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.
When I heard we were getting this ball I was excited. The RAD core and R2S combo was a great idea to include in the line. I drilled mine 70x3/34x30, I have lower tilt than average, so I keep my drilling angles high. I bowl twice a week, once on a lower volume THS and the other with a higher volume. The CodeBlack on low volume is very fun to roll, clean down lane with great energy retention. I struggled to get comfortable on the higher volume shot, to much conditioner for the R2S to dig into. My ball speed hovers around 18 plus, so I really had to square up and get the shell to see some friction. For a comparison, my Snaplock is about 3 to 4 boards stronger and rolls a few feet earlier. I have a bit more miss room on the higher volume pattern with the Snaplock. Overall the CodeBlack looks great on the shelf, it has enough backend motion to satisfy my customers and I've had no negative comments yet. If you want to replace your older Pearl Asymm, then this is the rock for you
172 average bowler right now. Average has been higher in my younger days. First night out of the box I rolled a 174,234,and 254 in league play. I love the pin action with this ball. I never left a 5 pin all night.
Oh and I believe the code black will be in my bag
After one week in use, it has given me more confidence on oily lanes.