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Storm Code Black

Storm Code Black

WARNING: You need a Code Black on the lanes! The Storm Code Black features a RAD4 core. This high torque, high differential core technology was very successful internationally so Storm is introducing it to the US through this high performance bowling ball. This core is paired with Storm's proven R2S Pearl Reactive coverstock and finished with a 1500 grit polish. This combination causes the ball to glide through the front part of the lane then create the unique breakpoint shape and backend reaction that Storm is known for.

  • Color: Black/Charcoal/Silver
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: RAD4
  • Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
  • Finish: 1500-grit Polished
  • RG: 2.50 (based on 15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.058 (based on 15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
  • Fragrance: Orange Chocolate
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: STBBMTCK
  • Product ID: 10357
  • Brand: Storm
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls
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are these all asymmerical

11/1/2016 - By

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Yes. This ball has an asymmetrical core.

11/2/2016 - By
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Are there any similarity code black and the marvel pearl.

11/2/2016 - By

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Hello. The Storm Code Black is a High Performance ball and the Marvel Pearl is an Upper Mid performance ball. Since the Code Black is a high performance ball, it will be way more aggressive and have a better performance.

11/3/2016 - By
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What Is Hook Potential On This Ball For 16 Lbs

11/13/2016 - By

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This ball is one of Storms most aggressive bowling balls. It is in their high performance line and will have a very high hook potential. Storm does not have a scale they use to rate this but because this is in their high performance line, it will be very aggressive on medium to heavy oil.

11/14/2016 - By
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What are the differences between the snap lock and code black looking for something to use after my lock starts to chew up the lanes

12/4/2016 - By

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Hi, the Code Black is going to be a little later on the break, and a little sharper angle compared to the Snap Lock. Not to dissimilar from the line or lane conditions you would use with the Snap Lock. If you are looking to move down a little once the lanes dry up, take a look at the Sky Rocket.

12/6/2016 - By
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How to ask for a code black with pin 3-3.5 and torque of abpve 3

12/26/2016 - By

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You can request a pin amount and top weight in the small blue box below the weight selection box.

12/27/2016 - By
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Asymmetrical means what to the reaction

12/27/2016 - By

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Hello. Asymmetrical drilled balls show a defined, angular motion. These balls can create more area at the break point and will respond to friction faster at the break point than symmetrical balls.

12/28/2016 - By
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Is the code black performance is similar to the alpha crux

12/28/2016 - By

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Hi. This ball will be more similar to the Storm Crux Pearl than the Storm Alpha Crux.

12/28/2016 - By
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What cleaner used for code black bowling ball

12/30/2016 - By

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Hello! You can use any cleaner you would like. The best cleaner to use for Storm balls would be a Storm cleaner. As long as it is USBC approved, you can use the cleaner on the ball.

1/5/2017 - By
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Does it come in any other color

12/31/2016 - By

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Hey Jr. Unfortunately, this ball will only come in the color as advertised online.

1/5/2017 - By
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What hook potential does the 13 lb code black have?

1/4/2017 - By

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Hi Ray! The Storm Code Black will have a high hook potential no matter what weight you have.

1/5/2017 - By
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How would you compare this bowling bowl to the savage

1/9/2017 - By

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Hello. The Savage is a solid coverstock with a sanded 1200 grit and performs best for only heavy oil. The Storm Code Black is a pearl coverstock with a 1500 polished grit and performs best on medium-heavy oil lane conditions.

1/9/2017 - By
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How would you compare this bowling bowl to the scandal bowling by hammer

1/9/2017 - By

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Hello. The Storm Code Black will be the same as the Scandal Pearl. Since the regular Scandal is a solid coverstock, it will perform differently. This ball will bowl longer than the Scandal. The Hammer Scandal will be a more aggressive ball than the Storm Code Black.

1/9/2017 - By
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how does this compare to the quantum

1/13/2017 - By

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There are 2 Brunswick Quantum balls. The Quantum Solid would read earlier and is more for heavier oil only. The Quantum Pearl is rated more for medium lanes but would react more similar to the Code Black because they are both designed for good length and an aggressive backend hook. Because Brunswick rates the Quantum Pearl more for medium oil, you may see the Code Black is slightly stronger because it is rated to handle medium to heavy oil.

1/17/2017 - By
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How would u compare this ball to the phaze2 what ball would b better to use and go with my 30th anniversary iq. As im hearing alot of hd things bout both but also hearing that tge coverstock makes for 70% of the pinfall and what would be better when the lanes dry out as hearinv the phaze 2 has a better coverstock is this correct.

1/13/2017 - By

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The biggest difference is that the Code Black is designed more for length with a strong backend while the Phaze II is going to read earlier on the lanes with a smoother overall hook. When pairing this with the IQ Tour 30 you would have to see which you would prefer. The Code Black has a more similar reaction to the IQ Tour 30 so it would be a good compliment and an easier transition to move from the Code Black to the IQ Tour 30 as the lanes dry out. However, some people may like to pair the Phaze II with the IQ Tour 30 because that gives them different shots to be able to play different lines through the night. Just personal preference though.

1/17/2017 - By
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top selling storm ball

1/17/2017 - By

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This is currently the top selling Storm ball at this time. It has great reviews and seems to be doing well for the people who purchased it.

1/18/2017 - By
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How do I get any of your balls in different colors or can i

2/4/2017 - By

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Hello! At this time, the Storm Code Black will only be available in the color as advertised online.

2/7/2017 - By
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I am a 74 year-old female. I use a black Rhino. I throw a 12 lb ball at about 8 speed. I throw kind of a hook ball. I do well on dry lanes, but my Rhino is very ineffective on oily lanes. Would you recommend this ball or another one for me?

