Storm Belmo Journey Bowling Ball

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As we enter the next chapter in collaborations, we asked Jason Belmonte a question. Which Storm ball should last forever? Jason replied, “Obviously, the Phaze II. TX-16™ is one of the best covers of our time.”

We agreed and started to create the next chapter! The Journey will mark the first time the TX-16™ will be added as a Pearl Reactive coverstock to any bowling ball in the Storm lineup. This ball is versatile for bowlers of any style and is designed to give you complete control on medium conditions when you may see the lanes changing quickly.  

We’re excited for you to take this ball on your bowling journey!

Color Deep Indigo/Smoke/Turquoise
Coverstock TX16 Pearl Reactive
Core F-8 symmetric
RG 2.52
Differential 0.053
Intermediate Diff n/a
Factory finish Reacta Gloss
Weights 12 thru 16lbs
Fragrance Kiwi Cantaloupe

19 Reviews

  • Journey

    Posted by Will on Nov 30th 2023

    Storm Journey Cover: TX-16 Pearl Reactive Color Core: F-8 Symmetric Core Color: Deep Indigo/Smoke/Turquoise Scent: Kiwi Cantaloupe Review: The next iteration of bowling ball in the Belmo line is the Journey. After the Fate the Journey had some big shoes to fill and in my mind the Journey filled those shoes and then some. This ball features the same core that was in the Fate wrapped with a new cover to create a new reaction that we have not seen before. The cover being the same used on the Phaze II with an additional pearl additive added to the compound to make the backend motion that so many players desire in today’s game. The thing I really like about this ball is the versatility that it offers, being that the ball can be used right out of the bag in, or when you see the lanes begin to change you will still be able to use this ball due to that pearl additive. This ball takes really well to surface adjustments as well, I have thrown it out of box, 4k fast, 2000 sanded and even at 500 grit. The ball has performed at all of the various surfaces I talked about and was still able to give me the reaction I was looking for from the ball. Will Tefft Storm Staff Member #Stromnation

  • Storm Journey review by Ethan Fiore

    Posted by Ethan Fiore on Nov 28th 2023

    The Journey is the new collaboration with Storm and Belmo. I have thrown it recently in tournaments and league with a lot of success. Multiple honor scores, multiple wins already and the ball was just released. With the TX-16 cover which has been so good in the past, I knew this ball would be good along with the compliment of the F-8 Core, makes this ball a rolling money maker! It definitely surprised me with how much it gets down the lane. But it sure boomerangs back to the pocket! Go get one today!

  • Storm Journey Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

    Posted by PJ Haggerty on Nov 28th 2023

    The newest addition to the Signature Line at Storm is the Journey. This is the latest collaboration between the masterminds in Utah and one of the best of all time to throw a ball, Jason Belmonte. After having success with the previous collaborations like the Timeless, Trend, and Fate, I was excited to see what the Journey could provide. When making the Journey, the team decided to use one of the best coverstocks the game has seen while also making it pearl. The coverstock is the same as the Phaze II (TX-16) and the core is the F-8 to help with attacking the pins from different angles. This combination has created the Journey and it’s been great so far. I’ve drilled one and really like it. It’s mapped out as 4 ¾ x 4 x 2. This is a tall pin above my ring finger and the CG is just below my ring finger grip. I’ve noticed a ton of length with an extremely quick response time. I’ve had the most success when I’ve had to open up my angles and create a decent amount of shape with the Journey. With the layout I used and my rev-rate, I’d have a hard time keeping that ball in front of me and online. I can easily see using the Journey when the pattern stretches and bigger cored balls like the Magic Gem, DNA, and Eternity Pi get tired. If you need a ball that creates a ton of shape down lane, compliments a bunch of other balls in the Utah lineup, and is another creation from some of the best in the game, go drill a Journey! #StormNation

  • Journey

    Posted by Zachary Woelfel on Nov 27th 2023

    NEW BELMO BALL! Those that know me, know how much I have like the 2 of the last 3 Belmo Releases (Trend and Trend 2) so you can imagine how excited I was to get my hands on the newest addition to the Belmo line. The Journey did not disappoint! The Journey Features the F-8 core that was previously in the Fate with the all new TX-16 Pearl cover which is the pearl version of the Phase II cover. The Journey reminds me a lot of the Trend 2, it is a little stronger overall than the Trend 2, but it has a very similar shape. Just as all Belmo balls have done, this ball digs downlane and it is able to take surface changes very well. I have seen the most success with this ball after hitting it with a light 3000 pad (as I do on most pearls). This ball will be traveling with me for the foreseeable future! You are not going to want to miss out on this new release, head to your local SPI proshop and get yours today!

