Storm Crux Prime Ball Review


Layout: 45 degrees x 4 1/2" x 70 degrees

Weight hole: Not required

Surface: 2000 grit sanded

What I wanted from this ball: I just wanted to try the newest "big oil" ball on the market. It seems like everywhere I look people are throwing these Crux Primes, so I wanted to see what they're all about for myself. I used my typical pin down layout. The pin ended up under the ring finger, with the mass bias on my vertical axis line.

What I ended up with in this ball: This Crux Prime is definitely intended for heavier oil lane conditions, and not much else for anyone that has above average revolutions on the ball. Slower speeds are likely to struggle with this piece due to the aggressiveness of the coverstock. There's a lot of "teeth" built in to this cover, between the chemical design and the surface. For those with decent ball speed, or average to lower than average rev rates, this will be a great every day league ball. It offers a lot of mid-lane motion with a continuous/rounded back in shape. It's not near as sharp down-lane as some of the other Storm/Roto Grip products due to the coarseness of the coverstock.

Folks that bowl at Sterling Bowl in league will really be able to take advantage of the strength of this ball. I believe Sterling has the slickest league shot in town, so the Crux Prime will match up well over there. Our Olathe Lanes East customers will also see good success with this new one from Storm. Some our customers that bowl at some of the higher friction centers in town will probably want to keep this one in the bag until they can find some heavier oil conditions.

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