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Snap Lock

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
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The newest addition to the Premier line from Storm - Snap Lock

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 5"
PSA Layout - 5" x 4 1/2" x 2 3/8"
Balance Hole - n/a
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (1500 grit Polished)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
Coming off the previous success of the Crux, Crux Pearl and Lock, we were excited to see what the all new Snap Lock had in store for us. Typically Storm high performance pear balls are a great fit for my game. They tend to be super clean in the front for me and unleash on the backends where I can play with different angles and create a ton of pin carry.

I went with my typical pin up layout, also the same layout used on the previous releases in this performance line.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
Alright lets start with the fact that once again, this ball looks amazing going down the lane. Storm has a great feel for how they mix colors and the looks those colors create.

Now to the ball motion. The Snap Lock was exactly how I would have expected it to be off my hand. Really clean through the heads, which is typically what we see from their pearls. As the ball transitioned, it picked up a good strong roll and transitioned easily down lane.

The backend is where I saw a little different look for Storm, it was much more controllable then previous pearl high performance releases. Dont get me wrong, this is a good thing. The ball still hooked plenty and I was able to create a lot of direction change but it was smoother then I thought it would be. Once I got lined up, I did not miss. This was a an absolute stud for me and I loved the ball motion.
If you want a strong but controllable ball motion of the fresh or during the transition, you need to check out the Snap Lock.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
215.00
PAP:
4 1/2 x 0
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
0.00
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Pin to PAP (4 1/2" over) 5 1/4"
Dual Angle Layout - 5 1/4” x 3 3/4” x 2 5/8”
Balance Hole - n/a
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (1500 Grit Polished)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:

I absolutely loved the Lock and was excited to see the RAD-X core with a pearl coverstock surrounding it. I used a slightly stronger, more energy retaining layout on the Snap Lock, hoping to see some serious backend reaction.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:

Storm never ceases to amaze when it comes to pairing bowling balls within a line. The Snap Lock is the perfect 1-2 punch with the Lock. Oh, and it is one of the coolest looking balls rolling down the lane I've ever thrown!

The Snap Lock gets down the lane easier than the Lock and once it flips, it doesn't stop. What I love about it is that you don't get any over/under at all with this ball due to how smoothly it rolls. This ball is STRONG on the backend but it's also controllable. When you can pair both of those things, you've got a great all-around ball.

This thing hit like a Mack truck when it connected with the pins. I don't think I left one corner pin with this ball. It just seems to create the correct angle in to the pocket.

If you've got a Lock and you need a ball to a bit longer or step down to when the Lock starts hooking to much, there's no other choice. The Snap Lock is the way to go!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
4 1/2 over 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Ok here it is our customers have been waiting for this release. Snap Lock yes it will get through the front and recover from almost any spot on the lane. There is so much more you can drill for almost any oil pattern and tough patterns. This will be the ball of the year.

Ormond Pro Shop Manager
ormond@bowlingball.com
386-672-2529

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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
5 1/2 RT, 3/4 UP
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Snap Lock is a shockingly strong ball. Though it comes polished, the strength of its roll in the midlane and traction it has is unparalleled in its shiny out of box finish. Usually when you polish a ball or leave it shiny, you're gaining length or ease through the heads, and sacrificing a bit of traction or stability in the mid lane. However with the Snap Lock, you can have your cake and eat it too. It glides through the heads like a shiny pearl should, but revs up extremely strong in the midlane and is ready to make the turn when it hits the backend friction without standing up or burning energy. This is quite possibly the most aggressive pearl ball I've ever thrown, and I have to admit there are times I still get too slow with it because I'm not expecting it to be so strong.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
239
PAP:
5 5/8 over 3/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The SnapLock is the newest addition to Storm’s Premier Line. The SnapLock utilizes the R3S Pearl Reactive coverstock along with the proven RAD-X core to produce length with a fierce backend motion. The pins do not have a chance! My coordinates are 5 5/8 over and ¾ up for my PAP, Ball speed is medium, Rev Rate around 300 and I am right handed. The layout I chose for the SnapLock is Pin over the bridge with the Mass Bias on my VAL with an extra Hole on my Axis. Roughly the coordinates are pin 5 ½ from my axis and the Mass Bias is roughly 3 from my axis.

