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Storm Phaze 5
« on: October 22, 2022, 07:50:26 PM »
Storm’s newest Master line ball comes with the proven Velocity core and R2S Pearl cover stock. The Phaze 5 is a similar ball to the Phaze 4 with the only real difference between the two is that the Phaze 5 comes with Storm’s new Reacta Gloss finish. I drilled mine 5.5 x 5 x 5 and WOW do I love this ball! I’ve been throwing it in league for a couple weeks now and the motion that this ball gives is an absolute home run. It gives me that Phaze 2 shape on the backend but is a lot cleaner in the front part of the lane. This is going to be one of those balls that everyone must have and with the Velocity core you can drill it multiple ways depending on the motion you are looking for. Also this ball goes through the pins so well and absolutely hits like a truck. I’ve never seen a ball go through the pins like this Phaze 5. Everyone needs to run to their local VIP Pro Shop and grab one today!



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Re: Storm Phaze 5
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2022, 10:58:06 AM »
Storm Phaze V
Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
Core: Velocity
Layout: 4.5 x 3 x 2

The Phaze V (P5) has the R2S Pearl Reactive cover wrapped around the lower RG Velocity core. The P5 plays a bit weaker than I expected due to the super clean cover and is better suited for me as a transitional ball because it gets a bit caught up in fresh oil. I found the Phaze 4 a bit more round and early than the new P5. The new P5 is most comparable in my bag currently to the Night Road in overall hook potential, but they are quite different in shape. The Night Road’s cover is much stronger and the P5’s cover is much cleaner. I like this combo because I can fine tune shape to optimize carry given what the lane wants.

I think the P5 will prove to be a favorite among a variety of styles given that most bowling centers have more hook these days.

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Re: Storm Phaze 5
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2022, 12:47:55 PM »
Phaze 5
Coverstock:  R2S Pearl Reactive
Finish:  Reacta Gloss
Core:  Velocity
RG:  2.48
Differential:  0.051

Layout:  5 1/2 x 5 x 5 - 2LS
Layout Extras:  2 1/8 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left
Tester:  PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D

The Phaze series continues on with the new Phaze 5.  This updated version of the Phaze series features the all new Reacta Gloss finish applied to the R2S coverstock.  If you have enjoyed the Phaze series this is a must have. If you are looking for a great reaction on a variety of house patterns the Phaze 5 is sure to be a winner for most styles of bowling.

I've enjoyed the oob Reacta Gloss finish on this ball. In comparison to the 1500 polish finish the all new Reacta Gloss finish appears to be cleaner through the fronts and more controlled in comparison to the Phaze 4 with the 1500 polish finish. The Phaze 5 provides nice length and great punch with a high degree of control.  In my opinion, the Phaze 5 and Phaze 4 are definitely different in overall reaction due to the Reacta Gloss finish.

The Phaze 5 is a nice addition for any arsenal and you'll likely find a spot in the bag for most medium and THS patterns. The blend of length, overall strength and control provides a lot of options for this piece.  The Phaze 5 is quickly becoming one of my favorite balls in the bag.  Be sure to grab one today!

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Storm Phaze 5 review
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2022, 09:05:10 PM »
The Phaze 5 with a pearl coverstock is smoother than I expected and I AM IN LOVE! With the popular phaze core its a awesome combination that I was looking for when I need a ball to get down lane but not be too sharp in the backend like a traditional pearl does. Much more controlled yet strong and goes through the pins very well!

My layout is 5 1/4 x 4.5 x 3 which puts the pin over the bridge and kicks the CG out. With it being a smoother ball I am able to stay in the ball longer especially during league on a house shot. Comparing it to the Phaze 4 I had to knock off the shine on the Phaze 4 with it being 1500 polished to read and not sail down lane. With the Phaze 5 I kept it at factory reacta gloss finish and reads much better and is stronger overall. Phaze 5 will be a great ball for league!

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Re: Storm Phaze 5
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2022, 06:19:23 PM »
Ball Review Phaze V RG: 2.48  Dif: .051 Cover: Reacta Gloss Factory Finish
PAP 5 3/8 over 1 5/16 UP, Medium/Ball Speed Rev Rate 255-300 Layout: 4 x 4 x 2

This was a very pleasant surprise to see the new Phaze V released to replace the Phaze 4. I really liked the Phaze 4 very disappointment when it was DC’d due to unfortunate circumstance. The Phaze 5 is no disappointment. The Phaze line is one of my favorites. The Phaze V is a bit smoother and cleaner than the 4 and still as that nice strong backend motion with strong continuation we expect to see from the Phaze Line. I struggled a bit with the surface out of box made a change to 2000 polished and man did this ball come alive had several high series in league. The Phaze V will be very versatile for most all play styles. This ball is in the bag right next to the Zen! Good Luck and Good Scoring!

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Re: Storm Phaze 5
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2022, 12:28:08 PM »
Storm Phaze V Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The Phaze V is one of the newest additions to the Master line at Storm.  After having a lot of success with this line over the years, I was excited to see this updated version of the Phaze.  So far, the first four versions of the Phaze have provided us with different shapes, and the 5th version is no different.  The engine remains the same with the Velocity core, but the coverstock is wrapped with the R2S pearl to give bowlers a quicker response time down lane. 

