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The HY-ROAD™ is the latest release in the Thunder™ Series of balls. HY-ROAD™ is the perfect complement to the 2007 solid ball of the year; the T-ROAD™ Solid. The combination between core and cover gives pro shop operators the widest range of drilling layouts. The continuous motion of the HY-ROAD™ creates a consistent reaction for many styles of bowlers; a great bench mark ball. The Storm Hy-Road contains a Modified Inverted Fe2 Technology wrapped in a R2S Hybrid Coverstock that is sanded down to 1500 grit and polished. This combination was created to provide drillers with the most drilling options available. This ball is designed to excel on heavy to medium-heavy oil conditions. The highly aggressive R2S™ hybrid coverstock is designed for heavy to medium-heavy oil, hybrid has two different blends of resin, ½ solid, ½ pearl (smoother break point than pearl coverstocks and reacts evenly on fresh and carry-down), easy to adjust by using either Abralon® or Scotch-Brite® pads, holds its shape longer, hybrid cover is easily maintained, enhanced durability, and develops friction by foot print and surface contact. The Modified Inverted Fe2 Technology core helps lower the balls RG, creates a heavy powerful roll, increases ball's flare potential, bench mark core, fits many styles and releases, proven history of performance
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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
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..
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.
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!!!
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.
whether its a house shot, or the viper and chameleon patterns. this ball is very consistant, smells great. very versatile ball in general
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!!!
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 :)
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.
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
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.
What a great product!, 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, The Hyroad is my go to ball. No matter how bad I'm bowling I can go to my Hyroad, I'm by no means a great bowler I bowl between 130 and 150 every time. So it's helped me to not be all over the place and better my game. If you don't have one of these in your bag, do yourself a favor and go get one!! Storm hit a Home Run!!
The hyroad...or as I call it Ole Reliable. This is a must have anywhere you go gets through the front part of the lane and just unleashes ok the backend with great continuation through the pins. There's a reason that storm hasn't stopped making this ball. It's just too good The back end motion is so great and the pin carry with this ball is absurd. A little high or trips the for a little light it's smacks around the light mixer. Everyone should have a "ole reliable" in their bag. Stop waiting and get yours now.
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.
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
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".
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
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!
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 !
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.
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
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 !!!
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
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.
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!
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.
Which is the distance between the Pin and the gravity center ?3/24/2016 - By Javier
Hello! You will need to put your exact weight/pin/top weight in the blue box that says "click to request pin/top weight" right under the weight option.3/29/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How does this compare to the Roto-Grip Hywire? Will it finish harder?3/27/2017 - By Stinker
will this ball work for someome who throws at a slower soeed amd few revs4/9/2017 - By mickee
How does this ball compare to the rotogrip outcry?5/6/2017 - By Smoke
Is this ball better than the timeless?6/27/2017 - By Kay
Hello Kay. The Storm Timeless will be a way more aggressive ball than the Storm Hy-Road because the Timeless is a High Performance ball and the Hy-Road is a Mid Performance ball.6/27/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I just started bowling again and am using a more than 30 year old Dic Weber Powerball. Would this ball be a good replacment.?8/11/2017 - By MikeB
how much change going from 14lb to 13lb HYROAD10/11/2017 - By Ed
Is this ball good on dry lanes11/15/2017 - By pee wee
Is this ball great for a right hand a straight bowler with a slight hook7/17/2018 - By T
I’m a lefty ball speed between 12-15 like to throw over the second arrow,bowl on medium to heavy oil wood lanes will this ball break gradually or sharp at the break point9/20/2018 - By Bobby w
How does the HyRoad compare to the Code Red? What’s the difference between the two since they’re both hybrids?9/25/2018 - By Octavia Hall
The key difference is that the Code Red is a higher performance line so the cover and weight block on the Code Red is stronger. The Hy-Road is Storms best selling ball of all time though and it may be because the Hy-Road is very versatile to handle a lot of lane conditions.9/27/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Will the core be different between 12lbs and 14lbs?10/8/2018 - By John
How does the Hy-Road compare to the Roto Grip All Out Show Off?10/14/2018 - By Greg
The only difference between the two bowling balls is the lane conditions, everything else will be pretty much the same. The Hy Road is for medium-heavy oiled lane conditions and the All Out Show Off is for medium oiled lane conditions only.10/15/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Will the Hy Road and Marvel Pearl be a good combo? Or what about the Hy Road Pearl?11/18/2018 - By Bryce
