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Selecting the Proper Ball Weight


Adults:
The weight of the ball should be roughly ten percent of your body weight. Another good rule to go by is to choose a ball that is one to two pounds heavier than the house ball you are bowling with. The reason being is that the grip on the house ball is incorrect and a custom fit ball will feel much lighter because it will be easier to hold on to.

Kids: We recommend a weight equal to their age. Please note 6 & 8 lb bowling balls are designed for kids only not adults. Some manuacturers will not warranty 6 & 8 lb balls that are drilled for adults.


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What is the Pin Placement of a bowling ball?


The pin placement of a bowling ball is the distance between the center of the core and the CG. How far the pin is from the CG will help to dictate the balls reaction on the lane.
 
The shorter pins like (0 - 2") will roll up earlier on the lane, and will have a smoother arcing motion to the pocket.
 
The longer pins like (4"+) will go much farther down thelane before starting to hook toward the pocket. The longer pins will also have a more dramatic motion toward the pins (possibly like a hockey stick shape or a skid/flip type of reaction).
 
The (2 - 4") pins are the most versatile to lay out for your ball driller allowing them to manipulate the ball path and have it roll up earlier or later depending on how they lay the ball out.
 
Why is this important?
You want to have the bowling balls natural intended reaction to match up with your drilling pattern you select for the bowling ball. If you get a short pin but want the ball to go long the ball will want to roll up early, even if you drill the ball to go long. This will cause you to have to loft the ball or push through it harder to try to get the desired ball reaction. If you would have selected the correct pin distance and applied a complementary drilling to the ball, you can throw the ball with much less effort, and let the ball do the work for you. This allows you to relax and be smooth, improving your release and scores.

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What is the Top Weight of a bowling ball?


Top weight is the amount of weight difference from the top of the bowling ball (CG) and the bottom of the ball (opposite the cg).

In general their will always be more weight to the top of the ball (CG). This is due to the fact that when you drill finger holes into the ball you are extracting weight from the ball (generally 2 ounces or more depending the hole sizes and the density of the core) and it was initially designed to keep the ball balanced after it was drilled. 

Balls with lower initial top weight were generally more stable after drilled than those with higher top weights due to the fact that their was so much weight left over after drilling. This created imbalance and often time added length and backend reaction for early three piece (Pancake weight block) bowling balls.

Top weight by today's standards is not nearly as important because a majority of the weight mass of most bowling balls is closer to the center of the ball than the shell and top weight has less of an effect because ball motion is more about the placement of the weight block itself and not the static weight mass. Top weight these days usually dictates hole size for those off label drillings.


What does this mean in selecting the correct top weight?

2.5 or less - Is for standard drilling techniques. It is also used for advanced drillings where moving the cg further off center of span creates a stronger drilling. You may not needing a weight hole with this type of drilling but depending on how far the cg is moved you may need a weight hole.

2.5 to 3.5 - Is great for normal layouts, a weight hole is not typical for this top weight. Stronger drillings may require a weight hole.

3.5 or more - This top weight is good if you want the ball to push more (go farther down the lane) while adding backend motion, but only if the ball driller knows and incorporates this into the drilling.

It can also be used for placing a big weight hole in a ball because it adds static weight to the drilling. This means you can use a stronger drilling than normal but make it legal by adding a weight hole to remove excess top weight (you can only have 1 oz of top weight remaining after drilling).

***NOTE: These are just basic descriptions to what top weight can do. There are many more scenarios for each top weight and what is capable with each different top weight range. Please discuss with your ball driller how they plan to drill you ball to get a better idea if they plan to use a weight hole or not to achieve the ball reaction you desire. There is no way to guarantee a ball will not need a weight hole depending on the top weight selected, the ball layout will determine that.


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Drilling Protection Plan


If your new ball cracks while being drilled by a pro shop, CheapBowlingBalls.com will replace your ball free of charge! Manufacturers' warranties typically do not cover for cracking during drilling and drillers are not held responsible for their mistakes or defects in the ball.

*Ball must be purchased from CheapBowlingBalls.com
*Ball must be drilled within 11 days of receiving it (Extended to Feb 1, for purchases made between Black Friday and Christmas)
*Protection must be purchased before the ball is drilled
*Ball pictures must be sent for inspection and the receipt for drilling charges included also
*We pay shipping back to you


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Extended Warranty


Valid for 2 full years from date of purchase. Covers manufacturing defects of balls, bags & shoes.

