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« on: August 06, 2020, 09:09:33 AM »
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The Storm Trend is a 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 combines the proven and popular R2S coverstock with the Piston core to offer a ball that provides better carry by creating more angle into the pocket. This ball gives a quick response along with a more defined breakpoint regardless of what your rev rate is.

Color: Aqua/Sapphire/Teal
All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
Core: Piston (14-16#)
Finish: 1500-grit Polished
RG: 2.52 (based on 15# ball)
Differential: 0.049 (based on 15# ball)
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Blueberry



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Storm Trend review by Trevor Roberts
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 03:52:42 PM »
Length: 40
Volume: Medium
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS

I was very impressed by the new Storm Trend. In my YouTube review I compared it to the Marvel Pearl. The Trend was cleaner through the fronts and more angular through the pocket. The coverstock and core combination on this ball is perfect. It is clear that the R2S coverstock was the best option for this ball. If you want to carry better and need more angle into the pocket the Trend is the ball for you. The Trend will give you a quicker response, more defined breakpoint, and just what you need for better carry. I recently used the Trend in two tournaments, and it was my first ball out of my bag when my strong symmetric balls were burning up too soon. It has gained a permanent spot in my bag. The Trend has an RG of 2.52 and a differential of 0.049.  I drilled mine 45 x 4 3/4 x 25 and love it.


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Rev Rate: 420
Speed: 17
PAP: 5 1/2 up 13/16


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Re: Trend
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 04:09:16 PM »
Bowler Bio
Gender : Female
Rev Rate : 315
Ball Speed: 16.5 mph
P.A.P : 4 3/16 over  7/16 up
   Jason definitely hit the mark on this recent release. This ball is going to be special for the fact that it can be thrown by every type of bowler. I have found some of the other collaborations with Belmo have been a little under whelming because they didn't match with it. I was also one of those people I liked the Timeless and the Pro Motion but did not find a time where I matched up with the Drive very well.  When you combined the R2S cover stock and the symmetric core this allows this ball to have a nice even rolling predictable shape that I love to see. It does not fly off the back end where I can’t control it but has just the right amount of pop ! The Trend is 100% going to be my favorite out of all of Belmo’s releases by far. When first throwing the Trend it brought back some memories of the marvel pearl which I was very very excited for, the trend will be a great modern day replacement for it. I compared the Trend with the Astro Physix and there was only about two boards difference but the trend had more shape off the pattern driving through the pins better,
   I think after my review on the Storm Trend I know that's its going to be special and have a good shelf life! You will not go wrong adding this gem to your bag.

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Re: Trend
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 06:29:33 PM »
The newest collaboration with Jason Belmonte and Storm Products. Ladies and Gentlemen, we are talking about the all new Storm Trend. The new Trend has the same Piston Core as seen in the Pro Motion wrapped in the famous RTS Pearl reactive coverstock. When I tell you this ball is a home run, you’re going to have to take my word for it and get your hands on this one. What you’re going to see out of this ball is a clean motion through the front and middle part of the lane and a controlled but aggressive motion downlane.
For me, the trend is the perfect fit under my Phaze 3. When the Phaze 3 is a little too early and starts to go forward at the end of the pattern, the new trend blends the pattern nicely for me. I was also a huge fan of the pro motion so if you need to compare this to a pro motion, once you see the pro motion start to not get the corners out from deep, this is the ball to go to. The Trend is the new trend. Get yours now!


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Re: Trend
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 09:02:03 PM »
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The Storm Trend is a ball that will get down the lane and when it hits the dry look out. It produced a lot of angle on the backend.  This ball needs friction for it to change direction downlane.  It’s very clean thru the heads with sharp but controllable angle on the backend.  Perfect compliments to the Pro-Motion if you need to get down the lane longer.  I felt like the best look I had was anywhere on the lane that I could bump to the dry. If you keep it in the oil it will go pretty long. I could also play straighter but would jump if I hit the dry too early. Hitting Power is great just like any Storm Ball


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Re: Trend
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2020, 12:04:00 AM »
What can I say about the Trend other than, wow!! I was excited to get this ball as I really like my Pro-Motion and AstroPhysiX.  With the piston core and R2S pearl cover combined I knew that this was going to be a great ball for me. This ball is really smooth down the lane and pops on the backend. I had no issues with carry with my low rev rate and high ball speed. With the volume of our house shot, the Trend will definitely be a ball I can start the night with during league. As the night goes on and the lanes start to dry out, with this ball I should be able to move my feet left and not have issue with carry.

