When considering a ball for heavier oil, look no further than the Storm IQ Tour. With a strong coverstock and weight block that are both prepared to cut through oil and help you get not only to the pocket but through the pins. The R2S Solid Reactive Coverstock combines with the C³ Centripetal Control Core to create a motion that will carry directly through the pins. This Ball is made to perform best on Medium to Heavy oil. The Master line has long helped players across the globe achieve great levels of success. Look for the new IQ Tour Edition to continue that tradition. With marvelous predictability and unwavering reliability, the IQ Tour Edition is sure to become your new benchmark ball. The C3 Centripetal Control Core has a similar shape to the original Centripetal Core but is created with different densities that produces lower differential, creating ample midlane roll with a smooth transition. This fast-revving symmetrical shape is unique in its mass distribution and is the brains behind it all. Prepped with a perfectly balanced 4000-grit Abralon finish, the IQ Tour Edition's proven R2S solid coverstock ensures great traction and performance. You may know that coverstocks come in a variety of levels of aggressiveness. Since we built the IQ Tour Edition to be the foundation of your arsenal, you can be confident in the fact that this ball will be consistent across a variety of lane conditions. Crankers, tweeners, and strokers alike are sure to see why Storm's IQ and IQ Tour Edition are THE SMART CHOICES!
Probably the best ball ever made. I have gone through 4 of these since it came out. I use it in local leagues, regional tournaments and state and national events. It's performance is predictable, and always my go to ball. I recently shot 866 (300,266, 300) in a league and never changed balls and got great length and consistent carry all night. Every bowler should have one in their bag.
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Great ball. Strong down lane with control. Easy to use during transitions. First ball and often the only ball used during a league session.
the ball rolls nice
I use this ball from league to tournaments. For me it is a great ball for the drier house shots and shorter tournament patterns as I have mine polished. Has plenty of energy to get around the corner from deep inside angles and doesn't over react off the misses outside. My son wants one now after watching it perform in last tourney.
Wanted a ball that is a bit more aggressive and also work in heavier oil. I have had to stand a few more boards left of my usual place but the ball works well from there. I really like it.
What can I say,this ball is a benchmark that is very predictable and hits like a tank.The ball motion of this ball is phenomenal, very strong without that skid/snap reaction.Storm always produces great bowling balls and the IQ Tour is just another in a long line of solid Storm products over the years.
I used this in league the first day I bought it and went 300. For a ball with surface it is super strong on the back until it gets oil in it then it seems to calm down.Dont plan on using this ball on fried conditions. On fresh you would kill with this ball . You dont have to work as hard...just get it off your hand. Great price!! Nice ball as a first out of bag piece.
This ball really performs. It has a tremendous "feel" and has increased my confidence. I feel like the pocket has opened up for me by 20%. This ball has really excelled (for me) on medium to heavy oil conditions. I don't know if it is the core, coverstock or the combination of the two that gives it such a consistent feel. It hits like a freight train, the pins stay low, and they just keep falling. My strike / game ratio has increased from 5.2 to 6.8. This has resulted in me averaging 221 (I carry a 196 average) over the last 2 weeks. I am left handed and often have the left side to myself. This ball does not seem to eat up or push as much oil as my other balls and I have not had to make as many adjustments as I normally do. This was an excellent upgrade that I feel is giving me the confidence to take my game to the next level.
The Storm IQ Tour Edition is the C³™ Centripetal Control Core, with the R2S solid coverstock. This ball gives an unparelled smooth reaction, with the hitting power of most Premier Line balls.
I drilled the IQ Tour with a 4 3/4" pin, 5 1/2" MB, and a 4 1/4" pin buffer. This is a lower flaring, smoother layout for me. The orginal coverstock comes at a 4000 grit finish. I used the ball for around ten games with this finish. I found that the ball read the lane really early, but didn't overreact. It resembled the reaction of strong urethane balls of the 80s, but still has power through the pins that the current Storm bowling balls are known for. This ball will be perfect for medium to heavy oil conditions. Due to it's very early read, and extended continuation throughout the whole lane, it should make adjustments really easy to make. I was able to see what part of the lane was drying out, and adjust accordingly much easier than with other bowling balls.
