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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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Steven

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2019, 10:08:39 PM »
Jesper has made the first 2 shows of the year throwing the Fever Pitch, avg over 240 for both tourneys so its working for him. Jakob avg 245+ the last 2 tourneys leading throwing Purple Urethane go figure. I dont think they would just come out with a ball if they didnt think there was a slot for it. I like throwing urethane occasionally and like the variety that comes out.

 
All the above is largely true, but doesn't change what happened in the finals to both Jesper and Jacob. If you remember, Jacob switched to a resin in a failed attempt to salvage the final match.
 
Urethane is fools gold for most except for the highest rev players. Participate in most PBA events and you'll barely be able to buy a hot dog and a drink if you have a dollar for every bowler throwing Urethane. The exception is really short patterns, but even there, resin dominates.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2019, 11:55:33 PM »
Best be a lefty as well or else going to have a heck of a time moving in deep with urethane due to transition and still carrying.  Thus why Belmo rocks it with his Hy-Road even with the revs.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2019, 09:31:52 AM »
Best be a lefty as well or else going to have a heck of a time moving in deep with urethane due to transition and still carrying.  Thus why Belmo rocks it with his Hy-Road even with the revs.

 
Excellent point. I hate getting into the right/left stuff but the reality is that the left side keeps it's head/mid oil much longer than the right. No matter your revs, you have to stay fairly squared up to use Urethane effectively.
 
Belmo is also an excellent case study. If there is a righty who can take advantage of Urethane, Belmo is the guy. He does use Urethane occasionally, but resin is his go-to choice on most patterns.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2019, 10:26:26 AM »
Here is the actual Design Intent sheet from Storm's Website on the Fever Pitch:

MAKE EVERY PITCH COUNT
This is a very exciting time in Storm’s lifetime. We are seeing the highest demand
of Storm balls ever and that’s not without merit. Recent breakthroughs in
coverstock and core technology has kept us at the forefront of the industry -but
it’s not just our job to put Storm at the vanguard, it’s our responsibility to usher
this sport into a new era. The Fever Pitch wholly embodies this doctrine.

 HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK
Many look to Storm to cut through oil and create supreme entry angle,
but not every situation requires maximum ball motion. In fact, shorter oil
patterns and drier conditions can be as equally as challenging as a lane with oil backed up to
the head pin.

Enter Fever Pitch. We’ve listened to Storm Nation’s demands and have developed not only a new internal Tour Block shape, but a never-before-seen urethane-esque coverstock in PWR+CTRL. But what makes this different from the other Pitches?

Balls in the urethane classification can be sensitive to the weight block that’s put inside them.
The perfect position of the RG, the proper amount of differential, symmetric vs asymmetric – these all play a vital role in the motion in this type of ball. Dialing in the precise measure of each was no easy feat, but we were up to the challenge.

The Fever Pitch is not as early as the Pitch Black™, but corners better than the Pitch Blue™ ever dreamt. We found the gap we needed to fill and we filled it. Hard. After extensive and thorough testing, we found the precise core dynamics that matched up flawlessly to this new and exciting cover. We have a fever, and the only prescription is more strikes.

nord

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2019, 03:02:31 AM »
I read all of the posts on this thread.
There seems to be a feeling that only if you have very high revs can urethane work for you and that urethane is not great for house shots.
I would have to strongly disagree.
I don't have high revs or high ball speed or a heavy hand.
I have about 150 rpms on a good day, 13-14 mph launch speed, zero tilt and I am a Full Roller. Yet, urethane hits very hard for me.
I have pretty much used every modern urethane release in the last 5 years as well as some older ones as well.
Of all the urethane balls I have used, there are three stand outs:


-Black Widow Urethane
-Purple Hammer
-Midnight Scorcher

These three balls are totally unique and give unique looks on the lane and are complementary to each other.

I also have many resin balls, but my experience with resin is always up and down.
Resin, unlike what most say, is for me, very environmentally condition specific.
If the lane is even a little different it can make a huge impact on a resin ball's behavior, while a urethane ball and especially the three I pointed out above, can blend that difference out and keep the ball in the pocket for consistent carry.

Also, a urethane ball can keep going for a long time requiring only minor adjustments of the target line, while a resin ball can eat too much oil off the lane too fast and get you into trouble just as fast if you are not a very aware bowler.
For myself, I am at my most consistent and most clean when using urethane.

Of course I am very curious about the Fever Pitch and how it compares to the Purple Hammer.
It looks on paper to have more flare potential than the Purple, which could be good or bad.
Both the Purple and the Fever have a very high RG to help get the ball up the lane with good conservation of energy. In 15 lbs, Fever RG 2.61 and Purple RG 2.65.
The diff on the Purple is .015 while the Fever is .030.
So on paper the Fever seems to have a higher flaring, slightly earlier core than the Purple.
We will have to see what the reviews look like in February when the Fever is released.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 03:04:59 AM by nord »

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2019, 02:02:43 PM »
The Hammer Purple Pearl “urethane” cover is a blend
like the Fever Pitch cover also... I’d like to see them
side by side to see the difference...
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2019, 08:43:39 AM »
So will this ball be like the SuperNatural if everyone saying its a blend? I loved the SuperNatural.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2019, 08:45:10 AM »
The Hammer Purple Pearl “urethane” cover is a blend
like the Fever Pitch cover also... I’d like to see them
side by side to see the difference...

Definitely agree with you there, it's obvious that the Fever is Storm's response to the Purple Hammer.

I still look at these balls as fairly niche, but when you are in the right niche, they are incredibly valuable.

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2019, 02:40:44 PM »
As soon as I heard about this ball, my head was screaming SUPERNATURAL!  I have and love my SN on the right conditions, so much control, pushes down and doesn't over react, but I notice I leave quite a few corner pins.   

I pulled mine out yesterday to practice (after not using it for about a year or so) and averaged 200+. 

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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2019, 07:19:46 PM »
Recent got an x-out light 16# Purple Hammer ($80 shipped for NIB woot) for league in the dirt house and it is already my favorite urethane ball (out of dozen old and new school balls).  So predictable and fairly strong even for those of us with more normal rev rates and the carry is nearly reactive good.  Fever pitch may be great we will see but right now if someone was only going to own one urethane I would tell them to get a Purple Hammer.  Bar is high for Storm.
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Re: Fever Pitch
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2019, 10:31:15 AM »
I got my Fever Pitch last night (just in time for match play in our big annual season tournament). I used it for about a game and a half in league before one lane got really wet dry. The reaction was exactly what I was looking for. Cleaner than my Hot Cell and Combat Tank, and more hook on the back end. Gives me a good 1-2-3 punch with urethane. I also still have the Shadow Ops, but I left that drilled for one handed (recently switched back to two handed).

I gave my Black and Purple Hammers to my son, but I would say that this ball is definitely closer to the Purple Hammer than any other urethane I've thrown. I want to say the Purple Hammer may be a tad cleaner with more back end, but I have not done any direct testing.