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Match Up Hybrid
« on: October 26, 2017, 04:04:25 PM »
Storm has upped their game with the Storm Match Up Hybrid bowling ball. They have changed up the core from the original Match ball to offer more flare potential and more hook with the Stinger 2.0 core. The idea behind this change was to get more entry angle and better pin carry. This core is wrapped with Storms successful Reactor coverstock.

Color: Black Solid/Yellow & Royal Pearls
Coverstock: Reactor Hybrid Reactive
Core: Stinger 2.0 Core for 14#-16# (Modified Centripetal Core for 12# & 13#)
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Recommended Lane Condition: Dry-Medium
RG: 2.57 (15#)
Differential: 0.035 (15#)
Fragrance: Pineapple



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Re: Match Up Hybrid
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2019, 10:23:09 AM »
The Match Up BRB is a hybrid version of the Match pearl in the Hot line of bowling balls from Storm, that still uses the Stinger 2.0. This replaces last years Match Up BYR. The core numbers of the Stinger 2.0 are 2.57 rg and 0.035 diff. The Match Up BRB has a cool color combination of black, red, and blue, and is scented with cranberry chill. The Reactor hybrid cover of the Match Up BRB is cleaner through the front of the lane then most of today’s current highly porous, strong cover stocks.

I drilled the Match Up BRB with a 5” pin and  2” pin buffer. The Match Up BRB seems to have a more rounded continuous motion through the backend, compared to a slightly more defined “hockey stick” shape of the Match Up pearl BOS. Comparing the BRB to the Black pearl that has factory surface, the BRB is a little cleaner, and less overall board coverage.The Match Up BRB covers about the same amount of boards as the Match Up BYR that it replaced. It is a medium-light to light oil ball in box finish, that saves energy for slightly drier lanes that you need to move in a bit, and still get recovery from the ball.

The Match Up BRB is a good tournament ball for bowlers that see long blocks of competition, or bowl in events that don’t re-oil for semi’s and finals. The Match Up BRB will  also work well for second shift, used, league conditions that have had a lot of games already rolled on them. If you feel the need to replace your aging Match Up BYR or never drilled one in the first place, the Match Up BRB will fit right in. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Match Up BRB from Storm, the Bowler’s company.

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