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_Stroker_Walter_

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Is the Paradigm a particle?
« on: November 06, 2005, 09:34:16 PM »
I just picked up the Storm Paradigm in 15lbs. The first few games I used the ball, I totally loved it. Although, I needed some practice to get used to the strong arching reaction, I feel the ball is ever so slightly starting to lose its power. Sort of like the particle death I witnessed with my X-factor ACE.

I only have 10 games on it and it is a bit of a shame to see such an expensive ball die on me. I'd be livid. The same thing happened to my ACE where the first games I bowled would be a monster and crush the pocket. Now I can nearly use my ACE to pick up ten pins.

I know I might sound paranoid, but I don't want to see premature ball death in the Paradigm. Is there a way to rejuvenate particle balls? even without resurfacing? That is if even the Paradigm is a particle or not. My pro shop told me that the paradigm seems to have some kind of particle load in it, but the Storm website mentions nothing of this.

Thanks for listening to me whine.
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_Stroker_Walter_

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Re: Is the Paradigm a particle?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005, 05:53:44 AM »
I mean my original X-factor has seen over 300+ games on it and has been used on wood, synthetic, extreme dry to extreme oil conditions, and is still maitaining a decent reaction whatsoever. It is my "damage control" or go to ball when nothing else works. I've used it for my strike ball, ten pin pick up and other spares as well. My Deuce works pretty well with longevity as well.

My Triple-X is half the ball it used to be and is collecting dust right next to my ACE which didn't even last half as long. I know I had the ACE aggresively drilled, and have used it on heavy oil and dryer lanes and even on heavy it wasn't impressive.

My favorite ball of all time, The storm Recharge is in bad shape and needs a resurfacing. Too bad they discontinued that ball. What a shame.

Right now, the Brunswick Inferno line is starting to look very nice to me.

Geez, and after purchasing my Paradigm I thought for a second storm had merged with Lane #1. $215 ouch. I don't wanna see it die. I clean my balls very well and after 3-6 games.
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Re: Is the Paradigm a particle?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005, 06:23:28 AM »
Stroker,

Something is very wrong here; I canot say what. It would be like a question and answer period.

Have you talked to Storm personally about the Ace? If not, I think you should really call them to talk about both balls. I have not heard anything about the Ace dying early, here on ballreviews or elsewhere. A friend, with a good deal of revs, is using a Triple X regularly and it has not died on him. In fact, he ONLY uses 3 balls: a Triple Xtreme, a Triple X and an original Hot Rod, and he bowls 5 days a week!
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Re: Is the Paradigm a particle?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005, 08:07:52 AM »
I used to have Storm stuff die on me, but what I've used recently hasn't.  I've been using a Trauma ER ONLY in four leagues a week and it reacts the same every day.  I've had a lot of Storm stuff recently that's just sucked, but nothing that's died.  I bet my X-Factor has 2000 games on it and it's stronger now than it was when I got it, but I retired it . .  Have you done anything to the surface yet?  The balls also may be absorbing a lot of oil, put them under a heat lamp and bleed them, or better yet mix some soap and warm water and let the ball soak in it for a while.  Once they're clean, sand them and then repolish them but don't put too much polish on.  I'm betting they're just absorbing oil.
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