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Storm AstroPhysiX
« on: June 20, 2019, 09:28:46 AM »
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The Storm AstroPhysiX high performance bowling ball was carefully designed to meet the need of bowlers. This ball offers awesome power and angle through the Atomic core and R2S Pearl Reactive coverstock. This ball delays reaction inorder to explode on the backend. This ball matches well with bowlers that have a big swing and want extra backend.

Color: Cyan/Indigo/Charcoal
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
Core: Atomic
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.48 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.053 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Plum Nectar



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Re: Storm AstroPhysiX
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 02:03:59 PM »

Length: 42'

Volume: 25mls

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS





After throwing the original Physix for a few games I told my teammates that my dream ball would be the R2S cover stock coupled with the new Atomic Core. Well, who has 2 thumbs and some fantastic ideas? THIS GUYÖ and the Storm R&D teamÖ I suppose.

So, I put a 2.5x6.25x1.5 layout on it. That did stand the core up a little bit more than I had intended when planning the layout, but after throwing it for a couple of sessions, the shape is what I was hoping for. The Atomic Core still revs up quick but the core position held a rounder shape on the back end. It responded quickly to back end friction. Misses right (on a house shot) sparked off quick. But quality shots held line and the ball stored energy to continue toward the 8-pin.

Nothing new about the R2S. Itís tried and true. Itís by far my favorite cover in all the Storm equipment Iíve thrown over the years. The Atomic Core does not disappoint inside the Astro Physix either. This ball should be the benchmark ball in your bag as you plan for fall leagues.

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Storm Astro Physix Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 11:13:53 AM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  375 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  4 5/8 straight across

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
VLS Layout:  4 7/8, 3 ĺ, 4 ľ
Dual Angle:  45, 4 7/8, 70

The Astro Physix is a very clean and angular version of the Physix.  The Astro Physix is wrapped in the R2S pearl cover (HyRoad Pearl), which gets it down the lane a ton and helps create a lot of backend.  If the Physix is too strong, the Astro is the perfect step down with that same familiar Physix motion.   I can see using this in the transition or playing straighter on the fresh. 


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Re: Storm AstroPhysiX
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 04:07:11 PM »

Length: 48 Feet
Volume: N/A
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Kegel Shark

Length: 42 Feet
Volume: N/A
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Kegel House Shot


My first review so be gentle and I'm not a staffer.
My ball speed is about 16 to 17 with this ball and my rev rate is about 280.

It's a 4 1/4" pin, 3 1/2 oz top weight at 15 Lbs; Drilled pin in ring finger with the PAS pointed towards the thumb. I went with this layout because I just wanted a fun house ball that would score well, to go with my other new house ball the Idol.

We had the PWBA in town so I bowled the Pro AM with it after drilling it the night before. With no earlier testing I felt compelled to go with it that night, not really knowing if we had the PWBA pattern or a house shot. With the OOB finish I had to be gentle and play it up the 7 board and it came back no problem and carried great! I didn't have to move until 1/2 way through the 2nd game and I was able to put more hand into the shot.  Should of moved more the 3rd game but it was first time using the ball. It was just super easy to use and roll with little effort not leaving anything stupid except for once or twice.

Decided to give it a roll on Kegel Shark in sport shot league. I was told to use a weak ball for long patterns so I gave it a go. Played it up the 10 board and did quite well. With the stock finish it was harder to get carry on every pocket hit but I only missed it 3 times, operator error going a tad too far right for a wash out. I didn't miss any spares that were makeable. But I was surprised at how consistent the reaction was across 3 pairs that are totally different and I'm satisfied with my scores 195, 165, 195.

I'm not a fan of pearl balls but I really like this one. Just feel real comfortable with it as if I've used it before. I like the quick response to friction it has which is pretty useful for me, plus it's easy to get it down the lane when needed and still carry. I think the layout I chose made it more versatile for me. Like I said, I bought it as a fun house shot ball and found it to be much more versatile than that.

