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Fast Pitch Solid Urethane
« on: November 13, 2020, 03:24:34 PM »
The Storm Fast Pitch is another addition to the already successful line of Pitch bowling balls in the Storm line up. The Fast Pitch introduces the Controll XL Solid Urethan coverstock and wraps it around the Tour Block weight block. This ball has a higher RG along with a medium differential that gets the ball to read the lane right where you need it to. This versatile bowling ball is a perfect mix of early read and entry angle when facing those drier and shorter lane conditions.

Color: Navy
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: Controll XL Solid Urethane
Core: Tour Block
Finish: 1000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.61 (for a 15# ball)
Differential: 0.030 (for a 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Light Oil

 

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Re: Fast Pitch Solid Urethane
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2020, 07:54:46 PM »
Layout 50 x 4 x 35. I left this one factory which is 1000 abralon.

I have thrown this on mostly house which is around 40 feet with medium volume.

I was able to throw the FAST PITCH by playing very close to the oil line and almost trying to miss left of my target. By doing this, the FAST PITCH would set up close to the pocket and trip the 4 a lot more. The FAST PITCH was jumpy off the dry and would go thru the nose when played into the friction. I threw it besides a PITCH PURPLE. There is no comparison, the FAST PITCH is very much old school urethane reaction. The PITCH PURPLE is almost a lower grade reactive reaction like a TROPICAL SURGE or very stable drilled HUSTLE RAP.

If you were waiting to for a Storm urethane that helped the straighter player get more controllable motion down lane, the FAST PITCH is the ball.
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Re: Fast Pitch Solid Urethane
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2020, 08:33:37 PM »
Storm Fast Pitch

Weight Block: Tour Block

Coverstock: Controll XL Urethane

The Fast Pitch is the newest addition to Storm's urethane lineup. As I continue working on moving right (outside of my comfort zone), I continue to learn how useful urethane can be when used in the right situation. The Fast Pitch and I like to play from 7 to 3, staying out further than I have had the ability to do before.

If you see short patterns, give this a look. I have already drilled a handful for High School bowlers trying to control the Allen Pattern and it does the Fast Pitch does the job well.

With all urethane, I try to explain to my customers this is not a ball designed for a typical house shot. But when the situation calls for it, the Fast Pitch can keep up with any urethane ball on the market.

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Re: Fast Pitch Solid Urethane
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2021, 10:13:42 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:

Volume:

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

Likes: Continuation

Dislikes: I don't throw Urethane much


The Fast Pitch is a Urethane that will be going into my tournament bag immediately. I don't throw Urethane much in fact the last urethane ball I was a fan of was the RotoGrip Hot Cell.  What the Fast Pitch does for me is that it reads early, similar to the pitch black BUT it is more continuous than the Pitch Black.  Don't let the continuation comment scare you though, because it’s not like the Pitch Purple.  This ball slots right between the two but I would say that it's closer to the Pitch Black as far as "Urethane Shape."  If you are a tournament player and Urethane is ever in play...this is your ball!


Casey Mattingly
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Re: Fast Pitch Solid Urethane
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2021, 11:21:14 AM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Fast Pitch
Cover: 1000 grit Controll XL™ Solid Urethane
Weight bock: Tour Block™ Core (Symmetrical)
Color: Navy

Review:
This ball looked incredibly good in the demo we held at our facility. For us, this ball fits perfectly between the Pitch Black and Pitch Purple.  You will find that the Fast Pitch goes further down lane than the Pitch Black, yet turns off the spot and hits harder than the Pitch Purple. If you are a tournament player that needs versatility in the bag or a high speed and high rev player that sees some short patterns, this is your ball. You continually see the Pitch Black on TV because it has been the staple urethane ball since its release. We fell this ball will live up to that hype and compliment it well as it has predictability and power, two things you really need from a urethane piece.

