Storm Hy-Road Max Bowling Ball

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Storm Hy-Road Max Bowling Ball

  • Color: Emerald/Lime
  • Coverstock: NeX Solid Reactive
  • Weight Block: Inverted Fe² Technology
  • Factory Finish: 3000 grit Abralon
  • Flare Potential: High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.52; 15lbs - 2.57; 14lbs - 2.58
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.058; 15lbs - 0.046; 14lbs - 0.037
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): N/A
  • Fragrance: Green Apple

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Teamwork. Passion. Precision. These core values are installed in every Storm bowling ball by master craftsmen at the Storm manufacturing plant in Brigham City, Utah. A core’s angles and curves. A cover’s contrasts and surfaces. Together these elements create an unmistakable identity, uniquely its own.


The Inverted Feweight block has historically had a higher RG orientation. The higher the RG, the more resistant the ball will be to changing direction as it travels down the lane. This promotes a later transition with a cleaner shape through the front part of the lane. Add NeX into the mix, and you will see more change of direction down lane with

a motion that unmistakebly belongs to a Hy-Road.

NeX first made its debut on the AxiomTM, the newest touchstone from which all other balls are compared. The finishing touches clock in at 3000-grit Abralon, which has become the benchmark standard of surface profiles. Easily adjusted up or down, it provides quick access to a mutlitude of topographies with little effort. Inherently, NeX provides a unique chemical texture once cured. As the surface of the Hy-Road Max rolls down the lane, it starts to form weak molecular bonds with the lane material that pulls on the ball and ultimately slows it down. This is preciceily what’s needed in order for a ball to hook.

As you can see, there’s more to every ball than meets the eye. If performance is in your DNA, unleash it!

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
Sanded 3000 Abralon
Core Type:
Solid Reactive
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47 Reviews

  • 5
    Hooking Hy-Road

    Posted by DeeRonn Booker on Jun 18th 2021

    Storm Hy-road Max Rg. 2.57 Diff. .046 Layout 5 ½ x 3 x 2. The Hy-road Max Hooks. When I drill a Hy-road I expect it to be long and controlled down lane. The Hy-Road Max has the same shape as the original Hy-road, just gets into a roll earlier. I used it out of box and it was too much, so like I do with most bowling balls I shinned it and it rolled better. The Hy-road Max with shine rolled better on drier house conditions and on conditions where there was defined hook right. Bowlers with faster ball speed and lower rev rates love the Max with surface. As a Pro Shop Operator, I experimented with a polished surface change for a lower rev rate bowler and it was definitely preferred with the box finish. The ball rolled well over all with or without the surface adjustments, when I see the word “Hy-road” I expect to see a Hy-road shape. Rev Rave 425 Pap 5 ½ over ¼ up Axis Tilt >5 degrees Axis Rotation 45 degrees Storm Pro Shop Staff

  • 4
    Hyroad Max review by Tommy Gollick

    Posted by Tommy Gollick on Jun 17th 2021

    The Hyroad Max is the latest ball from Storm that features the Inverted Fe2 weight block that has been so successful over the past 15+ years. Hyroad Max uses the strongest cover (NeX Solid) to date of any ball that shared the Inverted Fe2 weight block. The 3000 grit box finish gets the Max to pick up in the oil with ease. Hy-Road Max has a color combination of emerald and lime, and takes me back to yester-year, and reminds me of the Bolt solid. The Hyroad Max has an Rg of 2.57 and a differential of 0.046 in 15lb balls. I drilled the Hyroad Max with a 4.5 pin and 4 pin buffer. Comparing the Max to an identically drilled All Road, the Max starts creating traction much sooner and creates more hook in the midlane and through the backend. For a bowling ball with this strong of a cover, it is amazing that it can still continue downlane even though it reads the oil so well. The only ball that comes to mind that created this kind of motion throughout the entire lane was the Reign of Fire. One thing that I have noticed is that I do need to keep the cover free from oil with my shammy, to keep the consistent move throughout the lane. The Hy-Road Max has been useful on some longer, heavier patterns while keeping my hand up the back of the ball, and can still get through the front of the lane and reduce overall motion when putting my hand in a position to create a little more “spin” on medium pattern volumes. I like the Hy-Road Max. I was a little nervous to drill it at first because my history with strong covers on high Rg balls hasn’t been the greatest, but the Max works. With my ball speed and rev-rate, the Hy-Road Max will have the right time and place to use it. Thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Hy-Road Max. Bowl up a Storm!