This warranty does not cover incidental costs of replacement including, but not limited to; freight, measuring, and drilling.


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Shoe Size Charts

900 Global, Brunswick, Dexter and Storm bowling shoes run true to size.

Right Handed Shoes: Made for bowlers that bowl with their right hand because the slide pad is on the left shoe, which is the foot you slide with.

Left Handed Shoes: Made for bowlers that bowl with their left hand because the slide pad is on the right shoe, which is the foot you slide with.

Uni-sole Shoes: These shoes can be used for right or left handed bowlers because the slide pads are on both feet.



Don't know your shoe size? Do the following...

To get the best fit and comfort, we suggest measuring your feet each time you purchase a new pair of shoes because your feet will change during your lifetime.

1. Get a blank piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler or tape measure.
2. Put on the pair of socks you intend to wear with the shoes you are ordering. Through the course of the day, your feet will swell so it's best to measure them at the end of the day.
3. With the paper placed on a hard floor, sit down in a chair and place your foot flat on the paper. Lean forward, putting more weight onto the foot you are going to measure. As you probably know, your feet are different sizes so be sure to measure your larger foot.
4. Holding a pencil vertically, place a mark at the end of your heel. Place another mark at the tip of your longest toe.
5. With the ruler or tape measure, measure from the heel to the tip of your longest toe.



To Find Your Width:

Measure the distance between the two widest points on your foot. Reduce this number by 5 mm, or 1/5-inch. The result is the number you will use to determine your foot width.

To find your size, use the inch-to-size table. For example, if you are a man and your foot measures 10" long, you will wear a U.S. size 8 shoe. If you are between measurements, size up to the next larger size. It is easy to add a pair of socks to take up a little extra room but very difficult to make shoes that are too small comfortable.

Note: Just because you are a size 9 in one brand doesn't necessarily mean you are going to be a 9 in another. Footwear sizes and shapes vary from brand to brand. Please keep this in mind.
 

( Men's ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

Narrow Width
(B or C) for
this Size

Medium Width
(D) for
this Size

Extra Wide Width
(2E or 3E) for
this Size

9 5/16

23.7

6

3 2/16

3 8/16

3 14/16

9 1/2

24.1

6 1/2

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

9 11/16

24.6

7

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

9 13/16

24.9

7 1/2

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

10

25.4

8

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

10 3/16

25.9

8 1/2

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

10 5/16

26.2

9

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

10 1/2

26.7

9 1/2

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

10 11/16

27.1

10

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

10 13/16

27.5

10 1/2

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

11

27.9

11

3 12/16

4 2/16

4 8/16

11 3/16

28.4

11 1/2

3 13/16

4 3/16

4 9/16

11 5/16

28.7

12

3 14/16

4 4/16

4 10/16

11 1/2

29.2

12 1/2

3 15/16

4 5/16

4 11/16

11 11/16

29.7

13

4

4 6/16

4 12/16

11 13/16

30.0

13 1/2

4 1/16

4 7/16

4 13/16

12

30.5

14

4 2/16

4 8/16

4 14/16

12 3/16

31.0

14 1/2

4 3/16

4 9/16

4 15/16

12 5/16

31.3

15

4 4/16

4 10/16

5

 

( Women's ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

Narrow Width
(AA) for
this Size

Medium Width
(B) for
this Size

Wide Width
(D) for
this Size

Extra Wide
Width (EE)
for this Size

8 11/16

22.1

5

2 13/16

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

8 13/16

22.4

5 1/2

2 14/16

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

9

22.9

6

2 15/16

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

9 3/16

23.3

6 1/2

3

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

9 5/16

23.7

7

3 1/16

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

9 1/2

24.1

7 1/2

3 2/16

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

9 11/16

24.6

8

3 3/16

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

9 13/16

24.9

8 1/2

3 4/16

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

10

25.4

9

3 5/16

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

10 3/16

25.9

9 1/2

3 6/16

3 12/16

4 2/16

4 8/16

10 5/16

26.2

10

3 7/16

3 13/16

4 3/16

4 9/16

10 1/2

26.7

10 1/2

3 8/16

3 14/16

4 4/16

4 10/16

10 11/16

27.1

11

3 9/16

3 15/16

4 5/16

4 11/16

10 13/16

27.5

11 1/2

3 10/16

4

4 6/16

4 12/16

11

27.9

12

3 11/16

4 1/16

4 7/16

4 13/16

 

( Kids' - boys & girls ) Sizing Chart

Heel to toe
Length
(in inches)

Heel to toe
Length
(in Cm.)

