Storm Summit Bowling Ball

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Officially, this is Storm’s strongest symmetric ball to date. Starting on the inside, the Centripetal HD weight block is surrounded by the ALL-NEW A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core. This new combination drives the RG down and the differential up ensuring this ball spins up fast and a lot! Paired with the TX-23 Hybrid Cover, the Summit profides enhanced oil absorption for even better grip on those slick conditions. Once you get one in your hands it’ll be tough to get it out.

Color Blue/Gold /Silver
Coverstock TX 23 Hybrid Reactive
Core Centripetal HD symmetric
RG 2.46
Differential 0.056
Intermediate Diff n/a
Factory finish 3000 Grit Abralon
Weights 12 thru 16lbs
Fragrance Ambrosia

54 Reviews

  • Storm Summit

    Posted by Rich Kollmeyer on Nov 21st 2023

    The Summit is Storm’s strongest symmetric ball - a strong ball is a core that spins up early front to back, not necessarily a ball that hooks a lot right to left. Historically, I haven’t gotten along well with balls that roll early - I’ve always preferred shiny pearls and hybrids, I wanted to give the new A.I. (Amplified Inertia) core a chance. The A.I. core is supposed to carry off hits better - and who doesn’t want to carry more! I can’t confirm that it makes a difference, but it definitely feels like it. I drilled the Summit 5 x 4 x 2 1/2. One thing I have noticed about the Summit is that it does lane shine pretty quickly - and that’s not a bad thing, it helps me get the ball a bit further down the lane, but still retains the smooth, controllable motion. Check out the ball motion review I posted on YouTube - My Specs - Speed - 16 mph, Rev Rate - 315. PAP 5 1/8 x 7/8 Up.

  • Storm Summit Review (14#)

    Posted by Daren Seney on Nov 9th 2023

    The Summit is a very strong symmetrical piece from Storm. I got this ball as a step up from the Phaze 2. After throwing it for a couple weeks, I was extremely pleased with the way the ball reads the mid-lane and its ability to kick out the corners on "off" hits. I think the key with the Summit is adjusting its surface to fit your game. I touched mine with 2000 and finished it with Storm's step 2 to match up with my mid range speed and rev rate. Layout: 5x4x3 Pap: 5'' right 1/2'' up.

  • Storm Summit Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

    Posted by PJ Haggerty on Oct 31st 2023

    The strongest symmetrical ball to date from Storm. Summit. Featuring a new core (Amplified Inertia) along with the Centripetal weight block, the Summit reads the lane early, often and pounds the pins with authority. With an extremely low RG (2.46) and high differential (.056), this ball is extremely strong and is designed for those conditions with extreme amounts of oil. It has certainly lived up to its hype thus far and I’m impressed. It’s been in my tournament bag since I’ve been able to drill it and its earned a consistent spot for now. I’ve drilled two so far and really like both. The one I’ve had the most success with is mapped out as 5.5 x 4 x 2. This puts the pin just to the left of my bridge along with a kicked CG. Also, I’ve let the lane oil shine the surface, so it looks somewhat shiny, but I wanted to keep the original teeth in the cover so I didn’t use any polish. When the asymmetrical balls don’t look great, the Summit is my go-to. I’ve mainly used it when I’ve had to create some angle and go left-to-right with it, but it’s been perfect for house shots. It’s not too quick off the friction and it picks up in the middle if I miss in. The situation is the same for tournament conditions too. It’s been a staple in my bag. If you need a strong, benchmark type ball that can be used on multiple patterns and compliments the asymmetrical pieces in your bag, go drill a Summit! #StormNation

