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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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  • Electrify Hybrid
  • Circuit Core (14-16 lbs)
  • Modified Centripetal Core (12-13 lbs)

SKU: S233
Reg. Price: $179.95 Our Price: $104.95
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Quantity:
233 units available

Description 

At Storm, our mission is simple: keep pushing the boundaries of research and development in order to provide you with a diverse selection of bowling balls to combat lane conditions of all lengths, shapes, and volumes. Usually, these efforts lead to the creation of one new ball at a time. However, this time, we’ve come up with something so good that we just had to give you two shockingly good choices at once! With that, we proudly bring you the Electrify Hybrid.

The Circuit Core is the ultimate baseline weapon featuring a lowered RG and mid range differential for laser like precision. This will undeniably become the perfect all-around core design for all player types.

In use for over a decade, the Reactor coverstock is still going strong. When something has been this successful there is no reason to get rid of it. Reactor material is moderately aggressive, but still offers a fair amount of control without over-reacting on the backend.

Electrify Hybrid Tech Sheet
Electrify Hybrid Design Intent

Reviews

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by Adam Chase
on 8/3/2020
Electrify Hybrid
The new Electrify Series covers a gap that the Match Up Series couldn't quite accomplish. What I love about this ball is the new Circuit Core because it isn't as tall as traditional lower end balls. The RG of 2.51 (#15) is much lower than the 2.57 in the Match Up series which allows the Electrify Hybrid to read the midlane stronger as well as sooner to give better performance on a little more oil than accustomed in the "Hot" line. This ball works exactly as I intended it to. The pin down drilling I put on it allows me to use this ball more on shorter oil or lower volumes of oil without having to make me cover too many boards. This ball is also a great step up from the Pitch Black/Purple when the traditional urethane shape is too slow off the end of the pattern. The colors of this ball really have great shelf appeal as well and a great ball for competitive, new bowlers and league bowlers where the amount of oil is lower.
by David OSullivan
on 8/3/2020
Electrify Hybrid
Storm Electrify Hybrid Layout – 55 x 5 x 25 I drilled both Electrify balls with the same layout and tried to differentiate them using surface. I had the Electrify a couple of boards stronger out of the box so I decided to add a little texture to this ball using 2000 abralon. Both balls are super clean through the front of the lane with plenty of back end continuation! My expectation is to use both of these balls late in blocks, drier lanes, medium oil patterns, and when I am trying to stay “on top of it” without moving left and opening up my angles. I don’t think this ball will only match up to a specific type of player, I see this ball being incredibly usable for a variety of bowlers and lane conditions.
by Storm Andrew
on 8/1/2020
Electrifying
For those lighter oil conditions we have 2 options in the Electrify series, Hybrid and Pearl. We see the Reactor cover matched with the new Circuit core which will provide bowlers a go-to option for when the lanes are hooking significantly and cleanliness and control is what’s required. If you’re looking for something a little bit early go with the Hybrid and the reverse if you’re looking for more angle go with the pearl. This is going to be a great piece in 2 different environments for me. I can see myself using this after a long block of games and a weaker core cover combination is needed and potentially early in blocks in those houses where the fronts hook super early and you need a ball to clear the fronts and still maintain control off the back end.
by Kyle & Joel Johnson
on 7/27/2020
Electrify Hybrid Review by Kyle & Joel Johnson
Ball Specs: Storm Electrify Hybrid 1500 Reactor™ Hybrid Reactive Weight Block Circuit™ Core (Symmetrical) Color Silver/Mulberry/Neon Red Review: This is one of those staple balls we look forward coming into our shop for many reasons. The color and fragrance are great (yes this matters to a novice bowler looking to step up from a Tropical Storm or a first ball purchase of something a bit more than “entry level”). This ball also serves many purposes for the traditional league bowler as well as seasoned tournament veteran. The Electrify could be used to fill the gap for a traditional league bowler who either does not have a symmetrical piece of equipment or who wants a less aggressive or snappy reaction to help stay to the right part of the lane on those nights where you may run into some dry conditions. This ball is also a must have for the seasoned tournament veteran who needs a ball to get through the dry conditions late in a block without having to move against the ball return.
by Sabrina Groves
on 7/22/2020
Electrify Hybrid Review
This ball is absolutely amazing. I could not wait to get it drilled and throw it. This ball is smooth, goes long, and pop on the backend. I am able to play the lanes straighter on the fresh house shot. When using the Electrify Hybrid for my video, I was on a fresh house shot. I was able to start further right with my feet than I am usually able to on the house shot. Even at one point I have to move my feet another board or two to the right and my eyes one right so I could get the ball out the dry. Most night or even in tournaments when the lanes start to transition, I usually move my feet left and ball up to kick the corners because of my low rev rate and ball speed. The Electrify Hybrid is just what I need in my arsenal when I am looking for a ball to ball down to when the lanes start to dry out. This ball is going to round out my arsenal nicely when I need a ball for lighter oil. Overall, I cannot wait to throw this ball more and use it during league in the fall. I am also looking for ward to using this ball in tournaments. This will definitely be a ball I take with me to tournaments for when the lanes get dry. The Electrify Hybrid is gonna be a great addition to my arsenal. Sabrina Groves Storm Advisory Staff
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Lane Condition: Medium Oil
Coverstock: Reactor Hybrid Reactive
Weight Block: Circuit Core (14-16 lbs)
Modified Centripetal Core (12-13 lbs)
Ball Finish: 1500 grit Polished
Ball Color: Silver / Mulberry / Neon Red
R.G. / Diff.: #12 - 2.65 / .035
#13 - 2.59 / .045
#14 - 2.53 / .031
#15 - 2.51 / .030
#16 - 2.50 / .031
Durometer: 73-75 Rex D-scale
Flare: 3-4” (Medium)
Fragrance: Grape
Recommended Cleaner: Reacta Shine
Date Released: June 26, 2020
Manufacturer SKU: BBMTLO12
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
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