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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)
.5-1" margin for pin placement (Ex. 3-4" Pin)
.5-1 oz. margin for Top Weight (Ex. 2.5-3.5 oz Top)


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  • Super Son!Q Bowling Ball
  • Centripetal HD Core (14-16 lbs)
  • Modified Centripetal Core (12-13 lbs)

SKU: S212
Reg. Price: $249.95 Our Price: $154.95
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Quantity:
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Description 

Storm Super Son!Q Bowling Ball


We recently placed our NRG Hybrid formula on another Storm ball – the PhysiX - and the feedback has been phenomenal. Seeing how this coverstock would perform on a low RG symmetrical core piqued our curiosity, and we’re glad it did. The Super Son!Q bridges the gap between the Master line and the Premier line seamlessly. Expect this ball to be the perfect transition between the PhysiX and the Son!Q.

At first glance the Centripetal HD Core may look familiar, but deep down is where the magic truly happens. It is the densest core of any Storm ball to date producing an RG value of 2.47. Because the Centripetal HD Core’s center of gravity is extremely low, it consistently impacts the pins at the perfect spot every time maximizing carry.

With the cover that was first introduced on the Virtual Gravity™ Nano, NRG nanotechnology is essentially manufacturing with atoms. It gives bowlers increased oil traction due to the micro-dynamic enhancements of the surface.

Storm - We are "The Bowler's Company"

Storm Super Son!Q Tech Sheet
Storm Super Son!Q Design Intent

Reviews

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by daniel skitt storm staffer
on 7/7/2019
Storm Super Soniq Ball Review
Hello Im here doing a ball review on the Storm Super Soniq,Storm has released another great ball in the master line up,Going to start off on how amazing this colours look together,im huge fan with balls with alot of colour to them,awsome for going down the lane and great shelf appeal.Super Soniq comes out of the box factory finish at 3000ab and its using the nrg hybrid cover stock.When I decided to punch mine up I was amazed how much midlane this ball had, with still alot of backend motion down lane,very continuous,and carry's a ton lol.One thing I did find is it shines up quick so when that happened I didn't use a 3000ab I used 2000ab as it does come 3000ab out of the box.I belive the soniq and super soniq great one two punch in any bowlers bag for sure.
by Ian Willard
on 7/5/2019
That's Super!!!
To start this review off, I was not a big fan of the original Son!Q. That core/cover combo just did not match up well for me. When I heard about the Super Son!Q and that Storm was putting a stronger cover around the same Centripetal HD core, I was very intrigued. Let’s now say that I am a fan of the Super Son!Q. It is a strong early rolling symmetrical ball that matches up very well on longer and heavier oil patterns. Being symmetrical it gives me just a bit more pop down the lane than some of the other big block Asymmetrical balls like the Crux Prime and even the Physix.
by Matthew Kemper
on 7/5/2019
Storm Super Soniq
The Storm Super Soniq is Storm’s newest Master Line release. The Super Soniq contains the Centripetal HD Core and is covered with he NRG Hyrbrid Reactive cover that is factory fanished at 3000 grit. I drilled my Super Soniq with a 5 in. Pin to pap which puts the pin above my middle finger and the CG kicked to the right a bit. This is an old but favorite layout that I used 7 years ago and I’m starting to find some success again with it. This layout gives me some length and while also giving me a lot of overall hook from the ball. The NRG Cover is also found on the Storm Physix which I think is a good choice for the Super Soniq. When throwing the Super Soniq I get more overall hook compared to the Physix as well as an earlier roll. I like my Storm Physix which has the same layout but I always thought it was too smooth in the mid lane on heavier oil and now the Super Soniq gives me that stronger mid lane roll that I was looking for. I have also found that the Super also gives me the best look I’ve ever had on super walled up house conditions. I’ve struggled with these in my career and again with the strength and solid roll through the mid part of the lane, it really blends the pattern and I’m able to get back into the pocket with a good amount of energy left to help carry. I recommend this ball for anyone looking for a ball that can handle oil and who is not afraid to get left and loop the lane. This ball will cover may different types of oil patterns except maybe short patterns but its very versatile.
by Chris Freeland
on 7/4/2019
Storm Super Soniq
Layout:  60 x 4 1/4 x 60 Info: PAP 4 5/16 x 1/4 up, Speed 16-17, Rev Rate 400 The Super Soniq has the NRG Hybrid cover found on the Physix wrapped around the Centripetal HD core from the Soniq. I find the Super Soniq with surface to be noticeably earlier than about anything else in my bag (other than maybe the Crux Prime). So understandably, this ball needs a fair amount of oil to play at box. It fits in the bag below the Physix and is quite a bit stronger than the IQ Tour. I think this ball will fit perfectly for most lower rev players that need hook throughout much of the lane or high speed players that need the ball to really slow down. Chris Freeland Storm Amateur Staff
by Fred Callahan
on 6/18/2019
Storm Super SonIQ
This is my review of the Super SoniQ. We have the NRG Hybrid, a very popular cover and the Centripetal weight block, also quite popular. Let’s put them together and see how it goes. I can personally say, so far so good. I’ve been rolling this ball for two weeks in league and once in a tournament and I’m pretty happy with how it’s performing. I drilled it 4x3x4 which puts the pin low under my ring finger and the CG kicked hard to the right. Normally I’m not a huge fan of pin under layouts but, I drilled two Crux Primes last month and shockingly the pin under variant has been my favorite. A possible change of heart for me I guess. The Super SoniQ does not have a brand new shape on the lane, it doesn’t have more hook then other releases or do anything that we haven’t seen yet. But, It carries really well…I’m not sure if that is a product of the core/cover combination or something more sciencey that I could never wrap my head around…it just does. My strike percentage in the last two weeks is ridiculous and just for context, I am NOT a great bowler by any means. I have a saying in the shop, If I can strike with it, anyone can. That saying applies here… This ball is very strong out of the box and it took a couple of games to get a bit of lane shine on it and since that happened, it seems to be more angular than before. Maybe something to keep in mind if you drill one up. I plan on releasing an update video on this ball and the CruxPrime in a few weeks. I’m curious to see how the SPEC cover holds up compared to the NRG I’m not totally sure where I have the Super SoniQ stacked in my own arsenal yet. It reminds of the Drive and obviously the Hyroad Nano but, with a considerable difference in core strength between the Hyroad Nano and Super SoniQ you could get away with having both in your bag. The Phaze II also comes to mind but, I love that ball and it’ll take something incredible to dethrone the king of symmetrics…in my opinion. So, that’s what I got. A bit more time on the lanes should clear things up for me. Why should you drill a Super SoniQ? One good reason is, if you need to replace your current big motor, solid symmetrical ball with a ton of games on it or maybe you have faster ball speed and need something to dig in and slow you down or you have a bunch money burning a hole in your pocket and you love Storm and you want spend it. Those are all good reasons, you pick the one that makes sense.
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Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Coverstock: NRG Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Centripedal HD Core (14-16 lbs)
Modified Centripetal Core (12-13 lbs)
Ball Finish: 3000 Grit Abralon
Ball Color: Purple Solid/Black Pearl/Orange Pearl
R.G. / Diff.: #12 - 2.65 / .035
#13 - 2.59 / .045
#14 - 2.51 / .048
#15 - 2.47 / .047
#16 - 2.47 / .045
Durometer: 73-75 Rex D-scale
Flare: 5-6” (High)
Fragrance: Sweet Plum
Date Released: March 8, 2019
Recommended Cleaner: Reacta Skuff
Manufacturer SKU: BBMTPQ
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
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