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Why should I choose the Storm Nova?
  • Introducing a revolutionary core
  • Innovative combination of coverstock technology
  • Extremely versatile & handles multiple conditions/surfaces
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Storm Nova

The Storm Nova high-performance bowling ball advances core technology astronomically! By combining the advanced asymmetric Ignition core with the R2X Hybrid Reactive coverstock Storm is able to achieve the striking power that is expected from their high-performance bowling balls. This ball was designed to rev up fast and have a powerful finish with more movement downlane and extra flare potential. The hybrid coverstock and 3000-grit finish is ideal for heavy oiled lanes but is versatile enough to handle many conditions and surfaces with no problem.

  • Color: Hot Pink/Lime/Jet Black
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Ignition Core (14#-16#)
  • Coverstock: R2X Hybrid Reactive
  • Finish: 3000-grit Abralon
  • RG: 2.49 (based on 15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.052 (based on 15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
  • Fragrance: Cherry Apple Slush
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: STBBMVNV
  • Product ID: 13619
  • Brand: Storm
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls

Customer Reviews | 23 Customer Questions

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4.3 Stars based on 6 Reviews
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4/14/2022
By SlawBunnies from North Carolina
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Predictable and strong.

Cons:

Smells like tire shine

Best Uses:

Not sure, I imagine it wouldn’t do well on a dry lane.

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

A Winner

This ball is amazing and allows me to miss my mark and still strike. I was worried that this ball would be too strong for me, it isn’t. I am a novice two hander and slightly rev dominant and this ball delivers. Got it drilled #5 on Storms layout chart. The Nova has no bad tendencies that I have noticed.

3/11/2022
By DW from Pennsylvania
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Phenomenal

Another phenomenal ball from Storm, they knocked this one out of the park.

1/24/2022
By Mr. Ford from Detroit Michigan
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Very Controllable through the mids

Cons:

Needs Oil on the lanes

Best Uses:

Fresh Oil House Shot or Sport Shot

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Just a real Ball

Had a hard time with this piece when i first threw it out the Box, but when i moved my feet left( for a right hander) the ball held the line beautifully and responded off the dry with power I haven't seen before, I altered my surface to a oil polish not pearl and was able to move back right and was totally blown away with the impacts I get with my first throw.
Love this ball first out my bag

1/20/2022
By Harvard Fairway from Ohio
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Powerful and consistent

Cons:

None to mention

Best Uses:

Highly versatile

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Nova is MAGIC

This ball is an absolute monster. Buy one and see for yourself. The pin reaction is head turning!

11/25/2022
By Trent from Ohio
4/5 Stars
Pros:

Hooks Great

Cons:

Sometimes gets too much hook, Scent wasn't that good

Best Uses:

Heavily Oiled Lanes

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pretty Good Ball

Got the ball for free from someone giving it away, the bridge was cracked, but local pso was able to fix it and did a great job on the holes as well. Performs

2/23/2022
By Richard from Georgia
2/5 Stars
Best Uses:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Ugh

They canceled my order u have to have bank card or your right address I hope I get my refund back tomorrow

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Question:


I don’t put a lot of revs on the ball and throw it around 19 mph. I now use the proton physix on lanes that aren’t very oily. Is this ball going to do anything differently for me?

1/4/2022 - By

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The Nova will give you a little more length because it has a hybrid coverstock and a slightly smoother finish at 3000 grit but both are designed to read strong in the midlane and have a good continuation through the backend. Not sure if you would see a big enough difference between the two to need both this and the Proton Physix.

1/12/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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My Arsenal is all storm I have phase 3 I also have Rubicon 2 and my main ball is code X so I want to know if adding the nova to my arsenal would be a plus for me being that it has the same grid as the Code X

1/23/2022 - By

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This Nova is not going to be quite as strong as the Code X. Also the Code X will read a little earlier than the Nova but your Rubicon UC2 would read later so if anything the Nova might fit in between the Code X and Rubicon UC2 but there may not be much room for you to need a ball between those two options.

1/27/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What would be the difference between a 14# Phase 2 and the Nova? The number values are similar and so are the grits but the cores are sym and asym.

1/26/2022 - By

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The Asymmetric weight block in the Nova will have a stronger reaction and the coverstock on the Nova will give you a little more length than the Phaze II.

1/27/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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My previous balls were the Alpha Crux, Crux Prime and the Omega Crux. Would you suggest the Nova as my next ball or something else?

1/30/2022 - By

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The Nova will react earlier than your Omega Crux but later than your Alpha and Prime but it should fit very close in with the bowling balls you already have.

2/25/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I have a proton physix I’m wandering if this ball would be a step or step down. I throw straighter and I just need something a little lower or higher than the proton

2/4/2022 - By

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The Nova is designed to go just a little longer on the lane than the Proton Physix so it does not have as strong of an overall hook potential.

2/18/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How would this ball compare moving from the Jackal Legacy to the Nova with the same drilling

2/9/2022 - By

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This ball has a hybrid coverstock finished at 3000 grit so it would go a little longer on the lanes than the Jackal Legacy which had a solid coverstock and 2000 grit finish. Both would work well in heavy oil.

2/11/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball compare to the IQ emerald? I throw around 16mph

2/11/2022 - By

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This would be a lot stronger than the IQ Tour Emerald. Also, this ball will read the lanes earlier for a smoother arcing hook and it can handle heavier oil while the Emerald was a later reaction and worked more in medium oil.

2/17/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is the core on the 12# and 13# ball?