  • Storm Journey

    Posted by Kevin Duncan on Nov 26th 2023

    Storm Journey Layout: 4.5 x 5 x 2 Storm Pin Buffer Layout Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume) Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane The Storm Journey utilizes the TX-16 pearl coverstock and the F-8 weight block. The 7th ball of the Belmo line is the best one yet in my opinion. The TX-16 pearl coverstock compliments the F-8 core very well. My early impression is I will like this ball a lot. The Journey has a high diff and that shows in the backend motion. I have it below the 900 Global Zen Gold Label in regard to overall hook. I plan to throw it a bunch in league. I love the color combo as well. Visit your local Storm VIP Pro Shop! #Stormnation #SquadRG

  • Journey!

    Posted by Josh Shoemaker on Nov 24th 2023

    The Storm Journey is the newest ball in the signature series line. The Journey features the same F8 core found in the Fate but is now wrapped in TX-16 pearl. The Journey for me is earlier and rounder than the Fate. I see it as being a better option after my Summit starts to straighten out too quick but my Fate and Night Road are too quick. Review Video:

  • Start the Journey

    Posted by Dave Adams on Nov 24th 2023

    Storm Journey ball review VLS 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 This ball is one that surprised me right away. I don't normally use a ton of symmetrical pearls on house shots, especially when not burned up. This ball is stronger than I expected, making it much more versatile for me. I can use it on the fresh playing straight and keep moving left and it never loses the carry. Compared to the Fate, the Journey is sharper off the spot and much more continuous on the back. Definitely need to be farther left. I've also found it to be a good complement to my Blackout. When the Blackout gets into that 4 pin or 10 pin type reaction, I can get the Journey to the same part of the lane and will continue through the pins better. This ball will be useful on many patterns for a variety of styles. Dave Adams Storm staff

  • Journey Review by Luke Rosdahl

    Posted by Luke Rosdahl on Nov 24th 2023

    The Journey is a new symmetric ball in Storm’s Signature line, and is Belmo ball number 7. It features the TX-16 Pearl coverstock, which is the first time we’ve seen the pearl version of the Phaze 2 cover. The core is the F-8 core from the Fate, which comes in at a 2.52 RG and a .053 differential in 15 pounds. The Journey at first glance instantly reminds me of a stronger version of the Frantic or Rocket. I’ve used the Journey on several different conditions with a couple different surfaces. The factory gloss is too inconsistent and sensitive for me, so I resurfaced it down to 1000 on a resurfacing machine, then finished it lightly with Storm’s Step 2 compound. The result was a ball that’s exceptionally clean for the first 30 feet before transitioning into a sharp tumble down lane. The Journey is kind of a wild experience. Like the Fate, it doesn’t really rev much, so it gives the appearance of loping down the lane. The tumbly shape and medium high cover strength keeps it stable before then delivering a unique shape on the backend. The shape typically creates smoother and slower ball reactions, but the Journey is very sharp on the backend. However if you back your rev rate off or increase your speed slightly, you can really straighten out the ball path. Also like the Fate, the reaction is somewhat ambiguous. The Fate acted clean and sharp, but also got a lot more traction and actual hook than it looked like it was, plus could be very controllable on the backend. The Journey is a quite a bit different shape than the Fate, but retains the same jack of all trades feel, it can be both very long and sharp, but early and smooth depending on physical adjustments.

