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Storm Tropical Surge Pearl Pink/Purple

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  • Entry level bowlers will love the bang for the buck
  • Surge Core breathes new life into the Tropical Line
  • Glides through the front of the lane, reacts down-lane, and creates optimum pin carry
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Storm Tropical Surge Pearl Pink/Purple

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.

  • Color: Pink/Purple
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Coverstock: Reactor Pearl Coverstock
  • Core: Surge (12#-16#)
  • Finish: 1500-grit Polished
  • Flare Potential: 2"-4" (medium)
  • RG: 16#-2.57 15#-2.58 14#-2.60 13#-2.62 12#-2.64
  • Differential: 16#-.025 15#-.024 14#-.025 13#-.021 12#-.020
  • Fragrance: Birthday Cake
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: STBT1TQI
  • Product ID: 11982
  • Brand: Storm
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: Entry Level Balls

Customer Reviews | 18 Customer Questions

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4.8 Stars based on 4 Reviews
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2/16/2022
By J.Q. from North Carolina
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Very predictable symmetrical core, works with many drilling patterns, fragrance, price, reacts predictably to grit/surface changes

Cons:

Limited/low hook potential

Best Uses:

Dry-Medium oil, league, house shot

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Consistent and great for a hook beginner

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!

3/22/2021
By Jo.bananas from Ny
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Lovr it

It is beautiful

3/5/2020
By jim the bowler from Milton pa
5/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

i love the ball even though it doesn't come how it looks

i love the ball even though it doesn't come how it looks

5/26/2020
By Cal from South San Francisco / Daly City, CA
4/5 Stars
Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

League use mostly.

Monica was super helpful. Great personality.

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Is this a good spare ball , and will it get 7 and 10 pins

5/12/2019 - By

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This is an entry level ball that will have a slight hook. This is not a spare ball that will bowl straight.

5/13/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Are the finger holes drilled standard

9/6/2019 - By

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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.

9/9/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this ball for medium to heavy oil?

9/10/2019 - By

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Hello! This ball is going to be good on Dry-Medium lane conditions.

9/10/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How much hook does this ball carry

9/11/2019 - By

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This ball is an entry leve ball so it will have a medium to low hook on lighter to medium oil conditions.

9/13/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball compared to the storm tropical storm? Would it be better or worse for a beginning straight bowler?

10/1/2019 - By

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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.

10/2/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I want the ball to weigh ten lbs when drilled so should i order 10bl ball

10/2/2019 - By

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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.

10/2/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I am 82 what kind of ball do I need

10/9/2019 - By

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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.

10/10/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What type of lane conditions?w

12/2/2019 - By

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This ball is designed for light to medium oil lanes.

12/5/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Are the bowls or drilled

1/22/2020 - By

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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.

1/23/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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My daughter throws her ball with her thumb at three o'clock,how would this ball react.

1/22/2020 - By

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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.

1/23/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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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?

1/23/2020 - By

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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.

1/24/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Question:


Is this a ball for beginners

2/28/2020 - By

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This is a great option for someone looking to get their first performance ball and to learn how to throw a hook.

2/28/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How heavy is the ball

11/14/2020 - By

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You may select the weight in the weight selection box.

11/17/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What's best to use to clean the Tropical Surge?

3/18/2021 - By

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3/24/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Hook strength

6/14/2021 - By

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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.

6/18/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How would this compare to the Brunswick Twist ?

8/4/2021 - By

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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.

8/6/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does the 10 lb ball come with a core ? And if so what is it ?

11/2/2021 - By

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To see more details of the weight block in other weights you may view this here: https://www.stormbowling.com/tropicalsurge-13

11/5/2021 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is this a good strike ball for some one that is starting to get into bowling.

1/24/2022 - By

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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.

1/25/2022 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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