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Jamesfarm

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Storm Phaze
« on: February 25, 2016, 06:23:45 AM »
I have the Phaze and was wondering if anyone's was not tacky like the advertising said. The surface on mine is very slick, no way anyone is palming this one!

 

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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 07:35:14 AM »
Here's a link to a prior Phaze thread that has been locked but it will answer your question

http://www.ballreviews.com/storm/storm-phaze-issues-t310558.0.html

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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 08:19:24 AM »
I have seen the advertising and never really paid a lot of attention to it.  I am not  going to be using it without fingers or thumb anyway.  It is new and I was going to drill it for control to compliment my IQ 30.  I drilled my IQ 30 at 4 x 5 x 1 and get a great amount of skid/flip.  Exactly what I wanted.  On houses with very snappy back ends, this did not work so well.  I got the Phaze and drilled it 5 x 4 x 3 for control.  It gets through the front very well, doesn't over react when it hits the dry, yet has great continuations through the pins!  It doesn't deflect a lot, like I thought it would.  It is a great ball for me with the drill I put on it.  For me, it is my bench mark ball.  I have the Lock for a hook monster, and pitch black for dry lanes, and now I have a good mid ball for me.  Take it for what you will.  I still believe that every ball is the best ball for someone and the worst ball for someone else.
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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 08:44:22 AM »
My Phaze is just as tacky as they advertise. If my hand was just a little bigger I have no doubt that I could palm it. A bigger guy in one of my leagues did palm it after he saw that I was throwing it. It has become my benchmark ball as well.  I think it is a great THS ball and will work great on medium conditions. No complaints at all from me on it.

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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 11:55:05 AM »
I can't get past how hideously ugly it is. (Yes, I'm superficial)
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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 08:59:04 PM »
I threw one today for the first time on a fresh 39ft House Shot with a ton of volume from 10-10. This would be an awesome ball if it was at the midprice point. No way I'd pay retail for it. In my bag I have Optimus Solid, Marvel Pearl (2), Rocket, Victory Road Pearl, Devour (Pin Axis w/Polish), and a Too Hot. The Phaze was a 2-3 move right in comparison to the Victory road, about 5-6 right off the Rocket, but the continuation just wasn't there. If I got the ball bounced to the dry early and it faced up before the tracers then the carry was awesome, but this ball HATES oil. I can see this as a good short pattern ball or a good option on HPLs or old surfaces with a lot of built in friction. This will not be a "first ball" reaction for a lot of people.

I think a lot of rev dominant/high rev guys are going to like it in the track area for controlling the pocket or guys that like a rounder motion. It's realistically about as strong as a Ride Hybrid at the end of the day.

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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 08:44:59 AM »
I have both the Phaze and the Ride and they aren't even in the same ballpark as far as strength/movement. I've used the Phaze at 4 different houses on THS and a sport shot for a tournament and it has yet to disappoint. My Ride is a great dry lanes ball, but the Phaze is stronger in every aspect. I'm curious if maybe there are some bad batches of this ball? I'm hearing a lot about how it is a dud and a lot about how it is amazing. I know every ball acts differently for each individual bowler, but I've never seen such a love/hate relationship for a ball like this. I'm thinking a lot has to do with how Storm hyped this ball up like no other. I'm enjoying mine for now and hope the success continues.

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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 09:07:23 AM »
I really want one to prove the naysayers..even a used one. But the funny thing is...for a ball everyone is struggling with..they want mint $...like I'm supposed to bail them out for making a bad purchase.  One guy I bowl with is trying to unload his for 190 dollars lol..

My response was youre trying to sell to the wrong ball junkie. It's gotta be for a song!
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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 09:59:57 AM »
There are a couple of manufacturers doing the same thing.  The costs to provide the product to the customers has probably gone up, as expected.  Combine this with the typical profit margin and you get higher prices.  Mid-range balls will soon cost as much as high-end balls.  It is a fact of life.  Imagine the outrage if companies raised the price of every ball $10 as of January 01.

New year, new prices; you get this with lots of markets.

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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2016, 10:31:19 AM »
There are a couple of manufacturers doing the same thing.  The costs to provide the product to the customers has probably gone up, as expected.  Combine this with the typical profit margin and you get higher prices.  Mid-range balls will soon cost as much as high-end balls.  It is a fact of life.  Imagine the outrage if companies raised the price of every ball $10 as of January 01.

New year, new prices; you get this with lots of markets.

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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2016, 11:00:48 AM »
There are a couple of manufacturers doing the same thing.  The costs to provide the product to the customers has probably gone up, as expected.  Combine this with the typical profit margin and you get higher prices.  Mid-range balls will soon cost as much as high-end balls.  It is a fact of life.  Imagine the outrage if companies raised the price of every ball $10 as of January 01.

New year, new prices; you get this with lots of markets.

Business 101 doesn't apply to bowlers. We want it cheap or free.

And to be able to complain about it while getting it cheap/free

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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2016, 11:29:40 AM »
Any organizations product is worth what consumers are willing to pay for it. Consumers vote with their wallet whether it's a bowling ball or the any other product/service so stop saying bowlers are cheap, everyone wants value for their investment. If the product/service isn't good, the price will be reduced and organizations that no longer provide value in the eyes of the consumer go out of business.
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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2016, 11:36:39 AM »
I hear that Storm will move production to Canada to cut production costs.[/sarcasm]
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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2016, 12:06:17 PM »
I hear that Storm will move production to Canada to cut production costs.[/sarcasm]

Bad sarcasm. Everything is more expensive in Canada

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Re: Storm Phaze
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2016, 12:48:21 PM »
Wouldn't that make it good sarcasm?