Storm Journey Bowling Ball

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  • Storm Journey Bowling Ball
  • Storm Journey Bowling Ball
  • Storm Journey Bowling Ball
MSRP: $289.95
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Storm Journey Bowling Ball

  • Color: Deep Indigo/Smoke/Turquoise
  • Coverstock: ReX Pearl Reactive
  • Weight Block: F-8 Core
  • Factory Finish: Reacta Gloss
  • Flare Potential: Medium-High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.52; 15lbs - 2.52; 14lbs - 2.54
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.052; 15lbs - 0.053; 14lbs - 0.052
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): n/a
  • Fragrance: Kiwi Cantaloupe

Additional product information:

As we enter the next chapter in collaborations, we asked Jason Belmonte a question. Which Storm ball should last forever? Jason replied,“Obviously, the Phaze II. TX-16 is one of the best covers of our time.”

We agreed and started to create the next chapter! The Journey will mark the first time the TX-16 will be added as a Pearl Reactive coverstock to any bowling ball in the Storm lineup. This ball is versatile for bowlers of any style and is designed to give you complete control on medium conditions when you may see the lanes changing quickly.  

We’re excited for you to take this ball on your bowling journey!


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

  • 5
    Storm Journey

    Posted by Kevin Duncan on Nov 26th 2023

    Storm Journey Layout: 4.5 x 5 x 2 Storm Pin Buffer Layout Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume) Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane The Storm Journey utilizes the TX-16 pearl coverstock and the F-8 weight block. The 7th ball of the Belmo line is the best one yet in my opinion. The TX-16 pearl coverstock compliments the F-8 core very well. My early impression is I will like this ball a lot. The Journey has a high diff and that shows in the backend motion. I have it below the 900 Global Zen Gold Label in regard to overall hook. I plan to throw it a bunch in league. I love the color combo as well. Visit your local Storm VIP Pro Shop! #Stormnation #SquadRG

  • 5

    Posted by Josh Shoemaker on Nov 24th 2023

    The Storm Journey is the newest ball in the signature series line. The Journey features the same F8 core found in the Fate but is now wrapped in TX-16 pearl. The Journey for me is earlier and rounder than the Fate. I see it as being a better option after my Summit starts to straighten out too quick but my Fate and Night Road are too quick. Review Video:

  • 5
    Journey Review by Luke Rosdahl

    Posted by Luke Rosdahl on Nov 24th 2023

    The Journey is a new symmetric ball in Storm’s Signature line, and is Belmo ball number 7. It features the TX-16 Pearl coverstock, which is the first time we’ve seen the pearl version of the Phaze 2 cover. The core is the F-8 core from the Fate, which comes in at a 2.52 RG and a .053 differential in 15 pounds. The Journey at first glance instantly reminds me of a stronger version of the Frantic or Rocket. I’ve used the Journey on several different conditions with a couple different surfaces. The factory gloss is too inconsistent and sensitive for me, so I resurfaced it down to 1000 on a resurfacing machine, then finished it lightly with Storm’s Step 2 compound. The result was a ball that’s exceptionally clean for the first 30 feet before transitioning into a sharp tumble down lane. The Journey is kind of a wild experience. Like the Fate, it doesn’t really rev much, so it gives the appearance of loping down the lane. The tumbly shape and medium high cover strength keeps it stable before then delivering a unique shape on the backend. The shape typically creates smoother and slower ball reactions, but the Journey is very sharp on the backend. However if you back your rev rate off or increase your speed slightly, you can really straighten out the ball path. Also like the Fate, the reaction is somewhat ambiguous. The Fate acted clean and sharp, but also got a lot more traction and actual hook than it looked like it was, plus could be very controllable on the backend. The Journey is a quite a bit different shape than the Fate, but retains the same jack of all trades feel, it can be both very long and sharp, but early and smooth depending on physical adjustments.

  • 5
    Start the Journey

    Posted by Dave Adams on Nov 24th 2023

    Storm Journey ball review VLS 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 This ball is one that surprised me right away. I don't normally use a ton of symmetrical pearls on house shots, especially when not burned up. This ball is stronger than I expected, making it much more versatile for me. I can use it on the fresh playing straight and keep moving left and it never loses the carry. Compared to the Fate, the Journey is sharper off the spot and much more continuous on the back. Definitely need to be farther left. I've also found it to be a good complement to my Blackout. When the Blackout gets into that 4 pin or 10 pin type reaction, I can get the Journey to the same part of the lane and will continue through the pins better. This ball will be useful on many patterns for a variety of styles. Dave Adams Storm staff

  • 5

    Posted by Ben Lapointe on Nov 23rd 2023

    Ben Lapointe 5.25 x 4 x 3 1 1/4'' up and 4 7/8 over The NEW Storm Journey is Belmo’s newest addition to the signature line and MAN is this ball amazing. This is the first time we have truly seen a “pearl Phaze II”. This ball provides excellent mid lane read without sacrificing all its power on the back end. I find this ball can be very good from the outside of the lane on heavier volumes but does not quit when you need to get in and sling it. I think this ball is great when the Phaze II is burning up just a little and the lanes have not broken enough for the Fate. I think this ball is going to be around and successful for a long time. Don’t forget to bowl up a Storm!!!

