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dougb

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First impressions: Pitch Blue
« on: July 26, 2019, 06:27:43 PM »
I'm getting back into bowling after a year long break -- and throwing my first Storm ball in an even longer time.  I used to be big on Storm back in the days of the T-Roads but drifted into other companies.

I picked up this Pitch Blue and had it plugged and redrilled.  I am a lower revs/speed stroker and my preferred line is anywhere outside the 10.  I like urethane because although I sacrifice carry I can stay on the outside all day while people chase the oil inside.

I played a few games with this ball at OOB and found it to be very inconsistent.  Had one good outing with it where I watched the ball lope down the lane and just roll into the pocket.  Strikes with what appeared to be zero pin action and even some light mixers.  The next day I could not find a consistent line to the pocket.  Being urethane it never over-reacts, but the ball of course does not come back and I just couldn't find the line.  These were both on house shots which had seen some play before me.

So I threw some polish on it (Lane #1 Secret Sauce) and took it out again.  This time I got exactly what I wanted, which is a ball to play right down the first arrow.  I hit the pocket every time and never left more than one or two pins which were easy pick-ups. I had a good area to play with between the 3-8 boards stayed only moved two boards on the approach over three games.  When I can put up 190-200 on a broken down shot with urethane I know I am in good shape.  I would have been struggling with reactive to keep it that consistent.

It does make me wonder about the Fever Pitch, which I suspect is both stronger and more forgiving.

Anyway just thought I'd share.  I'll post a review when I get more games under my belt.


 

leftybowler70

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Re: First impressions: Pitch Blue
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 05:52:04 PM »
Are you most open to throwing Storm in the future now? (At least urethane?)

dougb

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Re: First impressions: Pitch Blue
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 10:12:06 PM »
Are you most open to throwing Storm in the future now? (At least urethane?)

I loved Storm balls back in the day. I donít know why I drifted away from them. In the current line up, the Hyroad Pearl and Fever Pitch excite me. I wish I could find a 14lb Marvel Oearl for a reasonable price. I missed one by $2 on eBay awhile back.

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Re: First impressions: Pitch Blue
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2019, 11:12:39 PM »
Experimenting  with different companiesí is never a bad thing (After a while, any ball companyís can get stale and boring). You always come back to your roots at the end of the day.

Hopefully you find what your seeking in ball reaction again.  :)