  • Journey

    Posted by Ben Lapointe on Nov 23rd 2023

    Ben Lapointe 5.25 x 4 x 3 1 1/4'' up and 4 7/8 over The NEW Storm Journey is Belmo’s newest addition to the signature line and MAN is this ball amazing. This is the first time we have truly seen a “pearl Phaze II”. This ball provides excellent mid lane read without sacrificing all its power on the back end. I find this ball can be very good from the outside of the lane on heavier volumes but does not quit when you need to get in and sling it. I think this ball is great when the Phaze II is burning up just a little and the lanes have not broken enough for the Fate. I think this ball is going to be around and successful for a long time. Don’t forget to bowl up a Storm!!!

  • Storm Journey by Casey Murphy

    Posted by Casey Murphy on Nov 22nd 2023

    Orientation: Right Handed Rev Rate: 400 RPM Speed: 16-17 MPH PAP: 4 ½ over and ½ up Location: Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO Pattern: High Volume THS VLS Layout: Layout 1: 5 x 4 x 2 ½ (pin above bridge) Layout 2: 4 ½ x 4 x 4 1/8 (pin below bridge) The Journey is a new Pearl Belmo ball. Fate core and new cover, pearl version of the Phaze 2 cover! I think this makes the Journey much cleaner and smoother than the Fate. The Fate used a VERY strong version of the Rex Pearl cover and the result was honestly VERY over under for me. The mid RG core with the Rex Pearl just made it the ultimate cliff allergic ball! But the new TX-16 Pearl stays online much better and doesn’t respond to friction quite a hard as the Fate. This allows me to use slightly better angles to the pocket and use the Journey longer and more often! I can actually use the Journey when they’re fresh because it stays online and doesn’t over jerk as much. Love this new Belmo ball!

  • Journey On!

    Posted by Sam Cooper on Nov 22nd 2023

    Sam Cooper. Roto Grip Amateur Staff. Layout 55x5.25.40. The Journey, Belmo's newest bowling ball. I thought the Fate was a great piece. This took it up a notch. We have TX-16 pearl wrapped around the Fate core. With the Fate core being medium-high RG you can tell the ball gets through the fronts with ease. I have noticed that this ball will not get off line early as some of other balls in the arsenal. When it hits the mid-lane you can see the ball starting to tumble and when it hits friction it turns for home! This is "tumbly" but quick. The TX-16 pearl has enough strength to dig in some oil and respond to the friction.Where this fits for me? When balls like the Summit are hooking too early and not going through the pins. Or balls like the Zen Gold Label are too clean and I need something to pick up a little sooner. Me being a higher rev player this ball does need a bit of oil on the lane or else it sees it too early. This ball will be useful for many bowlers regardless of style. Also, this ball smells fantastic! The kiwi cantaloupe scent might be scent of the year!

  • Storm Journey

    Posted by Matt Fazzone on Nov 18th 2023

    Jason Belmonte has been one of the worlds best bowlers now for a very long time and his designs in the Signature line showcases that. The Journey is the latest ball to have the Belmo stamp on the side of it. It features the F-8 Core that was found in the Fate but it has the much anticipated TX-16 Pearl cover for the first time ever. I drilled mine 5.5 x 5 x 5 and left it at box finish. Now the Fate has been one of one of my most favorite pearl balls recently and with the introduction of the Journey, I believe it will have the same amount of use in my bag as the Fate. The overall strengths of the ball is about the same as the Fate but the shapes are different. For me the Fate was earlier and more rounded where the Journey is more pop down lane. I believe the Journey is going to be a must have ball in the bag for everyone and you can adjust the surface to fine tune the motion to your liking or need on those tournament patterns.

  • Storm Journey – WWRD 11/17/2023

    Posted by Patrick Dombrowski (Storm Staff) on Nov 18th 2023

    Cover: TX-16 Pearl Reactive Core: F-8 Core RG: 2.52 RG. Diff.: 0.053 Finish: Reacta Gloss Fragrance: Kiwi Cantaloupe Storm’s new Journey Symmetric Pearl Piece. This piece is good for Medium Volume Patterns. PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400. Speed: 16.5. Fragrance: Kiwi Cantaloupe. Drilled this piece with the Pin Up between the Fingers and the CG kicked out 1” from the palm. Out of Box ball motion was smooth through the fronts with a medium-strong backend shape. I compared this to the Storm Fate, Phaze II, and IQ Tour. The Fate was 2-2 Right. Phaze II was a similar line to the Journey but a smoother backend. IQ Tour 3-3 right. This piece is good for all types of styles. This piece is a good piece to go to when pattern starts burning up in the fronts. The journey fits between the Phaze II and the Fate. Check Out the Ball motion Video on my YouTube Page:

