PHAZE II

The new Phaze II features both innovative core and coverstock technology, proving again that Storm is the leader in bowling innovation. This fast-revving shape, the aptly-named, supercharged Velocity Core, smooths out the backend reaction without over-reacting and avoids creating an undesirable last-second movement. TX-16 (Traction-X 2016) is what emerges from countless hours in R&D to develop the finest coverstocks on the planet. This solid reactive blend leaves an incredible footprint on the lane. The marriage between the core and the cover produces the strongest motion of any symmetrical Storm ball to date.

Released: October 2016

Sku: BBMTZA12
Color: Red/Blue/Purple
Fragrance: Red Velvet Cake
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Technical Specifications

  • 12 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.65

    Differential

    0.035

  • 13 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.59

    Differential

    0.045

  • 14 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.53

    Differential

    0.050

  • 15 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.48

    Differential

    0.051

  • 16 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.48

    Differential

    0.051


Nothing like it at all

This fast-revving shape, the aptly named, supercharged Velocity core smooths out the backend reaction without over-reacting and avoids creating an undesirable last-second movement. The nature of the core gives it plenty of motion due to the higher differential, but with the forgiveness all players love to see.



To strike, there must be friction

TX-16 (Traction-X 2016) is what emerges from countless hours in R&D to develop the finest coverstocks on the planet. This solid reactive blend leaves an incredible footprint on the lane. The additive in the TX-16 breed of coverstock responds impeccably well to surface adjustments too. Dull or shiny, the chemical configuration of TX-16 allows it to be highly customizable for any player on any condition.

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Russ
August 4, 2017
Silver coach
Ths ball behaves as advertised. Stong back end but not over reacting. My new go to ball.
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Russ
June 17, 2017
USBC silver coach
As advertised the ball is strong without over reacting. My go to ball.
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Russ
May 11, 2017
USBC silver coach
The ball performs as advertised. No overreaction but a strong steady break. One of the best Storm has made.
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Jeff Knight
February 1, 2017
The ball to buy !
If you love to see a ball hook into the pocket, you must buy this ball ! My style of bowling is a strong Cranker, and no matter if you throw it slow, or throw it fast, this ball ALWAYS hooks in the pocket ! Once you buy it, you will not want to look for another ball, only to buy this ball for family and friends !
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Evan Nash
January 30, 2017
Huge night of bowling
While bowling at Go bowl in there masters league I had a huge night bowling starting the night off with 300 with the Phaze 2, the a few games later I switched to the gold iq and shot 299
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CSM Thomas
January 23, 2017
Amatuer
I love this BALL. I've been bowling for 5 years in a Senior League. I bought it for my 70th Birthday. Raised my average 8 points since I bought and had my 1st 300 game last week. It is all that I wanted in a bowling ball
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Kilz
December 7, 2016
Love it
I got to throw one of these yesterday and once I got to throw it once, i couldn't put it down. I am a two handed bowler and this was one of the only bowling balls I felt comfortable playing long. The solid coverstock will provide something new in my arsenal. I liked how this ball was not too snappy and had a very predictable hook.
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Thomas West
November 15, 2016
Phaze II
I’m a 59-year old right hander. I have medium speed with 255 rpm rev rate. I prefer to use similar layouts in my equipment. I drilled the phase 2, pin up 50x40x35. I like this ball as it comes off the spot very strong. It reads the lane even if you do not put or have a lot of hand in it. The first set out of the box was 783. This is the ball that I start with every night on a fresh shot. You can move left and swing the ball. When the lanes start to break down and hook too much you can go to the original phase and roll the same line. The phase line is excellent for lower rev bowlers who are looking for a consistently rolling ball. I like the weigh block in the phase line. I will continue to buy every ball that has this weight block.
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Isaac lai
November 14, 2016
Scores/Ball reaction
Wow the phaze II i got to say with this new TX-16 coverstock this ball really bites off the friction and make a sharp turn into the pocket even on the fresh, ever since i got this ball my scores have been avg 200+ and thats how good this ball is i never regreted buying this ball i really recommend to anyone who have has high rev and speed and loves to play the big C angle on fresh this is a really a go to ball to have in your aresenal good job Storm! #Stormnation
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Raymond
October 31, 2016
This ball is amazing
I recommend this ball to anybody looking for a hard hitting ball. This ball is very aggressive. It hits the pocket hard. I've been averaging 161 in league and now I've been averaging 182 with this ball.
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Roto Grip Rick
October 12, 2016
Phaze II review by Roto Grip Rick
Ball: Phaze II
Layout: 6 x 5 with 4” pin buffer
Coverstock: TX-16 solid reactive
Core: Velocity Core (14-16lbs.)
Finish: 3000 grit
Flare potential: 5” – 6” HIGH
Lane conditions: 44 ft. house pattern with 2015 Flex with Fire and Ice conditioner on older HPL installed in early 2000’s.
Test results: The ball hooked more than expected in the backend, like 3-4 boards more that my Marvel S or original Marvel. The core and combo suits me better than the PHAZE, the ball has a TON of hook and the motion is great midlane and down lane. I put 5000 3-M on it to smooth it up a little and it tweaked it enough that is was not hooking too much entering the pocket. Standing 30, looking at 7-9 down lane at about 45 feet was the sweet spot for me and this ball. The in house demo ball that I used was label and polished with react a shine make it just a touch more angular, not really enough to justify keeping the ball with polish on it for me. Better results if you need a ball that would hook though a rain storm of oil, this is the ball. Serious hook for the serious bowlers.
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Steve Richter
October 11, 2016
5" x 4.5" x 2.75" Phaze 2
It personally was a very sad day for me when I heard the Marvel-s was being discontinued by Storm. That ball had the right combination of strength of cover to handle oil, low RG to spin up easier and differential to make it kick down lane. I still have a Marvel-S in my bag today.

