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Storm Lights Out Reviewed By: gutterline 08/31/2013 11:06 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    220
Sport Shot Average    195
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
Right Handed
Ball weight: 14
Rev Rate: 378
Ball Speed: 18.2
Axis Tilt: 6.67
Axis Rotation: 45*
PAP: 3 7/8 horizontal, 1 ¼ up
Layout: 4 x 4 pin to pap

Because this ball has the Tropical Heat core and Hy-Road cover, I decided to drill it with the same layout as I used on my Hy-Road. Because my Hy-Road is the first ball out of my bag and easily my favorite benchmark ball, I wanted something that would be a touch weaker but still make a very similar move after the Hy-Road began to make a dive or check up early.

I can’t say that I got exactly what I was after. Even thought I pushed the pin above the fingers a bit higher than it is on my Hy-Road, I still didn’t get the length that I was wanting. Thus far, this ball seems to want to roll a bit earlier than expected.

That said, I’ve found a good spot in my lineup for the Lights Out. It tends to be a bit earlier than the Hy-Road, but still finishes quite well. I’ve had an opportunity to roll it on house patterns and Cheetah. On the fresh house pattern, I was able to get inside and target around 15 and swing out to 7-8 and get it back to the pocket. The carry was exceptional and overall reaction was quite controllable.

On Cheetah, I used it around game 4-5 of an 8 game block and it was smooth through the heads, but had a far stronger reaction that I really wanted. The early roll made the ball react too strong off the end of the pattern. If I backed off on my release, I could get a decent look to the pocket, but I wasn’t as comfortable overall.

For the price, I don’t know that there is a better ball on the market. Plenty of bang for your buck!


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