I am looking forward to seeing what this ball gives me when leagues and tournament season start back up in the fall. It will definitely be a different look going from bowling by myself to others breaking down the pair with me. I look forward to seeing the different angles I am able to play the lanes when they start to break down. This ball is a great addition to my arsenal.

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Trend Review by Luke Rosdahl
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2020, 08:35:58 PM »
The Trend is Belmo ball number 4, and while I hesitate to say it’s the best one, I quite liked the Pro Motion, it’s definitely not similar to the previous 3.  While it features the same Piston core from the Pro Motion, that’s the only thing they have in common, the covers are on the opposite end of the spectrum.  R2S Pearl on the Trend is quite clean and very responsive to friction.  The Piston core has an identifiable rolly continuation, so the general roll is familiar, but where the Pro Motion is early and very smooth, the Trend glides through the fronts and really booms down lane.  The Trend is longer and stronger than the Idol Pearl, but not quite as long and quick as the Astro PhysiX, but it’s in that same vein of reaction.  While the previous Belmo balls had specific reactions in mind, the Trend is designed to be useful for the vast majority of bowlers on the conditions they see the vast majority of the time. 
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Re: Trend
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2020, 03:03:26 PM »
Signature Lines ball have been a huge hit since the Timeless was introduced but now they have wrapped the in ultra popular R2S Pearl cover in the Piston Core and come up with the Trend.  I drilled mine 5.5 x 5 x 3 and after throwing for awhile, I noticed that the Trend was a lot more angular than the Pro-Motion but it didn’t change direction as far down lane as the Hy Road Pearl. House bowlers and tournament bowlers who love the Pro-Motion because of the smoothness of it will absolutely love the Trends as it just gives it a little more angle on the backend and who doesn’t love more angle!


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Storm Trend review by Lonnie Pemberton
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2020, 08:47:27 PM »

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


Cover: R2S Pearl
Core: Piston
Finish: 1500 polish
RG: 2.52
Differential: 0.049

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

Ball Layout: Pin over Ring 5" Pin to Pap 2 inch pin buffer

The Signature line of balls developed by Storm in collaboration with Jason Belmonte have provided some shapes that I would say have been unique to the brand. The piston core featured in each of the previous 3 releases has a distinct smooth, arcing motion. For the newest release in the line, the Trend, Storm decided to wrap the Piston core in the storied R2S Pearl featured on many of the greatest releases ever on the market. The Trend packs plenty of power. It is every bit as predictable as you would think. I have found each Signature release to be an improvement on the last one. They've continued that TREND and this ball is my favorite so far.

I have taken some time with the Trend so that could get look at it on a variety of conditions. I've thrown it in league, and was fortunate to get a few different looks as our house pattern has transitioned somewhat in the last few weeks. The first night I took the trend out the lanes were hooking alot. I had been opting for weaker pieces in previous weeks but I decided to move left and try throwing the Trend right away. I started around 4th arrow on the fresh (like I said they hooked). I normally try to avoid the center of the lane because I tend to run out of room pretty quickly. I managed to throw all 3 games with the Trend and surprisingly it didn't seem to lose steam as I moved left. The next week we got a whole new shot, which felt about 5 feet longer with much more added to the middle. I opted to start with a bit more surface to try to develop some friction on the right side. The high friction surface causes some odd ball reactions when they add volume. I felt like I needed the ball to see the friction a little earlier but when it did the ball was a little flat going through the pins. I decided to see what the Trend would do since I was having trouble getting the ball to go through the pins right. The Piston core got the ball moving right where i needed it to and the R2S kept it coming. I got right into the track and the pattern all of a sudden felt easy. They settled into a happy medium the next week and I again threw all 3 games with the Trend.

I have yet to find the condition where the Trend doesn't make itself useful. Even on the highest volume patterns it is amazing in transition. The lower volume patterns you can get way in and it comes back from anywhere. This ball gets a recommendation that I give to precious few balls. It seems to work well for any style or condition. Not surprising since the Marvel Pearl was the first ball I said that about.



