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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 #31 on: December 27, 2021, 10:36:52 AM »
Storm Trend 2 Ball Review

Hey everyone, I’m back with another ball review, and this time it’s for the Storm Trend 2 and in 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the NRG Hybrid Coverstock and comes 1500-grit polished with an RG of 2.54 and a Diff of .041.
Layout for this ball is 4 X 4 X 2
This ball is everything I thought a ball with Jason Belmonte’s name on it would do. Go down lane and turn left! For the players like me that are rev challenged this ball will not disappoint. When the OG Trend came out and I threw it I was shocked that I can cerate that much angle and this Trend 2 does the same. I found the Trend 2 to be a touch stronger and made me move left into a zone I done get to much on fresh. This ball checks off all the marks from performance to smell this ball will fit in your league and tournament bags.
BOWLER STYLE: RH - Power Stroker Rev Rate: 320 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 5/8 up.

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2021, 05:26:16 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):


The Trend 2 is the newest “Belmo Ball” in Storm Bowling’s line up. There is always a handful of hype behind the Belmo balls and they always seem to create a ton of controversy in the bowling community as to whether or not they are actually good or just sell because of the name printed on them. I personally LOVED the ProMotion more than any of them and also really enjoy the OG Trend. The Trend 2 is proving to be a great compliment to its predecessor the OG Trend. It covers a surprising amount of boards for me which is exactly what I needed in my bag right now. When everyone is standing right and burning up the outside the Trend 2 allows me to move inside of them without losing any traction. As Luke Rosdahl mentions in his YouTube review “it isn’t really a step down or up from the OG Trend, it is more of a step sideways” this is why they complement each other so well, especially on modified house shots or sport shots. The OG Trend has gotten quite a bit of play time on sport shots.



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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2022, 12:07:49 PM »
The latest and greatest Storm and Belmonte collaboration is the best one yet! Trend 2 features the Piston Core in which Storm lightened the density of the weight block to create a higher RG with a lower differential. This combination gives more continuation off the end of the pattern with the core dynamics concentrated in this range. This ball is an absolute beast, I have thrown this ball in every single tournament I have bowled in the past few months, I cannot seem to take it out of my hands. This ball will be great for bowlers of all styles and abilities, go out and get yours today!


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Trend 2
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2022, 10:05:47 PM »
The new collaboration between Belmonte and storm has to be the best to date so far. This new hybrid cover in the piston core complements each other so well in the Trend 2. This ball is not just for high rev rate or 2 handed players. This ball is versatile for any style of bowling. Don't miss out on Jason Belmonte new Signature ball. Get to your local pro shop and put your favorite layout on this ball, and you'll be off to the races.

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2022, 09:46:04 AM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Multiple patterns, Sport and Recreational


The Storm Trend 2 bowling ball is an intriguing one. Not only because it has Jason Belmonte’s insignia on it, but also because of The Piston LD Core and NRG Hybrid Reactive coverstock. The higher RG of this core helps the ball to get down the lane easier while strong NRG coverstock has no problem fighting higher volumes of lane conditioner on the lanes. Many people can find this ball to be a very good benchmark ball.

I drilled my Trend 2 quite strong: 65 x 4 ½ x 30. With this layout, it flares a little bit more than I expected. It seems like the strong coverstock and the amount of flare makes this ball “read” the mid-lane very strong, which results in a very smooth and “forward” motion down the lane. With the layout that I chose, the Trend 2 seems to be a little bit “in between” for me. I can see where this ball can be very useful, so I am looking forwards to drilling another Trend 2 with a pin-down layout.

In my opinion, Trend 2 can be very good on longer patterns where you don’t want to give up the “pocket” very much. It is also very useful on some medium patterns on slicker lane surfaces when straighter launch angles are required. Trend 2 works great for me on a “house” pattern because it blends the ‘over/under’ reaction very well. I can see higher rev-rate bowlers really liking this ball as well as bowlers that have a little more axis of rotation. 


Want to see me throwing the Trend 2? Check this video out:

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2022, 04:23:16 PM »
Storm Trend2
Layout: 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 Storm Vector Layout
Rev Rate: 325 rpm
Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane

The Storm Trend2 utilizes NRG Hybrid coverstock along with the Piston core.  This Piston core has a lower differential than the one used in the Trend.  The lower diff prevents the Trend2 from being too strong on the back end.  The Trend2 already has some teeth on the front end due to the NRG coverstock.  I have seen this ball used by various bowlers in tournaments and it has looked really good on most conditions.  The Trend2 reminds me a lot of the Axiom Pearl.  I don’t think you need both in your tournament bag.  #Stormnation




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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2022, 12:29:15 PM »
Storm Trend 2
Layout: 45 x 4 ½ x 35

Where the original Trend had a smooth down lane motion for a pearl, the Trend 2 has a tremendous amount of downlane traction. I would not quite call the motion skid-flip, though – I would classify it as a strong, hard arc. It is great for moving left and opening the lane up after the big solids and asyms have opened the pattern up. I would place it as being at home on anything from medium-light to medium-heavy lanes; it has too much traction to use on true dry lanes.  For me, the Trend 2 fits perfectly between the Idol Helios and the Electrify Solid.

