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Storm Virtual Energy Blackout

Check out the Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball – A Fusion of Power and Precision!Step onto the lanes with confidence, armed with the cutting-edge performance of the Virtual Energy Blackout. This remarkable bowling ball takes the renowned foundation established by the Shape-Lock HD Core and elevates it to new heights of sleek sophistication. The Virtual Energy Blackout seizes control with its captivating tour-inspired 1-tone design, a testament to its dominance on the lane. Rekindle your passion for the game, as this ball brings back a shape that you didn't realize was missing until now.Unleash the true potential of your game with the Virtual Energy Blackout's groundbreaking features. The "HD" in the core's name stands for high density, a quality that works in tandem to enhance the ball's performance. By lowering the RG and boosting the weight block's differential, this ball is primed for extraordinary flare potential. With each rotation, this ball exposes a fresh section of its coverstock to the oil, ensuring consistent and dynamic gameplay that adapts to every lane condition.Traditionally, a "hybrid" coverstock implies a combination of solid and pearl components. However, Storm's pursuit of excellence led them to redefine the hybrid concept entirely. Enter the revolutionary pairing of R2S and NeX in their state-of-the-art laboratory. The outcome surpassed even Storm's loftiest expectations. Rigorous testing revealed that the NeX foundation yielded backend and entry angle figures akin to those of R2S, with a unique twist. The slight compactness of R2S's chemical porosity compared to NeX forged a new frontier of performance.Thus, the birth of ReX, aptly known as "Reactor Extreme," emerged as a testament to Storm's unwavering commitment to innovation. The Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball is more than just a bowling ball – it's a game-changer that reshapes your approach to the sport. Dominate the lanes with unparalleled power, finesse, and control. Experience the fusion of cutting-edge technology and expert craftsmanship!

  • Color: Blackout
    All colors do vary somewhat from the picture shown
  • Core: Shape-Lock HD (14#-16#)
  • Coverstock: ReX Pearl Reactive
  • Finish: Reacta Gloss
  • RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
  • Differential: 0.052 (15# ball)
  • Recommended Lane Condition: Medium-Heavy Oil
  • Fragrance: Orange Pop
  • A few tiny pit holes in the cover stock of the ball are normal
  • SKU: STBBMVEK
  • Product ID: 14660
  • Brand: Storm
  • Category: Bowling Balls
  • Ball Performance: High-Performance Balls

Customer Reviews | 23 Customer Questions

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4/27/2024
By Lucas from Port St. John
5/5 Stars
Pros:

for new bowlers looking to hook the ball.

Cons:

Non

Best Uses:

Heavy oil

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Best ball ever

I've been bowling for a 1 year now. And I just bowled a 200 in the first week if having it. This ball has really help me.

12/11/2023
By John from Minnesota
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Strong, late hook

Cons:

Can hook too strong if throwm too slowly

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Solid ball

First series out of the box was a 742 (currently a 205 avg). A strong, late roll allowed me to miss slightly outside on a couple shots and still get back into the pocket.

10/29/2023
By Glenn from Tennessee
5/5 Stars
Pros:

Sharp Entry Angle

Best Uses:

When Back End is needed

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Virtual Energy Blackout Review

Ball Specs:
Storm Virtual Energy Blackout
REX Pearl Reactive Cover
Reacta Gloss Polished
Shape Lock Core (Asymmetric)
Layout 4.5 x 4.5 with 1.5” Pin Buffer

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at release 17

Review:
The Virtual Energy Blackout gives me the most angular motion down lane that I have had in quite a while. The Blackout covers more boards than I was expecting from such a glossy finish. The Blackout gets down the lane nicely but does not go too long probably due to the ball being asymmetrical. The sharp motion on the back drives through the pins hard. This ball is great when you need higher entry angles. I still love black color bowling balls and the silver logos give this ball an elegant look. The Virtual Energy Blackout hooks more than my Fate but a little less than my Exotic Gem. I was very impressed by how this ball comes back from almost anywhere on a typical house shot. I carry some poor shots I don’t deserve due to the sharp entry angle of this ball. I did have a stretch where I kept leaving ring 10’s and at this point I switched to a ball whit a smoother shape on the back and the problem was solved. When I can use this ball in league, I will due to the recovery it provides, but like any ball you have to know when to change lines, speed, or release. I would recommend this ball to anyone who wants that hockey stick angular shape with a strong back end that most look for in a ball. The Blackout has already been popular at our shop.

Summary:
The Virtual Energy Blackout is a very angular ball.
The core and cover on this ball match up nicely.
This ball looks great and the Orange Pop scent is very nice!.

Glenn Wendel
Storm Pro Shop Staff

gwendel@comcast.net
www.stormbowling.com


10/17/2023
By Crispy from CA
5/5 Stars
Pros:

picks up, great hook potential

Best Uses:

Great Strike ball

Bottom Line:

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Blackout

It rolls smoothly and picks up on the hook when you need it to. A great strike ball with explosive pin action.

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how does this ball compare to the fate

8/16/2023 - By

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Hi Benk! The Storm Fate would have a higher hook potential and react later on the lanes than the Storm Virtual Energy Blackout.

8/16/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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how does this ball compare to the phaze V

8/24/2023 - By

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Great question! The Storm Virtual Energy Blackout would be more aggressive with a higher hook potential than the Storm Phaze V.

8/25/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this bowling ball compare to the StOrm Dark Code?

8/25/2023 - By

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Hi BC! The Storm Dark Code has a higher hook potential than the Storm Virtual Energy Blackout.

8/30/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does a 12lb have the same core as the 14-16? I’m looking for a lighter ball with same attributes.

