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Storm Byte Reviewed By: gutterline 11/14/2013 09:27 ( 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 up
Layout: 4 ½ x 3 ¾ x 2 ¾

I drilled this ball for medium-long and longer patterns. I wanted this ball to be a go-to when I need a ball to makes its move after the end of the pattern, instead of making a left turn at the end of the pattern. This is my first attempt to really try to drill a ball in this manner.

Having just recently drilled it, I have only had the opportunity to use it on a THS.

While the shot was fresh, this ball was absolutely amazing. I was able to open up the lane like no other ball I’ve rolled in quite a while. With my feet, I had roughly 10-12 boards and about 5 boards at the arrow, just by changing my wrist positions. It was not speed sensitive. If I was a little soft, it was still smooth through the break point. If I had too much speed, the ball made up the difference with no loss of carry.

I started with my feet at 22; rolling at the arrows at 14 (I tend to walk about 7 boards left). If the ball didn’t get room, it held pocket quite well, if I bumped it right, it had no issue coming back. I had to begin moving about 7 frames into the first game. After about 2 games, and chasing the shot about 8 boards with my feet and 4 boards at the arrows, I had to put it away.

I will stress that I know that any ball would have looked great on this version of our THS, but I really liked the way the Byte moved down the lane, read the break point, and rolled over the 8 (not every time…). By not using a skid/flip drill, the ball was very smooth and even through the heads and at the break point. I’m considering drilling a second just to see what I can get out of a skid/flip, but I’m not sure when I’d be able to use it.

This ball will be in my tournament bags, but I doubt that I’ll be using it on our THS, barring a volume increase. I will post an update once I have an opportunity to use the Byte on a sport/animal pattern.

Thus far, I’m confident in calling this ball an amazing release from Storm. Definitely looking forward to seeing if it lives up to its potential…


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