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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bowlingball.com reviews by Tony Ruocco 10/27/2008 07:29 ( stars)

190 of 190 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    215
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 1/8 right 1/8 up
 

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Virtual Gravity, An Unstoppable Force from Storm.

Pin to PAP(5 1/8" over 1/8" up) - 6"
Mass Bias Position - above thumb hole on center line
CG Placement -
Balance Hole - none

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (4000 grit Abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
This one was pretty easy to think of the ball motion we wanted. The Virtual Gravity features the SHAPE-LOCK HD
core which was found int he Gravity Shift. It also has the solid version of the R2X coverstock that was
also on the Gravity Shift.

Since we were a big fan of the Gravity Shift this was a much anticipated release. I was hoping the solid cover
would help the ball read the friction a little earlier which should help smooth out the overall ball motion. If you
ever threw a Gravity Shift or watched someone throw the Gravity Shift you know that it makes a U Turn on the back end.
we have been this layout more and more on test balls so they are easier to compare, it also helps create a smoother ball motion
in the front and middle part of the lane while still allowing for plenty of movement on the backend if you want.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
WOW!!!

I will state it now, there is nobody that will not want this ball once they see it roll. After you finish reading this review you need to check out our video and see for yourself.

I could not believe the reaction I had with this ball. We tested this ball on our fresh house shot, to start off I was being conservative with my lines and angles. Playing the part of the lane where I would typically be during normal
league conditions. As I saw what this ball could do I migrated as far left as I wanted and watched the ball change directions with ease.

I honestly can not remember the last time I had a ball that allowed me to make the ball change directions at the break point like this ball does. On paper I really thought this ball would react similar but a little stronger then my Gravity Shift. They were not even close, they were very compatible but not the same ball at all. Every move I made with this ball it read the oil
and reacted off of the friction amazingly. The ball motion of the Virtual Gravity is what we are all really looking for, it rolls really heavy in the front part of the lane but does not hook early or burn up early. Through the mid lane section you see it start to read the friction but really just maintaining the heavy roll and then on the back part of the lane it makes a very distinct motion to the pocket.

As you will see from our video review, we made this ball do some amazing things. Storm has the winner so far for winter releases!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Brian Halstrom 10/25/2008 11:25 ( stars)

47 of 47 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    233
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
PAP    4 1/2" x 1/2" Up
 

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Brian Halstrom Storm Virtual Gravity Bowling Ball


The new Virtual Gravity¢ is the latest endeavor using the well received R2X coverstock and the high performance Shape Lock HD¢ (High Density) Core.

Pin to PAP(4 1/2" over 1/2" up) - 5"
Mass Bias Position - 3" right of Center Line
Balance Hole - None

Surface Preparation - Left at Box Finish (4000-grit Abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Layout: Knowing that this ball was going to hook, I decided to place the pin under my middle finger to keep the pin a little further away from my PAP.

What I Ended Up With In This Ball Layout: Let me start by making a bold statement...This is the most aggressive by I have ever thrown. Really, the movement this ball makes at the breakpoint is insane. While testing the ball with my co-workers, we were having fun seeing how far left we could stand and how many boards we could cross. This being said, any bowler that is looking for a strong ball in oil, no matter if you are a stroker, tweener, or cranker, this ball is the ball you need to have in your bag.

We started out using our Virtual Gravity's on a freshly oiled house condition. Normally I would stand around 20-22 and play in between the 2-3 arrow. Left at box surface, this proved to be a bit too aggressive for me. I started standing on 28 getting the ball close to the 4th arrow and out to 6. Once the ball reached the breakpoint, it forgets to put on its turn signal and just makes a left turn. This ball does not have Deflection in its vocabulary.

To test the balls limits, I decided to stand on 45 (pretty much lining my left foot up with the left gutter) and going in between the 5th and 6th arrows. While throwing through this line, my target breakpoint was still around the 6-8 board. Once again, off the breakpoint, the ball makes a left turn and absolutely destroys the pins.

My recommendation is that if you're going to miss, miss right. This ball will not have any problem recovering from the outside. This ball will react best on medium-oily to heavy oiled lane conditions. If you loved the Gravity Shift, then you are going to love the Virtual Gravity.



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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bowlingball.com reviews by John Congdon 10/30/2008 09:37 ( stars)

17 of 17 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    195
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
PAP    4 1/2 over, 0 up
 

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Virtual Gravity, An Unstoppable Force from Storm.

Pin to PAP(4 1/2" over 0" up) - 3 3/8"
Mass Bias Position - 1" right of center line
Balance Hole - 7/8" x 1 1/2" deep on the PAP

Surface Preparation - Factory Finish Polish (4000 grit Abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
This was my first bowling ball in the Shift line so I wasn't totally sure what to expect. I knew that Tony and Brian really liked their previous ones.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
I first tried to use the ball at its out of box finish. With my lower ball speed it was hard to get the ball down the lane because of its huge hooking potential.

I then polished it up with some Factory Finish High Gloss polish. What a huge difference. We were able to shoot our ball reaction video on a fresh house shot and you need to watch it to see. Tony and Brian were playing ridiculous angles with this ball.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Ormond pro shop manager 11/24/2008 20:39 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    220
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
we just had our first and not our last storm open house the turn out was great the virtual was the big hit everyone that rolled the ball wanted one it rev up quick and never stopped if you need a ball for oil this is the ball

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Kenny Lawson @ Aloma Bowl Pro Shop 07/18/2009 14:06 ( stars)


 
First of all let me say that Storm’s Virtual Gravity is a very unique looking bowling ball. The color scheme and brightness is a real head turner when it rolls down the lane. This is designed to be very aggressive and used for medium-heavy oil patterns. On a heavier oil pattern is very good, but for the average house shot this might be a little too much ball. Although the R2X cover allows for easy surface adjustments to cover most medium to heavy patterns you should avoid laying this ball out too strong. This ball has a good roll and should be recommended it for anyone looking for a ball with a lot of overall hook.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: 12 Frames 07/11/2009 12:39 ( stars)

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Pin to PAP(5 1/8\" over 11/16\" up) - 4 3/4 above ring finger
Mass Bias Position - 4 1/4\" from PAP right of thumb
Balance Hole - Hole placed on PAP to keep ball legal

Surface Preparation - Out of Box (4000 abralon)

What I Was Looking For In This Ball Layout:
This ball was drilled to be my go to ball for heavy oil. I needed a ball for a freshly oiled shot. The layout provides some decent length with strong reaction off of the spot. I also wanted something that would allow me to open up the lanes when possible, yet still provide a strong recovery.

What I Ended Up With in the Ball and Layout:
If this ball does not win ball of the year, then the contest is fixed. LOL! The Virtual Gravity (VG) is the new standard by which all balls are measured. My VG gets down the lane and has a strong midlane reaction and a stronger backend reaction. The VG is a very aggressive ball. When it reads a dry backend, it will turn towards the pocket with extreme intentions. LOL! The VG is one of the hardest hitting balls in the history of bowling. You will be in awe the first time you successfully roll this ball.

The VG\'s strength is its massive backend and hitting power. When you hit the pocket, this ball destroys the pins. It is as if the ball sucks the pins from the deck. The backend is very strong and continuous. I can strike from a variety of angles and I never have to worry about carry with this ball.

As for the VG\'s weakness, it simply needs oil. If there is not enough oil on the lane, just simply put it back in your bag. I have seen so many people struggle with this ball because they refuse to put it back in the bag. As for me personally, I get more use out of my other balls than I do with my VG. However, when there is enough oil, you will be rewarded because it is one of the hardest hitting balls out today. There may be a few new balls that will out hook the VG overall, but there is not one ball on earth that will out hit it. Period!

In closing, the VG is an awesome ball. If you like aggression and you can get used to the idea that you can\'t use this ball all night, then this is your ball. It\'s upside is that when you can use it, it is one of the best oil balls ever. It\'s downside is that when you can\'t use it, you better have something that can take up the slack. LOL!

Peace!



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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: power bowler 02/10/2009 21:20 ( stars)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


 
The Virtual Gravity is AMAZING!!! I am a power+high revs bowler and have never needed a heavy oil ball. In league play, house patterns were never difficult to control but with pba patterns in tournaments, I was soooo out of my game. There is no forgiveness with only 3-4 board margin of error and my game so suffering. I need to better my odds on heavy oil so I got the Virtual Gravity. "WARNING " This ball is THE TRUTH. On heavy oil and extreme carry down conditions, the virtual gravity slides through the heads and hits the friction area with so much stored power. This was my first storm product, and I was so impressed that I am going only storm all of the time . Hy Road is my next purchase for mid-oil conditions. I'll keep you posted.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: HiggyJr 01/24/2009 11:40 ( stars)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    230
Sport Shot Average    210
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 1/4
 
Virtual Gravity -drilled pin above the bridge- 5 1/2 to PAP, Cg about 4 inches to PAP and the KEY is 2 inches right of the thumb. I have a Gravity drilled the same. But the object was to compare the Virtual to the Dimension (DIMENSION -pin above ring finger- 4 1/4 pin to PAP, Cg kicked at 70 degrees). Virtual box surface 4000 abralon was too much surface for me with the strong Shape-Lock HDâ„¢. It tended to hook to quick and lose the energy for me. The Dimension matches up better for me then Virtual on the longer patterns and medium to long patterns with carry down. I can create better angle and carry with the Dimension. Since the Virtual didn't match up well from me out of the box, I adjusted the cover to 2000 abralon and polish with Storm Reacta Shine. This ball really likes the fresh long and medium patterns, as it tends to get through the midlane cleaner and come of the break smooth and carry's well. I like to use on the 39-42 foot fresh sport/pba patterns for a game and on a house shot. I have seen bowlers with less revs absolutely put up big numbers on a fresh house shot with Virtual right out of the box. A bowler with more revs would need to probably polish or alter the surface to their liking for a desired ball reaction.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: disco 02/20/2009 01:15 ( stars)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    215
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
First after reading all these reviews I thought I would put a light polish on it. Drilled it with the pin under my ring finger. Wanted to open up the lane....I opened up the lane. This ball is the biggest hooking hardest hooking ball I have ever thrown. I normally stay away from the aggressive balls as I dont have a problem hooking the ball. Threw 2 practice games 254 standing on 20 throwing to 8. Next game stood on 25 and threw to 8 to 10. 290. Packed it up to go to work. Next night league. 250, 240, and stayed with it and should have changed 214. This is a ball you almost cant miss right with, speed and dont pull it inside your target and you will be pleased. Great power, good control and when it flips it could go right through a wall on its way to the pocket.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: ericdevin 03/17/2010 04:16 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    205
Sport Shot Average    172
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 x .25
 
