Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball

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  • Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball
  • Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball Core
  • Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball
MSRP: $289.95
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Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Bowling Ball

  • Color: Blackout
  • Coverstock: ReX Pearl Reactive
  • Weight Block: Shape-Lock HD Core
  • Factory Finish: Reacta Gloss
  • Flare Potential: Medium-High
  • Radius of Gyration (RG): 16lbs - 2.48; 15lbs - 2.48; 14lbs - 2.53
  • Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.048; 15lbs - 0.052; 14lbs - 0.050
  • Intermediate Differential (Diff): 16lbs - 0.019; 15lbs - 0.020; 14lbs - 0.017
  • Fragrance: Cherry Berry Smoothie

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Factory Finish:
Reacta Gloss
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Pearl Reactive
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69 Reviews

  • 5
    Ball review

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 17th 2024

    Provides a very clean yet strong ball reaction down lane allowing you to play multiple angles!

  • 5
    VEBO review

    Posted by Sandra McIntire on Mar 30th 2024

    I am a higher speed, rev challenged 220-250ish, high tilt, high rotation, and super low track player. I drilled my Storm Virtual Energy Blackout (VEBO) 5.5 x 3x 1.75 using Storm VLS and my axis point is 3 ¼ right and 7/8 up. The Storm Virtual Energy Blackout (VEBO) is a asymmetric pearl reactive piece that I really like medium volume patterns. The higher RG and big diff gives this ball high flare potential when I need something to give me more motion control down lane. Overall, this ball is very good when you need shape and power. Plus it smells like orange pop!

  • 5
    The Virtual Energy is Back!

    Posted by Rich Kollmeyer on Mar 28th 2024

    Layout: VLS 5 x 4 x 2 The Virtual Energy Blackout (VEBO) brings back the Shape Lock HD core from the older Gravity balls and wraps it in the REX Pearl coverstock that is a mix of R2S Pearl and NEX Pearl, seen on the Fate, Night Road, Infinite PhysiX, and the Dark Code. The VEBO is great at getting through the heads, even when they’ve been beat up. I was expecting the VEBO to be much snappier on the back end, but it actually is extremely smooth for a pearl. It’s not the first ball out of my bag, but it’s a great complement for late in game 2 or game 3. My Specs - Speed - 16 mph, Rev Rate - 315. PAP 5 1/8 x 7/8 Up. Youtube Link:

  • 5
    Storm Virtual Energy Blackout

    Posted by Dannial Cohen on Mar 24th 2024

    Storm Virtual Energy Blackout Ball Review Layout VLS 4.75x4x2 Dual Angle 50x4.75x30 Storm Virtual Energy Blackout uses the core from the Virtual Gravity wrapped with the REX pearl coverstock. Storm Virtual Energy Blackout is very clean through the fronts with a strong angular motion on the backend, I like to start with my Absolute Power on fresh oil and when the lane transistions and i need more backend the VEBO is the perfect choice. If you need more length than the VEBO you can then go to IQ Tour Ruby so the VEBO fits in the lineup perfectly. Attached Below is our YouTube video

  • 5
    Best Pearl Ive ever thrown

    Posted by Johnny Quach on Mar 20th 2024

    2 hander, 450 rpm, 15.5-16 mph, bowling on THS. different sport patterns, and PBA Southwest regionals, 50x5x50 layout (5x4.25x2.75 2LS layout) By far the best asym pearl Ive ever thrown. shot my first PBA 300 with it in a regional in Firelake Lanes in Shawnee, Oklahoma, shot several 760s-790s in league, and has been an absolute staple in my bag since I got it several months ago. With most of my balls, I replace them within a month or so because they just don't have that same reaction fresh out of box but my VEBO has close to, if not more than 120 games on it and it still reacts great and close to when I got it. Ive even drilled a second one to see the out-of-box comparison and it wasn't off by much. It's my go-to ball when I need something strong and angular, something I know will read the midlane and come back if I miss a little right, and something when I need that pop downlane. I can use it on fresh or in transition, I can put surface on it or I can polish it, it has just been such an amazing ball for me and the conditions I bowl on. As far as my actual bag, its the strongest asym pearl, but sits a step below the top of the bag like Harsh Reality or Eternity Pi, but a step above balls like Phaze ii, Absolute Power or Zen Gold Label. Feel free to follow me on Instagram or Tiktok (both @john_quack) to see more!