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The Trend is just plain fun to throw!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2020, 08:53:30 AM »

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

Ball Layout: 45 x 4 x 40

Finish: OOB

The Trend is the latest, and I’ll say, greatest Belmo collaboration ball by Storm.  Now, I have not matched up well with the Belmo collection so I was hesitant to try this ball until I saw it had R2S pearl on it, the same pearl found on the AstroPhysix, IQ Emerald, and Hyroad pearl….all “must-have” balls in my book.  With the 2.52 RG, I decided to put a 4” pin on the ball to really see what this ball has to give.  My first thoughts after throwing it for a couple of games was that it really reminded me of the Idol pearl but with more pop on the backend which I always appreciate given my tweener release.  A bit too clean, I hit it lightly with a 3000 pad and that allowed it to read the mids better where I could really stand left, throw right and watch it fly back to the pocket with that synonymous Storm skid-flip motion we all love to see!  Fun, just plain fun to throw that’s ideal for house shot and for tourney shots towards the end of the block when you need steeper angles and need the ball to retain enough energy to hook back and carry.  House shot killer alert!

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Storm Trend by Casey Murphy
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2020, 07:37:16 PM »
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:  4 ½ x 4 x 4 1/8

The Trend is the newest collaboration ball between Storm and Jason Belmonte and it backends a TON.  There’s zero doubt that ball is clean clean clean and hits the friction hard and goes sideways.  If you’re looking for backend, it’s simple, go with the Trend.


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Re: Trend
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2020, 10:37:07 AM »

Length: 43'

Volume: 23 mLs

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: R2S Pearl was genius

Dislikes: I think we have better options for the fresh.

I was a fan of the ProMotion, I just wasn't super fond of the Spec cover.  I was jealous to see that they released an R2X solid version overseas.  I was hoping that we would get another release with a more familiar cover...well my dreams were answered!  The R2S pearl is legendary and its the perfect fit for this core! 
The ball glides through the fronts reads the mids at the right time while having a strong but controllable motion down lane.  I can see me using this ball after I have to get in deeper on the lane and on into finishing the night with it.  This ball is going to get A LOT of use. 
My Layout for this ball is 50x5x30

Other balls in heavy rotation:
Parallax- 50x4-7/8x30
AstroPhysix- 50x4-7/8x30
IQ Tour Nano-50x5x30

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Re: Trend
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2020, 12:56:37 PM »
Def was a fan of the Pro Motion and was curious to see where Storm would go next with that core. Bam they knocked it out of the park with the pearl Rs2 Coverstock. This ball really gets down lane and bangs hard on the back end. If you are looking for a ball with a big back end here it is. This ball would be great on the fresh with a crisp backend because it really gets through the pins well. Wow loving this ball for league.


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Trend by Ron D'Ambrosio
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2020, 10:32:19 AM »
Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 4” Over 0 up
Rev Rate 400, Average Tilt, low Axis Rotation.
Speed at cameras 16.5 – 17
Layout: 65 x 4.75 x 35 (pin above ring finger)
Review: If you love the HYRoad or the Astro Physics you will probably love this ball too! The Trend’s weaker cover allows it to clear the front half of the lane easily. Then, it has a late mid lane read with a very defined move on the backend that I wouldn’t call snap, but more like an aggressive hard arc. When I threw it on a fresh house shot with the factory 1500-grit Polished finish, I had to keep it closer to the oil line/middle part of the lane to generate enough skid and hold. The Piston core is a little more in the tumbley category which made it go a little more forward through the pins. The Pro Motion, which has the same core, read the lane a little sooner and was smoother overall. I can see this ball working really well on beat up lanes or if the backends tighten up from the urethane guys because this ball will still turn the corner. This ball goes a little longer than my Idol pearl but has more pop and entry angle on the backend. I feel like it fits perfectly between the Astro Physics and the HyRoad.
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Re: Trend
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2020, 06:44:06 PM »
 Layout 60x4x30 rev rate 275 ball speed 14 mph  PAP 4 ½ right and 1 up I was a big of my Pro Motion with the piston core it gives me great down lane motion and the spec cover is amazing. The new Trend Is the perfect 1-2 punch weather it be for tournament or league play these 2 pieces are in every discussion. The R2S cover doesn't fear anything but the heaviest of oil patterns and together they make a very reliable and continuous reaction for a wide variety of players. I see about the same amount of overall hook between the Pro Motion and Trend but with the Pro Motion having that strong spec cover I can handle any oil and the Trend cleaning up with the proven R2S cover stock I can conquer a wide variety of oil conditions.