The SnapLock intrigued me because of how fast the Lock would start up on the lane. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy the SnapLock cleared the heads. On the medium to long patterns where the heads are drying up and the back ends are getting tighter the SnapLock shined brighter than the Summer Sun! Easy length for a strong ball with a strong aggressive but predictable back end motion. I even was also able to throw the SnapLock on the dreaded house pattern. Yes the SnapLock displayed some over under early in the practice session but after the oil line became slightly flatter… The Strike Light was on! I was fortunate enough to be able to compare the Crux Pearl to the SnapLock. Immediately I noticed a drastic difference in strength between the two bowling balls. The SnapLock was a good 5 boards stronger than the Crux Pearl. The down lane motion was where the biggest difference occurred. The SnapLock created more room for error in the middle part of the lane and power was full tilt on the backend. The Crux Pearl did create more length than the SnapLock but overall the more forgiving and more predictable pearl bowling ball was the SnapLock.

The SnapLock is like American Express never leave home without it! Snap to the top with the SnapLock by your side!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Storm Snap Lock
Layout- pin under the bridge cg kicked out 1.5 inches, small weight hole lower right, OOB
Lane condition-40 ft THS
Surface-HPL
I wanted to drill this ball to compliment my Alpha Crux, and that is what I got. I absolutely love the ball shape that I get from it. This ball definitely hooks. When the lanes start to break down and I can’t use my Alpha Crux any longer this will be an easy transition for me. I could play deep inside and send this ball out to the dry and have it recover quite nicely or play up in the puddle in the middle of the lanes and still hit the pocket with ease. This ball is an absolute monster. This ball has a vibrant color scheme of red, white and blue making the shelf appeal very strong. The Ginger Verbena fragrance is nice, not overly strong or obnoxious. See your local pro shop operator on June 7th and pick one up, you won’t be disappointed. Bowl up a storm.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
5-1/4" over and 1/4" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Storm Snap Lock. Drilled mine pin up. As a big fan of the Hype Cell Skid, the Storm Snap Lock will not disappoint. On a fresh house shot I played the track area and the Snap Lock cleared the fronts, read the breakpoint and went through the pins with no deflection. After several games I kept moving left and the ball cornered like I was still playing the straight. For my game, I never ran out of lane. The deeper I got, the stronger the ball was on the backend. A great league shot ball. I've only thrown it on a couple of sport patterns so far. It clears the fronts with ease and has great continuation through the pins. I'll update my review on sport patterns later
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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
4 5/8 straight across
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Orientation: Right Handed
Rev Rate: 375 RPM
Speed: 16-17 MPH
PAP: 4 5/8 straight across

Location: Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO
Pattern: High Volume THS
Layout: 55, 5 , 35

I love the Lock, but it is so strong I never really get to use it. The Snap Lock solves that problem. It’s got a much cleaner polished, pearl cover so I can get it through the front part of the lanes without a problem. I can use it on a ton of different conditions because it doesn’t burn up too much. I don’t have to wait for a puddle of oil for it to be effective. The Snap Lock has that same heavy asymmetrical roll as the Lock, but gets down lane and does what it’s named for. It SNAPS!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
225
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
190
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Storm Snap Lock ball review:
Layout: 50 x 4 ¼ x 60
Coverstock: R3S pearl reactive
Core: RAD – X
Finish: 1500 grit polished
Flare potential: High
Lane details: HPL with Flex machine 44ft Kegel pattern with Fire and Ice oil
Results: Very strong ball all the way down the lane, I expected a long and angular finish like my Hy-Wire, and as my YouTube video shows, the transition out of the roll was “established” and very easy to read with the 3 colors the ball has, it was very forgiving and less over/under like I had with my Crux Pearl on the lane beds and oil pattern I tested on. I will be bowling in a league with newer SPL and this will be the first ball out of my bag. The ball is super strong, but not angular when entering the pocket. If you looking for a ball to part the oil and not lose any of it MOJO, and are looking to use it on newer and less gritty lane panels… SNAP LOCK it and get #Lockedin…

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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Snap Lock is the newest addition to Storm’s Premier Line. After the original Lock was produced, the Snap Lock provides the same core, but with a pearl coverstock. This creates more length as well as a quicker response time down lane.

