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« on: July 10, 2019, 10:47:37 AM »
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Storm continues their Belmo Signature series of bowling balls with the Storm PRO-Motion. For this ball Storm and Jason Belmonte teamed up to create a ball with a unique weight block, the Piston core, that works with all styles of bowlers. This core is wrapped with the SPEC Solid Reactive coverstock which is not affected by heavy oil and keeps a powerful motion through the backend of the lane.

Color: Steel Blue
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Piston Core
Coverstock: SPEC Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.52 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.049 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Vanilla Snap



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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 01:44:43 PM »

Ball Review:
I had the opportunity to drill 2 Pro-Motions and experiment with some new layouts as I been looking to expand upon my arsenal. Both layouts have lower flaring pin distances then I am used to. I wanted to see cleaner more angular motions especially when it comes to confronting transition.

The first layout I used was 45 x 4 1/4 x 35. The first and last angle is something I liked on my Hy-Road Nano as it is one of my favorite benchmark balls. The pin distance on the Nano was a more aggressive 3 1/2 pin. Lately I have felt handcuffed in the wrong ball later in blocks as it would flare too early thus burning up and not having the right shape down lane. This layout, and in particular the next layout which we will discuss shortly, will allow me to stay in the ball longer on the fresh and possibly jump into it as a first transition ball. I noticed I was able to start in my comfort zone then slowly start to chase it in. I had to make sure I threw it to the dry as if I missed inside the ball wouldn't recover in time to make it back to the pocket. I would have probably seen that recovery in one of my other stronger layouts. As long as my angles were open to the dry the ball matched up real well.

The second Pro-Motion has a layout of 60 x 4 3/4 x 30. This will get the ball even cleaner through the front and provide even more angle down lane. What I found interesting with this particular layout I was able to play 2 different lines and shapes at different houses. In the video I was able to jump inside and swing the lane a bit creating good shape down lane. I bowled in a different center the following day and was able to pike it up the track area and found a whole bunch of room. The latter is something I am looking more for; keeping me right for a longer period of time as that will help create maximum carry. It is nice knowing that if the lane develops where I have to jump left this ball may still be an option as well.

All Storm Bowling enthusiasts will love this ball. The Pro-Motion is a great benchmark ball that provides a lot of options in terms of layouts and in creating different shapes which is what is needed when bowling in different environments.


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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 03:55:36 PM »
ProMotion by Belmo
Drill Angles at 70x5x40

To start this is a completely different shape then any Storm/roto ball I have ever thrown. The Spec cover
allows for the ball to start digging in heavy volumes, but the new core shape with an RG of 2.52 and diff of .049
creates a smooth, round continuous shape. You have heard it from alot of places so far, and benchmark is the correct word.
This has been the first ball out of my bag since i drilled it. I am going to drill another one as well! Fits well inbetween
the Crux prime and IQ tour!

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2019, 01:45:27 PM »

Length: 42ft

Volume: 24ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Likes: Continuation thru the pindeck

Dislikes: nothing yet


The Storm Pro Motion is the middle ball in the Belmo line of Storm bowling balls. This ball is a great benchmark piece. Compared to the Crux Prime, for me, it is about I was about 4 board right on the lane with the Pro Motion. The Pro Motion is a much cleaner ball thru thru the fronts than the Crux Prime, which creates more area, and pin action at the pocket.

My Pro Motion is drilled 5x5x3, which puts the pin above the fingers. I tested it in bow condition.



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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 07:53:17 PM »
Ball:  Storm Pro Motion
Layout: 4 1/2 x 2
Surface:  Box
Lane Condition:  THS mediumvolume
Lane Surface:  Brunswick Anvilane

Tester:  Sabrina
Average:  228
Dexterity:  Right

I am very impressed with this ball by Jason Belmonte. I never threw the Timeless or Drive so I can not compare this to those two balls. This ball will be one that will always be taken to tournaments. It is a ball that I am going to have to use when they are oily. I will definitely be able to use it in our scratch league in the fall to start the night and move my feet left as the night goes on or it might be one that I bring out towards the third game when I have to start moving my feet left in order to kick out the 10 pin. I do not have a high rev rate so balling up instead of down is something I have to do.

I also like that this ball has the SPEC cover stock. I have 2 Crux Primes and this cover stock has been amazing. We de-oiled the one I use the most and hardly any oil came out of the ball which was amazing. I am looking forward to seeing what this ball gives me during our fall league and also what it will give me when I go to tournaments.

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 09:19:04 AM »

Length: 42ft

Volume: medium to high

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): modified House shot


Likes: The newest edition of the Belmo series balls is proving to be the best of the 3 so far. For me core that was in the Timless was too big and too strong for that weaker cover causing it to be very unpredictable. Then the Drive put a stronger cover around that big strong core and the ball just became too soon and too strong for more bowlers.
The new ProMotion has new core technology wrapped with the new SPECTO cover, same cover that is on the Crux Prime.

