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#198265 - 10/04/17 09:36 PM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: 82Boat69]
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My last remaining Storm ball, a Hy-Road pearl the bridge between the fingers cracked on me recently. Not sure when, I haven't used the ball in a while, I was going to try it again and saw it. That makes 4 Storm/Roto Grip balls that have cracked on me.
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#198272 - 10/07/17 11:37 AM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: 82Boat69]
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Sorry to hear that about your Hy-Road goobee.

Leaving my Hy-Road at 2000 Grit for now. Used my NS until the lanes came to the Hy-Road the third game. Wishing I had bought the Hy-Road Solid when it was still available. I threw it at a Demo when it came out and thought it was the best ball at the Demo. Oh Well. Maybe storm will recycle or release a version of the Hy-Road Solid again. Would make a good 1-2 combo for me.
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#198274 - 10/07/17 12:50 PM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: BOSStull]
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If you thought you liked the Hy-Road solid, you might want to consider the Torrent. Got one recently to replace an old Vivid. I can use the Torrent for all three games on THS usually. Have it drilled up aggressively as I think I need as much help as I can get with a 3 3/8ths pin distance. With my speed it clears the front boards well and digs in nice at the range finders. Not too short and not too long. Perfect... I think you'd like it very much if you like your Hy-Road...

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#198277 - 10/07/17 10:40 PM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: 82Boat69]
Dennis Michael Offline
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why do I hear of so many Storm balls cracking?

the Pro Shop has another given back every week, it seems.
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#198281 - 10/08/17 02:59 AM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: Dennis Michael]
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I've never put the question to a bowling ball manufacturer, but here's what I was told by an employee of one. The materials used to make new bowling balls are sensitive to heat/cold. As they warm they expand. As they cool, they contract. Like metal fatigue, they eventually crack. Since the outer shell(s) is weaker and less dense than the core, the shell cracks first.

Cracking between finger holes is usually a bridge that's too narrow. Also, if the edge around a finger, thumb-hole or balance-hole is too sharp, the edges can also crack. I use a thumb-slug and finger-lifts and never have this issue.

I've never had a high-end Storm ball crack, but every Tropical Storm or Tropical Breeze I've own cracked within 3 years, regardless of where and how it was stored.
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#198282 - 10/08/17 07:37 AM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: djp1080]
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Originally Posted By: djp1080
If you thought you liked the Hy-Road solid, you might want to consider the Torrent.
Thanks for the recommendation. I will check it out. Also seen this on Bowl.com but don't know if it will be a US or overseas release. Hy-Road Nano October 3, 2017
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#198302 - 10/09/17 11:46 PM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: 82Boat69]
SteveH Offline
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I'm going to comment when I can read the thread ...... burp
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#198326 - 10/12/17 02:49 PM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: 82Boat69]
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My surface experiments with the Hy Road Pearl never went well, so I typically go back to out of box. I've reduced my polishing with Reacta Shine to every other week or so now. Ball seems to be the same as the day I got it. On our dry house I try to always keep it polished to get the length. Nearing the end of Year 3 on the HRP.

I've had balls crack for sure, and older Hammer, a Brunswick, my Crux cracked this year. The Crux had been on the carpeted floor for 2-3 months and not used. Bridge crack. The only consistency amongst balls that cracked for me, is that I wasn't using them actively.

I'm currently considering the new Roto Grip Hustle Ink, which many people tell me is the best house shot ball they've ever used. Definitely not a heavier oil ball. I'm still tossing around the idea of a Phase 2. The Ink and the Hy Road are incredible bargains. I priced up an Ink at $89, and drilled and delivered $119.
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#198327 - 10/12/17 08:00 PM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: SteveH]
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Steve, What you're experiencing is what I've experienced with my Hy-Road (original version) as well. I probably have backed off on it a bit further. I've been considering getting the pearl version as it's a two-piece ball similar to the original version and it should hold up very well for the long run. smile
I like what I've seen of the Hustle INK. One of my teammates just got one and it looks like a real bowling ball. Nice, shiny and dark color. smile He used it in game 3 and it hit hard...

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#198338 - 10/14/17 02:02 PM Re: Storm Hy-Road Surface [Re: djp1080]
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So last night the HRP was The ball. If not for some fatigue and lower back pain, my 567 series would easily be much higher. Missed a lot of 10-pins and an extremely easy 6/9/10 spare that would have added count to 3 in a row strikes. Oh well, I didn't fall apart totally.

Last night was typical of that house for me, a little extra oompha and enough hook to make it downlane past the straight bowler carrydown. On two shots, I shocked myself by releasing the ball properly, and realizing what A Lot of Hand is LOL

The Hy Road Pearl is now in need of work. Dirty as crap and some weird surface abrasions, probably from me dumping it in the gutter instead of converting the 6/9/10.

I will order the Hustle Ink, because it's cheap and most love it. I'm trying to figure out my 2-3 ideal balls. Hy Road will be one, and the Phase 2 seems to be on my list still
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Storm Lucid
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