I drilled my Snap Lock 5 ¼ x 4 ¼ with a low weight hole. This puts the pin below my bridge and the mass bias just to the left of my thumb (lefty). The Snap Lock is very clean through the front part of the lane and has a strong motion down lane. Usually, asymmetrical balls are very slow to respond to friction, but the Snap Lock lives up to its name. I see myself drilling another one of these in my near future.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
227
PAP:
6
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
211
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Seeing the release of this ball I was excited to get this one drilled up. I drilled mine 65 / 4 1/4" / 45 - P3x Hole. This ball not only looks great going down the lane due to the dynamic colors, but this ball hooks off the spot harder than any other ball I have thrown. You get deep in oil it still finds a way to finish. You bump the dry on the outside and look out because this ball is going left (if your right handed) very hard. It has a strong and large core, but still clears the heads and gets down lane. One of the most favorite asymetrical balls out there. You want a ball that hooks and gives you mutliple playing options for different styles of releases, get the SNAP LOCK, you wont regret it!
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About the Bowler

League Average:
227
PAP:
6
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
211
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Seeing the release of this ball I was excited to get this one drilled up. I drilled mine 65 / 4 1/4" / 45 - P3x Hole. This ball not only looks great going down the lane due to the dynamic colors, but this ball hooks off the spot harder than any other ball I have thrown. You get deep in oil it still finds a way to finish. You bump the dry on the outside and look out because this ball is going left (if your right handed) very hard. It has a strong and large core, but still clears the heads and gets down lane. One of the most favorite asymetrical balls out there. You want a ball that hooks and gives you mutliple playing options for different styles of releases, get the SNAP LOCK, you wont regret it!
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About the Bowler

League Average:
220
PAP:
3 3/4 horizontal, 7/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
195
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Having been a huge fan of the Pearl Crux, I figured my best option was to drill the Snap Lock fairly similar and see how it compares. My Pearl Crux was very smooth, but with its layout, it wasn’t very good when having to cover boards laterally, but it was amazing when I could keep my target in front of me. This ball is quite different.

Having only used it on a THS, I can already see that this ball retains energy much more than the Crux series. This may be due to the cover, core, or a combination of both. The Snap Lock has a large asymmetric core, but it seems to really push the ball down the lane before making its move. The cover makes it much cleaner and more predictable than the original Lock, which is a huge plus.

I really like that the ball still had plenty left when it made its move and I haven’t seen it give up on the backend yet. I may not have had the chance to move deep enough to make it give up, which will probably be my next test.

I would recommend this ball for anyone looking for a long, strong asymmetric ball. It lends itself well to a variety of layouts, which can make it quite versatile.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
240
PAP:
5
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The original Lock has been updated with the R3S pearl cover creating the new Snap Lock. The Snap Lock uses the same RAD-X core as the Lock. The Snap Lock comes from the factory with a 1500-grit polished finish, and has a ginger verbena scent. The color combination of indigo/white/copper has a somewhat patriotic feel, and sometimes makes you look twice to see if it happens to be the Snap Lock or an Optimus. The numbers of the core, RAD-X, are as follows in 15lb balls; 2.48 Rg, a differential of 0.055 and intermediate differential of 0.019.

