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Wipe Out
« on: March 27, 2014, 09:35:19 AM »
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- Coverstock: R2S Solid Reactive
- Weight Block: Turbine Core
- Factory Finish: 3000-grit Pad
- Ball Color: Green/Navy
- Recommended Lane Conditions: Medium Oil
- RG:  2.55 (15# ball)
- Diff:  0.038 (15# ball)
- Fragrance: Spearmint

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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 04:35:21 PM »


Volume: 23ml

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS


After rolling the Wipe Out on a couple of different patterns including USBC Nationals Singles/Doubles & Team event oil patterns, I’ve seen a very good reaction with it off the fresh. With a 5.25″ Pin to Pap and a 5.5″ CG to Pap placing the pin above my ring finger, I see excellent length through the front part of the lanes and a continuous smooth motion off the back part of the lanes. This ball is very good when you need a ball to not overbook at the end of a pattern and smoothen out the backends. The Wipe Out is a good compliment and ball down from the IQ Tour.

Based off the performance of the Wipe Out, I will give it an “A.” This ball has a good amount of hook for that price point. Based off overall cosmetics of the ball, I give this a “A-.” I love the Navy Blue/Green color combo with the spearmint scent. The yellow engraved “Wipe Out” logo stands out very nicely. Watching this ball go down lane, you will definitely know its a Wipe Out!


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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 06:18:39 PM »
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Wipe Out review by Storm staffer Tony Marino

I was intrigued by the release of the Wipe Out. I have drilled a few IQ Tour solids with a lot of success, but I have struggled when it is has been time to "ball down" to something weaker. The Wipe Out seems to be a great answer to that problem. While they both share the same R2S solid coverstock, the higher RG Turbine core (2.53 vs 2.49) allows the ball to "tumble" a little farther down the lane than the IQ Tour solid without being too strong on the backend.

I drilled the Wipe Out just like my Tour solid, with a 3.5" pin and a 2" pin buffer. The Dual Angle numbers on this layout are 45° x 3 1/2 x 30° with a P2 weight hole, which is slightly under my PAP.

I have thrown my Wipe Out on a 3:1 ratio sport pattern as well as a medium length house pattern. The Wipe Out is approximately 4 boards weaker than the Tour solid, and I was able to stay farther outside longer with the Wipe Out. I don't often get into trouble with the IQ Tour solid, but I do lose a good bit of carry once the pattern transitions and I need to switch to something weaker. The taller core in the Wipe Out allowed me to stay farther outside and not sacrifice carry. The ball was also not as responsive to a down lane hook spot as the tour was, so I didn't have to worry about an overreaction at the end of the pattern.

I have found that the R2S cover seems to be a little stronger than the Turbine core in the Wipe Out for my game. I have not tried any surface changes, but so far, it is rolling more "cover strong" than "core strong", which is also the case for my IQ Tour Fusion. I will be curious to see if surface adjustments will change the core to cover balance for me.

The Wipe Out is a great fit if you love the IQ Tour solid, but need a weaker ball for when the lanes dry out. I also see this ball being great for high rev players that want a ball that won't overreact on the backend.

Want to see what I am talking about? Click this link to see my video which compares all of the Storm bowling balls mentioned in this review.


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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 07:26:07 AM »

Length: Various


Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): Both THS and Sport

One of the May Releases by Storm is the Wipe Out.  The green and black solid cover stock wrapped around the Turbine core is a great combination.  The core will allow the Wipe Out to get decent length while the solid cover stock will give the bowler a strong but readable reaction.  The layout that I used for the Wipe Out is 80 X 4 ¾ X 40 or basically pin over the Ring finger with cg near the palm with no hole.  My axis point is 5 5/8 over and ¾ up with a rev rate around 300.  My ball speed is around 15mph and I am more up the back with less tilt.

