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Summit Peak Review
« on: January 23, 2024, 09:27:44 AM »
Layout:  5 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2
Surface: Reacta Gloss

The Summit Peak brings back the Centripetal HD Core with AI Technology with the new TX-23 Pearl Coverstock.  Based on how early and strong the original Summit was, I expected the Peak to be a cleaner and more angular version.  It is definitely accurate.  Comparing the two balls, I saw about 2-3 feet longer and a more defined ball motion down lane.  It still gave me that more controlled look but continues through the pins really well.  This ball is predictable yet angular.  It reminds me more of the 900 Global Zen as a straight comparison.  Compared to the Storm Phaze 5, the Summit Peak is overall stronger and is more continuous.  The Peak is strong enough to use potentially on fresh lane conditions and versatile enough to use for 1st and/or 2nd transition.  Its more rolly nature can be great on both the right and left hand sides of the lane.  So far it has been great for me on lower volume and higher volume house patterns.  The Peak will work well for many styles and lane conditions and makes a great step down from the original Summit or Phaze 2.
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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2024, 07:49:25 AM »
Summit Peak
Cover Stock: TX-23 Pearl Reactive
Finish: Reacta Gloss
Core: Centripetal HD A.I.
RG: 2.46
Differential: 0.056

Layout: 2 x 6 x 5 - 2LS
Layout Extras:  3" Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left
Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D

The Storm Summit Peak features the Centripetal HD weight block and is paired with the newer Amplified Inertia outer core. Essentially, this means to the bowler is more length and more motion off the spot compared to one of the all time greats, the Phaze II. Also, compared to the original Summit you can anticipate more length with the Reacta Gloss finish.

Something that folks may not be aware of is the RG and Differential values are the same for 14 to 16 pounds in the Summit Peak. For my review, I rolled the Summit Peak at the factory Reacta Gloss finish and also bowled with the Summit at a 3K finish that I prepped four sides with a new Abralon pad. Also, I prepped a Phaze II the same as ^ for comparison purposes. In addition, both the Summit and Phaze II have a 5 x 4 x 4 - 2LS layout. My Summit Peak I changed layout a bit and went with a 2 x 6 x 5 - 2LS and also drilled the fingers a touch deeper to get through the fronts a little bit more on your typical THS patterns.

In comparing the Summit Peak to the original Summit and Phaze II I was pleased the Summit Peak went through the front part of the lane a bit easier for me. As a slower two handed player the Summit is more of a higher volume sport pattern ball for me. The Summit Peak OOB Reacta Gloss finish definitely increased length. However, I will take a touch of the finish off with a 3K Abralon pad by hand to smooth the ball out. For me it was a little sensitive to the wet/dry in testing. The plus side is I feel with the layout and surface prep I have a big sym to work with in league.

I do feel I need to test my angles more with the Summit Peak as with many big syms angles can get the ball forward quickly. I will say to the eye the A.I. technology does benefit on light hits. I had a few that carried when missing right a touch. Be sure to try out a Storm Summit Peak and fill that gap for fresh league and heavier volume tournament patterns. I'm definitely excited to use the Summit Peak with a short pin to PAP layout. Please be sure to visit your favorite pro shop today or my channel at:

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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2024, 06:57:05 PM »
The Storm Summit Peak is the newest release in the Summit line. The Summit Peak features the same Centripetal HD found in the original Summit but is now wrapped in TX-23 pearl. The Summit Peak is the perfect complement to the Summit. The Summit Peak preserves all the traction the OG provided but moves it a zone farther down the lane. The Summit Peak has been my go to 3 ball in league/tournaments and is the perfect ball before my UFO Alert/Hyroad.

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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2024, 12:08:28 PM »
Dual Angle Layout: 45 x 4 ½ x 30

Storm Vector Layout: 4 ½ x 3 7/8 x 1 7/8

Summit Peak is another great Symmetrical Pearl from the SPI brand.  This ball is super clean and responsive down lane.  When you need a ball to get left and know its going to recover then this is the ball for you.  On the fresh it was a little too angular for me but when the lanes start to transition, and I have to move left this ball starts to really shine. A great 1-2 combo between the Summit and the Peak.
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Re: Summit Peak Review
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2024, 10:32:03 AM »
The Summit Peak features the Centripetal HD core (A.I Technology) wrapped with TX-23 Pearl cover. It’s a great compliment to the original Summit. The Summit has one of the strongest covers so it tends to burn out if not enough oil. The Peak will still store energy while keeping a similar shape. Don’t get me wrong the Peak still needs oil it’s not a traditional long and flippy pearl it still digs earlier but once it makes its move it doesn’t stop! This is a ball I like to use when they are cliffed or longer patterns when they breakdown. Higher speed lower rev players will love this ball!
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