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

  • 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.

  • 5

    Posted by Casey Mattingly on May 9th 2023

    She’s back and she’s perfect! This is the first ball that I have really liked with the new ReactaGloss finish. Ruby is obviously the Same IQ Tour Pearl core and cover. We’ve had Gold, Emerald, and now Ruby. It’s hard for me to compare this to the Emerald as I drilled all of my Emeralds pin down. My Golds were all drilled pin up, same layout as the Ruby. This really does remind me of the Gold ball. I just have to say it…nothing beats R2S. It’s my ALL TIME FAVORITE!! The motion of the R2S Pearl iQ’s are just a staple in the bag. Clean and control. Layout: 5x4x2 Balls getting a lot of play Infinite Physix: 5x4x2 Eternity: 5x4x2 Phaze4: 5x4x2 Fate: 5x4x2

  • 5
    IQ tour pearl is back!

    Posted by Garrett Richardson on May 3rd 2023

    The Storm IQ tour Ruby is a great piece! Super excited to have another IQ tour pearl back in the bag! Its been long overdue but worth the wait! I did something different layout wise with this one. All my past IQ tour pearls were mostly pin up over the bridge or ring finger but for the Ruby I went pin down under my ring finger. I wanted to try to getting the ball to slow down based on my ball roll with pin down and it probably made it even stronger down lane! I went ahead and change the surface to 3000 abralon to knock off the factory finish to help calm it down and it was too calm so brought it back to factory finish for now. Out the box I was getting a very strong almost angular back end motion much more than expected for a IQ. Comparing to the IQ tour solid its around 5 boards stronger that I have to move right to keep it in line. But I have noticed even though its strong but if you miss your mark or off your hand it will show on the lanes and can leave wash outs like crazy. During league I am able to bring it out game 2 after using once the lanes transition and can usually stand in the same spot (standing 23) from game 1 due to using a stronger ball which can be a Storm infinite physix or Storm absolute. Gets down further being much cleaner and seeing it strong motion on the back end and keeping the pins low once its hit which is nice! Garrett Richardson Storm Amateur Staff

  • 5
    IQ does it again!!!!

    Posted by Tarik Joyner on Apr 17th 2023

    Plan on seeing this ball everywhere you go!!!! This has to be one of the smoothest bowling balls I’ve seen going down the lane. With some surface on the ball i can see it being a first ball out the bag possibly, I’ve used it after throwing my DNA, and this ball lets me get left and really open up the lane without any effort. This one i drilled the pin out in the ring finger and it gave me a smooth down lane and a strong back end finishing through the pins hard. This ball is gonna be a big compliment to the original iq tour, me myself it compliments my DNA very much so. This ball I believe is gonna be everywhere from league to tournament bowler, Like I said not first ball out the bag maybe but definitely later in the the blocks or on a longer pattern with adding some surface to it possibly 2000-3000 grit to take the shine off the ball. I’m giving this ball a 5 star. For everyone that Loved the IQ emerald mixed with the power of the gold IQ this is a perfect mix of it. Tarik Joyner 900 Global staffer 17.5 MPH 400 rev rate

  • 5
    Storm !Q Tour Ruby

    Posted by Alex Thomes on Apr 11th 2023

    Ball Specs: Storm !Q Tour Ruby Coverstock R2S™ Pearl Reactive Weight Block C³™ Centripetal Control Core Color Ruby Finish Reacta Gloss™ Layout 50x4 1/4x35 or 4 1/4x4 5/16x2 1/8 Bowler Specs: Right Hand. PAP 3 1/2 Over 5/8 up Rev Rate 400 Speed at release 17.5 Review: The !Q Tour Ruby is the newest iteration of a pearl !Q tour. If you were a fan of any of the previous pearl !Q’s then this will be the ball for you. This features the R2S pearl cover which will be cleaner and produce a sharper motion downlane compared to R2S solid featured on the !Q Tour Solid. This is going to be a great ball for high friction house shots and lighter volume sport shots in transition. For me this is a great ball for when I want to play on top of the friction and be able to stay right longer with my higher speed and rev rate. This is going to be great for all players if you are looking for something that is going to be used on beat up lanes. This ball is going to read earlier than a Hyroad pearl but allows you to have more control because of the lower diff. Get yours now at your local Storm VIP pro shop. Alex Thomes #StormNation #StrikingWorldwide #SquadRG #Driven2Bowl

