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Super Nova
« on: October 06, 2022, 01:58:06 PM »
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 #16 on: November 01, 2022, 12:39:36 PM »
BALL SPECS
Pin Length: 3 - 4 
Starting Top Weight: 2.7 oz
Ball Weight: 15
 
DRILL PATTERN
Pin buffer 5 inches

Pin over the ring finger
 
BOWLER STYLE:  RH - Stroker
Rev Rate:  380-420
Ball Speed: 15-16
PAP/Track:  PAP:  5 13/16” and 1/2" up
 
SURFACE PREP
Box Finish: 2000 abralon
BALL MOTION
 The super Nova is here to give you traction and hook on virtually any heavy oil condition imaginable. This ball needs oil. It rolls strong and is very predictable.
 COMMENTS
I drilled this ball pin up with my favorite drilling It’s a strong ball with a sharper backend than most strong solids. It needs oil to perform to its potential. This is a much needed ball for those oily conditions.

 
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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2022, 02:41:48 PM »


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Super Nova
Cover Stock: NeX Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000 Grit Abralon
Core: Ignition
RG: 2.49
Differential: 0.052
Int Diff: 0.019

Layout: 4 3/4 x 4 x 4 - 2LS

Layout Extras:  2 1/8 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left
Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D

Review:
The Storm Super Nova features the Ignition core which has been featured in a number of international releases. This second addition in a stateside release has been a hit. For those that are looking for a similar motion to the Storm Proton Physix or the Nova will enjoy the Super Nova.

For my review I took the fresh factory 2K finish and hit the ball four sides with a new 4K pad. For me, this allows the Super Nova to clear the front part of the lane a bit easier until some lane shine migrates onto the ball.  This works well for players that tend to have slower ball speeds. You'll notice in a few games your new solid will calm down from the oob finish.

In comparing the Super Nova to the original Nova, the Super Nova features the NeX coverstock that digs earlier then the original Nova which is R2X Reactive Hybrid. Before rolling the Super Nova, I had the impression that the Super Nova would be to much ball. To my surprise the Super Nova has earned a spot in the arsenal. The ball provides an early read with excellent control off the spot and carries well through the roll phase. Similar to my Nova which off the spot is one of the most predictable balls to read downlane.

In regards to transition, I really enjoyed the Nova and the Super Nova doesn't disappoint as well. Both balls allow a great deal of forgiveness and it is easy to see when you will need to make a change. Both balls together make a nice one two punch if you desire the same type of motion through out a block of bowling.

Be sure to try out a Storm Super Nova and fill that gap for fresh league and heavier volume tournament patterns. I'm definitely excited to use the Super Nova more in tournament competion. Please be sure to visit your favorite pro shop today!

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2022, 11:30:31 AM »
Storm Super Nova: Ignition core with NeX solid reactive cover stock,
with the cover being prepped at 2000ab. When drawing up the layout, I
usually use a longer pin to pap on the stronger ASYS cores but went a
different direction with this one with a layout of 80 x 1 ½ x 65.
Comparing it to the Storm Nova, the motion was so much earlier and
STRONGER than the Nova and the Infinite Physix. Knowing that the ball
would be so much stronger than I need on the center that has the older
HPL, I decided to use it at the other center I bowl and practice at that
has ever SPL and much better blended pattern from the outside boards
and in towards the middle of the lane. I could not imagine how I could
use a stronger pin to pap on this ball on this THS and lane panels, the
short pin allows earlier movement, and the ball still stored a HUGE
amount of energy going into the hook and roll stage of the ball motion.
The ball performed better than I expected because I am rev dominated
and tilt strong and usually have over / under reactions with stronger
ASYS cores. The NeX solid matches very well for me with this core. I see
a lot of STARS showing up on the scoreboard with this ball for me. It is
“out of this world”! If you are looking for that stronger than normal
performance ball, the Super Nova is an excellent choice.

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Storm Super Nova review by Chris Pollentier
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2022, 08:32:20 PM »
Storm Super Nova
Coverstock: NeX Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000 Grit Abralon
Core: Ignition Core
RG: 2.49, Diff: 0.052, PSA: 0.019 (15 lbs)
VLS Layout: 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 2 7/8
Dual Angle Layout: 60 x 5 1/4 x 40
PAP: 5 3/16” right x 5/8” up
Rev rate: 400
Speed at release: 17 mph
Location: Prairie Lanes, Sun Prairie WI
Pattern: Medium volume THS

The Storm Super Nova is the newest “Hook Monster” from Storm.  It features the super strong NeX solid reactive coverstock that’s found on balls like the Proton PhysiX and Axiom, and the same Ignition Core from the original Nova.  This core/cover combo produces a ball that’s great for those heavier volume oil patterns when you need the ball to read the midlane and gain traction in the oil.  Compared to the Nova, I have the Super being a good 4-5 boards stronger, and both offer great stability and control in the midlane due to the Ignition Core.

