Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Alpha Crux
Reviewed:March 2016
Coverstock Specs
Name:GI-16 Solid Reactive
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:2000 Abralon
Color:Black / Turquoise / Violet
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.017

For details on our standard test layouts, please click here.

The Alpha Crux is the latest sibling born into Storm’s high performance Crux family. This third installment of the Crux name in the Premier line uses the same Catalyst asymmetrical core design as the previous two Crux releases, but this time it is paired up with a new solid coverstock. The GI-16 Solid Reactive coverstock is an aggressive, oil-loving cover that comes out of the box at a 2000 Abralon sanded finish.

Our heavy test pattern was best for all three testers with this strong and aggressive bowling ball. Each tester stood about three boards farther left on this pattern than they did with the original Crux. The Alpha grabbed easily through the oil, making this long and heavy volume pattern seem quite easy. As the oil in the front started to go away, each tester could move left with their feet to catch more oil to push the Alpha down

Additional Storm Alpha Crux Resources

Click here to visit Storm's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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About The BTM Ball Testing Team

The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.