The Storm Axiom is your next statement bowling ball. This ball introduces the Orbital Core and the NeX (Nano Extreme) coverstock which is an upgrade to the NRG coverstock. The NeX Solid reads the lane early like no other but doesn't give up any backend reaction. The Orbital Core has a low RG making it a great match for the early reading NeX coverstock and help the ball resist the urge to change directions down the lane. This ball matches up best on medium to heavy oiled lanes.
Great ball just make sure you throw it right
No when put it away
Fresh and carry down
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pin down and pin up is the way to go.
Consistent, great motion down lane, solid reaction from multiple angles
Heavy oil, fresh house patterns or lengthy patterns
Took this ball to be drilled the first day I got it. Took it to my league games that evening and unlike any other ball I have thrown on fresh patterns, this piece performed IMMEDIATELY. Two handed bowler - even ball speed to rev rate and I tend to try and keep control rather than throw with tons of power. This was flat out impressive and my average was up 50 points after 3 games. The more this ball was used the more I felt comfortable and boy does it strike clean as butter. Highly recommend! I've thrown 7 200+ games in my short career so far and this gave me my 7th in the first day of use. 221 by game 3. Definitely a fantastic ball and I plan to buy another. Absorbs tons of oil though fyi so make sure to clean after every shot.
I'm 68 and just started bowling again after 50 years. Muscles and joints don't work like they used to. I started back using a 12 lb. Rhino and that sufficed while I worked out the kinks. I read the reviews, watched videos and the 14 lb. Axiom fit the bill for the way I bowl at this moment.
Fast Shipping, Not Damaged
The product came in really fast and was not damaged or anything. I don't have any cons at all. I haven't been able to drill the ball yet due to COVID.
The Axiom is Storm's newest ball in the Master line, it features the new NeX cover, which stands for nano extreme, and the new Orbital core, which features a high density inner ball to help create and maintain a super low RG. Throughout their testing, NeX was shown to be earlier and more durable than any previous nano formulations, and while it'll be a bit before I can get an idea about the longevity, it's definitely strong. However, throughout my several comparison videos, the versatility of the Axiom surprised me, because I thought that's one area it would suffer in due to the strength. It handles angle decidedly better than any other nano cover I've thrown, and the core performs as advertised, creating a motion that's somewhere between symmetric and asymmetric. It winds up better and is more consistent and firm at the breakpoint than the majority of stronger symmetrics, but doesn't have as much torque as most asyms. This gives it a somewhat unique look on the lanes, it acts a lot like a baby UFO. It's not as strong overall, but it shares the same kind of motion.
I'll use this ball alot for heavy oil and medium but not good for light or no oil. But it's my number one. .
Attractive, Comfortable Grip, Flawless Surface, Great Weight
Local Bowling Alley, Tournaments
This ball is good for heavy oil patterns I shot many 200's with it the ball is good for playing the extreme edge if you get it drilled pin down.
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How does this ball compare to the Phaze 3
This will compare more the the Phaze II. The Phaze III is designed to go longer and this was designed to read earlier on the lanes.
Does the ball come in 14 lbs
All balls can be 14
I Roll a back up ball my speed is around 12 I have a problem with oil lane because I roll from the left side of the do you recommend this ball
Yes, this could give you a strong hook in medium to heavier oil and it will start reading in the midlane for you.
how does this ball compare to the phaze 2
They are going to have a very similar reaction actually. Both have a solid cover with a 3000 grit finish out of the box. The weight blocks are very similar also so you should see a very similar reaction on the lanes. The Axiom does have a brand new coverstock so this could help give it a slightly stronger reaction on the lanes.
How does Storm Axiom compare to the Storm Super Sonic
The Axiom will read slightly earlier than the Super Son!Q and the Axiom will be a little stronger as well. They are both rated as upper mid performance balls for medium to heavy oil.
How does this ball compare to the UFO
The UFO is considered a high performance ball so it will have a stronger hook potential than the Axiom. The Axiom is also rated for medium to heavy oil while the UFO is strictly for heavy oil.
Have a super Soniq. You said this reads earlier, so I should get overall hook?
If you needed this ball to give you an earlier and stronger overall hook then you can drill it with that layout. The Solid coverstock on the Axiom should ready earlier than the Hybrid cover on the Super Son!Q so if they are drilled the same the Axiom will read just a little earlier.
I currently have Storm Super Soniq and the Storm Phaze 3. Would the Storm Axiom be a good ball to have in my arsenal.
The Axiom would read earlier than the Son!Q or the Phaze III so if you needed something that could give you an earlier read and that may be able handle a little more oil then the Axiom could be a good fit for you.
