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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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  • Incite
  • Orbital Core (14-16 lbs)
  • Modified Triliptic Core (12-13 lbs)

SKU: S245
Reg. Price: $249.95 Our Price: $154.95
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Quantity:
399 units available

Description 

In physics, tensors are important because they provide a concise mathematical framework for formulating and solving physics problems in areas such as mechanical design. The product resembles a stronger, more powerful symmetric core model that blends the line between top-drawer asymmetric and the more traditional symmetric approach thanks to a modest touch of asymmetry between the Y and Z axes.

R4S has come from several generations of Reactor coverstock material. With an increased porosity that is higher than its ancestor, you can feel confident that it will grab when it sees friction at the end of the pattern. It has the highest reactivity of any Reactor series cover and bridges the gap between mid-range Thunder Line and high-end Premier Line balls.

Incite Tech Sheet
Incite Design Intent

Reviews

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by Cooper
on 6/17/2021
Storm Incite
Coverstock: R4S Hybrid Reactive Core: Tensor The Storm Incite brings a new core, the Tensor Core, to the lineup. This core/cover combo brings a different reaction that I see in my current arsenal. I see the Incite being a good compliment to my Roto Grip RST X-1. For me, the Incite starts to read earlier and smoother than my RST. Incite is a little weaker overall (comparing to the RST) too. When the RST is going too long or I need to adjust my angle, the Incite will be an easy ball to switch to. The Incite is another piece that shows how Storm is doing a great job filling arsenal gaps without too much overlap across the 3 brands (Storm, Roto Grip, 900 Global).
by Tommy Gollick
on 6/17/2021
Incite review by Tommy Gollick
The Incite from Storm, the Bowler’s Company, has an all new weight block called the Tensor Core, and uses the R4S Hybrid coverstock. The Tensor Core has an Rg of 2.50, a differential of 0.053, and an Intermediate differential of 0.013 in 15lb bowling balls. The color combination of goldenrod, graphite, and crimson with silver labels really pops on the shelf. The cover is finished from the factory with a 3000 grit abralon finish. The Tensor core is a mildly asymmetrical weight block that is to emulate a symmetrical ball, with a balance hole. I drilled the Incite using a 4.5 X 3 X 4 layout. This layout, for me, helps to promote ease through the front of the lane, with a solid, strong continuous motion through the backend and through the pins. The Incite provides ample traction in the midlane with the box finish, but does smooth out a bit over time with usage. A freshening up with a new abralon pad brings back the solid midlane traction that the R4S Hybrid coverstock provides. I like to use my Incite when my Axiom with the same pin placement starts to get a little lazy around the corner because of oil carry-down on medium to higher volume patterns. The Axiom is perfect when the backends are fresh and I need a slower continuous motion through the pins, but as the lane goes through transition, the Incite is the ball to go to because it has a more defined motion off the spot and gives me better angle than what the Axiom provides. The Incite is also a great ball down from my Proton Physixs with 4.5 X 2 X 4 layout. When the Proton gets too angular, but I still need a defined motion, I can drop down to the Incite and get more length and have less angle through the pins. I really like the Incite. The Incite is a ball that has a decent amount of pattern coverage, and the coverstock takes changes well. Bowl up a Storm!
by Rick Klimowicz
on 6/16/2021
The Storm Incite!
Incite: Master Series Coverstock: R4S Hybrid Reactive Finish: 3000 Grit Abralon Core: Tensor Asymmetric Core RG: 2.50 (15lb) Differential: 0.053 (15lb) Int. Differential: .013 Layout: 4 x 4 x 1 Tester PAP: 5 1/8 R, 1/2 D Lane Condition: Medium – Heavy Pattern Review: 42’ Typical House Pattern The all new Storm Incite lights a new dimension into ball motion. The new Tensor core combined with R4S Hybrid coverstock brings some new thoughts and ideas to your game. Let’s take a deeper look into this THS review from an older, straighter, low-rev player’s viewpoint. The new Tensor asymmetric core rolled quite briskly down lane from the first shot. I found the core to rev a bit earlier like a symmetrical core, yet it took its time to stand up down lane like an asymmetric. With the combined look of asym/sym in mind, this core rolled best for me with more firmness off my hand and generally more of an “attack” to the lanes. I needed to get this core down lane vigorously to retain its energy at the pins; otherwise being a lower rev player using a soft hand would cause the core to roll out and leave those “I felt it off my hand” ten pins. I’m a huge fan of hybrid coverstocks for my style and the R4S Hybrid clearly delivers on the Incite! This cover LOVES oil! I had fun starting out on fresh oil standing inside and rolling 12-16 rather than standing far right and looking 6 -11. The R4S cover has a strong bite to it and being a higher speed player I enjoyed the traction it provided while rolling outside of my comfort zone. The 3000 grit box finish reacted well early on, but a tweak to 4000 grit and a bit of lane shine brought the best overall reaction out of the R4S for me. In conclusion, the new Incite is a strong and effective ball from Storm. For THS bowlers, you will find the Incite fits well with longer house patterns and higher volumes of oil. Further, because of the uniqueness this ball provides, I would strongly suggest the Incite for those youth or adults looking to transition from THS to challenge patterns. The Storm Incite clearly has its place. Add it to your arsenal today! Rick Klimowicz Storm Products Pro Shop Staff
by Kevin Duncan
on 6/13/2021
New Storm Incite
Storm Incite Layout: 4 1/2 x 4 x 2 Rev Rate: 325 rpm, 7 degree of axis tilt, 40 degree of axis rotation Testing information: 41 foot THS (medium to light volume) Bowling Center: Fulton Bowling Center Kegel Machine – Brunswick Anvilane The Storm Incite utilizes the new R4S hybrid coverstock with the Tensor core. The Tensor core is designed to place the thumb hole in a specific place in the core. The Incite can be fine tuned with this design and with coverstock adjustments. The Incite is Storm’s version of a lower-end asymmetrical ball to replace the symmetrical balls with ow weight holes. The Incite rolled very similar to the Roto Grip RST X-1. #Stormnation #SquadRG
by DeeRonn Booker
on 6/8/2021
Love it!
Storm Incite Before drilling Rg. 2.50 Diff .053 Int. .013 I drilled this ball 5 ¾ x 4 x 2. I went with a longer pin to pap because the after drilling numbers on this ball are higher and I wanted to see the ball get through the fronts a little easier. The Incite is dull out of box, so I decided to shine it. I use 5 ¾ pins on asymmetrical balls with higher than a .050 diff, because I like to see my ball glide through the fronts when the front part of the lane is hooking. I love the colors, and it looks awesome going down the lane. My recommendations for slower ball speed players are to bring up the cover to a shiny finish to get the ball to store more energy. Rev Rave 425 Pap 5 ½ over ¼ up Axis Tilt >5 degrees Axis Rotation 45 degrees Storm Pro Shop Staff
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Lane Condition: Medium to Heavy Oil
Coverstock: R4S™ Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Tensor™ Core (14-16 lbs)
Modified Triliptic™ Core (12-13 lbs)
Ball Finish: 3000 Grit Abralon
Ball Color: Goldenrod / Graphite / Crimson
Durometer: 73-75 Rex D-scale
Flare: High
Fragrance: Cherry Vanilla
Date Released: February 19, 2021
Recommended Cleaner: Reacta Roam
Manufacturer SKU: VIN
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
RG / DIFF / ASY: #12 - 2.59 / .029 / .008
#13 - 2.57 / .032 / .010
#14 - 2.52 / .051 / .011
#15 - 2.50 / .053 / .013
#16 - 2.49 / .051 / .011




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