  • 5
    The Hy-Road Max Success

    Posted by Rick Klimowicz on Jun 15th 2021

    Hy-Road Max: Thunder Series Coverstock: NeX Solid reactive Finish: 3000 Grit Abralon Core: Symmetrical: Inverted Fe2 Technology RG: 2.57 (15lb) Differential: 0.046 (15lb) Layout: 4 x 3.75 x 2.25 Tester PAP: 5 1/8 R, 1/2 D Lane Condition: Medium – Heavy Pattern Review: 42’ Typical House Pattern The Hy-Road Max is proof of why Storm is truly the “Bowlers Company.” With the combination of the Inverted Fe2 Core and NeX Coverstock, the Hy-Road Max delivers from laydown to impact! Let’s take a closer look at this THS review from a straighter, older, thumb-in-the-ball, bowler. The symmetrical Inverted Fe2 Core rolled quite cleanly off my hand in different lines. I liked that when I played straighter (up 5) this core took its time rev’ing up while retaining a whole lot of energy at the pins. Moving a bit in (up 10), I enjoyed how this core was smooth and predictable with a motion that I could depend on. Further, I could move in deeper (15) and, even with my lower rev rate and higher speed, the Fe2 Core retained its energy and brought a strong impact at the pins with little deflection. I admit that I really like seeing those 10 pin kickers! The NeX Coverstock was the perfect choice for the Hy-Road Max. I found this solid cover blends smoothly in different conditions and performs well under different situations even after tweaking the cover to 1500 grit. On fresh oil, this cover cleared the heads crisply and still maintained a well-defined motion. I liked how this cover nearly predicted when it was time to make a move as the night went on. In a late night burned up condition, the NeX cover stayed consistent through the lane. I loved its smooth motion even in spotty and frustrating conditions you get from plastic and urethane. In conclusion, the Hy-Road Max is an excellent choice for bowlers that are down and in, higher speed/low rev and have a little hand to put into their game. This ball is predictable, stable and quite reliable. The Hy-Road Max will keep you in the game. I suggest you keep it in your bag! Rick Klimowicz Storm Products Pro Shop Staff Roll the Ball Pro shop Penndel, Pa

  • 5
    Storm Hy-Road Max

    Posted by Cooper Mathewson on Jun 13th 2021

    Storm Hy-Road Max Core: Inverted Fe2 weight block Cover: NeX Solid Reactive I started with my Hy-Road Max on the two different house shots I see most often. One is pretty heavy for house, the other your typical dry house shot. The Max was a little too weak out of the gates on the heavy shot, too aggressive on the dry one. I tinkered with cover a bit but still didn't love the reactions I was seeing. I tossed a couple sport patterns and finally found some success. When I needed a the ball to start earlier and stay controllable, the Max finally lined up. I think this may just be a bad match up for me. I haven't had much luck with the Hy-Road line (aside from the Hy-Road Pearl)...which seems crazy with all the success of the line. I have drilled a handful for customers and have had no complaints. Maybe not the best for me but, like most Hy-Roads, this will be a good ball for many different styles.

  • 5
    Storm Hy-Road Maxx!