  • Great Ball

    Posted by Steven Collins on Nov 14th 2023

    Dual Angle Layout: 45 x 4 x 30 Storm Vector Layout: 4 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 To be honest, none of the Belmo balls have really fit my style so I was not super excited for this one. Out of the box the ball was super long and very snappy. I really struggled with over/under. I decided to knock the shine off the ball by taking it to 3000 and what a difference. This has been my go-to ball ever since. At 3000 this ball gives me good length with controllable and predictable back end. This ball has been a house shot killer for me.

  • Journey

    Posted by Michael Slatky on Nov 12th 2023

    Storm Journey Coverstock: TX-16 Pearl Reactive Finish: Reacta Gloss Core: F-8 (14pd.) RG: 2.54 Differential: 0.052 Layout: 4 1/2 x 3 x 4 - 2LS Layout Extras: 2 1/8 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D Review: The Storm Journey features the F-8 core and the TX-16 coverstock made famous on the Phaze II. The Journey will be that perfect ball in the arsenal for your high to medium/medium type conditions where you want great continuous reaction through the pocket. At the OOB finish the Journey provides nice length and good motion off the spot. For this piece I have left the coverstock untouched at this time. Also, I'd like to note the more recent Reacta Gloss pieces I've tested the less changing of surfaces I've had to do. If you are one that likes surface immediately a slightly worn 2000 Abralon pad will do the trick. In comparing the Journey to the Phaze II I was pleasantly surprised the Journey went through the front part of the lane more than I initially thought. Also, being finished with Reacta Gloss versus a solid it makes sense the Journey will pick up on the lane a little later than the Phaze II. Downlane the Journey shows a distinct strong shape however is not as jumpy as one might think making the Journey versatile on a variety of conditions. Is the Journey strong? Yes, it sure is, but I did feel even when I got steep with my angles the Journey did not quit. The Journey will thrive and see more use with open v. closed angles. I'm definitely excited to use the Journey and truly believe this signature ball will be the best one to date. Please be sure to visit your favorite pro shop today! Michael Slatky 900 Global Staff Member York, PA

  • Review

    Posted by Storm Andrew on Nov 12th 2023

    Journey is the latest collaboration with Storm Bowling and Jason Belmonte. We see the same core, F-8, found in the Fate although this time we see it with the brand new TX-16 cover. TX-16 was found on the Phaze 2 solid. This is the first time we have seen it as a pearl. I have found the Journey to be a replacement for the slot I had found my Phaze 4 and 5 in although the Journey is cleaner and more angular than both those pieces. I believe with the Journey not as smooth as the Phaze 4/5 this provides a lot more usability for most bowlers in league and tournament play as they can still stay in the stronger ball with the stronger core although the cover will not read the fronts as early as the 4 and 5. This provides plenty of energy down lane to provide continuation through the pins. I had taken the polish off the Journey with a lightly hit 2000 pad as I do with most my pearls to help blend the lanes. The surface adjustment took well to the Journey as it still provided plenty of angle and continuation down lane. The Journey will be a great step down off those bigger asym solids and/or stronger solid symmetrical's.

  • Journey

    Posted by Alex Thomes on Nov 8th 2023

    Ball Specs: Storm Journey Coverstock: TX-16™ Pearl Reactive Weight Block: F-8™ Core Color Deep Indigo/Smoke/Turquoise Finish Reacta Gloss™ Layout 35x4 3/8x45 or 4 3/8X3 7/16x2 3/4 Bowler Specs: Right Hand. PAP 4 3/16 Over 13/16 up Rev Rate 400 Speed at release 17.5 Review: The Storm Journey is the newest ball in the Signature line. This ball is the latest collaboration with Jason Belmonte. This features the new TX-16 Pearl which is a cleaner more responsive version of the Phaze 2 cover. This ball will fit a variety of bowlers and will fit multiple conditions. Throwing on a fresh house shot, this will be great in a higher friction environment. Tx-16 pearl is going to be more responsive and a touch earlier compared to R2S pearl. Comparing this ball to the VEBO you will get a cleaner quicker responding ball where the VEBO is earlier and smoother. Whether you are one handed or two handed this ball will be a great addition to your bag. Get yours November 17th at your local Storm VIP pro shop. Alex Thomes #StormNation #StrikingWorldwide #SquadRG #Driven2Bowl Video review here:

