Storm | How to Build A Rocket - Your One Stop Pro Shop!

Prepare for takeoff! In this video, we're going to share with you what NASA won't about the building of a Rocket.

The countdown is on as the new Rocket™ prepares to take your game into orbit with its all-new Booster™ core. Featuring the celebrated R2S™ coverstock that made the Hy-Road™ series one of our all-time best sellers, the Rocket™ is the ultimate all-around, go-to ball.

To carry by means of a Rocket!

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34 Comments on “Storm | How to Build A Rocket”

  1. ALL MARKET…..That last ball was further outside by 4 boards, the other balls looked like they were targeted at the 3 pin where as the last ball was more out towards the six pin.  If the dry boards were 3-4 boards to the right, that would cause any ball to come back.  We don’t even know the pattern you all were on….Such Marketing

    1. ***** Yeah they hit the same target, but the last ball had a different angle and got outside further than the other two. They should have thrown them all on the same line whether it’s inside or outside to make it a direct comparison. 

    2. I don’t think its all market I got this ball yesterday and it performs just like the video here, rolled a 223 with it that’s pretty good for a 150 avg bowler 🙂

  2. My pro shop is trying to get me on this ball. I’m looking for something more agressive than what I have to complement my set. I know what I have is from a different company, but I’m not concerned about manufacturers, just reaction and feel.

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    1. u know , rocket pin down is gonna hook , 1500 is quite strong.  do u put surface on ur equipment?  i would try that first if u haven’t but if u want something stronger , like sport shot strong? if so then u might wanna go up to master line (  storm ) for roto grip try their hp4 line , the new hyper cell skid is very strong so i really recommend that ( i have hyper cell original and i only use that on sport shot , with surface of course )

    2. box finished it with pin down – 2 things since i don’t know ur rev, inside shot it will hook early then hold ( put more surface if u need it ) , down and in will hook a lot earlier and i mean alot , before mid lane , i used it on earl anthony this whole week with pin down and that is a tough 43 ft of mess and i was able to use this medium ball with strong pattern and stay on my line more than many people ( they use agressive equiptment and kept moving ) but like i said if u want really aggressive ball check out their master line , those r super strong but tbh u don’t just use the ball for whatever surface it come with , u alter it when it needed but i really really like this ball 

    3. nater308 You can have Alpha Crux. It’s aysmatrical weight block makes it really punch back even on heavy oil patterns. I bowled 279s with it and almost all games went over 175

  3. The first time I bowled with this, I couldn’t go light no matter what I did. That’s how much it hooks

  4. Complete Your Arsenal to Create Your Legacy! #stormnation   #completeyourarsenal   #createyourlegacy   #rocket   #preparefortakeoff  

  5. you can soak your ball in hot water to pull the oil back out to extend the life the ball no need to run out and buy a new ball st8 away

  6. this video needs a different title. the importance of the core and coverstock combination is something all bowlers need to see and hear about. the title doesnt describe that at all.

  7. If as is widely known, the coverstock is responsible for roughly 70% of the ball reaction, …then why did the ball with the strong coverstock and weak core, not hook more? It looked the same as the ball with the weak coverstock. We should expect it to hook about 2/3 of the final ball. Something is fishy here…

    1. I think it’s quite simple really. Going off your initial statement that coverstock affects 70% of ball reaction, for ball 2 (strong cover) to hook more than ball 1 (strong core), you’re likely assuming that the core and cover would have to have EXACTLY the same strength, which is highly unlikely.

      Hence, it’s more likely that the Booster core was stronger than the cover R2S Hybrid by an amount that led to them having a similar impact on ball motion. This would makes sense as the Booster core produced a differential of 0.046 for the bowling ball, which is in the high range and indicative of higher flare potential. Meanwhile, it’s known that the R2S Hybrid is only a medium range cover stock, so it certainly should be weaker than the core. These differences are likely the reasons as to why you see both core and coverstock influencing the ball reaction the same amount.

      Disclaimer: While these could also be to other factors attributing to ball reaction, I think it’s safe to assume that the experience conducted was a fair experiment as the surface finish was similar and Steve did throw the first 2 bowling balls with identical releases and identical lines, arrows to breakpoint. The 3rd ball can be excused for being a board left at laydown (resulting in the difference you see in breakpoint down the lane) since that ball is the complete ball and meant to be much stronger than the first 2 anyway.