    Posted by Dean Stewart on Jun 4th 2021

    Introducing the brand new Storm Hy-Road Maxx! The new Hy-Road Maxx features the NeX Solid Reactive Coverstock that is previously seen in the Proton PhysiX and, Axiom wrapped around the famous Hy-Road Core! This ball for me is a different ball motion then seen in most Storm balls, it gets through the front part of the lane easily because of the Core and, the Coverstock allows it to read the midlane and, also be very smooth downlane! This ball is very strong still for as slow as it rolls for me for when I need something I can control the backends with

  • 5
    Storm Hy-Road Max

    Posted by Brian Watson on May 30th 2021

    The new Hy-Road ball is called the HyRoad Max. Great shelf appeal with the bright lime green in color. Storm added the very strong Nex solid reactive coverstock. I drilled mine pin down with 5 inch pin. I also applied Storm Reacta Shine to surface. For me the Max needs some oil up front, as it rolls pretty early for me. To be honest it so far has been a little conditional for my roll. When its on its pretty good, but when its not I just need to choose a different option. On a side not, bowlers with higher ball speed love this ball as it keeps the ball from going through the breakpoint. I need to bowl more with the Max and on some longer patterns where it should shine. Brian Watson PAP 4 up 1 1/8 RPM - 400 Speed - 16-17 Tilt - 17

  • 4
    Hyroad Max Review

    Posted by Sabrina Groves on May 12th 2021

    I am so glad I ordered this ball as it is absolutely amazing. The Hyroad Max is smooth through the front, pops on the backend and continues through the pins. The center where I bowl the lanes are oily to start so I am able to start the night with this ball and keep moving my feet left as the night goes on. We only have four on a pair during league so there is some transition but not a bunch so I have not had to move too far left. I really like the shape this ball gives me as it is something I did not have in my bag. I think this ball is going to be a great tournament ball for me as well especially if the lanes are oily or when they start to break down. With my lower rev rate when I have to move inside I have to ball up. The Hyroad Max will be a ball that I can ball up to play deeper on the lanes. The Hyroad Max will be a ball that is in my bag for league and tournaments. I am heading to the Open Championships at the end of June. The Hyroad Max will definitely be coming with me to both of those tournaments. I look forward to seeing what this ball gives me on the house shot when it lanes shines but also to see what it gives me during tournaments. Sabrina Groves Storm Amateur Staff

  • 5
    Hy-Road MAX

    Posted by Curtiss Rasnic on Apr 27th 2021

    LANE CONDITION Length:41 Volume:Medium Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS COMMENTS Cover: NeX Solid Reactive Core: Inverted Fe² Finish: 3000 RG: 2.57 Differential: 0.046 The new Hyroad Max is the newest solid added to the infamous Hyroad line. It uses the new NEX cover with the same famous Hyroad core. For me, this ball out of the box was just too much up front, with not enough down lane. After applying some Storm Pro Finish step 3 to the cover, I have not looked back. The ball now gets through the front part of the lane with ease, has plenty of midlane roll, then unleashes on the backend. I couldn't help but notice just how much it continued through the pin deck, keeping the pins low, and with that the carry has been phenomenal. I can usually start the night with this ball, but usually has to be put away by game 3. This ball sits nicely between my Reality and my shiny Incite. This ball will definitely be getting use in some upcoming tournaments.

  • 5

    Posted by Roto Grip Rick on Apr 24th 2021

    Storm Hyroad MAX - NeX solid coverstock - Inverted Fe2 core 3000ab grit finish from factory - 5000ab grit for testing- layout - 60 x 5 x 35 On older HPL panels with super wet fronts and sparky backends I practice and bowl league on 1 night a week the reaction was a little calmer then I though it would be. I attended several ball demos where this ball was a BEAST . I decided to enhance the coverstock to 5000ab grit to make the ball float on the front part of the pattern and not burn up in the front part of the lanes like my Axiom did with the same NeX cover and similar layout. The ball ultra smooth in the transition part of the lane and silky through the pin deck. Very predictable with the NeX coverstock at 5000ab. The next generation of HyRoad is here and it strikes to the MAX!!!

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