Storm Absolute Bowling Ball

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  • Storm Absolute Bowling Ball and Core
  • Storm Absolute Bowling Ball
  • Storm Absolute Bowling Ball Core
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Storm Absolute Bowling Ball

  • Color: Copperhead/Jade/Phantom Black
  • Coverstock: R2S Deep Hybrid
  • Weight Block: Sentinel Core
  • Factory Finish: Reacta Gloss
  • Flare Potential: High 
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.48; 15lbs - 2.48; 14lbs - 2.54
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.048; 15lbs - 0.050; 14lbs - 0.045
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.020; 15lbs - 0.021; 14lbs - 0.018
  • Fragrance: Orange Cream Soda

Additional product information:

In most cases, an extra slug, or weighted disk, is needed to create enhanced dynamics, but the evenly weighted masses at both ends of the Sentinel Core upgrades this effect more than a single slug ever could. This ensures the Absolute will change direction and continue through the pins better and more consistently. This is the first single-density asymmetric core in the Storm line since the Lucid. The R&D team has also reduced the amount of weight block mass near the area where the thumb hole is typically placed. The inward angled edges increase the intermediate differential prior to drilling and allows the dynamic integrity to be preserved after drilling because the thumb hole misses the weight block. The extra intermediate differential makes the Absolute respond to friction on the lane more effectively and won’t miss the spot.

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Additional Information

Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
Reacta Gloss
Core Type:
Hybrid Reactive
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16 Reviews

  • 5
    Solid offering from Storm

    Really like this ball! The combination of the aggressive core with a weaker cover makes for a really controlled asymmetrical ball! This ball provides me the ability to play multiple angles with confidence. Can’t wait to see if Storm puts this core in a more aggressive cover!

  • 5

    Absolute. The consistency of this ball is just that. The new Storm Products Absolute is a unique piece in the Premier Line that is unlike anything we have seen from Storm in recent years. This ball features the new Sentinel core and the new R2S Deep Hybrid cover. This combination creates an incredibly consistent ball motion off the end of the pattern. With an Intermediate Diff of 0.021, the Absolute is clean through the fronts and mids while creating a smooth reaction off the end of the pattern. My Absolute is drilled 4.5x4x3.5 2LS, which helps use this motion to my advantage due to my higher ball speed and rev rate. Out of the box, I sanded it with 500-1000 and finished with Storm's Step 2 compound to break the polish it came with. This ball reminds me of a slightly weaker Altered Reality as it has a strong but smooth reaction. Comparing the Absolute to the Infinite Physix, the IP is much earlier and stronger overall. This was expected as the IP has the REX pearl overstock and is finished at 4000. Both of the balls feature a low RG of 2.48, but the different in ball reaction stemmed from core shape and cover strength. My IP is drilled 4.5x3.75x3.75 to give a similar ball reaction to my Absolute, but can be used earlier in a block or even on fresh given certain conditions. When the pattern starts to make my Infinite hook too early, I know I will be able to get a similar shape and controllable read with my Absolute. Youtube:

  • 5
    Storm Absolute Review by Luke Rosdahl

    User Specs: Left handed, 375 rev rate, 17mph speed, 45 degree angle of rotation, 7 degrees tilt Layout: 4 ¾ x 3 ½ x 3 ½ The Absolute is a new asymmetric ball in Storm’s Premiere line. It features the R2S Deep hybrid coverstock, which is a cleaner version of their R2S formula, or it’s basically a longer and sharper version of the original Hy-Road coverstock. The core is the new Sentinel core, featuring a single density with no flip block to still provide torque but prevent it from locking up, in addition to cavities on either side to limit the amount the core is altered when drilling holes, this preserves the pre-drilled numbers and core dynamics. I’ve used the Absolute at several different surfaces on several different conditions. First, the box Reacta Gloss surface combined with the cleaner nature of the cover just made it too long and inconsistent for me, so I took it to 3000 grit by hand initially. This made it more controllable and consistent, but it’s difficult to get very deep by hand, so as I continued to bowl, it shined back up and was still cleaner than was comfortable for me. I resurfaced it to 1000 grit on a resurfacing machine, and then finished it with Storm’s Step 2 compound. After that, the reaction was much improved, still clean and sharp, but much more stable, much more controllable, and the more games I got on it, the stronger and better it reacted. The Absolute is a remarkably versatile ball. The roll of the core is unique, it feels like a strong symmetric core because of how it rolls and revs, but it handles angle much better. At the same time, it expends energy a little slower than regular asymmetrics so that it doesn’t lock up or roll forward. It’s very forgiving and predictable, and is in play on some fresh league conditions, but is a great 2nd or 3rd ball out of the bag in transition on either house patterns or sport conditions. On the left side of the lane, it’s a little too angular for me to use on a regular basis, but it stays in the bag in case the backends start or get too slow or soft. What it reminds me most of is the Rubicon UC2, just a touch weaker and a touch smoother.