  • Storm Summit

    Posted by Curtiss R on Oct 31st 2023

    Cover Stock: TX-23 Hybrid Reactive Finish: 3000 Grit Abralon Core: Centripetal HD A.I. (14pd) RG: 2.46 Differential: 0.056 The new Storm Summit comes with the TX-23 Hybrid coverstock, that is a modernized variation of the beloved TX-14 that is found in the the Phaze II. The core is the Centripetal HD weight block is surrounded by the ALL-NEW A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core. With this combination, you get Storm's strongest Symmetrical ball to date. I compare this to both my Reality and Iq Tour, and was pleasantly surprised by the results. It got through the heads, slightly better than the Reality, but very strong in the midlane, and very smooth off the backend. It has similar midlane reaction to the IQ tour, but picks up slightly sooner, with a smoother back end reaction. I am able to throw this on sport and house shots, as it has proven to be very versatile. One of the best attributes I have seen with this ball, is when I would miss right early, rather than it picking up and jumping through the nose, the ball slows down, and makes a smooth transition right to the pocket. Typically with strong symmetrical balls, I have to keep my angles tight, in order to carry a corner pin, with the Summit, I do not. I am able to still open up the lane, with out sacrificing carry, which in turn, lets me stay with the same ball longer. The Summit is going to be a very good ball for some time, so do not hesitate to add this to your arsenal.

  • Storm Summit Review

    Posted by Sandra McIntire on Oct 30th 2023

    I am a higher speed, rev challenged 220-250ish, high tilt, high rotation, and super low track player. I drilled my Storm Summit 5 x 3 x 2 using the Storm VLS and my axis point is 3 ¼ right and 7/8 up. The Storm Summit is a big symmetrical piece that I loved using on medium to heavy oil especially on my sport shot league. It was early and smooth and helped me control the backend and transition. Not to mention the lower RG and High Diff is a ball I definitely gravitate towards and could not put down. If you like a ball that spins up fast and a lot this is the ball for you! My YouTube video of the ball can be found at:

  • Storm Summit

    Posted by Mike Sipple on Oct 26th 2023

    BALL SPECS Pin Length: 3.5 - 4 Starting Top Weight: 3.2 oz Ball Weight: 15 DRILL PATTERN 60 x 5.5 x 30 BOWLER STYLE: RH - Stroker Rev Rate: 380-420 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP/Track: PAP: 5 13/16” and 1/2" up SURFACE PREP Box Finish: 4K fast BALL MOTION The Summit comes out of the box sanded at 3K abralon finish, allowing it to get through the heads. This ball makes a strong move off the break point and goes through the pins very strong. COMMENTS I use this on Med to Heavy oil conditions. I am always a fan of the hybrid covers. they seem to give me the ball reaction that fits my eye. That gives me confidence to make better shots. I get a very consistent strong reaction with the Summit. Mike Sipple Storm Amateur Staff

  • Storm Summit review by Chris Pollentier

    Posted by Chris Pollentier on Oct 24th 2023

    Storm Summit Coverstock: TX-23 Hybrid Reactive Finish: 3000-Grit Abralon Core: Centripetal HD – A.I. RG: 2.46, Diff: 0.056 (15 lb.) VLS Layout: 5 x 5 x 2 3/4 Dual Angle Layout: 65 x 5 x 40 PAP: 5 3/16” right x 5/8” up Rev rate: 400 rpm Average speed: 16.5 mph Location: Prairie Lanes, Sun Prairie WI Pattern: Medium volume THS The Summit is Storm’s new addition to the master line and is the strongest symmetrical ball to date thanks to new core and cover designs. First, the core features the Centripetal HD core that was most recently in the Super Son!Q and paired it with an all-new Amplified Inertia (A.I.) outer core. The cover features the new TX-23 hybrid coverstock, which is a modernized variation of the TX-16 cover found on the infamous Phaze II. This new core/cover combo creates an early rolling, high flaring ball designed to produce an increased amount of midlane read with a strong, yet controlled, backend reaction. With the Storm Summit, I’ve seen early and continuous ball motion that reminiscent of a stronger Phaze II, but probably better compares to the Storm Axiom. I’ve left the Summit at the factory finish of 3000-grit Abralon and it gives me a very strong and versatile reaction which can be great for blending out over/under league conditions, but still provides a stronger backend motion that will drive through the pins and help to carry those off-pocket hits. For me, the Summit fits nicely in an arsenal between balls like the Storm DNA and Phaze II. While it’s certainly great versatile ball for league bowlers, the Summit is a can’t-miss ball for tournament players as it provides a strong and stable ball motion throughout the lane from front to back that will keep you in the pocket on challenging conditions. It’s a great option to use on longer/heavier volume patterns after bigger asymmetrical balls start burning up, but you still need a stronger rolling and predictable ball reaction. Chris Pollentier Storm Products Pro Shop Staff #StormNation

