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Zero Gravity
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:55:56 AM »
Storm Zero Gravity Ball Specs:
- Color: Purple/Red All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
- Core: Shape-Lock™ LD
- Coverstock: ERG™ Solid Reactive
- Factory Finish: 4000-grit Pad
- Reaction: Strong
- Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.55**
- Differential (Diff): 0.037**
- ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
- Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
- Fragrance: Grape
- A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal



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Re: Zero Gravity
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2014, 01:52:24 PM »
Zero Gravity
Layout: 5" x 5" x 3" (Storm Recommended House Shot Layout)

When I first heard about this release I was very excited.  The Virtual Gravity was one of my all time favorite balls and the Zero Gravity has not disappointed.  I drilled the ball using a 5" x 5" x 3" layout as recommended by Storm to use on a typical house shot.  The great thing about this ball is that it gets down the lane much easier than most strong Asymmetric balls and does not over react when it hits the dry.  The Shape Lock core has an RG of 2.55 which really helps to keep this ball from reading the lane too soon and helps it to retain energy down lane. 

This ball is very forgiving.  Send it out to the dry too quickly and it will make the turn without over reacting and still carry.  Tug the ball into the oil and it will push down the lane and still carry. Overall this is a great strong asymmetric ball that is a great option on a typical house shot.  I normally tend to stay away from Strong Asymmetric balls on our typical house shot but this ball has changed my mind and is now one of my first options out of the bag.   

On the 2014 USBC Team pattern I was able to use this ball playing multiple angles.  Unlike other balls I was able to continue moving left as things broke down without the fear of it reading the lane too quickly.  The hard arc this ball makes allows me to control the pocket and stay relatively safe even on some of those bad shots that we all tend to make =). 

Surface Change:  The only change I made to this ball was polish.  Even with everything I said above this ball really does need oil to work the best with the out of box surface.  I shined this ball up to throw in league and it rolled great.  The ball got down the lane even cleaner but still kept that arc shape to the pocket.  This is one of those balls that makes the case for drilling up more than one. 

See my video below to see the Zero Gravity in action

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Re: Zero Gravity
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2014, 07:18:55 AM »

Length: Various Conditions

Volume: Various Volumes

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Various Patterns

The Zero Gravity by Storm is a perfect complement to their Premier Line.  The Sync was a heavy rolling bowling Ball and the Byte was a skid flip type of bowling ball.  The Zero Gravity fits in between both with a Solid cover stock (ERG Solid Reactive) and the Shape-Lock LD core provide the user with a predictable middle lane reaction and a powerful backend motion.

The layout for the Zero Gravity was 75 X 5 ½ X 45 or in simple terms pin over the fingers with no hole with the mass bias kicked out slightly to the right.  My Coordinates are 5 5/8 over and ¾ up, medium ball speed (15mph to 16mph), rev rate around 300 and I am right handed.  The first thing I noticed about the Zero Gravity was how readable it was and also how it went through the pins…. Both were impressive!

The bowling balls that I compared the Zero Gravity to were the IQ Tour and the Sync.  The Zero Gravity is more dynamic than the Sync with more backend motion and the length gave the Zero Gravity the edge in versatility.  The Zero Gravity allowed me to move left and get around the carry down.  The comparison was done on a longer oil pattern and with volume.  The next ball that a compared to the Zero Gravity was the IQ Tour.  The IQ Tour is the combination of strength and predictability.  The Zero Gravity is a touch stronger at the break point and also the continuous motion through the pins.  My bench mark ball was the IQ Tour…. It might have been replaced with the Zero Gravity!  The pattern that was used for the IQ Tour and Zero Gravity was a medium pattern with a medium volume.  Then I used all three bowling balls on a normal house pattern and the Zero Gravity was the more versatile of the bunch.  The Zero Gravity allowed me to be able to follow the break down left without the ball losing too much power like the Sync.  The Zero Gravity was able to turn the corner and continue through the pins better than the IQ Tour.  After all the comparisons were finished, the Zero Gravity is a versatile bowling ball and will fit in anyone’s bowling bag.

