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Crux Prime
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:30:13 PM »
Storm has brought back the Catalyst Core in the Storm Crux Prime high performance bowling ball. This popular core has been known for its unmatched power, increased entry angle, as well as allowing more room for error due to dynamic asymmetrical design and vertical cavity technology. The SPEC coverstock used in this ball stands for Storm Performance Enhanced Coverstock. This special coverstock was specifically designed to endure the friction and oil a bowling ball goes through each time it is thrown down the lane. The SPEC Solid Reactive coverstock used on the Crux Prime is best used on heavier oil conditions and really shines when the lanes start to transition. No matter what lane condition this ball faces it will consistantly read the midlane and store energy for the backend.

Color: Red/White/Purple
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Catalyst (Asymmetrical)
Coverstock: SPEC Solid Reactive
Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.50
Differential: 0.052
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Poemgranate Cider



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Re: Crux Prime
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2019, 06:00:53 PM »
The Crux line has always been a favorite to me. With the release of the Crux Prime I was really excited to have this option back in my bag. I drilled mine 50 x 5 x 30 out the box this ball was super early for me. Changed the surface to 3,000 and allowed me to see better results! It's a nice step up from my Physix when I more ball in my hand. Great ball to add to your lineup if you're looking for a high performance ball!


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Crux Prime review - Mark Tarkington
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2019, 08:00:25 AM »
Right Handed
Ball weight:  16
Rev Rate:  400
Ball Speed:  17
Axis Tilt:  7
Axis Rotation:  45*
PAP:  3 3/4 horizontal, 7/8 up
Layout:  50 x 4 Ĺ x 50

The Crux series has been very good to me.  Iíve had all of the worldwide releases and one of the overseas releases.

Each Crux I have has a very specific and distinct reaction.  The covers are so diverse between them, Iím able to usually find one that works on many patterns.

Enter the Crux Prime with the Spec cover.  Same fantastic core, new coverstock.  Used one of my go-to layouts for big asyms and have not been disappointed.   Iíve used it on a variety of THS patterns in many houses and this cover may make it the most versatile of all worldwide releases (Crux series).  Out of box, my reaction was great.  It gave me the normal Ďstand left throw rightí look on most house patterns.  This core rolls through the pins better than most for me.  It just seems to match my game really well.  As it began to lane shine, after about 15 games, it was getting additional length, so I started tweaking the shell to see what else I can get out of it.  Iíve had it as low as 1000 and high as 3000, but have yet to shine it up.

This iteration of the Crux rolls great like all of the series, but I believe the new Spec cover may last longer than the GI-16 or ERG covers from the previous releases.  Iím going to continue to put games on this one and see how long that cover will last. 

Since drilling, Iíve carried this ball to every tournament that Iíve rolled and there arenít many times that I havenít been able to use it at some point.  Iím going to enjoy rolling every game I can with this one.

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Re: Crux Prime
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2019, 11:11:43 PM »
Storm Crux Prime Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

If you need a ball for heavier oil conditions, the Crux Prime is the ball you need to drill.  With the same engine as the Alpha Crux and a brand new coverstock (Spec), the Crux Prime is designed to dig in the mid-lane and not stop hooking.  After drilling two of them, Iíve seen first hand it does exactly that.

The first one I drilled is mapped out as 5 Ĺ x 5 x 60 @ 3000 with water.  With that layout and surface, Iíve seen the response time get quicker.  Since so much urethane is going down the lane these days, I think the Crux Prime can help by still going through the pins the right way. 

The second one I drilled is mapped out as 6 x 4 x 70 with a very tall pin above my bridge and the mass bias right by the thumb.  I hit it with a 2000 pad and this layout gives me a very controllable and forward motion.  My response time is slower on this ball, but it doesnít slow down through the pins.

All in all, if you need a ball to fight through oil and dig in the mid-lane, the Crux Prime should be the next ball in your bag.



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Re: Crux Prime
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2019, 11:04:51 AM »
PAP - 3 5/8 up 1 1/8
Speed - 16
Tilt - 17
RPM -400

Storm's new ball in the premier line is the Crux Prime.  It comes with all new coverstock called SPEC with the same core that is in the Crux line - Catalyst.  I drilled mine 5.25 x 4.5 x 4.5 pin down.   For me the motion of the Prime is very strong overall.  But for a solid ball it still gives me good backend motion and just keeps going through the pins.  Some bowlers are comparing the Prime to the Alpha, but for me the Crux is 3-5 boards stronger.  I think the Prime will be a very good choice for S/D at Nationals this year.  I have drilled a lot of these balls for all types of styles with great results.

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Re: Crux Prime
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2019, 05:25:53 PM »
Crux Prime

Layout: 60 x 5 x 40
PAP: 4 1/8 up 1
Speed: 18

This ball has gotten a lot of hype due to the core inside and it has not been a disappointment. I went with a longer Pin from Pap than other Asymmetrical Solids (Halo, Sure Lock) which allows this ball to get through the front part of the lane and a little more angular than normal for me. This ball is a perfect replacement for the Alpha Crux but it does more than that ball. I see it tumble through the front but continue on the back which will be the perfect shape I want for flatter patterns. I have seen success with this ball with added shine but I have decided to keep mine at 2000 to compliment other pieces in my bag.

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Re: Crux Prime
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2019, 08:10:00 PM »
My stats are in my profile. I laid the CRUX PRIME out 65x5x35. This is my preferred initial layout on big core asymmetric bowling balls. I have been touching the surface up with 2000 when it shows a little lane shine.

For me I have mainly been throwing the PRIME on a sport condition league that is 45' this half. The PRIME can be very slow off the spot if I am lazy with my release. Compared to a PHYSIX that has 45x4x30 layout, the PRIME was slow at the point. I went ahead and put a balance hole 6 3/4" from my pin down the VAL. Different bowling ball with the balance hole. The PRIME is more responsive at the break point and can be a little sharp. The strong cover does let me play the hold on this longer pattern which is better for my game as I tend to miss left more than I do right.

I have been balling down with either the PHYSIX or new RG HALO PEARL depending on how much we chop up the track with surfaced balls.

Drill this one if you want a strong ball that responds to your grip pressure. If you hit it the PRIME will hook, if you lay off, the PRIME will stay online and be predictable. all in all, this should be a good sport shot type ball because it is controllable and does not naturally break loose at the end of the pattern even on the fresh unless you "get on it" at the bottom and make it hook sharply.
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