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PRO-Motion
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:47:37 AM »
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 #16 on: August 24, 2019, 07:42:20 PM »
Layout: 60 x 4 5/8 x 40

The reaction of the Pro Motion actually surprised me. I expected it to be early and very smooth, but there was a lot more down lane motion than I had anticipated. It is a great ball for fresh patterns or medium to heavy conditions, due to the massive amount of mid lane roll that this ball has. The surprising element about the Pro Motion is the amount of continuation that the ball has in the back part of the lane. It was even a couple boards stronger than a Halo Vision, when I compared them head to head. The only downside to the massive amount of ball motion that the Pro Motion has is that I would not recommend it for lower speed bowlers, unless there was quite a large amount of oil.

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2019, 04:50:34 PM »
Length:42
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 Pro Motion, the newest collaboration between Storm and Jason Belmonte. This ball uses the Spec Solid cover along side the brand new Piston Core. The layout I used was 4 1/2 x 5 x 2, which put the pin above my ring finger. I was initially a little worried because it had the same cover as the Crux Prime and because of how strong that ball is I very rarely get to use it. Quickly those worries were washed away. The new Piston core wrapped with the Spec Cover is a fantastic combo. The Pro Motion gave me a very strong and controlled motion and reminded me a lot of my IQ Tour Solid just a good amount stronger. This piece is a must have if you're looking for great control on those tougher patterns or for those heavier volume house shots.

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2019, 11:43:20 AM »
Storm Pro-Motion
THS Light-Medium
I have been looking for a good ball, that would give me some flexibility and would last more than 5-10 frames on our house shot.  I love my HyRoad, but it works best when I swing the ball around the 3rd arrow.  When I get deeper, it doesn't carry well and has a tendency to overreact in the dry.  With the strong cover on the Pro-Motion, I fully expected to not be able to use it more than a couple of frames in our house conditions.  We have serious over/under reactions on our houses, but I thought I would give it a try anyway.  I thought I would only be able to use it in large tournaments.  Using Storm's layout, I drilled it 5 x 5 x 3.  My first time of practice was on Thursday afternoon special.  Special price, because you get whatever is leftover from Wednesday night's leagues.  I was very happy to see that the ball did not overreact when it got to the dry.  Instead of jumping like someone kicked it, the Pro-Motion made a controlled turn toward the pocket.  I was able to move left to the 4th arrow and instead of leaving a lot of corner pins, it had the continuation to hit like flush pockets.  I was able to use it for all 3 games in the following league night.  moving left and the ball still had great carry.  For the time being, it will be my first and usually the only strike ball out of my bag.  For me, this is the most consistent reacting ball I have ever thrown.  It does not overreact on the dry and has great continuation through the pins, no matter what angle I throw it.
14lb 15.5 mph at pins 325 Revs. Silver Coach, Ball Driller. In Bag:  Storm Pro-Motion, Hyroad X, Matchup, Code Red.

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Storm Pro Motion Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2019, 02:51:08 PM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  375 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 5/8 straight across

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout:  5 ½, 4, 4

“This is the best ball I’ve ever thrown” – Jason Belmonte

After throwing this ball, I can tell you that he’s telling the truth.  This might be Storm’s best ball ever.  It makes a really unique shape.  You’ll have to throw it to see what I’m talking about.  For me it was a nice benchmark ball.  Strong enough to use right out of the gate, but it never misses the breakpoint.  AND the backend motion and continuation is unreal.  It’s truly a “PRO MOTION”!

I was not a fan of the Timeless or Drive, but this is NOTHING like either one of those.  The Pro Motion is a special ball. 

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Storm PRO-Motion Review
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2019, 09:57:21 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Pro Motion
Spec Solid Reactive
2000 Grit 
Ball Specs: Symmetric Core
Layout 65 x 4 x 30

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

Review:
The New Storm Pro Motion is the third ball in the “Belmo” series of balls. I did not care for the Timeless, but I really like my Drive even though it was not a popular ball. The Blue sanded reactive finish looks good to me even though I have had a few ask if it was a traditional urethane ball. I like the mint smell also. The Pro Motion has the same Spec cover as the Crux Prime wrapped around a brand new core.  Storm set out to make this ball react well for many different bowler styles. I know the Belmo fans where excited for this release and I heard varying accounts, so I was eager to drill one up. My first impression was though the Pro motion had the Spec cover it was not a hook monster like the Prime. I first used it on a medium house pattern and it was too early and strong. My next test was done on an oily, modified house pattern and it didn’t see the lane soon enough. I then put it on a long flat shot and there was where it really worked well for me. I was able to play outside and let the Pro Motion roll up and hit. I was never worried about over and under reaction.  In all the patterns the ball was very predictable and continuous. I think this ball will best suit the no thumb bowlers and high rev players. The ones I have drilled have been well received by the no thumb crowd or bowlers who want a smooth motion. The Pro Motion will fit between my Crux Prime and Drive. 