  • Take the Journey

    Posted by Dave Jecko on Nov 8th 2023

    Storm Journey - Signature Line Coverstock: TX-16 Pearl - Reacta Gloss Core: F-8 RG: 2.52 Differential: .053 (15 lbs) Layout: 5 ½ x 5 x 2 ½ PAP: 6" Right, 1 3/8" Up Axis Tilt: 16° Rotation: 51° Rev Rate: 450-500 Speed: 17-18 mph Location: Vista Lanes - Yorkville, NY Pattern: 2022 Kegel House Pattern Lane Surface: HPL The Journey is the latest collaboration between Storm and Belmo that is designed to be a versatile ball for all styles of bowlers. The Journey has the all new TX-16 pearl coverstock with the F-8 core that was previously featured on the Fate, which was one of my favorite balls. I can see the Journey fitting in the same spot in my bag as the Fate. The Journey gave me a good look sliding on 24, looking 14 at the arrows with my breakpoint around 8-9. As the lanes broke down, I was able to move left and the Journey continued to create great continuous motion. When compared to the Journey, the Fate is a little cleaner and weaker overall and the Virtual Energy Blackout is several boards stronger with a sharper down lane motion. After the big solid asymmetric balls start to burn up, the Journey will be an excellent step down without sacrificing mid lane roll. If you were a fan of the Fate, don’t miss out on the Journey and stop by your local Storm VIP pro shop to check it out! Available on November 17th. Dave Jecko Storm Amateur Staff Member YouTube Channel:

  • Journey

    Posted by Adam Chase on Nov 6th 2023

    Layout: 45 x 5 x 30 Surface: Reacta Gloss The Journey brings back the F8 core found in last year's Fate but is wrapped around the brand new TX-16 Pearl coverstock. The TX-16 Solid is found on the Phaze 2 which is an incredible ball. I was so excited when I saw the TX-16 Pearl coverstock, as I am missing that "Phaze Pearl" ball reaction. This Journey did not disappoint! The F8 core makes this more naturally cleaner than the Phaze line but the strength of the core makes the midlane reaction more similar. I got to try the Journey on a 44ft typical house pattern and a 42ft high volume sport pattern. On the house pattern, I expected the ball to be too clean for the fresh but it was actually pretty close to the reaction I want to see on the fresh. The reacta gloss factory surface makes it slightly too clean for the fresh for such long oil but a slight surface adjustment to 2000 made this ball more useful for the fresh. I was pleasently surprised how well this ball read the midlane. Its continuation was also great which allowed it roll threw the pins optimally. The Journey is a little earlier and stronger overall than the Fate when all the factors are the same. The Journey is not quite as angular but continues stronger. If you are looking for a stronger fate or looking for more a Phaze 2 type ball reaction, then I would get the Journey. The hype is definitely real with this ball. On the 42ft High Volume Sport Pattern, I saw pretty clean through the front and strong backend motion. At the box surface, it was tough to control all the oil volume. It created too much length to be effective enough compared to a Phaze 2. The Journey would be a better first or even second transition ball on heavier volume just due to its characteristics and whatever balls you may use. I took the surface down to 2000 grit abralon to see what the stronger surface would give me. Like the house pattern, I was pleasantly surprised how much stronger it read the midlane and rolled off the end of the pattern. It gave me a much stronger overall look and made the ball react closer to the Phaze 2. I believe this ball can be good for multiple conditions and styles. If you want the ball to roll more like the fate then keep the reacta gloss finish on. If you want it roll closer to a Phaze 2, then take off the reacta gloss and make it more smoother. Adam Chase Storm Staff