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Storm Snap Lock

Storm continues the success of the Lock with Snap Lock bowling ball. The Snap Lock combines the R3S pearl reactive coverstock with the proven RAD-X core. This combination works to provide length down the lane to get through the front part of the lane and provide a motion similar to that of the original Lock. The low RG and fast revving core help prevent this pearl ball from getting too skid/flippy.

  • Color: Indigo/White/Copper All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown.
  • Core: RAD-X
  • Coverstock: R3S™ Pearl Reactive
  • Finish: 1500-grit Polished
  • RG: 2.48
  • Differential: 0.054
  • ** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
  • Fragrance: Ginger Verbena
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: STBBMTKA
  • Product ID: 9871
  • Brand: Storm
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls
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4.5 Stars based on 11 Reviews

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6/29/2016
By from Fredericksburg, Va
5/5 Stars
Pros:
Very Aggressive and Contrallable Hook, Smooth Rolling through the Heads, Plays Very well on Multiple Patterns, Plays well on Multiple Angles
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
League or Sport Shot. Plays very well on all.
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Snap Lock (Great Ball)

What I was looking for:
I was looking for the Snap Lock to be smooth rolling through the front part of the lanes. Have an aggressive but not uncontrollable hook on the back end.

What I got after the ball was drilled:
The Snap Lock was amazingly smooth through the front part of the lane. The back end motion was aggressive but very much controllable from multiple angles and multiple patterns.

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7/10/2016
By from Ann Arbor MI
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Storm Snap Lock

Lane Conditions: Medium-Heavy Oil
Typical Conditions: House Shot
Type of Lane: All Synthetic
What part of the lane did you play? Third Arrow
Did the ball track out? Fast
Weight of bowling ball: 16
Surface of bowling ball: Factory/Box
What grit was the surface of the ball? 1500
Likes:
Dislikes:

When I heard about the Snap Lock released I was really excited. I really liked my Lock and wanted a ball that would complement the original Lock. The snap lock does that very clean with heavy mid lane roll. This goes places the lock can't. It's a great fit between the IQ 30 and the lock. This ball had filled a hole in my bag. I drilled both my lock and snap lock with the same layout and can see a big difference between the two. If you're looking for a high performance ball to add to your bag this is a great choice.

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9/6/2016
By from Ft. Worth, Tx.
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Yes

A great smooth delivery and is accurate if delivery is correct.

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9/11/2016
By from North Chicago Illinois
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Smooth rolling ball

Purchased this ball four months ago. Just had it drilled right before league started. I shot a 714 out of the box. This ball rolls smooth, hits hard and has a consistent roll. I would recommend this to anyone. Iby the way I am considered a crankier with a lot of hand if that helps. :)

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9/17/2016
By from Whites Creek, TN
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Another Big Hit

Storm Snap Lock. Drilled mine pin up. As a big fan of the Hype Cell Skid, the Storm Snap Lock will not disappoint. On a fresh house shot I played the track area and the Snap Lock cleared the fronts, read the breakpoint and went through the pins with no deflection. After several games I kept moving left and the ball cornered like I was still playing the straight. For my game, I never ran out of lane. The deeper I got, the stronger the ball was on the backend. A great league shot ball. I've only thrown it on a couple of sport patterns so far. It clears the fronts with ease and has great continuation through the pins. I'll update my review on sport patterns later.

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7/5/2016
By from New Port Richey Florida
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Storm Snap-Lock

As stated above - Fresh oil - Great hitting power with good carry - After carry down occurs it produces many corner pins that doesn't happen on the fresh

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8/17/2016
By from Knoxville, Tn
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Harambe would love this ball

Dicks out

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8/20/2016
By from Chicago
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Great reaction

Great reaction. Love it

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8/24/2016
By from Johnson City TN
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Love this ball!!!

I purchased this ball for my 9 year old son and he loves it, He is already improved his score (new high of 245).

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9/7/2016
By from Algiers, LA
1/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Never buying a storm product again

Storm Snap Lock is brand new ( as you are aware ), and its all ready full of gouges and cracks. Talked to storm customer service, and they are trying to place all the blame on the bowling alley, saying "its 100% lane damage". I guess storm only covers damage that occurs when the ball is sitting stationary in a room.

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10/5/2016
By from Albany Ga
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Nice ball

I bowl with my this ball. It stays on the lanes. It hits the pins and knocks them down.

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Customer Questions & Answers  |  Reviews

Question: what lanes is the storm snap lock best used for

4/28/2016 - By

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Answer: The Snap Lock is recommended for medium to heavy oil conditions.

4/29/2016 - By

Answer: Medium to Heavy oil

5/15/2016 - By

Question: What is the difference between a lock and a snap lock?

