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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.
I have only bowled for a year now or so and I have the phaze 2 which is my favorite well was... I got the code black today and I struck almost every time my average is 163 and tonight I averaged 201 I can't believe it and I'm really happy I chose this ball. Go get one if you don't have a pearl in your bag yet.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I'm a high speed high rev two-hander. I have pin above ring finger with pin and CG in straight line. Even with my rev rate I can throw this ball over 1st arrow. It rolls great of the spot. If you love strong backend and lots of pazaz you'll love the code black. Carry and power is amazing with this ball. Highly recommend!
I sincerely appreciate the help from Scott at Bowling.com who took his time talking with me about my bowling style and recommending the Storm Code Black from a list of about 6 different balls I was researching. My average is about 190 and first game out of the box was a 261. Not all my games have been that high of course. If the ball wasn't performing like I wanted it to, it certainly wasn't the balls fault. I would recommend this ball to others but still Scott was a great help.
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My 1st review was not kind to the Code Black. I have since changed the way I bowl. After using a Phaze II and hitting career scores (3rd 300 and 1st 800). I decide to give it a shot again. In open bowling I shot scores of 268, 277 and 266. Open bowling or league, I've never done that. So I tried it in my league and shot 227, 235 and 241 676. Originally it looked like the ball was drilled for a left, I'm right hand. even after that, the ball wouldn't move. So far this ball is hitting the pocket pretty good (no kidding). So give it a try.
Had 2 of these and has become my benchmark ball. This ball for me versatile in so many ways.
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