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fazzone22

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Storm Ion Pro
« on: June 19, 2024, 02:38:09 PM »
The Ion Pro is the latest and greatest benchmark type category ball that is released by Storm adding to the success of the Phaze 2 and iQ Tour. The Ion Pro features the all new Element Tour AI core that yields an RG of 2.47, diff of 0.035 and PSA of 0.014 and is wrapped around the TX-16 Hybrid cover stock. I drilled mine 5 x 5 x 4.5 which is also the same drilling I have in my Phaze 2 and iQ Tour. My first impression in throwing this ball was that is like the best of both balls for me. I naturally have the iQ Tour a little cleaner for a solid and I have the Phaze 2 a little more angular on the back and stronger overall hook. The Ion Pro sits directly between the too because for me the first half of it going down the lane reminds me of an Tour but the back half reminds me of a Phaze 2. I believe high rev players going to love this ball mostly because of the forgiveness of it and I can see it being great on the fresh or right after the Phaze 2.

 

djecko

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Re: Storm Ion Pro
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2024, 06:48:05 PM »
Storm Ion Pro - Premier Line
Coverstock: TX-16 Hybrid - 4000 Grit
Core: Element Tour A.I.
RG: 2.47  Differential: .035  PSA: .014 (15 lbs)
Fragrance: Kiwi Tart
Layout: 5 x 5 x 3
PAP: 6" Right, 1 3/8" Up
Axis Tilt: 16°
Rotation: 51°
Rev Rate: 450-500
Speed: 17-18 mph
Location: Vista Lanes - Yorkville, NY
Pattern: 2023 USBC Jr. Gold
Lane Surface: HPL

The Ion Pro takes the idea of benchmark ball to the next level. The combination of the brand new TX-16 hybrid coverstock, that was derived from the Phaze II, along with the brand new Element Tour A.I. asymmetric core redefines the expectations of a reliable, stable, and versatile ball. The Ion Pro was specifically designed to allow bowlers of any style to play multiple angles on a variety of lane conditions. The Ion Pro gave me the best look sliding on 33, looking 19 at the arrows with my breakpoint around 8, but if I wanted to play straighter I could get softer with my hand and stay more up the back of the ball. It also looked great further left with more tilt and slower ball speed. When compared to the Summit, the Ion Pro is 4 boards stronger, cleaner, and much more continuous. The Ion Pro will slot below a big solid asymmetric and above a solid/hybrid symmetric in my bag. The Ion Pro is going to be a game changer and a must in everyone's bag! Stop by your local Storm VIP pro shop to check it out! Available on June 21st.

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ascaccia94

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Re: Storm Ion Pro
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2024, 10:59:39 AM »
HAND: LEFT (ONE HANDED)

PAP: 4 3/8 OVER / 1/16 UP

BALL SPEED: 16MPH 

REV RATE: 420

AXIS TILT: 20

AXIS ROTATION: 50 

LAYOUT: 60X4.5X40

The all-new ION PRO features the new Element Tour Core and the reliable TX-16 Hybrid Cover stock giving you the ultimate benchmark shape for today's conditions. This ball was designed to upgrade the IQ Tour and, in my opinion, they nailed it. I’ve used this ball on multiple lane patterns and surfaces and so far, this ball does exactly what its intended to do. Out of the box I had a little more down lane motion than I'd like to see out of this type of a ball, so I decided to hit it with a 2,000 pad to get the ball to rev up a little earlier on the lane and mellow out the backends. For me this ball is about 2-3 boards stronger than my IQ Tour and it has taken over my Phaze 2 position in my tournament bag. It has a little more torque off the pattern than both of those 2 balls and seems to handle the oil just as well as my Phaze 2. The Ion Pro seems to really bridge the gap between Asymmetrical and symmetrical bowling balls. This ball will do well in both tournament and house shot conditions as it has that benchmark feel which all players of all styles will enjoy.

jshoe97

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Re: Storm Ion Pro
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2024, 02:51:26 PM »
The Ion Pro features the TX-16 hybrid cover wrapped around the brand new Element Tour AI core. This produces a very stable and versatile ball reaction that’s going to work for a wide variety of styles across all conditions. The Ion Pro reminds me a lot of my older IQ Tours with big weight holes. The increase in differential and cover strength over the OG IQ Tour makes the Ion Pro handle more oil and steeper angles through the front part of the lane.

Review Video: https://youtu.be/jPcXAY1UgCU?si=tavwzm5bSmkhxTrQ

StanWaite

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Re: Storm Ion Pro
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2024, 10:10:23 AM »
ION PRO - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: TX-16 Hybrid
Finish: 4000 Grit Abralon
Core: Element Tour AI Core
Color: Navy, Carbon, Steel
Layout: 50 x 5 x 40
RG: 2.47
Differential: 0.035
Intermediate Diff: 0.014

Review
Storm’s Ion Pro, their first ever asymmetric benchmark ball. The Ion Pro has the TX-16 hybrid cover wrapped around the Element Tour AI Core is able to adapt on multiple lane patterns. The hybrid cover is a perfect balance of pearl and solid components will ensure optimal length and backend will be achieved on all medium conditions. My ball layout is 50x5x40. For a low to mid rev player this ball reads the mid lane very well and does not overreact down lane. I tested this ball on THS 43 Feet with great success playing multiple angles. If you need ball that's gives you a great look on multiple patterns, put the Storm Ion Pro in your bag today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.


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