The Storm Phaze II has the attributes of both an innovative core and coverstock technology. The fast-revving shape of the Velocity Core evens out the backend reaction without causing over-reaction. The TX-16 Solid Reactive coverstock leaves an unbelievable footprint on the lane. The footprint allows the Phaze II to perform well on sections of the lane that would normally be avoided. The coupling of the Velocity core and the TX-16 solid cover generate a powerful motion. Step up to the next phase, the Phaze II!
Benchmark 1st ball out of the bag
on fresh condition
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great over all ball. 1st ball out of the bag.
Not much lift needed to hook this ball.
And 10 pins., Slow speed bowlers use plastic for the 3,6,and 1
Med to heavy oil
If you can loft this ball out in your 3rd game of league bowling, you can stay on the outside and this ball hits hard with little deflection. You can move inside as well an slow it down or use more fingers. Versatile ball. If you throw real slow, not for you.
After being in a big slump, pulled out the Phaze II and shot 210, 256 and 265 731.
Consistent reaction and carries pins
None, works as designed
First 2 games of league play
Very consistent reaction which is the Phaze II's biggest strong point. Once you find the break point and are consistent with your release and speed this ball delivers strikes. Requires heavy to medium oil, good choice for a lead off ball during league play. Another thing I like about the Phaze II is that it will let you know once the lanes are breaking down, it's easy to read.
Love this ball, I purchased this ball back in September 2019 and series out I subbed on a league and had a 600 plus series. The next day in my doubles league, I threw another 600 plus series with a high in the 260's. I loved the ball so much that I got another one and had it drilled with the layout that I've used since 1997. I threw it in league the following week and first game out of the box was a game in the 240's. This ball is flat out amazing,! My arsenal consists of (2) Phase 2's, a Physix, Hammer Pink Blackwidow, Pitch Black, and Hammer Blackwidow spare ball and suffice to say, I use my Phase 2's about 75% of the time. If you have a chance to get one, get this ball it's a must have.
Very strong but controllable off the spot
since my purchase i have shot multiple 250s, a 270 and 288 and a 713 set in there. I've only had it for a month and im a sub, cant imagine how good it will be if i bowled regularly.
Great ball, 270 2nd night I used it.
This ball is fantastic, threw my 3rd 300 game (1st with this ball) an my 1st 800 ever. The ball explodes into the pocket.
Very 1st game shot 279 and even 700 series. 2nd time out in league shot 267, 236, 268 for 771. Two other league outings shot 620, 638. Great ball. Lefty hardly leaves any 7-pins anymore.
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Great hooking ball for low speed.
I love this ball. I first started with a sky rocket averaged 140 now with the phaze 2 I averaged 180 and I had mixed feelings thinking this would be to much ball for me but not at all it kind of helped me become a better bowler and learn to adjust. If it hits the pocket 99.9 percent is a strike other wise lots of 5 pins lol first game I shot 266
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Let me start this off by saying that I love storm I love their products however the storm phase 2 is an absolute overrated overpriced piece of garbage it is not worth your time it is not something for good one handed bowlers it's just a weak ball all around. I average 210 and I hook the ball very well. I got it drilled to hook a little bit later down lane and I tried to hook the ball 2 handed to get as much hook as possible and it just comes out weak. I've seen other 2 handers use this ball to success but this ball is no bueno.
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What is the recommended drilling pattern for this ball?
If you go to the link, and scroll to the bottom of the page you can see recommended Drilling layouts - https://www.stormbowling.com/phaze-ii-bbmtza12
How is this ball going to react differently from the Phaze
The difference between the Phaze and Phaze II is the coverstock and finish. The Phaze II is a solid coverstock with a 3000 Abralon finish to help get the Phaze II reading in the midlane with a strong smooth hook reaction. The Phaze is a pearl cover with a polished finish to get it more length with a sharper backed hook. Because the Phaze II reads well in the midlane it helps the Phaze II read heavier oil than the Phaze also.
Where would this ball fit in with the storm lock?
The Storm Lock is the higher performance ball so it would cover more boards. The Phaze II would read the lanes just a little earlier than the Lock which helps it start hooking just a little earlier but it would still be just under the overall hook that the Lock has. You may could use this behind the Lock if the Lock is just barely too aggressive but you would not be able to use this for very long before you would have to change again to something that was a little weaker because it is just under the Lock in performance.
What the RG Ratio mean ?
The United States Bowling Congress defines the RG (Radius of Gyration) of a bowling ball as a measurement in inches and is the distance from the axis of rotation at which the total mass of a body might be concentrated without changing its moment of inertia. The RG is a measurement by some manufacturers in a range from 2.460" to 2.800", but some companies have converted them to a 1-10 scale to help give the consumer a better frame of reference. The These numbers describe the distribution of mass in the given bowling ball and RG is an account of the location of that mass inside the given bowling ball.
Do you drill the holes?
Hello Bob. We do offer custom drilling for $39.95 and that can take 7-10 business days before it ships out. Otherwise the ball will come undrilled and you can take it to your local driller.
Yes I was wondering if you had this 15 lb ball with the pin , check, and mass lined up Pin at 3-3.5 and top we at 3-3.5
Hi David! We do have 15 pounds available. Unfortunately, we do not have the inventory for the pin and top weight. After the order has been made, our warehouse will let us know what they have available.
What is the 'RG' of a ball?
Hello Ron! Identifies how fast a ball begins to rotate once it leaves the bowler's hand.
I wound like this ball in a heavy 12 pound do have it in stock
Hi. Unfortunately, we only keep the weights of the balls on our inventory. Our warehouses keep inventory of exact weights.
