FAST PITCH


We’ve spent the last 30 years obsessing over it. Breaking rules and building balls with a conviction others would probably call crazy. Many look to Storm to cut through oil and create supreme entry angle, but not every situation requires maximum ball motion. In fact, shorter oil patterns and drier conditions can be as equally as challenging as a lane with oil backed up to the head pin.

Released: October 9, 2020

Fragrance: N/A

Sku: BBMTLM12
Color: Navy

Technical Specifications

  • 12 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.65

    Differential

    0.011

  • 13 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.63

    Differential

    0.009

  • 14 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.65

    Differential

    0.027

  • 15 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.61

    Differential

    0.030

  • 16 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration

    2.58

    Differential

    0.029


Something new - something different

The Tour Block resembles the Hy-Road in that it is a core-less design, but with the internal ball removed from the Inverted Fe2 Technology found in every Hy-Road.



Natural Progression

This never-before-seen urethane-esque coverstock, Controll XL, is something that's been in development for quite a while. Storm Nation will ove the fact that this material fits directly between Controll™ Solid in the Pitch Black™ and Rev-Controll™ Solid found in the Pitch Purple.

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Fast Pitch Ball Reaction

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Roto Grip Rick
November 24, 2020
Fast Pitch by Roto Grip Rick
Storm Fast Pitch - 50 x 3 3/8th x 40 - 2000 grit finish ( box is 1000 grit)
Controll XL Solid with Tour Block core
I LOVE this urethane ball!!! I had problems with the Pitch Black not having and recovery in the backend for me, it would be all "used" up for me when bowling on lighter volume patterns that are less then 40 ft. The Purple was better when getting through the front part of the lane and much better in the reaction in the back end, then comes along the FAST PITCH - I first changed the surface to 2000 grit with a ball spinner and found it very useful on 3 different patterns and closing the angles down to the breakpoints by keep the ball track between 12 to 6 on 37ft, 38ft and 39ft "adjusted" house patterns that we use for practice sessions for junior bowlers and sport shot bowlers. I used it on league 2 weeks ago for the first 2 games and used the Utah pored Hustle INK in the 3rd and it was the second best set I has all year so far. It will be the first ball out of my bag when I sub at another center that has HPL fronts and wood in back end. Very great choice also for some elderly bowlers that reactive covers are WAY too much for. Check your local pro shops to see when the Fast Pitch demo balls are there and give them a chance to impress you.
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GLENN WENDEL
October 25, 2020
Great Urethane Ball
Ball Specs:
Storm Fast Pitch
XL Solid Reactive
1000 Grit
Tour Block Core
Layout 55 x 4 x 40

Bowler Specs:
Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed at release 17

Review:
Storm has introduced a new Urethane Ball to the ever growing urethane ball market. As I go to tournaments and leagues I see more and more urethane in the bowler’s hands. I also see more Urethane on Pro Shop Walls. My first look at the new Fast Pitch was at our Storm / Roto ball Demo.
The Fast Pitch was much cleaner through the front than the purple and had a nicer but less strong move at the break point than the Purple. I feel it hit harder than the Pitch Black. The total hook and motion puts it squarely between the Black and Purple. The ball was very well received and sold well at our Demo. When drilling the Fast Pitch I noticed the shell was thicker than normal which always seems to help pin carry. The Fast Pitch picks up oil, but it seems to sit on the shell. Better have a shammy with you! The Fast Pitch will be a great addition in an arsenal to even out dry conditions or when the Pitch Black is a bit too slow on the back end.
I have not tested mine much yet due to where I bowl but I plan to take it to some lanes with less volume and see what it is capable of. I did notice this ball seems to be low flaring, predictable with a nice move you can trust.

Summary:
The Fast Pitch may be the Urethane Most People are looking for.
The hit is very good for s non-reactive ball.
The Fast Pitch works for many bowling styles.

Glenn Wendel
PBA Member
Storm Pro Shop Staff
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JOSH SHOEMAKER
October 12, 2020
Fast Pitch
The Fast Pitch features the Control XL solid cover wrapped around the tour block core. This cover resembles much of the same characteristics as the control solid cover found on the Pitch Black, but does so from a zone farther down the lane. This is accomplished by a series of additives in the cover that allow it to absorb oil at a very slow rate. Not nearly as fast as the Fever Pitch and Pitch Purple, but quicker than something like the Purple Hammer. This combined with a no filler core provides a shape and continuation matched by nothing on the current market. I was and still am a huge Fever Pitch fan. I’m currently on my 6th one, with two more stashed for later on. The one thing the Fever Pitch struggles with, is slowing down enough to use the first game of a block on a short pattern. The Fast Pitch utilizes the same core with a cover that provides more friction to use before I get into my Fever Pitches. When compared to the Pitch Black, the Fast Pitch is roughly as strong left to right but starts to precess 3 to 4 feet later than the Pitch Black. The Fast Pitch will be a great option for when you still need a urethane esq shape, but the Pitch Black is slowing down too fast to properly travel through the pins. Be sure to stop into your local Storm VIP pro shop and pre-order your very own Fast Pitch for the October 9th release!

Review Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIYKUnHUFz8&t=1s
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