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Too Hot
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: Not Available
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

 

Goof1073

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2001, 09:02:39 AM »
When I drilled this ball I was looking for a ball to fit in between my lightning flash and flame reactive…and this is it!!  My ball started with 3-oz top and a 2.5" pin.  Drilled it with the pin just above the fingers in the mid-plane and the cg just under my ring finger.  **Please check my profile for my style and typical house shot**  

When I first got this ball I was surprised by the amount of hook the ball really had.  I immediately fell in love with this ball, as it is extremely versatile.  The weight block is back to basics and the cover just knocks the pins around like crazy!!  I will typically play 15 to 5 with this ball on a second shift shot.  If there is a bit too much oil for this line...this ball will work just as well up 5 or for drier 20 without any problems.  It's not a really big hooking ball so make sure you don't play in too much oil or it won't come back (it's almost like the old Black Rages in this respect).

I can't say enough about this ball.  I haven't hit a series under 700 with it so far and have a high series of 812 (300-254-258) with it.  Who says the lower priced balls don't hit well?  If you are looking for a great mid to light oil ball this is it!  A perfect 10 out of 10 in every way.

Oh and if there is ever any doubt about the low-end stuff hitting well...check out my review on the flame reactive!!

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2001, 08:43:35 AM »
My Too Hot has a 2" pin Drilled 5x4.

Pin is under my ring finger Hole is 1.5" below my PAP.

This ball is awesome on the burnt heads. The cover clears the heads and it plays well from inside the 5th or 6th arrow. Recovers nicely but controllably. The weight Block balances control and power well. Another winner from Storm! Priced right too! Compliments my Eraser and Lightning Flash nicely!
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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2001, 11:36:37 AM »
Storm Too Hot,15 lb,2.5 pin,3 topwt.
Drill=cg under ring finger, pin to right of ring fingertip (at 1 o'clock), looking for distance and snap.
Condition=light oil.
   Purchased for drier condition than used by Eraser or Messenger Ti Pearl.  The factory finish was too grippy.  Sanded with wet 2500 grit, and finished with Finesse.  
   The Too Hot works well for light oil and dry back.  The coverstock wears well.  This ball seems too much for completely fried conditions.  My tweener buddy likes the ball for second shift.  This ball could be described as a weaker, milder Eraser.  Thank You, BUG


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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2001, 01:47:08 AM »


I have drilled two of these balls for myself, and I may not be finished, and moved about 15 of these through my shop already.  TH #1 has turned out to be an experiment that worked.  I put the pin to the left of my middle finger, and the cg in my grip with no extra hole (needed or wanted).  This layout puts the pin about 6 inches from my PAP.  This is a layout I have used with much success with balls such as Super Beast, Speed Demon and Tiger in the past.  The pin is so far from my axis (so close to my track)that the ball tends to hold axis rotation longer, which gets it down the lane better, and lays off on the back end.

As I have medium speed and above average revs, I have trouble when the lanes are really hooking.  TH #1 turned out to be a DART.  This ball would work well if the lanes were 15 feet longer!  There has been a couple of times when the lanes have been just scorching, that this ball has worked awesome.  BTW, I could not wrinkle this ball in Reno at the Stadium. DAMN.  I needed just a little back end with this great length, hence TH #2....

#2 has the pin to the right of my ring finger with the cg directly under the pin.  The pin was out about 1 1/2 inches from the cg, and have 3.4 Top weight before drilling.  I had to use an X hole to get the ball back to legal, and this hole was put 1 1/2 inches above my PAP.  I used a small(3/4) inch bit and about 2 1/2 inches deep.  For me, this was about a 5 inch pin from PAP layout, with the mass bias strong.