While this ball is aggressive as all get out, I wasn't exactly enamored of the coverstock. It soaks up the oil WAY too quickly and loses its ability to turn the corner very fast. It's a high hooking ball, but the coverstocks on the Virtual Energy and Invasion (especially) are vast improvements. It was probably too much ball for me at the time (I no longer have it), and I'd be willing to give it another shot.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: mcaeal 09/03/2009 17:16 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    215
Sport Shot Average    205
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 over 0 up
 
About the Bowler
Bowling Hand Right Handed
League Average 215
Ball Speed Medium
Style Tweener
PAP 4 1/2 right 1/4 up


4x4 drill as spec 1
Surface Preparation - Out of Box (4000 grit Abralon)
Lanes: THS synthetics.
Reaction:
Varies from really, really good to way too much skid if I even slightly miss the ball. If I over turn, it skids out and either over recovers, or washout. If I finish up the back, it rolls early and rolls out. If I am good with the release, and speed, then it is a great ball. It also burns up a lot of energy due to the aggressiveness of the ball and can lose hit. I see similar things with my students that are either tweeners or strokers. My crankers love it on fresh oil, but most bowlers that come to me about this ball are looking for hook and forgiveness. I send them to a Cell.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: alankford11 06/01/2009 12:29 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    210
Sport Shot Average    190
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
This ball hooks like crazy!! It absolutely kills the pins when it hits them. This is the best ball on the market, and the most hooking ball. I ordered it about a week or 2 ago and I used to average 139 (I'm 13 give me some credit) and now I average 160!! This ball is amazing!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: knitehopper 04/29/2009 02:03 ( stars)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


 
THIS IS MY THIRD MOST AGGRESSIVE BALL! IT GOAS LONGER THEN MY AGENT ORANGE & ROGUE CELL. I COULD USE THIS BALL THE FIRST GAME. I GET MY BEST RESULTS WITH MY GRAVITY ON MY THIRD GAMES. NOW IF THE HOUSE I'M IN HAVE LITTLE OIL, THEN YES I PULL IT RIGHT OUT THE BAG. LONG AS I CAN STAND ON 25 THE FIRST GAME. FOR THE MOST PART THE ALLEYS I GO TO HAS HEAVY OIL. I SHOT A 777 SET, THIS IS HOW I DID IT. STARTED WITH AGENT ORANGE 256, THEN USED THE ROGUE CELL 234, THEN WENT TO THE GRAVITY 287. I MOVED LEFT OF THE AREA I BURNT UP WITH THE FIRST TWO BALLS. THEN THIS BALL SHOWS OFF.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: h23vtec 04/26/2009 01:01 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    185
Sport Shot Average    175
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Stroker
 
really great ball. has extreme hook potential. has the ability to play many lines on the alley. hooks really nice with more of a smooth arc on the line i play and compliments my style very well. hits like a train at the angle it comes into the pocket. love the color scheme too.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: epilepticcadaver 04/10/2009 16:38 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
League Average    214
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Stroker
 
I bought this ball a while ago and love it. It is very forgiving and has a strong hook and drives through the pins well. I rarely leave a 7 pin (left handed). Once in a great while i'll leave a 7 10 split on pocket his but most of time its just a bad release on my part. i usually average around 200 and up to 215 with this ball. no 300's yet but have had the front 9 or ten at least 10 times. If your looking for a strong ball that can get through oil and be forgiving this ball is def. the one. having this ball and the black widow pearl keeps me in good shape for league.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: guffnuh 04/06/2009 14:15 ( stars)

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The Storm Virtual Gravity is an interesting ball. The first few months that I had it it was the greatest thing ever. Then it just suddenly died. I have given it two hot water baths and cleaned it with various cleaners and sanded it to different grits and it just doesn't do anything. I would recommend it though, just be aware that it may DIE!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Wizard Boy 03/16/2009 22:19 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


 
I bought this ball after doing alot of research on it. I had it drilled differently then my others. I had it drilled exactly the way Storm says it needs to be drilled. My first game was off cuz I was getting used to it without practicing with it, 151. Once I found my line, I had a 204 and 248 for a 603 set. To me, that's not bad for a start. I am taking this to the 2009 Nationals with me as my primary ball to use. I have been told by others who own this ball that I made a good choice in a ball. When using it, make sure you only use Storm brand rejuvinator to clean it and use alcohol on it before league competition. Its a AWESOME ball!!!!!!!!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Patzilla 02/11/2009 20:16 ( stars)

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Just got this ball in the mail yesterday and thru about 6 games with it. Took me a little while to get used to it, this ball hits like a TANK. it revs the most out of any ball i see, and it revs for me even tho im a low-rev bowler. My friend even thru it like he does and threw it 5 board and it hooked all across the lane. GREAT ball from Storm and great on everything but really dry conditions

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: mr300 01/29/2009 13:19 ( stars)

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the ball sucks it only hooks the dimension and the second dimension are better even the hot sauce pearl has a greather hook thats why i choose hammer bowling there the best of the best

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Altamonte pro shop 01/12/2009 19:47 ( stars)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.


 
I manage a pro shop and recently drilled a Virtual Gravity for one of my beginning bowler customers who always had a problem hooking the ball on oil.Well he does not have that problem any more.On his first night bowling in league he up his average 20 pins.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: USFBullsTA 01/03/2009 22:56 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    180
Sport Shot Average    160
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    4 1/2" 3/8"
 
I got this ball for free from a sponsorship Storm gave my college. I drilled the ball with the pin 5" from my PAP, to make it go long. I also go it polished as well.

I average about 175-180 and this ball definitely increased my average. Although I have it drilled long and polished, the ball still kicks and hits like a truck, demolishing anything it comes into contact with.

I am very happy with this ball and would have paid the 120 dollars for it if I had to. I am now going to pick up a Rapid Fire Pearl as a compliment.

This ball lasts longer than anything I've owned, and completely dominates the Cell in any area of competition.

5/5 Stars


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: AsianBowler15 01/02/2009 15:13 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    141
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
I got this ball in December and this is the best ball i have ever thrown and i have only been bowler a year. This ball hooks so much that when the lanes are dry i have to stand in the gutter. I would recommend this ball to anyone!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: shockwav24 01/02/2009 09:37 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    184
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Stroker
PAP    3.5
 
This ball is insane. I cuts right though the oil. I also throw a Hammer Black Widow and a Storm Trifecta. These balls hook a lot, but the Virtual Gravity hooked when the rest would not. After 2 games, it was everything I could do to get it to stay to the right of the head pin. And when the ball hits the pins, it makes a very distinctive "Crack". None of by other balls get the sound or pin reaction that this ball creates when you hit flush in the pocket. I recommend this ball to anyone who is having trouble getting a ball to hook in oil.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bombercomfort 12/16/2008 18:55 ( stars)

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I just got this ball drilled last night. I had it drilled in the tournament setting that comes in the drilling instructions. I am a tweeter with average ball speed. Average 203 in league.



What I can say about his ball is OMG WOW, did you see what it just DID! This ball for me goes down the lane and makes a left turn like a right angle (90 degrees). The snap is out of this world and I have seen nothing like it. (This was on med-heavy oil too). I can bowl deep inside out or outside in. This ball just snaps back. Hits the pocket like a bat out of hell.



I bowled 3 games with it. It took me 2 games to get used to the ball and once I stop fiddling around and seeing what the ball could do. (Was just so much fun making this ball play absurd angles.) I shot 279 with this ball. The 9 spare was my mistake. If I put the ball where I wanted it struck.



The only thing that I did not like was that I did not buy 2 of them! I have a feeling I will not be using my other balls very much at all in the future. This ball is going to kill em on the shark pattern! Basically if you are not a cranker but want a ball reaction like a cranker this is the ball for you.



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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: JEB 11/19/2008 13:14 ( stars)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    182
Sport Shot Average    160
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
I just got the ball yesterday and got to throw 3 games with it today. Once I got use to the back end break I loved it. At 18mph it had so much break I had to move to the left 3 boards to keep it from crossing over. The pin action is like an explosion when the ball hits in the pocket. I would recommend this ball to anyone who is looking for more break at the back end!!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Lee Green 04/21/2014 00:04 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    157
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
i\'ve only had this ball for a month and cant believe how extremely powerful it is on heavy oil far more powerful than my cyclone and my danger zone put together i\'ve bowled a 203 & 209 when i got my thumb insert for it and i love it the perfect ball for anyone looking for aggressiveness on the backend on very heavy oil

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Shane Semones 04/26/2012 18:31 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    205
Sport Shot Average    180
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
This ball is awesome. It's a shame they aren't making it anymore.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: sid H. 11/01/2011 10:44 ( stars)


 
this ball does everything i need a ball to do. even in heavy or light oils condition

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: nickels12 09/11/2011 00:02 ( stars)


 
im getting used to this ball now. i somehow give it a backspin from throwing then i struggle with that. but now im slowing down n turning the ball for the ball to move down the lane and hook.a good ball for intermediate-expert bowlers

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: aj3037 05/06/2011 19:06 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    183
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
I was using an Ebonite NVD, the ball lost it hook after a couple of years. I was hesitant about getting the Virtual Gravity but my average was down to a 165 and I was hurting in league. So I bought the Gravity and what a wonderful last half of league. I average over 610 series for the last 5 weeks of league. My average before the NVD went bad was 171 and the end of year average was a 175. I've only been bowling for two years and I took third and second in the last two tourney's I bowled in for my devision. I can't wait till I get a Nano

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Cheetahsneverprosper 01/27/2011 10:39 ( stars)


 
I've been throwing this ball for only two weeks now, and I'm kicking myself for not having bought one sooner!

A little background.. I'm a right-handed stroker (about 208 average and 15-16 mph. speed) and I needed a ball for that first game when the oil is heaviest and my ball simply does not want to hook.

I normally throw a 15lb. ball and have been having to dial back the speed in that first game, just to get the ball to face up into the pocket. That leaves way too many 10-pins and sadly, 4-9 splits if I get the speed TOO slow. Well, why not throw a 16lb. and keep the speed the same? This ball did the trick, and then some!

It comes with a printout of four 'standard' drilling layouts. I chose the one for maximum flare. I can throw it on the exact same line as my 15lb. Fury for a typical house pattern. I usually start out throwing over the 8 or 9 board at the arrows and gravitate in to throwing over 10 or 11 by the end of the night.
Originally intended to just use it in the first game.. but this ball hits so hard and trips out that 10-pin so well that I've yet to put it back in the bag, all the way through the end of the third game.

I can honestly say that I've never had a ball that so consistently trips out that infuriating 10-pin. It drives the pocket hard with a beautiful, angular hook, yet somehow it's predictable and forgiving at the same time. Miss a board or two outside? No problem! This ball WILL come back, even when my Fury would have skidded out and let me stare at an annoying washout.

