Storm DNA Bowling Ball

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  • Storm DNA Bowling Ball
  • Storm DNA Bowling Ball
  • Storm DNA Bowling Ball
MSRP: $289.95
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Storm DNA Bowling Ball

  • Color: Red/Black/Violet
  • Coverstock: EXO Solid Reactive
  • Weight Block: Supercoil Core
  • Factory Finish: 2000-grit Abralon
  • Flare Potential: High 
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.47; 15lbs - 2.47; 14lbs - 2.53
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.050; 15lbs - 0.053; 14lbs - 0.048
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.021; 15lbs - 0.023; 14lbs - 0.020
  • Fragrance: Strawberry Shortcake

Additional product information:

You may have already seen how a bowling ball is made. We start from the innermost part, the weight block, and work our way out. In this case, it’s the inventive Supercoil weight block. The intent was to develop a super low RG shape with a greater undrilled intermediate differential. Traditionally, weight blocks with more of the mass placed around the equator drive the RG down and read the midlane better. The cutaway on the Y-axis helps to maintain dynamic integrity after drilling. When it’s time, the coverstock is poured. In just a few minutes as the liquid transitions to a solid, an extreme amount of heat (about 200 °F) needs to be released for this to happen. We refer to this as “exotherm”. This stage in the process is crucial to the chemistry of the coverstock and by controlling the peak temperature, heat rate, and cooldown speed we can manipulate the chemical porosity deep within that helps with oil absorption and displacement. This creates caverns of porosity and cliffs so deep which give this state-of-the-art shell the kind of cutting-edge traction that’ll leave you in awe. Enter: EXO Reactive coverstock.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Heavy Oil
Factory Finish:
Sanded 2000 Abralon
Core Type:
Solid Reactive
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31 Reviews

  • 4

    Posted by Oliver Lawson on May 26th 2023

    I drilled my DNA 4.75x4x4 2LS to match the layout on my Reality. The new SuperCoil core really does what it says. Even though the DNA is wrapped in an extremely strong Exo Solid coverstock, the core real helps this ball shape off the end of the pattern. Compared to my Reality, the DNA goes 2-3ft further downland before it gets into the hook phase, and it covers several more boards left to right than my Reality. I think this piece is going to be really good for lower rev players that need to cover boards on higher volume patterns and see more downline shape than the Reality provides. Personally this ball is not for me, but I can see this being a great option for lower power players, and a great piece on longer/higher volume patterns.

  • 5
    The superior DNA!

    Posted by Rick Klimowicz on May 22nd 2023

    DNA • Storm • Premier Series Core • Supercoil Core • Asymmetric Coverstock • EXO Solid Reactive Finish • 2000-grit Abralon Weight • 15 lbs. RG • 2.47 Differential • .053 Intermediate Diff • .023 Layout • 4 x 41/4 x 2 1/4 Tester PAP • 5” R, 5/8” D Tester Axis Tilt • 11° Tester Rev Rate • 300 Test Pattern • 42' THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street Storm has delivered another impressive success to their Premier Series with the DNA. And with the winning combination of the new Supercoil Core and EXO Solid Reactive coverstock, the DNA brought some pin-crushing results. So, let's take a closer look at what makes the DNA a potent weapon to add to your arsenal. Storm has done a brilliant job in developing the new Supercoil Core. I like how the Supercoil Core reads the lane more methodically than other big asymmetric cores. It has a clean rhythmic motion that starts more in the mid-lane. And I liked how the Supercoil Core progressively builds momentum as it continues down the lane. And being a straighter player, I enjoyed the Supercoil Core's ability to turn that momentum into potent raw power. And that power translated to a destructive explosion at the pins and a relentless driving continuation through the deck. So, no doubt, straighter players like me will love the results from the Supercoil Core! Continuing the DNA's success is the EXO Solid Reactive Coverstock. From my first roll on a fresh THS, I loved the EXO Solid's biting traction from the moment the DNA hit the lane. And being a straighter player, I could count on the EXO's course texture to deliver a smooth, consistent motion through all sixty feet of the lane. Further, as the night went on, I especially liked how the EXO Solid Reactive blended the over-under conditions that developed as the night continued. And if you are looking to play around urethane and the heavy carry-down it presents, look no further. The EXO Solid Reactive will give you the confidence to play far right and still have plenty of power to spare at the pocket! So if you are a straighter, low-rev player like me. You can count on the EXO Solid Reactive Coverstock will keep you in contention all night against many adverse lane conditions! In conclusion, the DNA is a strong and outstanding new release from Storm. The brilliant combination of Supercoil Core and EXO Solid Reactive coverstock makes the DNA an excellent choice for straighter low-rev players like me. And for those down and in players looking for that "edge" to compete against the modern power game, then the DNA will be a great weapon to keep you in contention all night long! So, stop into your local Storm VIP Pro Shop today and have your DNA ready for the summer completion! It's that good! Rick Klimowicz Storm Products Pro Shop Staff Roll the Ball Pro Shop Penndel, PA

