Storm All Road Ball Review
Layout: 60 degrees x 5" x 40 degrees
Surface: 4000 grit sanded
Core shape: Symmetric
What I wanted from this ball: I was looking for an even rolling, smooth symmetric option. I didn't have many symmetric core balls in my bag at this time, and I thought the All Road would be a good choice to tryout something different. It's not often that you'll find a higher rg core system in a smooth sanded cover, so I was eager to take a peek at the All Road.
What I ended up with in this ball: The All Road delivers exactly as promised by Storm. This is an even rolling reaction that doesn't really jump off of the dry. It's smooth motion allows me to straighten up the launch angles a little bit and play a little more direct line to the pocket. With the controllable breakpoint, it's also been fantastic on sport shot conditions so far. I've found the 4000 grit finish to be appropriate for the intended ball motion. There's no need to sand this cover duller, as I think it would just confuse the ball motion at that point. I haven't tried a polished finish on it yet, but I don't see that being needed. The higher rg core system gets this ball plenty of length without the shine applied.
As far as hook potential, I'd rate the All Road in between a Hyroad and Super Soniq. This ball definitely doesn't have the early friction or hook potential of a Super Soniq or Phaze II. It's simply not meant for heavier oil with the 4000 grit cover combined with the medium flare potential core. But it's definitely earlier hooking than their polished Hyroad or Hyroad Pearl. Overall, this one's going to be a great sport condition or everyday league ball for the medium to higher rev players. Lower rev players will find the All Road to be a good option once the pattern has broken down a bit.
Come by Total Bowling Gear and learn more about the All Road today! We've got this one in stock in 14-16#,.