In just my five nights of throwing this ball, I've not had less than a 670 with it, and a high series so far of 730. I'm considering getting another, just in case this one ever dies! On that note, I've been told by others who own this ball to be SURE to clean it before putting it away in your bag for the night. Don't let it sit oily overnight as it could cause an early death. And that would be terrible. I'm hoping for at least a couple years out of this hard-hitter.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: robertmurraybowler 01/19/2011 12:43 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    215
Sport Shot Average    210
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
Have had this ball for going on a year or two and i love it. i go to this ball when the lanes are oily and i am able to play my line and crush the pocket

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bunnybowler22 09/21/2010 13:43 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    180
Sport Shot Average    170
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
I loved this ball when I first got it. It had the hard hooking ability that I needed. Now that I've used to numerous times, its sort of died. I now use it for an up and in shot on medium to oily patterns. But over all a good ball to have.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: mattyg3535 08/10/2010 13:55 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    199
Sport Shot Average    180
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
This was the ball that introduced me to what modern bowling IS. I tried to bowl with strong Ebonite and Hammer equipment when I started bowling. I always though that the lanes had TOO MUCH OIL to make my equipment hook. I didn't understand that the ball can SKID,HOOK AND ROLL, before the arrows if there wasn't enough oil. I got the Virtual Gravity and learned quickly that a BIG BALL can cut through and NEVER roll out. This ball works on EVERY condition. If the lanes are burnt out the core of this ball retains so much energy that it still hits hard, even when it looks as if it rolls out. Cary down conditions after a thousand kids threw plastic up the middle, use the Virtual and you can still carry. Sport conditions, ha, this ball laughs at them. Best ball ever. Just need to clean it after every use to keep it from soaking up too much oil. Also helps to hit the surface before every set to keep it dull.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: THOMMO7879 08/06/2010 06:00 ( stars)


 
I ordered the Virtual Gravity ball from Bowlingball.com on a Thursday, 3 days before leaving the UK for a holiday in New York and then Orlando.
The ball was waiting for me when I arrived at my hotel in Orlando which was absolutely fantastic service IMO.
I had it drilled upon my return to the UK, and have now used the ball on 4 occassions. All I can say is BUY ONE< YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT, IT IS AMAZING:)

My league average has always been around 160-165.

Yesterday I hit 189, 197, 202, 221, and the ball seems to have already added about 30-40 pins a game to my average.

I absolutely love it and the power it seems to have when it hits the pins is SCARY.

I'm now confident that when the ball is half way down the lane, that its got a strike strike written all over it.

I bought this ball soley on what I'd seen of it in video reviews, and I am so happy that I bought it now and carried it back all the way from the USA.

Can't paise Bowlingball.com highly enough either.
In the UK this ball would have cost me £165, however delivered to my hotel in Orlando with a microfibre cloth, the ball only cost me £95.

Couldn't be happier with the whole experience.

Best wishes from Scotland
thommo


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bowlingballfreak22 06/29/2010 23:19 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    182
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
Oh how i love my gravity has a great smooth but massive hook i love the coloring of the ball aand the first game i bowled with it was a 221 over all great ball 5 stars! *****

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Qfish 04/28/2010 20:04 ( stars)


 
This is by far the most agressive ball I've ever thrown. It hooks on the heaviest oil and hits hard. I would recommend this ball for anyone looking for a ball for heavy oil. I just purchased a used Virtual Energy and am hoping that it will turn out to be just as good as the Gravity.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: tsherbr 02/26/2010 22:30 ( stars)


 
I have had this ball for several months and have about 100 games with it now and it still works as good now as when I first got it. It is the perfect ball for heavier oil conditions. It goes a little more length and has more energy at the pocket and better carry than my previous heavy oil balls.



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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Ghoram 02/21/2010 23:47 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    192
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
If you get a problem with this ball ..
I'd say,
1- the drilling layout might not be the one you need.
2- you lack consistency..
3- your ball started to die.. ( this isn't happenning quickly..)

if you don't send it the same way everytimes, it will react differently everytimes, which is a good thing, not a bad one.. The ball let you see even on house shot, when you send it right, and not.. Loved this ball.. but too much hooking power for me now.. Unless for some sport shot with heavy oil..



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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: m.v.wagner 02/19/2010 21:18 ( stars)


 
I'm an ameture bowler so I don't know much about the techical stuff of bowling balls or bowling in general, but I just bought the Virtual Gravity and WOW! My firt game with this ball I broke my old high score of 249 with 267. Like I said I'm rather new to bowling so I'm not great and may have just been luck, but either way I'm loving this ball so far. It seems to hit the pins really hard and hasn't let me down yet.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Aznsensation 02/14/2010 13:48 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
League Average    228
Sport Shot Average    210
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
15.4 Lbs
3-4" Pin
Pin under middle finger
Cg 2 1/4" under ring finger
Mass Bias 1 1/4" left and 2 1/4" down from thumb
Small weight hole
Left at 4000 with reacta shine

Got decent length with a strong midlane roll. This ball reads the midlane well and has a smooth arc in the back end. This layout let me play from different angles. This ball is definitely my favorite ball in my bag. Even with extreme carry down this ball still drives. The pin carry has been phenomenal. Only downside if there is a lack of oil this ball is too much. Extremely aggressive ball on dry back ends. If your looking for a strong ball for medium-heavy conditions this ball is it!! Definitely a great 1-2 punch with my virtual energy. Storm has again come out with a great product


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: wildfire44231@aol.com 02/04/2010 18:09 ( stars)


 
Great Ball!!!!! Took my game to the next level and then some! Very aggressive down the lane and massive pin action! I would recommend this ball to anyone that is looking for an aggressive ball in high oil conditions.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: JPWhalen 02/03/2010 11:19 ( stars)


 
EXCELLENT Ball. I bowl in 2 houses weekly. I averaged 20x in my main house and 17x in the 2nd house. After purchasing the Virtual Gravity, I am now avergaing 19x in the 2nd house and maintained a consistent average in the first.

Very predicatable in medium to high oil...GET THIS BALL!!!


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bird 01/31/2010 20:34 ( stars)


 
Been bowling less than 1 year average been 140 to 150 for 3-4 months just got my new ball, right out of the to the pro shop got it drilled first game 225 rolled 10 games 7 were over 200 lowest was 179, Can't say enough about this ball rolls good and hits hard LOVE IT !!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Steve Z 01/31/2010 14:29 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    195
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Cranker
 
I absolutely love this ball. I rolled my first 700 less than 2 weeks after getting the ball andmy average has gone up almost 7 pins since. Everything about it is perfect, it hits the pins really hard and it smells good

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: dgross3910 01/30/2010 14:49 ( stars)


 
I have used it 4 times now (3 game matches). The first two times I rolled low 600\'s. My average is 205, I was not comfortable with the thumb hole and I had a new insert put in. The last two times 684,718. This ball blows away the pins when rolling correctly. I love it and my son got the Virtual Gravity which is also an excellent ball. Highly recommended, but watch how you get it drilled, specify how much back end you want.

Good Luck?


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Prix23 01/19/2010 12:35 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    202
Sport Shot Average    170
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
Had to change the coverstock on it to 500 grit polished but after that it works like a charm! Love this ball. I purchased it after buying the Storm Second Dimension which I also switched the coversotck on. I sanded the 2nd Dimension to a 300 grit abralon and it works great and is much more consistant that way. Hope this helps anyone who is having trouble with either ball.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Matt K. 01/13/2010 23:46 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    175
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
PAP    4 1/2 X 1
 
This ball was beautiful. I used my friend's once it it was amazing. I was able to put my left foot in the gutter and shot over the 4th arrow. I'm thinking of getting it as my next ball .

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: service15@jenningstire.com 12/31/2009 14:29 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    215
Sport Shot Average    205
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
This ball deffinately has the ability to give you foregivness. I use this ball on all the kegel longer patterns and I have miss room with it. If you want something to dig through the oil this is the one.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Hax1 12/14/2009 20:55 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    210
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
I have to say that this ball has been the most disappointing ball that I have ever bought. When I first got it, my pro shop guy told me this was the best ball he had ever seen. He said it hooked, carried, and allowed for a lot of error. I got it drilled last year and never did anything with it. In fact, I have actually had 3 used balls drilled up to give me different options and have done better with all 3 used balls then I did with the virtual gravity new.

I have tried sanding, cleaning and polishing and nothing seems to work. I used to bowl on wood surfaces and the ball hooked ok, but left ringing 10 pin after ringing 10 pin. Didn't shoot a game over 258 all year even though I had several games where I put 12 good shots in the pocket. Instead, I ended up using a used cell more often than not and put up better numbers. Now I bowl on synthetics and this ball will not move. Even though it is listed as being over a 200 hook on the perfect scale, my used hyroad moves much more. The ball just slides all the way down the lane and has no pop on the back end. I think I am going to try a Massacre Red Death this year. I am done with storm.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: skater92123 12/08/2009 21:26 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    214
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
The storm virtual gravity is a excellent ball considering lane conditions. The ball does best for me in heavy oil. Our local bowling alley has a house pattern and they use heavy oil and it works great. Once the lanes break down you can tell cause the ball will take off considerably really early. This ball is horrible on dry conditions it jus slides a few boards then the revs spin it right back like crazy soo i use a diffrent ball. I only use my virtual gravity if the lanes are wet. This is a good ball if you have alot of revs and u need a ball that can go through heavy oil. if ur ball speed is slow u prob shouldnt get this ball cause the core is soo strong. I have fast revs and medium ball speed soo it works really great for me. i like it alot. it looks cool when it goes down the lane also

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: hammerhead23 11/18/2009 16:33 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    197
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
Virtual gravity is the bomb! I never really liked storm balls until I threw this gravity! I am a hammer fan I was very commited to hammer balls. I am 15 years old and an average bowler. it is my first year in league and do not have my shot down yet. I have a hammer razyr which barely gets any hook on the oily league lanes. my coach wanted to show me a ball hat hooks like crazy the gravity! his wife happened to have it and he ball fit me perfectly with the exception of the thumbhole being a little large. I practiced with the gravity the whole practice. the ball is simply amazing. when I saw how much pin action It got I nearly crapper my pants. this ball is he hardest hitting ball I have ever seen not to mention the ridiculous hook. out of the 20 frames I bowled I had 9 strikes and 7 spares. I love this ball and would love to have one in my repatoir very soon! thank you storm. also thank you bowlingball.com for having such great prices and an awesome website and bowlingball videos!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Lauss 11/13/2009 23:23 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    176
Sport Shot Average    175
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Cranker
 
This ball is absolutely hate this ball. In my bag i have a black widow, virtual gravity, golden globe, and a soon to be mutant cell. Im a cranker who loves the hook and forgiveness that a good ball gives you. And i got the virtual thinking this was the case, but then after getting found out i made a mistake. For me the virtual wont do anything on a sport oil pattern, but when i roll my black widow that has been used over four hundred games has to be thrown near the gutter for it to come back and hit the pocket perfect. Take my advice and if your looking for a new ball dont buy this one, instead go over to roto grip and look at some cells.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Haytham 11/03/2009 07:32 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    180
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
This ball is amazing !just amazing , I have tried it on 40 ft of heavy oil and it didn`t stop , I recomend this for every one , and I thank storm very much and I say keep the good work .

