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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
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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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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.

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  • Sync - (Sold Out)
  • G2™ Core

SKU: S128
Reg. Price: $259.95 Our Price: $0.00

Description  more details

 

Starting at the center, the technical team incorporated our strongest asymmetrical design to date, a shape with .028 intermediate differential, known as the G2™ core. WhyG2? Because it’s the second generation of our Shape-Lock™ HD core which powered the original Virtual Gravity™!

 

This new shape helps you best select the proper layout to produce the desired migration path and resulting ball motion, a system recognized as the Vector Layout System™. This helps explain the theories behind the Lightning Strikes PSA™ drilling guide which brought you the pin buffer system of laying out bowling balls.

 

For the cover, we involved nanotechnology to create premium traction in oil. In fact, NRG™ creates 15% more surface roughness that only increase over time. You might remember how nanotechnology allows for peaks to be created on the sides of other peaks? Well, it’s the real deal, and you’ll see the difference the moment you step up on the lanes.

 

The new Sync by Storm – sure to help you “sync” up your game so you can bowl your best! 

 

 

 


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by william ashley
on 8/2/2014
mr
Best bowl on market bowled 879 series with it at Fareham bowl last year bowled 279 300300
by Erik Ramos
on 3/31/2013
Storm Sync
I drilled my Sync 45x4x70 (Axis: 3 3/4-7/8 up) and I noticed a lot more overall hook then any other solid asymetrical ball I have ever thrown. This ball reacts extremely well on medium to heavy oil conditions. I left the cover out of the box, and saw a very consistent and continuous motion. I also tried it at 2000 polished and got a few more feet down the lane but still a similar motion. Another winner from Utah!!! Erik Ramos Storm/Roto Staffer
by Dustin Boice
on 3/29/2013
Storm Sync
LANE CONDITION Length: 40 ft Volume:medium volume Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS COMMENTS Likes: I was very excited for this ball to be released and to get my hands on one of these. In the past I have always had trouble with aysmmetricals losing energy downlane. The one exception to the rule for me was the Virtual Gravity Nano. So when this ball was released I wanted to drill it with a layout that I would be able to use more on house patterns. I drilled this ball with a 5.5 by 3.5 drilling. I took the ball and gave it some polish right away. The one thing I really like about this ball is that I do not have trouble with the ball losing energy downlane. Most of the time I have trouble with the ball losing energy. This ball picks up very nice in the midlane and still continues strong on the backend. Dislikes: With my speed and revrate I do not get to throw this ball as much as I'd like. I would say this ball is great for those who are looking for midlane control with a Strong backend reaction.
by Tommy Gollick
on 3/25/2013
Sync YOUR Game!
The Sync is the latest ball from Storm in the premier line. The cover is the same NRG solid reactive found on the Virtual Gravity Nano. The core is called the G2, and has the strongest preferred spin axis of any Storm ball to date. The Sync has a very low RG of 2.47, with a differential of 0.058, and a PSA of 0.028 in 15lb balls. I drilled the Sync with a 5x3½ x4 ½. This puts the pin below my ring finger, and PSA out on my VAL. I used a large hole; 2” down my VAL form my PAP. I wanted this ball to be usable on house conditions, and be the go to ball from my Marvel and IQ. Also, we tend to see more of the shorter patterns in the East region, and the need for control of the lane more often than not outweighs the need for a lot of board coverage. For the initial testing, I kept the Sync at the box finish. The 4000 abralon surface is more than enough cover prep to get the ball to change direction and slow down, without burning out for our house condition. I used a Virtual Gravity Nano as the comp ball. The Nano is drilled the same as the Sync, with the only difference being the size of the balance hole (the Nano has a very small hole, while the Sync has a large hole). The Sync has a slightly earlier break point, but much more defined move than the Nano for me. I would best describe the Nano as being a banana shape with a very hard arch, while the Sync is more of a sharper move, with roll towards the pocket. The Sync is a few boards stronger than the Nano, as far as total boards covered is concerned. The Sync fits in my arsenal as being the most aggressive reaction, while still maintaining control of the lane. I can cover more boards with weaker balls than the Sync, but those bowling balls seem to see the transition of the lane more than the Sync. For example, I have an identically drilled IQ. The Sync will cover more boards on fresh oil, but as the lane starts to break down, the IQ starts to hook too high, and split, forcing me to make a 3 or 4 board move to keep the ball in the pocket, where as the Sync may leave a 6 pin, and only force me to move only 1 or 2 boards to strike again. This comes in very handy while bowling regionals, and moving pair to pair and seeing big differences in the topography of a center. For me, this is a big advantage of very strong asymmetric weight blocks. The motion characteristic is a little more “built in” to the ball, compared to a symmetrical piece that is looking for friction to help the ball go through the different hook phases of motion. I have had good success with my Sync on the Kegel pattern Boardwalk(high volume at 35 feet), our house condition that is 38 feet, USBC white pattern, 2012 USBC nationals pattern, and also on the 2013 US Open 42 foot pattern. Surprisingly enough, the Sync seems to have a lot of pattern coverage for me, more so than I would’ve expected based on how strong the cover and core is. For my bowling style, and my game, the Sync is a big step forward over the Virtual Gravity Nano. I needed the right environment for the VG Nano to work for me, where as the Sync can adapt better with a slight change of release, or by applying different spin on the ball. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to read my review of the Sync.
by Daniel Mareina
on 3/25/2013
Whole lot of ball!
My Sync is laid out 5X4 1/2X3. If you are looking for a heavy oil ball that can read the mid-lane and create angle into the pocket, look no further. The Sync is a TON of bowling ball. It is smoother through the mid-lane than my Nano, but it has a stronger reaction at the end of the oil pattern. Anyone that may have a lower rev rate, but still wants a big on-lane reaction, this ball is a great choice. It is VERY strong, but not in a way that is uncontrollable. With my oil pattern being on the lighter side, my lanes being wood (higher friction), and my rev rate being just under 400, this ball is hard for me to use during league. The ones I have drilled for other people on the other hand, all work great with lower rev rates than mine. I used mine while practicing for USBC Open Championships, and it worked excellent on the team pattern. When my Reign of Power coverstock (1000 grit) started reading too early, the Sync took over. It will definitely be in my bag for Nationals.
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Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Coverstock: NRG™ Solid Reactive
Weight Block: G2™ Core
Ball Finish: 4000-grit Pad
Ball Color: Rasberry/Tangerine/Black
R.G. / Diff.: #14 - 2.50 / .057
#15 - 2.47 / .058
#16 - 2.47 / .058
Intermediate Diff.: #15 - 0.028
Durometer: 73-75 Rex D-scale
Flare: 6”+ (High)
Fragrance: Iced Cranberry
Date Released: February 5, 2013