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Too Hot
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
The Too Hot is specifically designed not to "over-hook" on drier lane
surfaces for increased control. It consists of a clean pearl reactive
2-color cover stock and a .025 (low) differential weight block for increased
length in the mid-lane. The weight block of Too Hot maintains adequate
dynamic energy to generate sufficient backend reaction for carry. The
specifications are: Cover stock: Curelyon Pearl Reactive Cover stock;
Factory Finish: 1500-grit Polished; Color: Green/Gold 2-color cover stock;
Hardness: 76-78 Rex D-scale; Weight Block: Modified 2-piece; Radius of
Gyration: 2.582 (Medium); Differential: .025 (Low); Flare Potential: Med.
(3"); Hook Potential: 15/11 Dull/Shiny on Storm's scale of 1-20; Length: 8
on a scale of 1-10; Backend: 6 on a scale of 1-10; Recommended Lane
Condition: Medium to Dry Lanes

 

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2002, 12:24:14 PM »
Specs:
2 1/2" Pin
2 oz. TW

Drill:
5 X 5 (pin over bridge)
Box finish

Drilled the Too Hot with the expectations of having something to go to When my Eraser was too much.  I was looking for something stronger than a pancake, but would still play on the dry.  

I'm still looking.

The Too Hot, with this setup, is WAY too much.  I get better length and a smoother move from the Eraser.  I was actually shocked at the amount of flare I got, 4"+.  The Too Hot is very skid/flippy and reads dry hard.  I was expecting a ball that was 2-3 feet longer than my Eraser with a smoother backend.  Right now, the Too Hot is stronger and harder to read.

Given the fact that I have drilled a couple up for customers (which they loved) I may have to give it one more chance.  However, this high RG drilling did not match up with this ball at all.
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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2002, 03:31:29 PM »
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Drilled pin above fingers, 5x4 drilling.

Great value for the money!  Old coverstock makes it lower power, high RG gets it down the lane, and low differential makes it smooth and predictable.

I got the Too Hot for when the heads dry up and as a lower hook alternative to my stronger stuff.  I would have to say this ball is even better and even stronger than I expected.  It goes nice and long, then has a strong pop at the back and hits hard.  The Too Hot is about 4 boards or so less with my feet than my Eraser, but it actually looks sharper on the back.  The reason is the Too Hot goes longer then flips like you pulled the string, whereas the Eraser starts up a few feet earlier, covers more boards out and back, making it look like it arcs in comparison.

The Too Hot will jump off the dry if you throw it too far into dry outside boards, and will snap hard off of super clean synthetic backends.  I have found that a light scuff (white scotchbrite) will dull it a bit and make it smoother off the dry and not as sensitive to carrydown.

Great ball for medium to dry for medium to low speed players.  Good for dry heads or medium with backends for higher speed players.  On oily or carrydown conditions, I would guess higher speed players will need to dull the ball or go with the Ultra Hot which is a solid with mica.

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2002, 08:42:22 AM »
This was my first of three storm products.  Looking for something to handle the dry and still have some carry.  WOW!!  On dry back ends, this ball carries better than some premium balls.  It's not a skid flip but a real powerful arc.  Add some control it polish and it really gets long.  Carry does drop off if you go too deep, or if there is a lot of carry down, but that's what the other balls in your bag are for.   Excellent inexpensive ball
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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2002, 03:40:12 PM »
I got the Too Hot last Friday...
Now to be fair, I bowl without a thumb in the ball so I get more hook then some will with this ball.
I threw my first practice ball and it went directly into the gutter.
Figured there would be a learning curve... that was it!
I am a 185 bowler and I threw a personal high 688 in my first series with the ball.
This included a 260 game where I had 10 strikes including 8 in a row.
This ball just chewed through the pins! The ball hit so hard, it was like it reached out and pushed pins over...
I would say this is a great ball for the $$$ (I spent just over $100 - drilled) but I really have to say this is a great ball... at any price.
I am on middle of the road lanes... not too dry... not to wet..
I go to our other house tommorow, I will update and let you know what happpens...
Excellent ball so far!

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2002, 11:11:06 PM »
Righthanded, 16 mph, 20 degree axis rotation, small tilt to axis, maybe 10-20 degrees.  Track is 1 inch off finger and 3 inches off thumb.  Set ball up to bowl dry heads and midlanes.  Pin out 3 inches.   3.5 TW.  Pin is just under ring finger with cg swung out to 1 oz. neg side wt.  Drilled out neg. axis point back to 3/4 oz positive.  What I wound up with was a ball that has a pretty straight path to the backend.  By governing speed it will make a pretty good turn to the pocket.   Any backend oil scares it.  The more I use it and get used to the straight trajectory down the lane, the more I like it.  With the quick flip to the pocket, carry is excellent.   Drawback would probably be speed.  It will go through the breakpoint if pushed too hard.  It seems to be release friendly.  Either turned or rolled, movement seems to be about the same.  Don't plan to drill this in any other ball, but would reccomend it in a mild cover and core for dryer lanes.

