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Phaze III
« on: December 18, 2019, 01:41:53 PM »
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The Storm Phaze III has the attributes of both an innovative core and coverstock technology. The fast-revving shape of the Velocity Core evens out the backend reaction without causing over-reaction. The low RG and high differential coverstock make this benchmark ball a go to for a variety of bowling styles and oil patterns. The R3S Hybrid coverstock does a good job of blending the transitions on the lanes on medium oil conditions.

Color: Obsidian/Jade/Orchid
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: R3S Hybrid Reactive
Core: Velocity Core (14#-16#), Centripetal Core (12#-13#)
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.051 (15# ball)
Fragrance: Grapevine



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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2019, 12:44:05 PM »

Layout: 55x4.5x35

Surface: factory polish with a light 2000 pad by hand on top

PAP: 4.25R, 1U

Rev Rate: 500rpm

Speed: 20mph off hand

Conditions: THS, on both wood and synethetic lanes


After 3 years on the market, the Phaze II finally has a shiny compliment ball in the Storm line... and this one was WELL worth the wait. The familiar Velocity core (2.48 RG, 0.051 diff) is pared this time with polished R3S Hybrid, last seen on the Intense Fire in the domestic product line, and this core/cover combination might be one of the best and most balanced that I've ever used. It provides easy length and great punch downlane and excellent pin carry (crucial in higher-scoring environments), but also seems to have a homing beacon between the 8-pin and 9-pin... one of my first competitive outings with this ball was in the last 5 games of a 6-game sweeper, and I missed the pocket twice in those 5 games (both due to operator error). On top of all of these attributes it's just flat-out fun to throw. Mine had almost 50 games on it before release day and I'm already planning on stashing multiples, because I can see myself using this one a TON in the future. If you're not seriously considering this ball... you're losing a step to the competition!


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Storm Phaze III
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2019, 04:25:18 PM »
  The release date for the Storm Phase III was Dec 13th, 2019 and the buzz is amazing and well justified.  Storm has put the shiny R3S Hybird Coverstock on the Velocity core.
WoW  This combination gives it great length and more response to friction downlane.
I drilled mine pin down 4 .75 x .4.5 x. 4.5 no hole.   On house shots it gives unbelievable amount of miss room and carry.  With the Velocity core it still gives you that good midlane read but the R3S cover gets you the nice backend motion bowlers look for in a ball.  This is and will be the hottest ball on the market today! 
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PAP - 5 up 1 /8
Tilt  - 17
RPM - 400
Speed - 16



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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 03:42:35 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


This has quickly become my favorite Storm release of 2019. I simply have not been able to put it down since I put holes in it. I recently rolled my first 300 with this ball and followed it up with a 269. It is filling a huge hole in my bag that I have had for quite some time now. Allowing me to move left without missing the spot and coming up light into the pocket. Once the cover sees friction it reads it and GOES! I have about 30 games on this ball already and can count on one hand how many ten pins I have left. Extremely clean through the front part of the lane and completely stores all of its energy for the back end. Very angular and responsive to friction.



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Re: Phaze III - The Movement
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2019, 04:39:06 PM »

The PHAZE III is going to be that ball that will make you wonder if you should get another!

Patterns used for review are HP modified.

Pattern A: 42Ft, 28.56 Mls, 5:1 ratio

Pattern B: 43Ft, 29.86 Mls, 4:1 ratio



The PHAZE III was able to play both patterns from the inside and out with these differences. Pattern A allow for more movement inside and earlier. Pattern B allowed the PHAZE III to move outside.

Initially my thoughts were going to be how the ball played as the pattern migrated and what moves could be made but from the beginning the ball made motion at all points. 4 games were bowled on each pattern and I had 2 other bowlers playing on the lane as to provide faster transitions.

Pattern A:

The PHAZE III was better than I expected from the inside. With the Out of box cover at 1500 polished it had the recovery needed to make the turn. As transition began and I migrated to the left with the motion became a bit steep but still finished strong and easy to control. The move left was better for scoring numbers but the play from the right controlled the early roll of the pattern.

Pattern B:

The PHAZE III on this particular pattern didn't like the inside play as much as the 42ft pattern unless ball speed was under control and I remained aggressive. The beauty of the move right here was the balls ability to face up out of an arcing movement and roll heavy through the back. Scoring was much higher from this area than from the inside.

NOTE A: I introduced the ALL ROAD (Surface Polish) to see where the differences would be in play. The ALL ROAD was earlier and smoother through the turns. This provides a good read as the pattern transitioned. It showed that the two could play well together to combat play as transitions occurs based on player styles and ball selections.

NOTE B: One thing I really liked about the PHAZE III was that it wasn't as long as the IQ Emerald nor did it labor as the pattern play migrated left and inside.

LOW DOWN: Mid lane play to end of pattern play - The PHAZE III wont leave you disappointed. Don't be fooled by the fast revving look when you initially throw it. It will get through the mids and still be able to read mid to back. #StormNation
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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2019, 08:28:50 PM »

Storm Phaze III

Core: Velocity Core

Cover: R3S Hybrid Reactive

The ball everyone is talking about, the Phaze III.