Size (USA)

3 5/6

9.7

2T

4

10.2

2.5T

4 1/6

10.6

3T

4 1/3

11

3.5T

4 1/2

11.4

4T

4 2/3

11.9

4.5T

4 5/6

12.3

5T

5

12.7

5.5T

5 1/6

13.1

6T

5 1/3

13.6

6.5T

5 1/2

14

7T

5 2/3

14.4

7.5T

5 5/6

14.8

8T

6

15.2

8.5K

6 1/6

15.7

9K

6 1/3

16.1

9.5K

6 1/2

16.5

10K

6 2/3

16.9

10.5K

6 5/6

17.4

11K

7

17.8

11.5K

7 1/6

18.2

12K

7 1/3

18.6

12.5K

7 1/2

19.1

13K

7 2/3

19.5

13.5K

7 5/6

19.9

1K

8

20.3

1.5K

8 1/6

20.7

2K

8 1/3

21.2

2.5K

8 1/2

21.6

3K

8 2/3

22

3.5K

8 5/6

22.4

4K

9

22.9

4.5K

9 1/6

23.3

5K

9 1/3

23.7

5.5K

9 1/2

24.1

6K


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Shoe Size Protection Plan

 

If customer selects UPS for original shipping, CheapBowlingBalls.com will send you one UPS return label to get the shoes that do not fit back to us, and for the correct shoe size to be resent back to you one time only.

If customer selects USPS for original shipping, the customer will be responsible to ship the shoes back to us using USPS Standard Post and we will credit the amount of shipping back to you. CheapBowlingBalls.com will then send the correct shoe size back to you one time only using USPS Standard Post.

The shoe size protection plan must be purchased at the same time as the shoes. If ordering multiple pairs of shoes only the pair(s) which purchased the shoe size protection will be honored.

Shoe Size Protection Plan is valid only for the same model shoe you purchased just in a different size. You may not switch shoe models.

Valid only in the Continental US.


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Shoe Size Protection Plan

 

If customer selects UPS for original shipping, CheapBowlingBalls.com will send you one UPS return label to get the shoes that do not fit back to us, and for the correct shoe size to be resent back to you one time only.

If customer selects USPS for original shipping, the customer will be responsible to ship the shoes back to us using USPS Standard Post and we will credit the amount of shipping back to you. CheapBowlingBalls.com will then send the correct shoe size back to you one time only using USPS Standard Post.

The shoe size protection plan must be purchased at the same time as the shoes. If ordering multiple pairs of shoes only the pair(s) which purchased the shoe size protection will be honored.

Shoe Size Protection Plan is valid only for the same model shoe you purchased just in a different size. You may not switch shoe models.

Valid only in the Continental US.


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  • RAD4™ Core (12-16 lbs)

SKU: S189
Reg. Price: $259.95 Our Price: $169.95
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Description 

Storm Code Red Bowling Ball


At Storm, the pinnacle of our endgame is born of a sprawling development process that spans almost every discipline of our team. Our relentless commitment to the pursuit of perfect ball motion fuels our research and development team. Storm’s Code series has provided the world’s best bowlers with the weapons to attack any unforeseen conditions they might encounter.

R2S is synonymous with some of the most successful balls in recent history like the Hy-Road, Frantic, and the IQ Tour. It is renowned for clearing the front part of the lane with an unprecedented movement on the backend. The consistency of this shell through the heads is something to be marveled at.

Radial Accelerating Disk technology dates back several generations with hints of it that can be found in the RAD4 Core. It features an extremely dense modified disc shape that generates substantial torque. So much torque, it reigns supreme at the top of the Premier line with a differential higher than any other weightblock in its class.

Storm - We are "The Bowler Company."

