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Code X

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 stars
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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 CODE X

Can you say HOOK and HIT? For any and all of the Code series fans, you are going to love the release of the Code X. The Code X will tackle the heavier oil patterns so when they start breaking down you got the Code Red or Code Black to go to. I took the Code X to my practice center and bowled with it on a 40’ house shot on a synthetic lane surface. The Code X was amazing how well it rolled through the fronts without losing and energy, with an incredible mid lane read and unbelievable continuation through the pins. At box finish this ball clears the fronts as well as any. Even for an old guy, I had pin flying everywhere, even with a few scouts. So on the heavier patterns you’ve got a ball in the Code X that’ll get you through the earlier games until the pattern starts breaking down. The Code X will definitely in my bag for tournaments and heavier oiled house shots. This ball is going to be a great addition to all league bowlers and a must to all tournament bowlers.

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League Average:
230
PAP:
4 7/8 Right. 1/4 up.
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Code X is the next continuation in the "Code" series. I believe people have been waiting for that wonderful solid asym thats a step down from the sure lock! This ball is 100% it.

The solid cover stock allows the ball to pick up in the mids but doesn't let it quit downline which is the beauty of a weaker Asym bowling ball. This ball is perfect for clipped house patterns and slightly heavier volume sports conditions.

I had a wonderful time doing the review of this bowling ball. It hits like a truck, smells WONDERFUL and rolls great!!

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About the Bowler

League Average:
215
PAP:
5 1/4
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I drilled up my CODE X with a standard asym layout of mine, 65/5/35 with a weight hole 5" across the grip center. I have throw this box finish and then hit it with a 2000 pad to make it a little more earlier for a tournament with more head oil. This puts the pin above my ring finger with the RAD4 slightly right of my thumb.

The CODE X is strong especially compared to some of my other balls that I prefer when there is more oil up front like my NO RULES EXIST or IDOL. Compared to the IDOL, my IDOL is much earlier and the CODE X is more on the back end. Compared to the NO RULES EXIST is a little tougher because I usually leave the NRE at 1500 abralon so naturally it is much earlier than the CODE X. They are good compliments in that progression of surface as when the NRE starts to ping or check too quickly, the CODE X is in play.

Put this one in your bag if you want a ball for oilier lane conditions that has back end movement.

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League Average:
216
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
For fans of the Code series the Code X will be a great compliment to the previous releases in that line. With the Code Black and Code Red getting a little length we now have the Code X which will be the ball of choice on the fresh heavy oil conditions.

I was very impressed with how this ball rolled. I could see it pick up extremely well in the midlane and the continuation through the pins was something to be marveled at. The Code X had pins flying all over the deck if I got the ball anywhere near the pocket. I like how smooth and controllable this ball is, as well. The Code X features the highest differential value in the current Storm lineup, which could be seen in the video as the ball transitioned off the spot downlane and made it's move through the pins.

With the previous releases in this line (Black and Red) we saw angularity with both balls. The Red conspicuously picked up sooner than the Black due to its hybrid nature. Both those balls, in my arsenal, usually saw action somewhere around game 2 or after when the lanes began to transition. With the Code X, we now have a ball that we can use right away The Code X will bring predictability when getting lined in.

The Code X will definitely find a spot in my arsenal when I am looking to bowl on sport or modified conditions.

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League Average:
230
PAP:
5 over 1 down
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Code-X is storms newest premier line ball. The Code-X uses the same Rad-4 core found in all the previous Code series balls, but is now wrapped in R2S Solid. For anyone that was a fan of the Alpha Crux, this ball is a must have. It’s slightly cleaner, and a touch more downlane, but is by far the closest thing I have ever thrown to it. When compared to the IQTS, the Code-X provides similar traction front to back, but is much more in the midlane and slows down quicker due to the core being much stronger. I personally can see myself using this ball on fresh more difficult patterns, when controlling the front to back of the lane is a must. Head over to your local pro shop and preorder your own for the March 9th release date! #StormNation

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League Average:
230
PAP:
5 over 1 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
215
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Storm Code X (Layout 55 x 5” x 75; Weight Hole 2” down on my VAL)
The Storm Code X consists of the RAD 4 Core and the R2S Solid Reactive coverstock. This low RG, higher differential combination matched up with a slower reacting coverstock creates a piece that is essential for every sport bowler’s arsenal. Bowlers that threw the Storm Alpha Crux say the Code X is very similar but a little more continuous.
I think that this ball is versatile in the sense that you can keep your angles straight on the fresh medium to heavy oil patterns and continue to move left as the lanes break down. The coverstock is slow enough so it does not over react on the fresh backends, but still has enough core and cover to dig when you need it to cover more boards.
If you are curious as to what the ball reaction looks like, be sure to check out the video Rubright Ball Reviews has put together.