  • 5

    288 out the box so the ball did its job i just screwed up on the 11th shot, 785 series after struggling all season i'm more than happy

  • 4
    Another Great Storm ball

    Hi bowlers !! To be fully transparent, the first time that I throw it, I didn't liked it !! The fres surface was too shiny for the oil lanes conditions that we have. I had no reaction, the ball pass right. So I just passed a 3000 with hand just to remove the extra shiny. After, I had a lot more of reactions on the backend. Maybe also with a couples of games on it. Now, the Absolute is a ball that I can use with a good amount of oil. It's reads well the mid part of the lane and become to react at this moment so I have a good big round react with the combinasion also of the assym core and R2S deep hybrid cover. It'a a ball that I will use on the beginning when I know that it have medium or high oil condition. So, a great ball that you will be able to change the surface easily according what you want !! #stormnation.

  • 5
    Storm Absolute review by Lonnie Pemberton

    LANE CONDITION: Length:43 Volume:High Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS Ball: Cover: R2S Deep Hybrid Core: Sentinel Finish: Reacta Gloss polish RG: 2.54 (14lbs) Diff: 0.045(14lbs) 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 4 1/2 X 5 X 2 1/4 VLS The new Storm Absolute brings a very popular coverstock from some of the overseas releases stateside. The R2S Deep hybrid is a very clean cover. R & D developed a brand new core called sentinel to team up with this cover. Sentinel has a very unique shape designed to allow the thumb hole to miss the core for most drillings. The core design has an increased intermediate differential, increasing the balls response to friction. The combination of the core and cover in this ball create a clean, powerful reaction. R2S Deep is phenomenal at ignoring early friction on the lane. This is definitely an innovation at the top end of hook potential as even the cleanest high performance balls would struggle to clear the fronts compared to this one. Another great characteristic of the Absolute is how adjustable it is. Adding surface to the R2S Deep can make it much stronger in the oil, but the coverstock formulation seems to keep it from losing that cleaner characteristic in comparison to other balls when you add surface. So you can upgrade the mid-lane motion without having to worry too much about the ball burning up. I first tested the Absolute on our high volume house pattern. The first time I took it out was for a prebowl for league. There was a lot of down-lane hang on the freshly oiled pair we used. I wasn't having much luck in practice with getting anything back when I sent it right down-lane, but trying to square the ball up more felt very tricking because it would see the friction in the track and want to start up too soon. I tried the Absolute and found that I could be in a bit more and straighten the angle up to keep the ball from getting too far right. The Absolute responded beautifully, ignoring the higher friction in the track in the front of the lane. It also created a strong motion in the shorter window down-lane as I wasn't getting the ball too far right of the pocket. The result gave me an initial impression that this ball wasn't too strong down-lane and would look better at straighter angles. I decided to throw it again on my next league night a few days later, and I'm glad I did. I hadn't realized how much the specific condition the first time out had shaped my impressions of the ball. The backends were much cleaner this night and my Absolute was very strong in the back-end. I still had the clean, easy length but the ball could go much more left to right compared to the first time I'd used it and had no issue making it back to the pocket. The versatility of finding a look I really liked with this ball on both of the lane conditions makes me excited to throw this ball more on a variety of conditions. It's already pretty much a lock to make it into my bag for nationals this year. This ball definitely belongs in the tournament bag. To my eyes its cleaner than all the other Premier line balls currently available. It's cleaner and still more controllable down-lane than the Dark Code. It seem to be effective from whatever angle you choose to use it at, which means it should match up with a wide range of styles.

