We'd like to offer you $5 off your purchase of $50 or more today!
Coupon excludes instant bonus items, hot deal items, and gift certificates.

Storm Code Black

$169.95 $254.99 SAVE 33%

- EXTRA $5.95
Instant discount added in your cart with purchase of this or any Instant Bonus item. Only one discount per order.

IN STOCK SHIPS TOMORROW   |   SHIPS FREE
$7.95
DETAILS
$39.95
DETAILS
$6.95
DETAILS
MONEY SAVING OPTIONS
$9.99
$7.99
DETAILS
$8.99
$7.99
DETAILS
$12.99
$10.99
DETAILS

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
  Back to Top
<%=currProd.Name%> Large Image
Customer Reviews| 24 Customer Questions

Avg Customer Rating

4.4 Stars based on 8 Reviews

Already Own It?

  Review It

Sort 8 Reviews By:

12/7/2016
By from Georgia
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I would buy another code black.

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.

Verified Reviewer
10 of 15 customers found this review helpful. Do you? Yes | No

1/6/2017
By from Newington, CT
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Storm CodeBlack

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&#39;ve had no negative comments yet. If you want to replace your older Pearl Asymm, then this is the rock for you

Unverified
4 of 6 customers found this review helpful. Do you? Yes | No

4/7/2017
By from Phila, PA
5/5 Stars
Pros:
Never stops driving towards the headpin.
Best Uses:
Moves threw the oil with ease
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Greatest ball ever!

Bowl in 2 leagues at different houses. Averaging 220 in both leagues. As long as I hit my mark it walks into the pocket no matter what the lane conditions are. Even when the lanes start to dry up i just lift a little less a i still strike. Light hits are fun to watch as the pins fly all around.
Only negative is sometimes i leave a 9 pin because the ball os just to strong sometimes.

Unverified
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful. Do you? Yes | No

3/26/2017
By from Elyria, Ohio
1/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Possibly the worst ball I've bought

For a ball that's suppose to hook, mine didn't. I'm a 200 average bowler and rarely hit 200 with the ball. I'm trying to re-sell now

Unverified
1 of 8 customers found this review helpful. Do you? Yes | No

1/18/2017
By from Norfolk Virginia
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

I would get another

Oh and I believe the code black will be in my bag

Verified Reviewer
0 of 3 customers found this review helpful. Do you? Yes | No

2/7/2017
By from Fairfield, CA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Code Black performs very well!

After one week in use, it has given me more confidence on oily lanes.

Verified Reviewer
0 of 3 customers found this review helpful. Do you? Yes | No

2/26/2017
By from Kansas City mo.
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Code Black

Great product

Verified Reviewer
0 of 2 customers found this review helpful. Do you? Yes | No

4/9/2017
By from Alex, VA
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great ball

This ball is a beast . It has great hook potential, continuation, and hits like a wrecking ball. Since I avg 160 during practice with other equipment and rolled a 3 game 188 avg the very first time and set using it , I am quite happy. This ball shows no signs of weakness and it's very predictable.

Unverified
Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No

  Back to Top
Customer Questions & Answers  |  Reviews

Question: are these all asymmerical

11/1/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: Yes. This ball has an asymmetrical core.

11/2/2016 - By

Question: Are there any similarity code black and the marvel pearl.

11/2/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: What Is Hook Potential On This Ball For 16 Lbs

11/13/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: 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

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: How to ask for a code black with pin 3-3.5 and torque of abpve 3

12/26/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

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

12/27/2016 - By

Question: Asymmetrical means what to the reaction

12/27/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: Is the code black performance is similar to the alpha crux

12/28/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

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

12/28/2016 - By

Question: What cleaner used for code black bowling ball

12/30/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: Does it come in any other color

12/31/2016 - By

Have an answer to this question?

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

1/5/2017 - By

Question: What hook potential does the 13 lb code black have?

1/4/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

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

1/5/2017 - By

Question: How would you compare this bowling bowl to the savage

1/9/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: How would you compare this bowling bowl to the scandal bowling by hammer

1/9/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: how does this compare to the quantum

1/13/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: 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

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: top selling storm ball

1/17/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: How do I get any of your balls in different colors or can i

2/4/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

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

2/7/2017 - By

Question: 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

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: What is the difference between the Code Black and the Timeless?

3/23/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: What would be the difference between the Code Black and the Storm Reign

3/23/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: 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

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: Hello! Yes, this ball would be just fine.

3/27/2017 - By

Question: 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

Have an answer to this question?

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

3/28/2017 - By

Question: 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

Have an answer to this question?

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

4/5/2017 - By

Question: I'm currently using a Track Cyborg. How does the Storm Code Black compare?

4/15/2017 - By

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

Question: 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

Have an answer to this question?

Answer: 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

  Back to Top