CODE BLACK

Unlock your potential with the new Code Black. This technology is being introduced for the first time in the USA as a worldwide release - no password required. Science this good shouldn't be kept secret. The RAD4 Core was an engineering breakthrough for Storm. R2S is the perfect balance of length and reactivity. It's been several years since this coverstock has been featured in a Premier line ball. Our foundation has been established, and the Code Black is set to shatter your expectations.

Released: November 2016

Sku: BBMTCK12
Color: Black/Charcoal/Silver
Fragrance: Orange Chocolate
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Technical Specifications

  • 12 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.72

    Differential

    0.022

    PSA

    0.006

  • 13 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.63

    Differential

    0.039

    PSA

    0.011

  • 14 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.55

    Differential

    0.056

    PSA

    0.014

  • 15 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.50

    Differential

    0.058

    PSA

    0.020

  • 16 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.49

    Differential

    0.056

    PSA

    0.022


Nothing like it at all

Radial Accelerating Disk technology dates back several generations with hints of it that can be found in the RAD4 Core. It features an extremely dense modified disc shape that generates substantial torque. So much torque, it reigns supreme at the top of the Premier line with a differential higher than any other weightblock in its class.



To strike, there must be friction

R2S is synonymous with some of the most successful balls in recent history like the Hy-Road, Frantic, and the IQ Tour. It is renowned for clearing the front part of the lane with an unprecedented movement on the backend. The consistency of this shell through the heads is something to be marveled at.

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Code Black Ball Reaction

Steve Kloempken talks with Storm's PBA Tour Manager Del Ballard about the Code Black and what he saw with it during international competition.

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Bob Douglas
October 30, 2017
The ball I've been waiting for!
I was a huge fan of The Storm Shift. I looked high and low for another Pearl Reactive cover stock with similar core characteristics. I wasn't even in the market for a ball when I read up on it. I immediately called my pro shop and had one punched. It does not disappoint! It allows me to play the same ball all three games. I don't get the over under commonly experienced with pearl balls. My total move for the night typically is about three boards. I love the consistency.
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Rich Guenther
October 15, 2017
822
I love this ball! The best I have owned to date. I have been bowling a long time with an avg of 215. this past season bowled my first 300 game and within a month bowled 300 - 222 - 300 for an822 series. Highly recommended!
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Bob Douglas
September 16, 2017
I love this ball!
This ball easily clears the heads and has plenty of energy at the transition. Thrown a board tight, it holds, a board loose, she recovers, increasing area of play. If you loved The Shift like I did, this ball is for you!
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Al C.
August 28, 2017
Effortless length
Wow!, I can't believe how easy it goes down the lane!!! Great recovery, and crushed the pins!!!
It's like there's a magnet to the pocket! 250s seemed so easy on a THS!
This ball really hits hard!
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Woody B
August 2, 2017
Powerful Ball
I am new to the Storm family of bowling balls. My first foray was a hand me down Thunder Road that didn't fit properly but fit well enough for me to be able to shoot 600 series consistently including a 298 game. Needless to say, I was hooked. But I wanted a ball that was just a little bit stronger on the backend. I did my research and with the help of my pro shop operator, we decided on the Code Black. He drilled pin up with a standard pattern. Once I had the opportunity to practice, the ball was too strong for the THS where I bowl. At 1500 out of the box and being 70 years old, I couldn't generate the necessary speed to prevent the ball from jumping onto the head pin. A 10 pin was impossible to pick up. Taking the ball back to the pro shop, we went with the 3000 grit polish to help with the control. Afterwards the results are exactly what I needed. Consistent control into the pocket and whenever I leave a 10 pin, covering is not an issue. Throwing the 16 pound Code Black ball at 16 to 17 mph with a down and in shot pattern gives me the confidence knowing my scoring will be enhanced.
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Ben
February 6, 2017
AWESOME BALL!!
This ball has done wonders for my game. I throw with two fingera and have yet to fine a consistent ball for me till this. Average has gone up 30 pins in my leage in just a few weeks. Cant praise this ball enough. Storm for life
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Dean Stewart
February 2, 2017
Great ball!!
The code black is an excellent ball for heavy to mid oil conditions. This ball reads the lanes very smoothly through the heads and, mid lanes once it hits the friction and break point it takes off and drives through the pins continuously until it hits the backs stop. Lol that ball needs a turn signal :) What a great ball. On a scale from 1-10 I give it a 10.
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Scott Black
January 29, 2017
Nothing better
Shot my second 300 with Code Black on January 23 2016
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Ray
December 24, 2016
Fantastic ball, Storm nailed it!
I am a 190-200 average bowler, 2 leagues a week, this ball has completely changed my game. On the fresh it has a very predictable turn. Even breaking down it is true. I am more of a straighter bowler, but had my 1st 300 this Thursday. It is fantastic!
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Richard Durrer
December 8, 2016
829
267, 289, 273 = 829
Out of the box
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Richard Durrer
December 8, 2016
829
New out of the box 267, 289, 273 for an 829. Credit to Thad Rand and Rich Wolfe.
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Keith
December 1, 2016
League bowler Philadelphia PA.
Once a week bowler. 695 out of the box. Only three games but impressive. Hits hard. Good steady movement. No overreaction.
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Thomas
November 23, 2016
Get this ball NOW!
Today I got the code black and in my first game I bowled 300 and then in league that night I bowled 2 more 300 games and an 800 series so to anyone looking to get a ball I would highly recommend this ball.
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Steve Richter
November 22, 2016
5.5 x 4.5 x 2 Code Black
This has been a ball many who have been paying attention to the overseas releases from Storm have been waiting for a long time to come stateside. From what we had heard, this ball became famous for how much down lane motion it creates – some calling it “sick” how much this ball comes around the corner.

I drilled mine like my all-time favorite Critical Theory that even while shiny, still hooked plenty well on oil. My only concern was the cover on this ball would skid too far when moving left on the lane and hydroplane on the oil.

True to what Del Ballard said, this ball continues to come around the corner like no other asymmetrical ball I’ve seen before. Imagine seeing a motion where you can see the early pick up of an asymmetrical ball, but without the “stop” you typically can see. It has more of a high differential symmetrical ball continuation around the back of the lane.

I did crack the cover just a touch with a 3,000 pad just to bring the breakpoint a bit closer. This ball has been one I try to get to in my arsenal if at all possible as fast as I can
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Roto Grip Rick
November 15, 2016
Code Black by Roto Grip Rick
Storm Code Black
Coverstock: R2s Pearl
Core: RAD4 Core
Finish: 1500 grit polished
Flare: High
Layout: 45 x 5 x 45 – box finish
Test pattern: 44ft THS Kegel Flex with Ice oil and Defense-C cleaner
Test results: Super long and super angular, WOW… The ball went so long, I worried that it would not get time to recover and it did. Longest ball I ever seen go down the lane before reacting, even with having squeaky clean and crisp backends. Took it a center that I have issues in the past of everything hooking earlier and this ball did not let me down. Stronger and more recovery then I ever seen, this ball will be a primary piece for me for all sport patterns of 40ft or more. Very versatile inside and outside of my normal track areas. I am glad that Storm decided to release this in the North America market.
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