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IQ Ruby Review
« on: March 14, 2023, 11:26:32 AM »
Layout: 4 x 3 x 2
Surface - Reacta Gloss

I will first start off by saying that I don't use the IQ level balls very often due to my higher ball speed and longer league pattern but I was extremely impressed by the new IQ Ruby.  This ball gave me a lot of vibes of the IQ Gold and a more angular IQ Emerald.  The reacta gloss actually makes this ball considering the Core and Coverstock are the same as the balls mentioned previously. 

I was able to review this ball along side the DNA on the same lane and house pattern.  The IQ Ruby was an obvious step down from the DNA but didn't quite show as much.  I was able to go straight to the DNA from the same line on the lane and saw a lot of midlane traction with a strong backend motion.  I was very surprised to see how much this one hooked in the back part of the lane.  I was able to control the friction with this ball if I got it to the dry a little quick while it still read the oil strong if I missed in the oil downlane.  The IQ Emerald, although used, saw smoother downlane motion from the same line but more inconsistent reaction overall.  When I missed in the oil, it had a lot of trouble getting back up the hill to get to the pocket flush.  The IQ Ruby had no problem doing this at all.  I can actually see myself potentially using this on broken down house patterns and later in tournaments where the volume is still on the medium to higher side.  This is a huge benefit for me because I still get the control I need while still seeing the midlane hook which is needed on the patterns.  Anyone who is a fan of the IQ series will surely love this ball.

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IQ Ruby Review
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2023, 05:22:13 PM »
The Storm IQ Tour Ruby features R2S Pearl Cover, C3 Centripetal Control Core, and comes with reacta gloss finish. First off, this balls looks and smells amazing. Honestly, I do not match up with the IQ line very well. I have thrown the IQTS and Emerald with both of them being so quick/sharp off the spot that I leave a million 9 pins. Throwing the Ruby, it has a more midlane reaction which smooths it out for me. This was great news for me because it allows me to get right and be able to control the lane. I compared it to the Phaze 5 and Revenant. The P5 was much earlier which made it a smoother shape but the Revenant was close in shape for me but a bit earlier. Compared to the emerald, I have it a touch stronger and reads the lane a little earlier. This ball is a home run for Storm.

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