28 Apr 2006 21:44:22
bgreen
Tropical Storm Ball Review

I give this ball 5 stars! The Tropical Storm is about the best bowling
ball I have ever used and the only thing close to it is the old Pacific
Storm bowling ball which has almost the same modified 4 piece core as
the Tropical now does. The price of the Tropical Storm is definiteley
great. This ball has an incredable reaction on the lanes. The balls
skids out to about 40 feet straight through the midlane and then in the
last 20 feet it revs up as hard as a danger zone does in the midlane but
in the backend instead and it simply demolishes the pins with the
loudest hit you've ever heard! It's super forgiving and if you are
anywhere near the head pin and pocket 8 out of 10 times you will strike,
solid in the pocket 9 out of 10 times you will strike. It hardly leaves
any splits, and it totally holds the line for picking up spares and
there's simply no excuse for missing a simple spare with this ball. The
ball does have a couple of weakness's (nothing's perfect) and one is
that if you are off 2-3 boards on the strike hit it will not recover
well or at all so you have to be close to or solid in the pocket. The
other weakness is on lanes that are oiled lightly or break early the
ball will have trouble holding the line on the strike hit and over-react
and this is also true for bowlers with slower ball speeds even on normal
lanes this ball will over-react on the strike hit. However that problem
doesn't seem to exist for picking up spares with it and it still have
great hold even on light oil or early break or for slower speed players.
To remedy that problem you can do what I did and that is get wet/dry
1500 grit sandpaper (sold at walmart automotive dept) and wet sand the
ball with it and then re-polish the ball either with your spinner and
usual high polish you normally use if you have a spinner that is, but if
you don't have one you can hand polish the ball using Storm's 3500 grit
polish and that will work just as well. this will make the ball go
longer and hold the line and still retain the great backend. (but make
sure you use only 1500 grit wet paper not 1000 or 2000 as those grits
won't work good, 1000 will roll out and 2000 will skid out). My advice
is try to use the out of box surface if it'll work for you before you
try any of the above. The Tropical Storm is not just a ball for
beginners eblieve me it is a really great ball one of the best ever and
I reccomend it mostly for stroker type bowling styles not for power
players. This is the first ball to come along in years that makes the
lanes seem really easy again and it brings us strokers to an even level
and playing field with the power players who have enjoyed a huge
advantage over us for the past 6 or 7 years but that advantage is now
over finally thanks to the Tropical Storm! Thank you Storm Bowling for
this ball! High Rollers and Eliminators here I come!!!!!!


29 Apr 2006 18:07:34
Mark
Re: Tropical Storm Ball Review

>I give this ball 5 stars!

What scale?

Mark



29 Apr 2006 23:29:46
PromptJock
Re: Tropical Storm Ball Review

>>I give this ball 5 stars!
>
>What scale?

Probably Metric... ; >



30 Apr 2006 10:45:40
Polarhound
Re: Tropical Storm Ball Review

Mark wrote:
>> I give this ball 5 stars!
>
> What scale?

Banana.


30 Apr 2006 15:34:11
Rick
Re: Tropical Storm Ball Review

If assholes could fly, this group would be an airport. Why can't someone
post something without being ridiculed or mocked.
Some of you so called bowlers need to get a life. The reviews of this ball
on ball reviews & bowling ball reviews are all positive except for one.

