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« on: August 16, 2023, 08:59:58 AM »
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The Storm Summit is designed to help bowlers reach the peak of their performance. This upper-mid performance bowling ball introduces the bowling world to the TX-23 Hybrid Reactive coverstock and the Centripetal HD-A.I. weight block. The TX-23 Hybrid Reactive coverstock is a modified version of the successful TX-16 coverstock to give more grip on slick oil conditions. The core is the proven Centripetal HD that has been paired with A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core. The result is a lower RG and a higher differential making this Storm's strongest symmetric bowling ball so far.

Color: Blue/Gold/Silver
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: TX-23 Hybrid Reactive
Core: Centripetal HD - A.I
Finish: 3000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.46 (15# ball)
Differential: 0.056 (15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Snickerdoodle



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Re: Summit Ball Review
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2023, 09:37:41 AM »

The Summit has a low RG value of 2.46 a medium differential of 0.056 making it the strongest symmetric ball to date from Storm.
Starting on the inside, the Centripetal HD weight block is surrounded by the ALL-NEW A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core. This new combination drives the RG down and the differential up ensuring this ball spins up fast.
Paired with the TX-23 Hybrid Cover, the Summit provides enhanced oil absorption for even better grip on those slick conditions. Which in turn gives you the bowler the ability to open up the lanes more
I did a ball comparison to the 900 Global Zen Master, Storm Absolute and the 900 Global Reality Check at 42 ft house shot, 25 ml of oil.  The layout chosen 35 x 4 3/4 x 15.
In comparison to the 900 Global Zen Master, the Summit starts up quicker and is more aggressive off the spot verses the Zen Master that’s a pinch cleaner and more rounded off the spot. Through the shots you will see how the Summit and the Zen Master are very similar even going 5 and 3 left they both keep up with each other. It wasn’t until I went deep inside where the Summit out hooked the Zen Master.
In comparison to the Storm Absolute, The Summit starts up quicker and overall hooks way more.  The Absolute has a R2S Deep Hybrid cover with a similar RG of 2.48 verses a 2.46 of the Summit and a lower differential of 0.050 verses a 0.056 so in retrospect of numbers the Absolute should hook more but the TX-23 cover is a lot higher on the strength scale verses R2S an in turn hooks more.
In comparison to the 900 Global Reality Check, the Summit also starts up quicker and stronger off the spot.  The Reality Check is a much cleaner option even being an asymmetric ball with a more rounder shape verses the Summit with a more sharper shape that climbs the hill much stronger on the heavier conditions.
As per the surface adjustments, the Summit at box surface is 3000 grit which will be strong a continuous and round off the spot
At 2,000 Polish the ball will go a little longer and sharper off the spot
In the bag, will be the Reality, Eternity, Summit, Dark Code, IQ Ruby


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Re: Summit
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2023, 11:35:07 AM »
I was super excited to get this ball with the new A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core, and wow was I not disappointed! This ball is now the first out of the bag, no matter what the conditions. The Summit is very clean and smooth through the heads. With the low RG and the higher differential, the ball picks up perfectly midlane and is strong and continuous through the back end. This ball will definitely work great for all bowlers of various styles. I dropped weight a while ago to 14lbs and have been worried about carry ever since. This is definitely no longer a concern. For me the ball moves and hits just as hard as the 15lb balls I see on the lanes.

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Storm Summit review by Ethan Fiore
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2023, 05:26:39 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

The New Summit from Storm has the Centripetal Core with the TX-23 cover which gives you a lot of power down lane. I’ve been a big fan of the Phaze 2. Comparing these 2 were hard but I see a lot of similarities and subtle differences. The Summit stores more energy down lane with its Hybrid Coverstock while the Phaze 2 is earlier and smoother. As the Summit has been released, I haven’t had the chance to throw the Phaze 2 as to how good the Summit is. If you’re in the market for a high end ball, this is the BEST pick!!

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Summit Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2023, 08:26:17 PM »
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)

New Master line ball.  New Core.  New Cover.  This the lowest RG I can ever remember and the highest diff in awhile too!  This ball REVS UP and HOOOKKSSS.  The nice thing is it’s the same reactive cover formula as the Phaze 2, one of the goat balls but this time the Summit cover is the TX-23 Hybrid.  It’s definitely a little cleaner than our biggest covers meaning it can handle the volume and has NO problem hooking.  The Summit features the Centripetal HD weight block with the AI outer core which helps create this very unique ball motion.  The is the best addition the Master line we’ve seen in some time. 

