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Storm Sync Reviewed By: cummins64 12/09/2013 14:29 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    210
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
PAP    5 1/2 over - 1/4 up
 
I have had my Sync for about 5 weeks. I bought it specifically to use on the heavy oiled lanes that I encounter on league nights. My local lanes always put down fresh, new oil 30-45 minutes before leagues, so you can imagine the type of oil that I am talking about. So fresh (and thick) that my LUCID (another Storm ball) was not effective at all, so I researched and bought the Sync. Right out of the box, it worked great. It went down the lane smoothly, made it passed the oil cleanly and bit HARD on the backend. Crushing the pocket and sending pins flying. BUT here is the sad news and alarming part (and why I don't like the ball)-- however Storm makes the coverstock and finish for the Sync (obviously a product secret) the ball is completely susceptible to soaking up oil. And quickly! I mean this ball is an OIL "wick". I've seen this ball go from freshly sanded and dull, to a shiny, slick "marble" that will completely slide passed the pocket in as little as 5 frames on league nights. The most I've ever gone is 6 games before needing a "scuff sanding" - aka two league nights (which is one week for me). Another negative issue is that I am unable to use the ball during practice games because I don't want it to soak up even MORE oil. So I use the ball for 6 league games, and pay my pro shop to sand it each week. Sand and repeat. Sand and repeat. So unless you own a ball spinner and abralon sanding pads -- or REALLY like giving your money to your local pro shop -- I would avoid this ball. It requires a lot of maintenance if you are using it on oily lanes- which is the recommended lane conditions for this ball. So I am selling the Sync (aka...losing money after just 5 weeks) and buying the Hammer First Blood.

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