"bgreen" <bgreen@mail.com > wrote in message news:44528E3A.B45@mail.com...
>I give this ball 5 stars! The Tropical Storm is about the best bowling
> ball I have ever used and the only thing close to it is the old Pacific
> Storm bowling ball which has almost the same modified 4 piece core as
> the Tropical now does. The price of the Tropical Storm is definiteley
> great. This ball has an incredable reaction on the lanes. The balls
> skids out to about 40 feet straight through the midlane and then in the
> last 20 feet it revs up as hard as a danger zone does in the midlane but
> in the backend instead and it simply demolishes the pins with the
> loudest hit you've ever heard! It's super forgiving and if you are
> anywhere near the head pin and pocket 8 out of 10 times you will strike,
> solid in the pocket 9 out of 10 times you will strike. It hardly leaves
> any splits, and it totally holds the line for picking up spares and
> there's simply no excuse for missing a simple spare with this ball. The
> ball does have a couple of weakness's (nothing's perfect) and one is
> that if you are off 2-3 boards on the strike hit it will not recover
> well or at all so you have to be close to or solid in the pocket. The
> other weakness is on lanes that are oiled lightly or break early the
> ball will have trouble holding the line on the strike hit and over-react
> and this is also true for bowlers with slower ball speeds even on normal
> lanes this ball will over-react on the strike hit. However that problem
> doesn't seem to exist for picking up spares with it and it still have
> great hold even on light oil or early break or for slower speed players.
> To remedy that problem you can do what I did and that is get wet/dry
> 1500 grit sandpaper (sold at walmart automotive dept) and wet sand the
> ball with it and then re-polish the ball either with your spinner and
> usual high polish you normally use if you have a spinner that is, but if
> you don't have one you can hand polish the ball using Storm's 3500 grit
> polish and that will work just as well. this will make the ball go
> longer and hold the line and still retain the great backend. (but make
> sure you use only 1500 grit wet paper not 1000 or 2000 as those grits
> won't work good, 1000 will roll out and 2000 will skid out). My advice
> is try to use the out of box surface if it'll work for you before you
> try any of the above. The Tropical Storm is not just a ball for
> beginners eblieve me it is a really great ball one of the best ever and
> I reccomend it mostly for stroker type bowling styles not for power
> players. This is the first ball to come along in years that makes the
> lanes seem really easy again and it brings us strokers to an even level
> and playing field with the power players who have enjoyed a huge
> advantage over us for the past 6 or 7 years but that advantage is now
> over finally thanks to the Tropical Storm! Thank you Storm Bowling for
> this ball! High Rollers and Eliminators here I come!!!!!!




01 May 2006 06:27:54
Phil Paskos
Re: Tropical Storm Ball Review

Good point. I made a query to see if anyone on this group had tried the
AMF-Radar-300 and got nothing but smart A >> answers. I bought one, but have
no intention of posting what I think of it here.

Phil P

"Rick" <hchiava1@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:TN45g.8675$tT.1808@news01.roc.ny...
> If assholes could fly, this group would be an airport. Why can't someone
> post something without being ridiculed or mocked.
> Some of you so called bowlers need to get a life. The reviews of this
> ball on ball reviews & bowling ball reviews are all positive except for
> one.
>
Snip...Snip!





01 May 2006 13:26:04
Rick
Re: Tropical Storm Ball Review

Try ballreviews.com. You can post reviews there without getting ridiculed
and there is a lot of good info shared there.

"Phil Paskos" <pask@trip.net > wrote in message
news:125bom2fs1fof16@corp.supernews.com...
> Good point. I made a query to see if anyone on this group had tried the
> AMF-Radar-300 and got nothing but smart A>> answers. I bought one, but
> have no intention of posting what I think of it here.
>
> Phil P
>
> "Rick" <hchiava1@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:TN45g.8675$tT.1808@news01.roc.ny...
>> If assholes could fly, this group would be an airport. Why can't someone
>> post something without being ridiculed or mocked.
>> Some of you so called bowlers need to get a life. The reviews of this
>> ball on ball reviews & bowling ball reviews are all positive except for
>> one.
>>
> Snip...Snip!
>
>




01 May 2006 20:13:12
Mark
Re: Tropical Storm Ball Review

>> I don't know most of the people in the group personally and I don't know
>> the ball reviewer. So really how good is the info.

Good point. However, a lot of us do know each other and have bowled
with each other over the years. I'd estimate that I've bowled with
about 50-60 people from ASB. Despite various online "personalities" all
have been really nice folks. Others in ASB are reasonably well known
players or pro shop owners (Jeff P. and Ryan P. both fit this
description). These guys have of known caliber and have a history of
posting quality information on various topics.

Over on Ballreviews you have a lot of staff players and pro shop owners
that post on equipment. Everyone has a subjective bias, particularly if
they get free equipment, but you can quickly sort out who posts
reliable information and who does not. I don't expect that I'd buy a
ball based on someone's review but they are all fun to read. As was the
one that started this thread.

Mark