Storm Nation - November 11, 2013 BYTE™ Review by Garrett Richardson
Name: garrett richardson
Storm Product: BYTE
Accomplishment: Hand: Left Ball Speed: 16-17mph Ball Weight: 15lbs PAP: 5 left 7/16 up Degrees of Tilt: 17 Layout: 4 ½ x 4 ½ x 4 ¼ The BYTE is going to be the next great strong pearl ball behind the Anarchy and Virtual Gravity Nano Pearl. Storm is always generating new and innovative balls with different motions besides skid-flip, which is what they are known for, but now they went back to the Storm roots and brought out another great skid flip pearl ball! My favorite strong pearl skid-flip was the Anarchy and I did not find anything else that was similar to that for a while. When the BYTE came out, I believed this was going to be one to replace my old faithful Anarchy. I drilled the BYTE the same as the Anarchy which is pin down, CG out, with a hole 1 ½ inches down from my PAP. The only thing I was skeptical about was the weight block, which is the G2 core from the SYNC. After reading the specs on it, the weight block is now G2+ which means it is the same block shape, but the density in the block is lighter which means it is still strong but does not give you the early roll. A longer yet stronger move! Between the tweaked weight block and the NRG cover stock, which is from the Lucid or as me and my friends call it “Lucy”. I drilled the BYTE pin down for when I am in the oil and don't want it to get down lane too long due to my higher ball speed. I still get a clean read through the heads with a strong, yet consistent read in the mid lane with a power punch turn on the back end. For a strong pearl, it is versatile even for me, because usually strong pearl's would give me an inconsistent read on anything less than a high oiled volume lane. I am able to use it on most medium conditions.
Pro Shop/Driller: Pinole Bowlers Supply
Bowling Center: Pinole Valley Lanes
"Storm fans, another great high end pearl ball is out and a lot of people who I drilled one up for love it! You will too! Go to your local pro shop and pick up one!"
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