storm phaze review

Storm Phaze Bowling Ball Review

Bowler Ratings

Pattern St Tw Cr
Oily: X.X X.X X.X
Medium: X.X X.X X.X
Dry: X.X X.X X.X
Sport: X.X X.X X.X

Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Brand: Storm
Name: Phaze
Reviewed: February 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name: AX-16 Pearl Reactive
Type: Reactive Pearl
Box Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
Color: Royal / Yellow / Copper
Core Specs
Name: Velocity
Type: Symmetrical
RG: 2.48

The Phaze offers new technology inside and out for Storm. It has a new coverstock called AX-16 Pearl which comes out of the box at a 1500 grit polished finish. It also uses a new symmetrical weight block called Velocity. This new design has a low RG of 2.48″ and a fairly high total differential of 0.051″. We found this new cover and core pairing to provide easy length with a controlled breakpoint and back end reaction.

The Phaze matched up best for our testers on our medium oil pattern. Tweener and Stroker liked the increased amount of hook they saw over balls such as the Rocket and Optimus. They also liked how the Phaze didn’t jump left when they got it to the dry too early. They were

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Additional Storm Phaze Resources

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About The BTM Ball Testing Team

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Tamer Bowling

Is it just a Phaze?

First Impressions
Clean motion through the fronts and mids…not always sure how it will react off the spot. Factory surface seemed sensitive to over/under so initial thought is that we need to play with the surface and figure this out…which we could not do for the initial review. The core is smooth and early so we should be able to see midlane read and strong move off the spot with this type of cover but more work is needed to crack this cover a bit…

Our Testers:
Brad Crouse
Tweener: 450 rpm
PAP: 5 & 1 up
Axis tilt: 3 degrees
Axis rotation: 80 degrees
Layout: 45 x 4 5/8 x 45

Thanks to Jeffrey Smith of Pure It Pro Shop, Lebanon, PA, our partner for ball reviews.
Thanks to Cedar Lanes in Lebanon, PA.

Keep in mind that coverstock accounts for 70% of ball reaction, but the core creates the dynamic shape of the reaction. Your driller will alter the shape to suit your game.

Test Patterns:
41ft THS, 24ml
House: Cedar Lanes, Lebanon, PA

Tamer Bowling Is it just a Phaze? First Impressions Clean motion through the fronts and mids…not always sure how it will react off the spot. Factory surface seemed sensitive to over/under