9/2/2023 - By

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Hi Tobey, the 14-16 would have the same core.

9/11/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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asym or sym ? and is it much different than Zen Gold ? thanks

9/12/2023 - By

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Hello! The Storm Virtual Energy Blackout has an Asymmetric core.

9/13/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would this be a good first ball out of the bag on heavy oiled lanes and be a good 1-2 punch with the summit?

9/18/2023 - By

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While the Virtual Energy Blackout is a high performance ball for medium to heavy oil conditions, the pearl coverstock and gloss finish could be a problem in heavier oil conditions if you have a average to higher ball speed or if you are speed dominant. If you have a slower ball speed or if you are rev dominant then this could definitely be an option as your first ball out of the bag for heavier oil. Transitioning from a ball that breaks later like the Virtual Energy Blackout to a ball that reads earlier in the midlane. Typically you may want to transition to a ball that reads similar to the first ball more so perhaps something like the IQ Tour Ruby.

9/22/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Does the blackout come in 14 pounds even ??

9/29/2023 - By

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Hi Gary! You most certainly can request 14lbs even by typing your request in the box "Click to request pin/top weight" or in the comments box on the final checkout page.

10/2/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is the 13 lb.ball the same as 14-15lb.ball

10/6/2023 - By

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Unfortunately the weight block changes in the 12 and 13lb weights. To see the image of the weight block in the lower weights click here to view on Storm's website: https://www.stormbowling.com/virtual-energy-blackout-bbmvek12

10/9/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does it compare to the IQ tour?

10/17/2023 - By

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Hi Mike, the Storm Virtual Energy Blackout would be more aggressive and react later with more backend reaction than the Storm IQ Tour.

10/18/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I throw ball down and in would this ball be good for me

10/27/2023 - By

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The pearl coverstock and gloss finish would help this ball get down the lanes and store the hook more for the backend which works well for most down and in bowlers. This ball is designed for medium to heavy oil so it will react the way you wanted in those conditions.

10/31/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Will this be a stronger ball than phaze 2 and idol pearl

11/2/2023 - By

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Hi Gerk! The pearl coverstock Storm Virtual Energy Blackout would have more of a longer skid/flip reaction than the solid coverstock Storm Phaze II. The Storm Virtual Energy Blackout is in the high performance category and more aggressive than the upper-mid performance Roto Grip Idol Cosmos.

11/2/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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is there much difference between VEBO and Innovator ?

11/13/2023 - By

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Hello! The Radical Innovator would be more aggressive with a higher hook potential than the Storm VEBO.

11/14/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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how do i ask for a light 15lb bowling and the pin size?

11/14/2023 - By

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Hi Glenn! You may request a specific weight or pin size by typing your request in the box "Click to request pin/top weight" or in the comments box on the final checkout page.

11/14/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is more versatile the exotic gem,virtual engery,eternity,or zen gold or ruby that goes with a Phaze two

11/18/2023 - By

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Hello! While all of these are great options, the Storm Phaze II would probably be the most versatile.

11/22/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What kind of polish or cleaner do you use?

11/21/2023 - By

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Hello! The The Storm Reacta Gloss polish is a one step cleaner and polish is a great option and improves length and backend reaction!

11/22/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Which is the better ball that pairs better with the Phaze two? Virtual energy or zen gold label

11/27/2023 - By

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Hi Red! Both are great options, but the Storm Virtual Energy Blackout would have more reaction than the 900Global Zen Gold Label.

11/30/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would you suggest this ball to a 80 average player

12/9/2023 - By

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Hi! This would be a great option. The pearl coverstock and gloss finish would help this ball get down the lanes and store the hook more for the backend which works well for most down and in bowlers. This ball is designed for medium to heavy oil so it will react the way you wanted in those conditions.

12/12/2023 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this compare to the summit peak?

1/22/2024 - By

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Hello! The Storm Virtual Energy Blackout high performance ball will be more aggressive than the upper-mid performance Storm Summit Peak.

1/25/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Will this ball be good for someone who throws 13mph

2/6/2024 - By

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This ball is designed to give you good length before it reacts on the lanes. If you have a slower ball speed or if you were rev dominant then this is a good option in medium to heavy oil so you should be fine. If you were speed dominant this ball may not have much time on the backend of medium to heavy oil conditions to react but you may could use this in more medium to lighter conditions.

2/8/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Will this ball be good for someone who throws 13mph-14mph

2/9/2024 - By

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This should work fine for someone with your ball speed. This ball was designed to get down the lane and have a later sharper backend hook. If you have an average or lower ball speed this later reaction will help so the ball does not read too strong too early.

2/15/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How does this ball compare to the Storm Code Red?

2/16/2024 - By

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The pearl coverstock Storm Virtual Energy Blackout will react later on the lanes than the hybrid coverstock Storm Code Red while both are high performance designed for medium to heavy oil lane conditions.

2/19/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Which is more versatile the theorem or virtual energy blackout?

2/18/2024 - By

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Hello! The pearl coverstock high performance Storm Virtual Energy Blackout going to be more aggressive than the hybrid coverstock upper-mid performance Track Theorem Hybrid.

2/19/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Would the virtual energy blackout fit perfectly after the phaze two?

3/6/2024 - By

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I would not necessarily say this is a good option to use after the Phaze II. The Virtual Energy Blackout is going to give you more length but it will be closer in overall hook potential to the Phaze II so I would think you would either use the Phaze II or the Blackout depending on the best line that night but it may be a better option to give you the choice between these two for medium to heavier oil conditions.

3/14/2024 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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