This ball is nice!  Very nice length with a strong back end.  Very comparable to Super Beast, a little less than Tiger, but much more than Flame Reactive.  This ball is NOT a fresh oil ball, you need some dry for this ball.  But when they break down, and you gotta move in to 3rd or 4th arrow or deeper, this ball is at home.  You can open up the lane very well.  With the mellow pearl shell, you can get some hold you won't get with stronger pearl balls (Eraser, Trauma, Pearl Ti, Pearl Monster).  The tamed down Thunder Storm weight block still provides plenty of hitting power.  Price is nice too.  Hope this helps ya.....

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2001, 12:04:23 PM »
I am a tweener. I purchased this ball because I wanted to see how it would do on the sport condition this summer. I haven't had a chance to test it yet but on the normal house shot I half to move about 3 to 4 boards right on the lane than with any other ball in my arsenal.
I drilled it with the pin just below my bridge with no extra hole. It doesn't have hardly any flare. It was drilled for a smooth arc. My ball driller kicked the cg out about half an inch from my center of grip. The ball had about a 3 inch pin. I really like how the ball rolls it is very, very predictable. It doesn't give me a huge reaction. I drilled the ball specificly for the sport condition. So we will see how it does!
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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2001, 12:02:19 PM »
This is my second review of this ball.  Please check me previous review for ball drilling and see my profile for bowling style.

I have had this ball for over 3 months...I had gotten it when it first came out!  Since my previous review I have continued to have great success with this ball.  I have found it to be very versatile on a wide range of conditions and lines.  I have bowled with it on full wood, synthetic heads and full synthetic with the same results...10 in the pit.  I will admit that this ball isn't the best ball for wet conditions nor is it well suited for extreme dry...but anywhere in between it's great.  In a recent Massachusetts tournament I ran off my second 800 with this ball going 300-279-258 for a 837...only a 4pin, 7pin,10pin and a strike away from a 900!

I have fallen in love with this ball and have purchased a second one to drill out for a different reaction.  I have also bought a Trauma and will post a review of this soon.

Overall I still would say that this ball is a great ball for anyone on medium conditions...given the correct drilling and surface prep.  I have seen everything from crankers to strokers use this and love it.  This is in my opinion the best low end ball on the market bare none...I have tried messengers and Vortex's but this core/shell combo knocks them dead.

Go get a too hot and enjoy bowling up a storm!!

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2001, 06:14:16 AM »
GOT THIS BALL DRILLED TO GO STRAIGHT FOR TX STATE TOURNAMENT HEARD THE LANES WERE REALLY SCORCHED IT ONLY HAS A 1/2 INCH PIN SO WE DID THE MEASURMENTS AND GAVE THIS BALL A NEGATIVE PIN PLACEMENT ALMOST DIRECTLY BELOW MY MIDDLE FINGER UNLESS YOU BOWL ON DIRT DON'T USE THIS PATTERN ANY OIL AT ALL AND IT'S ALL SKID I HAD TO SCUFF MINE WITH 400 GRIT TO MAKE IT ROLL UP DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO WITH BALL WHEN THE LANES ARE REALLY DRY IT ROLLS GREAT AND HITS VERY HARD BUT I VERY SELDOM GET THAT AT THE HOUSES WHERE I BOWL I MAY JUST HAVE TO KEEP THIS ONE FOR EMERGENCIES TOTAL SCORE 6 OF 10 IT DID WHAT IT WAS SUPPOSED TO DO BUT DOESN'T FIT MY GAME FOR WHERE I BOWL

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2001, 12:09:36 AM »
Probably the best ball out right now for house type conditions.  Very much Oil scares it, but a light oil to dry (not toast) it is scary.   Carry is excellect.
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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2001, 08:22:08 AM »
Drilling of my TOO HOT is Pin 3 3/8" x CG 5" to the PAP for a similar reaction to my X-IT. What a surprise, first two games out of the box 260 plus. Best value for the buck with this ball. Surprising how well this ball handles oil and mild carrydown. Very impressive pin carry, keeps pins low and hits hard. Great job by the guys at Storm putting out another high quality ball. Rating this one a strong 9 of 10.

