As mentioned previously, here is the process for exchanging your Spectre for a product that you can use in a USBC Certified Competition. Please note this website is for customers who purchased the Spectre in the US only. If you are a bowler outside of the US, please contact your place of purchase to process an exchange ball. If you run into any issues with the website, please contact 800-369-4402.

Color: Crimson/Iron

Technical Specifications

  • 12 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration




  • 13 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration




  • 14 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration




  • 15 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration




  • 16 lbs.
    Radius of Gyration




The cutting-edge Vector Core

The cutting-edge Vector Core was designed to be used by the most scrutinous competitor. The mid-range RG should appeal to those who are fans of the ever-popular Hy-Road™ and Trend™ series but crave something in between. With roots tracing back to the Incite™, there’s extra post-drilled asymmetry built into the Vector Core if the driller chooses to use it, a feature unique to this design of symmetric core. If you don’t use a thumb, be sure to utilize the all-new and innovative 2LS™ system for no-thumb players to layout your striking new Spectre.

Haunt The Competition!

The development of the next installment of the Thunder™ Line franchise was always going to be a tricky balance – long-awaited fan fulfillment versus something genuinely fresh. The 1500-grit polished R3S coverstock gives you the control needed to attack each shot with confidence, knowing that you’re going to get just enough skid to push through the front part of the lane cleanly without sacrificing the traction needed to control the midlane and break point. Oh, and let’s not forget about the icing on the cake - candy cane cookie - the fragrance that makes the Spectre smell as good as it looks and rolls!

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Bob Leisure
May 25, 2022
Just your average hack
This was the best ball I've owned in a long time. I could play this on any lane condition. Out the box 793. Also shot 300. The 5 weeks I was able to throw is ball I was averaging almost 240.
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Mike Craig - Storm Products Amateur staff
March 26, 2022
Spectre review by Mike Craig
Spectre review by Mike Craig. (note that this was scheduled to be published prior to the USBC decision to rule this ball unapproved)

I drilled my SPECTRE up 5 x 30. I have thrown it at box finish and also at lite 3000.

The intent was to have something that didn't start up fast compared to the "bigger" core pearl balls when I see defined friction on the lane. I liked what I have seen so far from this one. It gave me a smooth revving pearl that didn't start up the minute it seen friction on the lane. I did see it slightly smother than my ALTERED REALITY but a little less ball than my PHAZE 4.

I was looking forward to using it more and hope the USBC will reverse it's decision and permit this ball back into sanctioned play in the future. Kudos to Storm for their handling of this situation. they took the HY-Road and handled it with class.
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Huge loss
March 22, 2022
This ball worked really well in my current arsenal
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Rich Capria
March 21, 2022
I only had the opportunity to roll this ball for 6 games before the revocation, but am thoroughly impressed with the motion(s) and down lane pick up. When it turns it goes and doesn't stop. Hopefully the USBC let's it come back
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Jeff Baker
March 2, 2022
Do not sleep on the Spectre
I know, I know, everyone runs to the hook monsters and balls that they know. DO NOT SLEEP ON THE SPECTRE!!!

Dollar for dollar, this ball is the ball you will go to on house shots. The pros are using it on tv in case you are wondering if you can use it on challenge and sport patterns. Tag this ball as a pearl benchmark ball. I have launched this ball anywhere from the second arrow to the sixth arrow and it continues to hit. Thanks to the consistency of the shape, I find that I stay with it too long some night. It is not what I deem snappy, but it has a strong bend off the spot.

I have witnessed the Spectre in high rev to normal rev people, plus left and right hand bowlers, and it is scoring! Mine took on some damage in a ball return, the ring of damage lives but the carry does too. I tossed a perfect game the week after it was damaged. Only the extreme conditions will stop the Spectre.

Holler at your local VIP pro shop and put one in your bag!!!

Layout: 5 ½ x 4 ½ x 3 ¼ (pin down the fingers)
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Glenn Wendel
February 27, 2022
Spectre Review
Ball Specs:
Storm Spectre
R3S Pearl Reactive
1500 Grit Polished
Vector Symmetric Core

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

I really like this ball! I was looking forward to this ball when I saw the specs on it. The core looked to me like Storm took the Incite core and smashed it down making it a symmetric shape. The Spectre has a better down lane motion for me than the Wolverine which was earlier and smoother than I thought it would be. The Spectre is cleaner and creates more back end for what I bowl on and has great carry. I would consider it to be a medium to dry lane ball. I would put it between my hypes and Trend 2 in total hook. The price is excellent on this ball and the scent is very good too! I am glad we had this ball at our last ball demo and it was very popular. I am a little worried that with all the new balls on the market this excellent piece may be overlooked. If you have a Storm Match maker Demo come to your area you really need to make time to roll this great equipment. The Spectre is a house shot killer and has been rolling well for my traditional and no thumb bowlers alike. On a medium condition I seem to be able to stay with this ball all three games in league with very little adjustment which is nice. This ball will be with me for the State tournament for sure.

The Spetre is a great ball and smells good too!
The Ball has a great motion and hit.
The Spectre is much better than its price point.

Glenn Wendel
PBA Member
Storm Pro Shop Staff


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J.T. Nutt
February 21, 2022
Best Ball in my bag
I'm not like most people on ball reviews, I'm learning to throw a hook. My awful average (125) needed to change so I started hitting up sites and YouTube. Came across this ball and everyone seemed to love it. For what I'm trying to do it seems to fit my style well, I thought. Then I got it on the lanes and holy smokes. I finally have a ball that can do what I want it to do. I've used it in the 2nd and 3rd games of League and had good success. Even picking up spares I used to miss. I'm a low rev player and as long as I hit the right speed with my shot. I don't miss with this. There's plenty of love for other balls but this is a really underrated gem. I've seen pros use it. If pros and a novice like me love it, everyone in between should have it in their bag.
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January 10, 2022
Hey everyone, this is Storm staff member Josh Shoemaker here again with another ball review for the brand new Spectre. As always, I would like to thank Storm for providing the equipment I use every time I step out onto the lanes and I Am Bowling for making sure I always look good no matter what! Today I will be bowling on a standard medium to higher volume house shot in a new center. This will most likely be where a majority of my videos will be recorded from now on due to myself bowling league here now. This lane had a ton of friction from leagues and open bowling but I decided to roll with it anyways. This will give everyone a good look of how the ball rolls on less than ideal conditions. The Spectre features the brand new vector core. The vector core features an RG of 2.54 and diff of 0.050 in 15 lbs. This core was designed to bridge the gap between lower RG symmetrical options like the Trend 2 or Phaze 3 and the beloved Hyroads. Wrapped in R3S pearl, the Spectre is capable of creating a lot of traction chemically to help blend the lane out front to back when you still need a cleaner option. I decided to drill my Spectre with the same layout as my Trend 2. It’s no secret that I haven’t used a ton of symmetrical balls as of late. I feel as though with the current SPI line of asyms, we have a ton of options for 95% of lane conditions. I still occasionally need a ball with a smaller core option, so a ball like the Spectre is a must have for late in the block or higher friction surfaces. When compared to the Hyroad, the Spectre is a little earlier and stronger overall. Preorder your very own Spectre from any Storm VIP pro shop for the January 14th release!

Review Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK3bHKs8DPU
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