This one is a must have!!!

Took it from the drilling table to the lanes and was impressed instantly. Ball was stronger than I expected. Flew down the lane with ease, then came back from anywhere I could throw it. Very surprised at where this ball would come back from.

Since I drilled my Phaze III, it has been my first ball out of the bag. It has covered medium to heavy patterns. I have had to move a little left of my normal starting position but this ball is so much fun to throw that I don't mind.

The only issue with this piece for me so far is that as the lanes break down it is a little too strong. After a couple 9 pin leaves I have to give up and ball down.


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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2019, 10:48:06 PM »
Storm Phaze III
Layout: 4.5 x 4 x 2 Storm Pin Buffer Layout
Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation
Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine Ė Brunswick Anvilane

The Storm Phaze III utilizes the Velocity Core and R3S Hybrid reactive coverstock.  This great looking, great smelling, new release is much anticipated.  I was at a recent senior tournament and there were so many Phaze III balls on the rack that I lost count.  The one thing that stands out for me is it's responsiveness at the hook spot.  The PIII is as responsive of a ball that I have thrown.  The responsiveness could be curved with a little surface prep.  The Phaze III is cleaner up front than it's original counterpart, the Phaze II.  The Phaze III will be a nice step down from your No. 1 and No. 2 balls in your bag.  The Phaze III could actually serve as your No. 2 ball in most cases.  The Phaze III is a good one.
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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2019, 07:25:51 AM »
The New Storm Phaze 3 is a really nice addition to the Storm line. I drilled my Phaze 3 (4x4x2) putting the pin above my ring finger. The Phaze 3 is very controllable downlane and I found that it gave me a very Angular motion. This ball is great on fresh as well as burn. As I move my feet inside this ball retains its energy without a problem. I have been selling these extremely fast and I donít see that changing when you have a ball this good. Everyone do yourself a favor and get one of these in your bag!
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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2019, 02:25:44 PM »

First off, the Phaze II is one of my favorite balls I have ever rolled. So, I was hard pressed to think that the Phaze III could compare. Boy, was I wrong.

The Phase III has the same Velocity core as the Phase II has, but the Phase III has the R3S Hybird coverstock on it. Meaning, it will store more energy for the backend than what the Phase II will. I believe this is going to be a deadly combination in leagues, and or tournaments. When the Phase II gets to be too much, or burning up, then thats when the Phase III will come into play. You will be able to move left and throw more left to right while storing engery.

I have the "tester" drilling on mine which is pin above the bridge. This ball hooks quite a bit downlane for me. I think everyone should try this ball, and I fully believe you will enjoy the new Phase III.

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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 04:28:57 PM »
My name is Doug Cutler and I am Storm Staffer and this ball review is for the New Storm Phaze 3.  I am left handed and my ball speed is around 15-16mph. For my first Phaze 3 I drilled the ball with the pin down and for the surface I hit the ball with a used 3000 pad and used light pressure. All I can say is this ball is strong and good back end, even though the pin is down.  I have used this ball the last 4 weeks and also have used this ball with the Phaze 2.  These 2 balls work so well together, and have brought these 2 balls and my spare ball the last 2 weeks and I bowl on 3 different house shots.  If I start with the Phaze 3 and when the ball starts to go to long then I go to the Phaze 2.  When I start with the Phaze 2 and then when the ball starts to read to early and start to leave some 7 pins then I will go to the Phaze 3.  I am going to get another Phaze 3 and drill it with the Pin up.  I have shot 6 series over 720, and 5 games over 260.  The Phaze 3 is such a great bench mark ball along with the Phaze and the ball looks good and also smells good also.  This ball has been a hot ball so far and we can't keep them in stock. I would use this ball on THS, and also on Medium patterns and have also tried it on Short patterns.  I have used them ball playing way outside and even have used it inside around 20 -10 and still hits hard.  If you don't have this ball yet in your bag, I would suggest getting one.  If you love the Phaze 2, you are going to love the Phaze 3. The phaze 3 is really versatile and it won't matter how you throw the ball, you will like it.  I have used the ball using multiple hand positions and could continue using the ball longer.  #stormnation #phaze3

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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 01:49:22 PM »
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 Phaze III, the newest release in the Master line. With this release they use the Velocity core and wrapped the R3S Hybrid cover on it. I am a big fan of the R3S Hybrid cover which was on the Intense Fire and its a ball that I'm still currently using to this day. The first time I threw this ball I was absolutely just blown away with what I saw. It just floated through the fronts and just exploded off the back end! Having thrown the Phaze II for years now, the Phaze III is on a completely different spectrum from it. If you love the Phaze II and are looking for a perfect compliment, then look no further then the Phaze III.

