Storm Code Red Ball Review
Layout: 80 degrees x 5 1/2" Pin x 40 degrees
No weight hole required
Surface: 1500 grit Polished
What I wanted from this ball: I was looking to upgrade my asymmetric core skid/flip reaction in my bag. The last ball I had in this spot was a No Rules Pearl drilled specifically for my trip to the Open Championships. That piece didn't really match up well on standard league conditions, so I needed something that would scoot through the front of the lane with ease, and change direction quickly.
What I ended up with from this ball: The Code Red is exactly what I just described. This is likely one of the biggest back-ending balls in bowling right now. It's not quite as long as the Code Black, which featured a straight pearl formulation on the coverstock. By using a hybrid on the Code Red, Storm has gained just enough mid-lane traction to prevent the over-skid that a Code Black can give you when the lanes are fresh with oil. This ball reads transition a foot or two sooner than a Code Black, but also changes direction more quickly in my opinion. This gives me the option to open up the launch angles and really take advantage of left-to-right wet/dry.
This is our best selling ball at Total Bowling Gear over the last 30 days, and for good reason. The overall match up of length, control, and entry angle makes this one of the best pieces leading in to the fall bowling league season. If you want to learn more about the Code Red, stop by the store today and ask how it can improve your game!