  • 5
    Storm DNA

    Posted by Mike LeViner on May 14th 2023

    Layout: 60 x 4 5/8 x 35 The biggest compliment that I can give the DNA is that it rolls like a stronger, beef-ed up Phaze II. Indeed, I see a similar motion between the two, with the DNA being 2-3 boards stronger overall. Even though this ball is a touch cleaner in the front part of the lane than the Gem or Super Nova, it can still handle any heavy or fresh oil conditions. The DNA has a massive amount of midlane roll without detracting from its entry angle. The DNA fits perfectly between balls such as the aforementioned Gem or Super Nova, and the strong shiny asyms such as the Exotic Gem or Absolute.

  • 5

    Posted by Casey Mattingly on May 3rd 2023

    Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck…not a duck No seriously, The DNA looks like a Phaze2, Rolls like an Asym. Phaze2…Definitely NOT a Phaze2. The DNA has the all new combo of the Exo solid Cover and the Supercoil core. This ball defines smooth, predictable, hard hitting. The pins seem to stay low all the way through the pin deck. As long as the lanes aren’t hooking too much in the front, This ball is such a great benchmark ball. I know exactly where I need to go after this ball starts burning up in the fronts, which seems to be the typical thing for it to do. I actually smoothed the cover to a light 4000, just so I could stay in it a bit longer! This one should not be passed up! I used my typical pin up layout: 5x4x2 Balls getting a lot of play Infinite Physix: 5x4x2 Eternity: 5x4x2 Phaze4: 5x4x2 Fate: 5x4x2

  • 5
    Storm DNA

    Posted by Alex Thomes on Apr 10th 2023

    Ball Specs: Storm DNA Coverstock EXO solid Weight Block Supercoil™ Core Color Red/Black/Violet Finish 2000-grit Abralon Layout 50x4 3/8x70 or 4 3/8x4 1/4x4 Bowler Specs: Right Hand. PAP 3 1/2 Over 5/8 up Rev Rate 400 Speed at release 17.5 Review: The Storm DNA is the newest big asymmetric ball in the Storm Premier line. This ball features a new core and cover combo. The first thing that I noticed with this ball is that it is cleaner than other big asym balls that are out there. The DNA still allows to have great mid lane read but gives you that continuous motion downlane. The box surface is a great starting point if you need the ball to read earlier. The cover is also going to allow for surface changes very easily. This ball is going to be a great option for when you want something like your proton physix but allows you to see more motion. With being higher ball speed off my hand this is a great ball to start with and use for a majority of league. This ball is going to be great for a variety of bowlers whether you are high speed or high rev rate. This ball is a great ball will be great for heavier patterns or your weekly leagues. Get yours now at your local Storm VIP pro shop. Alex Thomes #StormNation #StrikingWorldwide #SquadRG #Driven2Bowl

  • 5
    Storm DNA

    Posted by Kevin Duncan on Apr 6th 2023

    Storm DNA Layout: 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 DNA utilizes the new EXO solid coverstock and Supercoil weight block. We tested the DNA following the state tournament team squad so probably not the best testing environment. However, the DNA showed signs of strength. The ball definitely rolled early and had a smooth overall ball reaction. I don’t feel the DNA was quite as early as the Gem, but was earlier than the Reality. Therefore, I feel the DNA falls in between those two iconic balls. Time will tell if the DNA produces the success those two balls have. Visit your local Storm VIP Pro Shop! #Stormnation #SquadRG

