Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball

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The Virtual Energy Blackout builds on an already concrete foundation created by the Shape-Lock HD Core. But now, and sleeker than ever, the Blackout has taken the reigns with a tour-inspired 1-tone design. The shape you didn’t know you needed until it was gone is back!

Color Blackout
Coverstock R2X Pearl Reactive
Core Centripetal HD symmetric
RG 2.48
Differential 0.052
Intermediate Diff 0.020
Factory finish Reacta Gloss
Weights 12 thru 16lbs
Fragrance Orange Pop

2 Reviews

  • Storm Virtual Energy Blackout review by Lonnie Pemberton

    Posted by Lonnie Pemberton on Sep 19th 2023

    Coverstock: ReX (Reactor Extreme) Core: Shape-Lock HD Core Finish: Reacta Gloss RG: 2.48 Differential: 0.052 Intermediate Diff: .020 ME: Right-Handed Tweener Speed: 12-13 mph Rev Rate: 315 PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up Ball Layout: Pin over Bridge 5 1/4 X 5 X 1 3/4 VLS The new Storm release in the Signature line teams up an old favorite core with a very successful cover that's been featured on some great balls. The Shape-lock HD core from the virtual series comes back and is teamed up the the REX Pearl cover featured on the Dark Code. The glossy finish and proven core provide a clean sharp down-lane reaction in a bigger ball, giving you angle even when the lane isn't necessarily giving it to you. The elegant black pearl cover makes this a great looking ball. I tested the Virtual Energy Blackout in league on the long high volume house pattern at my home center. I was a little surprised at how much hook I saw on a fresh lane. It was a little to strong playing near the friction on the fresh. So I put it away until game 3. The Blackout is a great piece for dealing with transition once the lane starts pushing you left. As seems to be characteristic of the all black polished balls it really bends off the down-lane friction well and is great for creating angle when covering boards. It has been very useful for overpowering the lanes when the fronts go but the back-ends are still a little slow. I think the Blackout will be very popular when you need to get in and wheel on it and it's strong enough to create that shape for bowlers who struggle a bit on the rev side of things. See my full ball reaction video at: Lonnie Pemberton Storm Pro Shop Staff Vise Pro Shop Staff Revolutions Pro Shop

  • Blackout Ball Good

    Posted by Ben Lapointe on Sep 17th 2023

    Ben Lapointe PAP: 1 1/4'' up and 4 7/8'' over Layout: 5.25 x 4.25 x 3 The new Storm Virtual Energy Blackout is Storm's newest Premier Line ball. For me, this piece provides effortless length through the front part of the lane, while maintaining a strong, smooth, mid lane motion, with lots of continuation down lane. For me, this ball could be used right after your earlier rolling solid pieces, before you get into the floppy pearls like the IQ Tour Ruby and Fate. I recommend this ball to anyone looking for a smooth transition, and tons of angle through the pins. Get yours September 22nd and bowl up a Storm!!!