The initial reports I heard from HQ on the new Phaze 2 was that it looked a lot like the Marvel-S in how it went down the lane and through the pins. Understandably I was very hopeful this ball motion would be back in the line-up.

The first chance I had to see the Phaze 2 in action was the Fall Swing in Detroit on PBA xTra Frame. It was amazing how well it handled the heavier volumes of oil on the fresh and still had enough kick left in it to get around the back of the lane as the players migrated towards the middle of the lane later.

My experience with the Phaze 2 has been very, very close to what I saw in the Marvel-S - but don't freak out if you weren't a Marvel-S fan. The innovation in the cover on this ball you can see with the ball having not only a quicker response off friction, but it see's it sooner too.

This is a strong ball that is just a notch below the Premier line balls in the line. I'm very impressed with it's ability to handle oil, yet still go through the pins with authority.
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Joshua Tajiri
October 4, 2016
Phaze II review by Joshua Tajiri
Storm is back with one of the strongest symmetrical balls released till this day, Phaze II. The Phaze II has a new TX-16 coverstock which is a brand new coverstock that is designed to conquer the heaviest of oils. It comes sanded at a 3000 abralon finish out of box. This ball will respond harder to the dry in the friction when you miss right and hook in the oil when you miss left giving you the ultimate miss room. The Phaze II uses the same core as the original Phaze, Velocity Core. This core is a fast revving core with a smooth motion off the breakpoint.
The Phaze II is definitely one of my favorite balls to date. It takes place of my favorite strong symmetrical ball, Marvel-S. The motions are very similar, but what I see is that the Phaze II has incredible hitting power and ultimate control. I also compared it to the Optimus Solid. The Optimus Solid had less overall hook and went a tad bit longer before hooking than the Phaze II. Comparing to the original Phaze, The Phaze II will hook quite a bit more and have a more predictable breakpoint to the pocket. With that new coverstock in the Phaze II, I’ve seen a much harder impact through the pins than the original Phaze.
I drilled my Phaze II with a dual-angle layout of 40° x 4 1/4? x 30° placing the pin above my ring finger. This layout is similar to one of my favorite layouts on higher performance balls. After throwing this ball a lot, I’ve seen some really good ball motions out of the Phaze II. I’m able to play deeper in the oil without sacrificing hitting power playing the tighter angles. This ball is very versatile. You can adjust the surface to your needs whether it being sanded or polished depending on your style. It reacts to surface adjustments very well without hindering the overall ball motion.
Joshua Tajiri
Storm/Roto Grip Staff
Vise Staff
Bay Area Pro Shop
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