How does the storm Phaze 2 compare to the Storm Axiom
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 Phaze 2 Bowling Ball Ratings For Hook, Length and Backend
The Phaze 2 features the now goated combination of the TX-16 solid coverstock and the symmetric Velocity core. TX-16 was only used once stateside, but is a chemically enhanced and very balanced cover. It gets traction early without slowing down TOO early, and creates a consistent and predictable amount of shape. The Velocity core comes in at a 2.48 RG and an .051 differential in 15 pounds and has become legendary as the Phaze 2 rose to become one of the premier sport condition balls in the entire industry, becoming a favorite of many of the pros and perhaps most notably for Kris Prather. Velocity is quick revving, but at the same time very even and continuous, it just keeps winding and climbing. The combination has created one of the most consistent and versatile balls in the industry and company history. With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, I rate the Phaze 2 an 8 in hook, a 5 in length, and a 4 in backend strength. It’s closest to the Rubicon in hook, the IQ Tour Nano Pearl in length, and the Hustle PBR 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 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 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
Finish: 3000 Grit
Flare Potential: High
Radius of Gyration (RG): 2.48
Differential (Diff): .050
Fragrance: Blueberry Muffin
storm phaze 2 bowling ball
The new Phaze II features both innovative core and coverstock technology, proving again that Storm is the leader in bowling innovation. Advancements in the core shape are easily seen with the naked eye. This fast-revving shape, the aptly-named, supercharged Velocity? Core helps you crush pin after pin as it produces more ball motion than any other shape in our Master Line. It smooths out the backend reaction without over-reacting and avoids creating an undesirable last-second movement.
TX-16 (Traction-X 2016) is what emerges from countless hours in R&D to develop the finest coverstocks on the planet. This solid reactive blend leaves an incredible footprint on the lane. The marriage between the core and the cover produces the strongest motion of any symmetrical Storm ball to date.
– Color: Red/Blue/Purple
– Coverstock: TX-16? Solid
– Core: Velocity? Core
– Finish: 3000 Grit
– Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
– RG: 2.48 (15# ball)
– Diff: 0.051 (15# ball)
– Fragrance: Red Velvet Cake