Pearl Coverstocks on Bowling Balls Do Not Mean What You Think It Means | Coverstock Designators Part 1 of 3

This is arguably one of the most important videos I have EVER made! We are going over the Coverstock designators

Today we will be talking about Pearls and how they aren’t ALWAYS skid snap! I know this should be common knowledge but I assure you it just isn’t! The next episodes will be on solids and hybrids!

roto grip rst x2 bowling ball

Given the continued success of the RST X-1, we knew the next ball in the series using the Roto Star Tour Core was going to need a special coverstock wrapped around it as well. So, after countless tests involving multiple players of different styles, we determined that the eTrax pearl material gave us the type of reaction we were looking for, but we wanted something a little more while still using that same chemistry. So, the R&D team went to work changing the ratios and other variables until we settled in on the NEW eTrax PLUS Pearl Reactive formula that provides a larger footprint throughout the entire lane without reducing the responsiveness to friction down lane. Creating yet another viable pearlized coverstock option for the Roto Grip family of balls.

Professional bowlers like to see continuous motion down lane with minimal deflection as the ball enters the pocket due to their rev rates usually being on the higher side. This logic was the basis of development by the R&D team as they looked to create a core that would maintain dynamics after drilling in order to maintain a higher level of core torque down lane. The larger mass at the base of the core does indeed create that. Especially since when drilled, the thumbhole will always end up in the void area not really affect the bottom mass of the core. Thus, making this core a “Tour Level” type core design better known as the Roto Star Tour Core (RST Core).

Coverstock Name E-Trax+
Coverstock Style Pearl
Coverstock Type Reactive
Weight Block RST Core = Roto Star Tour (Asymmetrical)
Color Tanzanite
Finish 1500 Polished
Finish Method Can be Polished OR Can be Sanded More
Durometer 73-75 on D-Scale
Flare Potential High
Weights 16lbs – 12lbs

RG: 2.53
DIFF: .053
PSA:.016

900 global zen bowling ball

The S77 Response™ Pearl Coverstock was the obvious choice to follow up on the success of the S77 Response™ Solid coverstock. The Pearl version of this cover will provide the most skid/flip reaction we have ever put in the 800 Series. The Zen™ will be a great ball to open up your angles with on medium-heavy patterns.

The Meditate™ Core is the biggest core we have ever put into a bowling ball!! A bigger core means more hitting power combined with a more consistent reaction. Throughout testing the Meditate™ Core provided that wide “footprint on the lane that all bowlers love to see. The Zen™ pushes the limits of core dynamics.

Coverstock: S77R™ Pearl
Weight Block: Meditate™ Symmetric
Factory Finish: 1500 Polish
Flare Potential: 4-5″
Radius of Gyration (RG): 15lbs – 2.49
Differential (Diff): 15lbs – .051
Intermediate Differential (Diff): 15lbs – N/A

storm iq tour pearl nano 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.

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™.”

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)

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