2/14/2022 - By

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To see the different weight blocks on this ball you may view this at Storms website here: https://www.stormbowling.com/nova-4

2/17/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


I only throw my ball at about 10.5 mph will this ball still finish out like it’s supposed to?

2/15/2022 - By

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If you had a lower rev rate to match your speed then you could get this to work in heavier conditions but if you have an average or higher rev rate it would be hard to use this ball. You may could polish the cover to help the ball go longer to help so it did not roll out too early for you ball speed.

2/17/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I have medium rev but trying to increase. But I use the phaze2 now. Looking to add a very strong agressive ball. Would you recommend this. Also another ball to go along. Maybe a shiny

2/21/2022 - By

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This has a stronger hook potential than the Phaze 2 but this would read just slightly later on the lanes. If you wanted something shiny that gives you a really strong backend hook you could go to something like the Storm Dark Code

2/25/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I'm looking to buy my first ball. Is this a good place to start? If so, what are two balls that are a step up and down from this one?

3/5/2022 - By

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This is a very high performance ball which is usually for more advanced bowlers who bowl in leagues or tournaments. If you are just getting started you may prefer to start with a ball either entry level or mid performance that is good in medium to lighter oil conditions. Then as you progress you could look at a more advanced ball that can handle more oil.

3/11/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball compare to the original Halo? And how do both the Halo and Nova compare to the Roto Grip Gem?

3/10/2022 - By

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The Nova will react a little later on the lanes compared to the Halo but it will make up for that extra length with a little more hook in the backend than the Halo. The Nova is also earlier than the Gem but the Gem would have more overall hook than all three.

3/16/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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how does this compare to the hustle

3/28/2022 - By

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This is a higher performance ball that works more in heavier oil conditions. The Hustle series is more of a mid performance ball for medium to lighter oil conditions. So the Nova will have a higher hook potential.

4/19/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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For long house oil, would Nova be a good complement to the Astro Physix?

3/30/2022 - By

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The Nova and Astro Physix are both high performance balls and both can handle up to heavy oil. The AstroPhysix is designed to read later on the lanes so in longer oil you may prefer the Nova which is designed to start hooking earlier so it will have enough time to give you a good reaction. I would not say you would be able to use the Astro Physix as a back up to the Nova really but you could you the Astro Physix instead of the Nova if you have fresh oil but maybe not as long of an oil pattern.

4/19/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is there much difference between the Nova vs. Omega Crux? I'm looking for something to go along with the Crux for Nationals.

3/30/2022 - By

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These are actually going to be pretty comparable between the Nova and Omega Crux. Also, I am not sure there is a big enough difference between the Nova or Omega Crux from the original Crux for you to need to take two. They are essentially all for the same kind of lane conditions with the difference being slightly different lengths. So unless you just wanted to have two heavy oil bowling balls at Nationals with slightly different lengths then you may prefer another option for something more suited for medium oil when the Crux is reacting to strong and/or too early.

4/19/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I have a phase 4. is the nova a good alternative?

4/2/2022 - By

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The Phaze 4 is an upper mid performance ball designed for medium oil and designed to break later on the lanes. The next closest option would be the Phaze III. The Nova has a higher hook potential and reads earlier on the lanes and handles more heavy oil.

4/19/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I am a low speed, low rev bowler, would this ball be good for me?

4/9/2022 - By

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If your ball speed and rev rate are both low then you could use this ball in heavier oil conditions. If your ball speed does not match your rev rate then you would have to more careful on the options but since yours match you can typically use just about any option.

4/19/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is the same core used in the 13# ball? I am getting on up there in age and I am not able to handle the heavier weights anymore.

4/12/2022 - By

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The weight block changes when you drop below 14lbs so the 13lb does have a different weight block. To see more details you may visit Storms website directly here: https://www.stormbowling.com/nova

4/21/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would the phaze 3 be good step down from this ball?

5/25/2022 - By

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Yes, that would be a good back up option. The Phaze 3 would be better suited in medium oil conditions and it is going to have a little more length than the Nova but not such a drastic change that you would have to make a large adjustment when you change over.

5/25/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How doesthis ball compare to the roto grip gem

5/31/2022 - By

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The Nova is designed to give you more length than the Gem. The hybrid cover reads later and the 3000 grit is a little smoother than the 2000 grit on the Gem so the also helps it go a little longer on the lanes.

6/9/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How would this compare with the UFO solid and Hyper Cell Fused

7/5/2022 - By

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This ball is somewhat a blend of the UFO and Hyper Cell Fused. It has a hybrid coverstock like the Fused but a duller finish like the UFO. So it reads a little later than the UFO but a little earlier than the Fused. All of these are designed for heavier oil conditions and maybe some medium oil but they are high performance so they all have high hook potential.

7/8/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What kind of polish or cleaner do you use?

7/22/2022 - By

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Storm recommends using the Storm Reacta Foam cleaner to clean this ball and if you needed to add polish you could use Xtra Shine.

7/28/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How would this compare with my obsession tour 2? I roll a slow 11 mph and revs. Thxrelease

9/9/2022 - By

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This ball would react somewhere between the two Obsession Tour bowling balls. There is an Obsession Solid and this would read later than the Solid but it would react earlier than the Obsession Tour Pearl. If you have a slower ball speed you may want something with more length to help the ball get down the lanes before hooking so if you needed a higher performance ball that gives you good length you may check here for a good pearl ball option: https://www.bowling.com/shopping/all/bowling-balls/all?performance=3&coverstock=52

10/19/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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