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Absolute Power Review
« on: January 28, 2024, 11:23:40 AM »
Storm never gets the Asymmetrical solids wrong. The latest big ball from Storm features A.I. technology with the R2S Solid Deep cover at 4000 grit. The 4000 grit allows the ball to pass the fronts without reading too soon yet we see plenty of mid lane read with continuation. You can think of the Absolute Power as a cleaner version of the DNA. This ball is designed for medium to heavier oil conditions; with more focus on the latter.
If you enjoyed the original Absolute, the Power will compliment your bag as it will be an option for those heavier oil conditions to utilize on the fresh to then transition to the original Absolute when a cleaner motion is needed.



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Re: Absolute Power Review
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2024, 07:56:47 PM »
Core: Sentinel
Cover: R2S Deep Solid
Finish: 4000 -grit
RG: 2.48 (15lbs)
Differential: 0.050 (15 lbs)
PSA: .021

Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Axis Tilt: 14°
Axis Rotation: 74°
PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up
Ball Layout: Pin under ring 4 X 5 3/4 X 3 3/4 VLS

New addition to the Premier Line is a solid version of the Absolute called the Absolute Power. Again featuring the Sentinal core but wrapped this time in a solid version of the R2S Deep cover that made it's way to the states for the first time on the absolute. The added texture of a solid cover does indeed add the POWER to this absolute.

I was very excited for this release as the R2S deep cover was very good to me. With my lower ball speed, and the early friction in my home center, the updated covers are often too strong and force me to get creative to get them through the front of the lane. I've been waiting for a solid benchmark motion ball that is a little cleaner and this is the one I've been waiting for.

I tested the Absolute Power in league and immediately was a little surprised with how much energy it retained down-lane. This cover seems to be just right for me on our lane surface as it clears the fronts but doesn't miss the mids and it really motors off the back of the pattern. As a result it is a touch stronger than I anticipated but because of it's exceptional continuity I can stay in it much longer than most balls in it's hook category.

With the drastic transition of in our center I'm usually overjoyed if I can stay in a ball past a single game. Despite being a bit further left than anticipated to start the night I had no issues getting through the first two games. While I certainly wouldn't call the Absolute power quick or snappy off the spot it has no issues covering boards and stayed useful until I ran out of left to move on the right lane. Motion wise it gives me Phaze II vibes just more of everything that makes the Phaze II great.

I feel that the Absolute power is a ball which will fit alot of games. It's certainly strong enough for people who are rev challenged and If I can get it down-lane most anyone should be able to, so lower ball speed bowlers should really like this ball as well.

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Re: Absolute Power Review
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2024, 07:01:20 AM »
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PAP: 4 7/8 over and 1 ¼ up
Layout: 5.25 x 4.25 x 3

The new Storm Absolute Power is Storm’s newest Premiere line release and man does this thing hook. Right off the bat you notice how clean this is for an asymmetric solid piece but that doesn’t stop it from reading the mid lane effortlessly and providing tons of continuation as it goes through the pins. To compare it to a couple pieces in the current line. You will find this a little cleaner and stronger off the spot than the Roto Grip Clone, and find it just a touch earlier and stronger overall than the Phaze II. I actually consider this new Absolute Power to be a beefed up Phaze II, and would great as a ball down from Clone and a ball up from Phaze II. The Absolute Power is out not!! Don’t forget to bowl up a Storm!!


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Re: Absolute Power Review
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2024, 11:43:26 AM »
Storm Absolute Power:
Ball specs: Sentinel Core with R2S Deep SOLID reactive coverstock
Finished: 4000 grit Abralon          Layout: 5 x 4 x 2
Bowler specs: 15.5 mph and rev rate in the 380’s and my is PAP is 3 ¼ and at zero up/down
Fun Fact of the day: The Sentinel Core is the first single density asymmetrical core that the Storm line has used since the Storm Lucid a few years ago.
With me not using a TON of asymmetrical balls in league, I figured to practice on fresh and used house conditions over the course of a few different days to really see if this new Absolute Power would perform. I was very impressed to see how much torque this ball delivered during the shots. The textured R2S Deep solid cover adds a little length midlane and backend of the ball motion over the OG R2S solid coverstock. The OG Absolute was a little “too clean” for me at factory finish, but did gain some love from me at 2000 grit finish. I did not shy away from trying to “hook” the lane or doing deep inside the heavier part of the lane pattern, where normal solids would give up on me, the Absolute Power energized me! Go to Storm’s YouTube page for the latest reviews from the SPI line of ball: 900 Global, Roto Grip and Storm. Check with your local PSO for the newest releases and when a Storm Matchmaker Live event is coming to your area.


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Re: Absolute Power Review
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2024, 03:20:28 PM »
Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Storm Absolute Power.

In 14 pounds this ball is wrapped in the R2S Deep Solid Coverstock and has the Sentinel Core with an RG of 2.54, Diff of .045 and PSA of .018..

The layout for this ball is 5x4x2.5

The perfect name for the perfect ball. It is not the strongest ball in any of the three SPI lines but I feel its the perfect amount of ball for game 1 and 2 on a true house shot. I used this ball the other night and from the first shot down the lane I knew this was a staple in the bag for some time. I was able to move where I am more comfortable and started sliding at 25 and by the end of game 2 I was sliding at 30ish and knew I needed a cleaner ball. My Summit Peak wasn't ready yet so I jumped into a Clone and moved my feet a few right to close my angle a bit and just had to give that ball just a touch of hand and was back to striking. If you have been watching the PBA the past two weeks you saw this ball at some point being thrown by all of SPI staff members. When a ball is this good all the pros are drawn to throw it as well.

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