The ULTIMATE Benchmark Bowling Ball Comparison – Storm Phaze 2, Roto Grip Idol Helios & 900 Global Zen Master

The term “benchmark” when talking about bowling balls gets thrown around sooooo much! In todays video we will be discussing what that means and more importantly what kinds of bowling ball are benchmarks!

 

900 Global Zen Master Bowling Ball

The S77 Response™ Solid Coverstock was the obvious choice to follow up on the success of the S77 Response™ pearl coverstock. The Solid version of this cover will provide the most overall hook we have ever put in the 800 Series. The Zen Master™ will be a great ball to use 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 Master™ pushes the limits of core dynamics.

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BOWLING BALL CORE SHAPE

BOWLING BALL CORE NAME

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BOWLING BALL COVERSTOCK TYPE

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RADIUS OF GYRATION: RG (15LB)

DIFFERENTIAL: DIFF (15LB)

MASS BIAS STRENGTH

FLARE POTENTIAL

SURFACE FINISH

BALL LANE CONDITIONS

BALL WEIGHT

BALL PERFORMANCE LEVEL

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Roto Grip Idol Helios Bowling Ball

The Roto Grip Idol is back, and this time its set to light up the lanes! Introducing the Roto Grip Idol Helios, featuring the proven Ikon core, wrapped in a new XtremeTrax™ Coverstock. This high performance bowling ball will be a great match up on medium to heavy oil patterns.

On the inside you will find the low RG, higher differential symmetrical Ikon™ Core made famous in the original IDOL™. But on the outside, it’s the coverstock of this ball that is going to help you outshine and outscore your competition. Our newest coverstock technology known as XtremeTrax™, features “chemically charged” nano particles which create the highest amount of responsiveness to friction we have ever seen from a nano particle material. But don’t worry, the nano particles will still provide plenty of traction in oil before the “chemical charge” kicks in down lane to provide more change of direction than the original IDOL before it.

Originally introduced in the IDOL™ back in March of 2018, the Ikon Core has become a fan favorite and staple in the arsenals of all the top professionals around the globe. This low RG, high differential symmetrical core revs up in the midlane while providing outstanding continuation down lane which allows it to be used by all styles of players from any angle on the lane.

XtremeTrax™ Coverstock
Derived from countless hours of mixing, formulating, and testing, the Xtreme Traction (XtremeTrax™) material pushes us into boundaries of scientific chemistry. We started with the base materials of our MicroTrax™ coverstock and went down a new path in terms of chemistry by adding different chemicals which in turn created “chemical charges” to the nano-particles, thus making a material that not only digs in on heavy oil, but also provides more responsiveness and reaction down lane than traditional nano materials.

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BOWLING BALL CORE SHAPE

BOWLING BALL CORE NAME

BOWLING BALL COVERSTOCK TYPE

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RADIUS OF GYRATION: RG (15LB)

DIFFERENTIAL: DIFF (15LB)

MASS BIAS STRENGTH

FLARE POTENTIAL

SURFACE FINISH

BALL LANE CONDITIONS

BALL WEIGHT

BOWLING BALL COLOR

BALL PERFORMANCE LEVEL

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Storm Phaze 2 Bowling Ball

“Phaze 2 is amazing, one of the strongest and most versatile balls I have ever thrown.” – Mike LeViner – BowlersMart Charlotte

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.

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BOWLING BALL COVERSTOCK TYPE

BOWLING BALL COVER NAME

BOWLING BALL CORE SHAPE

BOWLING BALL CORE NAME

RADIUS OF GYRATION: RG (15LB)

DIFFERENTIAL: DIFF (15LB)

MASS BIAS STRENGTH

FLARE POTENTIAL

SURFACE FINISH

BALL LANE CONDITIONS

BALL WEIGHT

BOWLING BALL COLOR

BALL PERFORMANCE LEVEL

SCENT

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