Because my house shot is light oil, I polished the coverstock with a heavy coat of Storm Step 3 polish. This stopped all of the early read on the lane, and allowed the ball to clear the heads, and only have a light mid-lane read. By not using any of it's energy early on the lane, it multiplied the downlane power. I was able to move 10 boards to the right, and play almost straight up the boards. The ball still made a smooth reaction, albeit much later on the lane, and drives through the pin deck harder than any ball I have thrown to date. Amazing that a solid coverstock could be shined up, and still work as well as sanded. I flat out love this ball!
IQ Tour 60 x 4 x 75 Pin Down
Let me first by saying "WOW" about throwing the IQ Tour.
The IQ Tour uses the fast-revving symmetrical C3-Centripetal Control Core with a low differential of .029 in 15 pounders. The Tour uses the R2S solid coverstock (4,000 Abralon box finish). The IQ Tour should be nickname "midlane". The Tour is a ball that is hard to throw through the breakpoint. This is a ball that just reads the lane the correct way.
Leaving the ball at box finish, I bowled on the Kegel Turnpike pattern and had great control of the pocket. This pattern doesn't have a lot hold and swing, so it was hard pattern to consistently hit the pocket. But with the IQ Tour strong midlane I was able to create a little miss room and score very well on this pattern.
For league I applied Storm Step 2 Compound as our local houses are on the dry side.
This gave me some added length but still gave me great control of the breakpoint. I could play up the lane or I could circle the lane with the IQ Tour. If you remember the Special Agent, the IQ Tour is very close. Even with the low differential I was amazed with the good hitting power and carry that it delivered. This is a ball that every tournament bowler should have in his or her arsenal. Great product from Storm!
PAP 4 up 1-1/4
Lane Conditions: Many
Typical Conditions: Variety of Shots: House, Stockholm,Dick Webber
Type of Lane: All Synthetic
Weight of bowling ball: 15
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
What grit was the surface of the ball? 4000
Likes: Very predictable motion going down the lane
Dislikes: Other bowlers can use it also!
My layout: 65 x 4 1/4" x 35
My PAP: 4 3/4" over 1 5/8 up
The IQ Tour is an incredible bowling ball. I have used this ball on a variety of conditions, low scoring as well as high scoring. The IQ Tour gets through the front with ease, then reads the mid lane, and then continues through the back in a motion that is very smooth and predictable, yet very powerful. This is a combination that really fits my bowling style well.
I feel it is very important for any serious bowler to have a ball in their ball with a very predictable motion like the IQ Tour. It is a lot easier to read lane conditions as well as the transition when you ball isn't doing tricks as it goes down the lane. I think bowlers tend to make more quality shots when they are lined up. The IQ Tour adds up to more consistency and higher scores.
In closing I had a lot of tournament success with the IQ Tour on a variety of different shots. The ball reacted great in tournaments on a house pattern, modified house pattern, Dick Webber, as well as Stockholm. The angle I played was out as far as 2-3 and as deep as 17. The ball performed equally great on all these conditions at a variety of angles. The IQ Tour is the first ball out of my bag in every tournament!
dull strong midlane smooth backend
3000 grit w/polish more length still strong midlane and backend improvement
Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil
Typical Conditions: Variety of Shots
Type of Lane: All Synthetic
Weight of bowling ball: 15
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
What grit was the surface of the ball? 4000
Likes: Midlane read and strong change of direction off the spot.
Dislikes: None so far.
My layout: 65 x 4 1/8" x 30
My PAP: 5 7/8" over 1/8"
The IQ Tour edition combines the C3-Centripetal Control Core with the R2S cover finished with 4000 abralon.
I have used this ball primarily on a 40' heavy oil house shot so far, aside from a couple of games this past weekend when I needed something to step down from the IQ to in order to clear the front of the lane a little better but still handle the volume of oil in the midlane. This ball handled both just fine.
What I saw this ball do on the house shot prior to shooting a demo video was insane. The ball literally struck from everywhere on the lane. One shot that I completely threw out the window recovered and struck. This ball will without a doubt help most bowlers open up the pocket.