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: edf55 11/02/2009 11:28 ( stars)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
League Average    220
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
PAP    5
 
Not sure whats wrong yet maybe its the layout or my game and this ball don't match up well. I know its a great ball its at least worth trying another layout.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Cap N Jack 10/29/2009 00:20 ( stars)


 
i really really love this ball i got it last year and im not a cranker im a full roller i show everyone out there that has the most hook that i can still kick there asses. i bowl jrs and i average 200 and this ball is amazing really good back end and slams the pocket. i own the Columbia resurgence and that ball also has the most back end every the most i seen and i also own the storm furious, Brunswick scorchin inferno i use that for my 10 pins and my for dry lanes. i have a lane master sure strike that ball is great. but my all time favorite is the storm virtual gravity.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Xcessive_Hook 10/15/2009 15:01 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    233
Sport Shot Average    210
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 1/8 right by 1/2 up
 
I actually got this ball because of the early success I found with the Virtual Energy. My Gravity has a 55* 5" 65* layout, surface adjusted to 2000. It uses literally zero energy in the heads.



However, what it does in the mids and especially the back is mind blowing. Not to sound overly cliche', but it does keep going and going. I've put about 40 games on it so far. Not many in the grand scheme of things, but, no O/U, no "ball death".



If you have a hard time with actual oil on the lanes, then pick up the Virtual Gravity. They are still making them and using them on tour after a year for a reason.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: oke12255 10/04/2009 21:18 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    225
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
Hand: Right
PAP: 4 1/2 Up 3/4 over
League Average: 223
Sport Shot Average: 201
Style: Tweener

I've thrown nothing but Brunswick equipment the last 7 years. I saw several bowlers in my area throw this ball and was absolutely amazed at the reaction. It seemed as if this ball would give them at least 4 boards at the arrows and 4-5 boards at the break point.

The normal house pattern I bowl on is a 34 ft pattern on synthetic lanes and there is a small amount of Out-of-bounds about 6 to the gutter. Being a tweener I couldn't throw anything with any surface as it would hit like a wet tomato, but anything polished didn't seem to recover.

With the coverstock on this ball (4000 grit), it still clears the lane really well and let me tell you folks this ball hooks more than any ball I've thrown in 15 yrs of bowling.

I stacked my Virtual Gravity 3 3/8' and couldn't be more happy with this ball. The carry and mid-lane is perfect.

Great Job Storm!


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bowlerkid93 10/03/2009 18:58 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    205
Sport Shot Average    190
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Cranker
 
I think that this is a very good ball as long as you use it right. If you lanes are hooking leave this ball in the bag. My rev rate has changed from very low to around 550+ recently so i lot of my equipment was not working for me if i got to deep on the lane with any of my other bowling balls i would leave a ten pin every time! not this ball!! you get a little bit of polish on it and it will make a turn into the pins and hit them HARD no matter how much oil there is.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Cap N Jack 10/03/2009 14:41 ( stars)


 
i got this ball around like last year right around Christmas and i was playing right threw the middle and it was nailing the pocket but now after a year i cant get the hook i had on it like i had it last year. so im selling the ball to get the storm fast. can anyone help me with my problems with the virtual gravity i loved that ball i even resurfaced it and im a right handed bowler and average about 190 and im a full roller i dont crank the ball.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: nathan j 09/30/2009 12:11 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    170
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
my virtual gravity hooks earlier than my other bowling balls which can be good on heavier oil. what ever roll i get on my virtual gravity it will always hook. good ball storm! ! !

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: CH2iS 09/25/2009 06:18 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
Awesome ball, very aggressive hook in WET lanes! Something that I have been looking for forever! I'm just simply amaze at how well this ball works for everyone. My buddy has one and he's totally in love with it too. Another league bowler in the same league with us also throws this ball and swears by it! This is by far my favorite of all my balls. Storm has done a great job with this one.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: vafroggy2000 09/15/2009 15:17 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    197
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
Before buying this ball I was never able to get proper pin carry. Now on the heavy oil patterns that I normally bowl on I am able to hit the pocket with authority and rarely leave shots that arent easy to pick up. My average jumped almost 30 pins since purchasing this ball. I am actually thinking about getting another Virtual Gravity. I love Storm!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: super 300 08/24/2009 16:40 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    227
Sport Shot Average    203
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
I am a right handed 221 avg in my saturday JR league. I have over 20 bowling balls and this is by far one of the best balls I have! My VG is sanded to 2000, the pin is 3 inches and is under the my ring finger. The thing that is so great about this ball is, it's very easy to control. Most of the time, when you get a very strong ball like this one, you can only consistantly get it to the pocket on long 40+ foot shots, But not this ball. Even when I bowl on the cheatah and viper patterns, I can still control this ball very well. It is so strange but great to have a ball that moves with the best of them on oil, but yet can handle the dry lanes! PS. This is also one of the most hard hitting balls on the market.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: daronn 08/23/2009 18:05 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    190
 
I bought this ball expecting more out of it but it was just an okay ball for me. I have purchased many storm balls and this one was a good ball to have in my arsenal but not one of the first balls I go to. It did not give me the back end that I was expecting but I have heard that many people have gotten good result from it.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: DJC 07/18/2009 15:52 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    215
Sport Shot Average    190
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
A high average bowler observed one of my practice sesssions and made a few suggestions on technique but offered up one piece of advice based on style (power stroker 17.25 - 17.90)and high rev rate. My previous go to ball aggressive in it's own right was not consistently flipping to the pocket. He suggested the Virtual Gravity as it was too much ball for his style (stroker low speed high rev)but felt it would be ideal for mine. Well that was the best piece of advice I got all summer. I had a 175 fall season average, had to adjust to the ball as my first game out of the box was only 159. Second game moved my line from 15th board to the 25th and what a big difference 236 , 228, 244 after. I love this ball , greater margin for error on light hits and crossover hits as the ball drives through the pins without losing energy.Have bowled 45 games with this ball (over 3 weeks) and have bowled more 200+ games(32)and 16 of those games north of 220 than i did over 92 league games. If you are a high speed high rev bowler you owe it to youself to give this ball a try.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: mattyg3535 07/13/2009 16:04 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    199
Sport Shot Average    180
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
This ball is the answer to oil. Using it on THS is a little crazy but can be done. It hooks and hooks a lot. The ball is not make to go down and in though. It can be done but it is not what this ball was intended for. This ball likes to come back from no man's land and destroy it. If you miss outside you will actually be rewarded. DON'T miss inside, you were warned. Took it down to 2000 because I only have about 300 rpm. Needed to get a little less hook because the ball would rip through the pocket too hard. Crankers can leave it out of box. Strokers might think this ball is just too much ball. I do use a reviver type machine once every two weeks because this ball is a sponge. If you cannot maintain the ball like this or hot water bath method, don't bother. You will lose reaction fast and blame it on the ball if you don't maintain it. Also don't even try to use this ball on dry lanes. IT WILL NOT CURVE. It burns up and goes straight as soon as it hits the arrows. Use this ball in the right situation and you will not be disappointed.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Deekus 07/07/2009 17:13 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    177
Sport Shot Average    162
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5 over 1/2
 
I guess you can say this ball is really the best of the first half of 09', but trying this ball out, I just had some difficulties with it. It's too aggressive in my opinion for me. I had to be very precise with my targets and be very accurate. I have tried the Rogue, Widow Sting, Energy, and this and I thought this would be the best one out of the demo balls I tried. It sure isn't my least favorite one out of the 4 but I have to say it's too aggressive and too advanced for me to control for a kid bowling in high school.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: azredsoxfan 07/04/2009 02:09 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    224
Sport Shot Average    193
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
Just got it drilled today. I got it drilled pin up just above the ring finger so it would go a little longer but still retain the strong backend. What I got was possibly the best reaction I have ever seen! It is amazing the way this ball reads the lanes and if I were to miss right the ball would recover with a strong continuous motion toward the pocket. Also, I was amazed with the number of angles I could play with it. If you don't have this ball, you need to get it! It is worth every penny!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Housequake 07/03/2009 15:35 ( stars)


 
What can I say about the VG? It is a ball that has set the standard in the bowling industry. I got my VG for father's day. I bowled with last week in league, shot a 738 series. That was a good series but it was my first time bowling with the VG. This week in league I shot a 810 series, it should have been higher but I popped-up in the second frame of the first game which was a split. my lay-out is
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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: soliver 07/01/2009 03:53 ( stars)

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this is a terrible ball i own a dimenson and second dimenson andthe virtual gravity is the worst ball i have ever spent money on it doesnt read the lane like the dimensons do.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: BwlDoug 06/29/2009 18:37 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    212
Sport Shot Average    190
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
This is an absolutely fantastic ball. The 5th game I threw with it was my first 300 game. It seems to be able to hook on any oil patern i have bowled on to date. Definately a must have.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: cheche369 05/07/2009 12:13 ( stars)


 
Very strong ball that gives a dirrent hook at times. Leaves a lot of 9 pins for me. Ball starts hooking at the point you throw it and never stops. I can place it in the pocket but can not get it to carry 10 at times.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: JimB 04/25/2009 15:17 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    159
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
2nd game out of the box I rolled a 224 which is my highest score since I started bowling 3 months ago. Strong, predictable action on medium to heavy oil patterns and its a very forgiving ball. Come in a bit high or low into the pocket and it will still clear the pin deck most every time. I can see my average jumping upward with this ball.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: doodmanguyz 04/22/2009 08:23 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    180
Sport Shot Average    173
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Stroker
 
This is the beat ball I have ever had....I rolled my first 600 serires with it in a tournament a couple months ago...i have had this ball for about 6-8 months....I love it....My average jumped 15 pins after I got this ball....My current average is a 170...I throw the ball from a moderate to fast speeed.....I am a stroker....

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Enuttz23 04/21/2009 05:33 ( stars)


 
I just got this ball Friday and used on Saturday at a tournament. I started slow in doubles 201, 215 but then I got the feel for the ball and it was over I shot 299 with a solid 4 pin I slowed it down a bit and it just drove to hard. Then I started the next set for singles 264,279 then I started trying to guide the ball going for 800 and ended up shooting 181 I should have just let the ball do its job. I am 211 average and never shot 800 before and only have one 300 game but I see that changing with this ball.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: harisss 04/19/2009 18:07 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    190
Sport Shot Average    190
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
I am a player with about 170 average. Last few months I mostly had a slump and could hardly reach 200.