  • Storm Summit

    Posted by Dannial Cohen on Oct 21st 2023

    The new storm summit features Centripetal HD weight block is surrounded by the ALL-NEW A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core. This new combination drives the RG down and the differential up ensuring this ball spins up fast and a lot! Paired with the TX-23 .The layout i used on my summit was 4.75x4.75x2 using VLS or Dual Angle 60x4.75x30. Here's how the summit fits in my arsenal.I have it right between my Storm DNA and Phaze 2. The Summit responds to friction faster than Phaze 2 so when Phaze 2 won't make the corner the summit will be a great choice. The Summit will allow you to open up your angles and still have a good motion downlane.

  • Summit

    Posted by Gil B on Oct 21st 2023

    Storm Summit Featuring the Centripetal HD weight block is surrounded by the ALL-NEW A.I. outer core. My Layout for this was a 5 ¼ x 5 x 3 Storm pin buffer system. For me this ball was clean through the front read the midlane not to aggressive and had mid to strong finish on the back. This ball absolutely destroys the pins its scary. Def a bench mark ball for sure. This asymmetrical is great on the fresh as well on the mess because of its predictable and smooth overall reaction. I am comfortable playing all angles with this ball not having to worry about carry

  • Summit

    Posted by Zachary Woelfel on Oct 15th 2023

    The all new Storm Summit is Storm’s strongest symmetric piece to date, comparable to the Roto Grip TNT. Compared to the TNT, however, I believe that the Summit will be the most user friendly for a variety of players. For me this ball feels a lot more like the Storm Axiom, a ball that was very strong, and versatile both in lane play and on a variety of patterns. For me this ball allows me to move farther left without sacrificing carry compared to the TNT which tends to bog down when I get too far left. The Summit would be a ball that I take out of the bag first on longer/high volume patterns. I tend to like symmetric cores more than asymmetric ones so this ball will fit a spot in my bag that I was missing. I am extremely excited to see what this ball can do moving forward, go out and get yours today!

  • Storm Summit

    Posted by Keith C on Sep 11th 2023

    LANE CONDITION: Length: 42 Type: THS [size=14pt][font=arial][u][b]COMMENTS[/b][/u][/font][/size] Announcing Storm’s strongest symmetric ball to date. Featuring the Centripetal HD weight block is surrounded by the ALL-NEW A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core which lowers the RG down and raises the Diff up ensuring maximum flare potential. Paired with the TX-23 Hybrid Cover, a cover derived from the TR16 solid on the PhazeII it is a significantly stronger dig in the oil on heavier THS or longer sport. My layout is: 5 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 1 3/8 Revrate: 325 AT: 16 The Summit for me was very slow. It looks like my Gem rolling down the lanes, only its symmetrical. Depending on what the lane is giving me, I was able to start a session playing the track area. Carry was above average along this line but as the lanes transitioned, my moves left to find the right amount of head oil allowed me to achieve optimum entry angle. I did want to keep my speed up as slower deliveries quickly read the friction. The Summit can hold its own against any big asym depending on the need. If you have issues matching up with big asymmetrical balls, then this ball should be in your arsenal. For the one ball, one league THB is a must. My Summit fits between my 900G Reality and RG TNT. Same shapes with different rolls. I say use the Summit when you want a ball stronger than the TNT and slower response than your big asymmetrical. Visit a VIP Proshop today. 900 Global Staff Ambassador #GoGlobal #SquadRG #stormnation #iambowling #12InARowProShop #CustomThumbzProshop

  • Storm Summit ball review

    Posted by Mike Craig on Aug 31st 2023

    I drilled my SUMMIT up with a 4 x 4 x 4 pin under layout. I use this layout on pin unders to try to get a smooth transition. I have left it box finish which is 2000 abralon. Initial thoughts were strong but smooth. The SUMMIT was seeing the friction very early but not hopping off it like my other stronger pin up balls like the DNA and GEM were. The SUMMIT is a nice add on for when your big core/big traction balls are seeing the friction early and starting to stop or slow down too much. The SUMMIT also gives the appearance of a nice ball to have another as a compliment. I am going to add a pin up layout in the SUMMIT to go with the one I have already.


