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A_P_K

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reviews on the Lightning Storm
« on: July 27, 2003, 04:37:43 PM »
Can anyone tell me the RG, differential, and maybe even the surface grit of this ball?  If anyone has used this before, some info would be great too?  Thanks


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Re: reviews on the Lightning Storm
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2003, 07:56:55 AM »
As a matter of fact I have come across one and it peeked my interests.  I'm assuming it is a lighter oil ball then?  I think I'll have to drill it up and see what I get.  Thanks


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charlest

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Re: reviews on the Lightning Storm
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2003, 08:14:42 AM »
The original Lightning had a 320 grit dull finish, which is quite strange for such a mild ball. I still have mine but don't use it much these days. I found my best results by sanding it to the 1000 - 1200 grit range and leaving it that way. (I suppose Doc's Elixir would help with that surface.) I used it on medium light conditions, with a medium strong drilling. The cover is a very mild cover; I think it predates Curelyon, but am not positive. Storm did not have a lot of public info when this ball came out. I also found polish made this ball skid about 65 feet, although you might try a light polish on a 400 or 600 grit finish. I liked this ball for a long time.
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Re: reviews on the Lightning Storm
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2003, 08:17:18 AM »
This ball is so old (came out Sept. 1996) that bowlingballreviews only has 1 review and it's not even listed in Storm's ball list here.
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Re: reviews on the Lightning Storm
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2003, 08:22:00 AM »
Yeah, I searched myself before posting here but I could not find anything.  I asked the guy who gave it to me, so I will have to wait to see what he says.  

Was there more than one release on this ball?  It's pretty shiny, almost like an "AZO hand polished" finish to be considered dull.


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Re: reviews on the Lightning Storm
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2003, 12:26:39 PM »
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Yeah, I searched myself before posting here but I could not find anything.  I asked the guy who gave it to me, so I will have to wait to see what he says.  

Was there more than one release on this ball?  It's pretty shiny, almost like an "AZO hand polished" finish to be considered dull.
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Nope, as far as I know, there was only one release and the ball came dull. One of the previous owner(s) probably polished it.
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Re: reviews on the Lightning Storm
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2003, 09:24:07 PM »
if i'm correct it was a light purple ball, solid coverstock,
lightbulb weight block that was also low flaring. it was supposed
to compliment the thunderstorm(?) which was one of the higher
flaring balls of its day. the lightning storm was best used on
medium-dry conditions and down and in shots because it didn't allow
much margin for error to the outside. as someone else said if you
polished it you lost most of the ball's reaction unless you have
a robert smith revs with 14 mph speed. one more thing, bowling this
month ball reviews weren't as in depth back then as they are now
so they only gave estimates on length, flare and coverstock strength
at the time.