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BrianCRX90

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Worst Storm ball ever made?
« on: January 30, 2006, 01:01:46 PM »
Besides the plastics, what is the worst Storm ball or balls you've ever used?

For me, Sky Bolt takes the cake. The pearl was awesome (Bolt), but the solid version was horrible with that core. I've rarley seen such a ball that would burnup so quickly off the heads. Short, real short patterns this ball was only good for and had to hook the hell out of it to make it carry well.

 

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Re: Worst Storm ball ever made?
« Reply #76 on: April 13, 2018, 07:56:42 AM »
Whoa, this thread is older than some people's kids on here. If you take the last 3-4 years or so you can make a strong top ten:

1- Phaze
2- Fight
3- Street Fight
4- Byte
5- Zero Gravity
6- Drive
7- Optimus
8- Optimus Solid
9- Reign-On
10- Fire Road

Those are ten off the top of my head that just had iffy reactions and were clear cover/core mismatches for the average skilled bowler. But if you throw it good and know how to read a lane, you can always find something that a "bad ball" would work on.

I shot 300s with the Byte, Zero Gravity, Reign On, FireRoad and 300/800 with the Fight lol

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Re: Worst Storm ball ever made?
« Reply #77 on: April 13, 2018, 11:04:08 AM »

I shot 300s with the Byte, Zero Gravity, Reign On, FireRoad and 300/800 with the Fight lol

Sounds like you have a ton of hand my friend.

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Re: Worst Storm ball ever made?
« Reply #78 on: April 13, 2018, 11:18:05 AM »
Wow! This is a pretty old thread! I always say, there are no bad balls just bad operators! But, there are a few turds out there as well.

For me:

1. The Shift
2. The Invasion
3. The Reign
4. XXX Extreme
5. The Fight (condition specific-needed oil, lots of it)

+1 on The Shift.  Sure didn't cry when that ball cracked.  Spoiled me on the brand for awhile but glad didn't give up on Storm and Roto though as love the Hy-Road, IQ Tour and Hustle Ink.  Have had some match up problems also with the Raven so it may be more don't match up well with particle balls.  Also as an unrelated aside only going to be on occasionally going forward so no more crap flooding posts.  Win win for everyone.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 11:35:57 AM by HackJandy »
Kind of noob when made this account so take advice with grain of salt.

StormisComin

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Re: Worst Storm ball ever made?
« Reply #79 on: April 13, 2018, 12:03:26 PM »

I shot 300s with the Byte, Zero Gravity, Reign On, FireRoad and 300/800 with the Fight lol

Sounds like you have a ton of hand my friend.

Quite the opposite lol

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Re: Worst Storm ball ever made?
« Reply #80 on: April 13, 2018, 02:38:56 PM »
Invasion and VG Nano Solid= TURDS!!!!

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Re: Worst Storm ball ever made?
« Reply #81 on: April 14, 2018, 09:11:30 AM »
It might be a 3 way tie between the Fired Up, the Diablo, and the Match Up Pearl for me.  Fired Up was a roll out machine, followed up by the Diablo which was even worse, and after those two back to back, I left Storm and didn't come back for the better part of a decade.  First gen Reactor just sucks for me. 
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Re: Worst Storm ball ever made?
« Reply #82 on: April 14, 2018, 11:53:30 AM »
Funny that you mentioned that Match-Up Pearl in your list. I know one bowler who plays a pretty direct line to the pocket and swears by his Match-Up pearl!! He uses it on a fairly slick medium shot, and is consistent with it. Lots of 220ish games with it.

However, this past Friday I bowled against a guy with a ton of hand, who insisted on trying to swing the lanes from about 25 to 10 with it.....and all he did was destroy the natural track area for all the down-and-inners bowling on the pair! Third game everyone trying to play down and in kept getting wash-out splits over and over again since he had pushed oil into the natural track area!

You'd  think he would have stopped since his ball NEVER made the turn to the pocket either.......BUT NOOOO! He kept right on trying to wheel it!

I literally had to go get a stronger piece and play inside of him in order to score!

Yeah, that Match-Up pearl is probably condition specific for sure.
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