    Posted by Johnny on Aug 30th 2023

    Storm Summit is one of the first balls to come out of the bag if there is added volume. This ball is the perfect step down from the big asymmetrical balls once they start to burn up energy.

  • Summit

    Posted by Jeff Shadbolt on Aug 30th 2023

    15 Mph 340 RPM PAP 4 7/16> 5/8^ Right Handed Ave 220-230 Visit the YouTube channel for reviews! Summit 4 1/2x2 1/8 RG 2.46 DIFF .056 The Summit might be the strongest symmetrical ball we’ve ever produced. The Centripetal HD Core and the TX-23 Hybrid Cover gets plenty on traction on higher volume patterns but I was almost able to more left easier with this one than normally. Strong balls with surface usually stop or roll out for me when I move but as long as I closed my angles when I moved left this ball didn’t do that. It’s good on a variety of patterns, sport and house!

  • Summit

    Posted by Todd B on Aug 30th 2023

    The new Storm Summit features the Centripetal HD weight block and is surrounded by an all new A.I. (amplified inertia) outer core. All of that is wrapped in a new TX-23 Hybrid cover stock. The Summit is the strongest symmetrical ball Storm has ever released. Drilled at 5x4x2 (pin above bridge), this ball does not disappoint. I was a big fan of the Axiom, which is similar in RG and differential, but the Summit surpasses the performance of the Axiom. The Summit is cleaner through the front part of the lane and provides a much stronger backend motion than the Axiom. For a low RG ball, this ball just keeps on coming when you must open your angles. The one thing the Summit needs is oil because it flat out hooks!! This ball will smooth out the wet/dry house patterns and will also provide enough traction on the heavier sport patterns

  • Storm Summit Review

    Posted by Joey Ocello on Aug 28th 2023

    The new Storm Summit is one of the strongest symmetricals to date. Featuring the TX-23 Hybrid Coverstock along with the Centripetal HD core. One thing special about this piece though is the addition of the AI (Amplified Inertia) outer core. This combo helps the RG lower while raising the differential. Overall, the oil absorption is increased and with the outer core, it gives the ball an increased ability of going through the pins better and stronger. Since it is a hybrid, it does not burn up as I thought it may at times but still cuts through the pattern and continues nicely through the pins. I have used this ball mainly on patterns ranging from 37ft to 44ft and I am impressed. Almost anything I want the ball to do, it does. I have been testing to making the ball shiny too as I have seen others have success like this as well. While the motion is still good, I prefer mine still at the box finish (3000). It closely reminds me of the Phaze2 but I compared mine in the video linked below to the TNT, which proved to be much cleaner and not as strong overall. Go get yours today! #StormNation -Joey Ocello, Storm Amateur Staff Member. Bowler stats: Avg: 230+, Rev Rate: 450, Tilt: 17, PAP: 4 x 2 up, Axis

  • Storm Summit

    Posted by BRIAN HIRSCH on Aug 24th 2023

    Hey everyone, I'm back with another ball review, and this time it's for the Storm Summit! In 15 pounds this ball is wrapped in the TX-23 Hybrid Coverstock and comes with 3000 abaron and an RG of 2.46, Diff of .056. So what do we have here…. This ball is the strongest symmetric to date and has been compared to a stronger Phaze 2 and what a compliment that is. Now that I have thrown this ball I have found it very strong and as I have said in other reviews being more speed than rev dominant I have found this ball to look best going straight down the track. I have thrown it against the 900 Global Zen Gold Label and had to move right as the Zen GL is a shiny pearl with React Gloss. I see this ball being great on the fresh and after some lane shine can be the ball you can bowl all three games of league with. Get out to your local STORM VIP shop or local Pro Shop and get yours today! BOWLER STYLE: RH - Power Stroker Rev Rate: 320 Ball Speed: 15-16 PAP: 4 7/8 right 5/8 up. #Storm #VISE #BowlersChoiceProShop #BabesAndBallsBowling #LogoInfusion or #IAmBowling (coupon code HIRSCH 20% off at checkout)