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2022, 03:03:29 PM »
RG: 2.54
Diff: 0.041
Coverstock:  NRG Hybrid

Layout:  70 x 5 x 30
RPM:  360 (Left Handed)

I was intrigued while watching the videos of fellow staff members throwing the Trend 2.  I, at first, was hesitant to drill one up as I did not really match up with the original Trend.  Let me say am I glad that I gave this one a chance.  I laid the ball out the same as I had on my original Trend, as I am looking for a piece that will allow me to get in more than I usually comfortable and still be able to make the corner down lane with my relative moderate rev rate.  This ball gives me exactly what I was looking for, it gets down the lane really easy and when it sees friction it makes a very strong move, coming in strong enough to slap out the 7 pin. 

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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2022, 09:53:26 AM »

After drilling and loving the trend I was excited to drill the Trend2 and it did not disappoint.  The original was a pearl and was very clean down lane and smooth of the spot. The trend2 for me is a tad earlier and definitely stronger on the back but predictable and controllable. Loving this new piece I can be very versatile and would use on a house or tournament pattern


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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2022, 04:07:46 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Trend 2
1500-grit Polished NRGâ„¢ Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Pistonâ„¢ LD Core (Symmetrical)
Color: Indigo/Space Black/Rose

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 #41 on: February 17, 2022, 03:03:49 PM »
Storm Trend 2 Review

Rev Rate: 375
Ball Speed: 15-16 mph
PAP: 5 inches over, 1/2 inch up
Layout: 60x5x30

Part 2 of the Jason Belmonte Trend series, this ball is another out of the park success. The Trend 2 is a step up from its original counterpart. The original Trend had a smoother, less violent reaction downlane. The Trend 2…it HOOKS! The stronger cover and modified core gives it more versatility which allows you to have more options in your plan of attack. This ball has turned out to be my favorite in the bag right now. If you’re not starting off with this ball, it will be a great step down to your higher end equipment or a definite step up from your lower end pieces. The Trend 2 is a wonderful addition to the Storm Family.

⭐️ 5 stars all around ⭐️


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Re: Trend 2
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2022, 11:09:26 AM »
Strom Trend 2

NRG Hybrid Coverstock

Piston LD Core

I drilled my Trend 2 4x55 and sanded to 3000. Just enough to get the polish off. I tend to do better with high grit sanded hybrids.

Right out of the box I saw much more motion from the Trend 2 than I saw from the original Trend...earlier, stronger, smoother reaction.

For me this one is a solid 1st ball out of the bag option on a typical house shot. Also can help smooth out the reaction when you see wet/dry conditions.

I hope the Piston Core stays around for a long time!


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Trend 2
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2022, 05:26:17 PM »
The Trend 2 is the latest Signature Series entry from Storm.  Once again Storm and Jason Belmonte collaborated and came up with this great new release.  The Trend 2 features an all-new Piston LD Core and the NRG Hybrid coverstock.  The RG at 15lbs is 2.54 and the differential is .041 and is finished a 1500 grit polished.  This ball is a definite upgrade from the original Trend.  For me it is about 7 boards left with my feet and five boards left at the arrows.  Not only does the Trend 2 start to read the pattern sooner, it also has a much stronger backend motion.  Where the original Trend was more of an arcing motion, the Trend 2 is more a skid/flip reaction.  Bowling on a cliffed house shot is not a problem for this ball.  It definitely blends out the pattern better than its predecessor.  It seems like each release that is put out in the signature line is better than the ones before it.  The Trend 2 is no exception to this!  ]


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Re: Trend 2 review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2022, 11:59:33 AM »

Volume: High
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Cover: NRG Hybrid
Core: Piston LD
Finish: 1500 polish
RG: 2.54
Differential: 0.041

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
PAP: 4 7/8 Right 3/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin in Ring 4 1/2 Pin to Pap 3 1/2 Pin Buffer

Storm's newest collaboration with Jason Belmonte is called the Trend 2. Its got great shelf appeal with it's Indigo/Black/Rose color scheme. The modification they've made to the piston core for this version definitely sets it apart from the original Trend

They wrapped this ball in NRG Hybrid which definitely causes the ball to read the lane sooner than the original Trend. I feel like this makes the Trend 2 useful much sooner as the original would usually look best once you had developed some friction to the outside of the lane.

The Piston LD Core makes this ball smooth but still very continuous. I feel like the combination fits particularly well in houses with a more medium houseshot. This is definitely a ball you can stay in through the transition. The finish/cover combo gives you enough midlane motion to throw it on your average fresh house pattern but still gives you the continuation to throw it left to right as they break down.