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#184582 - 01/26/14 08:14 AM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: rrb6699 (RayRay)]
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That 9-ball modular roller would be pretty cool. These days I use a Storm 3-ball roller and an old 2-ball tote... on THS night I feel like it's one too many and often on sport shot nights I feel like it's not enough smile

Hoping Sk8 will address Joe's question, I'd like to discuss the IQ Tour series further and that question is an excellent place to start...
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#184596 - 01/26/14 03:00 PM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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if I think of it i'll take a pic of it. its actually smaller than 6 ball rollers ive seen.

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#184600 - 01/26/14 04:17 PM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: Joe Bowler]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Bowler
I was wondering how the IQ Tour Fusion (or solid) compares with the Sync? Is it even a fair comparison with the stronger core and cover on the Sync? The hook shape does appear similar on Storm's website, just more total hook for the Sync?

Originally Posted By: Rick Schott
Hoping Sk8 will address Joe's question, I'd like to discuss the IQ Tour series further and that question is an excellent place to start...

Still would like your opinion, Sk8. But, I will be able to compare the IQ Tour Edition and Sync for myself soon enough. I ordered a Sync...and a Byte.
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#184605 - 01/26/14 04:51 PM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: Joe Bowler]
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Wow! (Sync and Byte!)

I found a Face book group "used bowling balls for sale", which is for people looking to sell or buy used gear and made a deal on an IQ Tour (solid). It will of course need to be plugged and redrilled but at the price I got it, it's worth the trouble.

The point I'd like to discuss about all of the IQ Tour series... it seems on the surface like these balls should be weaker when compared to other Storm gear with the same named coverstock. Differential is a measure of core strength, no? Yet these balls all seem to be stronger.

Is a Reign of Fire (R2S solid, CAM core) as strong as the IQ Tour solid? Is a Fringe (R2S Pearl, NOS core) as strong as an IQTP? If not, what gives? Both of these cores have more diff, at least undrilled...

Are the covers stronger despite being named the same as what is used on the other gear? Are the balls just "saving energy" for the breakpoint better, despite the lower RG?

I guess I don't really CARE, it is what it is... but I find it interesting....


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#184620 - 01/27/14 06:49 AM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: 56bird]
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Originally Posted By: RickSchott
Wow! (Sync and Byte!)

Yes, with the equipment I had, I realized I needed different grits/polish for PBAX versus THS conditions and did not want to have keep changing them up during the week. So these two new balls will be primarily for pattern carving in my PBAX league. Even though they are in the same Storm line, I find they have very different core and cover specs, which should result in different hook shapes.

Sync (blue line below) - Solid Reactive + nanotech, 2.47 RG, 0.058 Diff, 0.026 MB
Byte (black line below) - Pearl Reactive (no nanotech), 2.52 RG, 0.044 Diff, 0.017 MB

So, the Sync will be a first ball (320 grit) for carving outside. The Byte will be a second ball (600 grit) to follow my HyperCell (320 grit) for carving inside. This is not to take anything away from the IQ Tour line. In fact, it was the IQ Tour solid that helped win the money to pay for them!


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#184621 - 01/27/14 07:48 AM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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To answer Joe's question, I think the IQ Tour Fusion has more pop down lane than the Sync and is able to create more entry angle more easily. Now obviously, the Sync is for heavy volumes and the Fusion for Medium to Heavy so the cover is definitely a factor.

For me the Sync tended to labor down lane on some conditions where I don't feel the Fusion is going to have that problem. I think this ball is going to be the most versatile ball I have ever had in my bag.
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#184629 - 01/27/14 10:35 AM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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Originally Posted By: sk8shorty01
I don't feel the Fusion is going to have that problem. I think this ball is going to be the most versatile ball I have ever had in my bag.


oh did you change that? I thought the Hypercell was that ball.

let me know how the hypercell fits in to these then. i'm still looking for a backend hard pop on a ball but dont want to buy one before i know i'm making the choice i want. i have medium balls out the yin yang so i'm looking for extremes here on the backend.

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#184633 - 01/27/14 12:54 PM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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sorry couldn't edit my last post. i was wondering if the Defiant Soul is stronger than the Hypercell also.

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#184635 - 01/27/14 01:06 PM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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To add to RayRay's questions, in general, I am curious how Roto's MicroBite compares to Storm's NRG in terms of Ra, Rs, hardness, friction on oil/dry, etc?
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#184636 - 01/27/14 02:01 PM Re: Storm IQ Tour Fusion Video Ball Review [Re: rrb6699 (RayRay)]
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Originally Posted By: rrb6699 (RayRay)
Originally Posted By: sk8shorty01
I don't feel the Fusion is going to have that problem. I think this ball is going to be the most versatile ball I have ever had in my bag.

oh did you change that? I thought the Hypercell was that ball.
let me know how the hypercell fits in to these then. i'm still looking for a backend hard pop on a ball but dont want to buy one before i know i'm making the choice i want. i have medium balls out the yin yang so i'm looking for extremes here on the backend.
RR


Ray Ray,

I don't actually have a Hyper Cell in my bag because I am not able to throw Roto-Grip equipment in competition. The Hyper Cell is quite versatile and aggressive but I think because it has such a strong cover its going to struggle to some degree on lighter volume patterns unless you change the surface on the ball. I do not think the IQ Tour Fusion will have that problem as you move up in volume, or drop in volume, its just a great benchmark ball all around.

If I had to go to league with only one bowling ball, right now, it would be my Fusion. I can't promise it will always be that way but for now its the perfect benchmark ball for me.
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