4/29/2016 - By

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Answer: The difference will be in the coverstock and finish on the ball. The Snap Lock is a pearl ball with a polished finish and the original Lock is a hybrid cover with a grit finish.

4/29/2016 - By

Question: Do we expect this ball to get further down the lane on dryer conditions? I'm working with the Optimus Solid only right now. Snap Lock looks like a suitable companion.

4/29/2016 - By

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Answer: Thanks for the question! The pearl coverstock and the RAD-X core provide length down the lane to get through the front part of the lane and provide a motion similar to that of the original Lock. The low RG and fast revving core help prevent this pearl ball from getting too skid/flippy. This ball is designed for medium-heavy oil. I hope this helps!

5/3/2016 - By

Question: What's the difference between the storm rocket and the snap lock bc I'm thinking of getting a new ball here soon

5/3/2016 - By

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Answer: Great question! The Storm Snap Lock has a Pearl coverstock with a 1500-grit polish finish for medium-heavy lane conditions. The Storm Rocket has a hybrid coverstock with a 1500-grit polish finish for medium oil lane conditions. Hope this helps!

5/3/2016 - By

Question: would the snap lock go well with the storm lock?

5/15/2016 - By

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Answer: That's a very good question! This ball was made to be something of a compliment to the Storm Lock. While the Lock will start hooking early on the lane and have a more continuous, aggressive hook, the Snap Lock is meant to go longer down the lane and snap hard on the back end.

5/17/2016 - By

Question: How much different with it be vs the byte?

5/16/2016 - By

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Answer: Hey Jolo! This ball is actually going to be very similar to the Byte. They both have pearl coverstocks and they are both finished the same way. Overall, they will be only very subtly different.

5/17/2016 - By

Question: Will the bowling ball be drilled before delivery?

5/18/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Al! No, this ball will come undrilled. You will need to get it drilled at your local pro shop.

5/24/2016 - By

Question: i have a Storm Optimus Pearl that i soon will reluctently retire, will the Snap Lock go down the lane and snap at the back end like my Optimus?

5/22/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Joe! This ball is definitely a good back end ball like the Optimus Pearl. It will even be more aggressive than the Optimus was.

5/24/2016 - By

Question: Does the snap lock come in 12 lb

6/11/2016 - By

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Answer: Yes

6/14/2016 - By

Question: what is a grit rating

6/12/2016 - By

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Answer: Hi Stu, the ball is sanded to 1500 grit and then polished.

6/14/2016 - By

Answer: Hi Stu, the ball is sanded to 1500 grit and then polished.

6/14/2016 - By

Question: WHEN DID THIS BALL COME ON THE MARKET

6/12/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello! The ball was released on 6/7/2016.

6/14/2016 - By

Question: What is the difference between this ball and the Roto Grip Hyper Cell Skid?

6/15/2016 - By

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Answer: These two bowling balls are going to be very comparable. Both are designed for medium to heavy oil and both have a pearl coverstock with a 1500 grit finish. There are some minor differences though. The Snap Lock Pearl cover is a new design from Storm which is a little stronger than the Hyper Cell Skid pearl coverstock. The HyperCell Skid on the other hand has a stronger weight block so these two are a virtual tie on performance.

6/15/2016 - By

Question: any video on the ball?

6/16/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello! You should see a video clip by the pictures of the bowling ball.

6/16/2016 - By

Question: Is this ball better then the Phaze, if so why

6/17/2016 - By

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Answer: Lets try to show the differences so you can determine which would be better for you. The Storm Snap Lock is going to be stronger than the Storm Phaze. The Snap Lock is designed to handle medium oil and up to heavier oil lane conditions. The Phaze is designed to work in medium oil only. They both are pearl coverstocks with the same 1500 grit finish so I would expect them to both read about the same length on the lanes but would give the Snap Lock a strong hook.

6/17/2016 - By

Question: how does the snap lock compare to the crux pearl

6/18/2016 - By

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Answer: Hi JFK, the balls are pretty comparable for the most part, but the Crux Pearl is designed for more of a skid/flip reaction than the Snap Lock. It has a bit more of an angular approach at the backend.

6/21/2016 - By

Question: have the storm lock and the alpha crux...love both balls ..although i find myself sanding them down after about six games...my lock just stops breaking if i dont sand it down ..using 1000 grit abralon..do.think i should add the snap lock to my bag...kind of wih i had the lock snap at the nationals for a down and in shot..first time at the nationals ..

6/22/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Al! I think the Snap Lock would be a good compliment to these other balls. Because it's polished, it will be a better down and in ball than the other two you mentioned and it will also absorb oil more slowly than those two.

6/22/2016 - By

Question: Does the snap lock come in 11 lb, If is Not, why?