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2002, 01:06:56 AM »
GREATEST BALL I'VE EVER THROWN!!!  This ball is VERY forgiving.  Hits like an 18-wheeler.  i bought it last Thursday and shot 806 (258-300-248) tonight.  Most people use this ball for dry to medium.  i use it for medium to heavy.  I have alot of hand though.  Now I'm just trying to find something that doesn't hook as much (dozen boards or more).  Anyone have any ideas.  10 out of 10 for this OUTSTANDING ball!  Nothing but Storm from now on.
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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2002, 08:43:54 PM »
This ball is great!! Many say this ball hates oil......they just dont know how to adjust. This ball is quite possibly the best ball out there on med-dry lanes, and not too shabby on med-heavy.  Great carry, hits like a truck, i personally like it better then any of the Tramua series.

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2002, 03:09:31 PM »
This is an impressive ball.  This ball will not over-react on any thing.  Mine is drilled to lay off. It will roll early if there is early dry.  You can play inside with this ball!!  It will carry.  For the money this ball is well worth it.  Not the best for league shots, but put it to the test at any tight tourney shot.  It will pass with flying colors.  Good luck!

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2002, 12:36:50 AM »
People, as most of you know, the stuff the companies tell you on a ball is what they want you to believe. I own a Too Hot, the pin is 1-2" out, I have it drilled over label with the pin next to the ring finger. Let me tell you, I'm a lefty with a speed of 15-16mph and all the hand in the world, which usually presents a problem considering my center doesn't use the winter synthetic lane oil, always the summer. Buy this ball, it is for dry lanes, but it will rip them apart. It is very forgiving on a bad shot, as a lefty I leave the 4-7 at worst usually. Great complement to the Blue Hot flame if you own one of those, good luck, good bowling, and watch out for corners.

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2002, 07:43:04 PM »
Got this ball late last year. Had it drilled label, to give it length and some backend hook.

I have to agree with some of the other reviews that this ball has more hook than I was expecting, however it does need some dry. If there isn't enough dry, you will definately know because you will never carry all ten. Seems to work great on house shots on the dry, and when you get lined up with enough dry, look out! When this happens the too hot definately hits and carries excellent.

Overall a great ball.

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2002, 07:13:28 PM »
I got a Too Hot with about a 4 inch pin.  I wanted the long pin so I could put it above the fingers to get a lot of length out of the ball. I was wanting a ball to throw on Dry Lanes.  
I am happy with the purchase.  It covers more boards than I expected it to, but it is playable on dry lanes because it allows you to play very deep (I am talking lofting the ball over the left gutter(right handed)) and still carry. I have found that I can also use the ball to go up the lane as long as there are some dry boards to get the ball going.  And like all STORM equipment its carry is awsome.
And to top it all off you cant go wrong with the price.  Very low price for a ton of performance.  Like Always Great Job Storm!

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2002, 03:09:02 AM »
In terms of the too hot I strongly suggest watch the drilling of this ball as my pro shop determined "this is a hard ball not much hook" ya right!! If ya throw it with some rev this ball can hook (polished) I calmed mine down by sanding with scotch-brite green. It hits hard so drill it right to expect it to what you want it for!!!

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2002, 11:37:21 AM »
Bought this ball about a month ago, got it drilled 12:00 leverage, pin directly above the fingers, same drilling as my Eraser. Needless to say, this ball so far is good for me. I am a lefty, high rev, usually playing between 3rd and 4th arrow, depending on what ball I have in my hand. With the Too Hot, I stand about 20-22, lay he ball down at about 10, get it out to 5 and it comes back hard. Surface is dulled up a bit right now, which causes it to squirt high, leaving a big 4, but other than that it carries very well. Corner pins carry well, but do leave 10 pins when I get it in the "swish" area. Going to polish it up this week to get a different reaction out of it. Will post another review after I get a fewgames under it shined up, like all my other equipment. Hooks more than a kick, but not as much as an Eraser or Ultra Hot. Overall and 8 out of 10 so far. Keep on bowling.....

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2002, 11:55:18 PM »
drilled this one 5 X 5.. and LOOK OUT.. do NOT let this ball fool you.. with decent backends this ball takes off HARD.. it has a very strong arc at the backend.. has a strong midlane read.. the lanes werent fresh.. but there was still alot of oil out there.. and a bit of carrydown.. this ball does not like carrydown i might add.. but on clean backends this ball takes off hard.. i got it to replace my Trauma when the lanes broke down.. but it has so much midlane roll that it almost hooks out my Trauma.. might wanna drill this ball for a late reaction

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2002, 01:40:54 AM »
I love my Too Hot.  I am uncertain as to the exact drilling.  It was drilled to go long and break.  That's exactly what it does.  I purchased it to compliment my El Nino which did not carry well on dry lanes.  I am a lefty and have found the Too Hot has proved rather versitile on all except heavy oil.  It has become my main ball.  I generally stand about 20-22 and roll it over 7-8.  It hits and carries more consistently than the El Nino.  I currently bowl 4 leagues and have increased my average 10-15 over last season.  Great ball and I can't wait to get my next Storm ball - I need a ball for heavy oil.
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