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Re: Fast Pitch Solid Urethane
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2021, 02:27:02 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Ball Specs:
Storm Fast Pitch
Cover: 1000 grit Controll XL™ Solid Urethane
Weight bock: Tour Block™ Core (Symmetrical)
Color: Navy

Review
When I first threw the Fast Pitch, it reminded me of one of my favorite bowling balls of all time in the Natural Pearl. The Fast Pitch got a little further down the lane then the Pitch Black but turned up a little sooner then the Pitch Purple. I can see this ball being in my bag for a long time and brought with me to every tournament. For a speed dominate player like myself urethane really makes me focus on my speed, which is another reason I really enjoy throwing this ball. Urethane has made a comeback in the game today and bowling balls like the Fast Pitch will continue to make that happen.

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Re: Fast Pitch Solid Urethane
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2021, 09:23:16 AM »
The Fast Pitch from Storm brings a new urethane coverstock to the Thunderline called Control XL urethane. The Fast Pitch uses the same Tour block weight block that was used in the Fever Pitch and comes from the factory with a 1000 grit abralon finish. The Fast Pitch is Navy with green lettering, which gives a very old school type look. The numbers of the 15lb bowling balls are 2.61 Rg, and 0.030 differential.

I used two different layouts on the Fast Pitch. The first layout is a 4.5” pin with a 2” pin buffer. This ball has a nice amount of total hook for a urethane covered bowling ball. The reaction is as advertised, cleaner through the front of the lane than the Pitch Black, with a little more shape through the backends. When the Pitch Black is a little too rounded downlane or hooks a little too early, the Fast Pitch has a little more change of direction when seeing the friction and is a little easier through the fronts. Comparing the Fast Pitch to an identically drilled Fever Pitch, the Fast Pitch reads the oil better, and has a smoother shape. One drawback of the Fever Pitch was that it would read the pattern well for a few games, and then all of a sudden, miss the head pin because the cover would get lane shine. The Fast Pitch seems to have a more constant read of the lane, even as the ball gets more games on it. Keeping the Fast Pitch clean in between shots with a Shammy gives a reliable motion throughout the block.

The second Fast Pitch I drilled, I still used a 4.5” pin, but put the pin buffer at 4”. This change in pin buffer reduced the overall flare of the Fast Pitch and created a more rounded shape through the back end of the lane. It also reduced the overall hook potential. This is beneficial in keeping my angles straight through the front of the lane when bowling on very light, short oil patterns. I also smoothed the cover down with a 4000 pad on the ball spinner just to reduce any early traction I saw from the 1000 grit factory finish. When encountering many different oil patterns or lanes that have really dry backends, having the two different Fast Pitches is a bonus.

In closing, the Fast Pitch is a good compliment to the original Pitch Black when bowling on short oil patterns in tournaments. Changing the pin buffer and pin from PAP distance will really help get the most out of the ball, for your game. It’s important to find a certified Pro shop that takes the time to know your game, and give the correct layout based on how you throw the ball. Thank you for taking the time to tread my review of the Storm Fast Pitch. Now go bowl up a storm!
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Re: Fast Pitch Solid Urethane
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2021, 11:38:46 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:42ft

Volume:28ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


COMMENTS

Likes:different urethane shape

Dislikes: has to have oil up front


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Storm Fast Pitch is a new version of urethane that is designed to fit into a different spot in the bag compared to the Pitch Purple and Pitch Black. I found that the Fast Pitch is earlier and more of a round shape compared to previous urethane balls Storm has made. When I first drilled the Fast Pitch I used it on the typical house shot of 42 feet and felt like the ball started up a little later than I wanted so I decided to hit it with 1000 grit abralon pad. After that the ball seemed to pick up a little earlier but still continued through the pins. The more I throw it the better I feel it gets. The Fast Pitch doesnt do well for me on dry lanes, it definitely needs oil in the front part of the lane. Storm did a great job of making a Urethane to fill the spot the other Urethane balls just wouldn't do.

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Re: Fast Pitch Solid Urethane
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2021, 10:22:32 AM »
Loving the Fast Pitch. If you need a urethane ball but don't like throwing urethane you will enjoy the fast pitch. The fast pitch is a little sooner than other storm urethane bowling ball and has a much stronger and continuous shape. This ball also goes through the pins very well and seems to lose no energy throughout the lane. Grab a fast pitch now