I used the Wipe Out on numerous conditions and what I found is that the Wipe Out is readable at the breakpoint.  The solid cover stock is strong enough but at the same time decent length.  The comparison bowling ball that I used was the Lights Out.  The Lights Out has a similar layout and is polished.  On a house pattern the Wipe Out allowed me to be able to play closer to the dry and square up to the oil line.  Usually, I have to stand left and get it to the right to see any consistent motion.  The wipe Out gave me the best of both worlds tug and away!!! However, the Lights Out would over react to the dry and when I missed in or moved too far to the left I had no backend reaction.  I also threw the Wipe Out on the Athens pattern and again it allowed me to play straighter but had recovery.  The Wipe Out gave me some room especially when I missed right.  While the Lights Out did give me more length and backend motion on the fresh but as soon as carry down started my ball reaction went away also.  The Wipe Out just out preformed the Lights Out. 

The Wipe Out eliminated most of my fears about the Hot Line series of bowling balls.  The Wipe Out will be in my bag when I am bowling league or bowling tournaments!

Likes: Strong and readable for most medium and short patterns


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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 01:07:44 PM »
Storm Wipe Out
Layout - 65° x 4 1/2" x 45°
The Wipe Out is the Solid version of the Lights out.  Nothing I can say about this new release from Storm will do it justice.  I drilled this ball using a 65 x 4 1/2 x 45 layout.  I brought this ball out to throw for the first time in league on a fresh house shot.  Other balls like the Zero Gravity have proven to be a bit strong for me to use on our typical house shot some days and was hoping this would be the answer.  The first thing I can say is wow. 
This ball is much stronger than you would think.  Definitely strong enough for me to open up the lane with no problems.  This ball makes a very strong move to the pocket without it being too sharp off the spot.  This will a great ball on a variety of conditions as its motion allows you to easily control the pocket.  For anyone looking for a benchmark ball this may be the answer. 

Another great thing about this ball is how well the solid R2S cover stock adapts to changes.  I have made multiple surface changes to this ball all of which have had great results.  No need to worry about changing the cover on this ball to create what you're looking for because there is no bad surface. 

If you have a lights out but wanted something a bit earlier and stronger for those days where the lights out is just not enough ball then this is the answer!! 
Check out the video to see this ball in action !

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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 01:58:52 PM »
Storm Wipe Out Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

   Another home run from Storm, shocker right?  For the bowlers looking to keep the wallet in tact and still get a great performing ball, this is the one to drill.  For your more league-driven bowlers, they will be able to use this early on when the lanes are fresh and there is plenty of friction down lane.  For the tournament players, this will provide a cleaner/smoother/slower response time type motion for those sport/PBA patterns.  A ball that was similar to this shape was a 2Furious.  I LOVED the 2Furious and am stoked a similar type shape is being released. 

   My Wipe Out is drilled approximately 4 ½ x 4 ½ and I used threw it right out of the box.  The surface is a little deceiving because it does look pretty dull.  After some games, the surface shines up a bit and is definitely one of the smoothest balls in my bag.   If you polish the Wipe Out, it will definitely create more length and make the response time quicker.  I’d keep it around 3000 to be very versatile on many different patterns.

   I have had success with this type of motion on shorter patterns that have forced me closer to the gutter as well as flatter patterns where the high performance balls are too strong.  The response time is slower while still providing a clean motion.  If you are looking for a quicker response time with a similar shape, look toward the Punch Out.  The Wipe Out and Punch Out provide a solid one-two punch at a very attractive price point.   



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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 07:25:25 AM »


Volume:Medium Volume

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):Modified House Shot

This new release from Storm will be a winner for all types of bowlers. The Wipe Out will give you a early smooth rolling motion but not an over powering hook.
I drilled mine 80*5.5*40, Its the same exact layout I put on my Victory Rd Solid. This gives me just a pinch of clearance with a great read of the lane. I get a great smooth rolling motion from this ball. I can throw this ball for long lengths of time. It doesnt quit any at all, the further i move left when the lanes start to break down the the more I like this ball. A great addition to any bowlers bag, no matter what type of bowler you are.