Thank, I bought this beauty. I did change a bit my drilling, and managed to rev up more than usually (I used to be 220 revs and now closing on to 300), but I can tall you this ball has some serious hooking power. It is awesome!

I have tried it on 35 feet oil, even 28 and 40. On all three patterns it was awesome. the longer the oil, the more power on entry and sharper the angle of entry. Of course, it moves straight on oily part. Surprisingly on 28 feet it behaved well too. I did have to move to extreme left with my feet (right handed), and it started hooking half way down the lane, but it was not losing power at all.

Awesome ball and it has no match to me. Guess what I did, five days later I bought the second one, just to have it for training, while keeping the first one for the league ;)


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: mj bowler 76 04/18/2009 21:25 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
League Average    160
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    4 7/16- 4 3/8 61/64 3/8r 1/8 l
 
ive just got this ball after all the hype about it and just tested it out friday. to date its a good ball, not totally what i was expecting, but agressive ball. i think i need to get it polished to get the most out of it,but i will say its very strong at the breakpoint. overall just threw a couple of games but a very good ball that revves alot.i hate the orange going down, but like this ball.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Coronadayz 04/11/2009 14:12 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
League Average    205
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
PAP    4 1/2" x 1/2" Up
 
I purchased this ball about a month ago and FINALLY got to throw it this morning and let me tell you WOW.
This is the hardest hitting ball I've ever thrown, just like the video and the extreme angles you can play the Virtual Gravity never gives up. Its been 7+yrs since I have touched a ball so my speed was a little low which was expected. I threw a 136 lol (ick!) 198 and a 221. Not to bad at all.

Thanks to Brian Halstrom for the great info and taking the time to personally answer my questions also thanks to the staff at bowlingball.com for the extremely fast shipment!


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: jonesy7 04/07/2009 21:21 ( stars)


 
just got the ball drilled today. drilled the pin 4 inch from the PAP with a 4 inch buffer. all i can say is be prepared to be amazed. i have been throwing track balls since i started bowling. i bought a rising last summer and that ball was great, hit like a ton of bricks and hooked like crazy. needless to say it died on me 2 weeks ago and iv bowled like crap ever since then. after doing tons of research i decided to try a VG. i should have ordered it sooner. bowled my first game with it tonite and started with 5 strikes in a row. ended with a 201 (i had a tough time with spares since i do not know the ball well) but besides that the ball works just as said. not a super hooker like some think. the ball does not make a big arc the whole way down the lane. what it does do though is go long and make a very very very strong turn and hits hard. pins dont stand a chance. cant wait to bowl in leagues with this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: JP newballz 04/03/2009 16:37 ( stars)


 
I purchase this ball in prep for my first tourney and have used it during my 2 leagues this week. One on wood and other on synthetic. This is my first year bowling and WOW! For those of you who are scared to come inside and ditch it out there, this is the ball that will give you the confidence to do so. I also have a Wild Ride that I have started throwing better since the purchase of this amazing Storm ball. No matter the oil this ball will hook. I like to throw hard and was forced to slow my ball speed to get the action I wanted with my other balls. Not with the VG ball speed back at 19-20mph and still makes the turn. This ball should have been called the Wild Ride.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Vikingsfan4982 03/29/2009 19:28 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    170-180
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
This ball is fantastic. I have a Pluto from Roto-Grip, but i decided I wanted something stronger. I got exactly what I wanted. I'm almost 15, and my old 160 or so average was just ok in my league that I'm in. The first time I bowled with this ball in league I had my first 600 series (650). And on my last game I had the first 9 strikes and ended up with a 278. Now after a few more weeks of league my average has gone up over 10 pins. This ball looks hits the pins like I am throwing the ball 30mph down the lane. If you are looking for something that is going to hook and drive through the pins this is the perfect ball for you.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Ryanb798 03/25/2009 13:58 ( stars)

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I purchased the Storm Virtual Gravity months ago and still to this very day, I can't use it at all. No matter how I bowl, I have no control of it at all. I should be using a ball that's less aggressive with a good back end like Hammer Balls. Too bad I wasted my money, lesson learned.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: djnewdynasty 03/23/2009 14:18 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    161
Sport Shot Average    126
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
The First time I threw the Storm Virtual Gravity, I was dumbfounded. I completely mis-judged the ball's well known aggressiveness. For being a left-handed bowler, and fairly new to the performance side of the sport, my jaw dropped as i watched the ball slide out from the center arrow to mere inches away from the left gutter, only to snap into the first and second pins for the classic sounding strike. The ball seemed to not just hook in between the head pin and the number two pin, but traveled almost parallel to the head pin.

The reaction of the ball, is the most aggressive I have ever witnessed. Going from throwing a Cell Pearl, to throwing the Virtual Gravity was much different than I had expected. I thought it would be a better hooking ball, however it had proven me wrong by snapping into its hook so hard, it almost completely missed the pins. I had no idea it was going to be such a big difference.

Picking up Spares and splits were seemingly easier once i tested different marks and speeds, Averaging around 14-15 MPH the ball tended to be more controllable and more of a snap to the ball, which was perfect for picking up the night's 8 / 10 split. a shot I was never able to hit until throwing the Virtual.

Overall this ball has been the best ball I have thrown on a freshly oiled house shot. And has bettered my game by a long shot. I will have to say it is defiantly a 9/10 ball for me. There is still plenty of room for maneuvering with the versatility of the ball, and I feel Storm will top this soon enough. The color pattern also makes this unique style ball stand out even more on the lanes, making this a perfect choice for any bowler looking for the ultimate experience and potential.

-SPK


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Hammer4life 03/22/2009 14:34 ( stars)

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This ball is absolutely horrible. Im a medium speed cranker. I bowled with this ball on my league house shot and the reaction i got was the ball hit the pocket like the thing was made of jello. It hit the head pin and just stopped un-like other balls that would continue hooking thru the head pin, and absolutely no pin action at all. I had horrible reaction with the ball it just would not come back at all. I was easily at least 6 boards right of where my sauce was with this ball. Maybe thats why its called the virtual, its just not there

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: irishkorn26 03/21/2009 18:31 ( stars)


 
Purchased this ball today and shot it on the Viper pattern. I used the storm layout number two with pin 4" from PAP. (http://www.stormbowling.com/drill-specs/key_drilling.pdf) - I have a very high rev rate and throw around 18 - 19 mph, track is very high about 1/4 from finger holes, needless to say on a house shot I have no problem swinging the lane, but on pro shot patterns this can be a problem. Out of the box rolled a 653 on the Viper peeling if off of 10 and slowly transitioned to the outside to hold on the oil. I did adjust speed to around 17 mph, this ball still does not have a track burned in on it (still hit as advertised) and I can say this is the best Storm ball I have thrown to date (6th storm ball to date). I would absolutely recommend this ball to anyone looking for a strong rolling ball that will read and still deliver on the backend regardless of pattern. This drilling is not for medium to light oil, but I have friends that have polished it to go long and it still delivers like a truck on the backend. Just Nasty.----The Mule

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: BowlingEffects 03/19/2009 16:17 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    210
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    5.5" over 1/4 up
 
Avg: 200

PAP: 5.5" & 1/4" up

Speed: 16/17 mph speed

Rev's: Little more than a Tweener

Lanes used on: Wood, Long oil, Fresh pattern, difficult house shot (not a typical house pattern), heavy oil outside of 10 board



Selected a 15.4lb ball with 3.6oz top weight and 4" pin. Drilled ball with 5" Pin to PAP and 4.5" MB to PAP. Weight hole put static balance at .7 oz side weight.



Wanted: Play deep on Med/Heavy Oil (wood lanes) with quick rev up, and hold with sharp back end.



Got: Slow rev (probably due to top weight and pin distance from CG) with little recovery at breakpoint (i.e. not as sharp as I wanted)



I love Storm equipment and have about 80% of my equipment from Storm. I just did not get the expected reaction from this ball. It will come back if I miss RIGHT, but just not consistent enough in hitting the pocket when I hit my target. I also drilled a HyRoad with the same Pin and MB placements and I was able to get better length, consistent hold and more defined back end with better carry. I did not use the Gravity on synthetic lanes - maybe it would perform differently.







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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: 200aveDave 03/18/2009 01:22 ( stars)


 
I love this ball. I throw too hard and have had to switch from a pearl coverstock to a solid. This ball is exactly what I have been looking for. Strong hook, great pin reaction, just a great ball. Would recommend this ball to anyone that wants monster hook but has the ability to control it. If you are a new bowler I would recommend starting out with something with less hook.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: pooler300 03/14/2009 10:25 ( stars)


 
I received my Virtual Gravity on Thursday (3/12). I was not expecting to have the ball drilled until the weekend, but the owner of the lanes really wanted to see the ball roll, so he drilled the ball for me before league began. I missed most of warm ups and only got 2 practice balls before we began. We drilled the ball straight out of the drilling suggestions with the "Tournament shot" layout. I started with 3 spares, then struck 7 in a row. Finished with a 245. I average 203. This ball gave me a roll that I do not have on any other ball! Its unbelievably aggressive when hitting dry boards, and very controllable in oil. When that ball faces up, it is amazing how well it hits the pins! This is only the 2nd Storm ball I have owned (Paradigm is the other, which still hits like a truck). I purchased several of the Hammer line over the past year and have had great success with them. I think I will have the same success with the Storm Virtual Gravity! This ball is awesome!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: hric7301 03/13/2009 19:07 ( stars)


 
Have no idea how the pro shop drilled it but it hooks great hits hard and is forgiving if you ask me. Bowled three games on League ended up with a 702 my average is 175 so maybe I had a good night maybe it was the ball but regardless I like it and think its a very good ball but ive never owned a storm ball I didn't like. I think you should try one.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: jonboy53 03/09/2009 21:42 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    196
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
had this ball drilled for alot of length I was very suprised with how much movement i got with the setup bein kinda weak it carrys alot of iffy hits it gives me alot of forgiveness if i leave it out wide which i love but if i leave it inside not very much give at all so i need to not leave it in duh the only complaint i have is that this ball sucks up oil fast and you lose some of the nast snap that you had when you first get it so keep it clean or bake it

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: sparky 03/06/2009 18:18 ( stars)


 
I had my ball drilled for a typical house shot - Place pin 4-3/4“ from PAP. I have had 6 practice games on this only, so I do not know how it will do in a league yet (yes I do, it will crush the pins into submission). I bowl on wood lanes med to slightly heavy oil. I did nothing to this ball in terms of polish or sanding. I used it just like it came. My first 3 games were nothing to brag about. I shot a 167, 189, and a 192. This ball hooks more than the Vegas blue light district, so it took some getting used to. My next 3 games were a 212, 247, and a 236. Once I found a shot for this ball, it had no problem finding the pocket. I might put a shine on this ball later, we\'ll see. But I am very happy with this ball. It hits very, very, hard. It is very, very, forgiving. I am sure it works even better on heavy oil, which is not what I was throwing on. If you are looking for a very aggressive ball that allows for mistake room, this ball will satisfy you I am sure. Only 6 games with this ball, and I have confidence in it.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: JerryR 03/06/2009 12:39 ( stars)