Summary:
The Pro Motion has a very smooth roll.
The Pro Motion is very predictable.
When you match up with this ball it lives in the pocket.
A good choice for the rev dominate bowler.

Glenn Wendel
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PRO-Motion
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2019, 02:08:38 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I be one of the first to introduce you to a ball that has redefined the definition of a bench mark bowling ball. Jason Belmonte and Storm bring you the Pro Motion. The Pro Motion has the Spec Coverstock featured first on the Crux Prime and an all new core design called the Piston Core. In 15lbs, the RG is 2.52 and the differential is 0.49.

The motion I see out of this ball is a very controllable motion, but a controllable motion like I’ve never seen before. The ball gets through the fronts with ease, see’s the middle part of the lane and keeps continuing through the back end and the pins. There gets to a point where your bench mark ball has reached it’s limit as you migrate more towards the center part of the lane, but with this pro motion, it doesn’t stop continuing no matter how far left (being a right hander) you get with it.

This ball is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I like to stay in benchmark bowling balls as long as possible because I really like that shape, and with this pro motion, it’s allowed me to play from very far right, to lofting the ball return and still maintaining great carry. You won’t want to miss out on this bowling ball! It has revolutionized what a benchmark ball needs to be!

Nate Garcia
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Storm PRO-Motion
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2019, 02:09:04 PM »
Storm’s new collaboration with Jason Belmonte is an absolute MUST for tournament bowlers.  I have thrown this ball on multiple patterns with different volumes and this ball just NEVER quits and always continues through the pins. It is as smooth as an iQ Tour but as clean through the front part of the lane as a Phaze II.

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2019, 10:53:11 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: Medium

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):House Pattern


The third installment into Storm’s Signature series is the PRO-Motion.  The PRO-Motion features the Piston Core and SPEC Solid Reactive Shell.  This combination of core and shell allows the PRO-Motion to rev quickly in the oil and still maintain enough energy for the backend.  I was surprised by how much the PRO-Motion actually hooks on the backend.  I compared the PRO-Motion to the Drive and the Timeless and the PRO-Motion was far more forgiving and more versatile then those two other nuggets.  The layout I used was 5X5X2.5 or simply pin above my ring finger and cg not too kicked out.  Off the drill press on to lane the PRO-Motion reminds me a lot of a Phase2 upfront with the backend motion of a HyRoad.  On a fresh House Pattern I had unlimited room as long as I kept my angles close to the oil line.  The PRO-Motion does need a little help to get down the lane but it is consistent off the dry.  I was waiting for the PRO-Motion to lose energy as I moved left…  It really did not happen as long as I did not throw it directly into the dry too quickly.  My rev rate is on the lower side (around 300) and ball speed is medium (15mph to 16mph) so usually moving left and following oil line will result with over under.  The PRO-Motion blended out the pattern nicely and I just had to keep the ball on line.  The PRO-Motion went through the pins the same way whether I was playing 5 or playing 15.  The Signature line was UPGRADED with the addition of the PRO-Motion.  Power and Performance that smells like Vanilla Snap!

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2019, 05:39:17 PM »
Pro Motion for me gives me a predicable smooth reaction down lane.  I was able to move left out of my comfort zone and still have confidence that it will still recover and go through the pins. This ball will  give you that benchmark reaction on higher volume and long patterns.
Compared it to my phaze 2 and I seen that the phaze  2 got down the lane a lot cleaner. I had to move about 4 and 2 right compared to the Pro Motion. 
Video link Below.
https://youtu.be/4emNYeQsILg

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2019, 01:50:48 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43'

Volume: about 20 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Amazing benchmark Shape

Dislikes: haven't really found any

I am angry at myself for sitting on this one for so long!  The Pro Motion is the 3rd ball in the Signature Line featuring Jason Belmonte's Logo and suggestions in the R&D process.  Knowing what balls Belmo has been throwing a lot of on tour over the last year, it was no surprise that it was very Phaze2-ish. I knew that this was supposed to be the newest "benchmark" ball and that Belmo even said that it's the "best ball I have ever thrown."  Well that's A LOT of hype.
After the Crux Prime, I wasn't totally sold on the SPEC cover.  I really did my homework with this ball, asking lots of questions and watching every video out.  It took a conversation with a pro staffer for the curiosity to finally get the best of me...The verdict is, I can't believe it took me this long to drill such an amazing ball.  The Hype is real. 

