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The Code Black is the prototypical Storm ball if ever there was one. Excellent length and wondrous punch down the lane. This is what skid/flip looks like when done great.
Thanks to Greg Bickta and Perfect Aim Pro Shop for drilling our stuff.
Thanks to Limerick Bowl in Limerick, PA.
Keep in mind that cover stock estimates for 70% of ball reaction, but the core generates the dynamic shape of the reaction. Your driller will alter the shape to suit your game.
The Storm Code Black is on its Premier list. While it cost the highest dollar, I don’t see anyone disliking picking it up.
The only knock from a value aspect would be Storm reusing the R2S cover stock formulation, but then again that’s what performs it so…Storm. R2S just plain works.
The Code Black manages the RAD4 Core with an RG of 2.50 with a diff of .058 with an intermediate diff of .020 (15 pounds) wrapped in the serious R2S Pearl reactive cover stock.
The Storm Code Black… as mentioned before, this is the type of Storm in my mind. You have a ball with a very strong known and successful R2S cover stock.
This cover stock is generally clean through the mids and has a medium/high reaction to dry.
Add this powerful asymmetrical core and you basically get a late rolling ball with a powerful move of the dry accentuated by a great asymmetry.
The hallmark of Storm bowling balls has been this chemistry of strong reaction off the dry boards which yields high entry angles and safe Bdownlane motion.
has been this chemistry of strong reaction off the dry boards which yields high entry angles and safe Bdownlane motion.
There’s something to be said for imagining a ball you can throw away from the pocket and know that it will recover with power.
The guy was our first examiner. Firstly, I recognize that Guy’s role is vital and is not reproducible for numerous of us but that’s why we have 2 testers.
For Guy, the ball did exactly what I explained before. With his hand, he can simply cover the whole lane, but he got a comfort zone just inside the 4th arrow on this medium THS.
His average target was 21 at the arrows to 7 at the breakpoint, with about 6.5 degrees of entry angle.
The ball just barrels through the pins. Clearly, if he tried hard enough, he can blow through the breakpoint but as supposed, Guy had miss room to the outside as the ball just seems to be capable of recovering from anywhere.
This cover has such a powerful reaction to dry boards along with a potent asymmetric core.
The Code Black never looked clearly out of juice at the pins for Guy which can happen at times with powerful asym cores. It was a grip it and rip its reaction with a 100% guarantee.
I was the second tester. With approximately half of Guy’s rev rate,
I can’t really throw it anywhere. I’m a small more of a finesse bowler.
For me, very similar to Guy, due to the rev/speed matchup, the ball makes an unstable move off the dry.
You just observe a full-on transition of power which makes for a defined movement.
The caveat for me was that it was a short easier to observe when the limits have been reached.
My comfort zone was 17 to 6 with about 7 degrees of entry angle. At times when I just had to get too deep to support the big move downline, the ball infrequently ran out of steam at the pins leaving flat corners.
Again, never a question that it would perform a move. Sometimes the downside of this, particularly for tweeners, is that there will be times you might be stuck.
If you go too direct, you risk divides like 4-9 (6-8 for lefties) and if you get too long, you risk flat corners. These are times when symmetric cores will be your guardian.
But when you have some space, it works brilliant.