  • Storm Summit Review

    Posted by DeeRonn Booker on Aug 22nd 2023

    The Summit surprised me. Looking at the Low RG. And Extremely High Diff. before drilling, I can’t believe the ball still motions down lane. The .056 Diff in the Summit allows for huge angles through the front of the lane with a reassurance that the ball will make it back to the pocket and still carry. It reminds me of a continuous Asymmetric ball which I like. I used a layout to slightly lower the diff by having the pin in my ring finger (5 ½ x 4 x 3 ½). I knew by design this ball was going to have a lot of hook potential and I typically bowl better with balls that hook less, so I wanted to make sure this ball had a good amount of play when I’m bowling in local tournaments. Shinning the cover does help, but I recommend through it first before changing the cover.

  • Storm Summit by Casey Murphy

    Posted by Casey Murphy on Aug 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) New Master line ball. New Core. New Cover. This the lowest RG I can ever remember and the highest diff in awhile too! This ball REVS UP and HOOOKKSSS. The nice thing is it’s the same reactive cover formula as the Phaze 2, one of the goat balls but this time the Summit cover is the TX-23 Hybrid. It’s definitely a little cleaner than our biggest covers meaning it can handle the volume and has NO problem hooking. The Summit features the Centripetal HD weight block with the AI outer core which helps create this very unique ball motion. The is the best addition the Master line we’ve seen in some time. I feel like I can use the Summit on typical house patterns as well and some of the heavier blended tougher patterns. The Summit HOOOKS tho, so you better have some volume! If you loved the Phaze 2 and want an earlier and smoother shape, go with the Summit!

  • Storm Summit is now my benchmark ball!

    Posted by Melanee Gross on Aug 15th 2023

    I was super excited to get this ball with the new A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core, and wow was I not disappointed! This ball is now the first out of the bag, no matter what the conditions. The Summit is very clean and smooth through the heads. With the low RG and the higher differential, the ball picks up perfectly midlane and is strong and continuous through the back end. This ball will definitely work great for all bowlers of various styles. I dropped weight a while ago to 14lbs and have been worried about carry ever since. This is definitely no longer a concern. For me the ball moves and hits just as hard as the 15lb balls I see on the lanes.

  • Strom Summit Ball Review

    Posted by Patrick Keiffer on Aug 15th 2023

    The Summit has a low RG value of 2.46 a medium differential of 0.056 making it the strongest symmetric ball to date from Storm. Starting on the inside, the Centripetal HD weight block is surrounded by the ALL-NEW A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core. This new combination drives the RG down and the differential up ensuring this ball spins up fast. Paired with the TX-23 Hybrid Cover, the Summit provides enhanced oil absorption for even better grip on those slick conditions. Which in turn gives you the bowler the ability to open up the lanes more I did a ball comparison to the 900 Global Zen Master, Storm Absolute and the 900 Global Reality Check at 42 ft house shot, 25 ml of oil. The layout chosen 35 x 4 3/4 x 15. In comparison to the 900 Global Zen Master, the Summit starts up quicker and is more aggressive off the spot verses the Zen Master that’s a pinch cleaner and more rounded off the spot. Through the shots you will see how the Summit and the Zen Master are very similar even going 5 and 3 left they both keep up with each other. It wasn’t until I went deep inside where the Summit out hooked the Zen Master. In comparison to the Storm Absolute, The Summit starts up quicker and overall hooks way more. The Absolute has a R2S Deep Hybrid cover with a similar RG of 2.48 verses a 2.46 of the Summit and a lower differential of 0.050 verses a 0.056 so in retrospect of numbers the Absolute should hook more but the TX-23 cover is a lot higher on the strength scale verses R2S an in turn hooks more. In comparison to the 900 Global Reality Check, the Summit also starts up quicker and stronger off the spot. The Reality Check is a much cleaner option even being an asymmetric ball with a more rounder shape verses the Summit with a more sharper shape that climbs the hill much stronger on the heavier conditions. As per the surface adjustments, the Summit at box surface is 3000 grit which will be strong a continuous and round off the spot At 2,000 Polish the ball will go a little longer and sharper off the spot In the bag, will be the Reality, Eternity, Summit, Dark Code, IQ Ruby

