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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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  • Proton PhysiX
  • Atomic Core (14-16 lbs)
  • Triliptic Core (12-13 lbs)

SKU: S244
Reg. Price: $269.95 Our Price: $174.95
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Quantity:
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Description 

It's really no surprise why the PhysiX and AstroPhysiX have been wildly popular ever since their respective debuts. After all, the PhysiX offers one of the shapeliest reactions available, and the AstroPhysiX follows it up with stellar performance when the pattern opens up, and more length and backend are required. But until now, there really hasn’t been a PhysiX truly suited for heavy oil. Well, consider the problem solved! The Proton PhysiX is here to give you traction and hook on virtually any heavy oil condition imaginable.

Firmly ensconced at the top of the Storm performance heap is the all-new Atomic Core. Yes, it officially boasts a 0.053 total differential in a 15 pound ball, and the rest of its prodigious oomph accepts credit from the strategically placed inlets surrounding the oval bolt and greater mass displacement along the z-axis creating an enhanced intermediate differential. With extreme amounts of power and dynamics, the PhysiX almost feels like cheating.

NRG™ has become a staple in Storm’s lineup of coverstocks for nearly a decade. It’s due time for an upgrade! NeX (Nano Extreme) is Storm’s earliest reading cover to date. NeX Solid was remarkably earlier hooking than NRG on any pattern, or any surface we tested it on. Our standardized durability and longevity tests showed NeX created 11% more entry angle and 9.6% more overall hook after 50 shots compared to a fresh NRG cover. Simply put, NeX gives more midlane read than ever WITHOUT sacrificing any backend! Wow.

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by Brian Sumner
on 1/20/2021
Proton Physix by Brian Sumner
The Storm Proton Physix is the solid cover-stock version of the Physix line of bowling balls. With the NEX cover and the larger Atomic core, this ball, like the others in the Physix family, wants to rev up quick and dig in. I went with my favorite 75x4.5x45 layout. I was very happy with how well this aggressive cover and core dealt with the wet/dry pattern and wood surface I tested on. Where compared to anything peal the Proton Physix blended the hard edge of the pattern while the pearl stood up and rolled out. The Proton Physix opened the pattern for me and got stronger and stronger the more I moved in. You’re going to get what you expect out of this ball. It’s ability to pick up, recover and take a hard arc to the pocket is precisely why this ball will work on a range of patterns from medium to heavy volume. Brian Sumner Storm Amateur Staff
by Shaun Ciesielski
on 1/19/2021
Physix on Steroids is the Proton Physix
The Storm Proton Physix is a ball you need when you are on those slicker lanes and your ball just doesn’t get going soon enough. This ball is a hook monster. This will help you “open the lane”. Tracks through the oil very well, hit the dry and this ball moves sharp off the spot. It gets through the heads fairly clean as long as you have oil, reads the mid-lane earlier than the original Physix and finishes very strong and powerful. It hits with so much power, pins explode. I was able to play the big puddle of oil on the THS and play deeper from the start. You’ll have to increase speed as the oil goes away or move in deeper. It’s the perfect compliments to the Physix series when you need earlier and stronger. My PAP is 5-1/8 and 1/8 up. Usually around 15-16mph, I’d probably be classified between and tweener and cranker.
by Pete Dohan
on 1/18/2021
Proton Physix Ball Review
Proton Physix Ball Review Ball Specs: Coverstock: NeX Solid Reactive Weight Block: Atomic Core Rg: 2.48 Diff: .053 Mass Bias: .017 Rev Rate: 325 rpm Speed: 15.5 mph Layout: 45 X 4 ½ X 30 Dual Angle By far my favorite Storm ball is the original Physix and I was upset when it came time to see it on the discontinued list. It’s ok I still have one NIB. But with the release of the Proton Physix I was excited to see the updated version of my favorite piece in my arsenal. Now with the new NeX Solid coverstock this ball is stronger which makes it read the lane earlier and has a more rounder shape off the dry down the lane compared to the original Physix. This is not a ball to use all the time. I bowl in a league with an older surface where the house uses a higher volume to have the shot hold up during our league. Topography issues at its best from week to week. Last year I was able to use the Physix and Phaze II throughout the year because they used Fire oil. This year they changed to Ice oil and the original Physix was not early enough on the fresh house pattern. I drilled the Proton specifically to help me with the higher volume and oil until they begin to transition. On sport patterns for my game I will be using this ball on longer lengths of 43’ and longer. Also with the solid cover keep the abralons handy to give yourself the optimal reaction on the higher volumes of oil. I primarily use 1000 on the solid covers because 500 make the balls read the lane too early for my rev rate and speed. Pete Dohan Storm Bowling Amateur Staff #StormNation
by Kyle & Joel Johnson
on 1/6/2021
Proton Physix Review by Kyle & Joel Johnson
Ball Specs: Storm Proton Physix Cover: 2000 Grit NeX™ Solid Reactive Weight bock: Atomic™ Core (Asymmetrical) Color: Magenta/Black/Violet Review: Dang this thing hooks… and hooks… and hooks. No question the most aggressive ball currently out by Storm. This was a necessary edition to the Physix line that only lacked a ball suited for heavy oil conditions. This ball is going to be a great seller… awesome color, smell, name, and a part of a phenomenal line of Physix pieces. Low rev players that need a little extra help will love this ball on a traditional house shot. Seasoned veterans who love to play the entire lane will love this ball. Tournament players and pros who see a variety of heavy oil conditions will love this ball if they need to open up the lane a little bit and create a little area. This is just one of those bowling balls that is fun to have in the bag. You will see this in a lot of bags and on a lot of televised events.
by Trent Knoop
on 1/6/2021
Proton Physix
The newer asymmetrical bowling ball that Storm has created. This ball features the NeX Solid Reactive Coverstock wrapped around the Atomic Core. The NeX Solid Reactive was featured In the Axiom and the Atomic Core was featured in the original Physix. My Proton is drilled with the pin above the bridge - which is about 3 inches away from my PAP. I have the MB kicked away right. This ball hooks a TON out of the box. By far and away the most aggressive ball that Storm has created, in my opinion. From start to finish this ball is very aggressive. The Proton is a great option for anyone that bowls on heavier oil conditions.
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Lane Condition: Heavy Oil
Coverstock: Nex Solid Reactive
Weight Block: Atomic Core (14-16 lbs)
Triliptic Core (12-13 lbs)
Ball Finish: 2000 grit Abralon
Ball Color: Magenta / Black / Violet
Durometer: 73-75 Rex D-scale
Flare: 6”+ (High)
Fragrance: Frosted Cupcake
Recommended Cleaner: Reacta Foam
Date Released: December 4, 2020
Manufacturer SKU: BBMTNB
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
RG / DIFF / ASY: #12 - 2.59 / .029 / .008
#13 - 2.57 / .032 / .010
#14 - 2.53 / .052 / .015
#15 - 2.48 / .053 / .017
#16 - 2.48 / .054 / .017




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