 
I bowled with Ebonite before buying the Storm Virtual Gravity. When this ball hits the pins light they go flying but like most other balls you will still leave 10 pins when coming in flat. It will hold the lanes on medium oil. I haven't used it on heavy oil yet.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: StormBowler13 03/03/2009 17:17 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    210
Sport Shot Average    185
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Cranker
 
WOW... if you are a high rev player you will need ALOT of oil for sure.. But have no fear this ball will make the move in the heaviest of conditions. I bought this ball to have a tournament only ball for those heavier and longer shots and thats just what it is. I havent found a shot yet that this ball doesnt just put on the brakes and make a U-TURN to the pocket. Light hits, High hits or flush pocket this ball crushes the pins. The pins tend to stay low on the deck as well. Over all one of the best if not the best ball storm has produced.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Twoforrune890 02/28/2009 15:06 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    210-220
Sport Shot Average    190
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Cranker
 
All I can say is WOW. This ball is incredible!!! I hated DULL surface before I threw this, but this ball is so powerful.. I throw 17.21mph average, and when this ball hits the pocket the 10 rarely stands a messenger pin comes flying off the wall and usually takes out the 10 for me!! It rose my average by ATLEAST 10 pins, however when the lanes start breaking down this ball is not consistant at all. So I recommend having a Dry Lane ball, I use the Emerald Vibe when the lanes break down I can usually keep the same line I had all day, and just switch balls.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: HarrytheHobo 02/27/2009 23:12 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    205
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
One word can describe this ball... AMAZING!!! Storm has really done it! There is no board this ball cant play. I have used it for about a month now and it has never failed me. The only time you would have to switch to a less aggressive ball is on lighter oil. For Example, I used it on US Open shot and it was fantastic but I noticed the ball wanted more oil. So I moved a board or two left after about every 5 frames. As soon as the second game came to a close the ball was over reacting (I switched to the tantrum, good ball too!). If you plan on using this for a league shot then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it. It won't fail you... In league the ball never goes in weak. 10 pins never stay up... I could go on and on about this ball but I'm going to end this the way I started it... AMAZING!!!



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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: TSynowicki 02/24/2009 23:49 ( stars)


 
This is probably the most hooking ball out there. While bowling in the collegiate level, we would bowl on patterns up to 47 foot flat pattern and I would immediately pull this ball out of my bag. The ball is laid with a 4 1/2”x4”, with a box finish. This ball is one of the strongest balls I have ever thrown, and would be great for people who throw it harder and need helping hooking the ball in oily conditions.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: supra930 02/24/2009 21:28 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Style    Cranker
 
ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS BALL IS A MONSTER.I JUST GOT MY VIRTUAL GRAVITY DRILLED TODAY AND ITS THE BEST BALL I HAVE EVER THROWN DOWN THE LANES.THIS BALL HAS SO MUCH HOOK THE PINS EXPLODE WHEN THIS BALL HITS EM.ABSOLUTELY WORTH THE PRICE.THIS BALL IS JUST FLAT OUT AWESOME TO THROW!!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: JustHereForBowling 02/21/2009 20:39 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    205
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
Rev Rate: 350-380 rpms.

Layout, pin top right corner of ring finger, cg a bit kicked out.With alot of strong bowling balls, they tend to pick up heavy on the midlane, and die on the back part, but with this ball it picks up good, and keeps going on the back. Suprisingly, this ball is not nuts off the dry, it picks up and kicks harder, but unlike most bowling balls, maintains a consistant reaction. Not to mention, this ball carries everything. One of my personal bowling balls, and if your looking for something thats got some hook, and some bang, I reccomend this ball 100%!


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: palford123183 02/13/2009 16:21 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    205
Sport Shot Average    180
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
I am typically a down and in stroker, with a med ball speed (17 MPH). I did not think I would be able to keep an aggressive ball on the right side of the lane playing a down and in shot unless I threw my shoulder out, I was wrong.

I had this ball drilled maxed since I was tired of coming up short of the pocket and leaving wash outs. Since I have gotten this ball, I have left, MAYBE two washouts. The ball has insane recovery and allows me to throw the ball at the speed I would like. It carries ridiculously, until the lanes are ultra dry. My first three sets with this ball have been 654, 700, 644. This ball has become my benchmark ball. A big thanks to Storm for such a wonderful creation.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Fodom101 02/11/2009 13:50 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
League Average    190
Sport Shot Average    190
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
 
Personally I never did like Storm products until the Virtual Gravity came out. The only thing that I dislike about the ball is I have to use a lot of hand in order to make it hook at all. But when I throw it right it comes in hard and fast. Great ball for medium lanes.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: xBowlingX 02/06/2009 20:49 ( stars)

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About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    170
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Cranker
 
Great Ball! Hits SUPER hard, and is very smooth! Highly recommend it.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: 900Gl0bAL 02/06/2009 18:26 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    182
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
I use 15lb. bowling balls. I have the Storm Paradigm and the Storm Fired Up. Both of these are mid-preformance bowling balls.I got a Virtual Gravity wanting to bump up to a high-preformance bowling ball. I got it drilled pin down so would arc rather than snap. This ball hooks so much and carrys a little weird. It could bump up your average by at least 5 pins.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bowler5505 02/04/2009 01:56 ( stars)


 
I just purchased this ball while in Vegas and I love it! I brought my average up 20 pins and threw my first 200 game. I highly recommend this ball.

Bernard - Panama City, Florida


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: iib3av3rii 02/03/2009 20:23 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    180
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
all i can say about this ball is WOW. This has to be the most aggressive ball ever made. This is one of those balls that you cant throw all the time. I need alot of oil to be able to throw this ball comfortably. But when the conditions are right there is no ball that compares to this ball. It hits the pocket so hard the pins have no chance. I would highly recomend this ball for anyone with a lower rev rate or someone who bowls on lanes with a ton of oil.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: slideways72 01/28/2009 07:11 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Sport Shot Average    178
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Tweener
PAP    4 1/8" over, 1/2'' up
 
This ball is great! When I rolled with it at first, I left a-lot of ringin 10's. Just a little bit of adjustment and this thing absolutely demolishes the pins! AWSOME!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Dsree 01/21/2009 12:43 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    211
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    4.5
 
I got the Virtual Gravity a couple days after it came out, but I've waited until I've had at least 30 games under my belt until I wrote a review.

I got the ball and at first was a little disappointed, simply because my pin was less than 1 inch from the cg. I know that the placement of these two are always different, but it really limited my drilling options. With that in mind I had the ball drilled 4.5 from the pap and placed the pin below my ring finger.

Just like any ball I have had some bad games, but the thing that I like about this ball is it's predictability. I know the second the ball leaves my hand whether the ball will find the pocket. The hook potential is high so it has a chance for recovery if I let the ball wander out too far.

I've read a lot of reviews about how this is the biggest hooking ball on the market. I disagree. My cell pearl and fury pearl have more movement than this ball with the same drill set-up, but unlike this ball my two pearls can't be my go-to ball for all three games.

The reason why I would rate this ball a 5 is because I know what its going to do and when it rolls through the pocket and you typically blow the deck. There are also many people in my league that have this ball now and everyone seems to be scoring big with this ball.

I would recommend this ball to anyone. I have seen big crankers and low rev seniors throw this ball with much success.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: joshuahind 01/18/2009 17:52 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    215
Sport Shot Average    203
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
Well i saw the videos of this ball and just couldnt ignore it. I have always thrown Brunswick balls, this was my first Storm ball. I had it drilled as the "tournament" layout from the recommended drillings. Out of the box, it reacted way to early at the mid lane, and was coming in high. No mater how much i moved, it was coming in high. I got the polished at the pro shop, man what a difference. It held through the midlane, and still reacted hard at the back end. Its is a lot of ball, but the polish made all the difference

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Squella300 01/14/2009 10:20 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    200-210
Sport Shot Average    198
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Stroker
PAP    PAP
 
The first day I threw this ball I got a 300. :)))!!! I love it! It is absolutely amazing. I can see my average raising 10 pins. If you throw it a little hard, it will come back, however.. If you slow down the ball will break too soon leaving something ugly.. I got "The Big 4" 4 times over 3 games. Regardless this is the best ball I've ever had, and is worth it!! Right after I even bought Ball Cleaner from the Pro Shop because i want to keep this ball in tip top shape. Bye!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Cody BB 01/12/2009 08:08 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    189
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Stroker
 
I love this ball. It has taken some getting used too because I usually throw a down and in ball. I decided to get this ball and it was a decision I will never regret. I've bowled to date a 233, 269, and 258. My high game previous to this ball was 258. I bowled 269 within two days of bowling with it. The 258 was the first day. It hits the pins hard and I haven't had a problem with single pins being left. It gets a little jumpy if you miss in but missing out is not a problem it comes back and wipes out pins. I would recommend this ball to anyone that wants a ball. It rolls nice and like I mentioned earlier, hits the pins in a destructive manner. Very nice ball from Storm Bowling Products. Get one, you won't be disappointed.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Shadow Man 01/07/2009 01:51 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Left Handed
League Average    205
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
PAP    3 1/2 up
 
All i gotta say is.... this ball is definately one of the strongest hitting balls i have thrown hands down....its very diverse and you can play this from any board on the lane if your lookin for a ball to knock the hell out the pocket and not leave those damn 7 or 10 pins in heavty oil and go home taken everybodys money in jackpots than get this ball..... just dont play me ill kick your ass with this ball.....lol

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: wahoob4u 01/06/2009 23:15 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    200
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
This ball could very well be the best ball on the market right now. It took me a few nights to get use to throwing it but now that I have, Man what a ball this one is. I Stand on 25 and throw out between 5 and 10 and even when I miss this ball comes screaming back to the pocket. Tonight was about the 5th time I have thrown it in league play and My averaage is around 190, I shot 700 with it getting 25 out of 36 strikes! If you want an agressive ball wiht unbelievable backens and pin action, look NO further. The VG is it!!!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: xVertigo 01/05/2009 13:37 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    208
Sport Shot Average    197
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
I had mine drilled with the pin 4-3/4" from PAP with a 4" pin buffer and placed the key 5" from PAP.

This has worked great for me on sport shots as well as house shots. First series with the ball was a 735.

