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#188451 - 09/14/14 12:44 AM Storm balls.
Pat013 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/14
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A/S/L: 40/M/New Jersey
I've been thinking about switching to a Storm Ball. The last two balls I've had were the Black Widow Assassin and the 3D Offset. I prefer using balls which hook rating is the strongest on the market. Can anyone tell me which is the strongest hooking Storm ball out there?

Here's a collection of balls I've owned over the past 20 years...






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15# Hammer Black Widow Assassin(March 2014)
14# Storm Crux(October 2014)

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#188457 - 09/14/14 04:04 PM Re: Storm balls. [Re: Pat013]
champ Offline
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The Zero Gravity probably has the strongest coverstock, but I would guess that on a house shot, the Byte or the maybe the Optimus would give you the most hook potential. You have to match the ball to the lane conditions, and if you get too strong a coverstock, you'll get roll out, weak hits, and oftentimes less hook.
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#188486 - 09/16/14 03:12 AM Re: Storm balls. [Re: champ]
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Registered: 05/05/08
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Any ball with the name Hy-road on it, is a monster on house shots. Those balls are smooth and very easy to control.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Don't be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

#188506 - 09/17/14 12:24 PM Re: Storm balls. [Re: TheDemolitionMan]
Rocket Jr Offline
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Registered: 05/11/11
Posts: 630
A/S/L: 18/M/Ohio
House shot I Agree with Byte for fresh medium oil, and Hyroad original once they break down a little. On sport shot for long patterns such as Mexico City, I go Zero Gravity, Byte, Hyroad. I am more of a medium Rev Stroker with about 16 mph speed. I am considering the Hyroad solid pin down for the longer flatter patterns though I have been reading good things about it and price point is pretty good.


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