I'm going to leave it at box finish for now because it works fine for me. I have an Idol Pearl that is sanded I can use if I think the polish is killing me. For me, I have no regrets on this purchase and it's fun to use.


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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 08:14:43 PM »

As a huge fan of the original Physix I was definitely excited for the Astro Physix. Featuring the same atomic core but wrapped in the proven R2S pearl cover stock this ball is clean which provides me great length and some of the strongest backend motion I've had.


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Re: Storm AstroPhysiX
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 12:37:23 PM »
Hey everyone, this is Storm amateur staffer and turbo regional staffer Josh Shoemaker here with another ball review for the brand-new Storm Astro PhysiX. Before we begin, I want to thank Storm and Turbo for providing me with all the equipment I use every time I step on the lanes, and the Facebook page Storm and Rotogrip Bowling Balls for Sale for providing me with a platform to promote all of this great equipment. I recently decided to switch to 16lbs, so both balls featured in this video are indeed 16. The Astro features the same atomic core as the original physiX, but is now wrapped in R2S pearl. This produces a cleaner and faster response ball than the original physiX, while still retaining the great midlane control the original offered. For anyone that was a fan of the code black, you will fall in love with the Astro. The Astro produces a very unique motion that offers the best of both worlds. By using such a low friction cover, you get a ball that almost ignores the front part of the lane while still providing the asym torque needed to produce a consistent reaction downlane. I see myself using the Astro as a first ball out of my bag for league, or touching the surface and using it as 3rd out of the bag during longer tournament blocks. When compared to the Hyroad, the Astro is a zone earlier and a few more boards overall. With the Astro being asymmetric, it has a more defined hook zone and is slightly more continuous than the Hyroad. R2S is known for adapting to surface changes very well, so donít be afraid to scuff the surface if you donít like the reaction of the astro out of the box. Be sure to stop into your local storm VIP pro shop and pre order your very own Astro physiX today! #StormNation #Turbo

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Re: Storm AstroPhysiX
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 11:19:29 AM »
Out of this World!!

Where do I start? Storm has done it again. The Astro Physix is just another great piece in Storms line up of bowling balls.

It looks great, smells great and it strikes a lot.

The Astro Physix combines the cutting edge Atomic Core found in the original Physix and it is wrapped in the ever popular R2S pearl cover stock. If you are a fan of the Physix this is a must have for your bag. These two balls complement each other so well. I found that when the Physix starts to read too early or starts to get a bit lazy down lane, I am able to grab the Astro and move my left and play bigger angles. The Astro has a very similar shape as the Physix in the first 2/3 of the lane but it goes a bit longer and is more angular on the back end.
Visit your local Pro Shop today and get one in your bag.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2019, 08:33:26 PM »
Stormís new premier line ball comes with Stormís best cover stock, the R2S Pearl. The last time Storm used the R2S Pearl on a premier line ball was a Code Black. Compared to the original Physix, you will notice that the AstroPhyix is a little cleaner and more off the spot but a lot less of a ball because of the weaker cover. This ball will be great for later in tournaments when you need something to change direction a lot or for those typical league patterns. 


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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 10:51:02 AM »
The New Storm Astro Physix is a nice complement to the Physix. The Physix having a NANO Hybrid cover stock wants to read the lane earlier when the lanes are oilier, the Astro will handle the lanes better later in the block when they are starting to break down. The R2S coverstock is standing the test of time and being used on many different cores to creat many different shapes.
To me both the physix have a skid flip mentality to them with the Astro resembling the code black shape off the end of the patter. I do feel like for bowlers who are love the look and roll of the original physix that the Astro is a good second option when the lanes are starting to transition and the physix is wanting to start over reacting thus allowing the bowler to stand in their sweet spot longer.
For me this ball will be better on shorter or lighter volume sport patters as I have limited revs. For me it also shines on those hot and humid summer days when the oil is a little thinner due to the elements.
Layout Pin in the Ring 68X4-1/4x56 which is my favorite layout
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