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hittnhard

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Gravity Evolve review
« on: November 29, 2019, 10:01:15 PM »


Storm Gravity Evolve

Cover: Spec Solid

Core: Shape Lock HD

First of all, let me state that I am a Storm Staffer and I try to highlight the positives in my reviews. With the Gravity Evolve, that part is going to be really easy.

This ball is fantastic. I tend to struggle with strong solids. My rev/speed combo is more suited for light-medium oil equipment, with more pearls matching up. But that is not the case with the Gravity Evolve. This ball is extremely versatile. I have used it on Heavy conditions and medium house shots and the ball hasn't missed a beat.

So far it has met or exceeded expectations everywhere I have used it.

And as for some that are still not sold on the SPEC cover...DO NOT let that stop you from getting this ball. Spec is proving to be a strong, versatile cover and has been a perfect match for the Pro-Motion and Gravity Evolve...and the Crux Prime was pretty decent too!

 

BSumner

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Re: Gravity Evolve review
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 07:42:00 AM »
I had my new Storm Gravity Evolve drilled up with a 5 x 4 Ĺ x 2 pin buffer layout. Since the Sure Lock, Iíve had a hard time finding an aggressive solid surface on a high differential core that didnít fight against me. The Spec surface on the ProMotion really compliments my 400-425 rev rate. But getting a high-flare potential asymmetrical core to make it clean through the hook phase has been tough for me. Especially on typical house shots.

The Gravity Evolve immediately looked different. I dedicated 4 solid games to this ball to see how it would react the more I had to move. Out of the box it did as any fresh new surface does; it was clean through the skid phase, strong through the hook phase, and continuous through the roll phase. The true test came as I began making large moves. By game 3 I was a zone or more deeper and the reaction was still true. In game 4 I decided to play with hand position and speed to see just how much I could get away with before really losing the read or carry. Like you would expect, a big asymmetrical core with that kind of surface can only go so far before you either need to ball down or dig really deep for more revolutions. None the less, I was very impress with how far I was able to go before I saw diminished results. Much further than I would expect out of any other aggressive surface and asymmetrical core.

This ball would be nicely grouped with the Astro Physics, ProMotion, and an !Q Tour Emerald. Lower rev players will love how it digs into the fresh pattern giving a strong shape off the end of the pattern. High rev players will love being able to keep that ball in play deeper into the league night or tournament squad. #StormNation

jshoe97

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Re: Gravity Evolve review
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 06:58:28 PM »
The gravity evolve features the same core found in the original virtual gravity, but is now wrapped in SPEC technology. Anyone that knows me knows how much I love the SPEC cover. With the ultra slow absorption rate it has, I find that it is able to blend over under conditions extremely well. The cover itself is also extremely user friendly, as it doesnít require nearly as much maintenance as other high end covers with faster absorption rates. The gravity evolve has been a staple in my bag ever since I drilled it on fresh medium - longer and higher volume patterns. I have also let it lane shine and used it a ton on over-walled house conditions. When compared to the pro motion, the gravity evolve is a few feet earlier and has a much slower response rate when it encounters friction. This allows you to stay closer to the track area longer and keep your angles shallower through the front part of the lane. Be sure to head to your local storm VIP pro shop and get your own gravity evolve today!

Review Video: https://youtu.be/Mg8ZfhZCfCk

Bigmike

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Re: Gravity Evolve review
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 04:04:55 PM »
I drilled my Gravity Evolve 45 x 4 1/2 x 35. I have hit the surface with 500/2000 abralon. I get a heavy rolling controllable reaction for most any pattern with oil up front. The SPEC cover does require touch up as it will lane shine quickly without touch up.

I can use the Gravity Evolve to slow down when their is oil up front and and cleaner backends. Once the oil carries down, the Evolve starts to slow down too early for me and starts to ping tens.

I did let it lane shine during a longer practice session and the cover pushed the ball further with that nice arcing backend. This gave me the impression the Evolve can be smoothed out to get more length and conserve more energy for the back ends.
"Tell me Cup, how does a great ball striker like you shoot an 83? Well I lipped out this putt on 18......"

Mike Craig - Storm Bowling Amateur Staff - Westerville, OH

fazzone22

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Storm Gravity Evolve
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2019, 07:57:05 PM »
When you think of the Shape Lock HD core you might think of Stormís best selling asymmetrical ball of all time, Storm Virtual Gravity. Well now they have added the SPEC cover to one of the greatest cores of all time and this ball doesnít disappoint.  I drilled mine 5 x 5.5 x 1 and even with the super high pin in this ball it still is very heavy rolling. This ball will be a staple in any bowlers bag for longer patterns or for lower rev players looking for that heavy rolling motion through the pins.