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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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  • Code Red - Free Shipping
  • RAD4™ Core (12-16 lbs)

SKU: S199
Reg. Price: $259.95 Our Price: $174.95
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Description 

Storm Code X Bowling Ball


Since 1985, we have continually redefined the bowling landscape by bringing to market the most innovative and forward thinking products. We provide industry leading technology in bowling products that elevate the game of every individual both on and off the lanes. The Code X represents an epic shift in how the core and cover behave to enhance power, spearheaded by our innovative RAD4 technology and R2S Solid coverstock.

Radial Accelerating Disk™ (RAD) technology was unveiled in the original XFactor™ series as the first to feature dual density disc technology. The Code franchise has since become the ultimate weapon providing easy access to power and flare potential ideal for the modern game. Any bowler, from scratch players to high handicappers, should find midlane read, hook potential, and control with the all-new Code X.

With an intermediate differential that’s higher than any other ball in its line, the intuitive RAD4 Core provides pro shop professionals more fine-tuning possibilities for bowlers of all styles. The higher the undrilled intermediate differential is, the more significant the placement of the PSA becomes. The Code X’s highly dynamic weight block allows for a forceful move towards the pocket and towering pin carry.

At over 10% more midlane read than the Code Red, R2S Solid is a chassis that favors heavy oil. It’s a perfect marriage between cover and core machined to precise specifications to achieve optimal performance no matter the condition you throw at it.

This is technology, not mythology. This is innovation, not imitation. This is all smoke and no mirrors. Storm, “The Bowler’s Company™”, is your future for bowling.

Storm Code X Tech Sheet

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by Bryan Cannon
on 6/24/2018
2000 Grit Code X
When I first drilled this ball up I would ecstatic. I have thrown it in league and it has a good motion to it with an out of the box finish, but I have sanded it down to 2000 grit and now the ball is STUPID!
by Fred Callahan
on 6/14/2018
Storm CodeX
The CodeX features the R2S cover and the RAD4 Asymmetrical weight block…the numbers are 2.50 RG, .058 Diff and an Intermediate Diff of .020 This ball reminded me of a more angular SureLock, if you can imagine that. The CodeX is stronger off the friction and longer down the lane. I don’t have a lot of axis rotation so, my SureLock rolled up too soon once the track dried out and I couldn’t move left and still carry the corner pins…with that said, The CodeX filled that void for me, if you need a strong piece and struggle a bit with axis rotation and or rev rate, you should take look at this ball. I’ve drilled a few for higher rev rate players and they can get this ball back from anywhere. I’m a huge fan of the RAD4 weight block and I enjoyed rolling all of the Code Series Bowling balls. The CodeBlack was fun and it really turned the corner, the CodeRed was more reserved and controlled the pocket. The CodeX, to me, is the perfect addition to this line. It is the ball you go to on higher volumes and longer patterns or if you need a little help with some hook. What can I say, I hope this ball stays around for awhile. I’ll quickly touch on the “Is this the Alpha Crux reborn” Topic…In my opinion, It Is NOT…which isn’t a bad thing, they are two different rolling balls. I know some specs were released showing similarities but, again, I personally didn’t see them very close...that's just my opinion. The CodeX is a nice fit into my arsenal and I think you would like it too, given the right situations. #stormnation
by Haley Lundy
on 6/4/2018
Code X
Gender : Female  Speed :  16.5 mph Rev Rate : 315 P.A.P : 4 1/2 & 1 - 1/8 up Skill Level : High Performance Color : Black/Blue/Purple Coverstock : Solid Reactive Lane Condition : Heavy Oil Finish : 3000 Abralon Weight Block : Asymmetrical Flare Potential : High Fragrance : Yes When I drilled the Code X I did not think it would be such a game changer. I figured I would probably just use it on longer patterns and keep it in my tournament bag. After I struggled in league I gave it a shot and it didn’t disappoint. Could move all over the lane and still loved the shape. I have to move about 8 boards left from my Code Red as the Code X just has a lot more midlane hook. The thing that surprised me the most would have to be that I can use it on short , medium and long patterns with the right surface added. I’d say this ball should be in your bag for all tournament bowlers. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Haley Lundy
by Daniel Deno
on 6/4/2018
Storm Code X Review
The Storm Code X is the final piece in the Code Series of bowling balls. Improving upon the performance of the previous Codes, the Code X offers a solid cover that will give you the earliest and smoothest reaction out of the Code trio. I have used this ball on both house and sport conditions, and while it can be a good option for lower rev or higher speed bowlers, I think the majority of bowlers would find success with this ball on heavier volume patterns. If you liked the reaction the other Codes gave you, then complete the trio and be sure to pick up a Code X!
by PJ Haggerty
on 5/25/2018
Storm Code X Review by PJ Haggerty
The Code X is the third “Code” series ball and has been my favorite thus far. I am still a huge fan of the Code Red when the lanes start to hook and you need to create more angle down lane. The Code X has given us the strongest Code ball so far and it goes everywhere with me. I’ve been able to use it on multiple patterns and had a lot of success with it. I haven’t made any surface changes to my Code X’s either. I’ve drilled two of them so far and both provide different motions. My favorite is mapped out as: 6 x 5.5 x 70. This puts the pin above my middle with the mass bias just to the right of my thumb. I’ve been able to play straight and trap it or really open my angles up and it gives me a very smooth response time. My second is mapped out as 5 x 3.5 with a hole under my axis. This motion is certainly earlier and more overall hook. I tend to use this one more on fresh patterns and earlier in blocks. Either way – I have a ton of confidence when the Code X is in my hands.
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Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Coverstock: R2S Solid Reactive
Weight Block: RAD4 Core (12-16 lbs)
Ball Finish: 3000 grit Abralon
Ball Color: Black/Blue/Purple
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: Orange Zest
Date Released: March 9, 2018
Manufacturer SKU: TEX
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
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