I’ve drilled one so far and after some surface adjustments, really like it. I drilled it with the pin above my bridge and a small shift of the CG, coming out to 5.5 x 4.5.  I also adjusted the surface to 2000 after a few games.  I’ve noticed I can use the Phaze V once the Reality, Gem, or Infinite Physix start to slow down too much.  The Phaze V flies through the front, changes direction extremely well down-lane, and strikes a bunch.

It's likely you’ve seen some or all of the Phaze series over the years, and they’ve been impressive.  The Phaze V is no different and should be the next ball you drill!


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Re: Storm Phaze 5
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2022, 08:24:25 AM »
Phaze V Review by Luke Rosdahl

The Phaze 5 on paper is a direct replacement for the Phaze 4, being the same combination of the famed R2S Pearl cover and very popular symmetric Velocity core from the Phaze series. However, the similarities begin and end on paper. The Phaze 5 is cleaner and rounder than the Phaze 4, it’s rolly rather than chuggy, and while the Phaze 4 tended to jerk-stop, the Phaze 5 revs more so it’s ready to hook when the ball hits friction. I couldn’t explain why there’s such a significant on lane difference in
the ball reactions, but it exists. The new Reacta Gloss finish on the Phaze 5 doesn’t seem to feel or react any differently than the previous 1500 grit polish finish, when compared to other balls that react similarly to the Phaze 5 like the Trend and Idol Pearl, there’s no discernable visible, physical/feel, or reaction difference in our opinion. If you liked the previous factory polish, you’ll be happy it’s back, if you didn’t, you’ll be back to knocking it off like usual. The Phaze 5 is a pleasant surprise that’s a straight step down from the Phaze 2 and acts quite a bit like it from a general reaction standpoint. It’s very versatile from left to right, and while it does seem to need a little more friction than it acts like it should when you start adding angle, it’s an exceptional transition ball. It’ll be usable and very popular for most
bowlers on their regular league conditions, and surprisingly effective on tougher ones.
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Storm Phaze 5
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2022, 04:59:35 PM »
The all new phaze v is the 5th of the phaze series. The velocity core wrapped with r2s and the all new reacta gloss is a 1,2,3 punch. We were all waiting for the response on what happened to the phaze 4 and the all new phaze v is living up to the hype and taking the cake. If you're looking for the latest and greatest phaze this is the ball for you. If you bowl nationals or pba events and need a new phaze 4 well look no further this phaze v is the ball. Get to your local pro shop and put your favorite layout on this piece and you wont be disappointed.

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Re: Storm Phaze 5
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2022, 05:07:42 PM »
I drilled up my PHAZE V 75 x 4.5 x 20. I lightly hit the surface with a 3000 pad to slightly dull the surface. I have thrown this on a couple of PBA50 longer patterns along with house. I put this up against other strong Utah pearls like the INFINITE PHYSIX, NIGHT ROAD, and 900 Global ZEN.

On the longer pattern, this ball was pretty good once the pattern started to burn in the track. It gave me something I could start to open up the lane with and know it would finish and hit. On the house pattern, it would start to go sideways at the break point if my speed was too slow.

Against the NIGHT ROAD, it was earlier and sharper off the spot. When the NIGHT ROAD was slow, the PHAZE V was the play as it was more continuous off the spot. Compared to the INFINITE PHYSIX, the PHAZE V was in play once the INFINITE start to slow down or stopped hitting. Compared to the Zen, they were very similar. Both stronger pearls that you could throw on oil and open up the lane with. If I had to choose, the ZEN is a little more proven for my style but you can't go wrong with either the PHAZE V or ZEN.
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Re: Storm Phaze 5
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2023, 11:57:05 AM »
Layout: 45 x 4 5/8” x 40

The Phaze V has become my go-to ball for the medium-lighter house shot conditions that I see on a day-to-day basis. It is very clean through the front of the lane, and has a strong backend reaction without being too quick. I would classify it as a hard arc reaction. I'm able to play straighter with it, or move in deeper when the lanes break down.  I don't like using the Phaze V when fresh heavier amounts of oil are present; the Fate is better if there is only a bit too much for the Phaze V, or (of course) the Phaze II if there is a lot more oil.

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Storm Phaze 5
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2023, 12:56:53 PM »
Storm's very successful Phaze line has a new addition called the Phaze 5.  The Phaze 5 is basically a replacement for the Phaze 4.  I recently changed to 14lbs so the RG is a little higher from 2.48 to 2.53 of the 15lbs. Which the higher RG helps me with my roll being a little different.  As in the past the phaze series was a little too midlane for me.
I drilled mine 4 x 2.5 x 2 and I hit the cover with a light 2000 pad as the reacta gloss finish doesn't roll very good for me.  For me this is the best Phaze release as I get the very good midlane roll, and still has the strong arc motion downlane.  Its not as quick response as Fate or Revenant but round enough to go through the pins the correct way.
I'd say its a good ball to go down to when the bigger Asyms like Gem, Reality start to bog down a little. But stronger than the Fate, Revenant, Hyroads.

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