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Shock Trauma
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Line: Master

Color: Purple/Blue/Teal

Coverstock: Reactive

Core: 2-piece

 

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2002, 08:42:34 PM »
*Not my Shock Trauma - this is a review of my brothers Shock Trauma, and both of our opinions expressed in this review, thanks *

16lbs, drilled 3 3/8" x 3 3/8", weight hole on the PAP

This ball was intended to be a more aggressive ball in his bag, ahead of his Eraser Blaze(same drill layout) and that it was, indeed.  With a decent amount of ball speed and above average revolutions, this ball reads the lane very VERY well.  It skids through the oil, and makes a sharp left when it hits the dry backends.  
Shot:  42' lightly oiled wood house, playing 30-15-10 this ball held very nicely, despite the lack of oil through the front and made a violent, rack-ripping turn on the dry and wrecked the pins
Shot: 38' Synthetic, medium-heavy oil, playing 20-13-9 this ball made the same violent reaction at the breakpoint and ripped the rack.   Once in a while, a ringing or solid 10 was left standing, ball lost a little energy on this shot if target was missed 2 or 3 boards outside.  The ball hit the pocket, but didn't have much drive at all.

Overall, Storm put out another winner in both of our eyes.  His average was around 186 before he got the ball, now he's around 195ish.  The carry percentage is uncanny with this ball.  I'd drill one for myself, but I'm doing just fine with my Vicious Particle  

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2002, 10:37:30 AM »
I just got this ball and had it drilled yesterday (10-26-02). I bowled four games with it, and was disapointed with the performance. It didn't seem to have the punch I was hoping for. Let me say the lanes were kinda of dry. I have a Columbia spirit ( my go-to ball), and bowled much better with it. I bowl league tonight, and the house I bowl at has a ton of oil (thats the main reason I purchased this ball). I will post another review after tonight's trial run.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2002, 11:55:19 PM »
Well, I used my new shock tonight, and it was awsome- I had my highest series to-date-and bowled 44, 41, and 31 pins over my avg. As I said before, the house I bowl at has a ton of oil. So, this thing did just what I wanted it to do. Didn't have to put it away all night.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2002, 02:18:05 PM »
Okay boys and girls, just wanted to bring you up to pace with what I have been doing lately.  I have been travelling from augusta to clemson every week and have been bowling pretty regularly.  Howerver I got to mention just a few balls that I have absolutely love.  This one.  The shock trauma.  Okay I know that everyone want a monster killer.  Well this is the slayer you want.  When lanes are walled from one to one.  This is your ball.  When you got those pesky reverse block conditions this is your ball.  I cant find fault with this ball.  I mean I have it drilled for early roll.  Where the pin is above the fingers.  I must admit I have bowled in six diffrent houses and yet this ball will cut down through any heavy oil pattern.  The price was great.  But I think that the one thing you need to know is that when the lanes break down you might just go ahead and switch to the trauma er.  With these two balls in your aresenal I am almost certain that you can anniahalate any competition.  
Okay no crapping around.  With these two balls I averaged about 220 these past FEW MONTHS. OKAY HOW ABOUT THAT.  But I have taken some time off.  Having to work seriously puts a damper on all my bowling. But email me if you want more.  I will review the oversea verions of the trauma's and some of storms balls such as the plasma that was released over in europe this past fall.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2002, 05:15:24 PM »
The backend on this ball is INSANE! I throw this ball in a house that has oil to 33' synthetic between 15-17th board. It gives me consistant 1-2 pocket action and doesn't leave me too many 7 pins (pesky little pin!). Only one thing wrong with it: I polished it to cut down on the hook for another house (wood short oil), but it killed it. I had to go to a pro shop w/ a Haus resurfacing machine to bring it back to "normal." I would highly suggest not even messing with the ball surface since it's quite tempermental.
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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2002, 06:13:57 PM »
All I can say is AWSOME!!!!!

I'm a 186 average bowler. I had the ball drilled layout #7 on the Storm Drilling Specs with max backend. This is my second time using this ball. Total of 5 games. 1st game: 214, 2nd game 208, 3rd game 236, 4th game 244 (these are all scratch games). The first time was in my league last Friday night. Didn't do that bad neither (203, 208, and 215 scratch). This is my second STORM Ball and I love it~~~!!!!

GREAT JOB STORM!!! Keep up the good work.


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matt smith

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2002, 01:42:07 AM »
me: 17 year old righty, 27KM/H, lil above average revs, average 201

ball: 15 pounds 4 ounces. Pin out 3 inchs. (currently with about 40 games on it)

Drilling: pin above fingers, cg kicked out a lil.


this ball is HUGE. heaps of back end, great on oil. when i first got it drilled up it was very snappy on the back end, now it has settled into a rythm, and has a nice smooth HARD arc to the pocket. Carry is exceptional, WHILE THERE IS ENOUGH OIL THERE. One thing i have found with this ball is that the carry decreases as the night goes on, the shot will hold for the 4 games of league, but the carry diminishes if you stick with the same line. To prove this to myself the other night i had a practice on a nice fresh shot, i went: 279 - 225 - 198 (missed pocket once, no opens). So if you wanna keep using the ball you will need to keep searchin for the oil with it, cause it loves it.