I feel like I can use the Summit on typical house patterns as well and some of the heavier blended tougher patterns.  The Summit HOOOKS tho, so you better have some volume!  If you loved the Phaze 2 and want an earlier and smoother shape, go with the Summit!


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Re: Summit
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2023, 12:36:38 PM »
Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Storm Summit!

In 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the TX-23 Hybrid Coverstock and comes with 3000 abaron and an RG of 2.46, Diff of .056.

So what do we have here…. This ball is the strongest symmetric to date and has been compared to a stronger Phaze 2 and what a compliment that is. Now that I have thrown this ball I have found it very strong and as I have said in other reviews being more speed than rev dominant I have found this ball to look best going straight down the track. I have thrown it against the 900 Global Zen Gold Label and had to move right as the Zen GL is a shiny pearl with React Gloss. I see this ball being great on the fresh and after some lane shine can be the ball you can bowl all three games of league with.

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Re: Summit
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2023, 09:47:01 AM »
The new Storm Summit features the Centripetal HD weight block and is surrounded by an all new A.I. (amplified inertia) outer core.  All of that is wrapped in a new TX-23 Hybrid cover stock.  The Summit is the strongest symmetrical ball Storm has ever released.  Drilled at 5x4x2 (pin above bridge), this ball does not disappoint.  I was a big fan of the Axiom, which is similar in RG and differential, but the Summit surpasses the performance of the Axiom.  The Summit is cleaner through the front part of the lane and provides a much stronger backend motion than the Axiom.  For a low RG ball, this ball just keeps on coming when you must open your angles.  The one thing the Summit needs is oil because it flat out hooks!!  This ball will smooth out the wet/dry house patterns and will also provide enough traction on the heavier sport patterns


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Re: Summit
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2023, 03:05:30 PM »



Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

15 Mph
340 RPM
PAP 4 7/16> 5/8^
Right Handed
Ave 220-230
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4 1/2x2 1/8
RG 2.46
DIFF .056

The Summit might be the strongest symmetrical ball we’ve ever produced. The Centripetal HD Core and the TX-23 Hybrid Cover gets plenty on traction on higher volume patterns but I was almost able to more left easier with this one than normally. Strong balls with surface usually stop or roll out for me when I move but as long as I closed my angles when I moved left this ball didn’t do that. It’s good on a variety of patterns, sport and house!






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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2023, 10:37:54 AM »
I drilled my SUMMIT up with a 4 x 4 x 4 pin under layout. I use this layout on pin unders to try to get a smooth transition. I have left it box finish which is 2000 abralon.

Initial thoughts were strong but smooth. The SUMMIT was seeing the friction very early but not hopping off it like my other stronger pin up balls like the DNA and GEM were.

The SUMMIT is a nice add on for when your big core/big traction balls are seeing the friction early and starting to stop or slow down too much. The SUMMIT also gives the appearance of a nice ball to have another as a compliment. I am going to add a pin up layout in the SUMMIT to go with the one I have already.
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Re: Summit
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2023, 01:39:55 PM »
Length: 42
Type: THS

Announcing Storm’s strongest symmetric ball to date.
Featuring the Centripetal HD weight block is surrounded by the ALL-NEW A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core which lowers the RG down and raises the Diff up ensuring maximum flare potential.

Paired with the TX-23 Hybrid Cover, a cover derived from the TR16 solid on the PhazeII it is a significantly stronger dig in the oil on heavier THS or longer sport.

My layout is:
5 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 1 3/8
Revrate: 325 AT: 16

The Summit for me was very slow. It looks like my Gem rolling down the lanes, only its symmetrical. Depending on what the lane is giving me, I was able to start a session playing the track area. Carry was above average along this line but as the lanes transitioned, my moves left to find the right amount of head oil allowed me to achieve optimum entry angle. I did want to keep my speed up as slower deliveries quickly read the friction.

The Summit can hold its own against any big asym depending on the need. If you have issues matching up with big asymmetrical balls, then this ball should be in your arsenal. For the one ball, one league THB is a must.

My Summit fits between my 900G Reality and RG TNT. Same shapes with different rolls. I say use the Summit when you want a ball stronger than the TNT and slower response than your big asymmetrical. 