Layout - 65*5*45 at box finish

So far the closest thing I would compare the Pro Motion to would be a cross between a Phase2 and an IQ tour solid. The Pro Motion provides great early midlane read with a smooth controllable continuous motion through the back part of the lane. It needs a pretty good amount of oil in the front part of the lane to keep it from picking up too quick and slowing down too fast as the ball is pretty strong, for me its stronger than the Phase2 and IQ tour. My Pro Motion is a step down from my big asym solid balls like the Crux Prime and Code X. Ive thrown against the SuperSoniq, Phase2, and the new Idol Pro(review coming later). Its sooner than the SuperSoniq and alittle less overall just because its smoother, and also the Idol Pro due to the light sheen that comes with the Idol Pro and almost the same overall hook as the Idol Pro. The Phase2 is sooner for me than the Pro Motion and less over all. The Phase2 for me is still my best benchmark ball as it doesn't force me too far left from the beginning but the Pro MOtion could easily be a substitute for it if I decided to for some reason not to have a Phase2 with me. Overall I can see a lot of ppl liking the new Pro Motion a lot of the longer, heavier patterns whether it be a house shot or sport pattern.

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 09:39:55 AM »

Length: 42

Volume: 27mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): 7:1 Challenge Pattern





I put my new Storm ProMotion to the test right out of the gate. I bowled in a tournament on a 7:1, 42’ challenge pattern. Having not thrown a single frame with it on a house shot, I kept my options open. To be completely honest, this ball wasn’t the benchmark ball for this pattern. I used it in 5-8 frame chunks in 2 different squads.

Like the Crux Prime, the Spec solid cover allows the ball to slow down and stand up in the mid-lane. As the shot tightened up forcing me to keep my angles tight, I found it easier to control the pocket.

The amount of flare I saw from the Piston core was unexpected. Even though I did go with a higher flaring layout (2x4x4), I didn’t expect to see the full 6” of flare on a symmetrical ball. With my higher ball speed and low axis tilt angle, getting as much fresh ball surface on the mid-lane as I can helps me recover and carry. The symmetrical core helped keep the shape of the ball predictable while playing tight, inside angles.

This ball would fit nicely in a bag with the Crux Prime, Astro Physix and the !Q Tour Emerald.

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 03:08:31 AM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Weightblock: Piston Core
Cover: SPEC
Finish: 2000
RG: 2.52
Differential: 0.049

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

Ball Layout: Pin over bridge 60 X 5 3/4 X 25

The New Belmo Ball is here, and it's the best one yet. The Pro Motion is true to it's name, this ball MOVES. This ball marks the second release to feature the Spec Cover. Spec was featured on the Crux Prime and was the single biggest component of making that ball what all other High Performance Balls strive to be.

If there is a down-side to the Crux Prime it is that you don't always find enough volume for it. The Piston Core keeps the Pro Motion in play on more conditions. It has a lower differential than the Crux Prime and the Spec cover just seems to work on everything. I decided to go with a "Long and Strong" layout in hopes that if the Pro Motion was too smooth the layout would keep it in play. Boy do I love the move this ball makes. I've been struggling playing in on my summer league because of the early friction and out of bounds when the ball pushed to far right down-lane. I threw the first ball dead into that hang spot and watched it left turn and put ten in the pit. I tugged the next one into the friction and watched it lay in the pocket and push ten back again.

Despite seeing this ball go down the lane at bowl expo I have to admit I was skeptical that a ball that looked so strong for guys with more ball speed. This ball is the definition of continuous and I was happily proven wrong. I'm really looking forward to seeing the way this ball goes through the pins on higher volume. The prospect of being able to play any straighter with this ball is exciting as there is no way I can see it not reading any pattern well.



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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 11:57:56 AM »
The New Pro-Motion by Storm in collaboration with Jason Belmonte is amazing. The same SPEC coverstock that is on the Crux Prime is the only similarity the Pro-Motion shares with the Prime. The Pro-Motion has an all new Piston core that creates a lot more shape than the Prime while also not burning up in the front part of the lane. The deeper I move with this ball the more it responds off the break point. To be a Solid it has a very defined breakpoint that the Crux Prime does not have.
With this ball I wanted something that would get down lane and still turn the corner and it did not disappoint. Usually a Pin-in-ring layout is what I would have used for this ball but instead I went with a pin above the bridge which gives me a layout of 49 x 5-1/8 x 44. It still allows me to stay left when the lanes are fresh, if there is another lefty this ball allows me to continue moving right and it will continue to make the turn into the pocket.
For me I believe this ball will handle the heavier volume sport shots like a champ allowing me to move into my sweet spot and trusting the ball to read the lane properly.
Stephen Foley
Storm Pro Shop Staff

