Rated Rumble: IQ Tour Solid vs IQ Tour Nano Pearl Bowling Ball by Luke Rosdahl

How does the storm iq tour compare to the Storm IQ Tour Nano Pearl

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 IQ Tour Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The legendary IQ Tour Solid features the R2S solid coverstock and symmetric Centripetal C3 Control core.  The R2S formula is a staple of Storm releases, and R2S solid creates the most benchmark look you’re going to find anywhere.  The Centripetal C3 Control core comes in at a 2.49 RG and .029 differential in 15 pounds, which is a quite low RG and an also low differential, which is what helps the IQ Tour create the ultimate benchmark reaction.  The lower RG makes it early and rolly while the lower differential keeps the flare potential low as well so it’s not going to want to be super aggressive down lane.  The overall result is a ball that revs up early and has a nice smooth continuous round shape throughout the lane.  The prevailing joke is that it’s great at getting 9, but when you’re on tougher patterns, which is what it was designed for, 9/ is no joke and the IQ Tour can help keep you in the pocket, out of trouble, and in the hunt.  I rate the IQ Tour Solid a 6 for hook potential, 6 for length, and a 5 for backend strength.  As far as the numbers go, it scores the same as the All Road, which I’ll link for the hook comparison, off the rails a little with the Phaze 3 as the length comparison and the MVP Attitude for 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.

Storm IQ Tour Nano Pearl Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The IQ Tour Nano Pearl features the Nano slash NRG Pearl coverstock and Centripetal C3 Control core.  NRG Pearl is a rarely used cover stateside, as nano characteristics are early and smooth, and that’s not what most people think when they think pearl.  However, as we’ve seen with this ball and the Axiom Pearl which features the next generation of nano pearl, it’s a very versatile and controllable reaction.  The Centripetal C3 control core comes in at a 2.49 rg and .029 differential in 15 pounds, and has been featured in all the IQ Tour releases.  The lower rg creates a strong rolling and early reaction, while the lower differential reduces the flare and the total package creates a strong, rolly, and controllable reaction for medium to medium heavy conditions.  With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I rate the IQTNP a 7 for hook, 5 for length, and 5 for backend.  It’s closest to the MVP Attitude across the board despite the difference in core numbers, so I’ll use it for the hook comparison, the Phaze 2 in terms of length and IQ Tour Solid in terms of 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. 

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The Master line has long helped players across the globe achieve great levels of success. Look for the new IQ and IQ Tour Edition to continue that tradition.

With marvelous predictability and unwavering reliability, the IQ Tour Edition is sure to become your new benchmark ball. The C3?- Centripetal?Control?Core?is engineered to yield ample?midlane?roll while smoothing out the transition. This fast-revving symmetrical shape is unique in its mass distribution and is the brains behind it all.

Prepped with a perfectly balanced 4000-grit?Abralon??finish, the IQ Tour Edition’s proven R2S? solid?coverstock?ensures great?traction?and performance. You may know that coverstocks come in a variety of levels of aggressiveness. Since we built the IQ Tour Edition to be the?foundation?of your arsenal, you can be confident in the fact that this ball will be consistent across a variety of lane conditions.

Coverstock: R2S Solid Reactive
Weight Block: C?? Centripetal Control Core
Factory Finish: 4000 Grit Abralon
Flare Potential: Medium-Low
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.49
Differential (Diff): .029
Intermediate Differential (Mass Bias): n/a
Fragrance: Apple Crisp

storm iq tour nano pearl bowling ball

The premise is wickedly simple: create a ball that’s worthy of your time, energy, and dollars. It’s no mystery that the !Q has become a staple in Storm’s lineup of high performance bowling balls. Favored by bowlers of all levels all over the globe, anyone and everyone can benefit from the benchmark reaction the !Q series is able to provide.

Fragrance: Orange Glaze
Coverstock: Nano Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: C3 Centripetal Control Core
Factory Finish: 3000-grit Abralon
RG: 2.49 (15lb)
Diff: 0.029 (15lb)

We’re just like you. We’ve never been more excited about the game’s latest equipment. We can’t wait to toss every core, cover, and finish to create something unique to its own. The !Q Tour Nano Pearl is one of those balls that made it through our rigorous scrutiny that’ll be a game-changer for you. We know it. We tried it. We’re just like you.

Your favorite benchmark is back, but with a twist! Nano Pearl Reactive has never been amidst this series, until now. We decided a bridge needed to be built between our beloved !Q Tour Edition and its more robust counterparts: Phaze™ II and Axiom™. What’s been created is yet another distinct reaction that’s sure to connect with many bowlers across a multitude of styles. More midlane, more backend, and still all -forgiving – exactly what the !Q series is renowned for.

Speaking of predictability, no core in bowling provides smooth, consistent ball reaction better than the C3 Centripetal Control core. That’s why we placed that beauty at the heart of the !Q Tour Nano Pearl. After all, you can never have too much of a good thing! And you can never have too much of “The Bowler’s Company™.”

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