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Re: Summit
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2023, 04:57:47 PM »
One of the most highly anticipated releases of the year! Storm Bowling introducing the brand new Summit. The Summit features a modified Marvel Core with an RG of 2.46 and Diff of .056. The coverstock is a modified Phaze 2 cover of TX-23 Hybrid. Taking the Phaze 2 cover and making it hybrid with this core combination gives the bowler a reliable pieRead more about review stating Summitce that’ll makes it shape from any part of the lane.
We have a piece that gives me the confidence to throw a bigger ball from farther in without loosing any continuation. Also, with the brand new outer core technology in this ball, I have noticed a lot of those off hits come into play a lot more than any other ball I have ever thrown.
When I see the Phaze 2 become too clean and too lazy in the back, or if I need a bigger option on heavier oil patterns, you’ll see this ball in my hand all the time! Get yours at your local Storm VIP proshop.


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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2023, 08:18:38 PM »
The all new Storm Summit is Storm’s strongest symmetric piece to date, comparable to the Roto Grip TNT. Compared to the TNT, however, I believe that the Summit will be the most user friendly for a variety of players. For me this ball feels a lot more like the Storm Axiom, a ball that was very strong, and versatile both in lane play and on a variety of patterns. For me this ball allows me to move farther left without sacrificing carry compared to the TNT which tends to bog down when I get too far left. The Summit would be a ball that I take out of the bag first on longer/high volume patterns. I tend to like symmetric cores more than asymmetric ones so this ball will fit a spot in my bag that I was missing. I am extremely excited to see what this ball can do moving forward, go out and get yours today!


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Re: Summit
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2023, 08:05:06 PM »
Storm Summit
Coverstock: TX-23 Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 3000-Grit Abralon
Core: Centripetal HD – A.I.
RG: 2.46, Diff: 0.056 (15 lb.)
VLS Layout: 5 x 5 x 2 3/4
Dual Angle Layout: 65 x 5 x 40
PAP: 5 3/16” right x 5/8” up
Rev rate: 400 rpm
Average speed: 16.5 mph
Location: Prairie Lanes, Sun Prairie WI
Pattern: Medium volume THS

The Summit is Storm’s new addition to the master line and is the strongest symmetrical ball to date thanks to new core and cover designs. First, the core features the Centripetal HD core that was most recently in the Super Son!Q and paired it with an all-new Amplified Inertia (A.I.) outer core. The cover features the new TX-23 hybrid coverstock, which is a modernized variation of the TX-16 cover found on the infamous Phaze II. This new core/cover combo creates an early rolling, high flaring ball designed to produce an increased amount of midlane read with a strong, yet controlled, backend reaction.

With the Storm Summit, I’ve seen early and continuous ball motion that reminiscent of a stronger Phaze II, but probably better compares to the Storm Axiom. I’ve left the Summit at the factory finish of 3000-grit Abralon and it gives me a very strong and versatile reaction which can be great for blending out over/under league conditions, but still provides a stronger backend motion that will drive through the pins and help to carry those off-pocket hits. For me, the Summit fits nicely in an arsenal between balls like the Storm DNA and Phaze II.

While it’s certainly great versatile ball for league bowlers, the Summit is a can’t-miss ball for tournament players as it provides a strong and stable ball motion throughout the lane from front to back that will keep you in the pocket on challenging conditions. It’s a great option to use on longer/heavier volume patterns after bigger asymmetrical balls start burning up, but you still need a stronger rolling and predictable ball reaction.

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Re: Summit
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2023, 08:25:32 AM »
Pin Length: 3.5 - 4 
Starting Top Weight: 3.2 oz
Ball Weight: 15

60 x 5.5 x 30
Rev Rate:  380-420
Ball Speed: 15-16
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 13/16” and 1/2" up
Box Finish: 4K fast
The Summit comes out of the box sanded at 3K abralon finish, allowing it to get through the heads. This ball makes a strong move  off the break point and goes through the pins very strong.
I use this on Med to Heavy oil conditions. I am always a fan of the hybrid covers. they seem to give me the ball reaction that fits my eye. That gives me confidence to make better shots. I get a very consistent strong reaction with the Summit. 

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Re: Summit review by : Sandy McIntire
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2023, 05:32:08 PM »
I am a higher speed, rev challenged 220-250ish, high tilt, high rotation, and super low track player. I drilled my Storm Summit 5 x 3 x 2 using the Storm VLS and my axis point is 3 ¼ right and 7/8 up. The Storm Summit is a big symmetrical piece that I loved using on medium to heavy oil especially on my sport shot league.  It was early and smooth and helped me control the backend and transition. Not to mention the lower RG and High Diff is a ball I definitely gravitate towards and could not put down. If you like a ball that spins up fast and a lot this is the ball for you!

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