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!
Lane Conditions: ManyTypical Conditions: Variety of Shots: House, Stockholm,Dick WebberType of Lane: All SyntheticWeight of bowling ball: 15Surface of bowling ball: Factory/BoxWhat grit was the surface of the ball? 4000Likes: Very predictable motion going down the laneDislikes: Other bowlers can use it also!My layout: 65 x 4 1/4" x 35My PAP: 4 3/4" over 1 5/8 upThe 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!
IQ Tour 60 x 4 x 75 Pin DownLet 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
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!
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.
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.
Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy OilTypical Conditions: Variety of ShotsType of Lane: All SyntheticWeight of bowling ball: 15Surface of bowling ball: Factory/BoxWhat grit was the surface of the ball? 4000Likes: Midlane read and strong change of direction off the spot.Dislikes: None so far.My layout: 65 x 4 1/8" x 30My 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.http://www.stormbowling.com/news/2012/06/3740For more information on the IQ Tour Edition, visit the following page:http://www.stormbowling.com/products/balls/iqtouredition
dull strong midlane smooth backend3000 grit w/polish more length still strong midlane and backend improvement
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.
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.
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.
the ball rolls nice
Great ball. Strong down lane with control. Easy to use during transitions. First ball and often the only ball used during a league session.
I like shopping at bowling.com iv been a great customer for years
Thanks for asking your question! Once approved by our staff it will be posted here for others to answer. If you'd like to receive answers to your question via email enter your email address below.