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Dwyane

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Zero Gravity review by staffer Dwyane Da Moude
« on: April 02, 2014, 10:17:48 AM »
Storm Zero Gravity Review
Layout:
Mass/PSA above thumb hole (I use Turbo Switch Grip), CG above midline on my center line, pin is off set 1-1/2” out right of my ring finger.  Balance hole 4” > and 1”v
PAP:
4-1/2” -> ½” ^
Conditions:
A.   Center A- 38’ house pattern*, Kegel Kustodian Walker, AMF HPL lane surface
B.   Center B- 37’ house pattern*, Kustodian ION, New Brunswick Anvil lane surface
C.   Center C- 38’ house pattern*, Kustodian ION, AMF HPL lane surface
* Center A, B and C patterns are typical blended, Christmas tree based applications, Center A also uses Kegel ‘Challenge Series’ in one league I bowl in which definitely exploits poor execution.

Surfaces preps:
1.   Factory finish
2.   Factory plus Storm Rough Buff
Ok, so this was my personal experience throwing one more solid performing ball, and for reference I throw high track, 15.75 mph, 350+ rpms, using Turbo Lifts and a Switch Grip thumb insert and I am right handed. 
The Zero Gravity is truly a bowler’s ball.  The layout I chose was to create a different shape than what I usually throw with, and I can safely safe goal accomplished.
This solid ERG cover plays well on fresh.  Heavier oil does not appear to deter its motion, which is smooth and continuous at the pins.  The first thing I really notice was the sound on impact.  It is crushing, with 10 in the pit.  Shot after shot blowing the racks straight back.  For my ‘old man roll’ I haven’t seen an abundance of messengers, but I really haven’t needed them either?
I have long been a fan of the Shape-Lock D core, and the LD is even better.  I am seriously debating a pin down version to let this ball start sooner and be even more powerful than it already is.
For me, the surface adjustments with Storm Reacta Skuff has always shown great results.  This prep gives me the look I need to create maximum energy transfer at the pins.  It allows my balls to start reading the midlane sooner with my release being cleaner.
Honest reflection, I believe the Zero Gravity to be a better overall ball than the IQ Fusion, especially in the hands of tournament bowlers.  If your arsenal has been lacking a strong, arching continual motion you can be confident of out of the gates on either longer patterns or medium type house shots, this might be what you have been waiting for?  Don’t be afraid to drill it a little tamer, it takes nothing away from its finishing power.  Zero Gravity, it is the next frontier!

 

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Re: Zero Gravity review by staffer Dwyane Da Moude
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 11:40:09 AM »
My teammate last night grabbed my friends Zero Gravity, their hand spans are identical, he switched his thumb and used it in practice and asked if he could use for the 1st game or so. Well, 3 games later he shot 857 with it. 268-299-290.
Lanes were actually a little dry last night too, but he was able to keep moving it and it never lost power, amazing ball!
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Re: Zero Gravity review by staffer Dwyane Da Moude
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 01:45:26 PM »
I just drilled a Zero out on Monday and kept the layout simple with the pin over bridge and mb 2 inches right of thumb. I bowled on the Kegel Autobahn on AMF synthetics and the Zero is very clean up front and has a continuous arching backend. It is not angular or crazy but controllable. It's definitely clean through the heads compared to all the other asymmetrical balls in the storm line up and has a great motion. Having a higher rg and lower diff gives more drilling options.