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Storm Manic Reviewed By: bowlingball.com reviews by Tony Ruocco 03/29/2012 11:10 ( 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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With the Storm Manic you can expect enhanced midlane reaction without losing the desired entry angle that Storm is known for!


Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 5"
PSA Layout - 5" x 3 7/8" x 4 1/4"
Balance Hole - On VAL from center of grip through cg

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (4000 grit Abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
I used my typical layout on the new Manic as well as the Fringe. This should give us a good comparision to each other and to the very popular Frantic from Storm's Hot line.

This layout allows good clearance in the heads with a strong mid-lane and backend motion. With shiny balls I tend to see a very angular motion off
the breakpoint and with something like the Manic with a little surface I expect to see a really strong move int he middle part of the lane with a smoother move off the point.


What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
I think the new Manic offers a really good look to the Hot line from Storm. If we use the Frantic as a baseline the Manic offers an earlier motion as expected with its 4000 grit abralon finish with a very smooth and strong motion down lane.

Off my hand the Manic offered a stronger roll then previous balls in this line with a really strong move in middle part of the lane. The best part in my opinion was how smooth the transition was from the midlane where it really did its work into the backends as it made its move to the pins. As I threw the ball more and more I become more confident in the ball motion. My only mistakes were not getting it projected far enough right and it read the friction in the mids and checked up on the head pin. As long as I kept my angles right the ball was perfect everytime.

All in all I think Storm has added a really nice dimension to the line and between the Manic, Frantic and the Fringe you could cover a wide variety of conditions.


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