Storm IQ Tour 78U Bowling Ball

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If you’re looking for a smooth and predictable reaction, the !Q Tour 78/U may be for you! We’ve been testing new urethane materials and the combination on this bowling ball creates a new reaction different than current urethane options in the bowling industry. The new Controll 78 Urethane is also PBA® compliant.

Color Crimson
Coverstock Controll 78 Urethane
Core C3 Core
RG 2.49
Differential 0.029
Intermediate Diff n/a
Factory finish 500 Grit Sanded
Weights 12 thru 16lbs

6 Reviews

  • IQ Tour 78-U

    Posted by Will on Nov 30th 2023

    Storm IQ Tour 78-U Cover: 78 Control Urethane Solid Weight Block: C3 Symmetric Color: Crimson Review: With the recent PBA changes to the hardness of bowling balls going into effect Storm wanted to ensure that tour players had access to a urethane style ball that met those requirements. Introducing the IQ Tour 78-U. Which is a smooth and predictable bowling ball that all serious tournament bowlers should be carrying in their bag. When the lanes get a little squirrely and I feel lost on the pattern I tend to go back to the basics of playing straight up the boards. This ball is great for that. The color of this ball looks great both going down the lane and sitting on the shelf under the display lights. If you are looking to take your game to the next level, or see yourself bowling more tournaments in the near future I would highly recommend picking up one of these balls today! Will Tefft Storm Staff Member #Stromnation

  • !Q 78/U

    Posted by Zachary Woelfel on Nov 28th 2023

    The all new !Q 78/U is Storm’s newest urethane ball in response to USBC Hardness rule being put in place. This ball is everything that I would have expected out of it, it is strong, slow, and reads the front of the lanes well. I am pleasantly surprised with what I have seen so far, with the harder cover I was worried that it would never hook. However, the R&D at storm did a good job putting a stronger core in this ball to combat this issue. From what I have seen so far, I would suggest drilling this ball with a weaker VAL angle (25-35 degrees) than a “traditional urethane” layout (0-10 degrees) to help the ball continue more downlane. I have seen a few other staffers drill the 78/U with a 10 degree VAL and it looked good, however, it looked like they were forced to have extremely tight angles in order to get optimum carry. With a weaker VAL, I am able to see more downlane shape so I can keep the ball in front of me and I can aslo move in and open up my angles a bit without sacrificing pin carry. All in all, I think that storm did a great job in such a short amount of time to combat the new PBA hardness rule changes. Go out and get yours December 15th at your local SPI proshop! Layout: Dual Angle: 45 x 4½ x 35 Vector: 4½ x 4 x 2¼

  • Storm iQ Tour 78U

    Posted by Kevin Duncan on Nov 26th 2023

    Storm iQ Tour 78U 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 iQ Tour 78U utilizes the Controll 78 urethane coverstock and the C3 weight block. With the rules changing on the PBA Tour, the iQ Tour 78U is Storm’s answer. A very good answer as well. My pitch Black is still a little earlier but the stronger core in the iQ Tour 78U helps make up for the cover not being as aggressive. The ball motion is very similar. The good part is you don’t have to worry about changing unless you bowl on the PBA Tour. Visit your local Storm VIP Pro Shop! #Stormnation #SquadRG

  • IQ Tour 78-U Review by Luke Rosdahl

    Posted by Luke Rosdahl on Nov 24th 2023

    The IQ Tour 78-U is a new symmetrical ball in Storm’s Master line. It features the Controll Solid urethane cover from the Pitch Black, but updated to 78 hardness to meet the new PBA rules for urethane balls. The core is the very well known Centripetal C3 core from the IQ Tour series which comes in at a 2.49 RG and a .029 differential. The IQ 78 is a different but familiar look for urethane, the stronger core gets the ball rolling and revving earlier to offset the reduced amount of cover traction the cover will get from having the hardness increased. I decided to throw this one out of the box, as a lot of surface is important to creating the traditional urethane reaction. The result is a ball that rolls exactly like you’d expect, the early and smooth front to back control of the Pitch Black with the strong round rolly continuous reaction of the IQ Tour. The IQ 78 gets remarkably close to the Pitch Black. I had thought that the hardness bump would reduce the traction of the ball too far, and that going with that much stronger of a core would make it too much too early and that it would give up down lane. It will if you put too strong of a layout on it, I’d personally recommend drilling it just like an IQ Tour, because if you try to drill it stronger “because it’s urethane,” you’re not going to get what you’re after. In some situations, the Pitch Black will still be the better choice because again, it’s not as hard of a cover, and it’s not quite so early. However, the IQ 78 will be better in some situations like shorter and heavier patterns because it will get more traction earlier, and the stronger core will stabilize sooner and give you the same control on the backend.

  • Future of Urethane

    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 IQ Tour 78-U is Storm’s newest Master Line release. This is a very anticipated ball within regards to all of the new rules surrounding urethane bowling balls. It features a brand new cover that reads 78 on a durometer, meaning that it complies with new PBA regulations. Unlike most new urethane releases, it still provides the same early roll like the Pitch Black with a touch more overall hook. I believe these two bowling balls will go hand in hand with one another and I am really looking forward to seeing how this things stacks up with its cross brand rivals. Don’t forget to bowl up a Storm!!!

  • Storm IQ Tour 78/U 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: 4 x 4 x 2 Urethane layout pin over ring I see what they did here. The Pitch Black has a stronger cover and weaker core and the IQ Tour 78/U has a weaker (harder) cover and a stronger core. The result is a VERY close imitation of Pitch Black. It’s not exactly the same as you would expect, I feel like the IQ 78 gets a touch more forward due to the core rev’ing up quicker. I drilled them both the same and the IQ 78 backs off more. SO the over result is so close. I think this is a slam dunk replacement for the Pitch Black on tour. Off tour, I’m still throwing my Pitch Black, except if I need a slightly different shape.