Bowler Ratings


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

Note: Ratings are only available to our premium members.

General Info

Coverstock Specs
Name:TX-16 (Traction-X 2016)
Type:Reactive Solid
Box Finish:3000 Abralon
Color:Red / Blue / Purple
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

The Storm Phaze II is the second release under the Phaze name and it uses the same low RG, high differential Velocity core as the original Phaze. The big differences between this one and the original come from the new TX-16 solid coverstock and the 3000 grit box finish. The change to a sanded solid coverstock gives the Phaze II more traction in the oil, resulting in less midlane skid than the original Phaze, along with a more controlled motion at the breakpoint. While its motion is earlier and smoother, we never saw the Phaze II labor at the pins or hit flat going through the pocket. The Phaze II is one of the strongest balls we have seen in the Master line since before the IQ series, and it is by far the most useful.

We started with the Phaze II on our heavy oil pattern. Each of our three testers played between 10 and 15 at the arrows, with all of them getting their balls out to nine at the breakpoint. The 3000 grit

Additional Storm Phaze II 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 test results and that you may sometimes find discrepancies between our comments / ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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