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Super Nova
« on: October 06, 2022, 01:58:06 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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The Storm Super Nova high-performance bowling ball utilizes the powerful Ignition Core. This core was designed for more versatility on a variety of lane conditions. This ball was designed to rev up fast and have a powerful finish with more movement downlane and extra flare potential. The Super Nova is covered with the NeX Solid Reactive coverstock and finished with 2000-grit Abralon. This coverstock helps produce a strong midlane response without sacrificing the powerful entry angle needed to boost pin carry.

Color: Lime/Azure/Black
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Ignition Core (14#-16#)
Coverstock: NeX Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.49 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.052 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Fruit Pop

 

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2022, 10:37:11 PM »
Super Nova • Premier Series
Core • Ignition Core
Coverstock • NeX Solid Reactive    Finish • 2000-grit Abralon
Weight • 15 lbs. RG • 2.49 Differential • .052 Diff • .019
Layout • 4 x 5 x 2 1/2
Tester PAP • 5" R, 5/8" D Tester Axis Tilt • 11° Tester Rev Rate • 325
Test Pattern • 42' THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street

Storm has once again lived up to being the Bowlers Company with the release of the Super Nova. The Super Nova is a strong-rolling, oil-eating, pin-crushing machine - period! With its winning combination of the Ignition Core and NeX Solid Reactive Coverstock, the Super Nova delivered some incredible results on a THS. So, let's break it down and take a closer look!

The Ignition Core is a robust asymmetrical weight block that produces an intense amount of energy. In addition, I liked how the unique design of the Ignition Core allows it to rev strongly in the mid-lane and build momentum as it rolls towards the pocket. Compared to other large asymmetrical cores, that may tend to be lazy and take their time to stand up. I loved how the Ignition Core makes a decisive turn off the pattern and explodes through the pins. And lastly, as a straighter player, I need the security of a strong, predictable, and continuous asymmetrical core. And the Ignition Core provides that comfort exceptionally well!

The NeX Solid Reactive coverstock makes the Super Nova the strongest hooking ball I have rolled this year. The NeX Solid coverstock loves fresh oil and excels in its ability to carve a path through the pattern as it heads down lane. While other heavy oil, solid coverstocks tend to run out of gas, then deflect off the five pin and leave a ringing ten. The NeX Solid has a powerful continuation through the pins and leaves no prisoners behind! Finally, being a high-speed, low-rev player, I loved moving in and opening my angles with extreme confidence. The NeX Solid coverstock allowed me to roll the Super Nova far out to the right and not worry if it was coming back. Because the Super Nova turns left and turns hard!

In conclusion, the Super Nova is a great new release from Storm! Whether you are a down-and-in player or a high–speed /low-rev player, the Super Nova is an excellent choice for fresh THS conditions. And for those bowlers looking to bowl in their State Tournaments or those wanting to bowl the National Tournament, the Super Nova is the heavy oil choice for your arsenal. So, talk to your local pro shop operator today and have a Super Nova ready to roll! It is well worth it!


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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2022, 06:07:19 PM »
The 3 latest Storm releases will create instant versatility in your bag and cover a variety of bases for any lane condition. The Super Nova is the strongest of the 3 designed for heavy oil conditions. The Night Road and Phaze 5 are designed for those medium conditions.
For those that enjoyed the Proton Physix the shape seen from the Super Nova will be comparable. When battling heavy oil and/or tight conditions the Super Nova will be an excellent selection to manage that environment. The Super Nova has one of the strongest covers Storm manufacturers and compliments this core very well. There is plenty of control with this high end asym and would be a cleaner option against the Gem which is earlier with more arc.
The Night Road which boasts a higher RG will be good for those early hooking surfaces early on or as a step down off the bigger balls like the Super Nova. I see this ball fitting in my bag on the early hooking surfaces so I can keep everything in front of me early on without giving away the pocket. I have found the sanded finish provides plenty of blend off the backend as opposed to the stronger angular shapes we seen from the Hy-Road Pearl. Also, do not be afraid to polish this ball to create a longer more angular shape.
The Phaze 5 like the other Phaze balls does not disappoint. a direct replacement for the 4 the 5 provides plenty of continuation down lane when making its move off the spot. This ball will go with me everywhere I bowl and be that step down ball off the bigger asym or solid sym's. When you are looking to start creeping in and opening those angles up this ball will be one of your best assets.

