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StormAndrew

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Summit Peak Review
« on: January 28, 2024, 11:32:11 AM »
I'm glad Storm elected to go with the pearl version of the Summit as the original was too strong to utilize on most conditions. I have thrown the peak a bunch already and am a fan of what I seen, as I been looking for more versatility for a medium benchmark pearl to utilize when my other balls become too smooth and slow.
The peak is the strongest symmetrical pearl in my bag and I will look at this as a step up from the Xponent pearl when I need a stronger mid lane read than the cleaner/angular pearls. I believe this will be a great option for most bowlers to capture that step down off the bigger asymmetrical and symmetrical solids.

 

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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2024, 08:50:56 PM »
LANE CONDITION

Length:43
Volume: Med-High
Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS

COMMENTS

COVERSTOCK:  TX-23 Pearl Reactive
WEIGHT BLOCK: Centripetal™ HD - A.I.
FACTORY FINISH: Reacta Gloss
RG: 2.46 (15 lb)
Differential: 0.056 (15 lb)

ME:
Right-Handed Tweener
Speed: 12-13 mph
Rev Rate: 315
Axis Tilt: 14°
Axis Rotation: 74°
PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up

Ball Layout: Pin Over Middle Finger 5 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 3 VLS


The success and popularity of the AI core technology featured in the original Summit left little doubt that a pearl version would be coming down the line and Storm didn't disappoint. The new Master line release is called the Summit Peak. A pearl version of the TX - 23, and advancement of the TX-16 cover featured on the Phaze II, wraps this one up.

I tested the Summit Peak in league. The first week I opted to take it out game 3 when my solid balls were seeing to much of the front of the lane. I was pretty surprised with how smooth is ball was. While it is certainly cleaner than the original Summit was, I feel that this core so dominates the motion of this ball, that it tended to tip up pretty fast. Even with the longer pin buffer I opted for, the ball seemed to get forward pretty fast when trying to use it so late. I kept it in play by moving even deeper and really opening my angle up early, getting the ball to bounce off the friction earlier and sort of set at the pocket. It worked well enough for 220 or so but I felt like I was having to really manipulate the reaction to get the ball through the pins.

I decided to try throwing the Summit Peak on the fresh the next week. I much preferred it in this role, in spite of its Pearl Cover the ball read the mid-lane very well even on the fresh and controlled the back-end reaction really well. This may not be a typical reaction for bowlers with more ball speed than me, or who bowl in centers where the fronts don't hook so much.

I think the summit peak will work out well as a transition ball for bowlers who really liked the original summit. It also makes a good alternative for a first ball out for people like me who want a sort of "solid" reaction from a ball that doesn't necessarily give them the early solid-type read on the lane.

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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2024, 11:22:31 AM »
Storm Summit Peak:
Ball specs: Centripetal™ HD - A.I. with TX-23 Reactive Pearl coverstock
Finished: Reacta Gloss from factory       Layout: 4 3/4 x 5 3/8 x 2 7/8
Bowler specs: 15.5 mph and rev rate in the 380’s and my is PAP is 3 ¼ and at zero up/down
A.I. technology is pushing the boundaries of RG like never seen in Storm’s history, and just as you thought Storm has reached the SUMMIT; Storm has reached the PEAK with the all new Storm Summit Peak. The Summit Peak was one of the first 3 balls I drilled since switching back to 15lbs earlier this month. The factory finish of Reacta Gloss went a smidge longer than my eyes like to see during warm ups and practice time. Similar of pearls released with Reacta Gloss, I took it into the pro shop and put it into the Haus machine and used Vise’s 500 grit pads for 1 minute then applied all new Storm Smooth edge and the reaction in the mid lane and backend became a tick earlier like my eyes like to see. Overall, I was able to play over and around the normal track area at ABC North on the left side of the lanes. I was able to stay between the 2 down lane markers and adjust my starting point to provide consistent shots to the pocket. Only left a few corner pins and one 8 pin, which is much better than my normal carry at ABC North with symmetrical hybrid and pearl balls like the Hyped Pearl, TnT Infused, and Sublime, which are my 1st out of the bag stuff. The Peak has definitely earned a spot in my league bag after using it several different days on fresh and heavily used lanes. See your local PSO for the new Summit Peak, or watch for a Storm Matchmaker Live event near you, and visit Storm’s YouTube page for all the recent ball releases and a TON of information about the sport of bowling.

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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2024, 01:19:23 PM »
I had one drilled pin down, I had it hit it with 500 then 3000. All depends on what you already have in your bag, and you want something a little different. I have an Absolute Power, I wanted something to hook less, I have a Revenant, I wanted something more. Then the awesome Virtual Energy Blackout. So for that I wanted something a little more controllable. With what I had done...it was achieved! Rolls awesome, reads the mid lane and doesn't over react. I can't wait to try this ball on different oil patterns. You wont be disappointment!

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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2024, 03:56:10 PM »
Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Storm Summit Peak.

In 14 pounds this ball is wrapped in the TX-23 Pearl Coverstock and has the Centripetal HD packed inside the A.I. Core with an RG of 2.46, Diff of .056.

The layout for this ball is 5x4.5x1.25

Symmetrical ball with POP! I am really loving what I see from this ball. For me it's a great ball down from the Absolute Power on a THS. The ball gets down the lane and pops off the spot and is a great in between ball where a Clone might come in to play as the next ball down. I use this ball as a game 2 ball where I need to control the friction in the midlane. If you use the original Summit or Phaze 2 as the first ball out of your bag the Summit Peak will also be a great step down from these balls as well.

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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2024, 10:14:30 PM »
Is there anyone on this site who is not a staffer that can give an actual review. I saw the Summit and Peak used by staffers in my Friday league and the balls looked really bad. Summit is super duper slow and Peak is over under, but looked ok in the dirt. Storm is such a hype machine it is hard to get real story.

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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2024, 12:26:37 PM »
Summit Peak - Ball Specs
Cover Stock: TX-23 Pearl Reactive
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Core: Centripetal HD
RG: 2.46
Differential: 0.056


Review
The Summit Peak is the latest addition to Storm’s Master line. Storm has combined the Centripetal HD A.I. core with TX-23 Pearl Reactive cover stock. This combination allows for the Summit Peak to be more versatile than the original Summit. The Summit Peak is much cleaner with a more angular backend, which makes this ball perfect for house patterns and medium oil tournament patterns. This is a great ball for all levels of bowlers. Order one from your local pro shop today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.

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