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X-Factor Vertigo
« on: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM »
Ball NPS Score: 100.00
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If you need a ball for oily lanes, the Vertigo™ is the one! STORM™ has incorporated a newly-formulated SFA™ coverstock, scuffed to an 800-grit matte finish, which maintains high-performance standards over time. On a heavily oiled pattern with moderate carry-down, the Vertigo™ revs up strong in the mid-lane and makes a dramatic turn at the break point. Don’t take it from us, experience it for yourself. You’ll be surprised with the backend reaction this ball produces despite the dull surface. Or polish the Vertigo™ up to 1500-grit to increase the backend “snap”! The pin action of the newly designed asymmetrical RAD3 weight block combined with the equally new SFA™ coverstock, will make your head spin!
X FACTORâ„¢ VERTIGOâ„¢ Technical Specifications
Coverstock SFAâ„¢ Solid  Reactive
Weight Block Modified Inverted RAD3â„¢ Triple Disk Technology
Ball Color Royal / Violet / Black
Ball Finish 800-grit Matte
Radius of Gyration 2.47 (Low)
Differential .056 (High)
Durometer 75-77 Rex D-scale
Flare Potential 6 (High)
Fragrance Amaretto
Weights 10 - 16 lbs.
SKU# TVG

 

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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2005, 03:15:40 PM »
Storm has done it again!
This is a hit on every lane with medium to heavy oil. But i does need dry backends so it rolls into the pocket. I played 3 games at our match oil profile.
I had boxfinish and CG-Pin 3 3/8" with RAD in strong position. It is Great!
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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2005, 04:08:16 AM »
Had this ball drilled up by Mike Miller(PBA)at "10 Pins and More" in Rio Rancho, NM.  Ball started out weighing 15lbs 3 oz with 3 oz top weight before drilling and a 2 1/2" pin.  Laid ball out with pin just below ring finger(Right-Hander), RAD swung out 1/2" right of thumb, no weight hole, box condition.
Threw ball on my typical house shot 38' buffed to 45' Synthetic up and around the 10 board(see profile for style), there is OB outside the 5 board.  My benchmark ball is a XXX-Factor drilled pin above fingers and RAD swung out 1/2" right of thumb with comparable top weight as the Vertigo and I can tell you that on this shot the Vertigo easily outhooked it by a minimum of 10 boards to start and tamed down to about 8 boards difference after 12 games of practice.  The ball is very aggressive throughout the entire lane. No matter how hard I tried, it was very difficult to get this ball to blow by the 1-3 pocket. If the ball got out too far it would come flying back, if I pulled it it would try to hold the line but it was way too aggressive and would cross over.  Starting with the XXX my equipment increases in hook by roughly 2 boards per ball, next in line the ACE then XXX-Extreme and then the Vertigo(actually 4 boards more than XXX-Extreme).

IMHO this ball is a great addition to the X-Factor line if you need an "OILER"

Hope this is a useful review.
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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2005, 12:06:43 AM »
All i have to say if you don't have one ,get one you will love the smooth up front and the nice transition to mid lane and a nice breakpoint. Buy 1 or 2 today.
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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2005, 10:05:06 PM »
Storm has released an awsome ball again ! This ball will hook on ICE ! If you bowl on heavy oil, you need this ball !
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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2005, 10:15:06 AM »
My wife and I bought 2 of these yesterday. We both love the ball. We may end up polishing them up a little, but overall, a MONSTER out of the box. It's like a wild animal on a leash, tugging to get away...awesome hook, monster carry, and the rev limiter helps too! A great addition to our arsenal.

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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2005, 09:43:31 PM »
I drilled one of these for myself in Vegas. I needed a ball that would hook on the fresh in the Mini and this ball lived up to it when my Triple Xtreme just wouldn't quite get around the corner. The Vertigo had a similar ball motion thru the front of the lane as the Xtreme but the big difference was when the ball made its move it moved and kept going where my Xtreme seems to lag when the oil begins to carry down. I couldn't wait to throw this ball and now I know why.

My PAP is 4 3/4 up 1/4. Track Diameter is 12.  

Layout: Pin 3 3/8 from PAP, RAD 5 from PAP. Pin is 1 1/2 above the midline of my grip. Target weighted the ball, so the balance hole was placed 2 1/4 from the center of grip thru cg and pitched 1 1/4 to the right with a 3/4 bit 3 inches deep.

Drilled a 2nd one as follows:

Pin 3 1/2 from PAP, RAD 4 3/4 from PAP, Pin 3 1/2 above midline of grip. Target weighted with the balance hole 4 inches form center of grip thru cg pitched an 1 1/4 to the right with a 1 3/64 hole 3 inches deep.

This layout gives me slightly more length then the first layout with but a much sharper and defined breakpoint.



