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
Attractive, Comfortable Grip, Flawless Surface, Great Weight
Local Bowling Alley, Tournaments, Upgrade
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Ball does anything you want it to do and strikes from anywhere on the lane, it smells great too
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.
Comfortable Grip, Flawless Surface
Local Bowling Alley, Tournaments
The Hyroad is my go to ball. No matter how bad I'm bowling I can go to my Hyroad and the scores come back. Almost time to get another one.
Attractive, Comfortable Grip, Flawless Surface, Great Weight, Strong for performance level
Good for beginner to pro,high or low rev,great!, Local Bowling Alley, Tournaments, Upgrade
I use it for tournament and league bowling and for sport shot,like i previously said it is very versatile
Local Bowling Alley
ball performs as I thought it would.......
Bowling of course.
Great ball to have in your arsenal.
Accurate, Comfortable Grip, Consitant, Great Weight
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.
everything was fine with my order
Great for medium to light oil for a 15 board swing. #2hands
It also keeps my locker smelling good!
Flat Patterns And Oil
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
Comfortable Grip, Great Weight, Smooth roll, Very Good Pin Action
MY AVERAGE HAS IMPROVED 20 PINS FROM LAST YEAR TO NOW. 193 LAST YEAR 222 START OF THIS YEAR
Took some getting use to due to a lower weight then I usually use but really like it.
Storm hit a home run with the hyroad, very is to read right out of the box I shot a 248 without trying.
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".
Attractive, Excellent Performance, Flawless Surface, Hooks greatly, Smells great
Local Bowling Alley, Oily Lanes, Tournaments, Upgrade
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 :)
Comfortable Grip, Great Weight, Hits hard, Very Forgiving
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
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.
Loves that tenth Board
Attractive, Awesome Scent
None that I can think of
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!
Comfortable Grip, Flawless Surface, Great Weight
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.
Attractive, Comfortable Grip
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
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.
Different angels, Good Carry, Great reaction
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.
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!!!
Attractive, Comfortable Grip, Flawless Surface, Great Weight, Smoothest roll
Local Bowling Alley, Upgrade
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.
Attractive, Comfortable Grip, Great Weight
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
Attractive, Great Weight
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!
Baught this ball 2 days ago and already bowled a 253! This is my highest game bowled, so i was extremely pleased with this Storm Hy-Road ball!
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..
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!!
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.
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 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 !!!
Comfortable Grip, Flawless Surface, Great Weight, Nice roll
Good backend ball and I use it for oily conditions. I'm averaging 224 since I've got the ball about a month ago.
Attractive, Comfortable Grip, Consistant roll, Flawless Surface, Great Weight, Great carry
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 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.
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!!!
Comfortable Grip, Great Weight
This ball helped me increase my Avg. by 20 pins
Depends on the volume of oil
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
Destroys The Pocket, Flawless Surface, Rolls Through The Pins
Easy To Crack From Heat
Heavy To Med, Local Bowling Alley, Tournaments, Upgrade
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.
Dependable Equipment, Predictable Arch, Versatile
This ball has a smooth arch and packs a punch. It's my go to ball, whether on a medium or heavier lane condition.
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.
Storm is a quality product
Light-med oil, Local Bowling Alley, Tournaments
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!
Adaptable, Comfortable Grip, Predictable
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.
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Which is the distance between the Pin and the gravity center ?
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.
How does this compare to the Roto-Grip Hywire? Will it finish harder?
Hello. The Storm Hy-Road is a less aggressive ball than the Roto Grip Hy-Wire.
will this ball work for someome who throws at a slower soeed amd few revs
Hi Mickee. Yes, this should be a great ball for you.
How does this ball compare to the rotogrip outcry?
You should see a little more length out of the Outcry and it's 4000 grit finish.
Is this ball better than the timeless?
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.
I just started bowling again and am using a more than 30 year old Dic Weber Powerball. Would this ball be a good replacment.?
This would be an excellent ball for you.
how much change going from 14lb to 13lb HYROAD
There will be a generic core for a 13# ball.
Is the ball for a young and new bowler
Yes, this is.
Is this ball good on dry lanes
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy to Medium Heavy Oil
Does this ball hook
Yes, this ball will have a medium-high hook.
Is this ball great for a right hand a straight bowler with a slight hook
Yes, this ball would be perfect for that!
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 point
It will have a sharp break.
How does the HyRoad compare to the Code Red? What’s the difference between the two since they’re both hybrids?
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.
Will the core be different between 12lbs and 14lbs?
Yes, that is correct. The core for the 12lb ball will be a generic core.
How does the Hy-Road compare to the Roto Grip All Out Show Off?
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.
Will the Hy Road and Marvel Pearl be a good combo? Or what about the Hy Road Pearl?
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.
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? Thanks
Yes, that is always a great addition to add in case the ball cracks after the first year of using it.
This storm can’t hook?
This ball will definitely hook.
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?
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.
hy road & hy road x in 13lb does 13lb change the core.what is best.
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-5
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 ?
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.
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 strength
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/all
Is this good for a two hander with about 17 mph?
Yes, of course!
What is the comparison between the storm IQ to the storm hy-road!
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.
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?
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.
What is the difference between 13bound and 14bound
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 0.045
Iam a down and in bowler looking for a new storm ball with good back in power.
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.
What layout would you recommend for a slow speed ball on this ball
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.pdf
I would like a ball with long length with a strong backend hook. I throw a 12 lb. ball. What ball would you recommend?
This Storm Hy-Road has a polished finish to help it get down the lane and gives a decent backend hook in medium to heavy oil.
I am currently using an old Storm La Nina. Not knowing the specs on that ball, how does the Hy Road compare?
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.
Can I use this ball after the Storm Phaze III
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.
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!
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.
I have a Astro physics but when the lane breaks down and dries out I find it hard to control. Will this ball help with that?
If you needed something for medium to lighter oil you may prefer something a little lower than the Hy-Road because the Hy-Road is rated still for medium and some heavier oil conditions. Maybe something like the Electrify Pearl would be a good transition down and it is also a pearl like the AstroPhysix so you would get a similar reaction just in lighter oil.
Why does the website under storm hyroad say rg 2.52 diff .58 and the box it comes in says rg 2.57 diff .46 ?
We apologize for any inconvenience on this. The specs in the description look like they are for the 16lb weight and the specs you mentioned are for 15lbs. The different weights will have different RG values. Here is a link to view the different RG specs for each weight on Storms website: https://www.stormbowling.com/hy-road-5
Will the Hyroad match up good with my Hyroad X?
They are very similar because they use a similar weight block and they are both finished at 1500 grit polished finish. However, the Hy-Road has a hybrid cover which gives it slightly more length and it has a slightly stronger weight modified weight block to help it have a little more hook potential. The Hy-Road X will read just a little earlier but they both work well in medium oil conditions. I am not sure you would need to necessarily have both balls unless you have a need for two options that are pretty close with just a little different length.
Will a generic core deliver the same results as the F2 core?
To see more details on the RG and RG differential for each weight you may view this on Storms website here: https://www.stormbowling.com/hy-road-5
Due to the time it takes to produce the Storm Hy-Road ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.