Storm Code Red Tech Sheet

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by Jason Briggs
on 8/16/2017
Review of Storm Code Red by: Jason Briggs
I just love this addition to the line! The Code Red is a great pick up whether you already have a Code Black, or are looking for something to read strong even on medium-heavy lane conditions! When you run into carry down or transition, you can pickup this ball and still make the move off the spot through the carry down. Its Hybrid cover allows you to even move in and generate more angle, with continuous drive through the pocket still splitting the 8-9. This ball works very well for high speed high rev players, but also with lower speed and lower rev players. The ball is so versatile, again to go from the code black that might get lazy, then go to this ball, move in a few boards parallel with your feet and target and still have plenty of recovery to continue striking! I generally see this ball being 3-5 boards stronger than my Code Black. The Hybrid cover also gives greater friction allowing an earlier read into the mid-lane. Great compliment or addition to any arsenal!
by Brian Watson
on 8/14/2017
Storm Code Red Review by Brian Watson
The new Storm ball in the premier line is the Code Red. The Code Red is the Hybrid version of the very popular Code Black. I drilled mine just like my pin down Code Black, 4 1/2 x 4 x 4. The Code Red is at least 5-6 boards stronger than Code Black. The Code Red reads the mid lane earlier and less has response time to the friction. This motion compliments the Code Black real well, as the Code Black doesn't like the puddle as it hydro planes. Where the Code Red with the stronger cover can handle more oil. Very good addition the Storm line! PAP - 3 5/8 up 1 1/4 Speed - 15-16 Tilt - 17 Rev Rate - 380-400 Brian Watson Storm Staff
by PJ Haggerty
on 8/7/2017
Storm Code Red Ball Review by PJ Haggerty
After drilling a few Code Black pieces and having some good success with them, I was excited to find out Storm was releasing a similar piece, but with a stronger cover. The Code Red is hands down my favorite ball in my bag right now. I’ve found the Code Red a minimum of 5-6 stronger than the Code Black. After drilling two of them and changing the surface a bit, I’ve had success using these on multiple patterns. The first one I drilled is 5.5 x 5 x 75 with no weight hole. This puts the pin above my middle finger and the mass just to the right of my thumb. This give me a clean, strong, controllable motion down lane that isn’t too sharp down-lane, but goes through the pins so well. I found the most success with a used 2000 pad on the cover. The second one is laid out as: 5.5 x 4 x 40 with a hole under my axis. I have put more surface on this one (probably a used 1000 pad). This gives me an extremely smooth motion on multiple patterns. Go drill a couple! #StormNation
by Fred Callahan
on 7/17/2017
Storm CodeRed
Here it is!!! The CodeRed! I was really excited for the CodeBlack, my favorite weight block and an awesome cover,,,you can't go wrong! The CodeRed brings back the RAD4 and wraps it up with the R2S Hybrid cover! Seriously, get your feet in and wheel this bad boy! I drilled mine 65x5x35, this is my typical "Flip it" layout. Knowing that the cover would be sooner and that my tilt is a bit on the low side, this ball still had great push in the front. It was 3/4 feet earlier than the CodeBlack with a smoother transition and great continuation thru the pins. If you liked the CodeBlack and you need a bit more roll on the fresh...this is your rock! My customers love it, I love it and you will def love it. Go drill one up today! #stormnation
by Luke Rosdahl
on 7/6/2017
Code Red Review by Luke Rosdahl
The Code Red is Storm’s newest Premier line release, and like the Code Black, it was an overseas ball released in 2014 that they brought to us here. It features the strongest core they produce, and the R2S Hybrid cover, perhaps better known as the Hyroad cover. It acts exactly like you would expect given the information, it’s a stronger, earlier, smoother Hyroad. The reaction and overall shape is very familiar, and while the revving of the core makes it look like it’s going to turn sideways on the backend, it’s surprisingly smooth and controllable. It’s a very comfortable ball to throw, I don’t feel like I have to throw it hard to get it down the lane, but I also don’t feel like I really have to catch it at the bottom to get it to finish. Like the Hyroad, this is an extremely versatile ball that will cover a very wide variety of conditions for many bowlers despite the Premier label and strong numbers.
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Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Coverstock: R2S Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: RAD4 Core (12-16 lbs)
Ball Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Ball Color: Red Pearl/Red Solid
R.G. / Diff.: #12 - 2.72 / .022
#13 - 2.63 / .039
#14 - 2.55 / .056
#15 - 2.50 / .058
#16 - 2.49 / .056
Intermediate Diff.: #15 - 0.020
Durometer: 73-75 Rex D-scale
Flare: 6”+ (High)
Fragrance: Cinnamon
Recommended Cleaner: Reacta Shine
Date Released: June 16, 2017
Manufacturer SKU: TCR
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
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