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League Average:
235
PAP:
5 3/16 over 7/8 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I drilled my Code X 4.5 x 4.5 x 2 with a 1 inch extra-hole 4.5 inches of the center of my grip line. My first impression of this ball was that it wasn’t as early as Sure Lock but it gave me more continuation thru the pins. For all those people who liked the Code Reds and Code Blacks, they will absolutely love this ball for times when there is more oil and don’t be afraid to take the surface down to 1000 or less if you are looking for more hook depending on your style of bowling.
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League Average:
219
PAP:
3 1/8 1/4 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Weight: 14 lbs.
Pin Length: 4 ”
Drilling: 50 X 3 4-1/2 X 35
Pattern Length: 39 ft. & 40 ft.
Pattern Volume: Medium
Pattern Type: THS
Right Handed

The Code X has the asymmetrical RAD4 Core, wrapped in the R2S Solid reactive cover stock, with a 6” plus flare potential. The box finish is 3000 grit, but as always, can be polished and/or changed to suit different lane conditions. The Code X is blue/black/purple scented with orange zest.

I have used the Code X on a 39 ft. medium volume house pattern, and a 40 ft. medium volume house pattern.

For the 39 ft. THS, I needed to add some polish. This allowed me to get the ball through the heads easily and have a strong backend finish. As the pattern broke down, I moved further in to pick up more head oil, and The Code X saved lots of energy. The polish allowed me to use the Code X on our THS and not burn up before arrival.

On the medium volume 40 ft. pattern, the Code X gave me a better look at the box finish of 3000 grit. The Code X is a heavy rolling ball and comes off the pattern very strong. As I had to move with the pattern transition, I was still able to get the corners out. I compared the Code X to the Roto Grip Idol. I found the Idol to start up a bit earlier in the mid lane. The Code X was a good starting ball for me on fresh, with polish on the shorter pattern, and at box finish on the longer pattern.

If you’re looking for a ball for heavy oil, this ball would be a perfect addition to your arsenal. With a little surface changing, it can be used on league shots as well.

Carol Teel
Roto Grip Amateur Staff Member

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League Average:
240
PAP:
5-3/8 x 5/8 up
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
200
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Hey everyone, My CodeX is drilled 60x5x35. I want to start with my comments in the Likes/Dislikes section. The CodeX is really clean through the front of the lane once the ball transitions, for me, its not as strong as I was anticipating. I had heard comments about it being earlier and stronger than the Code Red. For me, it is not. It does however seem to have a lot of control but compared to the AlphaCrux it has more pop. I would compare this ball to a IQ Tour on steroids. It is not quite as clean as the IQ and it has a heavier roll down lane.

This is a great piece for Modified or Sport patters, when you need to control the back part of the lane when the ball exits the pattern. This ball for me is not something that will see regular games on the House Shot. I want something to read a little more in the midland and/or a littler stronger in the back.

Balls that have been getting the house shot love lately are:

Code Red: 45x5x35, no hole

DareDevil Danger: 60x5x55, P3 Hole

Idol: 60x5x55, P3 Hole

Hustle INK: 60x5x35, no hole

Casey Mattingly
Storm/Roto Grip Staff #StormNation
Turbo Regional Staff #TurboGrips

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League Average:
220
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Lay out: pin below the bridge, mb 1 inch to the right of the thumb

Condition: 40 ft ths on hpl

This ball is a great addition to my bag. It's a solid with 3000 grit abralon. For me, it doesn't have that sharp break off the back end like the Black or the Red: it's a little smoother but still packs a punch. I generally just try and stay inside in the oil and stay away from the friction of the track area so the ball doesn't decide to hook up early on me. I have found that I can use this ball on a house shot but will usually have to put it away by the third game. This ball is very similar to the Alpha Crux in color scheme but the fragrance is an orange zest. This ball is available now. Go see you local pro shop professional today. Bowl up a storm.

