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FATE Review
« on: November 22, 2022, 07:24:21 PM »
In contrast to previous Storm Bowling/Jason Belmonte collaborations we see the Fate being on the smoother side of the spectrum. The Fate is clean and will has no issues clearing the fronts yet will provide plenty of control when it makes it's move off the spot without seeing that fast response off the friction. The Fate is going to be a great transition ball as you begin to open your angles up when you are getting out of the stronger symmetrical solids or the asymmetrical solids or pearls.




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Re: FATE Review
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2022, 08:27:14 AM »
Ball Review FATE RG: 2.52  Dif: .053 Cover: R2X Pearl Cover Reacta Gloss Finish
PAP 5 3/8 over 1 5/16 UP, Medium/Ball Speed Rev Rate 255-300 Layout: 4 x 4 x 2

Finally, the new Belmo brand ball is here the FATE! I was pleasantly surprised when throwing this ball. It has that nice smooth shape with a sharper angular backend motion and strong continuation through the pins. The Fate is like several pearl balls we have in the SPI line. It is a bit later than the Zen and Phaze V and a bit more angular on the backend. The FATE is a ball you can move in with and will come around the corner and finish strong. It will be a good choice for most styles of play especially if you like a motion that is a bit longer with a sharper backend motion. Good Luck and Good Scoring!

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Re: FATE Review
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2022, 08:54:27 PM »
The newest Belmo collab is here. Wrapped in the REX pearl coverstock, the new F8 core is by far one of the strongest cores I have thrown and is one of the strongest symmetrical cores to date in the Storm line-up. This strong core/cover combination allows the Fate to blend wet/dry conditions like house shots or sport patterns when they start to blow open. I drilled my Fate with a 4x4x4 2LS, which has been my go-to layout on my pearls like my Phaze 4, Phaze 5, and Wolverine Dark Moss. The stronger cover on the Fate bridges a gap between my Zen and my IQ Tour Emerald or Ruby. Like the Night Road, it cleans the fronts very well. However, it starts to pick up a couple of feet earlier than the NR and gives me a reaction like the Wolverine DM. I think the closest thing in the SPI line-up is the Dark Moss.

Nonetheless, This has by far been my favorite Belmo release to date. The Fate is clean through the fronts but gives me a consistent and strong reaction down lane. It is your FATE to pick up a Fate at your local VIP proshop.


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Re: FATE Review
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2022, 03:16:56 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Fate
Reacta Gloss ReX™ Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: F-8™ Core (Symmetrical)
Color: Sapphire Pearl

We have been big fans of all the signature releases from Storm. They should be liked well beyond just the Belmo name being slapped on the ball for many reasons. These bowling balls really pack a punch and a unique shape that is not replicated in any other pieces. The all new F-8 Core not only looks great, but also has the highest differential of any signature release meaning more bang for you buck. We recently held a demo at our shop and this was the hottest ball (next to the Zen U of course). Because of the high differential and mediocre RG, this ball is a good mix for any bowler and really fits any type of lane surface. With all of the hype and Belmo really pushing this ball, we are excited for release day!

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FATE Review
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2023, 10:00:07 PM »
Ball Specs:
Storm Fate
ReX Pearl Polished Cover
Reacta Gloss Polished
F-8 Core (Symmetric)
Layout 4 x 4 with 2” Pin Buffer

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at release 17

The new Fate is no doubt my favorite Belmo Series ball. This is the most versatile and should fit most types of bowlers regardless of their style. I have been using this ball a lot in my leagues and normally can stay with it all three games and adjustments are very easy to make as the pattern breaks down. I have really been impressed with how the Fate hits and carries. I believe this is because of how it stores energy for the back part of the lane. The Fate has a nice angular motion even when moving deeper inside. This ball has been selling really well and the lower to higher rev rate bowlers all seem to be having very good success with it. I would call the Fate a medium to strong ball that fits under my Exotic Gem but above my Electrify G/O. The Fate is also a bit weaker overall than my Phase V but with a more angular motion. I recommend this ball to anyone who wants a medium to strong benchmark ball with a strong back end. I don’t think you can go wrong with a Fate in your bag.

The Fate is an excellent ball for all types of styles.
The way the Fate moves on the back provides hard hit and excellent carry.
The Fate is the most versatile ball in the Belmo series in my opinion.

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Re: FATE Review
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2023, 11:56:01 AM »
Layout: 35 x 4 1/4” x 45

The Fate fits an important spot in the Storm lineup - between the stronger asym. pearls, such as the Infinite Physix and Dark Code, and the cleaner pearls like the HyRoad Pearl and Night Road. The core and cover create a smooth roll that has more midlane than the HyRoads or the Phaze V. Essentially, this is the strongest symmetric pearl ball in the Storm lineup. It is best at home on medium-heavy to medium oil conditions. If the cover is hit with 2000-3000 abralon it can handle a good amount of oil as well, but that's what the Phaze 2 or Nova is for.

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Re: FATE Review
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2023, 04:11:20 PM »
Ball Specs:

Ball Name: Storm FATE
Cover Stock: ReX Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: F-8 Core
Color: Sapphire Pearl
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Layout: 4½ X 3½ X 2¼   
Bowler Specs:
PAP 4 7/8" Over 3/8 up
Rev Rate 300.
Speed at release 15
Fragrance: Cherry Berry Smoothie

Welcome back to another ball review and today we are talking about the FATE by Storm and Jason Belmonte. The FATE is the newest in the Belmo line of balls. Having thrown everyone so far I can say that they have gotten better with each release. The FATE is using a new core that has not been used before so that alone gives us something new to the ball motion as it goes through all three phases of ball motion. What I saw from this and even the Trend2 which was also a “Belmo” ball were that these balls were the sharpest off the pattern for me. With the lower rev rate I like to use this ball on the fresh to help burn up / open up a spot down lane. This ball can and will be useful for many types of styles including #2hands. This ball is also very responsive to surface changes as 4K-Fast and Reacta Gloss has not match up with my style and rev rate I have been taking an older 2000 pad to knock the shine off on a spinner. Different results may vary so if you get a ball with either finish feel free to try it first to see if it matches up to you and your style.

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