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The Storm Pitch Purple carries on the successful line of Pitch bowling balls in the Storm line up. The Pitch Purple introduces the Capacitor Core which offers the control and characteristics of the core in the Pitch Black but also results in the great backend motion that Storm prides itself in. This mid performance ball offers a high level of control for aggressive players while finesse players will find plenty of power at the pins. The Pitch Purple generates a long and smooth roll on difficult lane conditions due to its higher RG and lower differential. The Rev-Control Urethane coverstock was designed to offer a urethane midlane reaction as well as a responsive backend reaction giving this ball great maneuverability.
I'm 16 and I bowl two handed and my first game series I bowl with this ball I got an average of 236.4 and that was the best average I have ever had in my entire live.
The Pitch Purple is the latest Thunder Line release from Storm, the bowler's company. The Purple has a new coverstock called Rev Control Urethane. The Pitch Purple uses the Capacitor core that was in the Pitch Blue and Pitch Black. The numbers in 15lb weights are 2.57 Rg and 0.022 differential. The Purple comes from the factory with a 1000 grit abralon finish.
The Pitch Purple has a unique cover material, in that it is cleaner with a little more pop than that of traditional urethane when using the same surface prep. The Pitch Purple also covers more boards than most all urethane balls on the market today. I drilled the Purple with a 4 x 3 (4" pin, 3" pin buffer) layout. This layout is basically my benchmark layout, and gives me the most usability on the widest range of patterns. Comparing the Purple to 3.75 x 3 Pitch Black, the Purple is a 3 and 2 move in, with more continuation through the backend. The Purple doesn't lane shine as quick as the Pitch Black. Even though the Purple doesn't lane shine as quickly, I still need to keep the cover clean with my shammy after every shot to have a consistent reaction. The Purple will be a good ball to use on beat up old wood lanes when my Pitch Black hooks too soon, and too even, and I need to open the pattern up a touch.
The Pitch Purple is a good ball, but is a very specific reaction. It's more angular than traditional urethane, but doesn't respond to friction like true reactive balls do. To me, it's like a baby cousin to the Spec cover that is on the Crux Prime and Gravity Evolve. I think the Pitch Purple will work well for players with lower rev rates that struggle to get a Pitch Black to carry on short patterns, but see too much dart/dive with their lower end reactive equipment. Rev dominant players will see the most pattern coverage out of this ball, ranging from a big curve on low volumes, and usability on medium conditions as well. Thank you for reading my review of the Pitch Purple.
thinking of ordering this for my son. hes a 2hander that throws around 12-13 mph.do you think this would be a good ball for him?2/3/2020 - By nascarjimbob
This ball is rated for medium to lighter oil but with his ball speed being a little low and I am guessing he has a high rev rate for a 2 hander then you may want to use this strictly in medium. It may be a little too early for lighter oil conditions for him.2/6/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How is this ball different then the pitch black?2/6/2020 - By Keagen Einck
The only difference is actually the coverstock. They have the same weight block and finish but the coverstock on this ball is a little stronger than the Pitch Black which can make this more suited for medium to light oil while the Pitch Black was more for light oil only.2/6/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Would the pitch purple hook considerably more than a storm mix?2/6/2020 - By Don
This would be noticeably stronger than the Mix but this is still a urethane cover so it will not be as strong as a reactive in most cases.2/6/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I am looking to add another ball to my arsenal for when junior gold comes around. I do not have an extremely high rev rate however I do have a 14.5 mph speed. Would this ball be a good option for me? Is there something better on the market?2/13/2020 - By holly
The urethane cover could be a good match for you with your higher rev rate and average ball speed. It depends on what you really needed. In your case with a higher rev rate you may need something a little weaker. So when an average rev rate bowler uses this ball for medium to lighter oil you could get this to work in more medium oil conditions pretty well. You will also get more movement with this ball than the numbers would indicate due to your rev rate so for any ball you look at you may have to think of it as one step stronger than it suggest for your type of release.2/14/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I use a 16 pound hammer blue with a very average ball speed. will this be a similar ball? Also 16 pound is a bit heavy for me and I would like to go lighter if I can, but I am afraid I will lose pin carry. Is this true?2/17/2020 - By Daniel
