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Date: 28 Apr 2006 21:44:22
From: bgreen
Subject: Tropical Storm Ball Review
I give this ball 5 stars! The Tropical Storm is about the best bowling
ball I have ever used and the only thing close to it is the old Pacific
Storm bowling ball which has almost the same modified 4 piece core as
the Tropical now does. The price of the Tropical Storm is definiteley
great. This ball has an incredable reaction on the lanes. The balls
skids out to about 40 feet straight through the midlane and then in the
last 20 feet it revs up as hard as a danger zone does in the midlane but
in the backend instead and it simply demolishes the pins with the
loudest hit you've ever heard! It's super forgiving and if you are
anywhere near the head pin and pocket 8 out of 10 times you will strike,
solid in the pocket 9 out of 10 times you will strike. It hardly leaves
any splits, and it totally holds the line for picking up spares and
there's simply no excuse for missing a simple spare with this ball. The
ball does have a couple of weakness's (nothing's perfect) and one is
that if you are off 2-3 boards on the strike hit it will not recover
well or at all so you have to be close to or solid in the pocket. The
other weakness is on lanes that are oiled lightly or break early the
ball will have trouble holding the line on the strike hit and over-react
and this is also true for bowlers with slower ball speeds even on normal
lanes this ball will over-react on the strike hit. However that problem
doesn't seem to exist for picking up spares with it and it still have
great hold even on light oil or early break or for slower speed players.
To remedy that problem you can do what I did and that is get wet/dry
1500 grit sandpaper (sold at walmart automotive dept) and wet sand the
ball with it and then re-polish the ball either with your spinner and
usual high polish you normally use if you have a spinner that is, but if
you don't have one you can hand polish the ball using Storm's 3500 grit
polish and that will work just as well. this will make the ball go
longer and hold the line and still retain the great backend. (but make
sure you use only 1500 grit wet paper not 1000 or 2000 as those grits
won't work good, 1000 will roll out and 2000 will skid out). My advice
is try to use the out of box surface if it'll work for you before you
try any of the above. The Tropical Storm is not just a ball for
beginners eblieve me it is a really great ball one of the best ever and
I reccomend it mostly for stroker type bowling styles not for power
players. This is the first ball to come along in years that makes the
lanes seem really easy again and it brings us strokers to an even level
and playing field with the power players who have enjoyed a huge
advantage over us for the past 6 or 7 years but that advantage is now
over finally thanks to the Tropical Storm! Thank you Storm Bowling for
this ball! High Rollers and Eliminators here I come!!!!!!




 
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