  • 5
    Storm Absolute – WWRD 1/20/2023

    Cover: R2S Deep Hybrid Core: Sentinel Core RG: 2.48 RG . Diff. 0.050 Finish: Reacta Gloss Fragrance: Orange Cream Soda Storm’s new Absolute is an Asymmetrical Hybrid piece that is good for Medium-Heavy conditions. PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400. Speed: 16.5. Drilled this piece with the Pin up between the fingers and CG kicked out 1” from the palm and 1” Left of the Mass Bias. Out of Box ball motion is clean through the fronts with a smooth motion on the backend. I took a 2k and 3k Abralon afterwards and it was still clean through the fronts with a stronger continuous backend motion. I compared this to the Storm Proton Physix and the Roto Grip Exotic Gem. Storm Proton PhysiX starts up earlier in the mid lane and is 2-3 stronger, Exotic Gem 1-1 stronger. If you are looking for an Asym Hybrid that gets length and strong backend this is the piece to have in the bag. Check Out the Ball motion Video on my YouTube Page:

  • 5
    The Storm Absolute

    Absolute• Premier Series Core • Sentinel Core (Asymmetric) Coverstock • R2S Hybrid Finish • Reacta Gloss Weight • 15 lbs. RG •2.48 Differential •.050 Intermediate Diff •.021 Layout • 4 x 4 ¼ x 2 Tester PAP • 5” R, 5/8” D Tester Axis Tilt • 11° Tester Rev Rate • 325 Test Pattern • 42' THS (Typical House Shot) • Modified, Kegel Stone Street Storm scores another perfect 300 with their release of the Absolute! Storm's brilliant combination of Sentinel Core and R2S Deep Hybrid coverstock makes the Absolute a strong, powerful striking machine! And with its cutting-edge design, the Absolute produced some fantastic results. So, let's take a closer look at what makes the Absolute a "must-have" powerhouse! From my first roll with the Absolute, I was highly impressed with the Sentinel Core. First, I loved how the Sentinel Core makes it turn off the pattern decisively. Unlike other asymmetric cores that tend to be lazy and take their time to "stand up" and roll. The Sentinel Core reacted crisply off the pattern without being overzealous or erratic. And being a straighter player, I enjoyed the Sentinel's strong angular predictability. Not only could I open up my angles on fresh oil, but the Sentinel Core made me look like I could put my hand in the ball! And lastly, the Sentinel Core makes the Absolute roll with conviction. The Sentinel Core has a powerful impact at the pocket and an impressive continuation that clears the deck without compromise. Those who read my reviews know I am a huge fan of Hybrid Coverstocks on a THS. And the R2S Deep Hybrid delivers results a THS player can count on! First, on fresh conditions, I like how the R2S cuts a clean path through the heads and goes through the front part of the lane without hesitation. And as the Absolute entered the hook phase, I liked how the R2S Deep Hybrid started to bite through the mid-section without causing the Absolute to labor as it entered the roll phase. And as the Absolute turned off the pattern, I liked how the R2S created a brisk resolute motion toward the pocket. I could count on the R2S to be decisive and predictable without being "jumpy" or over-sensitive as the pattern breaks down and goes away. The factory Reacta Gloss on the Absolute worked well in most conditions I bowled in. However, being a straighter, high-speed, low-rev player surface is my best friend. So, I took my factory Absolute and hit it with Storm, step #2 compound (320-1500 grit), yes – step #2! And talk about coming alive! I thoroughly enjoyed bowling game three, playing deep and targeting the third arrow. It was fun to watch the Absolute turn left off the pattern and carry with a swirling pin action even when my execution was out totally out of my comfort zone! In conclusion, Storm has created a huge success with the creation of the Absolute! With its Sentinel Core and the R2S Deep Hybrid Coverstock, the Absolute is an excellent ball for a straighter, high-speed, low-rev player like me! So, stop into your local Storm VIP pro shop today and put the Absolute in your hand for tonight's league! The results will be Absolute! Rick Klimowicz Storm Products Pro Shop Staff Roll the Ball Pro Shop Penndel, PA

  • 5
    Storm Absolute Ball Review

    A new high performance piece from Storm Products is the Absolute! This features the R2S deep hybrid coverstock which makes this ball FLOAT through the front part of the lane wrapped around the new Sentinel Core! The Absolute for me is an asymmetrical piece that isn’t to strong! It is weaker than the Exotic Gem, Dark Code and RST X-2 but is stronger than the Zen and Fate! This Is a great addition in your bag if your wanting an asymmetrical ball that doesn’t hook to early! Get yours at your local Pro Shop 1/20/23

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