Storm Physix Ball Review
Layout: 65 degrees x 5 1/2" x 40 degrees
Weight hole: Not required
Surface: 3000 grit sanded
What I wanted from this ball: After 5-6 weeks of league bowling with an identically drilled Intense Fire (see previous blogs), I knew that I wanted an option to cover more oil with the same core motion. I was hoping the Physix would be in the 2-4 boards more hook range than the Intense Fire with similar backend continuation. The Intense Fires have been outstanding for me all year, so I didn't want to change a lot from that motion, just a little more overall.
What I ended up with in this ball: I almost got exactly what I wanted here. If I missed at all, the Physix is a little more hook than I anticipated. The 3000 grit cover on this ball is definitely longer through the front of the lane than my Halo, which is a positive. The Halo is a bit early on anything but heavier oil, and I didn't want that. With the Physix, I see easier motion through the front of the lane, but then a huge charging backend shape. The continuation in this piece is the most I've seen in a sanded hybrid coverstock this season. The colors also make the ball motion easy to see versus other bright colored balls in the marketplace right now.
For years I've used a 4-ball system to cover 80% of my regular bowling ball motions that are needed. The base of the arsenal this year is the Intense Fire that I reviewed previously, along with another Intense Fire in a pin down, more aggressive layout. From there, I drilled this Physix for the sanded pin up option. There's little doubt that I'll be drilling the pin down version in another Physix. This ball is superb in many ways, and is definitely one that will match up to a lot of games and styles. If you're interested in learning more about the Physix or my 4-ball system, stop by the store!