Customer Reviews | 16 Customer Questions
By Husky801 from Washington State
Right out of the box, used on typical house shot where the lanes were a little tighter than normal. Moved my feet a few boards right and crushed the pocket, as the lanes broke down I moved left slightly and the ball still hit great. Pin just below middle finger and the reaction is smooth but strong.
By Grand Forks ND Bowler from Grand Forks, ND
Great Ball! Great Service!!
Because of joint problems, I have moved down from 16 and 15 pound equipment to 14 pounders. I was worried about using such a light ball but I shouldn't have been. What a great product! I got some recommendations from better bowlers than myself and the pro-shop staff at Sunset Lanes in Moorhead MN and decided to go with the Hyroad. This ball is great on fresh oil and continues being useful as the pattern breaks down. I highly recommend this ball to anyone looking to improve their performance. Also, if you have joint problems, the lighter weight really helped my wrist, arm, shoulder, and even my kness. I'll be coming back for more Storm products!
By Sponge from Bermuda
Reunited and it feels so good.
They say when you have something special never let it go. I got a HyRoad when it first came out but was shock to see how easily it cracked from the summer heat. After two cracked balls I invested in others like the CrossRoads and Pearl, both perform good but not great. Then my CrossRoad was stolen so I had an opportunity to go back and get an original HyRoad. Best decision ever. Avg jump 40 pins and above 200. This to me is the best ball ever made by Storm. I hope they continue the model for a very long time.
By Rich from Watertown, Ct.
This ball did all I was looking for & more. I took my 195 avg. to 213 over the 14 weeks I had the ball. I am looking to start the new season in September. I can play the ball with a large hook or go down the middle with it. I had it drilled for a long carry & sharp hook at the end.
By mitch2245 from Burnsville, MN
If you don't have one.....GET ONE!!!!
The Hyroad is the best ball I have ever thrown!! It goes long and strong down the lane with a great backend reaction crushing the pins. If you don't have one of these in your bag, do yourself a favor and go get one!!
By eric from long island
one of the best balls ever put out. i average 226 and when the lanes become broken down around mid second game. i pop out the hy road and you just destroy the pins. i am a cranker and i put the ball out down the lane around board 7-9 and you will strike every time. i am only 16 and am looking foward to more storm equipment
By Thomas from Jax,Fla
Oldie but a Goodie
I've been bowling for about 7mths.. I purchased a Storm Gravity,Energy,and Hyroad... I liked them all, but the Hyroad is my favorite. 150 average bowler.. First week with it in league play roled a 660 series.. 179,256,225..nice, but even sweeter. I used it 2/7/10 in league play did'nt do so great due to operator error.. hahahah,but, practiced aftewards and roled my first 300... Man if I could have only did it doing league. I'm sure I will get several sanctioned 300s using my hyroad.. Sweet bowling ball, I've purchased another one for back up already..
By jb from illinois
just punched one out tonight...didnt use it on fresh oil, waited til the 10th frame first game to unleash it. shot 536 the last two games. drilled it to scream on the backend and it did! then some.
By Grundy Investments from Morris Il
Awesome entry level choice
After being away from the game for 11 years because of an injury, I returned this past season. Not knowing how the game had changed I went to my local proshop professional and he suggested the Storm Hyroad. What a great choice. I had been a 200 avg.before my injury I was concerned what kind of avg I could carry through out the season. Well the game had changed but because of the Storm Hyroad I was able to carry a 194 avg. which I was very pleased with. Thanks Storm!!!
By THE HOFF from Bothell, Washington
Follow the Road to WINNING!
Layout- Pin under ring, cg shifted positive, medium width/depth hole down by the thumb.
Lets face it, I am a staff member who never had drilled one, so I just had to. I was pleased with the way the ball rolled- it actually cornered more than I had anticipated considering the Hybrid cover and reputation this ball has for being smooth and controllable. All that really means to me is that I'm more apt to use this ball from the track in and not from the track out when playing the lanes. I love the way the ball looks and smells (I like the fruity scents better than the aromatherapy scents for sure), it just feels..... Familiar. That's a good thing for bowling, because it makes you more comfortable and relaxed. I was stoked to see that this ball is going to remain in the line this year- it is still prolly my best selling mid-range ball.
By silent_bowler from New Jersey
great overall ball
whether its a house shot, or the viper and chameleon patterns. this ball is very consistant, smells great. very versatile ball in general
By KCH from DALLAS TX.
THIS BALL IS GREAT! THE FIRST DAY I GOT I ROLLED A 299! WEEKS LATER I SHOT ANOTHER 299 AND A 300! WHAT WAS SO GREAT WAS WHEN I SHOT MY FIRST 800 AND IT WAS A BIG ONE!! GAMES OF 277,279, AND 299 FOR A 855!! WHAT A GREAT BALL!!!
By Smooth Lefty from Hopkins South Carolina
Storm is coming back Strong
Left one of my hammer in my wife truck. I need a ball badly I ask what is a good ball with a great price. Well my god I am shock to see this ball hits like a truck going down hill with no brake. It brought back those good old day of my Thunder Road. 235 259 278 with out any 7 pins Thanx you Storm. Well to day iI shot 200 300 245. Thanx again keep doing what you do.
By highschoolbowler417 from illinois
A FANTASTIC ball!!!!