      Hope this answers the questions you had in mind.

    2. Thanks for the replies. I have to say you make several loose assumptions though. You are comparing core strength with coverstock strength as if they were the same attributes. And your conclusion stems from assuming there is absolutely nothing fishy or wrong about the video presentation. Which was exactly what i commented on in the first place. I on the other hand start from the well know fact that coverstock effect is much greater than core effect. Instead of assuming the video is correct, i advise you trust the knowledge we all have. You assume the core of a MEDIUM SYMMETRICAL ball (the Rocket), so…NOT a very strong core and not even assymetrical, …has so much effect on ball reaction, that it compensated for the 70% effect of the stronger coverstock of the other ball ! I think you are trying to make a circular argument. Also a Differential of 0.046 is not in the high range, it’s pretty medium. Just like the core of the Rocket.

    3. I make these simple assumptions for argument’s sake, as there’s only so much we can do typing. I said that core and coverstock strengths compliment each other, not that they are the same attributes. Just look at another ball like the Code Red: Extremely strong core, much weaker cover (R2S Hybrid as well) but the core does make a significant impact to ball reaction as well. You can’t say that the Rocket and Code Red are anywhere near each other in terms of strength, and I do not think you consider the contributions a core has to a bowling ball’s reaction enough, even though it’s only 30%. Although additionally, I do acknowledge that there’s too many unknown variables (such as the exact ‘entry level’ cover stock and core they used in the respective test balls shown) to support and accurately prove any of mine (or yours) hypothesis, so ultimately anything we’ve discussed is simply rudimentary and we weren’t be able to come to a satisfactory fully-supported conclusion.

      I do not think it’s fair to say there’s something fishy about the video presentation either. This information is redundant to us as we already have the knowledge about bowling ball dynamics, but the video is clearly geared towards beginners and people with lesser knowledge of equipment and bowling balls. Yes, there may be over simplification and perhaps loose assumptions and concepts mentioned in the video such as the effects of core and coverstock on a bowling ball, but being more exact and complicated in the video presentation and science will result of majority of their audiences not being able to understand the information being presented and they can be bore away from the video if it is (trust me, there’s wayyy too many people who have close to no knowledge about equipment). Case in point is Track Bowling, where some of their promotional videos with Mitch Beasley talking about technical stuff can be really useful to a bowler starting to learn more about bowling balls, but their videos only reach 1-4k views.

      At the end of the day, Storm are a company and their marketing is meant to appeal to the masses, which is why they have some of the most successful marketing campaigns across all brands in bowling now, albeit sometimes oversimplifying things and not being exact enough with some technical aspects of bowling balls (such as in the Optimus video where they said the ball keeps the pins lower but is a statement that is subjective and extremely difficult to objectively support). People just aren’t interested in these things, and the companies that actually try to get this information right and use it to promote their products do not manage to achieve the desired appeal they want and no where near the success of Storm Bowling’s marketing. You can call them out for being fishy or getting something off all you want, but they will continue to be successfully appeal to the masses (NOT ME, I’m just as interested in technically correct information as much as you) instead of confusing and boring them.

    4. Overall, I believe we can agree to disagree over different areas discussed. I appreciate that someone is willing to think out of the box and not just simply accept information that is presented, and that you do present useful questions for the thinking bowler. Although I think that these questions could definitely be used at a better time and place for present day issues.

    5. I have no idea why you take so much time defending Storm. I for one am not attacking it. I am simply saying the video and their “experiment” seems to contradict common bowling facts. Plus i don’t like marketing as it usually distorts facts. I didn’t accuse you of saying that core/coverstock ARE the same attributes, but that you compare them as if they HAD the same attributes and thus were comparable. As if they were both “apples” so to speak. There is no scientific way to say “this core is as strong as this coverstock” to describe ball reaction. Finally, your example of Rocket vs Code Red sounds weird and actually proves my point. The Code Red has a much stronger core and has a lot of assymetry, and yet compared to the Rocket it is not much stronger. Actually Bowling This Month compared them and they seem pretty close in terms of total power. Its just that the Code Red has more drilling options to get more out of it. So yeah. That further proves my point that the 30% part of a stronger core cannot compensate the 70% of a stronger coverstock, as you assumed.

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