6/26/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Catherin P! No, the Snap Lock is not made in 11 lbs. Most of the manufacturers only make their higher performing balls in 12-16 lbs.

6/27/2016 - By

Question: which one is better snap lock or alpha crux

6/30/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello! Neither one is really "better" than the other. They're just meant for different purposes. The Snap Lock is meant to go long and snap hard on the back end. The Alpha Crux is meant to start breaking earlier on the lane, carry a more continuous, arc-shaped hook towards the pocket, and will be more aggressive overall.

6/30/2016 - By

Question: The snaplock is it good for low rev slow speed bowlers

7/11/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Apollos! That can be a pretty complex question to answer and it has a lot of different factors involved. If you'd like, please feel free to give us a call and someone here can help you find the right ball for you.

7/12/2016 - By

Question: Does the snap lock have the same weight block in the 13 lb ball as the 15 lb ball

7/15/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Dennis! Yes, this ball has the same weight block from 12 pounds all the way to 16 pounds.

7/18/2016 - By

Question: I have the eternal cell and wanted a ball that was more aggressive. Would the snap lock if this void?

7/24/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Fred! Yes, the Snap Lock is meant to handle a bit more oil than the Eternal Cell, so it should be a bit more aggressive.

7/25/2016 - By

Question: Is this ball good if your ball speed is like 16.5 -17.0 mph

7/26/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello! That can be a pretty complex question to answer and it has a lot of different factors involved. If you'd like, please feel free to give us a call and someone here can help you find the right ball for you.

7/27/2016 - By

Question: How does the snap lock compare to the hyper cell skid?

7/28/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Joe! The two are very similar balls. There wouldn't be a lot of noticeable difference between the two.

7/28/2016 - By

Question: Does the snap lock have an A-semetricle core?

8/3/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Ron! Yes, this ball does have an asymmetrical core.

8/3/2016 - By

Question: What is the difference between the Snap Lock and the Crux Pearl

8/17/2016 - By

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Answer: Both balls have different coverstocks and different weight blocks. They are similar in a lot of ways and have the same finish but with a different cover and weight block you can get slightly different movements out of each one.

8/17/2016 - By

Question: I have the thug, the scandal, and the wrecker would the snap lock would be a addition to my bag.

8/17/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello! The Snap Lock will serve essentially the same function as the original Thug, but the Snap Lock will go farther down the lane before it starts hooking.

8/17/2016 - By

Question: Which storm is good for dry to light oil

8/19/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Chuck! This ball wouldn't be good for those oil conditions. You should probably look at the Match, the Match Pearl, the Ride, or the Joy Ride for that.

8/19/2016 - By

Question: I have the Eternal Cell and the Snap lock. They are drilled almost the same. My question relates to changing the surface so I can use the Snap Lock the first game on a fresh condition. Right now it needs to hook a little more evenly. At this point it seems to roll bettrr when the lanes break down.

8/25/2016 - By

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Answer: Hello Fred! To make the Snap Lock read earlier, I would recommend changing the surface to a 3000 or 4000 abralon/sanded finish.

8/25/2016 - By

Question: What core symmetric or asymmetric

9/14/2016 - By

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Answer: Hey Boy! The Snap Lock has an asymmetrical core.

9/14/2016 - By

Question: The Snap Lock is finish with 1500 grit polished or sanded with 1500 grit pad and then polish ?

9/23/2016 - By

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Answer: When a Storm ball is out-of-the-box with a 1500 grit polished finish they actually get to this finish using several steps. 1.) 500 Grit Abralon - Sand firmly for 30 seconds on all four sides. 2.) 1000 Grit Abralon - Sand lightly for 20 seconds on all four sides. 3.) 2000 Grit Abralon - Sand lightly for 20 seconds on all four sides 4.) 4000 Grit Abralon - Sand lightly for 20 seconds on all four sides. 5.) Storm Two Step Compound - Polish lightly for 15 second on each side.

9/29/2016 - By

Question: Does the snap lock have a lot of hook

10/21/2016 - By

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Answer: Yes! This ball will have a lot of hook.

10/28/2016 - By

Question: Compare the grudge hybrid with the storm snap lock.

11/12/2016 - By

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Answer: We should be able to compare both high performance bowling balls by breaking down the differences in the coverstock, finish, and weight block. The Snap Lock has a pearl coverstock and the Grudge has a hybrid coverstock. This would help the Snap Lock to get more length. The Snap Lock also has a polished finish which should also give it more length than the Grudge Hybrid with the 4000 grit finish. The core can be a little tricky. If we were just looking at the core alone, the Grudge Hybrid would show to be later on the lanes and be more aggressive. However, when you pair the other features together, the Grudge is actually earlier than the Snap Lock on the lanes. I hope this helps to give you a good idea of these two bowling balls.

11/14/2016 - By

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