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Trend 2
« on: October 08, 2021, 03:23:18 PM »
The Storm Trend 2 is another high-performance bowling ball in Storm's Signature line of bowling balls that they have created in collaboration with professional bowler Jason Belmonte. This ball uses an adapted Piston Core that has a lighter density which creates a higher RG and a lower differential. This Piston LD Core offers the bowler more continuation and constant motion. This core is covered with the NRG Hybrid Coverstock. This ball works well on medium oil when the front of the lane starts to dry out but you still need a strong backend.

Color: Indigo/Space Black/Rosé
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Core: Piston LD (14-16#)
Coverstock: NRG Hybrid Reactive
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.54 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.041 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil
Fragrance: Orange Meringue

 

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2021, 11:50:33 AM »
Ball Specs
Trend 2
Cover: NRG Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Symmetrical
Color: Indigo/Space Black/ Rose
Fragrance: Orange Meringue

Review:
The Trend 2 continues the trend of great bowling balls in the signature line from Storm. The Trend 2 is very clean through the fronts and makes a strong backend motion down lane. I decided to knock the polish off this ball, and it was great at blending the shot for me when I felt I didn’t have a shot out there. The Trend 2 is a ball that can be enjoyed by anyone of any skills level. Don’t forget this ball looks absolutely stunning going down the lane. If you haven’t already picked up yours, today make sure you get out there and get one!
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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2021, 02:49:32 PM »
Storm Trend 2 Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The latest addition to the Signature Line at Storm is the Trend 2.  As most of us know, Jason Belmonte and Storm have put their expert minds together to develop a series of equipment.  After drilling the entire series and seeing each of the different shapes, the Trend 2 is the one I’m most excited about.  After making changes to the coverstock and engine, I’ve noticed a quicker response time along with plenty of coverstock to dig in the oil.

I’ve drilled one Trend 2 so far and really like it.  I mapped it out as 4.5 x 4 x 75.  This puts the pin above my bridge and I also lightly scratched the surface with a 3000 pad.  It’s been a perfect compliment to some of the asymmetrical balls like the Proton Physix and Reality.  I’ve had the most success using the Trend 2 when the pattern stretches, the lanes blend out, and I need to stand left / throw right.  I’ve also seen all types of players have success with this ball.  Some of the straighter players like it because of how hard it changes direction down lane and the high-rev guys like it because of how much angle it creates when patterns blend out.

If you need to upgrade your bag with new technology in a collaboration between Storm and Belmo, go drill a Trend 2!

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Trend 2 Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2021, 06:28:28 PM »
The Trend 2 features the NRG hybrid cover with a modified version of the Piston core from the Pro Motion and Trend in the Piston LD, RG of 2.54 and differential of .041 in 15 pounds.  The Trend 2 is a bit of a paradox, the core strength is squarely medium, and NRG is a fairly strong cover.  This IS the sharpest, quickest, or most responsive NRG ball I’ve ever thrown, which is what throws the wrench in.  It’s not strong rolling or fast revving, it gives you a bit of extra length up front but it doesn’t float like a Hyroad, it starts winding up at about 30 feet, and then just continues to continue or climb.  The cover gets plenty of traction and creates quite a bit of shape, but it’s not jerky, it’s fairly hard to describe, it’s almost like a stronger and a bit earlier Hyroad.  It gives you the length to play straighter, but the traction and climbing continuous motion, plus the shape to wheel it from deep.  It’s incredibly versatile, and I think it’ll be the most commercially successful Belmo ball to date. 
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Storm Trend 2 by Casey Murphy
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2021, 11:12:28 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)

Trend 2 is the best Belmo ball ever.  At first I thought it was really clean, but it’s sneaky strong.  It never missed the spot and always made a smooth continuous backend.  The Trend 2 has a mid RG but a strong cover and the result is a very unique piece.  It has no problem getting through the fronts but always hooks! 

The Trend was super clean for me and need a ton of friction to get started, but the Trend 2 does NOT have that problem, it handles the oil and is the ideal benchmark ball on the fresh


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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2021, 10:06:19 AM »
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Right-Handed
Rev Rate: 350
Speed: 15mph
PAP: 4 Over & 3/4 Up

The Trend 2 has more entry angle than the original Trend and Belmo was right when he said you can move deeper without losing drive through the pocket. I don’t see this ball quitting on you when you must get deeper than the others you are bowling against. If you are the type of bowler that plays the deep part of the lanes or someone that needs this kind of motion when you are forced way right or left than this is the ball for you.