Another thing that i have noted with this ball is its ability to sit up and roll hard when there are not alot of revs on the ball. Not to say that it hooks outta the house, but the reaction is suited well to a shot down say 3 board when there is no where else to go. Sits up nice and early, without over reacting. Ive never had a ball that would do that aswell as it does

Overall: great ball, keep it in the oil tho, i bowl in fairly oily centers (by australian standards hehe) and there is no sign of death yet. Carry is great, can be used playin anywhere between 2 board to 30 board, great benchmark ball for me.

good luck and high scoring
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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2002, 03:59:51 PM »
Drilled with pin over the fingers CG kicked out 2" and weight hole at 6".  Initially shined the ball, but then took it down to 800 in an attempt to get it to turn over.  This ball is flat out bad.  If this is a "Long Oil" ball, then my Too Hot is ready for a flood.  This ball does not hook and the hit is terrible.  Stick a fork in this one, it's done.
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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2002, 10:42:06 AM »
There was a man from Nantucket
Kept using a ball that left buckets
Went home, made love, sat back and just thought
I'll buy a X Factor and go chuckit.
(chuckit = bowl with it)

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2003, 10:13:28 AM »
16lb 1oz - 2.88 Top
Pin is under the ring finger with a 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 layout.

I layed this piece out to read the backend a little more for my sport league. Our league is currently laying a 44 foot pattern that does not allow for mistakes. This ball gains it's roll early and surprisingly does not come out of it at anytime. This ball continuosly rolls and grabs on the backends.

Of course with the pattern being on the long and oily side, swinging the ball is not a great option. The Shock Trauma transitions excellently from the oil to the dry, allowing for angle into the pocket. This ball along with my new X-Factor have been giving me a good read on the sport pattern.
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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2003, 04:04:22 PM »
The ball doesn't hold shine very good but has a monster back end on it. Good on dry lanes if u could swing it out to the very first board. Hits like a mack truck.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2003, 11:54:26 AM »
I've had my Shock Trauma since they cam out, and I've used it off and on in league play (alternating it with my Faball Wheel).  I used to throw the ball very hard, with perhaps medium revs, and I was getting a decent reaction, but not great (esp. in heavier oil).  I've since slowed down my ball speed (and increased my revs) to gain more consistency, and this ball really performs for me now.  My ball was drilled to go as long as possible and then turn as hard as possible, and that's pretty much the reaction I get, even on fairly heavy oil.  As soon as it clears the oil it starts moving left.  My only gripe is that when I'm not leaving 10's, I seem to leave a lot of 8 and 9 pins (one or the other).  The carry on the ball I would classify as average - it's simply not as forgiving as some other balls I've used.

Still, this is a very good ball, and I would give it a 7.5 out of 10.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2003, 07:57:40 PM »
I have now thrown this ball enough that I feel I can give a solid review. Ball is drilled RH, PIN 4 3/8", CG 3 3/8" from PAP.  Weigh hole on PAP over 6" up/down 0".  When I first threw this ball it reminded me of my ER that I traded for this ball.  Never really liked the way that the balls rolled, very little motion and they seemed to just die.  I found that these balls need more axis tilt than I was providing.  I usually throw very little tilt around 15 degrees.  With a 45 degree tilt and a little slower ball speed (about 16 mph) this ball reacts great, saves energy, and crushes the pocket.  I take back everything I have previously said about Storm except the point that the balls do not seem to recover from outside shots.  Just play a nice swing through the middle and the ball works fine.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2003, 01:59:31 PM »
Got this ball in a trade because I heard that it was a solid ball for carrydown. I must not have been throwing the same ball as the people who made that claim. The Shock Trauma was very lackluster for me. I found this ball to be very over/under, at least with the drilling I used. I can't remember the exact specs, but I had it drilled to handle heavier oil and/or carrydown. The ball just never seemed to know what it wanted to be. One ball would snap off the dry hockey stick style, while the next would just skate. When the ball did reach the pocket it was almost a guranteed strike, but reading this ball was no easy task. Perhaps the Trauma line just doesn't suit my game, as this is the second ball from it that I did not enjoy at all, while others have loved them. Like any ball, I could see how it could be good in the hands of another bowler, but just realize that this ball is not as user-friendly as some others on the market. 7 out of 10.
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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2003, 05:28:24 PM »
I stand on the middle dot and throw it out to around the second arrow. This ball cuts right through the heavy oil then snaps at the backend like a bat out of hell.  Its an extremely versatile ball.  I can play the middle line for heavy oil and I can also play the extreme inside line when there is no oil.