Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Name:Code X
Reviewed:March 2018
Coverstock Specs
Name:R2S Solid Reactive
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:3000 Abralon
Color:Black / Blue / Purple
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.020

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The Code X is a sanded, reactive solid addition to Storm’s Premier line that uses the asymmetrical RAD4 weight block. The R2S Solid cover makes its return to the Premier line with this release, and it is finished from the factory at 3000 Abralon. This surface helps give the Code X more length than both the Sure Lock and the Drive. The changes in coverstock and surface finish from the Code Red and Code Black give the Code X more hook, making it a good option for heavier volume conditions.

Cranker and Tweener had the best reactions on our fresh heavy oil test pattern. Tweener was starting his ball around 22, targeting 13 at the arrows and using a breakpoint on the eight board downlane. Cranker started his ball on 28, with a target around the third arrow and a breakpoint out on seven. They both had more room for error right of target than left on this pattern. When they missed left, they could still get to the pocket, but their balls often didn’t create enough traction to drive through the pocket and consistently carry, resulting in some flat 10 pin leaves. Stroker was the straightest on this pattern, playing a line from 17 at the foul line to 12 at the arrows and eight at the breakpoint. His lower rev rate didn’t give him as much area as

Additional Storm Code X 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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