  • 5
    Storm !Q Tour Ruby review by Chris Pollentier

    Posted by Chris Pollentier on Apr 10th 2023

    Storm !Q Tour Ruby Coverstock: R2S Pearl Reactive Finish: Reacta Gloss Core: C3 Centripetal Core RG: 2.49, Diff: 0.029 (15 lbs) VLS Layout: 5 x 4 x 2 1/2 Dual Angle Layout: 50 x 5 x 35 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 !Q Tour Ruby comes stateside with a bang! The Ruby is Storm’s latest addition to the Master Line and is an updated version of the !Q Tour Emerald, and before that the !Q Tour Gold. The Ruby features the R2S pearl reactive coverstock finished with Reacta Gloss, which has been on a number of Storm balls, and the Centripetal C3 core found throughout the !Q line. The Reacta Gloss finish has been pretty hit or miss for me. With the !Q Ruby, I found the finish was a bit too clean, so I scuffed the surface with a 3000 Abralon pad by hand as I’ve done on most balls that come with a shiny finish. I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve seen out of this ball. The !Q Ruby is one of the best (if not THE best) rolling balls I’ve thrown in a long time. Even after touching the surface with an Abralon pad, the Ruby is still quite clean thanks to the glossy finish but reads the midlane extremely well and is sharp and quick on the backend. It’s a reaction shape that my eye really likes – slightly heavy rolling with some pop on the backend that helps it to drive through the pins. Compared to the !Q Emerald, the Ruby feels a bit stronger both in overall hook and downlane motion. Unfortunately, I never had the Gold ball, but I’ve heard from others that the Ruby is close in overall reaction. In my arsenal, the !Q Ruby slots right below balls like the Storm Fate, Revenant, or Phaze V. It’s very much a go-to for me on the medium oil house patterns with older lane surfaces. For tournaments, the Ruby is a ball that’s in play after the lanes have gone through some transition and I need a ball that clean with some shape going through the pins. I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the Ruby; for a low diff, higher RG ball, it just does the right thing in the right part of the lane. Slow speed, fast speed, low revs, high revs - anyone looking to add a new pearl to their arsenal should strongly consider an !Q Ruby. Red ball good!! Chris Pollentier Storm Products Pro Shop Staff #StormNation

  • 5
    IQ Tour Ruby

    Posted by Glenn Wendel on Apr 9th 2023

    Ball Specs: Storm IQ Tour Ruby R2S Pearl Reactive Cover 1500 Reacta Gloss Polished C3 Core (Symmetric) Layout 3.75 x 4.5 with 1” Pin Buffer Bowler Specs: Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50. Speed at release 17 Review: The IQ line has always been very popular with Storm fans but I have Been hit and miss with the IQ Series. Not with this IQ Tour Ruby though, this ball is a hit for me! The IQ Tour Ruby covers more boards than I expected both for me and the customers I have drilled them for. The Ruby does not seem to go too long even with its Reacta Shine glossy finish and when this ball finds friction it has a quick response in the back end of the lane where you need it. The sharp entry angle carried light hits like a champ as we were able to show in the video. The Ruby hooks more than my Original Hyroad but less than my Exotic Gem. The Ruby compliments those balls in an arsenal nicely. I did leave the box surface on my Ruby and it works very well. I did not need to alter the surface on this ball but it does take adjustments easily if required. A Storm Step Two finish seems to give it a bit more bite for my customers who have tried this. I would recommend this ball to anyone who wants a medium to strong benchmark ball with a strong back end. I am pretty sure we will see plenty of IQ Tour Ruby balls on the lanes in league and tournaments. Summary: The IQ Tour Ruby is a good looking addition to the Storm Line. The glossy finish helps create a sharp entry angle to the pocket. This will be a versatile benchmark ball that shapes nicely on the lane. Glenn Wendel PBA Member Storm Pro Shop Staff Video Link:

  • 5
    Storm IQ Tour Ruby review by Lonnie Pemberton

    Posted by Lonnie Pemberton on Apr 5th 2023

    Cover: R2S Pearl Core: C³ Centripetal Control Finish: 1500 Polish RG: 2.54 (14lb) Differential: .034 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 Ring 5 X 5 X 2 VLS The Pearl IQ Tour is back! The new Storm IQ Tour Ruby brings back the legendary R2S Cover and C3 core. This combination gives you the legendary mid-lane roll and continuation of the C3 core with the QUICK change of direction and SHARP movement down-lane that makes R2S the most successful cover in the business. I tested the IQ Tour Ruby on our house pattern. My home center uses a longer, higher volume pattern. It definitely has plenty of shape to it, but the volume of oil they need to counteract the friction in the heads is pretty substantial. This can often make transition very difficult to navigate. The fronts still open up pretty quickly but the lanes can stay pretty tight down-lane. Many weeks the balls that see the front of the lane are only in play for a game at most because they begin to read the front too much but won't recover down-lane. The bad part is going to cleaner equipment in the transition often makes the over/under down-lane hard to score on because getting it right a little too soon causes the ball to over-react and not getting it far enough right can cause the ball to skate past the breakpoint because the back-ends don't develop at the same rate. The IQ Ruby serves as a perfect transition ball because while the core will let you see some mid-lane read to avoid the Out-of-Bounds, the GLOSSY finish keeps it from hooking too early when the friction comes out. Of course the core never quits on the IQ Tour Balls so you get unrivaled continuation. I've found the Ruby to be probably the most versatile ball in my bag and I have been throwing it on everything. It came at the perfect time to begin my tournament season and it is getting a lot of use. I recommend this ball to any and everyone and if it isn't in your tournament bag, you're leaving money on the table. Lonnie Pemberton Storm Pro Shop Staff Vise Pro Shop Staff Revolutions Pro Shop Youtube Channel:

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