The Hy Road will be a Hybrid coverstock and the Hy Road Pearl will have a pearl coverstock. The Hy Road will have a different performance than the Hy Road Pearl. The Marvel Pearl and the Hy Road Pearl will have the same coverstock so it will more than likely have the same performance.11/19/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I've read a lot about this ball cracking in it's first year, would it help(be covered?) if I purchased your extra year warranty? Thanks1/19/2019 - By Jack
I am a new bowler. Athletic and competive. I can get a house ball to break and after not touching a ball for a very long time was able to bowl a 140. Looking at the HyRoad and Nitrous. What are your thoughts? Any other options to consider?2/10/2019 - By Will
If you are just starting out, I would go with the Nitrous line, for it will have a skid/flip reaction and won't be too aggressive for you.2/12/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
hy road & hy road x in 13lb does 13lb change the core.what is best.3/13/2019 - By boomer
There is a different core on the 13lb ball than the 14lbs and up have. To see the different weight blocks you can view them on Storm directly here: https://www.stormbowling.com/hy-road-53/14/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I currently bowl with a 14 lb Storm rapid fire ball and would like to have a little more aggressive ball.what would be the next step up ?3/27/2019 - By Eddie
Since the Rapid Fire is a mid performance ball you would want to either go with an Upper Mid performance ball or even a High performance ball even.3/27/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
My old ball was an Ebonite Pantera 16lbs which finally cracked. Would a Storm HyRoad be a good replacement? I am going to a 15lb ball due to age and arm strength3/30/2019 - By Pauley
Here is a tool to narrow down your search for a bowling ball that meets your requirements. Unfortunately, there is really no information on the Pantera to compare to any bowing balls on our site. If you click on the link that follows, it will direct you to our bowling ball selector page. https://www.bowling.com/shopping/all/bowling-balls/all4/1/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Is this good for a two hander with about 17 mph?5/10/2019 - By Ashton
What is the comparison between the storm IQ to the storm hy-road!9/8/2019 - By Li’l Leo
The Storm IQ Tour is very similar to the Hy-Road but the IQ Tour has a solid cover with a duller finish while the Hy-Road has a hybrid cover with a polished finish so it will read later on the lanes with a little sharper backend hook when you compare the two.9/12/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I currently use a modern marvel and absolutely LOVE it. I'm in need of a new ball so badly. I've been contemplating this ball for years and throw more of a skid/snap over second arrow, between 12 - 14 mph. Would this be a comparable ball to what I currently use?9/10/2019 - By Holly
The Modern Marvel would fall somewhere between the Hy-Road and the Super Son!Q. I might lean a little more toward the Super Son!Q but they are both comparable.9/12/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
What is the difference between 13bound and 14bound9/15/2019 - By Khaled
The weight block changes when you go from 14lbs down to 13lbs. However, the RG numbers do not change much because they make sure to keep the performance very similar as you drop weight in the ball. The 14lb has a RG 2.58 and RG Dif 0.037 while the 13lb has a RG 2.59 and RG Dif 0.0459/24/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Iam a down and in bowler looking for a new storm ball with good back in power.11/19/2019 - By Rob
The Hy-Road had been a benchmark ball from Storm for a long time and the polished finish help this ball to go longer on the lane and have a decent back end hook. If you want more hook you may have to go to a higher performance line to get the most back end hook but you get a great value with this option.11/20/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
What layout would you recommend for a slow speed ball on this ball12/21/2019 - By Lloyd
I could not say exactly but here is a link to the drill sheet that Storm provides on their website to see the different options that are available: https://www.stormbowling.com/medias/storm_symmetrical_di_lr.pdf12/24/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I would like a ball with long length with a strong backend hook. I throw a 12 lb. ball. What ball would you recommend?1/20/2020 - By Jan
I am currently using an old Storm La Nina. Not knowing the specs on that ball, how does the Hy Road compare?2/1/2020 - By Smig
The Storm La Nina was a solid particle cover with a very dull out of the box finish. The Hy-Road has a polished finish and would go much later on the lanes for a sharper backend hook. The next best option to the La Nina right now would be something with a dull finish like the Storm Phaze II or Roto Grip Idol. I hope this helps.2/4/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Can I use this ball after the Storm Phaze III7/24/2020 - By BC
The Hy-Road would not really be a good back up option to the Phaze III. The Hy-Road would be very similar in performance and it is not much different in overall hook potential so if you needed a back up option to the Phaze III you may go to something like the Electrify series which will be a more noticeable drop and help you handle lighter oil conditions better.7/24/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Hello! The Hustle Ink is my benchmark ball. I have it sanded at 2000 grit. I'm a 2-hander that throws at about 16 mph. I like the Hustle, but it does have trouble when the lanes are oily. I'm considering the Axiom as well, but I think it may be too aggressive. I know the Hustle and the Hy-Road are both mid-performance. Do you think the Hy-Road is a good addition without being too aggressive? Thanks!7/24/2020 - By Jason
Since you have dulled the Hustle to 2000 grit I think you would like the Axiom more than the Hy-Road. The Axiom will be stronger and can handle heavy oil better than the Hy-Road and you would not usually start the night with a ball that breaks later on the lanes and then move to a ball that reads earlier. People tend to move to a ball that reads later as the night goes on and the lanes dry up or at least a ball that has the same reaction as the ball they start with so that would be the Axiom at 3000 grit and then move to the Hustle at 2000 grit and you should do well with that set up.7/27/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff