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:June 2014
Coverstock Specs
Name:R2X Pearl Reactive
Type:Reactive Pearl
Box Finish:1500 Grit Polished
Color:Red / White / Blue
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Storm Optimus joins the IQ Tours and Marvels in the Master line. This ball uses a new core shape named Tri-Sphere instead of the Centripetal shape that has been used in this line recently. While the RG stays the same, the differential is greater than the IQ Tour line, but slightly less than the Marvels. This new core shape is paired up with the aggressive R2X reactive pearl coverstock. In comparing specs, this ball is very close to the Marvel Pearl.

The Optimus tested best on our medium test pattern. Stroker had his best reaction going up the second arrow, right in the track area of the lane. His rev rate did not allow him to throw the Optimus any farther right. When he did leak a shot outside of target, the

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