  • Storm Summit

    Posted by Ben Lapointe on Aug 14th 2023

    The Summit is the newest addition to the Storm line and for the little bit that I have thrown it so far, I can tell that this will be my go to before the Phaze II for a long time. For me, it provides a little more mid lane read with a stronger transition down lane. This allows me to use it on fresher conditions, after big asym balls like the DNA begin to burn up. I could also see this ball being a good option when polished for when the Phaze II begins to die down lane. I find this piece for interchangeable when it comes to where it could be slotted in the bag. I would recommend this ball to anyone that is looking for a good step up from the Phaze II. Remember to Bowl Up a Storm!!

  • Summit Review

    Posted by Oliver Lawson on Aug 13th 2023

    The Storm Summit has been dubbed the strongest symmetric ball ever to have been produced in Utah. The Summit features a core that has striking resemblance to the Marvel series core, but it is wrapped in the new AI core technology. On the outside, the Summit is wrapped in a unique color combination of the new TX-23 hybrid cover, which is an updated hybrid version of the cover on the Phase 2. I drilled my Summit 4.75x4x4 2LS to get a strong benchmark shape out of it. For myself, this ball was a lot earlier than anticipated given it is a hybrid and hooked quite a bit. While it has been something that has not completely matched up to my game, I see this being incredibly successful for speed dominant or low rev players that struggle to see a ball pick up on the lane soon enough. This ball goes through the pins very well and is already one of the top selling balls on the market. If you need something to get through some of the mucky sport shots or help blend cliffed house shots, this is going to be the ball for you! Go see your local Storm VIP pro shop to get yours drilled today! Oliver Lawson Storm Amatuer Staff Bowler’s Simple Stats Style: RH 2-handed RPM: 580 Average: 230 THS, 205 Collegiate PAP: 5 over, 1 7/8 down

  • Storm Summit

    Posted by Brian Watson on Aug 13th 2023

    The new ball in the Storm family is the Summit. The Summit has the TX-23 hybrid cover wrapped around the modified Centripetal HD core. Centripetal HD weight block is surrounded by the ALL-NEW A.I. (Amplified Inertia) outer core. Shout out to Hank Boomershine, Alex Hoskins and R/D team at Storm for raising the bar in bowling ball technology. I drilled my Summit 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1. I went with a shorter pin buffer to help the response down lane. Lets just say this ball is very strong for a symmetrical. I put a little step 2 on mine and bowled on 45ft Dick Weber pattern, The summit allowed me to control the pocket, and carry well. Its very hard to throw the Summit through the breakpoint which is a good feeling. The Summit is just different especially on off hits. Even since I switched to 14lb because of a bad knee, usually I like to throw the bigger asymmetricals but the Summit is plenty strong enough to go through the pins. I have the summit stronger than the Phaze 2 and below the bigger balls like a RG Gem, Global Reality. If your looking for a strong rolling symmetrical that carries real well the Summit is your ball! Brian Watson Storm Pro Shop Staff PAP 3 7/8 up 1 1/4 RPM -400 MPH - 16-17 TILT - 17 Modify message

  • Overall Great Ball

    Posted by Evan Pitt on Aug 13th 2023

    I've thrown this ball for a bit now. It overall is a steaple part in my bag. When I first drilled it my intensions were to be the big strong roll ball in my bag. When I need a ball to blend the over under well, this is my go to ball. If you have an IQ tour, much stronger roll, close to same motion. The new core design suprisingly keeps the pins low and moving! You can feel the sense of power this ball creates at the deck. My own personal down side, the yellow is a color my eye isn't too fond of, If you have a fairly wet or over under lane conditions, this ball eliminates that.