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League Average:
215
PAP:
3 5/8 and 5/16 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
195
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Storm Code X is the newest Premier line ball for Storm and is the solid edition of the very popular Code series. The Code X contains the RAD4 Core and is covered by the R2S solid coverstock which is finished at 3000 grit matte. I drilled my Code X with my new favorite layout where the pin is 4 inches from my pap with the CG stacked below the pin. This gives me the ultimate control and I have now used it on my Intense, Hyper Cell Fuzed, and Dare Devil. The Code X is very strong. Even with the Shorter pin layout the ball still has a lot of pop and drives hard through the pins. The Code X for me is pretty comparable to the Code Red in that both reads the mid lane early but still has enough energy left to finish when playing from deeper angles. The Code X is just stronger than the Red by about 5 boards.
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League Average:
232
PAP:
11/16 X 5 1/4
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
229
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I had the Storm Code X drilled max aggressive for oily lane conditions. I threw the Storm Code X on a typical house shot 44'. I was quite surprised with what I got. I was expecting the Code X to be to aggressive and hard to control. I myself received an interesting outcome. I stood around board 32 and was trying to play the 8 board for my break point. When I hit my mark the Code X hit strong and had great pin carry. A few times I missed my shot to the right and hit the 4 board. The ball did in fact come back and the hit pocket. More times than not I did leave a 10 pin. A few times I missed inside around 10 or 11 and the Code X held and came out the backend with a nice punch. I do have quit a bit of room for error but I do not want to rely on that.
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League Average:
225
PAP:
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
195
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Storm Code X Line: Premier
Core: RAD4 core Cover: R2S Solid
Finish: 3000 grit Flare: 6” plus
Layout: 50x5x50
The Storm CODE X is the latest Asymmetric ball added to the Premier Line. Using the lightweight RAD4 core and the proven R2S solid cover stock allows to add this to an already impressive line from Storm. I got to chance to demo this ball and then drilled one for myself shortly after that. Bowled on 45ft THS a few nights before my car accident, which is why this is a little delayed in getting reviewed by me. Since I am pretty close to a “spinner” I have my drilled with a 5 inch pin to help it get down the lane, which did help compared to my Sure Lock with a 3 ¾” pin layout. Did notice earlier and cleaner movement in the mid-point of the lane then a similar drilled CODE RED, but did save a good bit more energy in the back end for me then the SURE LOCK with notable better pin carry. Matching the core and cover was really a match made in heaven for any bowler that bowls in scratch tournaments and also heavy oil house conditions no matter what surface the lanes are.

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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: 45, 4 ¾ , 70

The Code X is everything I’ve been waiting for. It’s got the IQ Tour Solid cover with the Code Series cores. I love my Code Black and Code Red but sometimes they’re a little too clean. Can’t handle the oil. Code X has no problem with that. Amazing performance. Rolls early and tips more than any solid ball I’ve ever owned. If you like the Code Balls or the IQ Tour, the Code X is a no brainer.

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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 Code X is the third installment in code series bowling balls within the Premier series from Storm. The Code X uses the Rad4 Core like the Code Red and Code Black but what sets the Code X apart is the Coverstock. The Cover stock is the legendary solid reactive R2S. The Code X wants to start out of my hand and motion big time in the mid-lane. I did not do any surface changes but the Code X will polish and be slightly more angular on the backend. The layout I used is very similar to the layout I used in a Sure Lock. The pin is over the bridge with the CG and Mass Bias kicked out with weight hole on mid line at 6 inches. The dual angle numbers are 40 X 5.5 X 45 and that is based off my pap which is 5 5/8 over and ¾ up, medium ball speed and rev rate around 300. I threw the Code X and Sure Lock on a fresh house pattern and I was surprised by how much and where the Code X Hooked! The motion reminded me of the Alpha Crux with a more powerful backend. The Code X allowed me to open up my angles and just hook it! The Sure Lock gave me slightly earlier hook but the backend suffered as I moved deeper into the lane. The Code X was just more powerful in the mid lane and on the backend. When everything was said and done I was a good arrow left with my feet compared to the Sure Lock and there was no quitting on the backend. I can see me using the Code X on tighter and / or longer patterns and have the confidence that the Code X was going to HOOK! The Code X definitely gave the Premier Line a big boost of Hook Power!
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League Average:
235
PAP:
3 5/8 up 1 1/4
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The new ball in the Storm Premier line is the CODE X. I personally think the CODE X
is an Alpha Crux with stronger motion down lane. I drilled mine 4 x 5.5 x 2 pin up no hole. I added Storm Step 2 on it and hit it with a light 1000 pad. I was fortunate to shoot 300 with it first game off the press. The Code x was a little cleaner than expected with a solid cover but still had plenty of midlane and great motion on the backend. The CODE X has been a big hit in our Storm Matchmaker events with all styles of bowlers. Another great addition to the Storm Line.

