Storm Super Nova vs Nova Bowling Ball: House & Sport Patterns

This is a comparison of the Super Nova to the Nova on both house and sport to show how they compare and complement each other!!

 

Storm Super Nova Bowling Ball

The Super Nova is extraordinary by design. Showcasing the new and dynamically intense Ignition Core, the Super Nova features a tour-inspired design that enables better versatility on a wider array of oil patterns. Weight blocks like the Ignition Core rev up fast and finish strong with a more aggressive movement down lane. Need some extra oomph? Then look no further. The Ignition Core pumps out more than 6” of loaded flare potential! That’s more than enough differential to amp your adrenaline levels.

BE SUPER LIKE A NOVA

Weight blocks like the Ignition Core rev up fast and finish strong with a more aggressive movement down lane. Need some extra oomph? Then look no further. The Ignition Core pumps out more than 6” of loaded flare potential! That’s more than enough differential to amp your adrenaline levels. 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.

BRAND

BOWLING BALL CORE SHAPE

BOWLING BALL CORE NAME

BOWLING BALL COVER NAME

BOWLING BALL COVERSTOCK TYPE

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

 

Storm Nova Bowling Ball

The Nova has taken a leap further into space than any ball before. Its revolutionary core has been paired with an innovative combination of coverstock technology to maintain the striking power you’ve come to expect from a Premier Line ball. So, while maintaining the aesthetic that the Premier line is known for, we’ve also brought the performance up another level.

BE SUPER LIKE A NOVA

Weight blocks like the Ignition Core rev up fast and finish strong with a more aggressive movement down lane. Need some extra oomph? Then look no further. The Ignition Core pumps out more than 6” of loaded flare potential! That’s more than enough differential to amp your adrenaline levels. Putting it in R2X means all that power and be harnessed with skilled precision. R2X fits seamlessly between the R2S™ and NRG™ formulas found on some of the most successful Storm balls in recent history. At an ideal 3000-grit finish, the perfect combination of length and strength can be achieved.