I have the original phaze and a spare ball. I am averaging 210 at the moment and it brought my ave up from 180. I am looking for something that gives me a little more drive during my 1st/2nd game. Will this ball help drive when my original phaze seems to deflect a tad?
Yes, this would be a great ball for that.
I have a lower rev rate (not terribly low). I was wondering if I’d still get it to hook?
Yes, you will still be able to get this ball to hook for you.
I am 2 handed and put lots of spin on my balls. Would this ball be good?
How would this ball do on a house shot or heavy oil lanes ?
This ball will best perform on medium-heavy oil lane conditions.
is the Phase II a symmetrical or asymmetrical ball
The Phaze II is symmetrical.
What is the core on a 13lb ball?
The 13 pound ball will have a generic core.
How do you caompare this ball to the Gamebreaker
The Phaze II will be more aggressive than the Gamebreaker.
How does this ball compare to the Roto Grip No Rules Exist? Looking to add another solid to my tournament bag.
The Phaze II will be a little less aggressive than the Roto Grip No Rules Exist for the Phaze II is an Upper Mid Performance ball and the No Rules Exist is a High Performance ball.
Im looking to replace my Idol Pearl with this ball to fit my lineup of Crux Prime and Fever pitch. How would this compare to the Idol pearl?
The Phaze II will be a little more aggressive than the Idol Pearl for it is a solid coverstock and the Idol Pearl is a pearl coverstock. Meaning the Phaze II will hook sooner than the Idol Pearl.
How does this ball compare to the SON!Q
This will be stronger since its a solid coverstock.
How does this ball compare to the Web?
The Storm Phaze II will read a bit earlier than the Web and be a bit more aggressive.
Hello I’m all the way from the philippines is it possible to ship it to the Philippines?
We do offer shipping to the Philippines but the shipping is not free for international shipping. It will be calculated during the checkout.
How long did it take to ship th ball to the philippines
International shipping can take 5-10 business days.
How does it compare to Storms Invasion..my favorite ball
At the time the Invasion was a high performance ball while the Phaze II was an upper mid performance ball. This would mean the Invasion would be just a little stronger. Also the Invasion as a 4000 grit out-of-box and that would give is a little more length on the lanes than the Phaze II (3000 grit).
Would this bowl be better than the Ebonite futura?
They are very very comparable. I could not say which one is better. The Phaze II has been around longer but the Futura is a newer release and because it is newer it has been a little more popular as of late. So it is a toss up but if you like Ebonite, you may go Futura and if you like Storm usually you may go Phaze II.
I have a marvel pearl I'm looking for something to open the lane up is the phase that ball
Yes, the Phaze II could definitely be that option. This will read better in the midlane so you could play this more in the middle through the heavier oil at times and allow you to swing the ball more.
In a 14# ball which has a greater hook potential phase2 or pro motion?
The Pro-Motion is going to have a higher hook potential than the Phaze II.
How does this compare to the super soniq?
This would be pretty close to the Super Son!Q because both are upper mid performance balls designed for medium to heavy oil and both have a 3000 grit finish. The Phaze II has a solid cover versus the hybrid cover on the Super Son!Q so the Super Son!Q may go just a little longer because of this but not much.
How does this ball compare to the idol
This would be very similar to the Idol but it may have just slightly more length because it was a 3000 grit finish and the Idol was 2000 grit. Besides this difference the balls have almost identical specs.
How would this ball compare to The Hyroad Nano?
This ball is considered an upper mid performance ball for medium to heavy oil and the Hy-Road Nano was a mid performance more for medium oil. They have a similar reaction on the lane because they were both solid covers with a duller finish but the Phaze II is stronger.
Can you resurfaced and shine 2,500?
We do not currently have a 2500 grit sanding pad but you can use a Storm Step 3 compound to get a similar finish to 2500 grit.
how does this compare to the physix
The Physix is going to be a little stronger overall hook because it has a stronger weight block and stronger cover. The Physix does not a little more length than the Phaze II also because the Physix has a hybrid cover versus the solid on the Phaze II.
What’s the hook potential, length rating, & breakpoint shape of the Phase 2
This is an upper mid performance ball so it will have a high hook potential in medium oil conditions and it will have a medium to high hook potential in heavier oil. The ball has a duller finish so it will read more in the midlane and have a smooth arcing hook down the lane.
How does this compare to the Axiom?
They are going to be very very similar actually. Both have a solid coverstock with a 3000 grit finish. The weight blocks are also very similar in performance. With the Axiom being the newer release of the two it may have just a slightly higher hook potential but it is not by much and they are going to be almost identical in performance.
Is this a good ball for a full roller lefty?
This ball can be drilled for a full roller and for a left handed bowler. You would just have to make sure you let your drilling know how you want this drilled and they will lay the ball out so it fits your style.
I bowl two handed and I throw the phase three pin down would the phasell do me any good like that
The Phaze II is designed to read much earlier than the Phaze III and it will have a smoother arcing hook down the lane compared to the Phaze III which has good length and a more angular backend.
What is the difference in performance of a 13lb ball compared to a 14lb ball?
To see more details on the RG values for the 14lb and 13lb weights you may view this at Storms website here: https://www.stormbowling.com/phazeii
The Phaze II is not good for slow ball speed, how slow is slow
There are a lot of variables to consider on this. If you have a slower ball speed and a lower rev rate then you could possibly still use this ball. If you have a slower ball speed and an average or higher rev rate then you could still like this ball but you may have to use it more in heavy oil only. A slower ball speed may be something under 13mph.
how does storm phaze 2 compare phaze 3
The Phaze II is designed to read the lanes earlier for a smoother arcing hook. The Phaze II also can handle medium to heavier oil conditions while the Phaze III is more for medium oil.
Due to the time it takes to produce the Storm Phaze II ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.