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#185272 - 02/19/14 09:18 AM Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review *****
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Here is the video, hope you all enjoy!


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#185276 - 02/19/14 12:24 PM Re: Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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Nice vid as always, Sir.

I do want to point out that calling the core the same as the Virtual Gravity is an interesting statement. While I'd agree the shape is about the same or the same, they've tweaked the densities big time. I'd describe it as a "detuned" VG core, less diff, less int diff, higher RG (lots higher!).

When it was announced I said "Who needs this ball?" and now I'm tempted to drop some coin on one and see just how wrong I was (as per usual).

Also, I think I spotted you...
http://wikiDOTbowlingchatDOTnet/wiki/index.php?title=Pros_play_the_inside_of_the_ball (replace the DOTs with . )
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#185278 - 02/19/14 01:27 PM Re: Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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Looks interesting. Iím a soft touch when it comes to a ball having the word gravity in its name. Most of my honor scores were achieved while using the VG. Unfortunately, the houses Iím in donít put enough oil down for anything too strong unless I play way deep which brings on other problems for me at least. These local 10-10 house conditions that are ALL about high ball speed will eventually drive me to just sport leagues(if available) and maybe then I can start buying equipment like this again.
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#185280 - 02/19/14 02:18 PM Re: Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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@Rick, you are correct in that the densities have changed quite a bit, and actually a lot more than I realized until you mentioned it. I knew they were adjusted but I didn't compare them side by side and never noticed how big of a change it was.

As far as shape, this is the closest thing I have thrown in a long time to even being close to the original Virtual Gravity down lane. It handles oil but doesn't lose entry angle in the process, something the Virtual Gravity excelled at.

You are also correct that is my release in those still images, I would think if I did another slow motion release today I bet my hand is quite a bit more inside of the ball as that has been my sole focus over the last year or so.
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#185281 - 02/19/14 03:57 PM Re: Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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It reminds me of the IQ Tour series in that Storm/Roto somehow does "more" with what appears to be "less".

When the IQ Tour Edition was announced I thought "Junk, who wants that?" but got a Gold Ball kinda by chance, loved it and now have the solid and love that ball too.

Gives me that suspicion that I'd like this one as well.

Cool to work on changing aspects of your release (whenever I see mine on film, I cringe! Maybe I'll make progress there, someday...) but I wouldn't obsess over it. We don't all have to be Ronnie Russell even if the author of that webpage has a man-crush on him, and to an extent I think it is an advantage to do what comes more naturally. I bet in that photo you're more "inside" the ball than Parker or Norm would tend to be, and those guys don't suck.
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#185297 - 02/20/14 11:20 AM Re: Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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Thanks a LOT, Sk8, for showing me yet ANOTHER thing I want to spend money on! LOL

Great vid
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#185302 - 02/20/14 01:02 PM Re: Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review [Re: mmalsed]
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Originally Posted By: mmalsed
Thanks a LOT, Sk8, for showing me yet ANOTHER thing I want to spend money on! LOL
Great vid


You won't be disappointed, lol!
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#185309 - 02/20/14 03:59 PM Re: Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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I'm just getting dizzy at the amount of new balls being introduced now. Lat night was one of my confused bowling nights. My eyes glazed over in the third game as I struck out for a 155 and a 503 series (:

My Wrecker was drifting left and my Byte was missing to the right. In spite of these new balls this month, I'll have to chalk it up to my week arm. I was tempted to think that I needed something lighter than my 15# balls until my arm heeled up, but haven't gone that route yet.

I just wish that we had far more coaches and real ball pros where I live instead of balls salesmen, pushing a new ball for every bad night of bowling.

As I look at all these ball videos, it becomes extremely difficult to relate to them as you have great bowlers throwing strike after strike. I think they'd throw strikes with a granite Fred Flinstone ball LOL

So far, the only video that matched what I've usually done with the ball was the Byte.
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#185316 - 02/20/14 09:55 PM Re: Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review [Re: SteveH]
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Originally Posted By: SteveH
I'm just getting dizzy at the amount of new balls being introduced now. Lat night was one of my confused bowling nights. My eyes glazed over in the third game as I struck out for a 155 and a 503 series (:
My Wrecker was drifting left and my Byte was missing to the right. In spite of these new balls this month, I'll have to chalk it up to my week arm. I was tempted to think that I needed something lighter than my 15# balls until my arm heeled up, but haven't gone that route yet.
I just wish that we had far more coaches and real ball pros where I live instead of balls salesmen, pushing a new ball for every bad night of bowling.
As I look at all these ball videos, it becomes extremely difficult to relate to them as you have great bowlers throwing strike after strike. I think they'd throw strikes with a granite Fred Flinstone ball LOL
So far, the only video that matched what I've usually done with the ball was the Byte.



Steve,

One thing you have to realize about us "great bowlers" is that on camera everyone throws strike after strike with the equipment. We get to edit the footage so obviously the bad shots are removed and the good shots that showcase the ball are kept.

For me I try to get at least 5 good shots with each bowling ball for the review, some times that takes 5 shots to get them but there are times it takes an entire game. It just depends on how the conditions are that day and whether or not I am executing well or not.

I can promise I don't average 300 in league but I am pretty sure I do in the ball reaction videos wink
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#185324 - 02/21/14 04:19 AM Re: Storm Zero Gravity Video Ball Review [Re: sk8shorty01]
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Thanks for the video, Sk8, especially the comparisons. I have the Byte, and I thought that was angular. I was a bit surprised to see the Zero Gravity go longer and turn harder. Nice!

By the way, interesting to see Storm promoting its own Vector Layout System (VLS) over Dual Angle. With Storm's heavy footprint in the industry, I take that as a sign of things to come.
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