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keegan.mier

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Fever Pitch
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:37:20 PM »
Showed up on the approved list, and Jesper was seen throwing something of a similar colour, which means it's a domestic release. Anybody have anymore information?
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 12:16:48 AM »
A urethane that is much stronger than the Pitch Blue. More motion down the lane while still reading earlier like urethane tends to do.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 09:21:23 AM »
Ball looks like a remake of the Pitch Blue honestly. Wonder what the intent was for another one. Was at the PBA show this past weekend watching Jesper throw. Looked pretty good honestly. Plus idk why they don't have it on the website already since Jesper made TV yesterday.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 07:35:45 PM »
On the website now! The intent was to have a urethane like ball that is more comparable to the Purple Hammer. It has a stronger cover and stronger core, creating more motion for the harder patterns in spite of the modern thick oils that often take the Pitch Black and Blue out of play. If you watch the competitive scene, you know the Purple Hammer has been everywhere and almost undeniably the best urethane on the market due to its unique cover. Storm is looking to match at the worst or even one-up it.
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keegan.mier

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 07:55:18 PM »
An interesting note, it seems to be the shape of the Hy-Road core without the Fe2 ball in it, as well as being two piece.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 11:18:40 AM »
The Pitch Fever is essentially a Purple Hammer. It's a pearl coverstock, "urethane", and a 2 piece design. It will be interesting to see how the 2 compare. Should be close.

I guess this is Storms action against Hammer for copying the IQ Tour with the Web Tour

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 03:13:16 PM »
The Storm Too-Hot was the best dry lane ball ever and was a very weak shell reactive (Curelyon) on this same core .030 diff. Should be good for the yammers out there.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 07:01:32 PM »
The Pitch Fever is essentially a Purple Hammer. It's a pearl coverstock, "urethane", and a 2 piece design. It will be interesting to see how the 2 compare. Should be close.

I guess this is Storms action against Hammer for copying the IQ Tour with the Web Tour

 
Just an FYI on what I bolded above. The Web Tour really isn't a "copy" of the IQ Tour (beyond "Tour" in the name). I own both. The Web Tour is a much stronger ball. Within the EBI family, the original Ebonite GB/GB2 releases are far more comparable to the IQ Tour. If you have any doubts, please reference BTM reviews of all the above balls.   

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2019, 07:27:55 PM »
Thanks for posting the info about the ball. Searched while watching Jesper and found nothing.

Love the look of the ball.

dougb

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 11:16:04 PM »
I looked all over for it during the telecast and assumed it was an overseas ball.  I am so glad it's being released.  It will be mine!

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 01:42:44 AM »
The Pitch Fever is essentially a Purple Hammer. It's a pearl coverstock, "urethane", and a 2 piece design. It will be interesting to see how the 2 compare. Should be close.

I guess this is Storms action against Hammer for copying the IQ Tour with the Web Tour

 
Just an FYI on what I bolded above. The Web Tour really isn't a "copy" of the IQ Tour (beyond "Tour" in the name). I own both. The Web Tour is a much stronger ball. Within the EBI family, the original Ebonite GB/GB2 releases are far more comparable to the IQ Tour. If you have any doubts, please reference BTM reviews of all the above balls.
Actually, BTM has the IQ Tour and Web Tour nearly identical with the Web Tour having 2 more points in hook.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 10:31:30 AM »
The Pitch Fever is essentially a Purple Hammer. It's a pearl coverstock, "urethane", and a 2 piece design. It will be interesting to see how the 2 compare. Should be close.

I guess this is Storms action against Hammer for copying the IQ Tour with the Web Tour

 
Just an FYI on what I bolded above. The Web Tour really isn't a "copy" of the IQ Tour (beyond "Tour" in the name). I own both. The Web Tour is a much stronger ball. Within the EBI family, the original Ebonite GB/GB2 releases are far more comparable to the IQ Tour. If you have any doubts, please reference BTM reviews of all the above balls.
Actually, BTM has the IQ Tour and Web Tour nearly identical with the Web Tour having 2 more points in hook.

 
I made a mistake and referenced BTM instead of BJI. The BJI rating of 60.5 for the Web Tour is actually higher than the 58.5 rating they gave to the Phaze II, which is a measurably more aggressive ball than the IQ Tour. 
 
You're correct on the BTM ratings. I usually think BTM is very accurate in their reviews, but they're not perfect and they missed the mark on this one.
 
I really like control type equipment, especially since I bowl PBA and other high challenge events. I own the Storm IQ Tour, Ebonite GB2/GB3, and the Hammer Web/Web Tour. The Web Tour handles more oil, even when the two balls are prepped the same. I wouldn't hesitate to take both the IQ Tour and Web Tour to a tournament because they're different and compliment each other. The BTM review doesn't reflect that level of separation.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 10:49:36 AM »
Good to see its in the Thunder line so will have a decent price.  Still say majority of people (THS warriors) who buy it would score better with a Hy-Road instead (same who had to learn hard way about Hot Cell).  Still going to be a condition specific ball unless you are revzilla or have a style that needs urethane.  Urethane is a blast to throw in practice though admittedly.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2019, 10:52:44 AM »
Good to see its in the Thunder line so will have a decent price.  Still say majority of people (THS warriors) who buy it would score better with a Hy-Road instead.  Still going to be a condition specific ball unless you are revzilla.

I'm going to pick up a HyRoad X and one of these.  For house conditions I think they will be all I need.  I've always done well with the Thunder series and after a several year hiatus from bowling and Storm products these two balls are sucking me back in.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2019, 11:15:34 AM »
Good to see its in the Thunder line so will have a decent price.  Still say majority of people (THS warriors) who buy it would score better with a Hy-Road instead.  Still going to be a condition specific ball unless you are revzilla.

I'm going to pick up a HyRoad X and one of these.  For house conditions I think they will be all I need.  I've always done well with the Thunder series and after a several year hiatus from bowling and Storm products these two balls are sucking me back in.

+1 on Thunder line.  Love the price point and tend to do well with higher RG stuff as well.  This ball is going to be a great urethane piece don't get me wrong.  Win on Sunday buy on Monday is not always a great idea for bowlers who aren't lefties with 500 rev rate though.  Still I imagine this ball will be excellent for covering the urethane option in a Storm arsenal.
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