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 09:40:12 PM »
Storm PRO-Motion
Layout: 5 x 4 x 3 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 – Brunswick Anvilane

The Storm PRO-Motion utilizes the new Piston Core and the SPEC Solid Coverstock.  This is the best Belmo designed ball to date.  The SPEC coverstock is the same used in the Crux Prime.  The difference is the PRO-Motion is cleaner through the front than the Crux Prime but has a defined break point move from the Piston Core that the Crux Prime doesn't have.  We tested the PRO-Motion on lanes that had a weekend's worth of carry down from open play and the ball still performed well once we moved into around fourth arrow to get away from the hang area.  I typically don't get that reaction out of a solid from that deep inside.  Without question, I was very impressed.  I feel the results match the hype.  When compared to the Phase II, the PRO-Motion was a little cleaner through the front but still controlled the mid-lane very well and good continuation though the pocket.  The PRO-Motion is going to be a great benchmark ball with great durability thanks to the low absorption rate of the SPEC coverstock.
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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 02:19:44 PM »
Storm Pro Motion

Core: Piston

Cover: Spec Solid

The newest Signature line Storm bowling ball, the Pro Motion.

This ball was designed to give the Storm fan a ball motion that was not currently available within the company lineup. It is a much smoother reaction that anything I have thrown from either the Storm or Roto Grip brands.

Early, smooth, and continuous...all the makings of a popular benchmark ball.

For me the Pro Motion was earlier and stronger then the IQ Tour, earlier with about the same strength as the phaze II.

After just a few games of practice it is obvious that the Pro Motion will be on a lot of ball racks when league season begins.


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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 09:24:10 PM »
Do you like the IQ solid but sometimes looking for something stronger? The New Storm Promotion is the perfect choice a very smooth ball that blends wet dry when I've seen it. Using the layout of 5 x 3.5 x 45 has really played well in my bag. Most nights this is the first ball out. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for that benchmark ball

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 05:46:41 PM »
Storm Pro-Motion Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The newest addition to the Signature line from Storm is the Pro-Motion created by Storm’s R&D team as well as the worlds #1 bowler, Jason Belmonte.  After spending several seasons on tour, I’m confident the tour players look for different motions than the normal league player.  The Pro-Motion is designed with a tour mentality meaning it’s a ball that can be used on multiple lane conditions along with multiple patterns. 

With an RG of 2.52, differential of .049 and a symmetrical core, the Pro-Motion is a perfect compliment to all other pieces in the Storm lineup.  The RG is higher than the Astro Physix and Crux Prime, but lower than the Hyroad X and Match Up pearl.  I’ve drilled two so far and they go with me to most tournaments.  My favorite is mapped out as 4.5 x 4.x5 and a 3000 lane-shined surface.  I’m able to play a bit straighter with some speed if needed or move left, open my angles, and the Pro-Motion still has enough kick to run over the 8 pin. 

If you’re looking for something in between the Crux Prime and a Hyroad or Match Up, the Pro-Motion could be a nice upgrade for your bag!  Go drill one!


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Storm Pro Motion Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2019, 10:03:45 AM »
The Signature line has been resurrected for a third collaboration with Jason Belmonte, the Pro Motion.  The Pro Motion has zero in common with the previous two “Belmo balls,” which is good for those that disliked them, but ultimately inconsequential for those that did, because this is still a ball that crowd will like too.  It has all the best features from balls like the Phaze 2, IQ Tour, and Idol, notably control for days, great continuation, and a very consistent reaction across the lane.  The Pro Motion features the incredibly durable SPEC coverstock which doesn’t absorb oil and requires very little maintenance to retain its reaction over time, and the new “chemical adhesion” feature of the cover also contributes to it reading the lane through the oil more strongly to give you a truer reaction from lane to lane that makes this ball less sensitive to transition than traditional resin.  This all combines to make the Pro Motion a very valuable tool for the serious tournament bowler. 

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2019, 10:53:50 AM »
Pro Motion
The Storm Pro Motion utilizes the new Piston Core and the SPEC Solid Coverstock. This is the latest of the balls that Storm has developed along with Jason Belmonte. The SPEC coverstock is the same used in the Crux Prime and is the strongest cover that Storm uses to date. Because of the taller Piston core, the Pro Motion is cleaner than the Crux Prime but has a more defined break point.

Before drilling up the Pro Motion I thought it was going to be the strongest symmetrical ball in either the Storm or Roto Grip line, but for me I now think it sits between the Super SoniQ and the Phaze 2.

The strength and versatility of the SPEC cover is really what allows the Pro Motion to shine. This is a piece to have in your bag as a stronger option to your benchmark ball (IQ Tour).