This has a duller finish out of the box compared to the Hammer Blue Hammer so it will read a little earlier and grip a little more. When you drop weight the ball will lose a little bit of the carry but dropping 1 lb should not be a significant difference.2/20/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
for a one hander, one of the leauges i bowl on is on wood lanes, i average around 15-6 mph with a lot of revs, would this be a good urethane ball for me?2/19/2020 - By mike
What is the difference between the pitch purple storm urethane and the hammer black widow urethane?2/19/2020 - By Dr. KILLDOG of Omega Psi Phi Spr' 85
The Widow would have a higher hook potential than the Pitch Purple because it had a duller finish out of the box and also the Widow has an asymmetric weight block to make it stronger.2/20/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How would this ball compare to the Hammer Web Pearl? I'm looking for something more controllable. I'm a two hander that throws about 16.5 mph with a high rev rate. I'm looking to play a straighter angle.2/19/2020 - By Kurt
The Urethane is going to be a lot less hook potential than a reactive cover so the Web Pearl will have a much stronger hook potential. Also the Web Pearl will go long and have an angular backend hook while the Pitch Purple is a smoother gradual hook down the lane. This would definitely be more controllable if you feel like reactive balls are too much hook and too hard to control. Especially in medium to lighter oil.2/20/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
How does this ball compare to the hustle 3tp and pitch black. I like how the 3tp finishes but I lack consitency as I am a straighter bowler. I average 15.6 mph and am looking for a straighter ball with less hook and consistant and finishes like the Hustle 3tp. What is your recomendation?3/6/2020 - By Ace
The Pitch Purple Solid Urethane is not going to be quite as strong as the 3TP in overall hook. The urethane cover is not as strong as a reactive cover but the finish on the urethane ball is duller which will make it start to hook more in the midlane for a smoother hook reaction. It will not have the sharp backend hook or finish that the 3TP has but it is a very easy to read ball and would be very consistent. I think you could use this but you just have to adjust to they way this ball reads.3/10/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I currently have in my arsenal the Crux Prime, All Road, MVP, and still my all time favorite the Frantic. Where would this ball fit in? Looking to stay right longer on the 2 house shots that I bowl at if I could. Thanks for the feedback.3/14/2020 - By Ole
Because this is a urethane ball and the others in your arsenal are reactive this would be weaker than the others you currently have. It will work in medium to lighter oil but the reaction is must smoother and will be a very easy to read hook starting in the midlane and continuing on the backend.3/17/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
On a scale of 1-10, How much does this ball hook compared to the Pitch Black?3/15/2020 - By David
They will both have about the same hook rating actually. On a scale 1-10 these would be around a 3-4. The only difference is that the Purple Solid goes a little longer and has a little more backend than the Pitch Black which starts reading a little earlier.3/18/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I dont like using plastic for my spares. I'm using the covert tank now for all my spares now with great success. could i expect similar lane reaction with the purple? I'm assuming it may have a bit more hook also... thanks for your input5/24/2020 - By army dad
It looks like the Covert Tank will have a stronger weight block but the Pitch Purple has a slightly duller finish out of the box so it may be able to get a little more grip on the lane but they will be very close in overall performance.5/26/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
I want a ball that hooks good a on any lane conditions5/27/2020 - By Dee
For a performance bowling ball, they are usually designed to work in specific oil conditions. If a ball is made to work in heavier oil conditions then it would likely be too strong for lighter oil conditions and if the ball is made to work in lighter oil conditions then it will not usually be able to grip when there is more oil. You could try to find a ball designed for medium to lighter oil or a ball designed for medium to heavier oil and that would give you the best range possible but unfortunately there is not a ball that works well in all lane conditions.5/28/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff