Storm IQ Tour Ruby Bowling Ball

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  • Storm IQ Tour Ruby Bowling Ball and Core
  • Storm IQ Tour Bowling Ball core
  • Storm IQ Tour Ruby Bowling Ball
MSRP: $289.95
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Storm IQ Tour Ruby Bowling Ball

  • Color: Ruby
  • Coverstock: R2S™ Pearl Reactive
  • Weight Block: C3 Centripetal™ Core
  • Factory Finish: Reacta Gloss
  • Flare Potential: Low
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.49; 15lbs - 2.49; 14lbs - 2.54
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.035; 15lbs - 0.029; 14lbs - 0.034
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): N/A
  • Fragrance: Berry Splash

Additional product information:

The original !Q Tour became famous with R2S, and the !Q Tour Ruby will be no exception. The !Q Tour Ruby will feature R2S Pearl and will come in a 1500-grit polished box finish that will make the one-color ruby pearl cover simply shine. But good looks are just the window dressing. On the lanes, R2S Pearl provides the highest coefficient of dry lane friction of any coverstock we have to offer. That allows the !Q Tour Ruby to easily glide through the front of the lane on most conditions before charging back to the pocket with all the carrying power you’re ever going to need.

Powering the !Q Tour Ruby is the proven C3 Centripetal Control Core that has made the !Q Tour line the industry’s go-to option for predictable, benchmark reaction. In the !Q Tour Ruby, the C3 Core will provide a combination of power and forgiveness that simply can’t be matched. This will allow you to maintain control of the pocket at all times without sacrificing the hooking motion and hitting power needed to put up big scores and stay ahead of the competition.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
Reacta Gloss
Core Type:
Pearl Reactive
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45 Reviews

  • 5

    Smooth !!

    Posted by Vladimir Williams on Nov 7th 2023

    The Iq tour ruby is so smooth dam! It’s very clean through the front but still picks up early with a nice round shape. Definitely a great buy!

  • 5

    IQ Tour Ruby

    Posted by Brandon Boyer on Jul 12th 2023

    This ball is a must have for everyone! What isn’t there to like about a pearl IQ! You can’t go wrong with either the C3 Centripetal Core or the proven R2S pearl cover let alone the combination of the 2! In my opinion the Ruby is the closest thing yet to the gold. But I do think it has fixed every problem that some people had with the gold. For me the Ruby tends to lock up a little more than the older iterations of the pearl IQ. With the Emerald and the IQ 30 typically if I was bowling on house and had a decent miss right they would tend to over hook off of the spot and typically 3-6-10. But with the Ruby it will typically lock up at that spot and still snap the 10 out which makes my window for miss room a lot larger. I do feel that the Ruby fits every type of bowler. So if you think the Ruby wouldn’t fit your game I would say that I disagree and everyone should have one in their bag. It is very forgiving as I was saying earlier and it has worked for me on just about every type of pattern at one point or another. I do like to do reviews typically a little later in the balls cycle so that myself and other people have really had a chance to throw the ball quite a bit and I can confidently say that this is one ball you don’t wanna miss out on!

  • 5

    Ultimate Control

    Posted by Zack Newman on Jul 6th 2023

    I drilled my IQ Ruby with a benchmark 3x5x3 layout, and left the out of box surface ReactaGloss to do my initial video review. What I found was that I can either play slightly right of the IQ Tour Solid, or, if I start with the solid (drilled identical), I can just about stay right on top of where I am and switch into the Ruby once transition begins to happen. It's truly the ultimate control ball for all intents and purposes. It starts much earlier than balls such as the Hustles, Burners, Electrifys and Tropicals from back a few years, which is what gives it such a great "control" type look, whereas the others are a little more violent down the lane which can be unpredictable on the wrong conditions. It's a perfect 1-2 punch with the IQ Solid, and fits well underneath Zens, Hyroads, and Idols.

  • 5

    Storm Bowling IQ Tour Ruby By Chase Roloson

    Posted by Chase Roloson on Jun 16th 2023

    Storm Bowling IQ Tour Ruby Layout: 4 ½ x 5 x 4 Pin Down Bowlers PAP: 4 13/16” Over 11/16” Up Rev Rate 400 Rpm The Storm Bowling IQ Tour Ruby is a remarkable bowling ball that exceeded my expectations. The IQ Tour Ruby combines precision, versatility, and hitting power to deliver an exceptional performance on the lanes. First and foremost, the IQ Tour Ruby features the C3 Centripetal Control Core. This core design enhances the ball's overall predictability and control with easy length through the front part of the lane allowing for precise shot making. With the IQ Tour Ruby in hand, The ball's strong mid-lane read and continuous backend reaction delivered a powerful strike pocket entry, resulting in impressive pin carry and consistent results. The R2S Pearl Reactive cover stock of the IQ Tour Ruby complements its core perfectly. This cover stock offers excellent length through the front part of the lane while maintaining a strong backend reaction. The combination of length and backend power makes it an ideal choice for medium to lighter oil conditions, where the ball can retain energy and make a strong move towards the pocket. Its versatility made it a reliable choice for various lane conditions and gave me the confidence to attack the pins from different angles. The build quality of the Storm Bowling IQ Tour Ruby is exceptional. Its captivating ruby red color with the Storm logo adds a touch of elegance and makes it visually appealing both on the racks and on the approach. In conclusion, the Storm Bowling IQ Tour Ruby is a standout performer that combines precision, versatility, and hitting power. Whether you're a competitive bowler or a dedicated enthusiast looking for a reliable and high-performance ball, the IQ Tour Ruby won't disappoint. Unleash your precision and power with the Storm Bowling IQ Tour Ruby! #stormnation #SquadRg #strikingworldwide #kosproshop

  • 5

    Storm IQ Ruby

    Posted by Brian Watson on Jun 16th 2023

    The new addition to the IQ line is the IQ Tour Ruby! Let's just say my favorite Storm ball of all time is the Original IQ Tour Pearl "Gold Ball". So over the years Storm has made a few IQ Tour pearls, 30th Anniv. and Emerald to name a few. Now the IQ Ruby is released and it doesn't disappoint. Great shelf appeal with the bright Red color. I drilled mine 4.5 x 4 x 2 pin up. I was very impressed with the amount of overall hook that the Ruby has with a low diff core. For me the IQ pearls matches up with my roll perfectly. I can use the Ruby on house shots, usually 2nd and 3rd games when he heads get beat up a little. As the Ruby gives you that skid through fronts with ease, but with the quicker response down lane. Also on the sport patterns the Ruby shines the best when the lanes transition. With the lower RG and low diff, the Ruby is very controllable and stays on line. I have the Ruby below the Revanant, Phaze 5, Night Road and Zen. But stronger than the Hustle, Burner and Tropicals. I have drilled the Ruby for all styles of bowlers whether for the light or heavy handed players with great success. The Ruby is a must drill for any bowlers arsenal. Its that good of a ball. Thank you to the Storm Plant team for releasing another IQ Pearl!! Brian Watson Storm Pro Shop Staff PAP 3 7/8 up 1 1/8 TILT - 17 RPM - 400 MPH - 16-17

  • 5

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    Posted by DeeRonn Booker on Jun 15th 2023

    This ball is my life. I absolutely love it. I drilled the pin out with a layout that lowers the differential (change in direction), and it is amazing. Layout (5 x 4 x 3 ½) puts the pin in the ring finger. The biggest comparison is to the IQ tour solid which has been a ball in my bag for the last decade and I never plan on getting rid of it. Can you bring the IQ and Ruby in the same bag? Yes, with different layouts both balls play differently on the lane. I will have my IQ using a layout with a stronger pin (around 4 ½ inches) and the Ruby with a 5, and I can use the Ruby when the lanes hook earlier, or when I need the ball to get down lane with a similar shape. There Is nothing bad I can say about this ball, and everyone should have one.

  • 5

    Storm IQ Ruby

    Posted by Oliver Lawson on May 30th 2023

    Length: 41ft Volume: 28.5ml Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS COMMENTS Likes: The newest Pearl IQ is here! The IQ Ruby is the next installment in the IQ series for Storm, and it does not disappoint. I drilled my Ruby 4.75x4x3.75 2ls to create a little bit of a rounder shape off the end of the pattern instead of the skid/flip reaction I drilled a lot of my Emeralds to do. This ball is really clean through the front and I get a pretty consistent read off the back of the pattern. Dislikes: Sometimes this ball can be too clean which is where surface management and prep is going to come in to play for a lot of bowlers. Even with my higher rev rate, Reacta gloss provided to not be a good surface even on house. Nonetheless, This is definitely going to be a must in the bag for everyone that liked the Gold IQ and the Emerald. I think it's closer to the Goldie than the Emerald, but it still fits in that part of my bag. Get yours at your local VIP Proshop! Oliver Lawson Storm Staff

  • 5

    Why you "Gotta Have a Ruby!"

    Posted by Rick Klimowicz on May 25th 2023

    IQ Tour Ruby • Storm • Master Series Core • C3 Centripetal Control Core Coverstock • R2S Pearl Reactive • Finish 1500-Grit/Reacta Gloss Polished Weight • 15 lbs. RG • 2.49 Differential • .029 Layout • 4 x 4 ½ x 2 ½ Tester PAP • 5” R, 5/8” D Tester Axis Tilt • 11° Testers Rev Rate • 300 Test Pattern • 42' T.H.S. (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street Storm has taken the legendary success of their IQ Tour Series to another level with their release of the IQ Tour Ruby. With Storm's C3 Centripetal Control Core's superb reliability and the friction-biting R2S Pearl Reactive Coverstock, the new IQ Tour Ruby is the next "must-have" ball to add to nearly any bowler's arsenal! So, let's take a closer look at why you "gotta have a Ruby!" The C3 Centripetal Control Core may be a mouthful, but the word "control" is all you need to understand when it comes to the C3! Being a straighter player, I depend on a core's consistency and predictability to keep my A game in play. And the C3 symmetrical core does this exceptionally well. I can count on the C3 to rev up smoothly in the mid-lane without being overly aggressive and burning up its energy too soon. And with its stable and predictable motion, I can rely on the C3 to keep on "truckin'" for me off the pattern. And unlike other symmetrical cores that run out of gas because of my low rev rate, the C3 retains an intense amount of energy that erupts as it impacts the pocket and blasts it through the pin deck. So, if you're looking for a benchmark core, you can rely on and trust? Look no further; the C33 Centripetal Control Core is a great choice! The sharp-looking R2S Pearl Reactive Coverstock is an exceptional choice for the Ruby! And don't let the glossy finish fool you! The R2S Pearl Reactive Coverstock is a well-blended mixture that produces a flawless transition between skid, hook, and roll throughout a night of typical league bowling. However, being a straighter player, surface is my best friend. So for my straighter, high-speed low rev game, I took the R2S Pearl Reactive Coverstock to 1000-grit Abralon and followed it up with Storm Step #2 Compound, and the results were fantastic! I like how the R2S Pearl easily skated across the heads on a fresh THS but gently started gripping in the mid-lane. And when the Ruby finds the end of the pattern, the R2S Pearl performs at its best. I like how the R2S Pearl loves friction but isn't too quick or "jumpy" when it finds it. Instead, I found the R2S Pearl cuts through the pattern smoothly without sacrificing the power I needed for the pins. And I liked how the R2S Pearl methodically blended its way through the over/ under and spotty conditions that develop towards the end of the third game. So, clearly, after a night of league bowling, I could easily say the R2S Pearl Reactive kept me in my comfort zone all night with the IQ Tour Ruby! In conclusion, the IQ Tour Ruby is a great new release by Storm. Bowlers of many styles, speeds, and releases will find a place for the Ruby. And for that straighter and rev challenged bowlers like me, you will find a benchmark ball that will be there for you shot after shot! So, stop in your local Storm VIP Pro Shop today and see for yourself why you "gotta have a Ruby" in your arsenal! Rick Klimowicz Storm Products Pro Shop Staff Roll the Ball Pro Shop Penndel, PA

  • 5

    Storm IQ Tour Ruby

    Posted by Mike LeViner on May 14th 2023

    Layout: 45 x 4 3/8 x 40 The IQ Tour Ruby mimics the reactions of the IQ tour pearls before it, but in the Ruby color and with Reacta Gloss, it has a cleaner and quicker backend reaction. The Ruby, for me, is the flippiest ball in the Storm lineup currently. It is very clean in the front part of the lane, and turns quickly and sharply when it sees friction. With that comes some positives and some negatives; this ball is amazing when the lanes break down and circling the lane becomes necessary. When the lanes are fresh or the pattern is long, however, this ball can skid too far and become unpredictable. That's when equipment such as the Phaze II or DNA would be better suited.

  • 5

    My favorite ball right now

    Posted by Johnny Quach on May 9th 2023

    My absolute favorite ball right now! I loved the IQ emerald as well as the IQ Tour Solids and just cannot put this IQ Ruby down! Its amazing on house shots and looked pretty decent on the few sport shots Ive thrown it on. Its a great blend of control, hook, and length. I am also a fan of anything with R2S on it. For me, its a step down from the stronger or more angular balls like a Phaze 2 or Absolute, but still a step above something like a Hy-Road or Electrify. Obviously it makes a great 1-2 punch with the IQ tour solid, but is just an amazing ball overall and recommend it to everyone whether they are high rev or high speed or both or neither.

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