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Kevin Duncan

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Storm iQ Tour 78/U
« on: November 26, 2023, 05:16:21 PM »
Storm iQ Tour 78U
Layout: 4.5 x 5 x 2 Storm Pin Buffer Layout
Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation
Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume)
Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center
Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane

The Storm iQ Tour 78U utilizes the Controll 78 urethane coverstock and the C3 weight block.  With the rules changing on the PBA Tour, the iQ Tour 78U is Storm’s answer.  A very good answer as well.  My pitch Black is still a little earlier but the stronger core in the iQ Tour 78U helps make up for the cover not being as aggressive.  The ball motion is very similar.  The good part is you don’t have to worry about changing unless you bowl on the PBA Tour.

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Re: Storm iQ Tour 78/U
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2024, 11:46:21 AM »
2 hander, 450 rpm, 15-16mph, bowling on THS and PBA regionals, 225 average, 40x4x40 layout

This feels like a more 'traditional' urethane that was used a few decades ago as compared to the revered Pitch Black and Purple Hammer. However, this is part of the reason I actually liked it a lot more because it allowed me to keep it in front of me and I cant create a ton of miss room left or right. This is also not a ball that will shape a ton like the PB or Purple. It is easily 3-5 boards less than either one, and it hooks earlier and is way smoother. There is very little backend so I can see the ball hook in the midlane and just walk into the pocket. because of this, it is incredibly smooth and controllable and if I split or leave a washout, its because I missed the friction spot or its the wrong ball to be throwing. With the PB or purple, you could keep moving in and continue shaping the ball, but the IQ 78 tells you when its great and it'll tell you when you should probably switch to reactive. This makes the bowlers better instead of relying on a specific ball to bail them out in a sense. It just goes so forward and you need to keep it in front of you. However, if you don't plan on bowling PBA tournaments, you probably don't really have a reason to buy this ball. I don't think urethane works very well for majority of people on typical house shots, so unless you're one of those special cases, you wont really need this ball. This ball will be absolutely amazing for anyone throwing on sport shots though, it'll keep you out of trouble and make you a better bowler because of its early and rolly nature.

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