Storm Crux Prime Bowling Ball Review

Storm Crux Prime Bowling Ball Review

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Are you desperately looking for one of the most aggressive bowling balls ever made by Storm? You have come to the right place. Today we are going to dissect one of a kind, the Storm Crux Prime bit by bit and explain all the positive aspects of using it in your game. That being said, ready to take your bowling experience to the next level?

Let’s dive into the Storm Crux Prime Review.

Overview of The Storm Crux Prime Review

Ball Spec:

  • Coverstock: SPEC Solid Reactive
  • Core: Catalyst
  • Core Type: Asymmetric
  • Factory Finish: 2000 Grit Abralon
  • Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
  • Hook Potential: 6"+ (High)
  • Durometer: 73 - 75 Rex D-Scale
  • Performance: High
  • Breakpoint Shape: Strong Midlane Read
  • Fragrance: Poemgranate Cider
  • Ball Warranty: 1 Year
  • Radius of Gyration: 2.59
  • Differential: 0.029
  • PSA: 0.008
  • Radius of Gyration: 2.57
  • Differential: 0.032
  • PSA: 0.010
  • Radius of Gyration: 2.54
  • Differential: 0.050
  • PSA: 0.015
  • Radius of Gyration: 2.50
  • Differential: 0.052
  • PSA: 0.017
  • Radius of Gyration: 2.50
  • Differential: 0.051
  • PSA: 0.016

For starters, the asymmetrical catalyst core from the crux series is back. There have been several crux releases over season last couple years since the Alpha. But Storm Crux Prime is the first stateside one in a couple of years.

The big news, though, is the coverstock. Storm Crux Prime’s SPEC Solid Reactive is a brand new formula that should theoretically revolutionize the industry.

In heavy oil lanes, this ball encounters midlane friction, digs harder in downlane, and continues through the pin without losing its power. There are a lot of good things you can say about this storm bowling ball.

However, there are a few significant points to hit. The absorption rate is prolonged. So, it is very slow to soak up the oil, virtually negligible, which means incredible longevity.

Pros:

  • Very forgiving pocket seeking ball
  • Hardest hitting Ball in the market
  • Beginner friendly bowling ball
  • Ideal for PBA tour players

Cons:

  • Need to be drilled in a local pro shop
  • Customization is not available
  • Energy burns up fast in light oil lane

Features of Storm Crux Prime

Storm Crux Prime is going to maintain its reaction and will last much longer than other balls out there. That also happens to blow a pretty big hole in the new USBC spec regarding absorption rate or speed.

A lot of people thought that this would limit ball technology progression going forward.

But this opens up a whole new world as this cover proves that the absorption rate has absolutely nada-none to do with how much a ball hooks.

Obviously, you are required to do your regular ball maintenance. It is not an Everlasting Jawbreakers or anything. But it is a huge step forward for durability and longevity. 

Let’s take a look at the core features of Strom Crux Prime bowling ball.

1. Consistency:

Now a big thing you would like to know is that Storm Crux Prime is super readable and very consistent downlane. This is another feature of the new cover that we’ll talk about in a minute.

A major thing that should stand out by now is how much power and energy it retains for how relatively slow it is in the backend. It doesn’t turn sideways by any means and it keeps the pins insanely low.

The lower the pins stay, the better because that increases pin action. That basically looks like it gets to the pocket and just overwhelms the pins.

However it’s not a magic ball. I am in no way insinuating that with this crux, you’re going to have some flat tens here and there. But we did kick out a fair bit more than usual.

It’s a very common pin for us to leave, but we dug several out, so that was noticeable.

And we didn’t leave anything on the left side on lighter hits. Sometimes you’ll get that light makes to seven when the ball gets to the spot and burns up a little.

2. Clinical Adhesion:

When the prime starts moving, it does not quit. It is slow but methodical.

And that is a result of another feature this cover has, which is clinical adhesion, basically, what that means that the cover material wants to cling to dry boards.

In contrast, most bigger hooking balls tend to burn energy and stand up or quit or roll out what have you when they hit friction.

This material actually wants to stick to the lane. This helps it sustain the same entry angle as you get further inside with steeper angles as the lanes transition. So instead of standing up or rolling out, the prime is still going to pick up and deliver.

3. Crux Prime Reaction

Crux Prime seemed to respond well to whatever we wanted to do with it, and other balls can have some limits. Let’s do a brief discussion over Storm Crux Prime vs. other bowling balls of the same kind.

Storm Crux Prime vs Sure Lock:

The Sure Lock, for example, handle angle better than playing straight. It’s quicker on friction, so it was more challenging to play further right with.

Crux Prime vs Halo vs Idol:

The Halo and the Idol, on the other hand, prefer staying straighter they get a little slow and lazy from deeper angles. The prime would do virtually anything we wanted it to. The reaction in shape felt the same no matter where we were at on the lane. It was very comfortable to throw, and it gave us a lot of confidence in execution.

Advantage of Using Storm Crux Prime

In our Storm Crux Prime Bowling Ball review, the idea is to give you a ball that maintains its reaction longer, and that still reacts well and knocks the pins down.

As you can see, it’s very strong, very heavy rolling, fairly slow revving and slow but decisive on friction.

This is going to give you a lot of room to get to the pocket on more comfortable conditions like league and a lot of control over tougher ones.

Wrapping Up

Again though, this is not a magic ball. If you make bad shots, bad things are probably still going to happen.

The essential facts to remember here is that this ball is going to maintain its reaction a lot longer and it’s going to dig in on the friction better. We never felt like this ball was burning up or quitting.

On those unfortunate misses, sometimes we got it in too much oil or made a human error, but the way the prime dug in on the friction and still had authority on the lane and at the pocket was noticeable.

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