I drilled my Snap Lock 3.75 x 6 x 2.5 to compliment my Lock that was drilled 3.5 x 5 x 2.5. I wanted to accentuate the cleaner cover with a slightly further pin distance, and longer transitioning mass bias, to create a touch more length and a little less hook set, and more backend continuation. By using the Storm VLS (vector layout system), I achieved my desired ball reaction. The Tuesday I received my Snap Lock and drilled it, happened to be summer league night. I was somewhat fighting the oil pattern the first 3 games, and once the wet dry mellowed out some for game 4, I knew I could now use the Snap Lock, and it rolled perfectly, to the tune of 300, which happened to be the first game I used the Snap Lock! Not a bad start. The next night, I was bowling on a 42 foot modified house condition in a local elimination style tourney, and finished fourth while using this ball. Since then, I have used the Snap Lock on a variety of different broken down heavier lane conditions, and medium volume conditions. The Snap Lock also happens to be a good compliment to my Hyper Cell pearl. The Snap Lock is a little earlier and smoother than the Hyper Cell pearl, which makes it better for slightly cleaner backends, with a little more control. When it’s all said and done, the Snap Lock likes at a minimum, medium conditions.

This strong asymmetrical pearl ball has it’s time and place to be thrown. A Snap Lock IS the ball to consider, if you want to open up a broken down higher volume pattern, or medium volume pattern. If you are going to be drilling and using the Snap Lock exclusively as your only bowling ball, take your time and select the right layout and surface texture for your league conditions. With a ball as strong as the Snap Lock, you can vary your ball motion characteristics by following the Storm VLS drilling guide which can be downloaded by visiting stormbowling.com . Using the proper layout, and adjusting the ball surface to compliment the volume and viscosity of oil, and also taking into account the lane surface, will give you the right tool for the application you are looking for. Talking to your local certified pro shop will help you make the proper decisions on layout and surface prep. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Snap Lock. As always, remember to Bowl up a Storm!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
5 1/4 over by 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Come join Lane Side Reviews as they get ‪#‎MACHO‬ and bring the ‪#‎MADNESS‬ from the top rope with the new Storm Bowling ‪#‎SNAPLOCK‬.
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Pin Length – 4-4.5"
Starting Top Weight – 3.26 oz
Ball Weight - 15lb 4oz

Drilled 60 X 4 3/4” x 30, no hole

Rev Rate – 240 / 352 / 570
Ball Speed – 14.1 MPH / 18.6 MPH





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About the Bowler

League Average:
230
PAP:
4 1/4 x 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil
Typical Conditions: House Shot
Type of Lane: All Synthetic
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Did the ball track out? Fast
Weight of bowling ball: 16
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
What grit was the surface of the ball? 1500
Likes:
Dislikes:

When I heard about the Snap Lock released I was really excited. I really liked my Lock and wanted a ball that would complement the original Lock. The snap lock does that very clean with heavy mid lane roll. This goes places the lock can't. It's a great fit between the IQ 30 and the lock. This ball had filled a hole in my bag. I drilled both my lock and snap lock with the same layout and can see a big difference between the two. If you're looking for a high performance ball to add to your bag this is a great choice.

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About the Bowler

League Average:
182
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Ball is awesome,I'm 75yrs.old,bowling for the last 54yrs, have to admit,one of the best ball out.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
225
PAP:
3 7/8 7/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
First off have to say great looking ball smells good rolls amazing.Really like the colour choices on this ball love bowling balls with crazy colour combo in them makes them look amazing down lane.Storm has made probably one of the most backend asemetrical bowling balls out there.If you need backend this is the ball to drill for sure.Clean threw the fronts and tons of backend recovery no problem for this ball lol.I like to use this ball more on the break down little bit of carry down pump left and will it.Not something i would use on fresh for me other bowlers who like the down and in game maybe if used on fresh hit surface with 2000 pad just to control the backend a little and not get to muc over under,i give this ball a 9 out of 10 for sure.Drilled mine 60x5x35. bowlers out there you need backend and lots of it drill the snap lock you wont regret it trust me.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Storm Snap Lock
The Lock now has a perfect ball to compliment it.. the Snap Lock. Featuring the same weight block with a R3S Coverstock. This cover/weightblock combination allows this ball to slide though the oil and spark left at the breakpoint. It is on the angular side of ball motion but still allows the bowler to maintain control. When the Lock or Alpha Crux starts to hook to early or roll out, thats when the Snap Lock comes into play. Its one of the best pearl asymmetrical balls I have ever thrown. I normally don't like pearl asymmetrical balls, but this is an exception. It rolls great on house shots and works very well during that transition game or early burn on tournament conditions.
I drilled my snap lock with a Dual Angle Layout 55° x 5" x 40". It gave me good length with a strong but controllable backend motion. Best thing about this ball is that it never quits.