  • 5
    Storm DNA review by Lonnie Pemberton

    Posted by Lonnie Pemberton on Apr 4th 2023

    Core: Supercoil Asymmetric Cover: EXO Solid Reactive Finish: 2000 Abralon RG: 2.53 (14lb) Differential: 0.048 (14 lb) PSA: .020 ME: Right-Handed Tweener Speed: 12-13 mph Rev Rate: 315 Axis Tilt: 14° Axis Rotation: 74° PAP: 5 1/8 R 7/8 Up Ball Layout: Pin over Bridge 5 1/4 X 5 1/4 X 3 VLS The new Storm DNA brings back the strong early motion to the Premier line. It features a brand new coarse cover stock called EXO solid. At it's box 2k finish this ball GRABS at the front of the lane. To complete the intense hooking power of this ball the new core Supercoil gives it a big motor on the inside too. The result is a ball made to conquer heavy oil. I first tested the DNA in league on the normal high volume house pattern. The front of the lane beds in my home center feature a lot of friction so the volume has been increased to counteract. The 43 ft of oil makes it a requirement to have a strong first ball out of the bag. The DNA's potent early hook is tailor made for this condition as it never seems to miss the front, so it can't get too far right down-lane the way so many other balls seem too. I was very impressed with the pin action I saw from the DNA. Of the other balls that I would put at the top of the hook potential list I would put it between the Gem and the Reality although much closer to the Gem. In-brand the best comparison would probably be the Proton Physix so it should work well as a replacement for people who miss that ball. Obviously people who are speed dominant/rev challenged are going to love this ball, but take it from a guy who's on the lower end of ball speed, the DNA is fantastic when the lanes are oily. Lonnie Pemberton Storm Pro Shop Staff Vise Pro Shop Staff Revolutions Pro Shop Youtube Channel:

  • 5
    Storm DNA review

    Posted by Mike Craig on Mar 31st 2023

    I drilled my DNA 4 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2. I left this one at the box finish to see what it could do. The early word on the DNA from other staffers is it looks like an asymmetric PHAZE II both in color and motion. I immediately thought the same thing. The DNA has that easy motion just like the PHAZE II except definitely a stronger cover as it blended out the lane easier I compared it to the SUPER NOVA and GEM, both of the other stronger pieces that I have thrown. The SUPER is a lot more back end motion and I needed my feet further left. The GEM was earlier and it seemed like there just was not enough head oil on the lane to get it to hold energy to hit as I left a lot of burn tens. I did also throw a couple of other balls to ball down like the ABSOLUTE which was about 3-4 boards weaker in the front but quicker down lane and a DARK CODE that I really like on house. The DARK CODE was about 2-3 boards weaker on the house shot down lane. The DNA really played off the DARK CODE for me as I could move off the DNA when it was time for a change. Drill up an DNA if you loved your PHAZE II and just felt it wasn't enough when the lanes had more volume or were longer and you didn't want to put 500 or 1000 on it. Also if one of your stronger pearls just isn't reading early enough. This is where the DNA excels. It is stronger but controllable.

  • 5
    wow! It rolls!

    Posted by Todd Pawlak on Mar 29th 2023

    Here is my opinion on the DNA. I hope it helps if your thinking of getting one. 1st I had mine drilled 4 3/4 x 4 x 2 3/4. All I can say I love the DNA in my hands! The 1st night, the ball right out of the box with the 2000-grit Abralon surface, no surface changes. I shoot 290 (with a 4 pin) 236-235 for a nice 761. This ball reads the lane SO WELL...from front to back. If you watch your ball all the way down the lane, this ball is very easy to read. This ball over the 900 Global Reality, it does hook more both mid lane and back end. This EXO Solid Reactive cover with the Supercoil core...its such a great rolling ball. I do enjoy having this ball in my hands, highly recommended. It does need oil though, especially the way mine is drilled. It has a spot in my bag for sure. It's nice to have a, that you can work around other bowlers if you need to. You need a ball to get a little deeper, this ball rolls so well in the oil!

  • 5
    Storm DNA Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

    Posted by PJ Haggerty on Mar 29th 2023

    The newest addition to the Premier Line at Storm is the DNA. With new technology from our wizards at Storm, they’ve created the Supercoil weight block and wrapped it with the EXO solid coverstock. This provides an RG number of 2.47, differential of .053, and PSA of .023. What this means for the bowlers is an extremely strong asymmetrical ball that doesn’t quit down-lane. I’ve drilled two so far and have had a lot of success with both. The one I’ve used the most is mapped out as 5 x 3.5 x 3.5. This puts the pin below my bridge with a decent shift of the CG and the mass bias is below my thumb and to the right. When drilling this ball, my goal was to make it the strongest ball in my bag. By hand, I hit the DNA with 1000 pad to make the ball read sooner. On longer patterns or patterns with heavier volumes of oil, this DNA has been a slam dunk. I recently bowled a regional on a longer pattern and I was able to create a nice shape when sliding in the left gutter and getting it to 9/10 down lane. If you need a strong, asymmetric piece that won’t quit down lane, the Storm DNA should be the next ball you drill! #StormNation

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