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!Q Tour Emerald
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:30:17 AM »
The Storm !Q Tour Emerald continues in the success of the long line of !Q bowling balls. The !Q Tour Emerald takes the R2S Pearl Reactive coverstock and wraps it around the C Centripetal Control Core. This combination assists the bowling ball in easily gliding through many lane conditions in addition to a big backend reaction.

Color: Emerald
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
Core: C Centripetal Control Core
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium
RG: 2.49 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.029 (15# ball)
Fragrance: Melon Mint


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Re: !Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2019, 09:22:52 AM »
Wow.  First it smells great lol.  This ball is super clean and predictable. I am loving it The shape on this ball lets me read the lane automatically after the first few shots. Def a bench mark piece. There was a lot of anticipation on this release and it def did not disappoint. The IQ line has always been and must have and this fits right in. Def drill this up you will not be disappointed .


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!Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2019, 06:37:17 PM »
My first impression of the !Q Tour Emerald was definitely an eye opener. I don't usually get along well with lower end pearls, I usually see a lot of over under with my lower ball speed and higher axis rotation. I layed out mine with my favorite pin up drilling which is 60x4x45. This is the perfect match made in heaven with the proven R2S pearl cover and the C3 Centripetal Control Core. My PAP is 5 over and 1 1/4 up. I am generally a straighter player, I generalize myself as a tweener (my rev rate slightly overpowers my ball speed). This is the perfect combination of clean through the fronts, control through the mids, and strong continuation all the way through the pin deck. Within 1 shot this ball shows me exactly where I need to play or what ball I need to switch to. So, if you are looking for that perfect transition/tournament ball this is 100% the ball you need! Do not sleep on this "gem" it is a much have in everyone's arsenal. Not to mention that melon mint smell is amazing!
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Storm IQ Emerald Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2019, 09:25:29 AM »
The IQ Emerald is the rebirth of the insanely popular and successful gold ball, the original IQ Tour Pearl, which has been sought after, requested, and demanded since it was discontinued years ago.  The IQ Emerald is extremely close to the original, to the point of splitting hairs on the reaction among the highest level players who can notice even the smallest details.  It has Wes Malotts seal of approval, and the proof was the MVP trophy at the PBA League using the Emerald exclusively and virtually never missing with it, he has a lot of good history with the IQ Tour Pearl and its return is a sigh of relief for him among thousands of others.  It combines one of the best cover formulas in bowling history, R2S Pearl, with one of the best cores in bowling history, the low RG, low differential Centripetal C3 core, and the result is a ball with an amazing amount of versatility, control, and power.  It pairs very nicely with the Astro PhysiX for a similar feel out of the cover, but for different angles and situations, in addition to the Pro Motion as a familiar shape but a great ball down option for transition. 

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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 08:58:02 PM »
My excitement for this ball when it was announced was really high. I've loved all the balls in the IQ line. This one is no different the Emerald is that pearl I've been missing in my bag since I moved down in weight. Great control off the spot using one of my favorite layouts 5 x 4 x 40 showed me how great this ball is. Just like the solid IQ the Emerald is my benchmark pearl. A choice for anyone looking to add to there bag


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Re: !Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2019, 03:37:35 PM »
Storm !Q Tour Emerald

Cover: R2S Pearl Reactive

Weightblock: C Centripetal Control Core

Finish: 1500 Polish

RG: 2.49

Differential: 0.029

When I saw the release information on the !Q Tour Emerald, I thought the same as everyone else, a new version of the gold ball----and this ball is as close as can be.

The Emerald is what you would expect from an !Q line ball. Midlane, smooth, controllable, predictable. A great compliment to the !Q Tour Solid, a common benchmark ball for many bowlers. If you are someone, like me, who prefers a pearl as their benchmark ball, then the Emerald is one to give a try.

This one will be seen in many tournament and house shot arsenals for a while!


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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2019, 01:43:31 PM »
When I found out this ball was coming out, it was a must have in my bag. The !Q line has been a very successful and useful line for me. 30x5 1/4 x50  is the layout I have on mine and I love how smooth this  ball is even with the back end is still gives.The lanes become torched fairly quickly in a lot of the tournaments that I bowl in around here so this ball is perfect for me to use. Im able to use this ball to get through the front part of the lane and have a nice kick at the end for me. The best part of this ball is really just knowing exactly what its going to do. Everyone  should have this in their bag or even have a few.
Great ball and not to mention its a great color!

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Re: !Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2019, 09:30:47 AM »
Storm IQ Tour Emerald Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

If youve tuned it to watch the PBA Tour over the last several years and paid attention to the most popular bowling balls being used, youll recognize one particular logo, the IQ logo from Storm Bowling.  The IQ Tour Emerald is the newest addition to the line and is a home run.  Its a perfect addition to the existing line and is worth drilling to fill a gap in your bag.

Ive drilled one IQ Tour Emerald so far and love it.  I drilled through the middle finger and put a weight hole approximately two inches below my PAP.  Ive had the most success with this ball when the pattern blends out and I need to create more angle through the front part of the lane.  The response time on the IQ Tour Emerald is on the quicker side, so Id make sure to account for plenty of angle down lane.  I also hit the surface with a 3000 pad to take the initial shine off and create a smoother reaction.

Ive seen the players with a lower rev rate really like this ball because of how clean and angular it can be.  Likewise, the higher rev players love it as well because of how much they can open up the lane with it and create angle.  If you need a quicker response ball with a great track record, the IQ Tour Emerald is a perfect fit!



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!Q Tour Emerald
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2019, 08:51:00 AM »
Ball Specs:
Storm IQ Tour Emerald
R2S Pearl Reactive
1500 Grit Polished
C3 Core
Layout 55 x 3-3/8 x 40

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5 Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at release 17

I never rolled the Gold IQ but drilled plenty of them for my customers. I knew that ball was very good, so I had a feeling the Emerald IQ would be another hit for Storm. Man it sure is! The combination of the R2S Pearl Cover and The C3 Core are a perfect match. The ball revs easily, but saves power for backend and a nice hit. The Emerald IQ has a defined move on the back but it is not jumpy. This is one of the best core and cover combinations I have ever bowled with. I have used this ball on 6 different patterns over 4 houses and was able to easily find a line to the pocket with good carry. The Emerald is also forgiving if you make a bad shot. I have drilled the new Emerald for many styles of bowlers and it seems to work for everybody!  As I go bowl and watch tournaments there is already plenty of Emerald IQs in use. This speaks to the confidence and success bowlers already have with this ball. I put this ball between my Idol Pearl and Halo Pearl in total hook with a bit smoother roll. I recently switched to rolling all Storm and Roto Grip equipment and am very impressed with the motions I am getting.
This ball will be a great addition to any arsenal.

The Emerald IQ is a great ball on many conditions.
The color and shelf appeal is very nice.
The entry angle provides a great carry percent.
The Emerald works for many bowling styles.

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