Likes: Versatility

Dislikes: The smell

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Re: Zero Gravity
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2014, 08:18:52 PM »
Storm Zero Gravity

Layout: 45 X 4 1/2 X 40
Box Finish

Bowler Info:
325 Rev Rate
Speed: 16 - 17 MPH

The Zero Gravity is the strongest ball in my bag right now, and is best equipped for heavier oil or longer patterns.  With that being said, it is still usable on house conditions because of the higher RG and lower differential of the core.  It has strong midlane roll but still saves energy to create angle on the backend.  It is not like the strong balls of yesteryear that rolled very early and then quit on the backend...this ball continues through the pins.

Once the lanes have dried out a bit, it is time to switch to something like an Optimus or Punchout.  The Optimus gets through the fronts easier than the Zero Gravity, but still maintains a heavy forward roll.  The Punch Out has much more of a flippy reaction when compared to the Zero.


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Re: Zero Gravity
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2014, 03:13:16 PM »

Ball review of the Storm Zero Gravity
World Wide Release Date: February 27, 2014 pushed back until March 4, 2014
Scent: Grape
Surface: 4000 abralon

Bowler info: Michelle Crews (female)
PAP: 5" right and 1 1/2" up
Ball Speed: 16 mph
Rev Rate: 250 rpm
Axis Tilt: 15
Axis Rotation: 50

Ball info
Layout: 60 X 4 X 35
Surface Change: 3000 abralon
Pattern: Various
Compared to Marvel S at 3000 abralon
After the successes of the Gravity series there was a lot of excitement building around the Zero Gravity. So much in fact that they had to push back the world wide release date for the public. One thing that I have to say about this ball is that it takes to surface changes really well. I’ve had it out of the box at 4000, then I shined it, and now I regularly keep it at 3000 abralon, but in preparation for Queens and USBC Nationals I have it at 1000 abralon and that has really helped smooth out the reaction of this ball. Personally I don’t like to mess with surface changes very often because when I like how a ball is rolling and then I freshen up the surface it gives me a completely different look and then I get mad. But I also believe that it is important to change a surface sometimes right out of the box because it is hard to duplicate the perfection that it comes out of the warehouse. I threw the Zero Gravity out of the box on a house shot and had to get way more left then I prefer but it was great to see myself get left and ball still scream off the spot and carry the 10, needless to say I was very excited to see how it rolled on a sport condition. I then practiced with it on WTBA Atlanta. I normally play this pattern fairly straight somewhere around the 8 board, but when I used the Zero Gravity… it was the first time I had ever been able to stand left and throw right on a sport pattern and not have to keep my breakpoint super tight. I was able to relax my swing, slow down and just watch the ball set up and drive through the pocket. This is a must have in my bag at all times. For me this is a nice compliment to the Marvel S. I also have changed the surface on this ball a few times. If I’m using it for league on a house shot I normally have the surface at 3000 polished, but when I comparing these balls for the video review I wanted them at the same surface so I had it at 3000. I was able to keep a very similar shape with each of these balls because for me at that surface they rev up in very similar parts of the lane. I was able to be about 5 &3 further left with the Zero Gravity and they both blistered the pins!
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Re: Zero Gravity
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2014, 02:38:25 AM »
Lay Out #1: 5" from PAP at 90* PAP angle and 70* VAL angle. Dual angle measurement would be 90/5/70. The pin ended up about 1/2 below my ring finger in a direct line, with the CG inside the middle of my palm. No weight hole was needed.

Surface: I kept this ball out of box.

Purpose: I was looking for a ball that i could take to sport shots and be able to really drive through the oil and make the back end motion without losing all its energy, or being a sharp angle.

Observations: The Zero Gravity is a fantastic ball on the fresh, I was able to play a pretty solid line over the middle arrow and out to 15-12 on longer sports patterns and just demolish the pocket. When I missed right the ball picked up and still made it back, pull it in and the low RG really kept that ball in control. Overall the zero gravity is a fantastic piece for some serious control on heavier and longer patterns.

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