The Storm Tropical bowling ball legacy continues with the Surge core making a great bowling ball for entry level and casual league bowlers. The bright fun colors and unique fragrances make these fun balls appealing to bowlers of every skill level. Each ball features the Reactor Pearl Reactive coverstock that glides through the front of the lane, reacts down-lane, and creates optimum pin carry. The Surge core has a higher differential which brings dependability and a little more hook at the backend.
I had begun to learn to hook a plastic house ball about a month before purchasing this ball and had been using a two handed grip to get high revs. I was inconsistent with my two handed release and accuracy. I purchased this ball, a 12lb pink and purple surge, to learn how to hook with a one handed grip. I was nervous when I first bought the ball thinking it was going to be too light or not right for my local lane conditions. I got this ball drilled and bowled poorly the first time out. Once I worked up some strength in my forearm in order to hold and release the ball properly this ball worked with me well to give consistent motion down the lane on every throw. This ball works great on medium to light oil. In medium oil the ball gets less hook but with some adjustment you can still hit the pocket, but are limited to where you can throw from. Don't expect big angles and big sweeps at the back of the pattern with this ball unless you have very high rev rate. With changing the grit or taking off the polish you can get this ball to pick up a bit more in medium oil and still get some good motion on the lane. I recommend this ball for beginners like me, it gives consistent motion and is a good ball to learn about how ball speed, angle of release, and rev rate all have on ball motion on the lane. Don't be afraid to buy a ball less than 15lbs! It is much harder to learn a proper one handed ball release on a ball that is too heavy for you. It takes time to build the muscles in your forearm used to lift up the ball with your wrist. At 12lbs this ball still strikes and has good pin carry. You can go up in weight on your second ball purchase if you stick with bowling and want to upgrade to a mid performance ball! I hope this review is helpful!
It is beautiful
i love the ball even though it doesn't come how it looks
Monica was super helpful. Great personality.
My daughter's first ball. Nothing bright about it. The pink is not pink.
Is this a good spare ball , and will it get 7 and 10 pins
Are the finger holes drilled standard
The drilled holes will be a basic drilling. You can view the sizes of the option when you click on the "?" next to the price of the drilling with free protection.
Is this ball for medium to heavy oil?
How much hook does this ball carry
How does this ball compared to the storm tropical storm? Would it be better or worse for a beginning straight bowler?
This is very comparable to a Storm Tropical and there would not be much difference in the performance. Both are designed to have a little hook potential so if you wanted to get a ball for bowling straight you could get the Ice Storm or one of the Storm Mix balls and they would be better for straight bowling.
I want the ball to weigh ten lbs when drilled so should i order 10bl ball
Usually the ball will come a couple of ounces over the weight selected but if you wanted to be sure you get the ball right at 10lbs after you drill the ball then you can request for the exact weight on the order. Either enter in the specs box or on the customer comments box on the final review page that you want a 10lb 2oz - 10lb-3oz ball.
I am 82 what kind of ball do I need
You would probably need a ball that gets down the lane well before hooking so the ball does not hook too early. Most pearl bowling balls have good length so this is a good option. You also want to make sure the ball is designed to work in the same lane conditions that you bowl in most of the time. This ball was for medium to lighter oil.
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Are the bowls or drilled
The balls do not start out drilled. We do offer drilling for some bowling balls for an added fee but you may decline this if you do not want drilling added.
My daughter throws her ball with her thumb at three o'clock,how would this ball react.
I am not familiar with the release but this ball is designed to work in medium to lighter oil and gets down the lane with good length and then has a sharp hook on the backend.
I’m hesitant to buy this ball because of the fragrance. How strong is it. Would the people I’m bowling with notice the fragrance or just me when I’m bowling?
The fragrance can be a little strong at first when the ball is brand new. We have had some people say that other people around them can smell the fragrance but after you bowl some with the ball it will start to fade down and not be as strong.
Is this a ball for beginners
How heavy is the ball
What's best to use to clean the Tropical Surge?
Storm recommends using Reacta Shine : https://www.bowling.com/products/storm-reacta-shine-reactive-polish---cleaner.htm
This is an entry performance ball so the hook potential is not very high. This helps the ball to work well in lighter oil conditions. In light oil it will have a medium amount of hook but when you compare this to all the performance balls it has a low amount of hook potential.
How would this compare to the Brunswick Twist ?
They are going to be very comparable and will both work in medium to drier lane conditions. Brunswick technically has 2 options for entry performance in the Twist and Rhino series and there is not a big difference in these three bowling balls.
Does the 10 lb ball come with a core ? And if so what is it ?
Is this a good strike ball for some one that is starting to get into bowling.
This ball is listed as an entry performance level ball because it is perfect for a beginner learning how to throw a hook and also for someone who may be starting to look at leagues.
Does this have weight block in 10 lb ball
Unfortunately the 10 and 11lb weights do not have a performance weight block. Here is a link to view the ball at Storms website and it shows the weight block for each weight: https://www.stormbowling.com/tropical-surge-emerald-charcoal-bt1vec10
Is the pin of the ball the yellow line we see in the picture of the core?
Do you make 7lb scented bowling balls? We have a youth bowler.
Does it already have holes in it? And if so how many?
The bowling balls will not have holes initially. We may have a drilling option for an extra fee but if you do not select that it will come without holes.