$139.95$174.95
BRAND

BOWLING BALL CORE SHAPE

BOWLING BALL CORE NAME

BOWLING BALL COVER NAME

BOWLING BALL COVERSTOCK TYPE

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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Transcript
hello and welcome to a comparison of the
Supernova versus the Nova and the
outcome of this one is both interesting
and educational so make sure you stick
around for the whole thing we’re going
to be on a house shot and on a sport
pattern to show each Ball’s strengths
and weaknesses but also how they
complement and support each other
looking at the tech they’re obviously
both the asymmetric ignition core 249 RG
which is about as low as they get that’s
going to make the ball roll early and
rev quickly it’s got a big differential
at o52 lots of flare so gonna be getting
plenty of fresh cover exposed to the
Lane for dig and an o19 intermediate
differential which supplies a lot of
torque to help make it firmer at the
break point the big difference is in the
cover stocks as we see Illustrated on
the chart here the super is NEX solid
any X is Storm’s strongest cover of
course and then way down towards the
bottom of the middle third of cover
strengths is r2x the hybrid version of
that is of course on the Nova first up
we’ll look at the house shot for Royal
Crest Lanes in Lawrence Kansas where we
bowl our our leagues and shoot all our
videos it’s similar to Kegel’s easy
street but with heavier volume so it’s
medium difficulty for a house shot it’s
not wide open but it’s not terribly
difficult either like I did in the super
review I’m going to show the quick
comparison between them to set it up and
then we’ll talk specifics the super is
both aggressive and shapes quite a bit I
harp on this in every video but any X is
very clean and sharp for how much it
hooks most balls are going to cover
boards on a house shot so it can be hard
to tell how much they actually hook but
the key is watching where the ball
starts hooking the deeper we get the
super looks the same from straighter as
it does from Deep so it both hooks a lot
and handles angle well with the Nova the
traction difference is very obvious
longer not as much traction and not as
much shape the cover types crowd will
tell you that hybrids should be sharper
and they usually are but more responsive
balls must have the friction to move
when the necessary friction is present
generally pearls are the sharpest
hybrids are next and solids are the
smoothest but this is a good
illustration of how different cover
formulas flip the script there isn’t the
necessary friction for the Nova to
really get going or shape once we move
in a bit the super due to the stronger
cover formula gets the traction to
stabilize and transition properly
through the stages of ball motion so
that when it hits the friction it’s
ready to do something with it the Nova
never gets the traction necessary to
start moving so when it does hit
friction it then has to try to stabilize
change directions and move in a very
short amount of time and it just runs
out of Lane unless James really slows
his speed down despite his higher rev
rate he also has very high speeds so the
super is virtually a cheat code for him
on the house shot there’s really not
much to analyze here when something gets
the kind of traction he needs on the
fresh but also goes this long and shapes
this much it allows him to choose more
comfortable angles the amount of hook
doesn’t force him super deep because
it’s still longer and he doesn’t have to
a milk shape out of it because it’s
still pretty quick stronger stuff is
generally slower than this because it
starts hooking earlier so while you get
a lot of traction you don’t usually get
a lot of shape the Supernova is
obviously a triple threat length shape
and traction from all over the lane now
when we go to the Nova as a step down
from the super rather than an option on
the fresh it looks a lot better they
both still have the tumbly shape so they
they have this kind of chuggy roll butt
that doesn’t really bog or slow down it
isn’t at the same time it isn’t super
Zippy down Lane like the reality series
is for example the reality in the super
have a lot in common but the super is
more stable and controlled on the back
end and through the pocket the reality
picks up and almost cuts through the
pins the reality is a better pick when
the back ends are slow and the super is
a better pick when they’re crispy or
when they’re sharper the Nova really
manages the lane well period he just
needs more friction than we have on the
fresh for it to be in its wheelhouse
which it is now after a few games with
the Supernova it does like more closed
angles than the super in any case but
that makes it a great option for several
different situations and conditions
we’re going to stick with the Nova as we
move to the sport pattern while we’re on
the subject of Lane management our
typical sport pattern 2019 USBC Open
championships doubles and singles
pattern 42 feet which is on the long
side of medium 28.4 mils of oil which is
fairly heavy and at just over a two to
one ratio it’s very flat and challenging
on the fresh so because the Nova like
straighter angles and is great at
controlling and managing a lane it looks
really good here as long as he doesn’t
Chuck it outside five there’s enough
friction for it to play on the fresh the
house shot was lower volume overall but
the majority of the oil on a house shot
is in the middle of the lane with sport
patterns being flatter the oils spread
out a lot more so while the overall
volume is higher a lot more is closer to
the gutter and there’s less of it in the
middle as long as he doesn’t try to
shape it too much he’s gonna have plenty
of friction towards the middle part of
the lane to work with however because of
the medium strength cover it takes a lot
less oil to get the ball down the lane
so he can actually play Closer to the
head pin or he can cut his angles down
he doesn’t have to give it a lot of room
to get it down the lane so he can
actually execute a nice normal shot and
get a lot of control it still doesn’t
want to get left though it’s not a ball
that likes to cover a lot of boards
regardless of the situation or
conditions you can make it cover boards
if you want to but it’s not something it
naturally wants to do onto the super and
I think this this is where the surprise
is at the Box surface of 2000 we did
film the regular review on the house
pattern before this so we reset the
surface before filming on the sport
pattern so it is starting at 2000 and
not whatever was left over from earlier
filming with the super being both
stronger and more Dynamic than the
original Nova it almost presents the
same same problem he had with the rstx3
the core strength here matches what the
cover wants to do better so it’s not as
up and down as it was with the X3 but
the look with the super is actually
worse on the sport pattern than the look
with the Nova it’s strong and sharp
enough that misses in just want to take
off but the amount of room he has to
give it to the right to get it down the
lane versus the amount of recovery he
actually has to the right is a very very
fine Edge traction on tougher stuff is
definitely important but not when
there’s also this much shape with it
this is a perfect illustration of that
because while the Nova isn’t quite
enough traction it’s definitely the
right amount of control the super is a
better level of traction but obviously
doesn’t have the same level of control
keep in mind though that this is for
James for someone with more speed and a
lower rev rate the Nova just isn’t going
to do much on this this kind of volume
and Link so you’ll need both action and
the response of the Supernova however I
think obviously if you have a higher rev
rate you need control more than traction
and shape so the Nova might be the
better choice this was a very
interesting look at these two balls they
really do work well together and
complement each other so if you have one
or the other and we’re worried about
overlap I think there’s obviously no
concern there once again thanks to my
outstanding patreon members and Discord
Community thank you for watching and may
the strikes be with you
 

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