Storm Parallax Effect Bowling Ball

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Storm Parallax Effect Bowling Ball

  • Color: Tangerine/Midnight/Turquoise
  • Coverstock: Traction X7 Pearl Reactive
  • Weight Block: Aeroflo Core
  • Factory Finish: 1500-grit Polished
  • Flare Potential: High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.50; 15lbs - 2.52; 14lbs - 2.55
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.052; 15lbs - 0.054; 14lbs - 0.051
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.020; 15lbs - 0.019; 14lbs - 0.017
  • Fragrance: Orange Coffee Cake

Additional product information:


Every aspect of a bowling ball must serve a purpose. So, while Parallax Effect aesthetics are distinctive, they’re not simply a matter of appeal. Every shape and contour of the core; the unique chemistry of the cover; the color down to the finish is optimized to support its dynamic performance.


This novel Parallax Effect takes to the lanes like a boss, getting you from foul line to head pin with confidence and ease. With potency that looks out for you when tough oil conditions abound, this fast-moving tech keeps up with you showing off standout style that looks good on and off the rack.

Since making its debut on the Parallax, TractionX7 has made its fair share of waves. Combining seven of our best coverstock characteristics was a towering challenge, but our R&D team stood up to the task. TractionX7 headlines the durability of TX-16, the backend of R2S, and the slower oil absorption rates of SPEC. Simply put, there’s versatility encased in TractionX7’s genome that stays put for as long as it stays in your bag.

The Aeroflo Core renders a higher innate radius of gyration than the typical Storm asymmetric design thanks to the ellipsed hole in the center of the design. When the thumb hole is placed in this enclosure of lightweight core material, the post drilled RG numbers aren’t affected as greatly as its other top-shelf asymmetric counterparts. Simply put: it maintains its dynamics through multiple drilling combinations. Being driller and user friendly is extremely important today with the elimination of balance holes in our sport. Drillers are no longer able to tweak a ball’s reaction characteristics after the fact. The Aeroflo Core easily accepts many different layout combinations to fit any style of bowler.



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Lane Condition:
Factory Finish:
Polished 1500 Grit
Core Type:
Pearl Reactive
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29 Reviews

  • 5
    Parallax Effect Review by Kyle & Joel Johnson

    Posted by Kyle Johnson on Apr 17th 2021

    Ball Specs:
    Storm Parallax Effect
    Coverstock: 1500 TractionX7™ Pearl Reactive
    Weight Block: Aeroflo™ Core (Asymmetrical)
    Color: Tangerine/Midnight/Turquoise

    Strong pearl covers are a must for players with multiple pieces of equipment. Fitting in between the Parallax and my Axiom, this ball gets through the fronts much smoother, yet still continues through the pins like you would expect. This ball really stands out on the shelf in our shop and it is hard to find something negative to say about it. At a recent demo we held it was by far the most popular ball people wanted to try, and we sold a lot of them! If you are looking to create more down lane motion then this is the ball for you.

    Kyle & Joel Johnson
    Storm Pro Shop Staff Members

  • 5
    Parallax Effect

    Posted by Stanley Waite on Apr 8th 2021

    Parallax Effect - Ball Specs
    Cover Stock: TractionX7 Peral Reactive
    Finish: 1500 Grit Polished
    Core: Aeroflo Core
    Layout: 60 x 5 x 40
    RG: 2.52
    Differential: 0.054
    Intermediate Diff: .019

    The Parallax Effect features the asymmetric Aeroflo Core with ellipsed hole providing an RG of 2.52 (15lbs) and the flip block creating high diff of 0.054 meaning the ball is clean through the front of the lanes with a very strong reaction on the backend. As mid to low rev player I struggle with ball reaction when the lanes breakdown and I’m forced to move left of the 25 board. I tested this ball on 44 feet typical house pattern with a lot of down lane transition. I was able to stand right of center and swing the ball to the five board and stand left of the 25 board while rolling the Parallax Effect to the 10 board without losing any ball performance and carrying power. This ball will be in my bag for league and tournaments especially when there is down lane transition. This is a great ball for all levels of bowlers. Order one from your local pro shop today! My ball review videos are posted on YouTube channel Stanley Waite.

    Stanley Waite
    900 Global Staff Member
    Dover, DE

  • 5

    Posted by Tony Marino on Mar 31st 2021

    Parallax Effect
    While they share a core, the Parallax and the Parallax Effect could not be more different! This new TX7 cover on the Parallax Effect makes all the difference. The original Parallax was very heavy rolling and was great for what there was a good amount of oil in the front part of the lane, but when it was time to move in or when the fronts started to dry up it lost its magic. That’s where the Parallax Effect shines!

    I drilled my Parallax Effect 50x4.5x30. I instantly knew this ball was a totally different beast from the original. The Effect goes through the front part of the lane so much easier, but still maintains is “stickiness” that I would expect out of that type of cover. I think the Parallax Effect fits very well in between the Parallax and the Axiom Pearl.

