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« on: February 10, 2023, 10:04:36 AM »
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The Storm Revenant is a mid-performance offering with a pearl reactive coverstock. This bowling ball takes the Vector core and pairs it with the R3S Pearl Reactive coverstock then finishes it with Reacta Gloss polish. This core and cover combo increases ball reaction at the pins on medium to heavy oil conditions. The Vector core is symmetric but has a unique design that allows a driller the option to drill it in a way that creates post-drilled asymmetry. This bowling ball is ideal for bowlers looking for something between the Hy-Road and the Trend series of Storm bowling balls.

Color: Amethyst/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: R3S Pearl Reactive
Core: Vector (14-16#)
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Hook Potential: Medium
Length: Long
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Bear Claw



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Revenant Review
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2023, 01:41:57 PM »
Storm Revenant

Coverstock  R3S Pearl Reactive
Vector Core (Symmetrical)
Finish Reacta Gloss Polished
Layout 5 x 4 1-1/2” Pin Buffer

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

 The Storm Revenant is another great addition to the Storm line. The Revenant has a similar roll to the popular retired Spectre ball, but the Revenant has a better back end response for me.  I would call the Revenant a medium type of hook that fits above the Electrify but below the new Absolute or Exotic Gem. I love how this ball rolls on various conditions and it is excellent on a house shot. The Revenant hits hard and drives through the pins nicely. I liked this ball out of the box with the Reacta Gloss but took it to the shop and hit it with 500, 1000 then Step 2 until it achieved a nice shine at about 1500. This process seemed to enhance the mid lane read and create a nicer back end reaction for me. I have also sanded this ball to 2000 for a few customers and it looks great and rolls very good with more overall bite. I seem to use mostly medium symmetric balls for league but this ball plays well on the different patters I have rolled it on so far. The Revenant has been a great seller at our shop so far and the popularity seems to be growing. This would be a great addition for the upcoming tournament season.

The Revenant is predictable and versatile.
The hit and carry is excellent.
The cover is easily adjustable for lane conditions.

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Re: Revenant
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2023, 06:42:20 PM »
Storm Revenant – WWRD 1/20/2023

Cover: R3S Pearl Reactive
Core: Vector Core
RG: 2.54
RG . Diff. 0.050
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Fragrance:  Bear Claw

Storm’s new Revenant is a Symmetrical Pearl piece that is good for Medium conditions.  PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400.  Speed: 16.5.  Drilled this piece with the Pin up between the fingers and CG kicked out 1” from the palm.   Out of Box ball motion is clean through the fronts with a smooth motion on the backend.  I took a 2k and 3k Abralon afterwards and it was still clean through the fronts with a stronger continuous backend motion.  I compared this piece to the Spectre, Fate, Phaze V and Night Road.  This is similar-2 more than the Spectre.  Fate was 2-2 left of the Revenant.  Phaze V is a little weaker by 1-2 boards.  Night Road is 0-2 more all around but with a stronger backend motion.  This is a good replacement if you like the Spectre or are wanting to get a medium condition pearl piece.

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Storm Revenant Review by Ethan Fiore
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2023, 09:17:02 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The Storm Revenant is nothing but power. With the R3S Pearl Coverstock, it is very clean through all parts of the lane but has a wicked backend to back it up. This has been a perfect league ball for me and has seen some lane time when patterns get cliffed. The Revenant fit just above the Storm Phaze 5 and below the 900 Global Zen. This is the ball for everyone to have in there bag!

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Rev Rate: 500
Speed: 17.5
PAP: 4 1/8 up 7/8


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Revenant Review
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2023, 03:41:16 AM »

Length: 40ft

Volume: Med

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: The ball is super clean through the heads and strong off the spot. I was shocked at how consistent this ball is off the end of the pattern. I was expecting this to be a 3rd game ball but I can easily throw it all night with no issues. The further left I got the better the ball looked as the night went on. Great ball for any bag.

Dislikes: No complaints so far.

