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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 #31 on: July 10, 2003, 07:01:55 PM »
I own two of these babies... I love these balls.  Both are drilled the same,  pin above ring with CG kicked out and LMB is strong postion.  I live in Hawaii and I bowl 4 leagues on Oahu and 1 on the Big Island.  The ball I bowl with on Oahu is highly polished and cleaned every week.  The ball I bowl with on the Big Island was polished just a little bit to save up energy through the heads.  The lanes on Oahu are pretty much walled up for a nice 20-10, 8 swing shot.  Backends are usually pretty fresh so there is always a pretty good shot.  The house in Kona is a 10-10 block, bounce it off the dry and you're in the pocket.  Stay in the soup, and you'll leave 8-10's or 5-7's.  I've never seen so many honor scores / banners in my life.  I've bowled there 1x a week for 7 weeks, and holding about a 200 average now.  Just recently shot my first 700 since coming back in July 2002.  194+243+278=715, it's not an EIGHT, but I'm pretty darn stoked about it.  I've never had a problem with oily lanes.  I really need a med-dry lane ball for Aiea Bowl.  These are definitely not for anything less than wet-med with carrydown.  Anything less, and I think you'll be left at the heads.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2003, 06:27:55 PM »
Updated: 2004-Jul-6

Overall: a good all-around ball for medium to medium-heavy oil conditions, depending on your speed and revolutions of course. As I have it drilled (see below), the ball is somewhere between skid-flip and early roll, leaning more towards skid flip.  Above average length with above average back-end. The ball does a nice job of dealing with carrydown on patterns to 40 feet (short and medium patterns).  Also a nice "benchmark" ball to feel-out a lane during practice.

Ball Specs and Layout:
Surface: Box condition then Green Scotchbrite pad
Layout: 4 1/2 x 5 or "label" or 90 degree)
Ball Weight: 16lbs
Pin Out: 3 inches
Pin Placement: 4 1/2 inces from PAP
CG: 5 inches from PAP, on grip centerline
Top Weight: 3 ounces

Typical house shot, 39 foot pattern: Good reaction and predictability, though it tends to be a better choice when there is some forgiveness on the inside (pulled shots) than on the outside as the ball will recover on its own on a shot thrown wide.

Sport shot, 42 foot flat pattern: Perhaps it is the layout, but even with fresh back ends, the entry angle was too steep for this ball to be of any use, leaving ringing 10's and the occasional 7-10s.  A more up-the-back bowler (less axis rotation) may be able to take advantage of this ball on these conditions.

PBA Pattern-C: This ball stays in the bag for the same reason as the sports shot, too much length and too angular of a back-end.  However, this ball was playable as the lanes began to break down and the backends were stronger.

Comparisons to other equipment

Ebonite Optyx Illusion: This is about the closest ball to the Shock Trauma I've bowled with.  The balls are very similar in length, backend, and overall hook.

Lane #1 C/2 Blueberry:
Both of my blueberry's, both drilled differently, have a much smoother breakpoint and less angular backend with more length.  I'd say the Shock Trauma is slightly stronger in terms of overall hook.

Hammer Diesel Reactive Pearl:
The Diesel RP is "longer and stronger" - more length with a stronger backend but less angular breakpoint than the Shock Trauma.


Updated 2004-Mar-31: I now have somewhere in the area of 700 games on this ball.  While it doesn't react the way it did when new, it still works nicely for medium-light to medium patterns.  The ball has not been resurfaced, though I routinely clean it and hit it with a green scotch brite from time to time.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2003, 01:38:03 AM »
Picked this baby up about two weeks ago used from William Clark at Bowler's ER pro shop at River Rand Bowl...anybody in the Chicagoland area looking for a very knowledgeable and respected driller, go check out Willie.  Anyways, ball is drilled with the pin an inch above and an inch to the right of the ring finger, cg about two inches right of the palm, but still off center of the pin, sanded to about 600 or so.  Ball is VERY smooth and predictable, can be a little unforgiving if you push it out too far (which i've found is true with basically any smooth dull ball because of the minimal backend) but is still forgiving if you tug it.  Very nice even reaction, and though dull, the reactive coverstock (and the fact that it's a storm ball) give it some natural length through the heads before it makes its' hard arc move towards the pocket.  Hitting power is on par with my Freak and I am truly impressed with this Storm offering and am looking forward to my next as this was my first Storm rock.
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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2004, 02:25:41 PM »
Picked it uo a few weeks ago. The pin is between the grips about an inch up. I personally don't like this ball. I cant keep it on the lane. I throw it in oil it takes off. I am not impressed because it hooks just way to much.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2004, 06:56:35 PM »
I have always been a storm fan but this ball is very disappointing to me.  I originally bought this ball for oilly lanes but the ball doesn't do crap.  It has moved to my third strongest ball and i probably just won't carry with me anymore.  Ball was drilled with pin just above ring finger and i throw a prety powerful ball and the ball would just flat go 60 feet sometimes.  Again very dissappointed