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2021, 11:10:55 AM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: 42

Volume: Medium

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


COMMENTS

55 x 5 x 30 on the layout

Axis point is 4 7/16 over and 3/8 up. Revrate in the upper 300s, ball speed between 15 and 16 mph. I typically like to start at 15 on a typical house shot and migrate in from there.

Initial reaction...the colors on this ball are super bright and the scent is lovely. It will certainly freshen up the bag.

On to the review:

In the past, I haven't had too much success with the Belmo releases. After having the opportunity to throw this at our Matchmaker in Port Huron, MI, it really was eye opening! I could get seemingly unlimited to the left and it would recover from just about anywhere. After this, I made the decision to order and drill one up for myself. I put the same layout on the new one and hit the lanes.

On the fresh, this ball was very strong off the spot, almost to a fault. Because of how my rev rate and speed match up, this ball just wanted to face up way too quick off the end of the pattern (a common problem with the piston core for me). This caused inconsistent ball reaction and not a enough forgiveness for my liking. After this, I hit the cover with a 3000 pad and then used it on the broken down pattern, moving into the 20 range at the arrows. This seemed to be more of the sweet spot for this ball for me....hitting the pocket almost at will! To me, this ball seems to be a much more responsive version of it's predecessor.

This super-strong hybrid cover wrapped around the piston core seems to be a much better matchup for speed dominant players. If this accurately describes you, I think you will definitely like this as a benchmark piece.


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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2021, 07:54:17 PM »
Storm Trend2 - Layout: 45 x 6 x 45 - 1500 grit polished
Ball test conditions: Practiced on 44ft THS on SPL and 46ft THS on older HPL
My findings: During warm-ups the Trend2 went into transition from skid to hook a tid bit sooner then the Global Zen and the OG Trend. After a few games on the lanes, I needed to move my feet and break point farther outside the normal track area, for the fact that once it caught the carry down lane conditioner, it ball started to respond later and later, less "hook" in the back end and once I moved out into the lighter oil on the pattern, the original reaction that my eyes liked was back. Felt and seen I need to play more close angles to allow the ball to read and roll correctly for myself. On the short time I bowled on HPL with the ball, the surface of the lane patterns made a HUGE difference, Was able to open up the lane a lot better and was able to keep a good look down lane even as the pattern changed, was able to migrate my normal way inside and away from the area everyone was using during our practice session. Ended up like the Storm Trend2 on the HPL then on SPL.

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2021, 07:06:09 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Trend 2
1500-grit Polished NRGâ„¢ Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Pistonâ„¢ LD Core (Symmetrical)
Color: Indigo/Space Black/Rose

Review:
We have been big fans of all the signature releases from Storm. If you didn’t get a chance to try out the original Trend, many did due to the release date and COVID shutdowns, you can jump right into the action with the Trend 2. Out of box this thing gets down the lane and HOOKS. It is a similar shape to the original Hy-Road, which as you know has been around for a long time because it is simply that good. This ball is a good mix of both bowlers and really fits any type of lane condition with some surface adjustments. If you get a chance to try this ball out it is a must, and it smells nice!

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2021, 02:11:44 PM »
The Storm Bowling Trend 2 is truly just "different". I drilled mine 70x5x80 and the versatility of this ball is unbelievable. I can play from 2nd to 6th arrow comfortably. What catches my eye is how the ball acts at the pins...consistently going through the 8-9 or through the center of the 8 pin at least 85% of the time. Maybe it's just a great matchup, but I'm truly impressed. The hybrid cover seems to do all the right things and is an absolute house shot killer. There's not a single style I wouldn't recommend this ball for.
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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2021, 03:25:44 PM »
Storm Trend 2
55 x 5 x 25

This is the best Belmo ball yet!  It is super versatile and has great shelf appeal.  In the Storm lineup I have it cleaner/longer than the Phaze 3 and much more back end continuation!  This ball takes surface changes really well and will be best used on medium/heavy oil!  If you were a fan of the Trend this ball is more more angular and usable on more conditions!  She smells great too!

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2021, 01:02:45 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length: Various

Volume: Various

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): All


COMMENTS

I’ve been throwing the Trend 2 for a few weeks now. House shot, Challenge Patterns and Sport Shots. The common thread in all cases is how well the ball reacts off the end of the pattern.