3/6/2017 - By

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The Rhino is only really rated for lighter oil conditions so it will struggle to give any kind of movement on heavier oil. The Code Black on the other hand is a high performance ball for medium to heavier oil so it will have a good amount of hook on medium and heavy oil conditions. While this ball may work, it may leave you with a bit of gap in your arsenal between it and the Rhino you have so you may want to find a ball that is still rated for medium to heavier oil but is not as aggressive like a Storm Hy-Road or a Brunswick Vintage Danger Zone.

3/7/2017 - By
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What is the difference between the Code Black and the Timeless?

3/23/2017 - By

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Hello. The difference between the two would be the cover stock. The Code Black will have a pearl cover stock whereas the Timeless will have a hybrid cover stock. The Code Black will break a little later than the Timeless.

3/29/2017 - By
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What would be the difference between the Code Black and the Storm Reign

3/23/2017 - By

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Hi. The difference between the two balls would be the performance level. The performance level for the Storm Reign is a Mid Performance ball, whereas the Code Black is a High Performance ball. The Storm Code Black will be more aggressive than the Storm Reign.

3/29/2017 - By
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i bowl with no thumb in my ball i get a lot of revs is the code black a ball i should use

3/27/2017 - By

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Hello! Yes, this ball would be just fine.

3/27/2017 - By
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I currently own a Roto Grip Daredevil and was looking for another ball with even more backend, will the Code Black do the trick, or are they similar?

3/28/2017 - By

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The Code Black is more aggressive and will have more of a back end than the Dare Devil.

3/28/2017 - By
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I have a timeless and a roto grip wreck-em looking for a 3rd ball would the code black compliment my other 2?

4/5/2017 - By

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The Code Black would be an excellent addition to your arsenal.

4/5/2017 - By
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I'm currently using a Track Cyborg. How does the Storm Code Black compare?

4/15/2017 - By

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Hello Larry. The Storm Code Black is a High Performance ball, whereas the Cyborg is an Upper-Mid Perfomance ball. The Storm Code Black will have a smooth arc hook and the Cyborg will have a strong continuous hook.

4/20/2017 - By
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I have the code black and timeless I notice the timeless works better on a late league where code back is between on the fresh is that due to the cover stock

4/22/2017 - By

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Hi. Yes, it could be the coverstock as well as the time of day you are bowling due to the lane conditions.

4/24/2017 - By
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I have a Snaplock, Code Black, Phaze 2, Joyride, Punch Out, and Marvel Pearl. I need some advice on bulding an arsenal without carrying two similar balls to the lanes. I'm a lower rev and lower ball speed bowler (around 13 mph) who bowls on mainly house shots......any suggestions?

5/28/2017 - By

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The Snap Lock and Code Black are both high performance pearl bowling balls that would cover the same conditions. They will be slightly different but not enough to need both balls at one time. The Phaze 2 also can handle similar medium to heavy oil but it gives you a much different read because it is duller so that may come in handy to give you a different look. The Marvel Pearl would compliment the Snap Lock and Code Black well as a back up so that would be okay to take. Finally the Joy Ride and the Punch Out are also pretty close in comparison so I do not think you would need both in one night. So you could do a 4 ball night with the Code Black, Phaze 2, Marvel Pearl, and Joy Ride and be fine.

6/7/2017 - By
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Bowling on fresh house shot the code black or red code what would be the ball to use

6/13/2017 - By

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You will want to go with the Code Black because it will have a pearl coverstock.

6/13/2017 - By
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Bowling on fresh house shot the code black or red code what would be the ball to use

6/13/2017 - By

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You will want to go with the Code Black because it will have a pearl coverstock.

6/14/2017 - By
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Is there code black solid coming soon

6/17/2017 - By

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At this time, Storm has only come out with this and the Code Red.

6/19/2017 - By
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How does this ball compare to the Hy-Road in terms of hook and strength?

6/20/2017 - By

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This ball will be more aggressive and have a stronger hook.

6/21/2017 - By
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I am a 200 average bowler with high speed and medium rev rate. I own a Hyper Cell and Rocket Ship. I love the Rocket Ship and need to update my arsenal with a Code Black. I bowl mainly on house shots. Would you recommend anything else so i dont have a large gap in my arsenal?

7/26/2017 - By

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This would be a great addition to your arsenal.

7/28/2017 - By
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Hi, I'm a once a week bowler average low 200's. I'm using the Black Widow now, how would this ball compare. I'm also looking for a spare ball, any reccomendations. Thanks.

11/17/2017 - By

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This will be perfect if you want to step up your game!

11/20/2017 - By
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new 1 year bowler what is pin up

11/26/2017 - By

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Pin Up is when the pin is above the finger holes after being drilled.

11/27/2017 - By
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I have a Punch Out that I use, but as of last week it has a crack in it. I’m a 12-13 mph one night a week & still avg low 200’s. Looking for a replacement that’s similar. Looking for a recommendation.

12/4/2017 - By

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This would be an excellent ball for you.

12/6/2017 - By
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Ive struggled when the lanes break down the past few months so Ive decided to get a pearl, would you recommend this for when the lanes start to dry out?

12/4/2017 - By

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This would be a great ball for when the lanes start to dry out.

12/6/2017 - By
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Is the code black being discontinued

1/24/2018 - By

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It appears that it is a closeout item and it might be being discontinued.

1/24/2018 - By
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I have a hyroad nano how does this compare for a second ball

2/17/2018 - By

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This would be an excellent ball to use for a second ball.

2/19/2018 - By
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do you have a 15 lbs ball

7/15/2018 - By

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It appears that we only have 12# in stock at this time.

7/16/2018 - By
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