  • 5
    A great Asym Pearl

    Posted by Joel Eyssen on Mar 17th 2024

    This is a very solid Asym Pearl! When your Asym Solids are starting to get too early, this ball does a really good job of getting through the fronts; but, with the R2X cover the ball wants to dig into the midline while still remaining angularity and energy in the back part of the lane! It's a great ball for any bowler.

  • 5
    Storm Virtual Energy Blackout

    Posted by Brent Ritchie on Mar 8th 2024

    PAP: 4.5 over x 1 up. Layout: 5x6x3 Pin position: Above and slightly left of middle finger QUICK! That is the best way to describe this ball. That and the smell is delightful. I personally have not had an asymmetrical pearl ball in my bag for quite some time and I didn't know what I was missing. The pearl REX coverstock does a great job getting downlane and it's very obvious when the core takes over because the change of direction on this ball is something I haven't seen in a very long time. I've been able to use this ball on both house shots and broken down sport patterns (was a little too clean and quick to be able to use on the fresh sport condition) but once they broke down the VEBO shined. The only critique, and it's not really a critique, is that if the ball sees the dry too early (and this is true of a number of balls, especially on drier house patterns) it makes that fast change of direction and runs out of energy. At least the ball lets me know when its time to make a step down to something like an Xponent Pearl, or Journey, that is a little tamer down lane. Either way, this ball will be a staple in my bag as it's a unique motion (at least for me) that has proven quite useful! Brent Ritchie SPI Pro Shop Staff

  • 5
    Ball of the year?

    Posted by andrew smith on Mar 4th 2024

    The Virtual Energy Blackout (VEBO) is the latest addition to the signature line that is arguably the best ball on the market! Shape Lock HD core wrapped with the ReX pearl cover which gives you a clean and strong backend reaction. It’s been one of my favorite balls to throw this season. It seems to handle heavier oil but also doesn’t over hook off the dry. It gives me the perfect blend where I can use this all 3 games in league no problem. It’s a step down from the Exotic Gem. When the Exotic hooks too early or too much you could go right the the VEBO. I don’t really recommend using this ball on medium or lighter oil it becomes too angular. This is one of the best balls Storm has made in a long time! Andrew Smith Storm staff LH Rev rate 420+ Speed 16.5

  • 5
    Virtual Energy Blackout

    Posted by Todd Benner on Mar 1st 2024

    The Virtual Energy Blackout combines the REX pearl reactive coverstock finished with Reacta Glosswith the Shape-Lock HD Core. At 15 pounds, the RG is a low 2.48 with a differential of .052 and an intermediate differential of .020. It has been quite a few years since I threw a ball with this core in it. As soon as I threw the VEBO, I realized how much I have missed that core. This ball is smooth, strong, and predictable all in one. With the out of box finish, the VEBO glides through the front part of the lane and has a nice arcing motion on the backend. For an asymmetrical pearl, this ball is very controllable. It definitely needs to see friction to be effective, as the sheen finish will hydroplane on heavier conditions. This ball reacts more like a benchmark ball than a big asymmetrical. This will fit nicely between the more aggressive solid asymmetricals and the weaker pearl symmetrical balls. Great ball for all the medium oil volume conditions!

  • 5

    Posted by Casey Mattingly on Feb 29th 2024

    Highly Anticipated Ball Alert… Virtual Energy Black Out! The ShapeLock HD core combined with the ReX cover gives a motion that is familiar and is a breath of fresh air! Already a ball that has won plenty…including the US Open. Usually I would not say that this kind of ball would be good on patterns like the ones found at the US Open but, the fact is that just exaggerates this ball’s versatility! What stands out the most about the VEBO is how effortlessly this ball gets through the fronts. With the aging lane beds across the country, this ball does not give up hits because of early hook! The ShapeLock HD core found in the original Virtual Gravity provides a strong motion down lane this is a must in everyone’s bag! Plus, black balls roll best! Layout of my VEBO: 5x4x2 Balls Currently getting play: Absolute Power: 5x4x2 Summit Peak: 5x4x2 Zen Gold Label- 5x5x2 (pin up) box surface Zen Gold Label- 4.5x4.5x3.75 (pin down) 3k surface

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