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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2014, 12:05:29 PM »
By STORM staff: Dan Higgins
Right Handed
PAP 5 1/8 up 3/8
Rev rate 380-415

STORM Wipe Out link:

Pin down 5 inch from pap with CG under middle finger

Similar core to the Lights out the Wipe starts a little sooner with smooth controllable transition. Which is why I went with this drilling just to play down and in on house patterns. The Wipe Out is a smoother solid to help with the wet/dry conditions when the Punch out is going too long or too strong on the backend.
Storm has done it again making the Hot line a great arsenal at an entry level price, the green/navy spearmint scent ball is great value to Storm’s lower line!  Whether for entry level to the experience player the Wipe out is a good piece to add to the arsenal.
The Wipe Out along with the new Punch Out make a great 1-2 punch for league play. 


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Wipe Out Review - Mike LeViner
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 10:41:31 PM »
Storm Wipe Out

Layout: 60 x 4 3/4 x 40
Box Finish

Bowler Info:
325-350 Rev Rate
Speed: 16 - 17 MPH

The Wipe Out may very well be the strongest ball on the market at it's price point.  Even though it is in the lower-mid price point, it has the mid lane read of a upper priced ball.  It is a great ball to start out league with on a fresh shot, where the strong midlane characteristics give the Wipe Out plenty of hook but keeps it controllable.  Compared to a similar-drilled Punch Out, the Wipe Out rolls 4-5 feet sooner with a more controlled arc down lane.

If you are looking for a ball with enough traction to use on a fresh house shot or on some longer sport patterns, you can't beat the price of the Wipe Out.

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Storm Wipe Out Review by Casey Murphy
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 12:46:15 PM »
Orientation:  Right Handed
Rev Rate:  375 RPM
Speed:  16-17 MPH
PAP:  5 across ¾ up

Location:  Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern:  High Volume THS
Layout:  60, 5 ½, 40

Finally a solid version of the LightsOut to replace the Tropical Heats!  The Turbine Core has been wildly successful in the Fast, Furious and the Tropical Heats and now the new Out series brings an upgrade for today’s lane conditions.  The WipeOut features the R2S Solid Reactive which is also found on the IQ Solid.  This combined with the Turbine core, makes the WipeOut a very versatile ball.  The higher RG gets the ball through the front part of the lane, and the stronger sanded cover keeps the ball very smooth.  If you were a fan of the Tropical Heats, the WipeOut is the upgrade you’ve been looking for.


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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 10:00:45 PM »
WipeOut Review by Samuel Benifield
Layout: Rico
Balance Hole: 5/8" hole on positive axis point
Surface Preparation: OOB

What I Was Looking For in this Ball and Layout:

I was looking for a ball to really smooth out when the lane condition starts to break down, not make a large jump on the back end.

What I Ended Up With in this Ball and Layout:
The Wipe out offered an incredibly controllable ball motion on both medium and dry lane condition. Storm uses the tried and true turbine core to once again offer a fantastic lower-mid line ball to give that predictable ball motion making the pocket within reach on every shot.

The Turbine core was used in pieces such as the Fast and Furious. The turbine core allows the ball to read the mid-lane with ease. Coming out of box with 3000 was great for my lower speed and higher rev rate, but I did find that when it came to sports shots it rolled just a bit to far and a 2000 grit abrasion pad too care of that. Got the ball starting just a bit earlier to ignore some of the carry down certain patterns create.

This ball is going to work fantastic for those middle games in long sets game 3-4-5 is really where this ball is going to shine and keep your scores going strong.

Storms secured another winner with the Wipe Out.

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 10:03:36 AM »
Wt: 16.1 - Pin 2”
TW: 2.4
Pin to PAP 5 ¾”
Surface: OOB


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I have used this layout on a Vertigo, Razor Wire, Second Dimension & Special Agent previously. With the cg kicked out 80° makes this ball have a smooth but strong move in my hand. And for the price point of this ball, you can get a rock that can perform with balls of a higher level.

On a 42’ house shot, this ball allowed me to start around 10 and bounce the dry. Once the lane broke down, the chase to the left was on! I had success with the Street Rod solid and Furious but I never tried this layout on either. The coverstock upgrade is a great match for today’s oil viscosity.

After watching a range of players using the Wipe Out, the core and cover match is allowing flexibility. I’ve watched bowlers from the 250-500 rev rate just run the pocket over with this ball. This is a great pick up for league or tournament players.

