Luke Rosdahl Rated Rumble: Storm Axiom VS Storm Hyroad Max Bowling Ball

today on rated rumble - the storm axiom vs the storm hyroad max bowling ball

My Rated series was designed to give you the ability to compare any ball vs any other ball, but I still receive a lot of questions about specific comparisons, so rather than making you dig around in the playlist, I’ve decided to combine several of the most popular or requested comparisons into single videos! If you have a comparison you want to see, put it in the comments and I’ll make it happen!

Storm Axiom Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The Axiom features the new NeX Solid coverstock and new symmetric Orbital core.  NeX is the next generation or evolution of the NRG cover that was introduced on the Virtual Gravity Nano and that we’ve seen a lot recently in hybrid form.  Nano tech is known for its traction, control, and consistency.  NeX raises the bar adding more entry angle, durability, and longevity to these characteristics.  The Orbital core comes in at a 2.48 RG and .050 differential in 15 pounds, it’s very early rolling, strong, and slightly forward rolling.  The Axiom is quite reminiscent of the Idol, the Idol is smoother and marginally more forward rolling through the pins, but they’re good shape compliments.  With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I rate the Axiom a 9 on hook, 4 on length, and a 5 on backend.  It has an impressive amount of shape for such an early and strong ball, and has quickly become a favorite among the tour players.  The Axiom is closest in hook potential to the Idol, closest in length to the Phaze 2, and closest in backend to the UFO.  Select the next comparison you’d like to see from the links on the screen, or scroll down to the description to find links to other choices.  

Storm Hyroad Max Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The Hyroad Max features the NeX solid cover and famed symmetric inverted FE squared core.  NeX solid was launched on the Axiom, and was most recently on the Proton PhysiX, and is an evolution of NRG.  More durability, more entry angle, and more strength, and so far the Axiom has been a favorite among the touring players, while the Proton is picking up steam as well.  There isn’t much to say about the inverted FE squared core that hasn’t been said, it’s the Hyroad core coming in at a 2.57 RG and an .046 differential in 15 pounds.  The higher RG helps the ball get further down the lane while the medium high differential helps it recover and punch down lane.  The blend of the longer and stronger core with the super strong cover creates a unique look that helps you get traction and predictability without it starting up as early as something like an Axiom or a Proton PhysiX, and would be a nice step down from either of those when they get too early.  It should also be a great option on shorter but heavier sport patterns and on heavier patterns overall when chasing the shot inside.  As the lane transitions, you sometimes need stronger covers to dig through the volume without stronger cores making the ball start up too early.  The Hyroad Max gets a 7 for hook, a 5 for length, and a 5 for backend strength, and is closest to the IQ Tour Nano Pearl in hook, the MVP Attitude in length, and the RST X1 in backend strength.  Select the next comparison you’d like to see from the links on the screen or scroll down to the description to find links to other choices.  Thanks for watching and may the strikes be with you.

Storm axiom bowling ball

Design is thinking made visual. In Storm’s case, it’s design materialized. We understand that the perceptible is as important as the tangible. NeX (Nano Extreme) is Storm’s earliest reading cover to date. NeX Solid was remarkably earlier hooking than NRG on any pattern, or any surface we tested it on. We love all things new at Storm, and the Orbital Core is no exception. This modern take on an established concept has us stirring with excitement. The Orbital Core has a distinctly low RG axis which further complements the midlane read for which NeX was developed.

NRG™ has become a staple in Storm’s lineup of coverstocks for nearly a decade. It’s due time for an upgrade! NeX (Nano Extreme) is Storm’s earliest reading cover to date. NeX Solid was remarkably earlier hooking than NRG on any pattern, or any surface we tested it on. Our standardized durability and longevity tests showed NeX created 11% more entry angle and 9.6% more overall hook after 50 shots compared to a fresh NRG cover. Simply put, NeX gives more midlane read than ever WITHOUT sacrificing any backend! Wow.

Weight Block: Orbital Core
Cover: NeX
Finish: 3000 Grit
Flare Potential: High
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.48
Differential (Diff): .050
Fragrance: Blueberry Muffin

storm hyroad max bowling ball

The Inverted Fe2 weight block has historically had a higher RG orientation. The higher the RG, the more resistant the ball will be to changing direction as it travels down the lane. This promotes a later transition with a cleaner shape through the front part of the lane. Add NeX into the mix,and you will see more change of direction down lane with a motion that unmistakably belongs to a Hy-Road.

NeX first made its debut on the Axiom™, the newest touchstone from which all other balls are compared. The finishing touches clock in at 3000-grit Abralon, which has become the benchmark standard of surface profiles. Easily adjusted up or down, it provides quick access to
a multitude of topographies with little effort. Inherently, NeX provides a unique chemical texture once cured. As the surface of the Hy-Road Max rolls down the lane, it starts to form weak molecular bonds with the lane material that pulls on the ball and ultimately slows it down. This is precisely what’s needed in order for a ball to hook.

Coverstock: NeX™ Solid Reactive Core: Inverted Fe2 Technology
Factory Finish: 3000-grit Abralon®
Differential: .058 (Medium-High) on a scale of .000-.080 Low Flare-High Flare
RG Avg: 2.52 (Medium-Low) on a scale of 2.43-2.80 Very Low-High Break Point
Flare Potential: 5″-6″ (Medium-High)
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy to Medium Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Green Apple

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