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The Revenant has Arrived!
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2023, 08:08:21 PM »
Bowlers Info: RH tweener, PAP 4-5/8 x 3/4 up, 380 RPM, 13* of Axis tilt, 60* of Axis Rotation

Ball Layout: 45 x 5.25 x 35
VLS: 5-1/4 x 4 x 2

Finish: 1500-Grit

Not gonna lie, when the Spectre was taken out of my hands, I was pretty bummed.  So I couldn’t have been more thrilled for the remake in the Revenant!  I drilled mine 5-1/4 pin with a 2” pin buffer which put my pin high above the bridge.  I also hit mine with a 3000 abralon pad to take some of the OOB polish off to read the midlane sooner.  WOWZA!  Didn’t expect this much hook!  I would say that this is close to the original Spectre, with great midlane read and a strong, arc-type motion to the pocket.  Where this piece shines is probably league shot, this piece will create some honor scores, no doubt!  Go talk to your PSO about getting this league killer in your bag today!

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Re: Revenant
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2023, 04:32:29 PM »
The Revenant is a very versatile ball.  You can use the Revenant early if you want to play to the outside part of the lane.  You can use it also in transition because it will not overreact in the oil if you get it in and will make it back if you leak it to the outside a little quick.  The most impressive thing about the Revenant is the drive through the pocket and off the back of the lane.  The smooth continuous motion is fantastic and great for pin carry.  This ball is very close to the Spectre.  The Revenant is a little earlier and a tad bit stronger but close enough to replace that hole in your bag where the Spectre was at.  I really like the Revenant and will be going with me wherever I bowl.  Hope you already have yours or get yours soon.


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Re: Revenant
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2023, 03:19:21 PM »
I am so excited about the all new Storm Revenant! This ball features the Vector Core that has a medium RG of 2.54 and a higher differential of 0.050 wrapped around the R3S Pearl coverstock. This ball is everything that I expected it to be and more. This ball is extremely clean and controllable with a smooth transition off the friction. I think that this ball fits perfectly between my Zen and the Idol Cosmos. If you are looking for a ball for high friction centers and/or late in blocks look no further than the Revenant! Get yours at your local SPI proshop today! 

Layout: 55 x 4½ x 75


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Storm Revenant by Casey Murphy
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2023, 11:12:16 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  400 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 ½ over and ½ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout: 
Layout 1:  5 x 4 x 2 ½  (pin above bridge)
Layout 2:  4 ½ x 4 x 4 1/8 (pin below bridge)

The Revenant is a Spectre remake.  Same core, same cover.  The Reata Gloss finish makes it a touch cleaner, but you can fix that with an 2000 or 3000 pad.  First time I threw this down the lane and it shaped I was like “OOOOOHHH YEAH, that’s what the Spectre used to do”.  You love the Spectre, grab a Revenant.


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Re: Revenant
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2023, 11:25:30 AM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Revenant
Reacta Gloss R3Sâ„¢ Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: Vectorâ„¢ Core (Symmetrical)
Color: Amethyst/Black

We were so glad to see the remake of the Spectre with a new look and amazing smell. This ball really has some shelf appeal. The only real difference between the Spectre and the Revenant is the polish. With the Revenant having the Reacta Gloss finish you will probably notice just a touch more length if you got the chance to throw the Spectre. Our style: tweener, 350-375 revs, 16.5mph, layout of choice is 4x4x2 (pin is above bridge). This is one of those pearls that really fits well as your first out of bag. Most times for us pearl covers work a little better later in a block. The R3S is so clean through the fronts that we really see some potential coming earlier or being that first out of bag bowling ball. Due to it being so clean through the fronts that will also create some versatility. After a few initial games we knocked the polish off the cover to see its full potential and it really impressed us. This will be a great ball for many players with its shelf appeal and ability to play different parts of the lane.

