Customer Reviews | 17 Customer Questions
By JB from Conway, SC
What a great ball
I am a senior league bowler. In the past I have used many different balls but when I got the Storm Match Up pearl I really saw a big difference in my scores. This ball really works for me. It goes long then snaps into the pocket. It hits hard and keeps the pins low when it hits. I am a low speed high rev tweener and I couldn't be happier with the way it works. Right out of the box I shot a 229, a 205 and. 198. Two weeks ago I shot a 255. My league average is 172.
By Lefty Mag from El Paso/Ft. Bliss TX
Oh yes! This is Bowling!
Unfortunately rule changes make it extremely difficult to continue using my beloved SureFire after August 01, 2020. I can't see using anything but a Storm. I've finally found the right replacement ball!
Tonight was my 1st time with this Matchup, I've got an earlIer manu Pearl going to our local Special Olympians ASAP. This Matchup Pearl doesn't behave like a pearl. This 1 acts more like a typical Storm solid. Like my 1st generation SureFire hybrid reactive. Doesn't require a lot of muscle to attain a decent speed nor any special aiming or hooking to pick up a lot of pins. I'm so happy to just fling this ball & still get a 6-9 in count on a "miss." And get my spares easily. Picked up 12-15 pins on my average just tonight! In 2008, my SureFire took me to a +150 average from a low hundreds average in 2 years. After recovering from severe medical problems, I've been struggling to keep my average in the 120's-130's. Not my SureFire's fault, I've been adjusting to new constraints for 4 years now. Not tonight! I haven't felt so confident & relaxed with my ball in a long time! I've been working with certified coaches as I'm Lefty & even they were scratching their heads a lot of nights. This Storm doesn't shift or take off on it's own vector like other SureFire replacements. My ball speed has miraculously reappeared along with my aim! This ball sticks to the line you put it on. Requires so little effort too! I do need to work on a couple of lefty "nuances" to get my average "respectable" again but I'm looking forward to that work! Oh! I was so happy that the Matchup Pearl was behaving so like my old SureFire. I don't think I have any complaints with Storm balls other than I wished I'd found this ball lots sooner! Well, maybe a better defined hook but I'm being picky here. No more skids & lost speed! No more "huh? I didn't throw it that way!" Not a single gutter ball tonight either. I'm looking forward to Sunday "practice" & a tournament 3 weeks from now! Yay Storm!????
By rodbowler75 from Ann Arbor MI
Match Up Pearl
This ball is a great addition to the Hotline, if you're looking for a ball for dryer lanes that still has that kick in the back like the high end stuff. You've found it with this ball this ball compared to the Match Pearl is stronger down lane and really drives through the pins. I have a hard time putting this one down once I see the lanes changing. My layout was 5 x 4 1/2 x 30