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Doene Moos

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2 Dimension Design Intent
« on: January 16, 2009, 09:43:27 AM »
Intent:
To develop a pearlized version of the Dimensionâ„¢ with enhanced traction in the carry-down and increased entry angle to the pocket.  We knew the perfect complement to the original Dimensionâ„¢ would be to wrap the Continuumâ„¢ core in a pearlized version of the R2Xâ„¢ coverstock.

This would give us added length and increased entry angle to the pocket on medium to lighter volume patterns.  This ball would also be the perfect go-to ball once the Dimensionâ„¢ starts to read early friction in the front of the lane, causing it to slow down too fast.  The idea is to utilize a different type of mica that would change the surface profile of the coverstock and create enhanced friction with the lane surface.

What we have developed could possibly be the next evolution in surface technology.

Design:
The success of the original Dimensionâ„¢ keyed on two factors.  The first is the extremely aggressive R2Xâ„¢ solid coverstock, and the second is the unique design of the Continuumâ„¢ core.

Our first initiative was to develop a new version of the R2Xâ„¢ pearlized coverstock. We altered the type of mica used in the coverstock to create a greater surface profile than our previous pearlized coverstocks, and engineered the all new R2Xâ„¢ Pearl with E.T.M. (Enhanced Traction Mica). With the change in mica we saw a 15% increase in surface profile using the profilo-meter, and an increase in friction values down the lane of 10% on average using the C.A.T.S. (Computer Aided Tracking System).  These values stayed consistent from 1000-grit Abralon finish all the way to factory polished.  This translates into the most aggressive pearlized coverstock that we have ever released from Storm Products.  

The finishing touch for the Second Dimensionâ„¢ was the utilization of the Continuumâ„¢ core.  This uniquely symmetrical low RG and high differential part fuses two asymmetrical halves to create the ultimate in continuous motion.  The Continuumâ„¢ core utilizes the driller-friendly aspects of a symmetrical design along with the superior performance characteristics of asymmetry.  This guarantees predictability from foul line through the pin deck.  

In conclusion, Storm® continues to develop innovative technology, such as the Second Dimensionâ„¢, that works for bowlers.  That’s why we are “The Bowler’s Company.”    

http://www.stormbowling.com/2dimension

 

Bigmike

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 06:56:43 AM »
Hi Doene!

I e-mailed Steve Todd back and forth about what he has seen since he drilled one up and he commented that he sees this ball harder off the spot than the Virtual Gravity Shift.

Now don't run out an tell all your friends that this ball will outhook the Virtual. Steve was just saying this reads the friction in the back very strong and sharp IE a go long, flip hard type of motion. As many folks on here know, the Virtual is an animal on the heavier oil.

I am going to get into the shop tomorrow morning and get some holes in mine and do some comparing.

Keep up the good work Doene and Storm and congrats.
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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 12:10:43 PM »
sounds like if you a speed challenged bowler that it could get you in trouble. but if your speed is good watch out.
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Sir Bowl-A-Lot

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 08:50:04 AM »
I wonder how the Second Dimension will compare to the original Agent...

tburky

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 09:08:19 AM »
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I wonder how the Second Dimension will compare to the original Agent...


2nd dimension is stronger more overall hook. Reads light carry down well from what I have observed throwing it.

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 09:23:56 AM »
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I wonder how the Second Dimension will compare to the original Agent...


2nd dimension is stronger more overall hook. Reads light carry down well from what I have observed throwing it.


When I had the Agent it was a backend monster even with my speed.  Do you think the 2nd Dimension will be as strong or stronger on the back than the Agent Pearl?

tburky

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 10:25:44 AM »
yup--this pearl really grips on the back and drives through the pins very well. I only have 12 games on the ball.

Edited on 1/18/2009 11:52 AM

Z Jellsey

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 12:57:39 PM »
I'm gonna throw mine tonight for the 1st time, I'll let you know how it compares to a Cell Pearl.

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2009, 02:26:21 PM »
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I'm gonna throw mine tonight for the 1st time, I'll let you know how it compares to a Cell Pearl.

I am anxiously awaiting your findings...

Z Jellsey

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009, 12:53:32 AM »
I threw the 2nd dimension tonight on Chameleon for a 4 game set. I was able to use it all 4 games but it was better in the last 2.(I couldnt resist throwing it though)

I would say the 2nd dimension is a little smoother than a cell pearl on the back and a little bit earlier. I think its a similar reaction to a Gravity Shift with more angle down lane.

Compared to a similarly drilled dimension, its way cleaner in the front and definitely more angular on the back.

So far so good, I'll keep throwing it and see what happens.

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2009, 04:19:05 PM »
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I threw the 2nd dimension tonight on Chameleon for a 4 game set. I was able to use it all 4 games but it was better in the last 2.(I couldnt resist throwing it though)

I would say the 2nd dimension is a little smoother than a cell pearl on the back and a little bit earlier. I think its a similar reaction to a Gravity Shift with more angle down lane.

Compared to a similarly drilled dimension, its way cleaner in the front and definitely more angular on the back.

So far so good, I'll keep throwing it and see what happens.
Wow! You already got the 2nd Dimension?!? How did you get your hands on one of them already??? How did it roll? I bet it just straight HOOKS! Did you beat up on some people on that tough, tough Chameleon last night? Let me know, please!
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Stan

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2009, 04:24:21 PM »
Is this ball particle ??  Based on the write up, it sounds like a particle ball.

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2009, 04:38:42 PM »
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Is this ball particle ??  Based on the write up, it sounds like a particle ball.


its not called a "Particle Pearl" but its R2X pearl like Gravity Shift with E.T.M. which gives it more traction which in essence means particle
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Z Jellsey

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2009, 04:48:59 PM »
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I threw the 2nd dimension tonight on Chameleon for a 4 game set. I was able to use it all 4 games but it was better in the last 2.(I couldnt resist throwing it though)

I would say the 2nd dimension is a little smoother than a cell pearl on the back and a little bit earlier. I think its a similar reaction to a Gravity Shift with more angle down lane.

Compared to a similarly drilled dimension, its way cleaner in the front and definitely more angular on the back.

So far so good, I'll keep throwing it and see what happens.
Wow! You already got the 2nd Dimension?!? How did you get your hands on one of them already??? How did it roll? I bet it just straight HOOKS! Did you beat up on some people on that tough, tough Chameleon last night? Let me know, please!
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I am a really really great bowler and totally cool, that's how I got one. I scored extremely well on the tough tough ABT modified Chameleon pattern, but that's because I am a rev-o-tronic pinky tucking machine.

It hooks because I am good enough to make it hook and strike a lot.

I drove my opponent to throwing the ball over hand and kicking the ball return and area seating.

Any other questions? LOL

Z Jellsey

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Re: 2 Dimension Design Intent
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2009, 04:53:51 PM »
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Is this ball particle ??  Based on the write up, it sounds like a particle ball.


its not called a "Particle Pearl" but its R2X pearl like Gravity Shift with E.T.M. which gives it more traction which in essence means particle
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You are right about the mica, but mica is nothing like particle in terms of reaction. Shells with mica tend to be much more angular. Particle is earlier and smoother.