The Super Nova has similar overall strength to the Proton PhysiX, but I see the Super Nova as being stronger in the midlane and slower down lane, whereas the Proton has slightly more shape on the backend most likely due to differences in the cores between the two.  Given how much it hooks, I’ve only been able to throw the Super Nova a few times in league and tournament play, and I’ve let the ball naturally lane shine through use.  In doing so, I actually see a reaction that fits my eye better – the ball is still super strong, but the little bit of lane shine helps it retain some energy and it shapes a little more on the backend than it did fresh out-of-box.  For anyone looking for a strong and predictable ball for heavy oil, whether you’re a down-and-in player or you like to hook the lane, look no further.  This will be very versatile on medium-heavy patterns and will be a great option for tackling those frustrating wet-dry house conditions.  The Super Nova is a great compliment to the original Nova and there’s certainly room for both as part of your arsenal.

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« Last Edit: November 06, 2022, 08:38:14 PM by cpollentier »

Kyle.Johnson88

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2022, 01:21:33 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Super Nova
2000-grit NeXâ„¢ Solid Reactive
Weight Block: Ignitionâ„¢ Core (Asymmetrical)
Color: Lime/Azure/Black

Review:
Boasting the Ignition Core, the Nova lineup really speaks versatility. The original Nova wrapped in the R2X allowed players to keep this ball in their hand even when the lanes broke down without balling down too quickly. Wrapped in the NeX solid cover, the Super Nova is a perfect first out of bag that will allow you to move even further left with confidence on higher oil patterns before balling down to the Nova or moving to a symmetrical piece. Don’t be afraid to play with the out of box finish as we have seen a lot of success with some league bowlers adding polish to be able to hold their line a little longer into a league set or tournament block for those players who don’t have an entire arsenal. This ball has great shelf appeal and looks beautiful rolling down the lane.

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2022, 06:05:54 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Super Nova
2000-grit NeXâ„¢ Solid Reactive
Weight Block: Ignitionâ„¢ Core (Asymmetrical)
Color: Lime/Azure/Black

Review:
The Super Nova is another high-end ball in the Nova series. The Super Nova reads the lane earlier and is a bit stronger than the original Nova. This ball is usually the first out of my bag when I get to a tournament. It allows me to judge the lanes and break down some of the extra oil that is out there for a tournament. I enjoyed this ball so much that I decided to add a second one to my arsenal, but I played with the surface on this one to fit our house shot. The Nova line has proved to be one of the most versatile ball lines in recent history. Make sure to grab yours today!
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Super Nova
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2022, 05:29:18 PM »
Storm Super Nova Ball Specs:
   
Cover stock NeX Solid Reactive
Ignition Core (Asymmetrical)
Finish 2000 Abralon Sanded
Layout 5 x 4.5 2.5 Pin Buffer

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at cameras 15.5


Review:
The new Storm Super Nova is a very strong early rolling ball. I was really shocked by how much more back end I had with the Super Nova compared to the Original Nova. I had a good look with this ball when I started it in the oil and let it find a break point down lane. The Super Nova will be a great tournament ball with the sanded finish but I and many others are seeing better results with a high polish on this ball. It is just way too strong for a standard house shot with its dull finish. At box surface I put this ball above my Infinite Physix making it the strongest Storm Branded Ball I own. My Roto Grip Gem still has the edge in total hook over all my gear. With a polished surface the Super is still stronger than my infinite and rolls great in the fresh as long as the center is not stingy with the oil. I find this ball to be more versatile than the Original and have posted some nice games with it. I have found also that, it is a ball that you need to put away and ball down to maybe a Phase 5 pretty quickly but this ball will let you know because it is easy to read the motion. This ball has been selling well especially to those needing more hook potential in a ball. If you are looking for a nice strong predicable ball that hits hard the Super Nova would fit the bill nicely.

Summary:
The Storm Super Nova is a strong rolling ball.
The Ball reads heavy oil patterns very well.
The Super Nova hits hard and has good back end for a strong ball.


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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2022, 10:06:26 PM »
Bowler Specs:
Right-Handed
PAP: 5 3/16 over 3/8 up
Rev Rate: 425  Tilt: 9 degrees  Rotation: 45-60
Ball Speed: Avg 15.5 MPH at the pins.