I am a 16 year old high school bowler, and i was looking for a ball that i could use to adapt to oily lane conditions and this ball was PERFECT! I could not be any more satisfied. Since i have been using this ball my average went from a 146 to a 167!! The hook it produces on the back of the lane is amazing, it hooks into the pocket perfectly! This was soooo worth the money! No complaints at all :)
By Jonny Dimz from Canyon Country, CA
MOST CONSISTENT BALL I ROLL
Bowling in league = fun. Bowling in league since owning the Hy-Road = THE BEST EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD BOWLING!!! I used to average 180's. I'm now averaging about a 200 average. I've bowled my first 600 series recently and was close to a 700 four times already. I've had the ball about 2 weeks since mid April. I stand with left foot at about the 20 board and aim at the 12 board. Rolls in very smooth and hits harder than Superman. Even when the oil starts to dry, the ball will read the lane and still come in strong. If you don't get great scores with the ball, it's only due to operator error. This ball has saved my team from losing almost everytime we needed the win. I wish i worked for Storm so that I would get paid for all this promoting I did.
By Sixteen Pounder from Toledo Ohio
A Leathal Weapon
I bought this ball 04/09/10. I bowled in a tournament the next day. 1st game 233. 2nd game 236. 3rd game 147 because I had no chance to win I started experimenting. I just finished my first year of league bowling with an avg. of 174. I've never bowled back to back 230's AND THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I USED IT! This ball is going to be a leathal weapon in a couple of weeks when I bowl in my next tourney. It hits like a runaway truck. It's great on oily lanes
By Wayne from Sierra Vista, AZ
Love that ball
I'm a 190 average bowler. I've had this ball for four (4) weeks. My first time bowling with this ball I shot a 581. Since than I've had a 752, 657 and 683. All I can say is "I love this ball".
By Heather from Salt Lake City
I'm by no means a great bowler and I only purchased my own because I was tired of looking for decent house balls. I was a very inconsistent bowler. I would get 160 one game and 75 the next. With this ball, I bowl between 120 and 135 every time. So it's helped me to not be all over the place and better my game.
By cocky from florence alabama
average 220 to 230 league.we have pba league in summer for 15 weeks different patterns every 3 weeks I avg around 200 in league. on 40 foot flat pattern 1st week bowled 580 so got hi road next 2 weeks shot 646 series and next week 677 series wow what a look put pin under ring finger and medium size weight hole beside thumb.im a tweener around 15 to 16 mph played 17 to 12 had a look that made it seem easy but it wasn't grat ball and goodluck.great ball and drilling for tournament play on these type of patterns
By Pamela from Wichita, KS
Didn't work for one but GREAT for me!
This ball originally belonged to another bowler and then it was redrilled and given to me. My average has done nothing but improve since. Very forgiving ball and hits hard. I found this ball to perform GREAT on all conditions that I've come across. Currently averaging 194 and have purchased another for a back up to be drilled at a later date. Trust me, I rub it in everytime when I see the ball's previous owner and thank him
By Tony C. from Philadelphia, PA
Love this Ball
Just got this ball a week ago after a lot of research. I was a pretty straight bowler with my previous ball. My average with my previous ball was around the 140-150 range. Right out of the box I threw a 198 with the Hy-Road.. My first league game last night with the Hy-Road, I threw my first 600 series! I had yet to even throw a 500 series with my first ball!!! This ball is just amazing. Seems to find the pocket everytime! A lot of the credit goes to Glen at the Pro Shop for the awesome drilling job! Highly recommend this ball!
By ZYNSTAR from Memphis , TN.
Have had many balls , many good , only few not so good . HyRoad is the best ball I've ever owned . Reads lanes very good , carries pins , powers through pins constantly . Works great with all oil paterns . There's not a better overall ball . HyRoad is top notch !
By Fast Eddy from Minneapolis Minnesota
My last season average = 186. I used an old special agent and felt that I was much better than what I was producing on the lanes. I bought the Hy-Road at an exceptional price from Bowling.Com. This season, my average is 204. This ball fits many different style, I can throw it any way I want and it will always track to the pocket.
By DJ from Colorado
I am a beginner bowler that purchased this ball to learn how to hook, when done correctly even with the conventional grip I get the perfect hook. Pin action is incredible from this ball also.The ball really smells great which is also pretty cool. I highly recommend this ball for beginners and experienced bowlers
By Andy from Peoria, Illinois
The BEST !!!!
I can say this is the best ball I have ever owned. Between the start of sept. and late Oct. I was able to roll 5 700's with the top being 768 and have had 279 four times. It really reads the lanes well.I had mine drilled to go long with a big back end !! If this is what your looking for , then this is the ball for you !!!
By Zanatos1914 from Dallas
Dont Believe Everything You Read
ProShop dude said this ball was strong and gave great recovery but what I saw was the total opposite... This ball has great length but it keeps going and going if not drilled strong... My first attempt the ball was drilled alittle 2 weak for my ball speed and revs. Next layout was kicked completely to the right on the aggressive side... This ball will get down the lane and will the adjustment it will recover but the drill needs to be strong unless you really don't have that much oil
By PB from Tulsa, OK
Picking Up Steam
At first this ball didn't seem to hook much more than my old 16lb AMF King Cobra which helped me carry a 195 average the last year I bowled back in 2009. After bowling about 10 games with this ball (15lb) I am starting to see a lot better back end movement and carry, and more and more 200+ games which is what I was hoping for when I bought the ball.
By kland38 from Baton Rouge, LA
Great Ball Great Price
smooth ball, no need to try to do too much with this ball. Just roll it and let the ball do the work. with this ball.... the best shots=the smoothest shots!
By owlish from Tyler TX
Great Ball - my 2nd ever
I use this for league and of course practice. It's my second ball I have owned in my lifetime. I started with a 12 pound ball to start and wound up being too light later on (once I got my strength up). This Hy-Road is a 14 pound ball and it feels good to me. It's adaptable and predictable on the lane.