  • 5
    Parallax Effect by Brian Sumner

    Posted by Brian Sumner on Mar 31st 2021

    The Storm Parallax Effect is the pearl cover in the growing Parallax family. The TractionX7 combines qualities from some of Storm’s best covers into one new aggressive and durable cover.

    I went with a 45x4.25x35 layout. I felt like my original Parallax, though smooth, was still a bit more sideways than I hoped for. So, to allow the pearl cover of the Parallax Effect to go a little more forward, I opted for a slightly heavier rolling layout.

    The bottom line is I have an asymmetrical ball I’m able to stay a little further right with and not have to worry about it sparking off the friction. I find asymmetrical pearls tend to give me an over/under reaction on a house shot and I generally end up putting them back in the bag within the first game. Based on my initial read of the ball, I believe the Parallax Effect will allow me to control the pattern and still get that strong asymmetrical striking power we all love.

    Brian Sumner
    Storm Amateur Staff
    Gold Crown Lanes – St. Johnsbury, VT

  • 5
    Parallax Effect

    Posted by Todd Benner on Mar 30th 2021

    The Parallax Effect takes the same Aeroflo asymmetric core found in the original Parallax and wraps it in the new pearl version of the Traction X7 coverstock. This ball does not disappoint when it comes to backend motion. But there is much more to this ball. With the pearl cover it is no surprise that this ball clears the heads so well, but the traction in the midlane and on the backend is very impressive. Don’t let the pearl coverstock fool you, this ball needs and thrives on oily conditions. This ball allows you to move in to the puddle in the middle of your typical house shot and throw it to the right and watch it do its thing as it roars back to the pocket. This ball is a must for tournament players on tighter conditions when you need to create some down lane motion.

  • 5
    Parallax Ball Review

    Posted by Rodney Gilmore on Mar 30th 2021

    Cover: Traction X7 Pearl
    1500 Polished
    Core: Aeroflo
    RG: 2.52
    PSA: 0.019
    PAP: 5 ¾” x 1” UP
    Style: Stroker, more Speed Dominate

    It took me a while to see if I was going to like the new Parallax Effect. Again, as I have said in serval reviews, I have a hard time matching up with asymmetrical balls. I have now practiced with this ball and rolled it with some other pearl balls that I have in my bag and this one is a keeper. I drilled this with my normal layout 55 x 4 x 30 (4 x 5 ½ x 1 close to those numbers) which puts the pin kicked out t to the right of my ring finger and the PSA about 1-2 inches away from my thumb. I really like how smooth this ball is and it is a bit cleaner down lane without being too sharp of the spot yet picks up well and has good continuation through the pins. This is a stronger pearl where I can move in which is good. I can create some shape when a few of my other pearl balls will not get around the corner or will burn up. I only have one other pearl asymmetrical ball right now which is a lot cleaner down lane. I like that the parallax effect is a bit earlier and smoother without losing energy. I took a little while and some practice but this one is a keeper for me!

  • 5
    Storm Parallax Effect Ball Review

    Posted by Ric McCormick on Mar 30th 2021

    Storm’s new addition in the Premier Line the brand new Parallax Effect! This ball features the Traction X7 Pearl Reactive Cover stock wrapped around the Aeroflo Core which is previously seen in the original Parallax!

    My Parallax Effect is drilled a little bit differently with the Pin Over My Ring Finger and the mass bias actually to the left of my Thumb Hole! This layout lets the ball float through the front part of lane but never really miss the midlane and have a strong backend motion!

    Recently bowled out City Masters Tournament on 43ft Dead Man’s Curve and started with the Effect and went 268-265-258 to start the Tournament!This Parallax Effect will be a great addition in your bag right after the Proton Physix or the Incite once those are to early and you need some pop down lane but still a strong bowling ball this Effect is the way to go!

    Head over to your local Storm VIP Pro Shop and get yours today!

  • 5
    Storm Parallax Effect

    Posted by Dan Marriott on Mar 29th 2021

    The new Storm Parallax Effect is the pearl version of the Parallax. This ball features the Aeroflo Core wrapped in TractionX7 Pearl reactive cover. This ball will be good on a typical house shot or when you need a bigger pearl ball in a tournament. It reminds me of a Hyper Cell Skid and a No Rules Pearl with the motion I see out of it. I can see myself having this ball in my 6 ball arsenal because it bridges the gap between my asymmetrical solids and stronger symmetrical solids. Be sure to get yours today!

  • 5
    Storm Parallax Effect by Casey Murphy

    Posted by Casey Murphy on Mar 29th 2021

    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: 5 x 4 x 2 1/2
    Dual Angle Layout: 50 x 5 x 40

    I didn’t like the OG Parallax. The Parallax Effect is much better. For me the OG either wanted to hook when I wanted to go straight or flat 10 when I wanted to hook it. The Effect is clean enough to solve both of those problems. It will let me get straighter and it bags pretty hard off the dry. If you thought the Parallax was almost amazing, the Effect is the ball for you!

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