Luke Rosdahl Rated Rumble: Storm Axiom VS Roto Grip Idol Bowling Ball

How does the storm Axiom compare to the Roto Grip Idol 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.  

Roto Grip Idol Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend

The Idol features the MicroTrax S18 solid coverstock and now iconic symmetric Ikon core.  MicroTrax is basically NRG or nano tech, and it creates a very strong, early, and continuous reaction.  The Ikon core comes in at a 2.49 RG and an .052 differential in 15 pounds, and has a quite recognizable strong rolling, rounder and slightly forward shape down lane.  The Idol has seen a lot of tv time over the last couple years for Kris Prather and Anthony Simonsen and was in Francois Lavoie’s hands when he won the 2019 US Open.  The high amount of traction with the ultimate amount of control makes the Idol an IQ Tour Solid on steroids.  With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I rate the Idol a 9 for hook, a 4 for length, and a 4 for backend.  It’s become a higher end benchmark ball that is the standard for controllable big hooking asyms.  It’s closest to the Axiom in hook, the Phaze 2 in length, and the Omega Crux in backend.  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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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

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The newly created Ikon™ Core has pushed the symmetrical dynamics in the HP3 line to a whole new level. Measuring in with an rg value of 2.49 and a differential of .052, backend motion will not be a problem.

In testing and development we stumbled upon our strongest blend of Nano technology for the Roto Grip Brand to date, MicroTrax-S18. With tweaks in formulas and mix ratios we have created a coverstock that provides even more traction and is overall more aggressive than the Micro DNA Coverstock.

Bottom line, in the HP3 line we have been looking for the next generation of Haywire. Needless to say, the new IDOL is that and then some. You will see a similar motion in the midlane compared to the Haywire, but with the new core and new cover you will see more overall hook.

Coverstock Name     MicroTrax-S18™ Solid Reactive
Coverstock Style       Solid
Coverstock Type       Reactive
Weight Block             Ikon™ Core
Finish                        2000-grit Polished
Flare Potential           Medium
Radius of Gyration    (RG): 2.49
Differential (Diff):       .052

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