Take a look at this ball and don’t just pass on it because it does not cost $250. As the Beach Boys and Fat Boys once sang … WIPE OUT!
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Storm Wipe Out review by Staffer Garrett Richardson
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2014, 01:55:47 PM »
Hand: Left
Ball Speed: 16-17mph
Ball Weight: 15lbs
PAP: 5 left 7/16 up
Degrees of Tilt: 17
Layout: 5 x 5 ½ x 2

The Wipe Out and Punch Out are both drilled the same pin above the ring, cg out a little bit with no hole. Both with the same great cover stock technology that has been used on many balls the R2S which is my all time favorite Wipe Out being a solid and Punch Out being a pearl. Both great balls for a house condition on typical day of league or when your bowling on a higher volume oil pattern and your other equipment starts to lose its down lane motion when the lanes start to dry up you can go to one of these that will get down the lane saving energy when the heads are burnt.

Wipe Out being a solid it is smooth on the back end and controllable. For a medium to dry lane ball it is one of the strongest balls money can buy in its lineup. Punch Out is a pearl that has a wicked back end motion for a low end ball. For low end balls they both pack a punch. My best experience with these 2 have been on house shots during a tournament when the inside is oil and outside is dry and I just stand a little right and watch them slide left and make strong moves on back; Wipe Out being smooth and Punch Out being stronger on the back end. Only thing you have to make sure is be consistent on speed especially if its on a little bit more oil other than that you will have fun with both of these. 

If you have any questions about the Wipe Out and Punch Out email me at

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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 02:24:40 PM »
The Wipe Out is the Solid covered ball released in the Hot line of balls from Storm. It features the R2S solid cover finished with a 3000 pad; is Green and Navy in color with a Spearmint scent, and uses the proven Turbine core. In 15 pound balls, the Wipe Out has an Rg of 2.55 and a differential of 0.038.
I drilled the Wipe Out with a 4x5x2.5 layout. I have used the Wipe Out with the factory finish as well as polished with Storm step #1. The Wipe Out can be a ball with a lot of board coverage, for a smaller price tag. Any bowler coming into the pro shop wanting “bargain hook”, this ball is the answer.
The Wipe Out can be a very good league ball, and just all around good benchmark piece. I believe that a benchmark ball is one that allows for balls under it, and ones over it. The Wipe Out fills this, in the current Storm line-up.
The Wipe Out covered a lot of boards for me in the box condition. It allowed me to chase the oil line of a 41 foot sport shot in a local tournament, as the lane broke down. For me, the box finish made the ball a bit too strong for how I wanted it to fit in my arsenal. I polished it with Storm step #1, and have a very usable, controllable piece for most of the leagues that I bowl in. In its polished state, the Wipe Out fits below a similarly drilled Disturbed, and just earlier and smoother than my Lights Out. This is a great ball for the price point.
I can see the Wipe Out being used on a variety of medium patterns. With the ability to change the cover, and have a good reaction no matter what surface you use on the ball, the Wipe Out can be a great ball for any style of player. This is a more arching reaction, so those wishing to see a really strong, angular change of direction, should look closer at the Punch Out or Light’s Out.
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Re: Wipe Out
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2014, 02:45:10 AM »
Wipe Out; Layout: midnight; RPM: 450; Speed: 17 MPH; PAP: 5 1/4 over 1/8 up.

I decided to get the Wipe Out because I needed a ball that got down the lane as easy as my Lights Out but didn’t have the hockey stick shape, I needed something a little stronger and smoother down lane as I sometimes found my Lights Out to be too skid snap and my Freakin’ Frantic to be too strong of a ball even when playing the inside angles. (Essentially to replace my crossroad)
I drilled my Wipe Out pretty similar to my first Lights Out and at first it didn’t go as long as I expected, so I hit it with a wet and worn 4000 pad, and wow did this ball turn to magic. The Wipe Out has excellent length and a smooth but strong shape for when the track is burned up and left is the only option.

This ball also works very well on fresh flat patterns as it will smooth out the back end for a very predictable shape allowing for straighter angles through the front of the lane.

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