Bowler Ratings


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General Info

Name:Dark Code
Reviewed:June 2021
Coverstock Specs
Name:ReX Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.020

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The Dark Code is the newest Storm bowling ball to use the asymmetrical RAD4 core shape that was used in previous balls such as the Code Red and Code Black. However, it is the new coverstock that is the star of the show on this release. The Dark Code’s ReX formulation is a pearlized combination of two proven covers: R2S and NeX. We don’t need to run down all of the terrific bowling balls that R2S has been used on, and NeX seems to be a coverstock that Storm is very excited about, using it on newer releases like the Axiom, Proton PhysiX, and Hy-Road Max. This new veneer is finished at a 1500 grit polished surface, helping the Dark Code to provide plenty of length on our fresh test patterns.

Cranker had the best reaction of the three testers on the fresh medium oil pattern. The length from the polished pearl cover easily got his Dark Code to the breakpoint, and it would sometimes even go too far before

Additional Storm Dark Code 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.

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