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2022, 02:01:43 PM »
Super Nova review

Another new release I was excited to get my hands on. The Nova is a ball I have several of, so this one was definitely one to look forward to. It is strong, as expected. What I didn't expect was how much it continued on the back of the lane. On THS, strong asymmetrical solids roll great for me, but have a tendency to burn up, especially if I get it right. Out of the box, I was able to use it my first night of league and was immediately impressed. The ball rolled great through the oil, stronger than my Gem, but still hit hard if I got it to the dry. On the burn after league I was able to get way left of my comfort zone and still have a good look. Definitely something else I don't normally have when I lose my look. This ball will be getting plenty of use this season. Can't wait for some longer pattern events.

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2022, 06:58:08 PM »
The next addition to the Nova line, Storm brings you the all new Super Nova. The same core found in the original Nova wrapped around the NeX Coverstock found on the Proton Physix. I think this cover and core combo suites this ball very well and is a great replacement for the Proton Physix in my bag. For me, I found the proton to be too early and angular to play straighter angles and over under when I had to move in with a big ball. My eye just didn’t fit with that ball, but this Super Nova is perfect. You’ll see in the ball video I made that I can play my A Game and stay firm and straight and the ball picks up and continues through the pins nicely and it gets the job done slow curving them from inside and still making it around the corner.
I see myself drilling a couple of these for sure! This ball will be great on medium to long patterns with some oil on the lanes. Get yours at your local Storm VIP Pro Shop soon!

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2022, 03:47:06 PM »
The new Super Nova is a what I currently use first ball out of the bag.  It gives a very smooth shape to blend out the wet dry of league game 1.  I did have to add some polish to the surface as with my tilt the ball was too early and lazy down lane.  Even with adding the polish, I still get a smooth predictable motion.  I feel this ball is good for players that are speed dominant.  I also thing this is a good fit for someone looking for a very smooth ball.  For me this ball is best playing up the boards.  I am able to get left and get around the ball more, but that is not where this ball is it’s best.

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Super Nova Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2022, 12:24:55 PM »
The Super Nova features the “super” strong and durable NeX Solid coverstock that we’ve had on the Axiom and Proton PhysiX, and the returning strong asymmetric Ignition core from the Nova and the Gate series overseas.  I always say it, but it bears repeating that NeX solid is very clean and responsive for how much it hooks, this helps it bridge the gap between typical strong asym balls that get a lot of traction but are often slow and lazy down lane, and other balls that create length and shape but don’t have the traction to be stable and controllable on heavier conditions.  The Super has the strength and shape of something like the Reality or Proton PhysiX but that’s more stable and controllable due to the naturally rolly and slightly slower revving of the Ignition core vs most other asyms.  This gives it a combination of traction and shape that lower rev rates and higher speeds have trouble finding, while at the same time giving higher rev rates a stronger option that doesn’t burn up at the arrows.  It’s a great compliment to the original Nova, more traction and a quicker friction response while still maintaining the same general look or roll.  The Super is an incredibly versatile ball that can be used on several different conditions, lane surfaces, and from several different angles by a number of bowling styles. 
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Storm Super Nova Review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2022, 12:26:10 PM »
Lane Condition
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

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The Super Nova is a great compliment to the original Nova, which is a staple in my bag right now. It is a bit earlier than the Nova, which makes its motion a bit smoother and more controllable. The Super Nova for me is the first ball out of my bag on medium and long patterns, and the first ball I use right after urethane on short oil patterns. I drilled my Super Nova with a 4 1/4 inch pin, making it even smoother than if I went with a long pin, and I love the reaction I get from it. I have it even earlier than the Reality, so those two along with the Nova are the only balls I need on fresh patterns with some volume. I can’t wait to throw this ball more in the coming months!

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2022, 02:11:58 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 43'

Volume: 22.5 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

Holy Hook Monster!  This thing GOES!  The Super Nova is the next ball with the NEX Solid cover which is the same as what came on the Proton Physix.  To be honest, this ball was way too early for the house shot right out of the box.  I hit mine with a wet 4000 pad ever so slightly, literally 2 seconds on each side. Once I hit it with the wet 4k, the SuperNova was able to get thru the fronts and start to do its work in the mids and down lane. 

This ball is a definite upgrade to the original Nova which I did not get a long with.  The OG Nova forced me too far left but wouldn’t recover when I needed it to. 

The Super Nova I am able to chase left as long as there is enough volume to support it!

This one is LEGIT!