Review:
The Super Nova really got me excited with the use of the NeX Solid coverstock. This cover was on one of my favorite balls the Proton Physix. Needless to say, I was excited to try it out. Originally, I put a 45x4.5x30 layout on this ball to take advantage of its strength on flat fresh patterns. The results were a ball that dug in the oil like it had snow tires. It was very early and round in shape. Because of its strength I was not able to use it very often on house shots. The second one I drilled I decided to go with a much different layout (30x4x70). This layout tightens up the track flare and for me made it more useable on house shots. It still dug into the lane but helped to retain energy to make a strong and continuous move towards the pins. This is a great piece when for this higher volume oil patterns and fresh conditions.
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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2022, 10:20:13 AM »
Super Nova - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: NEX Solid Reactive Cover Stock
Finish: 3000 Grit
Core: Ignition Core
Layout: 50 x 5 x 40
RG: 2.49
Differential: 0.052
Intermediate Diff: .019

Review

The Super Nova is the latest addition to Storm’s Premier line and believe me this Super Nova does not disappoint. Storm has combined the ignition core with the NEX solid reactive cover stock. The NEX cover makes the Super Nova a lot stronger in the front and midlanes than the original Nova. I tested the Super Nova on sport patterns 43 and 35 feet in length with great success, it read early and stood up in the midlane with a lot of energy for great pin carry. This is a great ball for all levels of bowlers. Order one from your local pro shop today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2022, 11:28:11 AM »
Hook in a box! The Super Nova with the NeX Solid cover that is also on the Proton PhysiX, and the versatile Ignition core from the Nova offers a big strong ball option that doesn’t comprise shape down lane. Where I see the Super land best is between the Proton Physix/Gem and the Reality. The Proton and the Gem are earlier and smoother, but the reality is cleaner and has more shape down lane. I feel like the gap between these balls has been open for a while and the Super Nova fills it perfectly and it’s the shape that I can see being a house shot killer if your center has the oil for it or if you are a low rev/high speed player. I am SUPER happy to have this ball in the bag.

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2022, 11:59:00 AM »
Storm Super Nova Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The Super Nova by Storm is one of the newest additions to the Premier Line.  After the original Nova was produced, which I thought was a great piece, the Super Nova feels like a similar ball, but on steroids.  The RG is 2.49, differential is .052, and with the Ignition Core, the Super Nova is designed to be used on patterns with heavier volume.  After drilling one so far, I’ve noticed a heavy rolling ball that has a perfect place in my tournament bag.

The one I drilled is mapped out as 5.5 x 4 x 70.  To make it more usable in league, I put it on the spinner with water and a 2000 pad.  The most success I’ve had with it has been on heavier volume patterns and where I have to keep my angles tight.  This ball digs early, often, yet continues through the 8-pin.  From a comparison stand point, I don’t think the Super Nova is as early as the Gem, but I think it’s earlier than the Reality. 

If you need a ball that is designed for heavier volume, rolls heavy, digs early and often, the Super Nova is the next ball you should drill.

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2022, 05:13:46 PM »
The super nova is the newest ball to the premier line. This ball is perfect for heavy sport shots or for people that need help hooking the ball. For you high rev players that bowl on house shot, if this ball hooks to early dont be afraid to hit it with some polish. I myself bowl a lot of house shot tournaments and i love this ball at 2000 polish. Get to your local pro shop to drill up this hook monster, and you wont be disappointed.


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Storm Super Nova by Casey Murphy
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2022, 11:06:08 AM »
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)

The Super Nova is a new solid Nova.  The Super Nova features the Nex Solid cover (Proton Physix) and the OG Nova core.  The result is a stronger more rounded version of the Nova.  The Nova was pretty clean for me and was best in front of myself.  The Super Nova hooks much more and earlier and allows me to really hook the ball.  If you liked the Nova but wanted a ball that could get across the pattern more, the Super Nova is the ball!

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2022, 09:04:48 AM »
I am higher speed, rev challenged 220-250ish, high tilt, high rotation, and super low track player that really needs a ball to dig into the front part of the lane for my style. The super nova does just that for me. The super nova for me is great for me game 1. It’s definitely early rolling and round which is a shape I don’t normally gravitate to, but man does this ball hit the pocket hard for me. I drilled my ball 35x4x30 and my Axis point 3 1/4 right and 7/8 up.

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Re: Super Nova
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2022, 02:47:40 PM »
Super Nova Ball Review
Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Storm Super Nova and in 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the NeX solid cover stock and comes at 2000 abralon with an RG of 2.49, Diff of .052 and A MB of .019 with a layout of 3.5X4X2,5
It is very easy to say how pleased I am with this ball. Off the press in league I shot 300/748 in the center that has been giving me the most challenges this year. The OG Nova was a tad chuggy for me, but this Super is just that. SUPER house shot ball! It blends the lane very well without being jumpy off the spot. This is a ball that I see being used on many different patterns from many different player styles. This ball takes surface changes very well and for that I would put this ball in the bag you take everywhere.
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