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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45 Reviews

  • 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:

  • 5
    Storm !Q Tour Ruby

    Posted by Mike Craig on Mar 31st 2023

    I drilled my !Q TOUR RUBY 5 x 3 x 2. I left this one at the box finish to see what it could do but may hit it with a 2000 pad to smooth it out some more when I got USBC Nationals. The color is very bright but pleasing. I was more impressed by the amount of hook out of the box for a .29 differential ball. If I let off the speed any, it jumped off the friction sharply. I compared it to the DARK CODE, REVENANT, and NIGHT ROAD. Compared to the Dark Code, it was almost an arrow less of hook. My DARK is lightly scuffed at 2000 so a polished ball is going to get a lot longer. But the RUBY is a good compliment if you are at a place that just blows up middle of game two due to higher rev players. The RUBY pushed right thru all of that burn and still had motion in the back to hit well. REVENANT was a good in between ball to the DARK CODE and RUBY. REVENANT was a little less than the DARK CODE and just slightly more than the RUBY as it started to move a little later but stronger. NIGHT ROAD was longer of course but shaped better when the dry was there and was a little more back end than the RUBY. Drill up a !Q TOUR Ruby if you want something to have in the bag for a couple of options like just ramming it up the wet/dry line on the dryer side of that line. Or if your big balls start to go sideways too early and you want similar motion but need push thru the fronts.

  • 5
    Storm IQ Ruby Ball Review by PJ Haggerty

    Posted by PJ Haggerty on Mar 29th 2023

    Another extremely useful option to the Storm line is the IQ Ruby. Not only does this ball look great from a shelf appeal standpoint, but the performance has also been great. The IQ series has had a bunch of home runs over the last several years and the IQ Ruby certainly fits that bill. I’ve seen all types of styles having success with the Ruby and it should be a ball you should add to your arsenal. I’ve drilled one so far and really like it. I’ve mapped it out as 5.5 x 3.75 x 2. This puts the pin in between my bridge/middle finger and a big shift of the CG toward my PAP. Just looking at the numbers of the ball (2.49 / .029), this tells me the ball isn’t going to flare a ton, but will still dig in the mid lane. The numbers also indicate this is a ball I’m going to use after a pattern goes through some transition, the stronger balls become too strong, and it’s time to use some shape through the pins. I scratched the surface lightly with a 3000 pad and the Ruby continues to come off the spot nicely down lane. If you need a ball for older lane surfaces, lighter volumes, or something to compliment your Reality, DNA, or Gem, go drill an IQ Ruby! #StormNation

  • 5
    Storm IQ Tour Ruby Review by Luke Rosdahl

    Posted by Luke Rosdahl on Mar 29th 2023

    User Specs: Left handed, 375 rev rate, 17mph speed, 45 degree angle of rotation, 7 degrees tilt Layout: 4 ½ x 2 Keywords: SHARP, GLOSSY, QUICK The IQ Tour Ruby is the latest release in Storm’s Master line, and is simple math. The Ruby is a reskin of the wildly popular IQ Tour Pearl, AKA the “gold ball.” The coverstock is a Storm staple in R2S Pearl, polished with the new Reacta Gloss finish, and the core is the famed symmetric Centripetal C3 Control Core. Together, they create the iconic Storm reaction: rolly and controllable but clean and firm on the backend. Once again, I found the Reacta Gloss finish to be much too clean, also resisting oil absorption and wiping off, so I resurfaced it to 1000 on a resurfacing machine and shined it back up with Storm’s step 2 compound, which is what they used to use to get to the old 1500 grit polish, and I ended up in much better shape. I’ve used the IQ Ruby quite a bit on several different patterns at several different centers. The resurface/refinishing created a much more consistent and dynamic reaction that’s very reminiscent of other IQ Tour releases. The IQ Tour Ruby is one of the best rolling balls I’ve ever thrown, unfortunately it tends to be a trap ball for me more often than not. I’ve not had good history with low RG symmetric balls with R2S Pearl, so this was to be expected, however how good it rolls was not. The GLOSSY finish creates a clean motion up front before a quite SHARP and QUICK finish on the backend. It’s a very round and rolly shape, and that’s my favorite type of reaction. However, the cover is a little clean for how strong and early rolling the core is, so it puts me into angle issues. It either is a little too early or too long and tends to result in just enough over/under to tap/trap me too often. However again, it rolls so good, it’s so easy to stay around the pocket with but it’s hard for me to keep from using it OR put it away when it’s not effective. I’ll continue to use it and carry it with me because it reacts so well that there has to be a use case for it that I haven’t found yet, or some adjustment needed on my part to dial it in. The reaction reminds me a lot of a weaker Marvel Pearl, and when it comes to the previous (stateside) IQ Tour Pearls, it rolls the most like the original “gold ball,” just not quite as sharp, more length and shape than the Emerald, and rounder than the IQ 30.

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