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2004, 04:48:33 PM »
I LOVE THIS BALL
GOT IT for $25

SHOT 835 (300, 256, 279) my 1st time with it. It wasn't league play though because It was a Monday morning at Waveland Bowl on Chicagos Northwest side. My second time using it i shot 718. There are a few problems however. It DOESNT COME BACK ON BAD SHOTS!! i do make bad shots and this ball doesnt help. I DO RECOMMEND THIS BALL FOR SOMETHING THAT TAKES CARE OF BACKENDS (sometimes too much) and it does leave solid 9 pins for me. ITS STILL A GOOD DEAL AND A GOOD BALL. because of this ball (and alot of hard work) my average has jumped from 173 to 212. Look out Here I Come

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2004, 08:59:05 PM »
This is now my third review. The Shock Trauma is a good ball on med oil and somewhat ok with heavy. Just last Saturday i used this ball and the lanes were not freshened up in one week and i bowled a 146,158 and shockinly a 300 game. And after those three games i tried using it for my travel league practice I throw the first bowl right at my target and it wouldn't wanna budge. But the overalls of this ball i would give it a 8.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2005, 10:49:00 AM »
My PAP is 4 5/8 and 1/8 up
Layout is 5.5 and MC2 on VAL
 
 
I got this ball as a trade for my Super Charge.  I finished this ball the same way how I usually usually finish everything, I brought it down to 800.  At first this ball really began to roll up fast in the midlane.  I was playing 23-15 out to 8 at the break.  After about half a game the ball started to die out fast.  So I went back to the shop and brought it up to 1000.  Now I tried to play the same line as I was before, and this time the ball retained a lot more energy because of the higher grit, and produce a strong arc in the backends.  
 
I like that way how this ball arc's to the pocket in stead of being very snappy.  I would use this ball on fresh medium-heavy oiled lanes when it is dulled to 800.  Since this ball was used when I got it, I will mainly use it for house conditions and leave it with the 1000 grit.  This ball is one of my more versatile balls on all kinds of conditions.  I use to have an X-Factor the was my most versatile ball on every condition, but this one takes the cake for me.  I give this ball a 8 out of 10.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2005, 10:42:51 PM »
I love this ball this is the most consistent ball in my bag its hard to get use to at first the first time I bowled with it was during open bowl. The first game I was trying to hook it to much and I keep going high and I only shot a 160. The next game I started going straighter and I shot a 180 that game. The last game I got comfortable with it and I shot a 245.I have mine drilled to hook late with alot of backend.No matter how far I was throwing it out it still would come back.This is a good ball only if you have it drilled right.

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Re: Shock Trauma
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2005, 03:47:20 PM »
Got this ball used at the PBA National stop in Medford a couple of years ago. It was drilled with the pin under the fingers and the CG and mass bias at about a 45 degree angle right and down from the CG. Weight hole was on the vertical axis line and located from the center of grip through the CG. Unfortunetly, I don't have my PAP numbers handy, so I can't give you a pin and CG to axis measurement.

For me, this ball picks up a roll very quick, but is still controllable. A great ball for taming out wet dry as the ball is already starting the roll before it hits the dry. With the early roll, it can get in trouble with 10 pin carry on some shots, but when you get this ball in it's element, you can strike all day with it.

Glad I was able to try it as it wasn't a very popular seller around here. Turned out to be a nice surprise and a nice money maker.