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Re: Revenant
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2023, 09:42:00 AM »
The Storm Revenant is the replacement for the Spectre.  It features the same Vector core with the R3S pearl reactive coverstock.  The Revenant at 15lbs has a RG of 2.54 and a differential of .050.  I drilled my Spectre pin down and it was a tad weaker than what I wanted so I drilled the Revenant 5 x 4 x 2 putting the pin above my middle finger.  The ball reaction I got out of the Revenant was completely different than the Spectre.  The Revenant, when it saw the dry made a tremendously strong move to the pocket.  The Reacta gloss finish on this medium rg symmetrical ball made it incredibly clean through the front part of the lane and when it got off the pattern the ball just made a left turn to the pocket.  The first game I threw with it I had 268 but I tripped 3 or 4 nine pins late.  That just shows how much entry angle and continuation this ball had.  I would recommend using the Revenant on flatter patterns, as the typical wet/dry house shot can create quite a bit of over under with this ball.  Taking the polish off will quell the backend reaction a bit but this ball is still one designed to open up the lane.  Definitely not the first ball out of the bag, but when the time comes to take it out, it will probably be the last ball you need for the night.

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Re: Revenant
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2023, 05:21:40 PM »
Storm Revenant Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

One of the newest additions to the Thunder line at Storm is the Revenant.  With an RG of 2.54 and differential of .050, the Revenant fits a perfect spot in my arsenal.  If you were a fan of an Hy-Road, the Revenant can scratch that same itch.  The Vector core and R3S pearl reactive coverstock provides players with length, a quick response time, and plenty of pop through the pins.  It’s been a ball that I’ve used when the lanes have more friction and we need to create angle.  It’s also been very competitive when I see older/more beat up lane surfaces. 

I’ve drilled one so far and really like it.  I’ve drilled it with the following layout: 4.5 x 4 x 2.5.  This puts the pin above my ring with a small shift of a CG and I also adjust the surface down to 3000 by hand, just to smooth off the response time a bit.  After the bigger cored asymmetrical balls start to bog down or not kick the corners, the Revenant is a perfect ball to go to. 

I have noticed some of the lower rev rate players really like the Revenant because they can keep it in front of them, not have to move their feet all over the lane, and still maintain a great motion down-lane. 

If you loved the Hy-Road like many did, need a ball for older lane surfaces, or for lighter volumes, the Revenant should be next ball you drill!



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Re: Revenant
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2023, 02:15:54 PM »
Revenant is the return of the Spectre. This ball features the R3S Cover, which is a step up from the flagship R2S formula. For me, the Revenant has been a great 2-ball to go to off of earlier shapes like the Phaze 2 and TNT. Revenant provides the perfect ball down when the lanes start to hook more front-to-back. The higher RG of the core adds length and helps the ball float through the earlier friction as the lanes transition.


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Re: Revenant
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2023, 10:44:36 AM »
Storm Revenant Ball Review

Bowler Stats:
Speed: 15.5 MPH
Rev Rate: 300 RPM
Tilt: 3-5 degrees
Axis Rotation: 60 degrees
PAP: 5 ⅜ over 1 ¼ up

Layout: 5 X 5 X 2 ¾ VLS

With the removal of the Spectre from the line I was missing this core and cover combination. I matched up well with the Spectre so when Storm decided to release the Revenant which has the same Vector core and R3S coverstock I was excited to drill this one. I changed my layout from the 4 ½ pin placement on the Spectre to a 5 inch pin to give me a little more length so I can use the Revenant in later games during tournaments on patterns.

The out of box reacta gloss gave me too much length and an inconsistent reaction off the end of the patterns in league and during tournament play. I removed the reacta gloss with a 2000 pad by hand and this ball came to life. It now reads the midlane more consistently and gives me a  more consistent motion off the dry. It is quicker off the spot than the Wolverine Dark Moss but not as quick as the Night Road.

I have had success using this ball in PBA 50 competition on the Weber 45’ pattern. For league play I need more friction down the lane to have success.


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Re: Revenant
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2023, 05:50:03 PM »
The Revenant. This is an interesting ball for me. Symmetrical reactive pearl kind of a remake of the spectre. I decided to lay this one out 45/5/75. Compared to the spectre its stronger down lane for me. Really enjoying using this ball on the fresh when i really want to create some angle into the pocket. But i am also enjoying it when i kinda have to square it up and keep that angle in front of me. Finding this ball to be very versatile for me and a def keep close by emergency ball.