Brian Watson
PAP - 3 5/8 up 1 1/4
RPM - 400
Speed - 16
Tilt - 17

Storm/RG Pro Shop Staff

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League Average:
215
PAP:
4 7/8 right 5/8 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Storm Code X Bowling Ball
With an intermediate differential that’s higher than any other ball in its line, the intuitive RAD4 Core provides pro shop professionals more fine-tuning possibilities for bowlers of all styles. At over 10% more midlane read than the Code Red, R2S Solid is a chassis that favors heavy oil. It’s a perfect marriage between cover and core machined to precise specifications to achieve optimal performance no matter the condition you throw at it.
Color: Black/Blue/Purple
Coverstock: R2S Solid
Weight Block: RAD4 Core
Factory Finish: 3000 Abralon
Flare Potential: High
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.50
Differential (Diff): 0.058
Intermediate Differential (Diff): 0.020
Fragrance: Orange Zest
I was very happy to hear that a new “Code” ball was going to be released. The the Code X is the Alpha Crux on steroids. The Code X is the solid version of the Code Black and Code Red, which both had the R2S Coverstock as well.
BOWLER STYLE: RH - Stroker Rev Rate: 380-420 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 5/8 up
This ball has everything that the league-to-tournament bowlers could ask for… Hook & Hitting Power! This ball comes out-of-the box at 3000 Abralon, but can easily be changed to the surface desired. I have mine drilled with the pin one inch above the fingers and CG kicked out. On a THS this ball gets down the lane very well for a duller ball and still hits with authority. I was worried that I might have to shine it up a bit, but after seeing it in motion I will not be changing the surface.
Compared to the previous releases from STORM, I found myself to be about five boards right with my feet with the DRIVE and eight right with the SON!Q

Brian Hirsch
Storm - Roto Grip - VISE - Logo Infusion Staff Member

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League Average:
230
PAP:
5 up 5/8
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
I laid out my Storm Code X with a 40x4.5x60. My goal was to get a better mid-lane read on those heavier and longer patterns. I wanted a ball that was slower through the hook phase.
Everything about this ball was spot on what I expected. Having thrown the Code Black and Code Red, the RAD4 core is just as predictable and controllable on the Code X.
The 3000 Abralon surface did shine a bit as the frames and games added up. The initial aggressive motion you generally see with high friction surfaces began to tame a bit. That’s not to say it became ineffective. As the lanes transitioned, I was actually able to stay with the Code X longer than anticipated. It still pushed through the heads and recovered on the backends where other surface equipment might have sparked early or burned up.
Like the Code Black and Red… Storm has hit another home run with the RAD4 core!
Brian Sumner

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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)
Drilled the Storm Code X and wow! This ball has been really special in my hand i have a hard time putting it down. I really liked my Alpha Crux and to see the same type of motion was something i was missing in my bag. The cover is weaker but with a stronger core made a big difference to me allows me to move left more and know this ball will still have energy down lane. If you like the code black and the code red you'll love this bag as a great heavy oil ball.
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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)
In the simplest terms, the Code X is the Alpha Crux reborn. LIke the Code Black and Code Red, it features the R2S coverstock, just in solid form. This is a weaker cover than the Alpha had, but the core is stronger, delivering more flare and overall torque, which provides the familiar roll, but in a vehicle that’s even more versatile. Due to the medium strength of the cover, it is usable on a wider range of conditions and is easier down the lane, also providing a bit more downlane shape than the Alpha. Compared to the Black and Red, the X is several boards stronger than both, as well as firmer on the backend than the Red, but not quite as sharp as the Black. The math is very simple on the Code X, R2S + RAD4 = X, which to me is one of the simplest yet most effective formulas in bowling.
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