Great job Storm on your best ball to date.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: robbymacg1267 01/02/2009 21:21 ( stars)

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I got my virtual gravity about a month ago and I started out shaky with it, but once I found my shot with it wow was I so glad that I bought this ball. My average is 215 and with this ball it could probably be much higher the virtual gravity hits the pins so hard and you get insane pin reaction. If your looking to buy a ball look no further the virtual gravity is the best ball ever.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: theprodigy300 01/01/2009 19:31 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    199
Sport Shot Average    189
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
i love this ball it blows my nvd out of the water.

i have slow ball speed and this is the first heavy oil ball ive thrown that doesnt roll out it just keeps on hooking. i was playing in the gutter throwing across the middle arrow to the 1 board and hit high flush, when my nvd rolls out and hits the 3 6 pocket. my vote for ball of the year.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: buckeye chuck 01/01/2009 09:13 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
 
just got it and bowled with it last night for the first time with some friends, two words INSANE HOOK! this thing turns on a dime and crushes pins... amazing.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: rvbaty 12/31/2008 00:06 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    198
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
This ball is simply amazing. When it makes that left turn (I'm right-handed) it just crushes the pocket. You can miss to the outside and it will come back, no worries. This ball is very aggressive and does more than I expected, which I love. Can't miss with this one.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Nyannitello 12/30/2008 20:07 ( stars)


 
Phenomenal ball! Received it for X-mas...had it drilled and shot a 200, 269, 247 right out of the box. As many have mentioned this ball has a ton of hooking potential and gives you the flexibility to play some VERY extreme shots! It hits the pins like a freight train! I currently own a passion as well, but I have a feeling it may not come out of the bag too much with the way the virtual gravity rolled...a must have!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: umusttap 12/17/2008 13:54 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    215
Sport Shot Average    180
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Tweener
 
I got my VG a couple weeks ago and have been messing with it ever since. Out of box it is way to strong for a league shot especially if you are a tweener or stroker and only hit about 17 mph. So i made my weigh hole a tad bit bigger and threw some polish with it and BAM!! perfect reaction. shot 300 with it last week and then stayed for a later league and shot 683 with it. ball spools up really nice midlane then makes an aggressive left turn and rolls through the pins. and on a heavy oil shot it treats the lanes like they are a toy. Definitly a good pick up and one of the heaviest hooking balls i have ever thrown!!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: IplaySports 12/15/2008 23:10 ( stars)


 
I havent bowled in a league for 15 years so take this for what its worth. I dont know where my pin is where my axis point is I brought the ball in told him I want it to hook while its still in my hand. I throw the ball pretty hard and Im currently a 199 average bowler and people are coming down the lanes asking what Im throwing. Ive never had anyone notice me bowl before. Ive had it for 3 weeks and have shot 661 633 and this last week 740. I would recomend this ball to anyone. For comparison my other ball is a cell and I havent taken it out of the bag since I got the v gravity.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Carlos-P 12/09/2008 16:37 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    210
Sport Shot Average    199
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
 
WOW! This ball is great! I just got my Virtual Gravity on 28 of Nov bowling only 6 games with it. On Dec 5th 2008 I bowled my first every PERFECT "300" game.

Thanks to Mike Corona for his review and layout.

Thanks to Storm for creating a wonderful hard hitting ball!


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: kykartracer 12/01/2008 00:58 ( stars)


 
I finally got to throw my new Virtual Gravity today. WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! I left it at 4000 Abralon finish, but did run an Abralon pad over it to make sure it was 4000 grit. It looked a little dull for 4000 grit when it came out of the box. I had it drilled pin over to give it some length before it makes its move. I have never threw a ball with this much recovery. I could play some VERY extreme angles with it and everytime it came back it hit the pins like a Mac truck. My high game was a 267 with all strikes except for the 4th frame where I left a 10 pin standing and missed the spare. I have a Dimension and Gravity Shift...this ball outhooks them both. Overall I give this ball a 10+++!!!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: juffaloluv 11/23/2008 20:10 ( stars)


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
Experience    Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
League Average    223
Ball Speed    Fast
Style    Cranker
PAP    4 1/2 over 1/4 up
 
I have only bowled 3 games with it and am very pleased because of my ball speed which averages right under 19 mph it is hard for me to get a ball to react the way i want it to. this ball i didn't move where i stand but the angle this ball breaks in is crazy when i hits the pocket its just cuts through the pins like a hot knife through butter and it gets great pin action. shot a 688 right out the box i currently average a 211 i hope to jump it up with this ball.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Geobowler 11/19/2008 23:41 ( stars)


 
This ball is a power horse. No matter where I seem to throw it, it smashes the pocket. I have never thrown, or even seen a ball give that much leway before. My second time bowling with the ball and i already shot a 700. I am truely stunned. If you are looking to get a ball, I reccomend this ball 100%. It will not let you down.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bowlingball.com Reviews by Mike Corona 10/24/2008 22:41 ( stars)

15 of 15 people found this review helpful.


 

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First of all let me state that the Virtual Gravity is a very sharp looking bowling ball. The color scheme and brightness is a real head turner when it rolls down the lane. This is designed to be very aggressive and used for medium-heavy oil patterns. I am tweener with an average ball speed of around 16 mph. I decided a really aggressive drilling would probably be too much on this ball. I decided to drill a 4.5 X 5.5 drilling based on my PAP. I placed the pin 4.5 inches from my axis and the mass bias 5.5 inches. This put the pin above my ring finger, the mass bias approximately 2 inches right of thumb, and a 7/8 weigh hole on my axis point 5 1/8 over 1/4 up. I placed the hole on my axis in order to smooth out the backend reaction.

I was looking to achieve medium length with strong but controllable backend motion. Upon rolling this ball my first thought was WOW this is a lot of ball. The ball would virtually come back from anywhere... hook, hook, and more hook. On a heavier oil pattern this would have been incredible, but for the medium THS i was bowling on this definitely was a little too much ball. I decided to take the box finish and apply a small coat of Storm Reacta Shine in order to get a little more length out of the ball. This turned out to be a great decision. This light coat of polish allowed the ball to clear the heads with much more ease, then the midlane read and backend transition were strong yet predictable. I could pretty much hit the pocket from anywhere on the lane with a few wrist position adjustments. As the lanes broke down I was able to chase the pattern right without losing hitting power or pin carry. As the heads dried out about midway through game 2 (bowling a 5 player mens league) this proved to be a little too much ball. Even with the polish I was wheeling 6th arrow out to about the 7 board.

Overall, I would rate this ball as exceptional and recommend it for anyone looking for a ball with a lot of overall hook. The R2X cover allows for easy surface adjustments to cover most medium to heavy patterns and the visual appeal of the ball is exceptional turning heads all over the bowling center all night. Just another outstanding product from Storm.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Deltona Lanes Proshop 12/02/2008 16:47 ( stars)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


About the Bowler
Bowling Hand    Right Handed
League Average    205
Ball Speed    Medium
Style    Cranker
PAP    4 1/2 over 1/2 up
 
I recently drilled one for a customer who want a ball that would give him more hooking potential. So i suggested that he get the Storm Virtual Gravity.

I drilled with 4 1/2 x 4 to pap. The reaction that he got was clean thru the heads, read the mid-lane well and gave him a strong continuous backend motion ( the ball had no quit it just kept hooking).

If you are looking for a ball with plenty of hook then get the Strom Virtual Gravity.



Lenny Biondi Jr

Deltona Lanes ProShop



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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: brack45 07/16/2009 13:33 ( stars)

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Best ball I have owned hands down!! If you are like me don't have a lot of revs to your ball. Then this is the ball for you. Gives you alot of hook for the buck. My average went from 150 to 176 with this ball. And that is league play. I am more 185 right now. I sold my first VG and picked up another for the start of the new season.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: ball tester ext 04/07/2009 09:38 ( stars)

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Well I guess the proof is in the pudding, as they say. This review will get right to the point.

Loved the Virtual Gravity bowling ball; had a great reaction, was very pleased. Most of my customers were as well. (I own 3 pro shops)

200 games later the problems with the ball not finishing started. No resurfacing no polish no cleaner has helped. Storm was even at a loss as to what we should do. It wasn't the lanes because we were all happy with our other balls.

Myself included I have replaced at least 21 bowling balls for customers, Note: not under warranty because of reaction bowlers just needed something that would hit again.


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: pittardjm 04/20/2010 20:54 ( stars)


 
I dropped down from 15lb to 14 lb and I did not lose one bit of hitting power with this ball. I had the ball drilled for max control (layout 3) and it kills the house shot down and in!! The ball hit hard and with box finish it is very smooth no snap very predictible. A must have in the bag.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: nette 03/03/2010 18:11 ( stars)


 
I absolutly love this ball!!! The reaction is really great!!! I would recommend this ball to anyone who asks!! I use to be afraid of throwing near the gutter, but now I know that I can throw this ball around the 3 board and it will come back to the pocket. You have to try this ball!!!!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: nsaneblaine 12/19/2009 18:48 ( stars)


 
I GOT THE VIRTUAL GRAVITY ABOUT 4 TO 5 MONTHS AGO. USED THE SUMMER LEAGUES TO GET USED TO IT AND NOW IN THE WINTER LEAGUE I HAVE BECOME MORE COMFORTABLE WITH IT. MY LOWEST SERIES SO FAR HAS BEEN 631 .( AFTER MISSING 3 WEEKS. I HAVE AVERAGED AROUND 220-225 THE PAST 8 WEEKS. I'M A TWEENER BOWLER WHO USUALLY AVERAGES AROUND 215 AND NOW HOPING TO GET IT TO THE 220'S. THIS BALL IS AMAZING AND IS ALSO THE 1ST STORM PRODUCT I HAVE EVER BOUGHT. THIS BALL MAY HAVE PERSUADED ME TO GO BACK TO STORM....

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Cjames502 09/12/2009 14:26 ( stars)


 
I bowl on a house that Has Old Wood lanes and has the potential for lots of Carry down. Had this ball drilled for High Flare and it delivers this is a great Oily Lane ball I am a tweener with and average ball speed of about 18mph and this ball is a absolute beast in the back end the angle that it creates just destroys the pins definitely a great complement to my bag. Had it drilled up left at box finish and the first game I shot was a 236.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: ReckingBallRebel24 07/27/2009 01:31 ( stars)


 
Well let me start off by saying the ball does what it says it does and that's hook. If there is not heavy oil put this thing away. The only thing is after about ten games it has already retained a shiny luster? Note:I do take very good care of my bowling balls so this is a questionable gesture for me. Other than that its a great ball, lots of power at the pins, hooks on anything, and will be essential for the rev-challenged player. I'm just not as hyped up as everyone else that has this ball, its not very versatile to me but I guess it wasn't meant to be.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: bowlingball.com staff reviews by Dustin Seymour 06/10/2009 18:42 ( stars)


 
This review is on the Storm Virtual Gravity bowling ball!

