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Storm Revenant Bowling Ball

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  • Storm Revenant Bowling Ball and Core
  • Storm Revenant Bowling Ball
  • Storm Revenant Bowling Ball Core
MSRP: $249.95
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Description

Storm Revenant Bowling Ball

  • Color: Amethyst/Black
  • Coverstock: R3S Pearl
  • Weight Block: Vector Core
  • Factory Finish: Reacta Gloss
  • Flare Potential: High 
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.53; 15lbs - 2.54; 14lbs - 2.55
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.049; 15lbs - 0.050; 14lbs - 0.051
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): n/a
  • Fragrance: Bear Claw

Additional product information:

The Vector Core has some extra post-drilled asymmetry built into it if the driller chooses to use it, a feature unique to this design of symmetric core. The mid-range RG should appeal to those who are fans of the ever-popular Hy-Road™ and Trend™ series but crave something in between..

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Additional Information

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

  • 5
    Storm Revenant Review by Luke Rosdahl

    User Specs: Left handed, 375 rev rate, 17mph speed, 45 degree angle of rotation, 7 degrees tilt Layout: 4 x 2 The Revenant is a new symmetric ball in Storm’s Thunder line. It’s basically a reskin of the Spectre, which featured the R3S Pearl coverstock, which is a step up in strength from R2S Pearl that’s on the Phaze 5. It also features the medium RG high diff Vector core that splits the difference between a strong symmetric core and something like the core in the Hy-Road series. It allows the ball to get further down the lane before revving up, but the amount of flare engages the cover to help get traction for stability and a strong move on the backend. I’ve used the Revenant 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 Revenant has been the perfect daily driver in league ball. I like my Fate quite a bit, but it’s often just a touch too strong for regular use. The Revenant reacts very similarly but is a step down on strength. The round and punchy shape splits the difference between control and response, which maximizes forgiveness from left to right on the lane. It’s smooth enough to give me hold on misses inside, and responsive enough to give me recovery on misses out. While I see a slight difference in overall shape from the original Spectre, I used the Spectre frequently in the time I was able to, and the same is true for the Revenant. It’s rare for me to get through a set on a house shot without it getting extended use or at least making an appearance.

  • 5
    Ball is SMOOTH!

    This ball is extremely smooth, similar to a motion of a hyroad. If you are a bowler that struggles with your ball reaction being too quick down lane, I would give this ball a look. From games 2/3 during leagaue, to sport shorts when I need to keep my window closed, this ball will be in my hands!

  • 5
    Storm Revenant Review by Lonnie Pemberton

    LANE CONDITION: Length:43 Volume:High Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc):THS Ball: Cover: R3S Pearl Core: Vector Finish: Reacta Gloss polish RG: 2.55 Diff: 0.051 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 Pin to Pap 2 inch pin buffer The Storm Revenant is definitely a second coming. Once again the team up of the R3S pearl cover and the symmetric Vector core gives the bowler a new shape that fills and important gap. Design intent places it between a hyroad and a trend/fate type ball. The reacta gloss finish really gets this ball through the front so you can unleash the energy in the mids to backend. I tested the Revenant first on the long high volume house pattern at my home center. While the ball clears the front pretty effortlessly, it definitely has enough hook to use on the fresh. In fact throwing the ball up against the friction was a really good look. I think a lot of rev challenged bowlers who like to play up the outside but don't want to throw a lot of surface will really love this ball. Transitioning to throwing the ball more left to right was pretty seamless. The ball has great predictable motion and continues very well through the pins. Higher rev guys will love this ball in the transition. It gave me serious Marvel Pearl vibes in this part of the lane which is about as high a compliment as I can pay to a ball. When transitioning even further in when the lanes started to really burn up I did have to make some pretty substantial release changes. My lower ball speed did cause the ball to slow down a bit too much when I was trying to cover alot of boards out into the friction. Keeping it in play here for me required me to either trap the ball closer to the pocket down-lane or really rotate my hand around the side of the ball to delay the reaction and make it more angular off the spot. Both worked really well. I suspect that this problem won't translate much to the guys who have higher ball speeds. The only glaring difference that I noticed between the Revenant and what I remembered of my spectre is that the reacta gloss finish seems to make it a touch cleaner and it reads a little less reliably in heavy oil as a result. While the added length is a big plus for me, guys with more ball speed may want to take this ball back to the old 1500 polished finish. It's a simple fix but it seems to work wonders as this ball takes well to surface changes.