On the fresh, this ball is clean through the fronts, provides ample mid lane read, and has AMAZING continuation through the pins.  Layout is 50x5x35

I will be shooting a comparison video soon, look for it on my youtube channel! 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQGnqqbw86syZ0hwIDtQ8sA?view_as=subscriber

Balls that are in heavy rotation:
Idol-60x5x70 (p3 hole)
IdolPro-60x5x35
Idol Pearl-60x5-1/2x35
CodeX-45x5x35
CodeX-60x5x70 (p3 hole)


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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2019, 05:57:14 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 40ft

Volume: 20ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS Typical House Shot


COMMENTS

Likes: Smooth. Continuous. Angular. This ball puts all of these into 1 package!

Dislikes: Carry an abralon pad with you to touch up surface


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Storm Pro Motion Review

Excited for this ball would be an understatement. This bowling ball is in Storm’s Signature line developed by Storm’s Research and Development Department Hank Boomershine and Storm’s Professional Bowler… the #1 Bowler in the World Jason Belmonte. Combining the thoughts of Storms R&D team and Jason Belmonte produces a ball with a unique shape, one that is smooth and controls the break point. At 15lbs the bowling ball has an RG: 2.52 and DIFF: .049 which creates a motion bowler’s need in their bag! I drilled (2) different Pro Motions. One with a 5-inch Pin to PAP and 50-degree Val Angle and the other with a 4-inch pin to PAP and a 35-degree Val angle. I was able to create a smoother rounded shape with ball 1 and a stronger down lane motion with ball 2. The Pro Motion uses the solid SPEC coverstock also found on the CRUX Prime. A strong and versatile coverstock combined with the new Piston Cores creates a ball shape I was missing in my bag. Sanding the ball to different surfaces from 1000 to 4000 and even adding polish to the bowling ball allowed me to play different parts of the lane and create the ball shape I was looking for at different bowling centers and at local tournaments. Get yours today! #StormNation

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2019, 08:49:45 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Pro Motion
2000 SPEC™ Solid Reactive
Weight Piston™ Core (Symmetrical)
Color Steel Blue

Review:
WOW! We feel this is by far the best of the Belmo signature line balls. This ball is comparable in wow factor to the legendary and original Hy-Road. You can compare the ball reaction to that of the Phaze II. Storm did an incredible job on R&D for this product. This ball is incredibly smooth and predictable. The cover and core work very well together to showcase what many call a “benchmark” bowling ball. Versatile on many different parts of the lane on very different conditions, this ball can virtually be thrown by any type of bowler. Those of you who may think you need to use 2 hands to throw the Belmo signature line, please think again… you may be missing out on something SPECtacular!

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Re: PRO-Motion
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2019, 07:36:52 AM »
Storm PRO-Motion
Cover: SPEC solid
Core: Piston
Layout: 3 X 4 7/8 X 1/2

With the Storm PRO-Motion, we have the 3rd collaboration between Jason Belmonte and Storm. I drilled two Crux Primes which share the SPEC solid cover with the PRO-Motion. I love how slow the SPEC cover is and how it seems to almost simplify moves. But, as we all know, a slow cover with a big asymmetric core sometimes has a short use window. So, bring on Belmo and the PRO-Motion. We now have a symmetric option that is naturally more continuous and a bit more poppy off the spot. I still find the PRO-Motion slow, but it has a longer use window and matches up very well on medium length/volume house patterns and a variety of sport patterns. I drilled my PRO-Motion with a little shorter pin to complement my IQ Tour with the same layout and it does just that on the lanes. I think my IQ Tour is overall a bit stronger thru the lane in hook, but the PRO-Motion feels more archy and smooth. I will definitely drill another very soon with a more conventional layout.

If you were not a fan of the Timeless and/or Drive, don’t be afraid to give this one a try - it is a completely different ball!
Chris Freeland
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Bowler Info: PAP 4 5/16 x 1/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400