Storm Trend VS Storm Trend 2 Bowling Ball | Reaction Testing by Chad Mclean

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True to its heritage, the Trend 2 continues to impress me every time I pick it up.

When I needed to be aggressive and step in to project the ball farther out, I could tap into the Piston LD’s power potential with as little effort as a hand position. The weight block is comprised of less dense material than the original Piston weight block. This drives and RG up and lowers the differential so the ball doesn’t get rolling forward too quickly. I also liked the response of NRG Hybrid in the oil when I was deeper inside. I felt accurate with the Trend 2 in my hands, and I was confident from multiple angles. Overall maneuverability was excellent, which made it very easy to get my swing into position and free up my grip. The out of box 1500-grit polished is a little too clean for my liking, so taking it down to 3000-grit might be a good decision as I see myself being able to use it on a wider variety of conditions and in different bowling centers. Out of box, I was roughly 5 boards deeper with the Trend 2 and required a steeper launch angle in order to keep it in the 1-3. NRG Hybrid handles oil without any issues while the Piston LD keeps the ball coming around the corner down lane. The results are evident in the SPECTO graph below.

Despite being set down almost an arrow deeper, the Trend 2 still had over a foot sooner breakpoint with .2° more entry angle into the pocket. As mentioned earlier, these results are due to NRG Hybrid being stronger than R2S Pearl and the Piston LD Core able to shape the lane a little more continuously throughout compared to the Piston Core found in the original Trend.

Storm Trend bowling ball

The latest collaboration with Jason Belmonte and Storm present the new Storm Trend bowling ball, part of Storm Bowling’s High Performance Signature line of bowling balls.

Benjamin Franklin’s famously quoted in 1789 that “there are no sure things in life other than death and taxes,” but he forgot a third guarantee in life—that in our sport, more entry angle leads to a wider pocket! And if you have been using Storm for a number of years, then you know that feeling you get when you leak the ball a little more to the outside than others on your pair and still get it to come back to the pocket! You know that feeling, and it’s a good one! It’s how tournaments are won.

  • Color: Aqua/Sapphire/Teal
  • Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive
  • Weight Block: Piston Core
  • Factory Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
  • Flare Potential: High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 15lbs – 2.52
  • Differential (Diff): 15lbs – 0.049
  • Fragrance: Blueberry

Storm Trend 2 bowling ball

For a ball to be emblazoned with Jason Belmonte’s insignia, you know it must be special. After all, his 13 majors and multiple PBA Player of the Year accolades is no small feat. This man knows what he’s talking about, so we’ve enlisted his help in designing some of the highest performing balls on the market, balls which reflect his career.

Now it’s time to set another TREND with the Trend 2.

“Of all the Signature™ line balls Storm and I have created, Trend 2 has us the most excited. With a stronger cover and a redesign of the weight block, we have created an absolute monster for any style of player,” said Jason. “Trend 2 will give you the ability to move deeper on the lane without losing entry angle into the pocket. If you are in need of throwing that big couple games, Trend 2 is going to have your back.”

Color: Indigo/Space Black/Rosé
Coverstock: NRG Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Piston Core
Factory Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
Flare Potential: High
Radius of Gyration (RG): 15lbs – 2.52
Differential (Diff): 15lbs – 0.049
Fragrance: Blueberry

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