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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2005, 04:26:42 PM »
great ball hates dry lanes but when i threw it on dry lanes i sent it out to like about the 5broad ball just came back so nice and just blew away all the pins.go vertigo

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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2005, 10:35:27 PM »
well i punched out two of these but only have rolled the one in leagues. I drilled this one up with a 5 x 5 drilling with the cg kicked out and the RAD directly below the thumb. All i can say is WOW! This ball covers alot of area without the over/under reaction that alot of solid resins do. I touched the surface with renew it 800 grit polish so the ball wouldnt burn up on me. Ball gets great mid lane roll with a very aggressive backend. You wont be disappointed with this ball. Just for the books i'm around the 500 rev rate with 18mph speed. Thanks again Storm for this great piece!
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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2005, 12:47:48 AM »
polished up the beauty to 1200 degree polish and it is definitely a keeper...very clean roll and strong recovery with great carry!!!
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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2005, 08:29:17 AM »
Great midlane control that really revs up.  Needs oil.
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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2005, 10:28:10 PM »
Why do I even bother to buy a non-Storm bowling ball?  I'm no drilling master, but the ball is drilled strong.  Lots of strikes (3 series on this ball . . . 3 11-strike games [280, 267, 290] & 3 700 series [739, 702, 724]).  A few ten pins here & there, but that is most likely the hand that rocks the cradle.  I used to think that I needed a particle ball to have a consistent reaction, but I think my AMF Angle Extra may finally be retired.  This ball has an extremely consistent roll up front, a great backend move, & hits the pins like a ton of bricks.  I've used it on my Monday night league (first shift: wet lanes) & on my Thursday night league (second shift: dry lanes); I didn't need to adjust the line, just my hand.  It appears to be a great ball for opening up the lanes on any condition.

Short of a fear of success, I can't think of any reason not to purchase this ball.

. . . I almost forgot:  Keep it clean!!  I have had to clean this ball at least once a week.  I let it go without a cleaning one week and started to experience over-under with it for the first time.
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Pat Patterson

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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2005, 05:23:52 AM »
I liked this ball so much that I had to get another one. Had this ball drilled up by Mike Miller(PBA)at "10 Pins and More" in Rio Rancho, NM. Ball started out weighing 15lbs 3 oz with 3 oz top weight before drilling and a 3 1/2" pin. Laid ball out with pin just above and between the finger(Right-Hander), RAD swung out 1/2" right of thumb, weight hole 6" from CG, Polished with Storm Reacta-shine.
Threw ball on my typical house shot 38' buffed to 45' Synthetic up and around the 10 board(see profile for style), there is OB outside the 5 board. My benchmark ball is a XXX-Factor drilled pin above fingers and RAD swung out 1/2" right of thumb with comparable top weight as the Vertigo and I can tell you that on this shot the Vertigo easily outhooked it by a minimum of 8-10 boards to start and tamed down to about 7-8 boards difference after 6 games of practice. The ball with this type of drilling is very aggressive on the backend portion of the lane and much more angular. Very different than the first one I had drilled up with the pin below the ring finger. No matter how hard I tried, it was very difficult to get this ball to blow by the 1-3 pocket. If the ball got out too far it would come flying back, if I pulled it would hold the oil line.

Excellent ball from STORM!
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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2005, 09:51:12 PM »
Specs in p-file.

15lb 1oz.
Top Weight- 2.36oz
2.5inch pin.

Drilled this up 4 1/2 inch pin to PAP, pin next and above ring finger, RAD on VAL. Weight hole on PAP( 7/8's when i measure it) The weight hole is kinda deep.

Have used it only a couple times so far(Due to not enough oil).

Reads mid lane and is very smooth and then rolls hard. Has more of a strong sweeping move through out the WHOLE lane.

Cannot wait to use this on the sport shots at the Shocker camp I'm going to this summer. Will dominate on those patterns!!!

P.S. Got this and the Team Storm spare ball from buddies. Specs were what I wanted, and took them only 2 days to ship.



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Re: X-Factor Vertigo
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2005, 06:30:29 PM »
This will be my first review even though I've been a member for two plus years. Never felt qualified ( still don't ) but after reading them for so many years I think I can at least give some insight on this ball.

Just let me say WoW!

I've been looking for a ball that would work well for me on a THS that I would call medium heavy. I've always struggled for the first five frames or so on the fresh shot. A wood house with weak back ends on a good day, carry down is always a problem here.

I have thrown the Thing Lives from Dyno-Thane, The Rule from Track, The Ultimate Inferno from Brunswick, and quite a few particle balls looking for the right match up. Some worked well enough, but not like I'd hoped.

I practiced with this ball on a left over shot after the nights league and it was too much. It would burn a touch and hit weak. Thought about putting some polish on it but resisted until I had a chance to use it on the fresh shot.

Glad I did. After a couple of practice shots, I remarked to a team member the back ends were particularly good tonight. He shook his head and asked if I was on crack. The same response from others, so I pulled out my Vendetta black,(used to be my favorite) and got very little reaction with it. Must be the new Storm Vertigo and off we go.

This ball is drilled with the Pin next to the ring finger, and the rad swung out towards the VAL.

It floats through the heads reads the mids nicely, and snaps hard on the back end. Looks like my pearl on the synthetics across town. The house with the screaming back ends. I couldn't believe it. When others were complaining about the carry down by the end of the second game, this ball just ignored it and continued to hammer the pocket with great carry.

I hope the coverstock holds up. That's the only thing that would hold me back from saying this is the best ball I own. ( I have fifteen to date)

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