The Storm !Q Tour Nano continues in the success of the long line of !Q bowling balls. The !Q Tour Nano Pearl takes the Nano Pearl Reactive coverstock and wraps it around the C³ Centripetal Control Core. This combination gives more midlane, more backend, but is still forgiving like the other balls in the !Q series.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
It’s a really good ball for lefty’s
Great Control, Predictable, Smells Good
Starts to hit flat the further inside you play
I am a Speed Dominant Lefty and this ball gives me the perfect amount of control and blend with just enough pop to create carry with my lower rev game. It’s not a ball that want to play a lot of angle but on the left side that’s not typically what you want anyway. It’s the first ball out of the bag in league and is a solid step down from my Omega Crux on heavier patterns.
Local Bowling Alley, Tournaments
When you say IQ, everyone is going to pay attention. One of the best balls in the business and been around for a long time. As most people have a IQ TOUR or more than one, now you have a great compliment. The Nano cover gives this ball a but more punch still maintaining the consistency. The IQ Tour Nano Pearl has mutiple traits of smoothness, arcing and now with the added punch at the end. There is no quit in this ball. It felt as if I could find the pocket from anywhere on the lane. I have drilled mine 50 x 4 1/4" x 45 which gives it a medium flare and great arcing motion. Storm has had some great benchmark balls and must have balls for tournaments and travel, and this is another one to add to the list. This ball allows you to keep your lines tighter if needed or open up the lane and have no quit. Regardless how you drill this ball you will like it. Awesome ball which will stay around for a long time. Order yours now, you wont be disappointed!
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How is this bowling ball compared to the Storm Phaze III
The Phaze III has a more polished finish to go longer on the lanes with more angular hook on the backend while the !Q Tour Nano has a duller finish out of the box so it reads more in the midlane and has a smoother more forgiving overall hook.
Will this bowling ball pair good with the Storm Phaze 3
Yes, this would give you a good 1-2 punch. The !Q Tour Nano would act as your midlane ball that could work in some heavier oil and your Phaze 3 would be a good transition ball as the lanes get more medium and as you need more length.
How is this compare to IQ tour
They are going to have a pretty close reaction overall but we can break down some of the key features. They have the same weight block but the IQ Tour Nano has a pearl coverstock where the IQ Tour has a solid coverstock. Normally this would mean the IQ Tour Nano would read later on the lanes. However, the IQ Tour Nano also has a slightly duller finish at 3000 grit while the IQ Tour has a 4000 grit so that gets their reactions a little closer. If you were to make adjustments to the finish then you could get more length from the IQ Tour Nano for a sharper backend but as they come out of the box they would be pretty similar overall.
How does this Nano compare to it's previous predecessor?
The previous IQ Tour was the Emerald which was a pearl coverstock and polished finish to give it more length. This ball has a pearl coverstock but the finish was 3000 grit so this will read more in the midlanes because of the duller finish. The IQ Tour Nano can also handle a little more oil because it has the duller finish to help it grip.
How does this Nano compare to the previous !Q Tour Nano?
The original Nano was a solid coverstock at a 4000 grit finish and the current Nano was a pearl cover which gives it a more length but a duller 3000 grit finish to help it have a smoother reaction on the backend.
it's symetrical ???
Yes, this ball is symmetric.
what would be the difference between this and the omega crux ?
They have different strength pearl coverstocks with the Omega Crux coverstock being stronger. Also the Omega Crux has a stronger weight block than the Tour Nano so this helps the Omega Crux work better in heavier oil than the Tour Nano will.
what is the release date ?
The current release date is Aug 7th.
How would it pair with the sonic
The SonIQ was designed to go longer but it actually had a stronger weight block. The IQ Tour Nano has a duller finish to help it grip more so they may end up being similar in overall hook but just different on the length.
what are the lane conditions such as oil length when a pearl ball is more effective than a solid ?
There are a lot of variables that could effect which type of ball would work best for a bowler and also when it is best to transition to a ball with more length. You have to also factor in ball speed, rev rate, oil pattern, and strength of the ball being used.
How this bowling ball compare to the Storm Super Soniq
The IQ Tour Nano will give you a little more length than the Super Soniq and the Super Soniq would be a little stronger overall hook potential. This will work better in medium oil than the Super Soniq did and the Super Soniq would handle heavier oil a little better than the IQ Tour Nano.
How would this ball compare to the IQ Emerald?
The IQ Tour Nano is going to read the lanes earlier than the IQ Emerald. The IQ Tour Nano falls in between the Super Soniq and the Emerald in performance. It is stronger than the Emerald but not as strong as the Super Soniq. It reads earlier than the Emerald but not as early as the Super Soniq.
whats the main difference between the IQ NANO and the Wild Streak ? thanks
There are two key differences. The IQ Nano has a pearl coverstock so that will tend to give you more length than the solid coverstock on the Wild Streak. However the weight block on the IQ Nano reads earlier than the Wild Streak but the Wild Streak weight block gets more flare potential. So the Wild Streak overall should ready a little earlier and stronger compared to the IQ Nano which gives you a little more length and controllable backend.
Is it polishing ball?
No, this ball comes out of the box with a 3000 grit finish. You could always refinish the ball after you receive it to a polished finish if you would like.
This has a 3000 grit finish so it has a slightly dull finish.
is it ok to take the lane shine off with a 3000 pad ?
This comes out of the box with a 3000 grit finish. I would not suggest cleaning off the oil from the lane by sanding it. I would use a towel and oil remover or cleaner to help extract any lane oil or dirt out of the cover. I would clean it at the end of every night you use it to avoid the cover getting too much oil absorbed in.
How weii will the IQ Tour Nano perform at 12 pounds
The 12lb weight block will give you an RG of 2.65 and a RG Diff of .035. This will react a little later on the lane but the weight block will give it more flare than the 15lb which helps to make up for the extra length.
Will Storm Max match good with this bowling ball.
The Storm Hy-Road Max is a mid performance ball with a solid cover and dull finish to help it read earlier in the midlane for smooth arcing hook. The IQ Tour Nano has a duller finish to help it read a little earlier but the pearl cover will give it a little more length. Since the IQ Tour Nano is an upper mid performance ball it will handle a little more oil because it has a little stronger hook potential but it is not a huge step up in over all hook. If you have the Hy-Road max and need something for more oil you may look at something like the Storm Axiom or the Storm Proton Physix.
Due to the time it takes to produce the Storm !Q Tour Nano ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.