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Storm Optimus Solid

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Balls with Same Hook Potential, Lane Conditions and Coverstock as the Storm Optimus Solid:

Storm Optimus Solid

The Storm Optimus Solid was designed to handle oil. The superb traction provided by the 2000-grit R2X shell help bite through the oil and paired with the Tri-Sphere core this ball offers the reaction that the Optimus is known for.

  • Coverstock: R2X Solid Reactive
  • Core: Tri-Sphere Core (Light Weight Block: Modified Centripetal Core)
  • Finish: 2000 grit Pad
  • Color: Red/Navy/Yellow All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
  • RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.048 (15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
  • Fragrance: Cranberry Craze
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: STBBMTOO
  • Product ID: 9048
  • Brand: Storm
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Upper Mid-Performance Balls
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Customer Questions & Answers  |  Reviews

Question: how does ball compare to motiv forza

3/27/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello! The Storm Optimus Solid will be stronger than the Motiv Forza. The Optimus is designed for medium-heavy oil and the Forza is designed for medium oil.

3/29/2016 - By

Question: Would you say this ball performs the same as the motiv revolt vengeance?

7/20/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello! No, the Optimus will start hooking earlier on the lane and will be more aggressive than the Vengeance overall.

7/20/2016 - By

Question: Can you roll a straight ball ?

7/25/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Lynda! I wouldn't recommend this for throwing straight ball. Performance balls like this are really meant for being able to hook the ball. I would recommend purchasing a plastic/spare ball for that. You can find those here: https://www.bowling.com/shopping/all/bowling-balls/plastic-balls

7/25/2016 - By

Question: has anyone tried compound or polish to see the reaction

8/12/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello! Adding a polish to this ball would make it travel further down the lane before it starts hooking and will make it less aggressive overall. The ball will have more of a snap on the backend instead of the more continuous arc it has out of the box.

8/12/2016 - By

Question: Is this ball good for slow speed bowlers

8/31/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Happy! That depends on a lot of different factors, so you might want to give us a call and talk to someone here about getting some recommendations. In the most general way, I typically wouldn't recommend this ball for bowlers with slower ball speed.

9/1/2016 - By

Question: What year was the optimus solid made

8/31/2016 - By

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Answer: The Optimus Solid was released on 06/30/2015

9/1/2016 - By

Question: how does this ball compare with the iq tour edition?

11/29/2016 - By

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Answer: compare this ball to the IQ tour

12/1/2016 - By

Answer: Hello. The Storm IQ Tour will be a more aggressive ball than the Optimus Solid.

12/1/2016 - By

Question: Will the 12 lbs ball still hook like a, perhaps, 16 lbs ball?

12/3/2016 - By

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Answer: The 12lb will not be as aggressive as a 16lb due to the weight block difference.

12/6/2016 - By

Question: Is this ball good for straight bowler

3/15/2017 - By

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Answer: Hello! This ball will have a medium to high hook potential and will not bowl straight. This is an upper mid performance ball.

3/16/2017 - By

Question: I currently am using a Storm Timeless and iv'e been looking for something that reacts a bit differently and to use with different lane conditions. This ball has such a good deal right now i'm wondering if this would be worth it at all for me?

3/20/2017 - By

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Answer: This would make a great addition to your arsenal.

3/22/2017 - By

Question: I have a Roto-Grip Hywire, throw the ball at about 10-12 mph, fairly straight and it hooks at the end. I'm looking for something that will finish stronger than the Hywire but not be way out of my range. Will this work?

3/27/2017 - By

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Answer: Hi! This would be a great ball for you.

3/27/2017 - By

Question: I have the storm Optimus ave. 12 mph speed..stand 3rd arrow and throw across 2nd. Optimus is hooking to much for me to control..would motiv cobra be a good change

4/3/2017 - By

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Answer: Hello George! The Venom Cobra would be a great change if you need something with a lesser hook.

4/4/2017 - By

Question: When did this ball come out

4/4/2017 - By

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Answer: Hi Will. This ball was released on 06/30/2015.

4/5/2017 - By

Question: I am 180 ave. bowler,I roll my ball about 13 to 14 mph. Will this ball work for me?

4/11/2017 - By

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Answer: Hello Jeff. Yes, this should be a great ball for you.

4/11/2017 - By

Question: How would you compare the Phaze with a Freeze Solid or Playmaker?

4/11/2017 - By

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Answer: The Ebonite Playmaker is more comparable to the Phaze than the Freeze Solid.

4/20/2017 - By

Question: I currently have a storm crux that i have trouble getting to hook for me. I throw 14 to 16 mph and i dont have much hand in it. How does this ball compare to the crux?

4/28/2017 - By

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Answer: The Storm Crux is a High Performance ball whereas the Storm Optimus Solid is an Upper-Mid Performance ball. The Storm Crux will be a bit more aggressive than the Optimus Solid.

4/28/2017 - By

Question: How would this compare to the Roto Grip Haywire?

6/10/2017 - By

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Answer: It appears that the StormOptimus Solid will only be used on Medium-Heavily oiled lane conditions whereas the Haywire will best perform on heavily oiled lanes only.

6/12/2017 - By

Question: How does this ball compare to the Roto Grip Hyper Cell?

6/18/2017 - By

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Answer: The Hyper Cell will be more comparable to the Motiv Jackal Ghost, Storm Sure Lock and the 900 Global Inception DTC. The Hyper Cell is a High Performance ball whereas this Optimus Solid is a mid performance.

6/21/2017 - By

Question: is this a symetric ball

6/21/2017 - By

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Answer: Hello. The Storm Optimus Solid will have a Tri-Sphere core. It will be symmetrical.

6/21/2017 - By

Question: I want to know if am left handed and buy a 12 pound ball and throw almost straight if this ball will be good for me

8/2/2017 - By

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Answer: If you bowl straight, you will want to look at a spare/plastic ball.

8/2/2017 - By

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