Joshua Tajiri
Storm/Roto Grip Staff
Vise Staff

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About the Bowler

League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Storm is back with one of the strongest symmetrical balls released till this day, Phaze II. The Phaze II has a new TX-16 coverstock which is a brand new coverstock that is designed to conquer the heaviest of oils. It comes sanded at a 3000 abralon finish out of box. This ball will respond harder to the dry in the friction when you miss right and hook in the oil when you miss left giving you the ultimate miss room. The Phaze II uses the same core as the original Phaze, Velocity Core. This core is a fast revving core with a smooth motion off the breakpoint.
The Phaze II is definitely one of my favorite balls to date. It takes place of my favorite strong symmetrical ball, Marvel-S. The motions are very similar, but what I see is that the Phaze II has incredible hitting power and ultimate control. I also compared it to the Optimus Solid. The Optimus Solid had less overall hook and went a tad bit longer before hooking than the Phaze II. Comparing to the original Phaze, The Phaze II will hook quite a bit more and have a more predictable breakpoint to the pocket. With that new coverstock in the Phaze II, I’ve seen a much harder impact through the pins than the original Phaze.
I drilled my Phaze II with a dual-angle layout of 40° x 4 1/4″ x 30° placing the pin above my ring finger. This layout is similar to one of my favorite layouts on higher performance balls. After throwing this ball a lot, I’ve seen some really good ball motions out of the Phaze II. I’m able to play deeper in the oil without sacrificing hitting power playing the tighter angles. This ball is very versatile. You can adjust the surface to your needs whether it being sanded or polished depending on your style. It reacts to surface adjustments very well without hindering the overall ball motion.
Joshua Tajiri
Storm/Roto Grip Staff
Vise Staff

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League Average:
215
PAP:
3 5/8 and 5/16 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
195
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Storm Snap Lock is Storms newest Premier line release. The Snap Lock is the pearl version of the original Storm Lock. The Snap Lock features the R3S pearl coverstock and is finished at 1500 grit polished. The cover surrounds the Rad –X Core also found in the Lock.
I drilled my Snap Lock with a 60x4.5x30 layout. I wanted the ball to have plenty of length with a more controlled backend reaction. I also wanted to the flare potential to be strong. I wanted to be able to move in deep and throw the ball with some ball speed and have it still hit the pocket hard. I achieved all three things. The snap lock is much longer than the Lock and has a much sharper backend motion. This ball is a great compliment to the original Lock because of its length and its ability to get through the fronts smoother. The Snap lock handles heavier oil pretty well and it recovers well when you miss your target.
I recommend this ball for medium heavy to heavy oil patterns. If you have the Lock then I recommend getting the Snap Lock to create that 1,2 punch for when the lanes breakdown. This ball is perfect for playing the lanes deeper inside and it doesn’t lose its hitting power. If you plan on using it for league patterns then I recommend putting a weaker layout on it or possibly changing the surface to 3000 or 4000 to smooth out the reaction.