Storm says "Since we built the IQ Tour Edition to be the foundation of your arsenal, you can be confident in the fact that this ball will be consistent across a variety of lane conditions." I see no evidence to contradict this statement.
I see the IQ and IQ Tour being a great 1-2 combination in anyone's bag. The IQ Tour when a sharper reaction is needed off the spot and the IQ when you need an earlier read and smoother backend reaction.
Storm Bowling Products enjoyed much success on the PBA tour this past season and that doesn't seem to be changing with Rhino Page winning in the South Region on June 17th with the IQ Tour Edition.
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will the weight of the ball change the performance of the ball, say from 15 to a 14lbs
Hello! Yes, the weight does affect the performance. Lower weight generally means you will get less pin carry. However, choosing a weight that's comfortable for you is very important to make sure you will be able to control the ball and that you will avoid injury.
can i return the ball and get a 15 lb ball, if i dont open the box
Is the iq tour and iq 30: a very similar ball
RG is the abbreviation for Radius of Gyration. This is specifically to determine the overall effect that the weight block can have on the performance of the ball. The lower RG numbers are then the more the mass is toward the center of the ball and the higher the RG numbers are the more the mass is toward the cover of the ball. Low RG revs up quicker and High RG revs up later.
Is the IQ close to the virtual gravity
Does the 12lb is tour edition work as well as 13 lb
The 12lb ball will have a modified weight block which will increase the RG slightly, giving the ball a little more length compared to the 13lb.
I was curious if the iq tour works well for low rev players. I mainly bowl on old wood lanes. I guess I'm worried about traction on fresh oil
I roll the ball about 14.5. Pin down be good choice , I like arch
Hello! You can request for this information under the weight selection tab in the blue box that says "click to request pin or top weight".
Does 13 pound have same core as 14 pound?
what is pin/top weight when ordering a ball
Pin Placement can be Out or In. A drilling term that is relative to a bowler's track designed purposely for creating more ball dynamics. A Pin-in ball (when the pin is located within two inches of the Center of Gravity) is excellent choice for control and less hook; a Pin-out ball usually can be made to hook more and flip more dramatically than pin-in balls; they often give the driller more options. And the Top Weight is for drilling of a ball so that there is more weight above the label than there is below; it is considered a positive weight.
Is this ball like the rotogrip idol?
The IQ Tour will be more aggressive than the Roto Grip Idol, for it will have a 4000 grit finish whereas the Idol only has a 2000 grit finish.
Would this IQ ball help my Bowlind avg bowler
If I am bowling on heavy oil lanes should I take the shine off the ball so that it will hook more.
Yes, if you wanted to dull the cover down to a lower grit finish that will help the ball grip more to work in heavier oil. It will also make the ball ready a little earlier on the lanes so you may have to adjust for ball starting to hook earlier.
Is this ball good for short patterns?
This ball would not be ideal for shorter patterns. The ball is rated for medium to heavy oil conditions and the 4000 grit finish would possibly grip a little too early on short patterns. You may prefer to go with a ball that has a pearl coverstock and/or polished finish out of the box to help get down the lane better on shorter oil.
How does this ball compare to the Storm IQ Nano Pearl?
They are very close in comparison. While the IQ Nano Pearl has a Pearl coverstock which gives it more length, it also has a duller finish than the IQ Tour so it evens the reaction back out some. But I would still say that the IQ Tour reads a little earlier and smoother on the lane than the IQ Nano Pearl which goes just slightly longer.
Is this still available. I have scene it on here forever. Been wanting one ,but I figure it’s discontinued…?
I have the Nova, DV8 collision and The DV8 DG Verge. Would this ball fit in there? Or would a ball a little stronger like the phaze 2 be better?
This ball is going to be very similar to the DV8 DG Verge. It has similar strength but the IQ Tour will have a little more length than the Verge to give it a little more backend hook. Since this fits so closely to the Verge you may prefer the Phaze II which is stronger than the Verge but not quite as strong as the Nova or Collision.