  • 5
    Storm Revenant – WWRD 1/20/2023

    Cover: R3S Pearl Reactive Core: Vector Core RG: 2.54 RG . Diff. 0.050 Finish: Reacta Gloss Fragrance: Bear Claw Storm’s new Revenant is a Symmetrical Pearl piece that is good for Medium 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. 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 piece to the Spectre, Fate, Phaze V and Night Road. This is similar-2 more than the Spectre. Fate was 2-2 left of the Revenant. Phaze V is a little weaker by 1-2 boards. Night Road is 0-2 more all around but with a stronger backend motion. This is a good replacement if you like the Spectre or are wanting to get a medium condition pearl piece. Check Out the Ball motion Video on my YouTube Page: www.youtube.com/channel/UCI1YD-54pwPGHG4MGrYQjFw

  • 5
    Storm Revenant - Brian Locke

    Storm has done it once again with the Revenant! A duplicate of the Storm Spectre! They brought back the Vector core and wrapped it with the same R3S Pearl coverstock. This ball is exceptionally clean through the fronts but maintains a smooth reaction down lane! If you have a Storm Fate and you need something just a touch later down lane, the Revenant would be a great compliment for you! I find that this ball works best for me when I need to slow down my ball speed and let the ball shape a little more. This ball already found a spot in my sport shot bag! When my Phaze 2 becomes too early and I need the extra length but not a super jerky reaction down lane, the Revenant comes out! Please watch my YouTube video comparing the Revenant to the Fate! https://youtu.be/rpc7uytQXTU Coverstock: R3S Pearl – Reacta Gloss Core: Vector RG: 2.54 - Differential: .050 (15lbs) Layout: 5 x 6 x 4 2LS Pap: 5 1/4 right, 1 5/8 down Rev Rate: +-500 Speed 17-18mph

  • 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

  • 5
    Storm Revenant Ball Review

    Spectre 2.0?!?!??? Introducing the Revenant from Storm Products! This ball features the R3S Pearl Coverstock wrapped around the Vector Core which is the same exact specs and numbers as the Spectre! My Revenant is drilled closer to my pap by a half of an inch and for me this ball is tad earlier and smoother off the spot than the original Spectre! This a different shape in the Storm Line for a smoother shiny piece for a wide variety of patterns!! Get yours at your local Pro Shop 1/20/23

  • 5
    Its Backkkk

    The Spectre was a staple in many peoples' bags for the short time it was available, and many longed for Storm to bring it back. The Revenant is back featuring the same R3S Pearl cover that wraps the Vector core. I refinished mine with 500-1000-Step 2 compound (1500-grit polished). With a layout of 4.25x3.75x3.75, my Revenant is incredibly smooth and controllable. This ball is clean through the fronts and makes a strong, continuous backend motion. While I never threw the original Spectre, the Revenant is like the Fate and HyRoad had a child. I get the strong motion from the Fate, with the continuation of the Hyroad. This ball is going to be very good on challenging sport conditions or house shots to help blend cliffs. The R3S pearl cover is not overly responsive, and the Vector core helps the ball make the corner off the end of the pattern. Comparing the Phaze V to the Revenant, the V has the Velocity Core wrapped in a weaker R2S Pearl cover. The main two differences in these balls in reaction lies within the core, as the Phaze V has a lower RG. The Phaze V wants to naturally pick up sooner on the lane despite having a weaker cover, and is more forward off the back of the pattern. Oliver Lawson Storm Staff

  • 5
    Revenant

    Storm Revenant Coverstock: R3S Pearl Reactive Finish: Reacta Gloss Core: Vector RG: 2.54 Differential: 0.050 Layout: 5 1/2 x 5 x 5 - 2LS Layout Extras: 2 1/8 Finger Depth, "X" - 4 1/2 D and 1 Inch Left Tester: PAP 6 1/2 R, 1 1/4 D Review: The Revenant, is it considered new or is it a reboot? The Revenant's intent is to provide a mid-range RG option which some bowlers feel may have been missing in recent months from the Storm line of bowling balls. In my opinion this ball with Reacta Gloss provides a slightly different shape from its predecessor but the ball is seeing the same success with testers so far. For me, I tested the Revenant on two different THS patterns. Scenario One: where alot of traffic took place and carry down was evident and Scenario Two: where the lanes were drying up after some higher average league bowlers finished up some practice. The Revenant performed pleasingly well within both situations. I went ahead and used the Revenant and also the Night Road at OOB to collect some data. For the drying lane scenario the Revenant was very clean yet not overly jumpy. I felt there was room to move both inside and outside without a cover change. For the carry down scenario, although not ideal, I could still use this ball. The Night Road was more sensitive to the conditions and slightly more limited. If I had more time I would have used some surface on the Night Road. The Revenant overall is a nice addition to the Storm line. I do feel the Reacta Gloss finish has a cleaner and more rounded shape on recent releases. To me, this makes for easy surface adjustments to the OOB finish to fit balls in the lower part of the arsenal. Definitely consider adding a Revenant to your line-up of balls. Michael Slatky 900 Global Staff Member York, PA

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