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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Bowler: Keven Williams
Hand: Left
Speed: 18.5mph
Rev Rate: 450rpm
Oil Pattern: Typical House Shot

The Storm Snaplock is everything you could want from a pearl Lock. Compared to the original Lock, the Snaplock is much cleaner in the front part of the lane with a very similar shape down lane as the Lock. The original Lock is stronger/earlier in the front part of the lane. At times the original Lock is just too much ball in the front part of the lane but that’s when the Snaplock comes into play. With the Snaplock being a pearl, it makes the ball much more versatile for an asymmetrical while still giving you that asymmetrical roll people love to see!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
235
PAP:
3 5/8 up 1 1/4
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Snap Lock is the newest addition to the Premier Line. I am a huge fan of the original Lock. I really like the ball motion with the lock as it allowed me to use it on variety of patterns. The down fall was I couldn't use it for a whole set or block. Well now I can change to the Snap Lock. With the R3S Pearl coverstock it allows me to stay in the same zone but yet get through the fronts a lot cleaner. With the R3S I say that it is a least 5 boards stronger than the Crux pearl downlane. With a great color scheme and scent the SnapLock is going to be a great addition to the Storm Family.

Brian Watson
Right Handed
PAP - 3 up 1 /12
Tilt - 17
Rev Rate - 400
Speed - 16-17

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About the Bowler

League Average:
238
PAP:
5 x 1/8
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
225
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Storm Snap Lock Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

The Snap Lock is the newest addition to the Premier Line at Storm. After the incredibly strong original Lock was produced, the Snap Lock provides the same core, but with a pearl coverstock. This creates more length as well as a quicker response time down lane. Another fact about the original Lock and the Snap Lock is the asymmetrical core underneath the hood. I’ve had a ton of success using asymmetrical balls on multiple different patterns, and I’m extremely excited to have the Snap Lock in my bag.

I’ve drilled one Snap Lock so far and plan to drill a couple more based on what I’ve seen so far. The first one I drilled is mapped out as: 5 x 4 ½ x 75. This puts the pin above my bridge and the mass bias just to the right of my thumb. Out of the box, I decided to take the shine off the cover with a used 2000 pad. Since then, I actually used a 1000 pad by hand to give it more teeth. The Snap Lock still flies through the front part of the lane and has a very smooth response time.

If you need a big engine with a clean cover that will be able to use on multiple patterns, the Snap Lock is a perfect fit in your bag.

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League Average:
232
PAP:
4 5/8 x 11/16
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
229
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
What I was looking for:

I was looking for the Snap Lock to be smooth rolling through the front part of the lanes. Have an aggressive but not uncontrollable hook on the back end.

What I got after the ball was drilled:

The Snap Lock was amazingly smooth through the front part of the lane. The back end motion was aggressive but very much controllable from multiple angles and multiple patterns.

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Bought the Snap Lock the first week that it came out for my son who is a high school bowler. We purchased a Pitch Blue when it was released to be a 10 pin ball and we figured the Snap Lock would his go to ball out of the gate. I’m in no way an expert on all of the bowling lingo, so I cannot tell you what the finger placement or drill pattern is. We worked with our local pro shop guy who handles many of the high schools in the area and he set it up to go long and straight and to break late. We figure with the 15 MPH average that he gets, the ball should run true on most lanes.

After drilling we rolled a test game and he shot a 205. The ball appears to have a lot of forgiveness as he was off his mark a couple of boards left or right and it still came back to true to hit the pocket and clear the lane. Even when he missed and hit head pin, the ball still came in at the correct angle to clear the lane or leave the 10 pin. Overall I believe this ball should work out well coming up this fall and I can’t wait to see how he performs compared to last season.

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League Average:
210
PAP:
3 15/16 Right
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The new Storm Snap Lock is a great ball to start out in league or for heavier pattern sport shots, the snap lock features a new pearl cover stock that allows the ball to get down lanes and have a angular motion at the break point!

Deltona lanes pro shop manager
386-774-2800
deltona@bowlingball.com

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Ithrow a full roller with a league average of 211. I need a 16 lb strong ball to carry best and have found it in this ball. I was considering the Radical Jackpot but they don't include a full roller drilling in their layouts like all the other ball companies do. This ball is long and strong in the back end. First game with it was a 260! Very happy with my choice.
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