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.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I expected little or no hook with this ball, to my surprise it hooked more than my normal ball, that's not why I bought I bought this ball
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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?
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.
How is this ball different then the pitch black?
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.
Would the pitch purple hook considerably more than a storm mix?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
I throw 15lb balls and I have good pin carry. I know guys who throw 14lbs and get pretty similar pin carry as I do
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?
Yes, this would be a great option later in the evening as the lanes have started to to dry out some.
What is the difference between the pitch purple storm urethane and the hammer black widow urethane?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
On a scale of 1-10, How much does this ball hook compared to the Pitch Black?
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.
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 input
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.
I want a ball that hooks good a on any lane conditions
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.
I need 10lb for my wife
Unfortunately the lightest weight option for this would be 12lbs. Here is a link to view some of our 10lb mid performance bowling balls: https://www.bowling.com/shopping/all/bowling-balls/all?weight=5&performance=2
Will this be good for picking up 7 pins I'm left handed ?
This ball will still have some hook potential but it is much less aggressive than reactive coverstock balls. If you needed a straight ball you could try a plastic or you could try the Storm Mix to get a little straighter option.
What is drilling protection
The drilling protection is meant to cover the ball while it is being drilled at your local proshop. If the ball chips or cracks while your proshop drills the ball we will replace the ball and reimburse your drilling cost. To see the full details of this click the "?' beside the drilling protection option to get the full details.
I have slow ball speed around 8 due to arthritis in shoulder will this ball be good for me?
If you were needing a ball that is not going to have a large amount of hook this could be okay. I would suggest this as a medium oil ball given your ball speed. Anything lighter and this ball may roll out a little early and hit flat.
Would this ball be good for a medium speed bowler with a high rev rate??
If you are a rev dominant bowler you may prefer to get a ball with a smoother finish or that gives you more length. This ball would be rated for medium to lighter oil but for your style it may work best in medium oil because it will grip in the mid lane due to the duller finish and with your high rev rate it may grip too much in lighter oil for what you need.
Here’s my arsenal Storm Axiom Track Kinetic Ebonite Cyclone Plastic. Would this ball fit under the pitch purple? I am a low rev avg speed bowler. Thanks
The Pitch Purple will have less overall hook than the Cyclone but it covers the same lane conditions. Also, it reacts earlier on the lanes with a smoother arcing hook compared to the Cylcone which goes longer with a sharper backend hook.
better to start with urethane&shift to resin or vice versa
Urethane bowling balls are usually a weaker hooking ball and in most cases work in lighter oil conditions. In most cases people start with reactive bowling balls first because they are stronger and then as the lanes dry out through the night you can move to a weaker ball designed to work better in lighter oil and that would be something like a urethane ball.
My 15yo son currently uses my 16lbs pitch blue, but it is too heavy for him. We want to get him a 15lbs ball. He is a 2-handed bowler. He has a late reaction on house lanes. Would the pitch purple be a good option for him in 15lbs?
The Pitch Purple and Fast Pitch are going to be pretty comparable. The Purple will start reading just slightly earlier in the midlane but it also has a slightly lower flare potential so it will be smoother overall than the Fast Pitch which has a little more length. He should be fine with this ball as a two handed bowler in most medium to lighter oil conditions.
Is this good for shorter oil?
This ball is rated for medium to lighter oil conditions so it could work pretty well in shorter oil. However, if the lanes are very short then the ball could try to grip and roll out too early and not have continuation. If the oil is shorter but still a decent amount of oil in the front then you may want to get a ball that is more designed for length to help get down the lane better before it reacts instead of a urethane that is designed to read earlier but not as much.
If I'm going to use this ball for different sport shots at Jr Gold, would this be more effective on longer or shorter patterns? Also, for heavier oil patterns would this work? I throw the ball at around 15-16 mph and I bowl one handed.
This would be best in shorter oil patterns or lighter oil conditions. The Urethane coverstock will have a lower hook potential if you find you have trouble with Reactive balls reacting to strong.
WILL THE PITCH PURPLE OR THE PITCH BLACK WORK WELL FOR A LEFT HANDER
Yes, you would just have to make sure you let your driller know to drill the ball for a left hand set up and this ball would work fine for left handed.
would polishing the pitch purple help it go longer, or give it more hook at the end?
If you polish the Pitch Purple it would increase the length and make the ball go longer on the lanes. It would make the ball have less overall hook because the ball would only hook at the backend and not have as much time to hook. Because the polish would make the ball only hook at the backend it would actually give it a bigger backend hook but it would cover less boards overall compared to the out of box dull finish.
Due to the time it takes to produce the Storm Pitch Purple Solid Urethane ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.