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#178183 - 04/16/13 02:18 PM Storm Reign Of Power
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I recently won a competition and now own a reign of power. I was wondering what people think of the ball and if it would suit me?
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#178185 - 04/16/13 03:42 PM Re: Storm Reign Of Power [Re: Deano79]
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Its a good ball for sure, as far as if it will suit you that will depend on your game and what conditions you plan to use the ball on.
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#178186 - 04/16/13 04:09 PM Re: Storm Reign Of Power [Re: Deano79]
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It should slot somewhere between your Shooting Star and Defiant in terms of overall hook. The ROP is a higher RG, med-high diff ball, so core-wise it's going to want to go long, saving energy for the back end, and hook fairly hard when it makes it's move. Just don't be afraid to manipulate the cover to get it to do what you want, OOB finish is 1000 Abralon which is on the aggressive side, and the PFT cover is pretty aggressive too.
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#178187 - 04/16/13 05:16 PM Re: Storm Reign Of Power [Re: Deano79]
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That's what I want, something between my shooting star and defiant smile
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#178198 - 04/16/13 08:53 PM Re: Storm Reign Of Power [Re: Deano79]
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What Rick said is important. The OOB surface being at 1000 Abralon affects the motion so much. If you find it reacting too early for you, don't be afraid to bring the surface up. Not to mention what I saw in the IQ (the first ball to use the PFT cover) was very similar to the Invasion, another notoriously early bowling ball.
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#178204 - 04/17/13 06:19 AM Re: Storm Reign Of Power [Re: Deano79]
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I appreciate your advice but if I may ask about changing the surface. I have never changed a surface of any balls I own. What would you recommend. I don't get much revs on the ball that's why I have strong balls. I bowl in 2 leagues and they are pretty dry lanes. I also bowl in a travelling league once a month at different centres and the lanes tend to be medium oil.
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#178206 - 04/17/13 09:01 AM Re: Storm Reign Of Power [Re: Deano79]
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If you feel that the ball is hooking at your feet, you could take it to your Pro Shop and ask them to spin it up and take it to 4000 abralon. If it's STILL hooking earlier than you like, you could ask the Pro Shop to do "1500 grit polished" which is another common Storm/Roto OOB finish. You may like it at the OOB though, impossible to say until you've tried it. I don't mean to say that you will necessarily not like the ball at out of box AT ALL, just don't be afraid to tweak it to your needs.

There's a Storm maintenance poster that explains how they go about returning a ball to OOB here... http://www.stormbowling.com/docs/maintenance_poster.pdf

Also, a video that pertains to the old Storm Reign Supreme. It had the same core as the new ROP, so some of the comments they make apply.

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#178207 - 04/17/13 10:41 AM Re: Storm Reign Of Power [Re: Deano79]
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I will go see my local Pro Shop and get the ball drilled and see how it is then if needed I will get the surface changed. Cheers guys
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#178215 - 04/17/13 05:31 PM Re: Storm Reign Of Power [Re: Deano79]
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I just had one drilled, too, and will report on it after trying it tonight. I'm thinking it's going to be too much surface for league, but you never know.
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#178216 - 04/17/13 05:40 PM Re: Storm Reign Of Power [Re: Fin09]
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Originally Posted By: Fin09
I just had one drilled, too, and will report on it after trying it tonight. I'm thinking it's going to be too much surface for league, but you never know.


Mine rolls really well on both the THS and sport with the layout I am using.

For reference, for those that care about layouts, its 35x3.25x30
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