Once every 5-6 years a bowling ball comes along that is head and shoulders above everything else. A ball that takes the average bowler to another level by just buying that ball. A ball that takes a really good bowler and allows them to play parts of the lane they've never been able to play before. This time around, that ball is the Storm Virtual Gravity! If you're looking for a ball that hooks, this is the ball! If you're looking for a ball for heavy oil that will still clear the heads while making a strong move in the midlane, but still has more than enough on the backend, this is the ball! The hook, hit and carry of the Virtual Gravity is unmatched right now in bowling. If you're looking to take your game to the next level, you NEED to buy a Storm Virtual Gravity!


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: djsbad 05/30/2009 04:29 ( stars)


 
Man this ball is sick!!! I love everything about this ball. It looks like a killer going down the lane. It kills the heavy oil and just manhandles it to pull back, even forgivingly, into the pocket and when it hits the pins, your bowling center better be ready to replace all ten pins because this ball will destroy them. I threw on the Cheetah lanes the other day and although I had to move my mark way in, once I found my mark, BAM BAM BAM!!! right into that pocket like the ball i was dreaming this would be. This ball, in my mind, is the very best ball on the market for heavy, heavy-medium oil lanes. The Virtual Gravity by Storm is their best ball ever. It is very easy to maintain and very easy to adjust. I have had this ball for about four months now and it still handles like out of the box. I have never had to polish it up or sand it down. I just clean the ball with alcohol and apply pressure while rubbing it down. The coverstock just goes right back to being like new again. I think one of the things i like best about this ball is that it doesn't drink the heavy oil off of the lanes like most other balls, it repels it and just downright evicts it from the lanes. I have never seen a ball get so much traction through the oil like this one. The Virtual Gravity is a must have in any arsenal!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Bowl75 04/15/2009 19:55 ( stars)


 
Love this ball pin carry is awesome. first 3 games out of the box 234,245,256 for a 735 series my average is a 180 the virtual gravity is a hooking machine and is a must have ball if you like hook. great job storm would like to see this ball in a pearl one day soon.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Hambone Supreme 04/01/2009 18:16 ( stars)


 
Ive been bowling with a storm gravity shift which i thought was a great ball then i purchased a virtual gravity and watched my average jump up 40 pins. This ball has the ability to recover from any part of the lane no matter how poorly you throw it.It simply tosses the pins around like rag dolls. If you were thinking about getting this ball think no longer and just go get it.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: DMY 03/27/2009 16:46 ( stars)


 
The virtual gravity ball purchased was 16.1 lbs, 3.12 top/wt. and 3” pin. Drilled “Tournament Shot”, on key drilling, layout #2, 4” PAP. Bowled on 03/26/09, I threw a few shots during shadow, got great reaction, I stood on 30 and pitched the ball out to around the third arrow, it set, and came screaming back with great action. First game, 197 clean, tried different lines, 2nd game 266 and

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: Kryptnschris1 02/07/2009 04:12 ( stars)


 
This ball is the best ball out there! The hook is insane, and it's made me a 100% better bowler! Storm is incredible, and creates balls that hit the pockets like tanks! This ball has the most power I've ever seen, and hooks like no other! IF you are looking for a great ball... GET THIS ONE!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: gunnerjim 01/10/2009 10:14 ( stars)

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I liked the ball out of the box but as I use it more and more I see the reaction slowly dying. I keep the cover clean like the rest of my bowling balls this is the only one that doesn't maintain it roll. I loved it last move but it is spending more and more time in my back since I bought my Twisted Destruction.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: saywhatpos 12/18/2008 14:22 ( stars)


 
This performs better than any other ball I've thrown. Amazing recovery and unbelievable power at the pins. Just another great Storm ball!

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: JohnnyFive 11/27/2008 00:39 ( stars)


 
I recently purchased a Cell Pearl and it is now getting plugged for the 3rd time as I cannot get that to move. I have been looking for a ball that will work for me as I have a large rev rate and 20 mph ball speed. I looked over the two layouts from the video i.e. PAP 4 1/2 X 1/2 or the 4 1/2 X 0. I went with the one Brian used which was not as aggressive, but I need something that will hook a bit early since everything I throw that is supposed to go long ends up going too long. What I have found is that this is by far the most aggressive ball I have ever thrown in my life. My average has been down over the past year from a 208 to a 186 due to bad purchases and that thing between my ears. My first game in league was 157 and I was actually going through the nose which is new to me. I then began to get on the ball. Big mistake because I had too much side roll. Once I felt comfortable throwing this monster, I settled down and finished with 227 and 215. In the pocket, it hits like a freight train. Light hits on the pocket hit like a freight train. They were not kidding when this ball does not know what a deflection is. I am going to be purchasing another one and drilling it to 4 1/2 X 0. I have been an Ebonite and Brunswick player for years. I have given Roto Grip a try and they are definately the queen of bowling with Ebonite being the queen and Brunswick I'll leave alone. I am officially sold on Storm and I will be a long time customer. I hope to report back in a month when my average goes back over the 200 mark.

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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: doust1 11/02/2008 21:12 ( stars)


 
Storm Virtual Gravity

The Storm Virtual Gravity has the new R2X coverstock combined with the second generation Shape-Lok HD (lower RG) assymetric core. It's predecessor, the Gravity Shift was the same setup with a pearlised cover. This one is a solid reactive shell and the difference is striking. It makes a big hard move.

My Specs
I’m a RH cranker. 450+ RPM. PAP is 4½ across and 3/4 up. Ball speed is medium high at 18 mph.

LAYOUT
Nothing fancy. The ball in question had 3.4 oz Top Weight and a 4½" pin. My Virtual Gravity is laid out in a medium length, strong arc drilling. Pin was laid out 60° from the PAP with a 45° Pin to PAL Buffer, MB 65° from the PAP. This puts the pin over my bridge with the MB just right of the thumb. Remember that layouts are relative to your Positive Axis Point (PAP). PBA fans will see Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones or Wes Mallott throwing similar layouts when seeking a strong motion downlane.

Precision layout and drilling were carried out at Bowler’s Edge www.bowlersedge.com.au.

COVER
The cover stock is R2X solid, factory finished to a 2000 grit Abralon surface. Even at this level of smoothness, the movement off the break is pronounced. I haven't tampered with it yet, but may polish it up at some point.

R2X reads the midlane in an even more controlled fashion than it's predecessor (R2S). This gets the ball through the heads easily giving the Virtual Gravity ample punch in the backend. The colour is Orange, Black and Blue, which is very distinctive. (You'll love it or hate it immediately.) The orange/mint scent is quite pleasant and reminds me of something I'd like to drink on a hot summer's day.

REACTION
I've only bowled this piece on Brunswick Anvilane with a 39ft tournament pattern. Here's how it went.

This ball is clean through the heads then becomes as my friend Chris Thomas describes “the first ball I've ever described as aggressive in the midlane.” The midlane reaction is highly pronounced and is followed by a ton of backend pop. I can't wait to see higher volumes with this piece. Even on this high friction pattern, the ball did not tire as quickly as I would have expected.

CARRY
Like the Gravity Shift, the Virtual Gravity has that low RG ball strong impact. It just wallops the rack. When I get to a pattern with sufficient volume and length, I expect this ball to be just amazing.

SUMMARY
I've drilled five of these for people now and everyone agrees that this is one big bit of kit. Going hard in the midlane and strong in the backend, the Virtual Gravity is an immense piece. (Think Dimension with a big move left on the approach.) While the R2X cover can be readily tweaked with sanding or polish for fine tuning, I would recommend saving this one it for use on slick shots when you want extra boards of hook or for high volume, long tournament patterns. If you're a cranker, use a long pin to PAP and avoid an extra hole as you may flare over it. It's that dynamic.

I can't wait to get on some real soup with this beast.

Jason Doust
Storm/Vise Amateur Staff

p.s. Update!

I put a coat of polish on this beast and was able to use it to circle the lanes at a local event on day 2. All of a sudden, the ball got through the heads with great ease and turned the corner really strong. I was concerned that the ball might wiggle downlane with the polished cover. I shouldn't have been.

Even shined up, I can honestly say I have never had such faith in a ball to turn the corner. The Virtual Gravity is the most trustworthy piece I have ever thrown when I needed to cover serious boards. This ball is the nut! )It will tell you when to put it away in no uncertain terms either.)

Jason Doust
Storm/Vise Australia Amateur Staff
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Jason Doust
Storm/Vise Australia Amateur Staff
www.bowlersedge.com.au


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: stormky1 11/06/2008 21:11 ( stars)


 
My PAP is 5 3/4 X 1/8 up . Ball Speed average 17-18 MPH. Rev rate around 375.

I drilled my Virtual with the pin 5" from my PAP, the CG 4" from my PAP and the Key 1" from my VAL. I drilled a 1" extra hole near my PAP. I also polished the ball with particle polish out of the box.

The ball came in the day before I left for our KY State tournament. Both centers had a wood surface and pretty old wood surfaces at that. The track area was between 5 and 10 and I would guess the patterns were about 38ft long.

The layout is my favorite layout and I have had several balls drilled this way. The Virtual, much like the Shift, had a distinct sound when impacting the pins. This ball is the most angular solid that I have seen from Storm, even more so than the Attitude Shift. For me, it is as clean though the heads as my Dimension, but makes a stronger move at the break point. Much like my Dimension, I think the Virtual will be much more to my liking with a 2000 pad finish. That will give me more control at the breakpoint that I like.

I drilled my Hyroad with a 5 X 4 1/2 layout with a small extra hole near my PAP. I left this ball with the original out of box finish.

I have a T-Road Solid and T-Road Pearl with this same layout. Again, I took these to the KY State tournament and used them on the same condition as the Virtual.

There has never been a Storm Road ball that I did not like, and the Hyroad adds to that list of favorites. It fits perfectly between my Solid and Pearl. It is stronger off the break point than the Solid, but does not have as much jerk as the Pearl. The Hyroad allowed me to move in as the lane broke down and the Solid would just not make the turn. The Pearl wanted to over skid if I got it in and hook to hard if I got it out. The Hyroad read that over/under much better and rounded off the breakpoint to create more room on the lane. I cant wait to drill up another one of these.

I think the Virtual, with some surface adjustment will be a great ball for the Bradley Open here in KY. I can wait to try it on some other conditions once I change the surface.

The Hyroad will be added to my favorite ball collection and I cant wait to drill up another one.

Chip Aki
Storm Regional Staff Member
2007 USBC Singles Champion


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Storm Virtual Gravity Reviewed By: hardstompper 10/25/2008 20:02 ( stars)


 
OUCH, this ball has MAD hook. The Virtual Gravity never rolled out just kept on comming. I saw Pete Weber shot a 300 with this ball. He is great and made the ball look even greater. I have never had a ball hook like this in all my life. And if there is a ball out there I have thrown it.


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