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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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  • Soniq
  • Centripetal HD Core (14-16 lbs)
  • Modified Centripetal Core (12-13 lbs)

SKU: S196
Reg. Price: $229.95 Our Price: $154.95
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Description 

Storm Soniq Bowling Ball


The Son!Q is the progeny of one of the most dominant shapes in the Storm lineage: the Centripetal™ Core. Since its inception, the evolution of the design can be traced across the Centripetal™ Low Flare Core, C3™ Centripetal Control Core, and now the Centripetal HD Core.

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.

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.

Soniq Tech Sheet
Soniq Design Intent

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Average Rating:
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by daniel skitt storm staffer
on 6/10/2018
Soniq Ball Review
Hello just here to do a small ball review on the storm soniq.The soniq has r2s cover stock and 1500 finish pearl.Im a huge face of the hole iq series of balls,best balls ever made from storm,when the iq fusion was taking off it was very hard to find a replacement for that ball,then hear they were coming out with the soniq.This ball is just as good or even better then the fusion,ive had alot of succes with the fusion now its time to have alot of succes with the soniq.With the pearl cover stock i see alot better cleaner threw the fronts and tons of down lane reaction,a ball i would go to later in the block.This ball i have seen alot of people have and are very huge fans of this ball.If you are a big iq fan dont wait get you soniq today.
by Doug Cutler
on 6/8/2018
Storm Soniq
My Name is Doug Cutler and I am a Storm/Roto Grip Regional Staffer. I am left handed and I my ball speed is between 15-16mph. The ball review today is on the Storm Soniq and I want to say that this ball is a special one. I have used this ball on numerous patterns and was able to use it which is great because it is not a ball that is for a specific pattern. The surface I have on my Soniq, is I lightly hit the surface with a 3000 Abralon pad. I drilled the Soniq with the Pin Above my Ring finger and CG kicked to the left just a little.The Soniq is very clean through the midlane and has a strong back end reaction. I hit the surface with the 3000 pad to blend the motion and be very controllable. The Soniq I have shot 1-300, and 2-800 series(802,816). I compare the Soniq with the Storm Drive. The Soniq against the Drive for me the Soniq is cleaner through the mid then the Drive, and the Soniq is much more angular in the back then the Drive. These 2 balls are really great for me and they
by Kevin Duncan
on 6/7/2018
Storm SoniQ
Storm SoniQ Layout: 55 x 4.5 x 30 Rev Rate: 300 rpm Testing information: 41 foot THS – Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane Test Results: What a great ball – smells good too (Gingerbread Smores)! The Storm SoniQ utilizes the Centripetal HD (high density) Core and R2S Pearl Reactive Coverstock. The R2S coverstock was also used in the Hy-Road and IQ Tour balls, and a key part of their success. Storm hit a home run with the combination of this core and shell. The pearl coverstock allows for easy length through the front part of the lanes and the low RG of the high-density core keeps it from skidding through the break point. The back-end motion is strong with continuation through the pins. For me, it is a great combination that allows me to be able to use this ball on a lot of different conditions. I will probably choose a stronger ball with surface for the heavier oil patterns but the SoniQ will be one of the first balls I switch to once the pattern break down starts to occur. Looking forward to having this ball in my arsenal for a long time. #Stormnation
by Tommy Gollick
on 6/7/2018
Son!Q review by Tommy Gollick
The Son!Q is the latest release from Storm in the Master line. Son!Q has a new version of the Centripetal core called HD (high density) which creates a lower RG than previous versions, coming in at 2.47 with a diff of 0.047 in 15lbs. Using a blue/bronze/gold, R2S pearl cover finished at 1500 polish, the Son!Q has reminded me of the Anarchy while sitting on the ball rack. The Son!Q has a Gingerbread s'mores scent, for those of you taking note. I drilled my Son!Q using the layout 4 ¼ x 5 x 2 ½. Comparing the Son!Q to my Dare Devil (same layout), the Son!Q has a stronger cover and handles oil better, and reacts stronger to the dry boards once encountering friction. The Son!Q doesn't seem to slow down as fast as the Marvel pearl, which creates a little more change of direction at the breakpoint. For me personally, the Son!Q has a very similar shape on the lanes as the Optimus had. The low RG core in the Son!Q does need some oil in the front of the lane for bowlers who may be softer with their speed, even though it is a polished finish. On a side note, I am a big fan of the !Q30, and !Q tour pearl, and the Son!Q is a perfect complement to those balls, when they begin to lag downlane, or become a little dart/dive type reaction. The Son!Q does a great job of evening that out. Heavy handed bowlers will like the Son!Q on higher volume house conditions, when they are trying to open up the pattern. Weaker releases will find usage from the Son!Q on medium conditions, and some tournament patterns that are a touch flatter as the ball will get into a roll for them and open up the pocket a bit. The Son!Q is a good ball, and has a specific place in my arsenal. If your Marvel Pearl or Dare Devil are starting to show signs of a lot of usage, it is time to give a Son!Q a try, and freshen up the backend move to the pocket! Thank you for taking the time to read my review of Storm’s Son!Q.
by Fred Callahan
on 6/6/2018
Storm SonIQ
The SonIQ is the latest Master Line release from Storm. It features the tried and true R2S pearl cover and a high density variation of the popular Centripetal core, with a 2.47 RG and a .047 diff, the SonIQ creates a ton of torque in the mid lane. I drilled mine with a 5 inch pin above my fingers with my cg kicked a bit right of my grip center...that's my go to layout considering my higher tilt and ball speed. I was very comfortable right away on our THS which is 42ft feet, 24 mils and walled up just right for everyone to be around the pocket. The SonIQ is a lot like the gold IQ but with a bit more control of the breakpoint, it does backend pretty hard but it offers more predictability in my opinion. My first night with it was fun, I could stay around ten and I had 3 to 5 boards of miss room right....bounce it off the gutter and watch the fireworks!!! The core hit very well and kept the pins down. I bowled on the USBC White 2 pattern in our state tourney, that shot is not hard by any means, but it has a bit more conditioner and some flatter ratio compared to a THS. I had to get more right, but I ended up bowling pretty well with the SonIQ. As long as I didn't miss too far right, the SonIQ had enough power to get back and slap some pins around. Since drilling this ball it has not left my bag, I loved the Marvel Pearl and the SonIQ rolls pretty close to it. I've drilled a bunch of them for my customers and it's got a few of them some new honor scores. Cheers to Chad and the gang for another fun ball to roll. #stormnation
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Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Coverstock: R2S™ Pearl Reactive
Weight Block: Centripetal HD Core (14-16 lbs)
Modified Centripetal™ Core (12-13 lbs)
Ball Finish: 1500-grit Polished
Ball Color: Blue/Bronze/Gold
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” (Medium)
Fragrance: Gingerbread Smores
Date Released: February 9, 2017
Recommended Cleaner: Reacta Shine
Manufacturer SKU: TOQ
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
Storm Symmetric Drill Sheet

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