I opted to go with a layout that ultimately ended with the pin drilled out. This gives me more of the “pin under” feel through the skid phase, but I get an extended hook phase without losing the powerful angle off the end of the pattern. Credit the hybrid NRG cover for a some of that too!

The Piston LD Core gives me that same tight, medium flare I’ve seen on the original Trend, the Axiom (solid) and the ProMotion. All balls that have been, at one time or another, staples in the bag. Like those balls, the Trend 2 is proving to be dependable when I’m in trouble. When big asymms are slowing down too early and fast symmetrical cores are creating crazy over/under, this Trend 2 has managed some pretty tough patterns and allowed me to stay in contention and saved a few cuts for me already!

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2021, 08:49:52 PM »
The latest and greatest collaboration between Belmo and Storm. Introducing the brand-new Trend 2. With a modified Piston Core, wrapped with the NRG Hybrid reactive cover, this Trend 2 is arguably the best one oiut of the Belmo/Storm collaboration series. We saw out of the original Trend a pearl option that you can play straighter with when it came to the fronts hooking early and a development of friction to the right, the Trend was the perfect option for those situations.
When players need a stronger option to go left (if you’re right handed) the Trend 2 is the perfect option. What I see out of the Trend 2 is being clean but controllable down lane and not a hockey stick type of motion. This ball will be really good for flatter patterns when players need a cleaner option, but also something that’ll be more controllable in the back end. Be ready to pick your’s up at your Local VIP Pro Shop’s when this hits the market!

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2021, 07:27:43 AM »
Storm Trend 2 is the sequel you’ll want to experience!

Bowlers Info: RH tweener, PAP 4-1/2 x 7/8 up, 365 RPM, 17* of Axis tilt, 60* of Axis Rotation

Ball Layout: 50 x 4.25 x 35

Finish: OOB

Storm continues its collaboration with Jason Belmonte with the newest piece, the Trend 2.  This hybrid incorporates NRG with the revamped core that produces a high RG 2.54 that really creates a motion that is very clean thru the front.  I drilled mine with 4-1/4” pin, pin high over ring finger that produced a clean motion thru the front with a moderately strong motion on the backend.  What I noticed from this piece is that the continuation is actually an upgrade from the original Trend.  I had recently punched up the new Roto Grip Hyped Hybrid and in comparison, the Trend 2 is cleaner with less backend than the Hyped Hybrid which is a great complement where I can stay in the Trend 2 longer if the fronts are too aggressive for the Hyped to clear.  Great color combination makes it easy to read the ball, another great transition piece to consider adding to your arsenal.   Scheduled to be released oct 29th!

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2021, 10:26:51 PM »
Storm Trend 2 Ball Review

I have thrown the last three Belmo signature releases: the ProMotion, Trend, and latest the Trend 2. At first glance the piston core with a stronger cover was something I wanted to try since I like medium strength pieces. I just couldn’t match up with how strong the Spec cover was with the lower volume house shots in the area. Next up into the arsenal was the Trend. I drilled it with a higher pin placement to help with the weaker pearl cover. This was very conditional for me. The cover was too weak for me on the area house shots and ended up not using it very much.

After seeing the videos for the Trend 2 I was excited about the adjustment to the core but most of all about the NRG Hybrid cover. My favorite ball, the Physix, had the same cover. This ball does not disappoint. For me it rolls like a stronger version of the original HY-Road. When my Zen becomes too early and lazy down lane I can move right into the Trend 2 and play in the same area for a longer period of time. With the stronger cover and even with the polish I have not had to adjust the cover. Usually shiny pieces have a tendency to have some over/under characteristics on some house shots but not with this core/cover combination.

If you'd like to see how this ball rolls for me just click the link to my video ball review on my YouTube channel.

https://youtu.be/iyc8rAxSFNc


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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2021, 09:37:11 PM »
The Trend has been a staple in my league bag since the release date. It has always been my go to ball when i need to play around second or third arrow. Once the lanes start to open up I usually have to change balls and move left.

The Trend  2 gets to about the same breakpoint for me but is very very  responsive off the spot.
I am about 5/6 boards left with the Trend 2. This will allow me to move left and open up my angles without losing the back end.

I feel like the Trend series is great for many different styles. With being a symmetric weight block it allows for great roll for many different speeds , rev rates and ages.  This is going to be a must have for any bowler looking to improve there scores.