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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:
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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

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by Jeff Baker
on 2/26/2021
Incite-FUL
LAYOUT: 5 ½ x 4 x 3 WEIGHT: 16 PIN: 3 ½ TOP: 2.56 RELEASED: February 19, 2021 The Storm Incite, a leader with a field of followers! The Incite is the result of a hot asymmetric hooking up with a muscular symmetric. This ball is what happens when beauty and the beast become one. From what I have seen, this ball is going to work across a wide range of styles. It will afford the lower rotation players a ball that can dig into the pattern out of the box. For those that have the rotation, a little polish, and watch it do the heavy lifting as it changes direction very well. Toss this ball when you have the juice in the front of the lanes as it cuts through everything and anything out there. I hit the Incite with a little Storm Step One polish and ran to the lanes. The colors work on my eyes, but the reaction REALLY WORKS! The ball just respects that we miss as bowlers and opens up the window down the lane. I have pulled this ball, threw it past the breakpoint and it finds its way to the
by Matt Fazzone
on 2/20/2021
Storm Incite
The Storm Incite features the all-new Tensor Core, which yields an RG of 2.50, Diff or 0.053 and PSA of 0.013, which is wrapped around the Hybrid version of R4S. I drilled mine 5 x 5 x 3. After throwing this ball for while, I was completely impressed on how much backend shape this ball created for being a mild asymmetrical ball. I haven’t found a pattern that at some point this ball wasn’t looking good. I was able to throw it straighter on the fresh and then once the lanes started transitioning I kept on moving in and the ball never stopped. The Incite will fill the bridge between the bigger asymmetrical balls and the symmetrical balls because it’s the best of both words. It is actually a little stronger with a similar down lane move as an Idol Synergy for me but because 3000 grit finish on the Incite, it picks up the lane about a foot sooner and handles the higher volumes a little bit better. No matter the pattern, I will always have the Incite in my bag!
by Luke Rosdahl
on 2/18/2021
Storm Incite by Luke Rosdahl
The Incite features the not new but first trip stateside R4S hybrid cover and new mild asymmetric Tensor core. We saw R4S a couple years ago on the Fight and Street Fight, and the short version is that it’s a buffed or stronger version of the Phaze 3 cover. It creates a very strong but very blendy motion on the lane, almost like a slightly quicker NRG or MicroTrax formula. The new Tensor core comes in at a 2.50 RG, .053 differential and an .013 split or intermediate differential in 15 pounds, and it reminds me a lot of cores like the Ikon in the Idols and the Orbital from the Axioms but with a bit more torque. Very rolly but not really chuggy, strong revving and it rolls in the direction of the rotation. I gave it the same numbers as the Omega, 8 for hook, 4 for length, and a 4 for backend strength.
by Josh
on 2/18/2021
Incite!
The Incite features the brand new mildly asymmetric tensor core. The tensor core boasts an RG of 2.49 and differential of 0.051 with a PSA of 0.011 in #16 respectively. The core was designed similarly to the rondure core found in the Rubicon and Rubicon UC2. The design intent behind this was to mimic the displaced core mass you have when drilling a symmetric ball with a weight hole. This provides a stronger, smoother and more continuous ball motion without the need of an extra hole. The incite is also wrapped in this year’s formulation of R4S hybrid. When I first threw this ball, I felt like I was throwing a lane shined Omega Crux. It provided a medium to higher amount of friction with being less forward than the Omega. This ball has been a staple in my tournament bag the last month and provides a perfect ball down from an Omega Crux and Gravity Evolve when I need to open up my angles more through the front part of the lane.
by Adam Chase
on 2/17/2021
Storm Incite
The Storm Incite brings a brand new core in the Tensor Core. The Tensor Core goes with Storm's current theme of cores that are asymmetrical but with less asymmetry than traditional asymmetrical high end balls. The coverstock is the Hybrid R4S which was found in the original Storm Fight. This ball is very strong and needs oil. For me it feels like it fits more in the higher end Premier Line than the Master Line as it sits currently. This ball reminds me of a slightly weaker Omega Crux while still providing the same hybrid characteristics. I drilled mine with a short pin layout to give me a strong ball to use on a fresh oil pattern while making sure it is not too angular in the back part of the lane. Although this type of drilling could be tougher to use on house patterns, it will be a staple in my bag for sport patterns to conquer the most control of the pattern. A more traditional pin up layout will give more of a skid/flip ball reaction and a pin down layout will give a more ty
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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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