ball we can rely on for multiple things makes seeing transition easier and scores rise faster.