General Ball Info
R2S Hybrid Reactive
1500 Grit Polished
Black / Ultramarine Blue
Inverted Fe2 Technology
The Storm Hy-Road uses the same core as both the T-Road Solid and T-Road Pearl. The cover is still R2S, but instead of being a solid or a pearl, it is a combination of both, making this Storm’s latest hybrid. We feel this is their best hybrid yet. The Hy-Road reads the lane consistently shot after shot, making it consistent and predictable. The 1500 grit polished finish offers easy length on medium-dry to medium-oily conditions while creating a strong, consistent reaction at the breakpoint.
All three testers found the Hy-Road to match up best with our medium test pattern. Cranker is used to seeing a strong midlane and breakpoint, but the Hy-Road offers this to Stroker and Tweener types as well. This type of reaction is one that everyone should have in their bag.
Not only does it dominate medium conditions, the hybrid cover allows it to work on some oily and dry conditions as well. Those who can play the outside part of the lane will have success on oily conditions and those who can play the inside line will have success on some drier conditions as well.
Success on fresh sport patterns with the Hy-Road will depend on the shotmaking skills of the user. Once this type of condition opens up a little, the Hy-Road will be right at home.
Strengths: The hybrid cover is what we liked most about the Hy-Road. This half solid/half pearl version of Storm’s R2S is their best hybrid cover yet.
Weaknesses: The Hy-Road works extremely well on a variety of patterns, but it will struggle on the extreme wet and extreme dry conditions. Surface adjustments will help on the wet stuff. Weaker layouts help on some drier conditions, but nothing will help on the extreme dry stuff.
Overall Summary: The Hy-Road is one of the most well-rounded balls that Storm has ever made. The hybrid cover combines the strong midlane of the T-Road Solid and the strong breakpoint of the T-Road Pearl.