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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 the lane 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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Special Instructions


Please add any special notes you have regarding Weight, Pin Placement, Top Weight or any other requests you have for us.

Please give us some room when requesting ball specs, we ask for:

2 oz margin for Gross Weight (EX. 15.1-15.3 Gross)
1" margin for Pin Placement (Ex. 3-4" Pin)
1 oz. margin for Top Weight (Ex. 2.5-3.5 oz Top)


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  • Omega Crux Bowling Ball
  • Catalyst Core (12-16 lbs)

SKU: S229
Reg. Price: $269.95 Our Price: $174.95
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Quantity:
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Description 

Storm Omega Crux Bowling Ball


Storm is proud to showcase several of the most dynamic asymmetrical core designs on the market such as the Catalyst Core, the same core used throughout the Crux™ series, one of the most trusted series among competitive players worldwide.GI-20 is named for Game Improvement – 2020 and was developed to help maximize performance in today’s complex bowling environment. Expand your arsenal and your mind; the possibilities are endless with Storm!

In the heart of the ball lies the innovative Catalyst Core. The genius the design is in the cavity which lets the driller remove less mass with most layouts. No more second guesses or shots in the dark. The ease of drilling is self-evident in this design.

GI-20 shines in friction-less environments. Its reaction is emphasized in the transition areas between ball motion phases – skid, hook, and roll. Simply put, it never misses the spot. And it can recover from just about anywhere. Try it. We dare you.

Storm Omega Crux Tech Sheet
Storm Omega Crux Design Intent

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by Kyle & Joel Johnson
on 4/1/2020
Omega Crux Review by kyle & Joel Johnson
Review: We are loving this addition to the Crux line. Usually sanded pearls don’t hold well for either of us on a typical house shot but this new addition is very surprising. Compared to the Alpha Crux this ball goes a little longer (as you would expect from a pearl cover) with a slightly sharper entry angle into pocket. It is important to note that the entry angle differs from your typical pearl in that it is not too “hockey stick” like in shape. We feel this is a perfect mix for people who like pearl and hybrid covers and need something to fit that gap. We hosted a matchmaker a few weeks ago and people were loving the shape down lane. It is a unique shape out of box and one ball in particular that stands out as a monster pearl. This is one pearl that you will not be afraid to use if there is some oil out there. Kyle & Joel Johnson Storm Pro Shop Staff Members
by Luke Rosdahl
on 3/31/2020
Storm Omega Crux by Luke Rosdahl
The Omega Crux is the 5th in the Crux line, all featuring the Catalyst core, but is the first to feature the GI-20 pearl cover, which comes factory sanded at 3000 grit. The Omega feels like a throwback to the original Crux, and the reaction is what made the original so popular. There’s traction, but not too much, a strong move down lane, but not too strong, and a very good control to power balance. This means the Omega was built for versatility, both on the lanes, and in the hands of several different styles of bowlers. There’s enough backend punch and hook to help higher speed or lower rev bowlers create an effective shape, but it’s not too strong or angular for slower speed or heavier hands. It feels like a smoother and more controllable PhysiX, it has a strong and continuous motion, but it’s not quite as aggressive or “angry” as the PhysiX. The Omega will do well both on house shots and on sport patterns for a wide variety of bowlers.
by Tony Marino
on 3/31/2020
Omega!
I loved the almost every ball in the Crux family, so I drilled the Omega Crux the first chance I got. I put a stronger layout (50x4.25x30) on my Omega because I wanted to accentuate what the ball was designed to do. Even with the stronger layout and duller box finish it skids easily through the front part of the lane. Even though it is clean in the front, the Omega doesn’t have a ton of backend shape. It is more of a controllable mid-lane shape. I see the Omega Crux being great on fresh on medium patterns. I can see why guys on tour have fallen in love with this ball.
by Roto Grip Rick
on 3/30/2020
Omega Crux = Money Marker!!!
Omega Crux RG / Diff: 2.54 / .050 Ball Specs: 3000 grit - GI-20 Pearl Reactive / Catalyst Core Layout: 65 x 3 1/2 x 50 Results: This was much stronger then what my prior Cruxes. I actually moved right to about 30 and look at the bottom of the 4 pin to make the ball stay in the pocket. The ball works well on a THS with SPL roll a little early on HPL and less blended THS. Apollo Strong!!! I used this ball more of the 40ft Kegel flex pattern and found the ball roll better inside of the track area and where the oil was heavier and longer. This ball will suit those players that bowl on the harder lane surfaces like SPL, Pro-lane and Anvilane on the longer house patterns and needs a set up from the IQ Tour or Phaze II.
by Glenn Wendel
on 3/27/2020
Omega Crux Review
Cover stock Pearl Reactive Asymmetric Catalyst Core Finish grit 3000 Layout 45 x 4.5 x 40 Bowler Specs: Right Hand. PAP 5” Over 1/2 up Rev Rate 300. Tilt 20. Rotation 50. Speed at release 17 Review: The new Omega Crux is very different than the Crux Prime. The Prime rolls super early and has a hook set type motion. This new Omega Crux goes a bit further but still grabs in oil due to the 3000 sanded strong cover. The Omega revs up and finishes strong on the back end. The Omega Crux has a lot of hook potential but shapes more like a shined ball. It seems to me there are distinct differences in the Crux family of balls. The ball finish looks rougher than the 3000 stated to me and does not lane shine easily. My Omega is low maintenance, I just use a good Storm ball cleaner or wipe and I’m good to go. I am very happy with the hit and motion of this ball. The Omega will not quit on the back. I have been getting away with good carry on some not so great shots. This ball works well on house shots as well as flatter patterns. The Omega is very versatile. This ball fits nicely between my UFO and All Road in total hook. The Omega has a bit more skid and flip than my UFO. This ball is a bit of a sleeper in my shop but the ones we have drilled have had rave reviews by our bowlers. We had a Matchmaker planned but had to postpone due to the Virus but I know we will be selling a lot of these when we get back on the lanes. Stay Safe! Summary: The Omega is nothing like the Prime in ball motion. The Ball has a very strong back end move and hit. The Omega works well on a wide range of conditions. This is another fun ball to roll! Glenn Wendel PBA Member Storm Pro Shop Staff
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Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Coverstock: GI-20 Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: Catalyst Core
Ball Finish: 3000 grit Abralon
Ball Color: White / Copper / Graphite
R.G. / Diff.: #12 - 2.59 / .029
#13 - 2.57 / .032
#14 - 2.54 / .050
#15 - 2.50 / .052
#16 - 2.50 / .051
Intermediate Diff.: #15 - 0.017
Durometer: 73-75 Rex D-scale
Flare: 6”+ (High)
Fragrance: Cinnamon
Recommended Cleaner: Reacta Skuff
Date Released: February 21, 2020
Manufacturer SKU: TOZ
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty

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