Chris

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2001, 10:00:00 AM »
Spec: 16lb 2"pin  4X4 Layout
Bowler: Stroker, 15-16mph


 Bowled in a house that oils 8 to 8 to 38'. I had been swinging a pearl particle but was incurring too much over/under. Pulled the Too Hot out and decided to try down the oil line with a slight bump to the dry. (10 to 6) To my suprise this ball hooked quite nicely and set. I did eat a few seven pins but I was trying to spin the ball to get a little more area. If I did a flat roll this ball hit hard. I will be using this ball a lot at a tournament this weekend. It was nice to throw a pearl reactive that was not jumpy just even depending on release. I will review again but would definitely recommend for med-light conditions or choppy where you need to take the lane out of play.

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2001, 02:32:35 PM »
Too Hot
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Ball surface: Factory
Layout: 1in pin and pin is under the ring finger
Lane conditions:
    Condition 1: med oil through heads and pines and nice backends on synthetic
    Condition 2: med oil with carry down
    Condition 3: very light oil on wood lanes

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I am in three houses now so I can give you a little more info about how balls react on different lanes and conditions.

Condition 1: I really like to use this ball on this condition because the ball is pretty long and has a nice snap for the backend. I was playing an outside line by starting on 23 and throwing over 11 to 13 and flaring to 4.

Condition 2: Still an okay condition but because the length of the ball, sometimes it will not finish and leaves nice pretty washouts (playing the same line has condition 1). If you play a little more straight up, you can get the ball to work, but I rather pull out another ball then trying to fight with the ball and trying to carry a ten.

Condition 3: Playing by the gutter cap and throwing about 25, this ball will get out and finish. The only problem is if there is carrydown, this ball seems to die before getting into the pocket. I got tired of fighting with the ball because its not my favorite shot and being a splochy oil, I decided to pull out an urethane.


Overall I like this ball for medium oil and sharp backends with this setup. On the conditions I would rate:

Condition 1:

Control: 9
hook:9
recommendation for this lane condition:9

Condition 2:

Control: 6
hook:7
recommendation for this lane condition:6

Condition 3:

Control: 5
hook:6
recommendation for this lane condition:6

Remember this is for only my style. I really feel that this ball can be used by people who do not put a lot of revs on the ball on these drier conditions. I really think if you like playing deep inside, this ball will work especially real dry lanes with no carry down.

I Would recommend this ball to any player looking for a cheap ball that can be pretty universal.
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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2001, 10:48:36 AM »
Got this ball in a 15 lb. edition.  Has a tame cover, and if you have heavy oil on the lanes, put this ball back in the bag.  However, with a dry backend, you have yourself a legitimate striking machine.

Usually with some head oil, and the dry back end, I like to take this ball from the 15 board, run it out to about 7, and then let the ball do the rest.  I was not expecting the hit I received with this ball, because I was looking for a tame reaction.  It literally will explode the pins off the pin deck.  I have an older Piranha-C that still gives me great reaction, and I like to use it a lot.  The Piranha-C, and Black Messenger that I have been throwing, will keep the pins low, which I consider a plus.  The Too Hot tends to really send them flying, which looks nice, but sometimes will flip a pin past a corner pin.

I really like the Too Hot for what I use it for, and am looking forward to purchasing an Erase-It for the heavier oil patterns.

Good luck and good bowling.

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2001, 06:29:03 AM »
Previously reviewed the Too Hot, but an additional review is deemed appropriate. This is the go to ball when the condition goes into transition, giving the bowler in because of the pearl coverstock and still able to miss a little out because of the forgiveness of the label leverage drilling. Outstanding second league or late shift ball of choice. Overall this ball deserves a high 9 out of a possible 10.

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Re: Too Hot
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2001, 11:21:41 AM »
I will compare this ball to the Blue Violet Sparkle
Tornado and the the Red Storm Too Hot on the Ebonite Forum.

Thanks for reading.

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