  • 5
    Storm Journey by Casey Murphy

    Posted by Casey Murphy on Nov 22nd 2023

    Orientation: Right Handed Rev Rate: 400 RPM Speed: 16-17 MPH PAP: 4 ½ over and ½ up Location: Enterprise Park Lanes, Springfield MO Pattern: High Volume THS VLS Layout: Layout 1: 5 x 4 x 2 ½ (pin above bridge) Layout 2: 4 ½ x 4 x 4 1/8 (pin below bridge) The Journey is a new Pearl Belmo ball. Fate core and new cover, pearl version of the Phaze 2 cover! I think this makes the Journey much cleaner and smoother than the Fate. The Fate used a VERY strong version of the Rex Pearl cover and the result was honestly VERY over under for me. The mid RG core with the Rex Pearl just made it the ultimate cliff allergic ball! But the new TX-16 Pearl stays online much better and doesn’t respond to friction quite a hard as the Fate. This allows me to use slightly better angles to the pocket and use the Journey longer and more often! I can actually use the Journey when they’re fresh because it stays online and doesn’t over jerk as much. Love this new Belmo ball!

  • 5
    All about the Journey.

    Posted by Sam Cooper on Nov 21st 2023

    Sam Cooper. Roto Grip Amateur Staff. Layout 55x5.25.40. The Journey, Belmo's newest bowling ball. I thought the Fate was a great piece. This took it up a notch. We have TX-16 pearl wrapped around the Fate core. With the Fate core being medium-high RG you can tell the ball gets through the fronts with ease. I have noticed that this ball will not get off line early as some of other balls in the arsenal. When it hits the mid-lane you can see the ball starting to tumble and when it hits friction it turns for home! This is "tumbly" but quick. The TX-16 pearl has enough strength to dig in some oil and respond to the friction. Where this fits for me? When balls like the Summit are hooking too early and not going through the pins. Or balls like the Zen Gold Label are too clean and I need something to pick up a little sooner. Me being a higher rev player this ball does need a bit of oil on the lane or else it sees it too early. This ball will be useful for many bowlers regardless of style. Also, this ball smells fantastic! The kiwi cantaloupe scent might be scent of the year!

  • 5
    Storm Journey

    Posted by Matt Fazzone on Nov 18th 2023

    Jason Belmonte has been one of the worlds best bowlers now for a very long time and his designs in the Signature line showcases that. The Journey is the latest ball to have the Belmo stamp on the side of it. It features the F-8 Core that was found in the Fate but it has the much anticipated TX-16 Pearl cover for the first time ever. I drilled mine 5.5 x 5 x 5 and left it at box finish. Now the Fate has been one of one of my most favorite pearl balls recently and with the introduction of the Journey, I believe it will have the same amount of use in my bag as the Fate. The overall strengths of the ball is about the same as the Fate but the shapes are different. For me the Fate was earlier and more rounded where the Journey is more pop down lane. I believe the Journey is going to be a must have ball in the bag for everyone and you can adjust the surface to fine tune the motion to your liking or need on those tournament patterns.

  • 5
    Storm Journey – WWRD 11/17/2023

    Posted by Patrick Dombrowski (Storm Staff) on Nov 18th 2023

    Cover: TX-16 Pearl Reactive Core: F-8 Core RG: 2.52 RG. Diff.: 0.053 Finish: Reacta Gloss Fragrance: Kiwi Cantaloupe Storm’s new Journey Symmetric Pearl Piece. This piece is good for Medium Volume Patterns. PAP is 5 5/16 R 1 3/16 Up. Rev Rate: 400. Speed: 16.5. Fragrance: Kiwi Cantaloupe. Drilled this piece with the Pin Up between the Fingers and the CG kicked out 1” from the palm. Out of Box ball motion was smooth through the fronts with a medium-strong backend shape. I compared this to the Storm Fate, Phaze II, and IQ Tour. The Fate was 2-2 Right. Phaze II was a similar line to the Journey but a smoother backend. IQ Tour 3-3 right. This piece is good for all types of styles. This piece is a good piece to go to when pattern starts burning up in the fronts. The journey fits between the Phaze II and the Fate. Check Out the Ball motion Video on my YouTube Page:

  • 5
    Great Symmetrical Ball

    Posted by Steven Collins on Nov 14th 2023

    Dual Angle Layout: 45 x 4 x 30 Storm Vector Layout: 4 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 To be honest, none of the Belmo balls have really fit my style so I was not super excited for this one. Out of the box the ball was super long and very snappy. I really struggled with over/under. I decided to knock the shine off the ball by taking it to 3000 and what a difference. This has been my go-to ball ever since. At 3000 this ball gives me good length with controllable and predictable back end. This ball has been a house shot killer for me.

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