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Storm Pitch Black Solid Urethane

Storm has created the Pitch Black, a solid urethane ball, for their Thunder Line. This ball is intended to provide control on lighter and shorter oil conditions. The Capacitor core gives this ball a straighter but strong delivery.

  • Color: Pitch Black
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Capacitor
  • Coverstock: Controll Solid Urethane
  • Finish: 1000-grit Pad
  • RG: 2.57 (for 15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.022 (for 15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Light Oil
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: STBBMTUB
  • Product ID: 8276
  • Brand: Storm
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Mid Performance Balls
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7/21/2015
By from Hope Mills, NC
4/5 Stars
Pros:

Controllable, Finishes well, Smooth

Cons:

none

Best Uses:

Short Patterns, Upgrade, Worn House Shot

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Excellent choice for certain conditions

I purchased this ball as an upgrade to my old (20 years) Columbia 300 Shadow. It is a definite improvement over my older ball. While it is stronger than my Shadow it finishes MUCH better which is what I was looking for in this ball. I no longer leave 5-7's or just 5's on a worn out THS. It can cover more boards at times, but it is just as smooth and controllable as my Shadow.

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6/22/2015
By from rhode island
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

tournament ball

not meant for everybody not a ball you want to used on a house shot unless it for 10 pins but if you are a tournament bowler and come across 35ft and especially 32ft patterns this ball is a nice option when you cant find the pocket its a urethane bowl want did you expect only meant for short patterns

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5/16/2017
By from Paso Robles,CA
1/5 Stars
Best Uses:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

This company is the worst

Decent ball

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12/2/2014
By from PITTSBURGH, PA
1/5 Stars
Cons:

Does Not Finish Well

Best Uses:

None, Sorry I Bought Pitch Blac

Best Uses:

No, I would not recommend this to a friend

NOT A GOOD BALL IF YOU KNOW HOW TO BOWL

THE PITCH BLACK SHOULD BE LISTED FOR STARTING BOWLERS. MY AVERAGE HAS DROPPED 20 POINTS SINCE I STARTED USING THIS BALL. IT WAS A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME. I HAD PROFESSIONAL HELP USING IT AND THEY TOLD ME TO GET ANOTHER BALL.I HAD THE BALL SANDED AND IT STILL DOES NOT HIT WELL. I WILL DONATE IT TO THE SCHOOL LEAGUE.

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3/2/2017
By from Grand Rapids Michigan
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great ball got here in 1 day!!!

Very happy with my purchess! Ball arrived in 1 business day getting drilled and ready to rock and roll today

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2/15/2018
By from Chicago
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

The Best Choice I have ever made

This ball was perfect for my 35 foot sport pattern. I was only averaging 175 with my Brunswick Rhino gold pro but as soon as this ball came in I move my lone two boards in and the last 3 weeks I haven't shot under a 200! Also great for house oil. It's extremely constant if you are.

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7/26/2017
By from Tullahoma, Tennessee
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great Ball! Fits great in my arsenal

I am a two handed bowler with a 215 average and I had issues adapting to my sport shot leagues lane conditions, but no more. The Storm Pitch Black rolls like a monster. I had it drilled pin up to the right of center with the CG kicked out about an inch to give some added length to a ball that is known to hook early. I then sanded it to 1000 grit so it could still bite and wouldn't go too long. I would recommend this ball to anyone who needed a versatile ball that could be a combo for a spare and Strike ball.

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7/26/2017
By from Hobart IN
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Yes this is an excellent ball it keeps you out of trouble

This ball keeps you to the right of the lanes It works well from middle to dry lanes. The ball hits hard if you have a lot of hand. Also this ball will make you more accurate in your delivery no room for error

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5/3/2017
By from Los Angeles
5/5 Stars
Best Uses:

spare ball

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

I would like to buy other products again

goes long

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Question:

how do drill this ball

3/28/2016 - By

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Answer:

Hello, you may check with the person who will be drilling this ball for you prior to ordering to determine which layout and specs they would use to get you the desired reaction.

3/29/2016 - By
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Question:

How does this compare to the fanatic btu?

8/22/2016 - By

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Answer:

Hello Mac! The Fanatic BTU will be smoother and more aggressive than this ball.

8/23/2016 - By
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Question:

Im a twp hand bowler with alot of rev. I has trouble with lanes being to dry. Would this be a good ball for me

10/22/2016 - By

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This ball is recommended for Light Oil lane conditions. This ball will perform the best on those kind of lane conditions.

10/31/2016 - By
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Question:

Is this ball comparable to the black hammer ball

2/22/2017 - By

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Hello! This ball is going to be less aggressive then the black hammer.

2/22/2017 - By
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Question:

So this ball is more compareable to the blue hammer ?

2/22/2017 - By

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Hello Joe! The Blue Hammer will have a 2000 grit finish and it is also a pearl coverstock. The Pitch Black is a solid coverstock with a 1000 grit finish. It will have a difference performance to the Blue Hammer

2/24/2017 - By
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Question:

Can this ball be used to complement the black hammer. If not what ball complements this ball well

7/13/2017 - By

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Yes, it will compliment the Black Hammer.

7/13/2017 - By
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Question:

Does it come 10#

11/28/2017 - By

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Unfortunately, this ball will only come in 12# and up.

11/29/2017 - By
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Question:

Kind of weight block is in it

12/30/2017 - By

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The weight block is called a Capacitor core.

1/5/2018 - By
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Question:

On heavy oil could the pitch black be used as a reliable spare ball?

1/27/2018 - By

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Answer:

This ball is a urethane ball and is not a spare ball. It will not bowl straight, it will have a hook to it. If you need something to bowl straight, we recommend looking into our spare balls.

1/29/2018 - By
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Question:

If I don’t need any drilling for the ball I just choose no protection for drilling??

3/17/2018 - By

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That is correct!

3/19/2018 - By
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Question:

Could you compare this ball to the Hustle ink. With the pin above fingers.

10/13/2018 - By

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The difference is that the Hustle Ink is a Solid reactive and the Storm Pitch Black is a solid urethane. The Hustle Ink will have a 1500 grit finish and the Storm Pitch Black will only have 1000 grit finish, meaning the Hustle Ink will go longer down the lanes before breaking.

10/15/2018 - By
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Question:

I roll a very straight ball. Would this be a good fit for my style

10/17/2018 - By

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If you are wanting a ball that will bowl straight, please click on the link that follows. https://www.bowling.com/shopping/all/bowling-balls/all?performance=4

10/18/2018 - By
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