Storm Electrify Solid Bowling Ball vs Surface vs Storm IQ Tour Solid

In this video I'll be showing a comparison of the Electrify Solid at box vs 3000 grit and then vs the IQ Tour Solid

Hey everybody, welcome to another video, in this one I’m knocking the shine off the Electrify Solid and will also compare it to the IQ Tour.  The Electrify Solid brings shocking quality for the price, and despite stronger and more expensive balls getting most of the attention, this one, like the Hustle Camo shouldn’t be overlooked or underestimated.  Storm, Turbo, BowlersMart , Coolwick, Storm Roto Grip Bowling Balls for Sale on Facebook and Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence, KS are who sponsor my videos and keep them coming, follow my links at the end of the video and in the description to buy your equipment at Bowler’s Mart, use my code Rosdahl10 for 10% off any purchase at Coolwick, and check out SRGBBFS on Facebook for all things SPI including, used, rare, and overseas balls.  

Storm Electrify Solid Bowling Ball

The Electrify Solid comes polished, featuring the Reactor solid cover and Circuit Core at a 2.51 RG and .030 differential in 15 pounds, which is only a couple points higher in RG than the Storm IQ Tour Bowling Ball.  With the success mostly of the Electrify Pearl, there’s been plenty of anticipation for the E Solid.  I wish the Hybrid had gotten more attention, I actually preferred it to the Pearl, but either way, the Electrify’s represented a much needed reset of the Hot line in my opinion, offering a similar look or feel to Roto Grip’s Hustles which have dominated the industry in light to medium oil performance since the PRO and SAY came out 4 or 5 years ago.  The Electrify Solid fits right between the Camo and PBR, it’s not as early and strong as the PBR, but not as long and sharp as the Camo.  It’s a very even rolling and controllable ball, it almost can fake you out and look like it’s not going to get there before winding up and finishing assertively.  

Surface on a Bowling Ball Helps Make its Motion Predictable

Like I mentioned in the Trend 2 surface video, surface is super predictable and consistent.  I get a lot of questions about surface and what I think a certain ball would look like at 2000 or 3000 grit, and my answer is always the same, it’s just going to be earlier and smoother, and that’s exactly what we have here.  Once you begin to use surface more often and get used to it, there’s no guesswork, it’s very simple, mathematical, and logical.  This still looks like the Electrify Solid, it’s just stronger and blendier.  3000 is a good place to start with surface, lower than that can be TOO early and diggy, and higher than that really doesn’t represent much of a change.  3000 is that sweet spot where you get a noticeable difference without changing the reaction too much.  I call 3000 and 4000 shape grits because these will slightly adjust the shape from whatever box was without making the reaction that much stronger or weaker, while 1000 and 2000 are traction grits, they’re what you use when you’re looking to significantly increase the hook potential OR keep it there in the case of something like a Zen Master or Idol Helios.  It’s still smooth and controllable from straighter, I can still get it back from deep, it still punches, etcetera.  

Storm IQ Tour Solid Bowling Ball

Now I’d mentioned the Storm IQ Tour Solid Bowling Ball several times in videos for the E Solid and Camo, and I really just needed a good excuse to drill another one because it’s a lefty cheater ball.  Even as bad as I’m throwing it right now, it helps hide a lot of that.   The IQ Tour is a bit stronger and a bit faster than the E Solid.  Were I to compare it to the Camo, the Camo definitely gets further down the lane and pops a lot more, and I think that’d still be the case if I took the Camo to 3000 too, but it’s so good with the shine on it that I’m not gonna touch it.  The IQ Tour Solid is still pretty good at getting 9, but for those of you that use score tracking apps, this ball WILL raise your first ball average.  If you throw it anywhere remotely close to even average, you’re going to be around the pocket at least leaving easy spares.  It’s a lot more useful or valuable on tougher conditions, but with the extra sharpness or friction response on the left side, that elevates it to god tier stuff, and once it gets some shine on it, it’s going to be even better.  

Comparison Between The Storm Electrify Solid Bowling Ball & Storm IQ Tour Solid

The E Solid may not quite be the IQ Tour Solid, but it’s really not that far off.  With the shine knocked off, the hook potentials get incredibly similar, you’re just going to be a little short in the shape department.  Higher rev rates however aren’t likely to notice or care much though because the E Solid has enough dig and strength and roll to get the same work done.  It’s definitely a blue collar ball, it doesn’t do anything special, it’s not flashy or sexy but it’s effective and reliable, plus the lightest shade of red in the ball looks pink and we all know what that means.  Thanks for watching and may the strikes be with you.  

storm electrify solid bowling ball

At Storm, our mission is simple: keep pushing the boundaries of research and development in order to provide you with a diverse selection of bowling balls to combat lane conditions of all lengths, shapes, and volumes. With that, we proudly bring you the Electrify Solid

Coverstock: Reactor Solid
Core: Circuit
Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
Differential: .030
RG Avg: 2.51
Flare Potential: 2″-4
Recommended Lane Condition: Heavy to Medium Heavy Oil
Fragrance: Frosted Cake

Storm IQ Tour Solid bowling ball

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:  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

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