My Layout is 4x5x2

Other balls getting a lot of play:
Dark Code-4x6x2
Night Road-4.5x4.5x3.75
RST-X3-4x5x2
Wolverine Dark Moss-4.25x5.25x2


COMMENTS

Likes: this ball doesn't bail down lane

Dislikes: too strong for the house shot out of the box


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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2022, 08:48:13 AM »
The Super Nova is the new big ball on the block. Featuring the very strong NEX Solid cover, this ball feels like a step up from the 900 Global Reality. The Nova core makes this ball backend and continue a lot, where balls like the Proton Physix and Gem get more forward and straighten out on the back part of the lane. The Reality was the first solid asym we saw that really continued through the pins, and the Super Nova feels like a step up from that. NEX Solid is stronger and earlier, but the Nova core helps this ball still split the 8-9 even from deeper/bigger angles.

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2022, 09:11:59 AM »
The Super Nova is the new big ball on the block. Featuring the very strong NEX Solid cover, this ball feels like a step up from the 900 Global Reality. The Nova core makes this ball backend and continue a lot, where balls like the Proton Physix and Gem get more forward and straighten out on the back part of the lane. The Reality was the first solid asym we saw that really continued through the pins, and the Super Nova feels like a step up from that. NEX Solid is stronger and earlier, but the Nova core helps this ball still split the 8-9 even from deeper/bigger angles.

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Super Nova review
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2022, 08:10:04 PM »
Super Nova

The Storm Super Nova with a 2000 surface and NeX coverstock technology is very strong ball! The layout is 5 x 4 x 2.5 which for me is pin over the ring finger and a strong mass bias which is usually around 2 inches away from the my thumb. With this layout I get great length with a sharper back end reaction and man does it give me that!

Using it during league where there has been a lot of high friction it would only work for about a game then put it up. After a couple weeks using it I decided to adjust the surface with a 4000 abralon pad on the spinner to smooth out the surface because the out the box surface there is not enough oil volume so changing to 4000 makes a total difference of the ball to where I can still play the same shot but can stay in it longer and doesn’t take off down lane or quits. Looking for a ball that has more room than the original Nova the Super Nova will be the one!

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2022, 06:09:07 AM »
Hi  Bowlers - With all of my research, your stories,  and positive reviews I decided to order the Super Nova from my PSO.  I am having it drilled 75* X 5 X 75* = 150*.  I have had good performance with this drill  pattern on other strong balls and oil or just move right and hold the line!  More to come!  - Coach Denny Gold Level ABE

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2022, 10:23:07 AM »
The all new SuperNova is the latest addition to Storm’s Premiere line. This ball flat out HOOKS! This ball is a strong controllable piece that Storm has been missing from their Premiere line in recent years. The SuperNova is 2-3 boards stronger than the original Nova with a stronger midlane roll. The SuperNova features the NeX Solid cover stock wrapped around the same core as the original Nova. Fans of the original Nova looking for a step up will be big fans of this new release. Go out and get yours today!

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Super Nova by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2022, 08:49:44 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:43

Volume:High

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


COMMENTS

Core: Ignition
Cover: NeX Solid
Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.53 (14 lb)
Diff: .049 (14 lb)
Int. Diff: .018

Me:

Right-Handed Tweener

Speed: 12-13 mph

Rev Rate: 315

PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin over Bridge 5 1/4 X 4 1/2 X 2 3/4 VLS

Storms new Premier Line release is the Super Nova. It ended up being a pretty super team up. The ignition core wrapped in the NEX solid cover. Strong Cover and Strong core is a great combo for those higher oil volumes and the Super Nova might just be the best ball when you need that kind of power.

The original Nova was a midlane beast for me but it did feel a bit conditional after a while. You need oil in the heads and it could get too forward off the back of the pattern pretty quickly if you didn't have the ball speed to play closer to the friction.
Because of this I was a bit worried that putting an even stronger cover on the same core would probably exacerbate the problem but happily I was mistaken.

I threw the Nova on the fresh 43 ft High volume house pattern at my home center. I think I see so much more continuation out of the Super Nova because I never really feel the need to over work the ball with my hand to get it to read the right part of the lane. I was amazed first night out in league because I felt like I could basically point the Super Nova at the ten pin, let it get there and it would come back from anywhere. Sometimes when I'm trying to generate speed I have a tendency to grab on the ball, but it's usually because I feel like I can't miss the ball at all when I'm trying to throw harder or it's not going to read where I need it to. The Super Nova does all the reading for you, you just gotta get it there!

This is going to be one of those great "hook in a box" releases like the Virtual Gravity was so get one of these in the hands of your speed dominant bowlers ASAP. Everyone else will figure out how good it is too before long.

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