Can I get this ball in 10-12lbs
Unfortunately Storm does not have this ball in 10 or 11lbs. We do have 12lbs. This is an upper mid performance ball so in 10 and 11 lbs you will usually lose the performance weight block and they typically do not have the high performance or upper mid performance option that low because you could get a mid performance ball for less money and it would react very similar in most cases.
what I need the axiom if I have a Halo solid coverstock
This ball would be a little weaker than the Halo Solid so it works more in medium to heavy oil while the Halo Solid was more for heavy oil only.
I have a Halo solid coverstock, would it make sense to get the Axiom in addition? If so, would the Phase III compliment the pair. If not, any suggestions?
The Axiom could be an option or the Phaze III could be an option. However, the reaction is very different from the Phaze III and the Axiom. The Axiom will react earlier and smoother on the lane like the Halo Solid but the Phaze III goes longer and reacts later on the lanes. So it depends on what you needed from the next ball.
compare axiom to Iq tour pearl. iq is drilled pin up ove ring finger and drilled partially out
The Axiom is going to react earlier on the lanes with a smoother hook potential. The IQ Tour Pearl is designed to read the lanes later and have a sharper backend hook. Also, because the Axiom is able to grip more it can handle heavier oil while the IQ Tour Pearl is more designed for medium only.
thank you for ypour answer.next questions,what kind of reaction could i expect if i drill axiom with pin up over ring finger and have it partially drilled out like my IQ tour,# 2 what kind of reaction if i give it a 1000 grit
You would need to talk to your driller to find out what reaction you can expect from the drill pattern. Unfortunately we do not have this information. If you were to dull the finish down to 1000 grit then it would read the lanes earlier and be able to handle heavier oil better.
how is this ball compare to the hammer redemption
This would have a more similar reaction to the Redemption Solid because this has a solid coverstock as well and a duller finish. It is not quite as strong as the Redemption Solid because this was an upper mid performance ball while the Redemption Solid is a high performance ball and also the Redemption Solid is slightly duller with a 2000 grit finish versus the 3000 grit on the Axiom so the Redemption Solid reads just a little earlier.
have iq emerald drilled with pin over ring finger and drilled partailly out,if i put 3000 grit on axiom what can i expect.
We are not able to confirm the drilling options and the reactions of the different drilling layouts unfortunately so you may talk to your ball driller before having the ball drilled to confirm which drilling option would give you the desired reaction you are looking for. The Axiom comes out of the box with a 3000 grit finish so it will want to read earlier and have a more gradual hook than the IQ Emerald which was a polished finish and designed to read later on the lanes with a sharper backend hook.
Is this a good 3 ball behind the hammer redemption and omega crux
The Hammer Fugitive Pearl or the Storm Phaze III would be a good option which would handle medium oil and would be a good option to have as a backup. The Redemption and Omega Crux are high performance balls meant for heavier oil so you would need a good medium oil option for when the lanes break down.
Is this a bad arsenal ufo,omega crux,axiom,astro physix,iq emerald,pitch purple spare
You have a wide range of options to cover a lot of lane conditions and to give you different looks on some conditions. For example, you have the UFO and Crux which are your heaviest oil options but the Omega gives you a little more length than the UFO. You have the Axiom and AstroPhysix which work well on medium to heavy oil with the Axiom reading earlier and the Astro reading later. Then you have a decent medium oil option in the IQ Emerald and the lighter to drier oil ball that doubles as a spare ball in the Pitch Purple.
Do you have 14 pound axiom with 500 grit anzalone bowling ball?
We show the out-of-the-box finish for this ball to be 3000 grit abralon finish so we do not have a way to get this shipped out at any other finish at this time. You may adjust the finish after you receive the ball to a different grit if you would like.
I currently use a Storm T road solid as my benchmark ball on THS. What current Storm ball will give me the closest reaction to the T road solid?
The Storm T-Road Solid out of the box was a solid cover with a dull finish. We do not have a lot of options that would compare out of the box to this but you could get a couple of Storm balls that would give you similar features. For example, the Storm Hy-Road X has the same weight block as the T-Road Solid and it has a solid cover but it has a polished finish so you may have to dull the finish down some. Also you have the Storm Phaze II or the Storm Axiom which come out of the box with a duller 3000 grit finish and they have solid coverstocks so they would be more similar out-of-the-box to the T-Road Solid.
How does this ball compare against Storm Pyro and Timeless?
I was not able to find a lot of information on the Pyro but for the Timeless it was a high performance ball with a hybrid cover finished with a polish finish. So the Timeless would be a stronger ball overall compared to the Axiom but it would have more length because of the polished finish. The Axiom has a 3000 grit finish on a solid cover so it is designed to read the midlane more and have an arc hook.