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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2020, 02:32:11 PM »

I have the Phaze  2 which is mainly a ball I take tournaments so I knew I was gonna purchase the Phaze 3. I absolutely love the reaction I get out of the Phaze 3. The day I got it drilled I used it in league that night and shot 719 for 3 and 997 for 4. The best 4 game set Iíve had so far this season. This ball is long down lane for me and snaps on the back end. It is not jerky at all. I was able to get the ball way right a few times and it came back and carried. I started further right than what I have been. The main ball Iíve been using for league is the Pro-Motion. This ball is about 2-3 boards weaker than that. As the night went on I was able to move my feet left as they transitioned and still carry the 10 pin. I have a hard time with how speed dominant I am and my rev rate on carrying the 10 when moving left that I have to ball up in order to do that. This was not the case with the Phaze 3. I was able to keep moving left and still kick out that 10. I will say I didnít have to move too many boards to the left with this ball which was nice.  I would say this is the type of ball I was looking for in my arsenal that is polished and I do not have much polished equipment in my arsenal.

Overall, this ball is pretty amazing and I am excited to use it more whether that be tournaments, league, or even on sports patterns. I am looking forward to see what I get from it in tournaments since the transition is different and also on sport patterns. My sons league is bowling on the beaten path right now and I might have to try this ball out on that pattern to see what it gives me.
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Storm Phaze III
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2020, 01:54:24 PM »
If youíre a tournament bowler or bowl in scratch leagues youíve probably had or see people throw the popular Storm Phaze 2.  Well now Storm has really out did themselves with the Phaze 3, which features the R3S Hybrid cover and the Velocity core. I drilled mine 5 x 5.5 x 2. With all the publicity and the anticipation behind this ball you knew it was going to be an instant hit. Well my time throwing it was on a 41 ft challenge pattern at a tournament and WOW this did not disappoint one bit. It was everything in my Phaze 2 but want stronger on the backend. This will be a versatile ball in anyoneís bag and the perfect ball behind the Phaze 2. EVERYONE will love this ball and should get one ! 


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Re: Phaze III
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2020, 07:00:00 PM »
Let me just start by saying I do not have enough words to describe my love for this ball! The Storm Phaze 3 is hands down one of the best balls I have thrown in a while. In the shop we have sold quite a few and they donít seem to stick in around for long in the shop. It is a struggle to find something negative to say about this ball from its looks (purple, black, and teal are my favorite colors), the scent (Grapevine), the incredible ball motion, and even price point this ball is a must have for anyone looking for a new benchmark ball or first ball out of their bag. This ball is 100% a staple for me in my bag. I bring it out first every night of league and more often than not I end up being able to stay with it all night moving across the lane. The R3S Hybrid cover stock paired with the Velocity core is the perfect combination of strength and control! The Velocity core is a medium RG and high Differential combo giving us a very manipulatable reaction. The medium RG core allows this gorgeous shiny Hybrid Cover Stock to blend out a wide variety of oil patterns while still having the core strength to strike from anywhere I throw it.
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Storm Phaze III review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2020, 05:02:44 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Cover: R3S Hybrid
Core: Velocity
Finish: 1500 Polish
RG: 2.48
Differential: 0.051

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up
Ball Layout: Pin Over Ring 60 X 5 X 30

The long awaited Storm Phaze III is now available! The Phaze II has been the most successful ball released since the Hy-Road and there's a reason you keep seeing it pop-up in PBA competition. The Phaze III is the cleaner version of the Phaze II that every has been waiting for. The Phaze II was relatively clean and incredibly continuous for a solid cover ball, but the Phaze III is exactly what so many had hoped for; a ball that gives you the same motion on less oil.

I threw the Phaze III for the first time in a house where the backends tend to be very dry, most cleaner balls require so much angle through the front to create hold that I often have to trick the drilling to smooth them out for this house. The Phaze III was certainly strong enough to use more angle through the front, the difference was that it opened up so much area for me down-lane that I felt like as long as I got it right of the headpin I could throw it almost anywhere and it would still go through the pins. My second outing with it was in a house which has alot of friction in the front of the lane. This house slows down higher performance balls so much that I almost always opt for entry-level equipment to get my ball to retain energy. Because of these differences I've never had one ball that looked good in both houses. The Phaze III defies this difference and again I felt like it opened up an unpresidented amount of area for me down-lane. It's predictable move is usually counter to a ball that will still retain energy when the fronts hook, but this ball isn't like any other I've thrown.

I also had the opportunity to throw the Phaze III in a tournament that used much more volume in the front of the lane. I opted to start with my Phaze II the first few games of the block since there was so much oil in the front. Because of the varying transition that you see when moving lanes during tournaments like this one when the head oil goes its usually a guessing game with what ball is going to shape well enough without over-reading the heads. I was grateful to see that going to the Phaze III let me keep an identical ball motion on this condition to the Phaze II. It was literally the easiest move to combat early friction I've ever made.

The Phaze III is probably the most versatile ball I've ever thrown and everyone I've drilled for a customer has been critiqued the same way, regardless of style. This ball would easily be my choice for the best ball released this year and I only see more and more of them on the lanes since their release.