Bowler Ratings


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

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General Info

Reviewed:December 2023
Coverstock Specs
Name:TX-16 Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:Reacta Gloss
Color:Deep Indigo / Smoke / Turquoise
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

The Storm Journey is the newest Belmo Signature line bowling ball, featuring the symmetrical F-8 weight block from the Fate and a pearlized version of the TX-16 coverstock. TX-16 is best known previously for its use in reactive solid form on the very popular Phaze II. This ball comes out of the box with Reacta Gloss, which helps it clear the front of the lane easily. With less total hook than the Fate, Absolute, and Virtual Energy Blackout, the Journey performed best in our testing when playing straighter up the lane. Our medium oil test pattern is where this ball produced its best results with the box finish.

Stroker had the best overall reaction out of the three testers. On the medium pattern, the Journey wasted no energy as it glided to the breakpoint. He played farther outside than with the Fate and saw more angularity downlane than the Hy-Road. With excellent pin carry throughout the session, Stroker saw very little transition. When he did eventually move farther inside, he couldn’t quite get the same drive through the pins, so a better option at that point was getting into the more responsive Virtual Energy Blackout or the stronger Absolute. With how good his reaction was, he never changed his ball’s surface on this condition. Stroker had the best reaction out of our bowlers on the dry pattern as well. The additional hook at the back of the lane on this pattern allowed him to open his angles a bit more than he could on the medium pattern. He still opted to play to his strengths and stay straighter on the fresh, but he took advantage of this extra hook

Additional Storm Journey 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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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.