How does it compare to the all road
This ball will be one tier up from the All Road and this will mean it has a stronger hook potential. Also the solid coverstock and duller finish will help the Axiom read earlier on the lanes for a smoother hook reaction compared to the All Road which will go a little longer with the hybrid cover and slightly smoother finish.
Does the 13lb. axiom still have upper mid performance and what can i do to get the ball to hook harder ?
The 13lb will have a different weight block that the 14-16lbs but the performance will not decrease much due to the different weight block. If you wanted to get more hook from the ball you could try to dull the finish more to get more grip on the lanes.
I have an older ball Storm Anarchy, thinking about purchasing the Storm Axiom, how do the two differ?
The Storm Anarchy was a pearl coverstock and came out of the box with a polished finish. This made the Anarchy go longer on the lanes and have a sharper backend hook. The Axiom has a solid cover with a duller finish so it will read more in the midlane and have a smoother arcing hook down the lane. Both were designed for medium to heavy oil.
Are these balls seconds or blemished? And what size pin are they?
This is a new first quality ball. You may request the pin length you need when placing the order by entering your request just below the weight selection box or by entering the specs in the comments box on the final page.
is there much difference betwwen the ghost and the axiom ?
The biggest difference would be that the Jackal Ghost is a high performance ball with an asymmetric weight block and the Axiom is an upper mid performance ball with a symmetric weight block. This would make the Jackal Ghost have a stronger hook potential and it can handle heavier oil better.
Will this ball be ok for house patterns?
Yes, this could be a great ball for house shots and leagues. It works well in medium to heavy oil conditions and reads strong in the midlane for an arcing hook down the lane.
how does the axiom compare to the iq tour nano ?
The Axiom will read earlier on the lanes than the IQ Tour Nano because the Axiom has a solid coverstock and the IQ Tour Nano has a pearl coverstock. Also the weight block on the Axiom is stronger to give it a higher hook potential.
Will the Blue Axiom resist oil because of the 3000 grit ? I have a Phase 3 and ProMotion and it seems they get oil and lose there hook
Every performance ball will need to be cleaned at times because the coverstock could soak in some of the lane oil. Some coverstocks are more aggressive than other and will soak the oil up more quickly so you will want to wipe the ball off when it comes back from the ball return to help keep oil from staying on the cover too long. If the ball gets too much oil soaked in the cover it can lose its hook potential. So proper ball maintenance is key to keeping the ball performing.
How does this ball compare to the Rubicon?
This is very similar in performance to the Rubicon. Both have a solid coverstock and 3000 grit finish to have very similar length on the lanes. Both are upper mid performance balls so they are rated to have similar hook potentials also. The Rubicon weight block reads just a touch later and because of that slight extra length it does have a slightly higher flare potential but overall they are going to even out to be pretty close.
How does this ball compare to Storm Timeless? What ball would roll and react like the Timeless?
The Axiom is going to read earlier on the lane because of the duller finish while the Timeless will read later on the lane because of it having a polished finish. Also the Axiom is an upper mid performance ball so it will not have as much hook potential as the Timeless which was a high performance ball. Something more similar to the Timeless would be the Storm Parallax.
I have a Storm HY-ROAD Pearl but I am looking for a good compliment to it for oilier lanes. Would the Axiom be what I am searching for?
The Axiom is designed to handle some heavier oil conditions. It has a duller finish which will cause it to read a little earlier than the Hy-Road Pearl. This will make the Axiom have more midlane and a smoother arcing hook. So you could start the night with the Axiom and then as the lanes start to dry some to more medium oil condition you could transition to your Hy-Road Pearl which would go longer and work better in medium oil and some lighter oil conditions.
What ball compared to the original rhino made in the 90s
Unfortunately we do not have information for the Rhino back in the 90s available but the Axiom is designed to read earlier in the midlane and have a smooth arcing hook on medium to heavy oil.
Does this ball hook more than the iq tour nano pearl?
Yes, this ball will start to read a little earlier on the lanes and the weight block gives the Axiom more flare potential than the weight block on the IQ Tour Nano Pearl.
Is it possible to ship to Japan?
We do have international shipping available but the shipping will be calculated during the checkout for international orders.
I recently bought the storm axiom i tried this ball on a fresh oil pattern but still it hooks way to much what can i do to calm this ball down i do not have alot of hand in the ball and also 71 yrs old and a tweener please try to help me any sugestions will help
Out of the box the Axiom has a 3000 grit finish which will cause this ball to read the lanes a little earlier and this may be causing it to grip too much for what you need. You could have the ball refinished with a polished finish to give it more length and it will loose a little of the hook potential. I hope this helps.
Due to the time it takes to produce the Storm Axiom ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.