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Storm Vivid Reviewed By: bowlingball.com reviews by Tony Ruocco 02/03/2012 15:27 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    225
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
PAP    5 1/8" over 1/8" up
 

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The best ball motion just got a little more Vivid.

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 5 1/4"
Dual Angle Layout - 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 4"
Balance Hole - On VAL from center of grip through cg

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (2000 Grit Abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
Well we knew the Vivid had a lot to live up to since the balls that came before it were the Virtual Gravity Nano and Nano Pearl.
We went with my typical layout on Storm test balls that should allow me to get the ball downlane easily and see plenty of motion of my break point.

The Vivid is said to fit in between the Virtual Gravity Nano (solid) and Pearl version, offering a smoother motion with plenty of reaction down lane. This layout should suit this ball perfectly and allow me to play from a deeper angle and have plenty of recovery off the back portion of the lane.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
From the moment the Vivid hit the lane I knew I was going to like it. It looked really good right off my hand going down the lane.

In the heads the ball was as smooth as any other Premier line ball from Storm recently. I feel like it was a little smoother in the heads then the original Nano was. That smooth but strong motion continued into the middle part of the lane as the ball started to transition and see some friction on the lane.

The vivid was very solid off my break point and always made it back. There were a few shots that I leaked a little right and really gave up on it but it
came back strong off the break point and carried the pins with ease.

Storm had a lot on their plate when it came to backing up the Nano releases and I think for Storm fans they will appreciate the subtle differences and really like the overall motion the Vivid brings to the line.


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